Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Center Cebu
|Address||Cebu Business Park, Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City|
|Opening date||November 1994|
|No. of stores and services||680|
|Total retail floor area||164,178 sq.m after expansion|
Ayala Center Cebu is a large shopping mall at the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. It was opened in 1994, and is owned by Ayala Malls.
On an average day, more than 85,000 people visit Ayala Center Cebu, with the figure increasing to 135,000 on weekends.
On October 30, 2008, Ayala Center Cebu unveiled "The Terraces", a P600-million redevelopment that transformed what used to be a simple lagoon area to a food and beverage strip with the signature Ayala-landscaping and orchestrated water features.
The mall has added over 200 stores in its new wing. Forty of the 200 outlets opened last December 11, 2013 during the unveiling of the mall’s expansion.
The P2.9 billion four-level retail expansion completes the retail master plan of ACC, with an additional 36,500 square meters of gross leasable area.
Officials said the expansion projects aims to reinforce ACC’s image as the “icon of style” in Cebu. It also hopes to take advantage of the upper market’s spending power, catering the ABC+ and the tourist market.
The mall also brings in a mix of premium foreign brands like Zara, Gap, Mango, Toys R Us, and Muji. It houses a home and kids selections, dining outlets at the top level, and a cinema with an extended showing time and a chapel.
Rustan’s Fresh and Rustan’s Department Store are the new wing’s anchor tenants are set to open on April 2014.
The mall will still follow the usual mall hours except for the fourth level of the new wing, which houses dining outlets and the cinema, which is open up to 2 a.m.
- Finalist, Best Shopping Center of the Year (Philippine Retailer's Association and Department of Trade and Industry, 2002)