THE UNIVERSITY BELT
The University Belt is the unofficial name of a de facto sub-district in Manila, Philippines. It refers to the high concentration or a cluster of colleges and universities found in the city.
The University Belt is commonly understood as the one located in Sampaloc, Quiapo and San Miguel districts.Generally, it includes the southern end of España Boulevard, Nicanor Reyes St. (formerly Morayta St.), the
eastern end of Claro M. Recto Avenue (formerly Azcarraga), Legarda Avenue, Mendiola Street and the different side streets. Each of the colleges and universities found here are at a short walking distance of each other.
However, Manila also has other clusters of universities and colleges, such as the one found in the long stretch of Taft ave. at Ermita and Malate, although not as compact, and another one found inside the walled city of Intramuros,
although not as many, as the one found at Sampaloc, Quiapo, and San Miguel.
Nevertheless, the three clusters are close enough together that many consider it as one huge University Belt. All are found within no more than four miles (six kilometers), in an irregular crescent string shape, across the six districts of Manila.
If you choose to live in Manila, you will be surrounded by several key destinations which for sure you will enjoy when you get bored staying in the comfort of your home.
España Boulevard is the main thoroughfare of Sampaloc district, Manila and the extreme western section of Quezon City. It is an 8-lane divided arterial road and is a component of one of the radial roads of Metro Manila — Radial
Road 7 or R-7. España's name is taken after "España," Spanish for Spain, the Philippines' colonial power for 333 years. True to its name, several Spanish names abound the street.
España is an east-west artery of Manila. It connects Lerma and Nicanor Reyes (formerly Morayta) streets of Sampaloc district on the west end to Mabuhay (formerly Welcome) Rotonda, Quezon City on the east end. The
entire street is straddled by a center island, which is only broken on major intersections and at the railroad crossing. Vehicles are not allowed to make a left-turn at the full length of the boulevard, with the exception of the intersection going to Nicanor
Reyes Street at the western terminus. España is two kilometers long.
España's north side is its west-bound (Manila-bound) side, while the south side is its east-bound (Quezon City-bound) side. Buses, taxis, jeepneys and cabriolets serve the commuters.
A new mass-transit line is planned to cross España, called MRT-4, also called by some as the Red Line.
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES & AMENITIES
• Grand Hotel Lobby
• Commercial Shops (Ground Floor)
• Two High Speed Elevators
• Above Ground Parking Spaces
• Swimming Pool
• Jogging Path
• Gym & Fitness Center
• Multi-Purpose Room / Function Room
• Bar & Lounge
• Library & Study Room
• Sauna Room
• Landscape Garden (Roofdeck)
• Cable TV Ready
• Wi-Fi Ready
• Standby Power Generator
• Cistern & Overhead Water Tanks
• Waste Disposal Chute
• Premier Design with Abundant Sun-Light & Natural Ventilation for all Units & Common Areas.
SAFETY & SECURITY
• Automatic Fire protection & sprinkler system
• Automatic Fire detection & alarm system
• 24-hour security
• Round-the-clock CCTV monitoring system
• House entry phone system
• Individual doorbell
• Automated vehicular traffic system
• Fire-Rated Double Steel Door on each Unit