Located in the heart of Manila’s business and commercial district, Makati Shangri-La is a luxury hotel moments from the capital’s best shops, bars, and restaurants. The hotel’s 699 rooms have a classic feel, with wood-paneled walls, an alcove ceiling, and a muted color palette. Soothing touches like a Zen waterfall on every floor creates a feeling of serenity that’s hard to come by in the bustling area surrounding the hotel. Leisure amenities include a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and tennis courts. There is no business center, but broadband Internet access and a fax machine is available in every room. The highlight of the hotel is its restaurants, which are popular even with the locals. Of note is the dim sum and Cantonese fine dining at Shang Palace, and Sunday brunch at Circles’ extensive international buffet. Fine dining Japanese and two sophisticated lounges round out the dining scene. Shangri-La Manila is a 30-minute drive from the Manila International Airport.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: Based in the heart of Manila's shopping and business district, Makati, the Shangri-La offers guests a real taste of downtown Manila, with its exuberant nightlife, shopping and entertainment.
History: Part of Ayala Avenue, where the hotel is located, was once a runway for the Nielson Airport, until the airport was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Nowadays, the road is known as the Wall Street of the Philippines.
Service: The hotel provides guests with a range of fabulous services, from 24-hour room service, to butler service in specialty suites, to complimentary shoe shine services.
- Manila, Philippines
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Family Room
- Fitness Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Shuttle Service
- Smoking Area
- Steam Room
The hotel comprises 696 luxurious guest rooms, all designed to the highest standards, with chic, contemporary designs throughout. For those guests seeking a little extra exclusivity, there are the prestigious Horizon Club suites, accompanied by exclusive privileges.
The hotel’s Deluxe Room provides up to 473-square-feet of space, providing guests with picturesque views of Makati and Ayala Avenues and the Glorietta Commercial Center. The interior consists of a comfortable bed topped with 300-count cotton linens, to an expansive bathroom, and a full-size writing desk. Modern touches include complimentary in-room WiFi, an LCD TV, an IDD telephone with voicemail, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The hotel’s Executive Room provides up to 603-square-feet of space, providing guests with panoramic views of the Financial District. The interior consists of a comfortable bed topped with 300-count cotton linens, to an expansive bathroom with a separate bathtub, and a full-size writing desk. Modern touches include complimentary in-room WiFi, an LCD TV, an IDD telephone with voicemail, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The hotel’s Superior Rooms provide 430-square-feet of spacious comforts, offering an array of luxurious amenities, from a comfortable bed topped with 300-count cotton linens, to an expansive bathroom, and a full-size writing desk. Modern touches include complimentary in-room WiFi, an LCD TV, an IDD telephone with voicemail, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The rooms provide expansive views of the financial district.
A huge selection of health, leisure and activities await guests arriving at the Shangri-La, Manila. With the hotel’s truly elegant and luxurious spa, featuring an enticing array of treatments for body and mind, guests may also wish to indulge in the various aqua facilities in the hotel, with a choice of sauna, steam room, whirlpool, jacuzzi, as well as a main outdoor swimming pool.
Fitness-conscious guests will enjoy the hotel’s well-equipped gym, featuring state-of-the-art cardio equipment, as well as weight training machines and free weights. The gym is open 24 hours a day for guests’ convenience. Personal trainers are on-hand for those who require one-on-one attention. Tennis enthusiasts will enjoy using the hotel’s well-appointed tennis courts.
Meetings and Events
Being located as it is in the heart of Manila’s Financial District, the Shangri-La, Manila, has gone to great lengths to ensure its business travelers are always satisfied with its business and meeting-related provisions. It features the largest ballroom in the area, making it ideal for elaborate events, while all of its conference and function rooms offer the best in conference and meeting equipment.
The hotel’s stunning outdoor is an ideal place for guests to relax and let their worries evaporate with the pool water. Guests can sit back in one of the many plush sun loungers that surround the pool for ultimate comfort.
This oasis in the heart of the city invites guests to experience the ancient art of Hilot, or Filipino healing. The spa features a long list of treatments that incorporate Hilot, which is meant to relax the mind, body, and spirit.
With four dining restaurants plus, plus four lounges and cafes, guests can truly enjoy the culinary delights of the Shangri-La with a host of different cuisines and settings to delight and inspire the palate. The hotels serves up everything from Chinese, to Japanese, as well as international favourites, the freshest cuts of steak, plus two patisseries where guests may truly indulge.
Circles Event Cafe
This is where delicious dining and entertainment meet. Circles Event Cafe’s open-theatre kitchens are engaging, with chefs cooking up everything from cold appetizers to succulent seafood, and cuisines ranging from the West to the East.
This trendy venue is a place to see and be seen, with live entertainment, a dance floor, al fresco dining, and a tempting list of cocktails.
Inagiku serves up fine Japanese dining in a modern, elegant setting. The restaurant offers a sushi bar, a teppanyaki counter, as well as private tatami rooms.
This elegant lounge is an ideal lunch or coffee spot, where patrons are serenaded by a grand piano or even a 14-piece orchestra in the afternoons, amidst lovely views of lush gardens and cascading waterfalls on the hotel’s grounds.
Drink and dine poolside at the Shangri-La’s relaxed pool bar, featuring casual dining and delectably fresh drinks.
This sophisticated, yet unpretentious, all-day dining restaurant, serves up an exciting variety of meats, vegetables, seafoods, and more. A list of premium wines has been hand-selected to accompany each dish.
The Shangri-La’s famous Shang Palace serves up world-renowned Cantonese cuisine in a stylish, elegant atmosphere. Those looking for a more intimate dining experience will enjoy the 11 private dining rooms available here.
This bakery is home to some of the most tastiest creations around, from cakes, to pastries, to fresh breads, and chocolates.
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