The Clark Freeport zone saw its sixth casino open on July 3. D’Heights Casino was formally inaugurated and has now started it’s soft opening, local outlet Business Mirror reports.
Lee Shin Kun, owner of the premier resort and chairman of the Dong Huang Clark Corp. led the soft opening. Albert Pascual, business development manager of the property, was also in attendance, and spoke quite a bit to the future of what will be offered at the new casino.
While it’s currently opening with 50 gaming tables, 576 slot machines, a VIP floor, a high limit area and a junket area, much more will be available soon. When they hold the planned grand opening in October, he expects there to be an additional 100 gaming tables. It will also have a five-star Hilton Hotel with 310 rooms, and a Hyatt regency.
This is all in addition to the D’Heights Resort and Casino, a 309-hectare property that surrounds the casino. Visitors can take advantage of an indoor water theme park, a man-made lake, villas, a 36-hole golf course, restaurants, duty-free shops and other commercial establishments.
There will also be plenty of people living in the resort area. Monterey Lake, a condominium complex composed of five, 15-story towers, is completely sold out. Residents will have access to the Singaporean International school for their children.
The end goal is to have a one-stop shop, leisure and resorts area, Pascual commented.
The complex offers a tantalizing alternative to comparative resorts in the Metro Manila area. Located 350 meters above sea level and far away from the congestion of the capital, visitors and residents can expect to enjoy cooler, more refreshing temperatures and generally cleaner air.
There’s currently a rush to develop the Clark area as it has been designated as an alternative for development by the government, seeking to shift the focus away from Manila. Dennis Uy, friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, recently got a nice break to help build his own resort in the area. Widus Philippines has also secured a loan to continue development in Clark.