Monday, October 06, 2008

manila grand opera hotel

Manila Grand Opera Hotel

A new hotel within the busy intersection of Doroteo Jose and Avenida, just right of the D. Jose LRT station. A new hotel that is historical and hopefully will revive the grandeur of avenida.

This used to housed the Manila Grand Opera House Built in the mid-1800s as the H.T. Hashim’s National Cycle Track, a circular wooden structure with a nipa roof, the complex served as the center of Philippine culture and the primary theater for the viewing of plays, movies and zarzuelas in Manila prior to the construction of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the 1960s.

This site is also where the first Philippine Assembly was inaugurated on October 16, 1907 by United States Secretary of War, William Howard Taft.

Manila Grand Opera Hotel
925 Rizal Avenue Corner Doroteo Jose St. Sta. Cruz
Website: www.manilagrandopera.com
Telephone: +632 314009099

sources:
Hint of nostalgia on site of Manila Grand Opera House
Manila Grand Opera House in Wikipedia

13 comments:

Art L said...

Wow naman! I used to look for and stay in one of the hotels along Roxas Boulevard. Now this is a chance for me to get re-acquainted with the pulse or rhythm of the area if I stay at this hotel. I walked every day along Avenida Street during my high school days at UE. Thanks for posting this nice picture.

Manila Photojournalist said...

Hi Agnes,

Technically speaking, this hotel, which caters to its casino high rollers from China, does not stand on the site where the old Manila Grand Opera House used to stand right on Avenida.

Music Avenue (formerly Chicks O' Clock) on Avenida between Doroteo Jose and Lope de Vega Streets now occupies the lot where the opera house once stood. Next to it is the LRT Doroteo Jose Station where Ang Tibay Shoe Store used to be. This new luxury hotel for Chinese gamblers stands behind the LRT Station on Doroteo Jose.

It just so happens that the owners of the hotel also own the parcels of land surrounding it, including where Music Avenue now stands.

Cheers!

Eric

bertN said...

Ang ganda na pala ngayon ng lugar na yan!Immediately afer the war, we used to live near Arellano High School and I used to roamed the area and often watched movies at the Manila Grand Opera theater.

From your photo, mukhang kinain nung road yung sidewalk.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow! Ang ganda pala ng Manila Grabd Opera!

I'm from Cavite but I heart Manila so much too!

God BLess and Mabuhay!

Steven^^

metromanila said...

I'd love to see this in person. I honestly can't imagine this is in Avenida Rizal corner Doroteo Jose. Hopefully this would start a trend in the area.

Anonymous said...

how much ung reservation?

Anonymous said...

Masama Ugali ng mga may ari dito, sila amba cabangon chua at mga anak nya like edgard.
pag may topak nag aalis at nag tatanggal lang basta basta ng tao. dapat maipa labor mga yan kaso lang nga mga maimpluensya mga taong ito, siguradong pera lang ang pagagalawin tapos ang kaso. injustice ang mangyayari!!!!! blog owner please approved this so people may know what's happening internally specially how they treat their staff.

Anonymous said...

im one of the bride grabe ang pagkain yakkkk talaga di ko alam unang function namin ok but now i dont know i hope service gumanda

Anonymous said...

oh yeah...this hotel suckz..may tao na lang basta basta papasok sa room nyo kahit nasa loob na kayo, and what worst is pagsinumbong mo sa information papalabasin pa nila na ikaw ang sinungaling dahil wala daw silang nakita sa camera...

Anonymous said...

Hay naku, di naman pala orig na president and chinese resto nila dyan, copycat lang pala from the original dati sa ongpin, nilagyan lang ng NEW. Kaya pala iba ang lasa ng pagkain at buffet pa. Kadiri ng pagkain, para kang kumain ng malamig at d talga masarap, as in.., at ang tagal pa mag refill pag na ubos na. not worth it dito kumain, dami na rin akong bad feedback about the Hotel itself. ganda pa man din ng itsura sa labas pangit pala sa loob. pang motel ang room, mas maganda pa SOGO hahaha. Just my honest and humble opinion.

allan bernardino said...

hi!to:all management i heard na meron din pla kayong gym na itatayo sa loob ng hotel gsto ko sna mag apply nagwork ako sa saudi as a fitness instructor pde ko ba malaman kung saan ako pde pumunta pra magpasa ng resume ko e2 nga pla ang cp# ko 09197027658 sna mainform nyo ako interisado kc ako na magtrabaho sa inyo as a fitness instructor ganda kc ng hotel salamat more power

ojt said...

OJT....
amf..sana po maawa naman kyo sa mga ojt ninyo kasi sa ojt na kyo umaasa eh..napapagod din mga ojt nag apply kmi para matuto para hindi abusuhin..madaming ojt an nakakasakit dhil sa sobran pagod sa F&B and housekeeping ano ba ginagawa ng mga regular? mag utos??hay! ako sumuko mag ojt sa HOTEL n toh hndi xa 5star pero kawawa mga OJT dito lahat ng OJT nagtitiis lng dito..babae nga 20rooms paglilinisin ng mag isa and hindi papauwiin hanggang d p tapos hay..............sana bigyan ng importanxaa an mga OJT ninyo..

ojt said...

OJT....
amf..sana po maawa naman kyo sa mga ojt ninyo kasi sa ojt na kyo umaasa eh..napapagod din mga ojt nag apply kmi para matuto para hindi abusuhin..madaming ojt an nakakasakit dhil sa sobran pagod sa F&B and housekeeping ano ba ginagawa ng mga regular? mag utos??hay! ako sumuko mag ojt sa HOTEL n toh hndi xa 5star pero kawawa mga OJT dito lahat ng OJT nagtitiis lng dito..babae nga 20rooms paglilinisin ng mag isa and hindi papauwiin hanggang d p tapos hay..............sana bigyan ng importanxaa an mga OJT ninyo..

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