By Daniel Steffe
Nestled in the heart of the buzzing and chaotic metropolis of Manila, sits another example of why Shangri-La is a world leading hotel brand. Its outlet on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) solidifies the company’s ability to deliver luxury that transcends borders. Its scale facilitates an impressive lineup of features that will appeal to business and leisure travelers alike, and its conference amenities mean it is the premier destination in town for hosting small or large scale events. It’s a wonderful notch on the Shangri-La belt.
Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, despite being in Mandaluyong City, Manila’s hub for the financial and commercial industries, the hotel is exceptionally well located. It’s also next to one of Manila’s key retail attractions, the SM Megamall, which boasts over 750 shops and over 250 dining establishments. And at just 13km from the international airport, it’s perfect whatever your reason for visiting.
The design of the hotel feels very typical Shangri-La, with modern, spacious interiors delivering the grand scale one has come to expect. But given the hotel’s size, it also comes across as an energetic hub of activity, with countless people interacting with the hotel’s many exceptional features and additions.
With 632 generous rooms and suites spread over two grand wings, there are a range of configurations and city or garden views available. These include Superior, Deluxe, Executive and Premier, each increasing in size and design sophistication. All rooms however come equipped with complimentary internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and the use of an impressive 24 hour gym. For that little bit extra, there are also rooms in the Horizon Club category, that offer additional services like a late check out, personal concierge and the exclusive use of the Horizon Club Lounge.
Eating in at the hotel will yield many rewards, with an impressive lineup of exceptional quality outlets that cater to tastes from around the world. Highlights include Paparazzi, which delivers energized Italian treats in a warm and welcoming setting, Senju, one of Manila’s finest Japanese restaurants, and Summer Palace, the hotel’s modern Chinese. There is also HEAT, where impressive buffets facilitate a hive of activity at meal times. Add to this an impressive line up of lounges, bars and bakeries, and you have all the food and drink you could possibly need at your fingertips.
Given the grand scale of the hotel, it’s no wonder its conference and exhibition capabilities are superb. Every possible event size and requirements can be accommodated within the grounds of the hotel. And given the location, quality of the rooms and exceptional recreational facilities, delegates are ensured a good time. With 19 meeting rooms, a business centre and several grand ballrooms, everything from elegant wedding packages to corporate conferences for over 1,400 people are easily covered.
Impressive marble, gold and cream tones and warm timber finishes combine to create this beacon of elegance in the heart of Manila. Its scale creates a vibrant atmosphere, whilst its service delivers a personal touch. Complete with a host of beautifully executed dining establishments, diverse conference facilities and tantalizing leisure activities, Edsa Shangri-La is the ideal hotel for business and leisure travelers visiting Manila.
BOOK EDSA SHANGRI-LA MANILA
Amadeus: SG MNLSGG
Galileo/Apollo: SG 22704
Sabre: SG 032645
Worldspan: SG 1992