Just beside Forbes Park and the Manila Polo Club is Megaworld’s 34.5-hectare township, McKinley West.
Sitting on what was the JUSMAG property in Fort Bonifacio, McKinley West has now transformed into a vibrant township where its residents enjoy sophisticated city living in a modern business district.
One of the crowning developments in the township is the residential condominium, The Albany. Inspired by the ultra-luxury apartments in London’s posh neighborhoods around Hyde Park, The Albany is a low-density, low-rise, residential estate composed of two 12-story clusters—Yorkshire and Kingsley Towers—with only 64 spacious residential units apiece, each coming with private balconies. They range from two-bedroom (123 square meters) to four-bedroom suites (up to 349 square meters).
Van Derrick Panem, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld RFO Premier, describes the ideal residents of The Albany as “people who live elegant and glamorous lifestyles, who value exclusivity and privacy, and know what they want in life.”
“They basically know how to enjoy the best that life has to offer them in an address that serves as an oasis within Metro Manila’s busiest and buzzing urban centers,” he adds.
Thoughtfully curated furnishings
Designed by UK-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan, The Albany boasts all the right components befitting the lifestyles of its discerning residents by furnishing all residential suites with prestigious global brands. They include LEICHT of Germany for kitchen systems; Bosch and Gaggenau of Germany for kitchen and cooking tops; Duravit’s Philippe Starck Collection for toilet and bathroom fixtures; and Hansgrohe Axor Starck and Grohe for the toilet and bath.
Penthouse suite has skylight ceiling, private pool, relaxation deck
The Albany has three-level penthouse suites that have four spacious bedrooms in the first two levels, a maids’ room with its own toilet and bath, a total of five toilet and bathrooms including the master’s bedrooms with its own bathtubs, a powder room, walk-in closets, expansive dining area with a 7.4-meter ceiling height, and a roof terrace that features a private pool, relaxation deck, and a grilling garden. Each of the living rooms in the penthouse suites also features a skylight ceiling for natural lighting.
The two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites in the lower floors have their private keycard-operated elevators that open directly to the resident’s foyer, spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets, and toilet and bathrooms with personal bathtubs in the master’s bedroom.
As for the amenities, The Albany has a two-level amenity deck that has a wellness spa, sauna, fitness center, entertainment and game room, infinity pool with submerged lounge deck, kids’ play park, cabanas, function halls, and complimentary WiFi connectivity.
Both towers also have four levels of parking each, exclusive to the residents.
Smart home system that elevate modern living
The Albany uses smart home technology.
Each unit in the residential estate features full home automation system, activated via a smart home display panel at the entrance and through a mobile app. With a touch of a button, residents of The Albany can open or close and even adjust the lighting set-up in various parts of their house. The technology also allows adjusting the thermostat to control ventilation and air-conditioning systems even while the resident is still on the way home.
Automated accessories contribute to privacy
Apart from making spaces much more enjoyable to live in, these automated accessories also contribute to improved energy efficiency and privacy.
Residents have their own private key card that grant them access to an elevator that opens directly to their private foyer. The units also have their own built-in video intercom that connects to the lobby area, just in case residents are expecting guests.
The smart technology for The Albany also allows other smart-ready appliances, such as television units, washing machine, refrigerator, and others for greater convenience. For the hands-free lighting system, each unit is installed with motion sensors, particularly at the foyer and toilet.
“The Albany was made in response to a growing demand for ultra-luxurious condominium living in the center of everything. It is Megaworld’s first ultra high-end residential project inside McKinley West. There are still plenty of available spaces to explore inside the township, as well as in other Megaworld townships, so for sure there will be a few more to come in the next few years,” Panem says.
The Albany forms part of McKinley West’s ‘Billionaires’ row’ along the township’s Chateau Road. Its prime location makes this address all the more coveted, as it offers unparalleled accessibility: from here, residents can conveniently get to various parts of Metro Manila and north and southern Luzon, as McKinley West is connected to Lawton Avenue, the McKinley Road, EDSA, BGC Access Road, and NAIA Access Road, respectively.