Forbes Travel Guide 2019 5-Stars Hotels in the Philippines

Forbes Travel Guide 2019, 5-star hotels in Manila, luxury hotels in Manila

Forbes Travel Guide debuted yesterday its 61st annual list of Star Rating winners, recognizing the world's finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.

The 2019 award recipients include 21 new Five-Star hotels, 49 new Four-Star hotels and 62 new hotels in the Recommended category. Other first-time recipients include six Five-Star restaurants, eight Five-Star spas and 21 Four-Star spas. See the complete list of winners here.



Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 76 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Newly added destinations for 2019 include: Anguilla, Bahrain, Belize, Danang, Doha, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Istanbul, Oman, Perth, the Swiss Alps, Tel Aviv and Uruguay.

The Philippines have 5-Stars properties included in this year's list: Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, who proudly maintains its 5-Stars in three (3) straight years; Nuwa Manila; The Peninsula Manila; and the Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino.

Forbes Travel Guide 2019, 5-star hotels in Manila, luxury hotels in Manila
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, maintained its 5-Stars in three straight years

Forbes Travel Guide 2019, 5-star hotels in Manila, luxury hotels in Manila
Nuwa Manila

Forbes Travel Guide 2019, 5-star hotels in Manila, luxury hotels in Manila
The Peninsula Manila, which made Forbes Travel Guide history by becoming the world's first all Five-Star hotel company. The Peninsula Manila earned its fifth star this year, which pushed the Hong Kong-based brand's tally to 10 Five-Star hotels.

Forbes Travel Guide 2019, 5-star hotels in Manila, luxury hotels in Manila
Sky Tower at Solaire Resort & Casino


Several countries captured their first Five-Star hotel: Malaysia (Crockfords at Resorts World Genting), Portugal (Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon), South Korea (The Shilla Seoul), Turkey (Raffles Istanbul) and Vietnam (Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An).



London unseated Macau as the city with the most Five-Star hotels, thanks to four new additions (Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London; The Langham, London; Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London; Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London). London finished with 13 top-ranking hotels, with Macau at a close 12.

The U.S. added two Five-Star hotels (Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the D.C. area's Salamander Resort & Spa). These countries gained one new Five-Star hotel: Canada (Fairmont Pacific Rim), China (Bulgari Hotel Beijing), France (Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel), Indonesia (Bulgari Resort Bali), Mexico (Rosewood San Miguel de Allende), the Philippines (The Peninsula Manila) and United Arab Emirates (Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island).



"At Forbes Travel Guide, we verify luxury. Our independent inspection process is the gold standard in the hospitality industry," said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. "Discerning travelers can trust that each winner is the best of the best. We are pleased to honor the 2019 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas dedicated to guest service."

The company will honor winners at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on February 26 and 27.




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  1. Wow the hotels look so beautiful and worth considering depending of the budget. Peninsula looks impressive and would be my favorite especially knowing that all their hotels are 5stars. Would be happy to see this kind of place in a busy and ugly Manila

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    1. Thanks for appreciating however, MANILA ISN'T UGLY.

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  2. Wow! The lap of luxury for sure. I love the decor in the lobby and all of the artwork. I typically don't get to stay in 5 star hotels but would love the chance!

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    1. Oh why not? Luxury hotels isn't all about the money.. well yeah you have to pay high but the experience is beyond the price.

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  3. I would stay at any of these hotels anytime! They all look beautiful. I will definatly have to hold onto this list for my future travels!

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  4. These hotels are beautiful! When i go to the Phillipines, I will see if I can book one!

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    1. That's awesome Shannon! You will enjoy the Filipino luxurious hospitality.

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  5. A great list you compiled here! I will visit the Philippines soon and I'll definitely check out a few of these :)

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    1. That is great! After this awarding, I noticed that these hotels offers good discounts to celebrate their stars :D

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  6. Omg, some of those rooms look like palaces! Love the decor and vibe of The Peninsula, would definitely be on my list when I visit

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    1. Yeah The Peninsula Manila is one of the oldest hotel in the Philippines with over 40-years old and first time to get 5-stars from Forbes Travel Award. Soon I will book my staycation here.

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  7. I travel with my kids so we never stay at a luxury hotel. But, after reading this, I think I need to leave them at home and head uver to the Philippines. I would love to stay in one of these five star hotels!

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    1. Sometimes you should have a me-time, or travel with your partner!

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  8. The decor depicted in these pics are really impressive. These hotels have a dash of luxury and I'm sure they would be great options to consider for staying.

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    1. That's true and I can't wait to experience the rest and removed them in my list!

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  9. Amazing lobby on the Peninsula! I would love a 5-star stay and being pampered, for the moment its only dreaming

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  10. Happy to see this list of PH Hotels you had made the cut. So far Manila Pen is still my favorite due to location. Would definitely love to try staying in Nuwa Manila. It was actually my first time to hear about it.

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    1. Nuwa Manila is one of the newest breed of hotels here in Manila. I think they opened 3-years ago.

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  11. I would love to stay overnight in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and experience the luxury. Other hotels that you have mentioned are also beautiful. Wish to book one soon during my next visit there.

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    1. You can read my review about Marco Polo, I highly recommend them because of their utmost hospitality.

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  12. What a great guide of 5 stars Hotel that you have posted here. Personally, I may don't really get to stay in this kind of Hotel often, but whenever I get the chance, I would always love. The Marco Polo is my favorite Hotel, since I had the chance to stay with them before. I just love everything about it.

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    1. What I also like about Marco Polo Hotel are the people. They made my stay very memorable and enjoyable.

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  13. I have never heard about the Forbes Travel Guide before reading here. I need to research more on that to see if any Indian hotels have been named. Thanks Blair to sharing with us all the beautiful hotels worth winning.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Anwesha! Yeah maybe they also included some hotels from India :D

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  14. That room at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila looks so large and comfortable. No wonder they've maintained their 5-star award for 3 years straight. All of them make for great places to stay in the Philippines for sure!

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  15. All these places look so beautiful and luxurious. We are mostly budget travelers but we splurge once in a while. And all of these places look sumptuous. I had no idea Macau was the erstwhile city with the max 5-stars under its banner. And now London. This is so interesting.

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  16. Who doesn't want to stay in the finest of properties? I have an eye for luxury. Forbes travel guide list seems interesting. The new countries that they have included are definitely promising and I am sure they would have picked their best properties. It was good to know about the best from Philippines . The pictures make me want to experience them some day.

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  17. wow that looks totally lux. I would definitely love to stay at this place. I mean how cool does that decor looks? I love it

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  18. The hotel looks very luxurious. Even the interior looks elegant and beautiful. It looks like you are very happy to be able to stay in the hotel.

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    1. Yes, and I am excited to experience the rest very soon :D

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  19. I really like the main lobby at the Peninsula Manila but a night at Sky Tower would be amazing as well. Very nice list of hotels, probably for many people who are going to the Philippines will be interesting.

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    1. That is for sure and for those who are into luxury accommodation :D

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  20. Wow all hotel stays look luxurious and worth staying in Manila. The view from Sky Tower is superb. Thanks for sharing great list of 5 star hotels.

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