The 2017 Star Award Winners of the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide is out. And for the first time in six decades, two hotels in Manila earned the much-coveted 5 star rating. Two hotels in Makati and another two in the Manila Bay area earned four stars (the full list at the end of this blog post).
There’s much jubilation at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila for achieving the five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide which prides itself for having “the most exacting standards in the industry.”
It’s guided by a scoring system where a proprietary algorithm weighs service at 75 percent and the quality of the facility at 25 percent.
” Our team of expert inspectors anonymously evaluates properties against up to 800 objective standards in 162 destinations across 42 countries,” FTG said.
In photo: Continental Superior Twin Room at Marco Polo Ortigas.
Marco Polo Ortigas General Manager Frank Reichenbach, who also recently received the 2016 General Manager of the Year (ASEAN Region) Award said: “To be one of the two hotels in Manila that received the Five Star rating is a great pride for the hotel, the Marco Polo Hotels group, and the hospitality industry in Manila and the Philippines. This definitely raises the bar on how we provide luxury services to our clients.We will continue to live and exceed guest expectations in terms of service and facilities.”
The five-star rating is “the fulfilment of our hard work and passion for service,” Mr. Reichenbach added.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has 316 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, including two Continental Club floors that accords unrivalled privileges and benefits.It also has four premium dining outlets to choose from – the all-day Cucina, the Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin, Cafe Pronto and VU’s sky bar and lounge.
Here’s the complete list of the Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Award winners for the Philippines. It’s the first time for hotels in Manila to make it to the list.
Five Star Hotels:
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino
Four Star Hotels:
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Makati Shang-ri La Manila
Pan Pacific Manila