MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM is NOW OPEN


The biggest hotel grand ballroom in the Philippines

Marriot Manila gives a new meaning on the word grand as they officially opens the Marriot Grand Ballroom- Philippines’ largest ballroom, a first of its kind facility that will redefine the Philippine MICE Industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions.

The biggest hotel grand ballroom in the Philippines
The biggest hotel grand ballroom in the Philippines

It was an honor to be part of the media/guest to  tour the whole of Marriot Grand Ballroom even before it was open to the public. The venue was truly magnificent with all the artworks and lighting and new technology that was used to make sure that everything is in proper place and it contribute to the whole presentation of the Marriot Grand Ballroom- that it is grand in every true meaning of the word. As I get to know every inch of Marriot Grand Ballroom, I wish that I could attend an actual event that would happen inside the ballroom, I want to see how the lights play a big part in the presentation of the venue. No cost was spare just to make sure that it would bring out the best of what Marriot Grand Ballroom can offer.

This new architectural marvel offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes.
This new architectural marvel offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes.

This new architectural marvel offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes. This new architectural marvel offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes. Overall concept of the design is “Bayanihan” a Filipino term for the community spirit – a representation of the Marriott Grand Ballroom as a source of local pride, a symbol of unity and celebration. Its modern and sleek design are accentuated with a touch of Filipino heritage which is evident with the lighted bamboo statement piece at the lobby, complemented with customized pieces by renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobunpue.Photo 4

The abundant space of the Marriott Grand Ballroom was designed by international hospitality firm professionals Gettys Group. More intricate details depict the local arts and cultures, inspired from indigenous colors and materials, even traditional dance showcasing spatial flow and movement. See these interpretations curved walls, slated wood ceilings, accent pieces and fabrics in different hues of brown and warm colors, tropical plant decors and curved wall inspirations.

Overall concept of the design is “Bayanihan” a Filipino term for the community spirit – a representation of the Marriott Grand Ballroom as a source of local pride, a symbol of unity and celebration. Its modern and sleek design are accentuated with a touch of Filipino heritage which is evident with the lighted bamboo statement piece at the lobby, complemented with customized pieces by renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobunpue.
Overall concept of the design is “Bayanihan” a Filipino term for the community spirit – a representation of the Marriott Grand Ballroom as a source of local pride, a symbol of unity and celebration. Its modern and sleek design are accentuated with a touch of Filipino heritage which is evident with the lighted bamboo statement piece at the lobby, complemented with customized pieces by renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobunpue.

More intricate details depict the local arts and cultures, inspired from indigenous colors and materials, even traditional dance showcasing spatial flow and movement. See these interpretations curved walls, slated wood ceilings, accent pieces and fabrics in different hues of brown and warm colors, tropical plant decors and curved wall inspirations.

The abundant space of the Marriott Grand Ballroom was designed by international hospitality firm professionals Gettys Group.
The abundant space of the Marriott Grand Ballroom was designed by international hospitality firm professionals Gettys Group.

In addition to the function spaces, there are also 3 exciting dining hot spots.  Crema is an upscale gourmet coffee shop that offers a sophisticated ambiance perfect for short meetings, a quiet read or a quick break. Grab a cup of any of Crema’s premium coffee creations or Felchin’s hot chocolate and pair with its local signature, the macapuno egg tart. If you are opting for something cold, house blend smoothies and homemade yogurt are definitely a must try. Mian, this modern Asian noodle bar offers refined and unique noodle dishes fired in an open kitchen. Whether you are looking for a traditional fare or with a twist of something new, stir fried or soup, dine-in or take-out, Mian’s menu offers a variety of tempting selections to sink your chopsticks into, even include dumplings, rice bowls and desserts.Allegro an innovative deli that serves up a fresh approach on quick and delicious recipes on the go, take your pick with creative items such as maki sushi rolls, cheese tarts, dessert jars, gourmet salads and chilled sandwiches. Relish every bite with specially crafted beverages to go with every meal.

Breathe new life into meetings, milestones and events at the Marriott Grand Balloom. 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.

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 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.