Towering in Metro Manila’s southern gateway is Vivere Hotel, the first five-star accommodation in Alabang which catalyzed the district’s development into a plush hideaway.
Literally meaning “to live” or “to be alive” in Latin, it exudes a feel of suburban living which is unmatched by its counterparts in the big city.
Originally built as a residential tower in year 2000, this vertical development blends the comfort of a luxe hotel and the convenience and warmth of a furnished home. Much like a condominium unit in the sky, the all-suite Vivere affords guests with the luxury of space to assure them of unhampered movement and comfortable stay.
Its 200 rooms boast of a generous floor area which includes spacious bedrooms, living room, toilet and bath, work station, and kitchen and dining area.
With tall glass pane walls, you can marvel at the soothing sight of the metropolis’ remaining greeneries, the picturesque Laguna de Bay, the mighty ranges of the Sierra Madre mountains, and the legendary Mt. Makiling which is just a short drive away. The windmills of Pililla and Antipolo ridge can also be seen in the horizon on a clear day.
The Nest Dining in the Sky at the 31st floor, perhaps the metro’s best and tallest rooftop restaurant, flaunts a most breathtaking view of the skyline and a wide array of international dish specialties and all-time favorites for memorable magical moments.
Its al fresco dining is a mesmerizing twilight zone as the sun sets and radiates a kaleidoscopic explosion of colors, with the cool breeze caressing your skin.
The hotel boasts of five-star amenities and features such as spa, massage service, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, and function room, which are ready to resume operation with the forthcoming quarantine reclassification of the National Capital Region (NCR). The hotel is currently a VIP quarantine facility.
On top of being a luxe “staycation” getaway, Vivere is also a haven for local art as it embraces home-grown artisans whose tasteful paintings, crafts, tapestries, and furnishings which add soul to the suites, common areas, and lounges.
Vivere also has an enviable master-planned environment at the Filinvest Corporate City, which transports you to a suburban enclave with vast open spaces, tree-canopied promenades ideal for a stroll or jogging. The enclave also got an extensive network of bicycle lanes and a mountain bike track where you can pedal to your heart’s content for a healthy lifestyle.
Also nearby is a driving range and a country club for a round of golf, as well as lifestyle hubs, watering holes, and coffee shops for family meals and late night cravings.
After a “staycation,” you can opt for an out-of-town retreat further south at Azure Resort in Mabini, Batangas, which is among the world’s best scuba diving havens. A proverbial “home away from home,” it is a Balinese-themed beach vacation house tucked on a cliff with a breathtaking view of Balayan Bay.
For more information, log on to www.viverehotel.com.ph or call 8771-7777.