I first heard about the re-birth of Hotel de Oriente in the news and I must admit I got curious about the historical background of this once elegant and first class hotel in Manila in Philippine History. The replica is now sited in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan where the recent four-day workshop and meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) was held.
Hotel de Oriente was built in 1889 in Binondo, Manila specifically in Plaza Calderon de la Barca (now Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz). The creation of this Hotel was made possible by Don Manuel Perez Marqueti together with the helped of Spanish architect Juan Jose Huervas y Arizmendi. It had three floors with 83 rooms, stables for 25 horses, an attic, and a broad entrance floored and roofed in red clay tiles.
For more historical details and amazing pictures of this Hotel de Oriente, you can visit Manila Nostalgia.