by Heidi Ng
January 12, 2014
of my favorite cities in Manila is Pasig. Although I think that Pasig
would benefit from having those electric powered vehicles just like in
Fort Bonifacio. I also think that better jeepney routes should be
implemented. I would also like to propose a shuttle system so that
housewives can go to the supermarket in the Megamall, Galleria,
Tiendesitas area without having to bring out their cars that will add to
traffic. If my nanny is coming from Ortigas Home Depot, and wants to go
to Galleria, the jeepney route has to go all the way to Crossings-Shaw
Boulevard. I was hoping that Pasig will have shuttle buses or vehicles
that can carry passengers in the Ortigas Central Business district to
alleviate traffic around the area.
Traffic, however, is always a sign of business, movement and
modernization. Ortigas is a thriving central district like Makati and
Fort Bonifacio. And in this area, CDC holdings will invest in another
project in creating a landmark building.
CDC Holdings Inc. can claim to hold the key to vibrant global living.
With the launch of its latest development, CDC Millennium Ortigas, the
company also embarks on a renewed partnership with long time serviced
residence owner-operator, The Ascott Ltd. Packed with lofty spaces,
excellent amenities, and built-in green features in accordance with
Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority Green Mark assessment
criteria, it promises a true oasis within the urban desert. As a
licensed real estate broker, this project excites me and I am basing it
on the performance of Somerset Makati.
Composed of 32 storeys featuring a combination of serviced apartments
and residential units, CDC Millennium Ortigas provides ample room to
live and grow. Separate amenities ensure the utmost privacy for those
who would like to enjoy a moment of quiet in the bustling city. Finally
lush interiors boast standout pieces that combine beauty and luxury,
creating a place fit for rest and relaxation.
Arthur Gindap, Regional General Manager for The Ascott Ltd. in the
Philippines and Thailand, was present to talk about their involvement in
CDC Millennium Ortigas at the launch of this newest building to be
constructed in this side of town. Aside from discussing the operations
of the Citadines-branded, serviced residence portion of the undertaking,
Mr. Gindap also elaborated on its suitability and offer of comfort for
both long and short-term stays.
This was seconded by CDC Holdings President CEO Elsie Chua who
elaborated on the strength of a solid collaboration built on previous
success. Jumping off their previous fruitful venture, Somerset
Millennium Makati, she went on to discuss the strengths of CDC
Millennium Ortigas, urging visitors to step into the showroom units and
experience the outstanding ambience.
Special guests included newly elected Senator Sonny Angara and
entrepreneur power couple Tina and Cary Lagdameo of Go Nuts Donuts and
Plana Forma. Guests were able to view the sample units designed by
renowned interior designers Ivy and Cynthia Almario who were also in
attendance. Active triathlete Joey Monfort was present together with
wife, stylist and interior designer Tisha Monfort. In the midst of
ambient music and appetizing food, attendees, Mayor Maribel Eusebio and
husband, former Mayor Bobby Eusebio, and philanthropic civic leader,
Loida Nicolas-Lewis were able to witness the burgeoning success of yet
another brilliant endeavour.
The CDC Millennium Ortigas is slated for completion in December 2015.
The showroom is currently open for viewing at Ortigas Ave. corner
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