After 38 years, Mandarin Oriental Manila set to shut down

Mandarin Oriental Manila will shut down in September after 38 years of operation, as its existing facilities and infrastructure are "no longer in keeping with the group’s well-recognized, luxury hospitality offering," according to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, in a press statement.

In its place, a new 275-room Mandarin Oriental Manila is scheduled to open in 2020. MOHG has signed a long-term contract to brand and manage this hotel, the exact location of which is yet to be announced.

The property will form part of a mixed-use development owned and developed by Ayala Hotels & Resorts, which is expanding its collection of international brands including Raffles, Fairmont, Intercontinental and Holiday Inn, all in Makati.

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Torsten van Dullemen, GM of the existing Mandarin Oriental Manila, said in the statement the hotel “has been recognized as one of the city’s most iconic hotels since its opening in 1976."

“All hotel colleagues have been informed of the forthcoming closure and will receive full and fair severance payment and appropriate professional guidance," Dullemen added.