It might still be several months away but real еstatе developer Century Properties Group Inc. said it will open Century City Mall in the last quarter of 2013, marking its entry into retail development while expanding its portfolio of upmarket projects.

“It will be the most exciting retail development in Makati City after many years. Our team of designers has gone through great lengths to create a place that is truly special. It will offer a wholly distinct retail, leisure and dining experience—from its design and store mix to its lifestyle concepts,” Century Properties Co-COO Marco Antonio said.

Upscale lifestyle center

The upscale lifestyle center will be located inside the 3.4-hectare Century City.

Residents of the newly completed Gramercy and the soon-to-open Knightsbridge Residences will be among the first to experience the new lifestyle hub, a uniquely shaped iconic structure that is now visible on Kalayaan Avenue.

Likewise, patients and doctors at the soon-to-open Centuria Medical Makati, an outpatient medical arts center at Century City, will enjoy the new shopping and dining experience that the mall will offer.

Century Properties has infused over P1 billion for the project, which was designed by the Singapore-based Broadway Malyan in collaboration with Century’s professional architecture and design team.

“Century City Mall will exemplify the best in modern retail design and architecture, while taking care in providing retail convenience and spaces that encourage interaction,” Antonio added.

More than 1,400 square meters of space in the mall basement has been dedicated to a new concept supermarket.

Luxury retail brands will occupy the mall’s first level, while lifestyle fashion brands will be on the second floor. The third level will house cinemas that utilize the latest innovations in film technology, one of which will be an ultra exclusive 80-seater theater with its own lounge.

The third level will also have retail stores such as the largest Apple reseller in Southeast Asia, as well as food and beverage shops. Al fresco dining will be situated on the fourth level, while the fifth level will have a rooftop bar.

Comfort, too, is assured at Century City Mall as it enjoys plenty of natural light and ventilation.

Heart of Century City

“We have conceived Century City Mall to be the heart of the entire Century City development. We’d like to change the way people view going to the mall through our exciting retail mix, lively cinematic environments, world-class restaurants, generous outdoor spaces, seamless WiFi and the latest smart technologies. This is a lifestyle destination whose focus is a distinguished customer experience,” Antonio said.

To learn more about Century City Mall, visit www.centurycitymall.com.ph or call  7938971/ 7935500 or 0917-8920938.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | May 19, 2013