LM Metro Hotel | Zamboanga City
LM Metro Hotel in Zamboanga is a bit of a happening spot in the city. With a restaurant, café, gym, event center & a huge pool, fun-loving Zamboangeños seem to make it their favorite place for staycation.
But I felt the wonderful reasons too why everyone loves this homegrown hotel. It’s polished but not intimidating & quite busy but very welcoming.
I always look for that sense of place wherever I stay. It’s one thing that reminds me of a town’s character & the pretty sites wanting to be explored. At LM Metro Hotel, it’s not the architecture that brings this feeling. It’s the vibe within; among people that speak in a mishmash of Chavacano, Tausug & Cebuano.
LM Metro Hotel: Big Style. Big Value
Its sleek steel & glass façade speaks highly of a hotel aspiring for modern engineering aesthetics. Expect steel columns in exposed applications & long-span trusses. Then there are wide glass panes that take advantage of natural lighting & views of the surrounding community.
LM Metro Hotel’s architectural expression is albeit a relaxing departure from the usual imageries of Spanish heritage towns. There are no hints of deep woody feel as well as illustrado overcrowding.
Here it’s all about modern touches — clean & simple lines, high & wide spacing that creates casual flow of elements rather than heavy ornamentation.
Each room is capaciously set up & laden with some thoughtful detailing. It’s washed in neutral colors that allows for a relaxing ambience. Some rooms open to a pool view or to a sunset silhouetted by the building across. And if you love airplane watching, other rooms have views of arriving aircrafts flying low over the hotel.
LM Metro Hotel is also one of Zamboanga City’s chill-out spots with 13 Spices Jazz Bar to its name. In-house guests may also be served at 3rd Cup Café in the lobby. By evening, the pool area is a great place to hole up with friends for a nightcap drink.
And if you’re up for some exquisite souvenir from the south, Zia Sash Boutique right by the front desk could well be a good choice too.
There is really nothing overly spectacular about LM Metro Hotel. Neither grand staircases nor overwhelming chandeliers are there to whip up cookie-cutter design fantasies. Instead, it charms you with spatial emphasis & the play of light & shade.
It beds you in comfort & entertains you with warmth. Above all, it wins you with their service that is affably Zamboangeño.
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