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New hotel to open in Clark next year

By Jess Malabanan | Dec. 04, 2014 at 11:00pm [ ]

CLARK FREEPORT—A 120-room world-class hotel will open here in the first quarter next year, as construction works approach the final stage, key officials of Midori Clark Hotel told reporters Wednesday.

“We’re 80 percent to completion in time for the target date of grand opening in September 2015,” Ireneo Alvaro, president of BB International Development Corp., developer of Midori Clark, said during the monthly Kapihan at Widus Hotel and Casino.

Alvaro said while the hotel would start operation in the first quarter, its grand opening was set on Sept. 13 next year. “The opening date was decided by our Taiwanese partners,” he said.

He said an entertainment building would also rise beside the luxury hotel.

Alvaro expressed optimism Clark would be the next business frontier, given its strategic location and flood-free area, availability of manpower and presence of international airport.

“The Midori Hotel and other projects including the state-of-the art water theme park are included in the eight-year development program of BBI within the 122-hectare lot of the Freeport,” he said.

“We’re going to make Clark a tourist paradise field with different high-end entertainment, leisure and sports activities,” Alvaro said.

He said clearing operations were also ongoing for the P2.5 billion water theme park situated at the 10-hectare rolling hills area of Clark.

The theme park is expected to be at par with Hong Kong’s Disneyland, Singapore’s Universal Studios and Malaysia’s Lego Land.

Alvaro said the water theme park was also a part of BB International’s investments in Clark.

 The water theme park is a joint project of Eaglesky Technology Amusement and Gaming Inc. and Central Summit International, all owned and operated by Taiwanese investors Jack Yam and Tony Wang.

Alvaro said target completion for the development in the area was 2017. He said BBI would submit on Dec. 19 to Clark Development Corporation all engineering details for approval. 

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