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Thursday, July 11, 2013

SuperDynamism Ongoing at Picasso Until August 2

 Immerse yourself in art that is full of energy and action at the Altro Mondo of the Picasso Hotel with Enrique Tabuena’s Superdynamism Art.  The exhibit will keep your mind on high alert “characterized by stimulating unpredictability and controlled chaos” as you decipher, wonder,imagine, what the paintings are telling you. With colors that arouse your emotions and images that keep you guessing, the paintings feel like they are calling out to you, teasing and playing with your senses.  
Superdynamism is a style that incorporates the qualities of action painting and line drawing. It uses all the elements and energy of various art forms, blending these disciplines seamlessly into a new and energized fluid form. Words may not be enough to capture the essence of this art form as the synergy of the images produce an effect that only the imagination can understand.  This kind of art is meant to be experienced so visit the Altro Mondo at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences for a piece of art in contradiction, in action, and in chaos.  The exhibit is ongoing until August 2. For more information about the exhibit and art, visit www.tabuenaartscentral.com.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Picasso: More Heart, More Fun at this Business Man’s Hotel

Consider this hotel like a young businessman, ready to take on the world, hardworking, yet knows how to loosen up and have fun on the weekends.  Well that’s how John David Cruz, the young General Manager of Picasso describes the hotel he runs, which also happens to be the profile of its clientele. 

He is proud to say that although Picasso may not be in the same league as the International hotel chains, the hotel can sure give them a run for their money in the Makati Business District.  This unassuming boutique hotel offers the same luxuries and conveniences any large hotel can offer a businessman.   Thus, there is a constant influx of business travellers  to take residence at the Picasso for a few days at any given month.

So what makes this hotel stand out from the regular hotels?  “The spacious rooms, the location  and the personalized service the hotel can offer each new client,” answers Mr. Cruz.  This apparently is the lure of the hotel as they attract 80 % corporate accounts with the other segments  (OTA’s, TTA’s) direct bookings)  accounting for the other 20%. 

What makes Picasso tick ?  The heart and soul of Picasso is in its management and staff.  When employees enjoy going to work every day and consider their daily tasks not as a job but rather a responsibility and a mission, then the hotel is destined to have an atmosphere that is inviting and  a culture that is friendly and sincere .  Being run by a young team, the company is innovative, creative, and forward-looking with problem-solving and its vision.

I engage my team in the decision making process , I welcome and encourage feedback and open communication. When they are involved, they are more committed to seeing out the success of the initiative. Furthermore, when we do succeed, those involved have a greater sense of accomplishment – because they are a part of the process rather than just following directives” explains Mr. Cruz on his “hands-on”management style.

“I focus heavily on employee satisfaction and I extend “unusual perks” to the team – from movie nights to pizza parties to developing an Employee Lounge complete with refreshments, TV’s, couches and fooz ball, where we all can take a break from the stresses of our jobs.” he adds, being a firm believer that happy employees translate to positive results..

Being in the service industry, Mr. Cruz expects his team to extend the same great service that he  extends to them. “Everyone is a VIP, whether they are internal or external guests. If my staff has not experienced good customer service from within the organization, how can I expect them to provide good service to our external guests? It all boils down to the basics of human relations. We all know how good it feels to be recognized for our accomplishments. Conversely, we all know how bad it feels to be degraded. I treat everyone, regardless of position, with the same level of courtesy and respect. It doesn’t matter if you are the President or a Housekeeper; You are my guest and I am here to serve you.”

 As a responsible business establishment, Picasso does its share of caring for the environment in small efforts that would make a huge difference if all the other hotel companies would do the same painless step such as:

  • ·     Switching halogen lights to LED lights
  • ·     Opt-out linen program, where extended stays guests have the option to opt-out of daily     linen changes
  • ·      Reducing disposable items, opting for reusable items instead like paper/plastic cups to glass, plastic stirrers to spoons
  • ·      Recycling damaged linens to rags
  • ·      Turning lights off when not in use
  • ·      Donating condemned linens (towels, sheets, robes, etc.) to those in need
  • ·      Minimizing printed materials, going paperless
  • ·      Recycling paper for printouts
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines 1227
T. +63 2 828.4774
F. +63 2 828.9141
E. reservations@picassomakati.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

Living Art in Picasso

The moment one alights from the vehicle to enter the Picasso,  one already feels that there is something unique about this hotel.  From the design by the entrance to the eye-catching uniform designs of the hotel staff, you can detect a certain resistance to the conventional.   

 Picasso is certainly not your typical boutique hotel but rather, a well conceptualized living space with an art theme that is consistent in its decors and furniture.  Stepping into its modest-sized lobby, you sense the aura of  upscale service with its museum-like ambience and the polite attention from the hotel’s staff. 

After the quick registering procedure, one is led to a quaint elevator that takes you to a floor where the room numbers  are part of the art,  hanging in a frame beside the door.  Upon entering the spacious quarters, your attention falls smack on the desk  with decorative accents that match the painting on the adjacent red wall. Sitting there makes you feel like an art curator or connoisseur.  

The design is repeated in the bed’s cover sheets as well.  The soft and clean sheets make you want to jump into bed after a nice warm shower. The light switch  or the lack of it at the bedside is another amusing detail.  A mere touch of the hanging light’s dangling wire by the bed opens the light to dim, bright , and off in that order once you continue touching it. 

After checking out the fridge, you grab a can of juice which you consume as you unpack your luggage.  For some reason, one just has to open the television and tune in to the news as part of the unpacking process. Should you be confused with the two television remote controls, a quick call to the concierge will enlighten you on what buttons to push.

The frosted glass walls that come between  the shower area and the bed may make you feel a bit bashful should you decide to take a bath while a friend is in the room with you. Just think of it as part of the uninhibited  experience of art and you may even be a part of the living art on the other side of the wall.  Don’t worry, you will simply appear as a splash of colors with no form. 

But after you take that relaxing rain-like shower, you may never want to leave the room for a night in town.  A feeling of relaxed, almost sleepy feeling overcomes you.  You just want to grab a bag of chips and a can of soda while you tune in to the movie channel.  But if your friend insists that you should not waste a night just to sleep, you can fix your hair and make up in the spacious bathroom. It has all the supplies and amenities you need, such as a blow dryer, shampoo, body wash, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste.

What’s great, is that you have the option to cook your own meal in the room as there is a stove,  as well as a microwave to heat up your take-out food.  Staying at the Picasso does not have to be all business, if you need time alone to work or just relax in solitude with the right comforts then Picasso is the place to be. If one can live in a museum and be inspired by works of art that surrounds you, I think Picasso would be the closest experience to that.
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines 1227
T. +63 2 828.4774
F. +63 2 828.9141
E. reservations@picassomakati.com


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