A haven of luxury in the heart of Manila
The gleaming 17-story Sky Tower, located within Solaire Resort and Casino, is the most recent addition to the resort company’s growing gaming complex along the picturesque Manila Bay in the Philippines. Considered a VIP extension of the Solaire Bay Tower, Sky Tower exudes luxury without compromising utility — from the main entrance adorned with a glamorous Swarovski chandelier to the exquisitely decorated suites.
Renowned hotel and casino architect Paul Steelman (famous for designing numerous high-end leisure properties in Las Vegas and Macau) headed up the sleek, dynamic design.
Sky Tower’s courteous and well-trained staff — clad in outfits designed by celebrated local fashion designer and innovator Rajo Laurel — represents fine Filipino hospitality, adding a whole new level of satisfaction to the all-suite Manila hotel.
The 312 accommodations range from 700 square feet to an impressive 2,023 square feet. Most suites feature a stunning view of Manila Bay and its breathtaking golden sunset, while others offer enthralling views of the skyline, especially beautiful at night.
All are fitted with environmentally conscious features, which appeal to all kinds of travelers — from businessmen and high-rollers to couples and even families looking to indulge for a night or two. The look: sleek and contemporary furnishings in eye-pleasing neutral color palettes that don’t compete with the floor-to-ceiling window views.
The Sky Studio Suite features a king or queen bed (depending on your preference), a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a fully stocked mini-bar and a spacious bathroom with a rain shower and separate soaking tub. The 1,700-square-foot Signature Suite features loads of space to keep families and friends comfortable — it’s a one-bedroom suite that houses a lavish king bed with 350-thread count linens, a separate dining and living area with a 55-inch flat-screen, and a well-stocked pantry.
And the large Grand Suite Three has two 55-inch flat-screens (one in the bedroom and the other in the living-slash-entertainment area). Choose between a king or two queen beds. The suite also has a dining area that can comfortably sit six to eight people, plus one master bathroom and a separate powder room.
You’ll find the wellness center on the third floor of Solaire’s Bay Tower, adjacent to Sky Tower. The 14,000-square-foot spa and wellness center houses a state-of-the-art Jacuzzi, a dry sauna, a steam room and 10 treatment rooms for various spa treatments.
You also have free access to the fitness center, which has high-end gym facilities, including a workout room for those who enjoy yoga, Pilates and CrossFit training.
But if you’re looking for relaxation, head straight to the stunning outdoor pool, where you can chill in a private cabana and sip on a festive cocktail.
You won’t be bored at the luxury hotel with all there is to do and see, including a theater (for dance, music and theatrical performances), a world-class casino and a shopping hub featuring high-end brands and products.
The 1,740-seat lyric theater has high-tech audio, video and lighting equipment and recently served as the venue for the historic Manila showing of one of the most celebrated musicals in history, Les Misèrables.
The Solaire Casino is a venue for high rollers and could easily rival recreational facilities in Macau and Las Vegas. Solaire is also home to The Forum, which has eight function rooms and two boardrooms — all fitted with audio-visual equipment for leisure and business programs and events.
Under the watchful eye and discerning palate of seasoned executive chef Michael Dinges, Solaire is home to 19 world-class food and beverage outlets. The Sky Tower at Solaire houses three signature fine-dining restaurants featuring sumptuous Italian food at Finestra, exquisite Japanese fare at Yakumi, fine Korean specialties at Kiwa and authentic mouthwatering Cantonese cuisine at The Red Lantern.
The Macallan Whiskey Bar at the Sky Tower is the place for guests to sample the best whiskey from all over the world, while House of Zhou welcomes these guests to a private world of fine Cantonese dining.
For a no-fuss but enjoyable culinary experience, Sky Tower also has Fresh, a buffet restaurant featuring international cuisine; casual pan-Asian fare and live piano music at Oasis Garden Café; and Waterside Restobar, a Latin American and Mediterranean eatery with dishes galore. There’s also a food court, an Asian noodle joint and a lovely pool bar and grill — head here to watch Manila’s breathtaking sunsets.