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:
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).:
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.