The GRANDEST New HOTEL in MANILA used to be a HOUSE
The eye-catching facade sets the stage
for the thematic element that runs
through the brand new hotel:
Squares and Rectangles.
Better than David Blaine's recent stupid human trick,
the illusion created by this "levitation" is a visual treat.
Genius work from Architect Rafael Tecson.
A Lounge fit for TV's MAD MEN
The whiskey-guzzling 1960s Ad Execs from
2008's EMMY Winner for Best Drama Series
would feel right at home in this aptly named barfly's haven:
Steelworks Stairs to the SHARK'S FIN Soup Source
The NEW PRESIDENT Restaurant is the Chinese Dining outlet,
spectacular Scallops and the oh-so-extravagant Shark's Fin
are the stars of the Hong Kong Chef's authentic menu.
Continental and Spanish cuisine at Circa is crafted
by the Chef recruited from the Casino Español de Cebu.
GM Lance Tan proudly shows off one of his rooms,
similar in look and feel to those of the
G Hotel on Roxas Boulevard and
The Tides at D'Mall in Boracay.
The introductory rate is an unbelievable P1,500/night.
I may never visit SOGO again!
This Bar is Not for SQUARES
Premium all they way;
any self-respecting Dry Martini drinker
will have no less than the aromatic GINS below,
and if your prefer VODKA in your "Shaken Not Stirred"s,
Grey Goose should be your first and only choice.
Operatic Vaudeville's 8" x 10" Wall of Fame
Now you know the inspiration for the cubic leitmotif:
the glossies of the stars that used to line the walls
of the theater which launched the careers of so many
of the Philippines' most popular Golden Age performers.
I'm mighty chuffed that my side of the city
is now experiencing a return to its old vibrancy,
and this beautiful new establishment,
almost anachronistic in its intriguing location
at the gateway to Avenida, Quiapo, Binondo, and Divisoria,
is a testament to the single-minded vision of its owners,
who all love the City of Man
as much as this Manila Boy!!!
A New Chapter in Manila's HISTORY Begins
on one of MANILA's Most Historic Sites.
MANILA GRAND OPERA HOTEL
Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose
Sta. Cruz, Manila
314-0090 to 99