We’re pretty sure you’ve seen it; Okada Manila’s very plum logo is literally everywhere, from billboards along Manila’s major highways, to malls, to cars, newspapers and magazines, and every other website. This newest Japanese resort in Manila has definitely created a buzz—no, an explotion—and it’s gotten all of us excited! We can’t wait to experience Okada’s new gold standard for five-star luxury, because apart from its lavish suites and villas, the sumptuous dining options, and the impeccable service, there’s apparently more to look forward to. Here are three more awesome things to get excited about with Okada:
1. The grand fountain
If you think the Dubai Fountain and The Fountains of Bellagio are it, think again. Okada Manila’s US$30-million fountain is equivalent to 50 Olympic-size swimming pools; and if size doesn’t impress you, maybe a name would. WET, the world-famous designer and maker of the grandest fountains in the most prestigious resorts and hotels in the world, developed and constructed Okada’s fountain. WET used their creative and technical expertise to imagine and transform water, light, and sound into the largest dancing fountain in the country, which will be the most iconic feature of the property.
2. Exceptional performances by Filipino artists
Supporting local music and the brilliant Filipino artists, Okada Manila partners with Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), something that none of the other integrated resorts have done before. Okada Manila provides local artists a great opportunity to showcase their talent to a bigger global audience in its exceptional venues.
3. World-class entertainment
You can expect nothing less than a stellar entertainment experience at Okada Manila. Aside from its grand fountain, which will also serve as an amazing backdrop to wonderful performances and shows, the resort also has a 9,000sqm entertainment venue enclosed in a glass dome. Another spot which Okada takes pride in is its UV-protected indoor beach club, which is the largest in Southeast Asia, and features two expansive stages, with a minimum capacity of up to 4,500 guests.
But of course, what is a venue without an exceptional director to mount the shows? Okada Manila’s creative director and choreographer for entertainment Giulio Scatola brings with him 15 years of experience in theater and performing arts, ballet, and modern dance across the globe. A brilliant dancer and choreographer, Giulio has worked on a number of Cirque du Soleil productions, and he is set to bring to Okada’s stage world-class entertainment by world-class artists.