Dusit Thani Hotel Makati

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

 Mike's Gone Girl Birthday Gimmick at Dusit Thani Hotel

Dusit Thani Hotel

It has only been just four great years of preparing something for Mike's special day and I felt that I'd exhausted all my ideas for a new and meaningful birthday celebration. And because I just came from Beijing, going out of the country was way too expensive and impractical. So after a few days of contemplation I decided to give him something I've never done before. Since we recently watch David Fincher's masterpiece, Gone Girl and he constantly calls me Amazing Cham I thought of giving him a Gone Girl birthday gimmick.

So how does it work? On the day of the supposedly 'lunch date' I suddenly disappear and Mike can't contact me [very Gone Girl] so for him to be able to look for me he has to solve numerous clues. I created riddled clues and put them all in a separate envelope. Each clue leads to another clue and it goes on and on and on until he finally finds me.


I asked the help of Mike's mom, my mom and hotel receptionist. So of course I needed a venue where I can hide right? So this venue is at Dusit Thani Hotel.

Dusit Thani Hotel is a Thai style 5-star hotel in Makati which is a stone's throw away from one of the largest shopping districts in Manila. I chose to stay here because ChaMike's new fave hangout place is in Makati - SM Ayala, Glorietta, Greenbelt which has a wide selection of stores such as Forever 21, Uniqlo, SM Department Store and new fave stores like H&M and of course NBA Store. 


The lobby was embellished with gold details and Christmas decorations.

Golden Lobby

Welcome drinks
All guests will be given a welcome drink and because I was early (I was not allowed to check in yet) I ordered a pineapple drink to kill time.

My pineapple welcome drink

So after waiting for a few minutes, I was finally able to go inside our Deluxe Room. 

Deluxe Room- P8,000 +++
The 30 sq meter room also has a Thai flair in it. There is a king sized bed, study table and chair, sofa with coffee table and flat screen TV (take note that the TV has no flash drive connector)

King sized bed, study table and chair

Sofa, flat screen (with no USB cable connector)

Our room has a view of Makati business and residential sites.

View from our room

Other Amenities
Mini refrigerator, mini bar, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea making facility, closet with bathrobe and slippers, flat iron and iron board, safety deposit box and an umbrella. 

Bar and Closet

The toilet has a bathtub! I don't know why but hotel rooms with bathtubs excite me (even though I rarely use it!) but the downside? No bidet! :(

Bathtub but no bidet (you can't have it all)

It has all the toilettes you need- bar soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, cotton buds, shower cap, comb, toothpaste and toothbrush. Note: The hair dryer is located at the drawer of the study desk.


While waiting for the birthday boy

Outdoor swimming pool with sun deck


View from the pool

DFit Fitness Center 


Deverana Spa


Other facilities include 12 conference and banquet rooms, florist, gift shop, souvenir shop, medical and dental service, 8 dining and entertainment venue and Dusit Gourmet.

So after so many clues, Mike finally found Gone Girl Cham! :)

He found me!

Celebrated by giving a complimentary cake from the hotel and two glasses of wine which I bought at SM.

Birthday cake and wine

Breakfast Buffet
The next day Mike and I had breakfast at Basix which is located at the ground floor of the hotel.

Basix Restaurant
Breakfast food
Noodle Soup
Ingredients of Noodle Soup
Fried Fish, Pancit, Corned Beef and this particular dish I forgot
Corn Cob, Bacons, Sausage and Bicho Bicho
Cold Cuts
Egg Station
Taho, Native Chocolate, Puto and other Pinoy desserts
ChaMike's Brekky
My first breakfast plate
We had a refreshing stay at Dusit Thani. The location is perfect, the breakfast buffet has tons of options, amenities are almost complete. The downside? I had a difficulty endorsing the 'clue' to the receptionist. They were not keen to details which led to confusion because they forgot to give Mike the room key of the hotel.

Address: Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City
Tel Number: (02) 2388888
Fax Number: (02) 2388800
Email: dtmn@dusit.com

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