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December 6, 2023

Do a DIY tour at minimal cost from Red Planet Ermita


The best place to pick up the scent of the glory days of Manila’s entertainment scene in the 60’s and the 70’s is at Ermita. This place has had a Renaissance in the last few years and while the rehabilitation is a work in progress, there is no denying that it serves the needs of any type of tourist.

Right at the center of Ermita is the 167-room Red Planet Hotel, one of 10 Red Planet hotels already operating in the country. The 5-year old hotel has a strategic location that puts it smack where the action is—action being a definitive word to mean music, food, shopping, sightseeing, sunset viewing (of which Manila is famous for), shows at The Cultural Center, embassies, travel agencies, even a century-old school that, on occasion, can give you a tour of its history; and, you reach these by walking. While walking its streets may be uncomfortable for the suited crowd, it doesn’t mind some added glitz at night with the presence of old stalwarts at the Remedios Circle like Café Adriatico and cozy bars with discriminating clientele. Most times, this area has more tourists than locals.

On the other hand, a short taxi ride away (5 kilometers max) puts you in the historical side with the national park, Rizal Monument, Spanish-era Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Go the other way, and lifestyle and leisure comes in with luxury hotels and three integrated resorts, add to that the Philippines‘ largest mall.

Satisfied guests can’t help but use the term “value for money” but that is what defines staying in this hotel wherein you can cut costs on a DIY experience.

Red Planet hotels are strategically located in key locations, and provide guests with more of what they need. The rooms feature high-powered showers, free high-speed WiFi, quality custom-made beds, flatscreen LED cable TVs, and impeccable service.

To cater to the “connected” tourists, Red Planet also thrives in its technological advancements, such as the Red Planet Hotels App where guests can book their stay right at the palm of their hands. The app also features the innovative “In-stay Mode” that allows guests to access many features such as chatting with the front desk, checking out destinations, among others.

The REMEMBERED Loyalty Programme also rewards its members with a 10% discount every time they book, plus other exciting benefits.

Red Planet Hotels is on the fastest growing Value Hotel chains in Asia with 24 hotels in its current inventory and expanding. In The Philippines, it envisions to have 20 hotels by 2020.


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