Travel and Tourism

Dine, play and relax at Networld

Dandi Galvez - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - On a daily basis people want to experience true relaxation, surrounded by good entertainment, excellent dining and maybe a chance to win a prize or two. It does not happen every day, for sure. However, it could be possible when you drop by Networld Hotel Spa & Casino.

Conveniently situated at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, near the airports, shopping malls and major tourist destinations of the metro, Networld Hotel entered the new year with an emphasis on its biggest luxury and gaming facilities. This type of “integrated resort” contains the best of all worlds, a luxury boutique hotel complete with an authentic Japanese spa, restaurants and world-class casino offering the best entertainment and enjoyment to all of its players.

General manager Robert Quindoza says the synergy of all these services have helped Networld become known to all kinds of guests, foreign and local. And with the new name comes ongoing improvements. “We are repainting rooms with a more modern ambiance,” he says.

Quindoza adds that there is a strong Japanese component to the hotel that will delight even local guests who want to have a great stay. “We consider the needs of our mostly Japanese guests so we want to retain the Japanese ambience inside the rooms. Training for our staff has been improving as well,” he says.

Networld Hotel Spa & Casino also offers summer promos, which include special rates on its deluxe, executive and super deluxe rooms. Additional services include free use of the sauna, complimentary food vouchers, rates based on twin-sharing rooms and buffet breakfast. Also, purchasing five gift certificates entitles a guest to a sixth for free.

Aside from the promos, Networld places emphasis on its guests’ access to the hotel and their well-being. “On a scheduled basis, we have free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back and other specific places such as the Mall Of Asia,” says Quindoza. “We also provide shuttle service to VIPs from other places for free.”

Apart from the accommodations, guests can take full advantage of some of the best dining and relaxation facilities in the city right at the hotel. The authentic Japanese SM Kenko Spa at the executive lounge overlooking Manila Bay offers all sorts of massage services. From full body treatments to salon services, SM Kenko also offers its brand new acupuncture service provided by a certified associate acupuncturist trained in Chengdu and Nanjing universities in China.

When you are done, head over to the Kaishu Japanese Restaurant. Employing an authentic Japanese chef, Kaishu offers authentic cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun. Sixteen tatami rooms for small or large groups of people are available.

Kaishu is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you want dining that’s available all day and night, just head over to the Le Amoretto Café and Bar. Specializing in Spanish cuisine, Le Amoretto offers many beverages, pizza, pasta and pastry options.

Looking for a good videoke spot to satisfy your craving for singing? Networld has you covered with the Kaishu Videoke Lounge. Open from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, guests can sing the night away. And it’s always more fun because the lounge is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. That’s an extra hour of singing with family and friends.

Networld Casino is one of the top gaming destinations along Roxas Boulevard, operating with 224 slot machines and featuring the most popul-ar games, to the delight of its gaming patrons. It offers an intimate setting with nightly entertainment from Tuesdays to Saturdays with free-flowing cocktail drinks served to all valued guests.

Paul Sumatra, the casino’s senior operations manager, says, “We offer exceptional customer service to every playing guest. If you want to play and be entertained, this is the place. If you are the kind of player who wants to focus on your game and don’t want to be distracted, come to Networld Casino. We can make your visit as pleasant and memorable as possible.”

Sumatra mentions that May 8 is the casino’s sixth anniversary. On this day valued members of Networld’s Casino can look forward to several events and promotions, such as a grand raffle draw where the winner can choose between a car or cash as prize.

Whether you want to spend a weekend at a hotel, dine on good authentic food, have a day at the spa or simply want to play a few slot machines and games, Networld Hotel Spa & Casino will surely satisfy all your needs. With luck, you might even take home more than just a great hotel experience.


Networld Hotel Spa and Casino is located at Roxas Boulevard cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City. For more information on its facilities and promos, call (632) 536-7777, fax at (632) 536-5835, e-mail at [email protected] or visit http://www.networldhotel-manila.com. Photos by Fernan Nebres











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