It’s hard to miss the glass and steel structure of Okada Manila at New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City in Parañaque. Located at Manila Bay’s reclamation area, this iconic edifice is 2.57 kilometers from SMX Convention Center and 3.2 km from the SM Mall of Asia. It is accessible to Manila’s international airports. Accessibility has further been enhanced with several shuttle vans in different parts of Metro Manila resulting in a considerable number of daily visitors. Because of its popularity, Okada has been included in the itinerary of Manila’s city tours.
The reason for the popularity is The Fountain which attracts people from all walks of life. Every night, more than 700 high power jets, 23 high fidelity speakers, and hundreds of colorful lights perform in sync to the tune of pop music hits or classical pieces. The first of its kind in the Philippines and as expansive as 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools, The Fountain at Okada Manila is the world’s largest multi-color dancing water feature at the heart of Entertainment City’s iconic integrated resort, rivalling Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Las Vegas’ Bellagio. It is open 365 days a year from 6 pm to 10 pm on Mondays to Thursdays and 6 pm to 12 pm on Fridays to Saturdays.
With a total land area of 42 hectares, Okada is one of the biggest integrated resorts in Manila. Walking around the wide expanse of Okada is like walking in a labyrinth. The hotel has 993 exquisitely spacious rooms in two Y-shaped hotel wings, the Pearl and Coral wings which are connected by a sky bridge. Aside from these hotel wings, there are five exclusive Podium Villas named after famous tourist destinations. Among the first class guest room features are DigiValet (in-room iPad-based controller for amenities), intelligent toilet and jet tub. Rooms feature views of the bay or swimming pool.
Other Service and Facilities
Other services and facilities include a barber shop, beauty salon, 24-hour fitness, and a swimming pool overlooking Manila Bay. The Retreat Spa has been verified as one of the Finest Properties in the World by Forbes Travel Guide. Outside The Fountain are fast food joints catering to the viewers of the Fountain Show. Even children have their own place in PLAY which stands for Purposeful Learning and Activities for the Young. It offers a full line of dedicated learning programs designed to enhance the holistic development of children.
For big events, Okada Manila has ballroom and banquet function rooms that span a total of 4,552 square meters. Each ballroom is a perfect setting for important celebrations and milestones, from elegant wedding reception to important business conventions. The Coral Wing has four ballrooms including a Grand Ballroom and three meeting rooms. The Pearl Wing has three ballrooms including a Golden Ballroom, one boardroom including a Golden Ballroom, one boardroom, and two meeting rooms.
Dining Options are aplenty with a variety of international cuisine such as Shanghainese, Japanese, Italian, Korean, and Filipino. There is an international buffet with a live cooking station. For a relaxing atmosphere, there’s a Lobby Lounge and Pastry Shop. At the Casino, Upper Ground Floor of the Coral Wing is the Coral Lounge where you will experience a vibrant spirited entertainment live every night.
Dining goes hand in hand with clubbing. And when it comes to partying, Cove Manila features some of the most advanced audio, video and ambient lighting technologies to put on an eye-popping show. It is backed by a highly talented in-house production team that will elevate your corporate event, product launch, or any celebration to new levels of intensity. Enclosed in a high-tech UVA and UVB protection glass dome 100 meters in diameter and 30 meters in height and space for up to 300 guests. Cove Manila is Southeast Asia’s largest ultra-luxury indoor beach club and night club.
Okada’s interior and exterior may depict opulence but beneath the veneer is an endeavor for excellence. Okada Manila’s luxury and exemplary service are magnified by the unique blend of Japanese hospitality (magokoro and omotenashi) and Filipino warmth. Stay, play, dine, relax – all amid luxurious comforts of a one-of-a-kind masterfully created space for five-star pleasure and leisure. And this you wouldn’t want to miss.
Some photos from Danielle Vicaldo and Okada website
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