The Rizal Park Hotel Has Reopened and It Is Gorgeous
Take a stroll down Manila's memory lane.
(SPOT.ph) In spite of the terrible marketing gimmick involved in its launch on July 26, it's worth celebrating: the four-year restoration of Rizal Park Hotel has finally been completed. The hotel was once the location of the Army and Navy Club, a bustling social hub for Americans during the early 1900s. But it fell into disrepair after the war. Now, with its historic charm but modernized amenities, Rizal Park Hotel is a welcome addition to Manila’s historic landscape.
Not to be mistaken for the restored Luneta Hotel, Rizal Park Hotel's white facade will immediately take you back in time. They even kept the iron fence and the golden statues that have stood there for years. You’ll then be welcomed by grandeur and splendor when you walk into the lobby.
They have a lot of room options for guests, from the Standard Room all the way up to the Army Navy Club Suite, all of which have been updated with brightly painted interiors and elegant furnishings. While the first phase of their restoration plan has been completed, the second phase—which includes an infinity pool—is still in the works. They also have plans to build either a third building or a fisherman's wharf dining area and a fish sanctuary.