Manila Hotel, the Oldest Hotel

Manila Hotel
Manila Hotel, 1945

As a premium hotel in the Philippines that is. I’m sure there are at least a few small hotels before the Manila Hotel was built in 1909. This hotel officially opened in 1912.

The hotel was part of the urbanization program conducted by the then US government after taking over the Spanish in 1900. President William McKinley assigned William Howard Taft to lead the project. Daniel Hudson Burnham was tasked to design the proposed hotel.

Manila Hotel Tidbits:
1. The Beatles stayed in Manila Hotel when it visited Manila in 1966.
2. It has 500 rooms.
3. Called by the New York Times as a “Hotel with a History”.
4. Imelda Marcos celebrated her 70th birthday at the Manila Hotel in 1999.
5. It used to be the home of General Douglas MacArthur from 1935 to 1941

Common features in each room:
A newly redesigned bathroom with Italian marble and a separate walk-in rain shower room
WATER PROOF LCD TV in the bathroom
Tempered glass shower partition
Kenneth & Mock sound-proof window panels
Largest LCD TV in the Philippine hotel industry
New wall paper
New carpet
Senso memory foam mattress
New linens
L’Occitane bathroom amenities
Newly upholstered furniture
Mp3 dockable clocks
New RFID Ving Card door lock system
Mini bar
Electronic Lighting System
Free wi-fi connection
Hair dryer
Paintings from renowned artists
Safety vault

Contact Information:
One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines

Telephone number:
(632) 5270011

Location map of Manila Hotel

3 thoughts on “Manila Hotel, the Oldest Hotel

  1. THANK YOU! I didn’t want to have to dish out 120 per night but I don’t know of too many hotels in huge ctieis that charge less. I may have to look into this place. I’m not one for hostels. I don’t like sharing the bathroom and showers. I like my privacy, especially when I’m on vacation but since you mentioned for a little more I can get a more private set up I may have to look into it. Thanks so much! : )

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