The most desired list of the hospitality industry, the Forbes Travel Guide, is out and the Philippines has three of its luxury hotels in the Five-Star Hotel category. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino, and the newly opened Nuwa at City of Dreams Manila were all named 5-star properties. Forbes Travel Guide defined a 5-star hotel as “outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.”
“It is our second consecutive time to be on the list,” according to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila general manager Frank Reichenbach. “We are very grateful to have been recognized once again as one of the finest.” Nüwa, formerly known as Crown Towers, was launched in January 16. It is part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s luxury brand, which in turn was inspired by a Chinese heroine, representing classic Asian refinement.
“NÜWA represents Melco’s DNA of sophistication, quality, and innovation. Being one of the select hotels in the world that’s awarded the Forbes 5-Star is a testament to our dedication to offer the highest level of luxury experience and personalized service,” said Geoff Andres, the former Property President of City of Dreams Manila, in a release. He assumed the same position at Studio City Macau early in February.
For the time being, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino won the 5-Star rating in 2017, and both made it on the list again this year. Six hotels in the Philippines were given a 4-star rating for “offering high levels of service and quality of facility to match.”
These are Fairmont Makati, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, Nobu Hotel Manila, The Peninsula Manila, Raffles Makati and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Furthermore, Makati Shangri-La Manila and Pan Pacific Manila was presented the “recommended” rating for having “consistently good service and facilities.” On its website, Forbes Travel Guide said it evaluates luxury properties across the globe “based on up to 900 objective standards,” using a scoring system “with a proprietary algorithm that weighs service at 75 percent and the facility quality at 25 percent.”