Have you ever heard of Club Lounge, Premier Lounge, Executive access when booking with 4-5 star hotels? This term is common amongst business travelers as they usually are the ones in dire need of such access but nowadays even travelers in general are becoming extra savvy since lounge access for them is something to consider specially for staycation lovers.

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Pastries at Novotel Manila Araneta’s Premier Lounge

But what really is a Lounge?

A Club Lounge or Club Level is an exclusive area where you can enjoy additional amenities and all day complimentary refreshments. Most lounges opens from 6:00am up to 10:00pm while others operate 24/7.

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The Premier Lounge of Novotel Manila is located on the 24th floor and serves a variety of ala carte breakfast, all day snacks and beverages

The access to these lounges may be bundled up with standard room bookings with an additional fee but most of the time there is a specific room category that automatically gives Club access. These rooms are mostly suites or any other higher category than the usual deluxe rooms.

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The Executive Suite of Novotel Manila Araneta comes with complimentary premier lounge access for two (2).

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You also have the privilege to choose where to have your daily breakfast – Premier Lounge or Food Exchange Manila (Located at the Ground Floor)

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Club Lounge Amenities

  • Offers more privacy specially for people who is working or having a small quiet meeting
  • Express check-ins and check-outs
  • All day refreshments (sandwiches, cookies, variety of nuts, afternoon snacks)
  • Unlimited drinks (juices, tea, coffee, some offers alcohol at a certain time, some offers it all day)
  • Complimentary use of upgraded amenities (use of board room, shower room, game room, turndown services)

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Playroom and Reading Nook for Executive guests

Rooms that comes with the “Access”

Rooms that are usually called “Club Room”, “Executive Room” comes with the complimentary access already for two (2). They range from deluxe to premier to suites and has a minimum space of 35 sqm and can go high as 85 sqm. Some hotels offers the access as an additional which ranges around Php2500/guest per night. Take note that a few hotels also only gives access to their loyalty program members and is not open to everyone.

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Separate large bedroom of the Executive Suite at Novotel Manila

Hotels with Club Levels in Metro Manila

Here’s a list of hotels with Lounge access (*cheapest bundled with room price available below – remember that the prices changes always depending on the occupancy rate of hotels, yep thats how they compute it )

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Interior and Exterior of Executive Floor of Novotel Manila

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Hotels with Club Levels outside Metro Manila

  • Radisson Blu Cebu – Business Class Room with Club Lounge Access Buffet Breakfast starts at Php10,500+ (additional discount for advance purchase)
  • Marco Polo Cebu (Continental Club) – Luxe Life package with Continental Club access included in Club benefit starts at Php13,092++
  • Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan (Ambassador Lounge) – Ambassador Room with access to Ambassador Lounge starts at Php7,000 nett
  • Movenpick Cebu (Executive Lounge) – Executive Suite Ocean front with Executive lounge access 14,103.46
  • Marco Polo Davao (Continental Club) – Continental Deluxe Room starts at Php5,995++
  • Seda Abreeza Davao – Club Room rate starts at Php7,200nett for 21 day advanced purchase

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Is it worth it?

The price for stays with such access is pricier than usual but I would say that if you are a business traveler or staying in all day for relaxation, additional lounge benefits are definitely worth it. Breakfasts, Afternoon Tea and Dinner Cocktails serves bottomless drinks and endless snack refills wont leave you hungry! As for my stay with Novotel Manila Araneta, the upgraded amenities for Premier Lounge kept me busy the whole day.

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I borrowed unique books from the reading nook and sipped juices and nibbled on healthy snacks for the whole afternoon! It was a day filled with relaxation and countless treats.

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Happy lounging!

Jaey x

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Disclaimer and Transparency Clause: Information such as prices, menu, inclusions are subject to change without prior notice. Our stay was provided by Novotel Manila Araneta center but this review is based on a hundred percent “heyjaey” hands on / tasting experience and personal views. We may or may not be always on the same page but hey thanks for dropping by anyway! Feel free to drop in some comments/suggestions.

 

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Written by HeyJaey

I have been blogging for 10 years and have seen the ups and downs of internet marketing. I love blogging about travel and comfort food while I work full time as a Digital Marketing Expert within the B2B Travel Industry. On my free time I play the piano and love to do online window shopping. I am obsessed too with city lights at night.

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