The name Ayala has long been associated with high quality and world class developments. It is not surprising that malls with the Ayala name on it have a reputation for class and quality. There are several big and well-known Ayala malls but they have also ventured into smaller-scaled ones.
In addition to this, Metro Manila has long ceased to be the only location where you can find Ayala shopping malls. Over the years, other provinces have also been proud homes to different malls by Ayala. Below are some of the top Ayala shopping malls.
One of the oldest and most well-known Ayala malls, the Glorietta has long been a landmark in Makati. This massive mall is divided into five sections (Glorietta 1 – 5) and has a wide range of offerings such as restaurants, shops, arcades, cinemas, a gym, and a central activity center where events are often held. Despite being mired in several incidents, such as the 2007 explosion which resulted to major damages and renovations, Glorietta remains to be among the most frequented malls in Metro Manila.
Another mall near Ayala avenue, Greenbelt has been around since 1980s but has undergone major changes over the past decades. Just like Glorietta, Greenbelt has five sections – two of which are open-air shopping. A lot of high end brands can be found in Greenbelt 4 and 5. This mall has actually learned a bunch of awards such as the 2004 International Design and Development Award .
Alabang Town Center
For those living in the South, particularly in Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, and Paranaque, the Alabang Town Center is one of the top malls for younger people. This mall has undergone several extensions and repair works.
If Alabang Town Center caters to those in the South, Trinoma is for those living in the North. Short for Triangle North of Manila, this mall opened just last 2007 but has provided stiff competition to its neighbor – SM City North Edsa.
Ayala Center Cebu
As the center for business in Visayas, Cebu is the site for an Ayala Center. It is located at the Cebu Business Park and was opened last 1994 as the first Ayala Center outside of Metro Manila.
The first Ayala Shopping Center in Mindanao, the Abreeza is relatively very young having been opened just last May 2011. The complex where the Abreeza stands also has condominium projects, a hotel, and a 4-storey Robinson’s Mall.