Sunday, February 17, 2013

now open: seda hotel

last week, i got to tour a new hotel in bonifacio global city called seda. it's owned by ayala, so it's located somewhere in between their other BGC properties, serendra and bonifacio high street. one of the hotel's features that excited me was the roofdeck bar called straight up. ladies and gentlemen, a new contender in the roofdeck bar wars: 

i'm sure it looks pretty at sunset and feels relaxing at night. i can already feel the breeze... a select group of media had the pleasure of being toured by no less than the architect himself, conrad onglao. here he is against one of the hotel's distinct walls: 

check out the lobby bar, below. can you tell where i am?? i'm in effin taguig, man!! 

too chic. and if that isn't enough, there is furniture by kenneth cobonpue and wire installations by ann pamintuan. go, filipino design with a global appeal!

and if you think they spent a bundle on the hotel, conrad kept telling us where he had to scrimp and save—but you couldn't really tell. for example, instead of expensive original artwork for the walls, they commissioned photographers to shoot abstract images that were "distinctly BGC," which were then blown up into black-and-white/sepia-toned square frames. cool idea, huh? goes well with the neutral shades and tones of the hotel's interiors.

curious about what the bedrooms look like? here's a typical room, below. quite spacious and so efficiently designed. love that bay window bench!
the hotel is only partially open and will be completed by march. for more information, go to

1 comment:

anna said...

nice to see you back, fashpack!