Metro Manila is the Philippines' center for commerce and finance, comprising over 35% of the country's GDP at Php 3.48-billion. The city is also the principal gateway for international and domestic tourism, welcoming over 2.7 million tourists in 2011. Metro Manila's hotels and leisure industry is currently experiencing some momentum growth, particularly as a MICE destination, with upcoming developments from top luxury hotel and casino brands. In fact, the newest Entertainment City project in Pasay City houses properties from major local and international brands: Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., Travelers International Hotel Group Inc., Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, and SM Consortium.
In case you are looking to visit the Philippines and for a place where you can enjoy a good night's rest, here are some hotels you should include in your itinerary:
Address: M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets Malate, Manila
Tel: +63 2 318 0788
Rates: Superior room starts at $152 and Deluxe room starts at $479
Named as the Travelers' Choice Hotel 2014 Winner by tourism website Trip Advisor, Pan Pacific Hotel is one of the leading business hotels in the metro. It has 7 meeting rooms with areas between 40 sqm to 120 sqm and 1 grand ballroom with over 400 sqms of space.
Address: One Rizal Park, 0913, Manila Philippines
Tel: +63 2 527 0011
Rates: Superior room starts at $200 and Executive suite starts at $450
Considered as a historical landmark in the Philippines, Manila Hotel exudes old world charm and elegance, with modern facilities and amenities. It is located in the walled city of Intramuros, making it the perfect hotel for tourists lookin to explore Manila's history and fabled structures that date back to the Spanish colonization. It has more than 500 rooms and 9 function rooms that can house from 1,000 up to 2,500 guests.
Address: No 10 Newport Boulevard,Newport City Complex, Pasay City Manila 1309 Philippines
Tel: +63 2 9889999
Rates: Superior room starts at $170 and Executive suite starts at $490
Part of the Entertainment City in Metro Manila, Marriott Hotel offers easy access to high-end malls, the largest casinos, and other entertainment hotspots in the country. It is also close to Manila's international airports: NAIA 1, 2, and 3. The hotel also has 10 meeting rooms spanning over 21,000 sq. ft., with a ballroom that can house over 900 people.
Address: Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati, District I, Makati, Metro Manila, 1226, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8872888
Rates: Superior room starts at $318 and Executive suite starts at $680
Part of the Hong Kong-based hotels chain, the Peninsula Manila has over 490 rooms and suites, all showcasing the country's flair for design and creativity. The hotel also houses a ballroom and an open-air conservatory, making it a top choice for weddings and other large events.
Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1300, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8872888
Rates: Superior room starts at $146 and Executive suite starts at $400
The 5-star luxury resort hotel is considered as an iconic structure in the country, housing royalty, celebrities, and heads of state. It has over 600 rooms with 46 suites, with balconies showcasing spectacular views of the city and the Manila bay.
Address: 1588 Pedro Gil Corner MH Del Pilar, Malate, Manila 1004
Tel: +63 2 245 1234
Rates: Superior room starts at $270 and Executive suite starts at $450
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Casino Manila is a mixed-use hotel that offers over 370 guestrooms, 58 specialty suites, and four presidential suites along with a fully equipped fitness center and spa as well as the largest hotel gaming facility in the city.