Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EDSA Shangri- La's Horizon Club Room

EDSA Shangri- La:  Horizon Club Room 
Gorgeous Hotel, Fabulous Amenities 
Stay, Stray, Play and Feast


 We got a chance to stay Edsa Shangri- La 
once again and I’m happy that I would be able
to blog about the hotel using a good camera.

 I featured this posh hotel in my blog in the past,
but used a really old camera phone as my camera 
battery was discharged and I forgot my charger.

 I cannot remember how many times we have been 
to EDSA Shangri- La as we check in  this hotel
almost every year every time I am Manila 
since I moved to Naga City in the mid- 1990’s
and also featured this hotel in my past blogs.

Link:  EDSA Shangri- La: Fabulous Hotel, Bad Camera 

I have already blogged about Shangri La’s standard
room   (they call it premier room) in the past and  this 
time we stayed in one of their very exclusive and posh
Horizon Club room at the garden wing of the hotel.

 I have raved like a crazy star crossed fanatic about this hotel
in my past blog and please forgive me if I do the same 
glorifying this Conde Nast's prestigious A- lister again.

Just like their premier rooms the Horizon Club Room 
have contemporary design with Asian touch with the
view of  the beautiful resort’s garden, mini  water park,

 …and the booming and beautiful Ortigas skyline.


Our room came with two comfortable 
huge double beds enough to fit my whole
family of four (2 adults and 2 kids).

 It  had a fabulous bathroom-

… lavished with luxurious toiletries 
that Shangri-La in known for,

…and  a huge closet with amenities that 
to make one comfortable and feel at home.

Connectivity was not a problem as 
there are three telephone landlines,
in the room- the first one on the desk,

 …second by the bedside,

…and third at the toilet and amazingly
provided with a note pad and pencil.

 There is also a free very fast Wi Fi and broadband  
internet  connections and a well stocked mini bar.

 It had a huge working desk, and just like and
Shangri-La suites had complete office supplies,

 …a comfy, sofa that could
double as and extra bed,

…and a flat screen LCD TV,

 And top of the line home theater system.


 The room had a direct stair access to the Horizon Club Lounge
where guests at the Horizon Suites could relax, dine in private, 
have cocktails and have afternoon tea, believe it or not- for free.



 The hotel is located between two major malls
the Edsa Shagri- La Mall in one side,


 … and the SM Mega Mall on the other side,

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…and there is a direct access to the upscale 
Shangri La Plaza Mall from the hotel,

...making shopping easy and convenient.

 But there is really no need to go out of the
hotel as it was built as a resort hotel and serves
as an oasis right in the middle of an urban jungle.

It had a fabulous garden where one can 
have a leisurely walk, or just laze around
admiring the tropical greenery around you.

 The hotel had several in house shops- so there is 
 really no need to hit the nearby malls to shop

 The hotel is also known for its popular Chi Spa
where one can have a relaxing massage,

...or guests may avail of their numerous luxurious
health and beauty therapeutic regimens.


 The EDSA Shangri La pool, is a place full of 
memories for me and my family as  I cannot
count the number of times we stayed in the hotel.


 My eldest daughter literally grew up frolicking in
 the hotel pool until she now in her young teens.

 It was also the same pool where my
then two- year old  son Timothy taught 
himself how to swim on his own.

The pools remained the same- beautiful, 
and has been upgraded and redesigned
into a marvelous mini water park.

 The garden was well manicured, very clean
and superbly maintained and provides 
 amazingly vast greenery amidst on of the
busiest and chaotic district of urban Manila.

 The hotel also has a well equipped
gym that guests can use for free.


 Although there are countless of dining options 
and  posh restaurants at the nearby Shangri- La Mall
and  SM Mega Mall, there is really no need to go out 
of the  hotel as EDSA Shangri- La has an excellent  
number of restaurants right inside  the hotel.

 The Lobby Lounge

 We arrived at noontime dizzy and nauseated 
after a very bumpy flight from Naga City
and we decided to have a light meal at the 
cavernous Lobby Lounge before checking in.

We feasted on the delicious Bacon, 
Lettuce and Tomato (BLT)  Sandwich,

…tasty Wonton Soup,

 …and some of their delicious
and refreshing drinks.

…the lobby lounge is
 breathtakingly beautiful

…and transforms into a serene
and relaxing bar at night.

Heat Restaurant

Edsa Shangri- La has an excellent
house restaurant called Heat. 

 The restaurant buffet had a wonderful spread of
international dishes and  always crowded with
diners, especially at night, and understandably as
they serve one of the most massive buffets in the city.


We actually pigged out on our first night at the hotel,

…and we never stopped eating until we were so damn full,
and we could never get enough plate after plate of the most
delicious spread of international cuisine at the buffet area. 

Heat Restaurant is one of the best places for
binge eating, and that's exactly what we did.

The Horizon Club Lounge

How sweet it is to have a lazy and leisurely breakfast
at the very private and very exclusive Horizon Lounge,
away from the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded
Heat Restaurant where the main breakfast buffet is served.

It is like having the place reserved for the family alone
as there are very few guests dining in the restaurant
making the service is superb and more personal.

It may have a limited display on the buffet area
but guests can order and ask the chef to cook
anything you wish and anything you want for.

Edsa Shangri- La is an old but well maintained hotel 
and remained  as beautiful the as the very first time
I set foot on this hotel in 1994, a young, unmarried man.

It has been almost two decades, the hotel looked
exactly the same twenty years ago. The hotel
despite its age,  still made  it to the prestigious
Conde Nast list as one of the best hotels in the world.

Just like all Shangri- La Hotels, all over the world,
the service and the luxurious amenities are unparalleled.

Read the links below for related posts
on other Shangri La  Hotels

 EDSA Shangri- La: Fabulous Hotel, Bad Camera
The Best Family Hotel in the Philippines:The Best of Stay, Stray, Play and Feast 
Top 10 Hotels with The Most Awesome Views
Trader's Hotel, Shangri- la Cover up - Revealed 
Trader’s Hotel, Manila, a Shangri- la in Disguise 

Read the links below for related posts
on Metro Manila Hotels

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