This week, the Midori Clark Hotel and Casino in the Philippines will have a soft opening for the casino only. In an email to GGRAsia, the property’s marketing team said that the grand opening to include the hotel “will be the end of June or the first week of July.”
The property is located on Luzon Island, at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, and is approximately 90 kilometers north of Manila, with direct traffic links to Clark International Airport.
Initially, the property will open with 140 machines and 12 gaming tables, eventually increasing to 160 gaming machines and 39 tables. And for now, the property will have two food and beverage outlets for casino operations, according to the marketing team. Covering 9,900 square meters (106,500 square feet), the property is slated to have 111 rooms, suited using eight different floor plans. The venue will also include a 400 capacity ballroom, according to a press release. Other non-gaming amenities include five dining outlets, gymnasium, spa, karaoke venue, mahjong rooms, and swimming pool.
It was confirmed to GGRAsia by the marketing team that BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corp. is the resort’s developer. The corporation’s president is Irineo ‘Bong’ Alvaro, former three-term councilor of Angeles City. The registered name of the hotel is Central Summit International Leisure Hotel Inc, and the casino name is Midori Casino.
Midori Clark Hotel and Casino is in need of “highly-motivated and aspiring individuals who want to share their talents and skills and be part of our growing team.” Individuals interested can find the latest staff openings here: http://www.worldcasinojobs.com/philippines/pampanga?page=1&order=company_name&by=ASC.
In other gaming industry related news in the Philippines, Quezon City is the chosen location for chairman of Bloomberry Resorts Corp, Enrique Razon Jr.’s second casino. Through Sureste Properties Inc. (SPI), a hotel and resort development arm of Bloomberry, the casino will be built on a 15,676-square meter of land acquired from the National Housing Authority (NHA) in 2015. Razon said construction will probably begin next year. The P1.9-billion property is situated on Vertis North, Quezon City Central Business District, which is part of the Housing Authority’s partnership with Ayala Land Inc. (ALI). Quezon’s first central business district will consist mostly of commercial and office spaces with residential and retail components as well. In accordance with the Vertis North master plan, the Bloomberry subsidiary plans to develop the property for mixed use, which is subject to regulatory and local government approvals.