Bacolod City is rising once again and property giant Megaworld Corporation is backing her up. There are many reasons to get excited for the holidays at Northill Gateway as Forbes Hill lighted up parols to usher in the Christmas season. From a dazzling Christmas spectacle to another much-awaited ‘first,’ this Megaworld township never runs out of surprises to keep everyone smiling. Anytime soon, the McDonald’s NXTGen Store is going to open in the area as well. Read more.
Parol Light at Forbes Hill
There’s so much to keep Bacolodnons excited about the Christmas Season. Northill Gateway, Megaworld’s 53-hectare township located right at the boundary of Bacolod City and Talisay City, has exciting news to end the year.
The 15-hectare Forbes Hill, Bacolod City’s premier residential village located inside Northill Gateway, now dazzles in a spectacle of lights, Christmas trees, and lighted parols. What makes the decors special is that these were handcrafted by inmates from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Bacolod City. The Christmas icons were made part of the attraction to support the inmates’ livelihood program.
At present, houses are being built inside Forbes Hill after residential lots, ranging from 449 square meters up to 861 square meters, were recently sold out. The village only hosts less than 200 lots and offers fantastic and refreshing views of the Negros mountains and the surrounding sugarcane plantations.
Future residents will enjoy wide, open spaces, and roads soon to be lined by trees, both evoking an uncanny resemblance to Europe’s stunning courtyards and neighborhoods. Plus, the air will be fresher with additional foliage. There’s also an iconic giant fountain surrounded by a garden just outside the village’s gates, reminiscent of the water fountains found in many centuries-old Negros mansions owned by sugar barons.
Opening Soon: Bacolod’s First McDonald’s NXTGen Store
Megaworld also recently announced the exciting news that the first-ever McDonald’s NXTGen store in Negros Occidental will be coming soon to Northill Gateway. The first-of-its-kind store will be located a mere few steps away from the main gate of Forbes Hill and just beside the iconic Las Vegas-inspired Bacolod City Welcome Marker.
The store, which is just less than 20 minutes away from the Bacolod-Silay Airport. It will feature a green wall, an expansive alfresco dining area, its own McCafe, as well as the city’s first-ever ‘Bike and Dine’ facility. Bacolodnons who have taken an interest in biking would really appreciate this pit stop. Moreover, it will also offer Delivery Services.
“We are excited to have our own unique and first-in-the-province McDonald’s NXTGen store right in front of our Forbes Hill residential village. This will really make the entire township even more promising as this heralds the start of our vibrant commercial developments within Northill Gateway. Our plan is to open this Megaworld-owned store just in time for Christmas,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Visayas.
The free-standing McDonald’s NXTGen in Northhill Gateway will offer fantastic and refreshing views of the surrounding sugarcane plantations and the Negros mountain ranges. It will have a modern industrial design and will showcase innovations, such as Self-Ordering Kiosks and Drive-Thru Services with Hand-held Order Taking System.
With this pair of great news from Northill Gateway, there’s bound to be more surprises to come to the City of Smiles.