In the Philippines and Hann Philippines Incorporated has reportedly announced that it has officially soft-launched the $238.3 million first-stage redevelopment of its Widus Hotel and Casino following over three years of work.
According to a report from GGRAsia, the refreshed offering for the nation’s Clark Freeport Zone has been premiered under the new Hann Casino Resort moniker complete with a pair of hotels in the 19-story Clark Marriott and Swissotel Clark. The source detailed that this initial stage of this new-look venue, which is to soon also feature accommodation from the Mercure Clark, had been set to debut last year but had this initial deadline put back by over twelve months as a result of the disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Hann Philippines Incorporated is a subsidiary of South Korean firm Widus International Leisure Incorporated and it reportedly explained in 2018 that it intended to transform the Widus Hotel and Casino into a world-class integrated casino resort complete with approximately 380 hotel rooms. The company purportedly divulged at the time that the completed facility would offer a large gaming floor and number of speciality restaurants and retail outlets as well as an executive lounge, function rooms and a ballroom.
Daesik Han serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Widus International Leisure Incorporated and he told The Philippine Star newspaper that his firm’s completed Hann Casino Resort may eventually moreover feature an assortment of recreational facilities such as a waterpark alongside an exhibition hall. The executive purportedly pronounced that these would help to transform the 29-acre site into a property that could ‘attract tourists and investors’ and help to ‘kick-start the Philippines’ economy and revive the tourism industry’ in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Inside Asian Gaming used its own Friday report on the newest gambling-friendly venue in the Philippines to note that the Hann Casino Resort has been built with safety and sustainability in mind using a large array of locally-obtained materials. This source disclosed that the fresh Luzon development additionally features internal designs from Aedas Interiors Limited Hong Kong that call to mind the surrounding region’s forests and mountains alongside maximalist clean lines and front-of-house geometric forms to create feelings of ‘comfort and curiosity’ amongst guests.
To ensure air quality following the coronavirus pandemic and Hann Philippines Incorporated reportedly detailed that the casino and parking garage at its Hann Casino Resort now feature an under-floor atmosphere distribution system from engineering firm Forsspac. The operator explained that this innovation has been designed to ensure the facility has a constant floor-to-ceiling airflow that is free from contaminants and pollutants such as tobacco smoke, pathogens and volatile organic compounds.
Han reportedly pronounced…
“With the design of Hann Casino Resort, we want to prioritize environmental sustainability and quality guest experiences. We will continue to prioritize the indoor health of our development even after the acute crisis of the pandemic has passed.”