SM Southpoint officially opens

11/15/2016 Randomly Candid 0 Comments

ILOILO City – Ilonggos now have a new hangout place as SM Southpoint officially opened on November 11.

The two-level expansion of SM City Iloilo houses a number of restaurants and café – both new and old players – offering diverse gastronomic experience to every diner.

Among the establishments which are already open at SM Southpoint are:
  • Spicy Elements
  • Jamie’s Steak Room
  • Ramboy’s
  • Leonito’s
  • Pizzaro
  • Bistro Ocean City
  • The Pittstop
  • San Jose Café
  • Niños Burritos
  • Gourmet Dimsum Café
  • Giligan’s
  • Sweet Cravings

More restaurants are also opening in the coming months. These include:
  • Office Pantry
  • Live by Healthy Kitchen
  • Peri-Peri
  • Culture Table
  • Vikings
  • Mrs. Wharton
  • Apothecary
  • Café Diem 

None other than SM’s Hans Sy graced the opening SM Southpoint. He sees this part of the mall as a place where people can converge and spend their night, eat away and have fun. At daytime, families can bring their children and enjoy the open space, he added.

“It has an open park feeling that I really believe is the advantage over here. We’re really planning out so well. Right now, we have a masterplan of hotel development and other new ideas that we can bring in,” Sy disclosed.


Sy revealed that with the bullish economy of Iloilo, SM is seeing to further expand its projects here noting that its Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) tower is now on its way in addition to its BPO towers in SM malls in Mall of Asia, Megamall, North Edsa, and Fairview.

Artist's perspective of SM's BPO Tower in Iloilo

Moreover, Sy also officially announced that they are building a 200-bedroom Park Inn Hotel in Iloilo. The construction of the said hotel will start by first quarter of 2017 and is expected to become fully operational by 2019.


Sy likens SM growth to his father standing on top of the snow mountain wherein he lets the snowballs go down and as it goes down, it gets bigger and bigger.

“Over the last 30 years, it’s the same snow ball, just bigger. All the formula and all the approaches of the business is very much the same, which is customer service,” he explained.

I got the rare chance to have a selfie with Mr. Hans Sy. :)

He added that they are very happy and proud of what SM has become today as it remained strong as before.

Learning from his father, the younger Sy shared that their formula of success include 50-percent hardwork, 40-percent guts and 10-percent luck.

“A lot of people would do business and then rely on luck. That is not supposed to be. Work hard to get yourself exposed to opportunities. It will take guts to really go into that opportunity. And with a little bit of luck, you will be ok,” he explained.

On a personal note, he said that he always reminds everybody to “focus and get organized, anticipate all the issues going to happen and make sure that everything is addressed even before it becomes a problem.”

With these upcoming developments SM promises to Ilonggos that there will be surely #MoreForYou!

For more updates and upcoming events at SM Southpoint, like SM City Iloilo on Facebook and follow @smcityiloilo on Instagram.

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