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Spaces

It was built in 2008 with its original name ”Creekside Amorsolo Hotel”, occupying a part of Creekside Mall in Amorsolo Street Makati, it had 42 rooms, with mostly single beds meant to cater to Japanese students coming to Manila to learn English. The hotel slowly transformed into a full-blown hotel in 2014, converting some rooms into regular queen rooms to accommodate the demand from couples, regular tourists and business travelers. It was then renamed Creekside Makati Hotel.

In 2017, the hotel was threatened with a close down order due to the legalities of the ownership of the land where the hotel stands. A week after its closure, the hotel was allowed to reopen by the new owners of the building.

As a major come back it was renovated, renamed and changed its concept to what it is today, “Spaces by Eco Hotel.” With an updated lobby, coworking space and fast internet connectivity, it is the perfect place for digital nomads and Bleisure (business+leisure) travelers to focus on their work while also being part of the community. Spaces by Eco Hotel offers cleaner, more eco-friendly rooms and a sustainable business as what each and every Eco Hotel is supposed to be.

Cabins

Cabins by Eco Hotel was the first Eco Hotel ever built in 2015. It was built to showcase how recyclables can be used to build a structure. Bricks were made on-site, wood used for the façade were all from old homes, and pinewood used for the beds are from sustainable farming.

It was a challenge to build the most comfortable rooms in small spaces. The rooms were to emulate the cruise ship cabins, with limited space for the bedrooms. Each room was designed to have a boxed bed that frames the huge window like a picture frame-some rooms with a view of Taal Lake, and a cabin sized bathroom.

Biophilic design principles were applied by studying the natural airflow and lighting that brought in nature to its interiors. Solar power has been installed on-grid, harnessing power from the sun, and a rain water catchment is a source of water for cleaning and landscaping. Artworks were mostly from upcycled and artcycled materials, showcasing Filipino artists.

With our carefully studied eco settingscapes, our adaptive reuse of many old things that normally end in the garbage or worst, burnt to discard, and with our sustainable business practices, we hope that you will take home lessons to apply in your everyday lives.

Containers

Containers by Eco Hotel is the 6th Eco Hotel ever built. Following the same principles as the first 5 Eco Hotels that have been built in Tagaytay (Cabins), Mataasnakahoy Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, and El Nido Palawan, building a Container building was the next great challenge. Will it stand without any I-beam and structural support? Will it hold during earthquakes?

SAFE, STRONG, and SECURE- Containers are made of corten steel and are designed to almost be indestructible. They are designed to be stacked up to seven levels high without the need of additional structural support. Once locked together, they can withstand even stormy voyages at sea. 

A Container Building is one great example in upcycling and using recyclable materials to build a structure. Biophilic design principles were applied by studying the natural airflow and lighting that brought in nature to its interiors. Solar power has been installed on-grid, harnessing power from the sun, and a rain water catchment is a source of water for cleaning and landscaping.

With our carefully studied eco settingscapes, our adaptive reuse of many old things that normally end in the garbage or worst burnt to discard, and with our sustainable business practices, we hope that you will take home lessons to apply in your everyday lives.

Villas

Spouses Fortunato Cruz and Milagros Cruz and 7 kids once built this property as a rest home for their family. Seeing the great view of the lake was a reprieve from their everyday Professional life as Accountants.

It was left unkept for a few years when one of their children fell ill. 

It was then that Eco Hotels came about. They decided to let go of their possession of the property knowing that Eco Hotel will preserve and make their vacation home enjoyable for more people.

Serviced Apartments, Boracay

This property formerly called CASA ALONSO, was built by Don Ramon in 2010. Boracay became his hide-away while nursing a broken heart and was a venue where he pondered on what would be the greatest decision of his LOVE life.

He built these rooms to be a small hotel business and his home away from home with his 3 sons. In close proximity to the white beach of Station 1, and yet still tucked in a private and quiet space in Boracay. Hearing the crickets and the concert of the frogs at night were music to their ears.

In 2015, he decided to let go of the possession of the property knowing that Eco Hotel will preserve and make their home away from home an enjoyable facility for more people.

Serviced Apartments, Bohol

The humongous roots of the canopy tree was enough to sit on and carry anyone’s load. The century old canopy tree you will see in the middle of this property has provided the owners a lot of good energy, good luck, good life and good fortune.

Trees not only have the power to absorb negative energy and convert it into good energy, it also converts Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen. Hugging a tree increases levels of hormone oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine which makes you feel happier.

In 2015, Eco Hotels decided to build a small apartment type cluster around the tree, without disturbing its natural habitat. These rooms were to give you the comfort of having a home away from home, in a residential area, in close proximity to Alona Beach, with the century old tree in the midst, to absorb negative energy and restore and uplift your spirit.

Hug the tree for as long as you can and enjoy your stay at Serviced Apartments by Eco Hotel.

Suites

Built in 2016 as a 7 bedroom, one-storey structure to be a small inn and at the same time a home away from home for a couple who fell in love with El Nido. Suites by Eco Hotel has now grown to a 31- bedroom hotel with its own food and beverage outlet “ECOfeteria”.

It also now houses one special 2-storey glass house, prime unit, located at the beachfront of the hotel facing the islands of El Nido in Corong Corong Bay. The 2-storey glass house is also available for guests wanting to experience how having a beach home by the islands is like. This unit is extendable to connect other rooms for the whole family on a holiday in El Nido.

Suites by Eco Hotel El Nido was designed to make use of all natural materials available in Palawan and at the same time “upcycle” and “art-cycle” items for disposal that we chose to “prettify” rather than dispose. All our building blocks were assembled and made by our construction crew on location and buildings were designed unconventionally following biophilic design as a guide. The beachfront is exactly where the sunset happens so we have maximized the glass and the viewing area. The wild plants everywhere gives the dwellers more energy and oxygen to draw from, and form part of the ingredients to the food served in ECOfeteria. Our trees are the original trees we found on the property and we did our best to work around not having to cut any.

Suites by Eco Hotel hopes that guests can emulate the principles by which we built this hotel respecting and preserving nature, our home and practicing sustainable business.

As a Green Service Hotel

Our room amenities are scaled to essential comforts while hygiene kits are given upon request to minimize unnecessary consumption of resources. Fresh linens and towels are provided but we greatly encourage guests to reuse them if possible. Every energy saving effort is considered significant. We appreciate switching off of all electrical equipment when not in use, especially aircon, tv and shower heater.

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(02) 8881 5318 to 19
info@ecohotels.com.ph

 

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