Grand Plaza Hotel announced that its director, Antonio “Tony” Rufino, died on 28 March 2021. Rufino has been a director of the casino-hotel since 2015.
Rufino is an honorary consul of Portugal to the Philippines. He is also president of three corporations: Rufson Enterprise, Mercedes Realty and Development, ad RA Rufino Holdings.
Rufino is a nephew of the late property tycoon Vicente A. Rufino who built the third building on Ayala Avenue in 1963.