Cagayan de Oro, the gateway to Northern Mindanao, is a gold mine of amazing and diverse attractions. Known as the City of Golden Friendship, it is an adventure destination and called the ICT Goldmine in the Philippines because of its numerous ICT infrastructures and businesses.
With its natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, and friendly people, it is a multicultural urban center with a laidback charm.
Residents have more reasons to smile when SM CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors to the public on May 12. It is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro.
Located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Street, the five-level, 177,743.21 sqm mall, will serve shoppers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities and provinces in the Northern Mindanao area.
Envisioned as the city’s premier shopping address, it is an emerging landmark in the bustling downtown area with five floors of retail, dining, and entertainment; and eight floors of prime office space in the future BPO tower, which will be integrated with the retail center.
SM CDO Downtown Premier brings a vibrant and upbeat retail experience for this urban market with exterior finishes that are subtle and upscale, primarily glass, metal, and natural colors that reflect the sophisticated nature of this center. A glass corner creates a striking entry and allows the center to glow with activity at night.
Interiors are also upscale with rich, subdued finishes enlivened by patterns of gray and accents of color. A diagonal pattern is reflected on the floors, ceilings, and in the skylight system to provide visual interest and variety.
Daylighting and artificial lighting combine to create a variety of light effects that change with the time of day, weather, and seasons.
Bold color is used as a visual accent on the escalators and inside faces of the skylight.
SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area with its eclectic mix of shopping, leisure, and entertainment. The SM Store and SM Supermarket are its major retail anchors, as well as SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express.
The mall will also have hundreds of stores – fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.
It is a vibrant retail intersection where one can find global brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo, Miniso, The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.
Dining with family and friends is a premier experience – outdoor dining enlivens the street with restaurant balconies on both sides. It also has a Food Hall, and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants.
Foodies will love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Ribs and Bibs, Hanabel’s, Salo Salo sa Panagatan, Chez Marie, Hungry Plate, Damaso, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos.
The mall will have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema; as well as a state-of-the-art bowling center. For customer convenience, it will have a parking building with 1,500 slots.
Just as SM CDO Downtown Premier is premier in its design and shopping excitement, it is also premier in its commitment to sustainability and the environment. It has a Sky Garden with lush landscaping.
More than that, it is equipped with a Rainwater Catchment System to prevent flooding.
The Rainwater Catchment basin underneath the main mall building measuring 3,000 sqm and six meters deep can hold up to 13,650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water. The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.