Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld is building a P1. 5 billion beachside lifestyle center within its 30-hectare Mactan Newtown development in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
The three-level Mactan Newtown Beach Walk, with a total gross floor area of 30,000 square meters, will feature a 1.4-hectare man-made lagoon at the center.
The lagoon will have floating boardwalks and a bridge that will connect both sides of the mall. With a maximum depth of around 1.5-meters, it can also serve as venue for future water sports activities such as jet ski, wakeboarding, stand-up paddling, and boating.
The mall will also have a three-storey boutique hotel, which will offer 48 spacious guestrooms with retail shops at its ground level. This will be operated under the Megaworld Hotels brand.
Mactan Newtown Beach Walk will have four state-of-the-art cinemas, a food hall, al fresco areas, traveler’s lounge, and a view deck. It will also have its own chapel that will be surrounded by a garden by the cliffside, overlooking the sea.
“Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is bringing a fresh, new concept of mall development in Cebu that recreates and innovates the beach lifestyle experience. We take inspiration from some iconic coastline commercial developments in South California, where visitors can enjoy coffee, meet friends over lunch or dinner, watch a movie, or simply shop around in this laid-back beach atmosphere,” said Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer at Megaworld.