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You'll want to stay in Marco Polo Davao for several reasons: first, as the only five-star hotel in Davao, the Marco Polo provides the royal treatment to guests who can afford one of the cushier suites, comfort at a level that the other hotels in Davao simply aren't equipped to provide.
Secondly, the bartenders at the fourth-floor pool bar know how to make the driest martini known to man. My travel buddy Carlos Celdran swears by it. If the martinis don't get you, the view of the pool and of the Davao skyline will.
Thirdly, it's the place to be if business brings you to Davao, and if you're looking to network with Davao's high fliers. The farmers, transplanted industrialists, and high government officials you need to know are bound to socialize in the Marco Polo Davao at any given time of the week, so this is where you ought to be staying if you want to get plugged in.
For more details on this five-star hotel, read our full review of the Marco Polo Davao.