Motels came out of the need among motorists for places to stopover and rest. A portmanteau of the words “motor” and “hotel,” motels are usually located along higways with no-frills – almost spartan – rooms immediately facing the parking area to give motorists immediate access to their vehicles after their stopover.
Over the years, however, the concept of motels has deteriorated to one mostly related to illicit activity.
Victoria Court, one of the more premium motel brands, has taken steps to go beyond the seedy impressions of its business. It began by transitioning its service concept from a motel to a drive-in hotel with bigger rooms, luxurious amenities and a classier atmosphere that guarantees privacy, courtesy, prompt service,and world-class facilities and housekeeping.
A few years ago, Victoria Court began to offer themed rooms – large quarters decorated and laid out with outlandish concepts in mind – thereby expanding its potential clientele to include those looking to have themed parties, engagement revelries and bachelorette bashes. With this innovation, Victoria Court has cemented its appeal beyond the usual market among motels, while retaining the hint of naughty mischief. (I organized a very memorable bachelorette party for a friend here a few years ago precisely for this reason.)
Victoria Court continues to innovate of this concept, regularly introducing new themed rooms inspired by pop culture.
In its recent event held at its Panorama property in Pasig, #VCTwistedFiction, it showcased some of its popular themed rooms by inviting bloggers and cosplayers to bring their fantasies to life. Bloggers collaborated with the cosplayers in setting up and photographing the rooms in dramatic or playful scenes in the featured rooms.
Curious yet? Check these out:
Bachelor’s Pad. Ladies, invade your men’s space by having your girls’ night out here, playing pool or pretending that the the boys are in the kitchen, making you a sandwich.
Cirque. If you ever dreamed about running away to join the circus, here’s your chance. In this room, you can be the ringmaster of your own show.
Venice. Here you can picture yourself as the muse of a Renaissance artist and daydream among the romantic canals surrounded by works of the masters.
Moulin Rouge. Step into Satine’s opulent budoir and relive the heyday of Paris’ colorful demimonde.
Oval Office. See what it’s like to be the most powerful person in the Free World for a night.
Princess Jasmine. In this Arabian Nights-inspired room, you can get on a magic carpet ride and explore a whole new world.
Victoria Court has certainly come a long way from the original motel concept into a venue for outlandish and fantastic revelries.
Victoria Court’s Panorama property is located at #1 Canley Road, Oranbo, Pasig City. For inquiries and bookings, call +63 2 6719782 to 84 or +63 917 VCSERVE (8273783). For more details, visit http://www.victoriacourt.biz.
Five-hour stays in the themed rooms are priced at:
- Php12,000 (Cirque, Princess Jasmine, Venice, Oval Office, Moulin Rouge, Space Wars and Fifty Shades); Php1,200/hr in excess of 5 hours
- Php8,000 (Bachelor Pad, Hive (Big), Asgard and Chips); Php900/hr in excess of 5 hours
- Php5,000 Divine and Hive (Small)); Php900/hr in excess of 5 hours
- Food: Php2,000
- Drinks: P2,000 (bringing of beer is not allowed)