Colors and art can actually change your mood and lifestyle.
I've attended an event at Brassiere Boheme with blogger friends featuring Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. I have always recommended hotels and inns to foreign friends not really aware that there's already a boutique serviced residence existing in Makati called Picasso. From outside where the restaurants are located, Picasso seemed an art gallery because of the gallery of paintings hanging on the walls and the artsy front desk in front.
We were treated this Double Decker Selection (P260) with roast beef and bacon, lettuce and tomato, pastrami and cheese and Salmon Carpaccio (P360) with a refreshing freshly-made Mango Juice at Brassiere Boheme on the ground floor of Picasso.
Picasso is strategically located at the heart of the Makati Business District in Salcedo Village which is just a 15-minute walking distance to the Makati Commercial Center. The view from outside shows the art gallery in the first floor with paintings that delight the customers of the Brassiere Boheme. The concierge shows of receptionists in colorful motif uniforms that'll really feast the eyes with art matching the colors of the designs on the floor and the furniture.
I was curious to see what exists up the stairs and we were led to an Internet Lounge complete with a video wall and a convenient desk with computers and internet modem. The second wow happened when my eyes were attracted to the walls of the space filled with art paintings and sculptures.
I've seen similar type of hotels and residences from my favorite channels and Picasso showcases not just these art galleries but amenities with art and sculptures to set the mood of the residents/guests.
I wondered who'd really be interested and as expected, most of the guests we've seen were foreigners temporarily staying in Makati for a business commitment. I was surprised to hear that OFW and their families could actually afford to stay here. I thought it would really be so expensive considering the amenities of gymn, spa, salon, internet lounge, gallery and lounge and conference rooms. They have centralized air-conditioning, balconies, Ipod docking stations, direct dial telephone with voicemail features, 32" flat screen LCD monitor with cable channels, DVD player, bedside clock radio, hairdryer, kitchenette with electric stove, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities, rice cooker, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, Fine China, Silverware, Glassware and WIFI for each room. Services include; daily housekeeping, complimentary daily local newspaper, 24-hour reception/concierge, room service, airport transfer service, laundry, pressing and dry cleaning services and complimentary parking.
I was wrong all along thinking Pinoys cannot afford it. Room sizes range from 45sqm Malaga Suites at (P9,000/daily) which would really be cheaper at P5,500 for a minimum of 7 nights; Barcelona Suite at 88sqm will cost P12,600/daily and P7,700 for 7 minimum nights; Picasso Suites at 93 sqm at P16,200/daily and P9,900/net minimum of 7 nights and Lofts Malaga and Barcelona Suites at 133sqm at P19,800/daily and P12,300 for 7 nights minimum stay. All room prices are prices much lower when arranging for long stays. It made me regret how my friend had missed looking at this place for a temporary stay because of personal circumstances.
I would definitely recommend Picasso to all my foreign friends from now on. It's not just trendy and artsy, it has all the conveniences any person would really appreciate. Getting a homerun for a business deal may actually come easy with all these conveniences because what feasts the eye can definitely create the perfect mood.