Clark in Pampanga has transformed from a gateway to many tourist spots up North to a popular destination for metro residents seeking a quick respite from the buzz and pollution.
Numerous venues and activities await local and international tourists in this sprawling cosmopolitan metropolis. Duty-free shopping outlets, various dining establishments, golf courses, world-class convention centers and more make Clark a promising hub for business and leisure—minus the hustle and bustle and more of lush greenery and fresh air.
Vacation spots abound Clark, and one of these is premier one-stop leisure destination Widus Hotel and Casino. Located in the middle of Clark Freeport Zone's commercial Area, Widus (a play on the phrase “with us’’) is the youngest and most luxurious property in Clark, to date.
The Korean-owned hotel has everything one may need for the ultimate staycation. From elegant and spacious rooms and suites to an assortment of food and drink outlets to large function rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, Widus has these covered.
There are other fun activities a short walk or a quick drive away from the hotel.
But, perhaps, what makes the stay in Widus more exciting is its Las Vegas-style casino. High rollers or even newbie gamblers can try their luck at the 4,500-square meter gaming space on the ground floor which features slot machines and gaming tables.
The hotel and its casino are quite popular among foreign tourists, expats and locals. To sustain its success, Widus was expanded, raising the bar for topnotch gaming entertainment.
Launched recently, the bigger space has allowed the hotel to almost double the number of tables, from 27 to 52 which comes with new and exciting games such as Money Wheel and Progressive Texas Hold 'Em Poker—in addition to baccarat, blackjack, pontoon, roulette and other games.
From 150, another 100 slot machines with new games like Konami Brothers of Fortune, LOL Deluxe, and Aristocrat Prosperity are added.
Should guests in groups prefer to play privately, there are VIP Salons, where higher stakes are offered, to accommodate them.
For those who want to take a break from gambling or want to witness it without partaking in, the casino's Malt Bar now offers more flavorful fares and refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions. It also comes with a stage area designed for nightly acoustic and lounge performances.
"These improvements add to the glamorous experience guests can enjoy at the Widus Hotel and Casino. The atmosphere will surely elicit delight and euphoria that only we can offer in Clark," said president and chief executive Daesik Han during the official launch of the expanded casino.
During the launch night in November last year, Widus Hotel and Casino raffled off a brand new MINI Cooper which was given to frequent guest, South Korean Lim Joo An.
Pampanga is more popularly known as a dining destination, a fact which Widus also takes pride in. Taste local and international flavors at its all-day dining restaurant, Salt Resto.
For brief meetings and light snacks, there's Coffee. Good food and live band entertainment are combined in Prism Lounge. The Pool Bar offers a great spot to lounge and sip refreshing drinks after a few laps in the pool.