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Marco Polo Ortigas Manila makes history with third consecutive Five-Star Hotel Award from Forbes Travel Guide

ATLANTA — Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Marco Polo Ortigas Manila as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the third consecutive year. Part of Wharf Hotels, the Philippines’ first sky hotel will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on

Executive Suite, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Executive Suite, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila holds the distinct honor of being the only Philippine non-gaming hotel to receive the highly esteemed Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide for three straight years. Located along Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Road in Pasig’s Ortigas Center, the sky hotel champions excellence in the country’s hospitality industry, having consistently met Forbes Travel Guide’s over 800 exacting standards since 2017.

“Receiving this coveted global recognition is a testament to the commitment of all our associates at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila to make each guest encounter more meaningful than the last,” said General Manager Frank Reichenbach. “More than the prestige it brings to the hotel and our team, this third Five-Star Award recognizes Philippine hospitality among the world’s best,” added Mr. Reichenbach.

Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide has released its annual luxury travel ratings that are considered the gold standard in the hospitality industry.

“We are delighted to celebrate the 2019 Star Rating winners, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants, and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Facade
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Facade

“In a time of information overload and fake reviews online, Forbes Travel Guide is the ultimate trusted source in luxury travel,” Boyen said. “Our objective, data-driven Star Rating list features properties that achieved an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality. We congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”

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

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Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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