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Newport World Resorts
Newport World Resorts, then as Resorts World Manila, pictured in 2012.
Newport World Resorts, then as Resorts World Manila, pictured in 2012
Location Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Address Newport Boulevard
Opening dateAugust 28, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-08-28)
No. of rooms1,574
Total gaming space323,000 sq ft (30,000 m2)
Notable restaurants
  • Passion
  • Ginzadon
Casino typeLand-based
Owner
Coordinates14°31′08″N 121°01′12″E / 14.51881°N 121.01994°E / 14.51881; 121.01994
Websitenewportworldresorts.com
Newport Mall, the shopping mall at Newport World Resorts

Newport World Resorts (formerly Resorts World Manila) is an integrated resort, located in Newport City, opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. The resort is owned and operated by Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), a joint venture between Alliance Global Group and Genting Hong Kong. The project, occupying part of a former military camp, has four hotels, casino gambling areas, a shopping mall, cinemas, restaurants, clubs and a theater. A soft launch of the resort took place on August 28, 2009.[1] Resorts World Manila is the sister resort to Resorts World Genting in Malaysia and Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. It was the first integrated resort in Metro Manila, and from 2009 to 2013 it was the only one in operation until the opening of Solaire Resort & Casino in Entertainment City, Parañaque on March 16, 2013.

On June 2, 2017, dozens of people died after a robbery caused a stampede and the perpetrator set a fire, leaving 38 people dead and 54 wounded. The casino temporarily suspended its operation[2] and had its license suspended by PAGCOR on June 9, 2017. The license suspension was lifted on June 29, 2017, and on the same day Resorts World Manila resumed its gambling operations in gaming areas not affected by the attack.[3]

On July 20, 2022, Alliance Global rebranded Resorts World Manila into "Newport World Resorts".[4]

Hotels

Five hotels operate within the integrated resort. Hilton, Sheraton, and Okura are located at the adjacent Grand Wing connected by a bridge from the second level of Newport Mall.[5][6]

Property Name Operator Opened in Notes
Hilton Hotel Manila Hilton Hotels & Resorts October 2018
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Manila InterContinental Hotels Group November 2011 Formerly Remington Hotel, rebranded as Holiday Inn Express Manila in June 2018.[7]
Marriott Hotel Manila Marriott Hotels & Resorts October 2009
Haha777.Casino Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation December 2021
Okura Hotel Manila Okura Nikko Hotel Management April 2022
Sheraton Hotel Manila Sheraton Hotels and Resorts January 2019

Theater

Main article: Newport Performing Arts Theater

The Newport Performing Arts Theater is a 1,500-seat venue for concerts, plays, musicals, conferences and other events. It was designed by Hong Kong-based interior designer Joseph Sy. The theater's vestibule also serves as a venue for various types of functions.

Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions

Newport World Resorts formally opened in July 2015 the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Touted as the largest hotel ballroom in the Philippines, its main feature is a 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) pillarless ballroom that can seat up to 2,500 people for a banquet event, and up to 4,500 for a concert setup. The main ballroom can be subdivided into four sections for smaller events, but there are other venues within the facility for a total of 28 spaces for various events.

Casino

Casino at Newport World Resorts

Newport World Resorts has gambling areas occupying three floors in its main casino, featuring table games, slot machines and electronic table games. More gambling spaces are available at the Remington Entertainment Center inside Remington Hotel.

The Newport Grand Wing gaming area, opened late 2018, features more gaming space and serves as a podium of Sheraton, Hilton and Okura hotels along with more retail and dining spaces.

2017 casino attack

Main article: Resorts World Manila attack

On June 2, 2017, at midnight, 36 people died from suffocation with 70 others injured after a gunman set fire to gambling tables and slot machine chairs inside the Resorts World Manila casino. The gunman, who was later identified as Jessie Carlos, was found dead in the Maxims Hotel adjacent to the casino.[8][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Zaldivar, A. C. "Best Player of the Conference". philstar.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Dioquino, Rose-An Jessica (June 8, 2017). "No date yet for Resorts World Manila reopening, says exec". GMA News. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Ramos, Roy (June 29, 2017). "Philippines: Resorts World Manila resumes operations". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Cordero, Ted (July 21, 2022). "Resorts World Manila is now Newport World Resorts". GMA News. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Gonzales, I. (June 15, 2019). "Resorts World boosting hotel rooms to 3,555". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Travellers International Hotels Group". Asia Pacific Entreprise Awards. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Francia, A.B. (June 27, 2018). "IHG rebranding Remington Hotel as Holiday Inn Express". BusinessWorld. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Several wounded after gunshots heard, fire breaks at Resorts World Manila". Rappler. June 2, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Gunman opens fire at Resorts World Manila, ISIS takes credit". NY Daily News. Retrieved June 1, 2017.