Manila (Philippines) – April 7, 2013 – At 2:28 p.m. Enrique Razon, Jr. opened the doors to the new Solaire Resort and Casino in Entertainment City adjacent Mall of Asia. The flagship project of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation is the first of four anchor properties in Manila’s Entertainment City. With its luxury, resort-style accommodations, distinct dining options and impressive gaming facilities Solaire has changed the way people will view resort casinos in Manila.
“We are extremely excited to share the first phase of Solaire with the people of Manila,” said Enrique Razon, Jr, Chairman and CEO of Bloomberry Resort Corp. “We are sure that this will have a great impact on tourism here in Manila.”
Solaire’s accommodations are comprised of approximately 500 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and bay side villas that offer sophistication in a comfortable setting. The Resort Villas range from 600 square meters to 1,000 square meters each, with a majestic view of the Manila Bay sunset. Each villa also includes its own pool, Jacuzzi, and putting green. Two separate arrival and check-in areas pamper guests and showcase the details of world renowned resort and casino designer Paul Steelman’s striking interior design, all accentuated by numerous contemporary art pieces by Filipino Artists.
“I think people will be very impressed with the level of attention and detail that went into the construction of Solaire. The overall beauty of the property is an experience all on its own,” said Mike French, Solaire’s Chief Operating Officer.
Populating the interior beauty of Solaire is an unparalleled gaming experience for those looking to add a little luck to their lives. Solaire has nearly 300 gaming tables featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and other favorites, as well as 1,200 of the most popular slot machines. As for the VIP treatment, there are no less than 6,000 square meters of premium VIP gaming salons.
To round out a successful day at the tables, Solaire offers eight distinct dining options guaranteed to please any palette. The headliners of this group are Solaire’s four signature, fine dining restaurants: Red Lantern, Yakumi, Finestra and Strip. For a more casual atmosphere Lucky Noodles, Fresh buffet and Food Court are offering up delicious dishes from across the globe 24/7. Eclipse and Dragon Bar are serving up cocktails and entertainment to kick start any evening out.
For those looking at the relaxing side of a their stay, Solaire’s spa facility, resort style pool and stunning views of the Manila Bay sunsets will provide an experience that will rejuvenate the weariest of guests.
Management service for Solaire is provided by Global Gaming Asset Management (“GGAM”), composed of industry veterans with combined experience of over 100 years of global gaming development and operations. Prior to forming GGAM the three principles, Bill Weidner, Brad Stone and Garry Saunders, held senior positions with Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS). While with Las Vegas Sands Corp. they were directly responsible for the development of such resorts as the Venetian Las Vegas, Palazzo Las Vegas, Sands Macau, the Venetian Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. GGAM is also an equity partner in Solaire’s parent company Bloomberry Resorts Corporation.
Bloomberry (PSE: BLOOM), meanwhile, is a publicly-traded company listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange and is majority owned by its Chairman and CEO Enrique Razon, Jr. one of the country’s most prominent industry leaders, and the driving force behind port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc,(“ICTSI”) (PSE: ICT), one of the largest companies in the Philippines. For more information on Solaire Resort & Casino, visit www.solairemanila.com
About Bloomberry Resorts Corporation & Solaire Resort & Casino
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM) is a public company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange that develops destination resorts featuring premium accommodations, gaming and entertainment, and world-class restaurants and other amenities.
The company’s flagship property, Solaire Resort & Casino, is a USD $1.0 Billion integrated destination resort on an 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines and will be the first to open in the government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone known as Entertainment City.
Solaire’s Phase 1 will feature 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bay side villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a host of signature restaurants, bars & lounges, and a multilevel car park.
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