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The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences will make available the best guest room price for the hotel (the "Best Price Guarantee"). " The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences Website" are the websites owned or operated by or on behalf of The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences bearing the logo and branding of The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences.

In the unlikely event that a lower price at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is made available on a non- The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences website (the "Competing Price"), upon its receipt of a claim that satisfies these Best Price Guarantee terms and conditions (the "BPG Terms"), The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences will honor that Competing Price and provide the individual that submitted the valid claim one of the following: (1) an additional 5% discount off the Competing Price per room per night; or (2) a voucher that the guest can use during their stay, the amount of the voucher will be equal to the difference between the original reservation rate and the competing price.

Terms and Conditions
• For a claim to be eligible under the Best Price Guarantee:
o The claim must be submitted prior to, or within 24 hours after, making a reservation through a The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences Website, and at least 24 hours before the standard check-in time at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences.
o The claim must include:
 Booking Confirmation Number
 Full Name on the reservation
 Lower rate found (with currency)
 Room type/ Rate plan (i.e Deluxe Room with Buffet Breakfast)
 Url of the website where the lower price was found
 Reservation date
 Stay dates
o A claim may be rejected by The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences if it is incomplete or concerns a non- The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences website.

PLEASE NOTE: You don't need to make a booking on the competitor website, just email the complete details of your claim to reservations@directwithhotels.com. We will get in touch with you within 48 hours from the receipt of the claim to verify its validity.

• For the Competing Price to be valid, it must be a currently available lower published online room price for The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, the same stay dates, the same number of guests, the same room type, with a similar view and room size, and include similar or additional value-added amenities (e.g., free breakfast).
o The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences will compare the total room cost of a stay, and multiple claims for a stay consisting of two or more nights in the same week at the same The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences.
o The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences will convert any Competing Price offered in a different currency than the price made available through the The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences Website, and may deny claims where it determines that the difference between the price is due to exchange rate fluctuations.
o Taxes, Surcharges, Booking fees, extra adult fees, fees for children, rollaway charges will be included in the price comparison.
o The estimated value of value-added amenities (e.g.,free breakfast, use of Wifi, vouchers) offered as part of a Competing Price will be excluded from the price comparison, and will not be provided by The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences when honoring a lower price.
o The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences may deny claims where the difference between the Competing Price and the price on the The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences Website is less than one percent.

• The Best Price Guarantee does not apply to:
o Unpublished or negotiated prices (e.g., corporate discount rates, group rates, meeting rates);
o Rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, offered pursuant to direct mail or email solicitations, requiring discount codes or coupons, or otherwise not intended for the general public;
o Package prices (e.g., prices that include a combination of a room and airfare, an overnight cruise, car rental);
o Prices offered by opaque providers (e.g., Hotwire, Priceline) that do not provide the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made; and
o Prices offered on on-request websites that do not provide immediate hotel confirmations (e.g., Asiaweb).
• The Best Price Guarantee does not apply to existing reservations that are not booked through a The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, and The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel (e.g., a call center, a non- The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences website).

• If a valid Best Price Guarantee claim is submitted without an existing reservation, the individual making the valid claim will be contacted by The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences and must make a reservation in the manner communicated by The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences within 24 hours from receipt of the communication or local check-in time at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Failure to make a reservation in the required time period will invalidate the claim.

• The Best Price Guarantee will be suspended during times where the The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences Websites or certain prices are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences’ reasonable control.

• A Best Price Guarantee reward will only be provided if the individual making the valid claim stays in the reserved guest room.

• The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim and will not review documentation provided by the individual submitting a claim as part of its validation process. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences reserves the right to deny a claim, if it cannot independently verify the availability of a Competing Price at the time it processes the claim.

• The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences may at any time and without notice terminate or restrict a person's ability to submit a claim under or otherwise benefit from the Best Price Guarantee, if in its sole discretion The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences determines that such person has: (1) acted in a manner inconsistent with applicable laws or ordinances; (2) acted in a fraudulent or abusive manner, (3) submitted multiple invalid Best Price Guarantee claims; (4) failed to stay at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences after receiving approved Best Price Guarantee Claims; or (5) breached any of these BPG Terms.

• Any disputes arising out of or related to the Best Price Guarantee or these BPG Terms shall be handled individually without any class action, and shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Philippines.

• Void where prohibited by law. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences reserves the right to amend, revise, supplement, suspend or discontinue the Best Price Guarantee or these BPG Terms at anytime in its sole discretion and without prior notice.

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Hotels in Makati | Art Gallery

An Inspiring Weekend at This Artsy Boutique Hotel Will Energize You

Making my way to Makati on a Friday afternoon terrified me.

I was dreading the bumper-to-bumper traffic, but miraculously arrived in the heart of Salcedo Village in less than an hour from the north. Spotting The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, I half-expected the hotel’s facade to be painted in abstract forms and vibrant hues because of its namesake (Spanish artist Pablo Picasso), but instead, I was greeted by a pristine white, cubic-shaped frontage with hints of color peeking from the guest room balconies. The sight relaxed me and gave me a prelude of what’s to come for the rest of the weekend.

First impressions

Stepping inside, I found the primarily white and brown lobby intriguing with its unconventional use of lines and shapes, no doubt setting the stage for arresting works of art displayed in strategic spots. Before heading up to my suite, I smiled at an unusual-looking lady in a wide-brim hat and multicolored striped dress who seemed to enjoy welcoming me and other visitors from her spot against the striking red wall.

Settling in

Lively instrumental music softly played as I walked through the long, brightly-lit hallway which was covered in white paint. In a way, it reminded me of a blank canvas waiting to be transformed by Picasso. Entering the Barcelona Suite, I instantly imagined kids running around the spacious area, playing hide-and-seek from the colorful slats that divided the bedroom and living room, and reading a story on the comfortable couch with their parents. I could also picture a group of twenty-somethings in fluffy robes, eating snacks and chit-chatting about their romantic pursuits on the inviting king-sized bed.
The expansive room made use of creatively shaped furnishings, hanging lamps that switch on or off with just a touch, richly textured mats, and dark brown furniture to achieve the perfect balance. Bathed in muted hints of blue, yellow, and purple, the room was decorated with Picasso-inspired pieces (even in places that I didn’t expect such as the fuse box cover!). Gazing at the painting hanging over the work desk, I did a quick Google search and discovered that it was reminiscent of one of Picasso’s most famous paintings, “Les Demoiselles D’ Avignon.”
Decked with modern amenities, the open bathroom has a bathtub and rain shower head that make bathing a more indulgent experience. From the outside, the frosted walls cast soft silhouettes that can play with people’s imagination. Next to the bathroom, a life-sized mirror and two roomy closets can be filled to the brim with clothing essentials. Finishing off with a kitchenette, a coffee and tea setup, and medium-sized refrigerator, it’s no surprise that patrons of The Picasso actually opt to stay here for longer periods of time.

A dose of inspiration

A quick tour led me to exciting discoveries within the nine-story building. Aside from the Qiwellness spa on the fourth floor and the loft-type gym on the fifth and sixth floor, I wandered into the art galleryon the third level, which was a rare gem to find in a hotel. Curated by Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, the 80-square-meter space regularly displays thought-provoking creations by local and international artists, making it the ideal place to visit if you want to expand your mind through art. I came across the “Nothing Matters” exhibition and marveled at the use of different media to convey nothingness. An X-ray of a chest with a hand-embroidered heart literally took my breath away.

Food for the soul

Many popular restaurants are just a few minutes’ walk away from The Picasso (Mendokoro Ramenba, Wildflour Café + Bakery, and Apartment 1B are some prime examples of what to check out when you’re in the vicinity), but if you’re starving, you won’t need to go far since The Picasso houses Cartel Deli and Pablo Bistro at its ground level. You can enjoy organic salads, delightful tapas, freshly baked pastries, and third-wave coffee from the epicerie, or go for continental fusion dishes from the next door fine dining restaurant. Both establishments also serve wines and spirits that can be enjoyed al fresco.
I ended the busy work week with a well-deserved massage from Qiwellness Massage + Reflexology. Adorned with dragon door handles, the red doors opened up to reveal three cozy rooms that allowed for centuries-old healing techniques to take place. The sound of a mini chau gong signified the start of my 90-minute Qitranquility massage which focused on deep, repeated strokes to facilitate blood and lymphatic circulation. A cup of freshly steeped rose oolong tea in a dimly-lit, traditional-looking Chinese tearoom concluded the relaxing experience.

One last stop

IMAGE: Mimi Tiu
IMAGE: Mimi Tiu
Another highlight of my stay was a food trip at the nearby Salcedo Community Market. It’s been years since I last visited it, so I woke up bright and early to discover its newest offerings at the Jaime Velasquez Park. The Picasso urges guests to drop by the Saturday bazaar, going so far as providing free eco bags that can hold delicious finds and raw produce. The outdoor market is still as diverse as ever, featuring cuisine from all over the world (Filipino, Chinese, French, Indian, and more), classic street food fare (taho, dirty ice cream, or fish balls, anyone?) and a selection of nonedible goods for the home. My new favorites include the Coco Mama Coconut Ice Cream, Tita Lea’s Caramel Black Kutsinta, and the Monster Burger. No matter what kind of weekend you imagine having, you can turn your staycation dreams into vivid reality at The Picasso. As Pablo Picasso once said, “Everything you can imagine is real.”