Salon de Ning

New York. Hong Kong. Shanghai. Manila.

Salon de Ning is a lounge bar located in four The Peninsula hotels worldwide. I got the chance to enter this bar last Wednesday night together with friends. It was a pretty good year for us, and we want to celebrate all the blessings we receive this year. So off to Salon de Ning in The Peninsula Manila.

I heard about this lounge bar when Rogue and featured it. The place is resplendent; the interiors transport you back to 1930s Shanghai.

Here’s how The Peninsula describes Salon de Ning:

Salon de Ning is based on the tale of Madame Ning, a celebrated Shanghai socialite, avid world traveler and international hostess, who presided over “salons” in her stylish and eclectic residences around the world, making her friends and guests feel at home in a warm and welcoming environment.

From Marrakech to Paris, Giza to Angkor Wat, Mount Fuji and beyond, Ning was a keen traveller and a tireless collector of artefacts sourced during her journeys, displayed in a playful and eclectic juxtaposition of east and west, antique and modern, with paintings, crystals, photographs, etched and stained glass, Moroccan lanterns, antique Chinese timber daybeds and screens, Venetian mirrors and more, seamlessly mixing and matching.

The drinks are expensive; with concoctions pleasing to your ear such as Led Zeppelin, The Great Pretender, Sling Ning, etc. Typical drink would cost you P280, exclusive of 10% service charge and numerous taxes. Yes, taxes I never heard existed before.

Then maybe you pay the expensive price because of the ambience and the performance of Nyco Maca + the Playground that night.

But it was a lovely night well spent. Until the next unwinding escapade.


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