Marriott Manila has officially opened its Grand Ballroom, the Philippines’ largest ballroom, thereby securing its position as the premiere meeting destination in the country.

The Grand Ballroom offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes, which will become the ideal destination for the MICE Industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions). With a total of 10,000 square meters of function space perfect for small or large meetings and all types of celebration and grand events, Marriott Hotel Manila’s grand ballroom makes it the largest ballroom in the Philippine hotel industry.

ribbon cutting at Marriott Hotel Manila Grand Ballroom
Marriott Grand Ballroom ribbon cutting ceremony held last July 1, 2015

What makes this ballroom interestingly unique is the 3,000 sqm space which boasts of being the first pillarless event place in the Philippines. The area can easily accommodate 4,000 guests for cocktails and 2,500 for their banquet set-up. The ballroom can also be subdivided into four sections and uses the the SkyFold Technology, a state-of-the-art technology operated at a push of a button. It has vertical folding partitions that comes from the ceiling and 176 Programmable Pillow Ceiling Lights that changes to 360 colors and can adjust the ceiling height from 12 meters to 10 meters for a more intimate gathering. This kind of technology is the first in the Philippines and Marriott Manila Hotel is proud to have this system in place in their grand ballroom.

Three drop-off points: West Hall Area, Main Entrance and East Hall Area

The ballroom is designed to be flexible and to have easy access for various bookings like product launches, wedding receptions and more making it an event organizer or attendee’s dream come true.

The spacious Marriott Grand Ballroom in Manila was designed by international hospitality firm professionals Gettys Group. Bayanihan, a Filipino term for the community spirit, is where the designers got their inspiration and overall design making it a symbol of unity and celebration. A touch of Filipino heritage can be seen from the modern and sleek design of the entire venue too.

the Grand Ballroom banquet of Marriott Manila
the Grand Ballroom banquet of Marriott Manila

A lighted bamboo piece can be seen at the lobby and is complemented by customized pieces by renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobunpue. Intricate details seen in the Marriott Hotel Manila Grand Ballroom depict the local arts and culture of the country, which are inspired from indigenous colors and materials, even traditional dance showcasing spatial flow and movement.

opulent Grand Ballroom foyer
The opulent Grand Ballroom foyer serves as a versatile pre-function venue

For that added touch of elegance, Marriott Manila commissioned Hong Kong based Art Consultant and International Interior Decorator Anja Silling of Melange Intertiors Ltd, to create a luxurious ambience through modern art pieces. Once you get inside the ballroom, you will notice more than a hundred modern art pieces displayed featuring works from both local and international artists, including custom-made works from the Melange Studio.

Marriott Hotel class room setup grand ballroom
Classroom set-up for 1,200 made easy with 3,000 sqm of space at the Grand Ballroom

In addition to the function spaces, there are also 3 exciting dining hot spots at Marriott Hotel Manila – Crema, Mian and Allegro.

Crema is an upscale gourmet coffee shop that offers Crema’s premium coffee creations or Felchin’s hot chocolate, which is best paired with their signature macapuno egg tart. The shop also offers house blend smoothies and homemade yogurts.

Crema gourmet coffee shop
Crema, upscale gourmet coffee shop in Marriott Hotel Manila

Crema’s premium coffee creations
Crema’s premium coffee creations

If you want traditional Asian cuisine or looking for a different twist in your food selections, Mian offers unique noodle dishes including dumplings, rice bowls and desserts, prepared and cooked in an open kitchen.

Mian’s modern Asian noodle bar
Mian’s modern Asian noodle bar

unique noodle dishes offered at Mian
unique noodle dishes offered at Mian

For quick and on-the-go food finds, Allegro is available for each food enthusiast. This innovative deli serves items such as maki sushi rolls, cheese tarts, dessert jars, gourmet salads and chilled sandwiches.

Allegro deli at Marriott Manila
Marriott’s Allegro

Allegro sandwiches
Allegro’s delicious recipes on the go.

About Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5-star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

Marriott Hotel Manila

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Gold Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

For inquiries and bookings call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

For discounted room rates, visit Agoda.

This is a travel blog of Doi Domasian. Her nature to explore both new and familiar places and share it with the rest of the world is what keeps this wanderer going and seeking for thrills and adventures. Due to her passion for travelling, she decided to leave the corporate world and started living the life of a nomad.

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