Okada Manila receives third Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

Now that borders are open, Asia’s largest integrated resort is ready to be the heart of new great stories featuring some of the country’s most extraordinary travel attractions

Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), the only globally recognized rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, has awarded Okada Manila yet another Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star for its 2022 Star Award. This is the third year Manila’s grand icon has received this coveted accolade.

To share the news, Okada Manila invited friends from the media as well as key opinion leaders to the property’s newest Filipino restaurant at the Coral Wing. Guests were able to enjoy the spectacular Manila Bay sunset and the elegant Filipino-inspired interiors of the venue.

With over 990 exceptional accommodations, amazing restaurants, award-winning spas, and various extraordinary amenities, all complemented by exceptional Filipino hospitality, it is no mean feat that Okada Manila has achieved the FTG Five-Star rating for three straight years.

Okada SVP for Hotel Operations Ivaylo S. Ivanov said, “Our 3T campaign, our industry leading health and safety protocols lauded by the industry, were embraced by our team members and we were able to provide exceptional service to our guests during the pandemic.”

Executives and members of Okada Manila during the special press event.

Forbes Travel Guide, a world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, has over 900 stringent items on their list, 75 percent of which focus on the guest experience and the rest on the facility.

“Indeed, things are looking up and there’s no better way to celebrate than to highlight an accomplishment that’s not just for Okada Manila — it is also for the Philippine travel and hospitality sector. This milestone is proof that the Philippines could be — and is — world class,” shared Okada Manila President and COO Byron Yip.

This five-star rating comes at an opportune time, as the WTTC Global Summit that happened in Manila last week showed the world the Philippines is now open for tourism and it is time to rediscover travel.

“Our doors are open, and Okada Manila is fully ready and excited to add to the exciting stories of our tourists, from both near and far,” added Ivanov.

“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” shared Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “While the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer.”