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Glorietta: The Premier Mall


Glorietta is a large shopping mall in Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. The mall is owned by the Zobel de Ayala family and operated through its holding company, the Ayala Corporation. The mall is divided into five sections (named Glorietta 1–5) and contains many shops and restaurants, as well as cinemas, a gym, arcades and a large central activity center, often used to stage special events.

by Jhaypee Guia on September 05, 2012
Glorietta: The Premier Mall

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Glorietta is a large shopping mall in Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. The mall is owned by the Zobel de Ayala family and operated through its holding company, the Ayala Corporation. The mall is divided into five sections (named Glorietta 1–5) and contains many shops and restaurants, as well as cinemas, a gym, arcades and a large central activity center, often used to stage special events.

Glorietta 1-4 is integrated with the nearby Greenbelt Mall, SM Makati, Rustan's Makati and The Landmark, a department store. Glorietta 5 is fully detached, located in front of Hotel InterContinental Manila and beside Rustan's Department Store.

History

Glorietta was originally a park surrounded by establishments, and was used as a location by Viva Films for its youth-oriented movie Hotshots. In the early 1990s the Zobel De Ayala family decided to renovate Glorietta, the Quad mall, Greenbelt and the rest of the Makati commercial center into a whole new development named the Ayala Center.

The plan was to convert Glorietta into an indoor facility and integrate it with existing nearby buildings as well as newly-constructed ones such as the QUAD cinemas.

The Glorietta mall was opened in 1991 with a gross leasable area of 250,000 m², envisioned as one of the largest malls in the Philippines. By the mid- and late 1990s, Glorietta gained popularity as a premier mall. It has an air-conditioned atrium with water features, an indoor children's playground, and an activity center that hosts concerts and shows.

Other new buildings were also constructed between 1999 and 2005, making Glorietta bigger than its original construction plan. In 2010, Glorietta 1 and 2 were demolished for redevelopment with a new mall, office towers and condos.

Tenants

Major tenants

  • Gold's Gym
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Landmark Makati
  • The Link/Anson's
  • Makati Shangri-La, Manila Hotel
  • Music One
  • Papemelroti
  • Park Square 1
  • SM Makati
  • Rustan's
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • Timezone
  • Toys "R" Us
  • Triple V

List of Accommodations around Makati

  • Makati Shangri-La Hotel - Ayala Avenue Corner Makati Avenue, Makati
  • LPL Suites Greenbelt - 112 LPL Tower, Legaspi Street, Makati
  • The Peninsula Manila - Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati
  • New World Hotel Makati City - Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati
  • Hotel Celeste - 02 San Lorenzo Drive Corner A.Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village,, Makati
  • Somerset Olympia Makati Serviced Residence - 7912, Makati Avenue, Makati
  • Ascott Makati Serviced Residence - 6Th Floor, Glorietta 4 Ayala Center, Makati
  • Copa Businessman Hotel - 912 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati
  • The E-Hotel Makati - 906 A. Arnaiz Ave., (formerly Pasay Road), San Lorenzo Village, Makati
  • BSA Suites Makati - 103 C. Palanca St. Legaspi Village, Makati

Getting In

The Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA) passes along the southeast part of Makati and connects the city with Mandaluyong City and Pasay City. The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) runs through the western part of Makati and connects the city with Manila to the north and with southern Metro Manila. The Skyway, an elevated highway built on top of SLEX, provides residents coming from southern Metro Manila a fast way to reach Makati.

Buses plying the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA/C-4) route from Baclaran in Parañaque to Quezon City and Caloocan City pass through the central business/financial district daily. Jeepneys ply Makati's inner roads and connect the city to its surrounding towns and cities. The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) on EDSA has four stations located in Makati: Guadalupe, Buendia, Ayala and Magallanes. The Philippine National Railways meanwhile has three stations: Buendia, Pasay Road and EDSA.

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