Resorts World Manila sees recovery, fast-tracks expansion

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Foot traffic at the Resorts World Manila complex is almost back up to pre-attack levels, while an expansion of its casino area is eyed for completion by December

Razon sells 350 million shares in Solaire operator

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The chief of the casino operator says increased liquidity in the stock will be beneficial for investors and the company

CONFIDENT. 'I am very confident of the prospects for Bloomberry,' billionaire businessman Enrique Razon Jr. Photo courtesy of Forbes

FOTO: Sah! Budi Waseso dan Budi Gunawan menjadi besan

Sep 02, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Presiden Joko Jokowi Widodo dan Wakil Presiden Jusuf JK Kalla turut hadir sebagai saksi di acara akad pernikahan

SAKSI. Presiden Joko Widodo dan Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla menyaksikan proses akad nikah Herviano Widyatama dan Nindya Nur Prasasti pada Sabtu, 2 September di Hotel Bidakara. Foto oleh Heddy Lugito/Rappler

DoubleDragon to build 'biggest' hotel in Mindanao

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the Hotel 101 brand the 519 room hotel will sit on a 5 300 square meter prime commercial lot at Eco West Drive at the side of SM City Davao

BIGGEST. Hotel 101-Davao will be the largest hotel in Mindanao with 519 hotel rooms, a commercial and retail strip, and facilities to cater convention. Photos courtesy of DoubleDragon

UNIK: Hotel dengan kamar mirip penjara

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Menginap di hotel ini berasa seperti tahanan

Foto diambil dari Times

Alliance Global net income drops to P10.1 billion in 1st half of 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The group s property and fast food units temper the slower performance of its casino and liquor businesses

Resorts World Manila operator reports P312-M net loss in Q2 after attack

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:50 PM

With the casino non operational for 27 days in June gross gaming revenues fell by 21 68 to P9 2 billion in the 1st half of 2017

Personel Brimob Bali diserang, senjata dan amunisi ikut diambil

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Dalam rekaman CCTV pelaku penyerangan terlihat tiga orang

DISERANG. Anggota kepolisian melakukan olah tempat kejadian perkara (TKP) setelah terjadinya penyerangan terhadap anggota Brimob saat bertugas di kawasan Hotel Ayana, Jimbaran, Bali, Selasa, 8 Agustus. Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 PM

David Chua chairman of Travellers International Hotel Group that owns and operates Resorts World has been subpoenaed to appear on Wednesday June 21

PROBE TO END. Resorts World Manila facade two days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Proposed SEC rule to hit San Miguel, PAL Holdings, Andrew Tan firms

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:49 AM

About 68 listed Philippine firms including 4 Andrew Tan led businesses will need to sell more shares to the public if SEC hikes the minimum public float to 20

RAISE. The SEC proposed to double the minimum public float level to 20% by July 1, 2017.

More security lapses uncovered as House probes Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Testimonies from police officials and hotel security reveal a lack of coordination among those deployed to pursue gunman Jessie Carlos

SECURITY LAPSES. A policeman on standby outside Resorts World Manila as gunman Jessie Carlos attacked the hotel-casino on June 2. File photo by Ezra Arcayan/Rappler

Resorts World Manila operator vows to 'defend' gaming license

Jun 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

This comes after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation s decision to suspend the provisional license of the casino

QUIET. Firemen break several windows at the height of the fire during the attack of the casino hotel complex on June 2, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Empire East unaffected by Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Empire East will continue to invest and expand in the Philippines allocating P25 billion in capital spending budget over the next 5 years to fund its projects in Metro Manila and the south

PUSHING THROUGH. Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City is one of Empire East's projects. It is planning to build more inside and outside Metro Manila. Photo from Empire East

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Copenhagen's world famous statue of The Little Mermaid is pictured after it has been exposed to vandalism and was painted red on May 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark / Ida Marie Odgaard / Denmark OUT

Rockwell Land eyes more commercial developments to counter condo revenue cycle

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:55 PM

UPDATED Though lucrative residential properties bring little to no more revenue for developers once fully turned over

Duterte invites Tagum farmers to Manila Hotel dinner

May 10, 2017 - 12:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the farmers from Davao del Norte to give him more time to resolve their land issue with Lapanday Foods Corporation

Eagles sue Mexican 'Hotel California'

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Guests who stay at the hotel buy the owners merchandise and appear to believe that they have visited the hotel inspired by the song

EAGLES. The band sues a hotel in Mexico for insinuating that it is associated to their famous song 'Hotel California.' Screengrab from Facebook/EaglesBand

KPK tahan Miryam S. Haryani selama 20 hari ke depan

May 02, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Miryam ditahan di Rutan Klas I Jakarta Timur Cabang Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi

DITAHAN. Tersangka kasus dugaan memberi keterangan palsu dalam persidangan KTP-Elektronik Miryam S Haryani menggunakan rompi tahanan KPK dikawal petugas ketika keluar dari Gedung Merah Putih, KPK, Jakarta, Senin, 1 Mei malam. Foto oleh Reno Esnir/ANTARA

Alliance Global to build transport hub near NAIA

May 01, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This will connect the country s main international gateway to Newport City potentially increasing foot traffic to tycoon Andrew Tan s development

FOOT TRAFFIC. Alliance Global's Kevin Tan (L) says the transport hub wil be located below the newly-constructed 220-meter air-conditioned elevated bridge called Runway Manila. Photo from Megaworld website

Polisi tangkap Miryam S. Haryani di Hotel Grand Kemang

May 01, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Saat ini polisi masih melakukan pemeriksaan terhadap Miryam S Haryani di Polda Metro Jaya

DITANGKAP. Anggota Komisi V DPR, Miryam S. Haryani akhirnya ditangkap polisi di Hotel Grand Kemang pada Senin dini hari. Foto oleh ANTARA

12 ASEAN brands that have gone global

Apr 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some familiar brands in the Southeast Asian region are making their mark around the world

GOING GLOBAL. Take a look at some the regional brands that now have a global presence.

VACC fails to stop historic Army Navy club from being turned into hotel

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The next option would be to file for annulment of contract before a regional trial court

100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Restaurant staff are unable to stop them The restaurant s boss Antonio Rodriguez explains You can t do anything when there s so many of them

Temui 28 pemimpin lintas agama, Raja Salman torehkan sejarah baru

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Raja Salman mendorong agar dilakukan dialog antar agama untuk meningkatkan toleransi

LINTAS AGAMA. Presiden Joko Widodo (tengah) dan Raja Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud berfoto bersama dengan 28 tokoh agama disela-sela pertemuan di Jakarta, Jumat, 3 Maret. Foto oleh Laily Rachev/ Biropers-Setpers

Redefining space: When art and technology meet

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Green Sun gives artists and spectators a space where art and technology collide

Sandigan reprimands ex-QC exec in Manor Hotel fire for delay

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Court is extremely disappointed with the accused’s futile attempt to further delay the resolution of these cases by belatedly filing a baseless motion to dismiss the Sandiganbayan says of the former Quezon City engineer

ANTI-GRAFT COURT. The facade of the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

28 killed in Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:33 PM

3rd UPDATE The attack claimed by the Al Qaeda aligned Shabaab insurgents begins when a car loaded with explosives rams the gate of the Dayah Hotel near the Somali parliament and state house

MOGADISHU HOTEL ATTACK. Residents carry an injured man wounded during a complex attack targeting Mogadishu hotel on 25 January 2017. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/ AFP

Italy avalanche toll at 15 as helicopter crash adds to pain

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Rescuers have refused to give up hope of finding more people through the snow covered wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano

RESCUED. A handout picture released on January 23, 2017 by the Italian Firemen "Vigili del Fuoco" shows a fireman carrying a puppy found at the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain. Fabio GATTO / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP

Hopes fade for 23 missing in Italy avalanche disaster

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The latest rescues lift the total number of survivors to 11

RESCUE. This handout picture released on January 20, 2017 by the Vigili del Fuoco shows rescue operations underway at the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain, after it was engulfed by a powerful avalanche a day before. Handout / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP

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Jan 20, 2017 - 10:36 AM

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Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:10 AM

4th UPDATE The rescues mean all 4 children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday January 18 have been saved

AFTERMATH. A handout picture released on January 19, 2017 by the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico (CNSAS) shows a rescuer taking part in the salvage operations in front of the Hotel Rigopiano engulfed by a powerful avalanche in Farindola on January 19, 2017, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region. Handout photo by CNSAS/AFP

Italy quake: Up to 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel

Jan 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Local media say specialist mountain police who had reached the hotel on skis or by helicopter had begun extracting bodies

AFTER THE QUAKE. A car drives along the main road to Monterale, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region, on January 19, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro / AFP

Robinsons Land sees 7.9% boost in 2016 income

Jan 13, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Its costs and expenses however increases by 19 to P9 34 billion as opening of new malls and office buildings raised the level of its depreciation expense

HOTEL REVENUES. Robinsons Land says the 3.5% increase in hotel revenues mainly came from the relatively new hotels such as Go Hotels Iloilo, Go Hotels Ortigas Center, Go Hotels Butuan, and Summit Hotels Magnolia. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/

Megaworld opening 4 new hotels in 2017

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Within the next 3 to 5 years Megaworld hopes to see a bigger slice of hotel earnings in its revenue pie as it opens new hotels

RIDING THE BOOM. Megaworld will open the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Iloilo Business Park and the Savoy Hotel Boracay in Boracay Newcoast by first half of this year. Rappler file photo

Okada Manila set to open for Christmas preview

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Under the plan Okada Manila will have a two wing hotel with 993 rooms ranging from 55 square meters for deluxe rooms to 1 400 sqm villas

NEXT BIG THING? Tiger Entertainment unveils Kazuo Okada's US $2 billion investment in Manila dubbed to be the next grandiose entertainment complex in the region. Photo courtesy of Tiger Entertainment

Ex-QC exec seeks dismissal of graft charges over Manor Hotel fire

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Former Quezon City engineer Alfredo Macapugay is accused of allowing the hotel to operate despite violations of the National Building Code and the Fire Code

SANDIGANBAYAN. The facade of the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Avail of exclusive year-end rates at The Hotel at Green Sun

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Pay only P2 016 per night in either a Standard Twin or Standard Queen room from December 23 to December 31

Swiss Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville Crissier still in world's top 10 despite chef's suicide

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:21 AM

The Restaurant de l Hotel de Ville at Crissier comes in at a tie for 4th in the latest La Liste guide

How far can '20 Questions' take you?

Dec 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Christian Vallez brings his award winning play about youth and relationships to The Axon in Green Sun Hotel Makati City on January 2017

JIGS AND YUMI. Eri Durr and Eggy Manuel play the two – and only – characters of the play.

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23 PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth See the highlights here

Bloomberry reports turnaround profit on gaming, non-gaming units

Nov 15, 2016 - 3:55 PM

The 3rd quarter of 2016 produces the best ever quarterly VIP volume mass table drop and EGM coin in for Solaire thus far

GOOD YEAR. The owner of Solaire Resort & Casino reports a turnaround profit, driven by record revenues from gaming and non-gaming businesses. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

DoubleDragon completes acquisition deal with Hotel of Asia

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Hotel of Asia owns Hotel 101 and the master franchise for the Philippines of JinJiang Inn which is one of the largest hotel brands in Asia

A NEW VENTURE. The acquisition will enable DoubleDragon to extend its business in the hotel sector and support its thrust on focusing on recurring income businesses

How Marriott hotels monitor customers' social media posts

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:39 PM

With geo fencing technology some big businesses can listen to social media posts done within their premises

REACTIVE. Big companies such as Marriott hotels, Disney, and Pepsi use location-specific social media monitoring tools to see what their customers are up to. Photo from Marriott

Alliance Global spending over P150B for two-year expansion

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Betting on the country s growth potential Andrew Tan s investment holding firm is spending more to accelerate expansion of its businesses

AGGRESSIVE.'We continue to be optimistic about what lies ahead. That is why we have kept an aggressive capital spending plan moving forward,' Alliance Global president Kingson Sian says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

10 new dishes at EDSA Shangri-La's Summer Palace

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Black charcoal buns codfish with sea urchin pumpkin flavored peking duck wrappers and more – the Chinese restaurant and its Cantonese menu are getting a makeover

NEW DISHES. EDSA Shangri-La's Summer Palace is serving up new dishes to go with its new look. In the photo is their steamed codfish with sea urchin. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Somalia hotel attack death toll rises to 15

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:34 PM

A vehicle rams through a checkpoint and is fired on by security forces before it exploded outside the SYL hotel An earlier mentions 5 killed and 28 injured

SOMALIA CAR BOMB. A member of Somalia's security services patrols the scene of a suicide car bomb blast on August 30, 2016 in Mogadishu. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

5 dead in Shabaab suicide car bomb at Somalia hotel

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:41 PM

A police officer says the vehicle rammed through a checkpoint and was fired on by security forces before it exploded

Megaworld spending P8.5B for hotel expansion

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The developer will build a total of 5 more hotels in Boracay Manila and Cebu

GOAL. By 2020, Megaworld's Andrew Tan says his firm's 3 local hotels brands will have a total of around 3,800 hotel rooms. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler