Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016
Midori Clark Hotel & Casino
A random hallway wall and ceiling design inside the hotel



If you're a traveler with an aversion for clutter, outdated design, and idle scenery, the high-end quality of Midori Clark Hotel and Casino is definitely going to appeal to you. Located in mainland Luzon's Clark Freeport Zone, the 111-room hotel is not just a modern facility for relaxing stays in Pampanga. Beyond its crisp interior and gargantuan space, attractive sections await every traveler who decides to book an overnight or long stay, whether for business or leisure. Its next-door space of greenery that's accentuated by age-old trees is enough to make a guest preoccupied in the odd hours of the day.

It's also a recreational attraction where guests can amuse themselves at its casino's modern slot machines. Along with its soft opening early this month, its sophisticated Baccus Lounge also opened for mid-day socials, dinner rendezvous, and samplings of wine. Before the year ends, its stylish gentleman's club called Cigar Maduro -- a man's lair for expensive liquor and world-class cigar collections -- is anticipated to lure discriminating sybarites from different parts of the world. Also, a soon-to-be opened aqua park in its 9,900 square meter-property is touted to seal a sensational reputation for the hotel that adventurous tourists can gravitate to.

Penthouse Suite
The spacious bathroom of the Penthouse Suite
My booked Superior Room
The bathroom of the Superior Room
Watch a video tour of Midori Clark Hotel and Casino's Superior Room:

Toscana Dining

Stunning and Impressive Upon Check-In

Having stayed one pleasant weekend of July at the newly-opened establishment, I got to fully imbibe the forward-thinking sensibilities of Midori Clark Hotel and Casino. From its eye-catching architecture to its fluid interior design, it didn't disappoint the Fine Arts degree holder in me. The cozy glow is not at all lost in the impressive high-ceiling lobby as one can still spot remarkable details all the way to the uppermost part of the ceiling from one's minuscule queue. It definitely set the tone for my relaxing stay.

After check-in, I found the mesmerizing blend of old and new to be subtle and effective in the juxtaposed pale and wood-finish walls of the hotel. The spacious hallway's ambient lighting absolutely rendered my arrival with a hint of pomp after a refreshing sip of a welcome drink at Cafe Midori, the hotel and casino's ground level venue for guests' caffeine fix and delectable snacks. And, that's just the first few minutes of my stay!

Lunch of appetizing kimchi, anchovies, and seaweed, plus Beef Brisket at Toscana Dining
Toscana Dining
The hotel's roof deck
Cocooned At My Booked Superior Room

After unpacking my belongings inside my booked room, I lingered in front of the glass window to gaze at the impressive mountain view that was also visible from the room's work desk. In sheer contrast to the scale of the hallway and lobby, the Superior Room felt like home as it's encased in a wood finish that creatively cocoons the whole space. The see-through teak wood wall accent that separates the bathroom from the bedroom made sense to me in that it worked beyond its aesthetic purpose of softening everything. It made me become less claustrophobic which I usually experience as a frequent traveler when staying in new places.

Room Rate Inclusions

The room rate has the expected inclusions of a complimentary buffet breakfast at the hotel's F&B facility called Toscana Dining and other host of complimentary inclusions from the mini bar, bottled water, high-speed and wireless Internet access, access to the hotel's fitness center and casino, plus a scheduled shuttle service to SM Clark. Also, access to the swimming pool will be included in the roster once the facility is finally opened.

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Welcome drink at Cafe Midori upon check-in at the high-ceiling lobby
The mountain view from one of the suites
The hotel's hallways
International cuisine at Toscana Dining
Getting a soothing massage at the hotel's spa

Exquisite Meals At Toscana Dining

For late lunch, I visited Toscana Dining where I tried its filling Beef Brisket which was served with a tasty set of seaweed, anchovies and kimchi appetizers. With enough natural light coming from the open space outside next to the dining area, the meal was simply exquisite. The same pleasant dining ambiance was to be reliable the next day for buffet breakfast in the same venue where morning sunshine penetrated through the hotel's neighboring trees. Out of convenience, it was also there where I had a delicious buffet dinner of international cuisines.

Relaxing Spa Center

I also tried the hotel's spa where I had a soothing Shiatsu massage which commenced after a relaxing foot scrub in one of the facility's rooms for body treatments. It's also where guests can have the spa's Luxurious Manicure and Luxurious Pedicure which can be considered as attractive services for those who are always on the go from one to destination to another.

Perfect for outdoor events or a personal romantic stroll with your loved one
Buffet breakfast at Toscana Dining
Tasty treats at Toscana Dining

Fabulous For Indoor and Outdoor Events

With Pampanga being less than three hours away from Metro Manila, the hotel is also touted to attract numerous special events from conferences to weddings. For one thing, its garden area is fabulous for romantic "I-dos" while its spacious Festa Hall can accommodate  a total of 400 guests engaged in any kind of revelry.

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino is a must-book in the province, especially now that the area where it is -- Clark Freeport Zone -- is being seen as an emerging gateway to various destinations and other essential facilities in Central Luzon. With Metro Manila currently in a tussle with heavy traffic, politics, and the uninspired, the high-end lure of this newly-opened establishment is quite irresistible. It's an attractive character on its own.

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Midori Clark Hotel & Casino at night
(left) Festa Hall for indoor events; (right) The hotel's Business Center

Chillin' at the hotel's Baccus Lounge

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino

Book your stay at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino.

Address: Kalayaan St., C.M. Recto Avenue, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: +63 45 308 8888
Email: reservations

More Photos Below:

The bathroom of one of the suites
(top) Having coffee inside my booked room; (bottom) Toscana Dining
Superior Room

Superior Room

A random space at Cafe Midori

A stylish waiting area of the hotel spa
The hotel's Fitness Center
The bathroom of the Penthouse Suite

Toscana Dining
The view from my booked Superior Room
Baccus Lounge
The roof deck of the hotel

The hotel shuttle for scheduled trips to SM Clark


  1. We love the contemporary architecture. We haven't seen many hotels with this kind of architecture.

  2. I find the interiors breathtaking. It's a modern wonder -- I thought it was taken at a hotel in Manila. :)

  3. Karl,Nice shot and features of Midori Resort. You know, i find it interesting on how you can pick those shots, put some story on it and pull out the emotional of each readers. When each reader can state a different a meaning of it pictures even though we are looking on the same images. Amazing, I think i will pattern my shots like yours.

  4. That place looks very good to stay to have a great time. Also, there is a casino there so it is one of the best place to stay and enjoy. Thanks for sharing.


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