A charming Swiss chalet now houses a store of convenience for residents of Brittany’s Crosswinds. This is “Finds Village Store” which recently opened within the Swiss-theme resort haven in Tagaytay.
Also carrying the architectural details of dwellings typical in the Alps which have inspired the sprawling property, the two-floor shophouse evokes the look of a picturesque chalet with shuttered windows, ornate balconies and flowerboxes overflowing with red blooms. It offers a variety of grocery items, prepared meals and sweet treats.
Opening the doors to its first customers were Finds general manager Willie Camarillo and StarMall head of Corporate Communications Abby Platero. Also present in the event were heads of host property Brittany as well as Vista Land officers and staff, StarMall president and COO Jerry Navarette with former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar and Senator Manny Villar who joined the residents of Crosswinds in browsing through the shelves for a quick shopping expedition.
“This year marks the beginning of the condotel operations of Grand Quarter,” Brittany’s COO Camille Villar said. “We’re going to have guests in and out and we wanted to provide them with everyday conveniences that’s why we decided to start with the store so that all the residents here would have a place to go, to pick up things that they need.”
Finds Village Store is just the beginning of what will become a retail suits young professionals and couples, offers ample living, dining and personal spaces located at the first and second levels. It also sets up dramatic views via its full glass window.
For startup families that need more moveable leg room for their kids, the two-bedroom loft is the best pick with a family hall located at the second floor and a sizeable living area at the ground level for entertaining guests.
The three-bedroom penthouse loft, meanwhile, offers greater space advantage, including an exclusive viewing deck for a total bird’s eye view of the surrounding cityscape.
Developed by Nobleland Ventures, Inc., The Exchange Regency will provide unit owners with direct access to amenities such as an infinity pool with sunken deck and pool bar, a kiddie pool, a putting green, kids playground, a meditation area, a barbeque area, a library lounge, a fitness gym, a Jacuzzi, a game room, cabanas, shower rooms with sauna, a health walk/ jogging path, and a host of Wi-Fi enabled facilities.
The showroom and office is located along Julia Vargas Ave., between San Miguel Avenue and Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.complex inside the property which will service not just the development but its surrounding areas as well.
“Set to rise in this area is a Swiss Village designed by foreign architects RTKL – the same firm that designed the Staple Center. The store is just the first part of a big masterplanned commercial area. We will be moving the Christmas Store here. This year, we will also be launching the event lawn where people can have weddings, the chapel and retail shops and restaurants at the end of the year – all to complement the hotel services,” Camille said.
The commercial area will be occupying 1.5 hectares which will also include recreational facilities such as a zipline, spa and a variety of activities to service the different requirements of the guests.
The day also marked the launch of Grand Quartier 3 – a mid-rise condominium development with 150 units. She revealed that the target is to build a total of 15 condominium buildings in response to the growing demand for a second home away from the traffic, pollution and stress of Metro Manila.
Crosswinds is a 100-hectare masterplanned community located in Tagaytay. Swiss chalets with interiors designed around the great room concept, ornate balconies overlooking the terrain, and 20,000 pine trees perfuming the air all come together to create this charming haven.
The community is only seven minutes from the Tagaytay Rotunda, the city’s prime hub where popular restaurants, activity areas, hotels and casinos are clustered.
Crosswinds offers prime amenities including a swimming pool, view deck and pocket parks and gardens. Premium utilities include underground cable for power and communication, deep wells and water reservoir for round-the-clock water supply, and a professional management team to ensure that the property is well maintained.
The True Home of Christmas
Crosswinds is a 100-hectare community inspired by Swiss architecture. Swiss chalets with interiors designed around the great room concept, ornate balconies overlooking the terrain, and images of a roaring fire keeping families warm in the cold season all contributed to the design and masterplanning of this haven.
Since it broke ground, this sprawling property with Swiss chalets and over 20,000 pine trees has been the true home of Christmas with its many unique events year after year drawing revellers to join the celebrations. This year, this Christmas launch is but a preview for many more holiday activities in CrossWinds, such as the much awaited launch of the Christmas Village inside the development on November 13. The centerpiece of the Christmas Village will be a gingerbread house filled with toys, while kids and kids at heart can also have their pictures taken with Santa every Sunday until Christmas.
“There is so much more to watch out for at CrossWinds,” said Brittany COO Camille Villar. “This launch is only a sneak peek at how Brittany will be celebrating the holidays. Events, amenities, and many wonderful treats are going to be unveiled as the special day draws near. Christmas starts at CrossWinds. And at CrossWinds, it’s Christmas ever after.”
In this enchanted retreat where four winds meet, nights are unmistakably growing colder, longer, and with the thousands of pine trees, certainly much sweeter. The seasons are changing and nowhere else can it be felt the most than at Brittany’s CrossWinds. In this haven for Manila’s urban warriors, the thick Tagaytay fog gently blanketing the rolling terrain heralds the arrival of the holiday season. Indeed, Christmas comes first to CrossWinds. Exactly three months before Christmas, CrossWinds has thrown its doors open to welcome the holidays. Truly the home of Christmas, the celebration began with a motorcade with Santa’s sleigh taking lead. Upon entering the ornate gates of Crosswinds, guests were serenaded by the angelic voices of the Las Piñas Boys Choir. The Christmas carols were made more festive with snow machines filling the air with white flakes. The cool Tagaytay climate made the special treat the perfect Christmas moment.
Guests then moved on to the Christmas Store to catch the first glimpse of this season’s exciting holiday offerings. Open everyday from 8am - 6pm with the Christmas lights display from 5pm - 10pm everyday until January 16, 2011, the quaint green and red shop offers a variety of Christmas decors, home wares, and ornaments that are unique to the store – providing an outlet for shoppers to bring home one-of-a-kind items and begin the joyful chore of dressing up the home for the holidays.
Apart from the sweet scent of pine, the aroma of traditional Filipino Christmas treats also perfumed the air. Guests were treated to hot chocolate, puto bumbong and bibingka which they nibbled on while watching the sky explode with color and lights from the beautifully designed fireworks.
Present during the event were Vista Land CEO Jing Serrano, Brittany COO Camille Villar and Marketing Head Nova Noval who joined CrossWinds’ residents with their families and friends in making this early Christmas welcome a meaningful and joyful gathering of loved ones.
“It is very hard not to think of Christmas the moment you enter CrossWinds. The architecture, the altitude, the terrain and the pine trees all come together and evoke the most festive season in the calendar,” said Brittany COO Camille Villar.
Live in Swiss Luxury
Crosswinds provides for an idyllic life set in a background of Swiss luxury. A 100-hectare property development located at the breeziest area of Tagaytay, Crosswinds makes full advantage of the neutral slopes and vantage points to capture the elements that make for a unique Swiss inspired community. From its highest point rising 2,500 feet above sea-level down to its most private and secluded enclaves surrounded by pines, Crosswinds offers a second home that fits your idea of an exclusive life.
The route to Crosswinds is a convenient and scenic path full of postcard-pretty vistas. It begins when you enter Tagaytay and see the beauty of famous Taal Volcano and familiar landmarks like the Picnic Grove and Taal Vista Lodge. Crosswinds is conveniently located to take advantage of the beauty of Tagaytay and its various leisure, commercial and business facilities. It is near popular restaurants and coffee shops; unique dining places like Antonio's and Sonya's Garden; churches; banks that are ready to serve with their ever convenient ATMs; and Casino Filipino. Tagaytay creates the perfect setting as you make your way to a great life at Crosswinds.
Amenities and Facilities
Life in Crosswinds is made even greater by a host of luxurious amenities that match the way you live.
Amenities are designed to blend in with the cool, quiet, natural environment while simultaneously allowing for the activities that help you enjoy your day.
• Landscaped entrance area
• Swimming pool
• Peak gardens
• Shaded walkways
• Nature trails
Soon, a Gourmet Village will rise in Crosswinds to complement the existing amenities of lush nature trails and swimming pool. The future Gourment Village will have its own organic market, cafe and deli. There will also be a Wellness enclave offering revilatizing Swiss spas and massages. Yuletide is set to become a year-round event at Crosswinds with the opening of the Christmas shop located at the future Christmas Village.