Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Nuwa Manila and Nuwa Spa recognized anew with Five Stars in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Awards


Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila once again achieves two Five Stars in the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Awards for the hotel and its spa. The awards follow close on the heels of Nüwa being named one of the first hotels in the world to achieve the Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide certification, a comprehensive facility verification for compliance with expert-validated best practices on health and safety protocols.

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.”  He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.” 

The properties in the 2021 list were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

Nuwa Spa Suite

Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said, “As one of the world’s most prestigious and renowned travel standards, we are honored that our entire portfolio of integrated resorts is once again recognized by Forbes Travel Guide. This is a further testament to Melco’s commitment to excellence and the Company’s contribution in pushing boundaries to provide the most memorable and exciting experiences for our guests. We thank our team for their dedication – and for helping establish Melco as a leading integrated resort operator.”

Nuwa Manila's swimming pool

The recognition contributes to the collective total of 97 stars achieved by Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s portfolio of integrated resort properties in Macau and Manila, which is considered the IR with the most Five-Star rating in Asia. Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa maintained their Five-Star rating for the fourth and second consecutive year, respectively since 2018.

Geoff Andres, City of Dreams Manila Property President, adds: “It is always an honor for Nuwa Manila and the Nuwa Spa to be consistently awarded a Five-Star rating by the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service. This recognition inspires us to continually outdo ourselves in setting the benchmark for luxury and guest safety. We are proud of our colleagues who continue to be the driving force behind this achievement especially during these unprecedented times.”

Nuwa Manila's  Presidential Villa living room

The only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas also recognized the two other hotels in City of Dreams: Hyatt Regency Manila and Nobu Hotel Manila. with Four Star for four years running. 

For more information on Nüwa Manila, call 8800-8080 or visit or To view the new Star Award winners, visit

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

About Forbes Travel Guide: 

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit

About Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa

One of the three luxury hotels in City of Dreams Manila, Nüwa Manila features 254 well-appointed contemporary rooms with lavishly spacious suites and villas that provide dedicated butler service. It houses Crystal Dragon, one of the most noteworthy dining destinations in the metro, renowned for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties; Crystal Lounge, a premium lounge and bar offering an eclectic menu of Asian and Western-inspired light meals and innovative cocktails; Li Ying Hin, a luxurious and exclusive sky gaming lounge; and Breezes, a poolside restaurant and bar next to the free-form swimming pool, which features cabanas and a heated whirlpool exclusive for cabana guests. A fitness center with state-of-the-art Precore fitness equipment complements the hotel’s wellness facility.

The Nüwa Spa provides a rejuvenating experience in its two elegant suites, calming therapy and relaxation rooms, a vitality pool, and aroma steam room within the relaxing 654-sqm space. Treatments are designed exclusively for Nüwa Spa by Omorovizca, a renowned award-winning European brand which specializes in harnessing the natural healing powers of the finest ingredients and the pure extracts and oils to provide excellent results.

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation. 

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities. 

The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands, each awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star), Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency, City of Dreams Manila (Four-Star) for four consecutive years since 2018. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for two years running since 2020. Impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space, and The Garage, a VR Zone and food park, complete the facilities.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. For more information, please visit

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