There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
– Henri Matisse (The great modern impressionist)
Celinda and David envisioned a little patch of paradise far removed from the sounds and stresses of the city, where trees towered and flowers bloomed all year, birds chirping in the twilight and the dusk, in the country that they both loved to live in – the Philippines. Here in the little town of Santo Tomas in the province of Batangas, they built a house and garden of their own modern taste, reflecting touches from their favorite leisure destinations – Hawaii, Bali, Mykonos, Paris, Northern California and other havens. Around it, they hatched the dream project of a boutique hotel that can serve the area of Santo Tomas and nearby towns – a cozy place for travelers who are seeking the comforts of home away from home.
Plumeria, the name of a genus of sweet-scented flowers that grew in lavish bunches on trees in mid-tropical environs like Hawaii and the Philippine Islands, came to mind. Plumeria came in different hues and shapes and at least six varieties of the flower grow right at the gardens of Plumeria Hotel.
Today, the hotel’s six deluxe rooms and two casitas, adjoined by a beautiful swimming pool and cabana, welcomes guests from all over the country and visitors from abroad, either as expatriate executives and guests from the multinational corporations holding operations in the area, corporate groups from Metro Manila, as well as families and groups of friends who are just seeking a relaxing get-away from the big city on the weekends.