Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
On May 1, 2018, one of the biggest hotels in the Philippines opened a mid-range hotel in the beautiful city of Iloilo, Philippines. The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is the only hotel in the whole city, rather the whole Western Visayas Region(not including Boracay) owned by an international brand, Marriott International; the largest hotel company in the world.
The hotel has fifteen stories and is located beside Iloilo Convention Center which makes it a perfect place for travelers, for all kinds of purposes, may it be for business or pleasure. When the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilio opened, it also opened more options for travelers who wish to experience a luxurious and high-end accomodation when visiting Iloilo. Members of the Marriott rewards and as well as those who are fans of Marriott hotel, now have more reason to visit the city.
Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo was made to accommodate many guests; all of its total 326 rooms and suites were made to meet and exceed the expectations of every guest. They have variety of rooms available to cater for the different needs of every guests. There are three categories for the rooms: deluxe; concierge club; and junior suite.
The Deluxe Room
To those of you who are looking to stay in a very extravagant and lush room, the deluxe room is the top choice out of the three room categories of the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo.
The deluxe room measures at 32 square meters. This room is designed with a modern theme as hints of the brand’s signature color is seen inside the room. Other than the comfy bed and fast WiFi, what leaves guests in awe is its 40 inches full HD LED television. Talk about a deluxe experience.
We booked the Concierge Club Corner King Room – the room that literally makes anyone feel like royalty. Other than the fact that it gave us access to the Concierge club, the corner room gave us the most spectacular view. The room’s design is perfect for relaxation and as well as for doing work.
The bed feels like you’re sinking into clouds. Additionally, the color palette of the room gives a laid-back feel to it.
Courtyard by Marriott Concierge Lounge
Another proud service provided by the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is their concierge lounge. This lounge can be accessed by guests who have the concierge club or junior suite room. Members of the Marriott Rewards under gold and Platinum Elite can access this as well.
Located at the 15h floor, the lounge offers a lot of things to their guests such as complimentary semi-buffet breakfast; complimentary all-day coffee, tea, canned soda and dry snacks; complimentary pre-dinner cocktails and canapes and many more.
Courtyard by Marriott Dining
A hotel’s room and lounge aren’t the only things guests pay atttention to details to; quality food is also a necessary component for a hotel to keep its brand in good light. They have three dining outlets: The Courtyard, Pool Bar and Runway Kitchen. All three serve both local and international cuisines.
The Courtyard Lobby Bar
If the reason why you have come to the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is because of business and you’re looking for a place where you can work in peace, the Courtyard is a great place. It is the lobby bar and lounge where different beverages and light meals are served. Around the area, you’d find many power outlets available for usage for your gadgets. The sofas are soft and definitely work appropriate.
And when you get that urge to just chill and relax, the Pool Bar is your go-to option. It is a bar by the poolside that offers classic and very unique cocktails, as well as light snacks that can be served to you in your cabana or as you’re at the poolside.
Whether it is day or night, the Pool Bar has an inviting atmosphere to all its guests. On nights where you and your friends want to have some extra fun, go to the Pool Bar on a Friday or Saturday so you can get the best deals with your drinks and snacks because of the bar’s promos on these days.
When you feel like your tummy needs a little more than just a light snack, or maybe a lot more than just a light snack, the Runway Kitchen provides the guests an all-day service of a la carte and buffer for all three meals for the days.
The Runway Kitchen offers a variety of Filipino, Asian and Western cuisine dishes. These dishes are prepared by well-trained chefs that also do live cooking shows as you go around and try out some of the food. This dining outlet is highly recommended for big events, whether it be for birthdays, reunions, casual but large business meetings, etc.
All the staff in each dining outlet are courteous and inviting. They accommodate each guest, making sure their needs are given. Additionally, each dining outlet does give off a certain vibe and feel. These three dining outlets provide guests an ample amount of options to fit their needs and wants.
Courtyard by Marriott Amenities
But the greatness of the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo does not end there. Their amenities is also something to be praised. All guests, no matter what room they have booked, have access to the Fitness Center of the hotel.
It is open 24/7. The fitness center has machines for those who want to focus on cardio workout. They have lifting equipment available for those looking to build their muscles.
They also have mats for those who want to do Yoga. It is also worth mentioning that their shower area, sauna room and steam room just really puts the cherry on the top. They have full-length mirrors and a vanity area that has a blow dryer. What else do you need?
Looking to shed off more of the calories you might have eaten at the different dining outlets? Check out the swimming pool of the hotel. It is an open-air pool found on the second floor.
You can do laps if you want some exercise or you can just chill at the poolside loungers and enjoy the drinks you can get from the Pool Bar.
But what truly makes this a highly recommended hotel is not only because of its rooms, amenities, and food, but most importantly it’s the hospitality provided by the staff.
The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo claims and is known for giving the best customer service. Ilonggos are known as very kind people here in the country. With their professional demeanor and their kindheartedness, they have made the perfect combination to make their service distinctive and unforgettable.