High-rise perks at the Sky Lounge
Typical condominium developments around the metro can only offer residents either podium or ground- level amenities where they are expected to unwind or congregate at during special occasions. There is the usual swimming pool, pocket garden, play court, and if they are lucky, they may even get a game room and convenience store inside their building. For a fact, the amenities area of any condo project serves more than an aesthetic value – rather, it is very important for residents to enjoy these extra spaces where they can unwind and avoid feeling constricted by urban condo living arrangements.
At DMCI Homes’ prime high-rise project called Cypress Towers along C-5 Road in Taguig, amenities for relaxation are taken notches higher with the opening of the Sky Lounge at Altiva Tower. As the developer of resort-inspired communities, the triple A builder-developer is attuned to the needs and preferences of its target market, which is providing them with more than enough spaces to enjoy a resort-like lifestyle.
For condo dwellers who are harassed daily by the hustle and bustle of city life, the Sky Lounge emerges as a welcome haven found within their community where they can take it slow and enjoy the views of the cityscape below. Having such amenity is an excellent treat for the residents of Cypress Towers, composed of professionals and start-up families, who can appreciate the myriad of activities that they can explore at the Sky Lounge with family and friends. These include dining, drinking, meetings, casual talk, parties, bonding, and reading/quiet time, or to just simply enjoy the stunning views of the skyline.
Located at the topmost level of Altiva, the 140-sqm amenity unveils commanding vistas of the city, spanning the surrounding areas including the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio, and Ortigas. Especially at night time, the scenes from the expansive windows transform into a breathtaking panorama of interesting silhouettes and twinkling lights, creating an extraordinary backdrop that adds to the cozy ambience of the Sky Lounge.
Since it opened in August 2010, the Sky Lounge has become a popular venue for the residents, said Marc Muyrong, Property Management Office (PMO) Manager of Cypress Towers.
“We often host birthdays and meetings here, family reunions, and special occasions for a maximum of 40 guests, so it’s an ideal venue for smaller gatherings. For our bigger events, we suggest the Al Fresco Dining Area at the ground level of Belmira Tower which can seat up to 100 people. Otherwise, those designed for more intimate setups like cocktail dinners can be held here at the Sky Lounge,” he said.
The flexible design of the Sky Lounge likewise allows for a variety of party or activity setups. There are around seven seating areas that can be combined for bigger groups, or divided into separate spaces, each featuring cozy and comfortable armchairs or sofas and tables, with interesting designs.
There is also a bar area that can be used as a buffet table or service area for snacks and beverages. Most of the time, this setup is retained and just enhanced by the use of flowers and other party décor to imbibe the party vibe. Future plans include having a concessionaire run a small coffeeshop in the lounge.
“The Sky Lounge is more appreciated by adults for their socials and events. Together with the mood lighting, music, and of course, the views outside, the romantic ambience encourages them to just lounge around,” Muyrong added.
These residents are enjoying the perks of having their own Sky Lounge at Altiva Tower, aside from other resort-like amenities at the ground level and podium deck. These include a Swimming Pool at the ground floor, Multi-purpose Function Area, and Al Fresco Dining Area at Belmira tower. The fifth level of Celesta features a Children’s Playground, Spa Pool, and Gazebo where residents can lounge around in style. Altiva, aside from the Sky Lounge, has a fully-equipped Fitness Gym.
Nestled on a 10,700 sqm area, Cypress Towers boasts of a unique pinwheel building configuration that was designed to utilize space efficiently by allowing the maximum flow of light and air. The project is strategically located along C-5 Road beside Diego Silang Road – within a 5-km radius of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and the Makati CBD. This central location puts the property within striking distance of various important destinations such as Market Market, Ortigas Center, and the NAIA Airport Terminals, along with schools, churches, and other institutions.