THE MANILA HOTEL’S “LEGENDARY” MACARTHUR SUITE

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“It’s a good story if it’s The Manila Hotel”, once said Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short story writer and journalist. The Manila Hotel, built in 1912, is referred to as the “Grand Dame” known for its grandeur and history. And throughout the years, its story keeps getting better and better.

One of the things that The Manila Hotel is known is for is its “legendary” MacArthur Suite named after General Douglas MacArthur, an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s.

During his tenure as the Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines from 1935-1941, he made The Manila Hotel his home. Architect Pedro Luna, son of master painter Juan Luna, was commissioned to construct a penthouse suite for the General and his family situated atop the fifth floor of the hotel.

To date, the MacArthur Suite has been stylishly refurbished, featuring fine bedroom drapes and custom-designed bedding with intricate hand-embroidered jusi. With its ample windows, the sun filters through creating a golden glow that enhances the ivory paneled walls. The beautiful antique furniture is a sight to behold. Slip-covered sofas and lounge chairs have been added for a relaxing and genteel ambience.

This beautiful Suite has a Master’s bedroom with a dressing room, one guest room, two bathrooms and one powder room, a study room, formal dining room overlooking the bay, a well-equipped kitchen and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Manila Bay and its fabled Manila sunset.

For booking and inquiries, please contact Room Reservations at (632) 527 0011 ext. 1175 to 1179 or send an email to rsvn@themanilahotel.com.