Sofitel's Manila property re-opens after storm

11 Oct 2011


Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila resumed operations on October 10, after recovering from the devastation caused by Typhoon Nesat (known as Typhoon Pedring in Philippines) that struck on September 27.

“This opening date was determined based on the pre-condition that Sofitel‘s standards of quality, safety and security will be 100-percent achieved,” said the hotel’s general manager, Goran Aleks.

The property’s guest rooms, Club Millésime, banqueting and events services, as well as pool facilities, are open for business. 

The multi-cuisine restaurant, Spiral, is currently undergoing refurbishment, after sustaining severe damage due to its proximity to Manila Bay, from which the floodwaters came during the storm.

“Spiral has been an iconic dining destination in the market since it opened in 2006. This now gives us the chance to offer the next generation an even more exciting dining experience, employing the latest concepts, styles and techniques. Plans are currently underway for its design and construction and it is expected to be launched in the first half of 2012,” said Aleks.

In the meantime, the hotel’s other food and beverage outlets operate as usual. Le Bar will serve buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the weekend brunch. Some of Spiral’s signature dishes such as the prime ribs and foie gras will be served here. Other facilities such as Le Spa will reopen in the first few weeks of November.

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Tiffany Sandrasageran

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