Monday, May 23, 2011

Abreeza Ayala Mall

Abreeza Ayala Mall - Davao  was finally inaugurated and opened its doors to the public last May 12, 2011. The inauguration was attended by Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land Chairman Fernando Zobel De Ayala, Vice Chairman of Anflo Management and Investment Corporation, Antonio Floirendo Jr, and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte. The occasion was graced by The Honorable Mayor of Davao City, Inday Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio as guest speaker.

The term "Abreeza" was derived from the Italian word “abbraccio” which means "to embrace", or “breeze”in English, and is used to symbolize the Mall's breezy, spacious and relaxed environment, while respecting the natural topography of the land by designing open air garden landscapes that retains the “greening” of the environment. Even the basement parking is sunken with natural paving that allows water to seep back into the ground during rainy season.

Abreeza Ayala Mall is a three-storey ultra-modern shopping mall that sits on a four-hectare space of the sprawling 10-hectare commercial complex along JP Laurel Avenue in Bajada, Davao City. The Mall houses over 300 commercial spaces, and includes four theaters with a three-dimensional cinema, and a huge parking lot; and features lush landscapes of differently-colored mall entrances, three pockets of themed gardens, water features, a mini “rainforest” area, hanging vines, an orchidarium, Al fresco area for dining that smoothly spills out into the themed gardens, and several people-oriented areas that allows shoppers and visitors of the Mall to move about freely from one activity to another on foot. It is a huge "mixed-use" upscale complex that will also include office spaces dedicated to BPO call centers, a boutique hotel, and a high-end residential condominium in its future development. The Mall costs Php 5 billion, and is considered as one of the biggest single investments in Davao City. The Mall itself has generated about 6,000 employees mostly from Mindanao.

In the same complex, Gokongwei-owned Robinsons Mall, reportedly worth Php 800 million, sits in a separate four-storey commercial building within the 10-hectare property.

Perspective of Abreeza

Aerial photograph of Abreeza

Other side of the Mall

Abreeza Ayala Mall

Outside parking lot

Pond outside the Mall

Another view of the pond

Main door entrance to the Mall

Open air area of the Mall

Wide pathway

Another pathway

The Pavilion where the inauguration took place

The Pavilion as viewed from the second floor

The Pavilion

The Pavilion where the inauguration took place

Ceremonial inauguration of Abreeza with 
The Honorable Mayor of Davao City, Inday Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio
in the middle

A look inside the Mall

Inside the Mall

Another view inside the Mall

Another portion of the Mall

Kids' playground

A view of escalator system in the Mall

Escalator leading to another level

Cinemas in Abreeza

Ticket booth

Abreeza box office

Entrances to the cinemas

Paris Hilton Handbags & Accessories

Heiress of Hilton hotels, Paris Hilton, opened her 3rd shop in the Philippines called the Paris Hilton Handbags & Accessories in Abreeza Ayala Mall. This is just one of the many newest outlets in Davao City.

Abreeza Foodcourt

Many food outlets are available in the Foodcourt

A perfect place to lunch and dine with family and friends

There is enough tables for everyone

Ceremonial groundbreaking of the Abreeza Ayala Mall 
held on site on September 23, 2008

The above photograph is the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Abreeza Ayala Mall held on site on September 23, 2008 attended by Ayala Corporation CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II, Ayala Land Chairman of the Board Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land President Jaime I. Ayala, Ayala Malls and Ayala Businesscapes Group Head Ma. Victoria E. Añonuevo, Head of Ayala Land Vis-Min Emilio J. Tumbocon, Anflo Management and Investment Corporation Chairman of the Board Antonio O. Floirendo Sr., Anflocor Vice Chairman Antonio R. Floirendo Jr., Anflocor President Alexander Valoria, Anflocor Senior Vice President Ricardo R. Floirendo, Anflocor Directors Ma. Cristina R. Brias and Vicente R. Floirendo, with Davao City Administrator Wendell Avisado, breaking the ground which signals the start of building work for the joint venture.


  1. its been a while since the opening of abreeza mall, and until now,,still havent been there...

    I MUST go there some other time...:D


  2. One of the many things I like about malling in Davao City is the remarkable discipline of Dabawenyos: their orderly ways in patiently waiting their turn standing in a long line of patrons in the grocery, or in the fastfoods, or cinema; their simple and quiet ways in doing about their own business; and most notable is their spirit of community wherever they went. These qualities, nature to Dabawenyos, are what set them apart from the rest.

  3. First of all congratulate for your great post and I really impressed about the information regarding Malls of Davao City. Today, malls are not just for shopping. They have evolved into places where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Moreover, malls are economic symbols of a City. It is true that this was very luxurious mall and we know that we can enjoy shopping and visiting. Thanks for sharing this and keep on posting.

  4. In totality, i like Davao City. But here is a piece of observation also, Davao Mall Specifically SM Ecoland does not have an organized system for taxi commuters specifically during rainy days. Just a week ago I was there for a short break, rainy days had been visiting Davao lately. During rush hour you can see people on the rush to come out from the mall and get a cab. Unfortunately, no taxes queuing to serve commuters. There was a errand boys for pay who will run through the street to get a cab if you request them. It was so noticeable that people are taking ahead of others in spite of the lines basically because they wanted to get home early.

  5. I wish I could come back to Davao and check on the new establishments there. I'm missin' my home town.

  6. Gosh! I parked my newest car in your basement parking lot and suddenly noticed a lot of tiny and big scratches on it !!! which I was so positive wasn't there because I always turn around it to inspect before I live it in the parking lot. And to my surprise.. (again)... all of a sudden and from nowhere ... bigla may lumitaw na carwash boy nag aalok ng " Mam gusto ninyong magpa rubbing ng kotse nyo? Mura lang po". Medyo nagsuspetsa na ako because somebody warned me before of these carwash boys in Abreeza basement parking lot. My suspicions was confirmed when it happened the second time. And worst of all we learned from the Guards that these boys are hired from agencies by Abreeza itself! AnOOO ba yannn! Sisirain ba nyo reputasyon nyo dahil lang sa carwash business nato??? I wont ever go to Abreeza habang naryan ang mga yan. Citizens BE AWARE!!!


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