Philippines

Raffles, Manila, Philippines

Literally going head-to-head with the Fairmont (it shares the same spa and pool deck) the Raffles is the Filipino import of the infamous Singapore luxury brand ...
Henry Hotel Manila

The Henry Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Old- and new-world Philippines collide in this beautiful compound of converted 1950s townhouses. This was our true oasis in the city, completely different to ev...
Fairmont Makati Manila

Fairmont, Manila, Philippines

This five-star offers an urban sanctuary in the bustling hub of Manila. Asian luxury with a Canadian vibe – the local shopping malls are accessed via an undergr...
Nobu Manila

Nobu Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Less Manila more Vegas, or Macau even, but the gold-tinted glass of the shiny new Nobu Hotel in the ‘City of Dreams’ entertainment district brings together a lu...
The Peninsula Manila

The Peninsula Manila, Manila, Philippines

Manila’s social royalty has, since 1976 been using the Peninsula as their ultimate go-to. Even in today’s contemporary Manila, where hip, urban chic is very muc...

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

This huge hotel is part of the sprawling Shangri-la complex of multiple hotels, much to the confusion our taxi-drivers. It’s styled like a beach-resort – a litt...
Bayleaf intramuros, philippines

Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Inside Manila’s historic walled city, we found this contemporary boutique, slightly out of place, but offering luxury in the heart of the heritage zone. The hot...