The stage is set for the grand life in Manila as Hyatt announces the opening of the first Grand Hyatt brand in the Philippines. Strategically situated in the vibrant and progressive financial, commercial and entertainment district in the city of Taguig, Bonifacio Global City, the location remains true to the brand’s identity of being bold, worldly and extraordinary.
Known as the “home of the passionate minds” Taguig City is the best location for the grand brand as it continues to flourish with business and leisure travelers being the new nucleus of premier commercial and social establishments in Metropolitan Manila, making the hotel the preferred brand for luxury accommodations and dining within the area.
The opening of Grand Hyatt Manila signals the birth of a new breed of hoteliers armed with a fresh and diverse approach in providing five-star luxury service. “By giving guests our full-attention and making them feel celebrated, we hope to build an emotional connection with them to ensure that their stay with us will be unforgettable,” says Gottfried Bogensperger, Area Vice-President and General Manager of Grand Hyatt Manila. “More than just the hardware — which is the hotel, we want our guests to keep coming back as well for the software, the warm and authentic people working behind the seams. Above anything else, Filipinos are well known for their boundless hospitality, and that quality collaborated with the magnificent architecture of Grand Hyatt Manila will propel us to conquer Manila’s hotel scene.”
Design and guestrooms
Grand Hyatt hotels all over the world draw inspiration from art, theatre, fashion, and timeless design elements to make it the dramatic, bold and worldly brand that it is known for today. While the collage of multicultural style is infused in every location, local flair is subtly yet harmoniously interwoven in the overall aesthetic ensuring its uniqueness that is both evocative of international and local sophistication.
Located at the top 25 floors of the tallest skyscraper in the Philippines, Grand Hyatt Manila stands at a staggering height of 318 meters (1,043 ft) and offers a breathtaking and unobstructed panoramic view of the metro encompassing the Makati skyline all the way to Manila Bay.
Superbly executed in rich earth tones, the hotel’s guestrooms and suites evoke a modern look with honeyed wood walls and deeply grained maple planks for floors that add luxury to its already exciting design aesthetic.
All rooms come with a pristine private retreat of a bathroom that emphasizes elegance with its richly veined gray-white marble finish, a spacious glass enclosed shower stall, and a deep soaking tub. Sharing the same artistic statement is a separate powder room that is conveniently separated from the wet bathroom area.
All accommodations come with a large stained wooden desk, a 50-inch LCD TV with a Bluetooth surround sound speaker, a fully-stocked minibar, bedside control panel and thermostat, a sizable lounge area with a plush couch, a walk-in closet with a safe and floor-to-ceiling mirror walls and windows to brighten up the room and give it a more expansive feel.
Drinking and dining
“Our aim is to build and bring to life a radical transformation as to how dining and entertainment is done here in Manila”, says Gottfried Bogensperger. Being interactive is the key as it engages the guests with the cooking process making it a truly memorable dining experience. This is evident with the numerous food and beverage options available within the hotel, spearheaded by its three major restaurants:
The Grand Kitchen is a multi-cuisine all-day-dining restaurant that features an array of show kitchens and interactive “a la carte buffet stations” which cooks and serves freshly prepared mouthwatering dishes at guests bidding. (Opening 15 January 2018)
No. 8 China House is a unique, fun and informal dining, featuring a flavorsome culinary journey of best-loved Chinese specialties including Peking Duck, Chinese BBQ, Homemade Dim Sum and Cantonese seafood, all prepared in live cooking stations. (Opening mid-2018)
The Peak is a bi-level entertainment center that sits at the top floors of the hotel and features a high-energy music bar, serving excellent whiskies and handcrafted cocktails and beverages to complement its delectable array of steaks and other grilled dishes. Guests can enjoy sipping a cocktail or indulging a delicious meal under star-painted skies atop the highest building in the metro as this unique restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking stunning 360-degree views of the city. (Opening mid-2018)
Other dining options are:
The Lounge has the best seats in the house and is the place to see and be seen by the lobby; it is perfect for light snacks and afternoon tea. (Opening 15 January 2018)
Pool House with its delectable menu of comfort food, served in al-fresco dining. (Opening 1 February 2018)
Florentine which is a premium pastry and retail shop for guests on the go. (Opening 1 February 2018)
The Grand Hyatt brand is a global leader in staging unparalleled events, ranging from dramatic and intimate gatherings to luxurious weddings. Grand Hyatt Manila opens the gateway for exceptional events to the local market through an impressively flexible space of over 2,281 square meters, encompassing several stylish event venues makes Grand Hyatt Manila an ideal hotel for meetings, conferences and social events. Beyond that, the hotel is also open to hosting and dramatically transforming any space within the property into a remarkable venue for any kind of gathering.
The massive, pillarless jewelry-box-inspired Grand Ballroom boasts of natural light and a show kitchen facility, the first of its kind in the country that provides a setting for riveting entertainment for all events. Other venues include the meeting room Apartments with a common loft kitchen, the Grand Salon for intimate events and the Garden Pavilion that provides indoor and al-fresco seating area for outdoor-themed events.
Committing to an active lifestyle will not be a problem as Grand Hyatt Manila houses a 24-hour Fitness Center to cater to all guests’ training routine, how they want it and when they want it. Fully fitted with high-tech cardio and strengthening equipment that is available for use for all in-house guests and Fitness Center club members. Access includes use of the facilities including detoxifying steam baths made out of salt pillars, and an elevated whirlpool with lounge beds for a full body relaxation.
A little pampering goes a long way at Illume Spa, the hotel’s haven of tranquility and an indulgent retreat for healing traditions and decadent massages and therapies. Alternatively, guests can relax and unwind at the resort-like outdoor space on the 6th floor which houses two expansive turquoise swimming pools for adults and kids embraced by a lush landscape of greenery. Fitness Center and Illume Spa will open come 1 March 2018.
Reservations for Grand Hyatt Manila may be made by visiting www.manila.grand.hyatt.com or by calling a Hyatt Worldwide Sales Centre.
About Grand Hyatt
Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels unlock the extraordinary in every moment by creating experiences beyond expectation. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to reflect its own distinct environment and provides a hub for travelers and locals alike. Grand Hyatt hotels exemplify the pursuit of life lived grandly offering guests superior service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and innovative design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. Grand Hyatt hotels stand to make every moment memorable through their commitment to living grand every day. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GoGrand.