For those who have emerged victorious from life’s challenges, the successful few whose experience and expertise have given them a certain discernment, only the masterful will do.
Whatever they see, hear, taste, touch, and possess must be in the realm of excellence and beyond.
Their expectations are set high—in the careful curation of what they choose to experience, in their intention and confidence to accept only the outstanding—and they inspire us to do the same. They show a path to exceptional living for many to follow: operate at your best and expect nothing but the extraordinary.
A powerhouse partnership
For this group of discerning individuals comes an unrivaled destination residence—The Velaris Residences by RHK Land Corp., a joint venture of international property leader Hongkong Land (HKL) and Philippine real estate giant Robinsons Land (RLC). The pilot project of a noteworthy collaboration, it joins international design with local expertise to become a veritable masterpiece. Along the C-5 corridor and near the private estates of Valle Verde, Wack Wack, and Corinthian Gardens, the 45-story testament to human progress and inspiration rises. From its unique façade to every careful choice of fixture and fitting, it is built to serve as a beacon of opulence, meant to represent the very best of us and the best in us. With access points through C-5 Road, Ortigas Avenue, and Amang Rodriguez Avenue, it is at the center of Metro Manila and, for those who do not compromise on location, never too far from any section of the city. The Velaris Residences is an incomparable investment for those who steward success.
“The Philippine property market is one of the most exciting markets in Asia, and we are delighted to be part of it and to bring the innovations and design excellence that Hongkong Land is known for. Through our partnership with Robinsons Land, we have no doubt that we can duplicate our global successes in the Philippines through The Velaris Residences,” says Robert Wong, chief executive of Hongkong Land.
Peerless design and aesthetic
There is a two-way test of true elegance: Is it felt and is it effortless? For those who are winning at the game of life and know what it is like to have and enjoy excellence at every turn, true elegance feels like home. And in the home, true elegance makes them feel peaceful and sincerely at ease—ideals that The Velaris Residences holds up like a torch.
The distinct design vision for The Velaris Residences was brought to life under the eye of Hongkong Land, whose expertise and aesthetic impact can be felt across Asia’s most influential cities. A member of the Jardine Matheson Group, HKL currently owns and manages more than 850,000 square meters of premier commercial and corporate spaces, luxury residential and mixed-use properties across Singapore, Jakarta, Greater China (Beijing and Hong Kong), and other countries in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, its most notable projects are premium properties One Roxas Triangle and Two Roxas Triangle in Makati City, Mandani Bay in Cebu, and its latest, The Velaris Residences.
The development is situated in Bridgetowne’s choicest location, rising next to a beautiful bridge, a victor statue, and a verdant central park. Bridgetowne quite literally represents the winning spirit and connecting to success, with a 200-meter bridge structure over the historic Marikina river, which was designed using state-of-the-art technology and indigenous ingenuity by Mañosa and Company. Beside it, a 60-meter sculpture of a victor stands proudly and stirs rapt admiration. These elements come together to demonstrate that Bridgetowne is Robinsons Land’s 31-hectare ode to urban prosperity.
Taking from the spirit of Bridgetowne, the structure of The Velaris Residences itself invites onlookers to take a powerful breath—an intake of inspiration. A concrete-and-glass structure resembling a sunbeam amid the greens, the structure presents an elegant shard of disruption in the city—an architectural tour de force directing viewers’ vision and spirit toward light, grace and ease. The classic contemporary masterpiece can be credited to both international and Filipino influences. The Velaris Residences springs from the stylings of modernist architecture pioneer Ludwig van der Rohe, and turned into reality by W.V Coscolluela & Associates.
Stepping into the building and the residences, one immediately sees the marriage of ease and sophistication. The Velaris Residences’ intentional design philosophy reveals itself. Artfully considered in the layout is people’s natural movement within the spaces—a mark of truly elegant places. Every inch and detail is meticulously designed with the residents’ experience at the heart of every architectural and interior design choice.
Whether it’s a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, or a penthouse unit, each residence is a study in complements and contrasts. Earth tones do not feel neutral here. Combined with rich browns, grays, and cream, the effect surprisingly manages to feel new, textured, and interesting. Premium finishing accents and fixtures follow the stylings of the affluent in Hong Kong, catching the discerning eye with metallic tones of bronze and rose gold.
Smart home connectivity and high-end appliances complete every savvy unit purchase and assure buyers of future-ready convenience at the tap of a finger. Biometric fingerprint scanning, PIN code, RFID card access, and Smart digital locks offer state-of-the-art security; air-conditioning and lights can be controlled remotely from the phone; and three-bedroom and penthouse residences have Smart Mirrors for users’ discretion.
PTang Studio Limited, which serves global commercial and residential clients in Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the UK, are the minds behind the interior planning and design.
“We don’t just design spaces. We design experiences. And in order to stage an experience that is memorable and unique for our residents, we always design with intention in mind,” says Stanley Ng, head of Design, South Asia Development Properties, Hongkong Land.
Location beyond compare
The Velaris Residences residents are the masters of cosmopolitan living, navigating social occasions and career pursuits with confidence and efficiency. The development’s spot at the heart of Bridgetowne’s urban sprawl places it within easy reach of establishments and offices, giving residents numerous options for life and work integration. Premium commercial centers, residential towers, hotels, exclusive schools, medical institutions, and Peza-accredited office buildings are mere minutes away. With Bridgetowne also straddling progressive Pasig and Quezon cities, getting to and from the established lifestyle and career districts of Ortigas and Bonifacio Global City is a breeze, making the leaps between socializing and working effortless.
Inimitable features and services
Privacy and the sense of distinction are of utmost importance. It is part of The Velaris Residences trademark—offering unexpected delight because every resident deserves nothing less. It begins as soon as one arrives at the tower. Alighting the car and getting home feels like a momentous occasion with the lavish arrival plaza welcoming residents to where they are meant to be.
Exclusive lift lobbies used to be the domain of penthouse owners, but at The Velaris Residences, the luxury of penthouse living is felt all throughout. Two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse unit owners enjoy the benefit of their own private lift lobbies bringing them straight to their doors. The spacious and well-appointed central lobby provides access to exclusive amenities and one-bedroom units through high-speed elevators.
At the very top of the elevators is the crowning glory of The Velaris Residences—the SkyClub, an exclusive rooftop suite of entertainment establishments: The SkyDeck offers up a panoramic backdrop of stars and city lights for stimulating conversations. Enjoy a drink or two at the SkyBar or fine cuisine served in the gourmet dining halls. Mere steps away are the game room and the wine room.
The Events Pavilion, with an open-plan concept and floor-to-ceiling windows is another exclusive space designed to satisfy the entertaining and special occasion requests of residents and their guests.
When it comes to wellness and fitness, The Velaris Residences offers options in a class of their own. The sento on the third floor has indoor and outdoor hot pools providing an invigorating bathhouse experience enveloped in spartan Japanese aesthetic. An Olympic-length pool inspires relaxation amid a green landscape, spacious cabanas, and soothing lights. On the fifth floor is a state-of-the-art gym, dance studio, yoga room and outdoor yoga deck. The building also has a large and well-equipped playroom, as well as a karaoke room.
An exquisite show gallery
Is there any other high rise in Metro Manila offering the same discerning attention to every detail? The Velaris Residences stands on its own, surprising and delighting at every turn. This distinctiveness is perfectly encapsulated in the property’s newly opened showroom in Bridgetowne, Quezon City. Upon entering the premises, The Velaris Residences Show Gallery aims to impress and succeeds at this effortlessly. The gorgeous interiors make it very clear that it is more than a showroom—it is a masterpiece in its own right and a clear demonstration of the property it represents. Three beautifully designed show units are available for viewing. Hongkong Land’s intentional design philosophy is apparent in every room, beckoning guests to experience unrivaled distinction.
To own a piece of one of the city’s most coveted addresses, visit The Velaris Residences Show Gallery in Bridgetowne in QC, beside The Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan. Or go to their web site, thevelarisresidences.com.
AS published in Business Mirror.