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Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

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Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

Also known as The Bagong Nayon Pilipino-Manila Bay some information from this project include:

-integrated city will initially cover about 85 hectares of reclaimed land and will be developed in various stages over the next 10 years

-will feature a wide array of international grade facilities amenities such as posh luxury hotels, convention stores, state of the art theaters, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping centers, cultural complexes and museums, amusment parks and an Observation Tower that will be among the tallest structures of its kind in the world. This will also include a 1,000-room budget hotel targeting the budget-conscious tourists.

-consideration to putting up an elevated roadway that will directly link the nearby Ninoy Aquino International Airport to the project site on the Manila Bay reclamation area, on the far end of Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

-creation of in excess of 250000 jobs

-Investments in the project can reach up to $15 billion

Chairman and CEO of PAGCOR states "Our vision is to make the Philippines the next biggest tourism hub in Asia,possibly the world. Uniquely Filipino the Entertainment City Manila is the key to achieving this goal."

Hopefully this will be the start of an ever increasing tourism boom in the Philippines and more employment opportunities for locals.Also to entice visitors away from the 'Las Vegas of Asia' Macau.

http://www.bagongnayongpilipino.com/

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1. Re: Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

Although plans like this may well be scaled back if financing is a problem, I merely note what now seems to be the very popular Resorts World Manila complex in Andrews Avenue, Pasay City opposite NAIA Terminal 3.

The latter started very slowly: initially, the casino was quiet at night and I thought to myself 'what a risk genting has taken with this development: it is sure to be a flop.'

While I lack access to genting's books, the head count of visitors now on a Friday and a Saturday night must be at least 4,000 at a guess, possibly many more. The dining outlets were crowded a few weeks ago: 95 per cent local or other Asians but a few Westerners.

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2. Re: Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

I think the elevated roadway which I assume would be a monorail or some sort of rail system would be great news for getting to and from the airport. That is if it comes to fruition.

Bangkok as a model has a great elevated rail network to get around the city and to and from the airport.

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3. Re: Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

They could consider building a underpass that link NAIA T3 to Resort World. How funny is that the Resort World is just opposite but we need to take a taxi there.

So near yet so far.

Edited: 03 March 2012, 11:23
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I've been following developments in this part of Manila for quite some time and it's really exciting once everything comes into fruition. I believe it's one, if not the single biggest integrated development in the country to date.

It's interesting to note that once completed, this integrated development would be composed mostly of 4 major projects that interconnected to each other. That's over and above all the other residential and commercial projects currently under construction and planned in the Bay area.

RESORT'S WORLD BAYSHORE of Traverller's International & Genting:

Hotels, Theme Park, Casino, Museum, 2,500 seat Grand Opera House

BELLE GRAND MANILA of Belle Corp. majority owned by Henry Sy of SM:

17,000 sq.m. gaming space

Six hotel towers with a total of 1,000 rooms and 88 luxury suites including a 6-star all suite hotel

BGX Entertainment Complex

SOLAIRE of Bloombury Investments:

20,000 sq.m. gaming area, 500-room hotel

MANILA BAY RESORTS of Universal Entertainment:

Casino

2,000 hotel rooms

300 VIP Suites

World's largest Oceanarium

Theatres

Sports Arena

Museum

giant Ferris Wheel

It's a bit mind boggling given the grand scale of the projects and to think that everything's planned for completion within the next 2 to 3 years. Belle Grand Manila is bound to be the first to open early next year. All 6 hotel towers have topped off and is visible from the NAIA T3. I've seen a lot of photos of the plans and the scale models of these projects that once completed, would rival any of the world's gaming capitals. The Filipinos knack for entertainment combined with world-class facilities equals entertainment like no other...so to speak :-) I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Universal's Manila Bay Resorts is currently involved in a a bit controversy though as it's been the subject of a boardroom battle between Steve Wynn of Wynn Casinos and Kazuo Okada, owner of Universal Entertainment and a majority shareholder in Wynn Resorts. I'm hoping things will get sorted out soon.

Edited: 03 March 2012, 17:12
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5. Re: Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

"All 6 hotel towers have topped off and is visible from the NAIA T3".

I must be blind. Where is this integrated resort location exactly? The news just mentioned it is between Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard.

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6. Re: Entertainment City Manila-Great news for tourism!

Yes that's right mouse. At it's nearest point, Roxas Blvd. probably is just about a kilometer or so from the airport complex opposite T3. You can actually see it in the horizon when looking towards the bay when you're by Resort's World Manila. These are not high-rise towers though, I'd say around 12-storeys each but the project is wide and expansive. There's a height restriction in that part of the bay area due to it's close proximity to the airport and aricraft's flight path. It is for that reason that the planned 665 m. tall Pagcor Tower may not push..

Edited: 03 March 2012, 18:26
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