Manila

Hotels in Manila

The capital's Manila Hotel, with its embroidered linens, ornately carved teak beds, original brass chandeliers, and black-and-white floor tiles, reflects the antithesis of the sleek design aesthetic that pervades much of Southeast Asia.

This pair of 11-story towers in Makati, Manila's financial hub, was originally built in 1976 to impress delegates attending the IMF world conference and underwent a major overhaul in 2008.

Curvilinear, blonde-wood paneling envelopes the 696 guestrooms at this prestigious property, just 20 minutes from the international airport. With generous views of the pulsing financial district, the hotel contains a range of meeting spots for power-player guests.