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
Senso memory foam mattress
L’Occitane bathroom amenities
Newly upholstered furniture
Mp3 dockable clocks
New RFID Ving Card door lock system
Electronic Lighting System
Free wi-fi connection
Paintings from renowned artists
One Rizal Park Manila, Philippines