This Co-Living Space In Malate Should Be Your Next Go-To Workcation Spot

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Whether by yourself or with your barkada, you’ll find something to enjoy at lyf Malate Manila.

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When you think about the sights to go to in Manila, what comes to your mind? Probably exploring Intramuros and its surrounding historical locations, visiting the National Museums and Manila Bay, or going on a food trip in Binondo. But that list is about to get longer thanks to the opening of a co-living space in Manila. And it isn’t just any hotel, but one that caters to the Gen Z explorer in all of us in the form of lyf Malate Manila, a vibrant space fit for the 21st century traveler.


If you’ve been to Singapore recently, then you probably are familiar with lyf. The Ascott Limited property has built a reputation for fun, reliable co-living spaces that are fit for the next gen creative (and not to mention the IG feed.) And now, Filipinos have a chance to experience all that with the recent opening of lyf Malate Manila, which marks the Philippines’ first-ever co-living property. Malate was abuzz with lyf Malate Manila’s official opening back in June as guests were one of the first to immerse themselves in the distinct and dynamic ambiance of the property.

“It’s been an eagerly awaited opening, but we are incredibly proud and excited to introduce lyf Malate Manila and The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate to the city of Manila. These properties are just the beginning, bringing us one step closer to our vision of creating accessible spaces where everyone can thrive, build a community, and freely express themselves,” expressed Philip Barnes, Ascott’s Country General Manager.

Take a breather, make some new connections, and experience lasting memories all in a single space at lyf Malate Manila. Located at the heart of the capital city, the property is built for the go-getter lifestyle and those looking for a sense of community, both from friends and even strangers. It caters to a new generation of explorers, from young digital nomads, travelers, self-starters, technopreneurs, creatives, and anyone craving for that next adventure beyond the typical accommodations.

lyf Malate Manila goes beyond a plain old hotel to offer a communal and vibrant experience that won’t have your wallet running to the mountains. Space, convenience, and community are the name of the game here. Lively furniture, decoration, and murals, some of which were designed by student artists from Benilde, that combine style and function welcome visitors and adorn every inch of the property.


Rooms at lyf Malate Manila range from private, studio-style (One of a Kind) to large apartments fit for as many as eight people (All Together). Each is decked out with amenities, such as a fully-furnished kitchen, that make for the perfect stay, whether you’re looking to spend a night or two, hold your next team meeting, embark on a comfortable workcation, or have a night out with your besties. Wash and Hang serves as lyf’s social launderette where chores are made fun and doing laundry becomes a relaxing activity. Play a game of foosball or take a nap in one of the nearby chairs as you wait for your clothes to dry.

Once you’re done settling in at your room, you can try the many amenities of lyf Malate Manila that make for a productive work-life environment. Head on over to Connect, which is located on the second floor, the communal and co-working space that combines work and socials to give guests the space to get work done, share experiences with other guests, and foster connections in a conductive environment. Say goodbye to the pains of cramped cafes with Connect’s high-speed internet, comfortable tables, chairs, and couches, plenty of power outlets, and an in-house coffee shop that also sells churos.

If a private working space is what you’re after, then head on over to Nook, where you can hunker down in one of the private and sound-proof pods and get those creative juices flowing. They say food can bring people together, and that’s the vibe of lyf Malate Manila’s social kitchen, Bond. Whether your a whiz at the stove or just ready to dig in, the shared kitchen space will always have something going on.

Sate that grumbling stomach by grabbing a bite and a drink or two at the rooftop, Hang Out, which also offers stunning views of Manila Bay and a cool ocean breeze. Finally, burn off those extra calories at Burn, the 24/7 social gym. And, most importantly, lyf Malate Manila is pet-friendly, need we say more? All these come together to make a diverse environment to live, work, and play. It’s convenient, comfortable, and radiates a safe sense of community. The vibes are giving Gen Z co-living space of our dreams.

Check out lyf Malate Manila now and book a night or two at the country’s first co-living property here. For more information on lyf Malate Manila, check out their social media pages.

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