Makati City, the Philippines' premiere business and leisure place. The city is surrounded with high rise buildings of companies both international and local. It has several shopping malls connected by walkways so anyone can enjoy maximum shopping pleasures come rain or shine. And of course, who can ignore the hotels in the city, which offer superb room accommodations and impeccable customer service.

The hotels which the city is truly proud of are: Dusit Thani, Makati Shangri-La, Hotel Intercontinental, Manila Peninsula, World Renaissance, Mandarin Oriental, Ascott, among others. These hotels have earned a five-star rating because of its world-class accommodations and amenities comparable to luxury hotels abroad. These hotels also offer function rooms equipped with state-of-the -art gadgets which are very much essential for business meetings and seminars of local and foreign dignitaries. It also offers special packages for weddings, birthdays and reunions that will make special events truly memorable.

The city may have earned the reputation of having high-end hotels but one can also find hotels and condotels such the Oxford Suites, The City Garden, Prince Plaza, to name a few, which have good accommodations and services at a very reasonable price. Most of all, these hotels are near the city's tourist attractions.

And speaking of attractions, the city has a multitude of good places to visit, which everyone would definitely enjoy. Among them is the Ayala Museum which showcased historical events depicting the rich culture of the Philippines. A "blast from the past" experience, indeed. Anyone would agree that touring the city will not be complete without going to the city's shopping malls. Who could ever resist the enticement of Greenbelt, Glorietta, the Landmark and Shoe Mart? These malls accommodate all kinds of customers, from those with very distinct taste in food and fashion to those who are budget-conscious. Truly, it's the "shopping mecca" for "shopaholics". To those "gimmick fanatics", there are also numerous bars and restaurants around the city where good music and food can be enjoyed until the wee hours. Short of cash? Not a problem, your friendly automated teller machine (ATM) is just around the corner so you can always get your cash anytime, anywhere, all the time.

To those who would want to shed those extra pounds after enjoying the scrumptious food, there is Gold's gym located at Glorietta, to help you become slim and trim again. Or, if one wants to lose some pounds, in an instant and scientific way, there's Belo Medical Clinic located at Rustan's and Philosphy Spa by Mikaela located at Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road). And for those who are vain and beautiful, check out the numerous salons and spa scattered around the city.

Touring around the city would not be a problem for visitors of the city's central business district. Public buses and taxi cabs are always available so roaming around would not be difficult.

After a hard day's work or shopping or having good time, it's nice to know that at the end of the day, you would be relaxing in one of Makati City's hotels that would pamper so that you could be recharged for another day's activity. Indeed, Makati City hotels are, to local and foreign visitors alike, a home away from home.

Source by Kelvin Kong

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