Wednesday, April 28, 2021

GET BACK TO BUSINESS! The Peninsula Manila Promises the Safest Stay in Makati’s Only Essential Business Worker’s Hotel

Despite these challenging times, we know that connecting and maintaining key business relationships are more important than ever to keep your business running smoothly. 

So, if you’re an essential worker (think first responder, you work in pharmaceuticals or the BPO industry, you’re a doctor or a nurse, or ongoing projects in construction, food manufacture, and farming are keeping you on the road, etc.) and thinking of traveling at this time, you might be wondering: What’s the safest hotel for essential business workers to stay in in the Makati Central Business District (CBD)? 

Answer. The Peninsula Manila.

The Peninsula Manila is accredited by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Department of Tourism to serve as a staycation hotel, and is currently the only accredited staycation hotel in the CBD. “And only staycation hotels are allowed to take in essential business workers,” says Loleth So, The Peninsula Manila Director of Sales and Marketing.

A warm welcome, a complimentary Rapid Antigen Test for one, guest rooms and public areas designed with the health and well-being of guests, a flexible 24-hour stay, a daily in-room breakfast for two, and much more are just some of the amenities and programs the hotel has prepared for essential business workers who book the “Get Back to Business” room package. Room rates start at P 6,300, inclusive of taxes.

“The top priority of The Peninsula Manila is the health and safety of our guests and employees. Contactless options, including online reservations, check-in and check-out, payments, and room service delivery; stringent room cleaning; guests and employees required to wear face coverings; and practicing social distancing are but the tip of the iceberg of our best practices that create and ensure a safe environment for all our guests and employees,” adds Ms. So.

The hotel has also created the position of Director of Safety who is responsible for ensuring that the hotel’s high hygiene standards are met, not only in its guest rooms, public spaces, restaurants and bars, spas and gyms, but also in back-of-house areas, fleets and any space where guests and employees are present. 

Guests know that when they come to The Peninsula Manila, they can feel confident the moment they step through its doors that, in addition to the exceptional service they will experience, the environment is kept to the exacting standards for which the hotel has been known for the past 45 years, especially the areas of health and hygiene. 

No wonder The Peninsula Manila is the recipient of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp from the Department of Tourism, one of the first three Philippine hotels to receive the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp. This is only awarded to globally-recognized businesses who have made it their priority to adopt globally-standardized health and hygiene protocols. 

For inquiries or further information on The Peninsula Manila’s “Get Back to Business” room package, please call +63 (2) 8887 2888 (trunk line), extension 6630 (Room Reservations), e-mail, visit the website, or through PenChat, The Peninsula Manila’s 24-hour e-concierge by using this link:


Q: What to The Peninsula Manila is an essential business worker? There’s first responder, pharmaceutical or BPO industry worker, or doctor, or nurse, but are there more on the list?

A: IATF-credited Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) individuals belonging to the following industries are considered essential workers:

a) Health/emergency frontline services

b) Manufacturers of vitamins/medicines, medical supplies, devices, and equipment

c) Industries involved in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

d) Logistics service providers

e) Priority construction projects

f) Food and essential goods manufacturing

g) Companies that manufacture, distribute, and supply equipment/products necessary for construction/maintenance works

h) Essential retail trade/service establishments

i) Food preparation establishments (takeout/delivery only)

j) Telecommunications, internet service, cable TV providers

k) Airline/aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, employees of aviation schools as well as ships’ captains and crew

l) Funeral and embalming services

m) Security personnel

n) Printing establishments

o) Repair/maintenance of machinery and equipment

p) Repair/maintenance of motorized/non-motorized vehicles

q) Leasing of real/personal properties

r) Recruitment and placement

s) Teachers, professors

t) Lawyers

Q: Did you need to get permission from the IATF and DOT to operate as an essential business workers’ hotel? What safety precautions are in place at the hotel to ensure a safe stay?

A: Only staycation hotels are allowed to take in essential business workers while the rest are quarantine hotels, and The Peninsula Manila is an IATF- and DoT-accredited staycation hotel. In fact, The Peninsula Manila is the only accredited staycation hotel in the entire Makati CBD area.

We are strictly adhering to the advice of government authorities, following stringent health and safety guidelines. Our guests know that when they come to The Peninsula Manila, they can feel confident the moment they step through our doors that, in addition to the exceptional service they will experience, the environment is kept to the exacting standards for which we are known for, including the areas of health and hygiene. We have also instituted the position of a dedicated Director of Safety.  This position, reporting directly to the Hotel Manager and through training, inspection, and laboratory testing, is responsible for ensuring the hotel’s high hygiene standards are met, not only in our guest rooms, public spaces, restaurants and bars, spas and gyms, but also in our back-of-house areas, our fleets and any space where our guests and employees are present.

Q: What is your room rate for essential business workers?

A: Our “Get Back to Business” room package starts at P6,300 (inclusive of taxes) and comes with one complimentary mandatory on-site antigen test for one. And we promise  the safest stay in Makati’s only essential business workers’ hotel .

Q: Which other amenities are available to guests with this package?

A: (1) Complimentary mandatory on-site Rapid Antigen Testing for one  (2) Flexible 24-hour stay  (3) Daily in-room breakfast for two  (4) 24/7 complimentary internet service (5) Complimentary local landline calls

Q: What is the breakfast menu like, and what other meals can one order from the Peninsula restaurants?

A: We take pride in offering more than just bedrooms by also providing maximum comfort and all the necessities to make guests feel at home, particularly when it comes to food. For now, breakfast (and all other meals) can be enjoyed only through in-room dining or room service, but our menus have everything – international, continental, and Filipino favorites to signature dishes from our restaurants. Along with our sister hotels, we have Pen Chat - a bespoke, 24-hour private messaging service specially designed to deliver smarter, faster, and more intuitive and personalized responses to our guest requests in a contactless manner. You can use this to contact Room Service and have them bring you fresh croissants from our pastry kitchen along with The Lobby’s longganisa and garlic rice, as well as have the Front Desk team assist you when checking out of your room.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) 

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok and The Peninsula Manila. Projects under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

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