The new Mandarin Oriental Makati is set to open in 2026

The original hotel was a defining part of the city’s skyline from 1976 through 2014.

Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) have officially started the countdown to the storied hospitality brand’s return to Makati, the commercial heart of the Philippines.

Anna Ma. Margarita “Meean” B. Dy, ALI president and CEO; Mariana Zobel de Ayala, ALI senior vice president, Leasing and Hospitality head; George C. Aquino, president and CEO, Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation (AHRC); Christoph Mares, MOHG chief operating officer; and James Mabbutt, MOHG Development director visited the new site of the Mandarin Oriental Makati last April 22.

(From left) MOHG Development director James Mabbutt; ALI president and CEO Anna Ma. Margarita “Meean” B. Dy; ALI senior vice president and Leasing & Hospitality head Mariana Zobel de Ayala; MOHG chief operating officer Christoph Mares; and AHRC president and CEO George C. Aquino in front of the Mandarin Oriental Makati, opening in 2026.

The new Mandarin Oriental, located in Ayala Triangle Gardens at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue, is slated to open in 2026. The hotel will have 276 rooms with an extensive range of amenities including a premium selection of restaurants and its signature spa.

“Mandarin Oriental Makati reflects our commitment to exceptional quality and to continually setting new standards that solidify our leadership in the Philippine hotel industry,” Aquino said.

The original Mandarin Oriental was a defining part of the Makati City skyline from 1976 through 2014. “We’re excited to welcome Mandarin Oriental back to the Philippines, and to Makati, specifically. More than just a physical landmark, the brand was also a cultural landmark, with the hotel hosting celebrations and special events,” shared Zobel de Ayala.

The original hotel was a Makati icon for 38 years.

“Ayala Land is thrilled to bring the brand back to the country to help future generations of Filipinos mark milestones and create memories.”

The new hotel will be at the forefront of the evolving landscape of Makati. The city is embarking on a new 25-year plan geared at enhancing its livability, diversity, and sustainability. “Makati has always been the commercial center of the country. We’re working to make it the cultural heart of the country as well, keeping pace not just with the changing lifestyles of Filipinos but also with global trends,” said Dy.

On September 9, 2014, the original Mandarin Oriental Makati closed its doors after almost four decades.

Mares, meanwhile, emphasized Mandarin Oriental’s commitment to the Philippines. “As a brand that was born in Asia, Mandarin Oriental has always been at the heart of the region’s development and evolving culture. We’re optimistic about the future prospects of the Philippines, and are happy to be returning to the country now,” he added.

The Ayala and MOHG executives expressed their shared anticipation for the reemergence of Mandarin Oriental, reflecting on the hotel’s deep-rooted connections with the city and their commitment to creating a destination that seamlessly integrates the heritage and modern aspirations of Makati.

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