As much as it is about clubbing, there is really so much more to Ibiza Beach Club. Four years after it opened in Cebu, Ibiza Beach Club throws open its doors to its first Manila location making us think: there’s more to IBC than just clubbing, that’s for sure.
Sitting comfortably on the sixth level of W City Center in BGC, IBC Manila occupies a whopping 4,000 sqm space—triple the size of the original—that can easily fit 1,000 people at a time.
It’s almost as if it’s summer all year round here. The nautical-inspired interiors consists of elements like ceilings made to look like “sails, white louvers and dividers, and woven seats designed and manufactured primarily in Cebu,” writes Alex Vergara on Manila Bulletin.
And then there’s its al fresco area, accessible via a series of floating walkways. Because it’s partially submerged, you get the impression that you were surrounded by water. In the other side of the venue is another open-air area that features a huge Jacuzzi pool.
According to Meg Eteve, Manny O Group’s communications director and one of Osmeña’s children, there isn’t a defined dance floor because “you can dance pretty much anywhere.”
Which might be a good idea, especially after sampling the Spanish-Mediterranean inspired dishes, chief of which is the famous 15-course Balearic grilled meal. Among the meats included in the meal are filet mignon, baby back ribs, lamb chops, rib eye, parrot fish, squid, and prawns.
“We brought to Manila almost every element people have come to love about Ibiza Beach Club in Cebu,” Eteve told Vergara. “The only thing we couldn’t bring is the sea. Instead, we’re in the middle of the city with a sweeping view of skyscrapers. What we’re celebrating here is the vibe, the feel. If you can escape the urban jungle for several hours, then that’s probably good enough.”
[h/t Manila Bulletin]
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