Reasons Why Condo Lifestyle is Taking Centerstage at Iloilo City

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Close-up look on Condominium Model Units at Iloilo Business Park Sales and Information Center, open any day of the week for client’s visit

In Iloilo City, condominium lifestyle may not be as popular in the heydays compared in recent years. Ilonggos have already elevated their lifestyle perspective by embracing the concept of upscale condominium living with the continued infrastructure and investment projects swiftly changing the metropolis vibe of the city. Many Ilonggos working abroad have already considered condominium lifestyle as their best option not just to invest but to consider living a luxurious life after their retirement. For the typical middle and upper class Ilonggo families, owning and investing a condominium right now is more than just luxury, it is a guarantee that lifestyle in their progressive city is different and moving higher in terms of future perspective.

But what makes investing for condominium lifestyle in Iloilo City the best choice you can have right now? It is seamless kind of life and will go with the trends of development? Here are some important reasons to consider when investing for a condominium in Iloilo City: prime location, security, world-class amenities and living in an upscale community. Are you ready to own a condo in Iloilo City?

Great Location

Never forget that location is vitally important in investing for a condominium.  In the real estate industry, location is always the prime factor when determining the value of a property. After all, access and convenience are often the key reasons why people consider buying a condo unit in the first place — they want a home that is accessible to all the places of interest such as offices, schools, malls, restaurants and hospitals. Iloilo City is moving in that direction: fast-paced lifestyle, rising metropolitan center of business and investments – the location is perfectly changing and goes up higher.

 

Developer’s reputation is important

You can always trust that your investment for your condominium unit will be worth it if you consort with a reputable developer.  Megaworld, the country’s leading property developer and pioneer of ‘live-work-play-learn’ township concept in the Philippines, has brought the very first after-sales services for condominium buyers, assuring you a hassle-free and seamless experience from the time you plan of buying a ready unit, to designing your living space and turnover, until you plan to re-sell or lease out your condo unit. Through the company’s dynamic marketing division, clients can enjoy services like Leasing and Resale Management, Maintenance and Turnover, and Free Interior Design Services. Leasing and Resale Management takes care of selecting and negotiating bank finance options in behalf of client as well as refurbishment of units in preparation for leasing or resale of the property. Meanwhile, Turnover and Maintenance Services, allows a smooth and hassle-free turnover process of the purchased condo units to clients.

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Upscale Amenities to Enjoy Life

The best reason you bought a condo is to enjoy life and experience a fair share of luxury that you’re dreaming of. You condominium unit must be located within a community where lifestyle amenities are readily available. Within the residential tower, there must be a lifestyle amenity deck or a recreational space where residents can enjoy swimming in the swimming pool, a fitness gym to stay active, a pocket garden to unwind, a function room for various life celebrations, a comfy guest or main lounge for your visitors, a daycare where working parents can leave their young children during work hours; an element of commercial ambiance where bistros, cafes or retail shops are located right at your doorstep. This kind of condo unit you can own must interweave and connects with the lifestyle of the whole vibrant community.

Consider Affordability of Monthly Amortization

After all the considerations about the perfect unit have been made, here comes the tricky part that you wish you never have to deal with but is, in fact, the most important: Considering your current income and future plans, calculate if you can actually afford this significant investment. Before saying yes to anything, you have to reflect on your financial means, and whether you are going to be doing it on your own or with someone else. You also have to consider unforeseeable events like unemployment and sickness that will sometimes force you to realign your budget.  For this, the key is to choose a unit that will not stretch your budget too thin and allow you leave room for emergency expenses.
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Present aerial site update of Iloilo Business Park, Western Visayas’ biggest lifestyle investment and lifestyle township

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Artist’s perspective of One Madison Place set for turnover this year

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A Paris-inspired perspective of Saint Honore, Iloilo Business Park’s newest residential tower

Condo Lifestyle in the City of Love

Considering all of these significant things to understand before making the decision to own a condominium in Iloilo City, it’s about time we take you to Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld’s 72-hectare business and lifestyle township rising in the old Iloilo airport in Mandurriao District. This future commercial area touted to become the epicentre of investments offer an upscale lifestyle that replicates world-class residential living within a modern community. In the residential district of Iloilo Business Park, the first three residential towers that will rise is One Madison Place (set for turnover this year), the Spanish-French-inspired tower Lafayette Park Square (set for 2018 turnover) and the tallest tower in the region – The Palladium with 22 floors. Another addition to the high-end lifestyle in the township is Saint Honore, a Paris-inspired condo tower with 10 floors rising with classy amenities.

Megaworld ensures that every residential condominium tower they conceptualize will showcase not just the world-class luxury and amenities, but the concept of connecting it with the lifestyle of the township. Iloilo City is taking the center stage as the next best investment destination in the country, strengthening its tourism and cultural potential, and opening more doors for global opportunities, with these exciting developments and lifestyle perspective, particularly the concept of condominium living is slowly etched in the consciousness of modern Ilonggos, who believes that their city is the next highly-urbanized metropolis in the Philippines. But the best reason why it’s wiser to invest for a condominium and own one in Iloilo City is: there’s less pollution, the city’s ambiance is relaxing, traffic hassle is still manageable and Ilonggos are lovers of creating a balance between nature and progress.

Are you ready to own a condo in Iloilo City? Head on to Iloilo Business Park to take a glimpse of our model condo units at IBP Sales and Information Center or call (033) 330-3464. Check out updates online at http://www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.

 

WOFEX 2017 held at Iloilo Convention Center

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Celebrating excellence and new innovations in the field of culinary arts and industry, World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2017 was held at Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo Business Park on February 23, 9AM until February 25. WOFEX is the Philippines’ biggest culinary event that gathers professionals, chefs and skilled people related in the field of hospitality, food industry and products A wide array of products and services are on display by major F&B suppliers, exhibitors and new industry players. Foreign exhibitors from around the world continue to make WOFEX a truly international exhibition. Not to be outdone are the best of Filipino fare-showcasing some of the country’s best home-grown products.

This time, Iloilo City was honored to be the host of this year’s WOFEX which is dubbed as a popular “culinary destination” in Western Visayas. Iloilo City is known for a wide-array of delectable cuisines, sweets and local products that make it an ideal tourism destination. The event was graced by special honorary guests including Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog as keynote speaker, Iloilo Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III, Iloilo Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Rebecca Rascon, Department of Angriculture AMD Chief Maria Teresa Solis, Department of Tourism Special Events Officer Pamela Denise Cababasay, Island Living Channel Chairman-CEO Radjie Caram, Iloilo Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts Association President Angela Abenir, Iloilo Business Park Vice President for Sales and Marketing Jennifer Ann Palmares-Fong, and PepTarsus, Inc., Vice President Randy Manaloto.

Music, Fireworks and More at Iloilo Business Park’s Dinagyang Celebration

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Great fun and spectacles are coming to Iloilo Business Park this Dinagyang Festival fever on Saturday, January 21 with a lot of guest artists and surprises. Catch one of the country’s sensational rock bands – the Sponge Cola who will perform their popular hit songs to the delight of Ilonggo crowd at the newly-opened Festive Walk Parade. Enjoy the band’s serenade with non-stop music as they perform live. Other cover bands that will entertain guests and visitors are Kreonz band and Dyevest band starting 4PM until the evening.

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The annual fireworks display – Glitters in the Sky at Iloilo Business Park

Around 7PM, Iloilo Business Park will once again light up the City of Love with “Glitters in the Sky” fireworks display in collaboration with Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and the City Government of Iloilo. With the Dinagyang Festival sensation happening in the city, it’s great to savor the exciting culinary fare offered by various restaurants inside the township and at the Festive Walk Parade including Grillers, Farm to Table, DoVa Brunch Cafe, Cable Car and more. Taste the international flavors of delightful gastronomy at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s restaurant – The Granary and Bizbar. Swim and relax while watching the cityscape at the hotel’s pool deck.

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Dinagyang warriors dancing at the Festive Walk Parade

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s impressive pool deck at the 7th floor

Make your Dinagyang celebration special and spectacular at Iloilo Business Park this weekend. Visit the township to see some stunning changes and developments.

Festive Walk Parade 1st Phase opens at Iloilo Business Park

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Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, is launching the first phase of the Festive Walk Parade at the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
At 1.1 kilometers and divided into four phases, the Festive Walk Parade is considered as Western Visayas’ longest retail and dining strip. It will showcase local and legendary Ilonggo restaurants as well as international brands.
“With the opening of the first phase of the Festive Walk Parade this Christmas season, Ilonggos will get a taste of the experience that a Megaworld Lifestyle Mall offers. The line of retail shops and restaurants fronting wide arcades, surrounded by beautifully landscaped walkways, makes a stroll along the entire stretch of the Iloilo Festive Walk a truly captivating experience,” said Kevin L. Tan, senior vice president and head, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

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The exterior design of the Festive Walk Parade is reminiscent of the Santana Row development in California, with touches of art nouveau and art deco as homage to Iloilo’s own architectural heritage.
At the edge of the development will be the Casa Emperador, which will house the Casa Emperador Museum at its 2nd and 3rd floors. The museum will showcase the rich history and vast collection of one of the world’s biggest brandy producer, Emperador Distillers Inc. Casa Emperador’s facade echoes Iloilo’s very own Provincial Capitol with impressive neoclassical design and proportions, evoking the aesthetics of old European palaces.
Meanwhile, alfresco dining on the development’s second floor will have a spectacular view of the beautifully landscaped Park Square, where a monument of Ilonggo revolutionary hero General Martin Delgado will stand.
“The Festive Walk Parade will serve as a cultural and historical manifesto for Iloilo, a celebration of its heritage and future, establishing a place of economic and civic vibrancy, life and activity,” Tan said.
Early this year, Megaworld announced the completion of around 11 malls and commercial centers in McKinley Hill, Uptown Bonifacio, McKinley West, The Mactan Newtown, Iloilo Business Park, ArcoVia City, Southwoods City and Makati by year-end, totalling to around 371,000 square meters of gross floor area. Just last month, it announced the construction of Northill Town Center at its 53-hectare Northill Gateway township in Bacolod.

Iloilo Business Park Fascinates with Current Development Updates

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The present facade of the 3,700-seater Iloilo Convention Center expected to become the venue of the ASEAN side meetings this coming March 2017 and a possible venue for Ms. Universe 2017 side event. 

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Recent site update of Megaworld Boulevard, the township’s major 8-lane thoroughfare that includes a Bike Lane for commuters’ healthy activities.  

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The next international hotel to open next year in Iloilo Business Park is the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel. Here’s a look on its recent development site update. 

When was the last time you visited Iloilo Business Park? If you’re an Ilonggo who appreciates the swift developments and progress of Iloilo City lately, then Iloilo Business Park is the fast-forward modern picture of this gorgeous city. If you’re a visitor or traveller who came to the city a few years ago, then you would realize that a lot has change, and Iloilo Business Park is a new destination that will catch your attention. In vision, Iloilo City is chasing a more vibrant future and infrastructure elevation with the continued pouring of investments and investors who are optimistic that this timeless city is heading in the right direction.

Megaworld Corporation, the country’s real estate giant established the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in the old Iloilo airport in Mandurriao District to create a bigger pathway for economic rise and elevate the lifestyle in the region. It is by far the largest commercial and business township in Western Visayas. Jobs and careers are shaping up in this inspiring township by establishing the biggest Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) District in the region. In fact, a total of 10 BPO buildings will rise in the next 10 years and envisions to create more than 30,000 jobs in the process. Right now there are four BPO buildings that are fully finished and operating such as One Global Center, Two Global, One Techno Place and Three Techno Place. Iloilo Convention Center, a 3,700-seater modern convention facility was the official venue of the 2015 APEC ministerial meetings.

 

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The latest addition to the list of BPO Office Buildings in Iloilo Business Park is Three Techno Place now on its final phase of development completion. 

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Presently, this is the site of the 9.2-hectare Boutique Hotel and Commercial District where 80% commercial lots are already sold-out to local entrepreneurs and private companies. 

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is the first upscale hotel that opened in 2014. Another first-class hotel is on the rise through Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, a 15-storey international business hotel that will invigorate the tourism industry of the region. A shopping mall is soon to open in the township through the Festive Walk Mall where international boutiques and retail stores are expected to open exclusively. Another gem in the city of love is the opening of the 1.1-kilometer Festive Walk Parade next year, where high-end restaurants, bistros, retails shops and unique destinations will become the next lifestyle hub of Ilonggos. To invigorate the business sector of the city, the township’s very own Boutique Hotel and Commercial District will be the setting of rising businesses, investments and commercial synergy.

To showcase the classy and luxurious lifestyle in Iloilo Business Park, there are already four residential towers that will mesmerize homebuyers such as One Madison Place scheduled for 2017 turnover, Lafayette Park Square set for 2018 opening, the region’s tallest 22-storey tower The Palladium for 2019 turnover, and Saint Honore, a Parisian-inspired condo tower.

So, if you’re an Ilonggo looking for fascinating changes and developments in your gorgeous city or a visitor trying to reconnect your vision with the “city of love,” Iloilo Business Park should be the perfect destination where you can feel that elevating excitement of what’s to come in the near future. This is the township of vibrant possibilities that will shape the inspiring rise of Iloilo City as one of the country’s most liveable metropolis.

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Here’s a present development update of the Festive Walk Mall expected to open early next year. 

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Across the Festive Walk Mall is the Mall Annex. Here’s a look on its latest construction update. 

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Current construction update of Festive Walk Parade beside One Global Center

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Another look on the development update of Festive Walk Parade at the back of One Global Center. 

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Festive Walk Parade latest construction site update beside One Global Center. 

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Present site update of Lafayette Park Square, the second residential tower of Iloilo Business Park scheduled for 2018 turnover with 6 months grace period.

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Here’s a look on Megaworld Boulevard with the present development update of One Madison Place scheduled for March and October 2017 series of turnovers with 6 months grace period.

Turn your lifestyle dream into realistic possibility by investing a place at Iloilo Business Park. For inquiries, call us at (033) 330-3464 or visit IBP Sales and Information Center open 7 days a week.

Dream Vacations at Iloilo Business Park’s 1st 3D Light Show on Oct. 22

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Spectacular surprises and timeless passion will redefine Iloilo Business Park as Western Visayas’ significant lifestyle township on October 22 with the first of its kind 3D Light Show featuring the official launch of Saint Honore.

Expected to jumpstart the biggest visual presentation in Iloilo City, the 3D Light Show at Iloilo Business Park will happen at 8PM where audience right in front of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo will get to have a glimpse of the township’s vision while visuals spectacle will be projected at Two Global Center building.

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Saint Honore’s timeless Paris grandeur: (top to bottom) night shot perspective, artsy Main Lobby, landscaped-garden Atrium and third level Amenity Deck perspective

The event is free and open to all where an alfresco dining and culinary parade of the township’s classy restaurants including Cable Car, Farm to Table, DoVa Brunch Cafe and a lot more others will captivate all the onlooker’s taste buds, giving them a foretaste of what it feels like to experience the Festive Walk Parade in the very near future.

Megaworld’s newest residential tower, the 10-storey Saint Honore is an impressive replication of French architecture and a glimpse of Parisian lifestyle, reminiscing the “city of light’s” old downtown street in France called Rue Saint Honore. In the same passion, this stunning residential condominium will conquer the vision and imagination of homebuyers who are deeply passionate with luxury, accessibility and serenity, a piece of Paris rising beautifully in Iloilo City, the Philippines’ “city of love.” Saint Honore is destined to make you fall in love with its timeless lifestyle inspiration that exceeds beyond comfort and style – it’s a life-changing living perspective. Saint Honore will delight condo buyers with its classic French-styled amenities, a parade of pleasurable experiences that will be seen in its Third Level Amenity Deck where a gorgeous swimming pool, pool lounge, Jacuzzi, Fitness Center and Function Hall will become a festive celebration of life. Paris very own Tuilleries Garden is a perfect inspiration that captured the vivacity of Saint Honore’s Atrium, a ground level tranquil landscaped garden where French-inspired trellised seats, sculptures, decors and artworks will keep future residents in-synched with nature. A bit more of an artsy-type luxury space inspired by Louvre Museum, the tower’s stunning Main Lobby exudes such colourful ambiance.  Saint Honore is directly linked and a few steps away from other prominent destinations and lifestyle areas in Iloilo Business Park.

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Take these exciting dream vacation for yourself when you buy Saint Honore’s Studio Unit, One Bedroom Unit or Two Bedroom Unit on October 22

What’s more, your most exciting vacation dream is within your reach as Iloilo Business Park will make condo buyers fall in love with Saint Honore. For those who will buy a Studio Unit on October 22, they will be entitled to avail a 3-days-and-2-nights stay at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo with breakfast and afternoon tea. If you want a bit classier, buy a One Bedroom Unit and you’ll be flying to Manila for free with your special someone to enjoy a 3-days-and-2 -nights stay at Marriot Manila Hotel with breakfast and access to the Executive Lounge. Dream vacation can be yours when you buy a Two Bedroom Unit and instantly, you’ll be rewarded with a roundtrip airfare ticket for two to Macau as you enjoy a 3-days-and-2-nights stay at the posh Parisian Macao luxury hotel.

Radiant lights, festive skies and overflowing passion-turning-into reality will set the mood for Iloilo City’s metropolitan perspective with Iloilo Business Park’s biggest and grandest celebration on October 22 at 8PM. Come and join us as we make history with the first ever 3D Light Show right in the heart of the region’s life-larger business and leisure township.  For more details on the event,. call us at (033) 330-3464.

Buy Saint Honore Condo Unit to Avail Vacation Freebies at Iloilo Business Park’s 3D Light Show on Oct. 22

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A vibrant vision and perspective of Saint Honore, Iloilo Business Park’s classy Parisian-inspired residential tower

Fulfill your greatest Parisian Macao dream, Marriot Hotel Manila sojourn and  Richmonde Hotel escapade by choosing a dream lifestyle at Saint Honore, Megaworld’s gorgeous 10-storey residential condominium at Iloilo Business Park on October 22 in time for the tower’s grand launch and 3D light show at 8:00 in the evening.

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Enjoy free 3 days and 2 nights stay at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo when you avail a Studio Unit at Saint Honore on October 22

Guests and clients of Iloilo Business Park are invited to avail for their biggest treat when they buy a condominium unit at Saint Honore. When they reserve and get a Saint Honore Executive Studio Unit, they will have a free 3 days and 2 nights stay at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s Suite Room with free daily breakfast and afternoon tea.

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Manila Marriot Hotel experience can be yours when you buy a One Bedroom Unit at Saint Honore on October 22

For those who will choose to buy Saint Honore’s One Bedroom Unit, clients can avail a free roundtrip airfare tickets for two going to Manila plus 3 days and 2 nights stay at Marriot Hotel Manila with breakfast and access to the Executive Lounge.

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Own a dream vacation at The Parisian Macao showcasing vibrant luxury and lifestyle experiences by getting a Two Bedroom Unit at Saint Honore on October 22

For a bit more posh and memorable experience, clients and guests who will purchase a Two Bedroom Unit at Saint Honore will have free roundtrip airfare tickets for two heading to Macau for 3 days and 2 nights stay at The Parisian Macao with free breakfast.

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A look on Saint Honore’s Lifestyle Amenity Deck on the third floor and Main Lobby

There’s nothing exceptionally exciting when you choose to embrace your dream-like lifestyle at the Paris-inspired Saint Honore residential tower and get to enjoy first-class freebies like no other.

Impressively astonishing in vision and concept, never miss the opportunity to come and be a part of Iloilo Business Park’s official launch of Saint Honore on October 22, 8PM as we bring you the first and biggest 3D light show ever in Iloilo City. Light show will be projected in One Global Center building and viewing area will be at the front of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. Enjoy alfresco dining and classy mini-food festival from our classy restos such as Cable Cable, Farm to Table, and DoVa Brunch Cafe. Aside from the light show, never miss other spectacles including a fireworks display, music performances and more.

The greatest show in the “city of love” is only happening in the region’s grandest lifestyle township – Iloilo Business Park on October 22. See you and we’ll assure you that your lifestyle vision will never be the same again.

For event details and lifestyle inspiration, call us at (033) 330-3464 or drop by at IBP Sales and Information Center, open 7 days a week.

BPO Careers are Shaping Up at Iloilo Business Park

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Jobs and employment opportunities are getting global at Iloilo Business Park. Creating a sense of vision and inspiring the Ilonggos with Iloilo Business Park’s township concept theme, a bright future is shaping up in the horizon for the past three years.

But one of the most beneficial advantages of having this gorgeous township in Iloilo City is the establishment of its own BPO District as the biggest so far in the region. Iloilo Business Park created big plans and development projects for the locals to ensure in creating competitive employment opportunities by working for the expanding BPO industry. In this township, Megaworld, the real estate giant developer of Iloilo Business Park shared their vision of establishing a total of 10 BPO buildings and creating more than 30,000 jobs in the next ten years.

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One Global Center

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Two Global Center

Since Iloilo City is known as the epicentre of education by having the most number of universities, schools and colleges, Ilonggos are competitive when it comes to English communication skills. Ilonggos are well equipped with a strong foundation in the English language and more foreigners are coming in this city to learn English like Koreans and other nationalities. In fact, every year, there are thousands of graduates in Iloilo and throughout Western Visayas who are looking for competitive career, and Iloilo Business Park’s BPO District answers such need. The flourishing BPO business expansion in Iloilo City is now coming into reality with the aggressive development of Iloilo Business Park’s BPO District. Nearby provinces will also benefit from the expanding BPO and call center employment opportunities in the township.

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Three Techno Place

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One Techno Place

In 2014, Megaworld opened One Global Center and Two Global Center that houses BPO companies Transcom Asia and StarTek, respectively. Richmonde Tower currently houses the regional offices of BPO companies I-QOR and Reed Elsevier in the second, third and fourth floors, respectively. This year, two more BPO buildings are expected to open namely One Techno Place and Three Techno Place across the Iloilo Convention Center.

Iloilo Business Park shapes up better and world-class jobs in Iloilo and other neighbouring provinces that would elevate the quality of life, ensuring that this rising township is more than just about commerce, business and leisure, it’s a place where careers are promising, too.

So, are you looking for a competitive job? One of these days, try to visit Iloilo Business Park and who knows, you might find the best job you’re searching for.

 

Paris’ World-Famous Garden Replicated by Saint Honore’s Atrium

The splendor of Paris’ most visited and world-famous public garden where the essence of French culture is reflected will come alive in Saint Honore, Iloilo Business Park’s impressive residential tower rising 10-storey high and highlighting charming lifestyle amenities.

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Aerial view of Tuilleries Garden in Paris, France

Immersing life in the Splendid Garden of Paris

The Tuilleries Garden composed of various destinations within the area gets its name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuilleries in 1564. The famous gardener of King Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre, re-landscaped the gardens in 1664 to give them their current French formal garden style. The gardens, which separate the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, are a cultural walking place for Parisians and tourists where Maillol statues stand alongside those of Rodin or Giacometti. The gardens’ two ponds are perfect for relaxation. The Musée de l’Orangerie, where visitors can admire the works of Monet, is located south-west of Tuileries. From March to December, free tours in French are organized. For lovers of candyfloss, rides and thrills, go to the Fête des Tuilleries from June to August.

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Saint Honore’s Atrium is a serene landscaped area with unique attractions

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The Atrium’s play area for kids

Sain Honore’s Atrium Inspiration

Enchanting in terms of visual sights and scenery, the Tuilleries Garden is the main inspiration behind the concept of Saint Honore’s Atrium, a ground level mini garden with landscape attraction, stripes of greens, flowers and bushes. If you want to spend a day of relaxation in this recreational area, you will find the trellised seats comfortable while being enticed visually by the pieces of artworks, sculptures and attractions inside the garden. There’s also a play area for kids and young-at-heart to spend their leisure time. Like Paris, this mini oasis of serenity gives the residents of the tower a place where they can commune with nature and get caught up in the impressive French architectural design. Living at Saint Honore elevates your senses to appreciate not just French culture and lifestyle but the colors of nature, the bliss of having your own garden right in the heart of the tower.

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Find your lifestyle pleasure at the tower’s third level amenity deck

The tower’s third level amenity deck is where you can find pure pleasure with its very own swimming pool, pool lounge, Jacuzzi, fitness center and function hall. The total condominium units boasting with impressive space and concept of luxury is 168, from executive studio, one bedroom to two bedroom units with lanai and balcony on selected units, each of these unit highlights the lifestyle of Paris. Saint Honore is a few steps away from other popular destinations in the township including a shopping mall, shop-and-dine avenue strip, international hotels, convention center and commercial district. Residents of Saint Honore can live a grandiose lifestyle, combining career opportunities shaping up nearby and offered by BPO buildings, giving emphasis on various perks of a beautiful metropolitan township.

Truly, the timeless beauty and charm of the Tuilleries Garden of Paris is replicated in Saint Honore’s Atrium, both gorgeous pictures of serenity, pleasure and passion will be experienced by Ilonggos as they fall in love to the precious splendor and appeal of the region’s most classy residential tower.

Make Saint Honore your future home now. For more details, call (033) 330-3464 or visit IBP Sales and Information Center.

 

 

Louvre Museum Inspires Saint Honore Lifestyle

 

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Louvre Museum by night

World Famous of Art and Culture Museum

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum and houses one of the most impressive art collections in history. The magnificent, baroque-style palace and museum — LeMusée du Louvre in French — sits along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. It is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.

The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. It continued to be expanded over the years. It currently covers a total area of 652,300 square feet (60,600 square meters). In 1793, Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, and the Louvre became an art museum, exhibiting the royal collection and artifacts. Under Napoleon’s reign, acquisitions came from conquered lands and the museum was known as Musée Napoleon. After his defeat at Waterloo, the museum returned to its original name.

The Louvre’s collection includes Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, paintings by the Old Masters, and crown jewels and other artifacts from French nobles. Its works span the sixth century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. More than 35,000 works are on display at any given time. The displays are divided into eight departments:Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints and Drawings.

Without question, The Louvre’s most famous work is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” who enchants hordes of visitors with her enigmatic smile. This small, iconic painting — it is only 21 by 30 inches (53 by 77 centimeters) is covered with bullet-proof glass and flanked by guards; this is the result of it being stolen in 1911. (It was recovered in 1913.)

Crowds also flock to see the armless beauty of the “Venus de Milo,” and “Winged Victory,” the ancient Greek sculpture also known as “Nike of Samothrace.” Other popular works include the Code of Hammurabi, da Vinci’s tragic sculpture “The Dying Slave” and Antonio Canova’s 18th-century sculpture “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.” Eugene Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People,” which depicts the bare-breasted Liberty goddess leading a charge in the French Revolution, and is thought to have inspired Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” andJacques-Louis David’s “The Coronation of Napoleon” was commissioned by Napoleon himself and is a good reminder of the Louvre’s history.

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Louvre Museum Pyramid by day

In 1983, the Louvre underwent a renovation plan known as the Grand Louvre. Part of the plan called for a new design for the main entrance. Architect I.M. Pei was awarded the project, and he designed an underground lobby and modern glass pyramid structure in the courtyard. Inaugurated in 1988, the pyramid would become a celebrated element of the landmark museum’s design. It appears strikingly modern and sophisticated against the baroque façade, and allows light into the lobby, which also houses gift shops and cafes. In 1993, the Inverted Pyramid, a skylight dipping into the underground lobby, was unveiled. Because of its size and the scale of its collection, it is impossible to see the entirety of the Louvre in one visit. The museum reported about 8.8 million visitors in 2011 — so prepare for crowds, especially around the most popular works.

The museum offers a variety of tools to help visitors plan their days, including the “Masterpieces Visitor Trail,” timed at about 90 minutes and covering the 10 most famous works, maps of floor plans and advanced ticket options.

The Louvre is open every day but Tuesday and the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and International Workers’ Day (May 1). The hours are: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

There are three entrances to the Louvre. Though the most famous is the Pyramid and Galerie du Carrousel entrances, lines may be shorter at the Passage Richelieu or Porte des Lions entrances.

As of 2013, admission to the entire museum costs 15 euros. Admission is free for those under 18, as well as other individuals with proper documentation.

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Artsy and classy, Saint Honore’s Reception Area and Main Lobby

Lifestyle Inspired by French Art

In Iloilo City, Philippines, a classy 10-storey residential tower takes the front row of lifestyle culture at Iloilo Business Park, Megaworld’s biggest commercial township in Western Visayas. The tower aptly named Saint Honore, based in the famous old street in Paris – Rue Saint Honore is an epitome of the city’s vibrant commerce where retail rows and shophouse are found.

Saint Honore’s gorgeous interpretation of French architecture and Parisian lifestyle takes shape in its design, concept and perspective. On the third floor of the tower, we can find a swimming pool, pool lounge, Jacuzzi, fitness center and function hall, all inspired by French living experience. On the ground level, the tower takes pride of its Atrium, a landscaped garden with various recreational areas, facilities, relaxing trellised seats, French-inspired decors and sculpture, all living picture of Paris’ popular public garden, the Tuilleries Garden. The tower has a total of 168 condominium units, from executive studio, one bedroom and two bedroom unit, each of these space of luxury comes with a vision for pure French living style.

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Splendid and gorgeous, Saint Honore’s Third Level Amenity Deck

But the closer resemblance to the world-famous Louvre Museum of Paris is Saint Honore’s Reception Area and Main Lobby, a collective beauty and charm of various elements of French art. From artsy floor design, pieces of artworks hanged in the colourful walls, sparkling chandelier, sculptures, expensive furniture set and the over-all appeal of the area is a passionate inspiration of the Louvre Museum. French culture is synonymous to classic art and poetic vision, and from the same vein of inspiration, Saint Honore was born out of Megaworld’s dream to bring the dream lifestyle of Paris and French to Ilonggos.

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Future perspective of Saint Honore residential tower

Outside the tower, you will be enthralled with various commercial shops that will soon be mushrooming in the lower ground floor, and is directly connected to the Festive Walk Parade, the township’s upscale shopping and dining avenue stretching 1.1 kilometres. Walking to other significant destinations and establishments in the township is easy when you live at Saint Honore including the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo Convention Center, BPO buildings, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, Marriot Courtyard Hotel and Commercial District.

Live your lifestyle closer to timeless French art and culture, and share the luxury of a lifetime with your family at Saint Honore. You live and breathe art lifestyle itself. Invest now for your dream by calling (033) 330-3464. Try to visit IBP Sales and Information Center for a look on our condo model units at the township.