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Robinsons Hotels and Resorts Holds The Four Keys to Ortigas’ Thriving Business District


Explore Ortigas and what the “true center” of Metro Manila has to offer through the four “keys” of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts — a rich portfolio of hospitality accommodations for all kinds of travelers



The modern skyline of the Ortigas Center central business district is at the heart—figuratively and geographically— of Metro Manila’s dynamic urban landscape.

 

Nestled at the crossroads of Pasig, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City, Ortigas is a gem that truly defines the center of Metro Manila. Whether one is here for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, Ortigas beckons as the metropolis'  true epicenter, promising excitement and convenience for travelers of any stripe.

 

This vibrant enclave is home to the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank, multinational conglomerates, business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, and a short distance from major pharmaceutical companies. It also boasts sleek office towers, upscale residential developments, and a plethora of top-notch shopping destinations. As you explore Ortigas, you'll find that it's more than just a concrete jungle; it's a thriving hub that offers unmatched options whether you are there for work or leisure, for simplicity or luxury.

 

Thanks to visionary urban planning, a wander through Ortigas showcases the best of modern city living. Expansive sidewalks and elevated walkways wind through lush pocket gardens nestled amid the gleaming skyscrapers. Everywhere is a stone's throw away from an impressive array of dining, shopping, and nightlife options, as are premium shopping malls that dot the district's landscape.

 

As the Ortigas CBD grew into the flourishing area it is today, Robinsons Land Corporation saw the demand for top-tier accommodations, giving rise to its Four Keys  -  beacons for visitors who have come to the Ortigas CBD for all kinds of purposes.  Through Robinsons Hotels and Resorts, the corporation’s hospitality arm, Robinsons has continued to shape the future of the district.

 

“As the preferred brand for business and leisure travelers, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts’  diverse hotels  welcomes every type of traveler -  our four keys unlock the vibrant spirit of the Ortigas district,” said Barun Jolly, Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts

 



The Westin Manila:  A Pillar of Wellness with 21st-Century Sensibilities

 

In March 2023, the renowned Westin brand made a triumphant return to the Philippines with the grand opening of The Westin Manila, the latest addition to the RHR portfolio. This revered name nevertheless brings a fresh perspective to the country's hospitality landscape, embodying 21st-century luxury tailored to the needs of discerning business travelers.

 

The Westin Manila is an oasis of calm and wellness in the busy metropolis, a hotel focused on helping guests find balance between vibrant urban life and restful respite. As guests step into the Westin’s smartly designed lobby, they are welcomed into a modern and elegant space that serves as a perfect venue for anything such as a casual meeting  with colleagues, a tranquil afternoon tea, or a sophisticated cocktail hour.

 

What truly sets The Westin Manila apart is its unwavering commitment to sustainability and guest well-being. The hotel takes its cues from the brand's six pillars of well-being:

 

Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. From locally sourced teas to plush bamboo-fiber duvets, every detail has been carefully chosen to evoke a sense of harmony with nature.  The love for nature is evident. The hotel’s  design philosophy takes inspiration from the concept of 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢, which believes that people have an innate need to connect with nature, and that our link to the natural world affects our well-being.  Every corner of The Westin Manila  is influenced by nature with the inclusion of natural materials and elements in their true form to integrate nature into the space and the use of materials and patterns that evoke natural imagery.   The soothing signature white tea scents and interior finishes inspired by vernacular design underscore the hotel's dedication to creating a tranquil and eco-conscious environment.

 

With 303 guest rooms, including 57 suites, The Westin Manila provides a luxurious retreat for travelers. Each room features the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Many guests and travelers from all over the world have attested to the comfort and support of this iconic bed, comparing it to sleeping on a cloud. It is especially created for a luxurious sleeping experience, with superior construction and a plush, pillow-top mattress made from high-quality materials. The bed also has a quilted top that adds an extra layer of comfort. Coupled with crisp, white, 310-thread count sheets and down duvets, you’re sure to easily drift away to dreamland.

 

To complement the sleep experience, the hotel provides Lavender Balm as a bedside amenity. Infused with calming essential oils of lavender and chamomile, guests can apply it on their temple or wrist to help them unwind naturally.

 

Every room is equipped with Nespresso coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 55-inch flat Samsung TVs.

 

The spacious rooms, starting at 41 square meters, offer a blend of comfort and elegance. Those staying in the Westin Club rooms and suites gain exclusive access to the Club Lounge, where afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres, and evening cocktails are served.

 

Travelers don’t have to miss a beat in their workout routine. The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio offers round-the-clock access to state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment so guests can stay active even while on the road. The hotel even offers the RunWESTIN® program, providing curated run routes led by a Running Concierge, with options for three or five-mile runs. Guests preferring privacy can make use of the WestinWORKOUT® Gear Lending program, allowing them to borrow the latest high-tech fitness equipment for in-room workouts.

 

After a long-haul flight or a day filled with meetings, the Heavenly Spa by WestinTM is the ideal place to rejuvenate. Here, guests can indulge in wellness treatments like individual and couple massages, facials, and body scrubs, all designed to refresh both mind and body.

 

"The business traveler is a very savvy market," notes Alexander Dietzsch, General Manager of The Westin Manila.  “They work and travel a lot, but they also need to look after their health. This is why we feel it’s important that we give them options, because a lot of these guests are focused on their health and daily routine with regard to health and wellness.”

 

While much is in store for the business guest, The Westin Manila opens its arms to leisure guests reveling in its holistic offerings. Among the hotel’s draws for the leisure market is its pet-friendly amenities—guests with beloved fur babies can seek gourmet

 

pet pleasures through the weekend A La Bark menu. Meanwhile, toy breeds can enjoy staycations with their humans at the hotel and slumber on their own Westin Heavenly® Dog Bed.

 

Westin Sonata Manila is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 31 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts

 




Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila: Twin Towers of Bleisure

 

The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila have long graced the Ortigas Center skyline. These landmark Ortigas skyscrapers have since undergone a transformative makeover to welcome guests with renewed vigor, setting the standard for business travel with its signature IHG touch.

 

Truly, these twin properties are where business and leisure converge, with the hotels connected to Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas’ premier shopping mall—taking you to other conveniences and pleasures in an instant.

 

In addition to their strategic location, the newly renovated guest rooms and lobbies ensure that guests will enjoy spacious living areas and exceptional comfort. Moreover, they have a total of 548 rooms, an impressive 1,677 parking spaces, and a range of event venues, meeting rooms, and lounges collectively occupying 34,000 square fee

(over 3,000 square meters) of function space—all conveniently situated on the same floor. This cements their place as the district’s gold standard in the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.

 

With BPO firms, multinational corporations, and international organizations in close proximity, these properties are the ideal hubs for various summits and conferences. "This is the place to meet—we are the middle ground and the melting pot that unifies the north and the south," says Patria Puyat, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila.

 

Returning to Manila after stints overseeing five-star IHG properties across the globe, Puyat brings her extensive international experience home to Manila, where she draws on her deep understanding of Filipino sensibilities to create truly exceptional experiences in these RHR properties.

 

Long loved for its the superior dining choices, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria continues to elevate the dining scene in Ortigas. Seven Corners features a variety of global flavors in its buffet, offering eclectic, sophisticated choices for diners — from luscious prime rib to rich Singaporean laksa, and a halo-halo station that pulls out all the stops in its toppings. The variety and quality of its fare make Seven Corners a versatile place for all kinds of gatherings, from laid-back brunches to business dinners.

 

Xin Tian Di, another culinary gem, elevates the Ortigas dining scene with its exquisite Chinese cuisine. With classics like Oven-Roasted Peking Duck served two ways and a sumptuous selection of dim sum, Xin Tian Di is a delight for even the most discerning palates.

  

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn share most amenities, while their distinct identities cater to different market segments. Crowne Plaza appeals to cosmopolitan business travelers seeking convenience, while Holiday Inn remains a beloved global leisure brand, providing a warm welcome to holidaying families.

 

But what truly keeps guests coming back is their commitment to delivering personal service. As Puyat eloquently puts it, "A hotel is a hotel—but what makes you remember a hotel is the experience brought to you by the people you meet. You wouldn’t remember the make of a table a month from now, but you would remember that a server offered you something that you wanted, even if it wasn’t available in the buffet. That is hospitality.”

 

 

Go Hotels:  Essential Gateway for Budget Travelers

 

Among budget-conscious travelers seeking comfort and quality, Go Hotels is making waves with its youthful and refreshing approach to value-essential hospitality. Elevating the standards for affordable accommodations, this trendy hotel brand goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest's experience is nothing short of excellent.

 

Go Hotels Ortigas is all about offering visitors a blend of comfort and convenience to travelers exploring the district. With 198 rooms, it caters to the traveler who values affordability without compromising quality. From chiropractic pillows that promise restful sleep to complimentary Wi-Fi, this hotel transforms the notion of budget-friendly travel as it offers convenience and security within easy reach.


Their unique and innovative signature offer of Go 24/7, in which travelers are empowered to choose their check-in time, anytime within a day, and check-out twenty-four hours after, has changed the game for its hotel segment. Plus, its Go 365 offering, provides an opportunity for the planner type to score 10% discount off the Best Available Rate for stays 15 to 365 days in advance.

 

And for those who are always on their mobile, the option to Go (Buy) Online enables you to book and buy vouchers via FB messenger and Viber chat.

 

These three Go products comprise the “Let’s Go,Go,Go” campaign of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts that recently won the coveted Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign of the Year during the 9th Virtus awards of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA).

 

These value for money offerings  are highly prized by cost-conscious travelers and a boon to  local tourism, “We wanted to align with the Department of Tourism’s thrust to promote local tourism this year. “Since we have a vast network of hotels and resorts stretching from Tuguegarao to General Santos City, we wanted to maximize. That’s why we created ‘Let’s Go, Go, Go’ as an encouragement for Filipinos and international travelers as well to go and explore more of the Philippines,” shared by Nonito Cuizon - Director of Marketing.

 

 

Ortigas Center: Uniquely positioned at the center of life in the metro

 

As Ortigas takes center stage as a crucial central business district in Metro Manila, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts stands as the prime player in delivering top-notch

  

experiences, with SVP & Business Unit General Manager Barun Jolly at the helm. "I feel quite privileged to have this opportunity to come back to RHR and deliver the vision of our President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go. We are uniquely positioned to cater to all segments of travelers with our wide spread of brands in Ortigas," he says.

 

Through its four keys, Robinsons Hotels and Resorts has established its dominance in Ortigas Center, further solidifying its reputation as a market leader in the country's hospitality sector. Their recent accolade, the Best Operational Hospitality Portfolio award by PropertyGuru, serves as a testament to the company's outstanding performance.

 

Whether visiting this thriving district for work or leisure, Ortigas has a treasure trove of experiences. Robinsons Hotels and Resorts holds the four keys to your next adventure, ensuring that every aspect of your journey is marked by excellence and comfort.

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