Planning to visit Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, on your next vacation? Accommodation worries shouldn’t preoccupy your thoughts when spending a luxurious holiday in this Asia’s prominent city. A plethora of accommodation options is available here for a luxurious stay. If, a comfortable stay with all kinds of luxuries is your kind of thing then there are a number of truly sumptuous 5-star hotels for you to consider. The famous ones here include Raffles Makati, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, The Peninsula Manila, InterContinental Manila, Pan Pacific Manila and Edsa Shangri-La Manila. Let us take a virtual tour of these hotels and know about their various offerings.
The Raffles Makati is a splendid 30-floor architectural marvel. This fabulous tower is presently home to three prominent addresses – Raffles Makati, Raffles Residences and Fairmont Makati. The Raffles Makati comprises of 32 suites. The Fairmont Makati is a hotel offering 280 deluxe rooms. The Raffles Residences offers 237 residences having one to four bedrooms, which are for private ownership. It is located at the corner of Makati and Arnaiz Avenues, both of which are primarily home to Manila’s financial district, the Greenbelt Shopping Centre and the Philippine Stock Exchange. The various facilities offered here include a Writers Bar, the iconic Long Bar, a pool bar, a contemporary pastry boutique, an all-day dining restaurant, two lounges, a fitness center, children’s play room and outdoor pool, spa facility and two outdoor swimming pools.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The unique luxury Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel is situated in Manila amid a resort setting. Its strategic location makes is easy to access the various landmarks in the city. These include the Mall of Asia, government offices, museums, theaters, and the convention center. This 5-star hotel consists of a total of 609 rooms and suites with balconies and each offering spectacular sunset views of Manila Bay. The hotel’s flagship restaurant Spiral offers amazing culinary delights. The visitors staying here can entertain themselves with cultural shows at the Sunset Bar every night. Live band performances are held at 7Pecados, while bistro-lounge-patisserie service is offered at LeBar. The visitors are also offered spa and fitness facilities at LeSpa and SoFit centre respectively, both of them being functional round the clock. You can also look forward to various sporting facilities like jogging trail, petanque and tennis courts, mini golf and aqua golf. The hotel offers tropical gardens spread in an area of 12 acre and a lagoon swimming pool.
The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Manila is situated in the heart of Manila’s financial and business district Makati. It has been catering to the business travelers vesting the city for the past 25 years now. The hotel’s strategic location on the corners of Makati and Ayala Avenues make it easily approachable to the city’s numerous attractions and premier shopping centers. The hotel can be reached within a 30-minute drive from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, while it takes only 20 minutes to reach from the domestic airport. This classic style hotel is elegantly furnished and boasts of 498 rooms and suites. The exclusive Club Lounge at the hotel offers complimentary cocktails, afternoon tea and continental breakfast. The visitors are also offered Butler service, Business Center and a boardroom. The numerous restaurants in the hotel are acknowledged to be among the top in the city. These are renowned for offering a wide range of fine dining options such as diverse Asian, Italian and European cuisines. The Peninsula Manila, which is considered to be among the best hotel in the city for leisure and business travelers, also offers an assortment of facilities such as massage treatments, steam room, sauna, swimming pool, gymnasium, and a spa and fitness center. The hair salon here provides a wide range of beauty and hairstyling services.
The InterContinental Manila with its premier location in Makati City, the country’s major entertainment, commercial and financial hub, is known to be the longest international chain being currently operated in the Philippines today. The hotel comprises of 332 guest rooms and suites. The Prince Albert Rotisserie restaurant in the hotel is renowned to be among the best restaurants for fine dining in the city offering gourmet Continental and French cuisines. The Club InterContinental lounge at the InterContinental Manila is the “piece de resistance” here.
Edsa Shangri-La Manila
This hotel is located at the Ortigas Centre in Mandaluyong City. It is the sole five-star deluxe city-resort convention hotel present in the city today. The hotel has two towers consisting of 632 suites and rooms. The visitors staying at the hotel can enjoy delectable Asian, Continental, European and other kinds of cuisines at any of the four restaurants here. The visitors are also offered private lounges as well.