Where to Stay


In the Philippines, it is very unexpected and considered a bit rude if you show up on time for a party.  It’s highly likely this etiquette stems from Manila’s incredible traffic and always slower than expected commute times. In fact, according to Waze, Manila holds the title for worst commuter congestion in the world. Despite the traffic, this same etiquette does not, unfortunately, hold true for any business meeting such as the SENIA conference.  It is for this reason, we highly recommend booking hotel accommodations within the Fort Bonifacio Global City (BGC) area of Taguig. BGC is home to many great restaurants, bars, activities, museums and six malls (yes six!). It’s all within walking distance which saves the earth from pesky carbon emissions. The recommended hotels listed below are within a short walking distance of the school. 

Should you decide to stay outside this area, you will likely need transportation.  Metered taxis are readily available and relatively inexpensive. Car service can be scheduled or hailed on demand using the Grab app. 

Airport Transfers 

In all terminals, there are two taxi options. Metered white and yellow taxis are lined up to the right of each exit.  The prices can vary depending upon the color of your taxi, the route taken and traffic. Please ensure the meter is running before the taxi leaves the airport. As an alternative, Coupon Taxi offers a flat fare to BGC with a rate of P440 for most terminals. Coupon taxis are located on the left side as you exit and across one traffic lane in the median. We suggest you use the coupon taxis as it is a flat rate, you get a ticket with plate number and a contact phone number if you have any issues with the driver. You are less likely to be a victim of fraud when using the coupon taxis. These two are typically the fastest and cheapest options. 

Both hotels have offered transfers for an additional fee. The rates are listed within the hotel description and should be directly coordinated with your hotel. 

Hotels with Conference Rates

Four Star Accommodation

Seda Hotel BGC 

Booking Code: SENIA2020  (Seda Hotel Only- Case sensitive)

Deluxe Room : PHP 7,343.90 inclusive 

Choose King Size Bed or Twin Beds

Inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast

Facilities: Restaurant, Fitness Center, Pool, Wifi

Parking: One available per room

Airport Transfer: Starting at PHP 2000 

Walking Directions to ISM: Map

Five Star Accommodation

Grand Hyatt

SENIA Conference Discount Booking Link– ONLY available until January 21, 2020

Room: PHP 8,500 + government surcharge

1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds (+PHP 500 for Double Beds)

Inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast

Facilities: Restaurant, Fitness Center, Pool, Illume Spa, Free Wifi 

Airport Transfer: Starting at PHP 2800 

Walking Directions to ISM: Map

AirBnB also offers a number of affordable “Superhost” accommodations within the BGC area.