Philippine tourism

Almost 6,000 rooms in Metro Manila available for staycation – DOT

Aika Rey
Almost 6,000 rooms in Metro Manila available for staycation – DOT

STAYCATION. A pool at Nobu Hotel at City of Dreams in Parañaque City.

Nobu Hotel's Agoda page

There are 13 hotels in Metro Manila allowed to take in guests for staycation

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday, May 18, said a total of 5,986 rooms at 13 hotels in Metro Manila are available for staycation, after the quarantine level was eased in the Greater Manila Area.

The following hotels have been granted a certificate of authority to operate for staycation by the DOT:

  • Grand Hyatt Manila
  • Okada Manila
  • Shangri-La at the Fort
  • Nobu Hotel
  • Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila
  • Edsa Shangri-La
  • Solaire Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Manila
  • Nüwa Manila
  • The Peninsula Manila
  • Aruga by Rockwell
  • Sheraton Manila Hotel
  • Hilton Manila

“While the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) allowed our request to permit leisure travel under the current quarantine condition, we would like to remind everyone that the health and safety of our guests and tourism workers remain the utmost priority,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a statement.

“These staycation hotels, all of which are star-rated, have the capacity and have been inspected and oriented on the new normal protocols to ensure this,” she added.

Guests 18 to 65 years old are allowed. They must only come from within the “NCR Plus” bubble.

“NCR Plus” or the Greater Manila Area is under general community quarantine (GCQ), though with “heightened restrictions,” until May 31.

IATF Resolution No. 115-A allowed the implementation of “specialized markets” for tourism, subject to minimum public health standards.

This means that staycation and point-to-point air travel for leisure from “NCR Plus” to GCQ or modified GCQ areas are allowed. –

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at