If you follow my blog, you probably know that it’s been awhile since I wrote about anything, and that’s because I’ve been busy working— Marketing and PR work for Black Market, photo shoots here and there; but I’ll save all that for a separate entry. I really have so much to tell all of you!
I have been in dire need of a vacation for awhile now. I love living in Manila, but staying there too long can drive anyone crazy. I asked my good friend, Angelo Mendez, if I could stay in his hotel in Clark, Pampanga on a homie discount. He decided that if I take pictures of his newest room, I get to stay in it for free. Such a sweet deal! One of the many perks of being a photographer.
The drive to Clark from Manila was only around 2 hours or less, which was a lot faster compared to the last time I was there, which was for the 7107 Music Festival (which also coincidentally happens to also be the last time I blogged!)
It was my first time at The Penthouse Hotel, and I have to say I was already impressed the minute I arrived.
They had a pretty sick lobby, which had an equally sick bar (where you can claim your welcome drink!) but more importantly, their staff was very friendly and accommodating.
We were escorted to our room and the hallway gave me the same feeling I had when I first walked in a Virgin America flight!
We were assigned to room 202. When we entered, I was so shocked because this definitely was no ordinary room. Angelo hooked me up with a SUITE! It was much, much fancier than I thought.
We even had a kitchen area! Not that we ever used it, but it was nice to have the option.
When the bellboy showed us our room, I didn’t know whether to hug him or cry, because it was so beautiful. Look at how huge this bed is!
The pictures don’t even do it justice, so we took a video of us jumping on it. I think we could have fit more than ten people in there!
And the even more epic part was… there was a hot tub right next to it!
We spent at least 80% of our vacation in this room. The only time we managed to get our butts out of that bed and hot tub was when we got hungry, and decided to stop ordering room service.
The Penthouse Hotel is located on Walking Street, which is one big tourist fest. We wanted to check out Taqueria Real (which is also owned by Angelo) but they were closed for lunch! BOO!
so we came back for dinner, and boy was it worth it. We tried one of each thing on the menu! Definitely the closest tacos to the ones I used to have in San Francisco!
Big thank you to Angelo for showing me and Allan a great time in Clark!
I’m so proud of all the establishments he’s opened up there. Aside from The Penthouse and Taqueria Real, he also owns High Society nightclub, The Lewis Grand Hotel (where we ended up swimming that night) and a drive-inn motel too, apparently. That guy definitely has got it good!
I had a great time at The Penthouse Hotel. You will too!
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