Manila’s newest dining, entertainment, and gambling playground is Resorts World, a lifestyle compound that features world-class casinos, cuisines, accommodations, and acrobatic shows by performers from as far as Ukraine and Belarus. Located just across NAIA 3, Resorts World is owned and developed by AGI and Genting Group, the company behind the casino parks of Genting Highlands in Malaysia, Genting Hong Kong and Genting Singapore.
(Photo by Mai Pascua)
Starting at Php500, you can already try your luck at Resorts World’s casino, which features 100 table games and 1,000 gaming machines. The packages include meals, gifts, raffle coupons, slot gaming credits, and entrance to Bar 360, which highlights all-night shows by performers from all over the globe.
The bar’s foreign acts include acrobats from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. The Russian talent Yulia, from Moscow’s Circus Nikulin, combines technical moves with freestyle dancing and hoops stunts. Yuri, a 2000 Olympics Silver Medalist, boasts of pole climbing and other aerial tricks. Gvalt, a ballet dance troupe from Ukraine, mixes Broadway performances with modern cabaret, jazz, blues, and electro-tango groove. Juliana and Rafael, a Brazilian couple, presents fast-paced, seductive moves. Alternating with these foreign artists are the musical concerts of local jazz, rock, pop, and bossa nova artists.
Drinking and fine-dining
To suit its international clientele, Resorts World features fine-dining restaurants that serve intercontinental specialties. Among these is the Japanese-themed Ginzadon, the Cantonese-inspired Passion, the Asian fusion restaurant Noodle Works, and Mercado, which serves Filipino buffet. The center bar of Bar 360 also offers cocktails, wines, and other alcoholic drinks alongside a wide array of hot and cold beverages.
The complex’s first hotel, Maxims, is said to be the country’s first deluxe casino hotel. Owned and developed by the Genting Group, Maxims has 172 all-suite rooms, each furnished with modern facilities and served by a personal butler. The hotel has three Royal Villas, each has an area of 535 to 548 square meters, and with its own patio, garden, pool, kitchen, massage room, and dining area. The hotel’s 600-square-meter presidential suite features a Jacuzzi, an audio-visual room, two pavilions, and a garden, among other facilities.
Marriot Hotel Manila (Photo by Mai Pascua)
The first five-star international hotel to open in the complex is the Manila Marriott Hotel, which has 342 rooms, three dining outlets (Velocity Entertainment Bar, Cru Steakhouse, and the Marriott Café), a ballroom, multiple meeting rooms, a spa, and other amenities. In addition to these, there is a budget hotel on the works.
Fees and opening hours
Resorts World Manila, its hotels and Bar 360 are open 24/7. The entertainment at Bar 360 starts at noon until 2 a.m. daily. Ginzadon restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to midnight. Passion restaurant open at 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. Noodle Works is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to midnight for dinner. Mercado opens at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and midnight to 3 a.m. for supper.
For packages, group discounts and other queries, contact:
Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard (across NAIA Terminal 3), Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines 1309
Hotline: +63 2 836 6333
General Information: +63 (2) 855-7580
Fax: +63 2 836 6323
How to get there
Taxis are the best means of getting to Resorts World. There are also air-conditioned shuttle services from NAIA Terminal 3 to Resorts World in Newport City. If you have a prior reservation with any hotel in Resorts World, you can arrange for a pick-up service.