Sundown Session: An Afternoon Delight at Acqua Private Residences

No plans for the weekend yet? Or this Friday afternoon? How about a sundown session by the river just here in the city? You don’t have to go far if you’re looking for a fun, chill hangout. Come and join us for an unforgettable community gathering filled with music, food, and great company at Acqua Riverwalk within Acqua Private Residences– a favorite sunset community get-together in Mandaluyong City. Sundown Session is an open-to-all event happening from April 26 to 28, Friday to Sunday, from 3 pm to 10 pm.

This fair will feature an array of activities and offerings, including live music performances by local artists, delicious food and drinks, clothing and accessories, and much more. Discover local finds and unique items, or try a little of the food and beverages at each stall. 

With something for everyone, it’s the perfect occasion for family and friends to come together and enjoy a fun afternoon by the river. And what a good time to mingle with your neighbors, make new friends, and just bask in an afternoon summer delight by the river. Feel free to bring your furry friends along too, as they are always welcome at Acqua Riverwalk.

So, mark your calendar and join us for the Sundown Session at Acqua Private Residences!

Also at Acqua Private Residences is Century Properties’ beautifully styled and completely furnished condos, The Hotel Residences at Acqua, now yours for the taking. Visit for more information.

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A day in the life of a condo dweller in an urban oasis

There are a few things some of us need to live a happy life. Well, that’s not entirely true, but what I can tell you is that some things make many of my days a little brighter and happier: a nice cup of coffee, a good run or exercise, and a commune with nature.

If you are like me, then you will enjoy the lifestyle that Acqua Private Residences, a six-tower residential development in Mandaluyong City, offers.

Picture this: you wake up greeted by your cat with the sun rays  streaming through your blinds. You water the thriving houseplants on your balcony, many of which have been with you for years.

You have enough time for a 30-minute exercise before your workday begins, so you head to the gym within your building. Or, on second thought, you feel like greeting some friends at the sprawling central gym located at the Pebble Clubhouse, which not only houses the central amenities but also is home to restaurants, a convenience store, a supermarket, a derma clinic, and a premium spa/massage place among the commercial establishments within this urban development.

The Hotel Residences at Acqua features fully-fitted and fully furnished suites

After a quick exercise, you consider making yourself some coffee but decide instead to get your much-needed caffeine fix at the café right inside CrossFit Ethos on the ground level of the Pebble. Yes, you got that right—there’s a café inside this CrossFit gym that offers courses for pros and beginners, and by the way, you don’t have to be an Acqua Residences dweller to sign up.

After a long and productive day at work, you and your friends have dinner at a nearby mall, which is just a stone’s throw away from where you live. Just about perfect, you think, as you have been meaning to take an easy walk home via the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge.

You have been seeing amazing evening shots posted on social media taken from the bridge featuring the Acqua development, the revitalized river, and the beautiful full moon above. The weather has been temperate lately, and the moon has been shining beautifully the past few nights, with an early evening breeze making it a nice evening walk.

The residential development is situated by the Pasig River in Mandaluyong City

From the bridge, which has ample space for pedestrians, you notice how the number of people taking walks or running in the area has increased, perhaps feeling safer as just ahead are a few road patrollers and a couple of police guards on duty. You take the newly opened temporary pedestrian access to get inside the Acqua development, passing through the soon-to-be-finished Nuliv Townvillas at Acqua.

The guard on duty acknowledges you. Instead of heading straight to your abode, you decide to cover more steps and stroll at the Eden Garden on the 6th floor of the condominium towers. The walkways are lit up and quiet, save for the meowing of the community cats who have made their home in the garden. The moon illuminates the open space, and you take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.

You like taking walks in Eden during the daytime as the sight of vibrant greens is relaxing and soothing to the soul. But this is a good communion with nature. On your watch, it’s only 9:30 p.m., so the gates leading to the Riverwalk from the Pebble would still be open. So you head there, listening to your favorite playlist via your earphones.

Residents can find the luscious Eden Garden on the 6th floor of the condominium towers

The evening breeze is nice, and you see your neighbors taking a stroll or walking their dogs. Some are seated on the concrete bench facing the river. The lights are ample. It is a good day, you say to yourself. And you feel comforted that the next day when you wake up, is another opportunity to enjoy a day like this.

A day like this can be yours for the taking. Century Properties Group, the developer that delivered the award-winning Acqua Private Residences, recently launched The Hotel Residences at Acqua, a hotel-fitted, move-in ready suites offering the hotel living at Acqua located at the sixth tower of Acqua Private Residences. Learn more about this when you 

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Century Properties Unveils The Hotel Residences at Acqua

Move into your new hotel-fitted, fully furnished, and move-in-ready suite.

Have you ever dreamed of living in a hotel residence? Top real estate developer Century Properties Group (CPG) introduces The Hotel Residences at Acqua: beautifully- styled, hotel-fitted, completely furnished, and move-in ready condo suites nestled in the sixth and final tower of Acqua Private Residences. Strategically positioned for seamless accessibility through the Mandaluyong Bridge from Makati City and a forthcoming vehicular gate connecting directly to the newly expanded Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, this development offers prime access to J.P. Rizal Street, Estrella Street, and EDSA.

Built by a trusted developer with over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, The Hotel Residences at Acqua sets a new benchmark in the Philippines’ real estate landscape. According to CPG VP for Corporate Communications and Head of Marketing Julienne Cruz, “We take pride in the newly launched The Hotel Residences at Acqua as it redefines hotel-style living in the country. This premium development features fully furnished, move-in-ready condo suites equipped with hotel-grade amenities, offering a total of 152 premium units.”

Discover a curated selection of fully furnished suites designed for the discerning individual. Spanning floors 19 to 20 and 22 to 30 of the sixth tower at Acqua Private Residences, each unit is a masterpiece of impeccable interior design and top-notch hotel fittings. The unit offerings cater to diverse preferences, including Suite (King or Twin: 31-25 sqm to 36.31 sqm); 1 BR Deluxe (45 sqm); 1 BR Superior (74.45 sqm); 1 BR Premier Suite (78.87 sqm – 90.73 sqm); and 2 BR Family Suite (78.87 sqm – 90.73 sqm).

The allure extends beyond the units, encompassing exceptional lifestyle amenities within the tower such as a gym and pool, along with pay-per-use facilities like function rooms. Unit owners have access to Tempus Restaurant and Lobby Lounge and Cafe. Furthermore, they can explore The Pebble, Acqua Private Residences’ premium waterfront clubhouse, offering a Fitness Center, Lagoon Pool, Basketball Court, Juice Bar, Kids’ Zone, Movie Room, The Eden Garden, and the Riverwalk Promenade commercial strip complete with essential shops and dining options. This development ensures that every aspect of your lifestyle is enriched with comfort and convenience, from hotel services to condo facilities.

Each suite at The Hotel Residences at Acqua comes with the Condominium Certificate of Title (CCT), providing versatility as an investment or an exquisite end-use option. Open to both Filipinos and foreign nationals, this opportunity allows anyone to claim their piece of hotel living.

Experience the tangible reality of hotel living with The Hotel Residences at Acqua. These fully-fitted, fully-furnished, hotel-living-ready condo homes are not just residences but a lifestyle choice. Once you check-in, you never have to rush into checking out because ownership of these hotel-fitted condos is your ticket to a lifetime of indulgence.

The Hotel Residences at Acqua beckons you to a life of sophistication and comfort. Seize the opportunity today and own your hotel-fitted condo. Embrace a lifestyle where sophistication meets comfort, and checking in means a lifetime of indulgence. For more information, visit

Century Properties Tops Off the First Block of Nuliv Townvillas at Acqua

Trusted real estate developer Century Properties Group (CPG) has recently completed the first block of NULIV Townvillas at Acqua, marking a milestone for Century Nuliv, its premium, in-city brand.

The ceremony included the company’s board members and senior management attendees such as (from left in the photo) CPG VP for Project Management Group Engr. Larry Reyes; CPG Design Manager Ar. Jennifer Maglaqui; CPG President and CEO Mr. Marco Antonio; CPG Managing Director Mr. Carlo Antonio; CPG Vice Chairman Mr. John Victor Antonio; and CPG AVP for Materials Management Group Mr. Ferdinand Capati.

Situated in Mandaluyong City, a bridge away from the Makati Central Business District, Century NULIV Townvillas at Acqua constitutes a low-density high street featuring 22 multi-storey houses and lots on an exclusive road behind Acqua Private Residences, an award-winning development, inspired by a tropical rainforest, is located at the base of the new Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge. The townvillas offer two configurations: Rhine (three-storeys; 227 sqm ave.) and Seine (four-storeys; 312 sqm ave.) units, priced from P40 million to P60 million. These homes boast glass balconies, high ceilings, and ample windows to enhance natural light.

According to Century Properties Managing Director, Mr. Carlo Antonio, “We are proud to top off our inaugural Premium In City product offering located in Acqua, Mandaluyong. Our Acqua Town Villas has a total of 22 units, with over P1B of revenue and average unit price of P45M. With around P500M of capex, we look forward to completing and turning over Block A this year and Block B next year to our clients.”

Conceptualized for urban dwellers seeking tranquility within the city, each townvilla occupies a spacious lot, featuring levels defined by glass balconies and high-ceiling windows. Homeowners can optimize outdoor spaces by creating gardens, patios, and/or parking areas. The stacked design facilitates movement within the house and allows homeowners to transform spaces for various purposes—from family areas and seating nooks to home offices and personal gyms. Each unit will be delivered in standard bare form and completed with premium finishes, providing homeowners the flexibility to personalize their space.

Beyond its modern architecture, strategic location, and integrated amenities within Acqua, Century NULIV Townvillas at Acqua is positioned as a wise investment due to expected property value appreciation over time.

“We hope that this project continues Century’s heritage of quality projects that our clients will raise their families and loved ones in,” Antonio adds.

About Century Nuliv

Launched formally in October 2022, Century Nuliv addresses evolving real estate market standards and post-pandemic lifestyle inclinations. The brand aims to provide timely and timeless homes in prime locations, featuring modern services, amenities, and practical home designs that support life’s essentials.

Century Nuliv plans to expand its concept with plans to build premium low to mid-rise homes within and in key cities beyond Metro Manila.

Century Properties Group Unveils Two Exciting Projects for 2024 Under its Premium, In City Line

Century Properties Group (CPG), a top-tier developer with over 35 years of experience, has announced plans to launch projects in the first half of 2024 under its Premium, In City Line.

Project Unveilings

First to be launched for this quarter, is “The Hotel Residences at Acqua” in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. Leveraging the success of Acqua Private Residences, this project offers move-in ready, hotel-fitted and fully furnished suites.

Second, drawing inspiration from the renowned Azure brand, CPG will launch its first mid-rise 12-storey residential development at Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga, with the first tower offering 375 units. The development will have a sprawling multi-feature water-park amenities, adding a unique and appealing dimension to resort living,

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Acqua Private Residences: A Tropical Oasis in Mandaluyong City

Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City stands out as the Philippines’ first residential Eden, seamlessly merging urban living with lush tropical rainforest-inspired design. A masterpiece in itself, Acqua offers an array of amenities catering to diverse lifestyles.

The Lagoon Pool at Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City

At the heart of Acqua is “The Pebble,” an extraordinary waterfront clubhouse on the 4th floor that houses Acqua’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Boasting TRX areas, weights & cardio sections, and an indoor garden, residents can achieve their fitness goals amidst a green oasis. The 3rd floor is a haven with a lap pool, whirlpool bath, Lagoon & Kiddie Pool, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and locker and shower rooms. The 2nd floor is dedicated to the Kids’ Zone, featuring a massive play area and a library tailored for children, fostering both fun and learning. “The Eden,” Acqua’s rainforest-inspired garden, spans the width of the entire development, providing a serene escape from the concrete jungle. The pet-friendly community ensures a harmonious blend of nature and modernity, creating a lifestyle enriched in every detail.

Azure Urban Resort Residences: Beachfront Living in Parañaque City

Situated in Bicutan, Parañaque City, Azure Urban Resort Residences redefines beachfront living with its large-scale man-made beach concept. This tropical-inspired community boasts both outdoor and indoor beach-inspired amenities, offering residents a unique and luxurious experience.

The Azure Beach at The Azure Urban Resort Residences in Bicutan Paranaque City

Azure South features the famous Azure Beach, a man-made beach with white sand and undulating waves. The Azure Wave Pool, equipped with a wave machine creating beach-like waves, adds an exhilarating touch. Additional amenities include a lagoon pool, infinity lap pool, beach bar, children’s beach playground, beach volleyball area, basketball court, and the The Azure Beach Club, which combines luxury with recreation, exemplifying sophisticated beachfront living.

Azure North: Resort-Oriented Living in Pampanga

Having been one of the early believers in San Fernando Pampanga, Azure North by Century Properties emerges as a resort-inspired residential development in the heart of Pampanga. Building on the success of Azure Urban Resort Residences in the South, Azure North aims to extend the allure of a coastal haven to more Filipino condo buyers.

The Beach and Wave Pool at the Resort Residences at Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga

A standout feature of Azure North is its urban man-made beach, boasting a white sand beach lagoon, inviting wave and lap pools, and an exclusive Azure Beach Clubhouse. This innovative concept redefines urban living, offering an ideal retreat for those seeking accessible luxury. The development, conveniently located near major malls, commercial establishments, and the Clark International Airport, provides an enticing escape for those in search of the perfect summer retreat.

With the recent completion of the Skyway extension, Azure North is now only a 90-minute drive from Makati City. The development offers an array of amenities, including a refreshing beach pool, a wave pool creating beach waves every few minutes, and the Azure Beach Clubhouse with a welcoming lobby, elegant dining area, well-equipped gym, and a rooftop deck providing a breathtaking view. “Century Properties continues to deliver more than just homes to Filipinos. We take to heart their dreams and deliver amenities to match their aspired lifestyle.” With these upcoming projects, Century Properties Group is poised to further redefine and elevate the real estate landscape in the Philippines.

Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua Opens its Doors in Mandaluyong

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group boasting more than 1,000 properties located across Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, has partnered with Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPGI) to unveil the new hotel in the Philippines with the opening of Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua, inviting travellers to make everyday moments matter in the vibrant capital.

Nestled in the centre of Metro Manila’s major business district centre, in an area bordering Makati on Coronado Street in Mandaluyong City, Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua provides seamless access to business and leisure travellers. With high–end malls neighbouring the area, hotel guests are able to enjoy shopping, dining and leisure experiences throughout their stay.

“The opening of Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua underlines our long-term commitment to expand our portfolio in the Philippines. Novotel’s relaxed and lively atmosphere resonates with our guests, we are delighted to offer the second Novotel address for travellers, long-staying guests and locals to work, play and relax,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor’s Premium, Midscale & Economy Division in Asia.

“With the renewed interest for travel globally. having Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua to host travelers will further boost the Philippine government’s push to bolster the tourism industry,” said Marco R. Antonio, Century Properties Group, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer.

The hotel features 152 rooms and suites with a practical, cosy, and contemporary design. The 31 sqm Standard Rooms, equipped with an ample workspace, are perfect for corporate travellers.

Ideal for families looking to spend quality time together and long-staying guests are the Suites ranging from a 45 sqm Deluxe Suite, and a 75 sqm Superior Suite, to a roomy 91 sqm Premier Suite, with a stunning 180-degree view of the city through its curved floor-to-ceiling window. All suites come with spacious working, living, and dining areas, as well as a kitchen equipped with a microwave, Nespresso machine, induction cooker, cooking equipment and cutlery.

Tempus, an all-day dining restaurant located on the 6th floor, offers a breakfast buffet and a la carte options for lunch and dinner. Across the restaurant is a Private Dining Room that can welcome up to 20 guests, making it the ideal venue for intimate functions such as birthday celebrations, reunions, and lunch meetings.

Jutting out of the tower on the 6th floor is the spectacular infinity swimming pool overlooking the magnificent Makati skyline, a perfect place to cool off or get that perfect tan. One side of the swimming pool is placed against the restaurant, giving swimmers an illusion of an underwater world.

On the 21st floor is the Lobby Lounge, here, guests get to enjoy a panoramic view of the cities with refreshing drinks and snacks by day and breathtaking city lights at night. The perfect time to visit and have a picture of this spot is during the golden hour when the skyscrapers embrace the rich colour of gold.

Also located on the same level are two meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 30 guests each. Meeting Specialists are on hand to organise personalized meetings complemented with high-speed Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art facilities.

Fitness enthusiasts can further enjoy InBalance Fitness Centre with free weights and modern cardio machines to keep the body in shape.

The hotel also provides easy access to Manila’s many leisure attractions. Guests can take a short ferry ride to discover the local marketplace in Divisoria. Culture enthusiasts can explore Intramuros and learn how the Philippines fought for independence, or visit Pampanga to learn why the Philippines remains one of the largest Catholic countries in the world.

“Guests will feel the warmth of home at Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua. It will usher in a new concept of ‘home away from home’ experience for long-stay travellers who are in Manila for business and for families who are in search of a weekend leisure,” added Raul, General Manager of Novotel Suites Manila  at Acqua.

To celebrate its launch, Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua is offering a special rate to all local residents of the Philippines or foreign guests with ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) from now until December 30, 2023. Guests can book an overnight stay with breakfast buffet for two at PhP 6,800 nett per night.

Guests staying at Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua can also enjoy the opportunity to make the most of Accor’s loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, which serves as a daily companion for enhancing their lifestyle. ALL – Accor Live Limitless offers limitless experiences and incentives to its most dedicated members, empowering them to work, live, and enjoy themselves well beyond their time at the hotel. Becoming a member of ALL – Accor Live Limitless is simple and free of charge. Visit to join.

For more information, please visit For general enquiries and reservations, please send an email to or contact +632 8888-6686.

Familiar Luxury and Comfort in the Heart of the Metro

Nestled along the picturesque banks of the Pasig River, Novotel Suites Manila is the latest gem in Metro Manila’s hospitality landscape, offering a unique blend of familiar luxury and comfort with a stunning view of the city’s rapidly growing skyline. With its prime location and unparalleled amenities, Novotel Suites Manila is set to redefine the concept of urban retreat.

Since its soft opening in December last year, it’s been offering local and foreign travelers a fresh hospitality experience, thanks to Century Properties’ maiden venture into the hospitality realm in partnership with the global hospitality powerhouse Accor. Together, they have crafted an oasis that seamlessly combines modern luxury with a touch of familiarity.

Manila Standard Life  had an exclusive tour of this hotel housed within the sixth and final tower of Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong City. We were introduced to a 152-room mid-scale hotel that redefines modern luxury, a synergy of vision and expertise.

“We are offering a hotel experience that Filipinos will certainly welcome, given the amount of space and perspectives that our hotel has to offer, thanks to our location and amenities,”  Raul Aquino, Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua General Manager said.

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Experience the breathtaking view of Makati skyline from the comfort of your suite

Ideal for families and long-term guests, suites range from 45 sqm Deluxe Suites to spacious 91 sqm Premier Suites with stunning 180-degree city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. All suites include ample work, living, and dining areas, as well as well-equipped kitchens.

Tempus, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant on the 6th floor, offers breakfast buffets and a la carte lunch and dinner options. Adjacent is a Private Dining Room for up to 20 guests, ideal for intimate gatherings.

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Kids also have their own space where they can play and have fun

The infinity pool on the 6th floor offers a breathtaking view of the Makati skyline, seamlessly blending with the restaurant for a unique swimming experience.

On the 21st floor, the Lobby Lounge provides panoramic city views, perfect for daytime refreshments and evening cityscape spectacles during the golden hour.

Two meeting rooms on the same level accommodate up to 30 guests each, with Meeting Specialists to ensure personalized, high-tech meetings with Wi-Fi and modern facilities.

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Novotel Suites Manila redefines modern luxury with its spacious rooms

For fitness enthusiasts, the InBalance Fitness Centre offers free weights and modern cardio equipment.

Worried about leaving your pet at home? Fret not as the hotel has a Pawesome Staycation package, which allows dogs of up to two feet tall, and cats to join your stay. It’s even taking the experience up a notch as your fur babies will have their own bed and toys to enjoy and their own special play space at the Pet Qube located on the 11th floor.

“As the appetite for staycations and travel have grown, Filipinos now have a fresh option that we are confident we will be able to give them, courtesy of Accor and Century Properties’ combined expertise,” Marco Antonio, Century Properties Group, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer said in a statement.

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Novotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Tempus offers breakfast buffets and a la carte lunch and dinner options

“With this grand opening, Novotel Suites Manila is ready to transform every stay into an unforgettable experience, echoing the optimism of a nation poised for a remarkable rebound,” Antonio added alluding to Novotel Suites Manila’s grand opening soon.

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Source: Manila Standard

Century Nuliv Townvillas officially break ground

Century Nuliv Townvillas at Acqua, Century Properties’ maiden project under its recently launched upscale real-estate brand Century Nuliv recently held its groundbreaking ceremony.

The ceremony was led by Century Nuliv President Monica L. Trajano, CPG Sales Operations Management Group Head Malvin C. Landicho, CPG Design Manager Arch. Jennifer S. Maglaqui, CPG AVP Design Innovation Group Arch. Anna O. Castillo, CPG VP Project Management Group Engr. Larry A. Reyes, Consultant Arch. Brian P. Mangio, and CPG International Sales Operations Head Sonny M. Mendiola.

The townvillas are strategically located within the award-winning Acqua Private Residences community at the foot of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Mandaluyong City. The soon-to-rise development offers two configurations: the Rhine (3-stories; 227 sq m ave.) and Seine (4-stories; 312 sq m ave.). The homes will feature glass balconies, high ceilings, and wide windows to let in natural light.

“Nuvali Townvillas at Acqua provide the same generous indoor and outdoor living spaces found in the suburbs, but all within and integrated into the thriving Acqua community. It also offers an in-city living experience with assured value appreciation given the houses and lots are within Metro Manila,” Trajano said.

Century Nuliv plans to bring its new concept to key cities outside of the Metro with the Townvillas at Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga, set to launch soon.


Century Properties Opens its First Hotel

Novotel Suites Manila, Century Properties’ first hospitality venture, opens its doors to leisure and business guests today, Dec 15.

Housed at the sixth and final tower of Acqua Private Residences, Novotel Suites Manila is a 152-room hotel conceptualized by Century Properties Group Inc. in partnership with Accor, a multinational hospitality company.

Earlier, Century Properties Group Inc. president and CEO Marco Antonio said, “December is an opportune time for Novotel Suites Manila to actively participate and address the demand surge for tourism and leisure travel.”

Century Properties said the hotel, located in Mandaluyong City, could also benefit from the rising demand for corporate events venue particularly from companies in Taguig and Makati.

Novotel Suites Manila offers four accommodation types: standard studio, one-bedroom deluxe suite, one- bedroom superior suite and one-bedroom premier suite.

It features amenities designed to meet the lifestyle needs of guests including a fitness center with contemporary equipment on the 21st floor and a swimming pool on the 6th floor, where guests can also enjoy the view of the city.

For business travelers, they can look forward to a comfortable and convenient experience with the hotel’s meeting rooms– the Coronado, Hulo, and a private dining room—all equipped with high-speed WIFi and other meeting and communication facilities.

Novotel Suites Manila also takes pride in its food and beverage concepts, a lounge, a café, and a pastry shop. For this, the hotel has tapped King Golden Dragon, the company behind House of Lasagna, as the hotel’s food and beverage partner.

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Century Properties to Open Novotel Suites Manila on December 15

Set to take advantage of the tourism boom expected during the holidays, Century Properties Group Inc. (CPGI) will formally open the doors of the Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua in Mandaluyong City on December 15.

The opening of the hotel is timed with the easing of movement restrictions amid the government’s continued push for tourism.  

“December is an opportune time for Novotel Suites Manila to open as Century Properties can actively participate and address the demand surge for tourism and leisure travel, which is also in line with the government’s thrust to promote the industry,” CPGI President and Chief Executive Officer Marco Antonio said.

Antonio also said that the increased number of multinational companies based in Taguig and Makati also gives Century Properties a chance to accommodate the demand for intimate gatherings and meetings given our strategic location.

The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported in the second quarter of 2022 that “the Department of Tourism (DOT) is forecasting the recovery of the country’s domestic travel sector by 2022 at the earliest when demand returns to 90 percent of the 2019 level, and by 2024 at the latest. The DOT is focusing on the recovery of the tourism sector through the promotion of domestic travel, with many overseas source markets still closed.”

The Department of Tourism, meanwhile, reported in November that the Philippines saw a total of 2 million visitor arrivals since the relaxation of border restrictions in February early this year. 1.5 million (73.43%) of this number are foreign tourists, while 538,000 (26.57%) are overseas Filipinos.

“We are excited to welcome tourists, as well as residents and their guests at Acqua Private Residences so that they can enjoy the hotel’s F & B offerings,” Novotel Suites Manila General Manager Raul Aquino said.

The hotel is accessible via various points in Makati and Mandaluyong cities, mainly via the Estrella-Pantaleon and Makati-Mandaluyong bridges that cross the Pasig River. A few minutes away is EDSA, which has a direct link to the airport via the Skyway. 

Novotel Suites Manila marks the first hospitality venture for CPGI, a company historically known for its high-rise condominiums. Recently, Century forayed into affordable housing, through PHirst Park Homes, and premium low-density developments with Century Nuliv.

Conceptualized in partnership with hotel powerhouse Accor and wholly operated by CPGI, the hotel is housed in the sixth and final tower of Acqua Private Residences.

“We are proud to carry the Novotel name, along with other 500 establishments globally. It’s a trusted brand, known for excellent rooms and service. It’s our pleasure to work with Accor,” Antonio said.

The 152-room mid-scale hotel is owned by CPG and its subsidiary Century Acqua Lifestyle Corporation, which handles CPG’s fractional ownership business. The tower’s upper floors are allocated for residential condominium units, which have been sold out.   

Aside from rooms with floor areas ranging from 32 to 87 sqm, guests will be able to enjoy a pool, a restaurant and bar, a lounge cafe, a pastry shop, and a fitness center once the hotel opens. Meeting rooms are also available for small-scale business events. 

In the interest of the guests’ well-being and in keeping with industry-wide practices, the hotel will implement standard health protocols.