The General Manager of the Crown Towers and Nobu hotels in Manila’s booming City of Dreams gaming, events and leisure complex has an illustrious hotel pedigree. In an interview, he shares insights into his events and leisure businesses and outlines his vision.
On a grey-blue sea, ferries scuttle about in bright sunshine. A cruise liner looms at its mooring, while in the distance a low-cone-shaped sleeping volcano rises from the harbour – an unmistakable clue to the city I’ve recently arrived in.
Just off Saigon’s heaving, teeming Ben Thanh market, up a discreet flights of steps in a pencil-thin precinct reminiscent of apartments in Paris or New York, is a hidden gem: the 21-room Anpha Boutique Hotel.