Just in time for Christmas, SM City Tuguegarao opens its doors on November 18, 2022, bringing great shopping, leisure, and entertainment up north to this beautiful and bustling city in the Cagayan Valley region. It is SM Prime’s 82nd Supermall, and the third in Region 2 after SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown and SM City Cauayan.
Nestled in the verdant Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao is protected by the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges in the east, by the Cordilleras in the west, and by the far-off Caraballo Mountains in the south.
It is the capital city of the province of Cagayan and serves as the –political and administrative center of Region 2, which includes Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino provinces. It is likewise the center of commerce, finance, medical services, and education, as well as the most important trading hub of Cagayan.
Strategically located on a 146,909.87 square meter site along Bagay road corner Diversion road, Tuguegarao City, the two level mall 62,000 square meter floor area will serve shoppers in Tuguegarao, Penablanca, Iguig, Enrile, Solana, Tuao, and Piat in Cagayan as well as nearby provinces like Kalinga and Apayao. More than that, it will be a catalyst for business and employment opportunities in the area.
SM City Tuguegarao’s façade balances bright colors, contemporary patterns, and projecting glass forms into an energetic overall building design. Landscaping is generous and modern, especially at the Valley Park, a 6000 square area that promotes the value of nature and provides a breathing space where you can enjoy open-air activities with your family and friends amidst the bustle of the city.
The new mall’s interiors celebrates its location – near the tributary of two great rivers of the Cagayan province – the Rio Grande de Cagayan and its tributary the Pinacanauan River with its protected natural wonders, landscapes, rare wild flora, and ancient cave systems.
It highlights pride of place with distinctive materials and finishes – warm textured floor finishes in a bold design that reflects the wooded riverbanks of the Pinacanauan River. Dynamic lighting and organic timber ceiling features also reflect the rivers’ winding path through the Cagayan landscape to the Philippine Sea.
Warm and authentic tones of wood paneling with abundant planting and evocative green graphics discovered along the mall journey will remind visitors of the uniqueness of Tuguegarao.
The SM Store and SM Supermarket are SM City Tuguegarao’s major anchors along with the SM Appliance Center, ACE Hardware, Watsons, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central, Pet Express, Miniso, and Crocs. It will also have fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, sports stores, bookstores, as well as a Cyberzone and service and wellness centers.
Eating out options include a Food Court; specialty restaurants like Botejyu, Mesa, and Prime Steak House; and local and international food chains like Shakey’s, Bon Chon, KFC, J. Co Donuts, Goldilocks, Macao Imperial Tea, Breadtalk, and Starbucks Coffee.
It will also feature some of Cagayan’s best food stops and homegrown tenants – Bos Chow, Cheese and Stalk, Asyano’s Filipino and Asian Buffet, BLK 5, and Serafina which will serve the Cagayan’s Famous Pancit Batil Patong.
SM City Tuguegarao will have three state of the art cinemas and two private cinema rooms featuring a stunning display, phenomenal sound from Dolby-enabled, and state-of-the-art digital cinema. Kids of all ages will enjoy amusement centers like Quantum, Tom’s World, Word of Fun, Prizes Prizes, and Ambika Kidz Fun Box.
For customer convenience and an enhanced malling experience, the newest SM in Cagayan has 2,299 parking slots for regular cars, PWD cars, and motorcycles. Its transportation hub within the mall complex provides shoppers with plenty of available transport options.
SM City Tuguegarao’s design team includes DSGN Associates, Inc., Foreign Design Consultant; EDGE, Mall Interior Design Consultant; BCL Asia, Landscape Designer; HBO + EMTB, Cyberzone Designer, and Abesamis + Guerrero Architects, Foodcourt Designer. JSLA Architects is the Architect on Record, while Dahn Berger Phils Corporation is the General Contractor, and DA Abcede and Associates handle Construction Management.