June 18 marked our 10th year wedding anniversary and it called for a celebration! The original plan was to go out of town, but since we also celebrated Lukas’ 4th birthday the previous day – June 17th, we decided to have a staycation in a hotel in the city. Our original plan was to celebrate in a hotel in Ortigas area but the husband suggested that we book in Makati as Ortigas is an “all too familiar” place for both of us.
I followed his advice was led to check out Antel Hotel in Makati. I spotted the hotel previously when I attended a blogging summit last year. I got great feedback on the internet and the location was perfect as it is so conveniently near A.Venue mall and Century city mall which I long planned to check out. It boasts of 3 towers – A. Venue Suites, Antel Spa Suites and Serenity Suites. The three towers are connected and in the common area, you would see their big pools – the biggest in the area. (There were actually 3 big pools and 1 kiddie pool – I counted!)
What a blessing to get a 1-bedroom suite at the Serenity Suites! The hotel staff were courteous and did everything with a smile. Reservation was quick and check in process was a breeze. What I loved is the personal touch which made the day even more special! Our room was neat, charming and lovely.
We spent our day touring the nearby area, watching movies, eating and sampling restaurants and enjoying the city lights and the live band. We talked about the years we had, our highs and lows, the lessons we learned and our plans for the future. All of these, while thanking God that He wrote our love story and brought us together.
Can’t believe it has been 10 years! Cheers!