Manila, Philippines - ) Seven remarkable years since its entry into the local advertising and marketing industry, the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) announces this year’s edition of its highly anticipated annual Summit. 'Digital Drive: Trending Towards ROI’ is the exciting theme of the 7th Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2013 that will run August 29 to 30 at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center in Makati.
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Saturday the 16th March saw the opening of the $1.2 billion Solaire Resort & Casino by Philippine president Benigno Aquino, which is the first of four such developments at the Entertainment City, on Manila Bay.
The aim of the resort is to introduce international casino resorts to the Philippines and bring them into the super leagues, along with Macau and Las Vegas.
“Macau and Singapore are always competing for bigger pieces of this industry’s very lucrative pie. Your presence in the country is proof positive that… above all else, the Philippines works,” Mr Aquino said in a speech to Entertainment City investors and others guests.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The much anticipated venture of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM) unveils its flagship project, Solaire Resort & Casino, and announces opening date of March 2013.
Solaire Resort & Casino (“Solaire”) has been master planned and conceptually designed by distinguished world-renowned architect and designer Paul Steelman of Steelman Partners, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Solaire is set to become the Philippines’ premier integrated resort destination. In its first phase, scheduled to open by the first quarter of 2013 the resort includes, approximately 500 spacious and exquisitely appointed rooms, suites and bay side villas, a world-class casino encompassing of 18,500 square meters featuring the most popular games and slot machines, 15 impeccable dining options inclusive of 4 signature restaurants for discriminating palates.
Each of the resort’s luxurious suites is designed with a spacious lounge area, a Jacuzzi tub and flat screen TV in the living room and bathroom. For the guests’ convenience, advance technologies have been introduced allowing guests to have easy control of lighting, curtains, TV and temperature.
Solaire’s full complement of suites include a number of spectacular bay side villas ranging in sizes from 600 square meters to 1,000 square meters each overlooking the picturesque Manila Bay. Staying at each of these bay side villas should be an unforgettable experience as all villas include 24-hour butler service, a dedicated chef for 24-hour meal preparation, in-suite spa facilities, home theatre, and even their own private pool and Jacuzzi, and putting green overlooking Manila Bay.
The exciting Solaire lifestyle is further enhanced by state-of-the-art amenities that include true resort-style pool facilities, pulsating bars and entertainment lounges, one of Manila’s largest ballrooms, an indulgent spa and fitness center, and world-class gaming facilities at par with casinos found in Las Vegas and Macau.
The resort’s Entertainment Lounge, named ’Eclipse’, with a capacity of 200 guests will showcase live music performances throughout the day. The spa facility will be offering unique wellness treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate all who wish to indulge. The Grand Ballroom will be elegantly designed to accommodate 1,000 guests for an amazing dinner experience.
No stone is left unturned in regards to service and experience for each and every resort patron. The resort’s multi-level parking garage has been meticulously designed to enhance every guests parking experience and is conveniently connected to the resort. The guest car park can accommodate and secure over 1,500 vehicles.
Solaire’s taste for the good life is highlighted by a wide selection of dining options that include four signature restaurants headed by experienced and world-class chefs. With seating up to 240 persons, ‘Red Lantern’ is Solaire’s toast to traditional Cantonese Cuisine, featuring an array of authentic Cantonese cuisine with specialty Chinese teas and international wines. Authentic Japanese cuisine, on the other hand, takes center stage at ‘Yakumi’, a 150-seat fine-dining restaurant that takes sushi and teppanyaki to sublime heights. A nod to true-blue Western-Style Steak House is ‘Strip’, an innovative steakhouse that offers a variety of prime-cut meats from the United States, Europe, and Australia, complemented accordingly by inventive side-dish options, all set in an upbeat restaurant rhythm which is sure to make the ‘Strip’ the place to see and be seen . And lastly, ‘Finestra’ takes the flavors of Italy and presents it in a fine-blend of the traditional and the contemporary. For guests looking to impress or be impressed, ‘Finestra’ will be their venue.
For those who desire to dine in a more relaxed setting, ‘Fresh’, a casual dining establishment that celebrates vibrant life and fresh flavors in an international buffet environment featuring various ethnic cuisines as well as indulging pastry and sweets. ‘Lucky Noodles’, on the other hand, serves Asian delights and favorites, including hand-made noodle dishes 24/7. And if those choices are still not enough, Solaire will also feature an impressively designed, 220-seat Food Court for those on the go. And for those looking to take in Manila Bay’s spectacular sunsets by the poolside, the ‘Breeze Bar & Grill’ will be their choice.
Those yearning for unparalleled gaming/entertainment experience need not look further as Solaire has gaming tables featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Casino War, Craps, Money Wheel, Pontoon and Roulette, as well as 1,200 most popular slot machines. As for the VIP treatment, Solaire proves not one to skimp, as there are no less than 6,000 square meters of premium VIP gaming salons. As the first integrated resort to open in the Entertainment City along the picturesque Manila Bay, Solaire Resort & Casino combines lavish accommodations in a resort setting along with a great selection of restaurants and premium gaming facilities that sets a new benchmark for lifestyle and leisure experience.
Michael French, Solaire’s Chief Operating Officer, summarizes it, “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. The resort, upon opening of its first phase, will provide a total of 4,600 new jobs to all aspiring Filipinos.
Management service for Solaire is provided by Global Gaming Asset Management (“GGAM”), composed of industry veterans with over three decades experience in global gaming development and operations. The three principles of GGAM, Bill Weidner, Brad Stone and Garry Saunders prior to forming GGAM, held senior positions with Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS). While with Las Vegas Sands Corp. they were directly responsible for the development of such resorts as the Venetian Las Vegas, Palazzo Las Vegas, Sands Macau, the Venetian Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. GGAM is also an equity partner in Solaire’s parent company Bloomberry Resorts Corporation.
Bloomberry (PSE: BLOOM), meanwhile, is a publicly-traded company listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange and is majority owned by its Chairman and CEO Enrique Razon, Jr. one of the country’s most prominent industry leaders, and the driving force behind port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc, (“ICTSI”) (PSE: ICT), one of the biggest companies in the Philippines.
For more information on Solaire Resort & Casino, visit www.solairemanila.com
The best service experience can only be achieved with an enthusiastic and motivated team dedicated to excellence. With a highly anticipated opening in 2013, Solaire Resort & Casino opens a wide range of job opportunities as they complete their team of dynamic leaders and team players.
Pioneering the luxury development in premier hospitality and world-class service, Solaire Resort & Casino is set to redefine the gaming and entertainment business in the Philippines starting with hiring the best of the best.
Committed to providing an exceptional working environment with development programs that encourage a long and rewarding career, Solaire is now on the lookout for individuals who excel in hotel management, food & beverage, gaming, engineering and many more in managerial and entry-level positions.
Designed to provide its guests with the best amenities and the premium service, Solaire begins to build the team that will make its vision materialize. Solaire’s recruitment caravan which was launched early this year aims to give opportunities to every Filipino here and abroad. The caravan has already made stops in Davao, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod.
With a target of 4,600 full-time employees for the first phase, Solaire’s recruitment caravan is also expected to be at Subic, Naga, Lipa, Tacloban and Paranaque. In the near future, the caravan will also be going overseas, widening its reach in Malaysia, China and Taiwan.
Likewise, Solaire’s recruitment office will be opening at the end of July to entertain walk-in applicants at 4/F, One E-Com Building, harbor Drive corner Sunset Avenue, Mall of Asia Complex, CBP-IA, Pasay City. Interested applicants may also visithttp://www.mysolairecareer.com/ to submit their online application. Upon submission of application forms, Team Solaire will directly contact qualified individuals for an interview.
Solaire Resort & Casino is a USD$1 billion integrated destination resort being developed by Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. Soon to rise in PAGCOR’s Entertainment City located along the Philippines’ famed Manila Bay, Solaire will combine luxury accommodations, a Vegas-inspired casino environment, signature restaurants and personalized service that will allow the resort to indulge its guests with memorable experiences. Solaire will deliver a premium gaming resort reflecting an environment that will appeal to a broad range of customers. The company believes that Solaire will assist in revolutionizing the country’s gaming industry and will contribute in restoring Manila as a premier tourist destination.
To know more about Solaire Resort & Casino, visit www.solairemanila.com.
Announcements regarding schedule of recruitment caravans in your area can be viewed at www.facebook.com/SolaireManila.
GARY V opens the summer season with a series of 8 concerts at the Music Museum,marking his 29th anniversary in the industry and the 25th year of his company Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc. Stricken by Type 1 juvenile diabetes for 30 years now, this unmatched performer has been a shining beacon of inspiration in the country and he remains complication-free and still, on top of his game. Gary has consistently inspired his millions of fans through his craft as a singer, musician, songwriter, video producer, dancer, actor, musical arranger and a multi-awarded television host/performer for 9 years on the undisputed top-rating musical variety show, “ASAP.”
After visiting typhoon victims in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan for UNICEF, Gary V jumpstarted the year with a
new segment on “ASAP 2012” entitled “With Love: Gary V” --a spin-off of his platinum CD under Star Records and his much-talked about television special which aired seven times on ABS-CBN and MYX in 2011 and twice on The Filipino Channel. The segment features Gary as he showcases stories of love, forgiveness, redemption, and faith while he sings songs that celebrate the beauty and goodness of humanity. “With Love Gary Valenciano,” the CD compiles the soap opera and movie theme songs which he performed and recorded for ABS-CBN and Star Cinema. Just this March, Gary, together with the ASAP team, flew to Cagayan De Oro to shoot a video with a courageous flood victim for his segment. All these efforts let led to “On Higher Ground,” a fundraiser for UNICEF and the Shining Light Foundation, two faithful partners dear to Gary V, who has been National Ambassador for UNICEF for 14 years now.
In his stellar career, one of Gary’s most celebrated corporate relationships was with Coca-Cola with whom he
had a contract for over ten years. Two years ago, he was tapped to launch their refreshing product, Real
Leaf, and this year was invited again to record “Tuloy Ang Happiness” the 100th Year official anthem of Coca-Cola with Sarah Geronimo and Someday Dream, with powerful appearances at the Gala Night at Makati Shangrila as well as the “Concert Ng Bayan” at SM MOA last March 26.
The country is excited for Gary’s much awaited return to the silver screen via an upcoming movie under
Straight Shooters Media entitled “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” which he will star in together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Eugene Domingo, Sam Concepcion, and Ogie Alcasid. He has appeared in 13 films for Regal Films, Seiko Films, Viva Films, and Star Cinema.
For his concert series at Music Museum, fans can look forward to witnessing Gary V in his best element as he
performs his greatest hits as well as some of today’s hottest chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown favorites. Fans can also expect groundbreaking and pioneering technology and excellent audio-visuals through their corporate partners Videosonic and Soundcheck.
“I’m very excited and at the same time a bit nervous because we have come up with new routines and a lot
of surprises for this series,” says Gary. “I am particularly excited for our opening production number. It will be awesome. I really hope it works the way I envisioned it.” Gary V will be performing with two world-class musicians, Awit Awards 2008 Best Female/Best New Female Singer Julianne and Juan Miguel Salvador, formerly of Rage Band and now the musical director of Authority, which represented the country in the 2005 Global Battle of the Bands in London.
“Gary V: On Higher Ground” happens at Music Museum on April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27; and May 9
and 10. The show will be for the benefit of UNICEF and Shining Light Foundation. The show is supported by
ABS-CBN, MYX, Smart, Soundcheck, Videosonic, Gold’s Gym, Aficionado, Coca Cola, Goldilocks, Lee,
Universal Records, Star Records, Studio V, Essensuals Toni & Guy, Fernando’s, with media partners: Radio
High 105.9, Crossover 105.1, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Tambayan, Magic 89.9, DZMM 630, Philippine Daily
Inquirer, Philippine&am p;nb sp;Star, Business World, People’s Journal and People’s Tonight.
“Gary V: On Higher Ground” will be directed by Gary and son Paolo Valenciano with Musical Direction
by Mon Faustino. Tickets are priced at Php 3,500.00, 2,500.00, 1,500.00, 1,000.00, and 500.00.
For tickets contact Ticketworld (891-9999), Music Museum (721-6726; 721-0635), and Manila Genesis (706-2170 to 71; 0915-4975225; 0908-8871397).