February 26, 2018, 7:27 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0709 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.38512 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0246 Australian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0157 Euro
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01381 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01382 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08607 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.90347 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 173.55213 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14162 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93494 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15101 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45448 Honduras Lempira
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.23243 Haiti Gourde
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1 Philippine Peso = 22.85714 Iraqi Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 20.76255 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.22261 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.9112 Nigerian Naira
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.15133 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99853 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02647 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00743 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06266 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06071 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.13127 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06552 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 107.39382 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07027 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07302 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.08832 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.23803 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07239 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14989 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25792 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34575 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15762 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02545 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01382 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42869 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 147.2973 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.84942 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 384.74904 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16892 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.9417 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22262 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60579 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04633 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04271 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07317 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12974 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56444 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.35907 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52008 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.40541 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54923 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 157.72201 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 558.39769 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 438.97684 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05502 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04818 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28822 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05212 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28822 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.87297 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.82336 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22278 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.1834 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.98649 Zimbabwe dollar

B HOTEL QC: Going stark and bold

How would you like staying in a hotel with fair-faced concrete almost everywhere, cogwheels at the elevator lobby, and signage made of raw black iron sheets with allen bolts?

Find a most unusual look and design for a hotel at B Hotel QC. 

This mid-scale businessman’s hotel, lodged at 14 Scout Rallos St., possesses its own brand of style and gloss that one must see to appreciate. 

Credit goes to the fast-forward thinking of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts’ managing director Ryan Chan who approved the architectural and interior design proposal of multi-awarded architect Edward Co Tan for the hotel. 

“We wanted something different for the aesthetics of our new branch.  The hotel’s distinctly rugged texture will surely be a welcome change for businessmen and the locals,” Chan said. 

B Hotel QC is under the management of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts chain which includes Bellevue Manila, B Hotel Alabang and Bellevue Bohol.

The main concept behind B Hotel QC, according to Chan, was based on “Brutalism,” a profound movement in architecture—a modernist style prominent from the 1950s through the 70s.  

Monolithic, geometric sometimes jarring, blocky in appearance, fortress-like—these mostly describe this concrete-based style of architectural design.  

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the PICC (or the Philippine International Convention Center), both designed by the late National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin, are perfect examples.  

“Essentially, brutalist architecture is a no-nonsense style—plain, no mystery, no romanticism,” he said.

The bare concrete finish is complemented with modern furniture, wood and glass accents, carpets of striking colors and patterns, and red-painted walls.

Notwithstanding the hotel’s distinctive ambiance brought about by its extraordinary interiors, the 11-storey B Hotel has a lot of things going for it.  

“Its location, for one, is very advantageous as it brings one ever closer to his favorite shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops in Quezon City as well as transit stations for traveling outside the city,” Chan said.

Chan believes that a hotel should go beyond the basics. 

“We believe that focus on guest experience and satisfaction is the new business amenity.  The measure of an outstanding hotel experience dwells not only in the appreciation of its outward beauty, but in its brand of personalized service,” Chan said.

Chan assures the entire family of B Hotel QC is dedicated to “raise the brand’s commitment-to-value to a new level.”  

“The entire staff of B Hotel QC is dedicated in providing guests the ultimate living experience through sincere personal attention to their needs and expectations,” he said.

Owen Relucio-Samonte, B Hotel QC manager, said that B Hotel QC has a complete roster of in-house amenities:  an al fresco lap pool with a stunning view of the North Metro; a refined ballroom with a 150-seating capacity; 2 functions rooms; the tent at the 6th floor and Intramuros function that can host various events and the Jing Monis salon and M Barbers at the third floor. 

Fitness buffs can also get their workout fix at the modern, fully-equipped gym at the fifth floor.

Entering through the main entrance, one can immediately see the options for quenching one’s thirst or hunger: The Lobby Café for a taste of the hotel’s creative take on cuisines, the Pastry Corner where one can indulge in decadent sweets, the Johnny’s Steak and Grill or the Mezzanine Bar for unwinding with friends or associates.

B Hotel QC’s Business Center has two function rooms for private group meetings.  Shuttle service to the airport is also available as well as car rentals.  For guests with cars, parking will not be a problem as two levels of the basement are allotted for the purpose.

Guests’ safety and well-being is assured with CCTV; every care has been taken to ensure that there are no blind spots on the property.

Relucio-Samonte said local businessmen and traveling executives as well as so-called “weekender tourists” on the lookout for their next staycation frequent the hotels.

Until September 30, guests can avail an overnight stay in a Superior Room for 3 with buffet breakfast at Lobby Café for only P4,433. 

For a group of 3, choose from Nachos with beer bucket, pizza with iced tea, or ensaymada with hot tea/coffee on the house.

Receive additional perks for every night booked including 10 percent discount at the Pastry Corner, Mezzanine Bar, and Lobby Café, 20 percent discount on signature haircut at Jing Monis and M Barbers Salon, 2-hour use of Videoke in a private room, and complimentary use of gym and swimming pool for up to 4 persons. - Jimmy C. Calapati
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