Gateway Mall (Araneta Center)

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Gateway Mall
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The mall in 2017
Location Araneta Center, Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Opening date 2004
Developer Araneta Center, Inc.
Management Araneta Center, Inc.
No. of stores and services 300+
Total retail floor area 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 5
Website www.gatewaymall.com.ph

Gateway Mall is a large shopping mall located at the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines which is beside the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 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.

Gateway Mall[edit]

The 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 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 houses Rustan's, H&M, Miniso among other shops, including food and retail, in the mall.

The mall is also connected to the lower 6 retail levels of the adjacent Gateway Tower which was constructed in 2013.[3]

Gateway Mall 2[edit]

The Gateway Mall 2 is the expansion project of the Gateway Mall. Expansion of the mall was scheduled to commence within 2016 or early 2017.[4] It is to be built at west side of the Smart Araneta Coliseum adjacent to a planned Ibis Hotel branch,[5]and will have a designated roof deck activity area, a chapel, a cineplex, and an island restaurant-food court.[3] As of August 2017, Gateway 2 is under construction.

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. ^ Mariano, Keith Richard (23 May 2016). "Araneta allots P50B for Cubao redevelopment". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  5. ^ de Vera, Ben (30 July 2014). "P30B allotted for Araneta 'extreme makeover'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 

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