Okada Manila Executive Lounge opens on Oct. 5, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
WHAT the pandemic taught the world was that business or personal relationships could thrive despite restrictions on travel and face-to-face interactions.Virtual gave a new full meaning, now understood practically by every person on this planet. Lockdowns did not deter productivity with the use of Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Skype bringing people together regardless of distance and geographical location – as long as there is strong internet connection.
With the downgrade of Alert Levels all over the Philippines and many other parts of the world, business owners and executives catch up with travel to personally meet with clients and stakeholders in Manila but would want to keep in touch with their homebase and global connections.
View of the Manila Bay and most of the swanky 44-hectare environment of Asia’s largest integrated resort. PHOTO BY ARLO CUSTODIO
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Offering comfort and reliability is Okada Manila with its Executive Lounge set to open on October 5.Last August 30 and 31, Okada Manila invited select members of the media to sample the amenities of this special space located on the 19thfloor of the Coral Wing of the resort-hotel for business travelers on the go.For an additional P2,500, hotel guests may enjoy the amenities and services at the 600-square-meter Executive Lounge and use any of the two computer pods from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (on a first-come-first-served basis) with an all-day snack offerings of coffee, tea, juices, breads, cookies, fruits, salads, sandwiches and other delicacies.The Executive Lounge also has two boardrooms that seats 12 persons each, many tables for small groups with magnificent view of the Manila Bay and most of the swanky environment where the property sits on a 44-hectare area of Parañaque’s Entertainment City.
With many choices available, this could be what a breakfast plate at the Executive Lounge may initially contain.
Breakfast is also served for those who have access from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. avoiding the crowd at Medley Buffet on the ground floor.Beer and cocktails are served as well from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Forbes 5-star award, The Fountain
Okada Manila received its Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Five-Star Award the third time this year; the first was in 2020 just before worldwide lockdowns were implemented.One of its most spectacular attractions is The Fountain, Manila’s grand new icon. It is as expansive as 50 Olympic-size swimming pools – the world’s largest multicolor dancing fountain – enthralling audiences with its choreographed water, light and sound performances. It reopened in July and follows a regular schedule 365 days a year.With the addition of the Executive Lounge, Okada Manila has strengthened its presence as Asia’s largest integrated luxury resort that offers a combination of Japanese and Filipino hospitality.
“[The] Executive Lounge offers exactly what the business traveler wants – from privacy to important meet-ups to all-day access to luxurious amenities for business and leisure,” Okada Manila Vice President of Sales and Marketing Cielo Reboredo said.Visit https://www.okadamanila.com/ for more information.