LOOK: University of Santo Tomas opens Spa, Wellness Center AND Hotel!

UST’s got the whole package now.

What other way to relax and unwind from the busy life in the university by spending it at a spa and wellness center … in your alma mater itself?

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas or commonly known as UST has opened its very own Spa and Wellness Center inside their campus.

The official Facebook page of UST uploaded photos of their newly opened facility and captioned:

“UST’s Spa and Wellness Center is now open, exclusively to Thomasians, including alumni. It is located at the fifth floor of the Blessed Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. Building.#NewFacility #ThomasianService

Alumnus Steve Michael Moore also shared some photos of the wellness center when it wasn’t launched yet, and a brief review of his experience in his alma mater’s spa and wellness center.

He captions,

First time to try the in-house Spa of UST. The best! 🙂 plus, we have a new fitness center beside it.

(Exclusive to all Thomasian students, faculty, employees and alumni)

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And that’s not all – if you want to spend a staycation in your alma mater, well, Hotel 1611’s there for you as well! Hotel 1611 is the University of Santo Tomas’ hotel that had “a soft opening during the Dominican retreat last October and has been fully operational since January 2016“, according to The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas.

“1611” is the founding year of the university, therefore, making it the oldest existing institute in the country.

Steve shares that “Maganda yung view and overlooking sa UST field and sa Main Building.”
(The view is nice overlooking the UST field and the main Building.)

The Varsitarian also states that the hotel “is open to guests who are required to secure a year-long advanced reservation due to high demand,” according to the HRM Department Chairwoman Evangeline Timbang in an interview with the said publication.

She also mentions that “It’s not open to walk-in. Hindi pwedeng kahit sino ay pupunta [bigla] (rough translation: not everyone can just go in freely) because we are protecting the interest of students and those heading the training. Maraming alumni at visitors na interesado kaya buong taon puno agad ‘yung listahan, (many alumni and visitors are interested [to go], that’s why for the entire year, the list gets filled up quick.)”

Photo from UST Education High School Graduates Association

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Disclaimer: WheninManila.com does not own these photos. Photo credits go to the official UST Facebook page, Mr. Steve Michael Moore, The Varsitarian and UST Educational High School Graduates Association. You may view the original posts here, here and here.

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