MANILA,Philippines—The Philippines is getting its fair share of classy and famous hotel brands, as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of thefive-star Fairmont Makati along Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, next Monday, December 3.
The 30-story Fairmont Makati offers 280 deluxe rooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold, the hotel’s exclusive hotel within a hotel. It also houses Raffles Makati, a 32-room, all-suite hotel; and Raffles Residences, with 237 one- to four-bedroom residences for both short- and long-term stays. Raffles is a sister brand under the parent company Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.
The hotel has made use of local materials such as coco-twig white resin, crushed mahogany seeds (embedded in the walls) and abaca laminated glass. A focal point of each guestroom is the floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the central business district.
The luxury hotel, which is now accepting reservations for stays starting December 4, has seven restaurants and lounges including Long Bar, inspired by the famous Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore and which will also serve the renowned Singapore Sling.
The hotel is offering an introductory “Seeing Is Believing” package from December 4 to March 31, 2013, which will allow guests to stay for three nights but pay for only two nights. Rates start from $239 (P9,800) per night, excluding taxes.
Inquiries can be made at +632-5559888 or email@example.com.
7,486 additional rooms in Manila
The Philippines faces a rosy outlook in terms of hotel construction, unseen a few years ago. STR Global, which tracks down hotel development in the pipeline,notes in its report update for October 2012, that in the Asia-Pacific region, Manila, next to New Delhi, India, registered the highest expected hotel-room growth at 34.8-percent, or the equivalent of 7,486 new rooms in the pipeline. These rooms include those in construction, final planning, and planning stages.
New Delhi reported the largest expected room growth (+42.1 percent)—that is, if all the rooms in the total active pipeline were to open (11,056 rooms). Aside from Manila, the other markets that reported more than 20-percent expected room growth were Bali, Indonesia (+24.3 percent with 8,595 rooms); Mumbai, India(+22.5 percent with 4,456 rooms); and Jakarta, Indonesia (+21.4 percent with 6,702 rooms).