The Peninsula Manila Hotel serves as a landmark because of its majestic fountain and falls. One of the best moments that featured the hotel is when singer Regine Velasquez sang in the hotel’s roof for the country’s millennial theme Written in the Sand. It has become the favorite hotel of high-ranking members of the society.
The Peninsula Manila which locals tag as Manila Pen is a 5-star hotel located on the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue, the central business district of Makati City. The hotel serves as a landmark because of its majestic fountain and falls. Its lobby is one of the most recognizable façade in the metro. The hotel is part of the Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotels chain and is the first to be built outside of the Chinese territory.
The Peninsula was built in time for the hosting of the International Monetary Fund conference in Manila. It was opened on September 1976. After several renovations, it has been called as the Jewel in the Capital’s Crown. Upon it’s opening, the Manila Peninsula need not do extensive marketing to introduced itself as The Peninsula Hong Kong is already an established hotel. It has since become the favorite hotel of high-ranking members of the society.
One of the best moments that featured the hotel is when singer Regine Velasquez sang in the hotel’s roof for the country’s millennial theme Written in the Sand. She was with 2,000 children. The said event was televised over 67 broadcast networks all over the world to coincide with midnight in Manila for the millennium special of BBC dubbed as 2000 Today.
The Rizal Boardroom, the main conference venue of the hotel, is equipped with a high-end computer and communication link and a conference table with built-in dataports that can accommodate 24 computers. The Club boardroom has a 3M digital wall display that combines a multi-media projector, digital whiteboard and TV monitor which suits all the presentation needs of businesses.
Feel free to choose from sandwiches and spring rolls perfect for press conferences to formal boardroom meeting lunches prepared for the business executives. the kitchen can supply all of the needs of every business function.
Guests have the liberty to choose panoramic city views either from the Ayala or the Makati Tower rooms. The Filipino themed rooms have the design, flair and creativity of a comfortable Filipino home. The rooms are cool and sleek, perfect for the sophisticated taste of the working executive. The rooms have marble bathrooms and fingertip controls. The beds are comfortable with irresistible pillows that give the best sleep anyone can have away from home.
The Peninsula is a host to the country’s best restaurants that combine Asian and international cuisines. Apart from the sumptuous treats, the restaurants are also known for the warm and gracious hospitality that the Filipinos are known for. In Escolta, the old world meets the new world. Spices offers a sensory experience to any diner. Old Manila on the other hand offers the finest Modern European dishes. The Lobby offers a rendezvous for the elite circle. It is open 24-hours, catering to night owls and guests who are yet to adjust with time zone differences. A spectacular buffet spreads support various weekend themes. If you want to travel to a different period, enter Madame Ning’s world and be introduced to a night club reminiscent of 1930’s Shanghai, Salon de Ning. The bar is a classic watering hole that is ready to welcome guests all the time.
Naturally Peninsula is another offering unique to the Manila Peninsula. It offers the best of the healthiest dishes with Guest Nutrition adviser Gabrielle Tuscher evaluating the nutritional value of the food guests would eat. Guests can also request for special dietary requirements such as lactose-free and low-carbohydrate meals.
Tired from the long meeting? Resign to the Peninsula Manila Fitness Center, Spa and pool area. Get a relaxing Filipino massage or hilot and body treatments from professional therapists in your room or in the spa. Other offerings are Swedish and Siatsu massage with gentle aromatherapy.
The Fitness Center at the Peninsula offers hotel guests and fitness club members a chance to exercise, relax in the garden or take a dip. The facilities include private rooms for massage, steam and sauna which are designed to give every guest the privacy they need. There are also personal trainers should the guests choose to undergo individual programs.