The Philippines finally has its first Grand Hyatt-branded property following the opening of the Grand Hyatt Manila earlier this week.

Situated at the intersection of the city’s Taguig and Bonifacio Global City commercial and entertainment districts, the new hotel sits on the top floors of the tallest building in the Philippines, topping out at 1,043 feet (318 metres).

“Taguig City is known as the home of the passionate minds, and is the perfect location for the Grand Hyatt brand as it continues to flourish with business and leisure travellers in the heart of cosmopolitan Manila,” said Gottfried Bogensperger, area vice-president and general manager of Grand Hyatt Manila.

“From our gracious Filipino hospitality, to mind-blowing pools, panoramic views of Manila Bay and local culinary fare – we promise our guests will be able to celebrate iconic Manila.”

A total of 461 rooms and suites are available at the Grand Hyatt Manila, each coming with a separate glass-enclosed shower stall and deep-soaking bathtub in the bathroom. For business travellers, rooms also have a large stained wooden desk, while a lounge area with 50-inch LCD TV and a Bluetooth speaker system are there when you want to unwind.

A number of the hotel’s facilities are still yet to open, though some core offerings are currently available. On the food and beverage side, the hotel notably features a “bi-level entertainment centre” known as The Peak, located on the top floors of the building. While it won’t be open until the middle of 2018, the space is set to include a music bar serving cocktails and whiskies, along with food from the grill. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with panoramic views of the city.

Aside from The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila also has an all-day-dining restaurant, The Grand Kitchen, along with a Cantonese and Peking restaurant No. 8 China House, though this too isn’t set to open until mid-2018. There’s also the Lounge, located in the lobby, while outdoor venue The Pool House and on-the-go outlet Florentine are set to open in February.

On the leisure side, Grand Hyatt Manila has a 24-hour gym, “detoxifying steam baths” made from salt pillars, and a whirlpool, while on the sixth floor is an outdoor area featuring green landscapes and two swimming pools. Guests looking for a more in-depth wellness offering can head to the hotel’s Illume Spa, though it along with the gym won’t open until March 1 this year.

Rates for a mid-February stay in a Grand King room start at 12,500 pesos (US$246) per night inclusive of breakfast.