Century City Mall, the P1-billion retail complex developed by Century Properties Group (CPG) on Kalayaan Ave. in Makati City, will open its doors to the public Monday.

The newest shopping mall to be built in Makati in close to a decade is located within CPG’s planned eight-building development called Century City Makati.

This shopping mall marks CPG’s debut into the shopping mall development business, and expands its recurring income with 17,000 square meters of net leasable space contracted out to more than 100 tenants, including Rustan’s supermarket, which is located on the basement level.

“We are bringing our experience and expertise in property development into this exciting new venture,” CPG co-chief operating officer Marco Antonio said in a statement. “With its exciting mix of tenants, Century City Mall is a good addition to the current roster of retail experiences in Makati City. We will work to continuously improve the shopping experience in our mall, and we look forward to opening more shops in the coming weeks.”

The mall can be accessed via two routes: The first is on Kalayaan Avenue near the corner of Salamanca Street, and the second is on General Luna Street coming from Makati Avenue.

Valet services are available and there are three basement floors open for visitors’ parking.

Apart from offering an array of retail and dining establishments, Century City Mall also has four 100-percent digital projection cinemas.

Three high-end theaters are equipped with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Systems, while the fourth is a premiere cinema with 60 fully automated leather seats and a 7.1 Dolby Atmos Surround Sound system.

The mall will directly serve two of CPG’s completed towers—the Gramercy Residences and Knightsbridge Residences.

It will also serve residents of the villages of San Miguel, Bel-Air 1 and 2, Urdaneta, Legaspi and Salcedo, as well as employees of Makati corporate offices and nearby residents.

Apart from Rustan’s Supermarket, opening in the new mall are fashion and beauty stores Desigual, Fresh/H20, Beauty Bar, Crabtree & Evelyn, Hush Puppies, Izod, Marc Coblen, Marilou Jewelry, Philip Stein, Swarovski, TW Steel and Victorinox.

For food and dining enthusiasts, there are XO46 Bistro Filipino, Azurro Bistro and Restaurant, Early Bird Breakfast Club, Isla Café, Pepper Lunch, Starbucks Coffee, TWG Tea, ChaTime and Mochi Sweets.

Al fresco dining areas will also open in the coming months.

At the cinemas on Level 3, Taters, a franchise of Toby’s Estate coffee, as well as ChaTime and Ikkoryu are open.

CaliBurger has opened on Level 4—the popular US burger joint’s first branch in the Philippines.

Dimensione, Dyson, Howards Storage World, The Office Warehouse, Sony, Studio Fix Salon, and Alter To Fit are also open.

Since it was founded 28 years ago, Century Properties has delivered 744,576 square meters of premier residential and office space in and outside Metro Manila.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | February 16, 2014