Metro Manila · Alabang (Muntinlupa)
Alabang is located between the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the business district of Makati with its Salcedo and Legazpi village Hotspots. The Alabang HotSpot can easily be reached from either of those locations via the Skyway. If you dont mind the toll fee, even the rush hour is not as bad as in other places of the Megacity.
While some argue that the Fort area with its HotSpot Fort Bonifacio is 'the next big thing' in terms of an international business hub, others argue it is Alabang. The number of villages and gated communities with international standards, the connection through the skyway and the improvement of the nearby malls definitely speak for Alabang!
Speaking about the Malls: Alabang Town Centre aspires to become a prime destination for Megacitizens who do not only want to shop but also dine and go out. 2012 shaped Alabang Town Center a lot different – and definitely in a way Megacitizens like it. With a spacious outdoor area, featuring great restos and bars, it might have overtaken the Greenbelt area already. While both make you feel like you are somewhere else, the Alabang Town Center adds a lot of space and cleaner air to it and makes it a great every-day experience.
A Typical Day in the Alabang HotSpot:
A typical day in the Alabang HotSpot would start with waking up in your own house with swimming pool and fresh-air outside the busy streets of Manila. Spending the whole day relaxing from day-to-day stress will only be interrupted by an afternoon shopping session with subsequent dinner experience in the Alabang Town Center. For those who still don't want to go back to their cozy home, the bars are open and sitting outside is definitely an option!
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The South Metro Manila Skyway Project is one of the Megacity's biggest improvements in transport infrastructure in recent years. Residents of the south can enjoy relative ease of travel when using the separated elevated motorway. An extension of the Skyway to connect the south and north of the Megacity is currently under construction.
Crimson Hotel, located in the southern part of Metro Manila, is deemed as an urban sanctuary. Known for its personalized service and its tranquil atmosphere, the hotel features well-appointed interiors and exudes subdued elegance.
The Alabang Town Center is always good for some shopping in the Alabang Hotspot. And more than that, its cozy atmosphere and choice of restaurants invites for a luncheon with colleagues or dinner with friends and family. The mediterranean ambiance shields from the busy life in the Megacity.
Vivere Hotel is one of the south’s best hotels. Aside from housing a marvelous sky lounge on its 31st floor, this jewel in the south features 200 elegantly appointed suites and rooms.
Dining at greater heights and watching the sun setting in the cityscape are one of the many things that diners love about Vivere Hotel's The Nest, formerly known as Skylounge.
The Acacia Hotel is a modern 5-star luxury hotel found in the southern portion of Metro Manila. Located in the less busy Alabang area, Acacia offers world class service without the hustle and bustle of the more populated HotSpots in the metro.
Modern elegance and a laidback atmosphere as well as an impressive selection of dishes makes The Lobby at Acacia the perfect dining spot when you are in the southern part of Metro Manila. Once you enter the lobby, you will see patterns almost everywhere, but these patterns do not contradict each other as one would expect. In fact, the patterns go so well together that the whole place is easy on the eyes.
Open from 6 in the morning to 10 in the evening, the Acaci Restaurant inside the Acacia Hotel on East Asia Drive offers international and Philippine favorites on its buffet table. Complete with personalized service.
It was 1988 when Chef Aggy’s closest friend, who worked for Philippine fast food chain Jollibee, asked Agnes Villabona to bake a cake for the former’s boss. To her surprise, her cake pushed the right buttons.
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish served in many restaurants in the Philippines. One wonders how the modern Spanish restaurant Las Paellas Café keeps up, considering how delicate this traditional dish is.
A Filipino fusion restaurant, Abe’s specialties include their Lamb Adobo cooked with popped garlic, their delectable Crispy Pla-Pla (Tilapia), and Chicken Supreme. The restaurant also serves traditionally named dishes such as Bringhe –the Pampanga version of Paella.
Recipes is a Filipino-owned carinderia type dining place located at the Alabang Town Center. It is a clean-looking place and since it only occupies around 30 square meters, the air conditioning system makes it quite cold.
A go-to place for drinks while at the Alabang Town Center, the San Mig Pub & Bistro still has the same old-school charm as when it opened its doors for beer drinkers and foodies alike.
Soft, freshly baked bread, mixed meat grilled platters, mouthwatering Sea Food Rice Gratin, among other beautifully prepared dishes, and a very “country” ambiance are just a few of the things that make Wooden Horse Steakhouse different from other restaurants in Alabang.
Dining at Café Mary Grace is like dining at your grandmother’s where you can get your fill of pastries, cakes, and hot beverages while sitting comfortably on cushioned arm chairs.
Dimly lit, cozy, and walls adorned with British football teams and the Union Jack for emphasis, one will never mistake the Union Jack Tavern for anything else other than an authentic British pub. Located in the southern part of Metro Manila, the Alabang establishment is a great place to enjoy good beer and maybe a glass of cider or two.