Best of the Best 2018 - 149
PA MA LICA N ISLA N D, PHILIPPIN ES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Pamalican Island
Simply sublime is the view from Amanpulo, set on a serene private island - in fact, the name
Amanpulo means "peaceful island." Lovebirds flock here for the remoteness and lavish yet
discreet service, hallmarks of an outstanding romantic retreat. There are 18 villas and 42 casitas (beach, hillside and treetop), each with a spacious wooden deck with lounge chairs and a
raised Cebu marble bathtub. For the best views, ask for the deluxe hillside casita with a full,expansive view of the ocean. Feeling active? The surrounding seas and fish-filled reef are a snorkeler's and diver's dream.
A DV I S O R T I P
À la carte lunch for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Order the Wagyu-beef burger when dining at
the Clubhouse or the seafood paella when in
the Beach Club - both are sinfully delicious!
Distance from Manila Airport (MNL): 60 minutes
THE PENINSULA MANILA
MA N ILA , PHILIPPIN ES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Central Business District
Discerning travelers in the Philippines' capital make their way to Makati City and The Peninsula Manila. Dark woods and delicate Filipino touches accent the 469 spacious rooms; Club-level
extras include limousine airport transfers. Get a fresh take on fine dining in Old Manila: After
miso-glazed sea bass and a magnum bar key lime pie, sip a signature Ning Sling with live music
in Salon de Ning, a nostalgic throwback to 1930s Shanghai. Guests can take a thrilling helicopter ride over Taal volcano or visit the studio of jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong through the
prestigious Peninsula Academy.
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay; and, when
staying two nights or more, 60-minute inroom shiatsu massage for two, once per stay.
Besides the hotel's fleet of luxury sedans,
guests can get around the city in true Filipino
fashion: aboard an iconic Peninsula jeepney.
Distance from Manila Airport (MNL): 6 miles/9 km
Size: 469 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
MA N ILA , PHILIPPIN ES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Business and Leisure District
Raffles Makati turns Filipino hospitality into an art form through its signature brand of luxury.
A cultural gateway to an exciting destination, Raffles Makati is an oasis of calm in the heart of
Makati's financial district, and just a stone's throw away from the stylish neighborhoods of
Legazpi and Salcedo. Become part of the story as you enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Writers Bar,
and enjoy handcrafted cocktails at the Long Bar. Culinary theater is on full display at Spectrum, serving international fare, while the hotel's brasserie-style Provençal restaurant Mirelo
promises an experience that will stimulate the senses.
$100 value hotel credit or 50-minute massage
for two, per stay.
Begin your artistic discovery of Manila with
Art Concierge, a personally guided tour
of select art pieces from Raffles Makati's
extensive collection of commissioned
Distance from Manila Airport (MNL): 7 miles/11 km
Size: 32 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 60 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen