(27 April 2016. Pasay City, Philippines) SM Investments Corporation (SM) has given shareholders a sneak peek of Conrad Manila after it held its annual stockholders’ meeting today at the iconic hotel at the Mall of Asia Complex.
The luxurious 347-room hotel is slated to open this year, offering best-in-class service and amenities to seasoned business and leisure travelers.
Conrad Manila, the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in the Philippines, is SM’s entry into the luxury hotel segment through SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. and its operator, Hilton Worldwide.
Even prior to its opening, Conrad Manila has exemplified excellence with its recent win in the Philippines Property Awards as Best Hotel Development, Best Hotel in Architectural Design and Best Hotel Interior Design.
The iconic Conrad Manila offers panoramic and breath-taking views of Manila Bay and its famous sunsets. The distinctive and stunning architecture of the eight-story Conrad Manila is inspired by cruise ships that ply the bay. Located beside SM Mall of Asia and the SMX Convention Center, Conrad Manila boasts of six elegant and multi-functional events space, including two ballrooms and executive lounges. The hotel’s interiors will showcase the works of renowned Filipino artists. Its guestrooms will feature random accents of the rich Spanish colonial heritage of nearby Intramuros and Manila.
Premiere restaurants that will tickle the palate are the Brasserie on 3, China Blue by Jereme Leung, C Lounge, pool bar, and Bru Coffee Bar. Brasserie on 3 is an all-day dining restaurant serving an extensive buffet selection at breakfast and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. China Blue offers a modern Chinese dining experience with a special menu that blends contemporary cooking techniques with local flair. Enjoy afternoon tea at C Lounge which transforms from a laid-back lounge during the day to a sophisticated destination bar after the sun sets. One can also sip cocktails and soak in the sunshine in the hotel’s Pool Bar.
Conrad Manila also offers 347 Filipino-inspired guest rooms that are equipped with motion sensors that recognize a guest’s arrival as well as wired and Wi-Fi Internet access, Bluetooth-enabled entertainment technology, 42-inch flat-screen HDTV, espresso machines, and hydrotherapy rain showers with special mirrors in the bathrooms available in all suites for an uninterrupted entertainment experience.
Suites and executive rooms offer picturesque bay or city views. The Presidential Suite features a spacious outdoor terrace, private pool and stunning Manila Bay views.
The hotel’s amenities include an infinity swimming pool, gym, and spa facilities suited for guests and visitors’ discerning lifestyle. In addition, Conrad Manila has The Veranda, a large 2,000 sqm. venue, which overlooks the city landscape and is ideal for outdoor events and cocktail parties. Its meeting venues are strategically located on the same level with direct connections to the SMX Convention Center via two walkway bridges located at the second level of S Maison, the hotel’s retail podium. The latter will house sophisticated and high-end establishments including luxury retail stores, fine dining restaurants and three state-of-the-art cinemas.
Conrad Manila will bolster SM’s hotel portfolio which currently includes Taal Vista Hotel (261 rooms) in Tagaytay City, Radisson Blu Cebu (396 rooms), Pico Sands Hotel (154 rooms) in Hamilo Coast, Batangas, Park Inn by Radisson Davao (202 rooms) and the newly opened Park Inn by Radisson Clark (154 rooms).
About SM Investments Corporation
SM Investments Corporation, founded by entrepreneur Henry Sy, Sr. is the country’s largest publicly listed holding company with a sustainable group of businesses that thrives on leadership, innovation and the synergies of its banking, property and retail operations. SM has evolved into one of the most highly respected companies in the country owing to its progressive approach in business and its comprehensive sustainability programs for its host communities through SM Foundation and SM Cares.
SM’s retail operations enjoy a strong brand franchise consisting of non-food under THE SM STORE and food under SM Markets consisting of SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and Savemore and other food retail stores under Waltermart and Alfamart. SM’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is the largest integrated property developer in the Philippines with interests in malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers as well as tourism-related property developments. SM’s interests in banking are in BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the country’s largest and in China Banking Corporation (China Bank), one of the country’s largest private banks.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117