Because we had to stay one night in manila before heading out to palawan resort, we choose raffles makati.
We needed to have 5 nights in a calendar year in a fairmont hotel in order to keep FPC fairmont platinum status for one person. Raffles stay count as a valid night, even if it is not fairmont hotel.
Raffles makati is a new all suite hotel.
We arrrived at the hotel by normal taxi. They had 4 security personal inspecting the taxi, wearing assault military type weapons! They even had a dog sniffing the taxi, and our luggage before letting us in the lobby.
cost: $500. benefits: FPC platinum status is sometimes informally recognized. We had an executive suite one bedroom upgrades (we booked the cheapest, junior suites). The price includes breakfasts, AND 2 x 90 minutes full body massage for 2 at the fairmont spa. ( the massages alone costs$400 normally at any fairmont spa)
The one bedroom executive suite is huge, with formal dining room, formal living room, an entrance foyer, butler, bathroom for guest, and bedroom and full bathroom in the back.
living room and dining room:
FREE fruits: philippine mangoes are the BEST in the world:
Nice selection of teas and coffee:
more free wine, cheese and nuts:
a dedicated ipad and cell phone chargers: able to charge old ipads, new lightning ipads, mini usb etc: