Century Park Hotel
Former namesCentury Park Sheraton Manila
General information
LocationManila, Philippines
Address599 P. Ocampo Street, Manila
OpeningSeptember 1976
OwnerMaranaw Hotels and Resort Corp. (LT Group)
Technical details
Floor count19
Other information
Number of rooms478

The Century Park Hotel, formerly the Century Park Sheraton Manila, is a hotel in Manila, Philippines. The hotel is hosted in a 19-storey building and has 478 rooms as of 2015.[1]


In 1974, the Philippine government encouraged the private sector to build hotels in anticipation of the 1976 International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) annual meeting to be hosted in the county. The government made funds available to private firms willing to build hotels at low interest rates. The Marsteel Corporation, an integrated steel manufacturing firm entered into a joint venture agreement with All Nippon Airways Enterprise, Co. Ltd. (ANAE) to convert the Maranaw Hotels and Resort Corporation (MHRC) into a joint venture corporation for the purpose of building a hotel at a 26,000 square meters (280,000 sq ft) site at the Harrison Park in Malate, Manila. In 1975, MHRC entered in a franchise agreement with the Sheraton Hotel and Inns Worldwide to allow the usage of the Sheraton brand for its hotel.[2]

The Century Park Hotel partially opened in September 1976 as the Century Park Sheraton Manila. Century Park Sheraton, along with 14 other deluxe hotels in Metro Manila was opened in time for the IMF-WB meeting.[3]

The hotel began with a coffee shop and about 300 rooms in its first month of operation. Gradually, other facilities of the hotel was made available to the public. By the time, the hotel is already in full operation, it already has 450 available rooms, eight food and beverage outlets, a shopping arcade, a medical clinic, a dental clinic, a barber shop, and a beauty shop. In 1980, a new wing called Park Tower Suites was opened. The wing contained 60 suites, each with a small kitchen.[3] However the hotel's operation was adversely affected by the 1981 Harrison Plaza fire. Sipalay Trading Corporation of Lucio Tan became a major stockholder of the hotel on April 19, 1985.[1][2]

The franchise agreement allowing the hotel to use the Sheraton Hotel brand was not renewed in 1996 and the name of the hotel became Century Park Hotel.[3]

The hotel is known for accommodating China's paramount leaders during their visits to the Philippines including Xi Jinping, Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Chen, Andrea; Chan, Minnie (19 November 2015). "Fit for a president: The hotel owned by one of Manila's richest men that is home to Xi Jinping during Apec summit". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "In retrospect after 35 years". The Manila Times. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "A New Man at a New Century". The Philippine Star. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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