Saturday, August 6, 2016

Meranti Hotel: Home at the Heart of Quezon City

The comforting flavors of Maple's signature dishes, elegant and well-appointed accommodations with indulgent 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, courteous and attentive service, all neatly packaged in a modern hotel property at the heart of Quezon City. Who knew one could find all these in the middle of a quiet neighborhood in Quezon City's Scout area, but it's right here, at Meranti Hotel...


Meranti Hotel is one of the newest hotel properties in Quezon City's Scout area, offering world-class amenities for balikbayans, foreign tourists, corporate clients, and Quezon City locals looking for quality and relaxing accommodations close to home for weekend staycations. The Quezon City landscape is changing, with Meranti Hotel at the center of the progressive neighborhood's continuing development. So close to home, yet one feels far away in your own private sanctuary...at Meranti Hotel.


Meranti Hotel is the maiden hotel venture of Max's Group, Inc., the same group behind the iconic culinary institution, Max's Restaurant (for more on Max's Restaurant, see my post from my other food blog, After 71 Years and Counting, Still Sarap to the Bones at Max's Restaurant) remaining at the core of its diverse portfolio of local and foreign dining concepts. The 3-Star hotel is a natural and logical extension of its service platform, strengthened by years of experience gained in the food industry, and a viable opportunity to harness synergy among its brands to provide relevant and meaningful customer value. This synergy is seen and experienced with the signature dishes of Maple, one of the group's innovative dining concepts, at Meranti Cafe by Maple. In its first month of operations, Meranti Hotel ranked in the top five hotels reviewed on-line at Agoda.com (for more on Meranti Hotel, see my post on my other food blog, At Home at Meranti Hotel for the Weekend).


A soothing Welcome Drink kicks off my weekend staycation at Meranti Hotel. The hotel's spacious and elegant lobby, with its expansive space and high ceilings as design elements accentuated by the distinct red chairs designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, makes a positive first impression.


The Meranti Cafe by Maple is located at the Lobby, lined by massive mirrors and panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, draws in natural light adding warmth and a comforting vibe. Drawing inspiration from the warm wood mahogany tones with its name, Meranti Hotel's soothing colors completes the elegant vibe. The Meranti Cafe by Maple also offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet served daily, as well as Maple's signature ala carte dishes. With its central location providing easy and convenient access to the neighborhood's many dining establishments (the iconic Max's Restaurant is directly across the hotel), you can sample and taste the local flavors of the area like freshly-baked artisan bread and pastries at Kamuning Bakery Cafe (more on my post on my other food blog at Reviving the Neighborhood Bakery Experience at Kamuning Bakery Cafe) and the distinct regional flavors of the north at Victorino's Restaurant (more on my post, Classic Ilocano Flavors at Victorino's Restaurant).


Meranti Hotel exudes a stylish, modern yet functional elegance, transforming the space into a calming sanctuary, the perfect setting for a quick weekend escape.


Business or leisure, Meranti Hotel has all the facilities you need for that perfect off-site business meeting.


At the top floor, guests can lounge at the open-air pool deck, and it's a cool spot for cocktails too.


The pool features a glass front panel, another unique feature. Go for a few laps to start your weekend staycation, or switch gears and watch the sunset.


Even on a cloudy day, the panoramic views of the quaint neighborhood provide an interesting glimpse of the fast-changing Scout area.


Then, it's time to check your cool digs, your home for the weekend at Meranti Hotel...


One of Meranti Hotel's best features are its elegant, well-appointed and spacious accommodations, in both Queen and Twin Bed configurations. The high ceiling and wide open space is a liberating experience in itself, making this staycation special. And the beds deserve a special mention, with top-of-the-line memory foam pocketed spring beds draped in luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets completing your staycation experience at Meranti Hotel.


Each room features a spacious and functional lay-out, stocked with everything you need, from toiletries...


...and a convenient coffee-making facility in case you want a fresh cup of coffee or tea any time of day.


As you settle in, Meranti Hotel has one more surprise installed in your room...


A fully-functional Smart Hospitality TV, powered by the hotel's fast wi-fi, provides immediate access to the web, including your favorite videos from YouTube and the latest news from foreign news agencies in addition to the regular cable channels. And soon, the latest flight schedules will be added to your Smart Hospitality TV's many features. Surfing the web in hi-def, in the comfort of your room, now that's cool...


Dining a Meranti Hotel adds another layer to your weekend staycation experience, with the chefs and culinary team at Meranti Cafe by Maple ready to satisfy your every craving, from the sumptuous breakfast buffet spread to the signature dishes of Maple...


...like the Prime Rib Tapa, served with garlic rice and two eggs. The dish elevates the usual and traditional beef tapa with the Prime Rib for an all-new flavor experience. Tender and juicy with its rich beef notes kicked-up with the infusion of the tapa marinade, it's beef tapa with that distinct Maple touch, at Meranti Hotel. 


After a satisfying dinner, have a few cocktails at the lobby, or head up to the pool deck.


Early the next day, the staff sets up the breakfast buffet spread, featuring both local and traditional breafast favorites along with fresh fruits, salads, and juices. All you need to start your day right, prepared fresh daily at Meranti Hotel.


The courteous staff thread a continuous chain of memorable experiences with their fast and efficient service, completing the weekend staycation at Meranti Hotel. 


Looking for a weekend staycation close to home? Look no further, it's all right here at Meranti Hotel.

Meranti Hotel is located at 82 Scout Castor, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City or call the Front Desk at (02) 376-6340 to 42 for more information and inquiries.

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