The Peninsula Manila has announced the phased refurbishment of its guest rooms and suites, as well as the unveiling of The Gallery Club Lounge – the hotel’s all-new, third-floor 90-seat guest lounge accessible to suite guests, featuring a range of refreshments and live music.
The phased soft renovation of the Makati Central Business District hotel is the most extensive the property has seen since 2008 and promises to elevate the property to a new level of modern luxury for the comfort of its guests. The refreshed and contemporary look will continue to complement the timeless Filipino character of the guest rooms, while including warmer, brighter, and lighter colors, materials, and fabrics. Enhanced technology touch points, such as bedside control panels, HDT-screen televisions, and more accessible power outlets, will also be added.
Alongside the unveiling of the renovation project in the third quarter of 2019, The Peninsula Manila will offer complimentary access to the new, 90-seater Gallery Club Lounge and its accompanying benefits to guests who book directly through the website.
The updated hotel experience will begin on guest-floor foyers and corridors, with freshly laid, plush carpeting welcoming guests by ensuring a bright atmosphere and ensuring a lively journey through the space.
The interiors of the beautifully refreshed guest rooms will feature a natural color palette of blues and grays, creating a bright space that reflects a light tropical style. Soft furnishings will be complemented by locally sourced wood surfaces, stripped by hand to reveal the warmth of their natural grain.
Enhanced finishes include new mattresses, 55-inch HDT-screen TVs, and bedside light fixtures. To meet the demands of today’s tech-savvy travelers, more accessible power outlets will be positioned throughout the guest rooms; functions can be managed from a bedside control panel; and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls – which allow guests to make international calls free of charge – will be provided for added convenience.
In addition to The Peninsula Manila’s refreshed guest rooms, taking center stage is the unveiling of the brand new, 90-seat The Gallery Club Lounge on the third floor. This overlooks the hotel’s iconic lobby and monumental “Sunburst” sculpture, a specially commissioned piece by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon “Billy” Abueva.
The thoughtfully designed private lounge will be enhanced with custom-designed tables and soft furnishings arranged in an intimate lounge setting. Original commissioned artwork by Filipino Figurative Expressionist master Ang Kiukok and beloved cartoonist and humorist Larry Alcala – both acclaimed National Artists for Visual Arts – and prints by Filipino-Spanish contemporary photographer Francisco “Paco” Guerrero will adorn the walls. The 18-foot-high (7 meter) floor-to-ceiling glass windows that run the length of the gallery and let in bright, tropical sunlight will transform the space into an “Art Gallery in the Sky” where guests can encounter and experience the works in a setting that is intimate and personal.
Guests can visit the 24-hour lounge for a hot breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments and nibbles, The Peninsula Afternoon Tea, gourmet canapés plus an open bar stocking a curated selection of spirits and sommelier-selected wines, while enjoying live musical entertainment. Other perks include express check-in and check-out, garment pressing, complimentary local calls, and one-hour free use of the board room. The facilities encompass round-the-clock business and concierge services. All these benefits are complimentary to guests of The Gallery Club Lounge.
Enhanced Guest Experience
An outcome of the seven-month, phased, soft renovation is a reduction in the number of rooms at the hotel. From a previous inventory of 469, The Peninsula Manila will have a total of 351 guest rooms and suites to provide an even more personalized, unique, impactful, and long-lasting guest experience.
“This long-anticipated renovation has been planned with the intention of keeping The Peninsula Manila relevant and distinctive for our guests, without losing its charm,” said Mark J. Choon, General Manager of The Peninsula Manila. “Our challenge was to succeed at maintaining a balance between the much-loved “old” and comfort and innovation of the “new”, breathing new life into an institution. We are confident that our guests and all of Manila will benefit from and be able to enjoy the results of our efforts.”
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