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Raising The Bar Anew

Lifestyle of unparalleled comfort, sophistication awaits at Anya
03:25 PM February 22, 2016

It is an investment one must at least strive to make in this lifetime. An investment that puts a premium on one’s health and well-being has long been highlighted—and necessitated—by the highly stressful demands of city living and the pressure that goes with such a lifestyle.

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And it is within this premise that many property developers have attempted to push the envelope and create their own versions of an exclusive enclave that could offer a much needed respite sans the hassle of having to sacrifice modern comforts. Only a handful, however, have managed to deliver so far the promises of a breathing space that speaks of class, elegance, and opulence.

Anya Resort & Residences, the latest resort property to rise within the balmy City of Tagaytay, is one among a few that have lived up to such promises as its pristine beauty and seamless, functional form have made the development a sanctuary where one can indulge in that much needed downtime and relaxation. Though small in size and scale, Anya definitely has luxury and elegance written all over it.


Anya Resort & Residences is being developed by the country’s leading first class residential resort community developer Roxaco Land, and is currently part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) of the World group—an assurance in itself that Anya Resort & Residences can offer an excellent, oneof-a-kind hotel experience characteristic of every SLH partner.

World class resort

“Anya aims to be the first world-class Philippine resort brand infused with the warmth and hospitality Filipinos are known for. At Anya, we invite our guests to relax, rejuvenate and reward themselves in the lush landscape of our resort estate, our spacious and carefully designed ‘Branded Residences’ and most importantly, our signature pampering guest services,” said Roxaco President and CEO Santiago R. Elizalde.

Anya Resort & Residences is a threephase luxury project, consisting of residential open lots, hotel rooms, and branded residences, respectively. Set within 7.2 hectares of nature’s unadulterated and immaculate beauty, Anya is set to raise the bar anew in the hospitality and residential segments while at the same time redefine one’s perception and appreciation of what true relaxation is all about.

Upon completion, Anya is expected to reflect the famed Filipino hospitality and warmth and a design that’s sure to please even the most discerning eye.

“Anya is a secluded getaway in Tagaytay—just 75 minutes from the central business district and offers the ideal, easily accessible retreat. A mere 10 minutes away from the bustling strip of Tagaytay’s destination restaurants, spiritual districts and tourist centers, Anya serves as the perfect mountain hideaway,” Elizalde related.

The boutique luxury resort will feature 54 resort estates, 80 resort rooms and suites and 134 luxury, full service branded condominiums all set within manicured gardens, matured over the last 10 years, atop a gently undulating terrain.


Unique experiences

As an epitome of opulence, Anya will likewise bring to Tagaytay a unique experience in terms of dining, wellness, ambiance, and service.

To meet and ensure the comfort and satisfaction of residents and guests, Anya Resort & Residences will feature dining rooms and cafés that will be headed by an internationally recognized Relais Chateau chef, who will create a concept and menu that highlights the freshness of Tagaytay.

Anya’s spa will meanwhile offer treatments and therapies based on time-tested Filipino wisdom on health and wellness.

In addition, Anya Resort & Residences has also recently recruited luxury hotel and resort executive Peter Lodovico D’souza as its general manager. D’souza, who was introduced to Anya through a former boss in the Maldives, has had 17 years of industry experience, working for several high-end accommodations in Asia and the Middle East prior to joining Anya.

“The project owners showed me around Tagaytay and the project in particular. I’ve always wanted to be in a place that is very close to nature and away from the noise and pollution. Cities like Dubai, where I used to work, can be physically and mentally taxing. I moved to Cambodia because it was more peaceful. From there, taking on the proposal to join Anya was an easy decision,” D’souza explained.

Feel at home

“We plan to establish a benchmark of what true Filipino hospitality is. Our tagline for Anya is ‘Welcome Home.’ We will welcome our guests, whoever they may be, whether they come with a small handbag or two huge suitcases. Anybody who wants to access Anya will feel at home,” D’souza added.

D’souza elaborated by describing the planned check-in process, which will be at the convenience of the guest. This, D’souza said, is just the first of many ways Anya will make one feel at home.

Aside from the standard concierge services, an Anya Lifestyle Assistant will stand in practically as one’s own butler. This specialized service allows you to call ahead and have your room arranged to your own preferences.

“As you arrive at the drop off area, you have the choice of either to sit down at the lobby and have our signature welcome drink, or go directly to your room, and we’ll do the check in at the suite itself. If you arrive early, we won’t ask you to come back at 2 p.m.,” D’souza explained.

Anya’s top-rate service complements the property’s master-planned layout that will inspire joy and comfort among guests and residents.

The contemporary tropical architecture includes a natural color scheme with splashes of bright hues that express the warmth of the traditional Filipino style. Outdoors, Anya’s grounds include pocket gardens, streams and brooks and pathways. Areas have been allocated for yoga, meditation, and other healthy activities. Other amenities include a spa and gym, swimming pools, a children’s play area, and a “borderless” library.

“At Anya, we want to be recognized as a true Filipino hospitality company providing genuine service from the heart. This will be the overlying mission, the DNA of the resort, so to speak,” D’Souza noted.

Wise investment

On the other hand, property consultancy firm Colliers International believes that Roxaco Land is offering an investment proposition of exceptional value in Anya Resort & Residences Tagaytay.

According to Colliers, the said residential enclave and a boutique luxury resort development would be strategically placed to fulfill a rising demand for luxury resort hotel and spa services, on the back of strong growth factors. These included a robust Philippine economy, the increasing appeal of luxury products and services, a growing tourism industry, as well as a surging demand for weekend retreat facilities that are close to Metro Manila.

Anya thus provides more than just the convenience of the ultra modern and famed lifestyle, as it also affords buyers high returns for their hardearned investment. Buyers who invested in the hotel phase can enroll their units in a pool and be rented out as hotel rooms. This move was meant to take advantage of the current trend in traveling wherein tourists are largely flocking to projects known as “condominium-hotels” which are also popularly known nowadays as “condotels.”


Truly attuned with nature, Anya has all the necessary elements for the weary urbanite to regain his vibrance and vigor, as well as unwind and recharge. It serves as a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, presenting not only a much coveted lifestyle of unparalleled sophistication and comfort, but also a truly wise investment of exceptional value.

To get to know more about the project, investors and buyers may visit the recently opened Anya Discovery Center located at the ground floor of Pilgrim Building, 111 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati. It’s open Mondays to Fridays, 9 AM – 6 PM. It houses a mock up of a one-bedroom in Phase 3 (Anya Branded Residences).

For more details, visit anya.ph, call +63 917 888 ANYA (2692), or email [email protected]


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