Located in Pasay City, Sofitel Philippine Plaza is an iconic property standing amid an expansive tropical setting. Known for its spectacular Manila Bay sunsets, the hotel continues to attract both local and international travelers alike with its signature brand of Filipino hospitality and the French joie de vivre that is reflected in its rituals in food and wine, and varied entertainment offerings. Guests can stroll through the landscaped gardens as they explore extensive leisure facilities including the swimming pool, spas and fitness center. There 609 luxury rooms and suites that guests can choose from, each room with a blend of contemporary style, local touches and indulgent details. Gaze at the sparkling bay or the bustling city from a private balcony. Minimalist interiors, breathtaking views and traditional touches of local decor using capiz shells and coconut inlay make the muted elegance and luxurious detail of the famous hotel by the bay a sight to behold.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza sits adjacent to the historic Cultural Center of the Philippines, with both domestic and international airports only 15 minutes away. The ancient Spanish walled city Intramuros, the Manila Cathedral, the renowned Mall of Asia, as well as The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) are only a short distance from the hotel. Sofitel is approximately half an hour away from Makati City, Manila’s central business district, where the finest shopping, dining and entertainment options abound – the Greenbelt, Glorietta, Rockwell Powerplant malls and The Fort strip being among the most popular destinations.
Experience the elegant simplicity and tranquil city view of the superior room, designed by the renowned HOK of Hong Kong. The room’s contemporary interiors are made warm by fine touches of Filipino flavor, such as exquisite capiz shells, coconut inlay, and dark wood. The room features a king or twin beds, broadband Internet access, coffee/tea making facilities, work desk, in-room safe, cable TV, pay movies and mini-bar. Up to the moment amenities and a private balcony overlooking the cityscapes ensure a most relaxing stay, whether for business or leisure.
Experience the elegant simplicity and tranquil bay view of the superior room, designed by the renowned HOK of Hong Kong. The room’s contemporary interiors are made warm by fine touches of Filipino flavor, such as exquisite capiz shells, coconut inlay, and dark wood. The room features a king or twin beds, broadband Internet access, coffee/tea making facilities, work desk, in-room safe, cable TV, pay movies and mini-bar. Up to the moment amenities and a private balcony overlooking the natural environment and the bay ensures a most relaxing stay, whether for business or leisure.
Spiral is a restaurant like no other, taking interactive dining to a level never before seen in the Asia Pacific region. It is divided into 21 dining ateliers. In France, an atelier is an artist’s special workshop; however, in Spiral it’s where secret recipes are masterly prepared right before the guest’s eyes. The range of cuisines is expansive and the attention and detail to each dish has the focus of an artisan.
Le Bar is an innovative three-in-one concept – a bistro, patisserie and library, offering a French bistro a la carte menu. It is the epitome of stylish elegance, with its mahogany interiors, deep brown leather seats and rich interplay of visual textures. Live jazz is on offer early evenings, and guests may enjoy French rituals in food and wine, they can choose from bread, wine, cheese and patisserie rituals. Innovative Sofitel signature cocktails and French high tea are also available.
Manila’s most soulful sunsets are best experienced at SoChill, an elevated, grassy knoll fronting the sea wall. Giant white pillows are laid out every afternoon, paired with low cocktail tables, creating a soothing and relaxed atmosphere where guests can sprawl and rest their feet on fresh, green grass while enjoying their favorite drink and food. Local DJs spin an electric mix of chill-out tunes from dusk till early evening. Shishas are available for those seeking more exotic pursuits.
Snaps Sports Bar is designed with sports fans in mind. Sleek, modern interiors and large screen LCD TVs provide the optimum lounging and viewing experience, as guests may select from a menu of bar favorites, including burgers, pizza, hotdogs, as well as a delicious selection of gourmet comfort food. An array of wines and spirits are available for a sporting good time, and a billiard table is available.
Sunset Bar is the quintessential outdoor dining venue, featuring grilled barbecue buffets on Friday and Saturday nights, and daily a la carte menu offering local Philippine favorites. The magnificent Manila Bay sunset may be enjoyed from this vantage point, while sitting next to the turquoise waters of the famous lagoon-shaped pool and manicured, tropical gardens. Local cultural shows and live bands perform at Sunset Bar regularly.
Renew mind, body and spirit at Le Spa where French elegance meets with warm Filipino hospitality in luxurious treatments. Guests can also discover high-tech beauty with body contouring and facial sculpting at Vietura, the first aesthetic institute of its kind in Asia. Or know the very latest hair care technique and technology from a renowned French international celebrity stylist Philippe Trodjman, and his highly skilled hair and make-up specialist team. Guests can also spend time at So Fit, the hotel’s health and fitness center, which provides holistic, up-to-the-minute wellness programs with the finest cardio machines from Life Fitness. Yoga and Pilates classes are also available at So Fit.
Guests can spend time at the exquisite lagoon-shaped pool, breathtaking with its sparkling turquoise waters, two giant slides and cascading waterfalls. This swimming pool is a show-stopping centerpiece with landscaped tropical gardens dotted with palm trees. It is an ideal venue to relax and unwind, and sun beds are available for those who would like to take in the sun.
A unique 10-stall aqua golf range by the Bay allows guests to drive golf balls out to open sea, where they float for retrieval. Set against the picturesque Manila Bay and vibrant, manicured gardens, aqua golf is a refreshing take on one of the world’s most well-loved sports. Or guests can also play the miniature version of golf, which is an 18-hole mini golf that is also located close to the majestic Manila Bay. Both golf areas are ideal venues for intimate sporting gatherings among friends and associates.
La Boutique is located at the lobby level, where beautiful souvenirs, men’s and women’s apparel, Philippine-made handicrafts, fashion accessories, tourist paraphernalia, and a host of other items are available. The renowned French-Filipino company, Jewelmer, showcases the absolute finest in South Sea pearls and is located next to La Boutique.
Gymboree is the place where children learn through play. It offers a full range of developmentally appropriate classes for children, newborn through four years old. Playscape features over 45 pieces of play equipment exclusively designed for children below 5 years old. Parents or caregivers bring their child in at least once a week to experience colorful playscapes and creative activities led by high energy teachers in a fun-filled program that supports their child’s social, cognitive and motor skills development. Gymboree is a creative mix of learning, positive parenting and fun.
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