Thursday, July 16, 2015

Go North: Coming Home to Hotel Luna

It's always great to be back home. And it feels exactly that way, like going home, at Hotel Luna.


For the second time, Hotel Luna was home once again on another trip to Vigan. And it was great to see familiar faces again...


The elegant Hotel Luna is located parallel to historic Calle Crisologo, making it an ideal base for long walks along the famed street. Located at the heart of the historic district, Hotel Luna is your gateway to a journey back in time (for more on my first visit, and lasting impressions on Hotel Luna, check out my previous post here at http://soloexpeditions.blogspot.com/2014/08/history-and-art-vigans-elegant-hotel.html). The stately white facade, with its wooden capiz windows reflect the rustic yet graceful charm of Hotel Luna, reminiscent of colonial times.


As you step inside Hotel Luna, a warm smile greets you at the hotel's entrance, starting the chain of warm smiles from the rest of the staff, for the entire duration of your stay. It's that comforting warmth and familiarity that makes you feel so at home at Hotel Luna.


The regal stone arch welcomes you to the hotel lobby, lined with the hotel's art collection in its walls and even the ceiling, so don't forget to look up.


My spacious Double Queen Deluxe Room served as my own private sanctuary, with all the amenities you need including wi-fi. Simply turn on your LCD flat screen TV and your free wi-fi is automatically activated. There's just something so cool about modern touches like wi-fi in a centuries old structure that make your experience even more special.


As impressive as the ancestral structure of Hotel Luna is its famed art collection, including Juan Luna's original Mandolin Player. Throughout the hotel, in its many walls and ceilings, its columns and even it's mural by the pool, you can immerse yourself in local art (for more on Hotel Luna's impressive art collection, including the iconic Mandolin Player, see my previous post here at http://soloexpeditions.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-peek-at-hotel-lunas-art-collection.html). On my second trip, I was privileged to peek at even more of the hotel's private collections...


In a private room, filled with antique furniture and other period pieces, paintings from modern and local artists lined the walls. But the room also showcased the hotel's extensive collection of antique jars and pottery...


...displayed in a special brick wall encased in glass with niches. The ornate and delicate pieces leaves you in awe, but there's more...


...in another wall inside the room, antique religious icons from the colonial period are also prominently displayed. It's yet another facet to Hotel Luna that makes it so special and unique, being the only museum hotel in the country.


Above, one can gaze at the elaborately designed ceiling reflecting the elegance of a bygone era.


And if you want to make your next visit to Hotel Luna even more special, you can stay in one of two Presidential Suites located at the same floor as the museum where art pieces, including The Mandolin Player, is displayed.


The Presidential Suite's bath combines both old world elegance and modern aesthetics to make your stay even more comforting.


Acknowledged as a World Heritage Site by the UN, the historic town was also recently recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities. And there's no better place to stay than at Vigan's Hotel Luna.


The hotel's unmatched elegance is complimented by its rich and authentic local cuisine and excellent service. It was good be back at Hotel Luna. It was good be back home for the second time...

Hotel Luna is located at V. De Los Reyes corner General Luna Street, Vigan City or call +632-584-4945 for inquiries and reservations. You may also contact the Manila Sales Office located at 26 Tomas Morato Extension, Quezon City  or call +632-373-3333 local 201-204 or email sales.hotelluna@ahmgi.com or rsvn.hotelluna@ahmgi.com.


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