Centre of Attention
Two of the most photographed staircases in the country are the sweeping marble steps of The Lobby.
The amount of time it took to make the two arraiolo tapestries in The Lobby depicting two famous mountains in the Philippines.
21 Rays and 33 Spears
Make up the Lobby's centrepiece, the glorious "Sunburst" sculpture on the ceiling by Philippine National Artist Napoleon Abueva.
The Perfect LOCATION
The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila,
Republic of the Philippines
|Telephone||+63 2 887 2888|
|Airport Distance||9km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport / 7km from Manila Domestic Airport|
|Nearby||Ayala Shopping Centre, Greenbelt Mall|
Spirit of Corregidor: Spirit of Corregidor
Experience World War II history in the Pacific like never before. Though the guns of Corregidor are now silent, the island's buildings, structures and tunnels are a testament to the courage and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who effectively changed the course of world history. The tour includes an aerial tour of the magnificent Cavite-Batangas coastline, beautiful Taal lake and volcano, capped off with lunch at Antonio’s, considered by The Miele Guide as one of Asia’s top restaurants.
If These Walls Could Speak: If These Walls Could Speak
Go on a leisurely morning or late afternoon guided walking tour along the streets of the 16th-century “walled city” of Intramuros and listen to a humourous analysis of Philippine art, culture, and society during the Spanish and American empire periods; follow this with lunch or dinner at a 1930s Art Deco mansion.
A Taal Tale: A Taal Tale
Taal is a gem of a town in the Philippine province of Batangas. It is a rarity in that it has no large banks or department stores, no cinemas, no fast food outlets or traffic lights, just a priceless cluster of stately 18th and 19th-century Spanish-Filipino colonial homes that still stand in the town centre. This is the appeal of Taal, where time appears to have stopped, and where guests will get to experience the lifestyle of a bygone era.
Art in the Hills: Art in the Hills
You come to Manila and you like contemporary art? Manila is a standing invitation to explore all kinds of art, especially now when names like Ronald Ventura and Winner Jumalon fetch record highs in international art auctions, and the works of more and more young Filipino artists are garnering critical acclaim around the world.
After a trip to foreign lands, a Filipino would never dream of returning home without bringing back a pasalubong (souvenir) for one’s family or friends. The Pasalubong: A Filipino Crafts Class for Young People is the perfect experience for junior Peninsula guests to express themselves through a range of art activities. The class will have them creating gifts that reflect the festive culture of the Philippines and which show that loved ones were remembered (and missed) while on vacation.