Have you tried the games at the new Timezone Robinson’s Place Manila?
With the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in the Philippines, businesses from all sectors have taken the opportunity to bounce back with a shared optimism that people have now learned to co-exist with the virus, by getting vaccinated and following all necessary safety protocols to keep illnesses at bay.
One of the industries heavily affected by the pandemic are Family Entertainment Centers that have been forced to shut down operation since the start of the pandemic in 2020. That’s almost 2 years without any income.
Amazingly, Timezone has survived this and is now enthusiastic that they will be able to continue their planned expansion and restructuring.
The recent opening of the new Timezone Robinson’s Place Manila last April 7 is a testament to that commitment according to Timezone Philippines President and General Manager Rafael Prats Jr.
Joining Prats at the formal opening are Ryan Pablo – Timezone Operations Manager, Fernan Luna – Timezone Project Manager, Romina Domingo – Operations Director for flagship malls (Robinsons Place Manila, Magnolia and Galleria), Mark Louie Sta. Ana – Regional Operations Manager of Robinsons Place Manila and special guest Shamcey Supsup-Lee – National Director of Miss Universe Philippines, Miss Universe 3rd Runner up and 1st Nominee of ARTE Partylist.
Here’s a glimpse at what happened during the grand opening event:
Timezone Philippines which is a joint venture of Ayala Land and Timezone Australia opened its first center in Cebu way back in 1997. The new Robinson’s Place Manila branch is their 58th main store, the 3rd biggest outlet in the country and the biggest in the City of Manila. Aside from the main stores, Prats said that they also have more than 50 satellite outlets or kiosks and one of them is located also inside Robinson’s Place Manila at the 3rd floor.
This new Timezone follows the same Multi-Attraction format that they’ve started in 2018 at Ayala Malls Feliz which featured a Trampoline Park, a huge arcade and karaoke rooms, the first-ever short-lane bowling alley in the world, party rooms, and the Timezone Play which is a 4-storey playground built for kids. This was followed by the one at Circuit Mall in Makati City, Robinson’s Magnolia, Alabang Town Center, Vertis North, Market Market, and other outlets following the same format.
Ayala Malls Manila Bay is the biggest multi-attraction Timezone outlet right now but Prats revealed that they will be opening their biggest store yet in Quezon City in October this year at 2,700 SQM plus a new attraction that they will call the Spin Cars which is similar to bumper cars.
Also, they’re planning to renovate some of their more popular stores starting with Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street, and many others.
Timezone Robinson’s Place Manila aside from the arcade games also features two short-lane bowling alleys – one using the regular sized bowling ball and the other for duckpin bowling balls, around 7 or 8 billiard tables, a 9D VR Cinema Ride, and more.
Something new also at Timezone is their Prize Shop. You can now freely enter the prizes gallery and shop for the items that you like and use the points in your power card to purchase it. Just like shopping with a debit card. Maybe someday we can already use our power card points to purchase from other stores 🙂
Visit the new Timezone Robinson’s Place Manila located at the 2nd Floor in the area where Paeng’s Midtown Bowling Alley is formerly situated.
Here’s a video of our interview with Timezone President and General Manager Rafael Prats Jr.
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