Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology.
Today Marriott Hotels participates in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG).
The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. This cuts across Marriott’s 30 brands in 140 countries and growing members’ database of about 145million.
Marriott International, Inc
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading global lodging company with more than 7,000 properties in 131 countries and territories. The company that began in 1927 as a nine-seat A&W root beer stand in Washington, DC is recognized today as a top employer and for superior business operations.
Marriott International continuously creates extraordinary experiences for guests, generate strong economic returns for owners and franchisees, and provide outstanding career opportunities for associates. In 2016, Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts, making it the largest and most global lodging company in the world. Marriott is redefining the customer experience in terms of how people shop, how they book, how they enjoy their stay, how they do business and how they celebrate.
Despite the impact of the pandemic on the tourism and travel sectors, restrictions are easing and Marriott continues to put safety at the forefront of everything.
Marriott Hotel Manila
Marriott Hotel Manila is an ally for travel and leisure and remains a ‘Favourite Travel Company’. In line with Marriott evolving as a travel company to enhance the lives of its guests and transform every milestone into precious moment, Manila Marriott Hotel offers a stylish, relaxing haven.
Manila Marriott Hotel boasts a coveted location in Newport World Resorts, formerly Resorts World Manila. When you stay at the luxury hotel, expect contemporary elegance and well-appointed accommodations with deluxe bedding, marble bathrooms and modern technology.
Guests can elevate their stay in a spacious suite in the hotel’s West Wing and ignite their senses with diverse dining options, including a steakhouse and all-day buffet restaurant.
With over 550 hotels and resorts in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, helping to relax clear minds, stimulate new ideas and anticipate travellers’ needs, leaving them inspired to reach their full potential.
Conveniently located in Manila, the Philippines, near SM Mall of Asia, Star City and the Makati Business District, Manila Marriott Hotel host breath-taking events in 95,000 square feet of magnificent meeting space, including the hotel’s 31,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, which seats 3,800.
After a day of business, sightseeing or shopping, guests can restore their balance with a massage at the hotel spa. The hotel offers easy access to Terminal 3 – Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport via ‘Runway Manila’ an air-conditioned walkway near the hotel.
Supporting meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) Tourism in the Philippines
Since the launch of the Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB) in 2015 and prior to the start of the pandemic period, the growth in the scale and volume of MICE Events in Metro Manila was a great success story.
Marriott Grand Ballroom is the biggest ballroom in the country and now one of the sought-after event venues in the country with its state-of-the-art facilities and pillar-less ballroom.
Seven years later, Marriott is adding another huge venue in its portfolio with the opening of MGBX, a 4,400 sqm convention space located at the Level B1 of the Marriott Grand Ballroom. The ‘X’ in its name stands for exhibition which also connotes “collaboration” and “partnership” where individuals, groups, and industries can grow and unite.
The newest convention space also completes the hotel’s offering to the MICE segment, one of the tourism industry’s fastest and growing sectors. MGBX is expected to host various conferences and exhibitions that will cater to all kinds of interests in the future.
MGBX is designed for the specific requirements of exhibitions and conferences. It offers a large pre-function area, two meeting rooms, and a convention hall divisible into three rooms. Each of the three partitions within the convention hall provides more than 900 sqm of space and a ceiling height of 3.4 meters. The two meeting rooms, each about 290 sqm in size, make for the perfect breakout rooms should these be needed during the event. When fully occupied, MGBX will host as much as 4,800 people at a given time.
Strategically positioned across from the NAIA Terminal 3, located at the heart of the country’s premier lifestyle and entertainment hub, Newport World Resorts (NWR), the source markets for MGB and MGBX are primarily domestic Corporate, Association, Government and Social Events, nicely complemented by international Corporate and MICE Events mostly from ASEAN countries and some broader regional markets in Asia Pacific.
The Marriott Grand Ballroom has been a venue for some world class, large scale, international events and the recent hosting of the 2022 WTTC Global Summit not only brought positive attention to the Philippines as a destination but also highlighted its continued capability to execute at the highest level despite the set-backs of the pandemic period.
Though hospitality industry has not yet fully recovered from the pandemic, Marriott is thrilled that social and milestone events are starting back in full swing after the pandemic period and Corporate Meetings are also starting to recover at a faster pace as the year progresses.
“In 2023, we should see some significant recovery in the segment which has to be honest recovered slower than other sectors of the industry such as REVPAR and Restaurants Revenues. An interesting trend to watch for the MICE market is how changing workplace dynamics translate into periodic gatherings,” said Bruce Winton, Marriott International Multi-property Vice President – The Philippines.
While many businesses shift more permanently to hybrid or work-from-home roles, the impact of periodic, quarterly or annual get-togethers may just become more important. Event organizers receive unparalleled benefits when they book an eligible meeting or event at Marriott Hotel Manila from now until Mar 31, 2023 and host it by June 30, 2023. They get to earn double points and rewards when they plan ahead for their event, or celebrate their next big milestone at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. (T&Cs apply).
In the Philippines, apart from Marriott Hotel Manila, there are five other Marriott hotels:
- Sheraton Manila Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
- Sheraton Manila Bay
- Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort – the recently opened first resort property.
- Clark Marriott Hotel
Marriott International is set to open three more properties in the Philippines:
- The Westin Manila Sonata Place
- Four Points by Sheraton Palawan in 2023
- Fairfield by Marriott Mandaue in Cebu.