The Peninsula Manila's rating boosted the Peninsula Hotel group's score that it became the world's first all five-star hotel company.
All 10 Peninsula properties worldwide received the top accolade from Forbes Travel Guide, a specialist in luxury travel with an independent global rating system.
Asked what factors made the Peninsula Manila earn those five stars, general manager Mark Choon replies, 'It's not a secret-the people poured their heart, sweat, dedication, grit into saying, 'I'm already giving exceptional service, what is there for me to do to go the extra mile?
The Forbes five-star rating will guide the Peninsula Manila's direction for 2019.
The pillars in the gallery will display Peninsula's collection of commissioned works by national artist Ang Kiukok and Larry Alcala.
Serving the Peninsula for 19 years, Choon has been fortunate that during his postings in Chicago, Bangkok and Tokyo, the hotels had received the Forbes Travel Guide five-star rating.
When he joined the Chicago pioneer team in 2000, two dozen colleagues from other Peninsula hotels came to share their knowledge.
We don't live by manuals even if the Peninsula is the oldest hotel company in Asia,' says Choon.
He cites that Peninsula's core principles are rooted in humility and subtlety while focusing on full-time attention and knowing the guests' profile.
'If you spent a year in Peninsula New York, we should know everything that New York knows about you as you come to Peninsula Manila,' Choon says.