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Marco Polo Parkview, your luxury home in Cebu City

By Evelyn Maliwat; Published in  http://www.theresidencescebu.com on February 12, 201

Cebu City, Philippines – Federal Land Inc., the real estate arm of Metrobank Group, will soon unveil another tower in the prestigious Nivel Hills in Cebu City. Marco Polo Parkview is the third tower to rise in this well-planned luxury development in the most desirable address in the Gem of the South.

With the success of the first two towers – The Residences and Two Residences, Marco Polo Parkview is expected to follow through the momentum afforded to the earlier towers.

Only few steps away from the 5-star Marco Polo Hotel, Marco Polo Parkview is situated at 800 feet above ground giving resident a panoramic vista of the channel or the twinkling cityscape light. It is conveniently located and few minutes away from Cebu’s top destinations such as AsiaTown IT Park, Ayala Center Cebu, Magellan’s Cross, Downtown Cebu, SM City Cebu, Cebu International Airport and Mactan Shrine.

Marco Polo Parview will feature luxurious hotel-like lobby and five-star amenities. There are over 30 indoor and outdoor amenities set around a natural forest and wide open spaces. Amenities that residents of Marco Polo Parkview will enjoy include swimming pool, basketball and tennis court, mini theater, fitness gym, spa and many more. Selected amenities are designed by The Gettys Group (Chicago) and outdoor landscape features are designed by EA Aurelio Landscape Architects.

Residents are treated like hotel guest as the development will be managed by word-class services of Marco Polo Plaza; privilege include concierge services, valet service, food and beverages signing privileges at hotel outlet, room service, laundry service, apartment cleaning, servicing and maintenance, security services, priority access to swimming pool, gym and wellness zone.

A 2.5% launching discount is offered for first 50 buyers. Choose from wide selection of unit options from 1-bedroom to spacious 4-bedroom units with 36 sq.m. to 187 sq.m. Prices starts at less than P90,000 per sq.m. or P3.6 to P23 million, including RVAT. Six available payment options are being offered starting at only P15,000 per month for 1-bedroom. Discounts of as much 12% for cash buyers is also available.

Units at Marco Polo Parkview offers maximum natural light and ventilation with 3.2 meters floor to ceiling height and over 40% glass to concrete ratio.

Marco Polo Parkview features two level of basement parking, a centralized sanitary disposal systems and 4 passenger elevators. Security is a top priority with elevator key card access for resident only, CCTV system, stand-by generator for both common and residential units, automatic fire suppression system, fire detection alarm system and 24-hour security and maintenance personnel.

The Marco Polo Residences is the first of its kind in the Queen City of the South. It is the first high-rise luxury enclave in the area that boasts international quality services of the Marco Polo hotels.

For more information, please call/text/email Evelyn Maliwat: +63 922 973-6841, info@federalcondos.com or http://theresidencescebu.com/

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Federal Land eyes resort in Mactan

Published in Zambo Times on Febuary 1, 2012

CEBU CITY — Federal Land Inc., the property development arm of the Metrobank Group, is interested to develop a resort facility in Mactan Island through a joint venture to complement its business hotel in Cebu City, the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

Officials said the company is currently in talks with two Cebuano families for prospective locations in Mactan. ”We are still on the exploratory stage. Apart from seeing growth in our apartment buildings and hotels, we are open to opportunities of building a resort facility here,” Metrobank chairman and group vice chairman Antonio Abacan Jr. said. Abacan said the development of the resort hotel will complement Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, whose core market is the corporate segment.

He said they want to tap Cebu’s growing leisure market. ”There are two properties being offered. One is a 12-hectare property,” he said. Abacan, however, declined to disclose more details of the negotiations.

Federal Land, which operates Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu, diversified its portfolio to include development of condominiums.

According to its website, the firm launched the P5-billion high rise project “The Residences” in Nivel Hills. The Residences is the first of the five-tower residential project beside Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

Metrobank vice chairman Francis Sebastian said the first tower of The Residences, which has 250 units, is already sold out.

With the quick sales take-up, Sebastian said they are already working on the second tower, which also has 250 units. He said the company will continue the development of the 10-hectare property but will be cautious in the market. ”We are still on the planning stage but we are slowly putting in place our projects here,” he said. Sebastian said the company will focus on strengthening the position of the Marco Polo Hotel in the hospitality industry.

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Hotel-style living in Cebu

Published in The Philippine Star on August 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The entry of a new luxury condominium development in the prestigious district of Nivel Hills and just beside Marco Polo Hotel, one of Asia’s leading hotel brands, is poised to add glitter to the gem of the South that is Cebu.

Named Marco Polo Residences, the new project shall offer a fusion of Asian hospitality and Western innovations comparable to its contemporaries in other Asian countries.

With the Marco Polo Residences, there is no need to “check out” of the hotel’s legendary brand of service as buyers can look forward to a lavish hotel-style living all year round. Once completed, the Marco Polo Residences is guaranteed to leave a sublime experience to all its guests, thanks to first-rate accommodations backed by lavish amenities.

Just like its hotel counterpart, the Marco Polo Residences will rise in one of the most enviable spots in Cebu, which has a breathtaking view of the city and the channel. Situated at 800 feet above ground, the panoramic vista of the twinkling Cebu lights at night is clearly visible from its unit windows as well as from the view garden deck of the condominium’s podium area. For the other units, there is also a thrilling mountain view and the sunset to look forward to everyday.

The Marco Polo Residences offers a strategic location, being right in the center of Metro Cebu. It is in close proximity to places of interest in the area like shopping malls, restaurants, schools and universities, country clubs and golf courses. It is just minutes away from the Asiatown IT Park, the Cebu Business Park, the Mactan International Airport and some kilometers away from Cebu City.

Apart from the gorgeous view, the opulent charm of the Marco Polo Residences lies on its five-star hotel-like amenities, well-appointed units and first-class services.

Each unit was designed to exude contemporary, stylish living suited for the distinct tastes of its discriminating residents. It comes with a functional kitchen area with built-in cooktop and range hood, while the bathrooms are furnished only with elegant fixtures and fittings.

The hotel-like ambience cascades to the common areas with its grand ground floor lobby and drop-off. The amenities are no less grandiose. The magnificent adult pool, well-equipped fitness center, game room and a multi-purpose room to hold glitzy affairs are designed and maintained according to hotel standards. Even the young ones get the regal treatment with their own kiddie pool, outdoor children’s play area and day care center.

The direct access to the hotel hints not only of convenience in entering the Marco Polo Hotel but alludes to the residents’ access to a host of impressive hotel services. These include food and beverage signing privilege; concierge, room, business center and laundry services; apartment cleaning, servicing and maintenance; and priority access to swimming pool, gym and the wellness zone.

The Marco Polo Residences is the first of its kind in the Queen City of the South. It is the first high-rise luxury enclave in the area that boasts international quality services of the Marco Polo hotels.

The Marco Polo Residences is a project of Federal Land Inc., the property development arm of the Metrobank Group. It is one of Federal Land’s latest additions to its growing portfolio of high-rise luxury residences which are The Grand Midori Makati and Bay Garden Club and Residences. Its current portfolio includes the Riverview Mansion and Four Season Riviera in Binondo, The Oriental Place in Makati, and The Capital Towers in Quezon City.

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Federal Land launches P5-B project in Cebu

Published in Manila Bulletin on February 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Real estate giant Federal Land., which operates Marco Polo Hotel Cebu, is taking the property scene a notch higher with the launch of a P 5-billion high-rise project called “The Residences.” Tucked in a charming expanse on Nivel Hills in Cebu, The Residences is the first of the five-tower residential project which is located just beside the popular Marco Polo Hotel.

Once completed, this new luxury address in Cebu will offer international class facilities and the personal services and warmth of the Marco Polo brand – a perfect living environment for expats, business travelers, upwardly mobile families as well as seasoned leisure-seekers looking for the most exquisite vacation experience that simply never ends.

As another innovation, future residents of this upscale project would also be given the option of customizing the different hotel services that they can avail of with the purchase of every unit: Concierge service, food and beverage signing privilege, room service, business center service, laundry service, apartment cleaning, servicing and maintenance, priority access to swimming pool, gym, and the wellness zone. This inspired setup also entitles unit owners to the privilege of living in a five-star hotel setting along with its deluxe services – a clear advantage that would distinguish the project from other emerging condo developments in Cebu City.

Dubbed as the first “luxury branded real estate,” The Residences will appeal to an upscale segment looking for the finer things in life, including hotel-like living standards as well as pampering services and special privileges to make their daily stay a true five-star experience. This market segment is well-traveled and enjoys an affluent lifestyle; and thus expects nothing but the best in a very comfortable living environment.

Aside from the luxury hotel lifestyle, they will appreciate their strategic location, being proximate to places of interest and other landmarks including shopping malls, restaurants, schools and universities, country clubs and golf courses. It is just minutes away from the Asiatown IT Park, Cebu Business Park, and Mactan International Airport. The development is located along Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Barangay Apas, in the heart of Metro Cebu.

Foreign Interior Designer, The Gettys Group, Ltd (Chicago) expertly designed the common areas. Maximized natural ventilation will be installed in these areas, along with 24-hour security and building maintenance.

Around the amenity floor, lush garden units will be available, coupled with an elegantly designed ground floor lobby and drop-off point.

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Federal Land plans to invest on high-end projects in Cebu

By Jessica B. Natad.  Published in Philippine Star on August 6, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – The real-estate arm of the Metrobank group of companies will soon enter the real estate market of Cebu before the end of the year.

Federal Land vice president for sales and marketing division Zenia K. Sy said that the company plans to pursue a high-end development in the province to tap the triple A clients of its sister-company, Metrobank.

“We hope to come back and finalize the location of the development by the end of the year,” she told The Freeman on the sidelines of its Investors’ Night last Wednesday at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

To date, Marco Polo, formerly Cebu Plaza Hotel, is the only real estate property owned by Federal Land. Cebu Plaza Hotel was closed in March 2003 after it was turned over to Metrobank as payment for the loan of its original owner, the Pathfinder Holding Philippines Inc., whose debt to the bank amounted to over P900 million.

Meanwhile, Sy said Federal Land has felt, through its sales performance, the return of investor confidence to the country’s economy after the success of the country’s first automated election.

“The wait-and-see attitude of investors is already finished. Our sales performance in the last two months is by far the highest for the year,” she said.

Federal Land hosted an Investors’ Night in Cebu to introduce the tower 2 of its high-end condominium development in Makati, The Grand Midori Makati.

Sy said the Cebuanos form part of an important market of Federal Land, saying the company was able to sell P100 million worth of sales for tower 1 of the same project.

“This is why we are here because we want the Cebuanos to (have the first crack) of the project,” she said.

Grand Midori Makati is a joint project of Federal Land and Orix Corp., an integrated financial services group whose contribution includes international experience and financial expertise.

Located in Makati , the property is a “blend of Filipino ingenuity and Japanese discipline creating a visual symphonic harmony a haven of modernity.”

Some of the hotel’s amenities include a Kai pond, indoor day-care center,multi-purpose hall, children’s swimming pool, fitness center, game and entertainment room and an outdoor children’s playground.

Tower 2 offers 344 three-bedroom, two-bedroom and one bedroom-unit.