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As Melco Resorts & Entertainment achieves a collective total of FTG 97 Stars

Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awardee Nüwa  Spa for three years running since 2020, features a luxurious suite complete with a private bathroom and dressing area, soft seating, and soaker tub.

A testament to its consistent brand of hospitality service beyond compare, Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila achieves two Five Stars in the 2022 Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Awards for the hotel and its spa for the fifth and third consecutive years, respectively since 2018.

Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said, “As one of the world’s most admired and celebrated travel standards, we are honored to once again receive the top Five-Star Rating in Forbes Travel Guide for Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila’s hotel and spa. The accolades testify to our relentless dedication to service quality and contribution to pushing boundaries, especially during such a challenging time for the industry – continuing to provide memorable and world-class services for guests with a collective total of 97 Stars across our global portfolio. We thank our team for their unwavering dedication – for their exceptional role in facilitating Melco’s sustained status as the leading integrated resort operator in Asia.”

“Travel has come back strongly, and the resilient hospitality industry is creatively rallying to accommodate the increased occupancy demand for most regions,” said Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “While the industry faces some lingering issues, the 2022 award winners proved ready for those challenges and more, demonstrating the best that luxury hospitality has to offer.”

Nüwa Manila’s recognition contributes to the collective total of 97 Stars achieved by Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Melco)’s portfolio of integrated resort properties in Macau and Manila, continuing Melco’s leadership position among integrated resort operators in Asia.

Geoff Andres, City of Dreams Manila Property President stated, “Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa being recognized with the coveted FTG Five-star rating reflects our consistent commitment to provide five-star service amid the challenges posed by changing times. We are proud of our colleagues who continue to constantly provide our guests with the luxury and signature experiences the Melco brand has been known for.”

FTG created the original Five-Star rating system, and is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. The world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, FTG also recognized City of Dreams Manila’s two other hotels: Hyatt Regency Manila and Nobu Hotel Manila with a Four-Star award for five years running.

For more information on Nüwa Manila, call 8800-8080 or visit or To view the new Star Award winners, visit For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.


About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit

About Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa

One of the three luxury hotels in City of Dreams Manila, Nüwa Manila features 254 well-appointed contemporary rooms with lavishly spacious suites and villas that provide dedicated butler service. It houses Crystal Dragon, one of the most noteworthy dining destinations in the metro, renowned for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties; Haliya, a modern Filipino restaurant featuring a carefully curated and sustainable menu reflecting the vibrantly rich cuisine and culture of the country ; and Breezes, a poolside restaurant and bar next to the free-form swimming pool, which features cabanas and a heated whirlpool exclusive for cabana guests. A fitness center with state-of-the-art Precore fitness equipment complements the hotel’s wellness facility.

The Nüwa Spa provides a rejuvenating experience in its two elegant suites, calming therapy and relaxation rooms, a vitality pool, and aroma steam room within the relaxing 654-sqm space. Treatments are designed exclusively for Nüwa Spa by Omorovizca, a renowned award-winning European brand which specializes in harnessing the natural healing powers of the finest ingredients and the pure extracts and oils to provide excellent results.

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque and part of the Aseana City township development, offers the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and premium mass gaming facilities Qi Long and Sky Gaming.

Melco is the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check for its Macau properties, and City of Dreams Manila. Developed by the Responsible Gambling Council, RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive responsible gaming accreditation program established and implemented by an independent panel of respected gaming specialists.

The integrated resort’s three luxury hotels are each awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star) since 2018, also named by FTG in its First Verified List of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Nobu Hotel (Four-Star) and Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams (Four-Star), for five years in a row. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for three years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating, and recognized Nüwa Manila with Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED®, in compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk of COVID-19 and potential future  public health risks.

Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila are recipients of the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Award for 2022-2024 for upholding sustainable tourism through environment-friendly principles, resource consumption reduction and local community involvement.

The three hotels are all Safety Seal-certified by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) and bear the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp granted also by the DOT. The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize businesses that have adopted global health and hygiene standardized protocols.

On property are impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues: DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed education-based family entertainment center; and CenterPlay a contemporary entertainment bar at the focal point of the main gaming floor, with live performances from top local artists.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations.

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About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation

Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”) is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:“MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe.  MRP’s subsidiary, Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (“Melco Leisure”), which developed City of Dreams Manila together with SM Investments Corporation, Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc., operates and manages the luxury integrated resort.

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