Township developer Megaworld Corporation is building a new P20-billion integrated lifestyle community beside the historic Chinatown in the City of Manila.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said the project will be located on a property within the San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park.
Megaworld said the three-hectare Winford Resort will feature a mix of residential condominiums, hotels, and commercial developments with a casino complex.
The development will be inspired by “Old Manila” with structural designs reminiscent of the pre-war era. The buildings will be characterized by rich aesthetics, with intricate details of French Renaissance, Neo-Classical, and Art Deco architecture.
“This commitment to revive the old beauty of Manila will be apparent in the designs of the commercial developments of this community,” said Megaworld First Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing for Manila Wilson Sy.
He added that, “The beautiful architecture of the pre-war years will be seen in the Promenade, which is envisioned to become a major tourism destination in this side of Manila.” A major feature of this integrated lifestyle community, the Promenade will have walkways made of cobblestones, reminiscent of the pavements used during the Hispanic era.
Winford Resort, which can be accessed via Felix Huertas Road in Sta. Cruz District, is surrounded by major educational institutions in the popular University Belt.
“Our new development is in a strategic location within the City of Manila. It is not only close to schools, but also to hospitals and public transport, such as the LRT,” noted Sy.
Megaworld is launching a new P3 billion residential condominium tower in this township, the 17-storey One Crown Suites.
Divided into North Wing and the West Wing, One Crown Suites offers 389 units ranging from Studio with Balcony (up to 30.5 square meters), One-Bedroom with Balcony (up to 45.5 square meters), and Two-Bedroom with Balcony (up to 60.5 square meters).
One Crown Suites features generous amenities that include a swimming pool and kiddie pool with its own pool deck and outdoor shower area, Study Room, Fitness Center, Playground and Outdoor Lounge, Function Room with pantry and storage, Sauna and Massage Room, Private Dining Area, Day Care Center, Game Room, Roofdeck Garden and Lounge Area, as well as a Co-Working Space.
At the roofdeck, it also has a covered badminton court, basketball half court, and an outdoor fitness area.
“This new residential development is perfect for students as well as young professionals like doctors, nurses, and even teachers who study or work around the area. This location is a rising lifestyle district in the City of Manila,” said Sy.
All units of One Crown Suites are equipped with wireless smart home systems and devices.
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The article was originally published in Manila Bulletin and written by James A. Loyola.