SM Seaside City
SM Seaside City logo
The facade of SM Seaside City in 2024
LocationSeaside City, South Road Properties, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines
Coordinates10°16′49.4″N 123°52′54.6″E / 10.280389°N 123.881833°E / 10.280389; 123.881833
Opening dateNovember 27, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-11-27)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
ArchitectWV Coscolluela & Associates
Arquitectonica (consultant)
Wow Architects (interior designer)
No. of stores and services700+
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area470,486 m2 (5,064,270 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Public transit access
  • Bus interchange  CIBUS  Il Corso, IT Park, Ayala Center Cebu
  •  MyBus  Anjo World, SM City Cebu, Parkmall
WebsiteSM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City (formerly but still officially known on exterior signage as SM Seaside City Cebu and also known locally as SM Seaside), is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines. The mall opened on November 27, 2015, exactly 22 years after SM City Cebu, another mall also owned by SM Prime in Cebu City, opened in 1993.

As of 2022, it is the largest mall in Cebu, the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the sixteenth in the world, with a gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 470,486 square meters.[1] SM Seaside is SM Prime Holdings' third mall in Metro Cebu and its 56th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by Arquitectonica, the same company which designed other SM Supermalls, such as SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall.


On April 12, 2011, SM Prime Holdings held a ground-breaking ceremony at the mall's location.[2]

SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy said that the company has made adjustments to its destination mall project at SRP, in terms of budget allocation to ₱8.5 billion, from the original budget of ₱6 billion. The whole SM Seaside Complex costs ₱30 billion.[3] It is SM's largest and most expensive mall ever built in a single construction phase. (Until SM City Tianjin in China was completed)

On November 27, 2015, SM Seaside City opened and many shoppers flocked the mall, causing major traffic in the South Road Properties area. And during that night, a fireworks display was held to celebrate the opening of the large mall.[4]


SM Seaside City with the South Road Properties (SRP) and the Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) at the background

SM Seaside City is a circular-shaped retail mall with multiple anchors, including a two-story SM Store (formerly The SM Store), SM Supermarket, a Centerstage theater, a Super Screen Cinema (formerly Large Screen format cinema), two Director's Club cinemas, and 4 regular cinemas, an 18-lane SM Bowling and Amusement Center, and an Olympic-size ice skating rink near the food court.[5]

Super Screen Cinema

The Super Screen Cinema features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. This format uses the Christie 6P laser projection system and features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. The Christie 6P laser produces the brightest images with 80% illumination and offers the best 3D platform that accurately reproduces the colors of the actual movie set, developing the most immersive cinema experience. The SM Large Screen Cinema also proudly uses the Dolby Atmos Sound System and the top-of-the-line Christie Vive Speakers, its audience fully immersed in surround-sound technology. It will house 351 guests in stadium-like seats.[6] The technology in this cinema is similar to Dolby Cinema, which also uses Christie projectors.

SMX Convention Center

The proposed SMX Convention Center Cebu will stand on the property of South Coast City, an adjacent mixed-use development co-owned by SM Prime with Ayala Land.[7][8]

Seaside Tower

This 147-meter tall tower is located on the center of the mall.[9] There are plans for restaurants, coffee shops and a viewing deck at the top of the tower which will provide people with a 360-degree view of Cebu City and the mall. The tower is still currently unoccupied. The tower is supported by columns of 150cm x 150cm dimensions of 21 MPA concrete ultimate compression strength from the foundation up to the third level.[10]

Other projects

SM Seaside Arena

Main article: SM Seaside Arena

The SM Seaside City Arena is a proposed 16,000-seating capacity indoor arena intended to be built across the shopping mall complex. It is planned to house international concerts and events, and, upon completion, will be the biggest indoor arena in Cebu.[11]

It is planned to become a venue for the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and was one of the planned venues for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, had the Philippines won its bid to host the tournament.[12]

In January 2017, SM Prime Holdings reportedly canceled its plans to build the arena.[13][14] However, plans for the arena resumed in late 2019, with the arena, instead of being within the SM Seaside complex, now placed in the South Coast City.

See also


  1. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". SM Prime. SM Prime. January 30, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "SM Seaside City set to change Cebu landscape". Yahoo! Philippines News. Manila Bulletin. April 18, 2011. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 6, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Biggest mall in Vis-Min, SM Seaside City Cebu, opens November 27". Interaksyon. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". The Philippine Star. The Freeman. January 16, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "SM Cinema brings world-class entertainment closer to provincial areas". SM Investments.
  7. ^ Lorenciana, Carlo (December 9, 2019). "26-hectare ALI-SM project at SRP to start construction in Q1 2020". SunStar. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  8. ^ Sino Cruz, Irene R. (November 12, 2019). "SM-Ayala consortium bares details of multi-billion SRP development". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "SM Seaside City Cebu: SM Unveils New Regional Landmark In Cebu City". SM Investment Corporation. November 26, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "10 Things SM Seaside City Cebu Has to Offer". December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  11. ^ Badua, Snow (October 22, 2013). "Slightly smaller version of MOA Arena set to rise in Cebu, says official". Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  12. ^ Miravite, Myke (January 2, 2015). "Solaire, SM Group propose to build stadiums to boost PH's FIBA World Cup hosting bid". Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  13. ^ Nalzaro, Bobby (January 23, 2017). "Nalzaro: SM to cancel multi-billion projects". Sun.Star Cebu. Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  14. ^ Limpag, Mike T. (January 25, 2017). "Limpag: Fans dream of arena foiled by politics". Sun.Star. Sun.Star. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
Preceded bySM Center Sangandaan 56th SM Supermall 2015 Succeeded bySM City San Jose Del Monte