McKinley Hill – one of the newest hot spots in Manila
McKinley Hill is one of the newest developments in the metro. It includes residential areas and a commercial complex, specifically for BPOs. It is located in Fort Bonifacio, next door to Bonifacio Global City.
McKinley Hill also houses the Chinese and Korean International Schools, Enderun College, the British and Korean Embassies, and number of luxury and exclusive residences.
There are a number of attractions that McKinley Hill offers. This includes Blue Leaf Pavilion, an events establishment. There is also McKinley Hill Botanical Garden and Town Center, with a number of restaurants and bar/cafes.
Venice meets Manila in McKinley Hill
However, there is a new development there called Venice Piazza which is probably the most amazing urban development I have seen in the Philippines. Venice Piazza is basically just a shopping mall. One part of the mall resembles the city of Venice, Italy, called Venice Grand Canal Mall. Having been to Venice myself, they have done a very good job of replicating Venice.
The mall itself contains mostly retail shops and restaurants but really does give you the feeling you are in Venice. Complete with a canal, gondola rides and all the colourful facades, you really do feel like you are in Europe, not the Philippines. This is sure to become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Manila. You can also check out my Vlog which will give you a real good look and feel for the place.