Friday, May 6, 2022

Okada Manila Receives 3rd Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award

Ooops they did it again! Okada has once again bagged another Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star for its 2022 Star Award. This is the 3rd year that Okada Manila has received this coveted accolade. 

Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) is the only globally recognized rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. To celebrate this achievement, we were invited by Okada to their newest Filipino restaurant located at the Coral Wing. 

We were initially situated at their brand new lounge which is also located on the 3rd floor of the Coral Wing and it is simply stunning. Pure opulence is how I would describe it but in a good, classy way. 


This place is definitely something that I would recommend for business meetings, get-togethers, and intimate parties. 

On the other hand, the yet unnamed Filipino restaurant feels cozy and welcoming which I feel is the perfect ambiance for a Filipino-themed resto. 

I loved that they were playing soft OPM instrumentals as the background music because it completed the feel of the place. Personally, I don't like it when a Korean restaurant plays American songs or a Japanese restaurant plays Filipino songs. I believe that all these elements, music included, complete the overall impact of a place. 

This is a testament to how Okada looks not just at the overall effect of their service but also on the small details that make such a big difference. With over 990 exceptional accommodations, many amazing restaurants, award-winning spas, and various other extraordinary amenities, all complemented by exceptional Pilipino hospitality, it is no mean feat that Okada Manila has achieved the FTG 5-star rating for 3 straight years. 

Okada SVP for Hotel Operations Ivaylo S. Ivanov says, “Our 3T campaign, our industry-leading health and safety protocols lauded by the industry, were embraced by our amazing team members and we were able to provide exceptional service to our guests during the pandemic.” Forbes Travel Guide, a world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, has over 900 stringent items on its list, 75% of which focus on the guest experience and the rest on the facility.

This 5-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,” adds Ivaylo S. Ivanov.

“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” shares 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.”

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