Destination as a revenue driver

Okada Manila, owned by Japan’s Universal Entertainment, is the new comer to Entertainment City, holding a soft opening for the resort in late 2016. At 44 hectares, the property is by far the biggest in the complex and the rollout of hotels and other facilities is continuing. At its completion of Phase One, Okada will have 994 hotel rooms and operate 500 tables and about 3,000 slots. Its centrepiece is the world’s largest coloured fountain, as well as a giant inner city beach complex, known as “Cove Manila”. Managing Director Steve Wolstenholme spoke to AGB about the progress of the rollout and his optimism about non-gaming opportunities in the Philippines. AGB: Facilities at Okada Manila were gradually opened throughout 2017, how happy are you with progress so far? Okada Manila is an enormous multi-billion dollar resort, and when you develop a resort of that size there are always going to be some...

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