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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #4761
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Wow! sabi ko na nga ba nag-umpisa na eh kasi lagi busy dyan..

Kumusta na ang Asure? nagumpisa naba?
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #4762
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wow! where will the SM Arena be located?
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #4763
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SM Arena is across SMX Convention
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #4764
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Razon’s Bloombury Investments takes on gaming industry

Bloombury Investments Holdings Inc., a firm recently acquired by port king Enrique K. Razon Jr., is establishing a $557-million casino-resort complex at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino project in Parañaque City.

In a statement Wednesday, Bloombury said it started building Solaire in some 165,000 square meters of land in the complex known as Pagcor City.

"We are excited about this investment in the City. Aside from catapulting the Philippines into a key player in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industries, the project will make Filipinos proud for having a world class leisure hub that will showcase the best that the country can offer," said Bloombury chairman Razon,.

Pagcor City, named after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., is being groomed to compete with other leisure hubs in the region such as those in Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Solaire signals Razon's first venture into the country's lucrative gaming industry.

Razon's core business is global port operation. He heads the Manila-based port giant International Container Terminal Services Inc.

Solaire is expected to open by the third quarter of 2012. Total investment for its development is $1 billion.

"Aside from attracting local and foreign visitors, the complex is expected to generate some 2,500 jobs and boost the country’s ancillary service sectors," Razon said.

Pagcor City is a multi-billion dollar government project that covers 120 hectares of prime reclaimed land at the western portion of the Manila Bay in Parañaque City.

It was designated by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority as a special economic zone, where investors are given tax perks.

Three other firms given licenses to develop the complex were retail conglomerate SM Investments Corp., listed property developer Alliance Global Inc. – a partner of Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. – and Japan’s Azure Group. —With MR Gavin/JE, GMANews.TV
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #4765
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I am so happy with the development.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #4766
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Bloombury breaks ground on $577-million resort complex in Entertainment City
July 28, 2010, 5:13pm

Bloombury Investments Holdings, Inc. recently broke ground to start the development of an 8.3-hectare, world-class integrated resort complex at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino–Entertainment City Manila, an investment amounting to US$577 million.

The groundbreaking signaled the start of the first phase of development, making Bloombury the first among the four developers to start construction in the Entertainment City.

Named the Solaire Manila Project, Bloombury’s integrated resort complex includes a five-star, 500-room hotel covering some 165,000 square meters of floor area. The Entertainment City has been designated as a special economic zone area under Philippine Economic Zone Authority.

“We are excited about this investment in the Entertainment City Manila. Aside from catapulting the Philippines into a key player in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industries, the project will make Filipinos proud for having a world class leisure hub that will showcase the best that the country can offer. Entertainment City Manila will rival the leisure hubs in the region such as those in Macau, Malaysia, and of late, Singapore,” says Enrique K. Razon Jr., Bloombury chairman.

Bloombury’s complex is set to be operational in the third quarter of 2012, while total investment for the long term is expected to reach US$ 1 billion. Aside from attracting local and foreign visitors, the complex is expected to generate some 2,500 jobs and to boost the country’s ancillary service sectors.

Aside from the hotel, the complex will feature state of the art meeting and convention facilities as well as relaxation and leisure facilities such as a live performance theater, an array of restaurants, health and wellness facilities, just to name a few.

Razon, together with Florencio M. Bernabe, Parañaque City mayor, led the groundbreaking rites. They were assisted by Bloombury directors and officers led by Jose Eduardo J. Alarilla, president and director; Estela Tuason-Occena, treasurer and director, Edgardo Q. Abesamis, director; Christian R. Gonzalez, director; and Donato C. Almeda, chief operating officer. Also present was Paul Steelman, design architect and Steelman Partners chief executive officer.

The Bagong Nayong Pilipino–Entertainment City Manila is a multi-billion dollar project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), a government-owned corporation engaged in the entertainment and gaming business. The PAGCOR project covers 120 hectares of prime reclaimed land at the western portion of the Manila Bay in Parañaque City.

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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #4767
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May rendering ba? post naman dyan..kakaexcite....
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Old July 28th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #4768
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so when will the construction start?
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Old July 28th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #4769
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Razon, together with Florencio M. Bernabe, Parañaque City mayor, led the groundbreaking rites. They were assisted by Bloombury directors and officers led by Jose Eduardo J. Alarilla, president and director; Estela Tuason-Occena, treasurer and director, Edgardo Q. Abesamis, director; Christian R. Gonzalez, director; and Donato C. Almeda, chief operating officer. Also present was Paul Steelman, design architect and Steelman Partners chief executive officer.

Take note,Paul Steelman Design Architect is best known for designing the Las vegas and Macau Sands casinos.
pero wala pa sa website nila ang Pagcor.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #4770
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From the time he was a little boy, hotel/casino architect Paul Steelman has been involved with designing buildings. "I ran prints for my father (an architect) beginning when I was 5 or 6 years old," Steelman said. "When I was about 9, I got to do my first design -- renovating a little repair shop." Today, the 44-year-old Steelman heads his own company, Paul Steelman Design Group, has worked on projects around the world and employs about 100 people. His specialty is designing hotel-casinos.

Based in Las Vegas, the properties he has designed or renovated reads like a Who’s Who list of hotel/casinos: Mirage Resorts, MGM Grand, Harrah's Entertainment, Desert Inn, Golden Nugget, Gustav International and Hyatt Corp., to name a few.

When a new project is taken on, Steelman says, it is tackled by four teams -- Architectural, Interior, Production Elements, and Production Design. The team leaders all have input into the overall design and the number of people working on a project can run as high as 25. Steelman's own specialty is combining practicality with structural elements. "I love the business of design. Many of the aspects of our designs are focused on how a business operates. What I do best is understand [that relationship.]"

He uses certain guidelines when designing a resort. It has to be a showplace for the product, but not distract or interfere with the product. Its theme has to stimulate and delight the mind while generating a mood. A theme should not be trendy, but create a 'theme experience' that people will remember. A theme has to promote comfort, security and optimism while being stylish.

Steelman encourages his clients to be involved in every step of the process. While a color swatch may be approved for carpet or wallpaper, seeing the actual result saves untold dollars if the final effect is a disaster in the client's eyes. At Steelman's huge office complex, a separate area allows clients to view how their choices come together. A crew creates mock-ups of hallways and hotel rooms, outfitted with the selections the builder wanted -- drapes, carpet, wall paper, chairs. Steelman finds showing clients the mock-ups saves money and time. "They go in and they see the whole thing. If you're building a hotel with 3,000 rooms and you put the electrical wall outlets in the wrong place, that's 3,000 outlets you have to change. Doing it this way saves a lot."

It is not just wall outlets that concerns clients. Steelman recalled an animal-park-themed project in South Africa where he met with a Zulu tribe. Through translators, the chief kept asking, "What about the big five?" It turned out the big five referred to the rhinoceros, the tiger, leopard, elephant and another animal he couldn't recall -- but all were capable of jumping over the fence and eating the man's cattle.

In Northern Florida, he was designing a resort, but it's location threatened Indian land. "So I moved a lake."

Steelman also tells of a minister in Detroit who gave an impassioned speech against a proposed casino, only to back down if the "lost souls" he was worried about could be assured free parking passes at the casino. But most of his concerns deal with architectural elements. There are things one generally stays away from. "No blue," Steelman says. "It makes people look white and pale. And no mirrors where people can see themselves. They look and see they need to lose weight, or they've got a pimple. Once they look in a mirror, the fantasy is over."

Then there's practicality. Carpets mix colors in wild patterns for a reason -- to disguise cigarette burns and spilled drinks. With the high traffic they must endure, the carpets are replaced every three to four years. All this knowledge has been gained over years in the business. After graduating from Clemson University in 1977, Steelman worked for the planning board in his home town of Atlantic City. It was his intent to meet all the major resort builders and notable casino architects. "The wildest of the group was Joel Bergman. He taught me all the relationships of gambling and tandem activities. Henry Conversano taught me interiors -- looking, feeling the space, using the colors. He taught me how the interior relates to space." Steelman joined Steve Wynn In 1979, then opened his own business in 1987. Within the first month he was working on renovating Bally's Casino, Cactus Pete's Casino in Jackpot and the MGM Grand Theme Park. In 1990, when Indian gaming came on board "our business really took off."

This year he already has 10 projects in the works -- from Holland, to Switzerland, to Halifax and beyond.

The future, Steelman says, will see "techno-rooms." Rooms will have flat screen TVs and digital ports. They'll also have less furniture. "Right now rooms have too much furniture. A chair over here and one over there. It's cluttersome and expensive. New hotels will have furniture that moves, no bump-outs for TVs or dressers, everything will be tucked in. And they'll have cross ventilation so you don't smell that chemical odor." He predicts hotel rooms will have lights that can be changed to reflect one's mood. For casinos, more places will begin integrating the outdoors with the gaming areas.

While he cannot name a casino that is his favorite, or even the one that was most unusual, Steelman does say each one presents its own challenges. "If I didn't like challenges, I wouldn't be in this business."
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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #4771
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aba magandang balita yan. eto na ang hinihintay nating senyales.



go, go, go na ito!!!
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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #4772
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Ahon Pilipinas, Ahon. Salamat Ex-PGMA, Ex-Pagcor Chief Genuino and now P-Noy.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #4773
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Heto pa para sa inyo NYAHAHAHA!!
...although there's a similar article posted earlier we'll get in to more details...AND MORE FUEL TO THE FIRE OF EXCITEMENT IN OUR HEARTS ON PROJECT!! :

Megawide tapped to build Belle’s $1.3-billion casino hotel
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT
July 28, 2010, 5:15pm

Fast rising construction company Megawide Construction Corp. Wednesday announced that it bagged the construction contract for the P1.30 billion Belle Hotel Casino in Parañaque City.

The project, once completed, will become the country’s largest casino that will also feature a high-end 15-floors, two tower hotel, four 25-floors condominium towers, and state-of-the-art convention center.

Megawide said the project is a first of its kind in the country and is expected to bring heavy tourism traffic to the country and employment once completed.

The Belle Hotel Casino will have a total floor area of 300,000 square meters and later on can be expanded as total land area can be stretched to five hectares.

Megawide said it is currently setting up the foundation for the project with phase 1 consisting of the casino floors and one of the hotel towers expected to be completed in 12 months. Megawide expects that it will be the fastest built casino in the country.

The construction is going on a faster than normal pace because of the methodologies it is using including the use of precast walls for the exterior and precast beams and girders which are also post-tensioned.

The casino will be patterned after those operating in Las Vegas and will also incorporate Macau’s Venetian type finishing while the hotel will have a Planet Hollywood theme.

Megawide said they were assigned the project because it presented the most viable cost and schedule. The construction company believes the project is the start of a long-term partnership with Belle Corp.

Belle Corp. is one of the country’s leading developer of high-end residential and leisure properties.

Formed in 1997, Megawide has a Triple A license from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board and is known for its quality workmanship, on-time delivery of projects, excellent construction safety standard and advanced state-of-the-art building systems.

Megawide has undertaken close to P14 billion worth of project in the past three years. Among its completed projects in the past six years include Antel Spa Residences, Citysquare Residences (Binondo), Bellevue Hotel (Manila), University Tower España, Kimberly Hotel Tagaytay, Millenia Tower (Ortigas), Parcvue Hotel (Muntinlupa), and Malate Crown Plaza.

YES LETS BUILD MORE OF THESE!! BUILD and THEY will COME, BUILD now and PROGRESS WILL FOLLOW, BUILD the FOUNDATION OF OUR PROGRESS AND FUTURE!! THIS IS THE SPARK WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR PEOPLE!! HIT IT DJ!!
That's THE WAY..aha AHAH, I LIKE IT!! aha AHAH!!
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #4774
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #4775
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i want to see what they are building before i get excited. Im gonna be cautiously optimistic.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #4776
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same news on different sites:

From Manila Times - Construction firm bags contract to build biggest casino
link --> http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php...biggest-casino

From Philippine Inquirer (Inquirer.net) - Construction of $557-M casino-resort starts
link --> http://business.inquirer.net/money/t...-resort-starts

From Yahoo News Philippines - Razon’s Bloombury Investments takes on gaming industry
link --> http://ph.news.yahoo.com/gma/2010072...s-1da90e5.html

From Entrepreneur Philippines - Construction starts at Entertainment City Manila
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Jul 28, 2010
Construction starts at Entertainment City Manila

Photo courtesy of Bloombury Holdings

Construction for a 5-star hotel at Entertainment City Manila begins

Construction kicked off in the country’s largest integrated resort complex with Bloombury Holdings, Inc., one of the four developers of Entertainment City Manila, holding the ceremonial ground breaking.

The $577-million project, located at the former Nayong Pilipino complex that is being transformed into the Bagong Nayong Pilipino–Entertainment City Manila – a multi-billion dollar project of government controlled Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), will cover eight of the 120 hectares of prime reclaimed land at the western portion of the Manila Bay in Parañaque City.

The groundbreaking signaled the start of the first phase of development in the Entertainment City with the Solaire Manila project, an integrated resort complex which includes a five-star, 500-room hotel covering some 165,000 square meters of floor area.

The Entertainment City has been designated as a special economic zone area under Philippine Economic Zone Authority.

“Entertainment City Manila will rival the leisure hubs in the region such as those in Macau, Malaysia, and of late, Singapore,” Enrique K. Razon Jr., Bloombury chairman, said.

The integrated resort complex is set to be operational in the third quarter of 2012, with total investments estimated to reach $ 1 billion.

Besides attracting tourists, the complex is expected to generate some 2,500 jobs and to boost the country’s ancillary service sectors. - Carlo P. Mallo

source: http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/featu...nt-city-manila
from Manila Times July 29, 2010

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Bloombury resort complex opens on 2012

Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:00

Bloombury Investments Holdings Inc. on Wednesday said the integrated resort complex it is building within the state-organized gambling and entertainment hub in Manila will start operating by the third quarter of 2012. In a statement, Enrique Razon Jr., Bloombury chairman, said Solaire Manila Project, the company’s 8.3-hectare resort complex, includes a five-star, 500-room hotel covering some 165,000 square meters of floor area.

He said the firm’s investment in the project amounted to $577 million but it is expected to reach $1 billion in the long-term.
Besides the hotel, Razon said the complex will also feature state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, as well as relaxation and leisure facilities, a live performance theater, an array of restaurants, health and wellness facilities.

Bloombury recently broke ground to start the first phase of development, making the company the first among the four developers to start construction in the Entertainment City.

Entertainment City, organized by state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), also attracted three other investors, namely SM Investments Corp., Japan’s Azure group, and a consortium of Malaysia’s Genting group and Philippine-listed Alliance Global Group Inc.

Razon said the gambling hub will rival the leisure hubs in the region such as those in Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Besides attracting local and foreign visitors, the Bloombery complex is expected to generate about 2,500 jobs and to boost the country’s ancillary service sectors, the exeutive said.

Razon, who is also chairman and president of International Container Terminal Services Inc., earlier acquired a controlling stake in Bloombury from businessman Jose Alvarez. Razon had said he would infuse $100 million, or P5 billion in the company.

The Pagcor Entertainment City would rise at the former Bagong Nayong Pilipino property, which covers 120 hectares of prime reclaimed land. It has been designated as a special economic zone.
DARWIN G. AMOJELAR

source: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php...-opens-on-2012
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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #4777
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buti naman at nasa bukabolaryo ni aquino ang salitang infrastructure...
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:28 AM   #4778
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May billboard sa Likod nila..SOLAIRE MANILA...
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #4779
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oo nga... un lang natatakpan ang render.. hehee...
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #4780
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Kawangis ng HERITAGE HOTEL ata ang building...mejo glassy lang
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