The new faces of Ayala Malls
Ayala Malls Legazpi
This summer, Ayala Malls welcomes two new additions to its list of distinctive and world-class shopping centers — Ayala Malls Legazpi in Albay and the second phase of UP Town Center in Quezon City.
Touchdown, Legazpi City
Ayala Malls, which has always been loved and trusted by its consumers, continues to be felt in more territories as it establishes its presence in key locations such as the Bicol region. In line with Ayala Land, Inc.’s overall growth strategy of market and geographic expansion, the brand opened Ayala Malls Legazpi in Albay on April 19, 2016. The company previously launched its provincial malls in Cebu, Pampanga, Davao, Zambales, Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, and Iloilo.
The project is a partnership with the LCC Group of Companies (LCC), a pioneer retailer in the Bicol region. The mall sits on a 1.4-hectare lot with more than 29,000 sqm of gross leasable area with LCC as its Supermarket and Department Store anchor.
Ayala Malls Legazpi aims to be the region’s mall of choice by providing a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience to the Bicolanos. The mall will offer over 200 stores showcasing the best of local, homegrown concepts and affordable fashion and foreign labels. Moreover, the mix shall feature “first in Bicol branches” of top dining, service and specialty brands in addition to four digital cinemas, Timezone, and lower ground parking.
The building boasts of a four-story high atrium that was designed for shoppers to enjoy natural lighting and ventilation, adore Ayala Mall’s signature events, and
UP Town Center
admire the city’s majestic views of Mayon Volcano.
A teen-spirited mall
After more than two years of serving the needs and lifestyles of the surrounding community, especially the students, UP Town Center comes nearly complete with the opening of its second phase last May 19.
Inspired by the Stanford University Town Center in California, the development is built in partnership with the University of the Philippines to bring together the retail industry and the academe. The retail-office-academic support mix ensures that the needs of the UP community are provided for and within reach. Proximity to Katipunan and CP Garcia Avenue, nearby universities, residential enclaves and other institutions and offices establishes its role as a town center beyond the university.
Aside from offering a venue where the students can converge and express their ideas through events, exhibits, concerts and other shows, the mall features strong brands supported by the teens and affordable favorites of the community.
For the second phase, the mall has incorporated more restaurants with homegrown concepts, start-up businesses and global brands such as H&M, Uniqlo and Mango, which students have been clamoring for. In partnership with Globe and Spotify, there is also a Student Lounge where the youth can gather and express themselves. Finally, another major addition to UP Town Center is the highly-anticipated brand-new cinemas available in four formats: 2D, 3D, Atmos and 4DX.