A city within a city, Makati is Manila’s poshest shopping, business, and nightlife district. And the Makati Shangri-La gives you amazing access to (and respite from) all of the above. You’ll be walking distance from the malls that have made this neighborhood a retail pilgrimage site—Glorietta, for example, where you’ll find everything from high-end beauty boutiques to a family-run pawn shop and multiple Starbucks for good measure. And while some of the city’s best restaurants are in the neighborhood, too, the hotel’s own Shang Palace is so beautiful and beloved, you won’t want to miss the experience if you have even a glancing interest in Cantonese food. As for the promised peace-out factor on the guest floors, it starts with the waterfall you’ll pass en route to your room, and ends with the custom-appointed bed in your plush and spacious surroundings. Go for one of the Deluxe Suites, and you’ll also have panoramic views of the bustle you’ve just left behind.