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The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide has awarded Okada Manila a much-deserved five-star rating—its second consecutive one to date!

At a time when the COVID pandemic has changed the landscape of hospitality, earning a 5-star rating from one of the world's most prestigious travel guides is a feat in itself. But Okada Manila's well-deserved recognition comes as no surprise. Having first been acknowledged by the Forbes Travel Guide last year, Okada Manila is now on its second year operating with a five-star rating. This milestone, they say, is a reflection of their own values, as well as a testament to their team's hard work, passion, and innovation. 

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Just last month, digital health leader Sharecare, along with the Forbes Travel Guide, awarded the VERIFIED® certification badge to Okada Manila. This proves that the integrated resort is equipped with industry-leading safety protocols that are a sure key to helping guests feel safe amid their luxurious surroundings. “While much of the world has changed due to the pandemic, we are proud to say that we have remained steadfast in providing exceptional guest experiences in a very safe environment,” shares Okada Manila senior vice president for hotel operations Ivaylo Ivanov.


True enough, a five-star rating these days doesn't just mean lush surroundings. It has also become a hallmark of trust and safety that can guide guests in choosing which place is best for them to stay in. 

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” points Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.”  

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Ensuring the health and safety of guests and team members has always been Okada Manila's top priority—even before the pandemic. Now, they are strictly implementing health protocols in line with IATF and DOT guidelines to reduce risk and maximise each of their guests' experiences. 

To learn more about Okada Manila, visit and follow @okadamanila on Instagram. 

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