Ayala Malls: More than just a shopping haven it’s a lifestyle destination

Ayala Malls: More than just a shopping haven it’s a lifestyle destination

/ 04:12 PM October 07, 2023

Written by: Amy R. Remo

Ayala Malls has always gone beyond the traditional notion of a shopping center. Even before, it has already embodied a philosophy of creating memorable moments, building meaningful connections, and nurturing well-being with its diverse range of offerings and spaces.

That’s why today, despite all the massive shifts in consumer preferences and market landscape, many still choose to be at an Ayala Malls. After all, more than just a shop, these malls continue to evolve as exciting hubs of community, commerce, wellness, and recreation—lifestyle destinations offering enriching experiences for people of all ages and interests. And that transformation continues as Ayala Malls adds thrilling attractions, novelty spaces, amazing events and more, giving mallgoers destinations where they can come together to celebrate, connect, and thrive.

Unique entertainment choices

While retail shops, restaurants and cafés have become staples in any mall, Ayala Malls takes it a notch higher with unique offerings to suit diverse recreational activities.

Take a shot at golfing at Patt’s Putts, a glow-in-the-dark, 27-hole mini golf course at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, or get a chance to experience anew the thrill of roller skating with friends and family at the Rolyo Sk8house in Ayala Malls Circuit.

But if you’re into action-packed laser tag adventures, try the Lazer Xtreme at Market! Market. With 22 customizable game formats, magnetic triggers, and vivid green laser diodes, this 300 sqm laser tag center offers four sci-fi bases namely Tron, Avatar, Red Earth, and Star Trek.

Leisurely pursuits

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Learn to whip up your own pastry creations at IDIM Bakery

Ayala Malls also brought to the country Taiwan’s No. 1 and Asia’s first DIY (do-it-yourself) bakery: the IDIM (I Did It Myself) Bakery at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you’ll enjoy whipping up your own cake creations in this DIY bakery.

But if arts and crafts are more your thing, then this is your playground. Craft Academy at Ayala Malls Manila Bay offers activities such as painting, slime making, soap making, and other simple crafts that provide opportunities for creative expression and hands-on exploration.

Interactive entertainment

Beyond offering safe spaces where kids can play, Ayala Malls offers numerous attractions to stimulate children’s minds, encourage physical development, and provide a wide range of interactive experiences.

Take them to Fun City, an indoor play place, that has branches in Ayala Malls Vertis North, Ayala Malls Circuit, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay, or bring them to Dream Lab at Ayala Malls Circuit, an experiential learning space that allows kids to learn the ropes of entrepreneurship through hands on activities and role play.

At Kids Wood Play Café in Ayala Malls Solenad, young ones will get to immerse themselves in a thoughtfully designed, educational play environment that is Montessori- and Waldorf-inspired. It has a full-service café that serves gourmet coffee and nutritious meals for parents and children.

Arcades, VRs and bumper cars

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Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces is home to the biggest Timezone in the country

Who doesn’t get excited about Timezone? You will, especially if you’re going to the biggest Timezone in the country at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces, with over 160 arcade games, a virtual reality arena, bumper cars, bowling alleys, billiards, air hockey, karaoke machines, snack bar, and party area. At the Timezone in Ayala Malls Feliz, you’ll also get to jump to your heart’s content at the Trampoline Park.

Immersive cinematic experience

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Ayala Cinemas has taken movie watching to a whole new level with enhanced theaters and complementary experiences

Sit back and enjoy the biggest film releases at A Giant Screen and A-Luxe Cinemas at Ayala Malls Vertis North and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. These state-of-the-art theaters boast of immersive Dolby Atmos sound, luxurious leather recliner seats, and foldable snack tables.

You can opt for a multisensory cinematic experience at Ayala Malls’ 4DX cinemas, the world’s first and leading 4D movie technology brand for feature films, available at Greenbelt and U.P. Town Center.

Fitness fun

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Pickle Ball is Ayala Malls’ latest attraction, promoting a fun and active lifestyle among its patrons

Get fit while having fun in these purposefully built facilities designed to nurture your health and well-being. Shoot some hoops at the Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces Basketball Court, or sweat it out at Ride Revolution, an indoor cycling studio at Greenbelt 5. If you want some adrenaline rush, hit The Bouldering Hive at Ayala Malls Circuit, the first bouldering-only rock-climbing gym in Metro Manila.

Community engagement

But beyond relaxation, entertainment and recreation, Ayala Malls has also long been a nurturing ground for many homegrown enterprises, witnessing firsthand the successes of its tenants, which have since grown and expanded. Cibo, for example, first opened in Glorietta in 1997 while the first physical branches of Sunnies Face opened in Glorietta and U.P. Town Center.
Even during the pandemic, Ayala Malls ensured that local entrepreneurs will be given a platform to thrive through its Alagang Ayala Land (AAL) program. Across all its malls, it provided spaces to social enterprises (SEs) so they could restart their businesses to survive the pandemic.

Recently, Ayala Malls Vertis North launched the biggest AAL Center, housing up-and-coming homegrown brands such as Homegrown Harvest, Happy Home, Indi Heritage Socks PH, Green Fit Friends, Amoy, Lokal Bayong, Costal Leather, Artisans Nook, among others.

Indeed, Ayala Malls has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of communities, becoming more than just a shopping destination, but also an integral part of Filipinos’ lives, culture and society.


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