MAKATI CITY – A new player has arrived in the gaming, entertainment and hospitality arena in the Philippines, introducing Okada Manila.
At 44 hectares, Okada Manila is the third integrated resort to open in the Entertainment City in Parañaque. Owned by the Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc, it is located three kilometers away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and is at the foreshore of Manila Bay, so visitors can catch a great view of the world’s most beautiful sunset which is truly a captivating sight to behold.
According to Tiger Resort president Steve Wolstenholme, Okada Manila’s future guests can expect a seamless integration of the Japanese people’s respectful demeanor, passion for creativity, and hunger for innovation and the Filipinos’ hard work, hospitality and cheerful spirit, in terms of quality service. “And with these guiding principles and values, the resort expects to bring people around the world together through fun and entertainment by providing unique experiences that no one else can deliver,” Wolstenholme added.
Okada Manila is expected to have something for everyone from the entertainment, food, retail, leisure and gaming enthusiasts from the Philippines and around the world. According to Wolstenholme, the Philippines is the perfect place for the next entertainment, gaming, and tourism destination in Asia. “It has the potential to compete with the entertainment and gaming giants from across the region with its best natural resources– its hospitality and warmth,” he said.
The hotel will feature an iconic design that will house two hotel wings, a premium retail promenade with both exclusive and casual outlets, luxurious and spacious gaming floors, a spa and wellness center, dome nightclub and indoor beach club, casual and signature dining restaurants. The most iconic of all of its features will be the dancing water display and light show of The Fountain.
The two wings of the hotel, Pearl and Coral, will be connected by two sky bridges and will have 15 floors each.
The hotel offers a total of 993 rooms ranging from spacious 60sqm to luxurious 1,400sqm villas with the view of the Manila Bay orthe hotel’s majestic dancing waters, light and fountain display.
Okada Manila will also feature what could soon become one of the country’s most famous attractions, its grand fountain The Fountain will be a one-of-a-kind venue for special events and concerts, Okada Manila’s US$30-million investment measures 37,464sqm and is open 365 days a year.
Okada Manila will also be the largest casino resort in the Philippines, with up to 500 table games and approximately 3,000 Electronic Gaming Machines (EGM).
The hotel will be having 21 self-operated restaurants for casual, buffet, and international dining. There will be K.O. Dining, which carries signature restaurants by Michelin-starred chefs as well as other dining outlets such as The Sky Casino, Sports Book & Bar, Yu Lei, Catch Live Seafood, Fujishiro, Museum Café, Enbu, Goryo Korean Barbecue, Imamura, and Ginza Nagaoka.
Okada Manila also promises world-class spa facilities that features luxury treatment suites, foot spa thrones, relaxation rooms, spa gardens, and aqua therapy facilities. Different spa offerings will be situated in each wing, as Pearl wing will have the main spa, where guests can get pampered in top-notch spa facilities. On the other hand, health and wellness facilities and services can be found in the other wing, Coral.
“Okada Manila will redefine the concept of Philippine entertainment and gaming,” said Wolstenholme. “We envision it to become the country’s iconic landmark for world-class entertainment and limitless fun that will delight and charm visitors from within the Philippines and all over the world.