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Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

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Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

The new Solaire Manila casino keeps insisting that it will open in March 2013 - that is, within eight or so weeks.

This article discusses whether it matters if the new Solaire Casino's (on reclaimed land in Paranaque City, Metro Manila) hotel rooms are unfilled:

abs-cbnnews.com/business/01/24/13/will-1000-…

I visited Resorts World Manila a few weeks after the casino opened. It was not well patronised, but come back today and the place is pretty busy. On Friday and Saturday nights it can get crowded.

There will be a curiosity value for Solaire. It will be interesting if many independent travellers pay for rooms. It is a bit out of the way for Makati businessmen and women (although arguably no more so than The Manila Hotel along Manila Bay near the port).:

http://www.solairemanila.com

Does anyone know the rack and likely discounted rate for a room including breakfast for two on 'soft opening?' The Solaire site does not seem to be taking bookings yet, probably sensible because one can rarely predict an exact opening date as fitout delays are possible.

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1. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Phone +63 2 548 4088

Email info@solairemanila.com

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2. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Room reservations will be available middle of next month.

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3. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Clare as you have all the contact details I'm guessing you can enlighten us with prices as requested by the OP!

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4. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

well i havent bothered to contact them yet but maybe if i decide to stay there might get in touch

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5. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Solaire Resort and Casino is set to open this Saturday (March 15, 2013). Here's a photo album taken during the media peview for an idea of what to expect:

flickr.com/photos/…

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6. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Looking forward to some reviews and there are quite a few new restos as well.

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7. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

With no less than 12 international chefs, 4 signature restuarants, 2 casual dining restaurants and a food court, that's definitely something to look forward to :-)

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8. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

In the next few days, I will contact TA and ask it to list the various new restaurants on the ever expanding TA Philippines database.

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9. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

Solaire Opened today:

scmp.com/news/asia/article/1191809/opening-s…

Found this nice write up and the place looks impressive:

"Solaire Resort and Casino Raises The Bar in Philippine Gaming"

wheninmanila.com/solaire-resort-and-casino-r…

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10. Re: Solaire Hotel (new casino): does it matter if rooms empty

I already requested TA to list Solaire's hotel and restaurants but until today only the hotel has been listed.