Makati Shangri-La Manila: Discover Eden Amidst Makati’s Business District

After that heavenly experience with the Imperial Cooking Gods at Shang Palace, we decided to explore the hotel to get a better feel of it. 

Makati Shangri-La Hotel Frank Ruaya Mae Ilagan When in Manila (9 of 88)

The feel was more like we were enveloped with sophistication. Supported by gigantic pillars of luxury and pleasure.

The Makati Shangri-La would definitely be one of the busiest hotels I’ve been to. It was like a city within a city with a lot of people roaming around. It was impressive on how the staff manages to still be so organized and how they could still provide deluxe service to every guest. 

 

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took this quick snap shot of the pool as the guards were very strict.

 

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After a visit outside, Frank and I returned back to the grand lobby

 

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The majestic chandelier was truly mesmerizing!

Makati Shangri-La Hotel Frank Ruaya Mae Ilagan When in Manila (10 of 90)

We couldn’t resist the enthralling cozy ambiance of their Lobby Lounge

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We decided to immerse with the crowd and follow the flow

The Mighty High Tea Afternoon at Makati Shangri-La

Here’s another really cool date activity we discovered. Visit Makati Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge and experience a one-of-a-kind afternoon adorned we teas, lavish pastries while serenaded with an orchestra. They offer it daily from 3-6pm. You may choose from 3 different sets ranging from P550-660++ (good for 2). We find it to be surprisingly affordable for such a lavish fare. 

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you may also choose from a wide selection of teas

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I really loved the chic setup and the orchestra sent the whole experience to broader heights

Here’s an up-close look at the pastries we had. They were so good I forgot all the names! lols

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Makati Shangri-La Hotel Frank Ruaya Mae Ilagan When in Manila (79 of 88)

my weaknesses: foie gras and smoked salmon

Makati Shangri-La Hotel Frank Ruaya Mae Ilagan When in Manila (77 of 88)

the luscious desserts

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the mesmerizing musicians

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we were so happy we felt having a selfie moment! lols

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a magical date afternoon which felt like we were in one of the scenes in Titanic

We never thought we’d find such an oasis amidst Makati’s hustling streets. We felt so safe and protected against the stresses of life. In the thick of the concrete jungle that is Makati, there we were, comfortably seated in our sofa, sipping tea, occasionally munching on our edible delights, singing along to familiar tunes….. ahhhhh this is the life!

Even after 6pm we decided to stay a bit longer to listen to the Jazz performers.

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my partner in crime Frank. He loves eating but never gets fat!. Life’s unfair!

After that magical relaxing afternoon, we decided to do some more relaxation by treating ourselves to a relaxing massage…

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we filled out the form to write infos about our health etc..

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aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh…. simply speechless by their soothing healing touches. Such a great stress reliever! Super satisfied and highly recommended!

 

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before hitting the sack, we decided to go out and grab some grubs at the nearby food bazaar “Cucina Andare” Never a dull moment in and around Makati Shangri-La

The Morning After…

I guess the photo says it all! lols

Refreshed, revitalized and filled with good vibes… ready to face the world again!

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Good Morning Universe!

The Makati Shangri-La is not a hotel to just spend the night at or like the usual ones where you just enter, check-in, settle in your room then go. I would say the whole Makati Shangri-La “experience” was more of a grand gala of pleasure where every moment felt so thrilling, taking your breath away, leaving you at awe.

A majestic hotel with an aristocratic feel, a work force with an alphabet of talents, ambrosial edibles, a cloudburst of great amenities….  MAHVELOUS (with a million slow claps) is how I would sum it all up, as simply describing the whole Makati Shangri-La experience as “GREAT” isn’t enough and would be a lame term to use.

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“MAHVELOUS”

Makati Shangri-La Manila

T: (632) 813 8888
E: slm@shangri-la.com
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue
Makati City 1200, Philippines

https://www.shangri-la.com/makati

 

 

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