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22nd April 2024

Okada Manila celebrates 5th Forbes 5-star rating


In a remarkable display of sustained excellence, Okada Manila proudly announces its fifth consecutive Forbes 5-star rating, affirming its leadership in luxury hospitality. This year’s award further solidifies Okada Manila’s position as a premier destination for unparalleled guest experiences.

Additionally, The Retreat Spa at Okada Manila has been awarded its second consecutive 5-star rating, highlighting its dedication to exceptional service and creating a serene oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The award-giving body, Forbes Travel Guide, stands as the sole independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises. The Forbes 5-star rating is a highly esteemed accolade in the hospitality industry.

Rob Scott, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Okada Manila, expressed his delight over this continued recognition. “This stellar accomplishment reflects the relentless effort and dedication of our team. Securing our fifth consecutive 5-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide showcases our commitment to superior service and our ongoing endeavor to elevate the stay for everyone who visits us.”

Forbes 5 Stars, 5 Years. The ceremonial toast marking the celebration of Okada Manila’s Forbes 5-star rating given by the Forbes Travel Guide for the fifth consecutive year for the property and the second for The Retreat Spa was spearheaded by Takako Okada (middle), Vice Chairperson of Okada Manila, joined by other Okada Manila top executives (from left), namely Vikki Aquino, Director of Spas, Recreation & Kids Club; Andreas Balla, Vice President of Food & Beverage; Rob Scott, Vice President of Hotel Operations; and Victor Galzote, Director of Property Marketing & Branding. Okada Manila is renowned for its world-class facilities and stellar service, combining the best of Japanese hospitality with the warmth of Filipino culture.

The Retreat Spa, an oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the metro, celebrates receiving the Forbes 5-star rating once more. Vikki Aquino, Director of Spas, Recreation & Kids Club at Okada Manila, reflected on the spa’s noteworthy achievement, “We are thrilled to receive our second consecutive 5-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. Spa and Wellness is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, and its influence in our lives is personal and transformative. This accomplishment reaffirms our commitment to delivering exceptional care to the well-being of our guests, and most importantly, providing well-thought spa experiences through our internationally trained spa therapists.”

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2024 Star Awards reflect the evolving preferences of travelers, who increasingly seek destinations that are not only memorable but also rich in culture, cuisine, and unique activities, away from overcrowded spots. Okada Manila’s consistent recognition by Forbes Travel Guide underscores its success in surpassing the expectations of modern sophisticated travelers, transforming each visit into a distinctive and unforgettable journey.

As Okada Manila and The Retreat Spa continue to set high standards for luxury and service, guests worldwide are invited to experience the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation.


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