The Peninsula Manila
Jewel in the Capital’s Crown
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Located in the center of Makati City, The Peninsula Manila 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, quality service and fine cuisine, and is as much a favorite with discerning locals as it is with visitors from overseas. For the second year, The Peninsula Manila is awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating – the only hotel in the principal central business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City to receive the coveted ranking in the publisher’s annual announcement of the world’s finest luxury hotels.
Restaurants & Bars
Old Manila - Offers a unique dining experience with its exciting contemporary market cuisine and stunning artwork by contemporary Filipino artists.
Escolta - Feast from around the world at Escolta's renowned international buffets at 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 popular Filipino dishes.
Spices - 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.
The Gallery Club Lounge - A relaxing space that provides live musical entertainment and refreshments and nibbles, including a breakfast, The Peninsula Afternoon Tea, and an open bar with a curated selection of spirits and sommelier-selected wines.
The Peninsula Boutique - Offers a wide range of freshly baked breads, sumptuous cakes and pastries and sandwiches that are too good to resist.
The Bar - 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.
The Pool Snack Bar - Features light bites inspired by global flavors served alongside sun loungers or by the cool shade of the canopied area.
The Lobby - Served in the heart of the hotel, The Lobby, the traditional Peninsula Afternoon Tea has become a local favorite and a beloved attraction for visitors since the hotel opened. The much-beloved menu which includes beef short ribs kare-kare (beef short ribs stew slow-cooked in peanut and vegetable) 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) continues to hold a special place on guests' must-eat list.