Admiral Baysuites sets the bar high for residential luxury amenities
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Jan 04, 2014

Situated at the premiere side of Roxas Boulevard, the Admiral Baysuites is the redevelopment of Admiral Hotel, once the beacon of seafarers and the hub of the Philippine elite during the pre-war era. The landmark hotel catered to some of the world’s most prominent figures such as such as General Douglas MacArthur and Lord Mountbatten. Today, it is being renovated to be a European-inspired luxury boutique hotel and a 53-storey residential condominium along an iconic boulevard that is Manila’s version of Champs-Elysees.
In this era of towering steel, all-glass façade, and the geometric figures that line our cityscapes, Admiral Baysuites brings us back to the elegance and romantic charm of Old Manila. The fusion of timeless designs with ultra modern infusions makes Admiral Baysuites both a classic and a cosmopolitan residence located by the striking waters of Manila Bay.
One thing’s for certain: the new Admiral Baysuites will never fail to impress with its spectacular views, extraordinary white glove service and, at the top of the list, its much anticipated premiere club amenities.
Soaring 53 stories, it commands iconic views of the City of Manila and the world-famous Manila Bay sunset. Every day during the afternoon golden hour, the sun sets directly across the property, allowing residents to revel in its picturesque wonder from their units’ spacious balconies. And because the Admiral Baysuites is within close proximity of style, culture and history, it is bounded on each end by other iconic structures such as the Manila Yacht Club and Rizal Park.
Inside, you will find one of Manila’s rarest commodities: space. Space to relax, space to inspire, space to enjoy, space to live. The premiere club amenities of the Admiral Baysuites cover an area of 4,716 square meters. Dubbed by many as an exclusive club in a condo, the development features two floors of premium club amenities meant to enthuse and impress.
The function room is not only elegantly furnished; it also comes complete with a bar and food preparation area. It is large enough to seat 120 people and is lit by ornate chandeliers, with deep floor carpets and an outdoor view.
The northern end of the East Tower Elevator lobby connects directly to a gallery of contemporary and classic paintings and sketches showing how life was in colonial and post-colonial Manila – a very apropos and thoughtful addition to the property given that Admiral Baysuites is a historical masterpiece in itself.
Admiral Baysuites is not a palace or a castle, but the game rooms make you feel like it is. The design artifacts are medieval, the lighting warm and cozy. It transports one back to the time of kings and warriors, knights and gladiators.
The KTV room, on the other hand, has rich, deeply upholstered seats, just like in a Victorian mansion. It is equipped with the latest sound and video gadgets available in the market today.
Film aficionados will surely love the mini-theater. It is complete with velvet curtains and plush reclining seats. It has a seating capacity for fifteen people, perfect for small group gatherings.
Likewise, music enthusiasts will enjoy the tastefully decorated music room. It is adorned on both sides by huge murals, with the furniture and walls in earth colors. Soft lighting illuminates the room, and has two long sofas with rich upholstery to aid that perfect listening pleasure.
For the fitness conscious, the gym has state-of-the-art equipment that makes working out and shedding calories quite enjoyable. The space has high-grade, perfectly polished hardwood flooring. Lighting is a combination of natural resources and hidden fluorescent lamps.
The 25-meter lap pools showcase a modern motif but still accented with classical elements like big plant jars and arches. Nearby are a children's pool and a juice bar.
Other amenities in the property include a poker room, billiards room, poolside lounge, spa, VIP lounge and piano bar, cigar room, al fresco dining area, wine cellar, and English garden at the roof deck.
In the recent Philippines Property Awards 2013 held at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel in Makati, Admiral Baysuites won in the Best Residential Interior Design category while also getting a Highly Commended award in the Best Luxury Condo in Metro Manila category and Best Residential Architectural Design category.
It’s plain to see that Admiral Baysuites has truly created the ultimate luxurious residential experience that is further enriched by the wealth of heritage on its grounds. But the opulence doesn’t stop with the amenities. Residents of Admiral Baysuites also have access to the rare, ultra-personalized, white glove level of service offered by its hotel, which includes concierge, security and housekeeping services.
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