Okada Manila receives its second Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Award

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Okada Manila has received its second five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, a testament to how it consistently offers unparalleled service and innovative features, making it a truly world-class resort.

Just a month ago, digital health leader Sharecare, together with Forbes Travel Guide, awarded the verified certification badge to Okada Manila for being equipped with industry-leading safety protocols, making it one of the world’s best and safest integrated resorts.

“While much of the world has changed due to the pandemic, we are proud to say that we have remained steadfast in providing exceptional guest experiences in a very safe environment,” Okada Manila Senior Vice President for Hotel Operations Ivaylo Ivanov said.


“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,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.”

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. The only way to get a five-, four-star or recommended rating is by earning it through their independent inspection process.

Thus, this achievement is a reflection of Okada Manila’s values and its team members’ hard work, passion, and dedication. With its unique blend of Japanese hospitality and Filipino warmth, the company sets a high standard for guest experience and safety amid the new normal.


Ensuring the health and safety of guests and team members, Asia’s largest Forbes five-star high-end integrated resort is strictly implementing health protocols in line with guidelines set by the government.

Touted as Manila’s grand icon, the 44-hectare Okada Manila is known for its premium facilities and services. The integrated resort has 993 exceptional accommodations ranging from 55-square meter deluxe rooms to 1,400-sqm villas complemented by amenities such as the Retail Boulevard with its more than 50 shops, the Cove Manila nightclub and indoor beach club, The Gardens 3 by Manila Bay, more than 21 dining options, a 3,000-sqm spa, and the world’s largest multicolor dancing and musical fountain.


Located only 10 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Okada Manila is just a few hours of air travel from neighboring China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It sets the new gold standard for five-star luxury with its many distinct innovations that combine advanced technology, top-class amenities, environment-friendly architectural planning, and world-class entertainment options, all delivered with the kind of exemplary service that personifies the unique blend of Japanese hospitality and Filipino warmth.

Check out ForbesTravelGuide.com to see this year's ratings and the detailed evaluation criteria of Forbes Travel Guide.

Thinking of visiting Okada? Check these hotel offerings to know what Okada experience best fits you:

Salamat Frontline Heroes: www.okdmnl.ph/SalamatFrontlineHeroes

Auspicious Beginnings: www.okdmnl.ph/AuspiciousBeginnings

Fun by the Bay: www.okdmnl.ph/FunByTheBay

Experience Local Luxury: www.okdmnl.ph/ExperienceLocalLuxury

Curated Experience By The Bay: www.okdmnl.ph/CuratedExperiencesbytheBay

To learn more about Okada Manila, visit www.okadamanila.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.