Intentional luxury, intentional comfort

The Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) clearly distinguished between the old pre-pandemic world and the “New Normal” world. This is more evident in the spaces we live in. 

RHK Land Corporation, a joint venture between international property developer Hongkong Land and Philippine real estate giant Robinsons Land, understood this natural evolution when they created The Velaris Residences, designed intentionally to mirror the most genuine part of ourselves while providing true elegance and luxury.

“Drawing from the success of the South Tower, we are pleased to announce the next chapter in the masterpiece that is The Velaris Residences: the North Tower, a beautiful expression of design and luxurious, contemporary living,” said Rouen Abel V. Raz, general manager of RHK Land.

At the launch of The Velaris Residences North Tower, Raz said RHK continues to elevate the benchmark for luxury real estate.

Indeed, next to Dubai, Manila is the new darling of the ultra-luxury property space. Colliers Philippines estimated the luxury condominium segment to account for 34 percent of the total market in 2022 despite the rising interest and mortgage rates.

The study also suggested the appetite for luxury condominiums to persist up to this year. Ultra-luxury projects in Ortigas Central Business District, Bay Area and Fort Bonifacio are pushing the demand for the space.

The North Tower

Embodying RHK Land’s signature intentional design philosophy, the North Tower has been carefully conceived as a landmark residence for those with discriminating and erudite tastes. It caters to individuals for whom excellence is not an aspiration but a constant masters of the well-appointed life whose bold intentions and studious curation have shaped every aspect. 

From its collection of beautifully crafted light-filled residences to its extensive line-up of exquisitely designed amenities and stunning architecture, the North Tower represents the pinnacle of modernity, sophistication and luxury. While enveloping residents with the hallmarks of refinement with which they are familiar, it also provides everyday revelations that spark inspiration, excitement and joy.  

Living spaces

While rising to 40 stories, the North Tower houses a limited collection of units, each masterfully designed to the minutest detail to reflect a first-world lifestyle that melds tasteful aesthetics, easy comfort and quiet discretion. 

All residences, which range from one- to four-bedroom units, are elegantly proportioned with generous floor plans. The four-bedroom, penthouse and townhouse suites are of particular note with their impressive double-volume ceilings. This bold architectural detail imbues these units with an airy grandeur, transforming them into inviting spaces that lend themselves naturally to restful retreats and graceful entertaining.    

One-and-a-half bedroom units are equipped with spacious indoor patios, which enable residents to bring the outside in and create indoor oases that calm and reinvigorate. Meanwhile, the rest of the units feature balconies, which bring the joys of outdoor living. Both provide inimitable views of the surrounding environs, which include two notable art and design landmarks: The Victor, a 200-feet lighting installation piece by globally recognized artist JEFRË, and Bridgetowne’s scenic bridge designed by the late national artist Francisco Mañosa. A thoughtful approach to layouts that maximizes natural light further brings a feeling of brightness and openness to every unit. 

Smart home features utilize the latest technologies to supply the modern domestic niceties that define today’s connected home. Digital door locks with biometric fingerprint scan, PIN code and RFID card access ensure security. At the same time, light and air-conditioning systems that can be controlled remotely through smart devices deliver convenience and energy efficiency. Smart mirrors, available in two-bedroom and larger units, kick-start mornings efficiently by providing news, weather reports and even personal calendars, among others, to help prepare for and organize the rest of the day. 

Meanwhile, the private lifts for two-bedroom and bigger units and the two-units-to-one-elevator ratio of the typical floors provide North Tower residents with a high level of privacy, one of the remaining true luxuries in today’s world.  

“Each residence was designed to resemble modern sky villas,” shares Martha
Herrera-Subido, head of marketing of RHK Land. “We believe our homes are not merely spaces for habitation — they are reflections of the kind of life we want and choose to live. The North Tower provides residents with the perfect backdrop for their purposeful lives.” 

Intention and inspirations

The Velaris Residences offers best-in-class amenities that are comparable to five-star hotel facilities. “Each amenity was designed to become part of a multi-sensorial journey of intention and inspiration, following our vision to create an environment with the power to inspire people,” continues Herrera-Subido.

Some of the exciting amenities offered by the property include an indoor and outdoor Japanese sento, a sculpture garden, a garden lounge with floating daybeds, a lifestyle gym with a dance studio and cycling studio, a badminton and pickleball court, a golf simulator studio, an Olympic-length infinity pool, a treetop playground and camping grounds.

The Velaris Residences North Tower also nods to recent shifts in people’s lives and work. The business lounge, which includes a meeting room and the creative studio, furnishes spaces for productivity, making them suitable for residents for whom hybrid work arrangements have become the norm.