MANILA, Philippines - The Solaire Resort & Casino in Entertainment City will open in March 2013, publicly-listed Bloomberry Resorts Corp. said on Wednesday.
The first phase of Solaire, which will open by the first quarter of 2013, will include 500 rooms, suites and villas, a world-class casino and 15restaurants.
The resort has been master planned and conceptually designed by distinguished world-renowned architect and designer Paul Steelman of Las Vegas-based Steelman Partners.
"Eclipse," the resort's entertainment lounge, will have live music performances throughout the day.
The resort will also have several restaurants such as Red Lantern, which will serve Cantonese cuisine; Yakumi with Japanese food; steakhouse Strip; and Italian restaurant Finestra. Casual dining establishment Fresh will offer an international buffet, while Lucky Noodles will serve Asian dishes 24/7.
Solaire will also have gaming tables featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino War, Craps, Money Wheel, Pontoon and Roulette, as well as 1,200 slot machines. There are also no less than 6,000 square meters of premium VIP gaming salons.
"Our goal put simply is to raise the bar for entertainment offerings in Manila as it is our ambitious vision to be the ultimate gaming resort in the country. Both construction and hiring are progressing, in fact, as of today, the resort has hired or made offers to approximately 2,400 employees, 88% of our anticipated team members are locals with an addition of 8% of which are returning Filipinos who have worked overseas in places like Macau and Singapore," Michael French, Solaire's Chief Operating Officer, said.
Solaire will provide 4,600 new jobs for Filipinos.
Management service for Solaire is provided by Global Gaming Asset Management, which is composed of industry veterans.