Manila is the country’s capital presenting an interest blend of modern skyscrapers and a peek at the country’s rich history with its preserved colonial architecture.
A bustling pit stop for further into the archipelago’s beautiful islands, explorers of the city will discovery depth in its history and the enviable charm of the country’s signature hospitality.
Intramuros, the famed Walled City was built in 1571 and remains a throwback landmark to the Philippines’ Spanish period. With crumbling walls that have survived for more than four hundred years, the historic walls, bulwarks, and plazas of Intramuros continue to be a tourist destination that engage and educate.
A landmark reflecting 3 centuries of Spanish history, Fort Santiago is a magnificent and enduring structure that has been occupied through the rich of the Philippines. It is part of the Walled City, Intramuros and was a Spanish base, housing for their military, with dungeons and underground tunnels, Fort Santiago saw transitions in Philippine history including the Japanese occupation during the Second World War. Fort Santiago also served as the prison that held National Hero, Jose Rizal until his execution in Bagumbayan.
A historic and highly visited structure in the Philippines, it served as the official residence of the President of The Republic of the Philippines since 1863. Palace tours are given which details history within its wall highlighting all the former Presidents and the memorabilia which highlights their respective administrations and history periods of leadership.
A small rocky island 48 kilometers West of Manila, Corregidor is located at the access point to Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for fallen heroes, Filipinos and American soldiers who fought against the overwhelming Japanese forces during the Second World War.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a performing arts venue that feature major productions and events that showcase the diverse Filipino culture. CCP is located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
The Museum of the Filipino People serves as a repository of the Philippines’ natural and cultural heritage. Located next to Rizal Park, it takes visiting guests to a journey into the nation’s rich history. It has three different structures: the house of natural sciences which was formerly the Old Congress Building; house of the arts; and support services. The former Ministry of Finance building is the home of the Anthropology and Archeology Divisions. Its exhibit covers the vast subjects of Anthropology, Geology, Botany, Zoology, and the Arts. It also houses a planetarium where visitors can learn about the wonders of the universe, its stars, and planets.
The National Museum of the Philippines safeguards the rich elements that make up the colourful heritage of the Philippines. It promotes awareness and nationalism through its exhibits on culture, education, and the sciences.
Shopaholics are spoilt for choice with retail and shopping hugs a link bridge away with Shangri-La Plaza, or simply a few paces away with Megamall one block over. Bargain finds are 15 minutes away by car with nearby Tiendesitas, Metrowalk, or Greenhills.
Shangri-La Plaza Mall
A two-minute from the hotel via a link bridge from the Garden Wing lobby level, Shangri-La Plaza features high-end brands from fashion, luxury items, accessories, and furnishings. The Red Carpet Cineplex includes 3D theaters, plush seats, and a snack bar.
The SM Megamall is a block away from the hotel and is considered one of the largest malls in the country. It is a dynamic hub depicting a spectrum of high street and “masstige” with foreign and local brands for fashionistas, techies, gastronomes, and families for kids’ engagement.
Located along Ortigas Avenue near ADB, The Podium is frequented by young professionals and families with its niche fashion brands, specialty stores, and diverse selection of restaurants.
Consisting of a row of open-air villages, this shopping enclave in Pasig includes an extensive variety of crafts, knickknacks, homeware, native food shops, and a pet village.
Bargain shoppers are in for a treat with the renowned shopping complex of large cavernous spaces, a maze of pop up stores, and satellite buildings that house electronics, clothes, furniture, jewelry, and dining outlets. A go-to for jewelry shopping especially for South Sea and freshwater pearls, Greenhills shopping spans across Virra Mall and The Promenade the latter serving as destination to a three-level bookstore, specialty dining, cinemas, gourmet stores, and gadget shops.
Centrally located near the Ortigas Centre in Mandaluyong City, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is an ideal take-off point for city exploration.
Whether you want to arrange for a private car, hail a taxi or use a nearby railway line, our hotel staff is on hand to help ensure that you arrive at your destination comfortably and on time.