Raffles Makati is housed within an outstanding 30-floor tower rising above the glittering lights and activity of Manila’s financial district. A small collection of intimate accommodations and a masterful blending of bygone charm and modern convenience, Raffles Makati is the ideal retreat for discerning travelers.

The hotel comprises just 32 suites decked in distinct touches and finishes reminiscent of a private home. On the walls, find decorations and works by Filipino artists; on the floors, rich hardwoods and plush area rugs. Large floor-to-ceiling windows come standard in each accommodation, allowing the glimmer of the city to dance on the other side of the glass, easily dimmed by blackout curtains. Roomy baths include double sinks and inviting Terry bathrobes for wrapping up and relaxing after a day in Manila. When sleep beckons, consult the pillow menu and choose a bespoke scented pillow to pair perfectly with the cozy feather-top bed and cotton linens. If expanded space is desired by way of posh dining and living areas, opt for the Executive Suites or the lone Presidential Suite.

The dining options at Raffles Makati have been conceived to appeal to every palate. Filipino cuisine is defined by its blend of Malay, Asian, and Spanish flavors and ingredients, and this unique fusion takes center stage in the open kitchens of Spectrum. Try tasty treats and grab-and-go sandwiches in Café Macaron, sip afternoon tea in the literary-inspired Writers Bar, and relax poolside with light bites and cocktails at the Pool Bar. The Long Bar was modeled after the drinkery within the original Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and its rich history is reflected in the cocktail menu which features the signature Singapore Sling and other international recipes from across the hotel portfolio. Further relaxation and indulgence can be found in the Willow Stream Spa, a luxury haven best experienced at a slow pace. A spa day here is a complete sensory immersion, from the natural ingredients used in each treatment to the soothing sights and scents permeating the entire space.

Makati is the vibrant financial district of Manila, a stone’s throw away from the Philippine Stock Exchange and a wealth of nearby luxury shopping and entertainment destinations. A private walkway is found in the basement of the hotel and tunnels beneath the bustling streets, offering guests an effortless way to connect with the Greenbelt Shopping Centre and a plethora of shopping malls within a few blocks. Further afield guests may visit the presidential residence at Malacanang Palace, the Ayala Museum’s cache of art and tangible history, and the National Museum of the Philippines.