I don’t normally gush over new luxury hotel properties opening around the metro. After all, they offer almost the same high-end amenities and conveniences that once you’ve seen one, you’ve practically seen them all. This is where I’M Hotel will enter the market and leave you wanting to either stay or enjoy everything the five-star hotel has to offer.
Located on busy Makati Avenue (cornering Kalayaan), I’M Hotel is setting a new benchmark in luxury accomodations without – as the cliché goes – making you spend an arm and a leg just to book a weekend staycation or for an even longer residential base that could be as short as a few days or a month or two.
Allow me now to share with you the video showing Marketing Manager Melissa Lim talk about I’M Hotel during the start of the Exclusive Media Preview Launch last night.
Now this is the crown jewel of I’M Hotel in my opinion – the I’M Onsen Spa. Occupying six storeys in the towering skyscraper, this very relaxing haven is entirely different from all the other spas in that it is constructed to be like the world-renowned onsens all over Japan. It mimics the mineral composition of hot springs making it the first authentic Japanese thermal bath in the country. It is where you can soak your tired bodies, get the most rejuvenating (or calming) massage, go for an uber cleansing body scrub or mix-and-match other treatments that will leave you in the most serene or recharged state of wellness.
Oh, have I mentioned that you will get a complimentary buffet meal at the in-house Bloom Restaurant once you book a spa appointmen with them? Now that’s completing the whole experience from inside and out.
Can you imagine, dear readers? 3800 sqm or six floors of pure bliss! The areas are gender-specific in order to maintain the privacy among its male and female guests. And both the numerous spa pods and suites have the most inviting feel to set you up for a treatment or two that will propel you back to a stress-free self. They even have a couples suite with a private soaking area that is large enough to make two people feel like they are in a small pool filled with mineral water (or milk, whatever pleases the guests).
And if you feel like you need a nightcap or would like to enjoy drinks just to laze the night away, the Mermaid Pool Bar (with an acrylic-bottomed infinity pool) hits just the right chilling spot before calling it a night.And so, we come to this – the very inviting guest rooms that go from the Classic to the Prestige to the Suites to the 1-Bedroom/2-Bedroom Suites with Balconies. As much as location is king (which the property can lay claim to considering the central address), space is also a bonus that I’M Hotel can be proud of. The smallest units measure at a minimum of 30 square meters with the biggest occupying more than triple that number. The layout of each offers a lot of room to move around, just as the residential options have intelligently-designed kitchenettes and private viewing decks that will complete the whole stay.
So how am I doing so far? Have I convinced you on I’M Hotel? I hope I did because you will get another dose of mouth-watering descriptions of the place the next time I actually spend a night with them, matched with an afternoon at the I’M Onsen Spa.