Lat 14.5832°N Long 120.9743°E Located in the Ermita District of Manila bordering Manila Bay. Originally, built as a five story hotel. Postwar, a tower was added.
During 1935-1941 General
Douglas MacArthur lived in the penthouse "MacArthur Suite". During the Battle of Manila in February
1945, defending Japanese battled US Army troops in room-to-room fighting inside the hotel. During the combat, the hotel was accidentally set on fire by the Japanese, destroying part of the structure.
Penthouse with spectacular views of the harbor
and a replica of his office, only the table and chair are original.
During the Battle of Manila during February
of room-to-room fighting during the battle for Manila in February
1945 and burned by the Japanese during the fighting by accident.
A new multi-level portion of the hotel was built post war.
Manila Hotel - Official Website
Manila Hotel - MacArthur Suite
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January 11, 2018