Okura, Resort World Bayshore City to develop Hotel Okura Manila

Hotel Okura will open Hotel Okura Manila in 2018, a new luxury resort in the Philippines. Okura has an agreement to manage the hotel with Resort World Bayshore City, a subsidiary of Philippines-based Travellers International Hotel Group.

The hotel will be part of Bayshore City Resorts World, a large-scale integrated resort, which will be the last of four multibillion-dollar private-sector casinos licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to create a gaming zone. Called Entertainment City, the zone will be located on Manila Bay in the City of Parañaque in Metro Manila.

Bayshore City Resorts World will also have an opera house, an upscale commercial complex, condominiums, cinemas and convention facilities. It is 4.8 miles from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and eight miles from the City of Makati, the country's main business district. The location positions the new Okura property as an ideal base for both leisure and business travelers.

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The hotel's plans include 380 rooms in a 13-story building that will occupy 409,000 square feet. Facilities will include Japanese and other dining facilities, four meeting/banquet rooms, a spa, and rooftop pool.

Hotel Okura plans growing its portfolio to 100 properties worldwide as the first stage of its expansion, with a focus on Asia. It opened Hotel Okura Macau in 2011, and The Okura Prestige Bangkok and The Okura Prestige Taipei in 2012. Hotel Okura's subsidiary, JAL Hotels, has two new hotels in China, the Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, and Hotel Nikko Suzhou, which will open in 2015. Meanwhile, Hotel Nikko Bangkok will open in Thailand in 2017.