Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Manila Hotel ♥ ♥ ♥



Really, a word like that exists?

My gosh, I am so outdated.

But what I am not outdated about is Manila Hotel’s recent facelift/makeover/renovation.

Let me tell you, it’s so bongga!!!


manila hotel Lobby filled with old world Filipino charm


manila hotel lobbyLovely ladies serenade the guests


manila hotelPolished wood ceilings


manila hotel amorsolo paintingOriginal paintings by the great Amorsolo


Beautiful rattan chairs


Really, whenever I am in Manila Hotel I feel like a chi-chi Maria Clara.


general douglas macarthur suiteAnd the chi-chi Maria Clara’s idea of the ultimate staycation is to 
spend a weekend in the General Douglas Mac Arthur Suite


general douglas macarthur suiteThe suite is so huge it’s got a hallway of its own


general douglas macarthur suiteGuestroom


general douglas macarthur suiteDining Room


general douglas macarthur suiteLiving Room


Sitting Area in the General’s Room


general douglas macarthur suiteThe General’s Bedroom


The General’s Office


The General’s Hat


If like me, you are poor with directions and would get totally lost in the huge ass Mac Arthur Suite (or if you are really just poor like me), there are 500 other newly renovated rooms and suites which are more humble in size but exude the same Filipiniana sophistication and elegance. All rooms give you magnificent views of the Manila Bay and the breathtaking Manila sunset.


manila hotelSunset/Sunrise Suite


Living area in Sunset/Sunrise Suite


Separate shower and tub with L’Occitane bathroom essentials


Stay in one of the Executive Suites for added perks


Free use of the lounge


Complimentary breakfast, cocktails and canapés, coffee and tea service


Use of boardroom and conference rooms


Gotta love the Filipino touches


Enjoy night swimming (but please, no skinny dipping!) in the newly re-engineered pool


Grab a drink from the wet bar, and lounge at the sun deck on stylish Dedon Orbit chairs


Lord knows I have no love and patience for exercise, but the Health Club leaves me very impressed. The state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines are all equipped with touch screen LCD, iPod control and a virtual trainer.


More fitness tools


The Health Club also has its own dry sauna, steam room and jacuzzi




Relax and pamper yourself at the Manila Hotel Spa


Waiting Area


Hallway to the massage rooms


Single Room


Couples Room


Most people do not know this, but the hotel has an Archive Room where walls are lined with photos of presidents, celebrities, and very important peoples during their stay at the
Manila Hotel.


And lookee here, a Pilipinas jacket from Manny Pacquiao


Signed by the boxer himself


Of course, the most important thing for a food blogger is the dining establishments inside the hotel. And I think Manila Hotel has got some of the most underrated restaurants in the city.


cafe ilang ilangCafé Ilang-Ilang. See my posts about the buffet here, here, and here.


Check out this building made from pasta. I love the Italian offerings at Café Ilang-Ilang.


mabuhay palaceMabuhay Palace


champagne roomChampagne Room


Hurry, book your staycation and let us attack that beautiful prime rib NOW!


Manila Hotel: One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines. Tel: +632-5270011

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