MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City of Dreams Manila receives another accolade, affirming the luxury integrated resort’s service and product excellence that continues to draw acclaim from local and international visitors as a world-class leisure and entertainment destination.
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Crown Towers Manila, one of three premier luxury hotels built at the 6.2 hectare complex, garnered two design awards in the prestigious International Hotel and Property Awards 2016, Best Hotel over 200 Rooms (Asia Pacific) and Best Lobby/Public Area/Lounge (Global), at an awards ceremony held recently at Hotel Cipriani in Venice.
“City of Dreams Manila carries the very best DNA of the Melco Crown Entertainment brand. Following Mr. Lawrence Ho, our Chairman and CEO’s grand vision, City of Dreams Manila has joined its sister properties in Macau to become the best in its breed,” Geoff Andres, Property President of City of Dreams Manila, remarked. “We are elated and proud over this international distinction that strengthens City of Dreams Manila’s position as the ultimate in entertainment and hospitality, offering a spectacular and cosmopolitan collection of contemporary and leisure experiences. It affirms our commitment to deliver outstanding quality products and services and enhance the leisure landscape in the country at a level equal to the best in the world.”
Steered by Melco Crown Entertainment’s in-house Design and Construction team, and executed in a joint effort with architectural and design firm Michael Fiebrich Design, City of Dreams Manila’s Crown Towers has been designed in a way to beautifully capture the brand essence and contemporary luxury image of City of Dreams. The award-winning design also infused local elements and materials in the strong architectural interiors to provide a strong sense of place.
Design et al, a leading interior design magazine based in the UK which hosts the annual awards, describes the Crown lobby as “the perfect blend of strength and softness.”
Design et al further describes the luxury hotel: “Masculine interiors and tailored moments of unmistakable grandeur, define the lobby of the new Crown Towers Manila,” citing dramatic bronze screens, graphic ceiling coffers and geometric patterns inlaid on marble floors, double height silk draperies and custom designed chandeliers “that add soft curves as well as form and texture.”
The Best Hotel award encompasses Crown’s 254 guestrooms, suites, villas, spa, fine dining restaurants, and the bar lounge, which, like the lobby, present regional elements and local Philippine materials that required working with local manufacturers and artisans.
The International Hotel and Property Awards covers four categories: Global, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas and the Caribbean. Its aim is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and look for properties that inspire the senses from a design perspective. Different from other design awards, the entries are nominated by the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators, and are not judged by a panel. Short listed projects are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and customers.
About City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Crown Entertainment into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Crown Philippines.
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 264 gaming tables, 1,535 slot machines and 114 electronic table games.
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.
City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.
About Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation
Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:MCP), is a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment (SEHK:6883); (NASDAQ:MPEL). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park. For more information about Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, please visit: http://www.melco-crown-philippines.com/.
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