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Mandarin Oriental to open in 2026

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The new Mandarin Oriental in central business district of Makati City is set to open its doors in 2026, according to property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI)

Located in Ayala Triangle Gardens at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue, Mandarin Oriental and will have 276 rooms with an extensive range of amenities including a premium selection of restaurants and its signature spa.

ALI and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) officials have recently visited the site of the new Mandarin Oriental and officially started the countdown to the storied hospitality brand’s return to Makati City.

The original Mandarin Oriental was a defining part of the Makati City skyline from 1976 through 2014. The hotel however was demolished 10 years ago to give way to a new high-end condominium project.

“We’re excited to welcome Mandarin Oriental back to the Philippines, and to Makati City specifically. More than just a physical landmark, the brand was also a cultural landmark, with the hotel hosting celebrations and special events. Ayala Land is thrilled to bring the brand back to the country to help future generations of Filipinos mark milestones and create memories.” said Zobel de Ayala, ALI senior vice president and leasing and hospitality head.

ALI president and chief executive officer Margarita Anna B. Dy said the new hotel will be at the forefront of the evolving landscape of Makati City as the city embarks on a new 25-year plan geared at enhancing its livability, diversity and sustainability.

“Makati City has always been the commercial center of the country. We’re working to make it the cultural heart of the country as well, keeping pace not just with the changing lifestyles of Filipinos but also with global trends,” said Dy.

The hotel project will also solidify ALI’s leadership in the Philippine hotel industry.

As of end 2023, ALI operates five hotels and two resorts with a total of 4,453 room keys. It intends to double its room capacity over the next five years as it remain bullish in he hospitality sector.

MOHG chief operating officer Christoph Mares, for his part, emphasized Mandarin Oriental’s commitment to the Philippines.

“As a brand that was born in Asia, Mandarin Oriental has always been at the heart of the region’s development and evolving culture. We’re optimistic about the future prospects of the Philippines, and are happy to be returning to the country now,” said Mares.

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