Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos has broke ground on an expansion project for its Poro Point casino resort in the Philippines that will see the seaside development add 47 new villas as well as a pair of food and beverage outlets.

A planned Mediterranean-style compound located in the province of La Union in northern Luzon, the plans for the 160-acre Poro Point additionally include the extension of its attached Agora Events Center and Fiesta Casino.

Members of Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos’ management team as well as local government officials attended a special ceremony on Friday to mark the groundbreaking, which saw the Ouzo Restaurant and Pianosa Deli Shop open their doors for the first time.

“The Ouzo Restaurant and Pianosa Deli Shop are just the beginning for Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos,” read a statement from Allee Lourdes Sun, Chairman and President for Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos, which also operates its Rizal resort with a casino in Binangonan approximately 19 miles south of central Manila. “We have exciting additions in support of our thrust to build the top resort and casino in the north.”

Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos moreover explained that it has plans to open the province’s first beach club facility at Poro Point alongside an infinity pool while building more basketball and tennis courts as well as jogging paths and pocket parks.

“We are building beyond the bricks-and-mortar establishments,” read a statement from Angel Sueiro, Chief Operating Officer for Thunderbird Resorts And Casinos. “We are here to build dreams; dreams of the builders for their families, dreams of solid tourism for the province of La Union, dreams of giving our guests the luxury they deserve and dreams of allowing others to build their own dreams within and outside the property of Thunderbird.”