The Residence Club at AG New World Hotel Manila Bay screams comfort and relaxation at the heart of Manila. With Manila’s congested streets and polluted air, the Residence Club offers a contrast of this environment as it provides a peaceful and cozy ambiance with its stylish décor and luxurious atmosphere. Booking in the Residence Club of the hotel gives you a wide range of privileges the club offers. This includes an exclusive living room which is found at the 10th floor, express check-in and check-out service, welcome drink and fruit on arrival, daily local newspaper delivered to the room, laundry services (pressing of one suit and shirt per stay), local phone calls, parking, high speed internet access, and breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and all-day refreshments.
Residence Club Lounge Living Room
Upon arrival at the hotel, we head up to the 10th floor for a personalized check-in with a staff accompanying us to the elevator. The check-in tables of the Residence Club are manned by very friendly and courteous staff and are found just at the entrance of the Living Room. The mood is very private and cozy with natural light. It has a round table at the center presenting the snacks and wine which you can enjoy any time of the day. It also features a boardroom facility for business meetings.
We enjoyed the luxurious Living Room with the exceptional hospitality from the staff who offered us our welcome drinks and biscuits. We enjoyed the Afternoon High Tea with complementary red velvet crinkles, polvoron, nuts and cookies which were all delicious accompanied with a tea and our welcome drink which is cucumber juice (recommended by the staff). We had the perfect snack with a relaxing view of the Manila Bay.
The Evening Cocktails can be enjoyed between 6 PM to 8 PM which one shouldn’t miss. Besides the complementary drinks with a wide array of choice of refreshments and alcohol beverages, you can enjoy all these with a sunset view of the bay. You may choose among vodka, gin, whiskey, scotch, rum and wine. We had a fun time chatting while enjoying our freshly opened bottle of red wine. Besides enjoying your friend’s company, you may also use the living room to read or work. You will not be troubled by the noise as the living room is exclusive with only a few people around.
The Living Room also serves Buffet Breakfast to Residence Club guests as part of the package. The breakfast buffet selection is similar to that of Market Cafe’s buffet breakfast, but more focused on pastries and select dishes.
Residence Club Superior Room
The Superior Room we stayed in at the 30th floor is very spacious. It includes a double twin bed with duvet bed sheets, comfortable furnishings, pattern-designed carpet, plush chairs, an office chair with a large writing desk, a bedside table with lampshade, and television with international channels; all of these with a view of the city of Manila. Included in the amenities are coffee and tea-maker, water, and a mini refrigerator with several beverages to choose from for a corresponding price.
Near the window is the mango tart as a welcome fruit. I have only ever seen a mango tart shaped like a flower on the internet, but it came to life in New World Hotel. The mango tart is very smooth with a tangy and sweet flavor. Needless to say, it was very delicious. We were also served at our doorstep with assorted, colorful chocolates perfect for dessert or a midnight munch.
An airy cabinet is provided which can accommodate all your belongings. It has an electronic safety box for your valuable possessions. Here, you can also find an extra pillow, hangers, ironing board, cotton home sliders which are very comfortable at your feet and plush bathrobe which I can wear all day. You also have the option to buy the bathrobe to your liking. The cotton sliders and bathrobe alone are testaments to the 5-star amenities provided by the hotel, as other hotels do not provide a bathrobe, and the sliders they use are disposable plastic with very thin layers.
The bathroom has a vibrant, marble white tone with complementary towels, towelettes, side mirror, hair dryer, lotion, shower cap and hair band, soap, toothbrush, sanitary napkins, and bath salt. The bathroom has an ideal design with the toilet area and the shower area on separate ends. The toilet area has a built-in wall telephone, so you can easily answer telephone calls. There are two shower faucets, so you can choose which faucet you want to shower from. The highlight of the bathroom is the bathtub where you can warmly relax after a long day.
The entire room has a relaxing ambiance that invites you to stay in all day.
The facilities of Club Oasis are found at the 8th floor of the building. At the entrance of the service area is the service desk which is manned by a chivalrous staff who will accommodate all your needs. They also have a mini store where you can buy swimsuits and shorts.
The Fitness Center is a well-equipped facility with modern gym equipment, cardiovascular and whole-body machines. You may request for a workout apparel free-of-charge whenever you need one. Located on the 8th floor, the gym is open from 5 AM to 11 PM daily. Aside from the workout equipment, it also has a Yoga and Pilates class every Tuesday and Thursday evening in an extension room. Here, a punching bag is also available for those who wants to use it.
- Stationary Bikes
- Cross trainers
- Bicep and leg curl
- Chest press
- Leg extension
- Shoulder press
- Lateral pull down
The Spa provides massages, therapy services and Jacuzzi for its guests. Rooms provided has a relaxation lounge and private bath and shower with plasma-screen TV. It is open from 10 AM to 3 AM daily. They also have in-room services 24 hours for your convenience. This facility is also complete with complementary towels, hair dryer and assorted lotions and skin care for your post-spa preparation.
The hotel’s outdoor pool is for all ages as it gives you a choice among a 25 M outdoor lap pool, children’s pool and relaxing whirlpool. It is open between 6 AM to 10 PM daily located at the 8th floor. It has a tropical vibe with rows of lounge chairs for sunbathing. You may also order a refreshing drink from the Pool Bar while relaxing at the lounge chairs. Towels, towelettes and a shower are also provided for after-swim.
AG New Hotel Manila Bay may be one of the best hotels in Metro Manila. It provides comfort, luxury, style, and most importantly, exceptional hospitality from the personnel. It surprised me with food and comfort I did not expect. Truthfully, I would want to go back to this hotel for a relaxing weekend.