Manila, Philippines – Araneta City, the City of Firsts, holds a ceremonial topping off for the muchawaited expansion of its multi-awarded Gateway Mall, The New Gateway, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
The New Gateway is offering a total lifestyle and community experience at the heart of Metro Manila. This eight-storey mall will complete the revitalized Gateway Square – a mixed-use complex that features the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Novotel Manila, Gateway Tower, Parking Garage South Building, and the soon-to-open ibis Styles Hotel in an integrated development that provides synergies in shopping, dining, entertainment, hospitality, business, amenities, and experiences all tied together by excellent connectivity and access.
Present at the topping off ceremony were Araneta City’s Management Committee, management consultant Rowell Recinto, Megawide Construction Corporation Deputy Head for Construction Engr. Frederick Tan, AVP for Operations Engr. Romeo Furigay, , designer Rex Ocampo of Aidea Philippines, and AMCON construction managers led by Mr. Roy Racelis.
The reigning Binibining Pilipinas Queens (Binibining Pilipinas – Megawide and Binibining Pilipinas – International Patch Magtanong, Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados, Binibining Pilipinas – Globe Leren Mae Bautista, Binibining Pilipinas - Intercontinental Emma Mary Tiglao, Binibining Pilipinas – Supranational Resham Saeed, and Binibining Pilipinas – Grand International Aya Abesamis) also joined the topping off ceremony.
Depth and Breadth of Choices
The 190,000 square meter New Gateway will offer both breadth and depth of choices for fashion & accessories, dining, entertainment, nightlife, leisure & wellness, and gadgets & gaming. Local and international brands will populate over 400 shops and more than 100 restaurants and food choices. The New Gateway will also feature 18 cinemas and a 3,700-square meter supermarket.
Dining options will cater to families and friends looking for quick bites, family fare, traditional comfort food, concept restaurants, regional cuisine, and bars and lounges. Shopping fare will start with the essentials and range up to high fashion with casual and activewear in between to suit the different market segments.
Packaged for Unique Experiences
The New Gateway will offer a modern and contemporary experience in a unique and engaging mall design with shopping, dining, entertainment, and amenities areas thoughtfully designed for convenience and easy navigation.
The New Gateway will provide opportunities for a break from the routine. An iconic 500-seat airconditioned chapel will be opened to the public, as well as a 700 square-meter Atrium for events like product launches, runway shows, performances and many more.
There will also be the Gateway Gallery for art lovers, an open-air Topiary Park, an air-conditioned Oasis floating park, and gardens where guests can have their own personal time.
Skybridges and footpaths will connect The New Gateway to the other areas of Gateway Square and the Araneta City. Mall visitors will not find parking a problem, as the parking garages of Gateway Square will have 3,000 parking slots.
Ultimate Accessibility and Connectivity
Araneta City, the home of the New Gateway, is conveniently accessible from the metropolis' main road arteries EDSA, Aurora Boulevard, and P. Tuazon Boulevard in Quezon City and the MRT3 and LRT2. In addition, Araneta City serves as a hub for other transport systems such as jeepney, UV express, provincial buses, and airport shuttle services.
The New Gateway is expected to open its doors to the public in the last quarter of 2020.
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