Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino, Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila and Marco Polo Ortigas Manila were awarded five star ratings by the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide. The independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurant and spas recognized the three establishments in the Philippine hospitality industry with the coveted accreditation that recognizes the best luxury experiences in the world. Inspectors travel around the world without identifying their association to the Forbes Travel Guide Awards. They evaluate properties based on 900 rigorous and objective standards. The Forbes Travel Guide was created in 1958 to review and provide travel stories to help discerning travelers. The company conceptualized the first Five-Star rating system in the United State, which was known then as the Mobil Travel Guide.
Second Consecutive Year for Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino
Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino has the distinction of being the only Philippine hotel to be awarded for two consecutive years as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Sky Tower will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Solaire’s Sky Tower also received the highest accolade in the hospitality industry in the Philippines based on this year’s Forbes Travel Guide ratings. Only three hotels in the Philippines have been awarded this coveted accreditation.
“Having won this prestigious award for the second year in a row affirms Solaire’s commitment towards excellence, and to consistently provide top-of-the-line services to each of our guests,” said SVP Resort Operations Rajesh Jhingon. “We are delighted that our hard work to become one the Philippines’ premier luxury destination is coming to fruition.” Mr. Jhingon added. Solaire spreads over 8.3 hectares in the Entertainment City, defined by contemporary architecture, surrounded by landscaped gardens and a view of the Bay.
The Sky Towers has 312 guestrooms, suites and villas that conveniently access Solaire’s extensive dining options, bars, lounges and entertainment venues. It has a total of 18,500 square meters of impressive gaming facilities and a 1,760 seat state-of the art lyric theatre. Other facilities are an outdoor swimming pool with cabañas and Jacuzzi, Spa and fitness center.
Solaire Resort & Casino is the flagship property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM/ www.bloomberry.ph). The publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange develops destination resorts featuring premium accommodations, gaming and entertainment, and world-class restaurants and other amenities.
The Sky Range Shooting Club is an indoor shooting range for gun enthusiasts and shooting aficionados. 41 retail shops, 2,920 square meters meeting facilities, a grand ballroom, along with full banquet and catering facilities.
Five Star on First Try for NÜWA, City of Dreams
NÜWA City of Dreams Manila joins the ranks of Five-Star establishments in the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Awards, considered as the annual “Oscars” of the hotel industry. The prestigious list of award winners is comprised of the world’s best hotels and resorts.
“It is through the vision and leadership of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho and the hard work and commitment of our management and staff that NÜWA City of Dreams Manila has achieved this recognition. We’re extremely proud of our colleagues for contributing to this high standard of service each and every day and we thank our guests for their trust and confidence,” said Kevin Benning, City of Dreams Manila Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “The wonderful achievements awarded to Melco’s properties by Forbes is a testament to our impeccable services and distinguished products on offer in both Macau and the Philippines. It is an honor to attain 5-Star distinctions across all three of our properties in Macau; to have Melco contribute meaningfully and significantly in helping Macau retain its status as the world destination with the highest number of Forbes 5-Star awards across categories.”
The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) has a collective total of 71 stars across the company’s luxury integrated resorts. NÜWA Macau is the only property with a total of five 5-Stars for its accommodation, spa and restaurants including Jade Dragon, Shinji by Kanesaka and The Tasting Room. Altira Macau is one of only two resorts worldwide with quadruple 5 stars; and NÜWA at City of Dreams Manila achieves the only new 5-Star award for hotels in Manila. Achieving the Forbes 5-Star rating on their first attempt, NÜWA Manila at City of Dreams Manila and Studio City’s Star Tower are only 2 of 27 hotels to receive the 5-star rating among over 50 countries.
NÜWA’s Forbes Five-Star award comes a month after the luxury brand was launched on January 16 this year, when Melco Resorts & Entertainment rebranded Crown Towers in Manila and Macau to NÜWA. Melco’s new luxury brand NÜWA, inspired by the eponymous heroine in Chinese mythology, represents classic Asian refinement.
NÜWA is one of the three luxury hotels in City of Dreams Manila. It has 254 lavishly-appointed contemporary rooms, spacious suites and villas with personalized and dedicated butler service. Facilities include a free-form swimming pool, fitness center with state-of-the-art Precore fitness equipment; and the NUWA spa which provides a pampering experience in elegant therapy rooms and spa suites within the 654-sq.meter facility.
An elevated dining experience is also available at NÜWA’s three dining outlets. The newly reopened The Tasting Room offers a Michelin-star experience with contemporary French cuisine infused with Asian influences. The Crystal Dragon is known for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese fare in a modern Oriental setting while Breezes is a poolside restaurant and bar. The Sky Gaming Lounge is the well-appointed private space on the topmost floor, exclusively for Li Ying Hin VIPs.
Another Gold for Marco Polo Ortigas in 2018
The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on for the second straight year in ForbesTravelGuide.com. “It’s our second consecutive time to be on list,” says General Manager Frank Reichenbach. “We are very grateful to have been recognized once again as one of the finest. This really shows how we provide only the most exceptional service that create meaning with every encounter.”
The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings together Asian warmth with Western comfort. Art pieces, rich layered finish and unique textures, muted neutral tones, chic interiors and fine furniture contribute to a serene and intimate atmosphere. It is a unique concept that blends modernity and nobility through design. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila addresses the new-age travellers, visiting Manila for business or leisure, who appreciates elegant design, avant-garde food and beverage offerings, sophisticated style, modern comforts and essentially the impeccable service accorded to them.
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“We are pleased to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”
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By Simone Gabriel