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PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES


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at home in the world

As a child, your parents told you “the world is your oyster,� and you believed them. As a young adult, you saw life as a continuous journey. Today, every destination that has ever spoken to your spirit and stirred your soul you consider an extension of home.

Welcome to Raffles Praslin


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Pearl of the Indian Ocean With distant neighbors such as Zanizibar to the west, Mauritius and Reunion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest and the Maldives to the northeast, Seychelles keeps company with some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Shining within this little-traveled section of the Indian Ocean, is Praslin.

Discovered by Europeans in 1502, Praslin, was affectionately called l’Île de Palme for its magnificent and dense emerald-green canopy. All who have landed on its silver shores have been captivated by its mythic beauty and abundance. Though this tiny paradise has changed names and hands, it has across the ages, remained one of the world’s purest living treasures. From warm rains that shower one shore while opposing shores bask in the sun, to water temperatures indistinguishable from the warm air above, Praslin is home to many miracles. To witness them all one must live here, for nature’s most dramatic spectacles are fleeting, and the island’s most legendary secrets are buried deep in its jungles, surf, and people


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Life on Praslin is a daily interaction with sun, surf and sand. Viewing the island from an explorer’s perspective is possible by sailboat, canoe, cruise ship and surfboard.Yet the world from whence this granitic island sprung saves its many splendors for those willing to dive a little deeper. In the clear quietude of the Indian Ocean, delicate reefs construct a playground for droves of tropical fish in full regalia and plant life of shapes and colors unknown to dry land. These waters are rich, and their bounty is reserved for the sensational menus of Praslin’s exquisite fusion cuisine.

Pure Island Magic

Inland, Praslin’s palm jungles conceal sights so jaw-droppingly stunning, world organizations felt compelled to recognize and protect them. In the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site, primeval gardens sit hushed in time, their raw splendor drawing conclusions of biblical proportions. From the ‘coco de mer’ palm and its erotic fruit, to flowers and birds found only here, to beaches believed to be the most beautiful on earth, as befits such an unusually captivating environment, rarity grows in spades.

Nature is not alone in weaving works of magic on Praslin. The island’s northwestern tip cradles the only championship golf course in Seychelles. Designed by the acclaimed Rodney Wright, the 18-hole, par 70 course is considered among the 50 best in the world and rightfully, among the 10 most beautiful. In many ways, Praslin is a gateway. To the flavors and festivals of Créole culture, to the intricate art of native craft, to a gastronomy inspired by the four corners of the earth, to the handful of charming islands and fabled Aldabra Atoll floating a stone’s throw away. To this gate, your Raffles home is key.


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Your Praslin Home

Sprawling, spacious and at one with its environs, your home is a tropical haven of impeccable design. Surrounded by broad verandas that offer you the Indian Ocean on a bamboo platter, their generosity is echoed in the picture windows, multiple bedrooms and lounge areas made for alfresco living. Seclusion will always be a reigning trait of your Raffles estate, though it will be within strolling distance of Raffles Resort Praslin. Stretched across 500 meters of beachfront land, the restaurants, spa and leisure facilities of your closest neighbor will always be within easy reach.


IN THE REALM OF EXOTIC ESCAPES, Three wordS PROVIDE THE PILLARS OF EXQUISITE DESIGN AND EXCEPTIONAL INTEGRATION:

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Harmony and Beauty Within

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The sweet perfume of natural wood draped in elegant area rugs; bookshelves lined with knowledge and intrigue; beds dressed in sheer romance; a gourmet kitchen prepared to give discerning palettes a taste of something fresh and new; every room in your Raffles home has mastered the delicate dances of style and taste. All Raffles homes offer a private microcosm of paradise, marked by generous outdoor space and private pools, tended to by the discreet Raffles staff. Though Seychellois materials, art and influence can be found in every detail of your sanctuary, your senses will be inspired by discreet, yet state of the art audio visual equipment. Striking a masterful balance between rustic beauty and cutting edge design, your Raffles estate is as at home in this world as you are.


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happiness has everything to do with lifestyle. eat fresh. swim daily. breathe deeply. the rest will follow.

at play in paradise


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HERE IS WHERE THE SIGNATURE SEYCHELLOIS WARMTH IS MOST KEENLY FELT. La Touche Prasline

As gentle as a Praslin breeze is the expert touch of your RafflesAmrita Spa. Here, treatments that both relax and acclimatize the body to the power and rhythm of a tropical world are necessary rituals of daily life. From ancient ceremonies involving healing plants, to secluded areas overlooking the ocean, to expansive changing rooms offering scented rain showers and soothing steam. Your RafflesAmrita Spa shares the secrets to living well, lavishing you in layer upon layer of earthly pleasures, until your spirit feels as lustrous and fine as a South Sea pearl.


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Surrender to the Sublime

The story of how Raffles became a household name among royalties, celebrities and literati alike bases its narrative in service. It begins before you arrive, in the preparations to ensure your home is stocked with your family’s personal favorites, and thoughtful surprises selected to delight and inspire. Your access to Praslin and the Raffles Resort is made seamless by Raffles’ inimitably heartfelt service and gracious staff. Discreet and dedicated to fulfilling your every desire, from pool attendants to maître d’s, every employee instinctively assumes the role of friendly neighbor and impeccable host.


HOME IS WHEREVER YOUR HEART LONGS TO BE.


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RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS Raffles is a collection of luxury hotels around the globe that distinguishes itself through the highest standards of products and services. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city and most are positioned at the top of their local markets. Each is a sanctuary of tranquility, privacy and indulgence, providing an endlessly enchanting experience for privileged travelers. From exotic destinations to vibrant cities, Raffles brings you residential sanctuaries that are cultured and refined, with service that is heartfelt and gracious in every way. With a touch of magic that differentiates legends and landmarks from mere hotels and resorts, Raffles has extended its portfolio to provide a privileged few with a chance to own a private residence and estate in some of the world’s most coveted destinations.

Kingdom Hotel Investments Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) is the developer and majority investor of Raffles Praslin. KHI is the leading hotel and resort acquisition and development company focused in the high growth markets of Asia, Middle-East and Africa. It is listed on both the Dubai International Financial Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud, Chairman and founder of KHI, is a significant shareholder in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. Kingdom Hotel Investments is focused on developing an exclusive portfolio of hotels and resorts in sought-after resorts and urban destinations. Currently, the company has ownership interests in 34 properties in 21 countries including 23 operational hotels and resorts and 11 hotels and resorts currently under construction or as part of existing hotel expansion programmes. In addition to its hotel business, Kingdom Hotel Investments is an accomplished residential real estate developer, seeking out compelling locations within its network in which to create branded residential projects. Currently the company has completed or is developing residential projects in the Seychelles, Mauritius, Morocco, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

The Raffles Praslin, Seychelles Team

WATG ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Over the course of the last half-century, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) has become the world’s leading design consultant for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. Having worked in over 130 countries and territories across six continents, WATG has designed more of the world’s great hotels and resorts than any other firm on the planet, many of which have become international landmarks. WILSON ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN Wilson Associates consistently ranks among the top interior design firms in the world. Recognized by clients and industry professionals alike for their simple designs that incorporate the geographical flavor unique to each project by working with local craftsmen, artisans and artists. Wilson Associates is highly regarded for their research into local cultural influences, which they carefully carry into the design of furniture, lighting, carpets and fabrics.


WHEN THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER, IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT YOUR HOME BE A PEARL.

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This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation for sale in any jurisdiction where the relevant project is not registered in accordance with applicable law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. The contents of this advertisement are for illustrative purposes only. Neither Kingdom Hotel Investments, its representatives, agents, consultants, subsidiaries, affiliates or their respective employees warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility in any way for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or illustrations contained within this advertisement and reserve the right to make revisions to the same. Raffles does not make any representations or guarantees with respect to the residential interests of the Resorts and is not responsible for the Developer’s marketing practices, advertising and sales representations. Raffles brand name and trade marks are used under licence. Raffles does not make any representations or guarantees with respect to the project and is not responsible for Kingdom Hotel Investments’ marketing practices, advertising and sales representations.


FLOORPLANS & SPECIFICATIONS PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES


RAFFLES ESTATES

PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES

OVERVIEW Located on the northeast tip of Praslin Island, the second largest island in the Seychelles, the Raffles Estates free-standing homes will be built on pleasantly secluded yet conveniently adjacent to the [soon to be constructed] Raffles Resort. With 500 meters of direct beachfront land, spa and leisure facilities, restaurants and only 15 minutes drive from Praslin airport, this resort will surely be a sought after destination – private, relaxing, close to nature, and offering the heartfelt and gracious service for which Raffles is renowned. LOC ATION The Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 155 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometers (930 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. Praslin is the most elite and tranquil of the islands. FACTS Product Quantity: 23 free-standing homes on secluded lots Product Type: Estate homes with freehold ownership Offering Details: • 7 - 3 Bedrooms with 325 (M2) • 14 - 4 Bedrooms with 460 (M2) • 2 - 5 Bedrooms with 550 (M2) Decor: The estates will come fully-furnished with 2 colour schemes Target Completion: Fall, 2010 Resort Amenities: • Private beach, RafflesAmrita Spa • VIP airport arrival and transportation • Golf cart transportation within the resort • Customized provisions supplied to Raffles Estates owners • Two restaurants including a “kitchen theatre” style main dining room and beachfront seafood dining • Pool bar and lobby bar.

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WATG ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Over the course of the last half century, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) has become the world’s leading design consultant for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. Having worked in over 130 countries and territories across six continents, WATG has designed more of the world’s great hotels and resorts than any other firm on the planet. Many of WATG’s projects have become international landmarks, renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom line success. Website: www.watg.com WILSON ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN Wilson Associates is consistently named as one of the top interior design firms by industry professionals for their simple designs that seek to incorporate a geographical flavor to each project using local craftsmen, artisans and artists. The firm is not known for a specific “style” or “look” but rather for their research in local, cultural influences they incorporate into their design of furniture, lighting, carpets and fabrics. Website: www.wilsonassoc.com THE RAFFLES BRAND Raffles is a collection of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, each distinguished by its luxury, elegance and residential charm. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city, positioned at the top of its local market and rated among the very best in the world. Raffles pursuit of service excellence has earned for its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel in Singapore was rated best hotel in Asia by readers of Ultratravel Magazine by the Daily Telegraph, and Best Luxury Hotel in Asia by Travel Trade Gazette Asia, while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best New City Hotel by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. Raffles Dubai, the latest addition to its portfolio, is recognised among the world’s best new hotels by Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot List. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 88 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and SwissĂ´tel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit www.raffles.com. ABOUT KINGDOM HOTEL INVESTMENTS KHI, headquartered in Dubai (UAE), is the leading publicly listed hospitality real estate investment company focused on high growth emerging markets such as the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. The company has ownership interests in 34 properties in 21 countries including 23 operating hotels and resorts and 11 hotels and resorts currently under construction or in the initial stages of development. KHI is also an accomplished developer of branded residential projects, creating world class residences and private home ownership opportunities. The company is investing US$1.3 billion in its projects, many of which will include branded residences. KHI is listed on the Dubai International Financial Exchange and London Stock Exchange. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Additional information can be found at www.rafflesrealestate.com NOTE: Information contained herein reflects available information and plans as of June 5, 2008. The developer reserves the right to make modifications to pricing as well as to plans and specifications to maintain the high standard of this development. All information is subject to change without notice.

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THREE BEDROOM ESTATE PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES

FIRST FLOOR

STUDY MASTER BEDROOM

BATH

ENSUITE

BEDROOM 2

DECK

GROUND FLOOR

KITCHEN LIVING ROOM DINING

BATH STUDY BEDROOM 1

POOL LEVEL

DECK

PLANT ROOM

CHANGE RM. PAVILLION

POOL

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FOUR BEDROOM ESTATE PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES

FIRST FLOOR

MASTER BEDROOM

ENSUITE BATH

BEDROOM 3

DECK

GROUND FLOOR KITCHEN LIVING ROOM BATH

BATH DINING

STUDY BEDROOM 1

BEDROOM 2

DECK

POOL LEVEL PLANT ROOM

MAID ROOM

CHANGE RM. PAVILLION

POOL

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FIVE BEDROOM ESTATE PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES

FIRST FLOOR

ENSUITE MASTER BEDROOM STUDY

BATH

BATH

BEDROOM 4

BEDROOM 3

DECK

GROUND FLOOR KITCHEN

BATH

BATH

DINING

STUDY LIVING AREA

BEDROOM 1

BEDROOM 2 DECK

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POOL LEVEL MAID ROOM

PLANT ROOM

CHANGE RM. PAVILLION

POOL

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Raffles Praslin  

A brochure for Kingdom Hall Investments' first resort real estate venture in Seychelles with the Raffles hotel group.

Raffles Praslin  

A brochure for Kingdom Hall Investments' first resort real estate venture in Seychelles with the Raffles hotel group.

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