At the heart of Leyte province is Ormoc City, a lush and thriving independent component city known for its fertile flatlands, bountiful bayside, industrious people, and equally attractive and dynamic public servants. By putting its people’s aspirations, attributes, and ardor all under one roof, Robinsons Place Ormoc, its first ever full-service mall, brings the over 180-year old city well into the future.
Built in a prime, 11-hectare property along the city’s main artery, Robinsons Place Ormoc best exemplifies how the city’s path to progress is one with its people’s aim of enhancing the quality of life in the area by highlighting urban conveniences, empowering sustainable business practices, and offering the best that modern life has to offer.
Taking the city’s iconic pride to heart, Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), the mall developer, has contracted the country’s premier architecture firm, ASYA Design, to design this tri-level mall’s refreshing aesthetic. With modernist diagonal motifs found anywhere from the mall’s aluminum-clad, backlit façade, its lush interior tile work, and with breathtaking clerestory windows welcoming the warm Leyte glow as the crown, the new mall best signifies Robinsons Malls’ passion of building well-meaning structures that celebrate the finest of its chosen locales.
But what is more impressive is that Robinsons Place Ormoc is built on a blueprint that vows to aid the decongestion of the rapidly growing city. With a loop-road system that encourages free-flowing access around the mall’s well-manicured perimeter replete with designated private and public drop-off areas, ample open-air parking, and with a dedicated public transport hub at its side. These are found near any of the property’s three convenient entrances. With this, the new mall aspires to usher in development with ease, expediency, and efficiency.
Found among its 30,000 square-meter mall area are the celebrated anchor Robinsons brands that bring supreme quality products, generous choices, and excellent value for money for its discerning consumers, such as Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, South Star Drugstore, and Daiso Japan.
An impressive selection of the country’s leading food players—from fast food greats to full-service restaurants—are found in Robinsons Place Ormoc’s frontage, inviting its patrons with plenty of options in whetting their appetites. The all-Filipino griller, Gerry’s Grill is set to bring its sizzling favorites closer to the Ormocanon palette, with the opening of its first branch.
While the retail row, easily accessible through its seamless pathways and ample escalator and elevator provisions, brings the most respected names in fashion, lifestyle, aesthetic and medical services. Proudly Pinoy labels of Alberto, Bayo, Unica Hija share the fashion limelight with respected retailers Giordano and Toby’s Sports, while the city’s first National Book Store offers an enhancement of educational pursuits for the students of Ormoc.
The latest innovations in gadgets and technology can also be discovered at the Robinsons Digiworld, found in the second level.
And, with its commitment to bringing efficient public service closer to the people, a new Lingkod Pinoy is set to open in Robinsons Place Ormoc, aiding its consumers with direct access to the most pressing government services in a convenient and comfortable mall setting.
At its heart, the Robinsons Place Ormoc dedicates its second floor balcony to the Food Gallery. With ample, comfortable seating, uncomplicated layout, a green space play area, and an illustrious collection of the most respected homegrown dining brands from the Eastern Visayas, such as Chateau Bistro, Choi’s Sizzlers, Chunchon’s Lechon, and Pier Capitan, the Food Gallery elevates the traditional food court encounter into one that honors the flavors and experiences that best distinguishes the Ormocanons from the rest. Chateau Bistro is well-known for its wide-range of Filipino and Spanish food and its famous Dimsum while Choi’s Sizzlers offers a variety of sumptuous sizzling platters. There is Chunchon’s Lechon’s crispy chon and chili classic chon, which are sure hits among waray-waray and Pier Capitan’s affordable steaks served with Java rice.
Likewise, Robinsons Malls wishes to offer a setting where well-established local brands are empowered to venture into new food and retail formats, and where families can enjoy the familiar in a more rewarding and refreshing setting.
Local beauty is celebrated with the timely opening of the Health & Beauty Lane at the second level, which gathers the finest names in aesthetic and medical services such as I-Center, Ideal Vision, La Sedia, and Skin Perfect. While families have every reason to converge at Robinsons Place Ormoc’s Amusement and Play Area, dominated by Quantum Amusement and Kevin’s Toys and Library, an exciting and exhilarating addition to the youthful and dynamic landscape of the city.
In the realms of entertainment, Robinsons Place Ormoc is set to play host to the best blockbusters, with the opening of the four-cinema Robinsons Movieworld, the only modern movie complex in Ormoc City. Bringing in the most cutting-edge in cinematic technology with the most-awaited film productions, the mall’s opening also marks the first foray for world-class entertainment experiences in the city.
By taking the most celebrated characteristics of Central Leyte’s most dynamic key city, Robinsons Place Ormoc takes its people’s pride and dedication for progress while going the extra mile in building a place that perfectly captures all these, and so much more.