Many of the hotels in Metro Manila cater to as much to business travelers as they do to tourists — if not more (IT butler, anyone?). See our picks for the best business hotels in Makati, Pasay, Paranaque, and Manila, the Philippine capital city.

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Fairmont Makati

Makati, Metro Manila, Luzon

As a hotel that caters to business travelers, the Fairmont Makati offers a wide array of services for those in town for work, including extensive meeting space with up-to-date technologies, secretarial services, IT butlers, and airport transfers. Of course the hotel has fantastic leisure amenities, as well: a wonderful spa complete with hair and nail services, a high-tech fitness center (think: cardio machines with internet access), a relaxing pool with bar service, and several dining options. All rooms have large flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, media panels to connect personal devices, air-conditioning, French presses, and luxe bathrooms. 


Makati Shangri-La, Manila

Makati, Metro Manila, Luzon

This Shangri-La hosts dozens of events every year, and features wonderful business-oriented amenities on-site, including several meeting rooms, a huge ballroom, and a staffed business center with secretarial services. Parking, free Wi-Fi, babysitting, tennis courts, and airport transport are also available. Beyond its business features, the luxury hotel is known for its impressive lobby, outstanding service, and long list of high-end amenities, including a luxurious spa, a great fitness center, and a large outdoor pool. Some room types offer access to the Horizon Club Lounge, which features free Wi-Fi, late check-out, free breakfast, and evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 


Joy Nostalg Manila Managed by AccorHotels

Pasig, Metro Manila, Luzon

Business travelers and families would do well at this luxurious hotel. The property offers spacious, stylishly decorated studios and apartments with full kitchens and high-end amenities, such as steam generators in the shower, dishwashers, and washer/dryers. With elegant interiors, a large indoor pool with lots of natural light, and a well-equipped fitness center complete with an aerobics studio, the Oakwood Premier is easily one of the most attractive properties in this part of town. The hotel features a large whirlpool and a massage room, but lacks a full spa. 


Manila Marriott Hotel

Pasay, Metro Manila, Luzon

Essentially an upscale airport hotel, the 342-room Manila Marriott Hotel is located within the Resorts World complex and caters to business travelers and well-heeled transit passengers passing through Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The cookie-cutter chain hotel rooms are expectedly upscale and comfortable, with deep soaking tubs and huge flat-screen TVs. Hotel features include six dining options, a small outdoor pool, extensive business features, an excellent fitness center, and full-service spa. The surrounding Resorts World complex is also home to a casino, dozens of restaurants and bars, a mall, and movie theaters. Note that rates are some of the steepest in Manila, and the free Wi-Fi is limited.


Pan Pacific Manila

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

The luxury Pan Pacific in Malate is known for its outstanding service and great amenities, including several restaurants and bars, a well-equipped fitness center, and a small pool. The hotel also offers a business center with secretarial services, seven meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, and concierge services. The 236 rooms are spacious and upscale, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, pillow menus, free bottled water, and evening turndown service.


New World Makati Hotel

Makati, Metro Manila, Luzon

The 584-room New World Makati is a luxurious hotel located right in the heart of the shopping and business district. It caters mostly to business travelers with extensive meeting space, functional upscale rooms with spacious work desks, and several dining and drinking options. Additionally, there is also a large outdoor pool, a modern fitness center, and a luxurious spa. The Residence Club concierge level offers additional perks, such as free breakfast, private check-in, and free evening drinks. 


Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams

Paranaque, Metro Manila, Luzon

The 365-room Hyatt is a luxury hotel located inside the City of Dreams shopping and entertainment center. Its large ballroom can sit up to 500 guests and can be divided into three smaller meeting rooms. Additionally, there’s a 12-person boardroom for small corporate events. Large rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, laptop-sized safes, coffeemakers, and feather pillows. Common spaces are opulent, from the huge buffet restaurant to the rooftop pool. Parking and hotel-wide Wi-Fi are free. 


Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Luzon

Located in corporate Mandaluyong's Ortigas business district, the gorgeous Edsa Shangri-La is a quiet, relaxing oasis. Its 632 rooms are some of the most attractive in town, and come with large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and electric kettles with free tea and coffee. Suites come equipped with dining areas, powder rooms, and walk-in closets, and offer butler services and access to the Horizon Club lounge. Property features include four restaurants, a wonderful fitness center, extensive meeting space, and a fully equipped business center with secretarial services. Free parking and valet service are available. 


The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

Makati, Metro Manila, Luzon

With fun decor in primary colors and artsy touches such as checkered floors and ceilings and bright tapestries hanging on walls, the Picasso is a refreshing departure from the many business properties in Makati. As its name suggests, the property was conceived as a tribute to the famous Spanish artist. Large rooms have modern amenities -- such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD TVs, iPod docks, and rainfall showers -- and feature fully equipped kitchenettes and balconies. On-site amenities include a popular restaurant, a bi-level gym, a meeting room, and a small business center. The quiet Makati location is near shops, restaurants, and corporate offices.


New World Manila Bay Hotel

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

This luxury business property offers solid and varied dining options, a well-equipped fitness center, a pool, a spa, and 376 rooms that are some of the largest in the area. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars, and Residence Club units (a notch above standard rooms) and suites come with access to a private lounge with free breakfast, afternoon tea, and all-day drinks. Business-oriented amenities include a business center with secretarial services, extensive meeting space with high-tech equipment, and free Wi-Fi. Business travelers should note that Makati is a 25-minute drive away.


The Bellevue Manila

Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Luzon

The Bellevue is a luxury business hotel located in a quiet area in Alabang, a shopping and business district home to some of the most opulent homes in Manila. Rooms are spacious and modern (if a tad plain) with LCD TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. With two restaurants, two pools, a fitness center, a spa, and a rooftop bar with some of the best views around, this is a solid luxury option for those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of central Manila.


Ascott Makati

Makati, Metro Manila, Luzon

The Ascott offers 362 upscale serviced apartments for business travelers and families, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units with full kitchens and washer/dryers. All are stylish and elegant, and have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, and L’Occitane toiletries. On-site amenities include a pleasant outdoor pool, a spa with salon services, a gym with personal trainers, a staffed business center, and a cafe. The property is starting to show signs of wear and tear in some areas, but for longer business stays, the Ascott is a convenient option within walking distance of shopping, dining, nightlife and corporate offices in central Makati.


The Manila Hotel

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

The spectacular Manila Hotel is overlooks Manila Bay, in a quiet part of the Ermita neighborhood. Its location is convenient for tourists looking to see Manila’s top attractions, but business travelers may want to note that Makati is a half-hour drive away in normal driving conditions. The tradeoff, however, is world-class service and top-notch amenities, like a spa, fitness center, pool with swim-up bar, and four outstanding restaurants. The hotel's ten meeting rooms are as opulent as the rest of the Filipiniana-style interiors, plus the business center comes with secretarial services. Rooms are some of the most decadent in Manila and have flat-screen TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and large marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. 


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

The Sofitel is a popular pick for business travelers attending conferences at neighboring Philippine International Convention Center. Rooms have outdated decor, but they are nonetheless large and upscale, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and at least a small sitting area with a table and two chairs. Club Millesime guests are offered free access to Club Millesime Lounge, which features wine, cheese and champagne hours, breakfast buffet, and butler services. There are five restaurants and bars (including a French bistro with a library and live jazz and a lounge overlooking Manila Bay), as well as a business center with secretarial services and meeting rooms.


Diamond Hotel Philippines

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

Located right on Manila Bay, this 500-room luxury hotel is best known for its expansive views, whether from rooftop bar or from the large bay windows in the guest rooms. The hotel offers two concierge levels, each with its own perks. Premier Floor guests get a free breakfast buffet daily, butler service on request, upgraded TVs, and free unlimited in-room Wi-Fi (there are time limits in other rooms). The Diamond Club has its own lounge -- offering breakfast, drinks, snacks and concierges -- and guests get free one-way airport transfers, along with a number of other business-oriented extras. Extensive meeting space can be booked along with catering services, and dining options include an international buffet and a Japanese teppanyaki.


Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila

Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon

Despite being part of the Best Western chain, this 57-room mid-range property does not feel as generic as one might expect. All rooms have solid amenities such as flat-screen TVs and minibars, and rates include free Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, parking, and bottled water. Property features include a small restaurant with a limited international menu, a large meeting room, and a business center with secretarial services. Just note that although the property is located within walking distance of major attractions such as Intramuros and Rizal Park, some find the neighborhood to be a little sketchy at night.