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Friday, January 1, 2016

THE PENINSULA MANILA

THE PENINSULA MANILA
CORNER OF AYALA AND MAKATI AVENUES
1226 MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA
REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES
+63 2 887 2888
+63 2 815 4825 FAX
EMAIL: pmn@peninsula.com

The Peninsula Hotel in Manila, Philippines is probably my favorite hotel in the world.  I simply love it here.  Could stay in this place for months and never leave.  Love hanging out in the lobby and listening to the music played by a live band each evening.  To me it is pure heaven.  There is something about the feeling and ambiance of the Peninsula that relaxes me.  Takes me to a place I rarely feel inside.  A place of content and relaxation.  Entering the hotel is a bit different know as there is tight security surrounding the hotel which has hosted Presidents, Kings and dignitaries from around the world.  The hotel was also the place of a government coup attempt not so many years ago where several military tanks ran through the walls of the beautiful lobby.  Cars are checked with precision now before entering the driveway that leads to the entrance.  Prior to entering the lobby there are physical and electronic security checks along with drug/bomb sniffing dogs.  The process       is worth it to protect the employees and guests for sure.  When you enter the lobby you enter a world until itself in the heart of Manila.  There is usually music playing that fills the room with life and spirit.  In the evening you can sit back and listen to your own mini symphony.  The band takes requests and they played one of my favorite songs Pacabel Canon in D.  Brought me to tears as I sat alone in the lobby one evening.  The staff at the Peninsula is top notch with most remembering your last name.  I approached the front desk for assistance and the clerk asked how I enjoyed my dinner at a particular restaurant.  "How did you know I ate there" I said.  She looked at me and said she had just reviewed my reservation.  It is like that pretty much all over the hotel.  Once an employee encounters you and learns your name they will always address you by it.  I like the fact that they know you are a return guest and always thank you for your loyalty.  I stayed at the Waldorf Astoria in New York four times and never once did the front desk clerk acknowledge my return.  Little things like that make the Pen special.  Probably helped me get upgraded to a suite with Club Floor Access which was also really nice. 
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THE PENINSULA MANILA 
MY FAVORITE HOTEL LOBBY IN THE WORLD
STAIRCASES ON BOTH SIDES OF LOBBY LEAD TO SECOND FLOOR 
SECOND FLOOR IS WHERE THE BAND PLAYS IN EVENING
LOBBY RESTAURANT/BAR IS OPEN 24 HOURS AND SERVES BREAKFAST,
LUNCH, DINNER AND SPECIALTY ICE CREAM DISHES
NOTHING LIKE THE PENINSULA AT CHRISTMAS
GLASS REINDEER BY THE FRONT DESK
CHRISTMAS SEASON AT THE PENINSULA MANILA IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL
PENINSULA MANILA SUITE

















VIEW OF MAKATI FROM ROOM
ALWAYS GRACIOUS SERVICE AND BRIGHT SMILES AT THE PENINSULA MANILA
EVEN 20 YEAR VETERANS OF THE HOTEL ARE HAPPY AND DEDICATED TO
PROVIDING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICE



PENINSULA LOBBY SET UP FOR NEW YEARS EVE 


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THE LOBBY OF THE PENINSULA IS HEAVEN TO ME



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