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The Suites at Gorordo: Setting our Sights on Singapore-Inspired Living

by Ryan Daniel R. Dablo

“Singapore-inspired living is all about living the good life,” says Ann Leslie Ngo, CEO for World Central Properties Inc. (WCPI), in a roundtable talk last June 16, 2022 at City Sports Club Cebu to welcome the rise of The Suites at Gorordo, a majestic 29-story crystalline high-rise tower at the corner of two major thoroughfares, Gorordo Avenue and Archbishop Reyes Avenue in uptown Cebu.

The Suites at Gorordo is developed by World Central Properties Inc., and is set to epitomize upscaled modern-day living at its finest. Reminiscent of New York’s Flatiron building, The Suites at Gorordo boasts of an iconic sculpted design that will dominate the Queen City’s skyline. It will feature both residential units and serviced suites, and with the service managed by The Ascott Limited, a leading hospitality brand in business circles, living at The Suites at Gorordo will be a luxury . The seeks to be an idyllic city home that emphasizes family-centric ideals, with services that provide modern essentials: the innovative list includes babysitting, housekeeping, laundry and dry-cleaning services, business center use, and conference room rental. This is on top of the amenities that patrons can also enjoy such as the residential lobby and lounge, fitness center, swimming pool, and a sky garden with a gazebo and grilling station. Minutes away from Cebu Business Park and replete with panoramic views of Cebu, The Suites at Gorordo caters to the good life whether it be on the fast lane or on an easy, laidback pace.

No wonder then, that the development has already caught the discerning eye of the Philippine Property Awards, bagging four awards in 2021 including Best High Rise Condominium Development and Best Mixed Use Architectural Design in the Philippines. With many developments in Metro Manila offering stiff competition, The Suites at Gorordo won the judges over with its management, sustainability initiatives, dedication to the service industry, and bevy of features. “Don’t take our word for it,” intones Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President of Tajara Hospitality Group and head judge during the 2021 Philippine Property Awards, “go see it for yourself, and see.”  A  WCPI  representative further enthused that the company wanted to make high end living accessible to as many people as possible. This is why The Suites at Gorordo is cheaper by 20-30% compared to other high end condos in Cebu.”

Speaking before an audience of developers, brokers, realtors, and the press, Cyndy Tan Jarabata is optimistic about Cebu’s real estate, and The Suites at Gorordo is primed to be its crowning achievement. With the rest of the panel – Ann Leslie Ngo, WCPI CEO, Sharon G. Ong, WCPI COO, Philip Barnes, Country Manager for Ascott Philippines and Orathai Chirapornchai, Regional Solutions Manager of  Property Guru Philippines – voicing out their agreement, little was left to the imagination as to how truly pioneering this project is. With this pre-eminent Cebuano icon and landmark looking forward to its opening in the early third quarter of 2023, a new age of Singapore-inspired living may yet dawn on the Queen City.

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Club Serena: A ‘Serene Luxury’ Experience in the Heart of Cebu’s Diving Mecca

photography by GPA Art and Photography

A three-hour drive, or more, depending on traffic, the fishing town of Moalboal in the southwest of Cebu Island is an extremely popular destination for divers and weekenders who love the white sand and pink sunsets. It is also a favorite place to stay for expats looking for a laid-back life of endless coffees or cocktails.

Thankfully, the big chain resorts haven’t discovered it and places to stay are mostly small family-run resorts. But if pampering is what you are looking for, there is only one hotel to book in Moalboal. Club Serena Resort is a 1.7-hectare beachfront property perched above coral rocks, presenting a unique union of luxurious accommodations and a host of activities to be enjoyed. This hidden gem is reached through a dirt road away from the main highway. Fronting a wide swath of white sand beach, it is an easy walk past several smaller resorts to reach the main town.

Recently renovated by noted architect James Jao, the new Club Serena has 17 rooms, three swimming pools, a restaurant, and a beachfront event space, all designed with modern Filipino aesthetic. On the drawing board are more rooms to be added, an expansion of their modern dive shop, and their popular Kids’ Club program. Their food outlet, Mira, offers all-day dining, favorite among visitors and locals, as well as the growing expat community that has settled in Moalboal. 

Club Serena offers diving courses for adults and kids by their resident operator, Seven Seas Aquanauts Phil. Corp, a PADI 5 accredited diving facility operating since 1988. For a complete list of the courses and their rates, please call (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307.

The resort encourages above-water activities as well, and they have several paddle boards and kayaks available for guests to use.

For rates and more information, visit www.clubserenaresort.com or email sayhello@clubserenaresort.com or (+63) 917.872.6367 or (+63) 905.459.5307. You can also visit their Facebook page for updates.

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East Gate Shoppes: Your Rare Slice of Retail Haven

The East Gate Shoppes is all about location, innovation, and solid heritage. As the retail component of East Gate, a micro township development, you can experience life to the fullest here: luxurious living spaces, prime address, retail therapy, the dynamic lifestyle from surrounding you. You can play and find your heart’s delights here.

It offers commercial spaces in various sizes and options for forward-thinking businesses. You’re assured that your enterprise stands out in one of the city’s leading residential and business hotspots in Cebu City.

East Gate Shoppes showcases your enterprise to a sizable clientele—from the property’s condominium unit owners, future employees of BPO and corporate offices of the township, as well as the passers-by of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Pope John Paul II coming from Cebu Business Park and surrounding districts.

On Level 2, The Kitchens at East Gate is cooking up a storm of new ideas. These are commercial kitchens for rent which are optimized for delivery service and will cost less to operate than a traditional restaurant setup. A driver’s lounge and exclusive parking space are set aside for delivery drivers in order to smoothen the process. This is the first of its kind and scale in Cebu City. And, should a tenant wish to eventually add some seating to their space, there are select units that can be converted to accommodate diners looking for a quick bite.

East Gate Shoppes combines a mix of retail spaces and innovative concepts to cater to any business need. East Gate Shoppes is a result of decades worth of expertise in retail as its developer Taft Properties, under VICSAL Development Corporation, is behind the successful Metro chain of stores.

East Gate is a complete lifestyle destination. Truly Have It All! To know more, contact East Gate at +63 931 783 6387 or visit their Facebook page.

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Celebrate a Wickedly Fun Halloween at Seda Ayala Center Cebu!

Spooky season is upon us—let’s celebrate Halloween with special offers! Have a frighteningly delicious bite with Seda Ayala Center Cebu’s Black Burgers (P650 net) and Halloween Cookies (P120 net for 2pcs), perfect for sharing with the kids or with colleagues.
On October 31, enjoy Seda Ayala Center Cebu’s themed dinner buffet, the Hallows’ Eve Feast, at P950 net per person.
Of course, Halloween isn’t complete without a party. Come join the spooky festivities at Awakening: A Hallows’ Eve Party, for a night of dancing at the Pool Bar; cocktails and beers await along with entrancing beats by DJ Skye.
Seda ACC is also delighted to share their limited-time room promotion of P4,200 net per night for our Deluxe Room, inclusive of breakfast for two.
But wait, there’s more—they’re extending a special 15% discount for companies located within the Cebu Business Park area and to Ayala companies for our themed buffet schedules.
For any inquiries, please call Seda Ayala Center Cebu via their trunkline at (032) 411 5800.

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