Expats Guide: Five Star Hotels in Manila

If you are planning for some serious luxurious experience while you are in Manila, look no further than our list of FiveStar Hotels. Sure theydo not cost a dime, but they will definitely make you feel like royalty. Admit it, you’ve been hard at work and no one deserves it more than you do. Tell us we are not wrong. We thought so.

1) Shangri-La Makati

Shangri-La Makati is a renowned five star hotel in the center of the country’s business and shopping district, Makati. Its close proximity to high-end restaurants, upscale shopping malls, and entertainmentareas has attracted many tourists and expats through the years, making it one of the most popular hotels in the country. Staying in is not a bad idea at all as the hotel offers an excellent dining experience, serving international buffet at Circles Event Café, authentic Japanese cuisine at Inagiku, and Shangri-la’s signature Chinese cuisine at the Shang Palace. If you’re keeping eye on your weight and don’t want to miss a workout session, Shangri-la’s Health Club carries state-of-the-art faciities you dream of in a fitness center. To cap the night off, book an appointment at the Spa for a complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Even locals marvel at the timeless beauty of this hotel so when you have the chance, it is best to see it for yourself.

2) The Peninsula Manila

A classic name in the country’s hotel industry is The Peninsula Manila. For four decades, The Peninsula has been an epitome of luxury and sophistication. You will know you’ve reached The Peninsula when you see the grand fountain façade at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue. The interiors are equally breathtaking, especiallyThe Lobby’s renowned marble staircases and the magnificent “Sunburst” sculpture created by National Artist Napoleon Abueva.Step into a gastronomic havenat Escolta for a satisfying international buffet and Spices for an explosion of Asian flavor. Invite some friends for a relaxing conversation over a bottle of Rosé Champagne at Salong de Ning. Get a glimpse of the Filipino tradition and heritage at The Peninsula Manila.

3) Marco Polo Ortigas

Recently recognized as a Five-Star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide 2018 is the Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila. Nestled in the commercial business district of Ortigas, it prides itself as the country’s “first sky hotel”, with its lobby located on the 24th floor and its highest floor on the 45th. Marco Polo is the quintessential hotel for the modern traveller, mixing just the right amount of elegance and warmth making any business or leisure guests feel completely at home. Its proximity to shopping and entertainment areas is anA-plus if you wish to splurge a little or a lot. If you are too tired to explore the nearby attractions, the hotel has all the facilities you need. From the Flow Spa and Flow Fitness Centre to its overlooking indoor infinity pool, the full Marco Polo experience is the perfect luxurious escape you have been waiting for all your life.

4) Conrad Manila

The newly built Conrad Manila is every traveller’s dream. With a façade designed as a marine vessel to complement the iconic Manila Bay where it is located, you wouldexpect nothing less when you come inside the Conrad because it is a true winner. Case in point, the view of Manila Bay is a breath of fresh air. It gives you a feeling of comfort and tranquility amidst the busy city life. The vibe extends to the rooms itself-sleek and modern. Each room is equipped with a spacious bathroom with a soothing hydrotherapy shower. For health buffs, it is a treat that their fitness center is open 24 hours and their breakfast buffet offers a healthy corner. Few meters away from the hotel is one of the country’s biggest malls if you fancy some retail therapy. All in all, Conrad Manila is the hotel for travellers who desire luxury with modern sensibilities.

5) Nobu Hotel City of Dreams

Luxurious, high-energy and highly-exclusive, this is the Nobu experience in a nutshell. Indulge yourself with world-classaccommodations so elegant you would not want to leave your hotel room. Why would you when you have a room that is spacious and elegant? While you are at it, try the famous Nobu Restaurant for its innovative and sumptuous dishes. Does that make you crave for some sushi rolls and sashimi? Well, that is the goal. Nobu Hotel is also part of an integrated resort and casino called City of Dreams Manila, so if you are feeling lucky, head on down to the casinofor some responsible gaming. We think you deserve the good life so choose to live in opulence and elegance, even just for a few days.



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