Travellers group, poised to become largest leisure company in PH

By , on October 3, 2014


Casino entrance at Resorts World Manila (Wikipedia photo / Ramon Velasquez)
Casino entrance at Resorts World Manila (Wikipedia photo / Ramon Velasquez)

MANILA, Philippines – Travellers International Hotel Group – a partnership between real estate tycoon Andrew Tan and Malaysia’s Genting Group, and the development giant behind Resorts World Manila (RWM) – is positioning itself as the biggest leisure and entertainment firm in the Philippines.

Aside from RWM, in the works is the company’s second integrated gaming hub; Bayshore City Resorts World.

The firm broke ground yesterday on the project, which is scheduled to open by the fourth quarter of 2018. RWM,  a massive integrated tourism resort in the Philippines, which includes hotels, nightspots, casino, cinemas, lifestyle malls, etcetera, opened in 2009 and has been operating successfully ever since.

Situated at the Pagcor Entertainment City, Bayshore City will feature well-renowned hotel brands, such as The Westin Hotel Manila Bayshore, Japanese-operated luxury chain Hotel Okura Manila, and the Genting Grand and Crockfords Tower of the Genting Group.

Estimated at a total cost of at least $1.1 billion, Bayshore City will also have a shopping mall, a 3,000-seater Grand Opera House, condominium towers, and a gaming area which will be much larger than the one in Newport City.

“With the current developments at both Resorts World Manila and Bayshore City Resorts World properties, Travellers continues to push the envelope in the integrated resort industry as it will be the only player that offers global brands like Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton, Westin and Okura hotels,” Travellers International president Kingson Sian said.