- Posted: 13 January, 2018
- Category: Asia
Shangri La Fort, Manila | Philippines
After an amazing back to back Discovery trip to Cambodia and Laos, it’s time to RELAX, INDULGE AND PAMPER.
Thank you Shangri-La at the Fort for hosting me during my stay in Manila!
Shangri-La hotels story began in 1971 with their first deluxe hotel in Singapore . The name Shangri-La encapsulates serenity and service for which their hotels and resorts are renowned worldwide. Shangri-La own/or manage over 95 hotels and resorts throughout Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East and Europe.
Some new hotels are under development in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong , Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
Knowing about Manila’s crazy traffic was a bit worrying for me. However, staying at the Shangri La had made life so much easier, the area where the hotel is located has everything! shopping & restaurants, as well as necessity stores such as hair dressers and grocery shops.
Set in Taguig in the Luzon Region, 8 km from Manila, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila boasts an outdoor pool and spa centre. The hotel offers views of the city (do not miss the view from a higher floor in the Shangri La!
Luxuriously furnished, all rooms at the hotel offer views of the city and are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a safety deposit box. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with shower or bath facilities, slippers and free toiletries.
My room was at the 38th floor, it was a Club Room which gave me access to the 40th floor, a private floor that has a separate section for check-in, beautifully designed meeting rooms, business center and a breakfast/snacks area dedicated for club rooms. I loved loved this!
There are several dining options to cater to different palettes, from steakhouse Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar to Canton Road which serves Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine and even cocktails can be at the Raging Bull Chophouse or at Samba! Brilliant!
Finally, I will add a section that talks about service. I usually always say, what makes me go back to a hotel, and what makes me spend over and over again on a hotel is definitely the service.
I was warmly welcomed by the staff starting the transportation lounge at the airport. The staff at the hotel door, and reception whom were so kind to escort me directly to my room, and finalize my check-in process in room.
I arrived to Shangri-La with a hiccup, a luggage that never made it. The staff, the concierge, the PR director and everyone else were extremely helpful with trying to comfort me, following up with the airlines and the airport staff; i’ve never felt so much taken care of as much as I felt in this hotel. The service in here is just spectacular!
At 12 midnight, I expressed how tired I was from all the drama that happened at the airport, Mrs Princess from the Shangri-La offered me an in-room massage! Wow. An excellent massage, in room, at 12 midnight that ended around 1:30 AM .. I slept like a baby and all the worries for my luggage were put to sleep.
Shangri-La At the Fort, I salute you for this amazing service. I definitely recommend this hotel for whoever is thinking about going to Manila for leisure and for business.
Take business travel to new heights when staying in the Shangri-La At the Fort Manila’s Horizon Club Rooms!
Located on Levels 37 to 40, the Horizon Club rooms of Shangri-La at the Fort provide business travelers with personalized service and luxurious accommodations in the center of Bonifacio Global City, one of Manila’s premier business and lifestyle districts. With access to the Horizon Club Lounge and an array of
exclusive privileges, guests can live, work and play plus experience the young and contemporary vibe of the city, as they enjoy Shangri-La’s distinctive brand of hospitality.
Enjoy a view above it all. The Horizon Deluxe Rooms provide luxurious accommodations with an unparalleled city views. Designed to provide business and leisure travelers a generous amount of space to rest and work, the Horizon Club room’s size ranges from 45 to 47 square meters. The room interiors consists of a rich composition of marble and silk in pale beige and ivory tones, as well as light Italian wood paneling that guests will look forward to returning to after accomplishing their daily business. Each room is fitted with Shangri-La amenities, complimentary wireless and wired internet, and modern luxuries.
Convenient Benefits and Exclusive Access to the Horizon Club Lounge
Horizon Club guests can enjoy a selection of services and amenities that are tailor made for hassle-free stays allowing business travelers more time to focus on the business at hand.
I am happy to recommend this hotel, due to all many factors and aspects I’ve witness during my short stay!
PS. I’ve used a SMART sim card that I got from the airport on the arrivals hall, and the network worked great for me. I stayed for 10 days in the Philippines, and had 5 GBs (Which I think was the maximum available package).