Solaire Resort & Casino’s Sky Tower is awarded another Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Award for 2019. This is the third distinction that the six-year-old hotel received after also winning in 2017 and 2018.
The Forbes Travel Guide started out under the Mobil brand back in 1958, making it the oldest of its kind in the US. Each hotel or property is rated anonymously by paid staff based on set criteria. Forbes printed its last set of guidebooks eight years ago, and transferred the ratings system to an online platform. It is a considerable honor within the industry, and they cover properties from 76 countries. Solaire is part of only a handful of Philippine hotels and resorts out of 1,694 worldwide.
Solaire’s all-suite Sky Tower has 312 rooms, with interiors that have western and southeastern influences. Art from Filipino masters and a new league of artists are found all over, including those of BenCab, Fernando Zobel, Rex Dasig, Rico Lascano, Juan Carlo Calma, Jana Benitez, Carmel Lim-Torres, and Bojo Torre. Select fashion houses are also found in its premises, from Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and Prada to Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, all lined up at their retail row known as The Shoppes.
Situated in Entertainment City, Solaire was the first integrated resort to open in the massive Parañaque zone back in 2013. It is currently the tallest hotel in the Manila Bay area, and boasts around a total of 800 rooms, suites, and villas.
Forbes’s inspectors noted its 14,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, its theater and casino facilities, the outdoor pool, and the dining lineup curated and managed executive chef Michael Dinges.
For more information on this year’s rating, visit the Forbes Travel Guide website.