Philippine art of the visual flavor is gaining increasing attention in the Asian and international art communities
With this in mind, Mandarin Oriental, Manila is delighted to offer its new Art Experience package. Given the hotel’s central location in Makati city, art lovers will find that exploring the art shops and galleries in the country’s financial capital is both a rewarding and leisurely pursuit.
Philippine Artist: Ronald Ventura
Guests booking the package will be off to a stimulating start when they check into a room or suite. Starting at PHP14,000 for a Superior or Deluxe room, the Art Experience package includes:
- Two nights’ stay
- Daily American Buffet Breakfast for two persons
- PHP1,000 credit to be used in The Spa or any of our restaurants
- Ayala Museum Philippine art and culture tour for up to two persons
- 10% discount on select items purchased at the Museum Shop
- Discounts on purchases in selected art galleries throughout the city
- Welcome gift in the room
The nearby Ayala Museum features permanent exhibits of Philippine history in diorama form, as well as Pre-colonial gold treasures and collections of 18th- to 20th-century artists, including rare works by Philippine masters. Other museums in the area also feature masterworks by the country’s revered artistic greats.
With close to a dozen additional galleries situated in Makati, true art lovers will be spoilt for choice. When it comes to viewing works by the country’s many talented contemporary visual artists, both well established and emerging.
“Contemporary Philippine art has gained a fine reputation in art circles while also commanding impressive figures at auction sales here and in other Asian cities, and we are delighted to offer our guests a first-hand experience of the country’s thriving art landscape”, says Mark Bradford, the hotel’s General Manager. “Discovering Filipino art while enjoying the warmth and hospitality of Mandarin Oriental will make it a memorable trip.”
The hotel’s Concierge can assist guests with visits to other art galleries and major museums outside Makati City. Bookings for chauffeur-driven cars can also be arranged by the Concierge. At day’s end, guests can indulge in soothing treatments at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Manila.
Additional package rates are: PHP8,000 for a Business Room, PHP9,000 for a Club Deluxe Room and PHP18,000 for a Club Suite. Club accommodation offers access to the hotel’s exclusive Club Lounge and other privileges. Rates exclude taxes and service charge. Reservations for the Art Experience packag can be made online at www.mandarinoriental.com/manila or via email at email@example.com.
Makati’s Philippine Art Galleries
Art galleries in close proximity to the hotel include Tin-aw art gallery and Art Cabinet, each just a short walk away, while Finale Art File, NOVA gallery, Silverlens Gallery and Manila Contemporary Gallery at Whitespace are situated on Pasong Tamo Extension. About one kilometer away are the Alliance Francaise art gallery, as well as Ricco Lorenzo and Gallery Astra both of which are housed in one building. Also close by are Yuchengco Museum on Gil Puyat Avenue and The Drawing Room on Metropolitan Avenue.
Mandarin Oriental, Manila
Situated in a quiet address in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, Mandarin Oriental, Manila is within walking distance of stylish malls and shops in the Ayala Commercial Center.
Renowned for its outstanding cuisine, the hotel features three restaurants, two popular bars, and a lounge. Four exclusive and highly rated Club floors with a private lounge provide utmost guest satisfaction, as do a cosy luxury spa, a fully equipped business centre, and a health club with advanced fitness equipment. Banquet and meeting facilities are also available.