Hotel and City Information

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION:

Shangri-la

Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8813 8888
Email: slm@shangri-la.com

Hotel Information

This five-star luxury hotel in Makati is located just 20 minutes away from the airport and is a luxurious sanctuary for both business and leisure travellers. Strategically located in Makati’s central business district.

A stay at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, is an unforgettable one. The hotel offers you the opportunity to experience the heart of Manila from the very centre of Makati’s prestigious business, shopping and entertainment district.

Makati Shangri-La, Manila is a renowned five-star luxury hotel in Makati City. The hotel is within walking distance from some of the popular shopping malls in Manila, which include Glorietta, Greenbelt and SM Department Store.For more information on the Shangri-La Makati, click here.

RATES

Deluxe Room:

Single Rate
PhP 6,525.29++ / PhP 8,000.00 net
(approximately USD$128.25++ / USD$157.22 net)
Double Rate
PhP 7,340.95++ / PhP 9,000.00 net
(approximately USD$144.28++ / USD$176.89 net)

Alternatively, guests can make their bookings directly on the Shangri-La website
using the Group Code: EXP070920

  1. Go to the Shangri-La website.
  2. Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.
  3. Under the “Special Rate” area, select “Group Code” and enter the Group Code.
  4. Click the Check Availability button to continue.
  5. If all the search criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.
  • Rates are per room per night, and quoted in Philippine Peso (PhP).
  • Rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently at ten percent (10%) service charge, twelve percent (12%) VAT and point six percent (0.60%) local tax, unless quoted as net.
  • Rates include Daily Buffet Breakfast at Circles Event Café (Based on the number of registered occupants in a guest room)
  • Use of Health Club, which is equipped with exercise machines, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and cold plunge bath.
  • Inclusive of complimentary in-room wired internet and Wi-Fi access, fruit platter, and three bottles of local mineral water in each room.
  • Rates will be applicable from 4 September 2020 – 14 September.

To take advantage of the special hotel rates above, please ensure you book your accommodation no later than Monday, 24 August 2020.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of guest accommodation reservations is free of charge until 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellation after this date will be charged the full duration of the stay. Guests must obtain a cancellation number from the hotel.

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MANILA

Being the center of entertainment and cultural activities, Manila lives up to its name as the capital of fun. Home to some 12 million people, it highlights the Filipinos’ love for food, music and the arts, culture and heritage, shopping and entertainment present in all corners of the city.

General Information Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), is the country’s political, economic, and educational center. It covers an area of 619 square kilometers with sixteen highly urbanized cities including the country’s capital, the City of Manila. There are numerous historical and cultural landmarks owing to Metro Manila’s rich history. It also boasts of world-class hotels and facilities, including the country’s biggest convention centers. And as a shopping and entertainment capital, it offers visitors endless choices from luxury brands in high-end malls to low-priced apparel in flea markets and bazaars. Meanwhile, visitors should not miss partaking Filipino cuisine. An endless variety of dining experiences offering regional Filipino food and continental dishes with a Filipino twist are available in the Metro. There are also a number of restaurants offering halal food.

Helpful Information

Time
UTC/GMT +8:00 hours. The Philippines is eight (8) hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Language
The two official languages are Filipino and English, the former being the national language. As one of the world’s largest English-speaking nations, English is widely used and is the dominant language in business, government, the legal system, medicine, the sciences, media, and education.
Currency
The Philippine currency is known as the Philippine Peso (PHP). The basic unit of money itself is called the peso for bills and centavos for coins. Most foreign currencies can be easily exchanged at banks, hotels, large department stores, and authorized money changing shops accredited by the Central Bank of the Philippines. International credit cards are also widely accepted in major establishments.
Tipping
Many mid-range and high-end establishments include a 10% service charge. If there is no service charge reflected on the bill, a tip of 10-20% is accepted. Transportation In Metro Manila, various transport options are available for the commuting public. The fastest and most economical way is via the four (4) operational railway systems: Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines 1 and 2, the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR). For short distances where trains are not available, there are public utility jeepneys, buses, metered taxis, UV express and Transport Network Vehicle Services such as Grab.

Things to Do

MANILA

  • Tour inside Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. For 400 years, it served as the seat of power of the Spanish crown. Take a stroll at Fort Santiago, the former headquarters of the Spanish Military or head to the oldest stone church in the Philippines – San Agustin Church, the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros during World War II.
  • Take a break and relax with an authentic Filipino “hilot” massage to relieve stress. Look forward to long, deep strokes with warm coconut oil and banana leaves to sort out the energy imbalance and blockages in your body.
  • Embark on a culinary journey at the world’s oldest Chinatown in Binondo, Manila. Tucked inside its crowded streets are long-standing restaurants and cafes loved by locals and visitors for delicious, value-for-money, authentic Chinese-Filipino food

MAKATI CITY

Makati City is the country’s premiere business district and considered the financial center of the Philippines. Known for its cosmopolitan culture, the city offers international travelers and entrepreneurs a wide array of enjoyable activities. Foreign embassies, consulates and international organizations operate in Makati along with high-rise, upscale lifestyle centers and more than 50 hotels ranging from budget to high-end, plus high-class tourist inns and apartelles.
  • Visit the Salcedo and Legaspi weekend pop-up markets and buy fresh produce, artisanal home and personal products, and a variety of handmade goods.
  • Take a breather at its well-manicured parks – Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Park, Greenbelt Park and Legaspi Active Park.
  • Explore Poblacion, Makati’s hip and trendy neighborhood for great eats and countless hole-in-the-wall restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs and fine dining establishments.
  • Splurge on shopping at one, or all, of Makati’s shopping malls: Greenbelt is characterized with its greenery; Glorietta is strategically located between offices, hotels and main transport terminals; or Century City which is tagged as the “Mall of Modern Makati”.

BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY

Bonifacio Global City, also known as BGC or The Fort and dubbed as the “Home of Passionate Minds,” was formerly a military base called “Fort Mckinley,” the headquarters of the Philippine Scouts, a division of the US Army. When the Japanese seized control of the fort during World War II, it was renamed to “Sakura Heiei” which means “Cherry Blossom Barracks.” By 1957, it was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army and renamed Fort Bonifacio until it became one of the Metro’s lifestyle and business districts. Strategically located within this bustling city are world-class business centers, glitzy shopping areas filled with big-name brands and flagship stores, fancy restaurants, hangout nooks and amusement centers that cater to a wide variety of people.
  • Take a stroll and witness a unique visual experience with beautiful murals sprawled over the city walls and corners, adding a bit of character to the once drab public spaces.
  • Get moving in its active parks: jog at the green asphalt of the Track 30th , head on to Terra 28th to do body weight exercises or have some fun playing good, old-fashioned Filipino outdoor games. In addition, check out the Turf BGC at 9th Ave, the first artificial turf field in the country for football lovers.
  • Watch movies with the latest cinema technology at the Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Mall or the Venice Grand Canal Mall where you can also enjoy a gondola ride.