The Manila Hotel is one of the most iconic landmarks in the Philippines with a rich and storied past that spans over a century. Since its opening in 1912, the hotel has been a symbol of luxury, elegance, and refinement, as well as a cultural and historical hub for the city of Manila. From its early beginnings to its present-day splendor, the stories of the Manila Hotel continue to evoke nostalgia from people of all ages who remember the hotel at its different stages.
A Timeless Tale of Luxury and Heritage
The Manila Hotel coffee table book not only serves as a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who have had the privilege to visit the hotel, but also as an invaluable keepsake for future generations. The book is a remarkable testament to the enduring legacy of this esteemed establishment, tracing its origins back to its opening in 1912. Through meticulously curated archival photographs, insightful narratives, and personal anecdotes from distinguished personalities, the book showcases The Manila Hotel’s integral part in the cultural and social fabric of the Philippines.
Captivating Photography and Exclusive Content
Within the pages of the book, readers will be treated to a visual feast of stunning photography that brings to life the Grand Dame’s architectural marvels, opulent design, and historic charm. The images are complemented by anecdotes from prominent personalities who have graced the hotel’s halls over the decades, sharing their cherished memories and visions for The Manila Hotel. In all of its 162 pages, the book displays a generous collection of images that depict the past 11 decades documenting historical shifts and achievements.
The True Heart of the Philippines The book serves not only as a tribute to The Manila Hotel’s storied past, it also sheds lights on the hotel’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional hospitality. The Manila Hotel coffee table book is a masterpiece guided by the deft hand of Ms. Jullie Yap Daza, esteemed Associate Editor of Manila Bulletin, with invaluable photo contributions of Sonny Espiritu and Peter Cons. Available for purchase at the hotel’s Gift Shop for Php 1912 per piece, this publication will be a perfect addition to the collection of history enthusiasts, connoisseurs of luxury, and admirers of the hotel’s enduring charm.