Gateway Mall (Araneta Center)

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Gateway Mall
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The mall in 2017
LocationAraneta Center, Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Opening date2004
DeveloperAraneta Center, Inc.
ManagementAraneta Center, Inc.
No. of stores and services300+
Total retail floor area100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Public transit accessMetro interchange  MRT3  Araneta Center–Cubao
Metro interchange  LRT2  Araneta Center–Cubao
Websitewww.gatewaymall.com.ph

Gateway Mall is a shopping mall located within the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. It is owned by the Araneta Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the Araneta Group.

History[edit]

The Gateway Mall and The Gateway Tower (Gateway Complex), located at the left side of the Araneta Coliseum,as of 2017, with the upcoming Gateway Mall 2.

Gateway Mall[edit]

Dubbed "Like No Other Mall in the World", the ₱2 Billion Complex commenced construction of the mall broke ground in 2002[1] and was opened in October 2004.[2] The mall has five levels above ground primarily for retail use and three levels of basement parking space. It has a total floor area of 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft) and is connected to the Smart Araneta Coliseum by a walkway. The mall hosts a 10-cinema cineplex (Gateway Cineplex 10) which includes the 500-seater Cinema 5 and the Platinum Cinema which is touted by the mall owners as the "first La-Z-Boy theater" in the Philippines.[3] The Mall also houses Rustan's, H&M, Miniso, Apple Inc., Xiaomi among other shops, including food and retail, The Oasis (a one-of-a-kind Garden) in the mall, And the Gateway Food Park, where events as well as Fresh Grilled Foods are being served (Now Gave way for the Ibis Styles Hotel and Gateway Mall 2).

The mall is also connected to the lower six retail levels of the adjacent Gateway Tower which was constructed in 2013.[3] The wing is connected to the 2nd floor of the Kia Theater via Elevated Bridge.

Gateway Mall 2[edit]

The Gateway Mall 2 is the expansion project of the Gateway Mall. [4] [5] [6] [7] With eight levels of retail, nine cinemas cineplex, a 3,500 square meter Gourmet Hall, and an iconic, 500-seater chapel.[8] [9] The ₱6.5 Billion Expansion of the mall was scheduled to commence within 2016 or early 2017,[10] As part of the Araneta Center Redevelopment Plan. [11] It is to be built at west side of the Smart Araneta Coliseum, adjacent to a planned Ibis Hotel branch,[12]and will have a designated roof deck activity area linking to Gateway Mall 1, an activity area, an organic vegetable garden, and an island restaurant-food court. [3] As of second quarter of 2017, the part linking to Farmers Plaza is under construction, and on August 2017, the former Food Park, the former parking space in front of the coliseum, along with the coliseum's Red Gate facade, were dug up to give way for the underground parking spaces and the new mall's foundations. When completed, the development will have 120,000 m2 (1,300,000 sq ft) of retail space, along with Ibis Styles Hotel, the first Ibis Styles hotel in the Philippines, rising 24-Storeys High.[13] With a bridge linking a planned Cyber Mall located at the Cyberpark and Megawide Construction Corporation as the general contractor, it is planned for completion in 2020, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Araneta Coliseum. [14]

Gateway Mall 3[edit]

A planned expansion project of the Gateway Mall will add 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft) of retail space,[15] and currently on the conceptual stage, which is planned on the Farmer's Market including 3 sets of Towers. [16] Once completed, The Gateway Malls 1, 2 and 3 will have an overall GFA of 330,000 m2 (3,600,000 sq ft).

Reception[edit]

Gateway Mall received critical acclaimed from the retail and developer industries. The Philippine Retailers Association named the shopping mall as the Shopping Center of the Year twice, in 2006 and 2007. At the 30th Innovative Design and Development Awards of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ the mall is a recipient of a Merit Award. It was also a finalist for the 2008 Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Araneta Center unveils Gateway Mall". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 14 October 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Arceo-Dumlao, Tina (26 June 2006). "New malls on the rise". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Araneta Center Inc". The Araneta Group. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.aranetacenter.net/malls/gateway-mall-2
  5. ^ https://www.aranetacenter.net/news/article/92
  6. ^ http://www.bworldonline.com/araneta-breaks-ground-on-gateway-mall-2/
  7. ^ https://www.aranetacenter.net/news/article/91
  8. ^ https://businessmirror.com.ph/araneta-group-spending-p6-5-billion-for-gateway-mall-2-hotel-in-cubao/
  9. ^ https://www.aranetacenter.net/news/article/91
  10. ^ Mariano, Keith Richard (23 May 2016). "Araneta allots P50B for Cubao redevelopment". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  11. ^ https://business.inquirer.net/259137/araneta-center-ramps-up-redevelopment
  12. ^ de Vera, Ben (30 July 2014). "P30B allotted for Araneta 'extreme makeover'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  13. ^ http://bworldonline.com/araneta-to-develop-new-budget-hotel-in-cubao/
  14. ^ https://businessmirror.com.ph/araneta-group-spending-p6-5-billion-for-gateway-mall-2-hotel-in-cubao/
  15. ^ http://bworldonline.com/araneta-to-develop-new-budget-hotel-in-cubao/
  16. ^ https://businessmirror.com.ph/araneta-group-spending-p6-5-billion-for-gateway-mall-2-hotel-in-cubao/

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