Entertainment City

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Entertainment City
Location Tambo, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening Date 2007 (2007)
Operator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
Owner Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
Website PAGCOR

Entertainment City, also known as E-City (formerly PAGCOR City and Manila Bay Tourism City), is a gaming and entertainment complex under development by PAGCOR spanning an area of 8 km² in Bay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is first envisioned by PAGCOR in 2002. It lies at the western side of Roxas Boulevard and south of SM Central Business Park (SM Mall of Asia), part of Parañaque.[1]

The project is officially named as the Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Entertainment City through an executive order by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and has been called several other names by the press. The most common name being referenced is "Entertainment City". The site has been declared a PEZA-approved economic zone.

Hotels and Casinos[edit]

Four Integrated Resort projects have been qualified to date in accordance with the Terms of Reference and are under construction by phases.[2]

  • City of Dreams Manila - a Melco-Crown Entertainment project. Opened on December 14, 2014 (soft opening) and on February 2, 2015 (grand opening).[3]
  • Solaire Resort & Casino - Opened on March 16, 2013.[4]
  • Resorts World Bayshore - Genting Hong Kong and AGI's second integrated resort complex in Manila.[5] Expected completion in 2018.
  • Westside City - A township to be located next to Resorts World Bayshore with 1,500 hotel rooms including Hotel Okura Manila, Westin Hotel, Kingsford Hotel, Genting Grand and Crockfords Tower. Expected completion by end of 2020. [6]
  • Okada Manila (formerly Manila Bay Resorts) - Universal Entertainment Corporation project. Opened on December 21, 2016 (soft opening).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ $15-B Pagcor casino complex gets off the ground, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4/04/2008
  2. ^ Las Vegas of the Philippines, Hong Kong Star, 4/03/2008
  3. ^ "$1.2-B City of Dreams Manila to open in November". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.solaireresort.com
  5. ^ http://business.inquirer.net/82808/2nd-resorts-world-to-open-in-entertainment-city-in-2016
  6. ^ Megaworld and Travellers collaborate to launch billion dollar project in Manila published by World Casino News; accessed 2015-11-06.

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