September 6, 2013

Four Season Riviera reshaping Manila’s waterfront

Four Season Riviera, a high-rise residential development of Federal Land Inc. along the Pasig River, is reshaping Manila’s waterfront into the likes of famous bayside and riverfront landmarks. The four 30-storey condominiums within almost a hectare block of Numancia in San Nicolas district is rising majestically across historic Intramuros reflecting Venice’s Grand Canal, Shanghai’s The Bund and Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Like the Spaniard-built walled city, the canal is lined with centuries-old buildings, churches, palaces and traditional homes, while The Bund showcases colonial architectures.

Chinese restaurants in nearby Binondo makes Four Season Riviera’s riverfront location resemble Singapore’s Clarke Quay, where various dining and entertainment spots in restored warehouses and moored Chinese junks help attract million visitors per year. Neighboring buildings in Chinatown remind of Macau’s Cotai Strip. And with the development of more commercial and leisure centers, Four Season Riviera is set to become like Sydney, Australia’s Darling Harbour.

Four Season Riviera’s strategic location fronting the Pasig River makes for a truly premium address. This unique spot beside Chinatown and Escolta—the country’s first-ever business and commercial district—assures hassle-free city living. Driving home is easy via the Jones Bridge and Bonifacio Bridge. One can even take the Pasig River ferry, which has a terminal at the foot of the Jones Bridge, while sea travel is just a few minutes away from the jump-off point at Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor.

Shopping cannot be missed in the busy city capital, whether it be in the nearby old Binondo market, the malls and flea markets of Divisoria and Quiapo, or modern high-end commercial establishments. Along Chinatown’s Ongpin Street are jewelry and Hopia stores. Dining pleasure is unlimited with famous and renowned Chinese restaurants within the vicinity. Some of the Chinese schools nearby are the Chiang Kai Shek College, St. Stephen’s High School, Philippine Cultural High School, Philippine Academy of Sakya, Hope Christian High School, Uno High School, and Philippine Tiong Se Academy. Just across the river are schools such as Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Lyceum, Mapua Institute of Technology, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila High School and FEATI University.

Spacious one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units in the first two towers – Plum Blossom and Lotus make for the most ideal and quaint riverfront homes, especially designed with growing families in mind. Modernity and full functionality is evident in details. For tower 2, porcelain tile flooring in the dining and living areas and metal grills on the main doors will be available.

There are even added features such as utility room with windows and insect screens in operable windows. Units are equipped with audio and video entry system as well as individual water and electric meters. Selected units will have balconies, which provide a panoramic view of the Pasig River, historic Intramuros, Manila Bay’s shoreline and the romantic Manila sunset.

The Four Season Riviera offers families the usual topnotch security and safety, with the units and buildings featuring automated fire alarm systems, heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler systems. A standby power generator will ensure comfort during power outages, and a commercial arcade on the ground floor will provide daily conveniences to residents.

With the construction of Plum Blossom tower and the towers’ shared podium already underway, future residents can look forward to the reality of a distinctively refreshing Manila lifestyle very soon. The amenities of the Plum Blossom and Lotus Towers will be the showcase of the development, particularly an elevated podium garden—touted to be the biggest in Manila. Here, residents can relax, have fun, get fit and socialize in the meditation garden, children’s play area and swimming pool, adult swimming pool, multi-purpose function room, jogging path, fitness gym, game room, day care center, study room, reading lounge, al fresco area and mini putting green.

Four Season Riviera, touted as Manila’s best kept secret, represents the better option for a Manila waterfront address with its place in a potential seaside destination.

The Four Season Riviera model units can be viewed at the site’s showroom located at Muelle dela Industria (in between Prensa and Numancia Sts.), Binondo, Manila. To know more about the project, please call 242-6422 or log on to

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