You don’t have to be a Millennial to love what’s shakin’ up north.
With our economy on an upswing, there’s no stopping the rise of urban hubs that are tailored to specific lifestyles. Strategically positioned to be Quezon City’s first complete business district, Vertis North, the investment partnership of Ayala Land, Inc. and the National Housing Authority (NHA) promises to excite.
The 30-hectare mixed-use estate is targeted to house SEDA hotel, a mall, three office towers, six residential towers, and a sprawling two-hectare park. Of these, two are currently open: Seda Hotel and Ayala Malls Vertis North, the country’s first Millennial Mall. Tagged to make people feel “more alive” these two developments are expected to take the urban leisure experience north of the Metro to new highs.
The First Millennial Shopping Complex
Only 20 percent of the mall is presently operational; the rest should be up and running by Christmas, so expect its quirky, adventurous vibe to generate a lot of buzz by then.
According to Rowena Tomeldan, Head of Ayala Malls, “It’s a hip-lifestyle community center designed for the northern community that is free-spirited, wired, and socially active. It is a place of ultimate leisure and entertainment that fuses advanced technology with art and passion to create a series of exciting innovations.”
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Whatever it is that excites you, this mall promises unexpected delight: from cutting-edge hologram and augmented reality experiences at Japan Town, to interactive retail and dining concepts at Korean Town, to the food parks and start-up concepts at Urban Turf.
The Green Strip invites dining in style, al fresco, in a refreshing garden space where fashion and food meet, with the likes of Harlan + Holden Cafe, Pound, Sunnies Cafe, Barcino, and Scout’s Honor.
Then, get ready to “train different” at UFC Gym, or relish the ultimate blockbuster experience with A-Giant, touted as the country’s biggest movie screen. For cine-philes, the mall’s three cinemas are equipped with Dolby Atmos technology that transports you right to the center of the action. However, Cinema 2 stands out as the home of A-Giant, the country’s largest cinema screen to date.”
At long last, Seda
Quezon City will never be the same again. Despite being a premier urban growth area, it has been a while since residents, workers, and transients experienced a bit of ritz in the city. Soaring 24 stories high and featuring 438 well-equipped guest rooms and suites, and multiple function rooms, Seda Vertis North is out to shake the status quo with its classy leisurely vibe.
According to Al Legaspi, president and CEO of Ayala Hotels and Resorts Corp., “Seda Vertis North is thoughtfully designed and conceptualized to weave destination, service, and value into an exceptional hospitality experience that complements the district’s active atmosphere.”
This is the Ayala Land formula at work for the busy urbanite: an emergent northern community that promises easy access to work and play, matched with multiple open spaces that nurture a spirit of community and closeness to nature. If the idea of going home after a long day’s work becomes less of a task and something to look forward to, then AVIDA’s new residential developments should make for a valuable investment over time.
Avida Towers Vita is the first residential condominium to rise at the heart of Quezon City, completes this bespoke community. Construction of Tower 1 was finished last March 2017. It is now ready for occupancy. Tower 2 is targeted for completion by September this year, while Tower 3 should be up by February next year. A second development, Avida Towers Sola, is expected to be operational by 2021.
Both developments are located along the bustling EDSA-North Avenue junction, which means residents will be enjoying the best of sustainable city living. Commuter options are easily accessible because bus and jeepney stations and the Metro Rail System are a walk away from the mall areas.
And if you want to take a break from the regular fare, the quaint dining spots along Tomas Morato, Maginhawa, and Banawe are a quick drive away.
“As an enterprising city, Vertis North… (fulfills) the promise of developing a regional gateway to the north and a growth accelerator for every scale of business, among other things,” says Jay Teodoro Head of Vertis North Estate .
As with all Ayala Land projects, this mix of commercial, residential and leisure facilities have been thoughtfully conceived to give northern living the quality boost that it has long deserved.