Not that alcohol and sweets are essential for a fun evening, but it does help, specially when had with good company and it certainly makes the conversations much more… interesting.
When the meeting time was set to 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I was baffled. Since my body clock operate at UTC, 3pm was a tad too early for me. Turns out it was just the right time, because people arrived late (me), and we have just enough time for tea, before catching the Manila Bay sunset from the executive room balcony on the 8th floor.
There really was no agenda for that evening, and we were quite happy lounging in the comfy couches in the suite’s living room. The hotel’s building was built in 1965 and designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin. Though the structure is nearly fifty years old, the hotel’s interior design is very modern, with clean lines and warm tones. The original adobe walls (a fixture in any building at that time), are kept in place, protected by clear glass, which actually made it look (sort of) modern. Ish.
The eight floor, which is designated as the ladies’ floor (a boon for solo female travelers), feature lighter colors, in contrast with the darker tones of the other rooms. The toilet has one of those Japanese controls, which should keep you entertained if there’s nothing that interests you on TV or if the Internet run out of cat videos.
We got to sample food from the Midas’ kitchen, with the gambas, salpicao and the mango salsa emerging as the crowd favorites. Sushi and sashimi are also served, which I assumed was from Yanagi, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant. I was in salmon heaven.
Of course, there were the desserts. Bite-sized morsels of pastries that brings a smile to your face. Even the non-chocolate ones. Let’s not forget the cocktails, which Midas Hotel does well.
All in all, it was a very good night.
Photos provided by the Midas Hotel.
Midas Hotel & Casino
2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Phone: (632) 902-0100