- The Peninsula Manila, known affectionately as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown”, is Manila’s award winning, landmark luxury hotel with a rich history and has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication for over four decades.
- In 2019, The Peninsula Manila was named a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the only hotel in the central business districts to receive the coveted ranking in the publisher’s announcement of the world’s finest luxury hotels.
- Its plum location in the middle of Makati puts all of the city’s premier shopping and entertainment destinations within walking distance.
- The hotel boasts of an outdoor swimming pool, 8 dining options, and a world class spa. The hotel’s decor is old world opulence with 469 elegant rooms and suites spread out over its two towers.
- 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.
- The hotel is also a favorite for traveling foodies thanks to top restaurants Spices and Old Manila.
- The Peninsula Manila’s iconic experiential program, The Peninsula Academy, has thoughtfully curated bespoke tours and immersive enriching cultural experiences designed to delight and educate guests of all ages.
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- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
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This Peninsula Academy brings to life the drama of the last stand of the combined Filipino and American defenders against the invading Japanese forces in World War II. Your journey begins when you take off from The Peninsula Manila’s helipad on a BELL-407 helicopter and take to the skies and cross Manila Bay to the rocky island fortress of Corregidor where a guide will take you on a private tour of the island onboard a 1940s tranvia (tram) and relive the history of major sites, their strategic importance and legacy.
Later in the morning, a Peninsula page will offer Champagne and canapés before the helicopter flies along the spectacular Cavite – Batangas coastline before descending into Taal lake and hovering over Taal volcano, one of the most geologically active environments in the Philippines. Then the coconut plantations ringing Taal lake open to reveal the hillside town of Tagaytay where the helicopter will land near Antonio’s restaurant for a garden lunch at one of Asia’s best restaurants. This is the perfect finish to the The “Spirit of Corregidor” tour before returning to The Peninsula Manila with enough memories to last a lifetime.
The Philippines has a century-old tradition of hand embroidery. From the colourful cross-stitch patterns favoured by indigenous peoples of the lowlands, to the intricate callado filigree work where yarn is painstakingly pulled off from the cloth, it is considered to be one of the finest in embroidery in the world. The Peninsula Manila invites guests to the exclusive atelier of Lenora Cabili the designer of FILIP + INNA – a private clothing line of contemporary women’s wear inspired by the traditional weaving, embroidery, beading and patterns of the Philippine islands.
Spend an afternoon at the atelier of FILIP + INNA designer Lenora Cabili and discover how each piece she designs is handmade, or gawa sa kamay and why it’s her mission to revive and preserve the ancient traditions of the Philippines that are in danger of becoming lost. Over coffee, tea or Champagne and canapés served by a Peninsula Page, guests will enjoy a salon show featuring selected pieces from her latest collection which they may also purchase or have custom-fitted.
As early as 600 years ago, for the entire Asian world, the Pearl Road led to the Philippines. Indeed, accounts about pearls as trade items go back 2,000 years, about as long as Chinese traders have been sailing down the Pearl Road to this archipelago in search of this precious gem. The Peninsula Academy Perlas: Appreciating the Philippine South Sea Pearl program will take guests on a one-day air and sea safari through one of the world’s greatest, largest and most prolific harvesting grounds yielding a natural treasure of the Philippines: the golden Philippine South Sea Pearl of extraordinary size and beauty.
This Peninsula Academy brings to life nearly 400 years of Philippine history in a breezy three hours with some of Manila’s most accomplished, educated and interesting historians as your private tour guide. The tour starts in Fort Santiago, retracing the steps of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal and in the process, providing a backdrop for a sometimes biting, oftentimes humourous but always incisively intelligent commentary on the Philippine psyche. The tour ends with either lunch or dinner at a 1930s Art Deco mansion.
This Peninsula Academy relives the lifestyle, customs and traditions of a wealthy Filipino home during the Spanish colonial period. Your journey starts in Villa Tortuga, a restored 19th-century bahay na bato (stone house) whose owner will host you to a typical provincial lunch and then take you to visit the centuries-old Basilica of St Martin de Tours before finishing with merienda (Philippine afternoon tea) at Casa Villavicencio.
With a new dawn rising for Philippine contemporary art, The Peninsula Academy will arrange for curious minds or art enthusiasts like yourself to go on a private guided tour of Pinto Gallery, the Silangan Gardens and Pinto Art Museum. To make it a unique and lively experience, your tour starts at Pinto Gallery with refreshments served at Silangan Gardens.
From there, your guide will take you to the capilla (chapel) with its antique santos (saints) and then on a short walk down the hillside compound to the museum. The “Art in the Hills” tour comes to a close with a chilled glass of Deutz Peninsula Champagne in hand, as well as a greater appreciation for contemporary Philippine art.
This programme will take you to a pretty and peaceful gated residential compound that houses the galleries and atelier of three Manila style setters – Albert Avellana (art), Eric Paras (interior design) and Jesus “Jojie” Lloren (fashion) – where you will be able to meet them in person and over lunch discuss trends and even buy or commission artworks, limited-edition furniture and couture designs.
This Peninsula Academy Programme is a wonderful introduction for budding artists to work with paper and fabric painting techniques. By the end of a two-hour class, young artists will have painted on a taka (papier-mâché molds shaped like people, horses and the Philippine water buffalo or kalabaw), a T-shirt or a canvas bag. They make lovely gifts of arts and crafts from the Philippines, made even more special by one’s labour of love.
Junior guests of The Peninsula Manila eager to learn the ABCs of easy-to-make Filipino desserts can join the class and learn how to make halo-halo which is a compound Tagalog (the Philippines’ national language) word for “mix-mix” because halo-halo means just that – to mix in a glass layers of cooked fruit, egg custard, pulses, shaved ice and ice-cream and eating it all with a spoon.
A combination of elegance and edge define the one-of-a-kind jewellery of Wynn Wynn Ong. If you want a departure from the norm and enjoy the experience of finding, owning and wearing new jewellery that is ultra-exclusive, this Peninsula Academy programme is tailor-made for you. Born in Burma and raised in Vienna and Manila, it was her privileged upbringing and travels from the age of two that formed her distinct sense of aesthetics. She originally started designing jewellery because she found none that she wanted to wear. Now her work is celebrated for its attention to detail and its craftsmanship.
A three-hour visit to her private studio will have you admire and appreciate the level of detail and personalisation that she demands of her craftsmen, a process that larger companies have forgotten in seeking shorter turnarounds and faster deliveries. Over coffee, tea or Champagne and canapés served by a Peninsula page, you may also purchase pieces or commission bespoke pieces for special occasions.
Spend a delightful couple of hours with Apol Lejano Massebieau and learn the delightful craft of plush toy making. Children from ages 5 to 12 are given blank plush toys in the shape of The Peninsula’s Peter Bear, sunburst, jeepney and many more designs made of white cotton. They will also be given colored pens, glue and fabric shapes. They draw on the plush toys. They doodle and color on them. They can stick on fabric, sprinkle glitter, paste stickers, to make a decoupage. Over a Peninsula children’s afternoon tea served by a Peninsula page, they will learn the thrill of becoming the proud creator and designer of their very own wonderful, unique plushie.
Located in the center of Makati City, The Peninsula Manila is a landmark hotel that has set the benchmark for luxury and sophistication for over four decades. Known affectionately as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown” for its legendary presence in the heart of the Philippines’ primary business district, it is a luxurious haven of comfort, of quality service and of fine cuisine, and is as much a favorite with discerning locals as it is with visitors from overseas. There are few hotels in the capital with such a rich and colorful history, where a long list of VIPs have stepped into its imposing, classic lobby—an architectural gem that best exemplifies the city’s glamorous side. Along with extraordinary service, the hotel features elegant public areas that complement its 469 understated guest rooms infused with “Timeless Filipino” elements like capiz shell, crushed coconut panels and native woods.
Old Manila offers a contemporary market cuisine menu. The Lobby serves international cuisine and local deserts. Spices features Southeast Asian cuisine surrounded by lush tropical gardens, visible through floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy a cocktail at Salon de Ning, reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai. Swim in the outdoor pool surrounded by swaying palm trees and gardens. The Peninsula Spa offers treatments inspired by Asian, Ayurvedic, and European methods. The Philippine Signature Massage uses heated banana leaves, coconut oil, and lemongrass essential oil. Receive an insider introduction to Manila at The Peninsula Academy with curated programs. Spend an afternoon with an atelier who uses traditional hand embroidery techniques. Meet with Manila style setters and discover their couture designs, limited-edition furnishings, and artwork.
The Peninsula Manila rooms and suites are styled with timeless and elegant Filipino elements where guests can relax in an oasis of luxurious natural materials and fabrics with superlative city views. The hotel consists of two towers. The Ayala Tower has 237 elegantly appointed rooms and 12 suites. The Makati Tower has 187 rooms and 33 suites, including the 3,966 sq ft (280 sq m) Peninsula Suite.
The city-view Superior Rooms are elegantly appointed with calming neutral tones, sleek dark wood furnishings and plush upholstery. Bright and airy, these non-smoking rooms are bathed in natural sunlight during the day while subtle lighting creates a relaxing retreat in the evenings. The rooms are replete with The Peninsula’s high-tech amenities including flat-screen TVs, executive desk with high-speed Internet connectivity and fingertip room controls. The sumptuous marble bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub for maximum comfort.
The spacious Deluxe Rooms are a perfect haven for business travelers or small families with the choice of one king or two twin bed configuration. Large picture windows offer stunning city views and make these non-smoking rooms spacious and bright, while subtle tones and mood lighting create a relaxing contrast to the excitement of the city outside. Lights, temperature and even the flat-screen TV can be operated with the bedside fingertip controls. The finest linens, softest pillows and plush bolsters make this room a perfect oasis of calm and tranquility, further enhanced by the legendary Peninsula service.
Grand Deluxe Room
The largest of The Peninsula Manila’s guestrooms, the Grand Deluxe rooms occupy corner locations with windows on two sides bathing the room in natural sunlight, adding to the generous sense of space. The subtle elegance of the décor uses traditional materials such as transparent shells for the light shades and a calming neutral palette that enhances the grand space. Delicately curved casegoods and desk make this non-smoking room an inviting and comfortable retreat in the heart of Makati.
Club Deluxe Room
Specifically designed with the business traveller in mind, the non-smoking Club Deluxe rooms offer guests a host of personalized Peninsula services and complimentary access to the Club Lounge facilities. The décor sets these rooms apart, with sleek wood furniture. Dedicated express check-in/check-out desks allow guests to maximize their time effectively. Club-level guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in the Club Lounge, book meeting rooms, use the dedicated computer stations discreetly situated in the Lounge or borrow laptop computers.
Premier Suites provide a memorable and special experience. With a spacious separate living area with long sofas and day beds swathed in light silks with burnt orange accents, guests can thouroughly relax in this comfortable environment complete with signature Peninsula touches. The non-smoking Suite parlour allows guests to entertain or conduct meetings whilst the separate bedroom remains a haven of relaxation and privacy. The master bedroom is a spacious oasis of luxury and tranquility with plush velvet furnishings and the finest linens trimmed with silk.
Executive Suites exemplify The Peninsula Manila’s attention to detail through luxurious appointments. With a choice of one- or two-bedroom configurations, these non-smoking suites offer guests the ultimate in elegant urban living. Suites can be connected to Grand Deluxe rooms to facilitate larger groups or families. A spacious living area with lush sofas and daybeds complements the separate master bedroom with its large walk-in closet and dressing area and an ample marble bathroom. Coupled with the legendary, 24-hour Peninsula service, the Executive Suites cater to every need.
Luxurious Deluxe Suites epitomize the opulence and luxury that is synonymous with The Peninsula. The living area is bathed in natural light from large picture windows on two sides while sophisticated furnishings and décor offer a calming ambience throughout. The dining area comfortably seats four for an exclusive dining experience while the master bedroom is elegantly appointed and the en-suite marble bathroom has its own dressing area with additional vanity. For the business traveler, this non-smoking suite offers an executive desk equipped with a host of the latest technological facilities.
The Peninsula Suite
The magnificent Peninsula Suite is palatial in its opulence and grandeur. Guests enter through a magnificent marble-floored foyer with a life-size contemporary art piece and sleek wood paneling. The lounge is bathed in light from the floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting the meticulous attention to detail through the silk rugs, opulent cream silk upholstery, classic and contemporary furnishings and majestic lighting. Lavish non-smoking bedrooms are swathed in silks and deep-pile carpets and have elegant marble bathrooms. A resident butler is on hand 24 hours a day to cater to every need, while a pantry allows discreet meal preparation by The Peninsula’s chefs or the guest’s own staff. Popular with celebrities and dignitaries, The Peninsula Suite is the pinnacle of luxury in the city.
Several bars and dining outlets surround the lobby: try pan-Asian fusion cuisine at Spices (nab a seat in the garden gazebo), an elaborate global buffet at Escolta (the top-notch breakfast is served here, too), fine European dining at Old Manila and creative cocktails at the Sino-chic Salon de Ning. Better yet, book the hotel’s ‘culinary journey’ and enjoy a different course in each of the restaurants. Whatever you eat, leave some room for the halo-halo (a Filipino shaved ice dessert) in the lobby lounge, it’s one of the best (and priciest) in town.
Feast from around the world at Escolta’s renowned international buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring live cooking stations, home-baked breads, fresh pastas, hand-rolled sushi, charcuterie, Chinese noodles, carving stations, artisanal ice creams plus a ‘farm-to-table’ concept that highlights fresh produce and favourite Filipino dishes.
With floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the pool and lush tropical gardens, Spices’ Balinese inspired décor transports diners to a Southeast Asian paradise. Spices presents the flavorful cuisines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. Headed by a Specialty Chef from India, Spices truly lives up to its name, serving exotic and authentic dishes.
The Lobby has been a favorite meeting place for foreign guests and local residents since the hotel opened in 1976, be it for corporate executives in a hurry or for friends on the lookout for a quiet spot and a steaming cup of coffee while exchanging the latest news. The much-beloved menu which includes the crowd favorite Pen Beef Burger and the award-winning Halo-halo Harana (a cooling tropical dessert made with shaved ice and tropical fruits topped with a scoop of purple yam ice cream) continue to hold a special place in guests’ must-eat list.
Accented in Art Deco-inspired geometric patterns in gray, cream and black, and complemented by large-scale photographs by Filipino-Spanish photographer Francisco Guerrero, the contemporary interiors are the perfect foil to the unmatched award-winning contemporary market cuisine menu and extensive wine selection of The Peninsula Manila’s 41-year-old signature restaurant.The restaurant is honored by earning a 2017 Wine Spectator Award for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world.
Salon de Ning
Enter the glamorous and sophisticated world of fanciful socialite Madame Ning in a nightclub reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai. Amidst Art Deco objets d’art, indulge in a bottle of Salon de Ning Rosé Champagne, the signature ‘Ning Sling’ or other uniquely created cocktails. For more intimate gatherings, disappear into one of the four impressive themed private rooms. Choose from the Boxing Room – a tribute to the legendary Joe Louis, a boudoir dedicated to shoes, a silver-strewn Zeppelin-themed room or the mysterious Oriental-inspired alcove.
Wind down at The Bar with an ice-cold beer or a tipple of your choice after a busy day. Leather chairs and checkered floors create a cosy living room feel. The ambience is reminiscent of the dimly lit bars of La Antigua Habana in Cuba. Savor a malt whisky or a glass of wine and enjoy the conviviality of the bar or sink into a sofa for quiet conversation or a business meeting. Open from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am daily, The Bar is also the hotel’s designated smoking area.
The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Boutique has, over the years, set the bar for Manila’s finest baked and delicatessen goods. It offers a wide range of freshly baked breads, sumptuous cakes and pastries and sandwiches that are too good to resist. The Boutique also doubles as a gift and flower shop, with items including Peninsula teas and souvenirs or bring a piece of the hotel home with a bottle of Peninsula wine and signature hand-made chocolates.
The Peninsula Manila prides itself in offering more than just bedrooms to its guests, but also providing maximum comfort and all the necessities to make one feel at home, particularly when it comes to food. In-Room dining staff are on hand 24 hours a day to deliver dishes from an endless menu featuring everything from international favourites to local specialities.
The Pool Bar
Surrounded by a lush tropical landscaped garden, the pool at The Peninsula Manila is truly an oasis tucked away in the urban jungle of Makati. Basking in the afternoon sun by the pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand and favorite snacks nearby is the best way to enjoy a vacation or stay-cation in this bustling metropolitan city. The Pool Snack Bar features light bites inspired by cuisine from around the world served to sun loungers or in the cool shade of the canopied area.
Facilities include a garden-clad swimming pool, the Peninsula Spa with Philippine, Japanese and Swedish treatments, and an adequately sized fitness centre where guests can attend daily yoga and Pilates classes.
The Peninsula Spa
Looking out onto the glistening azure outdoor pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, The Peninsula Spa provides a serene and modern environment for guests to revitalize and unwind. Mind, body and soul are taken care of to the highest standards from award-winning treatments inspired by Oriental, Ayurvedic and European methods to state-of-the-art training equipment at the Fitness Centre.
Shaded by towering palm trees and lush tropical gardens, it is hard to believe this breathtaking oasis sits in the heart of Makati City. Swim laps in the 22-meter pool or simply sit back, relax, order a refreshing drink and light snack from the extensive international menu at The Pool Bar and soak up the sun on one of the plush loungers.
Staying healthy and in tip-top shape is easy at The Peninsula Manila. The Fitness Centre offers a wide range of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment with individual video monitors, as well as a full range of free weight-training dumbells by world-renowned lifestyle brand Life Fitness. Maximize workouts and take advantage of the Fitness Centre’s team of in-house personal trainers, available on request, who will create customized programs to meet specific requirements and goals.
The Peninsula Academy, For Love of Softies: Plush Toy-making Class for Young People programme begins at The Lobby where junior guests will be escorted by a member of the Concierge team to the hotel function room where their instructor will be waiting to greet them