I’ve attended quite a few events at the Green Sun in the past year.For those of you who don’t know about it, it’s this HUGE block of a building in the quiet part of Makati that’s the Don Chino Roces Ave. (formerly Pasong Tamo) extension. For a long time, this used to be the headquarters of the Solid Group until it was “repurposed” recently by prominent architect Gil Cosculluela.
All of 20,000 square meters, I always look forward to visiting the Green Sun because it is an oasis in the city and hosts some of the most interesting contemporary art in town.
Visiting the Soma Stores within Green Sun is always a delight. It is a hub for emerging fashion labels to showcase their creativity. One can be assured that the pieces here are very unique.
“I never asked to be your whole life.I just wanted to be your favourite part.”
For big gatherings, the 1,000 square meter event space called The Eye is quite popular. It has one of the best professional lighting and acoustic systems in town. It is also the only venue that can project digital videos and images in a 360-degree angle, which makes it highly ideal for concerts. The Eye boasts of high-end Sony projection systems blanketing the six-meter high walls.
The Soma Bistro is also one cozy place. My blogger-friends and I had fun hanging out here one Thursday because they have the Soma Sessions, one open mic night where avid guests can belt out a song or two.
And then of course, there’s the Hotel at Green Sun. It’s one-of-a-kind since it’s the first in the country to have the same modular technology used in cruise ships.
This is the lobby.
Some of the room types available are the Queen Room and the Twin Room (both at 21 square meters). There’s also the Junior Suite (48 sq.m). All the rooms have wifi, LED TV and first-class amenities. They also feature artwork by Maxeene Remulla, a highly-talented Filipina digital media artist.
Furniture by Camerich, an international label which prides itself in affordable luxury.
2285 Don Chino Roces Ave. Extension
Contact nos. 548-9200, +63 917 5835685