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Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa retain five-star ratings at Forbes Travel Guide Awards

The Melco Resorts & Entertainment properties named by the only global rating system for luxury travel

City of Dreams Manila Property president Geoff Andres (fifth from right, second row) with some colleagues of the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award 2024 winners Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa. The hotel and spa at the luxury integrated resort earned this year their seventh and fifth Five Star Rating, respectively. Also in photo are vice president-Human Resources Thesz Liwanag, director of Food and Beverage Chad Ogden (left and right, first row), and director of Rooms Kelly de Guia (fourth from right, second row).

City of Dreams Manila’s Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa earned their seventh and fifth Five Star Ratings, respectively, at the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Star Awards, joining again the roster of distinguished global Star Award winners.

Nüwa Manila and Nüwa Spa’s 2024 Five Star Ratings contribute to the 16 Five Star awards given Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Melco), the developer, owner, and operator of integrated resort facilities in Asia and Europe, which include City of Dreams Manila. City of Dreams Manila’s two other luxury international hotel brands Nobu Hotel Manila, and Hyatt Regency Manila have also maintained their Four Star Rating for seven consecutive years since 2018.

Lawrence Ho, chairman and chief executive Officer of Melco, said, “Thank you to FTG for this great honor. The recognition underlines Melco’s ongoing commitment to providing guests with the most memorable world-class hospitality experiences across our global portfolio of integrated resorts. We will continue to further develop and enhance Melco’s curated blend of design, entertainment, and quality as we look forward to welcoming more guests from local, regional, and overseas markets this coming year.”

“This year’s Star Awards reflects the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, president of ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “They are delivering at the very top of their game and reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining, and well-being. Our 2024 winners include more special places to visit across the Middle East and Africa, with a record number of list additions for the region. We commend all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience.”

Forbes Travel Guide-certified luxury at the consistent Five Star Award-winner Nüwa Manila (above) and Nüwa Spa at City of Dreams Manila.

FTG, the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, has the much-awaited annual Star Rating list that is “intended to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences.” It is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises. Winners are rated through an independent process where anonymous professional inspectors evaluate establishments based on hundreds of exacting standards, with emphasis on exceptional service. This year’s winners can be viewed on To learn how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

For more information on City of Dreams Manila’s 2024 Forbes Star awardees, call tel. no. 8800-8080 or visit

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