The pressing need of Metro Manila urbanites over the past decade for a setting that would quickly reconnect them to nature has driven the expansion of Seda Nuvali from a boutique hotel to a 356-room resort-like property. Its new tower offers suites, a ballroom, additional meeting venues, and a bigger and better gym, children’s playroom and Game Room.
Through the upgraded Skyway and South Luzon Expressway systems and the connecting high-speed Cavite-Laguna expressway, families and friends seeking a respite from crowded Metro Manila can be in Laguna’s premier lifestyle destination in less than one hour. Many head to Seda Nuvali for a quick staycation in a resort-like environment, celebrate events like weddings and corporate milestones or engage in team-building activities.
For families on a weekend getaway the highlights of a Seda Nuvali visit since its opening in 2014 have included riding a boat and feeding Koi fish on the lake, going through Nuvali’s bike and hike trails and simply taking in the unspoiled surroundings.
With the opening of the new wing of the hotel, the Seda Nuvali experience can now also include more hours in the bigger child-friendly swimming pools with areas segregated for toddlers and for older children wishing to practice their strokes. The Pool Bar will also be an added amenity. The children’s playroom, game room and even the gym have likewise been expanded and updated with new learning centers, gadgets and exercise machines. For groups marking events, the Narra Ballroom was designed to accommodate up to 400 guests and even allow cocktails and exhibits in a new pre-event area once it opens on the 2nd quarter of the year.
Melissa Carlos, Seda Hotels’ senior group director of Sales and Marketing, assures: “Lakeside ceremonies and activities beside the Nuvali lake, that also serves as a reservoir, remain an option for guests seeking calming water views for wedding ceremonies and other group activities.”
The core of the Seda Nuvali experience, nevertheless, is the hotel’s 356 contemporary guest rooms and suites now spread out over two towers. General Manager Armand Angeles emphasizes the addition of four types of suites – the Suite, Executive Suite, Family Suite and soon – the Seda Suite. The Family Suite has a master bedroom with a tub, a children’s room, and separate living area, and is ideal for staycationing families especially during long weekends and extended holidays.
But Angeles discloses that the suites are also highly popular with the business travelers that occupy the hotel during weekdays as they do business with clients in the surrounding industrial parks and other manufacturing facilities within Calabarzon.
He adds: “We have the best of both worlds – guests seeking leisure time over the weekend as well as travelers on business mostly on weekdays.” He discloses that Seda Nuvali is set to undergo more improvements in line with the increasing needs of both markets.
What has remained unchanged is the brand of service Seda provides to guests and its desire to always delight the customer. “We believe in weaving together destination, service and value for a remarkable hospitality experience,” notes Angeles.