Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in China, Istanbul and Indonesia scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests
After almost two decades, Makati warmly welcomed the opening of the Raffles and Fairmont Makati, the latest luxury hotels to open in the financial capital of the Philippines. The launching of the Raffles and Fairmont Makati, belonging to the globally renowned luxury hotel brands, is a significant milestone and a boost to the tourism industry of the country.
A 30-story tower located at the prestigious new development of Ayala Land in Makati is home to a 32 all-suite Raffles Makati, a 280-room Fairmont Makati, and 237 Raffles Residences. This new concept of two hotels in one property provides a choice for business or leisure travelers. Furthermore, Raffles Residences which are comprised of one to four bedroom apartments, offer residential accommodations for short or long-term stays.
A gastronomic tour for the palate awaits guests at the Raffles and Fairmont Makati. Spectrum is the vibrant all-day dining restaurant featuring five “culinary theaters” to enjoy from. A chic pastry boutique, Café Macaron, offers fresh sandwiches, desserts, pralines and exquisite pastries. The Long Bar was inspired by its namesake, the Long Bar in the Raffles Singapore, featuring creative liquid concoctions including the famous “Singapore Sling”. For quiet and space, the parlour-like Writers Bar offers a respite from the bustling city.
For meetings and special events, the hotel boasts a large ballroom. The Willow Stream Spa offers soothing surroundings, featuring five fully equipped treatment rooms, hair salon, full-service nail studio, a mineral pool, an outdoor swimming pool and beautiful terrace offering a luxurious urban retreat.
During my stay I especially loved the personal touch of Raffles gifting me the book “The Shiralee” which I was named after. I was so impressed, it was on my bed side along with a beautiful hand written note. They certainly made Raffles more memorable as I have now taken it home – and every time I see it, it reminds me of my time there.
Photographer Niccolo Cosme
Designer Eric Delos Santos
Assistant Photographer Star Sabroso
Make Up Artist Kay Arias