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Marvelous Manila

BY Eliza Escaño | November 1, 2017 | Feature Features

It may take patience and savvy to navigate this jampacked Asian metropolis, but travelers to the capital of the Philippines will discover enduring hospitality, world-class digs, endless shopping havens and a thriving gastronomic scene. Here, our top suggestions for a first visit.
Relax poolside at Seda Vertis North

Where to Stay
Design buffs will swoon over two properties by the Philippines’ own Seda Hotels. Seda Vertis North (Astra Corner Lux Drive, Vertis North, Quezon City, 63.2.739.8888) offers organic understated opulence with furnishings by notable artists Kenneth Cobonpue and Ann Pamintuan. Brunch at its resto, Misto, features an incredible fresh noodle station that must be tried. Chic sister property Seda BGC (11th Avenue, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, 63.2.945.8888) boasts hip rooftop bar Straight Up and posh rooms with city views.

For the resort inclined, think big. First up: the stylish Nobu Hotel (Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque,
63.2.800.8080), one of the three hotel brands in the massive City of Dreams resort. And don’t miss Okada Manila (New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 63.2.888.0777), where guests are awestruck by luxurious villas and a grandiose fountain show that spans 50 Olympic-size pools.

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