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Asia's first luxe Nobu Hotel to open in Manila gaming complex

Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, gestures next to actor Robert De Niro (C) and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, gestures next to actor Robert De Niro (C) and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014....more

Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, gestures next to actor Robert De Niro (C) and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Lawrence Ho, Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, answers questions during a interview in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd , mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila-based City of Dreams casino-resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp . REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Lawrence Ho, Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, answers questions during a interview in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion...more

Lawrence Ho, Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, answers questions during a interview in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd , mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila-based City of Dreams casino-resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp . REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Actor Robert De Niro (C) gestures between Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Actor Robert De Niro (C) gestures between Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo...more

Actor Robert De Niro (C) gestures between Lawrence Ho (L), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa during a news conference in Manila January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Lawrence Ho (C), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, leads a toast during a ceremony in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd , mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila-based City of Dreams casino-resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Lawrence Ho (C), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, leads a toast during a ceremony in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion...more

Lawrence Ho (C), Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, leads a toast during a ceremony in Manila January 27, 2014. Luxury boutique hotel chain Nobu will set up its first Asia hotel in a $1.3 billion Philippines gambling complex operated by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd , mainly targeting wealthy Chinese punters. The Manila-based City of Dreams casino-resort is a joint venture of Melco Crown and local leisure firm Belle Corp. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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