City of Dreams Manila Opens THE GARAGE: A First Of Its Kind In The Philippines

Celebrities Dan Huschka and Julian Trono at the Mario Kart Arcade GP VR.

City of Dreams Manila is changing the landscape of entertainment and dining as it unveils The Garage last October 14.

The new attraction is a VR Zone and food park that enables guests to delve into the immersive experience of virtual reality entertainment and delight in great food from the carefully curated selection of food and beverage trucks and trailers.

Bandai Namco Amusement from Japan, one of the world’s leading video game development and production companies, provides the virtual reality experience at the VR Zone.

City of Dreams Manila’s Lifestyle Media Preview of The Garage with VR Zone produced by Bandai Namco Amusement. Shown on photo during the ceremonial opening of the VR Zone at The Garage: City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Benning flanked by Bandai Namco Amusement Managers Yukiharu Tamiya and Ryuichi Osada.

“The Garage is City of Dreams Manila’s latest attraction that features unique entertainment activities in partnership with Bandai Namco Amusement. With their creativity and cutting-edge technology, we are honored and delighted to partner with them, and together blaze a trail in delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences that go beyond gaming and recreation in the Philippines”, Kevin Benning, City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer, said.

At the Grand Opening of The Garage, City of Dreams Manila’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Benning and Bandai Namco Amusement’s General Manager, Produce Department 3, Produce Division, Product Business Company sealed their partnership for the first VR Zone in Southeast Asia at the luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila.

Set to be a thrilling attraction for millennials and family outings, The Garage will feature an exhilarating line up of games at the VR Zone in partnership with Bandai Namco: Mario Kart Arcade GP VR which was developed by Bandai Namco under license from Nintendo, Hospital Escape Terror, and Ski Rodeo.

“Bandai Namco Amusement is honored to partner with luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila and bring to this exciting destination our first VR Zone entertainment facility in Southeast Asia. We are pleased to bring outside of Japan and to The Garage immersive, multi-sensory and fun activities to Filipinos and foreign guests with our unique VR activities.” Kunihisa Yagisita, Bandai Namco’s General Manager said.

The Garage interiors – dining area and food carts

The virtual reality experience provided by a leader in video digital entertainment development is complemented by quality food and beverage choices offered by the hippest and contemporary food and beverage partners and the resort’s own talented staff. The enticing gastronomic delights consist of Japanese, Filipino, American, Vietnamese, Mexican and Italian fare; a chocolate shop; and a bar for beverage and spirits, which have been carefully curated to redefine casual dining. The 10 outlets set to whet the crowd’s appetite are: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Katsu Sora, Pink’s Hot Dog, Little Flour, Farmacy, , El Chupacabra, Pizza Grigliata, and three outlets operated by the luxury resort –Chocol8, Juiced and The Roaster.

The Garage’s VR Zone with the 4-player Mario Kart Arcade GP VR

Situated in a 2,714-square meter air-conditioned space, the 563-capacity new facility set in modern industrial interiors, is designed by award-winning Paris-based creative design agency, Malherbe Design in collaboration with Westar Architectural Design, a group known for its strong sensitivity to contemporary design aesthetics. The Garage is further given life and vibrancy with graffiti works of two prominent names in the Philippine street art scene: Kookoo Ramos and Dee Jae Paeste.

The Garage’s VR Zone with the Hospital Escape Terror.

The Garage, situated at the upper ground level towards the end of The Shops at the Boulevard, will be the latest unique entertainment facility at the luxury integrated resort after DreamPlay, the only DreamWorks-inspired play space in the world. For the ease of guests, the new facility offers the resort’s customary free parking spaces.

Strategically located at the heart of Entertainment City, City of Dreams Manila is easily accessible in close proximity to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, SM Mall of Asia and other key destinations.

The much-awaited opening of The Garage is a testament to the resort’s commitment in trailblazing and delivering extraordinary entertainment and leisure experiences that go beyond gaming and recreation. For more information, visit cityofdreamsmanila.com.

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