Sunday, July 20, 2008 [ philstar.com ]
Developers of the Fort Bonifacio Shangri-La Hotel at Global City in Taguig can now start construction after the city government finally issued them a locational clearance.
City Councilor Allan Paul Cruz, chairman of the committee on planning, land use and zoning, described the hotel as a 65-storey building with three-level basement, mezzanine, machine room and roof deck.
“Being the first hotel to rise in the city, Shangri-La will serve as Taguig’s landmark. It will help us promote Taguig as a ‘total package’ city. It will likewise give the city a distinction of being an ideal tourism destination in Metro Manila,” he said.
The mixed-use business, residential and retail tower will complement the company’s five existing hotel properties in the country.
Earlier, the city government announced that a 66-storey mixed-use building, which will house a 350-room five-star hotel, will also rise in Fort Bonifacio. The structure will also feature residential and commercial units.
“This is exactly what we have envisioned for Taguig, particularly here in Fort Bonifacio – a place where people can live, work, and enjoy in one community. And this is now coming true, with the help of our private sector partners,” Mayor Sigfrido Tiñga said.
The city government said these recent developments will help achieve their vision for Taguig to be the premier city in the country by year 2020. – Rhodina Villanueva