A great boutique hotel is like a good gift: it comes in small packages. The Picasso Boutique Hotel in Makati, Manila is just that, all tied up in an artistic wrapper.
“The inspiration here was, basically, obviously you can tell by the name diba, art. Art is the main driver of this property,” shared John David Cruz, General Manager, Picasso Boutique Hotel.
From its tidy lobby area, you can already find a multitude of paintings, even on the furniture. It may feel a little compact at first, but after a little exploration, it will feel like home.
The rooms are well-furnished and colorful, fitting right in with the visually-focused setting. From the comfy desk and ergonomic chair to the artsy walls in the balcony area, it’s definitely an interesting place to stay in.
Picasso also has a few amenities for its guests, from a gym for active visitors to a Chinese-themed spa complete with tea ceremonies. One of the must-visit areas in the hotel is the gallery, featuring pieces by local artists that change every month.
All the exploring making you hungry? The Pablo Bistro found right next to the lobby will be ready to take your order. Their delicious breakfast dishes, delightfully presented, should be expected from a graphical boutique hotel.
"Usual guests here are... It actually varies during the week, because we're right in the heart of the city, in the CBD. We cater to mostly business travelers and on weekends, we have families, local residents, people on leisure stays. We have that great Saturday market right next door just a few steps away," added Cruz.
If creative accommodations are your thing, the Picasso Boutique Hotel is perfect for you! Until next time, enjoy your travels.