Published in The Philippine Star on April 8, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – From the roof deck of the Banyan Tree Tower, the wondrous sights of the glittering Manila Bay and the striking Makati skyline greet well-wishers, future residents and company executives as Federal Land Inc. recently celebrated the topping off ceremonies of the first of the three towers at Bay Garden Club and Residences in Metropolitan Park, Pasay City.
These magnificent views are only a few of the advantages of high-rise living in the serene, vacation-like atmosphere and low density neighborhood at Bay Garden Club and Residences.
With only a total of 130 units, the 20-storey Banyan Tree Tower boasts of spacious and specially designed units to maximize its natural and picturesque background views and the all-exclusive access to its supersized amenities. A vast array of recreation and resort-like amenities including a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, playground, a putting green, a bar and grill area, a yoga deck, fully-equipped gym, spa pavilion, spacious function room, an indoor day care center, a library and reading lounge, and an indoor game room are solely for the pleasure of unit owners.
The much-anticipated occasion likewise marked another construction milestone for Bay Garden Club and Residences as it also celebrated the first concrete pouring of Royal Palm Tower, signaling the start of construction works for its second tower.
On hand to welcome clients and guests was Federal Land General Manager Jose Mari Banzon along with the company’s pool of expert partners — GGG Partners Architects, I.A. Campbell and Associates, and PGAA Creative Design- that all the more boost the image of Bay Garden Club and Residences as an elegant and grand architectural landmark at the very heart of Manila.
Banzon shared that Bay Garden Club and Residences is currently enjoying brisk sales performance. “The first two towers have been quickly acquired by Filipinos living locally and those abroad but plan to retire soon in the country. The project is able to attract those who would love to reside in the bay area,” Banzon relates.
Federal Land also unveiled its “Luxury starts at P19,500” offering wherein buyers in Royal Palm Tower can avail of a fully-furnished one-bedroom unit for only P19,500 monthly amortization. Fully-furnished two and three-bedroom units are available as well.
Published in The Philippine Star on September 3, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – With its resort appeal and prime location along Macapagal Boulevard, the Bay Garden Club and Residences has given its residents an enviable foothold in the future commercial and tourism hub of Metro Manila.
What makes it all the more exciting is that all these now get combined with a taste of luxurious living in a premium location called the Metropolitan Park in Pasay City.
Developed by Federal Land Inc., Bay Garden Club & Residences is an exclusive three-tower residential community inside Metropolitan Park. The first tower has already broken ground last year while the second tower was launched recently. Once completed, the new development is set to redefine high-end living with its promise to deliver a relaxing vacation atmosphere.
The privacy of the community is given priority by Federal Land. It has very low density that only a few units are available in every floor, giving its residents the luxury of space and the exclusivity of their property. The first tower only has less than 150 units while the second tower has below 200 units.
Unit owners will get the feeling of not just being at home, but also being like at a resort at the same time with exclusive access to its club-like amenities, luxurious facilities and breathtaking view of the Manila Bay, only for the select few.
Like its first tower along the Macapagal Boulevard side, the Tower 2 facing the EDSA Extension will have its own elegant porte cochere or drop-off area, giving its residents and guests with a warm welcome. Homeowners of the Bay Garden Club and Residences also get a high-level of security, first-rate outdoor living, the best location and spectacular views.
The elevators are equipped with electronic access control locks and are accessible by keycards. CCTV cameras in the entire complex complement this security system.
The Bay Garden Club and Residences lives up to its name. Its first-class, supersized amenities provide a relaxing vacation atmosphere in the noisy city. There is a long swimming pool, a children’s playground with sandbox, yoga cum meditation area, a bar and grill area, landscaped garden and outdoor lounge areas designed by noted landscape architect Paulo Alcazaren. Trees lining the poolside, meanwhile, provide shade and a tropical ambience.
A gym/spa promotes a healthy lifestyle, a daycare center takes care of the kids while mom is busy, a game room provides amusement, a function room accommodates big family gatherings and a library/reading lounge is perfect for studying.
The Bay Garden Club and Residences is accessible to main roads connecting to Manila, Makati and Parañaque cities. It is just a short distance away from Mall of Asia, the Manila Doctors College, the Bluewave Macapagal Mall, the seafood strip along Macapagal Boulevard, and other dining and commercial establishments.
By Maan D’Asis Pamaran. Pbulished in Manila Bulletin on August 17, 2010
The most common descriptions used in condominium selling kits are the words cozy, snug, free-flowing, and convertible/all-purpose spaces. These are used to euphemistically state the fact that most condominium units are fit for single professionals or small, young families. There can be as much as 30 to 40 studio-type units on each level, with eight to 10 elevators servicing tenants, so each trip going up and down can be similar to taking the MRT.
While affordable developments like these may be perfect for those who are still on their way up in the corporate world, it may be a bit unhinging for those who have been there and done that. They have paid their dues, particularly retirees from foreign shores who want to live in the heart of Metro Manila, and not in planned communities in Laguna or Bulacan.
The Bay Garden Club and Residences by Federal Land is located a stone’s throw away from the Mall of Asia, and therefore within easy access to both Makati and Manila. And the rooms are certainly roomy – with big cuts that go to as large as a four-bedroom bi-level unit standing on 278 square meters. The more moderately-sized units have an average of 130 to 74 square meters, with no units going below 40 sq.m., a far cry from the usual 30 sq.m of other high-rise units. The choices are single-bedroom, and two, three, and four-bedroom apartments.
The spaces are versatile, with provisions for a utility/laundry room and a maid’s quarters. The living room areas are spacious, like any sala that you would expect to see in an ordinary house. Closet space is adequate, and there are also units that offer walk-in closets to indulge the Carrie Bradshaw in any fashionista. For more storage space, there are available nooks and crannies, such as the area under the stairs or the hallways leading to each room that could serve that purpose.
The bedrooms can fit a queen- or king-sized bed comfortably, along with maybe a study table for some serious computer time, or maybe a vanity table for some quality face time.
The views from the rooms are simply amazing too, because they come with a choice of Manila Bay’s perpetually breathtaking scenery, or the vibrant vista of the Makati skyline. There are even units that offer both.
And since retirees are a section of this development’s target market, a tour of the model units would show that the stairs are wide, not too steep, and very easy to climb. The bathrooms are also situated with easy access in mind.
And since there less tenants in each building, the elevators are less crowded, and the developers promise that there’s no need to literally rub elbows with your neighbor.