Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 26, 2017
This year of the Fire Rooster is said to be an auspicious year for gaming. To take advantage of this, publicly listed MJC Investments Corp. (MJIC)—a partnership between Asia’s oldest horse racing club Manila Jockey Club Inc. (MJC) and a Hong Kong-based investor group—will enter the tourism-gaming action, holding fort in Greater Chinatown.
Sometime in April, Winford Hotel & Casino will have a grand opening at the San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park in Sta. Cruz, Manila, occupying part of the land where the old Manila Jockey horse racing track has been redeveloped into an urban oasis. The new entertainment complex is already partially operational.
Winford Hotel, with its reflective exterior golden glass walls reminiscent of gaming hubs in Macau, was built by renowned architect Jose Pedro Recio of Rchitects Inc., while structural works were done by Sy Inc. & Associates Structural Engineers.