Travel information

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Getting There

All tourist are welcome for a 21-day stay in the Philippines with no formal visa; only lengthier stays necessitate visa application.

The majority of international flights arrive at and depart from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which has three separate terminals, so it's important to note which one your flight uses. Philippines Airlines flights use Terminal 2.

Within the Mall of Asia Complex are two key public transport terminals with different means of transportation that cover the entire Metro Manila area. In addition, the Mall of Asia Complex is less than two kilometers away from the central trains stations of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Ligh Rail Transit (LRT). There are also several luxury and boutique hotels within a three-kilometer radius of the Complex.

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Facilities

SMX Convention Center also offers 2 lobby areas with free Wi-Fi, furnished with concierge counters, plasma television monitors for event announcement, and, in the first-floor lobby, a VIP/press room, a coffee and other commercial shops, and a drop-off area. There are executive lounges, and a pedestrian bridge to the Mall of Asia - a popular destination in and of itself. SMX Convention Center provides indoor parking for 400 vehicles, as well outdoor parking in front of and behind the building for up to 2,000. Valet services can also be arranged.
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About Philippines

History & The People

Previously home to Indo-Malays and Chinese merchants, the Philippine islands were 'discovered' in 1521 by the Spanish, who christened the archipelago 'Felipinas' after their king of that time, Philip II. The Spanish were dominant for 333 years, until Asia's first nationalist revolutions, which began in 1896 and culmuninated in Philippine independence on June 12, 1898. The Americans then arrived and introduced their legal, educational, and democratic government systems. They turn, held sway until the onset of World War II in 1941, when the Japanese took over for four years, until the Americans returned, leading to lasting Philippine independence on July 4, 1946.

As might be expected from such a background of varied colonization, Filipinos are a racial mix of predominantly Malay stock, intermingled with Chinese, Spanish, American, and Arabic blood, as well as over 100 cultural minority groups sprinkled across the nation. Locals tend to be warm and welcoming toward foreigners of all stripes-Lonely Planet called Filipinos "the most ebullient and easy-going people anywhere," while Forbes.com ranked the Philippines as Asia's friendliest country.

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Languages

The Philippines teems with 76 to 78 major language groups and over 500 dialects, 8 of which-Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, Pangasinense, and Hiligaynon or Ilonggo-are sponken by the majority of Filipino citizens.

However, there are only 2 national languages, and one of them is English, which has for some time been the medium of instruction for higher education. The other official language is Filipino, which, like any living language, is in process of evolution, from its base of Tagalog and variety of loanwards. An odd but traveler-friendly result of this is that many locals who may not speak Filipino are often quite fluent in English.

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Currency

Philippine currency consists of pesos and centavos, with one peso (PhP1 or simply P1) being equivalent to one hundred centavos. Bills come in 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 500-, and 1,000- peso denominations, while coins are in 1-, 5-, 10-, and 25- centavo, as well as 1-, 5-, and 10- peso demoninations.

Foreign currency may be safety exchanged at hotels, bank, authorized money-changing shops, and most big department stores; anywhere else is illegal. Most hotels, resorts, and large restaurants and stores accept major credit cards such as VISA, Mastercard, and American Express. Do note that personal checks are generally not accepted, while travellers' checks are typically only recognized at hotels and major department stores.

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Telephone & Mobile Phone

By most foreigners, standards, cell phones are almost shockingly cheap in the Philippines, though it's worth noting that many models may not be useable or easily-chargeable in other countries. Prepaid cell phone lines are similarly inexpensive, though, so it's highly likely that purchasing a temporary phone for use while the country will be more economical than international roaming service. Globe, Smart, Bayantel, and PLDT are some of the most highly-regarded phone service providers.

The Philippine country code is +632. It's advisable to keep your embassy's or consulate's phone number and address with you at all times when travelling, and other important number you may wish to have include the following 24-hour hotlines.

  • Police & fire departments: 757 or 116
  • Emergency assistance: 501-650 or 501-728
  • Directory assistance: 114
  • National operator: 109
  • International operator: 108

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Time Difference

Local time in the Philippines is GMT+8 hours, even if you travel to other provinces.

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Airport Tax

Anyone departing from Philippine airport - except for children under the age of 2 and airline crew members - must pay a terminal fee before proceeding to the boarding gates, amounting to PhP200 for domestic flights and PhP750 for international travel.

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CONRAD MANILA

Conrad Manila is the first Conrad hotel in the Philippines that sits atop S Maison, a high-end designer complex occupying the first two floors. The hotel has direct connections to the SMX Convention Center, the largest convention venue in the Philippines, is adjacent to Mall of Asia, one of the largest shopping malls in Asia. The hotel is also a few feet away from The Arena, a 16,000-seater indoor stadium ideal for concerts and major sporting events.

 

Address: -        Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way Mall of Asia Complex

                            Pasay City, 1300, Philippines             

Telephone: -    +63 2 833 9999

Email: -            Conrad.manila.reservations@conradhotels.com

 

                      

ROOM TYPE                            ROOM RATE (SINGLE) - PESO                       ROOM RATE (DOUBLE) - PESO                                                                                                           

DELUXE ROOM CITY VIEW                10,440.13nett                                                 11,054.25nett            

GRAND ROOM BAY VIEW                 11,422.73nett                                                 12,036.85nett

PREMIER ROOM CITY VIEW              11,422.73nett                                                 12,036.85nett

PREMIER ROOM BAY VIEW               12,405.33nett                                                 13,019.45nett                                                                                                            


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**The above rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast for one or two pax**

**Rates above is inclusive of all local taxes and WIFI internet. Rates are based on per room per night basis**

HYATT CITY OF DREAMS MANILA

Hyatt City Of Dreams Manila

 

Welcome to Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, one of over 60 other Hyatt hotels in the world. Strategically located within minutes' drive from Manila's international airport and within the country's newest entertainment and leisure destination, our mission is to make the most of your stay.

 

Hyatt City of Dreams Manila is a stylish, modern hotel at City of Dreams Manila—an exhilarating 6.2-hectare integrated hub of international retail, world-class dining and globally renowned nightclubs and entertainment within Parañaque’s Entertainment City.

 

 

 

Address: -        Asean Avenue Corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City

                        Paranaque, Manila, Philippines 1701

Telephone: -    +63 2 691 1234

Fax: -               +63 2 691 1235

Email: -            reservations.manilacod@hyatt.com

 

                       

ROOM TYPE                            ROOM RATE (SINGLE)                        ROOM RATE (DOUBLE)

                                                (PESO)                                     (PESO)

KING ROOM                           7733.25nett                            8960.75nett

DELUXE ROOM                       8347.00nett                            9574.50nett

CLUB ROOM                           10,802.00nett                         12,643.25nett

BAY VIEW KING                      12,029.50nett                         13,870.75nett

PREMIERE DELUXE                 13,257.00nett                         15,098.25nett

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**The above rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast – 1 X breakfast for Single & 2 X breakfast for double**

**Rates above is inclusive of all local taxes and WIFI internet. Rates are based on per room per night basis**

MIDAS HOTEL & CASINO

Mixing glamour, contemporary style, and cutting-edge culture, Midas Hotel and Casino amplifies Manila's vibrancy with artistic ambiance and local flair. Nestled along the majestic stretch of the city's famed sunset boulevard, the hotel embraces an atmosphere that is stylishly piquant, making it a place that's at once an exciting destination and comforting cocoon. Immerse yourself, relax, and revel amid jetsetters, creative types, and design and food enthusiasts in an innovative environment where fashion meets tradition.

 

 

Address: -        2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasar City, Philippines                     

Telephone: -    +63 2 902 0100

Fax: -               +63 2 846 7365

Email: -            reservations@midashotelandcasino.com  / corporate_sales1@midashotelandcasino.com

                       

ROOM TYPE                            ROOM RATE (SINGLE / DOUBLE) - PESO                                                                                                                             

DELUXE ROOM                                               4,900.00nett                                                              

EXECUTIVE ROOM                                         7,500.00nett                                                              

                       

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**The above rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast for one or two pax**

**Rates above is inclusive of all local taxes and WIFI internet. Rates are based on per room per night basis**

                                                                                                                               

OKADA MANILA

Okada Manila is occupying 44 hectares of Asia World City, the largest island development in the country, and is the biggest integrated resort in the booming Entertainment City. From its grand size to its awe-inspiring architecture, Okada Manila is a vibrant addition to the Philippines' rapidly growing entertainment and leisure industry.

Located 3 kilometers away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Okada Manila is an exciting multi-dimensional property that boasts a premium selection of hospitality, dining, retail, gaming and leisure options designed to exceed all types of guest expectations. The resort is located on the beautiful Manila Bay, which provides guests with a spectacular view of one of the world's best sunsets.

 

 

Address: -        New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City,

                        Paranaque City 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines                 

Telephone: -    +63 2 888 0777

Fax: -               +63 2 8807551

Email: -            roomreservations@okadamanila.com

 

 

                       

ROOM TYPE                ROOM RATE (WEEKDAYS) - PESO                ROOM RATE (WEEKENDS) - PESO                                        (SUNDAY-THURSDAY)                                                (FRIDAY & SUNDAY)  

DELUXE ROOM                       12,888.75nett                                                 17,185.00nett            

GRAND DELUXE                      15,343.75nett                                                 19,640.00nett

JUNIOR SUITE                         19,026.25nett                                                 24,550.00nett

PREMIUM SUITE                     27,618.75nett                                                 35,597.50nett                                                                                                            

                       

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**The above rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast for one or two pax**

**Rates above is inclusive of all local taxes and WIFI internet. Rates are based on per room per night basis**