PHILIPPINES: SM Supermalls unveils lifestyle center S Maison in Conrad Manila at the heart of Mall of Asia Complex

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s a new kid on the block at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City and it’s changing the game for retail. SM Supermalls has unveiled S Maison, a unique lifestyle center which opened with the newest luxury hotel, Conrad Manila, at the heart of the Mall of Asia Complex on June 15, 2016. Designed by French company Malherbe, S Maison, is an upscale and well-curated retail podium housing first-in-market dining concepts, branded retail, well-appointed services. It also has three (3) state-of-the-art Director’s Club cinemas.

“We are very pleased to launch S Maison which is envisioned to redefine the retail landscape in this part of the metropolis. It is always a delight to learn from shoppers today who are young and dynamic and whose tastes have evolved to aspire for high fashion trends and experience new and exciting dining and retail concepts. S Maison is an answer to that aspiration,” Steven Tan, Senior Vice President for SM Supermalls said.

S Maison, situated within the Conrad Manila’s two floors, spans 25,534 square meters. It features a number of new dining concepts such as Chibo, Osaka’s most popular okonomiyaki brand, Uma Uma and Horse’s Mouth Bar, XO46 Heritage Bistro, The English by Todd English, Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, The Dessert Kitchen, Carnivale, Epilogue from Indonesia, Tsukada Nojo which serves a special collagen hotpot and Singapore’s Paradise Dynasty which offers various flavors of xiao long bao, including the famous truffle and foie gras versions. S Maison is home to the Cole Haan, Zero Halliburton, True Religion and Paris Miki flagship stores, also to lifestyle concepts like De Novo Studio, Swiss Gear, Bang & Olufsen, Titan, Fully Booked and Digital Walker.  Retail brands like Pandora, Joseph, Tumi; curated collections like Assembly and General; and branded services like Belo Medical Clinic and Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center are also making their way to S Maison. The three Director’s Club theaters have a capacity of 38 seats per theatre with La-Z-Boy Power Recline XR+ seats that allow for a combination of reclining positions including stress free zero gravity.

Designed by Malherbe of France, S Maison’s interiors feature high-tech modernism with pearlescent Italian floors and iridescent metal accents to stimulate the feeling of being encased in a pearl.

The 347-room Conrad Manila is earmarked as a shopping, leisure, and business hub that offers four contemporary event halls and two sophisticated ballrooms, spanning more than 4,000 square meters which are fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Conrad Manila recently clinched several awards which are Best in Hotel Development, Best Hotel Architectural Design and Best in Hotel Interior Design at the 4th Annual Philippines Property Award.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117


PHILIPPINES: SM Supermalls unveils lifestyle center S Maison in Conrad Manila at the heart of Mall of Asia Complex

PHILIPPINES: SM Supermalls unveils lifestyle center S Maison in Conrad Manila at the heart of Mall of Asia Complex


Source: SM

Philippines: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum to launch at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City

Pasay City, Philippines, 2016-Mar-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Museo del Galeon, Inc. is bringing to life the country’s trade heritage with the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

Set to be launched in the third quarter of 2016, the dome-shaped museum’s main feature is a replica of the Galleon ships used for trade. Ushered by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. (SMLEI), the entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings, the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum aims to give visitors a detailed history of the 250-year old global trade route where the Philippines and Mexico played major roles. The museum will highlight the galleon trade’s impact on today’s commerce, banking, travel, and cultural exchange. The dome will showcase the actual process of building a galleon, while exhibiting relics such as porcelain, gold, and other goods that were traded in the Spanish era.

“The new museum will be a game changer as we see this significantly contributing to education and tourism. We are very excited to take part in bringing back to life this importance piece of our trade heritage and history,” Edgar Tejerero, President at SMLEI said.

The Galleon Museum is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the SM Mall of Asia that will expand its floor space from the current 406,962 square meters to a gross floor area of around 700,000 sqm. Upon completion in 2017, SM Mall of Asia will regain its status of being the largest mall in the Philippines, a status currently enjoyed by SM North EDSA which has a GFA of 497,912 sqm.

Museo del Galeón Inc is a non-stock non-profit corporation tasked to preserve historical artifacts pertaining to the galleon trade.


About SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.
SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in movies, events, and leisure. Starting with SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, as its sole marque, the company grew into major entertainment brands. Currently tucked under its belt are: SM Cinema, Director’s Club Cinema, IMAX Theatre, WM Cinemas, XD: 4D Cinema, DX Laser Projection Cinema, Mall of Asia Arena, and Blink. SMLEI complements its entertainment services as it ventures into leisure, food service, educational brands and technology. Also under the SMLEI company are: SM Skating, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Exploreum, Snack Time, ePLUS, and SM Tickets. SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.

For more information, kindly contact:

Stephanie Henares
PR Manager – SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.


Philippines: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum to launch at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City

Philippines: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum to launch at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City

Philippines: SM Prime Holdings poised to ride the wave of growth in the BPO sector with the expansion of EcomCenters in the Mall of Asia Complex

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation’s property arm, SM Prime Holdings is poised to ride the wave of growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector with the expansion of EcomCenters in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

The EcomCenter complex consists of OneEcom, TwoEcom and the FiveEcomCenter which was launched last May 2015.

“The Philippines remains one of the top BPO destinations in the world which has underpinned the growth in office demand. Our offices in the EcomCenters at the MOA Complex continue to offer world class facilities, further enhanced by their proximity to major business districts, retail establishments, transport lines and major ports,” David Rafael, Senior Vice President for SM Prime Commercial Properties said.

Industry analysts said that the BPO industry is projected to earn US$25 billion in revenues and employ 1.3 million and 3.2 million people directly and indirectly by 2016, equivalent to around eight percent of the Philippine economy.

Data from real estate consultancy KMC Research & Consultancy indicated that office take-up in the MOA Complex area increased by 11.8% in 2014 from last year. Prime rents rose by 8.5% to PHP602.60 per square meter per month while vacancy rates are likely to remain low at 2%.

In 2015, new supply will come from FiveEcomCenter which is already 80% pre-leased. With an investment of almost PHP3 billion, the new FiveEcom will have a gross floor area (GFA) of 141,706 sqm and an estimated gross leasable area (GLA) of 83,000 sqm.

BPOs can look forward to large floor plates of up to 7,500 sqm. At the same time, selected floors will cater to smaller office space requirements.

The air-conditioning system has been designed in the variable refrigerant volume (VRV) format in order to provide tenants with greater flexibility to match their operations, spelling cost savings for them. It will also feature basement parking, a pioneering feature among buildings in the Mall of Asia Complex.

Designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica, FiveEcom’s innovative architecture is characterized by cantilevered rectilinear designs. Like TwoE-com, it will offer mixed-use areas on its open-air fourth floor podium that will provide nearby Manila Bay views.

A ground floor arcade will house accessible retail shops and daily conveniences of building occupants. As with the previous two buildings as well, it will be interconnected to One and TwoE-com through covered bridgeways, offering convenience to future tenants. It is served by round-the-clock security, utilities, and power. In fact, FiveEcom is also equipped with enough generator sets to provide for 72 hours of continuous emergency back-up power.

Aside from FiveEcom, SM Prime Commercial Properties will soon develop ThreeEcomCenter which will feature a semi-circular twin tower structure and FourEcomCenter with a prism-like design. It is set to receive Gold LEED Certification, making ThreeE-com Center the first LEED Certified building in MOA Complex.

Apart from their strategic locations, EcomCenters also offer operational efficiencies due to their large floor plates. The fiber optic loop system within the MOA Complex provides BPO tenants telco redundancy not only in terms of distribution but also in terms of source.

The EcomCenters are also structurally reinforced in certain areas to accommodate tenants’ data centers. Another major advantage of locating in the EcomCenters is the available parking space which consist of designated areas in the buildings and the entire MOA complex. The buildings also showcase unique designs that make them a prestigious office address.

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For further information, please contact:
April Misa
Senior Manager –Office Leasing
SM Prime – Commercial Properties Group
Mobile: 0917 557 8197
Direct Line: 858 0353


Philippines: SM Prime Holdings poised to ride the wave of growth in the BPO sector with the expansion of EcomCenters in the Mall of Asia Complex

The FiveEcomCenter at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City