Everyone LOVES staycations. Mainly because we love going to out of towns but the busier we get, it seems that it gets more impossible to have a relaxing holiday out of town. The traffic has also worsen and we are barely surviving. What we all need is a day off to relax but still have the convenience of being close to the city especially for business people who have literally no days off, When In Manila.
Picasso Boutique is also perfect for business men and women, people who want to experience Makati. Located along LP Leviste street in Salcedo Village Makati, it’s the perfect place to stay if you want to be in the heart of the city.
It is also located along the food strip of Salcedo Village with much talked about restaurants like Wildflour, Toby’s Estate, Lulu and Hooch. They are literally beside Picasso and there’s even a convenience store as well. For a complete list of places in Salcedo you don’t want to miss out check out my article 9 Places to Go and What To Do in Salcedo Village Makati
Picasso, as you may guessed was inspired by Pablo Picasso, the renowned painter. Their hallways are covered in art. Not just any other art but local art which I immediately recognized. The first painting is by Tokwa Penaflorida, one of my favorite local painters. Every floor there is art and they try to change their art every couple of weeks.
“We got Picasso after it was entrusted to us by a partner who liked what we did with their first property. Picasso was initially an apartment building but we reconceptualized it to become a serviced residence with walls and rooms that speak of art. When it was time to think of a name for the property, we went back to its core, what it was about – which is transformation. Dom(architect) suggested that no other artist better embodies transformation than Pablo Picasso. And that’s how the property got its name,” Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Innovators, Inc. Luis C. Monserrat shares.
They have their own gallery at the 3rd floor
Hospitality Innovators, Inc. or HII Hospitality Innovators, Inc. Founded only 15 years ago but already a leading figure in the field, HII produces design and experience-grounded properties that rely on their unique character and top-class service to deliver unforgettable and delightful stays.
At the core of HII is its drive to transform ordinary properties into concept spaces that distinguish them in the market. With the expertise brought by its team of seasoned industry folks, HII is able to fully tap into each property’s potential and, combined by its service and operations know-how, make profitable businesses for its partners and create exciting destinations for guests.
They are also responsible for properties like The Henry Hotel in Cebu, Azumi Boutique Hotel and Parque España Residence in Alabang, The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel in Ortigas, Y2 Residence Hotel and the KL Tower Serviced Residences in Makati City.
Since I’m from the south I’ve tried to stay in Azumi Boutique countless times and I even get my nails done there on regular days. It’s pretty much the most stylish but affordable hotel in the south. With that being said, I was very excited for my staycation at Picasso because my favorite hotels in the metro are under the same company, Hospitality Innovators Inc.
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