Manila: Where to Stay

January 23, 2014 9:05 PM

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Manila: Where to Stay

One of the abiding images of Manila is that of a loyalist armored car crashing through the lobby of the Peninsula Manila, in the suppression of an attempted 2007 coup during which rebel soldiers had occupied the building. Shots were fired and tear gas discharged, but fortunately there were no fatalities.

Every society hotel worth the name needs a dash of spice in its history, and the Peninsula is most certainly Manila's A-list hub. It was constructed to coincide with the IMF world conference in 1976, with Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos anxious to impress delegates with the highest standards of luxury. ...

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