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The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
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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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Celebrate Father’s Day at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

Father’s Day is coming up! Have you thought of what you are going to do on your dad’s special day? picasso-loft-up Check out The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences’ 2019 Loft Sale. For starters, you’ll get to stay at The Picasso Loft, a 93-sqm. room that comes with a king bed on its private loft area plus a full bath. picasso_loft1 Downstairs, you can enjoy a spacious living and dining area where you can simply relax and unwind. It’s also possible to cook your own meals as The Picasso Loft has a kitchenette that comes with an electric stove, electric kettle, and microwave oven plus mini bar. picasso_loft2 The spacious loft is great for family staycations — perfect for Father’s Day. The 2019 Loft Sale comes with excellent perks, including welcome drinks and a PHP 300 Welcome Mini Bar voucher. picasso_event If you plan on hosting a party for your dad, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences has event spaces you can choose from. What’s more, the 2019 Loft Sale allows you to get a 20% discount on event spaces. Notable event spaces include the art gallery and the roof deck. Other perks of the 2019 Loft Sale include early check-in and late check-out(subject to availability), 10% discount on laundry services, complimentary bottled water, and complimentary parking.

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8 Locations Close to The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

If you are looking for a strategically-located Makati hotel, check out The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. The property is in Salcedo Village and is close to important and interesting locations in the city. Here are just a few:

1. Salcedo Park

Officially named Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Park is a pocket park less than a 5-minute walk away from The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. It is the site of the popular Salcedo Market as well as the bi-annual Art in The Park contemporary art fair.
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The World Centre

2. The World Centre

This 500-ft. building features a helicopter deck and is home to prestigious companies and offices.
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Photo from @aposento.ph
3. Aposento A hip restaurant in Salcedo Village, Aposento specializes in Asian fusion cuisine. Live acoustic entertainment is provided on the regular.
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Photo from @CircuitMakatiOfficial

4. Circuit Makati

Circuit Makati is a mixed-used development that offers a retail center and sporting facilities, including a soccer pitch and go-kart track. It is also home to the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, a popular venue for concerts and other events.
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Photo from The Zone Sports Center

5. The Zone Sports Centre

This massive sports hall has a full basketball court and 15 badminton courts.

6. Pacific Star Building

Once the tallest building in Makati, the Pacific Star is rated by the Makati Commercial Estates with 5 stars. It’s facade, mainly its arches, is inspired by Spanish architecture.
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Photo from @RueBourbonMNL
7. Rue de Bourbon Just a few steps from The Picasso Serviced Boutique Residences, Rue de Bourbon is a popular after-hours bar.
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Photo from @Handlebarandgrill

8. Handlebar and Grill

If you are looking for a sports bar in Makati, look no further than Handlebar and Grill. Watch the latest games, play a round of pool, or simply get a cold one to unwind.

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EATStaycation at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

It has been an EATStaycation filled last few weeks for us. We’ve been staying at different hotels and serviced residences, and of course, we’re loving it! It’s always great to have a relaxing weekend elsewhere and just chill and eat all day. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will be sharing our most recent EATStaycation at one of the well-known serviced residences in the Salcedo Village neighborhood, in Makati City. We love love love the Salcedo Village neighborhood because everything is just walking distance and it’s also such a safe area to walk around in. It also has a great Saturday community market and a super child-friendly park. Everything the EATSplorations Family needs. If you are looking for a place to stay over for a great family weekend, you might want to keep on reading because we will be sharing about our EATStaycation at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati City!

EATStaycation at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences!

Say hello to Picasso! The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is located at Leviste St. in Salcedo Village, Makati. It has been providing foreigners and locals a place to stay and enjoy the beautiful Salcedo neighborhood for 10 years and counting.

Picasso’s lovely lobby! Of course, this is where guests check-in, wait for their ride, and where they can have direct access to Pablo Bistro for their complimentary breakfast.

Service was great! The front desk was really helpful and accommodating as we expected. While we were checking-in they were really helping out guests who were about to leave. Calling cabs and ordering Grab rides to their next destination. With a smile on their faces.

Just in case you arrive a little early for check-in, you may chill out here, too! Appreciate some of the beautiful paintings on the wall. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is art-inspired which means all over the hotel and inside the rooms, there are paintings for everyone to see, some of the paintings are even for sale.

Before we show you the room we stayed in, we shall tour you around first! Altro Mondo Arte is the in-house art gallery of The Picasso. Exhibits here vary from time to time featuring different artists. In-house guests and walk-ins are allowed to view the lovely works of art. In case you were wondering, whatever is on display is also for sale. Don’t forget to ask for assistance if any of the artworks catch your eye.

One of the paintings on display during our EATStaycation.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences also has a gym! Yup, just in case you need some time to workout or sweat out all the good food that you ate because of the amazing lineup of restaurants in the area, Picasso has a two-floor gym ready for you. They also have Qi Wellness Spa if you just want to relax and enjoy various kinds of treatments for your body and mind.

After that mini-tour of The Picasso, it’s time to show you our room! It’s their Barcelona Suite. A huge room, 88 sqm. to be exact. It has a really spacious living room and a mini kitchen on one half and a large bedroom with a king-sized bed on the other half.

The ladies of EATSplorations enjoying some of the welcome treats we received! We loved how everything was laid out and how thoughtful the management was of our needs. We enjoyed the coconut juice packs and the fruits! Plus, a handwritten note never fails to impress. Well done, Picasso!

Our king-sized bed! Perfect for 2 adults and a 3-year old girl, right? Take a closer look on the next photo to see our special guest!

Pablo Bear for the little one! Great touch, Picasso! Of course, Sabine went crazy over this cute little fella. She brought her to every corner of the room and even during our short walks outside.

One of two balconies of our Barcelona Suite overlooking the streets of Salcedo. A great place to just enjoy the peace and quiet of the weekend.

It’s great to have something like this! A neighborhood guide on where to go and what to do. Well, since we checked in on a Saturday, there was no way we’re going to miss heading over to the Salcedo Saturday Market! First, because we were really starving. Second, it was just literally across the street. Picasso is just a few steps away from one of the best weekend markets in town. It’s definitely a big plus when staying here over the weekend!

One more thing before heading out, Picasso’s reusable bag for the food we will buy at the Salcedo Market! Yes, Salcedo Community Market! Lots of different kinds of food from various regions and countries. They also have plants, fresh produce, and handicrafts. This is one place where foreigners and locals can eat and shop their Saturday away!     One of the must-tries at Salcedo Market is the famous lobster rolls of Bun Appetit! It may cost a little bit more than other items from all the other stalls, but it is extremely delicious and worth it!  

We got a Crab Aioli Roll and a Lobster Avocado Roll! Yum, yum, yum!

While the little one requested for a stick of her favorite longganisa! After all the eating and walking around, we decided to head back to Picasso to just chill out and enjoy all the space that we have in our room.We had dinner at Pablo Bistro which we will share with you in a different blog post. Breakfast was at Pablo Bistro! As we have mentioned earlier, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences and Pablo Bistro have partnered up to cater to the guests dining needs. Breakfast for guests is at Pablo Bistro where there’s a little buffet selection for salads, cold cuts, bread, and pastries. There’s an ala carte menu where guests can order their main breakfast dish for a filling meal.

Cold cuts and cheese!

Our breakfast at Pablo Bistro! We got a little bit of everything from the buffet. We also got Corned Beef and Eggs and Tapa and eggs. Never ever miss their Cinnamon Apple Jam. It’s soooo good! We had our breakfast streetside. It was really a great Sunday morning, no cars, no traffic jams, just a relaxing breakfast with really good food and amazing company. After a leisurely breakfast, we visited the park! No vendors this time, just families having a great time. Our baby had the time of her life going up and down almost all the playground equipment. All the open space for this curious little girl. Thanks to Picasso being so near! Just a few steps away.  
Another fun-filled weekend for the EATSplorations family. We really enjoyed our stay at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. We loved how accessible and convenient it is as we explored the Salcedo Village neighborhood. How comfortable the room was and how accommodating the staff was. Pablo Bistro is an amazing discovery, too! Another serviced residence that is highly recommended for a quick weekend staycation or a long term stay for business travelers, in Makati City. That’s about it for another EATStaycation EATSperience here at EATSplorations. ‘Till next time!
***For more EATSperiences, follow us on Facebook / Instagram Twitter*** The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences 119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines 1227 +632 828 4774

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Christmas in Picasso

Filipino Christmas at The Picasso

Text by Erika Denise Manalo Magtoto Press Release – Share wondrous cheers and celebrate Christmas festivities at Picasso Boutique! This year, the designer boutique residences is launching their Filipino-inspired Christmas theme. From sparkling decors to seasonal specials, Picasso is bringing you the Filipino Christmas traditions whether you’re with your families or you’re far away from home. Christmas season has always been much loved and as it takes the world on a magic glow and merriment, guests flock to different countries to experience the culture and cuisine but with plenty of Christmas trimmings. Christmas traditions around the world are wonderful, memorable and will definitely put you in a festive spirit. From shopping in Christmas markets to skiing in blankets of snow, hearing classical concerts to witnessing tree lighting ceremonies, these bring back oodles of good memories and create anew. But Philippines is one of the countries that celebrates this season the longest and with our unique customs and culture, we have shown the world why Christmas is more fun in the Philippines. An archipelago commonly divided by class, religion, social status, dialects, politics and beliefs, this Christmas season is one of the few reasons that upholds unity, peace and celebrates the value of family. For the whole month of December, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences invites you to experience the famed Filipino traditions and native food. Nestled in the heart of Makati City, you can truly experience why Christmas in this country is worth coming home to. More than delivering the elusive market with personalized service, unique offerings, primo cultural art and culinary surprises, this perennial favorite weekend destination has a lot up on their sleeves this month! The vacation fortress brimming with calming hues is now transformed into a festive sparkle of reds, greens and rustic golds – reminiscent of a big open house celebration with family and friends every Christmas. It’s what’s inside the brings the onlookers. The hotel is bedecked in thousands of illuminating white twinkling lights. Feast your eyes with plenty of gala ornaments, Christmas tree adorned with parols (lighted star lanterns) and a Noche Buena (a Yuletide grand midnight feast) multi-course holiday tasting menus in Pablo Bistro. Pablo Bistro is a foraging Spanish dining and cocktail destination that will also have a plethora of gourmet feast galore for the New Year’s Eve such as their bestselling paella, steaks and a selection of tapas. Pablo Bistro’s holiday fare will take you on a gastronomical delight of International flavors with quintessential Filipino twist. Sip some fizzles of bubbly and embrace joyous wonder. Picasso Boutique Residences takes guests to a melodic symphony as carolers sing Filipino Christmas songs on selected days of December. Relive how Christmas carolers knock on your doors to perform merry harmonic tunes accompanied by handmade instruments. Christmas Eve is also one of the most important days and in-house guests can take part in the early morning Simbang Gabi and evening mass Misa de Gallo in nearby churches around Salcedo Village. Picasso Boutique will also host a New Year’s Eve traditional countdown in their lobby while being serenaded by the children chorale. Families can fill their stays with seasonal cheer as they watch classic holiday flicks together while sipping hot cocoa and exchange presents during Christmas morning! Spending Christmas time at a hotel does hold a certain travel allure, without a single dish to wash or a tree to trim. Let caring carry the season and give the gift of a memorable holiday to your loved ones with Picasso’s special rate to welcome a prosperous New Year. Share warm conversations, find simple joys, remember traditions and create lasting memories only at Picasso Makati. At the heart of the frenzied holiday season, there is a special place inside of us where wonder and magic come alive. This year, Picasso invites you to make this Christmas a season to remember and share the moment of love, hope and joy! Happy Holidays!

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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.”

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