01/29/15

Solaire Expands

It’s been a while since the Urban Roamer visited Solaire Resort and Casino. But it’s good to know that Enrique Razon’s gaming venture in Entertainment City has been at work ever since to make itself better. After all, being the first to open in the area, it has somehow set a precedent as to how Entertainment City is going to be, not to mention it has to keep itself ahead, especially with the arrival of a new player there. (which we will get to in a future entry here)

Thus last November, Solaire opened a new addition to its entertainment complex, the Sky Tower, which seeks to give an additional vibe and character to the complex and top up on the current Solaire experience by making it better. How better? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

03/17/13

An Entertainment City taking shape: the opening of Solaire Resort and Casino

Last March 16, the cityscape was buzz and all frenzied with the opening of a new gaming venue in the metropolis: the Solaire Resort and Casino. The Urban Roamer found himself among the hundreds of guests who flocked there at opening day along with some high-profile personalities and a great number of international guests.

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What makes the opening of Solaire Resort and Casino notable is the fact that it is the first facility to open in the planned “Entertainment City” (or more formally known as the Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City, that is if plans of building a new Nayong Pilipino in the complex has not yet been scrapped or something) that was first conceived years ago by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to be Manila’s answer to Macau and Singapore as a premiere gaming and entertainment destination. So no, it’s not just casinos but there will be shopping malls, a theme park, and other facilities that the whole family can go to. Continue reading