Luxury condominiums in Metro Manila are a breed apart. Not only do they command a very high price tag, they also have features and characteristics that the rest wouldn’t have. These include being in a strategic location and having unimpeded vistas, distinctive architecture, fewer units per floor, a spacious area, and an ideal ceiling height. Other first-class amenities such as an indoor swimming pool add to the sense of luxury and exclusivity.
There are very few condos in the metro that offer many if not all these requirements. And even though the majority of these luxury condominiums in Metro Manila are situated close to well-known business and leisure areas, they still provide residents with peace and tranquility.
People buy extremely luxurious residences for a variety of reasons. Some see them as a reward and the fruit of their labor. They can also be regarded as a wise investment because they rarely experience value stagnation and offer lucrative opportunities like renting them out.
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10 of the Top Luxury Condominiums in Metro Manila
We’ve rounded up 10 of the most luxurious apartment and condominium units that might interest you if you’re looking for a profitable investment or a brand-new home.
Pacific Plaza Towers, BGC
The Pacific Plaza Towers have long been the most recognizable structures in Bonifacio Global City. These buildings with blue glass walls are across the famous Manila Golf & Country Club. Residents in west-facing units enjoy unimpeded views of Forbes Park, the golf course, as well as the setting sun over Manila Bay. The condominium, which consists of two towers (North and South), has resort-style features such as a spa, meditation gardens, terraced waterfalls, a swimming pool with a lagoon theme, and helipads for each tower.
Location: 4th Avenue, West Crescent Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Discovery Primea, Makati
Recognized as one of the tallest buildings in Metro Manila and one of the most prestigious residences in Makati, Discovery Primea is located on the former site of the Gilarmi Apartments along Ayala Avenue and Apartment Ridge. Every level has a maximum of two residential units, and there are only 86 total, ranging in size from 380 square meters to a spacious 680 square meters. Elevators open out directly into the foyer of the units.
Discovery Primea is a project of JTKC Inc., the company that created the acclaimed Discovery Shores in Boracay. Some of its features are an in-house catering and a chef, an elite butler, a sky atrium, a library, a spa, and even a medical clinic. The skyscraper has a helipad as well.
Location: 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati
Proscenium at Rockwell, Makati
Rockwell Land Corporation’s most recent project is shaping up to be its most prestigious yet. The Proscenium consists of five residential towers, each with its distinct design and personality.
The main tower is called the Proscenium Residences. The other four—Sakura, Kirov, Lincoln, and Lorraine—were inspired by some of the world’s most iconic theaters. The Sakura tower is perhaps the most exclusive as it only has two to five units per floor.
The Proscenium was built with art enthusiasts in mind, and its amenities reflect that. RLC will be constructing a performing arts theater in a few years. Other amenities include shared pools, tennis courts, and landscaped gardens connecting the towers.
The corporation commissioned renowned architect Carlos Ott to design the structures, while Guillermo Valdez oversaw the meticulous details that went into each tower’s elaborate interiors.
Location: Estrella corner J.P. Rizal Street, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City
The Residences at Greenbelt, Makati
One of Ayala Land’s signature Makati developments is this trio of condominium towers (Laguna, Manila, and San Lorenzo). You can find them close to the posh Greenbelt Mall and Renaissance Makati Hotel.
San Lorenzo, the tallest of the three, is also Metro Manila’s fifteenth-tallest residential condominium. It is strategically situated close to offices, shopping centers, schools, and entertainment hubs as part of the Ayala Center.
The towers face San Lorenzo Village to the west and southwest, giving homeowners majestic views of Laguna de Bay and the highly sought-after Manila Bay sunset.
Location: Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City
Park Central Towers, Makati
Ayala Land Premier’s most ambitious and luxurious residence is located within Makati’s central business district at a coveted address. The Park Central Towers’ striking façade features a sleek modern design with more glass elements than usual. The building also has 112 glass suites with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Each of the 54 Aquaview Villas at the Park Central South Tower will have its private elevator and a plunge pool on the lounge deck, giving it a summer vibe all year. The Gallery Villas lead to a gallery where unit owners can display their prized possessions.
Indeed, glass plays a significant role in the overall design of the towers. Because of this, the 68-story property is abundant in expansive views and natural light.
Location: 8735 Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Grand Hyatt Residences, BGC
Through a shared podium, this 45-story luxury condo is connected to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The shared amenities with the five-star hotel across the street are an allure to many. Residents also receive a Hyatt Gold Passport, which entitles them to a variety of discounts and benefits. Additionally, valet, concierge, and 24-hour housekeeping are available.
The flats are distinguished by marble furnishings and timber floor panels in the signature spaces. The bedrooms feature exotic woods and fabrics while the kitchens are furnished with Gaggenau appliances.
Location: 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Century Spire Residences, Makati
A lover of design will adore Century Spire, a treasure in the Makati skyline. Its interiors were created by Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio and designed by renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind. The higher levels of this skyscraper house opulent residential units while the lower levels contain commercial and office spaces.
Century Spire has added lifestyle-focused amenities to its communal areas including a library, a juice bar, and a leisure area designed in the Armani/Casa style.
Residential units are available as suites and one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Each is decorated with the signature Armani/Casa extravagance, which is elegant but understated in style. The kitchens have the Armani/Dada system while the living rooms have a wide selection of Rubelli fabrics.
Location: Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Raffles Residences, Makati
The 280-room Fairmont Hotel Makati, the 32-room Raffles Hotel Makati, and the 237-unit Raffles Residences, which take up the tower’s top 20 stories, are all part of the Raffles project. The hotels’ services, including their bars and restaurants as well as their swimming pools and spas, are available to all local property owners.
With its facade of dark indigo-hued glass, the building is one of Makati’s outstanding new architectural additions. Unit owners receive a special Raffles Ambassador membership, which entitles them to preferential pricing at all Raffles, Fairmont, and Swisshotel hotels worldwide, in addition to the hotel’s facilities.
Location: Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati
SkyVillas at One Balete, QC
In this opulent vertical structure, there are two to eight apartments on each floor. Residents have a choice of one- to five-bedroom villas ranging in size from 65 to 390 square meters. The hotel’s amenities include a library, a business area, a pool, and a gym. Three levels of basement parking are available in the building for people who are picky when it comes to parking spots.
With 3.1 meters of substantial ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling windows, the interiors are light, airy, and roomy. Premium fixtures are included such as top-of-the-line closet systems, Kohler and Grohe in the bathroom, and SMEG in the kitchen.
Location: One Balete Drive Corner N. Domingo Street, New Manila, Quezon City
The Residences at the Westin Manila Sonata Place, Mandaluyong
Located in the Sonata Place development in Ortigas, The Residences at the Westin Manila is the first Westin-branded property in Southeast Asia. It will eventually be situated next to the Sonata Private Residences and Westin Manila Sonata Place Hotel, completing the opulent complex.
Residents have access to The Haven, a lifestyle center with four floors of relaxing services. The private houses from its line of signature pleasures were used to appropriately launch the Westin brand in the market.
The RunWestin concierge service assists you in reaching your exercise goals, the Westin Heavenly Bed guarantees a restful night’s sleep, and the variety of nutritious SuperFoodsRX dishes are accessible upon request. The kitchen is furnished with Leicht cabinetry and Gaggenau appliances.
Location: San Miguel Avenue Corner Lourdes, Ortigas Center, Pasig
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