The Peninsula Manila

An elegant luxury hotel in bustling Manila
The only recognizable landmark of the central business district of Makati City in Manila from more than 40 years ago is The Peninsula Manila, a grand, elegant luxury spot. The two-tower hotel has the same distinguished air as the day it opened, from the cascading waterfall at the entrance of the building to the lobby’s four-story ceilings, which bathe the tufted chairs and iconic sunburst sculpture with natural light.

As you stroll past the potted palm trees in the lobby and up the curved marble staircases to your room, the iconic Old Manila restaurant or the tranquil spa, you’ll likely see why The Peninsula is known as “the jewel in the capital’s crown.”
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Despite a daily influx of busy business travelers, the hotel is also a favorite for traveling foodies thanks to top restaurants Spices and Old Manila.
  • Contemporary elegant design aside, what truly makes a stay at The Peninsula Manila memorable is the service — from airport pick-ups in the hotel’s fleet of BMW 7 Series vehicles to 24-hour room service and personalized amenities.
  • The spa is one of the highlights of The Peninsula Manila. The large treatment rooms boast a minimalistic aesthetic with bamboo-and-wood-paneled accent walls that transport you out of bustling Manila and into one of the Philippines’ breathtaking islands or verdant countryside.
  • Nestled in the middle of of the luxury hotel's lush, tropical gardens is the pool, a blissful oasis despite its location in the middle of the capital's busiest district.
  • The hotel’s location in the heart of Maktai’s financial district has made it a favorite meeting place for international and Filipino businessmen and women, as well as leisure-seekers. 
Things to Know
  • In addition to two specialty restaurants, the heritage hotel also has an internationally influenced buffet, Escolta, a 24-hour lobby café and an art deco-inspired lounge and bar for late-night sips and samplings.
  • The most popular treatments at the spa are the Hilot massage and the Hilot with Ventosa massage, both of which use age-old Filipino massage practices to aid in relieving and reducing stress and tension.
  • With cozy loungers and a collection of dining tables, you can enjoy a cocktail, tea or even a meal poolside.
The Rooms
  • The sleek wood furniture and subdued neutral color palette give way to the bright pops of color in the statement artworks that adorn the walls. Be on the lookout for these unique pieces that highlight vibrant Filipino textiles, ethnic patterns and local scenery. 
  • Not completely void of Filipino character, most of the artwork in the rooms and the handmade capiz shell lamps add a tie to the proud local community.
  • Among the eight room types, there is one Peninsula Suite, which encompasses more than 3,000 square feet and features a full living room, grand piano, a crystal chandelier, a marble-paved entryway, opulent silk upholstered furniture and incredible 180-degree views of the city below.
  • The Grand Deluxe Rooms and Premier Suites are guest favorites for the stunning views of the city or gardens and the classic amenities provided in each (like flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, complimentary turndown service and marble bathrooms).
The Restaurants
  • For foodies, a must-visit is the restaurant Spices, located in the Makati Tower. The menu is a flavorful blend of Southeast Asian and Indian and you’ll find dishes inspired by the entire continent, from Thai tom kha gai soup to Indian palak paneer (green curry).
  • The dining room of Spices is just as beautiful as the menu, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the tranquil pool and Indian- and Thai-made table runners and simple tropical centerpieces.
  • Just as notable is Old Manila, located in the hotel’s Ayala Tower. Crisp white linens adorn the table stunning black and white photographs from eminent Filipino-Spanish photographer Francisco Guerrero decorate the walls. 
  • The menu, like the atmosphere, is very elegant, with dishes like grilled Asian seabass and ahi tuna tartare. 
24-hour room service
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
MNL (12-22 min)  
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