Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ChaMike at Hyatt City of Dreams.

It was such a bad timing that Mike's birthday and my TV show's finale, Your Face Sounds Familiar fell on the same day. But of course that didn't stop us from celebrating ze boyfriend's special day the weekend after. I promised to treat him with a staycation before we take a leave for the holidays. The thing with staycation surprises is that I was able to pick a destination of my choice - hehehe. I've been so curious with what this City of Dreams was all about thus this was my preferred venue.

City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila is a newly opened golden resort that houses three grand hotels, high end restaurants, international shops and bars, sophisticated nightclubs, Dreamwork's Dreamplay and of course lavish casinos. The site is located near Mall of Asia, the biggest mall in the Philippines and NAIA International Airport making it convenient for leisure travelers who want to taste the razzle-dazzle of the attractions in the Metro.

The Golden Resort
From the three hotels, I opted to book at Hyatt City of Dreams thru I didn't have a hard time choosing since it was the cheapest among the three during that time #girlkuripot. Even though it is the cheapest, the facilities are far from cheap. way. far. 

Hyatt City of Dreams

Hyatt City of Dreams is a world renowned hotel brand with 365 rooms that boasts on high-end amenities and modern ambiance. Reviewing the hotels features, I immediately booked an overnight stay at a deluxe king roomEvery time I do my bookings, I always request for a room upgrade (wala namang mawawala if I do) and for this particular booking I also requested a complimentary birthday cake for Mike.

From the parking lot, we walked a few meters going to the hotel lobby passing by Dreamplay and other shops, do not expect that the parking area is connected to the hotel (like what we assumed). When we finally reached the lobby we were greeted graciously by the reception staff and she even gave a warm 'happy birthday' greeting to Mike, she also gladly informed us that the hotel provided us a corner room #roomupgradeachieved


Our key card

Room upgrade

Hyatt Deluxe King Room | P11,661.25
Chic, modern decor in earth and wood tones- this is how they describe the room. When we settled in we were so amazed by the room and its facilities, #ChaMike immediately fell in love with our staycation crib. Happy for our corner room since it is more spacious and has a better view.

Corner room <3


Bedroom goals

We hurriedly checked their complimentary chocolate cake and ate it once, it was delectable! There was also a welcome fruit plate for every guest who checks-in. How sweet.

Haberdei, Mike!

Definitely loving our room

I love how they personalized their greetings from the welcome letter to the LCD message even the phone line has my name on it. nekeneng.

Personalized message via LCD TV

Personalized phone line

Other Amenities
Air conditioned unit, 40" LCD TV with cable channels, 3 telephone lines, stereo iPod docking station which also functions as alarm clock, Minibar (which we never get to consume), coffee and tea making facility, spacious closet, in room safe, iron and iron board, comfy slippers, blowdryer, supply of mineral water and complimentary WiFi.

Mini bar, coffee and tea making facility

Closet, slippers, iron and board, in room safe

Oh it was grand, spacious and spotless. The marble bathroom has a spa tub and walk-in shower. It also has robes and toiletries- bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, vanity kit, shower cap, sanitary pad and I love that they have a salt scrub and body wash for that most coveted bubble bath.

In love with the bathroom. Another peg

Love how stylish the lavatory is

shower and toilet

complete toiletries


Bubble Bath
Speaking of bubble bath, of course I didn't pass this day without having one. And to be able to get the desired amount of bubbles I requested 4 bottles of body wash with additional salt scrub at their housekeeping. It was a breeze asking for any requests from them.

Starting my session with the tub

It was truly a relief having that much needed bubble bath. 


Couldn't be any happier

Bubble bath bubble bubble bubble bath

Dinner at Nobu Restaurant
A birthday staycation wouldn't be complete without a scrumptious dinner so for his special day I figured of dining at the best. Nobu Restaurant Manila is one of the 32 Nobu restaurants worldwide, a very popular restaurant by world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, one of its co-owners is Hollywood star, Robert De Niro. 

a photo op at the lobby before dinner

Nobu Restaurant Manila is a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant that has a hip Japanese ambiance. 

Nobu Restaurant Manila

Stylish Japanese ambiance 
Work it, Chefs
You can dine at the Chef's table sushi counter
Or here at the secluded table with wood panels (you have to reserve ahead if you want it)

Or dine at the al fresco floating cabana (not advisable if raining)
As for us we sat at a regular dining area.

House Green Tea
Ordered this one instead of the handcrafted tea as it was complimentary.

House Green Tea

Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy, Creamy Jalapeño | P990
This was absolutely delicious, it was crunchy, creamy & very tasty. Do NOT miss ordering this dish.

Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy, Creamy Jalapeño P990

Black Cod Miso | P 1,530
The meat of the fish was really tender, it somewhat melts in your mouth. YUM! For the price I think the serving should be bigger though.

Black Cod Miso P1,530

Wagyu Gyoza | P 1,300
Mike's special request since he is a big fan of gyoza. He loved the taste but it was just too pricey.

Wagyu Gyoza P1,300

Japanese Rice 
Not in the menu. Because we missed the taste of the Japanese rice so much we ordered a cup to share.

Japanese Rice

ChaMike enjoying Nobu

Chocolate Bento Box | P440
A chocolate fondant lava cake with green tea ice cream. Being an absolute fan of lava cakes we definitely enjoyed eating this. Plus it comes with a birthday greeting so it looks more appealing. BTW, originally it's served in a bento box thus the name but because of the special request greeting they transferred it to a wider plate.

Chocolate Bento Box P440

Happy Birthday,  Babe!

It was a satisfying night, Nobu Restaurant Manila is a perfect date place to celebrate special milestones with your loved ones. But be prepared to bring extra cash as the prices are obviously high. Our bill totaled to P5,025.43. Yes it was a bit pricey but it's nice to dine at a good quality restaurant with high-end ambiance to spoil yourself once in awhile.

Good Night
After that over-the-top dinner, it was time to sleep. Took a glimpse outside our room and the colorful iconic fortune egg is a sight to behold.

Good night, have a sweet (City of) Dream!

Good Morning
We never get to see the view on our first day so when we woke up, we were mesmerized by what we saw. It was spectacular as if we're in some alternate universe.

Sunset sighting at the corner area of the room

The glistening golden resort was a feast to the eyes. The golden structures were truly magnificent, I never got tired looking outside. The pool was also so inviting so we immediately fixed ourselves and went straight to the cafe to have breakfast so we could lounge in the pool pronto.

Inviting. Find Mike :)

Good day ahead!

Breakfast at The Cafe | P 1,088 per person
When I booked a room thru breakfast wasn't included so if you want to experience their breakfast spread you should avail of it separately.

On the way to The Cafe via his hover-board

The breakfast buffet was just at the ground floor, same area of the reception. It was huge and had ample choices. Because we love breakfast food, we were so giddy looking at the wide spread they offer. It was crazy! I love it!

Dining area of The Cafe

Vietnamese noodles

Egg Station

Pastry section

Grilling area

Pizza, Cheese, Cold Cuts and Sushi
This is what I love! Healthy power juice shots

Gingerbread house <3

Breakfast cocktails

My plate (first serving) burp!

Satisfied breakfast couple

Love love love their breakfast spread. How I wish I could eat all of the choices. If only I won't get fat I would eat every single dish they served. Hope that someday we can invent something like a medicine where we can eat anything but not get fat. hahaha.

So after that super duper filling breakfast, it's time to meet mr sun and dip in the luxurious pool. Looking at the photos, yes, I enjoyed it more than Mike. hehehe.

Face the golden wall pose
A shot of course with the iconic Fortune Egg

Pool <3

Swimsuit from +ilovekoiswim 

Thanks, Babe for the excellent shots!

Yes, this is LIFE!

Other Amenities

Franck Provost Salon

Fitness area

Goodbye Hyatt!
Going here was the perfect treat for the two of us who were both very busy with work. We were ultimately relaxed and had the time of our lives. In fact, Mike was so in love with the room he wants to make it his peg for a master's bedroom. Our experience was what I expected it to be and even more. Thank you Hyatt for that much needed break. <3

I don't want to leave yet :(

Other Things You Can Do at City of Dreams

Dreamplay by Dreamworks
We tried getting in but unfortunately we were kicked out hahaha ;) Adults should be accompanied by a child daw. Oh well. 


You can also SHOP for imported brands, NIGHT OUT with friends and try your luck at their CASINO.

City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Paranaque 1701, Manila Philippines

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