This article was initially featured in the Inquirer Mobile App on May 18, 2024 authored by Amy R. Remo.

You can indulge in the joys of summer without ever having to leave the city—or even your home.

While the country’s picturesque beaches and idyllic resort towns admittedly provide a different kind of respite from the sweltering heat of this season, a number of premier developments in Metro Manila are also offering an equally enticing alternative.

Renowned upscale developer Shang Properties Inc., for example, has curated luxurious urban sanctuaries that blend luxury, comfort, and convenience, enabling residents to escape the frenzy of the city. From its resort-style pools and interiors, verdant landscapes and beautifully landscaped gardens, Shang Properties creates an oasis of calm and sophistication in every development, where thoughtfully designed amenities allow residents to readily cool down, unwind, and recharge right within the comfort of their urban homes.

A private tropical retreat

Rising in a heritage-rich community, neighboring one of Metro Manila’s most iconic heritage golf clubs, is a highly exclusive resort-inspired residential property that offers the ultimate getaway in the heart of a city.

With its expansive spaces, sweeping views, and top-tier amenities that evoke a strong resort feel, the 50-story Shang Residences at Wack Wack in Mandaluyong City presents a unique blend of urban sophistication and luxurious tropical retreat.

Here, you’ll enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pools, which will rival those you find in five-star hotels , while the poolside pavilion will let you cool down on a hot day with a thirst-quenching drink. Sprawling lush gardens, reminiscent of tropical hideaways, will bring you closer to nature, allowing you to soak in the lushness of greenery even while in the city.

If sweeping vistas have a calming effect on you, you’ll no doubt enjoy the stunning sights of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club’s two 18-hole championship golf courses and the dramatic skyline of the Makati central business district from your elegantly designed one-, two-, and three-bedroom units at Shang Residences at Wack Wack.

Sun-soaked home

Revel in the vibe of a sun-soaked sanctuary at Haraya Residences, a joint project by Shang Properties and Robinsons Land. Situated in Bridgetowne destination estate along the C5 corridor in Pasig City, Haraya Residences does more than carve out spaces that address emerging needs. It also presents a home where you can enjoy resort living in style.

Haraya Residences will offer over 2,500 sqm of thoughtfully designed outdoor amenities, featuring a variety of beautifully tended green spaces and private nooks. Much like in a resort, you can easily unwind with the whole family in the tropical pools and children’s play areas, rejuvenate with some outdoor yoga under the swaying trees, or simply find your own space in the outdoor nooks and gardens throughout the property.

Nature at your doorstep

Located in Pasig City, Laya by Shang Properties meanwhile brings nature to every resident’s doorstep.

It features exquisitely landscaped lush spaces, offering residents perfect spots for outdoor pursuits—be it for a family picnic, a quiet nook for reading, or a private space to enjoy the stunning sunset. A dip at the pool is perfect, too, for hot afternoons. To be surrounded by all these greens even while in the city is no doubt a luxury too good to forego.

On top of these features, modern creature comforts have also been integrated to cater to the residents’ other pursuits, needs, and passions: a fitness center, library, workspace, playroom, game room, viewing room, among other facilities.

Indeed, Laya by Shang Properties is the place to call home for those who want a modern lifestyle that seamlessly flows from work to play, indoor to outdoor, and season to season.

Exemplary living spaces

Beyond the summer season, all these developments undoubtedly offer “exemplary living spaces” tailored for the highly discerning few. These residences stand as timeless expressions of elegance and sophistication, a fitting showcase of why Shang Properties remains a leader in luxury properties today.

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