The Peninsula Manila

An elegant luxury hotel in bustling Manila
The only recognizable landmark of the Makati district in Manila from 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 jungles.
  • Nestled between the two towers of the luxury hotel and the lush, tropical gardens is the pool, a blissful oasis despite its location in the middle of Manila’s busiest district.
  • The hotel’s location in the heart of Manila’s financial district has made it a favorite meeting place for international and Filipino businessmen and women.
Things to Know
  • In addition to two specialty restaurants, the Manila hotel also has an internationally influenced buffet, Escolta, a 24-hour lobby café and a full salon 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 room’s accents — from the three-paneled wood carvings above the bed to the bright red pillows and the matched statement artwork.
  • Not completely void of Filipino character, most of the artwork in the rooms and the handmade seashell lamps add a tie to the proud local community.
  • Among the 10 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 tapestry-painted entryway, opulent silk upholstered furniture and incredible 180-degree views of the city below.
  • The Superior Rooms and Superior Garden Rooms 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 turn-down service and marble bathrooms).
The Restaurants
  • For foodies, a must-visit is the restaurant Spices, located in the Makati Tower. The menu is contemporary Asian and you’ll find dishes inspired by the entire continent, from Thai tom yum goong soup to Vietnamese rauo exo (stir-fried vegetables).
  • 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 while local Filipino artwork decorates the walls.
  • The menu, like the atmosphere, is very elegant, with dishes like pan-seared foie gras, braised duck ravioli and wagyu beef consommé.
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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