KONE, a Finnish elevator and escalator manufacturer, will supply 162 elevators and escalators to enable smooth people flow at the Manila Bay Resorts complex, a new casino, hotel and retail development in the Manila Bay Strip in the Philippines.
KONE will also maintain the delivered equipment for three years.
The order for the 44-hectare development includes 120 KONE S MonoSpace® elevators, four KONE TranSys(TM) freight elevators, 36 KONE TravelMaster(TM) 110 escalators, and two KONE dumbwaiters. All the delivered equipment will be connected to KONE E-link, which allows the real-time monitoring and configuration of elevators and escalators.
The Manila Bay Resorts’ casino will be open around the clock, and the three hotels in the complex will have more than 2,000 rooms. In addition to shops and restaurants, the complex will also include a glass dome covered swimming pool with a real sand beach.
“We are delighted to contribute to the smooth operation of this impressive development,” said Noud Veeger, KONE Executive Vice President and Area Director for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. “Working closely with the customer, we were able to offer solutions that are an ideal fit for the scope and specifications of the development.”
The main contractor for the development, which is due for completion in 2015, is Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based casino group Universal Entertainment Corp. The architects are GF & Partners Architects, and Pimentel Rodriguez Simbulan & Partners Architects.