Say Manila and Filipinos will envision a city throbbing with love and economic vibrance.
That’s because many of the things we’ve loved about the Philippine capital represent much of our national life. And rightfully so. Manila is even older than our concept of nation, witness to centuries of colonial rule and our country’s journey to nationhood. Marks of that colorful past exist even today across Manila, providing a sense of romance and nostalgia alongside the more modern high rise offices, residential towers, large shopping complexes and urban leisure hubs.
That charm is perhaps the reason developer Suntrust Properties Inc. (SPI) established itself in the city.
Suntrust Properties first delivered UN Gardens in 2003 in suburban Paco. Then, in Malate and Ermita, the cultural heart of the country, it launched Suntrust Adriatico Gardens in 2008 and then Suntrust Parkview the 2009. A fourth project, undertaken in 2014, is Suntrust Solana.
With its fifth residential high rise, Suntrust Properties will not only offer fine affordable homes but also pay homage to Manila’s old world beauty and present day glory. It is set to build Suntrust Ascentia, a future landmark rising on New Panaderos Street in Santa Ana district.
Suntrust Ascentia is a 36-story tower fusing heritage and modernity. It will feature the classic motifs of the ’70s, particularly taking inspiration from the original headquarters of GSIS in Arroceros Street, designed by renowned architect Federico Ilustre.
That makes the development fitting for a district declared a few years back by the Manila City Council as a histo-cultural heritage/overlay zone. Archeologists have actually unearthed materials dating back 1,000 years, and religious heritage structures continue to stand. Suntrust Ascentia will rise beside the famed Santa Ana Church, home of the three-century-old image of the Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados de Manila.
While taking inspiration from the past, Suntrust Ascentia, with its 1,316 studio to three-bedroom units, will provide modern amenities. A grand lobby provides a sneak peek of what awaits. Residents will enjoy swimming pools, a jogging path and a fitness gym. Lounge areas, landscaped gardens and benches—the jacuzzi, too—will provide breathing spaces. Adults can gather at the function hall while kids can spend time in the playground or the daycare.
Security and resilience are equally topnotch: access to residential floors regulated with keycards; 24/7 security; backup power for common areas; and property management.
Suntrust Ascentia also reflects the convenience and accessibility of its home city. This ensures access to opportunities, progress and capital appreciation. It likewise responds to an emergent priority over the new normal.
Other features make it worth your hard-earned savings—the development will have 13 commercial units; will be located near hospital, malls, markets and schools; and will easily connect one to Mandaluyong, Makati, San Juan and the rest of Manila. Transportation options are also round-the-clock.
Given the enticing promos and a forthcoming recovery from the pandemic, investing in Suntrust Ascentia will no doubt be rewarding. Not far away into the future, it will also become an unmissable landmark of Manila.