Just in time for the yuletide, Tagaytay nearby residents and visitors can enjoy the great weather and beautiful backdrop, with another attraction to see, the Fora Mall.
Fora Mall, is part of the another venture of the real-estate company Filinvest Development Corporation.
Located along the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay City, Fora Mall is the forefront of the three-district mixed development of Filinvest dubbed as Fora Tagaytay. Other sections include a two eight-storey condominium and a two 10-storey condotels to be operated by Filinvest Hotels Inc. via Quest Hotel brand.
The development will also feature a forest-themed garden around the amphitheather making it an ideal location for special events like weddings and parties.
Fora Mall, a Lifemall
Like its previous mall in Alabang, the Festival Mall, Filinvest harnesses what it has learned through the years from Festival Mall and adapted it to its newer Tagaytay mall-counterpart.
“A Lifemall is not just another fancy name for a chain of shopping center establisments from Filinvest. A Lifemall is designed to be the center of life and activity wherever it is located. A Lifemall brings life to the city and it enhances recreational lifestyles of the people who live and work nearby. A Lifemall will be seen as a place where people’s needs and passions find an ideal balance,” as defined by Joy Polloso, Filinvest senior vice president for commercial centers and retail management during the inauguration of the Christmas tree outside the Fora Mall.
Fora Mall aims to change the landscape of retail in Tagaytay City with worlddass shops and amenities fit for the city’s growing number of discerning clientele.
One of Fora Mall’s anchor stores is Super Metro Hypermarket of the Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc (MRSGI), the country’s first ever 24-hour hypermarket that will provide shoppers in Tagaytay City a one-stop shopping experience as only a combined supermarket and department store can deliver. Super Metro Hypermarket also houses complementary outlets Metro Pharmacy, Suisse Cottage bakeshop, a bills payment center and foreign exchange center.
Fora Mall also has four digital cinemas, something which the residents of City of Tagaytay has been looking forward to. The state-of-the-art cinemas occupy an area of over 2,000 sq meters with over 200 reclinable seats per cinema and an impressive Dolby Digital surround sound system.
“With our cinemas, people now have an easier, more convenient option for entertainment – and it is digital! · says Polloso.
Among 300 retail outlets scheduled to open this month are KTZ Hot Pot, Lady Christine’s, Classic Savory, and Uncle Cheffy’s for dining ; Levi’s, wrangler, Broadway Gems, and La Sedia for retail ; and Nails. Glow and Nuat Thai for wellness. More shops and stores like Abenson, Ace Hardware and Uniqlo are set to open in phases.
With the giant Christmas Tree formally turned on as part of the formal holiday merriment in Fora Mall, there are other activities in Fora Mall that can capture the eyes and hearts of mall-goers.
John Ablaza’s Le Petit Coutoure Collection, which was exhibited at the Philippine Embassy in New York in time for the celebration of Independence Day last June, will be showcased in Fora Mall.
The collection is composed of 13 special gowns measuring 18 inches (miniature versions of his gown collections), all meticulously hand-made, and each named after a woman who has made a difference in Abalaza’s life. The designer hopes to tour these pieces around the world to showcase the pride of Philippine culture and fashion.
Also being launched is”Paint a SILYA”(Sa lyo Loto at Lola, Yantok ming Alay), an installation of rocking chairs for the elderly given an artistic twist by multi-awarded artist Pancho Piano who has been commissioned to create the first painted SILYA masterpiece. With this tie-up, Fora Mall mall aims to be more accommodating to the elderly while showcasing the skill and caliber of Filipino artists.
Other Filinvest Lifemalls include Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa, II Corso in City in Cebu, and Main Square in Bacoor City, Cavite.