The rooms at this hotel are more affordable as compared to the other hotels in RWM but it’s lobby and cafe are still far spacious and glamorous from most hotels I’ve been to and it has more than 700 rooms. Sheraton (390 rooms) and Hilton Hotels (355 rooms) are now being constructed just next to the hotel.
We were served with this lovely ensaymada and coffee as we waited for others to arrive. I just noticed that there are a lot of ensaimadas in Manila. Even sold in boxes for pasalubong! But there’s just two places for ensaymadas in Manila that I always look forward to, but I won’t discuss it here. Hehe.
Marcos of Detourista.com & I were booked to a Standard Room. Thought there wasn’t so much to be seen outside the window since it wasn’t facing outside the building. But our itinerary that day was full so we didn’t really needed to stay most of the time there. The beds were soft & cozy, I asked to sleep next to the table because I just needed to fix a lot of things which I always do whenever I come in & out of a hotel room just to make sure that all of my things are in place. I just wished that their bathroom were a little bit bigger. A flat screen TV was mounted on the wall and thank God a USB port was present there. So I just left my power bank plugged-in there.
NEWPORT MALL & CASINO
After leaving our things at the hotel room, we took the opportunity to walk around the Newport Mall though most of the stores were still closed until 12:00 noon. Most of the brands that are situated on the ground floor are luxurious such as Bvlgari, TWG, L’Occitane, Swarovski, Tommy Hilfiger and a lot more. At the center, a fountain is erected just before the entrance of the Casino. It occupies two floors, one open for smoking and the other one for non-smokers.
I was in awe when I first saw the Main Atrium, I then recognized it after seeing photos of it online several times in the past. The fine decors were still all about Independence day.
Restaurants of different concepts and cuisine were all around the second floor.
More restaurants and shops can be found on the third floor. Their cinema and the Newport Performing Arts Theater also add more attraction to the mall.
From the third floor, we then walked around the ground floor towards Cafe Maxims, the lobby cafe of Maxims Hotel and Marriott Hotel Manila’s lobby. We didn’t have to go outdoors just to be in the other buildings, we just passed by the security check before entering Marriott.
Walking towards Marriott Hotel’s Lobby
Marriott Hotel Manila’s Lobby Cafe
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Special thanks again to the Management & Staff of Resorts World Manila, Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services & Cebu Pacific.