5 places to check out at City of Dreams Manila

5 reasons to visit the new City of Dreams Manila

A new gaming and entertainment destination recently opened – City of Dreams Manila has joined the ranks as one of the largest integrated resort and casino destinations in the Philippines.

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Its advertisements were much talked-about, featuring bigwigs in Hollywood including Leonardo di Caprio and Robert de Niro. When it opened, it did not disappoint. The luxurious interiors of the hotels, the dining options and the gaming floors really did open a new era of entertainment.

Don’t miss out and check out these five reasons to visit City of Dreams Manila.

1. Relax and stay at beautiful Japanese-themed Nobu Hotel

Nobu Hotel, inspired by world-famous Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has over 300 rooms all wonderfully created to give you the zen feel of Japan. Low-ceiling rooms are adorned with custom-made calligraphy, promoting “chi” or a flow of good energy.

Enjoy the swimming pool and spa services for a truly relaxing stay. And of course, don’t miss out on the highly acclaimed Nobu restaurant for a taste of Japanese fusion dishes.

2. Feel the thrill at Centerplay, the City of Dreams casino

Play your best hand at William Hill poker, or take a crack at Deal or No Deal William Hill Bingo, which is based on the popular TV game show. Or join the Reel to Millions slot tournament to get a chance to win P17 million worth of prizes.

3. Experience a different kind of nightlife at Chaos

Party with the Metro’s elite crowd at Chaos, a different kind of superclub experience featuring international DJs, acrobats and other entertainers. During its opening, singer Nicole Sherzinger was among the first to grace its stage, saying she enjoyed performing for the Manila nightlife crowd.

4. Play and explore at DreamPlay by DreamWorks

The first DreamWorks-themed interactive center, DreamPlay features some of DreamWorks’
iconic animated movies like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar.
There are different attractions to entertain both kids and the kids-at-heart. Explore Shrek’s world
at the Swamp Stomp, learn how to fly your own dragon with Hiccup, and create your own
animated 3D movie at the Dream Studio!

5. Go on a luxurious international food trip

Choose from among a wide array of restaurants to dine at in City of Dreams Manila. For noodle
lovers, Noodl8 is a must as it features different kinds of specialty noodle dishes from all over Asia.
Visit The Tasting Room for European cuisine paired with the best wine selection. Red Ginger,
meanwhile, is a Southeast Asian restaurant that’s open all-day. Try the Rendang Freshwater King
Prawns and their best-seller Nasi Goreng.

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