One of the world’s best Marco Polos opens
The Marco Polo Hotels Group, an international hotel chain based in Hong Kong that operates hotels in the Asia Pacific region, has recently opened its third hotel property in the country. Following its hotels in Cebu and Davao, the group is expanding its presence with the opening of a 316-room, five-star hotel in the Ortigas business district.
The Marco Polo Ortigas (www.marcopolohotels.com) is the first, purpose-built Marco Polo hotel in the country. It offers discerning guests spacious and well-designed rooms and suites, including two Continental Club floors that accord unrivalled privileges and benefits to guests.
The international team that developed the Marco Polo Ortigas included designers Architectural Design Concept by MOHRI, Architect & Associates of Tokyo, Japan, and Interior Design Concept by GLYPH Design Studio, Canada. The investment was made possible by Marco Polo’s parent company, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, a conglomerate with assets in media, communications and property.
First sky hotel
The investors did not scrimp on their investment. The Marco Polo Ortigas claims to be the first sky hotel in the country, with dedicated floor areas exclusively for business and recreational use. The floors are accessed via high-speed elevators including the first sky lobby in the Philippines nestled at the 24th floor with unparalleled views of the cityscape.
This may just be the most stunning hotel in the Ortigas district, and one of the best Marco Polos in the world. The Continental Club lounge brings a higher level of luxury to the hotel guests. Located at the 44th floor, the Club transforms into a stylish venue for business and leisure travelers. Exclusive services include complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails.
Luxury is all in the details. The art pieces, the rich, layered finishes and unique textures, the color palette and fine furniture—all these blends modernity into the hotel design. The hotel brings Asian warmth and blends it with Western comfort to create a unique guest experience.
Four food outlets
The hotel has four food outlets. Café Pronto captures casual chic in its form and function. It is a beacon for coffee lovers where designer blends and aromatic coffees complement an array of savories, sandwiches, chocolates and a host of freshly baked confections.
Cucina, located at the 24th floor, is the fashionable all-day dining restaurant that features open kitchens and international menus. Artist Jinggoy Buensuceso painted a beautiful artwork in wood to complement the interiors of Cucina Restaurant.
Lung Hin, the contemporary Chinese restaurant, serves traditional and authentic Cantonese food and fresh seafood from the expert hands of its Hong Kong chefs. The sleek interiors and expansive layout blends in perfect symmetry with exclusive private rooms.
Vu’s, is a sky bar and lounge located on the 45th, specializing in signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and champagnes with Mediterranean tapas amid an awe-inspiring vista of the Marikina Valley and Ortigas skyline.
The Marco Polo also has a Grand Ballroom for up to 600 guests, as well as various function rooms of various sizes. The entire 22nd floor of the hotel tower is dedicated to total wellness. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa and an indoor infinity pool aptly named “Flow.” Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet service will be available in the entire hotel. Check out the intro packages at www.MPMDining.com.
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