As one of the largest lifestyle center brands and retail operators in the Philippines, Robinsons Malls is committed to providing delightful customer experiences through innovative features and mall attractions. In 2019, Robinsons Malls posted substantial growth in revenues on account of the strong performance of its flagship malls and the steady growth of leasable spaces. It continues to expand its retail footprint in the country with the opening of Robinsons Galleria South, a new premier mall in San Pedro, Laguna, and the expansion of Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City.
Robinsons Galleria South, the third site of Robinsons’ premier Galleria brand following the original Robinsons Galleria along Ortigas Avenue and Robinsons Galleria Cebu, is a modern, dynamic, and Instagram-worthy full-service mall. Strategically located in the bustling city of San Pedro, the four-storey lifestyle center brings the shopping, dining, and entertainment experience to a whole new level. It features vibrant and contemporary architectural designs with public art installations in almost every corner, the most notable of which is the “Heaven’s Gate”, a metal sculpture by Filipino-American artist Jefre Manuel. Upper levels of the mall are also filled with graphic murals and quirky art pieces, exuding a fun, whimsical vibe.
For moviegoers and entertainment lovers, Robinsons Galleria South houses six state-of-the-art cinemas, including an Elite VIP Cinema with its own luxurious lounge for a superior viewing experience. The mall also pays homage to the city’s religious roots through a 250-seater chapel named after St. Teresa of Calcutta where regular masses are held, providing a complete family experience.
Robinsons Magnolia is part of Magnolia Town Center, Robinsons Land Corporation’s landmark mixed-use complex in New Manila. Since its opening in 2012, the mall has attracted loyal patrons as it established itself as a go-to place for residents and employees alike. Its success is evident through the many accolades it has received from both local and international award-giving bodies. In 2019, Robinsons Magnolia opened a new wing to house a curated mix of retail brands, more exciting dining options and new entertainment outlets. The new wing offers moviegoers an elevated experience with the opening of four new cinemas, including a VIP theater equipped with plush reclining seats and a luxurious lounge. It also features Public Eatery, an urban-themed food hall which puts together an eclectic mix of food stalls and concepts. At the mezzanine level, shoppers can visit Capilla de San Lorenzo, an air-conditioned chapel that is spacious enough to accommodate more than 300 people. The mall likewise improved its central garden which can now serve as the perfect venue for outdoor events.
In addition to these, 2019 revenues benefited from the full year performance of malls opened in 2018 - Robinsons Place Ormoc (Leyte), Robinsons Place Pavia (Iloilo), Robinsons Place Tuguegarao (Cagayan), and Robinsons Place Valencia (Bukidnon) - which collectively posted an average occupancy rate of more than 90%.
In the next couple of years, Robinsons Malls is set to open more lifestyle destinations across the country, with new malls in La Union, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, and Batangas. Robinsons Malls is likewise responding to the ever-changing customer expectations with the expansion of its malls in Dumaguete and Antipolo. Aside from these projects, it will continue to strengthen its presence in Metro Manila with the addition of a premium mall in Quezon City. These new lifestyle centers will bring total gross floor space to almost 3.4 million square meters.
Through its growing portfolio, Robinsons Malls aims to be the leader in delivering high-standard lifestyle destinations that service the needs of Filipinos beyond entertainment and dining. It will continue to adapt to the changing consumer behavior and expectations and redefine the shopping experience.