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Hi, I'm Estan Cabigas, a freelance photographer from the Philippines and available for work and collaboration within the ASEAN region. TenZeroFour is my Architecture and Interiors website and blog.

Sofitel Manila’s elegant Spiral

Sofitel Manila’s Spiral was created to impress. And you won’t be disappointed with how elegant this iconic restaurant is. The whole place exudes class and luxury. Of course, a well designed dining destination would bring out that kind of appeal.

The tragedy of a typhoon that hit Metro Manila didn’t spare Sofitel Manila’s Spiral but after a well budgeted, 13 month long reconceptualization costing $11M, was opened again in November 2012. And, like a Phoenix that rose from the ashes, the new Spiral is bigger and better.

Designed by Spin Design Studio of Japan and interior design by Masakazu Koizumi who defines his concept:

“…as nature and modern industrial elements in harmony, intertwined with the best of both Filipino and French design. Natural and mood lighting, the masterful use of space and height, and the fusion of natural elements such as water and fire, all come together in a striking interplay of aesthetics…”

It’s a delight to dine under those giant chandeliers with capiz shell lanterns or around that great staircase, the anchor of Spiral with Eduardo Castrillo’s Rythmic Movement bronze opus with cascading waters underneath. During the day, natural light bathe the wide area dramatically, just like how La Veranda enjoy this natural illumination.

The 21 dining ateliers, as the different buffet options are called are located at the inner section of the restaurant, arranged side by side and in a seamless manner. The Asian section: which includes Chinese, Filipino, Thai and Korean form the rightmost block; Indian and Churrasco stations the center front and opposite these the salad station, fresh seafood and sushi bar. The left block consists of French, rotisserie and Japanese. Opposite this is an extensive cheese section, breads and, of course, the desserts.

Well appointed semi-private and private rooms for small groups flank the ateliers, French interior beyond the Japanese station and Asian at the Asian section. Well thought out details across the restaurant, both modern French and Filipino, with individual touches, adds to the overall design.

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Manila's Spiral

Spiral
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel:(+632) 551-5555 Fax: (+632) 832 6923 | Email: fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com
http://spiralmanila.com/