The Game is about to change as the New Macau starts her engine...
10 Billion is the Entertainment City projection for these 4 Casinos by 2017....Mpel casino is the first off the busy Roxas Blvd in to the Entertainment complex and Henry Sy owner of SM Mega malls has a 8-9 Million person data base. Mpel/Sy is clearly the best partnership and it is going to be amazing, I have seen the casino project personally last month and all the major buiding is topped off and to be honest I cannot see it taking another 18 months to finish. This project seems way ahead of schedule, we will see.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - /PRNewswire/- - The much anticipated venture of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM) unveils its flagship project, Solaire Resort & Casino, and announces opening date of March 2013.
Solaire Resort & Casino (“Solaire”) has been master planned and conceptually designed by distinguished world-renowned architect and designer Paul Steelman of Steelman Partners, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Solaire is set to become the Philippines’ premier integrated resort destination. In its first phase, scheduled to open by the first quarter of 2013 the resort includes, approximately 500 spacious and exquisitely appointed rooms, suites and bay side villas, a world-class casino encompassing of 18,500 square meters featuring the most popular games and slot machines, 15 impeccable dining options inclusive of 4 signature restaurants for discriminating palates.
Each of the resort’s luxurious suites is designed with a spacious lounge area, a Jacuzzi tub and flat screen TV in the living room and bathroom. For the guests’ convenience, advance technologies have been introduced allowing guests to have easy control of lighting, curtains, TV and temperature.
Solaire’s full complement of suites include a number of spectacular bay side villas ranging in sizes from 600 square meters to 1,000 square meters each overlooking the picturesque Manila Bay. Staying at each of these bay side villas should be an unforgettable experience as all villas include 24-hour butler service, a dedicated chef for 24-hour meal preparation, in-suite spa facilities, home theatre, and even their own private pool and Jacuzzi, and putting green overlooking Manila Bay.
The exciting Solaire lifestyle is further enhanced by state-of-the-art amenities that include true resort-style pool facilities, pulsating bars and entertainment lounges, one of Manila’s largest ballrooms, an indulgent spa and fitness center, and world-class gaming facilities at par with casinos found in Las Vegas and Macau.
The resort’s Entertainment Lounge, named ’Eclipse’, with a capacity of 200 guests will showcase live music performances throughout the day. The spa facility will be offering unique wellness treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate all who wish to indulge. The Grand Ballroom will be elegantly designed to accommodate 1,000 guests for an amazing dinner experience.
No stone is left unturned in regards to service and experience for each and every resort patron. The resort’s multi-level parking garage has been meticulously designed to enhance every guests parking experience and is conveniently connected to the resort. The guest car park can accommodate and secure over 1,500 vehicles.
Solaire’s taste for the good life is highlighted by a wide selection of dining options that include four signature restaurants headed by experienced and world-class chefs. With seating up to 240 persons, ‘Red Lantern’ is Solaire’s toast to traditional Cantonese Cuisine, featuring an array of authentic Cantonese cuisine with specialty Chinese teas and international wines. Authentic Japanese cuisine, on the other hand, takes center stage at ‘Yakumi’, a 150-seat fine-dining restaurant that takes sushi and teppanyaki to sublime heights. A nod to true-blue Western-Style Steak House is ‘Strip’, an innovative steakhouse that offers a variety of prime-cut meats from the United States, Europe, and Australia, complemented accordingly by inventive side-dish options, all set in an upbeat restaurant rhythm which is sure to make the ‘Strip’ the place to see and be seen . And lastly, ‘Finestra’ takes the flavors of Italy and presents it in a fine-blend of the traditional and the contemporary. For guests looking to impress or be impressed, ‘Finestra’ will be their venue.
For those who desire to dine in a more relaxed setting, ‘Fresh’, a casual dining establishment that celebrates vibrant life and fresh flavors in an international buffet environment featuring various ethnic cuisines as well as indulging pastry and sweets. ‘Lucky Noodles’, on the other hand, serves Asian delights and favorites, including hand-made noodle dishes 24/7. And if those choices are still not enough, Solaire will also feature an impressively designed, 220-seat Food Court for those on the go. And for those looking to take in Manila Bay’s spectacular sunsets by the poolside, the ‘Breeze Bar & Grill’ will be their choice.
Those yearning for unparalleled gaming/entertainment experience need not look further as Solaire has gaming tables featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino War, Craps, Money Wheel, Pontoon and Roulette, as well as 1,200 most popular slot machines. As for the VIP treatment, Solaire proves not one to skimp, as there are no less than 6,000 square meters of premium VIP gaming salons. As the first integrated resort to open in the Entertainment City along the picturesque Manila Bay, Solaire Resort & Casino combines lavish accommodations in a resort setting along with a great selection of restaurants and premium gaming facilities that sets a new benchmark for lifestyle and leisure experience.
Michael French, Solaire’s Chief Operating Officer, summarizes it, “Our goal put simply is to raise the bar for entertainment offerings in Manila, as it is our ambitious vision to be the ultimate gaming resort in the country. Both construction and hiring are progressing, in fact, as of today, the resort has hired or made offers to approximately 2,400 employees, 88% of our anticipated team members are locals with an addition of 8% of which are returning Filipinos who have worked overseas in places like Macau and Singapore. The resort, upon opening of its first phase, will provide a total of 4,600 new jobs to all aspiring Filipinos.
Management service for Solaire is provided by Global Gaming Asset Management (“GGAM”), composed of industry veterans with over three decades experience in global gaming development and operations. The three principles of GGAM, Bill Weidner, Brad Stone and Garry Saunders prior to forming GGAM, held senior positions with Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS). While with Las Vegas Sands Corp. they were directly responsible for the development of such resorts as the Venetian Las Vegas, Palazzo Las Vegas, Sands Macau, the Venetian Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. GGAM is also an equity partner in Solaire’s parent company Bloomberry Resorts Corporation.
Bloomberry (PSE: BLOOM), meanwhile, is a publicly-traded company listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange and is majority owned by its Chairman and CEO Enrique Razon, Jr. one of the country’s most prominent industry leaders, and the driving force behind port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc, (“ICTSI”) (PSE: ICT), one of the biggest companies in the Philippines.
And another point of interest is was Steve Wynn right or wrong about Manila? That was the downfall between him and Okada. So if this takes off Wynn will be losing his touch in the face of his $4B monstrosity on Cotai. It will be interesting.. is little Ho going to become the Asian gambling magnet his daddy once was?