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One of the world’s best Marco Polos opens

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THOUGHTFUL provisions are made with the plush goose down bed toppers for the ultimate sleeping experience.

The Marco Polo Hotels Group, an international hotel chain based in Hong Kong that operates hotels in the Asia Pacific region, has recently opened its third hotel property in the country. Following its hotels in Cebu and Davao, the group is expanding its presence with the opening of a 316-room, five-star hotel in the Ortigas business district.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Shangri-La Boracay jewel on the world-famous island

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RESORT luxury with pool in the Garden Villa of Shang Boracay

Summer is officially here! So our property focus is shifting to beach resorts. Any look at the top beach resorts in our country must include the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa. Its expansive territory houses some of the country’s most indulgent and stylish villa accommodations, with indigenous flair, offering its guests an experience of the ultimate tropical island luxury.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Stylish beach condos in Hamilo Coast

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SPACIOUS and well-appointed beach condo

With the blooming Philippine economy, owning a beach home is not far beyond the reach of some people. However, the mechanics of buying land, securing permits, tapping a freshwater source, connecting to the power grid, providing sewage and garbage systems, and, finally, hiring caretakers for security can shatter any fantasies of lazy days basking under the sun. And all that has to be dealt with before the first nail is hammered in constructing your dream vacation home.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

PIFS an event for Filipinos to be proud of

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BEAUTIFUL interior showroom of Far East Furniture at Manila Fame

Filipino arts and crafts have reached incredible heights. Walking through the Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS) last week was amazing.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

WorldBEX and Manila Fame: 2 big events you should not miss

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ROOFTOP display by Cai Lim-Regala and MJ Tan of CRL Interior Designs

Exciting developments are happening in the building and construction scene with the opening of the 19th WorldBEX at the World Trade Center. The construction trade show, hailed as Asia’s biggest and most awaited construction event of the year, includes professionals, traders, importers, exporters, associations and other exhibitors.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

New boutique hotel for travelers

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AZUMI hotel in Alabang

I used to think of Alabang as a sleepy town, kind of like a place where parents live in retirement haven. Not anymore. The development of the city is amazing, especially in the hotel sector.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Stylish resort strives to make staying ashore as pleasurable as diving itself

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AIYANAR Clubhouse in Anilao

Now that March is here, it’s time to check out properties outside Manila. One destination very near Manila that is somewhat off the radar is Anilao in Batangas.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Two art exhibits and a book launch

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“OFF with her head!” by Daniel dela Cruz at Art Fair Philippines

Real estate and art have a lot in common. If the acquisition is excellent, both appreciate in value and become worthwhile investments. I like to think that buying property and art can be better than keeping money in the bank.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Century Properties a name synonymous with quality projects

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WORLD-RENOWNED architect Daniel Libeskind

One of the most prominent and respected real estate development companies in the country today is Century Properties. Several iconic buildings of Century Properties have drastically enhanced the city skyline especially its tallest project, The Gramercy Tower.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Wilcon introduces its newest communications campaign and new brand ambassadors

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FRANKE Kitchen Systems president for Asia Pacific Steve Henning, Wilcon EVP-chief financial officer Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Wilcon president and CEO William Belo, Wilcon SEVP-chief operating officer Rosemarie Ong and Grohe Pacific PTE Ltd. vice president for Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan Alpha Ang

Building a home for the first time or renovating a condo is made easier with Wilcon Depot, a large format store that offers the largest variety of building products and lifestyle home furnishings.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Catering to the building, furnishing needs of Cebuanos

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FOCUS Global Cebu showroom

Truly the Queen City of the South, Cebu City is bustling with its real estate properties steadily growing in scope. Several construction companies and retail shops have opened in Cebu to cater to the building needs of Cebuanos.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Developing housing projects based on modern design concepts

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ASPEN Building at Moldex Residences Baguio (perspective image)

In the condo development industry, we are all familiar with the high-end projects from the slew of well-known real estate developers in the country. I am always pleasantly surprised to learn of other companies in the industry, and amazed at what so many entrepreneurs have created.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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