Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Manila Hotel—Always a Treat

I always look forward to checking-in at the Manila Hotel, the oldest premier hotel in the country located at the center of Manila Bay. There was a time it lost its luster, but now after some renovation, it has regained its lost glory. Aside from the usual hotel room conveniences, I love the details used in its rooms, such as capiz (mother-of-pearl) shells, baroque elements, heavy dark wood—it’s like staying in an old Filipino ancestral house, which is described as a mix of indigenous and Asian designs and construction and colonial European architecture.

No comments:

Post a Comment