SOON to be the home of the Philippine Stock Exchange, five-star hotel chains, as well as more of Asia Pacific’s business and commerce, the Bonifacio Global City has created a healthy real estate investment for both foreign and local investors.
The combined presence of iconic landmarks and the appeal of the city’s masterplanned community and state-of-the-art facilities serve as a magnet that may continue to attract local expatriates and Filipino socialites, who find their home within the confines of Bonifacio Global City.
The latest addition to this new development is a premier 16-hectare community that will change the BGC skyline.
Situated next to the institutional zone, Uptown Bonifacio is Megaworld’s newest addition to its repertoire of township developments.
A culmination of the developer’s
25 years in Philippine real estate, Megaworld has committed over $65 billion over the next 10 years to build this premier township rising on the northern part of Fort Bonifacio.
The township is modeled after New York Manhattan lifestyle that carries the company’s signature township elements of Live-Work-Play-Learn-Shop lifestyle. According to Dr. Andrew Tan, CEO of Megaworld Corp., Uptown Place Mall is envisioned to be a major shopping, dining and leisure destination in Fort Bonifacio. Their flagship mall will introduce new, innovative concepts and offerings.
Rising above the four-level Uptown Place Mall will be Uptown Parksuites. Standing 50-stories of magnificent glass sculpture, this ongoing development is a residential enclave well poised to cater to cosmopolitan lives of today’s tastemakers and trendsetters.
The seventh-floor amenity deck has a mix of indoor and outdoor attractions, and the sky lounges on the higher residential levels offer utmost comfort amid nature, while offering a full view of Manila’s cityscape. One-to four bedroom suites range from 34 to 450 square meters. For more details, contact Jeanne Ibanez, assistant sales manager, at 0917-7229312 or log on to www.themegaworldpremier.com.
Aside from the mall, the Uptown Bonifacio business district will be highlighted with modern glass towers and an architectural landscape worthy of one of Asia’s fastest-advancing cities. The Google Philippines office will soon be operating at Uptown Bonifacio, too.
Specialty food outlets
The new development also includes a row of specialty food outlets all nestled at the Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City. Located at the prime corner space of this complex is the newly opened premium Italian restaurant Salvatore Cuomo & Bar. Luigi Vera and Richie Yang of Am-Phil Group and their partners recently opened their 475-square-meter restaurant and bar serving the finest Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine.
The restaurant is part of a food empire built by Salvatore Cuomo himself, a celebrated Italian chef, restaurateur and a famous personality hailed as the pioneer of Neapolitan pizza in Japan.
Somewhere between casual and fine dining is premium casual dining, one where guests can look forward to good quality food and premium service in an elegant restaurant without the stiff ambiance, and enjoy a fine meal.
This is the kind of experience that Salvatore Cuomo provides, a restaurant that is both modern and elegant, where guests are greeted with a hearty “buon giorno” at the door. Its high ceilings and exposed pipes give the place an industrial feel. Lighting and furniture pieces were carefully selected and approved by the restaurant’s Japanese principals, while a water feature in front of the restaurant ties in the beautiful architecture.
Chill cosmopolitan interiors
Japanese interior designer Etsuko Yamamoto created the chill cosmopolitan interiors with an impressive open-kitchen design. She told me at the opening that she sourced the stunning wooden tables from a local supplier.
True to his Italian heritage, Salvatore Cuomo is known for his exacting standards in demanding the best raw materials and ingredients for his dishes. During the early stages of construction, Cuomo flew to Manila to check local sources and determine if these would pass his standards.
For Neapolitan specialties, Salvatore Cuomo & Bar is located at the ground floor of Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City. Call 9463072 and 9463073 for inquiries and reservations.