10 Gorgeous Luxury Suites Around Manila
(SPOT.ph) With most of our waking hours spent at work, we tend to forget what we’re actually toiling for—aside from bills, rent, and other adult things, of course. As they say, we’re supposed to work to live and not the other way around, and what better way to do this than splurge a bit of our bonuses on luxurious accommodations. Because, hey, you deserve it!
We round up suites in Metro Manila that'll make you feel like the most important person on the planet through their elegant wood-paneled floors, amazing views from floor-to-ceiling windows, and bathrooms that may well be as big as your apartment.
The Mansion at Maxims
Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Rates start at P254,000++
If you want to feel like royalty, then Maxims's The Mansion is definitely the way to go. The 652-square meter suite has two furnished bedrooms, a walk-in closet, a grand living room, a long table, and its own bar and pantry. You also have two bathrooms with Bulgari toiletries, one powder room, a massage area, and your very own media room where you can play poker or mah jong, watch a movie using the state-of-the-art entertainment system, or just lounge around with a cigar and some wine. Did we mention that it has its own pool with cabanas?
Peninsula Suite at The Peninsula Manila
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P180,000++
Available only by phone reservation, the Peninsula Suite's magnificence starts at the entrance with a marble-floored foyer and hand-painted murals. Silk rugs, carpets, and cream-colored silk upholstery complete its classic look. There's a resident butler at your beck and call 24/7 if you need someone to draw you a bath or prepare you a sandwich from your own pantry.
Presidential Suite at Diamond Hotel
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila
Rates start at P140,000++
Diamond Hotel's executive floors are located from the 24th to the 26th levels and are available only to Diamond Club guests. Aside from the well-appointed rooms and suites, it has two Presidential Suites that both have a floor area of 210 square meters. Each has its own dining area, a living room, a master bedroom, and bath tubs with a great view of Manila Bay. You can choose between the 25th floor suite with fitness equipment and the 26th floor suite with a private study.
Presidential Suite at Marriott Hotel Manila
No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Rates start at P40,000++
The one-bedroom presidential suite may just be 180 square meters but it has everything you need for a business trip. There's a long table that seats eight, which you can use for emergency meetings, and a desk with an ergonomic chair if you're just too much of a workaholic. For winding down after a long day of conference calls, there's a bathtub that overlooks the greenery of the Villamor Golf Club.
Presidential Suite at Raffles Makati
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Rates start at P53,000++
All accommodations at Raffles Makati are suites: Junior Suite, Executive Suite, and the Presidential Suite. The most luxurious among the three is, of course, the Presidential as it features three bedrooms, a large working desk, a fully equipped kitchen, marble bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub, and your very own butler service. Checking in at Raffles also gives you access to afternoon tea and evening canapés and cocktails at the Writers Bar.
Premiere Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Rates start at P19,700++
A chic chandelier hangs in the center of the 96-square meter Premier Suite of Shangri-La at the Fort. This is just one of the room's many elegant details. You may have to eventually blame the 300-threadcount linen and feather duvet if you oversleep, especially after a night of enjoying your pillow of choice from the pillow menu. (Yes, there's a pillow menu!)
Grand Suite at Solaire
1 Aseana Avenue, Parañaque City
Rates start at P66,000++
In 165 square meters, the Grand Suite redefines grandeur with one king-size bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, an entertainment area with theater system, two flat LCD screens, a private bar, and a walk-in closet. If you're particular about toiletries, you'll be happy to know they provide the essentials from L'Occitane. There's a private room with an eight-seater table for your board meetings as well as an executive desk. Fair warning: It won't be easy to get on work mode when you have a stunning view of the bay.
Diplomatic Suite at Conrad Manila
Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City
Rates start at P15,000++
A staycation at Conrad Manila provides lavish comfort with a view and access to the high-end retail complex S Maison. Each "Intelligent Room" is equipped with keycard access and a motion sensor, which means that everything—from air-conditioning temperature to movement of curtains—is automatic. One of the best places to enjoy the stunning Manila Bay sunset is from the corner one-bedroom Diplomatic Suite. It may be small but the design effectively uses the space for a separate shower and bath, a vanity room, and a bathtub. You also have your own espresso machine in case you need to nurse a hangover from partying at nearby hotspots.
The Imperial Residence at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Rates start at P300,000++
Sofitel Philippine Plaza launched its luxurious collection of suites, The Imperial Residence, in 2012. You can book the whole place, along with its four Luxury Club Millésime Rooms and the Imperial Suite, and turn each of the units into your own gym, spa, or office—depending on what you like, basically. The suite has the largest outdoor living area that offers front-row seats to the spectacular view of Manila Bay. Roundtrip limousine transfers with champagne, Hermès bath amenities, a private library of international magazines, a fully equipped kitchen with a private chef, and direct access to a helipad all come with the package. How's that for indulgence?
Presidential Villa at Crown Towers Manila
City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue corner Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City
Rates start at P198,000++
One floor just isn't enough to contain the five-star service of Crown Towers; they've allotted two floors for the Presidential Villa. And, yes, it has its own elevator. The 548-square meter area consists of three bedrooms (each with its own bathtub), a spa table, a small kitchen, an outdoor tub, and a patio where refreshments are served. There's an automatic toilet inside the master bathroom, so you can do your "business" with ease. All guests at Crown Towers can not only use the hotel's own pool but also take advantage of those at Hyatt and Nobu just next door.