Our Guide To Manila, Philippines

Our most recent addition to our global network, The Executive Centre Ayala Garden Two is located within a rich landscape deep in culture, vibrancy, and natural beauty. Here are some of our favourite attractions for professionals heading to the pearl of the orient.

With its prime location, The Executive Centre in Manila offers easy access to the best that Makati City has to offer. It is housed in Ayala Triangle Gardens Tower 2, a 39-story, Grade-A office building with a grand lobby design. It holds the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel as well, which is situated on a four-story retail podium offering luxury retail brands. The Centre’s amenities and surroundings – especially the Ayala Triangle Park space and greenery, make it instrumental for Members to have a balanced and outstanding working environment.

Need To Know

  • Population: 14.2 million (2021)
  • City GDP: US$117.1 billion (2020)
  • Main Industries: Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics
  • A Varied Past: Spanish Colonisation (1571-1898) , American Colonisation (1898-1941), Japanese Occupation (1942-1945), Contemporary Period (1986-present)

Getting There And Away

Downloading the Grap App is highly recommended within the Makati CBD district, however utilising the city’s metro and public transport system is also an efficient alternative. Jeepney’s - known for their crowded seating and flamboyant decorations - are ubiquitous to the Philippines and are a must try for first timers to the country.

Working Lunch

Elbert’s Pizzeria: Wholesome Italian cuisine ranging from oven baked pizza, rich pastas and decadent desserts.

Tel: +639173189098
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
Address: Ground Floor, V-Corporate Centre, L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Mendokoro Ramenba: Known for its chic modern interior with hints of traditional Japanese nuances, this ramen bar showcases a lavish ramen menu for all to enjoy.

Tel: +63284789625
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
Address: V. Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Client Dinner

Blackbird – An exciting dining experience set within the heart of Makati with menus inspired by aviation and contemporary Asian cooking. Blackbird offers an ambiance and approach to service that focuses on the warmth of filipino hospitality. Perfect for entertaining clientele for day, night, afternoon tea and weekend brunches.

Tel: +8828 4888
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Address: Makati Ave, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila, Philippines

Great dining place in Manila near The Executive Centre Manila

Health and Wellness

Elev8 - offers a 45-minute, full-body workout that burns fat and sculpts lean muscle faster than any other fitness program. If you want a holistic body and mind transformation, you’ve come to the right place

I'M Onsen Spa - Developed by a team of wellness specialists and master aromatherapists, each treatment consists of a relaxing ritual that combines the potent effects of oriental and western massage with the therapeutic benefits of custom-blended essential oils.

Tel: 632 7755 7877
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-02:00; Fri-Sun 10:00-03:00
Address: Upper Ground Floor, I'M Hotel, 7852 Makati Avenue Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1210

Arts and Culture

Ayala Museum – located at the core of the Makati CBD, the Ayala Museum is the contemporary art hub of metropolitan Manila. Waltz through incredible pieces and get inspired by the history of the Philippines.

Email: hello@ayalamuseum.org
Address: Greenbelt 4, Cambridge Circle Street 1224 Makati, Philippines

Greenbelt Chapel – Set within the lush floras of Greenbelt Park, the chapel has been the centre of devout worship for the catholic community in Makati for more than 25 years. A quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a highly recommended spot for a quiet respite

Tel: +632 729-8173
Address: Sto. Niño de Paz Greenbelt Chapel Ayala Center, Makati City 1228 Metro Manila, Philippines

Famous art museum in Manila that worth a visit

Family Friendly Activities

Greenbelt Mall – spanning as far as the eye can see, Greenbelt Mall is a gargantuan world-class shopping and dining venue. Open daily, the mall is a perfect place for family, friends and children.

Tel: +63 2 7795-9595
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-19:00; Saturday-Sunday 11:00-20:00
Address: Greenbelt Mall, Legazpi Street, Makati City

Manila Dive Academy – Explore the wonderful vibrant underwater world of the Philippines. Manila Dive Academy offers scuba diving courses for all levels ranging from beginner to dive master.

Manila Dive Acedemy is a great spot to visit in Manila

The Philippines is a remarkably diverse country both in culture and in business. We are elated to have opened our first flagship there and very much look forward to expanding within this robust and eclectic market. Find out more about our newly opened centre here .