Discovery Primea Makati, Philippines
When I was a little a girl, I found out through a few story books my mom read to me, that princesses would spend their afternoons drinking tea and eating pretty pastries all dressed up clad in their crowns and beautiful dresses. That was the time my obsession on tea time started and I remember even forcing Vern to dress up with me so we can pretend to be in my palace and we’d drink tea with my cute little floral set. hahaha We’d dress up our little Barbie dolls in dresses and we’d all match. All my tea time dreams came to life when we were old enough to to do ourselves :) We’ve done this quite a lot of times and when we have afternoons free, this is how we would catch up. We would even look for places to do this whenever we’re abroad!
During our stay in Discovery Primea Makati, we had another chance to do this at their Gilarmi Lounge. It was a testament to how much they knew us and what we loved :) At 3 pm sharp, a universal time for tea time, we went down from our room to enjoy a few pastries and share some tea. We brought Verns of course so he can experience it for the first time :P
Just a little background on the Gilarmi Lounge, the place where the Discovery Primea used to stand used to be where the Gilarmi Apartments used to stand. In the 1950s, as the nations were just leaving behind the horrors of WWII, a beautiful 17 year old girl from Finland captured people’s hearts around the world. Her name: Armi Kuusela, crowned the first Miss Universe in 1952. Right after she won the title, she started her world tour. Virgilio Hilario, then a 25 year old Filipino banking and finance student at Columbia University in NYC, followed her in every city she went to. He says it’s by chance but his efforts say other wise. He finally caught her attention the her heart followed swiftly after. They then settled in the Philippines along with their 5 children. And that’s when they built the Gilarmi Apartments and Discovery Primea bought the building and now stands one of the most beautiful buildings in Makati :) Isn’t such an inspiring love story? :)
Now, what a way to end our series of blog posts on the hotel right? :) Again, a big big thank you to Discovery Primea Makati for having us! Till the next VVxDiscoveryAdventures!