Balikbayan Magazine October/November 2013



The sterling performance of the Philippine economy has ushered the emergence of new property developments to respond to the nation’s upward growth and rising demands. Top real estate developers have thus cast their sights on key cities in Metro Manila, to raise developments worthy of 21st century cosmopolitan living.

Megaworld, the country’s premier residential condominium developer and BPO office landlord, is at the forefront of the industry. With an impressive (and unequaled) portfolio of more than 305 completed projects, the company is transforming the metropolitan landscape.

Not only does Megaworld hold the biggest land bank with the best strategic placement in Metro Manila, it uses this land for the cultivation of some of the metro’s premier lifestyle townships.

The company’s “LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN-SHOP” lifestyle concept, as seen in the country’s first IT park, Eastwood City, has proven itself a successful formula. This has been replicated in the townships of Newport City, home to Resorts World Manila in Pasay; and also in Manhattan Garden City located in Cubao. Soon to join these communities will be the Mactan Newtown in Cebu and the Iloilo Business Park.

This time, the Fort will experience the world class community produced by this winning formula, on a higher scale. Megaworld at the Fort replicates its blueprint within its township properties – Forbes Town Center, McKinley Hill and Uptown Bonifacio – with additional elements to fit Manila’s newest CBD.

Strategic location, global inspiration, intelligent design, profitable investment, and complete community. These elements together consolidate the townships developed by Megaworld as premier real estate choices.

The Fort comprises the focal point of Megaworld’s latest ventures as a truly global city with extensive growth potential, increasing property values and unlimited opportunities. The area offers world class healthcare and education with St. Luke’s Global City, and the international schools of the US, Britain, Japan, China and Korea. Also available at the Fort are the finest dining, nightlife and luxury options Manila has to offer. A feast for the senses at every stop, the Fort boasts endless restaurant choices including Wild Flour, Sunshine Kitchen, Aracama and Mamou. Manila’s hottest bars and nightclubs, namely Privé, Imperial, Draft, URBN and Hyve; as well as the city’s most exclusive country clubs, Manila Polo Club and Manila Golf Club, can only be found here. Lastly you will find the world’s top business and commercial establishments’ head offices and premier branches in the vicinity. It is no question that the Fort is the future of Metro Manila.

The townships of Megaworld at the Fort adhere to international standards and push forward the boundaries of what is locally available. Inspiration is taken from around the globe and is incorporated into Megaworld’s designs to bring those world-class elements to Manila in a way that works with the local dynamic. The country’s economy is taking off, and it is apt to finally bask in first-world status through developments such as these.

Megaworld’s superior location and design elements, coupled with its complete and holistic lifestyle concept, make for smart investments with assured value appreciation. Its townships at the Fort are tailor-made to accommodate the modern lifestyle, offering the utmost of 21st century community.

UPTOWN BONIFACIO: The Faces of Luxury

Luxury reaches new heights at Uptown Bonifacio, Megaworld’s newest township in The Fort. This 15-hectare community will be the grounds for all new residential condominiums and mixed use business and commercial developments optimally designed for cosmopolitan living.

With a location fitting to the elite of one of Asia’s fastest advancing cities, Uptown Bonifacio is well placed to cater to the fast paced lives of today’s young professionals and growing families alike. In the heart of Bonifacio Global City, the township will be within the vicinity of several of the new CBD’s popular landmarks, such as Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, the Mind Museum, Bonifacio Highstreet, and the Fort Strip. First footsteps away.

Within the township is a complete community of its own. Live luxuriously in the residences of Uptown Bonifacio; work in the top grade office sites; and play at the high end commercial center at your doorstep. The township undeniably provides the foundations of a cosmopolitan lifestyle while also affording residents comfortable abodes that successfully eliminate those perenial problems of the metro. Uptown Bonifacio not only upholds international standards of living, but introduces to Manila different faces of luxury to suit the tastes of the privileged.

ONE UPTOWN RESIDENCE: Nature’s Face of Luxury

Nature is the driving inspiration behind One Uptown Residence. A 35 to 44 storey building offering 1 to 4 bedroom units, the residence is designed with several green features that celebrate a strong commitment to the environment.

The elegantly wrought glass and aluminum exterior of One Uptown Residence features a 20-meter (6 storey) water cascade and man-made lagoon. In addition, the building is designed to include a green wall and several sky gardens that provide a refreshing diversion from the urbanized location. These along with the building’s other comprehensive amenities serve to harmonize the spirit of Mother Nature and the ingenuity of man. These include a swimming pool complex with an in-pool lounge and wooden sundeck, a zen garden, an alfresco lounge, a gym and aerobics room, a yoga room, indoor and outdoor play areas, a game room, a basketball court and multi-purpose function rooms.

This interpretation of modernity seeks to inspire with its conservation of nature, and also to comfort with its elegant design and surroundings. Live green and live luxuriously at One Uptown Residence, nature’s face of luxury.

UPTOWN RITZ: The Glamorous Face of Luxury

The only all suite address in Uptown Bonifacio, Uptown Ritz is the embodiment of glamour. A 45 storey condominium offering 2 to 4 bedroom units, each one is designed to accommodate the whims of opulence.

With a grand lobby on the ground floor and low density large units occupying the residential levels, the 7th floor is dedicated to a bi-level amenity deck. Here you will find a swimming pool complex with an in-pool longe and wooden sundeck, a bi-level gym and nursery, a children’s play area, a business center and lastly, multi-purpose function rooms for the most glamorous social gatherings or corporate events.

This interpretation of modernity is all about the glitz and glamour; it is about the exclusive. Posh living has come to Manila. Live large at Uptown Ritz, the metro’s glamorous face of luxury.

UPTOWN PARKSUITES: The Privileged Face of Luxury

Third of the luxurious conduminiums at Uptown Bonifacio is Uptown Parksuites, where privilege is put above all else. Standing at 50 storeys, the condominium offers 1 to 4 bedroom units and boasts comprehensive amenities that prioritize comfort to the utmost.

A unique feature of this development, spacious and comfortable sky lounges are found on six of the residential levels. This allows residents to rest and relax in a serene enclave towering above the cityscape. Further amenities are found on the 5th floor amenity deck that features wifi internet access. These amenities include a swimming pool and spa complex with an in-pool lounge and wooden sundeck, a meditation area, a reflexology walk, a gym and fitness center, an outdoor fitness area, a children’s playground and daycare, a game room, a picnic and hammock area, a dry garden, a reading nook, a business center, a laundromat and a multi-purpose hall with pre-function areas.

This interpretation of modernity caters to those who appreciate all the best comforts the world has to offer. While the building itself houses comprehensive leisure features, the township offers the best of the cosmopolitan lifestyle with top international business and commercial establishments. Cosmopolitanism has found a home at Uptown Parksuites, the privileged face of luxury.


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MCKINLEY HILL: A Marriage Between the Elegance of the Mediterranean and the Dynamism of Manila

A taste of Europe in the tropics, Megaworld’s largest township development, McKinley Hill, is the perfect LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN-SHOP community. With a land bank of 50 hectares (500,000sqm) in Fort Bonifacio, the township’s LIVE element consists of 8 residential developments that span 34 residential towers, over 4,700 apartments, and 482 residential lots. In addition, McKinley Hill has 15 office buildings with over 270,000sqm office space, 3 international schools, 3 foreign embassies and also an upcoming commercial center. To choose McKinley Hill is not merely a property investment, but an investment in a complete and holistic lifestyle.

Inspired by cities in Italy and Spain, McKinley Hill exudes beauty, class and elegance. Unique in Manila, the township’s Mediterranean design allows for a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. The township, as a development from a single company, is master planned to accommodate all the important aspects of a holistic life. It borrows from the landscapes of Southern Europe and incorporates this into the South East Asian dynamic in a way that works. This is proven by the consistent value appreciation and profitability in the area.

Megaworld has mastered the art of township development. Be a part of this complete community; Bask in the ambience of the Mediterranean while living out the dynamism of Metro Manila. Choose developments that work with your lifestyle. Choose townships that inspire modernization.

THE VENICE: The Romance of Italy

The world’s most romantic city, reinvented at McKinley Hill. The Venice Luxury Residences, inspired by its namesake, incorporates Venetian architecture and landscapes, including a grand canal that flows through the township center. The development consists of 7 towers, ranging from 22 to 31 storeys, and offering studio to 3 bedroom units.
The Venetian inspiration takes root in the buildings’ exterior, resembling the shape of a ferro – a gondola’s uniquely shaped iron head. Each of the seven towers are also intricately built and embrased in lush greenery. This ambience continues inside where a grand lobby is complemented by high ceilings and tall glass curtains. The 7 towers share a podium level amenity area that includes landscaped gardens (sculpture garden, rock garden, meditation garden, pocket garden and palm court), 2 swimming pool complexes with a spa, sauna and jacuzzi, a gym and fitness station, a tennis court, badminton courts, and a children’s playground. None will lack for inspiration or amusement in this development.

The Mediterranean lifestyle celebrated in and out. Fall in love with the Venice.

VICEROY: Vital. Vibrant. Very You.

Young and modern. These are the driving characteristics of the Viceroy, the newest executive residence conduminium in McKinley Hill. With 4 towers, each standing at 22 storeys and offering studio and 1 bedroom units,  young professionals and starting families can feel at home.

This place is ideal for those with young souls, passionate minds and big dreams. Perfectly suited to cater to a holistic lifestyle, the development is equipped with a podium level amenity deck that includes the following: a swimming pool complex with an in-pool lounge and wooden sundeck, a gym and outdoor fitness station, a children’s playground and day care center, a clubhouse, courtyard gardens, a laundromat and function rooms.

Choose a holistic lifestyle and embrace the vital, the vibrant, the you – at the Viceroy.

THE FLORENCE: Life is Beautiful

The image of Europe has evolved over the ages. This idea is apparent in the Florence, McKinley Hill’s newest residential development. Named after an Italian city famed for its lush greenery, the Florence is the township’s first and only gated garden community. With 3 towers, ranging from 22 to 28 storeys and offering 1 to 3 bedroom units, The Florence diverges from all other residential developments at McKinley Hill by introducing a modern exterior façade.

This development’s grey and white curvilinear façade stands out from the otherwise traditional European inspired architecture at McKinley Hill. Upholding the idea of modern living is the 3rd floor bi-level amenity deck which includes a swimming pool complex with an in-pool lounge and wooden sundeck, a bi-level gym and fitness center, an outdoor fitness area, a children’s playground and day care center, a game room, a business center, a bar & lounge, a laundromat, and function rooms.

The Florence is unique in that each of its units offers at least 1 balcony at the living and dining area. The development also has loft units available. Its location in the township furthermore makes it the most private residential condominium in McKinley Hill, surrounded by premier residential developments, the Stamford, Morgan, Viceroy and The Venice. With its contemporary design, its lush gardens, its private quality, and its comprehensive amenities, the Florence brings modern European living to Manila.


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