Asia-Pacific’s Luxury Property Sector Set To Soar

With pent-up demand set to be released across the region, 2022 is tipped to be a boom year for the Asia-Pacific real estate sector.

Pent-up demand is expected to convert into supercharged activity throughout the Asia-Pacific real estate market this year, with the luxury end of the sector set to do especially well. While a general uptick is anticipated, industry sources have identified a number of individual country markets that are likely to particularly benefit from this improved sentiment.

In the case of Singapore, according to the latest Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot by global real estate brokerage Colliers, demand for bigger and better-quality spaces is expected to be particularly robust, with homeowners willing to pay a premium to secure such properties. The market is expected to be further bolstered by a growing influx of high-liquidity overseas buyers. Throughout the region, it is also expected that greener, more environmentally friendly spaces will be at a premium.

One development that is keen to burnish its green credentials is the Marina One Residences, one of Singapore’s most sought-after upscale living complexes. With its award-winning blend of luxury, spectacle, convenience and unmatched natural harmony, the Residences continue to be the preferred choice for both high-end family living and as a high-return real estate investment opportunity.

Of late, working from home and changed consumer preferences have seen the development’s three- and four-bedroom apartments emerge as its most in-demand spaces, while its penthouses also continue to attract particular attention. Its status as one of the city’s most award-winning green buildings has also proven a huge draw.

Over in the Philippines, according to Colliers, the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects is likely to spur demand. Inevitably, this will hugely reassure investors throughout the sector, while also acting to buoy rental values and reduce vacancy rates.

Benefitting from this renewed market confidence is the portfolio of new properties on offer from Ayala Land, one of the Philippines’ largest developers. Having built its reputation through the provision of superior sustainable developments, this year the company is focusing on a raft of new projects set far from the Metro Manila area.

Among its current flagship projects is Solinea, which offers city resort-style living at the heart of Cebu Business Park. Those in the know are also eyeing The Residences at Azuela Cove, a luxurious planned space enjoying panoramic views out over the Davao Gulf.

With its GDP expected to surge over the coming years, the Philippines is also set for a boom on the luxury residential front. Spearheading this is a canny example of brand extension on the part of Grand Hyatt, which has seen the 50-story Grand Hyatt Manila Residences (GHMR) South Residences acclaimed for its eclectic mix of upscale lifestyle, dining and shopping options, not to mention its 188 designer residential suites.

Set adjacent to the landmark Grand Hyatt Manila and developed by Federal Land, GHMR maintains the level of premium living the five-star hotel is renowned for, while allowing its affluent residents to enjoy it in an ongoing, uninterrupted fashion.

These and other landmark projects signal an exciting year ahead for the Asia-Pacific real estate sector.

The One Choice For Luxury Living And Impeccable Investing

Luxury, spectacle, convenience and unmatched natural harmony make Marina One Residences a uniquely compelling choice for premium living or real estate investment in Singapore.

The 6,000-square-meter, centrally set Green Heart biodiversity garden.

For those who dream of living, working and playing in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay district, there truly is only one choice—Marina One Residences. A beau-tifully appointed 3.67 million-square-foot development integrating high-end apart-ments, premium retail experiences and a suite of Grade A office facilities, Marina One Residences offers an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle for a prestigious clientele.

Luxury, spectacle, convenience and unmatched natural harmony are the core pillars of the complex, assets that have established Marina One Residences as the preferred choice for those seeking either a high-end home or a premium real estate investment.

Sumptuous Space, Fabulous Furnishings

While all of the development’s 1,042 units set new standards for luxury living, it is in the three- and four-bedroom apartments, as well as the sought-after penthouses, where the Residences’ qualities really shine through. With a private lift lobby offering direct access to their spacious living rooms, these stylishly furnished private spaces allow residents to immerse themselves completely in cutting-edge contemporary luxury, including state-of-the-art kitchen and bathroom installations, plus far more room than comparable developments.

The extensive floorspace that characterizes these larger apartments makes them ideal for those keen to work-from-home (WFH), an ever-more-popular option for professionals at every level. Of particular benefit here are the dedicated study spaces incorporated into the design of the three- and four-bedroom options, while the capacious balconies offer the perfect environment for working outdoors.

Spectacular panoramic city, sea and sky views.

Aside from the high-quality in-apartment facilities, Marina One Residences also offers a suite of world-class resources and services, all reserved for the exclusive use of residents. Facilities include a comprehensively equipped 200-square-meter gym, a 50-meter lap pool, a dedicated kid-friendly swim area, and an aqua gym. For those seeking something more leisurely, there is a selection of barbecue decks, teppanyaki terraces, private lounges and private dining rooms. As a dedicated guide to all the amenities on offer—as well as an essential intermediary for meeting all internal and external needs—the complex also features a high-level concierge service.

Iconic Views, Impressive Interiors

Marina One Residences’ home spaces are designed to be as inspirational as they are comfortable and convenient, an element that was factored into the development from the very beginning. The development is nestled between two green spaces—Marina Station Square and Central Linear Park—and offers panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline as well as Gardens by the Bay and the surrounding sea.

Entertain and indulge in one of the exclusive penthouses (sizes start from 7,200 square feet).

Even against such an epic backdrop, however, the development’s award-winning
architecture stands out. Lying at the core of the Residences is The Green Heart, a verdant biodiversity garden that stretches out across more than 6,000 square meters. The centerpiece of this tranquil haven, which is designed to recreate the spectacle of a rainforest valley, is a 13-meter waterfall feature that can be seen from the balconies of overlooking apartments.

Impeccable Connectivity, Exceptional Convenience

Despite the Residences’ sense of serenity, the development is one of the best-connected in the whole of Singapore. Not only does it have easy access to two MRT stations, Downtown and Marina Bay, which between them connect to four of the city’s principal mass transit lines, but it is also within walking distance of the new Shenton Way station scheduled to open this year. Road connectivity is similarly impressive, and the Residences is in easy reach of many of Singapore’s key highways—notably the Marina Coastal Expressway, the East Coast Parkway and the Ayer Rajah Expressway—providing rapid and direct airport access.

But the convenience doesn’t end with the transport connectivity. Within easy traveling distance of Marina One Residences are many of Singapore’s premier shopping and lifestyle districts, including Gardens by the Bay, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and the Downtown area. For those particularly time-pressed or inclined to stay hyper-local, most needs can be met without ever stepping beyond the development’s perimeter. This is largely thanks to the excellent amenities on offer within The Heart, a 1,300-square-meter retail promenade that is home to a carefully curated collection of high-end restaurants and shops, as well as a comprehensively stocked supermarket.

The luxury of space.

Sustainable Living, Sustained Value

Perhaps surprisingly, given the development’s uncompromising approach to luxury and premium living, all of this has been achieved with sustainability firmly in mind. The Green Heart has won plaudits for its ecological benefits, including its provision of a safe sanctuary for more than 360 plant and tree varieties, while the entire complex was acknowledged as the Best Innovative Green Building at the prestigious MIPIM sustainable development awards in 2018. In addition in 2020, it was acclaimed as the global winner of the Sustainable Development category at the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards. These honors are a testament to Marina One’s high level of energy efficiency and its optimized micro-climate.

Ultimately, it is the combination of all these diverse elements—luxury, spectacle, convenience and unmatched natural harmony—that make Marina One Residences such a unique proposition. Collectively, these factors make it both the perfect setting for city-center living or an attractive real estate investment.

And with apartments ready to move into, and no shortage of would-be tenants, the only risk could be hesitating too long and missing out on this prime opportunity.

Ayala Land: Built For The Emerging Future

Renowned for developing communities that evolve into the most valuable real estate projects across the Philippines, Ayala Land has garnered major accolades for everything from business and management to design and sustainability.

Parklinks, Ayala Land’s newest mixed-use development, is envisioned to be the greenest urban estate in Metro Manila.

Since its inception, Ayala Land has always been driven by one question: how can the company provide the best value and experience for its customers and communities? This challenge has pushed Ayala Land to constantly adapt and innovate as it creates master-planned estates for its stakeholders.

The group recognized early on that sustainability and community engagement—now known as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria—can have a far-reaching impact on consumers. As early as 2007, Ayala Land was already taking concrete and measurable actions toward sustainability, and the company has since positioned itself as a leader in sustainable development in the Philippines through eco-conscious building practices that integrate clean energy and green design. These demonstrate the company’s commitment to not only environmental responsibility but also elevated user experience.

Parkford Suites Legazpi Village, Makati City

Enhancing Land,

Enriching Lives

Aligned with the company’s vision of “Enhancing Land and Enriching Lives for More People,” Ayala Land has developed award-winning projects and business processes across its portfolio, displaying its dedication to excellence in creating value for residents and investors.

Among the group’s 2021 awards were 37 IBA Stevie Awards, including the prestigious Grand Stevie for Organization of the Year, and 13 Titan Property Awards. On the sustainability front, Ayala Land’s business units also garnered three wins from the World Sustainability Awards. The company also topped the charts in the Residential Developer and Office Developer categories in the Euromoney Real Estate Survey. And, in Asiamoney’s Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll, Ayala Land dominated the Company in the Philippines—Real Estate Sector category while its REIT offering, AREIT, was named the Most Outstanding IPO in the Philippines.

“We are very grateful and honored for the awards and recognitions we received in 2021. These, I believe, are testaments to our commitment to build communities where people and business succeed, which, in turn, create long-term value for all our stakeholders,” says Ayala Land President and CEO, Bernard O. Dy. 

Arca South is an example of Ayala Land’s first-in-class projects that blend residential, commercial and lifestyle concepts.

Notable Developments

Beyond these milestones, Ayala Land’s commitment to cultivating thriving communities is evident in its integrated, mixed-use estates. Across the country, Ayala Land’s developments in key areas—such as in Makati in Luzon, Cebu in Visayas and Davao in Mindanao—masterfully create harmonious spaces that cater to diverse lifestyles.

The group’s pioneer and flagship estate, the Makati Central Business District, creates vibrant, eclectic hubs where modern urbanites can live, work and play. As the premier business and lifestyle capital of Metro Manila, Makati hosts equally dynamic urban condominium projects from Ayala Land’s residential brands, Ayala Land Premier (ALP), Alveo and Avida.

Notable Makati vertical projects include Park Central Towers by ALP, Parkford Suites Legazpi by Alveo, and Avida Towers Makati Southpoint. These are all strategically located along major intersections featuring the best of Makati’s exciting shopping, dining and entertainment scenes, affording residents seamless access to both their places of work and leisure.

“In 2022, our focus is to accelerate the pace of reinvention in our communities, products and services. This will ensure our continued relevance and allow us to better serve our residents, business locators, and institutions in our estates.”

– Ayala Land President and CEO, Bernard O. Dy

The Ayala Center in Cebu City affords residents access to both their places of work and leisure.

In the central region of Visayas, Cebu City continues to be a fast-growing hotspot for business and tourism. The area strikes a contemporary balance between refreshing natural landscapes and thrilling cosmopolitan offerings. An Ayala Land residential project that embodies this balance is Alveo’s Solinea, which offers city resort living at the heart of the business-oriented Cebu Business Park. Another strategic vertical project in the area is the Avida Towers Riala, conveniently located within the Cebu I.T. Park, a hub for high technology in the area.

Moving further to the country’s south is another flourishing area of interest for business. As the Philippines recognizes Davao’s burgeoning growth, Ayala Land has positioned premium properties to grow along with the city. One showcase project in the area is ALP’s The Residences at Azuela Cove, which provides a tranquil and luxurious master-planned space in which to thrive, all while enjoying a view of the Davao Gulf.

Across all these developments, Ayala Land aims to nurture world-class communities in a fast-evolving world. “In 2022, our focus is to accelerate the pace of reinvention in our communities, products and services. This will ensure our continued relevance and allow us to better serve our residents, business locators, and institutions in our estates,” says Dy.

As Ayala Land and its business lines continue to navigate and explore shifting paradigms, its solid fundamentals assure stakeholders of a company built to make the most of the emerging future.

Grand Hyatt Takes Luxury Residences In Manila To Bold New Heights

Anchoring Federal Land’s signature community development in Bonifacio Global City, the region’s first Grand Hyatt-branded residences are setting new standards for luxury real estate in Manila.

Flanking the five-star hotel are the two towers of Grand Hyatt Manila Residences. Artist’s impression.

With its eye-catching spire and wrap-around glass design, Grand Hyatt Manila’s iconic tower is a striking feature of the city’s skyline, while the five-star hotel has been hailed for raising the bar for hospitality in the Philippine capital. Soaring alongside this landmark hotel is the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences (GHMR) South Tower, a 50-storey addition to the luxury complex, and one that is befitting of the esteemed international brand.

Together, the hotel and residences form the centerpiece of Grand Central Park North BGC. A community development launched by leading real estate company Federal Land, this 10-hectare, New York-inspired master-planned community offers an eclectic mix of upscale lifestyle, dining and shopping options. Situated in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), the neighborhood is dotted with art, plazas and parks, while world-class health, business, educational and cultural venues are all within walking distance.

Designed for Luxury, Engineered for Peace of Mind

The new development’s 188 residential suites are impeccably designed and built according to Grand Hyatt’s strict international standards. The units boast polished natural stone from Turkey and Greece, plus fixtures and appliances curated from the world’s top brands such as Gaggenau, GROHE, TOTO and Kohler. Each residence comes with its own balcony that offers panoramic views of the cityscape as well as expansive low-emissivity glass windows to maximize views and natural light while minimizing heat and harmful rays. These green and sustainable building features assure residents of a future-proof investment while elevating the overall experience.

The tower also features first-class amenities such as a heated 25-meter lap pool, gym and yoga room, library, children’s playroom and a helipad.

Always at the forefront of industry trends, Federal Land—which marks its 50th anniversary this year—reaffirms its commitment to understanding people’s needs by creating thoughtfully designed spaces that will create a positive impact for generations to come.

Grand Hyatt Manila Residences South Tower has 188 residential suites that are impeccably designed and built according to Grand Hyatt’s strict international standards. Artist’s impression.

“Recent trends in luxury real estate show shifting priorities and tastes, with investors gravitating more towards low-density developments with safe, connected spaces and professional concierge services,” says Federal Land President and COO Thomas Mirasol. “The Grand Hyatt’s exclusivity, convenient access to hotel facilities and à la carte services grant residents peace of mind, privacy and the room to relax in a busy city.”

South Tower’s glass function room. Artist’s impression.

Bespoke Turnkey Offerings

Continually redefining luxury living in the Philippines, Federal Land presents turnkey offerings for selected residential suites in the South Tower. The turnkey units have been created by three renowned interior designers: Asuncion-Berenguer Inc., known for its memorable design solutions; D3ID, which creates “livable works of art”; and Empire Designs, best known for their unique take on understated luxury.

“Discerning residents can expect not just ready-to-occupy units but ready-to-enjoy spaces, complete with sophisticated design options and bespoke furniture pieces that will elevate the living experience to a new level of luxury and utmost convenience,” says Mirasol.

“Luxe comfort, world-class cuisine and top-notch service are just a few of the merits of the suite life at Grand Hyatt Manila Residences.”

– Thomas Mirasol, Federal Land President and COO

South Tower also features first-class amenities such as a heated 25-meter lap pool. Artist’s impression.

Living Grand Every Day

The venerable Grand Hyatt brand is among the highest tiers of multinational hospitality umbrella company Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, which is known for its motto #LivingGrand. This stature is reflected in the amenities and surroundings, which have been designed with premium experiences in mind. In addition to exclusive use of GHMR’s facilities, unit owners can also live the Grand Hyatt guest experience every day with access to seven dining concepts, spa services and other privileges from the adjacent hotel.

Residents also have the unique perk of a direct line to culinary experts for in-residence dining or hiring a private chef, while the hotel’s world-class concierge services are also at their beck and call. More à la carte benefits include housekeeping support—from cleaning to car maintenance, floral arrangements to errands—all bearing the Grand Hyatt hallmarks of world-class quality, excellence and professional service.

In addition, GHMR residents are automatically granted the highly coveted Globalist status in the World of Hyatt loyalty program for two years. It entitles bearers to an exclusive array of benefits such as complimentary room upgrades, dining discounts, dedicated check-in area and more.

“Luxe comfort, world-class cuisine and top-notch service are just a few of the merits of the suite life at Grand Hyatt Manila Residences,” adds Mirasol. “It offers discerning individuals curated amenities, bespoke residential suites, and à la carte hotel services that cater to every need. And unlike a hotel stay that grants only temporary pleasures, Grand Hyatt Manila Residences is a permanent check-in to a grand way of living.”

Real estate developer Federal Land, Inc. continues to revolutionize luxury living in the Philippines with Grand Hyatt Manila Residences. A joint venture with ORIX Corp. of Japan, GHMR is developed by North Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Inc. to deliver grand experiences every day. For more information, visit Grand Hyatt Manila Residences South Tower website, email, or call (632) 8551 1212 to book a private viewing of the property.

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