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April 2, 2014updated Jul 30, 2015

The Peninsula Manila Launches Academy Programs Collection

By Chris Boyle

Manila Pen PintoGuests at The Peninsula Manila can experience a taste of Philippine culture with eight new adventures from heritage walks through colonial towns to afternoon tea with a bespoke jeweler.

Just in time for the last quarter of the year, The Peninsula Manila has enhanced its iconic experiential program, The Peninsula Academy, with new activities designed to delight and educate guests of all ages. Eight experiences for adults and children staying at The Peninsula Manila include: lessons in whipping up the most famous of Philippine iced desserts, the  halo-halo; a private studio visit to one of the Philippines’ most eminent private jewelers; reliving the past in a heritage tour of the colonial town of Taal; a full day at the atelier of three of the country’s iconic art, style and fashion mavens; an exhilarating helicopter and tranvia (tram) visit to Corregidor, and more – providing guests with an authentic taste of the culture of the Philippines.

The Peninsula Academy was created to give guests an insider’s introduction to key aspects of local culture, lifestyle, cuisine, arts and history through individualized classes, tours and activities. The Peninsula Manila has meticulously curated its programs by sourcing the very best tour guides and local partners, bringing the city and the country to life through exclusive activities, all accomplished with the celebrated Peninsula attention to detail.

Manila Pen Wyn WynSpirit of Corregidor: World War II Tour by Helicopter and Land

Defining  Luxury: Jewelry by Wynn Wynn Ong 

Manila Design: Experience Philippine Art, Design and Fashion

Art in the Hills: 27 Years of Philippine Contemporary Art Tour 

A Taal Tale: Tour of the Grand Old Houses of Taal Town

If These Walls Could Speak: Tour of the Old Walled City of Intramuros

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Each program features special touches, from bespoke Peninsula transportation in Mercedes-Benz limousines, to unique keepsakes ranging from papier-mâché horses to child-size chef’s aprons, all which provide lasting memories for each guest.

A dynamic new section on The Peninsula’s website has been developed for The Peninsula Academy, including insightful information on each hotel’s programs, images and videos, sample itineraries, maps and other interactive features.

Programs require advance notice so that guests can choose activities according to their interests and travel schedule. Reservations are subject to availability.

For inquiries on prices or reservations for The Peninsula Academy, please call The Peninsula Manila at (632) 887-2888 or email

Additional information on each Peninsula hotel’s Academy programs is available at

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