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Scrapbook: Relaxing Vacation Sights Worth Capturing


By Dandi Galvez

It is an exciting time to travel and take in all the sights, sounds, and culture of the Philippines through the lens—using your smartphone or DSLR. Every place has a story to tell no matter how many times you come back. And it is in returning that you can truly enjoy that perfect vacation experience you’ve always wanted and share it with your friends online.

When it comes down to a place to stay where you can enjoy all of these sights new and old, there’s only one place to consider: The Oriental Resorts hotels and Resorts.

Proudly and conveniently located in some of the most majestic and culturally significant travel destinations in the country, The Oriental Hotels and Resorts provide vacationers with a luxury stay to remember with fun things to see and do that are often just outside your window. You may choose to stay at five wonderful Oriental Hotels located at some of the country’s premier tourist attractions.

  • The Oriental Hotel Legazpi

  • The Swagman Hotel-Manila

  • Infinity pool and the majestic Mt. Mayon (Legazpi)

  • The Oriental Hotel- Bataan

  • Infinity pool, Tagaytay

  • The Cliff, Bataan

  • The Oriental Leyte

  • Function Room, The Oriental Luxury Suites-Tagaytay

    The Oriental Hotel Legazpi in Legazpi City offers a sight to behold: A front row seat to the majestic Mayon Volcano in all its glory. Before settling down in one of their luxurious guest accommodations, tour the province or maybe even take in the beautifully-rugged landscape through the hotel’s trusted All-Terrain Vehicle tour partners. Hike and zipline through Mayon’s lava rocks to cap off the adventure.

    At The Oriental Luxury Suites in Tagaytay, go for a more intimate vacation stay overlooking the picturesque Taal Lake and Volcano. There are only seven beautifully furnished rooms that make up the accommodations here. Each room even has its own designated butler for an even more luxurious and leisurely stay! Even before going into the rooms, you might get distracted by the beautiful infinity pool which may be seen as you go up to the lobby. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge!

    If volcanic sights aren’t for you, find yourself at The Oriental Hotel Bataan. Coincidentally the largest convention hotel in Mariveles, the hotel is a true work of art designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin. Take your company for an adventure they’ll never forget with the hotel’s team building facilities dubbed “The Oriental Adventure Camp.” Guests can marvel at the hotel’s own discovery, Five Fingers, a concealed paradise filled with white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and stunning rock formations only 40 minutes from the hotel—a must-visit during your stay.

    For something a little more historical culture in your travels, plan a stay at The Oriental Leyte which is within walking distance from the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park in Palo, Leyte. Having gone through a devastating storm, The Oriental Leyte has risen above the waters to provide the best hotel accommodations in the province. Excellent for families and groups, the hotel is situated right with its own beach and presents a myriad of food and luxury options for guests new and returning.

    And lastly, retaining its historic name is the legendary Swagman Hotel in Manila. Positioned right near the U.S. Embassy and within walking distance of a multitude of restaurants, bars, and historical sights, this addition to the Oriental Hotels and Resorts family keeps, not only its name, but also the quirky Australian heritage and quality accommodations it  has been known for in years past.

    The Oriental Hotels and Resorts is part of the LKY Group of Companies (led by Wilbert Lee, president and CEO and Lawrence Li Tan, group chief operating officer), covering transport services, food, real estate development, retail, and hospitality.

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