First Time in Y2 Residence Hotel Makati

My former colleagues were looking for a small venue to celebrate a baby shower. We thought of a place where we can have enough space for the activity. We also considered privacy and the location of the hotel. So needless to say, we decided to book at Y2 Residence Hotel in Makati.

Y2 Residence Hotel is one of the properties being managed and operated by Hospitality Innovators, Inc. (HII)– a known hospitality management company in the country.

The hotel offers a stylish accommodation and is obviously inspired from Yin Yang. Since it’s located in the bustling city of Makati, Y2 Residence Hotel is all about getting away from frenzied lifestyle, business pressures, and the blur of entertainment.

The property is strategically located in Makati Avenue where the night is always young. It’s within walking distance from shopping malls like Century and Rockwell. And of course, near the restaurants and bars in Poblacion.

If you want to relax, Y2 Residence Hotel has a roof deck pool that is located in penthouse on the 22nd floor overlooking Makati’s skyline and the city of Mandaluyong.

And if you opt to have a free breakfast in your booking or might want to choose ala carte orders, you can have it at Pink Panda– the official restaurant of the hotel that offers delectable Southeast Asian cuisines.


We booked a 2-bedroom deluxe room (70-80 square meters in area) that can accommodate our team for the baby shower.

Aside from the 2-bedroom deluxe room, the property is also proud of their studio deluxe rooms (queen/twin), studio premier, one-bedroom deluxe, and 2-bedroom premier.

The room features a dining area, full-equipped kitchen, minibar, safety deposit box, LED TV, telephone facility, wifi, iron set, and hairdryers.

True to its theme, the rooms of Y2 Residence Hotel only displays tranquility which creates blissful feeling to the hotel guests. It is also decorated with dramatic black-and-white designs and hand-painted walls.

The living room area of the apartment served as the main space for our activity during that night. It’s indeed a perfect place for your small group celebrations (However, the room is only good for 4 persons for the overnight stay).

Tip: Choose rooms in the high floor for the best view of Makati and/or Mandaluyong city.


As I mentioned in some of my hotel reviews, interaction in different forms from the operations team towards the hotel guests is IMPORTANT. This will make the whole stay of the guests more memorable.

And with Y2’s ops team, they were all great! They have done an excellent job in communicating and interacting with the guests.

Front desk team catered us in a professional manner (warm smiles started it all). Booking to check-in/check-out process was flawless. While the housekeeping team was so efficient and fast when we need something in the room. Kudos to the FO and HK team for doing your jobs well!

I only have one problem during our stay in Y2, the kitchen guy who was assigned in the egg station in Pink Panda doesn’t know the first-come-first-serve process. He catered first the guests behind me (I was waiting for my sunny side up for about 15 minutes)

But I’ll still give this a 4/5.


Aside from the location, what I appreciate in Y2 Residence Hotel is their spacious room. It gave us a wide space to enjoy the baby shower activity. Additionally, the interiors perfectly depicts the Yin Yang theme of the hotel.

Also, the roof deck swimming pool provided a serene and relaxing environment despite the busy city of Makati. It’s the right place for us to have a peaceful area amidst stress and traffic of the metro.

The room inclusions were all great too! I admire the use of reusable bottle for the complimentary water (keep it up!). The complete set of kitchen also provided a hassle-free time to prepare our food.

We also had a restful night after the activity because of the comfortable bed and pillows of the hotel.

However, Pink Panda’s buffet breakfast was not that good. It was just “okay” (nothing special)



Our overall stay in Y2 was really great. We’ve spent a great bonding time and shared a memorable juncture because it’s one of the most important days of our colleague who will become a mom pretty soon.

The outcome of our stay reminded me that, in choosing hotels for staycation, make sure to book a room that will provide tranquil moment for you and/or family/friends.

It’s all worth it.

I will give this a 4/5.

Y2 RESIDENCE HOTEL is located at 4687 Santiago Street corner B. Valdez and Singian Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

For reservations, you can email them at or call them at +632 224 3000. You can also visit their social media accounts [ facebook ] and [ instagram ] for more updates.

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