It’s familiar earth colors of brown, black and white on the modern-themed building is a distinctive character of a Seda Hotel. Easily recognizable from afar as we drove in from a distance as it mirrors the one at the heart Bonifacio Global City. This lifestyle chain-hotel is standing in the midst of the burgeoning development of the eco-city, Nuvali. I’ve often passed by this place en route to Tagaytay and Batangas and I was just in awe of the fast-paced development since last I went through here. I couldn’t almost recognize the place. Nuvali, in Sta Rosa, Laguna is now a destination itself, not just a transit stop and Seda Nuvali is ready to cater to guest, weather business or leisure, to experience living in this eco-city.
It’s hard not to talk about Nuvali when we talk about Seda Hotel Nuvali as it is integrated in this massive 66-hectare land development from AyalaLand. There were actually many terms thrown at us during our brief tour of at the Evoliving Center which houses the office. There’s the Evozone and there’s the Evotech as well as I understand is the business district. Just to keep it simple Nuvali is a cohesive development between community and nature. As we do a cursory tour, I’m actually impressed by the wide open spaces, density of trees, organized roads with bike lanes, recreational centers like the wakeboarding, lots of trails for bikes and runners and also the commercial centers which includes their very on Solenad 1 and 2. Personally everything is well-planned and we could see this city shaping up well as intended.
Nuvali is really an ideal place to live-in I may say, but for us outsiders who just want to experience just experience eco-city living and enjoy part of their facilities, there’s Seda Nuvali. This 150-bedroom hotel was recently opened March 2014. Expect the trademark quality from its other branches like Bonifacio Global City, Davao Abreeza and CdeO Centrio. Modern and hip, Seda Hotels stylish interiors are accentuated by contemporary artworks like the multi-functional works by Ann Pamintuan like the helixes warped into a chair at the lobby and the wonderful cocoon chairs facing the lake. At the corridors are large monochrome prints of Paco Guerrero. I like these creative touches.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.