Engr. Emilio Tumbocon, Senior Vice President-VisMin Group of Ayala Land Inc., was quoted in a local daily that the Ayala Mall currently being constructed will be a three-storey environment-friendly building with a gross floor area of 70,000 square meters.

The P4.5-billion Ayala Mall and Hotel along C.M. Recto Avenue will be similar to the high-end Cebu mall and is expected to open in 2012.

Aside from offering the latest trends and brands, Tumbocon said the mall will also serve as a recreational area for clients with its four movie houses, fine dining, fast food and merchandises from international brands.

Meanwhile, Tumbocon said the 150-room 17-storey hotel is designed to be environmentally sustainable with an interior that is innovative and classy mixed with modern architecture catering to the fast-rising city of Cagayan de Oro. Tumbucon further added that Ayala would make Cagayan de Oro as the major shopping destination in Mindanao since this would be the biggest mall in the region, which will further boost the city as a haven for investment. 

with article from Nicole Managbanag of SSC; photos by DKD

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