By Jenniffer B. Austria | Nov. 20, 2014 at 11:01pm [ manilastandardtoday.com ]
Solaire Resort and Casino is set to open this weekend the Sky Tower, a new complex that will add a new five-star hotel and more leisure and gaming facilities.
Bloomberry Resorts Corp., which operates and owns Solaire, said the Sky Tower consisted of an 312 all-suite hotel, additional VIP gaming areas, an exclusive Chinese restaurant and whisky and cigar bar for VIP gamers, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and a lyric theater.
“The thrill at Solaire continues with the opening of Sky Tower. Yet again, we are on track and on spec with this opening—all in all only 617 days since Solaire’s inaugural in March ,” Bloomberry chairman Enrique Razon Jr. said.
The 17-story five-star hotel features suites ranging from 124 square meters to as large as 936 square meters.
The new gaming facilities at the third level include 10 spacious and gaming salons with 66 VIP gaming tables and 223 slot machines. VIP gamers have exclusive assess to House of Zhou and to The Macallan Whisky and Cigar Bar also at the third level.
It will also open the Forum, a 2,000-square meter meeting facility that includes eight meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a column-free grand ballroom and a flexible pre-function area.
The ballroom has a capacity for 1,000 for table seating or 1,300 for a reception or conference. The Sky Tower also features two restaurants, the Waterside Restobar and Oasis Garden Café.
The expansion project also features The Theatre, a 1,760-seat lyric theatre designed to provide a superior audio-visual experience for a wide range of theatre plays and musicals, dance performances, concerts, and amplified music and speech events.
“The Sky Tower elevates Solaire yet another step higher into the very top tier of world-class integrated resorts, and is a tremendous game-changer in providing best-in-class guest experience.” Bloomberry president and chief operating officer Thomas Arasi said.
Bloomberry owns and operates the $1.2-billion Solaire Resort & Casino that sits on an 8.3-hectare property within the government-sponsored
Bloomberry’s net income surged nearly five times to P3.29 billion in the first nine months, a sharp turnaround from P868-million net loss recorded in the same period last year.