10 Reasons To Love the New Sky Tower at Solaire

A destination for the ultimate urban dweller, Solaire Resort and Casino in the Entertainment City on Aseana Avenue, Parañaque has already been synonymous to luxury ever since it opened its first phase March of last year. However, just a month ago, it introduced more reasons for all of us to visit. To add to its already-existing glitz and glamor is the new spacious and opulent leisure complex, the all-suites Sky Tower.

Solaire Sky Tower

If you've already been to Solaire Resort and Casino before, then you probably already know how luxurious and lakas maka-donya this urban destination is. But the new Sky Tower brings the whole of Solaire to even more luxurious heights. “The Sky Tower elevates Solaire to another step higher into the very top tier of world-class integrated resorts, and is a tremendous game-changer in providing best in class guest experience,” said Thomas Arasi, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation president and chief operating officer.

I know you're probably excited to learn more about Solaire's Sky Tower, and I'm more than excited to share my experience of the media and bloggers walk-through I've been part of, with you. So without further ado, let me list down all the goodness that had me at hello -- the 10 Reasons to see, experience and love the new Sky Tower at Solaire!

1. International Dining at Waterside Restobar

Waterside Restobar Solaire
Waterside Restobar Solaire Sky Tower
Waterside Restobar

Before our Sky Tower tour officially started, we were first treated to a sumptuous lunch at the sleek yet very welcoming all-day dining restaurant, Waterside Restobar. We were served with tapas, and more Latin American and Mediterranean specialties for mains. And while I didn't delve much on Waterside's "bar" part, the place has a circular bar that showcases a colorful display of wines and spirits, and a list of promising cocktails.

Waterside Restobar at Solaire's SkyTower
Jabugo ham with pineapples and blue cheese, Chorizo with sweet melon and mint, Bruschetta with aubergine caviar and salsa Lucia, and Humita (sweet corn baked in husk)
Food Waterside Restobar at Solaire's SkyTower
Sardanillas with olive oil, Freshly-baked bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Asparagus salad with lemon and goat milk, and Burritos with red onion pickle
Mains at Waterside Restobar
Beef brisket and jumbo prawns, Crack-back chicken, Paella Valenciana,
and Pineapple ravioli with chili and sorbet
The restaurant also features a number of show kitchens like the paella cooking station, the churrascaria, the rotisserie, and the tapas bar -- all promising to offer good food perfect for dining and lounging against the backdrop of saffron Manila bay sunsets.

2. World-Class Accommodations

Haven't I mentioned that the Sky Tower is an all-suites 5-star hotel? Yup, this 17-story tower is a clear epitome of luxury, featuring suites that range from 124 square meters to as large as 936 square meters!

Solaire Sky Tower Grand Suite Welcome Fruits and Sweets
Solaire Sky Tower Grand Suite Living Area
Spacious and super comfy living area
Solaire Sky Tower Grand Suite Dining Area
The lavish dining area
Solaire Sky Tower Grand Suite Bedroom
Ultra comfy king size bed with 100% cotton linens
Solaire Sky Tower Grand Suite Bathroom
Luxurious bathroom with separate walk-in shower, a bath tub,
and twin vanity marble sinks
Solaire Sky Tower Salvatore Ferragamo Toiletries
Spell sosyal?!
During the walk-through, we toured the 158-square meter big Grand Suite (at a whopping P35,000 or USD 735 per night) that has a majestic view of the Manila bay, a luxurious king bed, a separate living and dining room, a functional kitchen, a spacious walk-in closet, a separate powder room, and a stunning bathroom with Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities on top of the suite's gold leaf ceiling finish and lavish yet timeless interior and décor.

How I'd love staying in one of these suites... If only the rates weren't as jaw-dropping. Haha!

3. Art Pieces by Notable Filipino Artists

The first phase of Solaire is already an eye-candy to every visitor. But the Sky Tower proves to be even more impressive and bongga with 24K gold accents on its ceilings, multi-million peso crystal chandeliers, and art installations by notable Filipino artists.

More paintings and art pieces at Solaire's Sky Tower
Filipina Sculpture at Solaire Sky Tower
Sumi against the Flower Wall at Solaire's Sky Tower

Every wall and corner at Solaire's Sky Tower is perfect for a photo opp! A beautiful wall of mummified flowers, a refreshing man-made waterfall, eye-catching paintings, inspiring sculptures, and more splendid pieces that don't only stand out as a backdrop but also as the main subject in a photo.

4. Ultimate Shopping Experience

Although not yet open, this hallway at the Sky Tower will be home to top designer brands and international specialty stores come early 2015. And while I doubt my wallet will ever be ready, I'm still as excited to find out the brands that will be giving Sky Tower guests the ultimate shopping experience.

The Mona Lisa Project by West Gallery
Mona Lisa paintings at Solaire's Sky Tower
The Mona Lisa Project at Solaire Sky Tower

At the moment though, this aisle which will be called The Shoppes, is lined with different Mona Lisa renditions -- a really interesting gallery that inspires and gives me the goosebumps at the same time, all of which pieces are personal collection of artist and gallerist Soler Santos.

"The Mona Lisa Project" by West Gallery will only be on display until January 15, 2015.

5. Sweets & Tea Time at Oasis Garden Cafe

Oasis Garden Cafe at Solaire's new Sky Tower
Oasis Garden Cafe at Solaire's Sky Tower
Pianist at Oasis Garden Cafe

Every hotel has a lobby cafe and cake shop, but Sky Tower's is probably one of my favorites. And I haven't even eaten here yet! Just the ambiance alone is already enough to pull me in. Spacious, refreshing, lush, and just the perfect sophisticated garden cafe right smack in the middle of a building. 'Tis how the Oasis Garden Cafe is.

More pastries at Oasis Garden Cafe
Whole cakes at Oasis Garden Cafe Solaire Sky Tower
Cakes at Oasis Garden Cafe Solaire Sky Tower

Beautiful, decadent-looking cakes, pastries and pralines and specialty teas by da.u.de -- how can I not be charmed? After seeing this very charming cafe, I swear to come back and try out their goodies and have me a luxurious yet also laid-back afternoon tea time.

6. Exclusive Access to VIP Gaming Salons

Solaire Sky Tower VIP Gaming

For those who love gaming, the Sky Tower brings in new gaming facilities on the third floor -- 10 new and spacious gaming salons with 66 VIP gaming tables and 223 slot machines. Now those who require more privacy can enjoy and play at ease.

The VIP guests also have exclusive access to other amenities in the hotel, as well as the exclusive House of Zhou and The Macallan Whisky Bar both on the third level.

7. Exclusive Chinese Dining at House of Zhou

House of Zhou

House of Zhou is an exclusive restaurant for the VIP gamers on Sky Tower's third level, which specializes in Cantonese cuisine. I had the mistake of not peeking in on House of Zhou's menu. However, judging how I enjoyed Solaire's other Chinese restaurant, the Red Lantern at the first phase, I figured House of Zhou has good eats, if not, even better than Red Lantern's. 'Cause hey, 'tis an exclusive resto, so food and service are probably fitting for VIPs, right?

8. Lounging at The Macallan Whisky Bar

The Macallan Whisky Bar at Solaire's Sky Tower
Comfy lounge chairs at The Macallian Whisky Bar

Another perk of being a VIP gamer at Solaire is exclusive access to the sleek and swanky Macallan Whisky Bar which oozes with large doses of a gentlemen's club vibe. I'm not sure if there's another whisky bar around in the metro, but it was really nice to see a bar dedicated to scotch. And while it may take a while until I can finally enjoy the whisky at this place, when I finally learn to appreciate whisky, I swear I enjoyed lounging around and taking photos on their beautiful, manly chairs.

9. State of the Art Entertainment

The Theatre at Solaire Sky Tower
Snackbar at The Theatre Solaire
Snack Bar at The Theatre
Seating area at Solaire Theatre's Snackbar
Seating area by the Snack Bar
Apart from offering marvelous accommodations, dining, gaming and shopping, the new Sky Tower also houses Solaire's crown jewel, The Theatre. This state-of-the-art entertainment facility is a 1,760-seat lyric theater designed for a wide range of theater plays, musicals, dance performances and concerts with its superior audio-visual technology that will surely give guests the ultimate entertainment experience.

And to make visiting The Theatre more convenient, there's a connected multi-level parking garage that can easily accommodate and secure over 3,000 vehicles.

10. Events Spaces Perfect for Any Function

U-Shape Setup Function Room Solaire Sky Tower
U-Shape Setup
Centerpiece at the Grand Ballroom
Sample of centerpiece in a banquet
Banquet Setup Function Room Solaire Sky Tower
Banquet Setup
For business events and other functions, the Sky Tower also features The Forum, a 2,000 square facility with 8 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, and a column-free grand ballroom with a flexible pre-function area -- all equipped with state-of-the-art presentation equipment and are provided with full banquet and catering facilities. And if these function rooms at The Forum doesn't look impressive to you, then I don't know what will.


The new Sky Tower is definitely a very welcome addition to the already-lavish first phase of this resort complex. A 17-story five-star hotel that features 312 suites, more dining options, additional VIP gaming areas, an exclusive Chinese restaurant and a whisky and cigar bar for VIP gamers, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a shopping hub, and a 1,760-seat lyrical theater. I don't know about you, but these are very enticing for a true urban dweller!

This walk through Solaire's Sky Tower is only a sneak peek of what this world-class integrated resort can offer. I myself is very much stoked for more goodies to unveil. And of course, how can I not mention that I hope to one day stay in one of the Sky Tower's suites? In my dreams nalang ba? Hope not. It would also be really cool if I get to experience watching a show at The Theatre. But if there's one thing that's for sure, it's that I'll definitely return to try out the Oasis Garden Cafe! And perhaps, get a 2nd taste of Waterside Restobar.

Anyway, congratulations Solaire Resort and Casino for the opening of your spankin' new Sky Tower! With all these reasons to love the Sky Tower, I definitely can't wait to be back.

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  1. HOLYYYYYY!!!! 35k a night?!?!?! OMGOMGOMG!!!! definitely ...... too much for me... grabe extravagant living... OMG..... hmmmmm ....

    1. Haha! For the high-rollers talaga noh? :D Like you! Haha! Saken, in my dreams nalang. XD

  2. We were just there last weekend. Ugh the traffic was bad! We went to see the Mona Lisa Project. Wah I should have checked out the Oasis Cafe. I want to go back just for those strawberry cream ( T-T)~~

    1. Go check it out! :) I'm planning to lounge there myself the next time I go to Solaire. Their treats all look so promising! ;)

  3. hayyyy gusto ko mag staycation dyan. sige in my dreams na lang or pag nanalo ko sa lotto :)

  4. Agree, lakas maka-donya ng Solaire. How I wish ma-afford for ang one night stay. :) Still, thank you for this post. At least, I now know why it is a prime place to stay in.

  5. Shucks... makakabili na ako ng isang laptop nyan.. or isang sahod ng manager sa BPO yan ah!!

  6. Wow so expensive but it's all worth it, because of the view, place and food... Wow!


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