Okada Manila Receives Third Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award – Manila Bulletin

Now that the borders are open, Asia’s largest integrated resort is ready to be at the heart of new big stories featuring some of the country’s most extraordinary tourist attractions.

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 2022 Star Award. This is the third year that the 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. Guests were able to enjoy the spectacular sunset over Manila Bay and the elegant Filipino-inspired interiors of the venue.

With over 990 exceptional accommodations, incredible restaurants, award-winning spas, and various extraordinary amenities, all complemented by exceptional Filipino hospitality, it’s no small feat that Okada Manila has achieved FTG five-star rating for three years. consecutive.

Ivaylo S. Ivanov, Okada’s Senior Vice President for Hotel Operations, said, “Our 3T campaign, our industry-leading, industry-acclaimed health and safety protocols have been embraced by our team members and we were able to provide exceptional service to our customers during the pandemic.”

Executives and members of Okada Manila during the special press event.

Forbes Travel Guide, a world-renowned authority on true five-star service, has more than 900 rigorous items on its list, 75% of which focus on customer experience and the rest on facility.

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

This five-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,” added 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.”