SM City Baguio

Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

(+6374) 6197838 – 42


Monday – Sunday
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM


November 25 (Fri) to December 30 (Fri)
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM


December 09 (Fri), 10 (Sat) & 16 (Fri), 17 (Sat)
10:00 AM – 12:00 MN
December 24 & 31
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
January 01, 2017
12:00 NN – 9:00 PM
SM City Baguio can be an enclosed shopping mall in Baguio in the Philippines. At a ground area of 107,841 m2 (1,160,790 sq ft), it’s the largest retail center in the complete North Luzon Area. The entire complicated stands on a property region of 80,000 m2 (860,000 sq ft) on Luneta Hill along with Session Road overlooking historical Burnham Park and contrary Baguio’s City Hall which is located on a northern hill.

On November 21 The mall was formally opened, 2003. Additionally it is the 1st SM Supermall which will not make use of an air-conditioning program upon its completion. The mall may be the only SM Mall, apart from the SM Mall of Asia, that utilize natural lighting and which does not have an fresh air conditioned common area. The website of the mall was once occupied by the Pines Resort, which burned down.

Acquisition of the complete lot
The lot at Luneta Hill where SM City Baguio stands was formerly occupied by Resort Hotel Corporation’s Pines Resort. In 1988, SM gained an auction by the Advancement Lender of the Philippines (DBP) over the great deal reportedly for just ₱2,000 per square meter. DBP earlier foreclosed the house in 1984 following the resort building was burned down couple of years earlier. Resort Hotel defaulted in a ₱114 million mortgage with businessman Rodolfo Cuenca mortgaging using the Pines Resort house, the Taal Vista and the Mindanao Hotel in Cagayan de Oro

Cuenca of Resort and John Gokongwei of Robinsons Expenditure Company sued the DBP in 1990 in a bid to block the sale of the lot to SM.In 1992, Councilor Frederico Mandapat filed an answer, objecting the sale of the entire lot, noting the objection of both companies. The Division of Natural and Environment Assets processed the sale. Mandapat asserted the city’s claim over 2,000 square metres (22,000 sq ft) part of the lot in which a town library was originally set up by the town government.

Launching and dormancy
A task to build an SM Supermall in Baguio premiered as soon as 1995 by SM magnate Henry Sy and President Fidel V. Until April 2001 Ramos but such programs remain dormant. Sy positioned the Baguio plan on focus and hold on making business ventures in Cebu City. It had been reported in 2001 Nevertheless, that Sy may be pursuing to build a hotel of a shopping mall instead. Sy’s original strategy was to create a resort at the great deal which Sy previously bought, formerly occupied by the Pines Hotel and another shopping mall within an open lot owned by the federal government Service Insurance Program (GSIS). Both facilities could have been linked by a 50 metres (160 ft) protected overpass. Sy didn’t force through its bid to obtain the concerned great deal possessed by the GSIS.

Construction and Opening
In 2001, construction of the lot commenced despite dispute about the status of the lot where SM Town Baguio would later on stand.

A retail center was built about the lot formerly occupied by Pines Resort rather than a hotel as previous reported. On 21 November, 2003, SM City Baguio was opened up to the public.

In 2012 the problem in SM Town Baguio about the earth-balling of Pine Trees led Uk- Singer Songwriter Sting’s to go his ” Back again to Bass Tour” planned on December 9, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia ( MOA) Arena in Pasay City to Intelligent Araneta Coliseum in Quezon city.

Sting had asked for the transfer after getting a letter-addressed to a particular Alica, reported to be his US representative compiled by Minnesota based attorney Cheryl L. Daytec-Yangot, a founding person in the National Union of People’s Attorney ( NUPL) in the Philippines and was among the lead attorneys in two environmental instances filed against SM expenditure Corp. and SM Primary Holdings because of its intend to cut 182 completely grown trees to expand the SM Baguio Mall.

In the latter, Stated that an online petition on Facebook is circulating Yangot, asking Sting to improve his Manila concert location, since the MOA Arena is owned by the SM group which Task Save 182 had sued due to the SM Baguio Growth.

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