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Okada Manila Receives 3rd Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award 

Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only globally recognized rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, awarded Okada Manila another Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star for its Star Award 2022. This is the 3rd great icon of Manila received this coveted distinction.

To share the news, Okada Manila invited friends from the media as well as key opinion leaders to the property’s brand new Filipino restaurant, Coral Wing. There, guests were able to enjoy the spectacular sunset over Manila Bay and the elegant Filipino-inspired interiors of the venue.

Okada SVP for Hotel Operations Ivaylo S. Ivanov

With over 990 exceptional accommodations, numerous incredible restaurants, award-winning spas, and various other extraordinary amenities, all complemented by exceptional Filipino hospitality, it’s no small feat that Okada Manila has earned FTG 5-star ratings for 3 consecutive years. Okada SVP for Hotel Operations Ivaylo S. Ivanov says, “Our 3T campaign, our industry-leading health and safety protocols

acclaimed by the industry, were welcomed by the wonderful members of our team and we were able to provide exceptional service to our customers during the pandemic. Forbes Travel Guide, a world-renowned authority on true five-star service, has more than 900 rigorous articles on its list, 75% of which focus on customer experience and the rest on installation.

“Indeed, things are looking up and there is no better way to celebrate than to highlight an achievement that is not just for Okada Manila, but also for the Philippine travel and hospitality industry. This step is proof that the Philippines could be – and is – world-class,” shares Okada Manila President and COO Byron Yip.

This 5-star rating comes at a good time, as the WTTC World Summit held in Manila last week showed the world that the Philippines is now open to tourism and it’s time to rediscover travel. “Our doors are open and Okada Manila is fully ready and excited to add to the exciting stories of our tourists from near and far,” adds Ivaylo S. Ivanov.

“Travel is back in full force, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively mobilizing to meet increased demand for occupancy in most regions,” said Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “As the industry faces lingering challenges, the 2022 winners have shown themselves ready to meet these challenges and more, demonstrating the best in luxury hospitality.”