Mommy musings

Discovery Primea x Mothers Who Brunch

My family is not fond of traveling. In fact, we haven’t traveled outside the country yet and the farthest we’ve traveled are Tagaytay and Farview. However, we do love a good staycation in hotels. We all enjoy lounging in the room under comfortable sheets with room service or taking a dip in the pool or enjoying a nice buffet dinner. Aaah. You feel me?

This is why I was so excited when the ladies of Mothers Who Brunch invited me for a tour of Discovery Primea in Makati. The hotel is right across Glorietta 5 along Ayala Ave and it’s perfect for both business and leisure guests. I was pleasantly surprised how spacious the hotel was because I thought it looked small from the outside. The space at the lobby, and the in the rooms were brilliantly designed to make the guests feel they have ample space wherever they are.

There are three things that are important to me when I stay in hotels: comfortable rooms, delicious food, good customer service.

When I was a corporate trainer, I ran a lot of Customer Service training programs to hundreds of employees. I would tell my participants that Customer Service is not a department nor a process but it is an attitude, a discipline even. Customer  Service is not only about giving the customers what they need but also delighting them by going beyond the usual service. I feel that Discovery Primea understands  and embraces that principle.

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Fresh apples greet the guests on every floor. They can snack on these especially if they just came from a long flight or a busy day.

Rooms

The rooms in Discovery Primea are spacious with room sizes ranging from 40 sqm in the Business Suites to 125 sqm in the Primea 2-bedroom loft. The layout for each room on every floor is designed to ensure that guests will enjoy their privacy like they are staying at their own houses. The Primea suite has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living space, and impressive and thoughtful bedroom and bathroom amenities. including an induction oven, a full-sized refrigerator, microwave and toaster ovens, dish washer and even a washing machine, a dining set. It has a refreshment center and a coffee and tea facility that has an espresso machine with coffee capsules that gets replenished every day. The kitchen even has available dishwashing liquid and sponge! It is perfect for extended staycations.

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Fully equipped-kitchen and dining space that includes utensils, knives, even dish washing item

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Discovery Primea uses hypoallergenic goose feather mattress that invites you to just stay in bed all day. And who doesn’t want a soft, fluffy bed?

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Each room has a separate bath and shower with 14″LED TV.

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Double sink so there’s no need to bump onto each other

You can enjoy a hot meal right at the comfort of your room or you can also try the sumptuous food in the hotel restaurants. Tepanade is at the ground floor offering Mediterranean dishes. We had lunch there food was really good. The Family Feast, a buffet of Mediterranean,  food is now open.

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Love the personalized table setting
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Image from Discovery Primea website

When you do eat at Tepanade, you should NOT miss the Salad Room because it is more than a salad room. All the Mommas’ eyes lit when we entered this room and saw a spread of various breads, cheeses, cold cuts, patte, seafood, and yes, salad. Of course I went straight to the cheeses and bread.

You can enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch and dinner in Tepanade or you can also dine in Flame on the 16th floor.  I can imagine having a nice dinner here or cocktails because it offers a beautiful view of the Makati Skyline. The US Angus steak and Lobster Take-Out is highly recommended.

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Image from Discovery Primea website

Amenities

All the amenities can be found on one floor.

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This is the first hotel I know that has a Chapel. Catholic mass is held every Sunday and during Catholic holidays.

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Beautiful furniture at the lounge area

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Get this: Discovery Primea has a heated pool! They also have separate pools for residents and guests.

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Terazi Spa offers traditional and natural healing therapies to rejuvenate one’s body and mind. It also features Turkish Bath called Hammam, the first of its kind in the Philippines. img_2118

Another popular amenity that got us moms excited was Lily, Discovery Primea’s lifestyle shop. It offers gift items that are locally made and crafed by some of the best Filipino designers. You can also buy basics in Lilu such as refreshments, toiletries, kitchen essentials, etc. We all bought something from Lily that day. Oh, moms. 🙂

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Tony and Guy salon can also be found on the same floor. You can have an intimate and relaxing make-over because they only accommodate five customers at the time. None of the noisy, overcrowded salon experience so better book in advance.

It was a nice break from being a mom and just spending time with friends, dining, chatting, and realxing in Discovery Primea. And I cannot wait to go back to with my family. It sure is on my staycation list.

 

Discvoery Primea

Address: 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City , 1226

Country: Philippines

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888

Fax: +632 955 8889

Room Reservations: dp.rsvn@discovery.com.ph

Banquets and Events: dpevents@discovery.com.ph

Room Sales: dpsales@discovery.com.ph

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