Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel


Dubbed as the 10th Asian City of the Future and the largest city in the Philippines, Davao City boasts some of the finest beaches and mountain resorts which attract tourists from all over the world. Because of tourism, hotel and accommodation have emerged all over the place. One of the unique hotels in Davao is Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel.

Considered as a gallery hotel because of the sculptures and art collections located all over the place, Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel has attracted many tourists. It is located in Corner Road 3 and 4, Doña Vicenta Village, Bajada, Davao City. It is just across the famous Victoria Plaza.

Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel is a reasonably priced lodging, function house and art gallery. It is a must-see for tourists especially for art lovers and adventurers. Upon entering the place, you will be amaze and overwhelmed by the various art forms found inside the hotel.

Ponce Suites Art Gallery

Ponce Suites Art Gallery

Ponce Suites

Ponce Suites

Kublai Millan

Kublai Millan

Portrait Statue of Kublai Millan

Portrait Statue of Kublai Millan

All of the art works found in Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel are aesthetic delights by the prolific Kublai Millan. He is a phenomenal Davao artist who created gigantic sculptures including The Durian sculpture in the Davao International Airport. He graduated in the University of the Philippines with the degree of Fine Arts. He hopes to “create a spark” in Mindanao through his art works. He wants to inspire young artists to continue their passion and the love for their crafts. Kublai Millan is the one who created the ikampilani of Sultan Kudarat which is a 50 ft sculpture which he made within 16 days.

Six Ladies inside a Durian

Six Ladies inside a Durian

Parent and Children Art

Parent and Children Art

You simply cannot miss Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel because from the outset you can see gigantic, tribal-inspired cemented sculptures guarding the perimeter of the hotel. These huge statues look as if beckoning you to stop and wonder at their grandeur beauty. But the art work doesn’t stop there; wait till you see the lobby of the hotel. There are no walls inside Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel, just rows and rows of paintings and art works from ceiling down to the floor. All of these are work of art by Kublai Millan.

Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel is literally filled with art works in every corner and cranny of the place. Inside the building are rows and columns of murals, art photos, paintings, art pieces made of hair, toothpicks, nails, steel, and glass. At the hotel roofdeck lies an open terrace with 17 twisted lamp posts, giving a look of solemnity, sheltered by a giant table and chairs reminding us of our smallness in this grand universe.  The art will wake up your heart and soul and the message will wake up your mind. Indeed, Ponce Suites is a gallery hotel.

Reception Area of Ponce Suites

Reception Area of Ponce Suites

Ceiling Lights in the Reception Area

Ceiling Lights in the Reception Area

Ponce Suites Room

Ponce Suites Room

Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel also boasts its affordable accommodation rate. All rooms are airconditioned, have cable TV and a private toilet and bath. Here are the room rates:

Single Room – Php 470 ++/day
Matrimonial – Php 624 ++/day
Twinshare – Php 713 ++/day
Suite – Php 1,490++/day
Extra Bed/Person – Php 200++/day

For more information you can call them at (6382) 2279070 or visit their website at http://www.poncesuites.net for more information.

When you’re in Davao, don’t dare miss visiting Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel, for a once in a lifetime priceless experience.

Mark and Lisa at Ponce Suites

Mark and Lisa at Ponce Suites

ABS-CBN Shooting at Ponce Suites

ABS-CBN Shooting at Ponce Suites

Art Made From Scrap Metal

Art Made From Scrap Metal

Arts in the stairways

Arts in the stairways

Carrying something heavy

Carrying something heavy

Ceiling Art made from Circles

Ceiling Art made from Circles

Designs going to the Rooftop

Designs going to the Rooftop

Music Lover

Music Lover

Air-conditioned Dining Area

Air-conditioned Dining Area

Tribesfolk Portrait

Tribesfolk Portrait

The Mysterious Transcend Rooftop

The Mysterious Transcend Rooftop

Dining Area with Wi-fi

Dining Area with Wi-fi

The Family Art

The Family Art

Ponce Suites Covered with Green

Ponce Suites Covered with Green

Nude Art

Nude Art


This page is last updated on Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:44 am
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