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Filipino-Japanese fusion for high living

The two-tower development features the Japanese aesthetic ideals of “wabi-sabi” and “miyabi” that focus on the discovery of beauty, elegance and refinement.



GRAND Hyatt Manila, the tallest building in the Philippines.

Japanese innovations are setting a global standard across the real estate industry with modern technologies as well as revered design and construction principles that combine aesthetics and functionality. Recognizing this, prime real estate developer Federal Land Inc. continues to partner with top Japanese firms for its vast condominium and township developments, offering Filipinos high-end Japanese-inspired homes and at the same time strengthening the Philippine-Japanese economic ties.

Fusing Japanese architecture and Filipino ingenuity, Federal Land Inc. first teamed up with integrated financial services group Orix Corporation over 10 years ago to bring The Grand Midori Makati to life. Carefully integrating nature in its design aspects, the 36-story property is a zen oasis quaintly tucked in Legaspi Village, allowing owners to come home to a serene and tranquil sanctuary. Completed and turned over to residents in 2014, The Grand Midori Makati is now home to over 300 families.

Shortly after reshaping the Makati skyline, the same partnership brought about the tallest building in the Philippines — Grand Hyatt Manila. The five-star hotel promises iconic experiences with elegantly-appointed guest rooms, luxurious amenities and rooftop restaurants that offer sweeping views of the metro. Directly accessible to the hotel is the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences, Southeast Asia’s first and only branded residences with the Grand Hyatt distinction. It is a two-tower residential development designed for hotel-like living. Both properties stand tall at Federal Land’s New York-inspired master-planned township, Grand Central Park.

Now rising in Grand Central Park is The Seasons Residences, made possible through the first-ever collaboration between Japan’s top property developer, Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and the globally-renowned retail group, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

Unique to the four-tower high-rise condominium is the highly-anticipated Mitsukoshi mall in the podium level. Mitsukoshi will provide the ultimate Japanese shopping experience through its carefully curated shops, homegrown brands and signature supermarket.  Inspired by the four seasons of Japan, The Seasons Residences is designed with utmost precision for the discerning homeowner who wishes to own a piece of Japan in Bonifacio Global City. Technology and functionality are two of the key elements of the development, with themed amenities, built-in space maximizing features and Japanese shower toilets in specific units.

Furthering Federal Land’s thrust to bring a piece of Japan in central business districts, The Grand Midori Ortigas will soon reshape the Ortigas skyline and is the developer’s first venture into the city. An elegant sequel to the Makati development, The Grand Midori Ortigas evokes a grand yet refined design. Designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm Tange Associates, the two-tower development features the Japanese aesthetic ideals of “wabi-sabi” and “miyabi” that focus on the discovery of beauty, elegance and refinement.

Understanding these partnerships and developments reflect Federal Land’s commitment to investing in the country and introducing global standards in the real estate industry.

It is a realization of the vision of the late Dr. George S.K. Ty, group chairman of the GT Capital Holdings conglomerate, who dreamt of building great homes for Filipinos.

Federal Land’s Japanese collaborations follow Dr. Ty’s legacy in fostering successful Filipino-Japanese joint ventures with renowned companies such as Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Financial Services Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Ltd and Sumitomo Corporation.