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Raffles Makati, Manila

1 April 2015

Words: Gareth Rees Image: Raffles Makati

The 32-suite Raffles Makati is located in the highly developed financial centre of Manila, Makati, within walking distance of the popular Greenbelt Shopping Centre and a 10-minute taxi ride from the bars and restaurants of Bonifacio Global City. Raffles’ elegant Junior Suite is a combination of classic style and contemporary comfort, with a predominantly neutral colour palette set off by dark wood floors and more colourful soft furnishings in luxurious fabrics. Go for a morning swim in one of the two outdoor pools, before sipping an espresso in the suite’s separate lounge area. 

After an afternoon spa treatment at the Willow Stream Spa or a tough workout in the impressive fitness centre, take a long soak in the bath while enoying a superb view of the city below. Then, in the evening, step into your dress shoes – freshly polished by your personal butler – before heading off for a cocktail in the relaxed Writers Bar or the livelier Long Bar. Raffles Makati is the perfect shelter from the busy city of Manila.