Business, pleasure, and culture. For anyone who has ever set foot on the streets of Binondo, these three words perfectly describe the quintessential experience that permeates what may very well be the oldest Chinatown in the world.
In its more than 400-year old history, life has never been as exciting as it is now. Every day brings a new opportunity to make a great business deal. With every corner, a new encounter to delight the senses. And with every turn, a colorful discovery to tickle one’s imagination.
And there is no better way to enjoy this trifecta of qualities than at the Ramada Manila Central, a shining gem that beckons every Binondo visitor to stop, stay… and discover.
The Ramada Manila Central towers at the corner of Quintin Paredes and Ongpin Streets, right beside the beautiful and historic Binondo Church. It is Binondo's first four-star international-standard hotel, with 114 well-appointed rooms as well as first-rate amenities: the Premiere Lounge, a kid’s play area, fitness center, and high-speed Internet access in rooms and all public areas.
Delicious dining and banquet spaces are also available for celebrations and gatherings - News Café, the Luna Roof Deck and Multipurpose Hall, the quietly elegant Lobby Lounge, and the Plaza de la Barca Events Hall. With its Zen-inspired interiors, modern features, and warm, friendly staff, Ramada Manila Central truly captures the unique charm of Binondo – that perfect complement of history and novelty, culture and commerce.
By being just 11 kilometers away from the international and domestic airports, key government offices, and the Embassy of the United States of America, Ramada Manila Central is able to turn every business traveller into a pleasure hunter by letting him complete his business in the fastest possible time, and then presenting him with unique opportunities to fully experience Binondo.
And, true to its promise of continually offering the best service to its guests, Ramada Manila Central will be leading a campaign that offers easy access and great deals for visitors looking for every kind of Binondo adventure. Food lovers need only walk a few steps from the hotel’s main doors to find themselves surrounded by numerous choices for authentic Chinese cuisine. From fried siopao and dumplings, Peking duck to mooncakes, hotpots to hopia, good taste abounds here in Manila’s Chinatown.
For history lovers, reconnecting with the past is as easy as crossing the street to the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, better known as the Binondo Church, which has stood witness to several significant events in Philippine history. Culture seekers armed with their cameras will also find an endless parade of great subjects –from heritage sites to the famous dragon dances. For bargain hunters, a shopping paradise awaits at the nearby Lucky Chinatown Mall, 168 Mall, or Divisoria Mall, where quality goods can be had at unbelievably reasonable prices. And best of all, after hours of going around, guests can simply catch a service back to Ramada Manila Central to rest and relish in the day’s great finds.
Ramada Manila Central is accessible to all modes of transportation, as guests can easily find taxis, trains, buses, jeepneys, and even kuligligs (motorized pedicabs) plying every imaginable route in the city, as well as turn-of-the century kalesas (horse-drawn carriages) ambling along the scenic Binondo backstreets.
Ramada Manila Central is managed by Hospitality International, Inc., a vibrant Filipino management company that is considered one of the foremost specialists in the operations of world-class lodging facilities, with over a dozen expertly-managed properties in its roster. Hospitality International, Inc. operates the Ramada Manila Central under a license agreement with the Wyndham Hotel Group International for the use of the renowned Ramada brand and reservation system.
In the words of Ramada Manila Central’s General Manager, Karl Velhagen, who is a veteran in the hospitality industry, “At Ramada Manila Central, we make it easy for our guests to simply step out, wok, explore all the best that Binondo has to offer... and leave the rest to us. “