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Greenbelt (Ayala Center)


Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, located near Glorietta and SM Makati. It is owned by Ayala Malls, a real-estate subsidiary of Ayala Land, which is an affiliate of Ayala Corporation. It opened in the 1980s and it is one of Ayala Corporation's flagship projects. The mall offers a mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. Currently, the mall has five sections, two are indoor buildings and the other two buildings are open-air shopping. The most recent addition, Greenbelt 5, opened in 2007.

by Jhaypee Guia on September 05, 2012
Greenbelt (Ayala Center)

Greenbelt 5

Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, located near Glorietta and SM Makati. It is owned by Ayala Malls, a real-estate subsidiary of Ayala Land, which is an affiliate of Ayala Corporation. It opened in the 1980s and it is one of Ayala Corporation's flagship projects. The mall offers a mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. Currently, the mall has five sections, two are indoor buildings and the other two buildings are open-air shopping. The most recent addition, Greenbelt 5, opened in 2007.

History

Built around a 250,000-square-metre (2,700,000 sq ft) retail complex, Greenbelt was renovated in 2001 and re-opened as Greenbelt 1, 2 and 3 in 2002, with 4 and 5 opening in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

Facilities

Retail shops

Greenbelt 1 features mostly appliance stores like ACE Hardware. Greenbelt 3 features a mix of international brands such as Calvin Klein, Celio, Diesel S.p.A., Hermès, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Mexx, Nine West, Topman, Topshop, among others. Greenbelt 4 features high-end boutiques such as Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Charriol, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Tod's; while boutiques of Filipino designers, high-end department store Adora, and boutiques of Aldo, Anne Klein, Audemars Piguet, Balenciaga, Bally, Banana Republic, Bang & Olufsen, Bóboli, Chopard, Crocs, DKNY, Escada, International Watch Company, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand Jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Michael Kors, Miss Selfridge, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Paul Smith, Rolex, Sergio Rossi (opening soon), St. John, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Yves Saint Laurent and Zara, among others, can be found in Greenbelt 5.

Gallery

Restaurants

Restaurants can be found in Greenbelts 1, 2, 3, and 5, with Greenbelt 1 being concentrated more on fast-food, while Greenbelts 2, 3, and 5 feature sit-down restaurants.

Awards

  • Winner, International Design and Development Award (ICSC Center Build, 2004)
  • Winner, Best Shopping Center of the Year (Philippines Retailer's Association and Department of Trade & Industry, 2004)
  • Finalist, Top Three Shopping Centers (MIPIM, 2004)
  • Winner, Awards For Excellence (ULI, 2003)
  • Merit Awardee, Awards for Marketing Excellence (ICSC, 2003)

List of Accommodations in and 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 there

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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