Madame Ning, a fictional 1930’s Shanghai socialite, has inspired a string of swanky club–lounges for The Peninsula Hotels, from Hong Kong to Paris. Now, the Salon de Ning is turning heads in Manila, delivering its sister lounges’ trademark Art Deco ambience to the capital’s party set. Eclectically outfitted with curios and objets d’art, the 165-square-meter space boasts a central dance floor and stage—live bands and DJ’s perform nightly—while four opulent semi-private rooms offer plenty of character. Le Boxing Room, an homage to 1937 World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, naturally invokes Manny Pacquiao. The Shoe Room, purportedly Ning’s footwear-filled boudoir, channels a certain former First Lady. The other two rooms, dedicated to Zeppelin airships and 1930’s Shanghai respectively, are equal parts quirky and glamorous. Wherever you sit, don’t miss the top-notch cocktails: try the lip-tingling Latin Passion, with light rum, passion fruit, vanilla syrup and chili.
The Peninsula Manila,
Ayala Avenue, corner of Makati Avenue,
Makati, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 887 2888