If you are looking for a high-end luxury hotel in Manila, a cursory examination of the prices might indicate they might be few and far between, but that might be due to the relatively low value of the Philippine peso against other currencies.
You can find one such upscale hotel at Manila Marriott Hotel in Resorts World. The hotel is a mere few minutes drives away from the international airport, but it seems a world apart from the standard, no-nonsense airport hotel offerings.
You feel 100% secure from the moment your vehicle drives into the hotel with gated barriers and security on hand to check each car. With high ceilings, gleaming marble floors and chandeliers artistically arranged to resemble a modern art museum rather than a hotel, this is a hotel that delivers on the ‘wow’ factor. Unlike other hotels in Resorts World, which might face the airport side, you have luscious views of the Villamor Golf Course.
Try to book an executive room or suite in their brand-new west wing for added comfort and luxury. The sleek and spacious design of the rooms is up there with the very best Marriott hotels around the world.
The marble bathrooms have jetted tubs, there are lighted make-up mirrors and ultra-comfy robes. The plush pillowtop bedding combined with soundproof windows means a superb night’s sleep is guaranteed; you will easily forget that you are just minutes away from the airport.
They have a rooftop pool and whirlpool that has a spectacular view of the Manila skyline and you will appreciate the twenty-four-hour opening of their health club with the latest in cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Too often people dine out and then realise it is too late to go to the gym, but there are no excuses to not burn off the calories at this hotel.
And exercise you should, given the vast number of eateries in-house at Manila Marriott Hotel. You have the CRU Steakhouse, the lavish Chinese restaurant Man Ho, the pan-Asian noodle bar that is Mian and even gourmet pizza.
The international buffet at the Marriott Café is undoubtedly the most popular dining venue at the hotel with expansive offerings like a fresh seafood station, live pasta bar, and a mouth-watering carvery. You might even come across the peculiar sight of customers picking their own live crabs for the chefs to cook with.
There are many exotic culinary discoveries even during their breakfast buffet with offerings including the likes of eggs Bonifacio (poached egg with smoked fish), vegan okonomiyaki and hopia (bean-filled mooncake-like pastry).
Make sure to book a room with executive lounge access and be treated to complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and hors-d’oeuvres throughout the day along with cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and even garment pressing.
And this is just all inside the hotel, a short walk away is the Resorts World shopping complex with even more dining options, high-end luxury shops, a theatre, and a casino.
Whether you are flying into Manila for a stopover or to visit the city, Manila Marriott Hotel is a great option to consider.