Having some free time in Manilla? Then join the buying frenzy at one of Manilla’s newest and glitziest shopping destinations: Gateway Mall at Araneta Center in Cubao! The best of Filipino mall life can be experienced within its five stories, where shoppers can indulge in shopping for gents/ladies fashion and accessories, jewelry, watches, and even children’s wear and sportswear at the up market Rustan’s department store. A bookstore, a gift shop, communications centers as well as a supermarket is also on site for the everyday requirements of shoppers. A range of promotions are also carried out at various shops-both seasonal offers and sales such as stock clearances afford the seasoned shopper a multitude of bargain opportunities.

Three floors of underground parking make life easy for mall goers and they can take a break from the shopping to explore a range of dining options including eateries such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Taco Bell to name a few.

The entertainment options available at Gateway Mall including the ‘Platinum Cinema’ which is a central attraction of the 4th floor Cineplex and features the latest amenities and top-of-the-line novelty features such as 40 La-Z-Boy reclining leather chairs.

Termed as being ”like no other mall in the world”, Gateway has been twice hailed as the Shopping Center of the Year by the Philippine Retailers Association. A Merit Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers’ 30th Innovative Design and Development Awards has also been awarded to the mall and it was a finalist in the Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence 2008.

Accommodation venue at Manila can be selected from a wide range of Manila hotel chains available. They range up to many prices according to the packages selected. A hotel in Manila will mostly be situated in the city and are more or less a resemblance of an apartment. Nevertheless the comforts and luxury of a 05 star hotel can be expected from any high rated hotel and guests are treated with warm hospitality. The Heritage Hotel Manila is situated in the crossroads of Roxas Boulevard and EDSA.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry. Google+