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Conrad Manila: A luxurious business-leisure destination

By May Dedicatoria Published Sep 15, 2023 4:50 am Updated Sep 15, 2023 12:38 pm

Conrad Manila has strongly established itself as a premier destination for business and leisure travelers since its opening on June 15, 2016. This luxurious hotel managed by Hilton and owned by SM Hotels & Conventions Corporation has left an indelible mark on the hospitality industry.

From its stunning architecture and design to its commitment to sustainability and excellence, the hotel has become a favorite venue for events, major celebrations, and unforgettable experiences.

“We are very proud of how Conrad Manila has created a strong impact on the hospitality industry with its great location, architectural design, much admired facilities, excellent guest services, restaurant offerings, and social contribution to community partners” shares Fabio Berto, general manager.

Fabio Berto, general manager of Conrad Manila

Every guest is bound to experience elevated and intuitive services rendered by Conrad Manila’s team members—from entry to exit, during check-in to check-out, in-dining, including auxiliary teams from security and housekeeping.

Architectural marvel inspired by shipping vessels

Upon entry, guests are amazed at Conrad Manila’s unique location that overlooks Manila Bay and its sunsets, which is viewed from the Main Lobby, the al fresco areas of C Lounge and Brasserie on 3, the bay view rooms, and from the massive Presidential Suite. As majestic as the Manila Bay sunset, Conrad Manila’s architecture is a sight to behold.

Conrad Manila draws inspiration from the majestic shipping vessels that ply the waters of Manila Bay.

Designed by WOW Architects, the property draws inspiration from the majestic shipping vessels that ply the waters of Manila Bay. The hotel sits atop the two-level S Maison, a high-end retail complex, and boasts direct connections to the SMX Convention Center and SM Mall of Asia through convenient walking bridges.

Its strategic location near commercial business districts and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport makes the hotel a hub for business and entertainment in the heart of Metro Manila.

A haven of luxurious accommodations

With 347 exquisitely designed guestrooms and suites, Conrad Manila offers a seamless fusion of luxury and technology. Each room features intuitive innovations that enhance the guest experience. Motion sensors trigger the air conditioning to switch from energy-saving mode to cool, while curtains automatically open with ambient lighting adjusted to match the time of day.

Amenities include a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV with an IPTV menu, Wi-Fi and wired internet access, a Nespresso machine, Bluetooth-enabled entertainment technology, and hydrotherapy rain showers.

The suites and executive rooms provide breathtaking views of the bay or city skyline, access to the Executive Lounge, and bathrooms equipped with in-mirrored TVs.

Unmatched facilities and services
Conrad Manila boasts four event halls and two ballrooms spanning over 4,000 square meters, ideal for conferences, exhibitions and grand celebrations.

Conrad Manila is more than just a place to rest; it offers a wealth of facilities and services to cater to every guest’s needs. The hotel boasts four event halls and two ballrooms spanning over 4,000 square meters, making it an ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions, and grand celebrations.

For those seeking outdoor festivities, The Veranda, an elegant garden space on the 4th level overlooking the cityscape, provides an unforgettable backdrop.

Unwind at the infinity swimming pool on the third level, which mirrors the shape of corals and inspired by the coastal waters of the Philippines.

Additionally, guests can unwind at the infinity swimming pool on the third level, which mirrors the shape of corals and is inspired by the coastal waters of the Philippines.

A state-of-the-art fitness center and the Conrad Spa, with its six treatment rooms, soaking tubs, private sauna, and steam facilities, offer rejuvenation and relaxation to discerning guests.

Dining and culinary delights

Conrad Manila takes pride in its diverse and impressive culinary offerings. The hotel features six restaurants and lounges, each with a unique theme and atmosphere.

Brasserie on 3 offers al fresco dining with breathtaking bay views, private dining rooms for intimate celebrations, and an exclusive chef's table.

China Blue by Jeremy Leung, known for its modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, provides panoramic bay views with modern Chinese designs on its walls and hand-painted ceramic plates.

Meanwhile, C Lounge boasts an al fresco area that offers stunning vistas of the Manila sunset. These restaurants curate seasonal themes and celebrations, making every dining experience special for loyal patrons, in-house guests, and the general public.

Conrad’s commitment to sustainability

Conrad Manila is not only dedicated to providing exceptional hospitality but also to championing sustainability through parent company Hilton’s Travel with Purpose initiative. The hotel adheres to environmental, social, and governance strategies to ensure responsible travel and tourism.

Through Travel with Purpose, Conrad Manila seeks to create positive environmental and social impact across its operations, supply chain, and communities.

From sustainably sourced and prepared food and beverage offerings to eliminating single-use plastic in the operations, Conrad Manila is committed to reducing its environmental impact. The hotel’s electrical and water systems comply with US LEED standards, recognized by the Department of Tourism, ensuring sustainability in its operations.

Empowering the MICE Industry

Conrad Manila recognizes the significance of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in driving tourism and economic growth. By actively engaging in the multifaceted aspects of MICE tourism, the hotel has become a premier destination for both local and international events.

The hotel collaborates with various stakeholders, including transport providers, accommodation providers, event organizers, catering services and social program leaders, to create a multiplier effect on the economy.

Even during the global health pandemic, Conrad Manila’s hybrid methods and technologies have propelled the MICE industry forward, positioning the hotel as a leader in this sector.

Unforgettable celebrations and bespoke offerings

Conrad Manila has become synonymous with unforgettable events and major celebrations. The hotel has received over 130 international and local industry awards and citations, reflecting its strong reputation for luxury, service, and premier premises.

Its bespoke wedding offerings are particularly noteworthy, offering couples a red-carpet experience reminiscent of Hollywood. With a range of flexible ballrooms, customizable menus, and a stunning backdrop of Manila Bay, Conrad Manila creates a truly magical setting for weddings and other private events.

A luxurious retreat along Manila Bay

What sets Conrad Manila apart from other hotels along Manila Bay is its commitment to luxury and attention to detail.

From the deluxe rooms to the opulent Presidential Suite, every aspect of the hotel exudes elegance and comfort.

The Presidential Suite, with its curved walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, private pool, and expansive living space, provides a 180-degree view of Manila Bay, resembling a luxurious cruise ship experience. Personal butlers cater to guests’ every need, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

Looking at the future

In the next five to 10 years, Conrad Manila aims to strengthen its market leadership among premier and luxury guests, long-staying patrons, corporate clients, and top-tier event organizers by continuously elevating the experiences it offers, and retaining its world-class service.

The hotel is committed to support the Philippine national tourism development plan by constantly championing sustainability goals such as its water conservation projects, zero plastic campaigns, waste avoidance projects, and the like.

Conrad Manila has undoubtedly become an icon of luxury, hospitality, and exceptional experiences. Whether for business or pleasure, Conrad Manila promises an unparalleled experience that is sure to captivate the hearts of its guests.

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