Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel

The Shangri-La Makati is a popular 5-star hotel, part of the Shangri-La group of hotels, in Metro Manila, Philippines.  Despite its official name, it is located not in the City of Manila proper, but rather in the metropolis' central business district, Makati.  The hotel lies within Ayala Center, a major commercial complex, next to malls, shopping arcades, and the country's financial center.

Food and Dining

  • Circles Event Café
  • Inagiku
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Sage
  • Sage Tapas Bar
  • Shang Palace
  • Sinfully Circles

Contact Information

Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue Makati City 1200 Philippines
Telephone: (63 2) 813 8888
Fax: (63 2) 813 5499
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/en/manila/makatishangrila


Generally considered one of the top hotels in Metro Manila.  Good restaurants and an ambiance blending classic elegance with modernity and a hint of the Orient has made it a popular meeting place and venue for special occasions.  Although highly regarded its popularity does make me wonder if perhaps the hotel has become slightly overrated.  It's pricier than other excellent hotels in the area and the larger number of people it attracts places greater burdens on its ability to maintain excellent service; but it's widely recognized and its location puts it in the middle of the city's action.  Good hotel for people who like to be at the center of it all but maybe not optimal for someone looking to be somewhat farther removed from the hustle and bustle.

Hotel room rates may vary.  For a superior room, one is looking at prices in the range of 8,500 pesos to 12,000 pesos or more (~$200–$300)  not including extra fees which may or may not include a buffet breakfast at Circles depending on the type of client.

A Club Gourmet membership gives discounts and may be beneficial for frequent visitors to the hotel and its restaurants and facilities.

The Shangri-La hotel in Makati should not be confused with its sister hotel the Edsa Shangri-La Manila located in Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong or the unaffiliated Shangri-La Restaurant on West Avenue in Quezon City.

Nearby Hotels

Other hotels located nearby are The Peninsula Manila, The New World Hotel, The Fairmont Makati, The InterContinental Manila, The Dusit Thani Manila, The Mandarin Oriental, The Ascott Manila, and Holiday Inn Makati among others.


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