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A preview of Manila Bay Resorts

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A preview of Manila Bay Resorts

Here's a sneak peek into Manila Bay Resorts, just one of four mega projects currently under construction in Entertainment City Manila. This luxury shopping and gaming destination will rise on a 45-hectare site by Manila Bay alongside Resorts World Bayshore, Solaire and Belle Grande Manila.

http://vimeo.com/37102814

Edited: 05 April 2012, 16:32
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1. Re: A preview of Manila Bay Resorts

looks very promising..build it and they will come..

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2. Re: A preview of Manila Bay Resorts

The developers must have closely examined what seems to be the very successful Resorts World Manila complex.

I recall a few months after it opened how few people came to the casino while the shops were empty. Now however the place is packed on weekends (although whether there is a market in Philippines for so called high end shops is debateable).

It will be interesting to observe if the developer's ambitious plans come to fruition but then I doubted if RWM's would too - and look at the latter today.

One major challenge is the government's disgraceful inertia surrounding the airport (NAIA). T1 has to be demolished and replaced. T2 is incredibly spartan despite only being 13 years old. The old Domestic terminal (now T4) is tiny while T3 should be the natural home for more international airlines.

I tell some Australians how fast Philippines is developing and they are usually surprised. It's really being driven by the private sector who presumably note how Philippines has a fast growing middle class (notwithstanding a serious poverty problem remaining).

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Very Impressive and I have every reason to believe that it will be successful.

Clever marketing including what the Philippines has to offer above and beyond the Casino is imperitaive for it to be successful.

Tommo

Edited: 06 April 2012, 00:31
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@vlad/tommo...the developers seem committed this time and building fast. Both Solaire and Belle Grande have already topped off after only about a year and are expected to open next year. Manila Bay Resorts broke ground last January and Resorts World is scheduled for this June. I"m pretty much excited about all the developments going on all over. The gaming commission aims to generate at least 1M new jobs when these casinos become fully operational. I guess there's no where to go but up. You might be interested to know that Hog's Breath Cafe (Australia) will be opening its first Manila branch this year :-)

Access is still a main cause of concern though. I doubt if T1 will be demolished as renovations are presently ongoing. The government just signed a deal for the completion of civil works for T3 to make it 100% operational. Only about 40% of T3 is being utilized at the moment. Yet even if these are completed and given the current congestion at Manila terminals, I'm a bit concerned at how NAIA would be able to handle the anticipated influx of tourists and gamers particularly from mainland China.

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bryantpark, has a date been set for the removal of pilot training 'touch and go' flights from Manila Airport's runway?

This isn't the only cause of congestion but it sure contributes.

350 passengers on a 747-400 can occasionally wait for a trainee and his instructor - ludicruos.

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Definitely there's a market for this high-end offerings. Remember, the 10% richest people in the Philippines are equal to nearly 10 million people by the time this project will open its doors. That's a good number if you will add foreign tourists (gamblers).

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