1322 Golden Empire Tower - Towers

Urban living in a crowded city is often synonymous to “condo living.” Because of limited space horizontally, developers expand vertically. This way, they can create more space and offer a different kind of luxury by living the high life—literally and figuratively.

Many families who settle in the city opt to live in residential buildings for practical reasons. In a residential building, there are shared amenities and security features that residents no longer have to worry about whereas in a house-and-lot set-up, these are concerns that they have to deal with on their own. Amenities like swimming pools, gyms and fitness centers, function rooms, play areas and parking spaces are perks that come with living in a high-rise, and for many residents, these are invaluable benefits that can make their lives so much better and easier. Even a centralized security system is a major factor for many condo dwellers.

When it comes to top choices for locations of high-rise homes, Manila is a go-to for many unit buyers. The Philippine capital city of Manila is home to some of the island-nation’s finest urban sights. It is also home to some of the metro’s most impressive skyscrapers and one of them is 1322 Golden Empire Tower, once the tallest building in Manila.

1322 Golden Empire Tower, known previously as 1322 Roxas Boulevard, is a development by Moldex Land, Inc. which is part of the Moldex Group of Companies. The latter is more widely known as a plastic pipes and fittings manufacturer. Moldex Land is also the developer behind Metrogate Communities in Pampanga and Moldex New City in Bulacan.

As its name implies, this development is all about taking urban living to the next level. Standing tall and majestic at 203 meters with 57 storeys, this two-tower skyscraper is a premier residential choice for large and growing families who want to enjoy the best that the city has to offer. The two-quad design of the building features a ship’s prow pointing towards the sky.

1322 Golden Empire Tower has 302 regular residential units plus special suites from the 52nd to the 55th floors and two garden suites. There is also one penthouse. There are commercial units at the ground floor. Parking is located at the basement floors and also from the second to the 10th floors. The units are a mix of three- and four-bedroom units, with floor areas ranging from 187 square meters to more than 300 square meters.

A typical four-bedroom unit at 1322 Golden Empire Tower would feature a toilet and bathroom for each room. Aside from the usual living and dining areas and cook show-worthy kitchen space, the four-bedroom unit has a separate house helper’s room with its own toilet and bath, a powder room for guests, a utility and storage area and a laundry area.

The building itself was designed and constructed by an expert team of both international and local architects and construction specialists. The towers are built upon groundbreaking French engineering technology to create residential spaces that are safe and that are meant to last.

Each unit is also a product of modern art, science and technology. The design elements are inspired by modern architecture, with thoughtful features like a bio-climatic or rust-free design; floor to ceiling and movable windows that maximize natural light, ventilation and create an illusion of bigger space as well as allow residents to maximize the view and the breeze from the nearby Manila Bay; and at the same time, sun shades that reduce natural heat and glare.

Space is a luxury in any highly urbanized city and each unit at 1322 Golden Empire Tower certainly does not scrimp on it. The design and layout of each unit are designed to indulge the needs of a big family. This property is ideal for families with young children who need space to run and play or even those with young adults who need their private space. It is the ideal home for on-the-go and jet setting corporate executives who need to be near airports and business centers, and at the same time, raise a family in a conducive environment.

This luxurious property not just offers first-class amenities. It offers exclusivity, prestige and a standard of living desired by many but attainable only by a few.


LOCATION

1322 Golden Empire Tower is located along Roxas Boulevard, overlooking the iconic Manila Bay. The block is bounded by Padre Faura and Leon Ma. Guerrero St.

Roxas Boulevard, the natural harbor and trademark promenade fronting the Manila Bay, is also a primary port of the center of commerce. This road leads to the country’s major cities as well as airports and business centers including those in Makati City which houses the Philippines’ central business district.

The towers afford its residents a priceless and exclusive view of the breathtaking Manila Bay sunset—a captivating view known to be one of the world’s finest.

Roxas Boulevard is also known for its proximity to first-class hotels including the Manila Hotel, Sofitel Manila, Diamond Hotel Philippines, Pan Pacific Manila and Hotel Jen Manila, among others. Five-star casino hotels like Okada Manila, City of Dreams and Solaire Resort and Casino are at least 20 minutes away from this side of Roxas Boulevard.

1322 Golden Empire Tower is at the heart of the Philippines’ capital city. The premier location gives residents quick and easy access to hospital and clinics, schools, banks, shopping and lifestyle centers, restaurants and public transport. It is across the U.S. Embassy.

For residents who are into sailing, the Manila Yacht Club is just a stone’s throw away. This club is a members-only group located in Manila Bay. Established in 1927, the Manila Yacht Club is one of the oldest in Asia.

Nearby restaurants include Manila staples such as Aristocrat, Bulgogi House, Happy Nana and the Fishing Village Chinese Restaurant. For medical care, residents can go to the Philippine General Hospital, Manila Doctor’s Hospital and Medical Center Manila.

The area is known for many technical schools but for school-age kids, 1322 Golden Empire Tower is close to some of the country’s top educational institutions like University of the Philippines Manila, De La Salle University, St. Scholastica’s College, St. Paul College, and Manila Science High School, to name a few.

For shopping, malls like Robinson’s Place Manila, SM Manila, Harrison Plaza and SM Mall of Asia, one of the world’s largest shopping malls, are easily accessible.

For out-of-town trips, Roxas Boulevard is about an hour and a half away from Cavite which is a favorite destination for cultural and historical sightseeing.

The city of Manila, itself, is a top destination for those who want a taste of Filipino culture, history, heritage and cuisine. Popular places like Rizal Park, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the National Museum, the Manila Ocean Park, Star City, the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex which is also a National Historical Landmark, the celebrated Walled City of Intramuros and Fort Santiago are easily accessible for weekend dates with the family.

Residents can also opt to walk over to the Harbor Square near CCP where they can watch the sunset from a different angle or enjoy the dining, drinking and shopping options. From there, they can walk to the Sun Cruises terminal pier. Sun Cruises offer Manila Bay cruise packages which normally include a one-hour cruise with set dinner, romantic serenade and an unbeatable view of the bay. For those who want to go farther away from the city, they also offer a Corregidor Tour. Corregidor is a small island fortress about 48 kilometers west of Manila, and is a key setting during the Second World War. The Corregidor day tours include back and forth ferry transport, entrance fees and packaged activities like historical tours, adventure race, and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking.

Manila is also home to beautiful Catholic churches, frequented not just for worship, but also for their beauty and history. Some of these churches include the Quiapo Church, the Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For government-related transactions and appointments, living in Manila is an advantage because many government offices are headquartered or have branches in the capital city. Some of these offices include the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Department of Justice, the National Bureau of Investigation, and even the specialized United Nations agency World Health Organization.


FACILITIES AND AMENITIES

From the awe-inspiring façade to the grandiose entrance, every element of 1322 Golden Empire Tower is all about urban living luxury.

The first-class amenities include a wish list of many city dwellers: a 25-meter infinity pool, a kiddie pool and a Jacuzzi for leisurely or competitive swimming with a stunning view of the skyline; function rooms with a terrace, its own bar and pantry area for parties and events; an inner deck bar for those who want to chill by the poolside; spa with adjoining deck areas and landscaped gazebos for the ultimate relaxation experience; fully air-conditioned play area so parents can be rest assured that their kids are safe and comfortable while playing; a poker room for adults who enjoy gaming; a fully equipped fitness center complete with locker rooms and sauna so residents can work out at their own convenience; an observation deck for quiet reflection times; a putting green for the golfers who want to enjoy tee time without leaving the comforts of home; and a helipad for emergency evacuation or for executives who want to travel in luxury and style while avoiding traffic. The helipad is night-rated so take-offs and landings are permitted day and night. There are also over 800 parking slots for residents so parking is definitely not going to be an issue.

Standby power generators are always ready to meet the electricity needs of all units, including common areas and commercial spaces within the buildings. In case of power outage, these generators can sustain for as long as one week. Aside from the automated smoke and fire detector plus sprinkler system, each floor also has smoke evacuators which, in case of fire, siphons smoke from the hallways. Fire exits and stairwells are also pressurized.

Because it serves a discerning and elite clientele, 1322 Golden Empire Tower offers nothing less than state-of-the-art security—from technology to manpower. A centralized Building Monitoring System (BMS) is in place to coordinate safety and security efforts for residents and tenants. Guest identification is conducted via lobby-to-unit video to ensure that only authorized guests are given access to units. Guards rove the premises round-the-clock, in addition to CCTV cameras installed in strategic places around the towers and its surrounding premises.

High-speed elevators are not just for minimal waiting time at the lobby or the parking area. They are also equipped with miconic control panels that actually bring residents to their desired floors faster by reducing the number of stops in between.

 

CONCLUSION

Investing in real estate, especially in the city, always makes for a valuable asset. But with residential buildings growing exponentially over the last years and for the foreseeable future, investing in top quality properties has become crucial, now more than ever.

Today, ‘living in a condo’ has become a norm. What sets properties like the 1322 Golden Empire Tower from competition is the quality of service and lifestyle only it can offer. Not all residential buildings can and would offer first-rate amenities. Sometimes, condominium units are marketed as practical and convenient spaces, not as a place that one would call a home. As many unit owners or tenants find, there are always trade-offs when it comes to features and amenities.

1322 Golden Empire Tower goes all in when it comes to luxury, safety, security, comfort and convenience. For families, it is a home. For entrepreneurs, it is a major investment. The market may be niche but there is definitely a market that can afford this kind of lifestyle.

Even as more residential buildings are built around the metro, an exquisite property like 1322 Golden Empire Tower will always be a top-of-mind choice for those who understand true luxury.