Resorts World Manila
|Resorts World Manila|
|Location||Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila
|Opening date||August 28, 2009|
|Number of rooms||1,574|
|Total gaming space||323,000 sq ft (30,000 m2)|
|Owner||Genting Group and AGI|
|Website||Resorts World Manila|
Resorts World Manila is an integrated resort, located in Newport City, opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. The resort is owned an operated by Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), a joint venture between Alliance Global Group and Genting Hong Kong. The project, occupying part of a former military camp, has four hotels, casino gaming areas, a shopping mall, cinemas, restaurants, clubs and a theater. A soft launch of the resort took place on 28 August 2009.  Resorts World Manila is the sister resort to Resorts World Genting, Malaysia and Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. It was the first integrated resort in Metro Manila, and from 2009 to 2013, it was the only one in operation, until the opening of Solaire Resort & Casino in Entertainment City, Parañaque on March 16, 2013 followed by City of Dreams Manila on December 14, 2014 on Roxas Boulevard.
Four hotels are currently operating within the integrated resort.
- Marriott Hotel Manila
- Maxims Hotel
- Remington Hotel
- Belmont Hotel
Three more hotels are currently under construction, and are slated to open by the end of 2017.
- Hilton Hotel
- Sheraton Hotel
- Maxims Hotel expansion
- Cafe Maxims - Paris-inspired cafe
- Passion - Cantonese fine dining
- Ginzadon - Japanese and Korean cuisine
- Victoria Harbour Cafe - casual dining Asian restaurant
- Franks - sports themed snack bar
- New York Pinoy Deli - casual dining restaurant offering a fusion of American and Filipino cuisine
- Prosperity Court - casual dining restaurant offering Asian, Filipino and other cuisine
- Bar 360 - Bar and entertainment venue featuring live bands, vocal performers and acrobatic acts daily
- Bar 180 - Bar and entertainment venue featuring lounge singers nightly
Resorts World Manila houses the Newport Mall, a shopping center open until midnight daily. Newport Mall is home to 53 shops, 29 restaurants and food stalls, and four cinemas.
The Newport Performing Arts Theater is a 1,500-seat venue for concerts, plays, musicals, conferences and other events. It was designed by Hong Kong-based interior designer Joseph Sy. The theater's vestibule, also serves as a venue for various types of functions.
Resorts World Manila has been producing and staging major musical theater productions every year since 2010 at the Newport Performing Arts theater. All of its productions feature Filipino stage actors, with the exception of its first one, the original concept show called Kaos.
- Kaos (2010). An original concept show, Kaos combined a musical-style narrative with acrobatics and circus acts. The musical starred singer and theater actor Gian Magdanagal, Filipino-Canadian actress Martha Joy, and veteran performer Joel Trinidad in the lead roles. The show also featured Kaos, the white lion; Sito, thw white tiger; and Betty the yellow tiger, with their trainor and master illusionist Enrique Polo. the show opened on December 1, 2010.
- Rodger's and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (2011). Filipina West End actress Joanna Ampil and singer-actress Cris Villonco played the lead role of Maria Rainier; seasoned actors Audie Gemora, Ed Feist, Jon Joven, and Ariel Rivera played Captain Von Trapp; Pinky Amador and Sheila Francisco alternated as the Mother Abbess in this production helmed by Roxanne Lapus The musical opened on October 15, 2011.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (2012). The production featured a cast led be veteran thespians Monique Wilson, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez and Menchu Luchengco-Yulo as the iconic Anna Leonowens, and Leo Valdez and Nonie Buencamino as the King, under the direction of Freddie Santos.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013). Starring Christian Bautista and Fred Lo as the Prince, Karylle Tatlonghari, Julia Abueva and Justine Pena as Cinderella, and Pinky Marquez and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as the Fairy Godmother, this production opened on October 9, 2013.
- Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical (2014)
- Bituing Walang Ningning: The musical (2015). This is Resorts World Manila's first original Pilipino performing arts production, based on the Komiks serial by Nerissa Cabral which was turned into a blockbuster movie in 1985. It starred newcomer Monica Cuenco0 in the lead role as Dorina PIneda. Singer-actor Mark Bautista played Dorina's love interest, Nico Escobar, while theater veteran Cris Villonco portrayed the role of Lavinia Arguelles, with actress Antoinette Taus alternating for the role in the show's second run. The musical featured all-Filipino songs, including classics penned by Willy Cruz. It opened on June 18, 2015 under the direction of Freddie Santos.
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE)
Resorts World Manila formally opened on July 2015 the Marriott Grand Ballroom, it's biggest facility for MICE tourism. Touted as the largest hotel ballroom in the Philippines, its main feature is a 3,000 sqm pillarless ballroom that can seat up to 2,500 people for a banquet event, and up to 4,500 for a concert setup. The main ballroom can be subdivided into four sections for smaller events, but there are other venues within the facility for a total of 28 spaces for various events.
Resorts World Manila has gaming areas occupying three floors in its main casino, featuring table games, slot machines and electronic table games. More gaming spaces are available at the Remington Entertainment Center inside Remington Hotel.
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