Manila is the vibrant capital of the Philippines as well as its cultural and economic heart. The Malate and Ermita districts are famous for the electrifying nightlife, trendy shopping, and gratifying restaurants and with historic urban parks such as Rizal Park, it’s easy to see why Filipinos call Manila ‘The City of our Affections’. Combining culture and luxury across the Filipino capital, explore the best 10 hotels in Manila.
A visit to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Manila hotel means spoiling yourself. It is a six-time overall champion in the ‘Chefs on Parade’ culinary Olympics organized by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines. It is also the first, and thus far only hotel elevated by the Philippine Department of Tourism to the Hall of fame in its annual ‘Kalakbay Awards’ for having been named Hotel of the Year three times. Along with remarkable restaurants The Tivoli and Tin Hau, Kipling’s Cigar Bar also offers some of the finest tobacco in the city. Located in the central business district of Makati City, the abode features close distances with shopping centers such as Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark, The Link, Park Square and Power Plant Mall.
The Fairmont Makati opened in November 2012 and has impressed tourists and travelers alike since its debut. Towering over the epicenter of Makati, the Fairmont occupies the same plot as its sister hotel Raffles, meaning guests can sashay between the two hotels seamlessly. Raffles’ Long Bar offers the Manila take on the famous Singapore Sling, the Makati Luxury Sling coated in pure 24-carat gold flakes. Priding them on the fusion element of Filipino food with Malay, Asian and Spanish influences, Fairmont’s restaurant Spectrum offers food that blends the best of these flavors right in front of your eyes. Fairmont’s signature Willow Stream Spa is among the city’s most luxurious retreats, with 1,200 square meters of soothing surroundings featuring five fully equipped treatments rooms, a hair salon, full-service nail studio, a mineral pool and an outdoor swimming pool.
Situated in the heart of the Philippine’s financial district, Dusit Thani Manila hotel treasures 538 luxury hotel rooms and suites individually equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, especially designed to create an experience of timeless guest satisfaction in line with unique Thai traditions. Elegant decor is reflected throughout each room in this Manila hotel, including the 21 extra-spacious Landmark Suites, two Ambassador Suites, and one Presidential Suite, offering the utmost in comfort. Each tastefully furnished guest room or suite offers fabulous panoramic views of Makati’s premier business area skyline. The Dusit Thani Manila features a fine selection of restaurants, including Benkay, one of Manila’s best Japanese restaurants, Thai food at the Benjarong Royal Restaurant, Vietnamese delicacies at Thien Dong and Filipino specialties at The Cafe.