City of Dreams Manila is an ‘integrated resort’ that includes three 5 star hotels plus a wide range of retail and restaurants and other leisure and gaming availability all under one roof.
The second casino and resort to rise in the Entertainment City complex, City of Dreams saw its doors open with a soft opening on December 14, 2014, and a grand opening on February 2, 2015. It celebrated its inauguration with a bang through the Concert of Dreams, which featured local talents like Gary Valenciano and Zsa Zsa Padilla, as well as international stars like Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland.
City of Dreams is a sister resort to City of Dreams in Macau, but it has its own unique Manila flair that makes it stand out. The resort has six hotel towers with 938 rooms, including Nobu Hotel, Nuwa (formerly known as Crown Towers), and a Hyatt Regency Hotel.
City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila is a complex containing three hotels, a casino, and numerous restaurants. In our travels, we stayed at all three hotels. The Hyatt was the oldest of the three, the least expensive, and at times, the most crowded.
When we stayed at the Hyatt, we had an unattractive city view with a flooded parking lot below our window. On the plus side, there was a nice pool area, great shower, good air conditioning, comfortable double beds, lots of towels in the bathroom, and a night light. Put your room card in the slot by the door to turn on the lights.
Toiletries were in an ugly little box on the counter. They do offer a free shuttle to Mall of Asia that runs from 11:00 am until 2:00 am. There was a small fruit platter with an apple, orange, and banana The lobby was extremely smoky and disorganized. The casino, as expected, is busy Friday and Saturday nights.
Note – of all three hotels at the City of Dreams Manila the Hyatt had the lowest airport transportation $50 US versus $80 US from Nobu. Ask for a garden view.
City of Dreams Manila: Casual Dining Restaurants
Nobu Restaurant is the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant. Home to innovative cuisine that puts a brand new spin on traditional dishes, Nobu is home to modern Japanese food at its finest.
Crystal Dragon is home to authentic regional Chinese dishes, as well as premium Cantonese fare. It serves lunch and dinner a la carte, as well as dim sum, fine Chinese teas, and exclusive Chef’s recommendations.
For a top-of-the-line experience, head to the Crystal Lounge, a premium lounge and bar that offers a variety of Western and Asian light meals. Guests can treat themselves to Filipino, Korean, Chinese, and Western snacks and light meals in an a la carte menu, as well as one-of-a-kind cocktails with a modern flair.
Looking for a spot to snack and relax after a dip in the pool? Head on over to Breezes at Nuwa Tower 2. An exclusive tropical cocktail and pool bar, Breezes has an extensive whiskey, wine, rum, and spirits selection. It also offers Cuban and local cigars for the enjoyment of patrons.
If an exclusive dining experience is what you’re after, go to Hide Yamamoto to experience one of four different menus by Chef Hide Yamamoto, a 2010 Global Award recipient. Hide Yamamoto is home to some of the finest fresh fish and sushi in the country, and their ramen is among the best.
Finally, nothing says hearty meal like a great serving of steak, and that’s exactly what Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse and Bar has to offer diners. A classic steakhouse with a contemporary yet comfortable layout, it’s a definite go-to for meat lovers.
Members and VIP looking for more exclusive dining experiences can take their pick, as well. Qi Long Hin is a 24-hour, members-only dining room and lounge with Asian and International Cuisine. Li Ying Lounge is a private gaming area with a 76-seat dining lounge and two private dining rooms, promising great food and privacy. And finally, for VVIPs Li Ying Hin offers tailored food and beverage service to enjoy at your leisure.
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