Novotel Now in the Philippines; Opens 1st Hotel in Araneta Center

AccorHotels recently announced their first Novotel in the Philippines – the Novotel Manila Araneta Center – last October 2015.

Novotel Manila is located at the heart of bustling Cubao’s Araneta Center just beside the Araneta Coliseum. It is currently on soft opening as they prepare the official launch come first quarter of 2016.

Novotel Manila
Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Novotel Manila Hotel stands tall with 24-storeys featuring 401 contemporary rooms and suites and an executive sky-lounge with a 360-degree view of the metropolis.

As the world’s most recognized international business class hotel, Novotel Manila elevates the hotel and hospitality industry in Quezon City offering the largest number of rooms in the city to date. Something that used to be exclusive to the established business centers of Ortigas and Makati.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is part of a massive development plan in the Araneta Center which is bustling with life and activities including weekend night markets, food festivals and street performances. The hotel opens at a time when tourism to the Philippines is growing fast, with visitor arrivals up 7.65% for the first half of the year, and just one month before the country hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit this November.

Novotel Manila Hotel
Novotel Manila Hotel Interiors

We are excited to add AccorHotels’ first Novotel brand in Quezon City, Metro Manila, which aims to bring a more diverse crowd of travellers to the area,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Southeast and Northeast Asia. “Novotel Manila Araneta Center reflects a more youthful energy, incorporating the new branding of Novotel along with vibrant decor and interiors. The brand’s globally acclaimed service standards, spacious modular rooms and facilities contribute to the well-being of guests, attracting both business and leisure travellers.

Why The Philippines

Why not? The Philippines is known as the Pearl of the Orient and boasts six UNESCO heritage sites including the Palawan Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Novotel Philippines
Novotel Ground Floor
Novotel Hotel
Kid’s Area @ the Novotel Hotel Lobby

Located 15 kilometres from the airport, Novotel Manila is also a few steps away from light rail and metro rail stations, bus stops and jeepney terminals to places of interest such as the Sining Saysay Gallery in Gateway Tower 1, the SMART Araneta Coliseum, Gateway Mall and Ali Mall.

The hotel is also situated near the re-opened Kia Theatre (formerly New Frontier Theater), a 2,500-seat indoor music performance and event space, and Gateway Tower 2, a dedicated facility for information technology, telecommunications and business processing-oriented companies within the Araneta Center, which will open in the first quarter of 2016.

Food Exchange Manila & Gourmet Bar

The hotel is home to two new dining concepts. Food Exchange Manila is a 208-seat contemporary restaurant serving an array of international cuisine with dishes prepared at live cooking stations.

Gourmet Bar by Novotel is perfect for those looking to enjoy refreshing signature drinks or simply relax with a novel over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. What stands out about the Gourmet Bar is its focus on using organic produce grown and harvested from a dedicated farm in San Mateo, Rizal.

Gourmet Bar
Gourmet Bar: Design Extraordinaire

For relaxation, guests can also enjoy a workout at the hotel’s In Balance Wellness Center which includes a gym, spa and swimming pool. Young guests can head to the Gymboree Kids Area, a unique space on the fifth floor to explore and learn new things in a fun atmosphere.

Whether it is meetings, conferences, parties or corporate retreats, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art pillar-less grand ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, six meeting rooms and a boardroom. Its 2,500-square meter landscaped outdoor garden area is ideal for distinct cocktail events, soirées and fashion shows, and perfect for couples seeking to tie the knot in an open and romantic setting with a trellised garden and air-conditioned marquee.

Food Excahnge
Food Excahnge Interiors
Lunch Buffet
Food Exchange also offers Lunch Buffet
Salad in a Jar
Salad in a Jar
Hotel Buffet Lunch
Spacious Food Stations!
We enjoyed our grilled seafood! buffet
Salt Buffet
Salt Buffet? I’ve never seen a such collection of varying salts such as Chili Salt & Squid Salt, among others)
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Lunch Buffet @ Novotel

Hotel of Choice

Are you looking for a world-class hotel within the city? Hoping for a staycation during the APEC Summit? Know more about Novotel Manila at their websites and

But here’s a good news for you! Novotel Manila Araneta Center is offering an attractive introductory package starting from only Php 4,000 to celebrate its soft-opening. The offer includes a Superior room night stay with breakfast for two at the Food Exchange and is valid from now till December 2015!

Food Exchange
The Colorful Food Exchange

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Guess what, we’re having a our city staycation at Novotel Manila this APCE Summit season to spend the city holiday! See you soon around the bustling Araneta Center!

Jonel & Marjorie Uy
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