Power people choose Greenbelt Madison

Press Release, July 2009

Are you motivated, in control and determined? Then you’re a person of power and should have the finest that the city has to offer. The best place for you is Greenbelt Madison, the ultimate power address.

Greenbelt Madison is along Sotto Street and Salcedo Street in Legaspi Village, and walking distance from Ayala Avenue. This means that you are only minutes away from important corporate towers, banks and offices both local and international. Another major road nearby is Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, which can lead you to Makati’s major power points.

Some of these points include centers for postgraduate studies such as the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Ateneo Professional Schools – perfect for that MBA you’re planning to take. Main commercial centers in the area are Greenbelt and Glorietta, as well as Landmark and SM Makati. With the variety and options available to you, shopping is both fun and challenging. You are also just a stone’s throw away from the latest restaurants and trendiest new bars.

Standing 31 stories high, Greenbelt Madison towers over the CBD and gives you a breathtaking view of the vibrant metropolis you belong to. Floors 8 – 31 contain both studio and 2 bedroom units, while the 7th level podium has 6 elite executive studios. All of the units are fully furnished. Each studio unit has a Sony 21 inch flat screen TV, Toshiba Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Air Conditioner, Microwave Oven, Dining Table Set, and Sofa, among other things. The 2 bedroom units have even more features, such as a kitchen cabinet set and entertainment cabinet.

Power people have busy days and need to maximize their time, which is why Greenbelt Madison has a laundromat and gym within the premises. There’s no need to travel outside to have your clothes washed, or do your workout. These amenities are both convenient, and time-saving. Other amenities include an indoor spa and 15 meter lap pool which is perfect for those who wish to keep fit, and a sitting area and playground for those with children.

For those who want to stretch their jogging legs and enjoy a bit of greenery, there’s the Legaspi Mini-Park and the Greenbelt Park close by. If you’re more into the arts and theatre, Onstage Greenbelt at Greenbelt 1 features both well-known and new plays, musicals included. The Ayala Museum and the Yuchengo Museum provide some culture and history in the midst of modern Makati. Other major landmarks in the area are Renaissance Makati City Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Manila, and Makati Medical Center.

Greenbelt Madison has 24/7 security and strictly monitored entry points and CCTV, for your utmost safety. There are provisions for cable and internet, which means you can keep abreast of current events in various industries and send important emails from your home.  The 2-level basement parking and 5-level podium parking means that you never have to worry about parking your car in Makati.

Whatever you need, you can find in and around Greenbelt Madison. It’s not only the place for power people, but a place of power itself.

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The gift of pleasure at Manhattan Garden City

Press Release, January 2009

Experience the luxurious lifestyle inspired by New York’s famous upper-East side in one of the prime spots of the Araneta Center: Manhattan Garden City. This exciting venture between Megaworld Corporation and the Araneta Center is the country’s foremost transit-oriented, garden- themed community.

Both of the residential blocks, the Manhattan Parkway Residences and the Manhattan Parkview Residences, are composed of three towers each. Multicolored lights illuminate not just these, but all 20 towers of the picturesque development. Views of Manila Bay and the Araneta Center skyline can be enjoyed from suites with large windows and balconies.

Aside from the executive studio and one bedroom suites, residents are given the choice to combine suites to create roomier living areas and two to three bedroom suites. Multi-level parking, 24/7 security and a backup power generator make your home safe and convenient. All the towers in the area are linked to the 729 meter long garden walkway which leads to the transit stations.

The development’s distinctive aspect is its direct link to the LRT-2 and MRT-3 train stations. There is no other residential condominium that has this extremely advantageous feature. You can reach various parts of the city within minutes, such as the Makati and Ortigas business districts, Quezon City, Manila and Marikina. Also, both the LRT-2 and MRT-3 are connected to the LRT-1 so you can even travel all the way to Paranaque while avoiding the traffic.

The amenities and facilities of the Manhattan Parkview Residences are particularly impressive and wide-ranging. “We have more than 20 different amenities at Manhattan Parkview Residences, the second phase of Manhattan Garden City. All of these provide a different relaxation experience for our residents, from the passive to the very active pastimes,” says Anthony Yu, the President of Megaworld Central Properties Inc.

Whether you want to invigorate your body and mind at the outdoor spa, or manage sudden business needs at the function room and business center, you’re sure to find a specific amenity for your every need at the Parkview Residences. Residents who are into sports will appreciate the basketball and tennis court, complete with bleachers. Youngsters and those who are young at heart are sure to enjoy the game room.

The garden plaza is perfect for a bit of yoga, meditation, or just relaxing with a good book. There is a delightful circular fountain plaza and sculpture water feature, both of which have unique paving patterns. Other places where one can rest and enjoy the peaceful scenery include a cabana with a fabric roof, and an inviting pergola on the trellised canopy walkway. There are also tree-lined sitting areas near the transfer pavilion.

Sun worshippers can get a tan while resting at the pool deck or landscaped sun deck, then cool off at the 20-meter lap pool. Further additions include a shallow water foot bath and palm court. There is also a bubble pool for children, and a water play pool. At the Manhattan Garden City, you can give yourself over to the pleasure and beauty of your surroundings while still staying fit and healthy.

Within the neighborhood there are numerous diversions and malls that are easily accessible. There is the Gateway Mall, Araneta Coliseum, and Shoemart Cubao to name a few. And since there are pocket gardens scattered across the walkways and footbridges, moving from one location to the next is a soothing visual treat. For those with vehicles, there are multi-level parking areas per tower and strategically located entry and exit points to ensure that traffic goes as smoothly as possible.

Yu is enthusiastic about the ongoing progress of this exceptional community. “Even more amenities await residents at the upcoming phases of Manhattan Garden City. They can expect more innovative and much better amenities from the leading residential condominium developer – Megaworld.”

McKinley Hill to host BMW car show

Press Release, August 2008

Watch out for the BMW Product Experience at McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio from August 11 – 17, 2008. During the week-long exclusive BMW car show, guests will marvel at the wide range of luxurious and dynamic automobiles, including the world’s first Sport Activity Coupe – the all-new BMW X6.

BMW AG Product Trainer Herbert Grünsteidl, arriving all the way from Germany, will be supervising driving exercises where “participants will get to drive the latest models in a specially designed track, which highlights the dynamic driving characteristics of each model, as well as BMW’s innovative technologies such as xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control,” (Lia-Marie Guerrero.)   Participants will also be able to experience the Sheer Driving Pleasure of the BMW 1, 3 and 5 Series, as well as the BMW X3 and X5 models.

“The BMW Product Experience aims to give drivers a hands-on understanding of technical parameters and driving physics in various situations. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to apply textbook knowledge into practical application, experiencing first-hand what Sheer Driving Pleasure is truly about.” (Lia-Marie Guerrero)

McKinley Hill is the perfect place to appreciate the driving capabilities of the latest BMW models. “McKinley Hill is an ideal venue for the BMW Product Experience. Its strategic location right in the heart of the city makes it extremely convenient for our participants to reach us, while the area’s smooth, open roads are conducive to driving exercises. Mckinley Hill is also an ideal partner of BMW as both our companies cater to an elite target group.” (Lia-Marie Guerrero)

The site of the event will be where the Venice Luxury Residences will soon rise. One of MegaWorld Corporation’s loveliest and most ambitious projects to date, these Italian inspired residential towers are set to capture the hearts of potential residents.

Each of the seven towers is modeled after a férro – the distinctive iron ornament found on the front of a gondola. Paolo Marioni Architetto, an architectural firm in Rome, was consulted to ensure a seamlessly classic Italian touch.

To complement the residences is the Venetian Mall, a magnificent shopping complex with its own waterway – the Grand Canal, where a romantic gondola ride can be enjoyed along with the latest stores and sumptuous dining establishments.

Right across the mall is another residential development; the Woodridge Residences, perfect for the stylish and exuberant crowd of young professionals and students. Woodridge is a set of six-story buildings with numerous service outlets and 24 hour convenience stores on the ground floor area.

Other residential developments include McKinley Hill Village, with Mediterranean themed single detached homes, and a number of low to high rise condominiums such as McKinley Hill Garden Villas, Tuscany Private Estate, and Stamford Executive Residences. What’s more, the community’s business district, Mckinley Hill Cyberpark, contains 30,000 square meters of prime office space and is a PEZA-accredited ecozone.

Well-orchestrated architecture, comprehensive facilities, and verdant nature parks beside state of the art amenities and a promising top BPO site will make the 50-hectare McKinley Hill the best integrated township development in the country to date.

Those interested in attending the BMW Product Experience may sign up at the BMW Pitstop – a display area located at the Bonifacio High Street from August 16 to 17, 2008. Participation is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.