The Philippines’ first and only Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, can now officially call Eastwood City her home.
The 30-year-old Diaz today received her P14-million, fully-furnished two-bedroom condominium unit gift at the 47-storey One Eastwood Avenue from tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan and property giant Megaworld, days after returning to the country following a successful stint at the just concluded Olympic Games held in Tokyo, Japan.
The unit, which was specially curated by Megaworld’s in-house interior design team, comes complete with furniture and fixtures as well as appliances.
“All that Hidilyn and her family need to do is just bring their clothes and other personal effects, and they are good to stay in the unit. We are excited to welcome her and her family and loved ones to Eastwood City, particularly in this newest residential condominium tower in our first-ever township. She has brought so much pride to our country and she deserves all these rewards for her hardwork in raising our flag so high in the Tokyo Olympics,” says Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer, Megaworld, and son of the real estate magnate.
Also lending a nostalgic feel to Diaz’s new space is a commissioned charcoal painting by 21-year-old fine arts student, John Ken Gomez, which captured two images of Diaz’s historic and emotional moment at the Tokyo Olympics, and a special message from Megaworld that says, ‘Thank you for lifting our country up high.’ This is prominently displayed in the unit’s living room.
“The story of Hidilyn’s victory is a great source of inspiration for Filipinos. I hope every time she looks at that artwork, she will be reminded that she is a symbol of hope and pride for all of us,” Gomez shares.
A winning township lifestyle
As an owner of a condo unit, Diaz and her family can enjoy the first-class amenities of One Eastwood Avenue, which include a badminton court at the roofdeck, landscaped gardens, a lap pool with pool seat jets, paved sunbathing lounge and seating area, and a bar with indoor and outdoor lounge. There are also skygardens located on the 8th, 18th, and 28th floors of the tower.
Other amenities include a kiddie pool and a wading pool, male and female shower and changing rooms, kids’ playground, children’s playroom, reflexology path and meditation garden, a yoga and Pilates room, function rooms, an outdoor chess area, game room, and a fitness center – where Hidilyn can spend time to practice her sport.
Since One Eastwood Avenue is in a township setting, malls and commercial centers, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, pet shops, retail stores, hotel, and even a church are just walkable and easily accessible without driving or commuting.
“It will be a very convenient lifestyle for Hidilyn and her family. In fact, there are other celebrities and renowned personalities who have also chosen Eastwood City as their home for many years now because of this,” adds Tan.