The Araneta Center is a 35-hectare commercial area in Quezon City, Philippines. Araneta Center Inc. (ACI) is the owner, developer and manager of Araneta Center, which brings in an estimated 1 million visitors daily. The centerpiece of the complex is the Araneta Coliseum, the largest entertainment venue in the country with a seating capacity of 16,500. It opened as the world’s biggest indoor arena in 1960.
The Araneta Center is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use area that will integrate residential and office buildings to a redeveloped shopping and entertainment complex. In 2004, ACI’s landmark project, the Gateway:Gateway Mall opened its doors to the public. Gateway forms part of the redesign of the Araneta Center. The Center itself is undergoing a massive 20-year redevelopment plan. Walkway structures for railway transit line commuters have been constructed to serve as an all-access way for shoppers to roam freely around the complex.
A complete environment tailored to the sophisticated shopper, Gateway Mall comprises five levels of the finest in shopping, dining and entertainment. Dubbed “the mall like no other,” Gateway boasts of 10 luxuriously appointed cinemas with digital sound and full stadium seating including the first La-Z-Boy theater in the country; “The Oasis,” a one-of-a-kind interior floating garden open to the sky; and the Fabergé Egg-like “Pavilion” which serves as Gateway’s ceremonial entrance.
Ali Mall is the first fully enclosed shopping mall in the Philippines. Named after famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali, it has a total area of over 62,000 square meters and houses four levels of specialty shops, entertainment outlets, designer boutiques, five cinemas, Ali Mall Movie Guideparking, and a food gallery. Ali Mall
• Over 250 stores anchored by Handyman, Mercury Drug, National Bookstore & Rustan’s Expresslane. • Food Strip and Food Gallery offering a variety of food choices: Gerry’s Grill, Pancake House, Tokyo Tokyo, Max’s Restaurant, and many more • 5 cinemas Ali Mall Movie Guide • Integrated multi-level carpark • Mall Hours: 10am to 9pm
Farmers Plaza is Araneta Center’s gateway to EDSA. Renovated and expanded in 1999, the five-level complex is the first ever commercial condominium in the Philippines. Farmers Plaza offers 60,400 square meters of prime retail space occupied by value-for-money merchandise outlets.
A 5-level shopping complex boasting a complete mix of international and local shops, dining outlets and entertainment facilities,Farmers Plazaputs special attention to its world-class facilities and amenities, resulting in the safety, security and convenience of all its patrons and visitors.
• Over 230 stores anchored by Rustan’s Xpresslane, National Bookstore, Handyman, Mercury Drug & Value Point. • Directly linked to the MRT-3 station • Strategically located along Metro Manila’s 2 busiest thoroughfares: EDSA and Aurora Boulevard • Mall Hours: 10am to 9pm
Farmers Market is the country’s largest, cleanest, and most efficiently run fresh food market where one can avail of fresh produce and other goods at very affordable prices. It has a total floor area of 12,000 square meters.
• Live seafood flown in daily from Roxas City • Mouthwatering delicacies cooked dampa-style • Center For Culinary Arts Cooking School • Plus pushcarts and ramps, wide aisles and easy parking for your convenience • Open 24 hours
Commanding a view of the metropolis is the 22-level Aurora Tower. It offers an 18-storey commercial/office space, underground parking, a helipad and penthouse. The Isetann Department Store occupies the building’s first seven floors. The Araneta Group’s headquarters occupies the four top floors.
Araneta Center Master Plan
The Araneta Center Master Plan represents a bold new development concept. It will mix state-of-the-art retail, entertainment, commercial, hotel and residential uses in a complementary, transit oriented development pattern within lush “garden city” environment that will attract a wide range of public and private activities.
Integrated into the whole development will be an information technology backbone that will provide state-of-the-art communications, networks, utilities, and other technology support facilities to support existing and nurture the development of new, information technology oriented companies and individuals.
The Araneta Group
The Araneta Group is a progressive and diversified group of companies anchored on food, leisure, and property development. With a long history of embarking on business ventures that are characterized as “the first”, “the biggest”, and “the best in its class”, and with more than 70 years of diverse business experience, the Araneta Group is prepared to take up the challenges of the 21st Century. The Group’s 4,000 officers and employees are committed to a culture of excellence, integrity, loyalty, and pride.
The Araneta Group is composed of four strategic business units listed below
Araneta Center, Inc. (ACI)
is the owner, developer and manager of the Araneta Center, a 35-hectare retail business and entertainment complex located in Metro Manila. The Araneta Center is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use area that will integrate residential and office buildings to a redeveloped shopping and entertainment complex. The Araneta Redevelopment Master Plan envisions an information technology friendly environment that is ready for the challenges of the 21st Century.
United Promotions, Inc. (Uniprom)
manages the leisure and entertainment interests of the Araneta Group. Uniprom operates the Araneta Coliseum, Fiesta Carnival, TicketNet and movie theaters. Uniprom is committed to bringing the best quality entertainment to the Filipinos, at the least cost.
Philippine Pizza, Inc. (PPI)
is the exclusive franchisee of Pizza Hut. It owns and operates over 100 Pizza Huts from Baguio to Mindanao. Its 3,000 customer- focused employees serve almost 9 million high quality pizzas to over 15 million customers every year. Pizza Hut is also the country’s delivery leader.
Progressive Development Corporation (PDC)
is the management company of the Araneta Group. PDC provides the overall strategic direction and shared services to the Group. PDC is also involved in the development and incubation of new businesses.
- Araneta Group official website
- Araneta Center official website
- Araneta Center satellite image at Google Maps