Phillipines’ coastal city of Vigan is known for its cultural richness and to add to this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s charm is the newly opened Hotel Luna. As the only museum hotel in the country, the refurbished and restored Hotel Luna offers guests a blend of colonial artistry that Vigan is known as and contemporary style that discerning travellers seek.
The hotel was first built in 1882 by Don Jose Florentino as a wedding gift to his daughter. To offer guests a taste of its history, many of the hotel’s original architecture is retained. Hotel Luna’s 53 guest rooms and suites are styled with Filipino handcrafted detailing on the wall and ceiling borders. All accomodations come with a balcony and are equipped with a digital entertainment system, Wi-Fi and HL Grand Bed with pillow-top mattress. Along the halls outside these rooms are masterpieces by some of Philippines’ foremost artists like Fernando Amorsolo, Benedicto Cabrera, Napolean Abueva, Vicente Manansala and Juan Luna (who inspired the hotel name).
Restaurants here offer distinctive local flair and flavour. For Filipino-Spanish cuisine, check out Comedor where house specialities like Paella Negra and the first-of-its-kind Bagnet Paella in the city are available. You can chill out with cocktails and wine at the Chula Saloon Bar or the rooftop Azotea while enjoying Vigan’s colonial architecture.
Make sure to also check out the swimming pool with surrounding operatic balconies and the hotels’ 20-foot balcony mural.
De Los Reyes St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 373 3333, www.hotelluna.ph