April 16, 2020

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila » Premier Suite

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The Premier Suite is one of the four suite categories of Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. Luxuriously spacious at 110 square meters, the Premier Suite features an expansive living area, a dining area, a separate bedroom, an ensuite marble bathroom, and a half bath. Guests who booked a Premier Suite enjoy complimentary Horizon Club Lounge access and benefits during their stay.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The Premier Suite is ideal for locals who wish to have an indulgent staycation with the family, for leisure and business travelers to receive guests during stay, and for corporate executives to host a whole-day meeting or strategic planning session with the team. A stay in the Premier Suite is also the perfect gift to treat your loved ones or to reward yourself.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The dining area is furnished with a dining table that can seat four persons. This is perfect for a private family dinner ordered from the in-room dining menu. The dining table can be repurposed into a work desk that can comfortably fit four laptops. Visitors can use the half bath conveniently located behind the dining area.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Next to the dining table is an executive writing desk provided with complimentary writing materials and other office supplies. Wifi internet is available in the suite and connection does not require a  password. If you need an extension cord for your laptops, you can request one from housekeeping.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The living area is furnished with a six-seater sectional sofa plus two armchairs, altogether can accommodate eight persons. The living area is equipped with a 48-inch flatscreen television with local and international cable channels. It also has Smart TV features that allow screen mirroring from mobile devices and laptops.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The living area is perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or Netflix marathon with the family. You can also use the flatscreen television to display presentations or reports to your colleagues. Kids can also connect their Nintendo Switch to the TV so the whole family can enjoy playing video games together.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Golden Circle Members staying at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila are provided with welcome amenities that include a fruit platter, a pack of dried mangoes, and a pack of dried papaya. Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila consistently provides these welcome amenities. I could not recall a single instance that I check-in to my room here with no welcome amenities.



As a Jade Member of the Golden Circle program, I can also choose two additional welcome amenities. I selected Coke Lite and Noodles which were neatly prepared in the suite prior to my arrival. I also specified in my reservation that I prefer Coke Zero and the Laksa Singapura flavor of KOKA, and they accurately delivered.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The Premier Suite is equipped with a Nespresso with a daily provision of complimentary bottles of water and six Nespresso capsules. I did drink two Espresso shots when I arrived and I notice that housekeeping replenishes the bottled water and the Nespresso capsules during turndown service.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

I am not a fan of instant coffee, especially the standard Nescafe brand provided by other hotels. Thankfully here at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, they provide micro-ground coffee so guests can enjoy proper coffee in their room. Sick packs of Artisans micro-ground coffee is quite generous considering that a Nespresso machine is also available in the suite.



I won't be ashamed to admit that I actually brought home the Artisans micro-ground coffee because they are absolute lifesavers when you are in a coffee emergency. I do hope that Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila will never downgrade to Nescafe instant coffee.



In addition to Nespresso and Artisans, guests staying in a Premier Suite are also provided with Zesta tea bags. A total of eight tea bags are provided and my favorites are the Green Tea with Jasmine and the Black Tea with Osmanthus Flowers.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

If you loved the living area and the dining area, I am sure you will adore the bedroom as much as I did. The interior design perfectly embodies the luxurious Shangri-La brand with furniture, materials and accent pieces that evoke the exoticism of the orient combined with modern touches and Filipino influences.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The bedroom is furnished with a king bed and a sofa that can seat two persons. Equally expansive as the living area, there is enough space inside the bedroom for you to comfortably move around. The bedroom also has its own work desk and 48-inch flatscreen television.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

As always, the beds here at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila are an absolute treat for those who love long and uninterrupted sleep. I always feel well rested waking up in a Shangri-La, and the experience is consistent in any Shangri-La property. The suite is also well-airconditioned with room temperature maintained within the comfortable range of 18°C-24°C.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Switches to the lights as well as universal power outlets are conveniently placed above the bedside tables. Adding to the Shangri-La experience is the ensuite reed diffuser so you can enjoy the same Essence of Shangri-La fragrance that welcomes you at the lobby.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet are both located inside the privacy of the bedroom. The closet cabinet is concealed behind the full-length mirror with ample storage space for a week-long stay. There is also a separate area where you can hang your clothes. Iron and ironing board are also provided here.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The ensuite bathroom is lined with white marbles and features a double vanity with a spacious marble countertop. The bathroom has a separate walk-in shower, a bathtub, and a water closet. Bath towels and hand towels, as well as bathrobes, are generously provided.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

The walk-in shower is fitted with a handheld showerhead and a rainfall showerhead. Water pressure was consistently strong during our stay. The glassdoor was perfectly watertight and effectively prevents water from escaping to the rest of the bathroom.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

All guests staying at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila are provided with Jasmine & Bergamote bath amenities from the La Collection de Grasse by L'Occitane en Provence in 30ml bottles for non-suite guests and 50ml bottles for suite guests.



This particular stay in a Premier Suite is by far my favorite stay experience here at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. Having said that, I will definitely book this Premier Suite again if I choose to celebrate special occasions at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila.

Premier Suite at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila




Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 (02) 8820-0888
E-mail: manilafort@shangri-la.com
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