Celebrating family moments at Selah


    THE Selah Garden Hotel, owned and run by Jefferson Tomas, offers guests comfortable accommodations equipped with lifestyle areas and a recreational floor. A short stroll away from delicious eats and interesting sights, the 82-room boutique hotel in Pasay City has rooms designed for couples or families who want to relax after a busy week in the metropolis.

    Manny de Leon, Selah general manager, said the property, which is a welcome oasis in the city and a great choice for families, started four years ago as a haven for nuns until it was eventually renovated and converted into a boutique hotel. An addition to the local hotel scene, it is celebrating its 5th year in January 2020.

    “As a family-friendly property, we do not want them to go farther just to rejuvenate,” de Leon said. “Selah, whose guests are graciously welcomed, is an ideal place for their staycation.”

    “We can guarantee that guests are satisfied during the course of their staycation,” he added, noting while the occupancy of other properties in the area is good, Selah has more rooms to offer.

    Selah welcomes foreign travelers such as Asians and Caucasians as well as the locals who can visit some of the city’s major tourist attractions like Rizal Park, Intramuros, Fort Santiago, National Museum of the Philippines, among others – all conveniently accessible through cabs, jeepneys and other public vehicles.

    The hotel can arrange transportation services for guests who want to immerse themselves in the local culture and view some of the beautiful sceneries and places of interest outside the city.

    Guests can practice and learn to scuba dive in its swimming pool that has a depth of up to 10 feet. For its diver services and training programs, the property partnered with a scuba diving center.

    The hotel’s culinary offerings are featured through its catering services. “We dish out a combination of local and international cuisines,” de Leon said. Selah also provides catering for events held outside the hotel.

    The property has integrated sustainable efforts to help save the environment.

    There are glass pitchers in the rooms, for instance, that guests can use to get water from refillable dispensers.

    It also has efforts to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste. “We no longer use plastic straws,” de Leon said.

    Guests can expect to see more natural plants in the property by next year.

    Selah also eyes to have business presence in other destinations.

    This holiday season, the property is expected to be packed. “The boutique hotel is ready to accommodate more guests,” de Leon said.