Category: Philippines

The Peninsula Manila re-opens

The Peninsula Manila, which was the scene of a dramatic siege last week, has re-opened.   In a statement on their website, they simply write: The Peninsula Manila is now open and fully operational, and The Peninsula’s management and staff look forward to welcoming guests and patrons once again. Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez is […]

Siege drama at The Peninsula Manila

Siege drama at The Peninsula Manila

There have been dramatic scenes at The Peninsula Manila today, situated in the Makati financial district.   The hotel was stormed by rebel members of the Philippines military who had broken out of court where they were on trial for a mutiny in 2003. Armed guards have been posted on stairways from the hotel’s  lobby, […]

Banyan Tree heads for Dinaran Island in the Philippines

Banyan Tree heads for Dinaran Island in the Philippines

Banyan Tree‘s first foray into the Philippines will come about through a joint venture with Mr Salvador B Zamora II, a prominent businessman in the mining and real estate industries. Together they will develop and operate two luxury resorts on Dinaran Island. Completion of  the projects  is slated  for 2010, at a  combined cost of […]

Manila's Shangri-La Spa Academy

Manila’s Shangri-La Spa Academy

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its first dedicated spa training centre – the Shangri-La Spa Academy – in Manila, Philippines. The Spa Academy will train therapists to meet the demands of the rapid expansion of CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La – Shangri-La’s signature spa brand. Five CHI spas have so far opened: in Bangkok, […]

Wow Philippines!

Escape for 5 minutes into the world of the Philippines… this is a beautifully-done video.

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

Revitalise at The Heritage Hotel Manila

Revitalise at The Heritage Hotel Manila

Revitalise at The Heritage Hotel Manila deluxe five-star hotel, conveniently located at the crossroads of Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares, Roxas Boulevard and Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue.   Relax and enjoy the hotel’s range of facilities at US$99 per night in a Superior Room, including breakfast for two, 15% discount at Restaurant Riviera, 10% discount at […]

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

Boracay Island in the Philippines could be welcoming  more luxury hotels to its shores before long. Representatives of both Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons are said to have been looking for a site, according to Samie Lim who is Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The island is already seeing the construction of a Shangri-La […]