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A Weekend at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

It has been almost four years since Marco Polo Ortigas Manila opened its doors, and I could still remember my first stay in the hotel back then when rooms weren't 100% completed yet, and the only restaurants opened were Cucina (the hotel's all-day dining hub) and Cafe Pronto. Since then, I had only visited the hotel on ocassional assignments that are mostly F&B-related.

On my recent stay at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, I must admit I initially got overwhelmed at the sky lobby on the 24th floor. What used to be a quiet, high-ceilinged reception is now a busy floor with guests coming in and out 24/7. The service though remained consistently efficient and swift.

We were handed our keycards and off we went to our deluxe room on the 33rd floor. While the fruit basket and sweet treats to welcome us weren't really something new at the hotel, our room looks more contemporary and current than the one where I stayed years ago. Panoramic views of the Ortigas skyline were framed by…

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