Andrew Tan Adds Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Resorts World Manila Casino Complex

Philippine businessman Andrew Tan will bring authentic Ritz-Carlton experience in his home country with the addition of a hotel of that brand to his flagship casino resort Resorts World Manila. Local media outlet the Philippine Star reported that the accommodation facility is expected to open doors within the next three years.

It is believed that the existing Maxims Hotel will be redeveloped and rebranded as a Ritz-Carlton hotel. The future accommodation facility at Resorts World Manila is also expected to bring new retail brands to the country, as revealed by industry sources.

The opening of a Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Philippines will come as part of parent company Marriott International’s expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. The hotel chains operator was planning to open 16 new venues of seven different brands across the region by the end of the year and is well on track to complete that plan.

At present, the company manages 130 hotel resorts across different countries in the region, with some of those being China, Thailand, and Malaysia. The hotel at Resorts World Manila will be the first Ritz-Carlton one in the Philippines.

Resorts World Manila was the first integrated resort to open doors in the Philippine capital. The multi-purpose complex is located in Newport City, in the Manila metropolitan area, and features multiple accommodation, retail, entertainment, and food and beverage opportunities. It also has a large casino floor with both slot machines and table games, which are intended for both mass market and high roller players.

Local media reported that the new hotel at the resort will aim to further increase its popularity among VIP customers from the Asia-Pacific region.

Why a Ritz-Carlton Hotel?

Resorts World Manila is jointly owned by Mr. Tan and Genting Hong Kong Ltd., a subsidiary of Malaysian casino resorts operator Genting Group.

According to industry sources, Mr. Tan is looking to attract an even bigger number of high rollers to his complex and that he believes a Ritz-Carlton hotel will be an attractive addition to the existing facilities.

As average income is rising in China, more and more representatives of China’s middle class are expected to opt for higher-end experience during their trips abroad. According to information from the nation’s Tourism Administration, around 700 million trips will be undertaken by people from Mainland China in the next five years.

What is more, while Macau is still the world’s largest casino hub, Chinese high rollers have been trying other destinations to gamble at, particularly after the recent crackdown on corruption and gambling on the mainland.

As previously said by Marriott executives, the opening of new hotel properties will benefit from the growing demand for quality experience among Chinese guests. The hotel owner, too, acknowledged that Chinese tourists represent the biggest portion of travelers across the Asia-Pacific region.

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