Designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, InterContinental Manila is a symbol of pride in the Philippines' premier financial and commercial hub—Makati City.
Offering 4-star comfort and convenience, The Richmonde features an indoor pool, fitness centre and rooms with a flat-screen TV.
Ideally located across the Greenbelt and Glorietta shopping districts, the luxurious InterContinental Manila boasts the city's largest pool and fine architecture.
The luxurious Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is located in Ortigas Centre at Mandaluyong City. With 8 dining options, it also boasts a spa, outdoor pool and gym.
Oakwood Premier Joy - Nostalg Center Manila offers homely and well-equipped accommodation, an indoor pool and a fitness centre in Ortigas.
Towering over Makati in a modern steel-and-glass structure, The Ascott offers self-catering studios with views of the city.
A unique holiday experience awaits at Hotel H2O, an aquarium-themed hotel overlooking the beautiful Manila Bay.
Located in Makati’s Central Business District, The Peninsula Manila offers spacious modern rooms with free internet access.
Somerset Olympia Makati is located in the heart of the Central Business District, 600 metres from Greenbelt and Glorietta shopping malls.
The capital of The Philippines, Manila is a large sprawling metropolis on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is an ever-expanding city with a skyline of tower blocks and plenty of modern buildings surrounding the oldest walled part of the city called Intramuros. Although much of this area was destroyed during the Second World War, enough remains for visitors to get a sense of the rich history which lies behind the modern city. The Pasig River runs through the middle of the city to Manila Bay, a busy port. The city is made up of many parts, each with its own character and in Manila hotels can be found to suit all tastes and budgets in each of the city's different areas.
Manila Cathedral is situated in the Intramuros and there are a number of other religious buildings worth visiting around the city, reflecting the multicultural population. As a whole the architecture of the city spans many centuries and reminds the visitor of the colonial past and long battles fought. The Coconut Palace was built for a Papal visit, costing millions of dollars it was commissioned by former first lady Imelda Marcos, but was in the end never visited by the Pope. It is now home of the Vice President of the Philippines and parts are open to the public.
Despite being a built up city there are green spaces too. Rizal Park is a massive space of lawns, gardens, wooded areas and paths where people gather to jog, picnic, practice tai chi and play chess. There are monuments here and there around the park and lots of pathways for strolling around. There are a number of key attractions situated within Rizal Park including the planetarium and Manila Ocean Park - a huge oceanarium housing many species of marine life and offering visitors the chance to dive with the fish, take a ride in a glass bottom boat, go swimming and enjoy the increasingly popular experience of a fish spa. The National Museum of the Philippines is also located in the park and has exhibitions relating to the history of the country as well as art from the region.
Quezon Memorial Circle is another area where locals and visitors alike can relax amidst greenery and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Here too visitors will find locals practicing favorite local martial arts. The road adjacent to Manila Bay is a great place for a walk and is the ideal place to watch glorious sunsets.
Makati is the business center of Manila and also the hub of nightlife in the city. Whether it is fine dining, dancing or karaoke that visitors are looking for, this is the district in which it will be found. It is also here in this district of Manila hotels are the most abundant. With this being the district of high finance there are many first class hotels in the area, offering luxurious rooms and suites with excellent facilities for both private visitors and those arriving in Manila on business. Meeting, banquet and conference rooms are available in many of the hotels making these ideally suited as business venues for both the meeting spaces and for overnight stay.
Manila has a world class convention center, the Philippine International Convention Center and there are many Manila hotels within walking distance of this venue. Visitors heading to the city for vacation will find hotels offering swimming pools, state of the art gym and spa facilities and great restaurants too.
When it comes to shopping there are traditional markets selling amulets, herbal medicines, local handicrafts and clothing and modern malls offering designer clothing at discount prices in air-conditioned sanctuary from the heat of the outdoors. Manila has one of the largest Chinatown districts anywhere in the world, making it a perfect place to buy Chinese gifts and to eat out.
Manila sits on a ridge above Lake Taal and those wishing to explore outside the city can make a day trip to view this amazing lake with a volcano in the center. There are boat trips to the volcano where it is possible to trek on the volcano, or visitors can enjoy spectacular views from the town of Tagaytay.