Two Hotels In The Philippines Are Named Among The Best In The World
The travel magazine annually conducts the Readers’ Choice Awards for more than three decades where registered participants cast their votes for their top choices across several categories such as countries, cities, islands, resorts, spas, airports, cruises, resorts, and hotels.
A record 600,000 voters joined the 2019 survey, which revealed Conrad Manila and Edsa Shangri-La among the world’s top 50 best hotels. Respectively bagging the 45th and 46th place, these hotels are two of only seven Asia-based hotels to be featured in the coveted list.
The hotels included in this list are those that offered an unforgettable stay — great food, cloud-soft sheets, and extraordinary service, among other standards that made the voters hail them as one of the bests.
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is the very first Shangri-La hotel in the Philippines. The two white towers of this hotel are set in a tropical garden amid the shopping and residential Ortigas Centre district. It boasts of outstanding interiors — marble floors, wooden rails, Asian paintings, and floral arrangements. The Tower Wing rooms offer a breathtaking view of the cityscape while the Garden Wing offers either the cityscape or the hotel’s stunning gardens. The service is praised as excellent with multiple restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from Japanese to Cantonese to Italian.
John Rice, area vice president of operations for the Shangri-La Group in the Philippines, expressed their gratefulness and delight to be listed among the best hotels in the world. “We feel more inspired and driven to serve with the legendary warmth of the Shangri-La hospitality our guests have come to expect”.
Placed in the 45th spot, the Conrad Manila opened in 2016 with a visually striking architecture meant to bring to mind the cruise ships that fill the Manila Bay it overlooks. It offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Makati and is also just few minutes away from the airport. Conrad Manila prides itself on having easy access to a variety of shopping, dining, recreation, and local attractions.
The hotel has 347 stylish rooms, six restaurants, a 24-hour fitness centre, a luxury spa, and an infinity pool. Its eye-catching design has also been recognised with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award for breaking new ground in sustainable design, featuring smart room lighting that changes to suit the time of day.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards is the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Now in its 32nd year, the annual survey is known to acknowledge “the best of the best in travel” across the world.