Ayala Triangle Gardens is a greenery seated amidst the Makati’s Central Business .
This 20,000 square meters gardens boasts of its collection of over a hundred trees made up of rain trees, golden palms, fire trees, kamuning and podo cerpus. There are also public art pieces displayed inside the park as added attractions.
For years, Ayala Triangle Gardens has evolved from a vapid park to a lively one with chain of restaurants now surrounding the area. Especially during the holiday season in December, the Ayala Triangle Lights Show (Read: Ayala Triangle Lights Show 2014: A Shining-Shimmering Delight) has become an anticipated yearly affair .
Now good things are to come for Ayala Triangle Gardens as said in an announcement titled “Ayala Land redevelops Ayala Triangle Gardens” posted in Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala’s FB page.
A 5-star hotel, a retail podium, six-level basement parking, and civic spaces are soon to rise in this piece of haven. Moreover, the green portion of the park will expand with an additional 2,500 sq. meters . It was said that 60% of it will be open for public use. Ayala Land is carefully executing their plan by hiring reputable foresters and horticulturists responsible for tree care.
Actually a surprise came along with this announcement for the 5-star hotel mentioned in the plan is one that is already familiar to us.
Ayala Triangle Gardens will be the new home of Mandarin Hotel!
As we all know Mandarin Hotel that was formerly located in Makati Avenue , closed their operations after 38 years of service in June 2014. The management already announced that time that the new “Mandarin Oriental Manila” will be owned and developed by Ayala Land Hotels & Resorts.
Target date for the new face of Ayala Triangle Gardens is by 2020.
Here is the full text of the announcement with photos from www.facebook.com/jaimeaugustozobel –
“The northern tip of Ayala Triangle Gardens, at the corner of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, is being developed to make way for a new office tower, the 5-star Mandarin Hotel, a retail podium, six-level basement parking, and civic spaces that will expand the gardens and enhance public experience. Development is expected to be completed in 2020. By then, Ayala Triangle Gardens will have an additional 2,500 sqm of greenery and 60% of open space for the public to use and enjoy.
To ensure careful management of the existing landscape, Ayala Land is working with Joseph Server and Associates’ team of full-time foresters and horticulturists dedicated to tree care. All 71 affected trees have been replanted, 60% of which remain in the Gardens and 40% are in Circuit Makati.
Much of the seven-hectare Gardens, including the restaurant row, continues to be open to the public. With this redevelopment, Ayala Land promises new gathering places for the enjoyment of office workers, visitors, and families living in the city, in support of its vision to “enhance land and enrich “