Okada Manila, the newest Japanese resort in Manila owned by the Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc., is set to bring world-class entertainment and attractions that can rival that of the most luxurious properties in Las Vegas and Dubai while putting Philippine music at the forefront.
The most impressive and third integrated resort to open in Entertainment City in Paranaque, Okada Manila makes this possible through exciting partnerships with WET and Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). These were formalized by Okada Manila COO Takahiro Usui, Okada Manila President Steve Wolstenholme, WET Director of Design Technology Jim Doyle, and OPM executives including Christian Bautista, Gary Valenciano, Dingdong Avanzado and Noel Cabangon.
WET the world-famous designer and maker of the grandest fountains in the most prestigious resorts and hotels across 20 countries in 5 continents, developed and constructed Okada Manila’s US$30-million fountain. Measuring 37,464sqm—equivalent to 50 Olympic-size swimming pools—it will be the most iconic feature of the 44-hectare property and will be a one-of-a-kind venue for special events and concerts, open 365 days a year.
And as it is Okada Manila’s advocacy to promote world-class entertainment led by the best Filipino artists, we can be sure that local talents will be featured regularly at The Fountain and other venues within the property. As part of their collaboration with OPM, Okada Manila will support local arts and music industries in a magnitude no other integrated resort has offered before.
Grand fountain for a grand property
Okada Manila’s fountain is a first of its kind in the Philippines, and no other resort complex has a fountain as majestic, and can rival the largest and most popular fountains of the world.
WET used their creative and technical expertise to imagine and transform water, light, and sound into the largest dancing fountain in the Philippines. The extraordinary fountain complements the resort’s unique Y shape and it will be one of two stunning views (with the other being the beautiful Manila Bay) offered by the hotel’s spacious rooms and luxurious villas.
The awe-inspiring dancing water display and light show of The Fountain is the most anticipated attraction at Okada Manila.
Unprecedented OPM support
Okada Manila is the first integrated resort to formalize its support for local arts and entertainment with its official partnership with the OPM organization itself—a move none of the other integrated resorts have ever done before.
With the Philippines touted as the next entertainment and tourism destination in Asia, competing with entertainment giants across the region, Okada Manila provides beloved local acts a great opportunity to showcase their talent to a bigger global audience in its exceptional venues.
The amazing fountain serves as one of the settings for the best that Philippine music artists have to offer. The stellar destination resort also has a 9,000sqm entertainment venue enclosed in a glass dome, as well as the largest UV-protected indoor beach club in Southeast Asia featuring two expansive stages, with a maximum capacity of up to 4,500 guests.
With The Fountain and top-notch OPM performances, Okada Manila is set to enthrall visitors of all ages from the Philippines and around the world as it creates another benchmark in the country’s entertainment-inspired destination tourism landscape.
A glimpse of this impressive entertainment resort can be first seen at Okada Manila’s December Preview Opening Event which will feature an outdoor concert from some of the country’s largest headliners and a spectacular firework and light show. The media and public can expect a much larger event to mark the official launch of the property early next year.
Rather than a “soft opening,” Okada Manila is delighted to offer a preview period between December 21st and the Grand Opening later in the first quarter of 2017 where the general public can experience a glimpse of the “Extraordinary”.