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There's something about living in a condo--it's comfortable, modern, convenient, and almost intimate. Here, you have the comforts of a home but the convenience of being in a prime location in the city, giving you the best of metro living and the urban experiences. Vertical living options in the city put you right where everything matters, with shopping centers, specialty restaurants, commercial towers, leisure strips, and other key establishments as part of your community. With high-rise residential towers proliferating in the top districts of the metropolis and condominiums becoming part of the quintessential real estate development in a city, we've rounded up the best and came up with a list of top 5 condos in the Philippines based on building quality, world-class facilities, hotel-like amenities, location and accessibility, and sheer luxury.

Arya Residences

Being green for Arthaland's Arya Residences isn't just about the perfectly manicured lawn or a lavishly landscaped area. It has embraced green living with eco-friendly building materials and through water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, as well as its structural design and building waste management. This twin tower at BGC is the first LEED-certified condominium building that's aiming for Gold certification. Other than providing greener, more sustainable living options, its grand master plan incorporates state-of-the-art features to offer the perfect mix of comfort and luxury. Its well-designed building features include a leisure pool, an open deck, a 25-meter lap pool, and an indoor and outdoor playground. It also has a landscaped walking trail and an open garden with seats. Located at McKinley Parkway, the secure and well-maintained condominium building also has the advantage of being near major thoroughfares, dynamic shopping districts, top schools and hospitals, and a good mix of lifestyle options at BGC.

Discovery Primea

Discovery Primea is hard to miss, being one of the tallest skycrapers at the heart of Ayala Avenue in Makati. The 68-storey building offers upscale living options with its signature homes and penthouse units. But unlike cramped condo living designs, Discovery Primea offers bigger living spaces, like you're getting a corner home with a really good view of Makati. Other than a bigger space, Discovery Group's flagship residential development offers not just creative designs and modern structures but also a great set of amenities and facilities for a well-rounded urban lifestyle. It has state-of-the-art fitness centers, a luxury spa, recreational swimming pools, and other leisure facilities such as libraries, food and beverage outlets, and dining lounges. You'll be treated like a guest at your own home with 24-hour concierge and valet. The residential skyscraper also has its own sky atrium, helipad, business center, and in-house clinic. Living in a top cosmopolitan district in the metro definitely has its perks, such as Makati's vibrant, nightlife, gastronomic pleasures, leisure adventures, retail options, and business amenities.

Trump Tower

Trump Tower at Century City, a design landmark and master planned luxury village in Makati, brings the best of New York living to the Philippines. Trump Tower lives up to the sophisticated architecture and design philosophy of the globally acclaimed brand. With a grand lobby that comes with an iconic chandelier, pendant lamps, and the most sophisticated furniture, it will definitely be a grand entrance for its guests and residents. It embodies luxury, elegance, and sophistication in every design, such as the dramatic Trump Plaza and Water Feature. Trump Tower offers the most luxurious living spaces with privileged lifestyle perks. The exquisitely designed living spaces come with sweeping city views and the classic Manhattan, New York styling. They have captured the spirit of Downtown SOHO with their ebony wood flooring, white walls, and themed interior. The classic Fifth Avenue vibe is also reflected through wood veneer floors and walls and the use of cream and brown marble and granite stones, along with other interior embellishments. The traditional Park Avenue style comes to life through moldings on walls and cornices and contemporary wood flooring, among other interior finishes. First-class amenities and facilities include a spa, pool, video room, fitness center, library, business center, and meeting room.

Avant at The Fort

On a 1,986 sqm. lot, Avant at The Fort has the privilege of being directly across the Manila Golf Course. The 38-storey residential building reflects green architecture in its design, with energy-saving qualities mixed into it. Avant embraces the modern lifestyle in its living space design. It comes with modern conveniences fused with practical designs. Living space options come in flat- and loft-type units. Its modern facilities and amenities include a free-form wading pool with sundeck and surrounding landscaped gardens. It also has a gym, sky garden, function area, and children's playground. At the entrance, you'll be greeted by a high-ceiling lobby with lounge and concierge services. Adequate basement parking is provided for guests and residents. The property is highly secure and properly managed, ensuring exclusivity, privacy, and convenience. Its location puts you at the heart of dynamic metro living provided by culture and lifestyle options at The Fort.

Amorsolo Square

Amorsolo Square provides the best features, facilities, and amenities for living well. A high-class, modern, and comfortable lifestyle is something you can enjoy here at the twin building in Rockwell, Makati. While the 18-storey Amorsolo West is designed with gentle slopes, the Amorsolo East comes with amazing views of Rockwell, the parkland, and the rest of the metropolis. The lobby is adorned with glass and stone, creating a tropical view of its own. Since it houses the famous Rockwell Club, it gives residents the best options for fitness, sports, and recreation. These include dance studios, squash courts, and a 5 in 1 swimming pool (with lap pool, deep pool, wading pool, kiddie pool, and Jacuzzi beds). The building also has a fully equipped gym, a spa with Jacuzzi, outdoor lounge areas and facilities, and function rooms. Aside from the Rockwell Leisure Club, Amorsolo Square is also home to Chef Jessie at Rockwell and Palm Grove and Garden. Its modern conveniences include a resident's access to Power Plant mall Tunnel, reception and concierge, electronic security access at basement parking, 100% backup power, and high-end security systems.