Barely a day since Makati Shangri-la, one of the biggest hotels in Metro Manila, closed its doors, another hotel is following suit. After 28 years of service, The Legend Villas has announced that it is officially closing on Monday, February 01.
Located along Madison Street in Mandaluyong, The Legend Villas is known among local travelers for its elegant and antique charm: polished wooden floors, Venetian glass-framed mirrors, solihiya chairs and gallineras. With over nine banquet halls, six ballrooms, and 130 guest rooms, its warm Fil-Hispanic interior creates an impression of stepping back in time.
First opened in 1993, The Legend Villas is one of the few 100% Filipino-owned hotels in the country, and is home to Lola Maria Restaurant, known for its home-cooked Filipino fare.
Though the pandemic has been especially hard for many businesses in the service and hospitality industry, the hotel did not specify the reasons for its closure.
“As we officially close our doors and bid goodbye, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have been a part of The Legend Villas,” they said in an official statement. “We hope that we were able to impart a great customer experience to everyone. It has been and will always be our desire to provide our guests with a service that is truly sulit, alaga, legend.”