Filinvest Land, Inc. defines the ‘Millennial Lifestyle’ with Studio 7

Studio 7 ground breaking

The so-called ‘next great generation’ finally has an abode fit for their needs and lifestyle. Filinvest Land, Inc. introduces ‘Studio 7,’ a mixed-use cityscape development built to cater to the independent, free-spirited, urban-dwelling millennials who want to be at the center of everything.

Studio 7, located along EDSA in Timog, Quezon City is both an urban hub and cosmopolitan vertical locale with a young and social vibe where one can work with ease, enjoy play, and live fully. Boasting completeness in one single address, Studio 7 seamlessly integrates its office and residential towers with a podium mall.

Cityscape at the Center of Quezon City

With almost 30 shopping complexes, over 50,000 retail establishments, and more than 15 universities and colleges, Quezon City is now considered as an emerging business district. This particular development, Studio 7, definitely is where all roads lead to. Here, you can experience all around living going around the metro for anything be it work, school, leisure, or shopping with Studio 7's close proximity to the MRT network. You can also enjoy full connection from Manila to Katipunan via the LRT 2 Katipunan Station and Makati to Cubao via the MRT GMA-Kamuning Station just 200 meters away.

Revel in Your Independence
Live the ideal millennial lifestyle at the 17-storey residential tower at Studio 7 with 459 studio units typically at 18 and 23 square-meters ±.

Boost independence up your bucket list and have an adventure in your own refreshing haven. Studio 7 gives you an exclusive access to amenities you deserve that let you enjoy life's rewards. A lap pool and an outdoor area for fitness bootcamp will certainly put exercise junkies at cloud nine. Find solitude at the mezzanine lounge, sky garden at the roof deck, or the yoga deck at the podium garden. The sky lounge with juice bar at the roof deck, multi-purpose ballroom and function rooms give the social butterflies in all of us the perfect venue to interact and connect.

Go Out of the Box
You only live once, so reward and indulge yourself. Try something new and dress up in your outfit-of-the-day, and take Instagram-worthy photos while strolling around the retail shops at the Studio 7 mall.

Get your foodie friends together and satisfy your palate with a gastronomic treat from the dining choices waiting to be explored. Be more social, meet new friends and hang out at Studio 7’s Chill Pad found at the podium deck.

Think Forward
To give millennials a dose of new experience, the Studio 7 office tower has been pre-certified LEED Silver under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program for core and shell development. This is complemented by its technologically-savvy features that ready you for the future.

This eco-friendly cityscape certainly defines ease and diversity as it redesigns the workplace balance and attitude with its 36,000 sqm ±, 18-storey BPO Tower that can house up to 14,000 employees. At the end of a shift, these weeklong warriors can sit back and relax at the podium mall or recharge at the comfort of home both at Studio 7.

Being at the Center is the New Modern
Jumpstart your success at Studio 7. Take that promising step to prosperity in this mixed-use cityscape that lets you live, work, and play in a total community everyday with all your needs and whims within reach.

In celebration of its groundbreaking, Studio 7 recently staged Sound Bites, a night of great food and soothing music at the Studio 7 project site located at 807 EDSA, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City. The event gave a preview of the lifestyle that Filinvest's most happening cityscape can offer, ultimately making it the smart move for the smart millennial.

“We are very proud of this milestone for Studio 7. We are excited to witness the rising of a highly-accessible mixed-use cityscape that will serve as a gateway from Quezon City to the metro. A vibrant and dynamic development, we thoughtfully crafted Studio 7 with the proactive millennial in mind. Filinvest will continue to build more projects to fulfill the Filipino dream of owning properties of great value investments,” says FLI President and CEO, Josephine Gotianun Yap.

STUDIO 7 is a quality development of Filinvest, one of the country’s leading full-range property developers with almost 50 years in real estate and a diverse project portfolio spanning the archipelago. Guided by the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, the company continues to build the Filipino dream, one home at a time, across the Philippines. For inquiries, call (02) 850-0888, (0917) 877-0888 or log on to

By: Wendy Goma

Mimosa Golf partners with Cravings

Apart from providing a superb golfing experience, Mimosa Golf Course in Filinvest Mimosa is also set to give players and visitors a distinctive dining encounter.

The Veranda Mimosa Golf Course’s renowned restaurant is now in partnership with Cravings, one of the country’s premier restaurant chains. Well-known to create sumptuous, mouthwatering desserts and dishes, exciting fusion dishes, and signature, home-grown Filipino food, Cravings brings a different flavor to the rustic feel of The Veranda. This partnership will surely bring good news to avid golfers and walk-ins looking for a hefty meal at very affordable prices.

Mimosa Golf partners with Cravings
Center for Culinary Arts Manila Culinary Director Chef Sau Del Rosario

According to Chef Sau Del Rosario, restaurant consultant, Cravings will offer time-honored, home-cooked style meals as well as a diverse selection of international dishes for those looking for something different.

“We’re currently undergoing the process of ‘menu engineering’ where we are building a very dynamic list of dishes that can change depending on the mood, weather, season or even the type of clientele we’re having.” said Del Rosario.

Mimosa Golf partners with Cravings
Catfish Salad

Chef Sau is a multi-awarded chef and is currently the Culinary Director of Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Manila.

Cravings is constantly in touch with the market trend in Clark that now caters to many Koreans. Chef Michael Cheng, a top chef from Korea, will offer authentic Korean dishes to visitors and avid diners at The Veranda. Cheng is part of the diverse set of chefs who belongs to Cravings’ current culinary team.

Mimosa Golf partners with Cravings

“Customers will be delighted to hear that our chefs are committed to infuse different cultures with our offerings. Apart from our signature Filipino dishes, we also aim to serve European, American and other Asian selections.

Cravings in Mimosa also caters to banquet events like weddings, birthdays, debuts, corporate meetings and other social events.

The Cravings Group of Companies owns and runs several branches of the Cravings Restaurant brand as well as C2 Classic Cuisine, The Coffee Beanery, Lombardi’s, and Wicked by Cravings, among others. The group also opened the country’s very first culinary school, CCA Manila, and further ventured into the Asian School for Hospitality Arts (ASHA).

The Mimosa Golf Course, which reopened mid-June, is set to complement the new Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Clark Pampanga, a four-star property which opened in August.

For more information, contact Krisha Simeon, Golf Sales Executive at +63 9985878075 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For hotel inquiries, you may contact Sales and Marketing Department at +63 45 599-800, +63 9165823849 or +63 9432922075. You can also visit the golf course website at and the hotel’s website at

Source: The Standard

Bristol Reaches the Peak of City Living

Bristol Reaches the Peak of City Living
From L-R: AVP for Operations, CE-Construction Corporation Engr. Olimpio Caparas, VP-Operations, Prompt Managers and Construction Services Inc. Ms. Jeanine Policarpio, AVP Technical Head High-end Residentials, Filinvest Alabang Inc. Engr. Richard Naval, Executive Vice President, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. Ms. Catherine Ilagan, SAVP/ Head of Project Dev't - High End Residentials, Filinvest Alabang Inc. Ms. Daphne Odra-Sanchez, Project Head Bristol at Parkway Place Ms. Melanie Glinofria, Director, Hirsch/Bedner Philippines Inc. Mr. Norman Agleron

The promise of incredible new possibilities emerges over the Alabang city skyline. Bristol – a 40-storey mixed-use tower that is presently the tallest building in the district – has officially topped off. Located at the corner of Corporate Ave. and Parkway Ave., along a strip known as Millionaire's Row, Bristol shall form a vital part of an upscale residential area that will offer a way of life unlike any other.

Much like the master-planned district that it belongs to, Bristol has been meticulously crafted to provide an elevated lifestyle. From Bristol's sky lounge, one can enjoy picturesque views of Alabang and Laguna de Bay; the building was also designed in such as way that most of the units are likewise treated to a splendid view. Those who wish to unwind with a bit of retail therapy may do so comfortably from the al fresco retail strip and boutiques at the ground floor. And of course, the spacious and elegantly designed interiors are certain to bring delight and relaxation to Bristol's residents. The building's ideal location also provides easy access to leisure, entertainment, shopping, schools, and world-class hospitals, making daily life a pleasure in every way.

With this milestone signifying Bristol's structural completion, every other aspect of its construction is well under way. This prime property has caught the eye of investors and prospective residents alike, not only because of the building's outstanding promise, but also because of what Filinvest City has planned for the district as a whole. This stage of the building's completion marks an especially opportune time for investment, with appraisals on the rise whilst total contract prices remain much lower, compared to when the building has been completed.

Among those who celebrated the topping-off ceremony were Junior Associate, SY^2 + Associates Inc. Engr. Edison Go, Director, CASAS + Architects Ar. Jim Abaloyan, Associate, CASAS + Architects Ar. Barbie Castillo, AVP for Operations, CE-Construction Corporation Engr. Olimpio Caparas, VP-Operations, Prompt Managers and Construction Services Inc. Ms. Jeanine Policarpio, AVP Technical Head High-end Residentials, Filinvest Alabang Inc. Engr. Richard Naval, Executive Vice President, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. Ms. Catherine Ilagan, SAVP/ Head of Project Dev't - High End Residentials, Filinvest Alabang Inc. Ms. Daphne Odra-Sanchez, Project Head Bristol at Parkway Place Ms. Melanie Glinofria, Director, Hirsch/Bedner Philippines Inc. Mr. Norman Agleron.

The Showsuites for Bristol at Parkway Place is located at Parkway Ave. cor. Corporate Ave., Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Those who wish to learn more may visit or call 8096517.

Upscale intimate community nurtures bonds among neighbors: The Enclave Alabang

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Lush surrounding of The Enclave Alabang.

An upscale community where neighbors have many opportunities to relate and collaborate with one another gives rise to a more cohesive homeowners group, according to Raymond Hernandez, a partner of H1 Architecture, masterplanners and architects of The Enclave Alabang which is managed by Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI).

FAI is a subsidiary of listed property firm Filinvest Development Corp. It is focused on building high-end residential projects and townships like Filinvest City in Manila and City di Mare in Cebu.

The Enclave Alabang is an intimate 10.5-hectare residential community along the Daang Hari corridor in Southern Metro Manila within a short drive from stores, schools and other institutions. It is accessible from the South Luzon Expressway through the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway.

Catherine Ilagan, FAI EVP, said that the Filinvest Group has gained traction in building high-end residential projects and communities in the past decade.

Its successful projects in Alabang include Botanika Nature Residences, which will turnover Tower I units to homeowners beginning in the last quarter of 2017; and Bristol at Parkway Place which was topped off last July. FAI is also managing Cebu residential projects Umi Garden Suites and Serulyan Seascapes Mactan.

She revealed that at The Enclave Alabang, only a few of the 169 lots ranging from 304 sqm to 597sqm are left unsold. The subdivision is scheduled for turnover in 2017.

Hernandez added that it was designed to allow homeowners many interactions with nature and with one another.

“Our design intent was to expand the living space beyond the individual owner’s property line to the communal facilities like the Central Park and its manmade lagoon,” she said.

Beyond their property lines, residents are enticed towards the park by lush landscaped walkways that lead to this green central amenity.

Within the park itself are paths that wind around a visually-calming lagoon where homeowners are encouraged to stroll alongside each other and chat as they appreciate the greenery. They are also invited to gather with their kids at the children’s playground, watchtower or the seating areas.

More convergence areas are available at the clubhouse with its contemporary and crisp architectural lines. Its 1,500-sqm interior space designed by Budji and Royal Architecture and Design include a roof garden, private function rooms and fitness center.

The community’s sense of place is enhanced by its appropriate tropical modern theme. The architecture of the clubhouse, the entry way and other relevant buildings are all a response to the warm humid climate of Metro Manila.

The clubhouse, for instance, makes use of double volume spaces to encourage hot air to rise out of the building and of cross ventilation to keep the place naturally cool. Wide overhangs and balconies are other ways to keep the sun and rain out of the rooms they protect.

“You can say The Enclave Alabang is a gathering of relevant ideas and meticulous planning to create an inspiring community,” said Hernandez. Its quick take up rate attests to the relevance of these ideas to its market of upper end Southern Metro Manila residents.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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Unlimited wine at suburban hotel’s lobby lounge

Unlimited wine at suburban hotel’s lobby lounge
Wine choices are Australia’s Willowglen Cabernet Merlot 2015 and the Willowglen Chardonnay 2015 with cheese platter.

Every day until Sept. 30, unlimited wine, for P750, is served from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lobby Lounge of Crimson Hotel, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Featured is the famous Australian wine Willowglen, with choices of Cabernet Merlot 2015 (red wine), from southeastern Australia, with lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blueberries over hints of bay leaf and milk chocolate and a palate of soft medium-bodied wine showing layers of blackcurrant and red berries, complemented by soft tannins and nuances of chocolate oak; the Willowglen Chardonnay 2015 (white wine), from the Riviera region, with bouquet of tight, fresh pear with stone fruit and balanced with a hint of oak and carried on a weighty palate of peach and melon notes.

The wine comes with complimentary cheese platter—Emmental (Swiss cheese), one of the healthiest cheeses, low fat, low sodium, high protein and high calcium; Camembert from Normandy, France, soft and creamy, low in fat, has 80 calories per ounce; Cheddar, with calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

The Lobby Lounge is at 8/L, Crimson Hotel, Filinvest City. It has live piano entertainment of the classics.

Call 8632222; visit Crimson Hotel is at Filinvest City, Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.


By: Doris Dumlao-Abadilla

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