Iloilo Festive Walk Mall to open in April this year

Iloilo Festive Walk Mall, Megaworld’s first and biggest full-scale mall outside Luzon, will finally open in April 2018. Just a couple of months away and Ilonggos will have a new place where they can shop, dine, watch movies, do government transactions and more!

Costing a whooping P2.2 billion to construct, the mall covers 90,000 square meters in gross floor area. It will have a main mall connected to a mall annex that will also be linked to the 1.1-kilometer Festive Walk Parade via elevated walkways and bridges.

Festive Walk Mall will have three levels of world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure and wellness offerings. It will be anchored by its own supermarket, department store, home essentials store, toy store and a food hall.

The mall will also have seven state-of-the-art cinemas, which include Dolby Atmos cinemas that offer complete surround sound technology.

Another highlight of the mall will be The Deck at the 3rd level, which features an open space with lush gardens and greeneries, a chapel and a dog park. An interactive dancing fountain will also greet mallgoers at the main entrance.

The mall will also have three main activity and event centers: the indoor atrium, the outdoor covered event area and the outdoor open-air activity center. A children’s playground will also be located at the mall’s ground level.

Dog lovers will also be happy to know that dogs are allowed inside the mall as long as they are well-trained and on a leash.

“We are excited to bring our lifestyle mall concept to Iloilo – our first outside of Luzon. This full-scale mall will further expand our offerings in Iloilo Business Park as it matures as a township. The mall will also be able to generate around 3,500 jobs in retail, food, transport and mall operations,” says Kevin L. Tan, senior vice president and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

The Festive Walk Mall Annex will house some government offices such as SSS, PhilHealth and Land Transportation Office as well as medical and wellness facilities.

More than 1,000 parking slots will also be made available for free for mall patrons and visitors.

“Our idea is to seamlessly connect the main mall, the annex, Festive Walk Parade and the multi-level parking facility so that everything will be walkable,” explains Tan.

Festive Walk Mall will also have its own transport hub that can accommodate buses, jeepneys and taxis.

Designed with modern aesthetics that strongly evoke the country’s tropical influence, the mall will have some green and sustainable design features that include day-lighting and sun-shading facilities and fresh indoor greeneries.

According to Megaworld PR Head Harold Geronimo, the mall will have approximately 75% occupancy when it opens. They also expect to reach around 90% occupancy 3 months after.

Megaworld’s 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park is Iloilo City’s rising central business district that is home to two of the city’s first-class hotels, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and the soon-to-open Marriott Courtyard; state-of-the-art BPO office towers; residential condominium towers and an expansive commercial and finance district.