During the years of the Japanese occupation, then President Jose P. Laurel held office in Malacañan Palace while choosing to stay in his Paco residence. President Laurel used this room as his bedroom when he briefly stayed in the Palace prior to being evacuated to Baguio. The room that served as the bedroom of President Manuel L. Quezon. Presidents Elpidio Quirino and Ramon Magsaysay both also used this room as their bedrooms throughout their Presidential stints. American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, resided in this bedroom while visiting the Philippines in 1960. President Ferdinand E. Marcos, converted this room into his private office.
By virtue of Proclamation No.339 on March 10, 2003, the room is now known as the Laurel Room to recognize the President Jose P. Laurel’s service to the nation.