Grand Hyatt Manila

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Grand Hyatt Manila
Grand Hyatt Manila logo.svg
Federal Land Tower.jpg
Record height
Tallest in the Philippines since 2017[I]
Preceded byPBCom Tower
General information
StatusComplete
Architectural styleContemporary and Postmodern
LocationBonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°33′24″N 121°02′59″E / 14.5566°N 121.0497°E / 14.5566; 121.0497Coordinates: 14°33′24″N 121°02′59″E / 14.5566°N 121.0497°E / 14.5566; 121.0497
Construction started2011
Completed2017
OpeningJanuary 23, 2018
CostUS$300 million
OwnerFederal Land
ManagementHyatt Hotels Corporation
Height
Antenna spire318 m (1,043.3 ft)
Roof250 m (820.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count66
Design and construction
Architecture firmWong & Ouyang
Casas Architects
DeveloperFederal Land
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners
Other information
Number of rooms461
Number of restaurants3
Website
manila.grand.hyatt.com
References
[1]

The Grand Hyatt Manila is a 318 m (1,043 ft) mixed-used skyscraper[2], located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. It is the tallest building in the Philippines[3] since its completion in 2017.

Background[edit]

The Tower rising 318 meters high.

The building is part of Federal Land's Grand Central Park mixed-used complex.[4]The Metrobank Financial Center serves as a common podium of the building[4] with the Grand Hyatt Residences, a 45-storey condominium skyscraper.[5]

The building pinnacle height is 318 m (1,043 ft)[2] while its height up to its roof is 250 m (820 ft). It has 66 counted floors.[1]

The hotel has 461 guest rooms. It also hosts three major restaurants namely The Grand Kitchen, No. 8 China House, and The Peak. It also has meeting and events rooms covering 2,281 m2 (24,550 sq ft).[3]

Architecture and design[edit]

Wong & Ouyang, as well as Casas Architects were the architectural firms behind the Grand Hyatt Manila.[6] Ove Arup & Partners was responsible for the wind, structural, and seismic engineering of the building. Arup devised its damp outrigger system to make the building resistant to seismic shock and wind. Concrete outrigger walls were installed in the Grand Hyatt Manila's two mechanical floors.[7]

History[edit]

In September 2008, Taguig City Mayor Freddie Tinga announced that Federal Land will be building a 66-storey skyscraper that would surpass the PBCom Tower in height which was then the tallest building in the country. The construction of the building then dubbed as the "Federal Land Tower" was scheduled to commence within 2009.[8]

The project would be formally unveiled by Federal Land on March 2011[6] with the groundbreaking ceremony taking place on March 24, 2011[9] Initially it was projected to be completed in 2014.[10] The building still under construction had a fire incident on August 2017 though no injuries were reported.[11]

The marker at the hotel's lobby was unveiled on September 2017 by George Ty of Federal Land and President Rodrigo Duterte.[12]The hotel opened on January 23, 2018.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Casas, Carmelo. "Grand Landmark Residences - Metrobank Center (A-203)". Casas+Architects, Inc. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Metrobank". Federal Land, Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2019. With a pinnacle height of 318 m (1,043 ft), Metrobank Financial Tower [Grand Hyatt Manila] is regarded as the tallest building in the country.
  3. ^ a b c "First Grand Hyatt hotel opens in the Philippines". Hotel Management Network. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Grand Hyatt Manila approaches completion". Manila Standard. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Grand Hyatt Residences". Federal Land. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "RP's tallest mixed-use building unveiled". The Philippine Star. 14 March 2011. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Grand Hyatt Metrocenter, Manila The tallest and biggest mixed use building in the Philippines". Arup. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  8. ^ "RP's tallest building soon to rise in Taguig". GMA News. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  9. ^ Dela Peña, Zinia (25 March 2011). "Federal Land allots $300M for Grand Hyatt Hotel in Global City". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Ty's Federal Land to put up $300-M Hyatt hotel in Taguig". ABS-CBN News. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Under construction Grand Hyatt Hotel at BGC hit by fire". GMA News. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ Gonzales, Iris (6 September 2017). "Federal Land unveils Grand Hyatt Manila". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 February 2018.