MANILA, Philippines—Providing recreation and generating thousands of employment opportunities to the Filipinos are the goals in erecting the 44-hectare Manila Bay Resorts—bound to be a home to the biggest of its kind in the country.
A fusion of luxurious casino, plush hotel suites, top-notch restaurants all in one entertainment complex, the Manila Bay Resorts, developed by Japanese-led Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. will rise in the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation Entertainment’s (PAGCOR) 120-hectare Entertainment City in Parañaque city come 2015.
Forefronts of Tiger Inc. developing firm, President Masahiro Terada and Vice President Kenji Sugiyama shared to the press their ultimate vision for the upcoming integrated resort, which boasts six-star and five-star hotels, 20 food and beverage destinations, retail and spa facilities and residential properties.
First in the Philippines, the Manila Bay Resorts will house a man-made beach resort with 100-meter diameter indoor glass dome. Meanwhile, its 30,000 square meter-casino alone will house 500 table games and 3,000 machines.
It also commits to provide safe yet high-class entertainment and recreational activities fit for Filipino families, foreign tourists and fun-loving individuals with exquisite taste.
In its press launch statement, it said the resort’s hiring initiative will more or less generate 15,000 employments for Filipinos seeking for jobs in their own homeland.
“Our target is to really attract lots of people, local and foreigners, and in the process, be of great help to the Philippine economy and employment,” Sugiyama said in a statement.
Sugiyama, whose background includes being a world-class hotel asset protection chief, pointed out the volume of Filipinos working overseas as hotel and restaurant staff.
“That’s one of the big reasons to create employment here for more than 15,000 Filipinos, almost 95-percent will come from the Philippines, five-percent for the expatriates,” he added.
The Manila Bay Resorts will produce more than a thousand spacious hotel suites, world-class banqueting, 24-hour butler service, and the “Jewel Square,” which will blend international designer brands, jewelers and specialty stores.
With Japan being an earthquake hotspot, the Manila Bay Resorts will not only offer state-of-the-art facilities but it will also be built with a Japanese-standard construction.
After Bohol and nearby Central Visayas provinces were shook by a 7.2-magnitude tremor in October, the use of Japanese technology to strengthen the foundation of the high-class resort assures Filipinos of safety from natural disasters.
“We also know how to solve a tsunami,” Sugiyama playfully added.
Apart from developing the Manila Bay Resorts, the Tiger Inc. has also opened its doors to community involvement, helping the victims of recent typhoon Pablo by donating rice supplies worth P2.5 million.
“A new effort of similar nature is being spearheaded, this time to provide assistance to victims of devastation earthquake in the Visayas region,” the Tiger Inc. statement added.
Sugiyama said, “It is part of our mission to extend a helping hand to those in need.”
When asked why Tiger Resorts chose to invest in the Philippines, Sugiyama quipped: “in other country, they don’t smile!” As the Japanese honcho laughed, he answered further: “we chose Manila for its friendly people… and their smiles.”