Manila’s Entertainment City is finally starting to pick up speed.
In February, Kazuo Okada’s Universal Entertainment Corp. broke ground on its $2 billion project at the site in the Philippines.
Manila Bay Resorts, to be built by Tiger Entertainment, will encompass 45 hectares—just over 111 acres—and feature a huge casino, three hotels, villas, high-end retail shops and outlet stores, a convention center and an artificial beach under a glass dome. Some 15,000 jobs are expected to be created.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Okada said, “Tiger Entertainment is committed to providing entertainment that will thrill everyone—Filipinos and the rest of Asia and the world.
“The Manila Bay Resorts will redefine the Philippine entertainment and gaming landscape, delighting and charming visitors from all over the world.”
Okada also said his firm is considering the construction of an elevated roadway directly linking nearby Ninoy Aquino International Airport to the project site.