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Luxury Real Estate in the Philippines: Key Features to Look for Before You Invest


This article was initially featured in Teal Magazine on March 14, 2024.

Thoughtful design. A suite of premium amenities. Utmost privacy. These are just some of the hallmarks of luxury real estate in the Philippines, a steadily growing demand segment. According to Colliers Philippines, the luxury condominium market made up 34% of overall take-up in 2022, and this is predicted to go beyond 2023.

Shang Properties continues to be the segment leader in luxury with its Exemplary Life Spaces, noted for their exquisite design, best-in-class work, and exclusivity.

If you are embarking on a journey to find the right high-end property, it is important to seek these key features:

Architectural design and interior features

Architecture and interior design play an important role in luxury condominiums and set the tone when entering the property. The design team can use an aesthetic to convey sophistication, elegance, and exclusivity. Shang Properties works with an extraordinary team of internationally acclaimed architects, designers, and artisans to articulate thoughtful and well-crafted living spaces.

Shang Properties is known for its understated luxury and world class-product excellence, creating exemplary life spaces in prime locations. | Aurelia Residences

Aurelia Residences, for example, has a meticulously curated vision combining sprezzatura, an effortless and understated sense of classic Italian elegance, and Filipino sensibilities. This vision by FM Architettura is evident in the grand lobby space, which features a graceful spiral staircase and a bespoke chandelier inspired by the Filipino terno. The Shang Grand Tower, meanwhile, boasts a traditional Art Deco design, highlighted by ornamental grills and precast moldings.

Just recently, Aurelia Residences won Best High Rise Condo Development in Asia at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2023.

Proximity to Lifestyle Destinations

A key benefit of living in an upscale condominium is the proximity to lifestyle destinations such as luxury shopping centers, renowned restaurants, and important cultural landmarks. Residents can save time, avoid traffic, and lead a more fulfilling life pursuing their hobbies and interests.

All of the residences in Shang Properties’ portfolio are some of the most coveted addresses in Metro Manila, as they have access to prime destinations in Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Pasig, and Mandaluyong. Laya by Shang Properties is near Ortigas Center, major commercial centers, and corporate headquarters. Shopping malls, restaurants, open spaces, and other weekend spots also surround the neighborhood.

Amenities and Facilities

A developer’s list of amenities can make or break a condominium’s success. On-site facilities like fitness centers and swimming pools allow residents to save on gym memberships and enjoy leisure time without leaving the property. Shared spaces act as an extension of a unit and can foster community.

Shang Properties further elevates exemplary living with world-class amenities. For example, designed by BTR Limited Hong Kong, Shang Residences at Wack Wack is a private retreat inspired by contemporary tropical luxury resorts, nestled in a verdant neighborhood in Mandaluyong. Top-notch facilities like state-of-the-art fitness centers, resort-inspired swimming pools, and well-manicured landscapes and gardens await residents’ pleasure. Its ultimate pride: unmatched views of the 18-hole championship courses of the iconic Wack Wack Golf and Country Club and the Makati skyline.

Truly an oasis within the metro, Shang Residences at Wack Wack was recognized as the Best High-End Condo Development in Metro Manila at the recent 11th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

Exemplary Service

Residents can enjoy peace of mind when their condominium has stellar service. Homeowners feel welcomed and secure, creating a positive atmosphere that fosters community. Service, when done right, turns a condominium into a home.

Shang Properties delivers a lifestyle that no other developer can offer. Its international expertise and global affiliations create a distinct Shang experience for residents. Horizon Homes’ location, at the summit of Shangri-La the Fort, guarantees the ultimate luxury. Residents can have a sumptuous meal delivered by any of the hotel’s food and beverage options and head to Kerry Sports Manila for wellness, relaxation, and fun recreational activities. Horizon Homes puts a premium on privacy, with only five units per floor, dedicated lifts, round-the-clock security, and personal concierge services.

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