Tiger Resorts counts on local potential, with a Japanese twist

As Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment’s property in the Philippines begins to take its place on the Manila skyline, the sheer size and scale of the project is becoming apparent. The resort will be the third to open in the Entertainment City gaming hub and will be the biggest so far, on a site of about 44 hectares. The project stems from the vision of dynamic Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada, who has a long association with the Philippines and a long-term faith in its future potential. The first phase of the project will open by the end of this year with an investment of $2.4 billion. It promises to offer a unique experience for visitors that will differentiate the resort from the others already in the market. However, analysts have expressed concerns about the ability of the Philippines to support so many projects, warning of cannibalization from existing resorts. They point to...

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