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Defined by its history, elegance, and world-class service, the Manila Hotel maintains to be the choice hotel of the most distinguished clientele. Over the years, Manila Hotel continuously provides the best services and amenities for a truly memorable experience.
In 2008, Manila Hotel underwent a series of dramatic renovations in time for its grand centennial celebration on October 2012. All of Manila Hotel’s rooms are fully refurbished and renovated and are fully equipped with the most modern facilities and amenities. The new guest rooms exude elegance and sophistication while showcasing the beauty of authentic Philippine interior design. The rooms are further made surreal by huge windows that provide a breathtaking view of the bay and the fabled Manila sunset.
The famous Café Ilang-Ilang was also renovated and was launched as a three-period meal buffet restaurant. It boasts of nine live cooking stations and features a wide array of local and international cuisines. The buffet restaurant also opens to the newly renovated Pool and Garden area with reconfigured and re-engineered pool and brand new state-of-the-art pumps and filter system. Other new features include a sun deck that beckons guests to relax on its comfortable Dedon Orbit lounge chairs for hours and a newly-refurbished wet bar.
Apart from all these, also located by the bay is the Manila Hotel Spa which offers a five-star relaxation experience to its guests. And to complete their rejuvenation and wellness interests, next to the spa is the Manila Hotel Health Club.
Manila Hotel’s newly opened gym features state-of-the-art and high technology Life Fitness Elevation series machines such as the Treadmill, Crosstrainer, Upright exercise bike and Recumbent exercise bike. All of these come with touch screen LCD, iPod control and a virtual trainer. The Manila Hotel Health Club also has its own dry sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
“It’s a good story if it’s like Manila Hotel,” Ernest Hemingway once said. With Manila Hotel’s commitment to maintain the elegance of its history while constantly striving to exceed the expectations of its modern clientele, indeed, the story just keeps getting better and better.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is located in the northern island of Luzon close to Quezon City. Quezon City was once the capital, from 1948 to 1976, and is actually the most populous city. Manila is the second most populated city with a population of 1,652,171. It is just under 15 square miles, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the Philippines and in the world. It is where the seat of the Philippine government is located.
The earliest known records of the city date back to the tenth century. It was known as the Pearl of the Orient because of its location in the Pacific as an important trade route. The city suffered devastating destruction during World War II but has since been rebuilt. It is now the center of education, headquarters to the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, and attracts more than one million tourists each year.
Manila has two international airports and a Light Rail Transit System of 11 different above ground train stations. There are also taxis, motorcycles with sidecars known as tricycles, and the most popular form of transportation known as jeepneys, which are jeep-like public utility vehicles. They have their roots from World War II with the surplus jeeps that were sold to the Philippines who painted them in bright native colors and began using them and producing them for family and tourist transportation.
Shopping and Attractions
Shopping is popular in Manila. Beside the hotel is one of the city’s largest mallwhich SM Mall of Asia also abbreviated as SM MOA is a shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines, near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay, and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).
Owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall chain owner and developer in the Philippines, it has a land area of 42 hectares, a gross floor area of approximately 406,962 square metres (4.38050×106 sq ft), and attracts a daily average foot traffic of about 200,000 people.
It is currently the 4th largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the 13th in the world. When it opened in 2006 it was the largest shopping mall in the Philippines until SM City North EDSA was redeveloped in 2008, and was relegated to third place by the expansion of SM Megamall from 2011 until November 27, 2015 when SM Seaside City Cebu opened to the public
The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila is where many sporting events are held, including track, football, baseball and tennis. Professional baseball is played at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig scored the first home runs.
Other attractions include Rizal Park located in the middle of the city. There tourists can enjoy the Museum of the Filipino People, the National Library of the Philippines, the beautiful Japanese Garden at Rizal Park, and the Rizal Monument.
Metro Manila consists of many other surrounding cities, including Pasay, Paranaque, Mandaluyong, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Quezon City, and more. It is within just a 1-2 hours drive from other cities such as Cavite City, Tagaytay, Batangas, and even Angeles City.