The Manila Hotel has been serving the hospitality industry in Manila for a century. It was the headquarters in WW2 for General MacArthur where he voiced the words "we will be back" when forced to withdraw. He was true to his word. The hotel has presence and the rooms are great - some on going maintenance in my room would not have gone astray. The food in the Restaurants is good but not excellent and the pool is great. The staff are super attentive.