IBP lights up the skies of the ‘City of Love’ on Oct. 22

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Light Show – “A kaleidoscopic display of colored lights, slides, and film loops”

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The skies of Iloilo City will never be the same again as Iloilo Business Park unveils its most spectacular event of the year on the evening of October 22 with a radiant 3D Light Show. It’s the biggest and most colourful celebration you will ever witness in Western Visayas’ grandest business and lifestyle township in Mandurriao District, moving up to a higher ground as a premier investment destination. Developed and envisioned by real estate giant, Megaworld Corporation created its biggest township outside of Luzon with “live-work-play” concept that has gone a long way in terms of success and prominence. For the past 3 years, it placed Iloilo City in the map of business, opportunities and upscale township perspective.

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This year, Iloilo Business Park unveiled their strong passion to elevate the lifestyle of Ilonggos by introducing its latest residential tower – Saint Honore. Inspired by the old downtown street in Paris, France called Rue Saint Honore, this 10-storey upscale residential tower offers 168 condominium units and French concept amenities and architectural design. The tower is a beautiful replication of Parisian lifestyle, offering only great luxury that gets closer to your dreams. It is the first condominium tower that showcases an Atrium, a ground level landscaped garden with trellised seating area, tranquil ambiance and inspired by the Tuilleries Garden, the world-famous public plaza in Paris. On the third level amenity deck of Saint Honore, there’s a grandiose vision of pleasure that awaits you, a lifestyle oasis composed of swimming pool, pool lounge, Jacuzzi, fitness gym and function hall. The main lobby of the tower took inspiration from Louvre Museum, a famous Paris modern museum of arts and culture. Saint Honore is a part of the Festive Walk Parade, the community’s 1.1-kilometer retail strip composed of classy restaurants and retail shops.

Watch Saint Honore transforms from dreams to visual 3D presentation, the biggest and grandest visual spectacle in the region to become a lifestyle inspiration on October 21. Iloilo Business Park will also uncover its complete and exciting future perspective, boosting visions and aspirations for Iloilo City as the center of developments, progress and captivating lifestyle. Everything from fantasy to imagination comes alive at Iloilo Business Park in this one-of-a-kind presentation. Come, join us and never miss this event because it is meant to change the skies of Iloilo City forever.

Inspired by our lifestyle vision? Call us for details at (033) 330-3464 or drop by for a pleasurable visit at IBP Sales and Information Center showroom any day of the week.

Tea Story soon at Iloilo Business Park

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Tea has been around for millenia. Through that time, the Chinese have drunk it for everything from hangover prevention to weight control and common cold reduction. Now, modern scientific research has given us a much better insight into how tea improves health and to what benefit.

True tea, or that from the Camellia sinensis plant, includes white, green, oolong, black and pu-erh. All of them contain antioxidants, catechins, and polyphenols, which positively impact our bodies.

Let’s dive into what the research shows about tea and its health benefits.

  1. Lowered cholesterol

Media-favorite green tea was found to help lower cholesterol, both total serum cholesterol and LDL, according to a meta-study published June 2011 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Most sources suggest five cups per day will provide results, but multiple studies have shown that higher consumption leads to the biggest drop in cholesterol.

Tea is thought to work by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine. Among the Chinese, pu-erh tea is the most renowned in its ability to lower cholesterol, though only minimal clinical research has investigated this traditional belief.

  1. Blindness prevention

Since tea contains high levels of antioxidants, it is not surprising that studies have found them in eye tissue. In fact, drinking tea can help to prevent the blindness caused by cataracts (the clouding of the lens inside the eye), said a 2001 study.

  1. Reduced cortisol levels

Cortisol is the stress hormone that contributes to belly fat and makes your skin age quicker. One recent study suggested four cups of tea per day may make your cortisol levels spike less.

If you’re looking to have cortisol levels drop back down to normal faster after a stressful event, a 2006 study suggested daily consumption of tea for six weeks will do just that (as compared to placebo).

Both studies found that tea consumption may reduce the impact of cortisol, thus slowing the aging process and preventing the widening of your mid-section.

  1. Anti-inflammatory

Active compounds in tea can help to lower levels of inflammation and inflammatory reactions. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, inflammation is connected to almost every modern ailment, including arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and depression. Inflammation can also cause you to retain water and look puffy, so a few cups of tea can help you look and feel thinner.

Want a healthier heart? A 2007 study indicated the lower inflammation levels resulting from green tea consumption may help to protect against cardiovascular disease.

  1. Increased memory, focus & concentration

Extensive research has shown that the combination of caffeine and L-Theanine, a naturally-occurring amino acid found in tea, improves reaction time and memory, while increasing focus and concentration (think of monks meditating).

Go for a cup of tea — perhaps white tea — before a meeting when you need to be sharp, or drink it during a test for increased concentration and focus.

  1. Anti-allergen

With spring coming up, now is time to start searching for your favorite tea. Why? A 2007 Japanese study found that the tea polyphenol, EGCG, may be helpful for reducing pollen allergies. Tea may also reduce allergic response through quercetin, a flavonol naturally-occurring in tea, which is known to mitigate histamine response.

Yes, you can add locally produced honey to your tea to double-up the anti-allergy power.

  1. Decreased risk of stroke

Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea per day results in a 21% reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke, according to 2009 meta-studys. Start your tea habit now, to begin protecting yourself earlier.

  1. Reduced risk of dementia

To stay sharp, even as you age, drink tea, as it is thought to lower the risk of dementia by acting through multiple pathways, including those of nerve synapses and blood sugar regulation. A 2011 study also found that tea acts on brain theta waves to improve memory and increase attention span — yet another reason to start drinking tea early in life.

  1. Improved overall health markers

Tea drinkers tend to be healthier, which proves true in research too, as tea drinking correlates with better health outcomes.

You can support your health, including your skin and body composition, with as few as 2-3 cups per day of this calorie-free, sugar-free drink, so join this growing health movement and start today exploring the novelty of tea.

It’s time to sip a cup of tea and be inspired for life when you visit Iloilo Business Park very soon this September. This exceptional business township has a lot to offer when it comes to lifestyle inspiration. Like having a cup of tea for priceless health benefits, this vibrant township inspires you to live an enriching lifestyle that combines wellness, serenity and passion.

For details, call us at (033) 330-3464. Visit IBP Sales and Information Center any day of the week or see some updates at http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial or http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

 

Paris’ ‘Art de Vivre’ Lifestyle at Saint Honore

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Saint Honore – Astonishingly Beautiful Lifestyle

Parisians are known for having that ever-elusive je ne sais quoi: a complicated mix of style and confidence that can make it seem like they’re in on a secret that you’re not privy to. There’s a certain art de vivre in Paris, a way of life that’s unlike any other. But perhaps it’s more than that; perhaps it’s the art of being a Parisian. Parisians love to live life on-the-go, reminisce the beauty of the classic and the vintage lifestyle, the upper-class and the sophisticated. Experience everything about Paris and visualize French architecture with the rise of Saint Honore, an upscale residential tower soon to stand 10-storey high in the heart of Iloilo Business Park. This beautiful, elegantly-designed tower consumes your passion and imagination what it means to live in Rue Saint-Honore, an old street in downtown Paris where shophouses, museums, signature boutique and retail store lines up to create a distinct classy ambiance. Blend in the alfresco haven along the street where coffee houses, bistros and restaurants creates a splash of vibrant leisure experience.

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Eiffel Tower – Paris iconic landmark

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Tullieres Garden – Paris’ downtown lush haven

Like the famous Tullieres Garden in downtown Paris, Saint Honore replicates this gorgeous public garden with its very own Atrium, a stunning area on the ground floor where pleasure and serenity will overwhelm future residents. Here, pieces of artworks, sculptures, trellised seats and lush greens merge to create a perfect relaxation place. Parisians love the pleasure of life, a kind of experience embodied by the tower’s third level amenity deck where a swimming pool, a pool lounge, a kiddie pool, a Jacuzzi, function halls, and a fitness center can be found.

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Saint Honore’s French-inspired Main Lobby

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Saint Honore’s One-Bedroom Unit – merging modern and vintage French design

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Saint Honore’s Third Level Amenity Deck showcasing a stunning pool and lounge

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Saint Honore’s Executive Studio Unit – Captivating Parisian inspiration

Blazing with magnificent concept of Paris lifestyle, the new residential tower will emanate timeless luxury in the City of Love, comprising only of 168 units ranging from studio to executive 2-bedrooms. Select units will have its own lanai or balcony with a magnificent view of the township or Iloilo skyline.

Saint Honore is a piece of Paris, lifted from the great ‘City of Lights’ and Europe’s finest metropolis, rising, elevating and emanating in Western Visayas’ iconic business township. It is as simple as bringing the vibrancy of Paris to Iloilo City, this side of the world’s ‘City of Love.’ For the very reason of what makes this upscale residential tower priceless – it is the sweetness of lifestyle, the multi-colored vision of lifestyle that is both timeless, classy and truly worth owning. From ‘City of Romance’ to another ‘City of Love,’ the combination is perfection.

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Paris in your window, a life worth dreaming at Saint Honore

Saint Honore rises beautifully in the horizon of Iloilo City and in the heart of Iloilo Business Park. Invest something that fulfills the longings of your passion, your dreams romancing your high taste for lifestyle aesthetics.

Taste the Paris lifestyle. Live it and own it by calling (033) 330-3464, drop by at IBP Sales and Informantion Center (Showroom) open 7 days a week or see details online at http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial and http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

 

 

Step Inside Saint Honore’s Parisian Lifestyle

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Step inside the tower of your dream and timeless romance, a lifestyle you’ve always been dreaming of. Stunning both in vision and inspiration, Megaworld is bringing the classic Paris lifestyle in Iloilo Business Park with Saint Honore, a 10-storey upscale residential tower splendid for its gorgeous French architectural design, luxurious amenities and location that makes its exceptionally astonishing. Inspired by the famous Rue Saint Honore, a prominent street in Paris, France where popular shophouses, boutiques, retail stores, museums and significant attractions can be found, this upscale residential tower marks another pride in Western Visayas’ biggest business township.

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Paris is known as the world’s “city of lights” and the most romantic metropolis where people of all walks of life come in this vibrant destination to have their share of passion and ardor. Bringing this dream to live inspired Megaworld to build its latest residential tower in Iloilo Business Park.

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The gorgeous French-inspired Reception Area and Main Lobby

 The stunning Reception Area and Main Lobby of Saint Honore highlight grandiose vision and exceptional French interior design. The lobby perfectly reminiscence the classic ambiance of high-end hotels in Paris where intricate pieces of artworks, furniture, sculptures, wall and floor patterns beautifully creates a timeless lifestyle concept that can only be experienced in the world’s most romantic city.

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Saint Honore’s Function Room where life celebrations come alive

Imagine yourself dancing, dining romantically and spending precious moments with your special someone within an impressive function hall inspired by the designs of Paris lifestyle. The classically-designed Function Room transforms your life celebrations into unforgettable experience at Saint Honore that epitomizes the classic French interior design. It leaves a pleasurable impression that indeed Paris comes alive in this luxurious tower.

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The timeless inspiration of Saint Honore’s Atrium came from Jardin des Tuileries, on of Paris’ most prominent landmark destinations

The Jardin des Tuileries is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France created by Catherine de Medici in 1564. This timeless and priceless Paris landmark will soon be replicated in the heart of Saint Honore, Iloilo Business Park’s elegant 10-storey residential tower inspired by French architecture called “The Atrium,” a stunning garden complete with impressive trellis, sculptures, pieces of artworks, a place that exudes better air ventilation for residents to enjoy a serene and healthy leisure area.

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Swim, indulge yourselves in the pleasures of Saint Honore’s Swimming Pool with Lounge

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Bring your kids for a day of enjoyment at the Children’s Play Area in the Atrium 

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Perspective of Saint Honore’s lifestyle amenity deck in the third floor

When you indulge in the Swimming Pool and its stunning lounge, it reflects the classic Parisian ambiance with design concept that goes back in time, recreating the vintage appeal within a pleasurable area of the tower. The lifestyle amenity deck is located in the third floor composed of a swimming pool, a pool lounge, a kiddie pool, a Jacuzzi,Swim, refresh and indulge yourselves in the enticing beauty Saint Honore’s relaxing amenity. Other notable amenity that makes this condo tower special is having its own Male and Female Spa Center for ultimate wellness.

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Astonishing perspective of Saint Honore’s One Bedroom Unit (Top) and Executive Studio Unit (below)

Saint Honore will be a short walk distance to and from Richmonde Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Hotel, the Iloilo Convention Center and the Festive Walk Mall. Walkability around the township is a key selling point of this gorgeous residential tower that takes its residents back in time of grandeur, and at the same time, a foretaste of what it feels like to live the Parisian dream lifestyle that resembles beauty, glory, success and fulfillment. It’s time to own your space of passion at Saint Honore, the most beautiful residential masterpiece of Megaworld right in the heart of Iloilo Business Park.

Turn those reveries and inspiring lifestyle dream to reality, call us at (033) 330-3464. Visit IBP Sales and Information Center any day of the week. For online updates, check our http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial or http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

 

Megaworld launches 6th residential tower in Iloilo Business Park

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Property giant launches SAINT HONORE, a themed residential condominium showcasing French grandeur

ILOILO CITY, Philippines, August 18, 2016 – Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, is launching its sixth residential tower in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

To be called SAINT HONORE, the 10-storey condominium will be an exclusive residential community inspired by the classic architectural designs of the shophouses, boutiques, museums and retail rows of the Rue Saint-Honore, a historical street in downtown Paris.

“Ilonggos will get to experience the world-renowned beauty of Paris with Saint Honore. Amidst all of its grandeur and Parisian lifestyle, future residents are assured of utmost exclusivity, privacy, and serene atmosphere in this first-of-its-kind residential enclave in Iloilo,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice-president for sales and marketing – Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld.

With a striking and elegant façade, the new residential tower will emanate timeless luxury in the City of Love, comprising only of 168 units ranging from studio to executive 2-bedrooms. Select units will have its own lanai or balcony with a magnificent view of the township or Iloilo skyline.

Capturing the laid-back, laissez-faire way of the Parisian life, Saint Honore will have its own lifestyle amenity deck on the third floor composed of a swimming pool, a pool lounge, a kiddie pool, a Jacuzzi, function halls, and a fitness center.

The atrium, located at the ground level, will serve as the centerpiece of the development, replete with garden landscape with trellised seating, while a strip of boutiques and retail shops will border the ground floor area of the property. The podium parking will also have its own driver’s lounge with washroom.

Future residents will also be assured of utmost security and privacy as the residential lobby with reception and lounge area will have closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras, video-phone security system in all units, and a centralized security command center for 24-hour monitoring of all building facilities and amenities.

“Saint Honore will be a short walk distance to and from Richmonde Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Hotel, the Iloilo Convention Center and the Festive Walk Mall. Walkability around the township is a key selling point of this development,” adds Palmares-Fong.

Poised to be the biggest business and tourism hub in Western Visayas, Iloilo Business Park is a vibrant integrated urban township of Megaworld where everything is within easy reach. It is home to three condominium projects, namely, One Madison Place, Lafayette Parksquare and The Palladium; the iconic Iloilo Convention Center, Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, modern BPO office towers, and the Festive Walk Mall.

For more details, call us at (033) 330-3464, visit IBP Sales and Information Center and see more online updates at http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial andhttp://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

A Piece of Forever Paris coming to Iloilo Business Park

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Paris is a center of history, culture and the arts, a city where modern civilizations flourished.

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Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a center of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside of the City of Lights is very different and varies by region.

France doesn’t just have different cultures; the word “culture” actually comes from France. “‘Culture’ derives from the same French term, which in turn derives from the Latin colere, meaning to tend to the earth and grow, cultivation and nurture.”

Historically, French culture was influenced by Celtic and Gallo-Roman cultures as well as the Franks, a Germanic tribe. France was initially defined as the western area of Germany known as Rhineland but it later came to refer to a territory that was known as Gaul during the Iron Age and Roman era.

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A delightful Parisian dinner that showcases excellent culinary expertise.

Classy cuisine

Food and wine are central to life at all socioeconomic levels, and much socializing is done around lengthy dinners.

While cooking styles have changed to emphasize lighter fare, many still associate French cooking with heavy sauces and complicated preparation. Some classic French dishes include boeuf bourguignon — a stew made of beef braised in red wine, beef broth and seasoned with garlic, onions and mushrooms — and coq au vin, a dish made with chicken, Burgundy wine, lardons (small strips or cubes of pork fat), button mushrooms, onions and optional garlic.

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From the top of Notre Dame, the old stone gargoyles patiently watch over the city of Paris.

Language full of passion

French is the dominant language of the country’s 66 million residents, but there are a number of variants based on region. French, the official language, is the first language of 88 percent of the population, according to the BBC. French is the second most widely learned foreign language in the world, with almost 120 million students, according to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

About 3 percent of the population speaks German dialects and there is a small group of Flemish speakers in the northeast, according to the BBC. Arabic is the third-largest minority language.

Those living near the border of Italy may speak Italian as a second language, and Basque is spoken by people living along the French-Spanish border.

Other dialects and languages include Catalan, Breton (the Celtic language), Occitan dialects, and languages from the former French colonies, including Kabyle and Antillean Creole.

The French take immense great pride in their nation and government and are typically offended by any negative comments about their country. Visitors, particularly Americans, often interpret their attitude toward foreigners as rude.

The expression “chauvinism” — meaning an attitude that members of your own gender are always better than those of the opposite sex, or a belief that your country, race, etc., is better than any others — originated in France around 1851, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. While women are playing a greater role in family life and business, many still see it as a male-dominated culture.

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Impressive classic-designed buildings of Paris over-viewing the popular Eiffel Tower.

Fashion Center

Paris is known as the home to many high-end fashion houses, such as Dior, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Many French people dress in a sophisticated, professional and fashionable style, but it is not overly fussy. Typical outfits include nice dresses, suits, long coats, scarves and berets.

The term haute couture is associated with French fashion and loosely means fancier garments that are handmade or made to order. In France, the term is protected by law and is defined by the Paris Chamber of Commerce, according to Eva Domjian, a London-based fashion writer and editor.

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A grandiose brunch set-up in one of Paris’ alfresco bistros

 

 

 

 

Heart of Modern Art

Art is everywhere in France — particularly in Paris and other major cities — and Gothic, Romanesque Rococo and Neoclassic influences can be seen in many churches and other public buildings.

Many of history’s most renowned artists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, sought inspiration in Paris, and they gave rise to the Impressionism movement.

The Louvre Museum in Paris is among the world’s largest museums and is home to many famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

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Iloilo Business Park’s future perspective

A Taste of Paris, Coming to Iloilo soon

There’s a new vision and dream lifestyle coming to the shores of Iloilo City by bringing the passion of Paris. Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld’s grandest lifestyle and leisure township in Mandurriao District will beautifully unveil something astonishing this September 2016. This vibrant township will have a taste of Paris – the lifestyle, the colors, the ambiance and the pleasures of Europe’s ‘city of love’ will transform the Ilonggos’ living perspective into something exceptional and impressive. Iloilo Business Park continues to inspire and transform the lifestyle culture of Iloilo City, the Philippines’ ‘city of love’ and will replicate the fusion of passion like those of Paris.

Be there to find out this exciting development, a memorable metamorphosis for Western Visayas’ biggest epicenter of vibrant progress and lifestyle. See you this September and live the life you truly desire.

Inquiries and details? Call (033) 330-3464. Visit IBP Sales and Information Center 7 days a week. Online updates are available at http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial and http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

A Tease of Parisian Life at Iloilo Business Park

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Often considered to be one of the most glamorous cities in the world, Paris offers a historically and culturally rich village-like metropolis that incorporates an eclectic mix of activities, sights, shopping and entertainment.

Parisians are some of the most cultured people in the world and their city is often considered to be the capital of fashion, art, gastronomy and fine wine. It is a city where Chanel-clad aristocrats walk their pampered pooches along wide tree-lined boulevards, intellectuals debate the future of the Euro in the traditional Provencal-inspired bistros and the well-heeled waiters serve visitors with the typical Parisian supercilious hauteur for which they have now become famous. Expatriates who relocate here will quickly find that appearance is very important to the locals and a sense of style and sophistication is often one of the keys to success.

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There are many hidden corners of the city and those who dare to look beyond the major tourist attractions will find remnants of a long and fascinating past filled with stories of revolutions, conquests and intrigues that reward those who are willing to wander and make Paris their own.

While Paris is indeed a thriving, cosmopolitan city, it somehow manages to fuse the demands of urban living with the cadence of a village verve and this creates a laid-back, laissez-faire way of life in which a bigger emphasis is placed on home life and family as opposed to work. Expatriates who call Paris home can expect a high quality of life that allows plenty of time for enjoyment and relaxation.

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Paris is a place of contrasts and challenges. The varied mix of language, culture and traditions means that the average expatriate will take time to adjust to life here and insider knowledge is a must.

Unveiling something spectacular in the heart of the ‘city of love’ on the other side of the world, here in Iloilo City, Philippines, a reflection of the same grandiose lifestyle can soon be seen and experienced at Iloilo Business Park. This September, live like a Parisian and enjoy the charming and captivating lifestyle similar to Paris with a new development and destination in Western Visayas’ grandest township.

The long wait will soon be over. Dream vacation to Paris is just living it every day soon. Live like a Parisian at Iloilo Business Park.

For investment inquiries, call us at (033) 330-3464. Visit IBP Sales and Information Center for a day of lifestyle information. Online, you can get details at http://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial and http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

Defining World-Class Comfort with Courtyard Marriot Hotel Iloilo

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Architect’s Perspective of Courtyard Marriot Hotel Iloilo

Visionary Passion and Comfort

Megaworld, the country’s leading real estate developer that pioneered the ‘live-work-play-learn’ lifestyle township concept in the Philippines, is allocating P1.5 billion to build the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park. Marking the entry of an international hotel brand in Western Visayas, the 15-storey contemporary hotel is the latest addition of hotels inside Megaworld’s biggest township in the region and will offer first-class accommodation to business and leisure travelers in the area.

“This is another milestone for Iloilo Business Park. Our development in Iloilo is a showcase of our company’s commitment to uplifting the Ilonggo lifestyle to a whole new level,” says Jericho Go, first vice president, Megaworld. “The quality of service of Courtyard Marriott Hotel is legendary and will help to lift the level of accommodation and leisure in Iloilo City.” “This is the first Courtyard Marriott hotel in the Philippines. We are happy and very excited that our fastest-growing brand in the Marriott group will rise in Iloilo Business Park,” says Peter Gassner, Director, Hotel Development Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, Inc.

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Courtyard by Marriott, from Marriott International’s portfolio of world-class brands, is all about ‘Refreshing Business.’ The brand aims to provide guests with an environment that offers smart, energizing choices so that they can make the most of their time on the road. Catering to guests with the most discerning tastes, the hotel is equipped with 314 spacious rooms and suites. The hotel comprises 121 King Rooms, 140 Doubles, 32 Executive Rooms and 16 Suites. All rooms will have a curtain wall system that provides an amazing view of the urban landscape of Iloilo Business Park.

Aside from the simple yet elegant furnishings, guests can also enjoy the amenities that include a lounge bar, meeting rooms, swimming pool with pool bar, outdoor bar and grill, state-of-the-art gym and business center. “The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Iloilo will also feature a restaurant which will serve high quality food that the Courtyard brand is also famous for, featuring a variety of international and local cuisines,” Gassner adds.

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Megaworld senior vice president Jericho Go (left) and AVP and head of public relations and communications Harold Geronimo (right) show the two awards received by Marriott Courtyard Hotel at the prestigious 2016 Philippines Property Awards held in Makati City recently. The 15-story first-class hotel (on background) bagged ‘Highly Commended’ awards for ‘Best Hotel Development’ and ‘Best Hotel Interior Design,’ among other hotel developments in the country.

Recognition from Philippine Property Awards

In a press release by Megaworld, two of its Iloilo-based hotels have already received recognition as top hotel developments in the country, namely the upcoming Marriott Courtyard Hotel located within the Iloilo Business Park and Richmonde Hotel in Iloilo. The 15-storey Marriott Courtyard Hotel recently received two ‘Highly Commended’ awards for Best Hotel Development and Best Hotel Interior Design at the 2016 Philippine Property Awards. The said hotel, which will rise beside the iconic Iloilo Convention Center, will be situated within Megaworld’s 72-hectare urban township development in Mandurria district and will offer a total of 320 rooms. Meanwhile, the 149-room Richmonde Hotel Iloilo also received the ‘Highly Commended’ awards for Best Hotel Interior Design at last year’s Philippine Property Awards.

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Present development update of Courtyard Marriot Hotel

Megaworld Senior Vice President Jericho Go said the recognition the hotels have received shows how the company has given the city first-class hotels. “Having two award-winning hotels in Iloilo Business Park is a testament of how Megaworld has alleviated the standards of hotel lifestyle in Iloilo City,” Go said “This is a first-class city that deserves first-class hotels.” Megaworld said it has spent more than P2 billion for the development of the two hotels. “Iloilo City is now ready to host huge local and international conventions and events because these two award-winning hotels sandwiching the Iloilo Convention Center will be able to provide the amenities and services that visitors and guests deserve. We see Iloilo City as the rising MICE destination in the country,” Go concluded.

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Courtyard Marriot Hotel (far left) current construction update as seen on an aerial view of Iloilo Park

Megaworld is expected to complete the building of Courtyard Marriot Hotel in this middle of the year and stated that the grand opening would usher a strong support for the tourism industry, as well as influx of tourists in Iloilo City. Aside from this, the hotel is a passionate vision of Megaworld to showcase world-class services and high-end accommodation for Ilonggos and their visitors, linking with the city’s gracious culture as the country’s ‘city of love.’

 

Lifestyle Desire: Take me to Paris

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Breathtaking urban scenery in the morning in Paris

Take me to the city of Paris in France and live like Parisians. Parisians are known for having that ever-elusive je ne sais quoi: a complicated mix of style and confidence that can make it seem like they’re in on a secret that you’re not privy to. Love for life’s luxury, colorful hues, art expos, passion for high-brow fashion and alfresco dining makes a Parisian tick.

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The Eiffel Tower, the iconic symbol of Paris 

There’s a certain art de vivre in Paris, a way of life that’s unlike any other. But perhaps it’s more than that; perhaps it’s the art of being a Parisian.

During the week, the Parisian is always on the go. He lives on the metro, on his way to and from work. Maybe he finds time to grab a drink or dinner with friends, but for the most part, he’s just fades into the rat race… until Friday. As soon as the weekend arrives, the Parisian transforms into a social animal, trying to be everywhere he needs to be seen all at once.

Among weekend traditions in Paris, we have, of course, new exhibits and openings. There’s always an important expo to see; you’ll find them at Beaubourg, the Grand Palais, Jeu de Paume… Seeing these expositions is especially important when you consider that they’ll be heavily discussed with friends over brunch, and no Parisian wants to be the ignorant one!

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Typical low-rise condominium building in Paris

On Sunday, the Parisian gets his weekly produce at his local market, and then he has a few relaxing moments at a sidewalk café or on the banks of the Seine before getting himself ready for another week of work.

The Parisian loves going to restaurants; even if he does have his local favorite, he also loves exploring new bistros and checking out the newest hot spots. He’s a collector of names and addresses, making him the perfect source for information on where to eat! He’ll know the best place to get any classic dish, and then some. Parisians have a unique relationship with food; they love anything that is simple, local and “real.” Simple little dishes are his prey, and he’s regularly searching for a good, organic market or a specialty shop selling local or homemade food… especially one that is unfamiliar to his friends. His favorite thing is being the person to unveil a new favorite.

You’ll soon notice that the Parisian is very attached to his neighborhood. Every neighborhood in Paris is like a little village, with its own shops, places to go and havens that its locals are absolutely head over heels for. Though the Parisian may move several times in his life, he’ll try not to leave his neighborhood, once he finds the one he loves.

As far as nightlife is concerned, however, the Parisian isn’t nearly as loyal. Once he’s visited all of the hot spots in one neighborhood, he’ll move on to the next chic area without a second thought, ready to explore all of the new, hip places that no one has ever heard of… yet!

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Iloilo Business Park gives you the vision to fulfill your dream lifestyle

Captivated by the Parisian Lifestyle? Iloilo Business Park will take you to Paris like you’re living for your dreams in the ‘city of love.’ Find out soon this September what we’re about to unveil.

Need a lifestyle inspiration? Visit us at IBP Sales and Information Center and have a glimpse of our high-end lifestyle offering or call (033) 330-3464. Online updates are available at www.facebook.com/IBPofficial or www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

 

Coffee Brews & Jazz Music at IBP Showroom today!

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The coffee craving continues at Iloilo Business Park. Coffee House Beanery will share their soothing coffee selections and sweet pastries at Iloilo Business Park Sales and Information Center Showroom today, July 23, 1PM – 6PM while Jazz music will entertain guests and visitors. Aptly titled “Your Local Brews are on us,” Iloilo Business Park will showcase different coffee shops in Iloilo for three Saturdays.

This weekend, Coffee House Beanery is the latest sensational coffee shop that will tickle the taste buds of invited guests. There will be lifestyle inspirations in the venue highlighted by the township’s gorgeous condominium model units that will entice onlookers, giving them the vision and idea of what makes living in a residential tower truly classy and exciting.

Be there when the passion for lifestyle and craving for a cup of delicious coffee excites everybody at Iloilo Business Park this weekend. See you there!

For reservation and inquiries, call (033) 330-3464 or visithttp://www.facebook.com/IBPofficial and http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph for updates.