Picasso Makati: boutique serviced apartments in Manila

The Picasso Makati Serviced Residences in Metro Manila is a great option for those planning to stay a few days or weeks in the city. The hotel is located in Makati, the main business and commercial hub of Manila and within walking distance to Salcedo Market, and the Makati sports club.  The recent economic boom in The Philippines has seen the opening of several boutique hotels, and Picasso Makati is a welcome alternative to the Shangri La and other standard luxury chain hotels.  See our recent posts of Mapplr Favorites in The Philippines.

Picasso Makati

The Picasso Makati Boutique Serviced Residences is located in an older building that has been fully and creatively renovated.  The architect of the Picasso Makati, Dominic Galicia of Dominic Galicia Architects, used the idea of Cubism as the main motif and he is quoted on the hotel site: “the idea of seeing one thing, an object in space, from different vantage points and then reassembling those different views into a new form. So you’re taking an object that you see every day and seeing it in a totally new way – that’s the chord in Picasso that struck us.” Given the task of repurposing an old landmark into something new and exciting, Galicia, together with interior designer Tina Periquet of Periquet Galicia, turned to Pablo Picasso’s art for inspiration. The design team transformed the building into a canvas for re-imagining something old into something vibrant and new.

Just a 10 minute walk from Salcedo Market, Picasso Makati Boutique Residences offers themed studios and suites with an iPod dock and a kitchenette. There are 3 types of apartments: Deluxe, Premier and Executive. Free WiFi, an in-house gym and free use of the swimming pool at Makati Sports Club are all offered to guests. There is also an art gallery and spa.

Modern and spacious residences each have a balcony and feature minimalist designs. Kitchens include cooking facilities, a microwave oven and minibar, and some have a DVD player.  Guests can visit Studio 119 salon for a range of pampering beauty treatments. Free parking facilities are available.

Brasserie Boheme serves a selection of French and European cuisine with a twist. Spanish and local Filipino dishes are also offered.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is a 15-minute walk from Ayala Museum and Makati Commercial Center. A free shuttle service to Ayala Mall and the Makati central business district is provided.  Rates start at $240, but discounts are offered for long-term stays.

Picasso Makati

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines. 1227
Tel 63 2 828 4774

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.