#247 Manila Hotel

The Manila Hotel is a 570-room, five star hotel in Manila, Philippines, located at the Manila Bay area. The Manila Hotel is the oldest premiere hotel in the Philippines, built in 1909 to rival Malacañang Palace, where the Philippine president now lives, and opened in 1912. Built on 3.5 hectares (376,736.9 sq ft) of land along Roxas Boulevard, a part of the hotel was the residence of General Douglas MacArthur from 1935 to 1941.

Several foreign news organizations, including The New York Times also has offices at the Manila Hotel. Numerous historical persons and celebrities, including authors Ernest Hemingway, James A. Michener, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, The Beatles, King of Pop Michael Jackson, Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and John Wayne, publisher Henry Luce, entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, and many various world leaders were guests of the hotel. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mabuhay ang Manila Hotel!

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