Entries by aliyya sawadjaan

Conrad Manila is one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awardees for ‘Best Hotels in the World’

Conrad Manila, the premier haven for smart luxury by Manila Bay, was recently recognized by Conde Nast Traveler in its annual Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the “Best Hotels in the World,” ranking 1st in the Philippines, 3rd in Asia and 45th overall. “We are humbled by the global recognition of Conde Nast Traveler’s readers and […]

Arca South: Built on Ayala Land’s best practices

The new development presents various advantages for its residents and visitors with its best estate practices, diverse retail options, work spaces, residential developments, and strong linkages to key cities in the metro. When Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) won the bid for the Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) property, it knew exactly how it wanted to develop […]

In pursuit of great design and comfort: Commune Home launches their new collection, The Rover

As creativity and comfort go hand in hand, Commune Home Philippines launches the Rover, their newest addition to their growing furniture collection. True to their brand ethos, the Singaporean furniture design and lifestyle company officially unveiled the Rover last Sept. 12, at the EDSA Shangri-La Plaza. Established in 2011 in Singapore, Commune’s philosophy is deeply […]

Menarco introduces the country’s healthiest tower

(Joyce contributes to various national publications when she’s not busy with her day job in analytics. She recently joined the world of podcasting with her husband, wheels.ph editor Kap Maceda Aguila, with whom she shares a love of writing.) Meet an office space that was built with the health and well-being of its occupants in […]

Clark, Angeles & San Fernando: Making Pampanga rise into Central Luzon’s economic power

San Fernando in Pampanga comes alive every holiday season with its showcase of Christmas lights encased in beautiful handmade parols. Tourists come in droves to marvel at the sights in what is traditionally an agro-business area with the presence of rice and sugar processing mills that have been joined by several major manufacturing facilities in […]

Meet the fit-out guys

They come in after a building is completed and before a company moves into their office space where everything is set up for them: desks, chairs, cubicles, internet, pantry, storage, filing shelves, cables under the floors, enough outlets for everybody. If this were science fiction, it would be easy to imagine PK Dick writing about […]

Pueblo de Oro urban rainforest protects CDO’s biodiversity

Trees matter to all of us. Trees provide shade, mitigate floods, absorb carbon dioxide, filter air pollution, and provide habitats for birds, mammals and other plants. The rich biodiversity within a rainforest is also incredibly important to the well-being of humans and of the planet. In an effort to preserve the existing flora and fauna […]

Home loans for OFWs

We have approximately 2.3 million Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) all over the world. They contribute significantly to the economy through their remittances which account for 10 percent of the country’s GDP. We call them our modern heroes, making the ultimate sacrifice of being away from their families so they may be able to provide for […]

Going online in the Philippines

I was fortunate to be invited to the Ecommerce CEO Forum a few months ago to share new trends in the online market in the country. Let me share some of the data I talked about during the event, which was attended by some of the most-forward looking speakers and companies across Asia and the […]

Experience a soulful luxe haven in Shang Residences at Wack Wack

Tucked inside the lush, upscale neighborhood of Wack Wack in Mandaluyong City is Shang Residences at Wack Wack. With a stunning façade, an enviable location and luxurious amenities, the condominium is every urban dweller’s dream. Shang Properties, developer of high-end residential condos such as Horizons Homes at Shangri-La at the Fort, One Shangri-La Place and St. Francis Shangri-La […]