Shopaholics will find that shopping is literally a few steps away. They can cross the link bridge from the hotel to the Shangri-La Plaza mall or walk across the main lobby to get to SM Megamall. Alternatively, more bargains may be found 10-15 minutes away (by car) at the nearby Tiendesitas, City Golf Plaza, Metro Walk or Greenhills.
Shangri-La Plaza Mall
This mall is just a two-minute walk from the hotel via a link bridge on the Garden Wing lobby level or the Garden Way lane outside. It offers high-end brands, such as Armani, Anne Klein, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Top Shop, Warehouse and Zara. Crossings, a local department store, has excellent fashion, furnishings and accessories. The Cineplex includes 3D theatres, plush seats and a snack bar.
The SM Megamall is a block away, or a five-minute walk from the hotel’s main lobby. One of the oldest and largest malls in the country, it is filled with a spectrum of high street and “masstige” foreign and local brands and has something for everyone, including fashionistas, shopaholics, techies, foodies and children, which are sure to enjoy the Toy Kingdom.
Another upscale mall is located on Ortigas Avenue near ADB. Frequented by young professionals and young families, it includes some niche fashion brands and specialty restaurants that feature Pan-Asian, American, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Persian and Spanish cuisine. One of the restaurants, Borough, is open 24 hours and can be accessed from a side entrance in the parking lot.
Consisting of a row of open-air “villages”, this shopping enclave in Pasig includes an extensive variety of crafts, knickknacks, homewares, native food shops and even a “pet village.” Tiendesitas is popular with families and large groups of friends looking for good deals.
Greenhills is a large shopping complex that is easily accessible by car. The main shopping hall is a maze of large cavernous spaces and satellite buildings holding electronics, clothes, furniture, furnishings, food and jewellery, including real South Sea and freshwater pearls in all sizes and colours. Nearby, Virra Mall holds more fashion and retail products, while The Promenade across from the theater includes a three-level bookstore, specialty dining, a cinema, a gourmet store and gadget shops.