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Luxury Collection Vol 19 No 2 / Compliments of the Airline / Not for resale

T H E F I N E S T H O M E S , T R AV E L & L I F E S T Y L E

Front Cover: Exuma, Bahamas, Private Island See page 4

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This is a landmark year for the UK, not only is London acting as host city to the Olympic Games, it’s also the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Needless to say, both events will prove major tourist attractions with a wide and exciting range of celebratory events being held around them.

With this in mind, we’ve included a special feature on the property prospects surrounding the forthcoming Olympics. So, whether you’re looking to buy in one of the up and coming areas near the Olympic Stadium in Stratford or hoping to rent out your London home during the festivities, we’ve sourced valuable advice from the relevant experts. And what’s the latest news on Spain? We seem to be bombarded with conflicting advice at the moment. Some say the market has bottomed out, others are convinced it’s still gently sinking. My publisher, Stuart Shield, has visited twice just recently and reports seeing some very positive signs following meetings with Spanish developers and realtors. We attempt to throw more light on the subject with an article by Ginetta Vedrickas on page  where she makes some interesting price comparisons between current and past values on high-end properties now on the market. Coupled with comment from those in the know and some fabulous purchasing opportunities, it makes fascinating reading.

CONTACT US AT: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 358877 Fax: +44 (0)1245 357767 Web: Email: PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Helen McCaughran

Jill Keene On the Standard cover: Exuma, Bahamas Private island, 38 acres. Turn key. Five waterfront houses for 22 guests. Entertainment Building with club-style dining, stylish lounge, fitness center and infinity pool. Staff village, chapel, heliport and deepwater docks. Quality buildings and tastefully furnished. No expense spared. Enjoy residency in tax neutral Bahamas. WEB: 4000018367 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Tel: +1 242 362 4211 Email: See page 73

On the British Airways cover: Hotel Rangá is a four star luxury resort in South Iceland and perfectly located to experience the area’s many attractions and natural wonders, glaciers, volcanoes, geothermal areas and the wonderful Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The hotel offers 51 luxurious rooms, including seven specially designed and themed continental suites. Contact: +354 487 5700 Email: Web: See page 24 On the Emirates cover: Portomaso is a seafront, semi-gated, self-sufficient, car-free complex made up of 420 luxury apartments, a 5 star-deluxe Hilton Hotel Malta affording 406 rooms, a Yacht Marina, a 23 storey Business Tower, Shopping Complex, Restaurants, a Beach Club, Health Club and underground Parking. Portomaso has not only established itself locally, but has also gained recognition internationally. Tumas Developments, 1052 Portomaso, St Julians, STJ 4011, Malta. Tel: +356 2138 6802 Mob: +356 7949 7504 Email: Web: 4

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EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Emma Harvey, April Snider, Zoe Thomas, Lynn West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay PA to Publisher: Susan Earwicker Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex. Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY LUXURY COLLECTION: ISSN 2048-2302 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

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In this issue Desire Temptations include a world record-holding racing boat and a bottle of rare 1952 whisky Finishing touches If you’re seeking something special for summer, look no further The finer things in life Handmade golf shoes and custom clubs that will help golfers dress to impress Driveway Catch up with all the latest news and events from the glamorous world of motoring Top 10 Cars The Geneva Motor Show has unveiled a host of fabulous new supercars Destination resorts Three of the Asia Pacific’s most exclusive retreats in the Maldives, Australia and Thailand Carrying the torch As London prepares to host the Olympic Games, we investigate the property opportunities Beside the seaside Ginetta Vedrickas goes beachcombing to find coastal homes from Cornwall to the Channel Islands From New York to LA Rachel Newcombe discovers two stateside locations that are proving hugely popular Spain at any cost Spanish property prices are looking increasingly enticing… The little red dot We explore Singapore, highlighting its best properties, hotels, cuisine and tourist attractions Golfing greats We take to the fairways of golf resorts around the world to locate the best properties and facilities International Hotel Awards Asia Pacific 2012-2013 Discover award-winning hotels from across the world International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012-2013 The winners of this year’s Asia Pacific awards

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apimag is Europe’s number one when it comes to luxury shared ownership, owning 57 resorts and more than 5,400 apartments in 16 countries. Those countries include Great Britain and plans are now in hand to make the Hapimag name more recognisable over here. The UK operation is operated from Bowness near Lake Windermere, based in the grounds of the Burnside Park Resort and the man charged with promoting the company’s name is Malcolm Ogden, Hapimag’s UK Sales Director. He is relishing his task for, as he says: “Hapimag has made it possible for member families and friends to enjoy a special kind of lifestyle with access to

“Countless opportunities within a prudent business that continually adapts to changing expectations”

some of the best residences at the best addresses in Europe.” When the Swiss-based Hapimag started out in 1963, its aim was to offer ‘flexible rights of residence’ at a variety of holiday destinations. It has succeeded in that ambition with resorts and residences are now based in 16 different countries and the company is widely regarded as a leader in its field. And with good reason because Hapimag now has more than 141,000 member families who have use of resorts

throughout Europe, Morocco and Florida. In addition Hapimag also has a number of partners, which means members can also enjoy other pleasures such as cruises through the Norwegian fjords, safaris in South Africa and the use of many other exclusive resorts and residences. “Hapimag helps you to find the right address for your choice of holiday,” says Malcolm. “We offer flexibility and freedom; freedom for our members to do exactly what they want, when they want. You can choose the location, time and duration for your stay each time. We appreciate that when people spend time together, that time is precious and we want to make sure that everything we do is geared to them enjoying that well earned holiday.” In recent years, Hapimag has acquired a number of prime properties in Great

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“As a Hapimag member, it is my privilege to have a flexible choice of seasonal addresses at all times”

Britain. In 1998 the company began with a residence at Lancaster Gate in London, through partners Hapimag has offers at resorts in Cornwall, Scotland and Staffordshire. The acquisition of Burnside Park in 2008 allowed the company to gain a foothold in the Lake District and the impressive Bowness Resort now houses the UK headquarters. The latest addition is The Edinburgh Residence a distinguished collection of 29 luxury townhouse suites offering an incomparable level of space and luxury for both leisure and business travellers. This most recent acquisition right in the heart of this historic city now complements further the choice to existing members and furthermore demonstrates the commitment by Hapimag to offer highly desirable holiday destinations. It is, says Malcolm, the perfect foundation to now spread the Hapimag message within Great Britain. “To start with you have the beauty of Lakes and an attractive well laid out resort in keeping with the local vernacular. It is a great location for potential Hapimag members to experience one of our special preview breaks or indeed visiting

us for an informal presentation to understand this unique and rewarding form of co-ownership.” Your future holidays or short breaks can be in a Cottage in The Lakes. A luxurious apartment in an alpine resort or city residence or perhaps a cruise aboard a luxury liner. Many of the apartments and resorts are in the far

“An investment in your own quality of Life” north of Europe, but extend right to the most southerly tip, providing holiday fun in the winter or sea and sand in the summer. The company is always on the look out for new properties and locations for its members, and among the company’s 1,397 employees, there are experts to seek out and develop these opportunities of existing resorts coupled with the continual renovation to achieve typical Swiss efficiency and exacting standards throughout its properties. To become a member of Hapimag you need to become a co-owner and once you are, you are then awarded annual reservation points allied to the number

of shares you own; these can then be spent on well-deserved holidays in any of the Hapimag Resorts. When you stay at one of the company’s addresses you only have to pay a local charge for services. An annual subscription is calculated on a per share basis and this is used to pay for taxes and administration costs as well as maintenance and upkeep of the properties that all members collectively own. Malcolm and his team are planning a major recruiting campaign and the Hapimag name will soon become much more familiar here in Great Britain. A series of high profile exhibitions and events are being organised. The company will be represented at several shows in 2012. “We want to make sure people understand our name and understand the Hapimag ethos, business model and ambitions. The company has a long tradition of providing good value and stunning holiday destinations. “Now that we are firmly established at Bowness, London and The Edinburgh Residence, we are ideally placed to meet and explain Hapimag to potential members across the UK.”

To request an eBrochure visit: To request an exclusive preview visit please send an email to Or simply call 01539 446624 and quote “International Property”

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Coming under the auctioneer’s hammer at a sale in

150.19mph on Lake Iseo in northern Italy, establishing a

Monaco soon is this famous and truly exceptional 1953

world speed record for an 800kg boat. The record,

ARNO XI Hydroplane. The world-famous racing boat

incredibly, still stands today.

was constructed with assistance from Ferrari

ARNO XI was then sold to Nando dell’Orto, who went

and the great Grand Prix drivers of the period and

on to race it with great success for more than 10 years,

went on to establish a world water speed record of

securing numerous wins. The boat went through various

over 150mph.

aerodynamic improvements during that time, including a

ARNO XI boasts a continuous, well-documented

modified nose and the addition of a fin, finishing its

history, including just three owners from new. It was the

competitive racing career in 1960 with a European

brainchild of Achille Castoldi, who, wanting to establish a

championship victory and numerous fastest laps, many

world water speed record, set about developing the

of which still exist.

ultimate powerboat. During 1952 and 1953, Mr Castoldi,

The current owner acquired the racing boat over 20

a friend of the famous Ferrari Grand Prix drivers Alberto

years ago, restoring it to concours condition. ARNO XI has

Ascari and Luigi Villoresi, succeeded in convincing Enzo

been in the water many times since and is not only an

Ferrari to provide knowledge and technical assistance to

impressive sight when seen in action but also sounds

develop the boat.

magnificent. Well-documented, its sale is accompanied

The result was horsepower provided by a 12-cylinder,

by an extensive history file including numerous period

4,500cc V12 Ferrari engine, the same as that installed in

photographs and hand-written notes from the great

the Type 375 Grand Prix car that gave José Froilán

Ferrari engineer, Colombo during tests on Lake Iseo and

González Ferrari’s first ever World Championship Grand

during bench testing at Ferrari’s Maranello factory. ■

Prix Victory at Silverstone in 1951. The only addition was twin superchargers that developed in excess of 502bhp

Estimated at €1m - €1.5m –

at 6000rpm. On 15th October, 1953, ARNO XI achieved

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Paradise Found Petite Anse Bay, on the south west coast of Mahe, is the location for one of the world’s finest and most exclusive beaches. The three - to six - bedroom freehold Four Seasons Private Residences nestle amid secluded plots averaging one hectare. Each villa is uniquely designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Cheong Yew Kuan to harmonise with the dramatic granite landscape and panoramic ocean views. Owners can take advantage of the Concierge Service and the extensive facilities at the renowned Four Seasons Resort Seychelles set in the middle of the 70 hectare estate.

Prices from US$7,250,000 LONDON: +44 20 8166 8122

Four Seasons Private Residences Seychelles are not owned, developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons). The developer, Petite Anse Developments Ltd., uses the Four Seasons trademarks and tradenames under a license from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The marks “FOUR SEASONS”, “FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS,” any combination thereof and the Tree Design are registered trademarks of Four Seasons Hotels Limited in Canada and U.S.A. and of Four Seasons Hotels (Barbados) Ltd. elsewhere.

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Sixty years to the day since Queen Elizabeth’s

Holders and QEST Scholars who are creating bespoke

accession, John Walker & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers

pieces to present and accompany the whisky. The

By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, is to

diamond shaped Baccarat crystal decanters stand on a

celebrate the occasion with the bottling of Diamond

crystal base with six radial legs to reflect the decades of

Jubilee By John Walker & Sons. This specially crafted

The Queen’s reign, and are adorned with Britannia silver,

blend of rare malt and grain Scotch whiskies was

selected for its purity. Leading Scottish silversmiths,

distilled in and has been maturing since 1952, the year

Hamilton & Inches, has fashioned the collars set with a

she acceded to the throne.

half-carat diamond, the Royal Arms, John Walker & Sons

At Royal Lochnagar Distillery, on the edge of Her Majesty The Queen’s Balmoral Estate, David Gates,

monogram and individually numbered seals. Each edition also includes a pair of lead Cumbria

grantee of John Walker & Sons’ Royal Warrant, will

Crystal glasses engraved by Philip Lawson Johnston and

oversee the filling of The Queen’s decanter, as well as 60

a commemorative artefact book, hand bound by Laura

further editions for sale around the world. John Walker &

West at her Isle of Skye bindery and personalised for each

Sons’ profits from the sale of these editions are being

owner by Sally Mangum, Calligrapher By Appointment to

donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

Her Majesty The Queen. All the elements will be housed

with a guaranteed amount of at least £1million and will

in a chest made by the cabinetmakers at N.E.J. Stevenson,

support the excellence of craftsmanship as symbolised

incorporating oak from Sandringham to echo the whisky

by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

marrying casks and Caledonian pine from The Queen’s

The creation of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons has been a once-in-a-lifetime privilege for Master

Balmoral Estate. ■ £100,000 –

Blender Jim Beveridge and his apprentice Matthew Crow who have overseen the search, selection and expert blending of the whiskies from the beginning. The final, traditional step of marrying has been carried out in casks made by the company’s coopers using oak provided by kind permission of The Queen from her private Sandringham Estate. John Walker & Sons has harnessed the skills of more than 60 fine artisans, including fellow Royal Warrant

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Finishing touches Dare to be different with these stylish suggestions for the home and garden

Leaping lioness Artist Jonathan Sanders has an enviable reputation as a sculptor of African wildlife, having spent many years studying the form and movement of the animals he loves in their native Africa. This magnificent limited edition Leaping Lioness has been designed exclusively by Jonathan for Nelson & Forbes. The bronze sculpture, cast from an impressive four kilograms of bronze, is mounted on a hand cut and polished mahogany plinth. Limited to just 150 pieces worldwide, each one comes in a handmade cedar box and includes an artist signed certificate of authenticity hand printed from an original copper plate engraving. £2,000 – Hues of blue Pay homage to the coolest hue of the moment with stylish lighting solutions from the UK’s leading decorative lighting manufacturer, Heathfield & Co. Offering a diverse range of high quality table, desk, wall and bathroom lights, the collection features show-stopping designs in an array of finishes that include beautifully full-blown, glasssmooth ceramic with a natural texture and finely sculpted metal. From azure and indigo to sky blues and vivid ultramarine, blue invigorates a space with versatile shades that evoke a tranquil and soothing feel. Complemented with a simple white colour palette and the result is a clean, fresh interior for relaxed, Mediterranean style. The Mia Topaz light featured here is free blown by master craftsmen in melted jewel coloured glass. This means that the solid pieces of glass making up the base of the light will all vary slightly. From £719 –

Fine dining Davidson has been furnishing some of the world’s most glamorous residences, hotels and yachts for the last 20 years. Inspiration is taken from classic designs of the 20th century which is then combined with contemporary lines to create timeless elegance. An excellent example is Davidson’s Ebury dining table in stone sycamore which is shown here. Designed and made in Britain, the design team also ensures that its products have international appeal and takes great pride in seeing its furniture exported worldwide. £13,463 –


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Step outside Renowned for exquisite designs of superior quality, Tai Ping Carpets is a Hong-Kong based manufacturer of custom, hand-tufted carpets. Usually designed for the interiors of luxury hotels, private residences, jets and yachts, they are now being taking one step further – to the outside. This collection of outdoor rugs is the first of its kind for Tai Ping and has been developed to meet the demand for exterior rugs. Two materials and styles have been carefully selected for these innovative rugs, designed to resist rain and sunlight and maintain the beautiful and elegant appearance of traditional rugs. As comfortable as ever to the foot, arabesques and geometrics mix and mingle in subtle hues of grey, white, blue and taupe. £645 or £1,300 per m2 –

Perfect your swing Installed by many golf professionals and celebrities at their

Rain reserve Many parts of the world are suffering from drought at present and

own homes – Ian Poulter, Donald Trump and Ricky Gervais to name but a few – the

so anything that can capture water must help in however small a way. This is where

Full Swing indoor golf simulator is the most accurate and technologically advanced of

the water catcher with a difference comes in. Created by Tom Curtis for Indian Ocean

its kind. With ultra-high resolution graphics and the most realistic ball-flight tracking

and made from stainless steel and teak, its elegant and sophisticated design makes

available in a simulator today, Full Swing offers the ultimate indoor golf experience,

this piece a stylish yet practical addition to any garden. Leave it outside and let the

whether you wish to improve your game or simply play one of 65 stunning,

heavens open, then once it’s full, you simply rock the catcher forward to fill your

realistically recreated golf courses.

watering cans with ease.

From £18,000 –

£395 –

Within these walls A new British company, Walls of Sound, is launching its range of high-end installed and personalised loudspeaker solutions. Dispensing with the usual box or enclosure and therefore resonances that all loudspeaker cabinets suffer from, the Walls of Sound solution makes use of the most rigid baffle possible: the cavity walls of the house into which it is being installed. The drive units are mounted directly into the walls of the property, which enables the rear energy from the low and midrange units to be lost within the cavity rather than reflected back through the driver cone or cabinet as audible distortion. Every installation is unique to the property into which it is fitted. After installation and tuning, expert decorators move in to make good where the drivers have been fitted. The speakers are then covered with a picture frame style grille, covered in acoustically transparent cloth to match the colour of the walls. Alternatively the grilles may be printed with any image the customer desires to make a feature out of them. From £9,995 - £49,975 – International Property Luxury Collection


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Perfectly charming Charm bracelets and necklaces are meaningful accessories that can signify different events and memorable moments in life. This delicate example is from jewellery designer Amanda Field who loves current design trends but also the sophisticated elegance of fashion from bygone eras. Amanda’s signature piece necklace features six sterling silver Behold The Angels engraved pendants and six small heart charms which fall from a hammered silver link chain. The piece is also adorned with a beautiful faceted pink sapphire, a trillion cut amethyst, a pearl and a gold heart. Together they are said to symbolise creativity, protection, purity and harmony. Approx £1,590 depending on fluctuating gold and silver prices

The finer things in life It’s often the little things that make all the difference be it a stylish watch, delicate jewelled charm necklace or a pair of designer golf shoes Pick of the crop How about this for timeless style meets best-in-class technology? The P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry is styled by Porsche Design, forged in stainless steel, finished in leather and powered by BlackBerry. It’s equipped with a full touch screen and a wide BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard for easier messaging and enhanced technology. An enhanced 1.2 GHz processor and 8 GB of onboard memory powers a responsive and nimble browsing experience while other impressive features include a five megapixel camera and a 720P HD video. £1,900

Custom clubs If you’re hoping to perfect your game, Archer Golf has

better divot patterns, higher-quality ball strikes on a repeatable basis

launched a range of groundbreaking ‘Protest’ irons. The company

that provide more consistent ball flight, longer distance and tighter

confidently promises every golfer improvement in their iron-play via a

dispersion patterns.

custom-grind program and custom-fitting service.

The range offers three different shapes – or grinds – round, square

Archer’s clubheads have been designed to perform in relation to

and neutral – each catering for one of the three most common types of

varying swing characters by focusing on an area usually overlooked in

golf swing and the inconsistencies they cause. Nearly 600 different grind

golf club fitting: the way the golfer ‘attacks’ the ball at impact and the

combinations are available and golfers can even choose to have their

way the clubhead subsequently interacts through the turf. When a

name and other custom engravings etched on to the clubhead.

custom sole grind is matched to an individual’s swing type it results in

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Fairway footwear This handmade Italian Mooka golf shoe is just one of the styles available from

Time for

Royal Albartross, which has an A-list celebrity following. What’s more, £200 from the sale of each limited


edition pair will put school shoes on the feet of 20 poverty stricken children in South Africa. The Royal

DeLaCour, the

Albartross brand also has a strong and fiercely defended policy of being animal-friendly and stocks these

prestige Geneva

golf shoes as the beautiful Nguni hides come as a by-product of the meat industry.

watchmaker has introduced

Every Royal Albartross golf shoe is crafted using traditional hand tools and carefully preserved

a vibrant and daring design, the Saqra.

techniques and requires more than 250 tasks including stitching the leather, moulding and compressing

This collection is inspired by the ‘chakra’, which is the central

the upper on to the last and attaching the cleated sole. The water-resistant, soft and supple leather

energy in the human body, a recurrent source of inspiration for

uppers have a distinctive Nguni hair-on calf leather trim. Inside, the soft, breathable leather linings and

deLaCour. Shown here is the deLaCour Sagra Ego Grand Reserve

extra collar padding are free of any stitching which might cause discomfort.

complete with stunning rose gold and diamond dial and hand-

£1,000 –

stitched black crocodile strap. £29,252 –

It’s in the bag! Life can get complicated when travelling - juggling your phone, change, cards, keys, sunglasses, laptop, you name it! However, help is at hand in the form of the Muzetto, a bag with every detail engineered with style and functionality in mind. With a choice of supple black or brown naturally-tanned leather and six accent colours, there's a Muzetto for every need – dress it up or dress it down. This ultra-stylish vertical bag includes one main compartment, an under-flap pocket, a zipped interior pocket for extra security, and a back pocket—ample options for both sexes to designate a place for each item they carry. An adjustable strap allows users to wear the Muzetto across the chest or hanging from one shoulder. To reduce shoulder and back fatigue, a removable, shoulder pad with a grippy underside keeps the strap firmly in place. A gold liner lights up the interior making contents easy to differentiate while the angled sides highlight the Muzetto’s svelte look. $259 –

Desirable dram The island of Islay lies off the west coast of Scotland and is world-famous for its single malt Scotch whiskies. Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bū-na-ha-venn) Distillery lies on the isolated north-eastern tip of Islay. Building of the distillery commenced in 1881 and the following year full production began. Today, the Bunnahabhain Distillery maintains the traditional production methods of the 1800s. Unlike typical Islay whiskies, Bunnahabhain is not heavily peated and smoke-filled. It is also unchillfiltered at a higher strength of 46.3%vol to retain its award-winning full depth of flavours, aromas and character. The Bunnahabhain 25 year old single malt is a whisky to be reserved for a special occasion. Expect a stunning introduction, with sweet caramel dessert aromas and subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progresses into a roasted nut and malt feast, sprinkled with spices to balance the profile perfectly. Approx £180 –

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BUY A PIECE OF PARADISE IN COSTA RICA Costa Rica is a tropical country in Central America, with an amazing 24-28 c˚ climate all year round! Bordered by Panama to the south, Nicaragua north, the Pacific Ocean west and the Caribbean Sea east. It is a world known destination for VACATION, INVESTMENT and RETIREMENT. Its beauty goes beyond paradisiacal beaches, magnificent mountains and great weather year around. It is a wonderful, peaceful and stable country, experience life at its best!

Spectacular Mansion in the City • Home on a 10,000m² property, with breath taking city and mountain views and conveniently located in the best neighborhood of the country. Main house with a luxury construction of 1450m², full of light, designed to be able to appreciate the gorgeous landscape and amazing views. • Very spacious vestibule, living room, dining room opened to family room and kitchen, both areas open to one of the terraces that overlooks the landscaped garden with views. • Eleven rooms distributed in the following way. Master suite with a private office, huge walk-in closet, a very spacious bathroom that opens to a beautiful private terrace with views. Two ample study rooms, library, gym and guest bedroom. Six full bathrooms plus three half bathrooms. • Fully equipped cinema, wine cellar and bar area. • BBQ ranch, tennis court and spa. All this area is surrounded by the beautiful gardens and a pond. • Built with the best quality construction throughout the entire home, with very high ceilings, marble floors through out the whole house, a computerized intelligent system that includes security, lights and sound. Precious woods used in all the wood work and built in furniture. • Guard house. • Excellent rental income if desired to buy as an investment. Price: $5.300.000USD

Amazing Ocean Front Beach Home • Home overlooking the sea brings comfort and charm to beach living. One hour car drive away from the city. • Located inside a private Beach Club that is a gated community encompassing 750 acres of tropical rain forest beauty, fine white beaches, walking paths, resort style pool, BBQ areas and butterfly farm. • The home includes a large living room area which welcomes visitors into the home endowed with: Living room, dining room, TV room, half bathroom, gourmet kitchen, all which opens into an infinity pool with jacuzzi, comfortable built in BBQ including lounge area and a cosy palapa with hammocks. Guest bedroom with full bathroom and terrace. • An upper level includes a vast master suite with ample walk in closet, master bathroom plus a large terrace off the side. Three additional bedrooms each with its own bathroom and one has its own terrace. • Large game room with its own bathroom and a generous wooden deck. • Two car garage with ample parking for several others, large storage area, laundry room and maid quarters. • All the house has ocean view and is equipped with its own electric generator, motion sensors, intelligent lighting and alarm system. Price: $3.800.000USD

Contact: Sonia Bogantes / Skype: soniabogantes / (506) 8879-7777 (506) 8840-3261 / Email: or / V.E.A. Real Estate, San José, Costa Rica

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Jaguars roar again at Silverstone The 2012 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (20-22 July) will

summer’s highlights – that’s why we are so delighted to welcome

host two rounds of the Jaguar E-type Challenge. This completes a

back the Jaguar E-type Challenge to the Silverstone Classic in July,”

massive 24-race programme featuring the world’s largest

enthused Nick Wigley, event organiser. “We will be staging two

collection of classic racing machinery. Once again the full line-up

rounds of the series with races on both Saturday and Sunday, thus

will total in excess of 1,000 entries spanning more than eight

providing fans with a double dose of high quality and truly

decades of motor sport history and includes the finest Formula

evocative action. The fast nature of the Silverstone Grand Prix

One, GT, saloon and Le Mans cars from past generations.

circuit certainly suits the E-type and I’m sure all those who enjoyed

Created last year to salute the 50th birthday of Britain’s

last year’s races will be thrilled by the promise of a repeat while

favourite sportscar, the unique Jaguar E-type Challenge – run

those who missed last year’s Classic will have another chance to see

exclusively for packed grids of E-types – was one of the star

what all the excitement was about.”

attractions at the 2011 Silverstone Classic… an event chosen by Jaguar clubs from around the world to mark the iconic Coventry Cat’s golden anniversary. “With grids of more than 50 competition-prepared E-types, the two Jaguar races were among last

Just five circuits will be hosting the Jaguar E-type Challenge in 2012 with races in France and Germany in addition to those in the UK. As last year, the Silverstone Classic with its licence to start up to 58 cars is likely to witness the biggest grid of the season. w:

Travelling in style Fendi is now sharing its handmade Selleria leather heritage with Maserati by creating a luggage and accessories Travel Kit Capsule Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Made in black Cuoio Romano leather with Selleria stitching, the Fendi Maserati Travel Kit features a compact trolley case, a soft Boston bag, two vanity cases, a document folder, keyholder and two bomber jackets. An oversized cashmere scarf and a baseball cap in black FF jacquard together with aviator sunglasses in grey and yellow leather complete this refined kit. The Fendi Selleria line features a numbered oval sterling silver plaque and to celebrate this partnership, it’s engraved with the Maserati Trident logo. w:

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Zed cars The UK will stage its first-ever BMW ‘Z-Fest’ at this

States – now it’s our turn. This really is going to be

summer’s Silverstone Classic from 20th to 22nd

something special and undoubtedly is this summer’s

July. Organised by the official BMW Car Club GB as

big event for Zed enthusiasts both in the UK and on

one of the highlights of its 60th birthday

the continent. I know club members and specialist

celebrations in 2012, the UK’s inaugural Z-Fest will

forums are already planning a number of cruises and

see hundreds and hundreds of BMW’s popular Z1,

convoys to Silverstone.” The Z3 gained notoriety for its on-screen role in

Z3, Z4 and Z8 sportscars on display as well as participating in a special parade lap on the full

the James Bond film GoldenEye while the Z4 remains

Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in front of tens of

on sale in BMW showrooms today. BMW also applied

thousands of spectators.

its sporty Z moniker to its range-topping Z8 roadster

“We wanted to do something spectacular to mark

– a V8 engined aluminium chassis supercar capable

our anniversary and staging the UK’s first Z-Fest at

of topping 180mph. Just 5,702 of these hand-built

the world’s biggest classic racing festival certainly fits

models were built between 1999-2003 and it, too,

that bill,” said Steve Miller, general manager of the

headlined in a James Bond movie when driven by

BMW Car Club (GB). “A number of hugely successful

Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough.

Z-Fests have been held on the continent and in the


Bounty for bike builders

Travelling right A major software update has brought a whole range of new features to TomTom LIVE Services’ customers. Drivers can access Expedia and Trip

Two prizes worth a total of £10,000 are now at The Custom Motorcycle Show

Advisor, share their destination on Twitter, and take advantage of many

taking place at Beaulieu on the 16th and 17th June. The two prizes will go to

other enhanced features.

the builders of the winning custom bike, to enable them to go to Sturgis,

These services were previously available only on the latest GO LIVE 1005

South Dakota – along with their bikes – to compete in the AMD World

models. With TomTom Search & Go, drivers can pick a hotel with availability

Championship of Custom Bike Building Grand Finals.

and price information from Expedia, and find the best places to visit using

Lorne Cheetham, director of Ocean Events, the show’s organiser, said, “We are thrilled with the very generous offer that Harley-Davidson UK Ltd has made, to put up the £5,000 prize money for the Modified Harley class winner,

trusted reviews from TripAdvisor. Once they're on their way, they can keep friends and family up to date with their destination and arrival time on Twitter. The free software update includes dozens of other new features and

which will contribute towards the cost of transporting the winning bike to

enhancements. A route viewer gives drivers a bird’s eye view of alternative

Sturgis along with travel and accommodation expense for its builder. Ocean

routes, several improvements have been made to the speed cameras service,

Events will be putting up the other £5,000 prize money for the Best in Show

and content sharing is now far easier. The device also now automatically turns

bike and builder.”

on and off with the car ignition.




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An uphill climb Bentley’s new Continental GT 4.0 litre V8 tried Goodwood’s hill climb for size

festival’s official partners and with our leading ‘Bentley Boy’ drivers behind the

and instantly hit its stride in preparation for this summer’s Goodwood

wheel,” commented Steven Egan, Bentley’s marketing operations manager.

Festival of Speed. Goodwood’s VIP guests got an early glimpse of this latest

The Bentley Driving Team also took the opportunity to give the world’s fastest

member of the Continental family as well as hearing the sporting rumble of

luxury convertible, the 6.0 litre W12 Continental Supersports Convertible ISR, as

Bentley’s latest high performance engine.

well as the company’s flagship, the 6.75 litre V8 Mulsanne, some early season

“The team had an excellent day at Goodwood with the new Continental V8 and we’re now looking forward to returning in the summer as one of the

and high-speed workouts. w:

Bond at Beaulieu Since the launch of Beaulieu’s Bond in Motion exhibition in mid-January it has attracted a huge amount of interest on an international scale. The exhibition is the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world and celebrates the 50th year of James Bond films. Amongst the vehicles on show is a 2006 Aston Martin DBS in pristine condition, used during the filming of Casino Royale, which stands alongside a severely damaged Aston Martin DBS stunt car which rolled seven and three quarter turns to set a Guinness World Record. Also on display is a BMW 750iL used in the memorable car park chase scene in Tomorrow Never Dies where Pierce Brosnan’s Bond was seen driving the vehicle remotely from the back seat, using his Ericsson cellular phone. Exclusive behind-thescenes footage also shows just how some of the most memorable stunts in the films were created, including interviews with stunt co-ordinators and members of the stunt teams. Visitors to Beaulieu’s sister attraction of Buckler’s Hard can even see the indigenous boat used by Daniel Craig’s Bond in the latest film, Quantum Of Solace. Although it appears to be driven by Bond in the film, the real steerage is hidden within the boat where a stunt driver is also concealed. The boat can be seen as part of a visit to Buckler’s Hard, where it is displayed on the banks of the Beaulieu River. w:

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2nd G 8 e th f o rs e p m u b Hot off the l supercars fu ti u a e b f o y t n u bo

A strictly limited run of just 150 Aston Martin V12 Zagatos is scheduled for production later this year. The Aston Martin design team has worked to refine the sports car’s detailing and aerodynamic performance while staying faithful to the original design concept. £330,000 w:

The new 4.0 litre twin turbocharged V8 Continental GTC convertible provides exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new closeratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 188 mph. £136,250 w: The new Porsche Boxster has an all-new lightweight body, new flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and evolutionary styling. The Boxster S adds 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior and Bi-Xenon headlights in addition to a larger 3.4-litre engine. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard, with the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK available as an option. Boxster from £37,589 Boxster S from £45,384 w:

With an increase in power up to 1,200 HP, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is the most powerful roadster of all time. The increased power of its 16-cylinder engine is made possible by the four enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. Although no official stats have been given yet, like the Veyron Super Sport, it may well accelerate from 0-62mph in close on 2.5 seconds. Estimated at approx £2m w:


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Fans of the iconic cars that ruled American roads throughout the 1960s can now order the modern incarnation of one of the greatest muscle cars of all time – the Chevrolet Camaro. In addition to the standard models, Chevrolet is also offering, for a limited time only, the 2012 45th anniversary Camaro, finished in striking Carbon Flash Black. Power comes from a 6.2litre V8 engine with 0-62mph acceleration between 5.2 seconds (manual coupe) and 5.6 seconds (auto convertible) and a limited top speed of 155mph. Coupe £34,995 • Convertible £39,995 • Anniversary model £41,495 w:

Jaguar’s XK Artisan SE model is open to order now in both coupe and convertible form. The Special Edition models introduce enhancements to the XK’s already luxurious handcrafted cabin in addition to discreet exterior changes. In combination with continuously variable adaptive damping and a 5.0-litre direct-injection V8 petrol engine, the result is a beautifully damped yet controlled ride, precise handling, and effortless performance. Coupé £77,350 • Convertible £82,500 w:

As the brand’s first four-door coupe, the newly launched BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe combines the sporty, elegant styling of the BMW 6 Series with an extended range of functions. Engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the 8-speed sports automatic transmission including automatic engine start-stop function ensure pulling power and efficiency. The 6-cylinder petrol engine accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155mph. From £61,380 w:

Arguably one of the prettiest 1950’s FIA Sports Racers, constructed by the engineering legend, John Tojeiro, ‘TAD158/N2’ is widely regarded as the best Tojeiro built. Complete with full FIA papers this beautifully crafted car is equipped with the Jaguar dry-sump D-type engine, with wide angle head and triple Weber 45DCOE’s producing 300bhp and 1994. Estimated at £300,000 - £350,000 w:

Available exclusively in the attractive Avant body style, and expected in the UK in September, the Audi RS 4 contradicts its distinctly business-like first impressions with V8 power giving an extreme sub-five-second 0-62mph pace to a governed top speed of 155mph with a 174mph capability and quattro allwheel-drive handling. Approx £55,000 w:

The new BMW M6 Convertible features the 5.0-litre V10 – which produces an awesome 507 bhp and maximum torque of 383 lb-ft. With a suspension developed for supreme dynamics and a Sequential M Gearbox complete with Drivelogic, it’s able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds with a limited top speed of 155mph. £86,400 w:

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Retreat on the reef We explore the delights of qualia, a world-class boutique island resort on the edge of Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef An exclusive A$75 million world class luxury resort

day and the Whitsundays’ legendary glowing sunsets

even charter a yacht and cruise the Whitsundays – or

on the secluded northern most tip of Hamilton

at dusk.

simply relax and unwind onWhitehaven Beach.

experience with outstanding facilities and

Windward Pavilion These provide spacious suite

upon which the executive chef delivers her

exceptional service all within the stunning, natural

accommodation, with a separate living room, ocean-

exceptional culinary talents to inspire your palate.

beauty of the Whitsundays.

facing bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Guests can enjoy the ultimate in fine dining at the

On location

Beach House With a main bedroom and en suite,

Hamilton Island is fringed by coral and forms one of

spacious entertaining area featuring a large flat-

the Whitsunday group of 74 islands. It’s located a

screen TV with surround sound, a 10-person dining

Must do…

little south of neighbouring Whitsunday Island and

area, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as

Take a helicopter transfer! Get picked up at the qualia

the pure white sands of renowned Whitehaven

a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an

helipad and travel via the scenic route to Hamilton

Beach. Touch down at Hamilton Island airport, 16

ultimate indulgence.

Island Golf Club where your clubs and cart await to

Two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage

Island, qualia provides the definitive Australian

Long Pavilion, plus a more relaxed, casual experience

kilometres from the Queensland coast, and qualia is just minutes away by VIP transport.

at Pebble Beach.

whisk you off to the first tee.

At your leisure The resort’s superb facilities include two swimming

Away from home comforts

pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and


Each of qualia’s 60 light-filled pavilions faces the

restaurants and a fitness centre. Spa qualia also offers

These are per pavilion per night based on two

water, surrounded by tropical bushland with

an extensive range of luxurious local and

people sharing:

uninterrupted views over the sea. Natural tones of

international treatments and includes Roman baths,

Leeward Villa

timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of the

an invigorating Swiss shower, a steam room along

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Whitsundays’ locale, subtly framing the seafront

with an open air yoga and meditation pavilion.

Windward Villa

setting and providing sweeping views from every room.

And for those with a more adventurous spirit, the

From £1,022 / €1,227 / $1,600 - £1,425 / €1,710 / $2,230

Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some

Beach House

unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or

From £2,345 / €2,816 / $3,675 - £3,216 / €3,862 / $5,040

Leeward Pavilion Oriented to the southwest with

snorkelling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous

views of both the Coral Sea and Hamilton Island, the

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Sun, sand and seclusion

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives is the perfect getaway amid tropical vegetation and surrounded by a crystal clear, blue lagoon Shaded by palm trees and with long stretches of

of luxury and privacy. A Jacuzzi bath on the spacious,

Jacuzzi, a spa boutique and hair and beauty salon.

powder white sandy beach, this island idyll offers

private sundeck and a bathroom with double vanity,

Hidden away in the vegetation and connected by a

the ideal escape from the pressures of daily

rain shower and roll-top bathtub offer uninterrupted

series of intricate bridges are eight secluded and

modern life.

views of the lagoon beyond.

private spa pavilions, featuring a courtyard garden,

Honeymoon water villas: Offering complete privacy,

twin massage beds, a rain shower and an outdoor

On location

guests can indulge in the private Jacuzzi or steam

flower bath.

Set in the Maldives in the middle of the Indian Ocean,

bath set on the spacious private sundeck. They also

Olhuveli is at the tip of South Male Atoll. The resort is

have the luxury of a separate living room with a

Olhuveli is the outstanding cuisine which has fresh,

accessible by a 45-minute exhilarating speedboat

comfortable daybed.

seafood at its heart. Think creative, organic food with

transfer from the international airport.

Presidential water suites: Each one offers an

flair, prepared by world-class chefs and served in

unparalleled view and total privacy. They feature two

enjoyably different settings.

Yet another of the many highlights of a stay at

Away from home comforts

stylish bedrooms with private wooden sundeck, a

Each of the 164 villas has been crafted purely with

living/dining room complete with flat screen TV,

Must do…

comfort, relaxation and elegance in mind. Natural

surround sound and DVD player and a kitchenette.

Olhuveli boasts one of the only registered kite-

materials have been blended with contemporary chic

Outside, a huge double-levelled deck includes a pool,

surfing schools in the Maldives as well as

and open-air living to make the most of the

Jacuzzi, swim-up platforms and chaise longues for

wake-boarding, stand-up paddle-boarding and a

Maldivian sunlight and tranquil views.

private sunbathing. A dedicated 24-hour butler

diving school with PADI Gold Palm status – so it’s

service is also available.

great for any water babies wanting to try something new!

Guests can choose from: Deluxe rooms: Beach fronted and with a terrace or

At your leisure

balcony overlooking the lagoon, these feature a four-

Olhuveli offers a wide array of recreational activities

poster double bed, en suite bathroom and shower.

both on and off the island that is suitable for all ages.


Beach villas: Facing their own private stretch of

While the vast lagoon is perfect for a host of water-

Tropic Breeze is offering seven nights for the price of

beach and lagoon, these individual villas open to a

based activities, on shore there is floodlit tennis,

six from £1,415 / €1,700 / $2,225 per person (14

private veranda. The en suite bathroom opens out to

beach volleyball, billiards, badminton or football.

nights for the price of 12 are also available). Valid for

its own enclosed private courtyard, complete with

Alternatively, guests can enjoy an offshore excursion

selected departures in June, July and September, the

roll-top bath, double vanity, open-air rain shower

such as a Maldivian Island Tour where you get up

price includes return flights from Gatwick (via Dubai)

and sala.

close and personal with the traditional lifestyle,

with Emirates, accommodation on a half-board basis

Deluxe water villas: Perched over the clear blue

fishing and boat building.

in a deluxe room, speedboat transfers, taxes and

lagoon, with inspiring views of the Indian Ocean, these

The Sun Spa takes a holistic approach to health

surcharges. Call +44 (0)1752 880880.

have a private sundeck leading directly into the waters.

and well-being using ancient Indian Ayurvedic

Jacuzzi water villas: Situated on stilts and extending

techniques. Its main centre is a delightful place to


over the lagoon, these offer an even greater degree

relax with hydrotherapy pools, steam room, sauna,


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Living with nature Akatsuki Resort is the latest property to open on the scenic western coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Taking the exclusive resort experience to a new level, it combines five-star facilities with the exclusivity, flexibility and comfort of a private home This Japanese-Thai inspired resort has already been

with minimal dependence on artificial energy. It is

At your leisure

hailed as one of Koh Samui’s newest ‘five star, super

built entirely from recycled wood, and uses natural

Akatsuki has its own private spa, A-Spa, offering a

stylish, private places’ by Condé Nast Traveller.

ventilation and shade for optimum guest comfort.

wide menu of pampering and relaxation for body

Tucked away on the secluded and picturesque Lipa

Akatsuki’s five individually-styled suites are each

and soul – from massages and facials to manicures

Noi Beach, Akatsuki faces five rock islands across a

self contained, allowing exceptional privacy and

and pedicures. Treatments can also be in the privacy

lagoon. Among its many features is a series of

guests are all provided with a yukata, a form of

of suites if preferred.

infinity pools cascading down from a grand

Japanese kimono to wear while relaxing. Each suite

entrance pavilion to the beach lawn, with private

has its own special design features and is named

is dedicated to helping organise any events guests

living and amenity pavilions either side, reflecting

after a Japanese element that reflects the Zen-like

might desire from private beach picnics and dinner

the ocean view beyond.

nature of the design.

parties to boat cruises, fishing expeditions or local

The luxurious new resort offers group bookings

An experienced management and concierge team

shopping. The island is also one of Thailand’s newest

for just 15 guests at a time, or 17 at full capacity.

Sora Meaning ‘sky’ in Japanese, Sora is located on the

golf destinations with two championship courses,

Available for private use only, it comes complete

second floor this suite has a king size bed, large walk-

Santiburi Samui Country Club and Royal Samui Golf &

with four pools, an onsite spa, concierge team,

in shower and private shaded balcony ideal for late

Country Club, plus the fun 9 hole, par 3 Bophut Hills

accomplished private chef, personal guide, driver

lunches and relaxing afternoon tea.

Country Club.

and butler, as well as numerous entertainment and

Umi Named after the ocean, Umi has a private

relaxation spaces.

seating deck with a spectacular beachfront view of

wide range of cuisines including Thai, Japanese,

Khun Olive is the resort’s personal chef skilled in a

sunrise and sunset. With one king-size bed and two

Chinese and Italian. She prepares exquisite meals

On location

single beds, it accommodates up to four, with both

rivalling the best hotel restaurants on the island

Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and has a

bathtub and shower and private sun deck.

according to personal request – served in a choice of

laid-back village-style charm and is renowned for its

Mizu Meaning ‘water’ gives this suite a tranquil feel.

indoor or outdoor dining locations.

beautiful white sand beaches. Despite its tranquil

Accommodating two, in two single beds, Mizu can be

location, Akatsuki is only 20 minutes from the main

closed off for privacy or expanded to include A-Spa’s

Must do…

shopping and entertainment area of Koh Samui,

private treatment area, small garden space, and

Samui is a great base for excursions to nearby islands,

Chaweng, and major tourist attractions.

secluded plunge pool.

with Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Nang Yuan

Raku Designed for enjoyment and relaxation, Raku

among the most beautiful. Koh Phangan is famous

travelling to Akatsuki from all over the globe.

features a quiet, calm mezzanine level for in-room

worldwide for its monthly ‘full moon festival’ - not to

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massage treatments or for family accommodation.

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One king-size bed and two single futons

comfort and efficiency.

accommodate four guests comfortably.


Kokoro Koh Samui is also known as Coconut Island.

The current price per one night stay for the entire

Away from home comforts

and because Akatsuki’s concept is eco-friendly,

resort starts at £1,580 / €1,900 / $2,500 but varies

Akatsuki is the mastermind of Tokyo based architect

Kokoro (heart) is built around an existing coconut

according to the service, F&B requirement and the

Riccardo Tossani who has fully integrated the

tree and small garden area. With one king-size bed

number of guests.

philosophy of ’living with nature’ into the design of

and one single bed in a separate room, the suite

the property. The basic concept is intuitive to the

accommodates three persons, with both a


site’s local culture, climate and locality, and results in

relaxing bathtub and shower as well as a sizeable

Call Akatsuki +667 748 5704 or email

a design that is stylish and functional yet luxurious

private deck.

An exclusive jet service is available to guests

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The big countdown to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th has begun. With the eyes of the world firmly focused on the capital, its property rental and investment opportunities are also attracting great interest London is the first city to host the O lympic G ames for a third time, having previously held them in 19 08 and 19 4 8 . H osting an event of such mammoth proportions has entailed years of meticulous planning and preparation. It took three years to build the O lympic Stadium and, at 5 3 metres high, it stands three metres higher than Nelson’ s Column within the O lympic P ark. The stadium provides a purpose-built and easily accessible centre stage for the Games, while the Olympic Park, a 2.5 square kilometre site in Stratford, east London, includes a total of nine sporting venues. After the Games the Olympic Park will be transformed into one of

the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years.

RENT More than 5.3 million visitors are expected in the capital during the Olympics this summer, meaning high-end home owners in the capital can earn extra income by renting out their properties. reports that booking enquiries for London properties during July and August 2012 have increased by 695% compared to the same period last year. As the date of the Games looms nearer, the company expects London homeowners will see an even greater influx of enquiries as tourists from

around the world look to finalise their travel plans. A number of different companies have sprung up to meet the demand from both those with desirable residences to let on a short-term basis and those looking for a perfect pad from which to enjoy the Olympics. Launched last year, onefinestay is actively targeting high-end homeowners to boost the number of private homes in London it can offer to visitors this year. The company offers a fresh and bespoke service, designed to make the life of homeowners easier and now manages more than half a billion pounds’ worth of real estate in London. The only thing that its stunning ▶ International Property Luxury Collection


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WALTON PLACE An elegant family house directly opposite Harrods which has featured in several interior design publications. Available for short let on a furnished basis from mid July for a minimum of one month, it provides 3,800 square feet of superb accommodation. This includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms, a large kitchen, study, wine cellar and full time housekeeper. £40,000 / €48,000 / $63,430 per week Harrods Estates: +44 (0)207 225 6506

properties have in common is that they are all in fashionable locations, featuring stylish interiors that are full of character. Greg Marsh, CEO and co-founder of onefinestay, says, “We are seeing incredible demand for homes in London during the Olympics. With hotel prices commanding a massive premium, we can offer private homeowners an opportunity to earn very significant income from their homes, whether they own an interesting one-bedroom apartment or a multi-million pound house in a beautiful part of central London. “We offer an expert service and take care of everything for owners. Olympic visitors get the opportunity to live like a local while enjoying hotel-style service in a private home. Our service includes cleaning and concierge-style support, as well as insurance and marketing services.” Mr Marsh advises that onefinestay members can earn from £700 up to £11,000 a week during the Games while homes include everything 40

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from a one-bedroom apartment in Notting Hill to a Grade II listed five-bedroom house in Hampstead. “We have some great homes with easy access to the Olympics in places like Shoreditch and Islington,” he says. “However, we are also finding that visitors want to explore and stay in central residential areas such as Kensington, Chelsea and Notting Hill. These are proving as popular as ever, and we are keen to welcome members with homes in these locations too.” Building on its sister company’s experience of providing short-term rental of private homes during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Accommodate London provides a selection of fine, privately owned, Central London properties for short stay business or vacation travellers to the capital. Founder and owner, Joanna Doniger, explains, “In uncertain economic times, many homeowners are looking for novel ways of making some extra money out of their property. Over the years we have helped thousands of homeowners to cash in on high profile ▶

Olympics by numbers • 26 sports • 39 disciplines • 34 venues • 8.8 million tickets • 10,500 athletes • 302 medal events • 21,000 media and broadcasters • 17 competition days (19 with football) • 3,000 technical officials • 205 National Olympic Committees • 7,500 team officials • 5,000 anti-doping samples

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FROGNAL, HAMPSTEAD This Grade II listed house dating back from the 19th century has

sized double with en suite, a twin with en suite, and two more king

recently been beautifully restored. Encompassed by a mature

sized doubles on the top floor, which share a beautiful bathroom.

garden, Frognal is on one of Hampstead’s quietest and most

There is also a cloakroom, a beautiful dining room, utility room,

desirable streets, only 15 minutes from the centre of London. The

raised patio and walk in showers.

property has its own library, three sitting rooms and every mod con imaginable. The master suite’s positively palatial, with a super king

£3,000 / €3,600 / $4,760 per night

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SHOREDITCH PENTHOUSE Beautifully decorated with modern interior design, artwork and quality fittings and appliances, this two-bedroom penthouse accommodates four people. It features an openplan kitchen, dining and living area with one great wall of double-height windows. Opens out to a wooden balcony to accommodate al fresco dining and drinks as well as providing a super spot to view the Regents Canal and watch the houseboats, kayakers and families of swans and ducks go by. The bedroom downstairs is equally light and airy while the bathroom is stocked with top-range toiletries. £158 / €190 / $251 per night Vive Unique: +44 (0)20 7993 5599

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LIMEHOUSE Complete with a sensational view over Limehouse Basin, this three-bedroom apartment with balcony sleeps six. The sitting room has glass walls overlooking the water and faces south so has great natural light There are three large double bedrooms, one is en suite while the guest bathroom has a bath with shower. The third double bedroom is currently a gym, but will be converted for the rental. Off street parking, a lift and porter is included There are excellent transport links such as Limehouse DLR, while a three-minute walk or a river taxi can be taken direct to the Olympic Park – a great way to get to the Games! £450 / €540 / $714 per night Accommodate London: +44 (0)207 376 4888 –

ONE HYDE PARK Stretching across the entire floor of one of the four pavilions which make up the landmark One Hyde Park development, this apartment has magnificent views of both Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. It is divided into two wings, five bedrooms in the city wing and all living and receptions spaces in the park wing. An impressive 50 metre hallway extends from one side to the other connecting both wings. An ideal apartment for entertaining on a truly grand scale. £45,000 / €53,985 / $71,403 per week Savills: +44 (0)20 7584 8585


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Comprising a total of 704 new homes across five buildings, The Stratford Halo also includes retail, commercial and leisure space and workspace studios. There are 410 homes available for private sale, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplex penthouses. Many have views towards the Olympic Stadium, Canary Wharf and beyond to the City of London skyline. The apartments offer spacious and flexible living space finished to a high specification. Security is a priority, with video entry systems, CCTV, a 24-hour concierge and secure, private underground parking available. Situated in a peaceful riverside location, residents have the use of various outdoor spaces including a landscaped courtyard and a new park as well as three sky gardens within the tower itself. From £249,950 / €299,790 / $396,372 Genesis: +44 (0)808 118 4324

sporting events in London such as Wimbledon and the up-and-coming Olympics by renting out their home over this period to visitors or competing athletes. “Renting out your home for the short term is so easy to do and as long as you have a reputable management company on board to help prepare your property and on hand to take care of any problems that may arise, you could earn as much as £700 - £1,000 per day for a high-quality four-bedroom, two bathroom house in Chelsea. Many homeowners, choose to take this time to go on holiday or stay with their family elsewhere in the UK whilst renting out their home as usually it is only rented out for a few weeks at a time.” All properties are visited, vetted and handpicked for inclusion so clients can be confident that homes are well maintained and reflect the company’s full service approach. In addition, Accommodate London provides a wide range of concierge services from personal training to fine dining, and everything in between. The newly-launched London home-stay company, ViveUnique has over 250 properties across the capital, specialising in boutique and carefully chosen homes for all budgets and family/guest numbers. ViveUnique’s codirector, Claire Whisker, says, “With both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics taking place this year, we’re predicting home-stays will gain further popularity as a more affordable alternative to traditional accommodation, like hotels. Not only do visitors to London save cash by renting a home, they’re able to share the costs with friends and family, depending on how many people the property accommodates, and can use the kitchen and laundry to save money on inflated hotel prices during the Games. “It’s a great situation for London property owners as well, who are able to escape the bustle of London and take what essentially becomes a paid vacation while knowing that their property is being looked after while they are away. Each of our homes comes with a ▶ International Property Luxury Collection


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CQ LONDON, LIMEHOUSE A striking new £92 million development moments away from Limehouse Basin, with convenient transport links to the City, Canary Wharf and Olympic Village. The second phase of the development, Iona Tower, launched in March with most homes offering panoramic views across the city’s skyline. The new homes come with an open plan kitchen and integrated appliances, spacious living area, luxurious master bedroom, stylish bathroom, plenty of storage and balcony space or terraces to selected plots. In addition to the high specifications selected apartments come with allocated parking space. From £229,950 / €275,800 / $365,000 A2Dominion New Homes: +44 (0)20 3069 8270

Welcome Pack which we prepare with the owners’ input, meaning lots of helpful recommendations for guests. It’s a more personal and enjoyable experience for the visitor and they get a real Londoner’s perspective with top-tips for the area and all the freedom of a home-from-home. Hotel-style services can be arranged for our guests too, including airport pickup, maidservice, babysitters, fridge fills and much more.” Mark Tunstall, head of super-prime lettings at Savills has found that those looking to rent apartments and houses during the Olympic period are likely to fall into two categories. “There will be those looking for somewhere relatively close to the Olympic park, for whom the cost of renting private accommodation is still likely to be less expensive than paying for a room in a luxury hotel, and closer to where it’s happening,” he explains. “At the other end of the spectrum, there are those who, rather 44

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than take a suite at Claridges or the Connaught for an extended period, would prefer the privacy and comfort of renting a private home. For those people, the areas of west London such as Holland Park, Mayfair, Kensington and Knightsbridge, which are traditionally the more exclusive residential areas, will have greater appeal, albeit that they are further away from many of the Olympic venues. In this instance it is as much about proximity to the capital’s best bars and restaurants as it is about the sporting action. “It remains to be seen whether the price multiples of four or five times the usual longlet prices which are being quoted by some agents are achievable in reality; perhaps two or maybe three times is more realistic. Certainly, however, people are now starting to focus on their forthcoming requirements in earnest, and we’re dealing with a number of enquiries from

parties with anywhere from £200,000 to £400,000 to spend on their accommodation over the Olympic period, from North and South America, Australia and the Far East.” However, Mr Tunstall reports that nobody has expressed serious interest in Savills’ most expensive Olympic instruction. This is a sevenbedroom house in Mayfair with its own swimming pool, private courtyard and underground garage for several cars, available for £500,000 per month over that time! In response to demand, Harrods Estates is also marketing a limited number of highly luxurious properties to meet the unprecedented requirement during the Olympic time frame. Shirley Humphrey, sales and marketing director of Harrods Estates, comments, “We have witnessed a surge in demand for short term rentals during the four week period of the Olympics. The demand itself is not surprising, ▶

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but bearing in mind the global economic situation, the scale of the demand is encouraging and genuinely refreshing. Many home owners in Central London have taken the decision to vacate the city during the bonanza, reaping the potential benefits to be realised in the short term rental market.”

Making connections Stratford now has some of London’s best public transport links meaning a speedy commute into Central London, the City and Canary Wharf. It’s served by the Jubilee and Central lines on the London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and over land rail services, including the High Speed domestic rail services that will allow commuters to travel into Central London in just seven minutes. In the future, Stratford will have a station on the Crossrail line where Eurostar international services to Paris and Brussels will stop.

BUY The whole Stratford area is undergoing a radical transformation, with investments totalling over £15 billion that will mean a growth in population equivalent to the City of Cambridge (131,000 people) and some 62,000 new jobs from the Olympic zone and the surrounding developments. Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, has opened recently and a host of other facilities and amenities such as schools, hotels, parks and health centres will follow. 46

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Liam Bailey of Knight Frank comments, “Residential property prices in East London have increased by 25% since London was awarded the Games in July 2005. The Olympics provided the focus for huge investment in the infrastructure of the area, which has made it a much more accessible location and a vibrant destination in its own right. The opening of Westfield Stratford City demonstrates the confidence there is in Stratford as an economic centre. It is predicted that this investment will continue to give rise to further improvements in housing market performance in the area.” New homes at the Stratford Halo, an iconic development overlooking the London Olympic Stadium, are the latest addition to the East London property market. The scheme, which includes a 43-storey building set to become one of the top 10 residential towers in London, offers high specification apartments to purchase off-plan from Genesis. Simon Howard, head of sales at Genesis says, “East London property has already seen a strong appreciation in value since London was awarded the Olympics and this trend is set to continue as the area is developed further. The local rental market is buoyant with many professional people wanting both to take advantage of Stratford’s excellent transport links, as well as live in a buzzing neighbourhood enjoying the Olympic spotlight. The improved long-term prospects for Stratford make it an attractive choice of location for buy-to -let investors.” ■

CASPIAN WHARF, BOW Transformed from a former industrial site on the banks of the Limehouse Cut Canal, Caspian Wharf is just six minutes away from the Olympic Park via the DLR. The development includes a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses across three connected sites. Many of the apartments have views including the Olympic Stadium, Canary Wharf or the City of London. Almost every apartment has its own private balcony or terrace, and there is a communal terrace and landscaped gardens overlooking the Limehouse Cut – London’s oldest canal. With Limehouse Cut undergoing a three-year regeneration programme, residents will benefit from a network of scenic towpaths for walking or cycling. During the Games, a canal passenger service will be running from Limehouse Basin along the Limehouse Cut to Old Ford Lock on the edge of the Olympic Park. From £340,000 / €408,000 / $539,000 for a two-bedroom apartment Berkeley: +44 (0)844 800 1152

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ROYAL HILL, GREENWICH Impressive period home on a prominent residential street in the heart of West Greenwich village with its shops, Royal Parkland, bars, restaurants and markets. The property includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two receptions, a utility room, and a pretty rear garden. It’s also within easy distance of the river taxi and Docklands Light Railway (DLR). £975,000 / €1.17m / $1.55m Felicity J Lord Greenwich: +44 (0)208 293 8555

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Fashioned for fashionistas Fronting on to Oxford Street and Dering Street in the heart of London’s West End fashion district, specialist luxury developer Oakmayne Bespoke has created Verge Mayfair, W1. It provides the ultimate pads for fashionistas who want a home on the doorstep of the world’s premier shopping and fashion destination. Ready for occupation before the start of the 2012 Olympics, Verge Mayfair is a scheme of 12 new fashion-inspired luxury apartments, comprised of 10 apartments ranging from impressively chic studio-lofts to two bedroom pads and two stunning penthouses. Apartments range from 549sqft up to 1,873sqft in size. With their Zone One location, Verge Mayfair pads have a range of fashion friendly features including views of famous shops, an ultra-cool interior design scheme with clever fashion references, fashion names for the different apartment styles, a fashion themed entrance and Missoni inspired skirting and inlaid doormats: this address is the ultimate retail experience. For people who want to be one step ahead of the fashion pack, you can shop in the style of Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham, and also live in the heart of fashion-land by owning a pad at Verge Mayfair, the ultimate shopping indulgence.

The interior architecture, specification and interior design for Verge Mayfair has been created by Oakmayne Bespoke, working in conjunction with leading up-and-coming designer Freddy Van Zevenbergen of interior design firm Lambart & Browne, specialists in cool, stylish looks for prestige addresses in central London.

The two penthouses span the top floor of the building and have large private rooftop terraces. They include floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious main reception room, kitchen/dining area and two bedroom suites, both with luxurious en suite bathrooms, dressing and wardrobe/storage facilities.

Making an entrance The fashion references start right from the introduction to Verge Mayfair. Instead of a conventional entrance, Oakmayne Bespoke have cleverly created a fashion inspired entrance to the scheme. The apartments come in a range of styles, each aptly named after famous fashion terminology. The studio-loft pads are available in Atelier, Boutique and Couture. The two-bedroom apartments are offered in Décor and Elegance, whilst the penthouses provide a choice of Fashion or Gaberdine. Some of the apartments provide views on to the cafes and outlets of Dering Street, others on to the famous shops and department stores of Oxford Street, one of the most renowned shopping addresses in London. A number of apartments have feature bay windows and generous ceiling heights, while all benefit from interiors finished to a high contemporary specification with clever yet subtle fashion references.

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Beside the seaside

Ginetta Vedrickas takes a whistle-stop tour around the coastline of Britain and the Channel Islands to spotlight some of its most enticing waterside property opportunities With coastal walks, trips to the beach and even, hopefully, a drink or two taken in an English pub garden, springtime brings a greater appreciation of the British coastline and what better time is there to invest in a seaside bolthole? Based in Cornwall where he’s worked in property for over 40 years, sales director of The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate Sam Weller finds that nostalgia frequently lures buyers to the home of the pasty (or as locals call it – the oggy). “They’ve often holidayed here with family, they return and realise that what brought them here years ago is even better now,” he explains. Cornwall has long been a favourite summer holiday destination but recent improvements have transformed it into a year-round hotspot with plenty to offer says Mr Weller. “We’ve got the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan plus many restaurants and galleries such as 50

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Rick Stein and the Tate, there really is so much to discover.”

Buying British Mr Weller believes that various overseas economic crises have added another stamp of approval to buying British where investors know that their hard earned cash is secure. Sales so far have been impressive at the Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate where luxurious woodland homes set within 46 acres are proving to be the perfect coastal retreat for busy professionals. “They’re often extremely busy but they can just turn up, the beds are made, the heating is on and all they need is a suitcase,” he says. Properties are fully furnished ‘down to eggcups’ and all maintenance and management is taken care of, leaving little to do other than enjoy the development’s choice of gourmet restaurants, gym, pool, spa and tennis courts ▶

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CASTLE CAREY, ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLES Blending elegance and stature on a magnificent scale, this landmark property is in a prime location above Guernsey's historic town of St Peter Port. The impressive house and its extensive south-facing gardens are sheltered and secluded while still taking full advantage of a panoramic view. Looking out from the principal rooms, vistas stretch towards neighbouring islands and across the busy harbour – a boating paradise for sailors and onlookers alike. £16m / €19.4m / $25.5m Cooper Brouard: +44 (0)1481 236 039 International Property Luxury Collection


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THE CORNWALL HOTEL SPA & ESTATE Similar to a small hamlet on the fringes of The Cornwall Estate, 22 woodland homes blend seamlessly into the natural environment. These architect-designed homes – the first of 60 – are clad in sustainably-sourced cedar wood and natural slate. Their interiors flow out through French windows on to a large balcony giving exceptional views over the surrounding parkland. Owners have access to all the facilities of The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate. From £237,500 / €287,500 / $379,000 for a two-bed home The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate: +44 (0)1726 879451

OLD MILL FARM, GREENWAY, DEVON This 18th century converted waterside mill has been cleverly and extensively renovated in recent years to create a seven-bedroom family home, yet retains many original, period features. Two of the bedroom suites have their own separate staircase and are accessed from the upstairs sitting room, forming a useful annexe. The property overlooks a very beautiful part of the Dart Estuary next to National Trust Land and is surrounded on three sides by its own garden, grounds, pond, woodland, orchards and paddocks, in all over 18 acres. It owns two running moorings and has field access to the beach and estuary. Approx £3.75m / €4.54m / $5.985m Knight Frank: +44 (0)1392 423111

COLUMBINE AT JOY LANE, WHITSTABLE, KENT Three-bedroom seaside property forming one of four newly built on an exclusive gated development. Features include an extensive garden and a series of balconies running the length of the house to make the most of the panoramic sea views. There is underfloor heating throughout, a bespoke Italian designed kitchen and free standing bath tub in the main bathroom. £875,000 / €1.1m / $1.4m Cluttons New Homes: + 44 (0)1622 607 406 52

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HARBOUR LIGHTS, POOLE, DORSET Marine style contemporary property spread over three floors just metres from Poole Harbour with boat access to the slipway. It has four to five bedrooms, a kitchen/breakfast area, drawing room and spacious living area with feature Scandinavian wood burning stove. Extensive glass balconies and decked sun terraces offer views over the harbour while a landscaped rear garden includes a sunken six-person hot tub. £2.65m / €3.2m / $4.2m Sotheby’s International Realty: +44 (0)1202 709 283

or explore the surrounding countryside and coastline where stunning walks and cycle trails are abundant. “I’ve seen many people buy holiday homes which turn into nightmares,” continues Mr Weller. “They spend all their time decorating or taking a machete to the grass. Not here, that’s all done for you.” The Cornwall Estate lies in charming Tregorrick, near St Austell on the southern Cornish Riviera. Prices in better known spots such as Rock and Padstow are among the highest in the county, yet Tregorrick’s central location is lesser known but offers affordability with easy access to everything that Cornwall holds. Buying options include a ‘platinum plus’ VATfree scheme which allows six weeks own use plus guaranteed returns of 6% for three years. “It suits our professional buyers who like

holidaying here, often with three generations of family,” Mr Weller adds. Property Vision’s George Wade says that now is the perfect time to buy as prices across favoured coastal regions, including Cornwall, Devon and Dorset are up to 20% lower than at the market’s peak in 2007. “There are opportunities for buyers and homes in prime spots, especially waterfront which tend to hold their value.” Mr Wade’s clients are typically seeking fully renovated homes with budgets of around £1.5-£2.5 million for prime waterfront locations such as in Salcombe, Devon.

Limited availability Recent research by Knight Frank reveals that coastal properties not only hold their value but their average uplift in price is 53% compared to

their inland counterparts. Christopher Bailey, head of Knight Frank’s waterfront department, says, “Waterfront properties will always remain a sought-after property class that attracts buyers looking for a particular lifestyle. There is only a finite coastline to Britain, as much of Britain’s coastline is protected as either ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ or by the National Trust, and, therefore, a limited number of properties can be built. It is for this reason that waterfront properties will always attract a premium sale price.” Mr Bailey also reveals a 38% rise in waterfront property viewings throughout 2011 adding that distance from London tends to slow transaction rates. “This is especially relevant as many buyers are currently living in central London and looking for a waterfront property for lifestyle ▶ International Property Luxury Collection


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HARBOUR HIDE, MUDEFORD, CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET Spacious waterfront property with reception rooms and all four bedrooms featuring spectacular views over the harbour. Fitted with the very latest in home automation technology, it includes four bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, gym and changing room. Concertina doors within the leisure complex open out on to the fabulous decked terrace creating a perfect entertaining space. There is also a terrace balcony off the first floor sitting room and an incredible roof terrace with its own outdoor kitchen. Approx £3.85m / €4.7m / $6.1m Knight Frank: +44 (0)20 7629 8171

reasons, either as a second home or primary residence,” he explains. “In some instances, having begun their search in popular overseas locations such as the South of France, purchasers have decided to move their search to waterfront locations in Britain, due to the strength of the pound and the UK trend of ‘staycations’.” In West Sussex, Strutt & Parker’s Felicity Chetwood is based in Chichester and describes the area as ‘doubly blessed’ thanks to its beautiful harbour, which is perfect for sailing, and its sandy beaches but house hunters here must act speedily. “Houses on the water in pretty sailing villages, such as Itchenor, Bosham or Birdham, attract a huge premium and usually are the subject of ‘bidding wars’,” she says. “Buyers pay up to £4 million for wonderful 54

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views over the harbour, great sailing and the social life in these villages, which tends to centre around the sailing clubs, where summer regattas for both adults and children are not only great fun, but a big pull.” West Wittering too is a big draw but again competition is steep according to Ms Chetwood, as high-end homes rarely come onto the market. “A new trend is for those wishing to be right on the sea to go east towards Bracklesham Bay, and in particular East Bracklesham Drive, where clever people are buying up the modest beach front houses, demolishing them and constructing wonderful new and stylish houses.”

Island life But for quality of life and lifestyle, few coastal spots rival the Channel Islands, says County

Homesearch’s Jo Stoddart who admits that she ‘wouldn’t live anywhere else’. As well as being a family-friendly destination with a thriving business environment, high net worth individuals are drawn to the islands’ advantageous tax situation (there’s no VAT, inheritance or capital gains plus maximum 20% income tax rate) and the sheer quality of some of Jersey and Guernsey’s properties. Ms Stoddart’s recent searches have been for homes between £2-£4 million and she says it’s easy to see why so many buyers want to call this particular destination home. “The islands sit in the Gulf Stream so have a mild climate all year round; they are extremely beautiful with stunning scenery, beautiful cliff path walks, and beaches which regularly figure on the list of the UK’s cleanest.”

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THE WATERFRONT, BRACKLESHAM BAY, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX Contemporary new, five-bedroom beach house with spectacular views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. It features a polished marble hall with spiral staircase, four bathrooms, a family sitting room and a large open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a glorious decked balcony. Steps leading from the extensive lawned area lead to a large second raised decked platform perfect for entertaining and watching the evening sunset, neatly linking the private gardens to the pebbled beach, accessed through a gate. £1.5m / €1.8m / $2.4m Strutt & Parker Chichester: +44 (01)243 832600

ST BRELADE, ST OUEN'S BAY, JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLES This spacious and beautifully designed contemporary home is less than three years old. It has stunning views towards the sea and a large, enclosed sunny garden. Complete with four reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it also has plans approved for an integral guest unit. £2.975m / €3.6m / $4.75m Savills Jersey: +44 (0) 1534 722 227

EMPORIO, SANDBANKS, DORSET Adjacent to Poole Harbour with stunning views of Brownsea Island and beyond, this elegant property is set over three floors of curved glass elevations. Arguably the most sought after waterfront location in the UK with its naturally mild climate and award winning beaches, the Sandbanks and Poole area of Dorset is the perfect setting for this uber-luxurious waterfront home. £3.95m / €4.8m / $6.303m Knight Frank: +44 (0)1935 812236 International Property Luxury Collection


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FROMNYTOLA IF YOU’RE THINKING OF BUYING A PLACE IN THE US, RACHEL NEWCOMBE FINDS THAT TWO STATESIDE LOCATIONS ARE PROVING A BIG HIT WITH HIGH-END PROPERTY PURCHASERS AND INVESTORS There’s little doubt that US property is continuing to look tempting in the current economic climate. According to figures from the National Association of Realtors, foreign investors spent $82 billion buying homes in the US in 2011, up 24% from the year before. With continuing interest in the benefits of buying into properties in the US market, that looks set to continue during the course of 2012. New York is one of the world’s most desirable cities, but favourable US property prices have brought the prospect of owning a slice of the action in the Big Apple well within reach and there are many highly desirable properties for sale. Recent research released by Savills confirms that New York is a definite must for investors to consider, especially if you’re looking to rent properties out. Figures from their latest World Class Cities Index reveal that

the New York has the highest rental yields, with rental values rising 6.5% in the first half of 2011 and a further 6.2% during the second half of 2011. “Rental levels are an indication of healthy market fundamentals in terms of occupier demand and, by this measure, the market in New York looks sound,” comments Yolande Barnes, head of residential research at Savills. “The strong occupier demand and the relatively low capital value make it fairly valued for investors, and New York ranks among one of the cheapest world class cities in which to buy.” As the most populous city in the United States, New York City has a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Francine Fogarty, licensed real estate broker and owner of Fogarty & Associates, believes that New York City real ▶

LA BIRD STREET, SUNSET STRIP At the top of one of the most coveted sections of the Sunset Strip, this newly built modern home has cutting edge design. It combines concrete, stucco and wood in a striking combination that creates warmth rarely seen in a modern property of this size and scale. The three-bedroom and four bathroom property, with a total size of 21,790 square feet, has a spacious kitchen with the latest top quality appliances and amenities. The private master bedroom and bath have fantastic views over the hills, while there are floor to ceiling windows in the huge living rooms. Outside a fantastic infinity edged pool and spacious fire pit area rival the home’s interior for entertaining possibilities. The house also includes a screening room, office and guest bedrooms. £9.936m €12,179,525 $16m Sold By Gold +1 310 858 5411

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estate is popular amongst international buyers due to its location, limited landmass, transparency and capital appreciation. “No wonder it is known as the cultural and financial capital of the world,” she says. “Overseas investors – especially from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the UK - have become particularly attracted to New York City luxury real estate because the city is a bargain in comparison to other international cities. The long-term growth and home value appreciation are favoured by the tremendous demand and decreasing supply. “Although the current state of the economy is troubling to many people, many of today’s trends indicate that things will continue to go well, overall, for New York City real estate. According to the Real Estate Board of New York, the first quarter of 2012 was a stable period for the New York City residential sales market. Manhattan continues to see a surge in new deal volume amidst tight supply. Over the past 30-days, brokers have placed over 1,200 new listings into contract. Also, with the interest rates lowering, many mortgages are becoming more affordable, which should motivate a large number of buyers. In addition, continued signs of financial stability and economic growth are likely to bring more buyers back into the market.” ▶ 60

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NY MANHATTAN HOUSE RESIDENCES The exclusive Manhattan House at 200 East 66th Street and is the former home of the New York Life Insurance company. Now transformed into luxurious condominium apartments, the building has become an icon of modern architecture. It’s situated in the heart of the Upper East Side real estate district – one of New York’s most prestigious neighbourhoods – and has views over a large private park. From £852,000 / €1m / $1.35m for a one-bed apartment £4.6m / €5.7m / $7.365m for a four-bed penthouse Manhattan House +1 877 394 6492

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Ms Fogarty finds that a large part of what makes Manhattan apartments such a safe investment is, simply, the fact that they are located in Manhattan. She says that, while investing in an apartment in an emerging Manhattan neighbourhood such as the Financial District, Harlem or the westernmost reaches of Midtown West may be a more aggressive move than buying an apartment on the Upper East Side or a condominium in Greenwich Village, virtually any apartment in Manhattan will retain its value. At least for as long as New York City remains America’s capital of arts, culture, finance and cool. “And for all the ups and downs in the Manhattan real estate market,” says Ms Fogarty, “New York City will always be New York City. I expect 2012 to be a repeat of 2011, foreign buyers are coming into town from all over the world and putting down cash on expensive apartments or buying extra apartments as investments, keeping the luxury market especially in neighbourhoods like Tribeca, SoHo, the West Village and west of Park Avenue on the Upper East Side moving at a brisk pace. This will continue the trend of sales on trophy and high-end properties. “As concerns about the euro grow, foreigners will continue to favour the safe haven of the US real estate market and its prime location, New York City. A steady stream of deals in the ▶ 62

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LA BEVERLY HILLS ESTATE Located in 90210, one of the most prestigious postcodes in LA, Beverly Hills Estate is on a private gated bluff with panoramic views of the sea and city. A long private driveway leads to this property’s motor court and parking for 14 cars. Inside, there’s over 7,294 square feet of living space with six spacious suites and nine bathrooms, with the huge master suite featuring his and hers baths, two terraces and a study. The formal dining room, living room, grand kitchen and media room all have stunning views while outside there’s a huge pool area, party deck and extensive terraces. £6.9m / €8.4m / $10.995m Sold By Gold +1 310 858 5411

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NY 44 MEADOWMERE PLACE New custom built home (built in 2010) with over 8,500 square feet of living space. There are six en suite bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a large living room, formal dining room, mudroom, media room, wine cellar, top-notch kitchen and recreation area. Outside there’s a large heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi spa and pool house, while the property has state-of-the-art security systems. It’s located in the popular Hamptons, where affluent New Yorkers go to escape the city, in the heart of Southampton Village Estate, on a quiet lane with ocean views. £6.6m / €8m / $10.499m Saunders: +1 631 876 5817


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$5 million and up category will continue to increase in 2012 as supply remains tight, demand is high and interest rates remain at historic lows.” Real estate agent Wei Min Tan, from Castle Avenue Partners agrees that Manhattan is one of the most stable and recognised markets in the US. Compared to other parts of the city, it’s also one of the more expensive areas in which to buy, but when you compare the prices to those of luxury property in other cities around the world, such as Paris, Hong Kong or London, Wei Min Tan regards the like-forlike prices in New York as a ‘bargain.’ “The average price for a Manhattan condo is $1,110 per square foot. A luxury apartment with a view of Central Park commands a higher figure, ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 per square foot,” he says. Top end co-ops and condominium properties are widely available in New York, but Wei Min Tan suggests that condos may well provide better opportunities for foreign investors. “We

recommend condos because of the higher appreciation and investment values,” he explains. “Co-op buildings often restrict the ability to rent or renovate, reducing their attractiveness as an investment property. On a per square foot basis, the value of a condo is about 20% to 30% higher than that of a co-op.”

Head for the hills Like New York, there are definite benefits to be had by exploring the property market offerings in Los Angeles, which remains a haven for celebrities, film stars and the rich and famous. Despite prices being sky high in the past and unattainable for many buyers, they’ve levelled off in the last few years, resulting in even the most exclusive postcodes now being accessible to the serious high-end property investor. “House prices in Los Angeles’ exclusive neighbourhoods, such as Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Post Office, Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Malibu and more are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a decade,” comments ▶

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NY 1280 FIFTH AVENUE Located in the Upper East Side of Fifth Avenue, close to the Museum Mile and Central Park, these condominium residences are in a designated green building, offering residents an eco-friendly lifestyle. The spacious condos have open planning living areas and modern kitchens, with high ceilings and picture windows providing spectacular views over Central Park and New York. One, two and three bedroom condos are available From £790 / €960 / $1,250 per square foot 1280 Fifth Avenue: +1 212 996 1280

LA BEL AIR This stunning new home in Bel Air Crest features custom craftsmanship and old world details, combined with every modern amenity. It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a total size of 235,236 square feet. Hand forged wrought iron and glass front doors open up to the two storey formal entry with black walnut parquet floors. A two-storey living room flanked with Cantera stone columns overlooks the rear grounds and mountains beyond. The master suite has spectacular views from every window, a fireplace, sitting room, large walk-in closet and changing area. The master bathroom includes a large steam shower, spa tub and massage run. Outside, the massive backyard includes sweeping lawns, an affinity edged pool and a loggia that serves as an outdoor living room and kitchen. £7m / €8.68m / $11.4m Sold By Gold +1 310 858 5411

real estate agent, Rodrigo Iglesias. “It’s a great window of opportunity for international buyers.” The falling prices have been attracting buyers this year and Los Angeles saw a spike in house sales in the early months of 2012, with investors and cash buyers snapping up property bargains. In fact, figures show that Southern California home sales reached their highest levels in five years during February 2012. According to Sally Forster Jones, a senior agent with Coldwell Banker Previews International, sales of luxury homes priced $5m to $10m are going well, but sales of super luxury homes priced over $20m have increased in particular, with 75% of sales being made to international buyers. “Luxury home in the Los Angeles real estate market are currently a bargain compared to many other international cities where prices have rocketed,” she said. “A weak dollar makes investing in the United States currently very affordable.” Like New York, there’s a good mix of properties available, including both luxury apartments, houses and grand estates. In Beverly Hills, an area of LA renowned for being the home of many rich celebs, and it’s also home to some of the largest and most extravagant homes in the area, “Sixty two per cent of the housing is in the form of apartments and condos and 37% is single family homes,” explains realtor, Jane Peters. “The most expensive properties are on the north of Sunset Boulevard, into the hills,” she explained. “South of Sunset is called ‘The Flats’, which is where most residents live.” Elsewhere, in Downtown LA, the L.A. Live neighbourhood has become a hive of activity for fans of sports and entertainment, along with a desirable address for modern homebuyers. Demand for rental property in LA is good and the long-term popularity of the location indicates that making an investment here whilst the market conditions and exchange rate are favourable is a decision that could pay off. Most international buyers are keen to buy into the LA ▶ International Property Luxury Collection


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LA HOLLYWOOD HILLS A true architectural triumph, this private and gated compound features unobstructed views of Los Angeles and beyond. It has an open plan layout with a large living/dining room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, wood panelled library, state-of-theart media room and an incredible master suite. Designer details include custom retractable steel doors and windows, marble and stone from Italy and handcrafted ceilings with ornate mouldings. This six-bedroom, 12 bathroom home also has an elevator and the most advanced technology. Professionally landscaped grounds include two pools, multiple dining and entertaining cabanas and fabulous decks to showcase the city. £5.6m / €6.8m / $9m Sunset Strip Realty +1 310 275 2076

lifestyle and use their purchase as a long-term bricks and mortar investment, rather than wanting to cash in quickly, sell up and move on, say realtors. With the potential for the market prices as a whole to rise again, this seems like a sensible scenario for which to aim. If you’re keen to live in the US, or invest in rental properties that could help others achieve their lifestyle dreams, then there’s no doubt that New York and Los Angeles should be high on your destination priority lists. With prices so favourable in both locations, these options are well worth exploring further. ▶ 68

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NY HOLLYWOOD HILLS This full service condominium at 322 West 57th Street is in the heart of Manhattan. The building offers a range of lifestyle features and amenities, including a 24-hour doorman and concierge, access to the Sky Club amenities on the roof, full service parking and a pet spa. There are panoramic views from the residences, including views across the Hudson River and Central Park. From ÂŁ448,000 / â‚Ź545,000 / $710,000 The Sheffield: +1 888 420 8815


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Beautiful farm estate in Uruguay, South America To experience modern farm life in Uruguay one should visit this ‘estancia’ at 80 km/50 miles distance from the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. Located in a rural and peaceful area this farm permits to enjoy the silence and tranquillity of vast countryside farmlands. At this farm estate one can find a property where successful commercial farming is combined with a high quality of life. The residence is very well equipped offering all facilities available to international travellers and investors. The property consists of several buildings; the residence for the owner (450m / 4,840 square feet), a guest house, and two houses for staff and several barns. There is also access to broad band internet and direct international satellite TV. Uruguay is becoming increasingly popular not only for tourism but also for residence and investment. The beautiful landscapes and secure 72

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legal and political environment make it a very attractive destination. The internationally well-known high class beach resort Punta del Este at 100 km / 62 miles is also conveniently located and easy to reach. Direct flights to Uruguay depart from Miami or Madrid and connecting flights from Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires. This farm estate consists of 421 highly fertile hectares (1,040 acres) on which soy beans and wheat can be cultivated on 70% of the surface. Cattle breeding also takes place on the remaining part of the property with Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cows. It is possible to buy this farm property and include the management of the farm and/or the houses with currently present staff. The acquisition of this property is not only an investment in high quality living and modern farm life, but also a solid long term investment in highly fertile farmland.

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LOS CAPANES DEL GOLF BENAHAVIS An exclusive development offering two, three and four-bedroom apartments surrounded by an 18 hole golf course designed by Dave Thomas. It is also located a short distance from other major courses including Monte Mayor, La Quinta and Los Arqueros. The apartments and penthouses within the development are very spacious and situated in impressive mansion style buildings. Each one has a fully equipped kitchen, luxuriously fitted bathrooms, air conditioning and heating systems and is double-glazed throughout. 40% DOWN ON PEAK From ÂŁ247,020 / â‚Ź299,000 / $393,500 Feltrim International: +44 (0)20 7183 4045

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Spain at any cost Always had a hankering for Spain? Ginetta Vedrickas compares prices past and present on a selection of stunning Spanish properties and suggests that now may be the time to buy

Lately in the news all the time, Spain’s property crash and economic picture may not inspire anyone to invest their money there. Yet recent research suggests that we’re voting with our feet and, for some of us, only Spain will do. Recent data reveals that almost 2.8 million foreign tourists visited Spain in January this year, a 4.6% increase on January 2011. An enduring passion for all things Spanish is particularly strong among British tourists who made up 19.1% of all overseas visitors. Tourism may be up but property prices are seriously down, although by exactly how much is hard to gauge. Official figures estimated that the market fell by a further 11% last year with variations between regions but what does this mean for the luxury market? Feltrim International’s MD Adam Cornwell says that developers building luxury golfing developments were guilty of

inflating prices during the boom years and that now is the time to invest. “Golf-side was second only to beachfront and a two-bedroom apartment wouldn’t always give you change from half a million euros,” he explains. “In order to sell unsold inventory in today’s climate, that premium has been dropped but the benefits remain the same.”

Prime purchase possibilities Mr Cornwell adds that, with a construction industry in collapse, many properties now lie in the hands of banks, so buying yourself a slice of prime Spain is again a possibility. “There are some genuine top quality homes within their stock including golf-front. As the Government aims to clean up and restart the banking system, lenders are being asked to recognise bigger provisions on their property portfolios which encourages them to offload the stock by dropping prices and offering significant

financial incentives to purchase. This means that not only has the clock turned back six or seven years in terms of pricing, but also in terms of lending with 110% mortgages reappearing on bank-owned developments.” Golf property has always appealed, particularly on the Costa del Sol which has over 70 courses, easy access from northern Europe and a reliable year-round climate. Owners soak up all the benefits of discounted green fees or rights of play, protected attractive green views, a well-maintained community, gated access and security, additional on-site leisure and social facilities and enhanced potential for rental income as golf continues to grow in popularity as a sport. “These benefits used to come at a cost but, with the market at rock bottom, that’s a thing of the past,” notes Mr Cornwell. Whether the market has truly ‘bottomed out’ is debatable but, with banks lending 110% on already heavily discounted stock, this may just ▶ International Property Luxury Collection


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PUERTO ANDRATX, SOUTHWEST MALLORCA Work of the famous Uruguayan architect Alberto Rubio, this fantasy villa is on a hilltop overlooking the marina and two bays, across to Dragonera Island Natural Park and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. Designed to evoke a seagull in flight, the curvy white home is divided over several levels and comprises a spacious master bedroom suite with office and separate television lounge, five further en suite bedrooms, an open-plan living/dining area and a fully equipped Americanstyle kitchen and storage room with separate

be the time to snap up a once in a lifetime opportunity. “If the price, location and quality stack up, there is no reason to wait to buy,” says Mr Cornwell, pointing to key resorts such as Los Flamingos near Puerto Banus with its three 18-hole golf courses and five-star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, which in 2010 hosted Michelle Obama and daughters. Overlooking the hotel, luxurious apartments at Hoyo 19 are for sale at half the price of three years ago with amenities including spa, tennis courts and two pools. Spain has numerous attractions but Tripadvisor recently voted Mallorca’s Puerto Alcudia beach as the country’s best which didn’t surprise Taylor Wimpey España’s Marc Pritchard, who has been living and working on this Balearic island for over 20 years. “Mallorca has again demonstrated that it has some of the best beaches in Europe and in my opinion, the world. 82

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My very first memories are of a wonderful family holiday I had with my parents back in 1974 – this is where my love affair started. Picture perfect beaches and a wonderfully relaxed lifestyle were the two key ingredients in choosing Mallorca as my home,” explains Mr Pritchard. Another long time Mallorca resident is Peter Hilton who heads Chesterton Humberts’ office. Since arriving in 1971, he has watched Spain’s fortunes boom and bust but Mallorca, he says, is different. “We’re popular with many different nationalities which helps, many Germans are still buying – their economy has fared better than most – and of course communications here are great all year round.” Today’s euro buyers certainly find buying more affordable whilst mortgages are still somewhat elusive but Mr Hilton notes that, while prices have

entrance. There is also a separate staff room and small staff apartment with kitchenette. Outside, the saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by enormous terraces on multiple levels all with sea view. 10-15% DOWN ON PEAK £7m / €8.5m / $11.3m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 /

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readjusted since the market’s peak, there are now opportunities to buy at a more realistic price and those with cash will benefit. “It’s surprising what cash on the table can do,” he advises. “It is still very much a buyer’s market, there are great opportunities now and prices are much more realistic.”

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Mr Hilton finds that most developers too are keen to make a sale, lowering prices and including extras. “It used to be that if you bought new you then had to buy the appliances but not any longer. Today’s buyers expect far more and the quality is of a much higher specification.” The top end of the market has fared better ‘rich people stay rich’ adds Mr Hilton but on an island with stringent planning policies, new build villas are rare so those seeking prime spots must consider re-sales. He tips hotspots such as Andratx and Costa d’en Blanes and says that the island’s popularity among sailing enthusiasts also drives the market. “People like to have their boat in the port and be able to see it from their property.” With daily flights to most European cities, Mallorca’s year round appeal makes the island an ideal second home or retirement destination. Golfing and cycling also adds four seasonal appeal. Savills’ Michael Cunnington says that with overdevelopment in southern Spain, Mallorca has an advantage in that the majority of quality apartments available for sale to foreign buyers have been sold. “Within two years the whole stock of finished apartments in Mallorca will have been sold. With a new Balearic government, licences to build are expected to be more readily available although suitable land remains scarce.”
 Research by Savills shows that current demand comes mainly from German and British clients with a smattering of Scandinavians and Dutch buyers. Whilst the South West of the island remains the most popular, demand is growing in the South East around Cala d’Or and Santanyi. MD of Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty Stephen Dight finds that Mallorca’s appeal for sun and beach tourism keeps the island’s economy turning but its capital is equally enticing. “With many people preferring several mini breaks as opposed to one fortnight abroad, Palma stands out as a perfect destination for a winter weekend of music, art, culture, fiestas, shopping and cuisine. Meanwhile its vast marina sustains year-round nautical activity and some of Mallorca’s most sought-after golf courses, such as celebrity-favourite Golf Son Gual, are within a few kilometres of the city’s boundaries.” ▶ 84

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BINIARAITX, NEAR SOLLER, MALLORCA Tastefully refurbished three-bedroom, three bathroom village house in a tranquil village on the outskirts of Sóller. Mature gardens surround the swimming pool with views to the mountains. The living room features a fire place as does the ample kitchen with dining area. 10-15% DOWN ON PEAK £822,100 / €995,000 / $1.31m Chesterton Humberts +44 (0)20 3040 8210 /

PALMA OLD TOWN, MALLORCA Something completely different, this vast 547m2 penthouse is within a distinctive 17th century Palma Old Town building. A recent conversion, the developer has installed modern kitchens, bathrooms and technology in the greatest possible taste whilst retaining medieval features such as elaborate tile work and wood carvings. Fully fitted and furnished, the two en suite bedroom home has the rare city centre bonus of a sunny terrace and shady central courtyard. 10-15% DOWN ON PEAK £2.68m / €3.2m / $4.2m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 /

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Villa Dos Bahias – North Mallorca This magnificent Villa is characterised by its unique location and close proximity (3 km) to the old historic town of Pollensa – only 35 mins from Palma Airport. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to acquire or rent a wonderful Villa only completed in spring 2010 with views over 2 bays of Pollenca and Alcudia. The property has in excess of 600m2 of living area and is set within its 2319m2 (0.5 acres) of land (constructed on two plots). The house – designed with a traditional stone façade – blended with an open, modern interior and landscaped perfectly to allow many different areas to relax, from

uncovered and covered terraces, relaxing zone around the infinity pool and lawn gardens below. With lift to all levels, air/conditioning, double-glazed windows, under floor heating and Bose music system and automatic lights – built on 3 different levels. Featuring 6 ensuite Double guest bedrooms with wooden floors and spacious hall with huge windows offering views across the countryside and out to sea. Large kitchen fitted with Miele appliances. There is a 3 car garage, electric gates, wine cellar, gym/games room, and pre installation for sauna. Fully furnished.


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LAS TERRAZAS SANTA CLARA GOLF, MARBELLA A key-ready development of superbly built two and three-bedroom duplex apartments overlooking the 18 hole golf course of Santa Clara, and offering lovely views to the Mediterranean Sea. The resort is just a few minutes’ drive from beautiful sandy beaches, while the centre of Marbella can be reached in less than 10 minutes. 43% DOWN ON PEAK From £330,000 / €399,000 / $525,000 Feltrim International: +44 (0)20 7183 4045

SON VIDA, PALMA, MALLORCA Magnificent southwest facing villa with views across the city and Bay of Palma to the Mediterranean and beyond. Set on a 2,000m2 plot, the 700m2 home has three floors with kitchen, large living room, informal television room, dining room, office, library and master en suite bedroom with dressing room on the ground floor. Three en suite bedrooms with terraces are on the first floor and a guest apartment alongside fitness and hobby room on the lower ground floor. Outside there is extensive covered terracing and a heated swimming pool in beautifully landscaped gardens. 10-15% DOWN ON PEAK £9.08m €10.9m $14,345,630 Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty:+34 971 67 4807 / 86

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VILLA LA ZAGALETA If privacy, seclusion and mesmerising coastal views are a priority, six-bedroom villa LZ03 is one of La Zagaleta’s finest options. A cutting-edge example of modern family living, the home has relaxed open-plan interior spaces, a spa and gymnasium as well as an indulgent bodega and games room. Created with entertaining in mind, the extensive gardens with swimming pool, bar and Jacuzzi are ideal for al fresco dining looking over the attractive Spanish coastline below. APPROX 20% DOWN ON PEAK £10.327m / €12.5m / $16.45m LZ Properties: +34 951 775 003

SANTA MARIA, MALLORCA Although surrounded by countryside on a 50,000m2 plot, this home has the convenience of being only five minutes from two villages and only 25 minutes from Palma. Designed with an open plan layout, it has a spacious lounge and dining room with views overlooking the terrace, pool and countryside plus a top of the range kitchen with breakfast bar, separate pantry and refrigeration room. An impressive stairwell leads to the upper floor and the very spacious master suite with double height ceiling, shower and dressing room, and private terrace. There are a further two double en suite bedrooms on this floor, and an additional guest suite accessed externally. Outside there are two separate covered terraces overlooking landscaped gardens and a 15 metre infinity pool. The rest of the land, which would suit horses, includes a multitude of fruit trees and an area for a pre-approved tennis court. 10-15% DOWN ON PEAK £3.2m / €3.9m / $5.1m MJC Associates: +34 971 57 99 57


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Collection of Luxury Properties in Cyprus APL ultra-modern villas in a prestigious area of presents a new development of luxury

Agios Tychonas (Roussos Villas), Limassol. The development in situated on the hill side and consists of four individual villas with beautiful sea views. Our desire is to offer luxury and cutting-edge innovative design of villas. The architects’ emphases are for open plan spacious areas designed for comfortable living. Large basement floor gives ample parking, storage, laundry plus provision for leisure facilities, e.g. sauna, gym & cinema room. Decoration with solid wood irroco, water features surrounding the house, swimming pools, and glass line balconies creates more spacious feel. With the aim of incorporating all the latest advances in technologies and engineering, the interior design is absolutely stunning. Snow white marble flooring in combination with solid wood staircase and glass doors gives breathtaking glittering effect. Orchid Petals offer unique residences for a unique lifestyle.


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Investing in art with the solidity of real estate, an asset to pass on to future generations Giambettino Cignaroli and Pietro Antonio Rotari, the most important artists of the eighteenth century in Verona, decorated with frescoes and paintings this important aristocratic mansion that occupies the entire noble (first) floor with an area of 6.500 square feet. The ballroom in the picture is more than nine meters high. 7KH Á DW LV IRU VDOH and is currently undergoing a thorough restoration; the status of the work allows the customization of finishes for both residential purposes and for an eventual office use. The property is located in the historic center of the beautiful city of Verona, a few steps from the Arena and the house of Romeo and Juliet, and is only 15 minutes drive from the international airport.

Promoter Marco Tamburini - T. +39 347 7750660

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Marina life The most modern development in the Western Liguria Riviera, yet designed with full respect given to traditional architecture, Marina di Varazze is in a strategic position close to the big northern Italian and central European cities. Surrounded by green foliage in the very heart of the Riviera of Ponente, the marina is ideally placed just 24 kilometres from Genoa and its Cristoforo Colombo International Airport and 150 kilometres via motorway from Milan and Turin. Totally operational, the modern Marina di Varazze complex exceeds the idea of a tourist harbour. This is thanks to the long and undisputed experience transposed from sport crafts to seaports by Azimut-Benetti – leader in the luxury yacht market. In addition to its 800 berths, the marina also offers 30 luxurious quayside apartments. These are located amongst iroko

wood and stone buildings inspired by early 20th century Ligurian bathing establishments. All the apartments were designed and developed by the Turin based architects Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola in collaboration with the Varazze based architect Pietro Venezia. Each residential unit is sea-facing, has autonomous climate control, a terrace or garden and has been built with exceptional attention to detail. All materials used have also been carefully chosen to blend harmoniously with the surrounding lush green landscape. Marina di Varazze is designed to be an open space to be enjoyed not only by boat owners but also by a wider audience, lovers of good music and sports or simply those who choose to spend a pleasant evening on the quay. The harbour hosts events of all kinds with ‘Diario di Bordo 2012’ providing a full calendar of nautical and

extra-nautical events that characterises summer in the marina. Open all year round, the tourist harbour is a point of reference for those who want to spend free time in an exclusive environment, surrounded by yachts, beautifully built seafront apartments and shops, bars and restaurants in the elegant shopping arcade. Be it a home or a boat, a permanent or temporary residence, Marina di Varazze offers a privileged setting overlooking the sea, a place where the high quality of the numerous services makes residents and visitors alike feel special. Marina di Varazze

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Retail therapy Where designing the interiors of luxury fashion stores, boutique hotels, high-rise residences, or a Fortune 500 corporation, Garde always strives to deliver a special brand of Japanese design aesthetic that has appealed to its clients for the past 26 years. Garde successfully competed for and won a design competition for the Emporium, a large multi-brand store in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The new 2,500m store, developed by Sinteks MMC, is located at the marina of Baku’s scenic bay overlooking the Caspian Sea. Garde provided a variety of services from master planning to schematic design. Provided with a narrow 80-meter by 8-meter detail, Garde created a unique shopping experience. Yukio Ishiyama, director and architect, Garde Italy, comments, “The client’s brief was a multi-brand store, a storage area, a bar and VIP rooms. It was up to us to create the design concept and we came up with the idea of 92

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“Silk Road where East meets West” and “East Europe meets Russia” – a blend of different cultural elements.” “To bring the concept alive, we created a series of slopes to connect the retail spaces, inserted balconies inspired by the ones in Baku city, and used squares and arabesque shapes to connect with the local culture. To address the biggest challenge of fitting everything into such narrow space, we came up with the idea of dividing the space into three floors. To avoid a claustrophobic feel, we randomly placed shapes throughout the space and along the sides of the slopes. The variety of shapes and varying heights (between 2.2 and 7 meters) further helped open up the space.”

About Garde Garde is an international branding and design company, focused on the creation of unique and timeless spaces, based in Tokyo, with offices in Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. They offer services in the following sectors: office, retail, residential, hospitality, food & beverage, entertainment, public spaces, healthcare and mixed-use facilities and beyond. Through their global network, multicultural perspective, team of talented designers, and cutting-edge knowledge of the latest trends, we are able to translate our clients’ vision into inspiring results. They are committed to supporting clients’ design needs via our three pillars of expertise – CONSULTING, DESIGN, and COORDINATION.

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The little red dot Singapore may be one of the smallest countries in the world but it’s brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture

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PEARL ISLAND, SENTOSA COVE Based on a concept of an ‘island within an island’, each of the 19 bungalows is located on a shallow reflective pool. Pearl Island properties have a folded roof form that resembles boulders in a waterscape and every bungalow differs in design with floor areas ranging from 700 to 1,000m2. From £8.3m / €10m / $13m - £15m / €18m / $24m

Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of just 710 square kilometres and was originally a simple fishing village. Nowadays, it is a bustling cosmopolitan city with high-rise buildings and landscaped gardens and regarded by many as representing the finest of both East and West. A multi-racial society, Chinese form the majority, together with Malay, Indian and Eurasian. ‘The Little Red Dot’ moniker came about as it describes the way in which the main and subsidiary islands comprising the Republic are marked on world maps. Although small in size,

Singapore commands an enormous world presence with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. Occupying a strategic location in the region has also enabled the country to become a central seaport along major shipping routes. Singapore’s rapid growth can also be attributed to a stable and competent ruling government. A parliamentary republic with a political system that’s centred on democracy, the current ruling party is the People’s Action Party (PAP), which has dominated the political process since selfgovernment in 1959. International Property Luxury Collection


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THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES, CAIRNHILL, SINGAPORE As the first full strata titled residential project launched in Asia by this renowned hospitality group, The Ritz-Carlton Residences offer 56 serviced homes and two penthouses. Three sky terraces punctuate the tower with facilities such as a pool and spa, cafe and lounge, library and wine cigar bar. The architects,, took inspiration from a jewel box, underlining the five-star status of the prestige brand by exquisite custom detailing such as laser-cut travertine marble and sparkling bevelled glass in the lobby. From ÂŁ5.282m / â‚Ź6,468m / $8.493m Ritz-Carlton Residences: +65 65 337 337 98

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Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Housed within a neo-classical style building

Located at the heart of Marina Bay, Singapore’s most

enhanced with modern structural designs, the

exciting dining and entertainment district, the hotel

museum is truly an architectural marvel. As you enter

is only minutes from the central business district and

the Singapore History Gallery through the striking

close to major Singapore landmarks. Guestrooms

glass rotunda, you’ll be taken on a journey through

offer some marvellous views, including the beautiful

the rich history of Singapore that dates back to the

harbour, the ocean and the city.

14th century. A story-telling approach is utilized in


this gallery to provide a better understanding of obstacles that early inhabitants had to endure

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

and overcome.

With breathtaking architecture and stunning


interiors, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is designed for the most discerning travellers. Offering

Singapore Flyer

an exclusive balcony, each room provides

As the world’s largest observation wheel, the

magnificent views of the spectacular Singapore

Singapore Flyer is 165 metres high (some 30 metres

skyline. Newly built on the waters, the luxury hotel

taller than the famous London Eye), and travels at

offers stunning views of the waterfront while

0.21m per second. With breathtaking panorama

uplifting the senses.

views that are so radically different during the day


and at night, it’s hard to choose the best time to take a ride. Passengers will get to see such city sights as

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay,

As one of Singapore’s most graceful landmarks and

Empress Place and the Padang during their

more of a legend than a hotel, Raffles Hotel

complete rotation of the wheel which takes

celebrates a tradition of unwavering service

approximately 30 minutes.

excellence spanning more than 120 years.


Immortalised in the novels of Somerset Maugham

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and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore’s


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown

colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens

Iggy’s, The Hilton Singapore

When entering the gate of this remarkable four-

exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance.

One of the top restaurants in Singapore, Iggy’s has

storey temple, you’ll immediately notice the stunning


won many international accolades and a following to

main hall with its high ceiling. The bell tower and drum tower are on the same floor. However, the


match. Named after its founder, sommelier and restaurateur, Ignatius Chan, Iggy’s cuisine is

main focus for most visitors is the solid gold two-

Orchard Road

metre stupa on the fourth floor which is the place

Spanning almost 2.2km, Orchard Road is a stylish,

ideas and ingredients from Europe, Asia and

where the sacred relic is kept. Continuing up to the

one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive and iconic

Australia. Included in the S.Pellegrino World’s Best

roof, there is a pagoda complete with a large

shopping malls, restaurants and hotels. The shopping

Restaurants list since 2006, it currently holds the 28th

prayer wheel.

belt offers nearly 800,000m2 of retail, dining and

position. Iggy’s also topped the list of the 2010/2011


entertainment options to please any taste or budget

Miele Guide.

– from opulent brands to high street fashion, and


Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown

exclusive restaurants to fast food joints.

This is the oldest shrine in Singapore and one of the


most prominent places of worship for Tamil Hindus in

progressive modern European and incorporates

The Tippling Club Dining at the Tippling Club is a novel experience, and

the country. It was built to honour Goddess

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you simply have to try it for yourself to know what it’s

Mariamman – the deity of disease and protection.

Housing over 300 retail and dining outlets in over

like. Diners who have tasted what the restaurant has

Originally erected by Naraina Pillai – an Indian trader

800,000 square feet of space, this mall comprises a

to offer will attest to its premium offering, from

from Penang – in 1827, the temple was modified to

mix of local and foreign brands such as Chanel, Yves

preparation right down to presentation.

its present structure in 1862, although it has

Saint Laurent, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. An added

undergone several renovations since.

attraction is the indoor canal running down the

lit, minimalistic décor, the Tippling Club is elegant

It was declared a National Monument in 1973

With its chic counter seats, open kitchen and dimly

middle of the mall, where for a fee you can take a

and legendary. It boasts the twin talents of chef Ryan

and, managed by the Hindu Endowments Board,

relaxing ride on a row boat down the length of the

Clift and bartender Matthew Bax, both of whom

the temple now hosts a variety of cultural,

mall and back.

constantly strive to innovate when it comes to

educational and social activities, aside from its


cocktails and cuisine.

religious services.

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Singapore River

With the Chinese forming over 75% of the

Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands

This river which cuts through the heart of the city

population, Chinatown is a prominent landmark of

Tables at this 230-seat restaurant are hot property,

was for many decades the main artery of trade and

Singapore that evolved from the time of the first

and it’s no wonder. This alfresco gem not only serves

commerce for the British. The best way to view many

immigrants in the 19th century. One month before

the best view in town (200 metres atop the pinnacle

of the buildings, statues, monuments and museums

the Chinese New Year, Chinatown goes into a

of the magnificent Marina Bay Sands SkyPark), but

that Singapore has inherited from its colonial past is

decorative frenzy of lights and ornaments. Streets are

also serves award-winning chef Dan Segall’s

to take a walk along the river banks or a boat tour

filled with stalls touting their wares – food, clothes,

creations. Themed Modern Asian Cuisine, all fares are

from Clarke Quay. This half-hour cruise operates from

pottery, plants and other household items. Another

carefully served in a proportion that allows diners the

9am to 11pm daily.

brilliant burst of colours and lights occurs during the

chance to share and sample everything on the list.


Mid-Autumn Festival held in September.

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Golfinggreats These award-winning golf developments have the finest courses and facilities to suit every level of player. They also offer a variety of fabulous properties, ranging from apartments to mansions, many with fairway views

MONTE REI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB EASTERN ALGARVE, PORTUGAL Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers a choice of


stunning property styles in Portugal, all set in

The Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Monte Rei has

from the Tournament tees is a truly unique design;

spectacular natural surroundings. With a building

been awarded numerous accolades including best new

with water coming into play on 11 of the 18 holes, the

density that is one of the lowest of any comparable

course in Europe.

golf course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s,

development in Europe, the landscaping has been

Monte Rei has sought out the best names from

five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and

carefully designed to ensure that the Algarvean

around the globe to head every individual element of

landscape is preserved and enhanced. This building

this impressive estate with Jack Nicklaus designing his

density is established by law under the planning

first of two signature golf courses in Portugal and

each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this

permission granted to Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

highly qualified and internationally experienced

natural canvas, from its ingeniously shaped and

and cannot be altered.

personnel ensuring the highest quality playing surfaces

sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation

and service. The Monte Rei golf courses are set in the

and attention to detail making every hole as

the lauded Vistas restaurant headed by a former El

picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve, with

remarkable as the next.

Bulli chef. In time, the resort will also include a beach

sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to

club and an equestrian centre.

the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

There are numerous facilities available including

From £833,000 / €1m / $1.3m for a plot

The first of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses

distinctive layout. The golf course’s presentation is highly individual,

Fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing

From £916,000 / €1.1m / $1.45m for a linked villa

– Monte Rei North – opened for play in June 2007. This

golfers with unforgettable moments in a tranquil

Monte Rei: +351 281 950 950

par 72 Championship golf course measuring 6,567m

golf environment.

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TAYMOUTH CASTLE ESTATE SCOTLAND This exclusive highland estate will provide the setting


for ‘The Residences’, a new development of high

The Taymouth Castle Estate golf course is an original

Great care has been taken to restore the original design

quality properties. Owners and guests will have

design by James Braid, the famous Scottish player and

features that had been lost over time, especially in the

access to a range of facilities and, with over 450 acres

creator of over 200 golf courses throughout the UK,

bunkers, and a number of the existing tees and green

of riverside parkland, forest, and golf course, there is

including the renowned layouts at Gleneagles,

complexes. Incorporating the River Tay into the new

a wealth of space to enjoy at Taymouth. Property

Blairgowrie and Carnoustie. The remodelled golf course

routing has also been a priority, as previously the river

locations offer different aspects of the estate

has been inspired through a collaboration between

views were not visible from any location on the course.

including front line golf, riverside and Highland.

Scotland’s current ‘number one home base golfer’

This has greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the new

From £625,000 / €758,844 / $991,500

Stephen Gallacher, and international golf course

course design. In the castle itself, the spike bar, golf

James Taylor Property: +44 (0)20 7724 4777

specialists Weller Design. The new routing will measure

reception, pro shop and changing facilities are located

7,039 yards from the championship tees, with a par of

on the ground floor. These additional facilities will

72, improving the original length which was deemed to

enhance the exclusive golfing experience enjoyed by

be too short for modern day standards.

property owners and hotel guests.


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PGA CATALUNYA BARCELONA, NORTHERN SPAIN A consciously low-density development, PGA


Catalunya is set over 300 hectares of lush green

In an influential new ranking of European golf courses

Be warned, however the beauty of the course can

countryside offering breathtaking views, exclusive

by Top 100 Courses Online, PGA Catalunya has been

distract from the many dangers waiting to do serious

real estate, cutting edge design, superb leisure

crowned as Spain’s Number One. The Stadium Course

damage to your scorecard. It makes no concessions

facilities and on-site access to two of Spain’s most

was also ranked third in the league table of Continental

with its trees pressing on to fairways, strategically

stunning golf courses.

European courses, and was one of only two Spanish

placed bunkers and the lakes that come into play on no

From £520,400 / €625,000 / $824,060 for a

clubs to feature in the top 20.

fewer than seven of the toughest holes.

semi-detached show villa

This spectacular and imposing Stadium Course

For a slightly less stern challenge, turn to the equally

PGA Catalunya: +34 972 472 957

has been consistently ranked among the best 10

beautiful but kinder Tour Course. Dominated by pine

golf courses in Europe. The venue for numerous

trees and lakes, the course is shorter and a little less

PGA European Circuit tournaments, it is also

difficult to play than the Stadium Course, yet the Ángel

routinely singled out for praise from the professional

Gallardo and Neil Coles design ensures that it remains a

playing fraternity.

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ELÉA ESTATE C YPRUS Providing top class facilities and a build density of


only 20% in phase one, properties here are

Eléa Estate’s centrepiece is a magnificent and awe-

just spend time with friends, the Eléa Estate Golf

guaranteed an everlasting sea and golf view. The

inspiring 18-hole, par 71 golf course which has been

Academy is suitable for all.

residences, which comprise detached, three and four-

designed by the six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo.

bedroom villas and two and three-bedroom

Golf membership is included with property ownership

range with target greens and bunkers, short game

semi-detached garden villas, will be set on a peaceful

for immediate family and the annual dues are offered

range with target greens, practise putting and chipping

hillside and offer exquisite views of the

for the first year.

green. Full range of equipment for hire including shoes,

Mediterranean and the golf course.

The Eléa Estate Golf Academy has experienced PGA

Golfing facilities include a landscaped 300m driving

clubs and trolleys. Members enjoy exclusive access to

Garden villas from £573,000 / €695,000 / $908,500

professionals onsite with an approach to coaching

members-only locker room, trophy lounge and terrace

Detached villas from £1.3m / €1.55m / $2m

designed to be enjoyable and informative. Male or

as well as a magnificent clubhouse with multiple

Golf front villas from £1.55m / €1.875m $2.45m

female, young or old, a complete beginner, high or low

terraces and sensational views over the course and

Hamptons International: +44 (0) 207 963 0614

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the Mediterranean. 106

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Private Town Living on the Red Sea Riviera

Discover El Gouna, a private town on the Red Sea Riviera with luxury living being the only option. From the moment you enter the gates of El Gouna, you will discover a 20 square km secret hideaway. This exceptional, already operational resort town is located just 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. With 3 luxury marinas, 16 hotels , 2 golf courses, a thriving community of 100 international restaurants, 7 beach clubs, 6 water sports centres - you will enjoy a very privileged and exclusive way of life.




Ancient Sands: The Jewel in El Gouna’s Crown Ancient Sands lies within the private town of El Gouna offering luxury villas, townhouses and apartments. The resort benefits from an 18-hole championship golf course, holistic spa centre, stylish restaurants and bars and additional 5-star hotel facilities. Prices start from USD 190,000.


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PRESTIGE GOLFSHIRE BANGALORE, SOUTH INDIA Spanning 275 acres against the picturesque Nandi


Hills, Prestige Golfshire is just a 10 minute drive away

The Bob Hunt 18-hole championship golf course

from Bangalore International Airport. As the first

developed by the PGA Design Consulting Group, UK is

residential golf development in South India, it offers

right outside the mansions at Prestige Golfshire.

four-bedroom mansions in eight different, exquisite

Awarded Best Golf Course Development in both 2009

designs ranging from 5,896 to 9,905 square feet, each

and 2011, and Best Golf Course in 2011 in the Asia

with its own private swimming pool.

Pacific Property Awards, Prestige Golfshire includes the

From £685,000 / €822,570 / $1m

Golfshire Club House. One of the largest in the country

Prestige Constructions: +91 80 25591080

and managed by Troon Golf, the clubhouse adds to the

special privileges that residents can make full use of at Prestige Golfshire.

THE WHITEHOUSE GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND This superb 16,000 square foot mansion is within the exclusive gated community of Queen's Crescent at Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort. The glamorous housecomprises spacious en suite accommodation as well as a swimming pool, orangery, three-car garage and over half an acre of garden. Access to five-star Gleneagles Hotel's other facilities, such as award-winning fine-dining restaurants, shops, equestrian centre, tennis, spa, off-road driving and falconry, is an added bonus. Gleneagles Hotel also has a helipad and Scone airfield is nearby. £8m / €9.6m / $12.7m Smiths Gore: +44 (0)131 561 7103

COURSE CONNECTIONS Ownership of The Whitehouse includes two years’ family membership to the prestigious Gleneagles Golf and Leisure Club, and pedestrian access to the renowned Queen's Course, which is adjacent to the Crescent. Gleneagles is host to the Ryder cup in 2014 and already there are rumours of rents in the area being offered at £500,000 for the two-week duration of the tournament. 108

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VILLAS VALRICHE MAURITIUS This development is within the Savanne region of Mauritius, the most naturally beautiful part of the island just 40 minutes from the international airport. It forms part of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, a former sugar estate. When complete, there will be 288 Mauritian plantation style villas set in 525 acres of tropical landscaped grounds overlooking the Indian


Ocean. Villa designs offer a choice of two, three and

Villas Valriche is set around the existing 18-hole

four bedrooms, many of which have an infinity pool,

championship Golf du Chateau course, with its

large verandas, air-conditioned bedrooms and state-

separate 9-hole par 3 course. It has received numerous

of-the-art communications. Nearly all have

international accolades including awards for Best

spectacular, panoramic sea views.

Development and Best Golf Development in the

Villas Valriche is part of the Mauritian Government’s Integrated Resorts Scheme (IRS). This

Europe & Africa Property Awards 2009. The neighbouring Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa

provides automatic residency to freehold property

Resort, hotel partner to Villas Valriche, has been crowned

owners and their dependants, which also brings

the leading golf resort in Mauritius for the second year

substantial fiscal benefits including low income tax

running at the World Travel Awards 2011. Owners

and no capital gains or inheritance taxes.

automatically qualify to become members of the Golf

From £416,950 / €500,645 / $660,000

du Chateau club with its attractive clubhouse and

Cluttons Resorts: +44 (0)20 7584 3050

restaurant, as well as the residents’ Beach Club and spa.

OSPREY SARASOTA, FLORIDA Stunning waterfront Georgian style 6,881 square foot


home that has been meticulously renovated and

The Oaks Club has consistently received acclaim for its

maintained. This five-bedroom/six bathroom

two 18-hole championship courses, elite staff, first-rate

property is on a bay front lot in one of Sarasota's

pro shop and professional and community programs.

premier gated communities. Three levels of living

Its two courses, the Eagle and the Heron, challenge

space include a lower level with a four-plus car

highly skilled players and yet remain playable for golfers

parking bay, garage opening to a lobby with elevator,

of all skill levels.

a large work-out room and a self-contained two bedroom guest suite. A sweeping double stairway entry opens to the

The golf programme is directed by Tim Beckwith, a PGA Master Professional. Tim’s staff includes seasoned professionals who have each earned a solid reputation

two-storey grand salon while the formal dining room,

in the world of golf, and whose passionate

kitchen, family room, and large breakfast room offer

commitment is to provide superior golfing experiences

both casual and formal living at their best. Outside is

to every member. In addition, director of greens and

a covered loggia with summer kitchen and an open

grounds, Craig Werline, has overseen the construction

infinity pool accessed directly from all main floor

of golf courses alongside such celebrated architects as

living areas. The master bedroom and upper level

Jack Nicklaus, Hurdzan/Fry, Greg Norman and Gary

patio have exceptional views over the preserve to the

Panks Associates.

bay and beyond to the Gulf of Mexico.

Members of The Oaks Club enjoy a 36-hole facility of

£2.8m / €3.3m / $4.4m

championship golf designed by Arthur Hills and Willard

Michael Saunders & Company: +1 941 955 8200

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SON VIDA PALMA, MALLORCA Contemporary, south facing villa with exceptional views over the Son Vida golf courses, entire bay of


Palma and up to Alcudia in the north. Marrying the

Designed by Fred Hawtree in 1964 and remodelled by

best in location, views, architecture and quality,

golf course architect Kurt Rossknecht in 2001, Arabella

the property is on a high plateau plot which

Golf Son Vida is officially Mallorca’s oldest course. The

guarantees full privacy. At first floor level there is a

island is a Mecca for over 100,000 golfers each year and

living room with library, fitted kitchen with dining

Arabella Golf Son Vida acts like a magnet for many due

area, three additional lounges, an entrance hall and

to its breathtaking views across the whole bay of Palma,

covered terraces.

a rare treat when playing the wide fairways of this

The lower floor has four en suite bedrooms with a

Championship 18-hole course. Complete with

Jacuzzi in the master alongside a guest/staff

clubhouse, putting green and pitching area integrated

apartment with separate entrance. Additional

into the grounds, the course itself has quick greens as

benefits include a sauna, stunning outdoor

well as formidable water hazards at the 16th and 18th

swimming pool set in decking, garage and additional

holes which require a clever game strategy – although

rooms and technical rooms. The home is equipped

in reality it is suited to players of all handicaps from

with camera surveillance, underfloor heating and air

beginners to the very experienced.


Meanwhile the Arabella Golf Academy Mallorca

£7.4m / €8.9m / $11.7m

offers top level PGA professionals, a comprehensive

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lesson programme, modern video equipment for swing

Resort & Hotel International’ in the 2011 Golf Journal

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analysis, a junior academy for youngsters and a 360º

Travel Awards and a nomination in the category of ‘Best

Nike fitting system for custom-made clubs.

Golf Hotel Europe 2011’ in Golf Magazine.


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FOUNDERS VILLAGE, ROSE HALL MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA This master-planned, gated community will be


equipped with all modern-day accoutrements. It

Re-designed by celebrated architect Robert von Hagge

offers lots ranging from three to four acres featuring

in 2001, the 6,828-yard Cinnamon Hill Golf Course –

unobstructed golf course, ocean and mountain

highly ranked by Golf Digest and Golfweek – delights

views. Located 500 feet above sea level and only 15

low-handicap and resort golfers alike. The open,

minutes from Sangster International Airport in

windswept front nine features several holes just steps

Montego Bay.

from the Caribbean Sea. It’s complemented by a tight

Overlooking the Caribbean, hillside, golf course

back nine that gently climbs 300 feet into the Jamaican

and seaside home-sites are tucked within the gated

hills. Notable landmarks include ancient aqueducts and

community and perfect for dream home

famous waterfall behind the 15th green, site of the

construction. Second-home owners revel in Rose

James Bond movie Live and Let Die. Residents will enjoy

Hall’s natural beauty as well as the 18th century Great

preferred tee times at Cinnamon Hill and other area

House once owned by the legendary Johnny Cash.

golf courses.

Lots average £316,000 / €316,000 / $500,000 per acre Rose Hall Developments: +1 876 953 8150

CASTLE ON THE GREEN INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA A spectacular 4,325 square foot 2005 built Tahoe


style mountain home with breathtaking golf course

Stunning Lake Tahoe views and an exquisite mountain

views from its perch on the 13th green of the Incline

backdrop frame the world-renowned golf courses in

Village’s Championship golf course. The architecture

Incline Village. Located along Lake Tahoe's north shore,

of this lovely four-bedroom, four bathroom home is

the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed Championship

superb with high quality finishes throughout.

course and the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Set on a mature, landscaped 0.4 acre plot with native trees and two garages this family home offers a wonderful lifestyle – inside and out – all year round.

designed Mountain Course offer truly memorable Lake Tahoe golf experiences. The Robert Trent Jones Sr. course was completely

The spacious internal living accommodation and

renovated in 2003 and has the most beautiful views

gourmet kitchen is matched externally with a stone

imaginable and was voted ‘Best in State’ list by Golf

deck, barbecue area and access to the community

Digest magazine and ‘Best Courses to Play in 2011’ by

beach at Lake Tahoe.

Golfweek magazine. The club offers a golf shop and a

£1.3m / €1.5m / $1.999m

wide range of dining facilities.

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Salcombe is widely acknowledged as being one of the most beautiful places in England and a highly sought after location for keen yachtsmen and sailing aficionados. Ideally located at the mouth of the SalcombeKingsbridge Estuary, it’s also within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty – a status the area is set to preserve as most of the surrounding land belongs to and is protected by the National Trust. A rare opportunity has just arisen to own a marine estate complete with its own Napoleonic fort and breathtaking estuary views. The Old Vinery, is being sold as three plots or as a whole, with planning permission to create a five-bedroom mansion, a threebedroom guest cottage, a studio in the Napoleonic fort and to restore and expand the boat house and jetty. The foreshore also includes two swinging moorings and one running mooring, adding even greater value to the property. Yet perhaps of greater interest still, is the private beach and 

foreshore, one of very few stretches in private hands today. With expansive low water acreage, it might even be possible to land a helicopter at low tide!

Steeped in history As it stands, the Old Vinery was designed by Elizabeth Jennings, a graduate of the Royal Academy. It was built in the 1960s on the grounds of her old family home, Woodcot – part of the original Woodcot Estate bought in 1906 by Andrew McIlwraith, grandfather to Ms Jennings and one of Salcombe’s most illustrious benefactors. The expansive fivebedroom house is located within the original walled gardens and was designed to have full 180 degree views of the estuary from Bolt Head to South Pool Creek and towards the Salcombe Bar – which inspired Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘Crossing the Bar’. The Old Vinery is steeped in history, as the remnants of a Napoleonic fort on the frontage show. The fort, which probably held

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£399 ground floor is laid out to take full account of the views and light, being almost entirely open plan, to provide a grand entertainment space, with a dramatic glazed sitting room overlooking the estuary. The proposed plans also include five en suite bedrooms with sea views, a cinema, wine cellar, a number of terraces and large patio areas, a library, study and glazed observatory tower, as well as a large garage to the rear. In addition, Woodwell, the original lodge to Woodcot, is a three-bedroom period cottage just below the main house, overlooking the estuary. The site now has planning permission for a 3,000 square feet modern house, much in keeping with the plans and design for the Old Vinery. Whether you opt for the entire marine estate or part of it, a development opportunity such as this rarely comes on to the open market and is expected to attract strong interest from buyers searching for an exceptional estuary estate. ■

Outstanding features ◆ Two separate houses ◆ Napoleonic fort with studio ◆ Private beach and foreshore ◆ Two boathouses ◆ Jetty and harbour Where Salcombe, Devon, United Kingdom Price £4.5m / €5.3m / $6.5m for the whole estate Charles Head & Son +44 (0)1548 843952

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A capital experience On opening in July 1997, the 5-star deluxe JW Marriott in Kuala Lumpur set a new standard in hospitality and style for Malaysia’s capital. The elegant design, spacious rooms and top quality facilities all combine to make this hotel an ideal choice for all accommodation, business and entertainment requirements. The guest rooms at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience, designed with the discerning business traveller in mind. An ample work area with adjustable desk lighting and ergonomic chair provides a comfortable environment for executives to conduct business in the manner to which they are accustomed. Desk-mounted electrical outlets, two-line speaker telephones with call-waiting facility, fax modem and voicemail make for easy communication around the world.

Contemporary comfort The 29-storey hotel has just recently opened three new floors comprising mostly of suites with contemporary design and luxury fittings. Overall, the accommodation comprises 561 118

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guest rooms with 294 Deluxe Kings, 172 Deluxe Twins, 25 Executive Deluxe Rooms, 19 Studio Suites, 32 Junior Suites, two Executive Studio Suites, two Executive Junior Suites, eight One-bedroom Suites, three Two-bedroom Suites, two VIP Suites, a Chairman’s Suite and a Presidential Suite. Marriott Marquis Platinum and Gold card members and guests occupying suites enjoy access to the JW Lounge – which offers complimentary breakfast, light refreshments and evening cocktails. The JW Marriott offers 22 flexible meeting room options. These include the 888 square meter Mayangsari Grand Ballroom which is able to accommodate up to 770 people for banquets and 870 people for theatre style gatherings The meeting rooms are supported by a Business Centre that provides a full range of secretarial services. In addition to the above, there are 25 new meeting and function rooms located at Carlton Conference Centre of The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.

Shanghainese specialities The elegant Shanghai, located on Level 1 of JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is the only

Shanghainese hotel restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Here guests can savour the culinary masterpieces from Shanghai, the city that was once touted as the ‘Paris of the East’. Shanghai restaurant was conceptualised by the renowned ‘Soh Chit Yuen’ restaurant, inspired by the famous Snow Garden restaurant chain and the Soh Chit Association of Hong Kong. Shanghai’s elegant interior is reminiscent of the stylish city of Shanghai in the 1920s. The main entrance is decorated with antique lacquered Chinese folding screens while the interior walls are covered by grey slate tiles. A series of quintessential Chinese ink paintings of birds flanks one side of the restaurant while several panels of Chinese classical poetry etched in stone and impressive paintings of Chinese storks denoting luck dominate the opposite side. Elegant dining chairs in black wood with gold and sienna upholstery are trimmed with detailed carvings of dragon and phoenix motifs in burnished gold. These are matched by crisp white linen covered tables set with chinaware embellished with the hotel’s griffin logo and a jade coloured

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band. For those who wish to entertain their friends and business associates away from the general bustle of the restaurant’s main area, five tastefully furnished private dining rooms with seating capacities ranging from four to ten people are available. Shanghai restaurant boasts two experienced master chefs from Hong Kong whose expertise in preparing Shanghainese specialities is highly sought after in the competitive food scene of Hong Kong. The kitchen team is spearheaded by Master Chef Wong Wing Yeuk with dim sum Chef Kwok Kam Hung. Together, they have created more than 100 dishes that showcase the vibrant and distinctive flavours of Shanghai.

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Luxurious Private Villas and Spa on the Beach Set in the right of the scene is the only collection of the luxurious private villas to occupy two prime positions, one being beachfront location with spectacular unobstructed ocean view during the day and arguably the finest location in the area to catch the famous Seminyak sunset, whilst the other property housing the Royal Courtyard Villas, which is located across the street. Each villa with their own private swimming pool, modern fashionable and chic interior, self contained entrance with a golf buggy service between two, guest can stay at one and play at two, enjoying the best of worlds and the assurance of privacy and upscale service in all of our villas is our top priority.

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GREEN OASIS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY BeauMontè wins at “The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012-2013” in the Residential High-rise Category.

A cynosure of all eyes, the 55+ storied architectural wonder, BeauMontè, will stand tall and proud in the centre of Mumbai. The Award for the iconic marvel bestows the mark of excellence on BeauMontè’s ultra luxurious sky villa residences, landscaped decks and sky terraces with a grand view of the Arabian sea.


In the hectic everyday life, there is often the desire to escape – people yearn for calm, tranquillity and a place in which they can regenerate, a place in nature. However, this doesn’t always mean having to move away to the suburbs – also in the city, it’s possible to live surrounded by greenery. In Berlin Dahlem, the German-Italian property developer is building the FÜNF MORGEN Dahlem Urban Village: villas, twin villas and apartments located around a 6700 sqm artificial lake as well as a retail and communal centre with supermarket, medical centre, fitness, spa and many more amenities for everyday life.

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6/F, Grandstand 1 Owners Boxes, Shatin Racecourse The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Inarc Design won a design competition to provide the interior design for the renovation of the 6/F Grandstand 1 Owners Boxes with a total area of 4,300 sm providing over 1,000 dining seats in three different dining experiences for The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The first is an international buffet, the second is Chinese cuisine and the third is an open show kitchen for both Western and Chinese cuisine with a sit-down noodle counter. INARC DESIGN ASIA GROUP Terry A. Spinolo AIA, HKIDA Managing Director Tel: +(852) 2868 2348 E-mail: Website:

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Camoglu Architecture has offered unique design and construction solutions from small scale projects to master plans in residential and commercial fields from Istanbul since 1978. Camoglu architects prioritises on creating comfortable environment for its users, considering the local characteristics of the area, its history and its context in addition to global advancements for eco-friendly solutions and the buildings which are getting older beautifully.

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Plus acquisition of the guest house possible PRIVATE SALE: Nestled in the foothills of Nice, this stunning 4/5 bed villa of 184m is set in 1500m of landscaped gardens with pool, and terrace, overlooking spectacular scenery. Only 10 mins from the A8 motorway in both directions and 5 mins from all amenities/schools. For more information on this villa and the guest house (which is a unique investment opportunity), please go to: Villa Floor Area 184m • Land Area 1500m Guest House Floor Area 83m • Land Area 1500m Sale Price of Villa €650,000 Sale Price of Guest House €495,000 Email: Web: Tel: +33 (0) 6 11 76 67 64

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.:: BAHAMAS AGENT ::. HGChristie Ltd Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas Tel: +1 242 322 1041 Cell: +1 242 457 3562 Fax: +1 242 326 5642 Email: Web:

8 Apriliou 1st Street, CY 8101, Pafos, Cyprus Tel: +357 268 42842 Fax: +357 269 38290 Web: Agnades Village 1 is a stunning development featuring beautiful 3 & 4 bedroom villas with large plots, spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and fantastic mountain and sea views. Prices from ¤462.600 + VAT


Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.


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Nile City Towers, South Tower, 9th Floor 2005A Corniche El Nil, Cairo – Egypt 11221 Tel: +2 02 2461 9966 Fax: +2 02 2461 9280 Email: Website:

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 431 018 Fax: +357 25 431 514 Email: Web: Orascom Hotels & Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns complete with hotels, real estate, golf courses and marinas. OHD is present in 7 countries in 3 continents with more than 16 destinations.




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Saraya Holdings

AdMakers House, Building 26, The Waverley, Corner Kotzee and Weymouth Streets, Mowbray 7700 Cape Town, South Africa Tel: +27 21 448 7074 Fax: +27 21 448 7095

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan Tel: + 962 6 551 3071 Fax: +962 6 5561738 Email: Web:

AdMakers International - the world’s foremost advertising and marketing consultancy for ultra-luxurious goods. Specialising exclusively in high-ticket items like expensive property, luxury motor vehicles, jets and private yachts, AdMakers has a proud track record of success spanning over two decades – under the same core management.

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. The principal factor is location. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return for customers.

Saraya turns untapped locations and develops them into luxurious destinations complemented by exclusive services guaranteeing all customers an integrated, holistic and effortless experience from the minute they decide to escape to the second they return.

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.



Anahita World Class Sanctuary

United Development Company

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius Tel: +230 404 2266 Email: Web:

PO Box 7256, Doha, Qatar Tel: + 974 44 63 444 Fax: +974 44 38 971 Email: Web: Embrace the lifestyle you always wanted on the Middle East’s most glamorous Island. Spanning 4 million sq. meters, The Peal-Qatar is truly a destination for Riviera Arabia living and home to 10 unique precincts that harmoniously unite luxury residences, upscale shopping, exclusive dining and world class leisure and hospitality.

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

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Part of an archipelago of more than 116 picture perfect islands, Eden Island is only the beginning of a lifelong journey of exploration. It is an island adventure that should be lived. Make it your own.

Striking Grade I listed house with exceptional views to the south coast. Exceptional formal gardens, outbuildings, estate office and helipad with storage hangar. Surrey Hills close to London.

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Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres

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The International Hotel Awards‌ so much more We are now into the second year of the stand-alone International Hotel Awards with Asia Pacific being the first region to be j udged. We have been delighted with the amount of entries and the standard, once again, has been extremely high. Many thanks to all those who took part. Most of the judging was carried out in a highly novel location this time - a secret underground nuclear bunker in the heart of the E ssex countryside. F ree from the ring tones of mobile phones or any other distraction from the outside world, we were able to carry out this important task in total privacy. W e also outsourced a number of entries to the appropriate experts. Best Sustainable Hotel was won by The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Malaysia. This self-contained eco-retreat surrounded by tropical jungle features 2 5 luxurious villas, a holistic spa and natural geothermal hot springs. The award for Best Hotel Architecture went to naked stables Private Reserve in China, an exclusive resort with spacious tree top villas and ingenious single bedroom earth huts. Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia scooped both Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design and Best Hotel Interior. The resort spans two islands connected by a footbridge and features 2 7 luxurious over-water, jungle and ocean view villas built with sustainable materials and great respect for the natural environment. Top scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards ( including those mentioned above) will now go forward to be re-judged alongside other top scorers from E urope, Africa, the Americas, Arabia and the UK. The ultimate winners will be announced at the grand final of the International Hotel Awards in London later this year. W ell done to these companies and to all the other winners listed within this magaz ine. I must also highlight the great business opportunities which arise from the many gatherings generated by the awards. During the year we assemble the best companies throughout the industry at our Property & Hospitality Summits which take place at each of the awards presentations. All entrants and award winners are invited to take part in these events throughout 2 0 1 2 and beyond.

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141 Park Hotel G roup 146 Tiara Labuan Hotel 148 Mandarin O rchard Singapore 150 The F ortress Resort & Spa 152 Pimalai Resort & Spa 154 Brookfield Multiplex 155 The Star Pty Limited 156 The O val Partnership 157 Studio Shanghai 158 Hotel Sahara Star 159 La Classic Hotel 160 The Leela Kempinski, G urgaon 161 F ivelements, Puri Ahimsa 162 V iceroy Bali 163 The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat 164 Hulhule Island Hotel 165 Treetops E xecutive Residences 166 Casa Colombo 167 Palmer & Turner ( Thailand) Ltd International Hotel Awards 133

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Judges Chairman of Judges Sir David Michels Peter Anscombe

Hotel Finance Director

Kirkor Ajderhanyan

International Relations, FNAIM

Dr Ian Jenking

Director of Research,University Of Applied Sciences Switzerland

Sven Johns

Helen Oldfield Affinity PR

Edward Park

Chair, Leeds Society of Architects

CEO, German Real Estate Association

Paul Bassi CBE

Founder & CEO of Bond Wolfe

Rebecca Johnson

Ian Potter

Operations Manager, FARLA

Bloomberg Television

Peter Bolton King

National Federation of Overseas Property Professionals

Tom Jones

Gail Price

Property Barrister


Paul Bonnici Waddington MD, KLC School of Design

Jonathan Price

Cornish Stairways International Architect

Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Jill Keene

Helen Ramsden

Dean Keyworth

James Samson

Nigel Lewis

Mark Sharp

Paul Lewis

Helen Shield

John MacCrea

Jonathan Sloane

Steve Macfarlane

Thijis Stoffer

Thierry Macquet

Peter Swain

Felix Mara

Paul Tayler

James Mattin

Mark Taylor

Dr William Maxwell

Tricia Topping

Guy Medd

Robin Van Meeuwen

Christian Morris

Andy Watt

Andrew Murdock

Graham Watts OBE

Executive Chairman of Group Asia Limited

Christine Murray

Pamela White

Christopher Hall

Hendrik Nelde

Diana Yakeley

Michael Harris

Graham Norwood

Sean Hatcher

Simon Numphund

Nathan Hones

Aidan O’Hogan

Doreen Boulding Hotel Solutions

Mike Jordan

Editor of International Property Magazine

Ian Chalk

Architect, ORMS

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Director of Marketing, Great Hotels of the World

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Head of Creative, International Property Media

Architect, ORMS Architecture

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Director, Hotel In A Box

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MD, Skibo Castle, Scotland

TM Marketing and Communications

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Editor, Architects Journal Specifications

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Past President, BIDA

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Chief Executive, NHBC

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Chartered Surveyor

Dr Stephen Freudmann

Chairman, Institute of Travel & Tourism

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Head of Retail, Hoare Lea Engineers & Construction

Architect & Director, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

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Editor of Golf Monthly Architect, ORMS

Architect, Stride Treglown

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Editor, Architects’ Journal President, FIABCI Switzerland Property Correspondent, Daily Mail Hotel Services Manager, The AA IAVI Ireland Chartered Surveyor


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Chief Executive AIPP Editor-in-Chief, International Property Magazine Manager Director, Hills Balfour Public Relations Chartered Surveyor, ICREA Freelance Journalist, Speciality Golf & Marina Residential Faculty Vice Chairman, RICS Interior Designer, Silent Gliss Chief Executive TTA Group Crestron CEO

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Asia Pacific Hotel Winners 2 0 1 2 Australia Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd Cambodia Best Hotel Interior Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best N ew Small Hotel Construction & Design Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best Small Hotel Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best Sustainable Hotel Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd China Best Hotel Highly Commended F airmont Beijing Best Hotel Architecture naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Highly Commended Crowne Plaz a Hotel by Aedas Limited Highly Commended Innhouse by O val Partnership Highly Commended Y ingde Singwood Resort, Lakeside Hotel Alila by N ew Space Architects Pte Ltd Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended The Kerry Hotel by LRF Designers Ltd Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Best Sustainable Hotel naked Stables Private Reserve by naked Retreats

Hong Kong Best Hotel Lanson Place Hotel Highly Commended The Luxe Manor Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design Courtyard By Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel by N an F ung G roup Highly Commended Hotel ICO N India Best Convention Hotel Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, G urgaon

India (cont.) Best Hotel The Leela Kempinski, G urgaon Highly Commended La Classic Hotel Highly Commended The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Highly Commended V ivanta by Taj by Architects Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Best Hotel Marketing Hyatt Regency Chennai Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, G urgaon Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended The W indflower, Pondicherry by The W indflower Resort & Spa Best Small Hotel The Lalit Temple V iew Khajuraho by The Lalit Suri Hospitality G roup Best Spa Hotel Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, G urgaon Indonesia Best Small Hotel Highly Commended V iceroy Bali Best Spa Hotel The St. Regis Bali Resort Highly Commended F ivelements, Puri Ahimsa by F ivelements Japan Best Hotel Mandarin O riental, Tokyo Malaysia Best Airport Hotel Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport Best Convention Hotel O ne W orld Hotel Best Hotel Mandarin O riental, Kuala Lumpur Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended G Hotel Penang by G Hotel Sdn Bhd Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended Tiara Labuan Hotel Best Spa Hotel The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort International Hotel Awards 137

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Asia Pacific Hotel Winners 2 0 1 2 Malaysia (cont.) Best Sustainable Hotel The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Highly Commended The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort Maldives Best Airport Hotel Hulhule Island Hotel Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended Kanuhura Papua New Guinea Best Airport Hotel Highly Commended Airways Hotel Philippines Best Resort Hotel Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa Singapore Best Hotel Mandarin Orchard Singapore Highly Commended Park Hotel Clarke Quay Highly Commended Singapore Marriott Hotel Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commende Grand Park Orchard by DP Architects Pte Ltd & Tema Colleciones Int’l Pte Ltd Best Hotel Interior Wanderlust by DP Architects / Asylum / Phunk Studio / fFurious Best Hotel Website Highly Commended by Park Hotel Group Best Sustainable Hotel Highly Commended Treetops Executive Residences South Korea Best Hotel Highly Commended Lotte Hotel Seoul Sri Lanka Best Hotel Interior Casa Colombo by Casa Colombo C/o L.M. Jinasena And Co. Best Resort Hotel The Fortress Resort and Spa

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Sri Lanka (cont.) Best Small Hotel The Fortress Resort and Spa Highly Commended Casa Colombo by Casa Colombo C/o L.M. Jinasena And Co. Highly Commended aditya Thailand Best Convention Hotel Royal Cliff Hotels Group Highly Commended Intercontinental Bangkok Best Hotel Hansar Bangkok Hotel Highly Commended Hilton Pattaya by Hilton Pattaya (CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Company Limited) Highly Commended Asara Villa & Suite - Hua Hin Best Hotel Architecture Pimalai Resort & Spa Highly Commended Novotel Bangkok Fenix Ploenchit by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Best Hotel Marketing Highly Commended The Pavilions by The Pavilions Resorts Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Hotel Muse by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Highly Commended Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa Phuket by Castlewood Group Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort Best Small Hotel Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket - Phang Nga Best Sustainable Hotel Highly Commended Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket - Phang Nga Vietnam Best Hotel Sherwood Residence Highly Commended Windsor Plaza Hotel Best Resort Hotel Hyatt Regency Danang Resort, Spa and Residences by Indochina Land Best Spa Hotel Highly Commended The Nam Hai by Indochina Land Best Sustainable Hotel Six Senses Con Dao by Indochina Land

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Overall Asia Pacific Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the Asia Pacific region. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Hotel Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Best Airport Hotel Hulhule Island Hotel Best Convention Hotel O ne W orld Hotel Best Hotel Hansar Bangkok Hotel Best Hotel Architecture naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Best Hotel Interior Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best Hotel Marketing Hyatt Regency Chennai

Best N ew Hotel Construction & Design The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd Best N ew Small Hotel Construction & Design Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best Resort Hotel The F ortress Resort and Spa Best Small Hotel Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket - Phang N ga Best Spa Hotel The St. Regis Bali Resort

Best Sustainable Hotel The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

The International Hotel Awards is an annual celebration of the finest achievements across the globe in the hotel, resort and hospitality industry, covering Africa, E urope, Arabia, Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom and the Americas. To enter the Awards, contact an advisor now on +44 (0)1245 358877, email or visit

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTU RE SIN G APORE G rand Park O rchard by DP Architects Pte Ltd & Tema Colleciones Int’l Pte Ltd

Park Hotel Clarke Q uay

Park Hotel Clarke Q uay – Lobby

Park Hotel Clarke Q uay Cocobolo Poolside Bar + G rill

Established in Hong K ong in 1 9 6 1 , Park

group’s hotels, giving full details on their

Hotel G roup manages, owns and

location and facilities and allows bookings

develops Park branded hotels

to be made quickly and simply online.

throughout Asia Pacific. As one of the

O ther functions include information on

region’ s most progressive hospitality

latest promotions and the many options

groups, the company moved its

available to arrange meetings and special

headq uarters to Singapore in 2 0 0 5 and

events such as conferences and

has since embarked on a path of

weddings, as well as the different lifestyle

unprecedented growth, acq uiring seven

elements offered by the brand.

other properties within four years. Having celebrated its 5 0 th


winning ex ample of one of the group’ s properties, opened in 2 0 0 9 it was the

continues to focus on its footprint

group’ s first newly built hotel. This

expansion through acquisitions and

tropical retreat by the Singapore River in

partnerships, as it seeks to establish itself

the heart of the cosmopolitan city

as one of Asia Pacific' s top hospitality

features classical architecture inspired by

brands. The group' s regional portfolio

Singapore’ s colonial past. The riverfront

consists of eight properties across three

hotel cuts a distinctive silhouette with a

countries and six cities, giving access to

striking red-tiled roof and towers with

over 2 ,5 0 0 rooms.

spires, creating a stunningly illuminated

Its website at

HOTEL SIN G APORE Park Hotel Clarke Q uay

Park Hotel Clarke Q uay is an award-

anniversary in 2 0 1 1 , Park Hotel G roup

provides a wealth of information about


faç ade when night falls. Designed to delight modern

the group and its activities in an

international travellers, its guests can

extremely clear and well-presented,

enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline

user-friendly format. It lists each of the

and river from the hotel’s 3 3 6 luxurious

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Grand Park Orchard by DP Architects Pte Ltd & Tema Colleciones Int’l Pte Ltd

Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Crystal Club Room


rooms and stunning suites. Here they can

Combined with an unsurpassed service,


dream of times gone by when bumboats

Park Hotel Clarke Quay is committed to

laden with goods meandered through

providing its discerning guests with an


the busy waters of the Singapore River –

exceptional and memorable experience.

which was the lifeblood of commercial

Whether it’s a business lunch or an

trade. Just steps from this city hotel,

annual holiday, the same attention to

guests can embark on a river cruise on

detail and quality prevails.

these very same bumboats. They can also experience the vibrant nightlife along the

at what is probably one of the most

riverbanks at the entertainment and

prime junctions in Singapore – the

dining hub of Clarke Quay.

crossroads of Orchard Road and

Due to its prime position, Park Hotel

Bideford Road. This modern hotel

Clarke Quay attracts guests from all

constantly faces the challenge of

around the world as well as local trade

catering to the diverse needs of

and a large number of corporate clients.

travellers who are becoming

These business travellers can take

increasingly savvy and sophisticated.

advantage of the signature Crystal Club

DP Architects was commissioned to

Floor, which offers exclusive privileges

revamp the building and include a

and a private Crystal Club Lounge

four-storey shopping podium.

specifically designed to meet their needs and expectations. Pampering facilities abound, such as a

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The Grand Park Orchard is located

Inspired by retail and fashion, the hotel’s award-winning architectural concept passionately acknowledges its

25-metre outdoor pool complete with

geometric form and location and

adjoining Jacuzzi, spectacular deck and

transforms it into a new hotel/retail

bar and cabana style spa pavilions.

typology. Grand Park Orchard is now

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Grand Park Orchard by DP Architects Pte Ltd & Tema Colleciones Int’l Pte Ltd

Grand Park Orchard

HIGHLY COMMENDED Grand Park Orchard - Open House Restaurant

Grand Park Orchard - Deluxe Room

smartly adorned in a herringbone

retail podium offers classic picture-frame

designed glass façade, exuding an alluring

display zones for fashion boutiques and

appeal akin to a well-set crown jewel

flagship stores and features double-

under different lights and angles.

volume façade frontages never seen

The new design has dressed the building in a variety of media, from static

before on Orchard Road. Above this podium are the main

cladding to an animated LED Matrix. In

hotel lobby and F&B zones. Directly in

addition, it has an eight-storey high

front of the hotel lounge is a lap pool

media wall to add buzz and lights at this

complete with sundeck while positioned

busy junction.

over the lobby are stylish rooms

The landscape plaza along Orchard

HOTEL SINGAPORE Park Hotel Clarke Quay


designed to surprise, yet offer optimum

Road is conceptualised as a fashion

comfort to business or leisure travellers.

runway. Instead of conventional landscape

Style certainly has a new address at the

elements, the plaza’s design is minimalist

Grand Park Orchard where guests can

with wave-like sculptures floating on a

now also take in a whole new and

reflective sheet of water. The four-level

unique shopping experience.

Park Hotel Group 10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809 t: +65 6593 6999 f: +65 6593 6969 e: w:

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Tiara Labuan Hotel is located at J alan

‘Home of Tropical Experience’, Tiara is in

coast of Malaysia Borneo. This makes it

a low-density area where peace and

conveniently close to the business

tranquillity prevail. Scenic views of nearby

centre, airport and ferry terminals, all

islands and clear waters of the Tanjung

of which are a mere five-minute drive

Batu Beach lining the hotel frontage,

away. The hotel’ s target market is

coupled with the green fairways of the

mainly comprised of business travellers

Labuan Golf Club in the background of

from oil and gas and offshore financial

the property further enhances its charm.

trading and these guests make up

The hotel has earned a reputation

around 8 0 % of the overall clientele. The

as being a unique resort within the city.

other 2 0 % are tourists from within

A safe and pristinely clean island, it is also

Malaysia as well as from Europe and

a historically rich duty-free port and an

nearby Asia and Australia.

international offshore financial centre. It

On average, stays range from between four to seven days and many guests make regular return visits. Tiara

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With the well-deserved tagline

Tanj ung Batu on the north-western

was first opened in May 2005 and is currently in the midst of being upgraded. Over the course of the last six

offers special packages and promotional

years, extensive renovation has been

room rates to maintain its client volume

carried out including the addition of a

and a recognition programme has been

ballroom, Tiara Seafood Restaurant

introduced to encourage customer

featuring a Chinese concept and an

loyalty. Seasonal business increases during

Alfresco Poolside Garden. Other dining

Chinese New Year and Ramadan, which

and bar options include The Grill

is the celebration period after the

Restaurant, Blue Bayu Lounge, Cheers

Muslim fasting month.

Pub (smoke-free, and currently the only

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‘pub’ concept on the island) and a Grand

the hotel. The fitness centre includes a

Ballroom, Teratai Room and Arabian

well-equipped gym and there is also a

Room which all make up the banquet

spa, squash court and steam and sauna

and conference facilities.

facility on site. The Government Hospital

The architecture and suite amenities

is located a mere eight minutes’ drive

have been carefully designed to blend

from the hotel and an on-call doctor is

with the exclusive and comfortable

available to handle any emergency case

environment, catering for both business

that should arise.

and holiday stays. Rooms range from

Hospitality is all about the individual

deluxe timber chalets and modern

at Tiara and the company-wide

apartment suites to five-room poolside

philosophy of ‘Yes I Can!’ promises that

villas and ample complimentary guest car

each guest will be treated with a positive

parking is provided on site.

service attitude at every point of contact

Guests are offered a number of

and sharing work information to

complimentary facilities such as the use

accomplish the company’s goal. In August

of the fitness centre, two swimming

2011, Tiara’s management acquired the

pools and WiFi together with a return

Manikar Beach Resort & Spa, renaming it

transfer shuttle service to the town

to Palm Beach Resort & Spa and offering

centre and a welcome drink on arrival at

245 rooms.

Tiara Labuan Hotel Jalan Tanjung Batu, 87007 F.T. Labuan, East Malaysia t: +60 87 414300 f: +60 87 427541 e: w:

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BEST HOTEL SINGAPORE Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Meritus Hotels & Resorts’ aim is to be

These together with most services

continually recognised as a leading Asian

offered at the Business Centre are

luxury hotel group providing exceptional

offered to in-house guests free of charge,

service synonymous with Asian hospitality

while The Meritus Club features premium

and contemporary elegance. Established

benefits and services to ensure that the

in 1971, Mandarin Orchard Singapore is

needs of business travellers are met.

a prime example of an award-winning

From large-scale international

hotel by Meritus. Its prominent location

conferences to private functions, the

in the world-renowned shopping belt

hotel’s dedicated Meetings and Events

of Orchard Road makes it an ideal

team ensures that attention is paid to

choice for international business and

every minute detail.

leisure travellers. Mandarin Orchard’s 1,051 elegantly

The hotel also houses Mandarin Gallery, a high-end shopping destination

appointed guestrooms and suites offer

occupying the first four floors of the

luxurious accommodation and gracious

Orchard Wing. This synergistic pairing

hospitality along with a host of unrivalled

of Mandarin Gallery – with its luxury

facilities and award-winning cuisines.

fashion brands, lifestyle services and

Recreational facilities include an exclusive

themed restaurants – and Mandarin

wellness centre with VIP treatment

Orchard enables guests to revel in an

rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, new

all encompassing hospitality and

fitness centre and outdoor tennis court.

retail experience.

Mandarin Orchard Singapore 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 t: +65 6737 4411 f: +65 6732 2361 e: w:

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BEST RESORT HOTEL SRI LANKA The Fortress Resort and Spa

The Fortress Resort & Spa on the

the global spotlight as one of the region’s

southern coast of Sri Lanka fronts the

hottest resorts.

golden beach at Koggala, just 20 minutes

Guests are treated like royalty and

away from the famous UNESCO World

offered a wide range of services including

Heritage site of Galle. This unique, 53-

a butler and fabulous leisure facilities. Spa

room, boutique hotel has been styled

Naturel is the Fortress’ very own inner

after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch

sanctum of indulgence reflecting the rich

fort. It blends the country’s Dutch and

colours of the surrounding culture and

Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan

nature. It has six dual spa suites and

motifs and indigenous furnishing,

offers signature Ayurveda therapies,

perfectly echoing the historic days of

beauty treatments, an aroma steam,

Old Ceylon.

sauna, Jacuzzi and vitality showers.

This style been artistically and

BEST SMALL HOTEL SRI LANKA The Fortress Resort and Spa

The Fortress also offers a state-of-

sensitively fused with innovative

the-art, fully equipped fitness centre, free

architecture, superb design features, state-

flow swimming pool curving its way

of-the-art technology, sensual living spaces

through the gardens and a yoga pavilion

and incredible gastronomic experiences.

in a tranquil setting complete with

Combined with unprecedented levels of

personal trainer. In short, everything the

service, extraordinary innovation and

most discerning guest could wish for in

attention to detail, it ushers the hotel into

an idyllic environment.

The Fortress Resort & Spa Koggala, Habaraduwa 80630, Sri Lanka t: +94 91 438 9400 f: +94 91 438 9455 e: w:

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Pimalai Resort & Spa is in a perfect

that no trees were to be cut down. If a

environment with stunning tropical

tree came in the way of the architect’s

forest surroundings, just 10 minutes

original design, then the shape or size of

away from the entrance to the Marine

the building had to be altered or it had

National Park. When the owner

to be relocated further away. Within the

travelled to Koh Lanta some 35 years

resort, more than 90% of the flora and

ago, he was immediately captivated by

fauna uniquely indigenous to the Deep

the natural beauty of the island of Lanta.

Southern Rainforest remain intact as a

He also admired the beautiful cluster of

result of constant care and maintenance

limestone islands surrounding the Lanta

by Pimalai’s permanent personnel who

islands that provide great snorkelling

are qualified in agriculture and forestry.

and scuba-diving experiences and the

Design inspiration came from the

pristine 1.1km bay where Pimalai now

existing lush tropical environment and


was careful to complement rather

Before the resort’s construction

The resulting architecture is of a

architects spent more than three months

contemporary Thai style and in complete

reviewing the entire 100-acre site. This

harmony with nature. All 121 units are set

was to ensure that the layout of its

amongst the trees yet each one has a

facilities such as accommodation,

terrace or balcony facing the bay, offering

swimming pools and restaurants with

partial to spectacular sea views. This was

terraces facing the sea would integrate

quite a challenge for the architects as

beautifully into the original environment.

Pimalai is divided into two parts, the

During the construction phase, the owner implemented a very strict rule

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than compete with its natural beauty.

started, the owner and team of

resort section by the beach and the villa estate on the hillside. All are low-rise

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buildings, designed to sit below the

Public facilities include an expansive

canopy formed naturally by the

50 metre infinity edge pool and

existing trees.

Pimalai’s signature dining experience:

Some units, such as Pavilion Suites and

the Seven Seas Wine Lounge &

Beach Villas, are very close to the beach

Restaurant. The resort was also the

so that guests can enjoy a swim in the sea

first in Thailand to use a floating jetty

and wonderful sunset views over the bay.

instead of a permanent pier structure

On the hillside, villas are all equipped with

which could negatively impact on the

a private pool and positioned, some 60

aquatic environment.

metres above sea level, have a spectacular

Pimalai’s clients are able to enjoy a

vista of the bay and the Andaman Sea.

different type of luxury; that of being

The opulent Chairman Villa has 650m² of

surrounded by nature and being able to

living space and is ideal for a family, group

get away from pollution and crowded

of friends or a bride and groom wishing

places. Here they are able to combine

to host a private dinner party for their

total relaxation, the discovery of nature

wedding guests.

and great activities.

Pimalai Resort & Spa 99, Moo 5, Tambol Koh Lanta Yai, Amphur Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand t: +66 2 320 5500 f: +66 2 320 5503 e: w:

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BEST N EW HOTEL CON STRU CTION & DESIG N AU STRALIA The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex The Darling, Sydney’ s first five-star hotel

Anzac Bridge and far beyond to the

since the Olympic G ames in 2 0 0 0 , is

World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

elegant, sophisticated and ex udes q uality.

Every fine detail of the hotel’s form

Brookfield Multiplex was contracted to

and function has been given the utmost

build the new hotel as part of the $ 8 7 0

attention. Each room includes rare timber

million ex pansion and upgrade to The

wall finishes, sensuous and individually

Star Casino complex for Echo

designed rugs, hand-made drinking glasses

Entertainment G roup in 2 0 0 9 . The brief

and soft, coloured coat hangers. High

was to construct a hotel that could

quality finishes and intriguing public

provide a counterpoint to the ex isting

spaces offer a welcoming and indulgent

hotel and capture younger and more

stay in an imaginative destination. Boasting

savvy business and leisure travellers.

the finest entertainment and dining

Breathing new life into the Sydney

options, the hotel provides an unrivalled

scene, The Darling’s distinctive inverted

accommodation experience. Delivered

glass tower features 171 stylish and

by Brookfield Multiplex right on schedule

Brookfield Multiplex

spacious rooms and suites, a scented

in October 2011, The Darling was

Level 22,

infinity pool with cabanas and a luxury

included in the 2012 Conde Nast

135 King Street,

16-room spa. Its boutique accommodation

Traveller's Hot List after just three


offers panoramic views across Sydney

months of operation as one of the top

New South Wales,

Harbour, the city skyline, Harbour Bridge,

60 new hotels in the world.

Australia t: +61 2 9322 2000 f: +61 2 9322 2001 e: w:

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BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN ASIA PACIFIC The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd

Located in Sydney, Australia, The Star is

CBD and encouraging pedestrians to

in a prime position on the edge of the

pass by the hotel via an enormous

harbour and home to the only casino in

atrium that runs the length of the hotel.

the city. An integral part of its stunning

Along with The Star, the hotel has an

recent redevelopment is Sydney’s

integrated seawater cooling system and

newest five-star boutique hotel, The

is committed to ensuring that its guests

Darling Hotel and Spa.

are staying in an energy-efficient hotel

The Star commissioned renowned designers Cox Richardson Architects to produce a contemporary hotel

and is on track to becoming the first Sydney hotel to gain a level 4 eco-rating. A new dining sensation also arrived

integrated within the existing complex.

with the opening of The Star’s

Local architects DBI interiors fashioned

contemporary Japanese restaurant and

the rooms, spa and lobby while LA

bar, Sokyo within The Darling. Headed up

based architects Laurence Lee

by innovative Japanese chef, Chase

Associates created superbly detailed

Kojima, it brings a new bold and exciting

penthouse suites.

style of cuisine to Sydney. Additionally,

The Darling’s exterior is a nod to the

BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN AUSTRALIA The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd

the hotel’s Spa offers an inner city escape

rich history of sandstone used around

with a range of treatments and 16

Sydney, reintroducing Pyrmont to the

luxurious day rooms.

The Star Pty Limited 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia t: +61 2 9777 9000 f: +61 2 9322 2001 e: w:

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The Oval Partnership has successfully

circulation unit – linked by a viewing

completed over 4 0 0 lifestyle proj ects in


the Asia Pacific region. The company’ s

Each guest suite reads as an extension

ex pertise covers hotels, shopping

of the landscape. Integrated with a

centres, development stores, chain

cantilevered balcony, the living spaces

stores, and one-off boutiq ues.

open directly into the surrounding

Oval’s award-winning hotel project is

greenery. Primary sustainable technologies

the Innhouse on a forested hill with

applied include passive design to

sweeping views of a green valley and the

maximize day light and natural ventilation,

Kunming cityscape. This eco guesthouse

site watershed conservation, solar thermal

was conceived as a village for travellers,

hot water, rainwater recycling and grey

with 17 guest suites in a cluster of four

water reuse, a highly insulated envelope,

L-shaped structures linked by natural

reconstituted bamboo with low

trails and courtyards at varying levels.

embodied energy, habitat preservation

Densely landscaped with many retained trees, the timber-clad building

and intelligent building control. The project is the latest in a series of

with reconstituted bamboo decking is a

projects in Kunming by Oval aiming at

The Oval Partnership

simple arrangement of forms largely

raising aspirations for environmentally

14th Floor, Malaysia BDG,

devoid of decoration. Each building unit

sensitive design and establishing a

50 Gloucester Road,

is composed of three masses – two

benchmark for future development in

Wanchai, Hong Kong

wings and a semi-opened vertical

the region.

t: +852 2850 6678 f: +852 2815 6377 e: w:

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BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai

BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE CHINA naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Specialising in architecture, master

construction, Studio Shanghai has broken

planning, interior and graphic design and

the mould of conventional resorts and set

working with a group of multi-lingual

a new benchmark for world-class

designers from all over the world,

sustainable hotel and resort developments.

Studio Shanghai has helped transform

Materials utilised include prefabricated

the urban landscape of modern China.

villas built with structural insulated panels,

Studio Shanghai’s brief for naked

rammed earth walls, African inspired

Stables Private Reserve was to create a

fabric hand-stitched by local villagers, old

brand new sustainable resort. It was to

reclaimed wood for wine room cabinets,

be built from the ground up yet with

cow skins, rough stucco finishes, bamboo

minimal impact on the natural

ceilings, custom made terra cotta light

environment – a well-preserved forest.

fittings and distressed old wood floors.

Occupying 60 acres of beautiful

BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN CHINA naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai

Superbly designed, naked Stables

countryside in Moganshan, naked Stables

Private Reserve is a showcase for

Private Reserve features 121 rooms in

sustainability in its construction and

tree-top villas and earth huts, three

operation. It offers guests luxurious

restaurants and lounges, a wellness

accommodation with every modern

Studio Shanghai

spa, three swimming pools and an

amenity, a wealth of activities, fine

Unit 302, Building 28,

equestrian centre.

dining and entertainment – all within

By using innovative building technologies as well as ancient vernacular

the glorious surroundings of a nature reserve.

119 Madang Road, Shanghai 200021, China t: +86 21 6336 5183 f: +86 21 6336 5182 e: w:

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BEST CON VEN TION HOTEL IN DIA Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL IN TERIOR IN DIA Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTU RE IN DIA Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd

Hotel Sahara Star, the fl agship hotel of

with its tropical forest theme inspired by

Sahara India Pariwar is an architectural

the retina of an eye, forms an oasis in an

landmark in the city and one of the

urban setting.

finest business and leisure five-star

Its interior design theme was based

delux e hotels in India. Strategically

on Mother N ature’s five elements – air,

located near Mumbai’ s domestic airport,

water, fire, earth and metal. The Sky

it magnificently blends Indian mysticism

Lounge depicts air as it is on the

and culture while personifying the

uppermost floor. This elegant and

country’ s progressive spirit.

sophisticated area features a panoramic

F eaturing 2 2 3 luxurious guest rooms

view of the night sky though its glass roof.

and nine speciality restaurants, Hotel

Aces Presidential Boardroom depicts

Sahara Star also boasts many first-of-its-

earth by using natural materials such as

kind elements. These include a 5 5 ,0 0 0

veneers and wood alongside state-of-the-

square feet tropical lagoon, the world’s

art facilities, giving a stately and regal

largest ‘pillarless to sky’ domes and the

ambience. O cean PDR depicts water by

world’s first hemisphere compound

featuring India’s largest aquarium which

curves, custom designed, all glass

surrounds the dining area. Throughout the

panoramic elevator. The hotel’s basic

hotel, ultra-modern technology, world-

Hotel Sahara Star

architectural concept is clean and

class service and amenities provide an

Opposite Domestic Airport,

contemporary while the inner courtyard

unmatched hospitality experience.

Mumbai 400099, India t: +91 22 3989 5000 f: +91 22 3989 5001 e: w:

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La Classic is a four-star hotel offering

go to enormous lengths to ensure this is

five-star service near Electronic City in

achieved by treating every guest like

the garden city of Bangalore. Ideally

royalty. Private butler and limousine

located on the border of Bangalore and

services are available on request

Tamilnadu, it is also j ust 5 2 kilometres

together with a concierge service,

from Bangalore International Airport.

laundry and dry cleaning. Further guest

During its first year of operation, the

amenities include a large swimming pool,

hotel has already shown commitment to

the Oasis Health Club and gym and

the environment by planting 1 0 0 trees as

Revive, the hotel’s exotic spa offering

well as supporting the local community

holistic Thai therapies.

through social welfare activities. Each of the 76 rooms in La Classic

Guests who enjoy fine dining can indulge their palates with à la carte

hotel can be described as beautiful

Indian, Chinese and Continental food

works of art. They include individually

which is available at the hotel’s Bengaluru

controlled air-conditioning, direct dial

restaurant and in-room at all times.

Plot 158,

telephones, refrigerators, cable TV and

Complemented by easy access and


bathrooms with exclusive toiletries. The

equipped for business, travel and

hotel’s primary goal is customer

pleasure, La Classic excels in offering its

satisfaction and its management and staff

guests comfort with grandeur.

La Classic Hotel

Hosur Main Road, Anekal Taluk, Attibele, Bangalore 562107, India t: +080 3910 1000 f: +080 3910 1001 e: w:

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BEST HOTEL IN DIA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon



The Leela K empinski G urgaon is a five-

bathing area and most overlook the

star hotel strategically located in the

beautiful Gurgaon-Rajokri Greens.


N CR region on the Delhi/ G urgaon border, a short drive from the capital,

largest and most flexible banquet

HOTEL MARK ETIN G IN DIA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

railway station and new Airport Terminal.

conference and meeting space in Delhi

It has 322 sumptuous

Ambience Island,

NCR with a massive 27,000 square feet

accommodation options ranging from

facility. A personal ‘Banquet Concierge’ is

deluxe and premiere rooms to deluxe

pre-allocated to every conference and

and panoramic suites and a grand 336m²

meeting room to ensure that all functions

presidential suite for the ultimate guest

run smoothly and efficiently, whatever

experience. This comes complete with

their size or specific requirements.

world-class butler services and airport

The Leela K empinski G urgaon

Leela Gurgaon also features the

During 2011, The Leela Gurgaon was

transfers by chauffeur driven limousine.

arguably the most successful five-star

Additionally, Leela Kempinski Residences

deluxe hotel in India. Feedback from

offer a choice of one, two and three-

internationally experienced and

bedroom serviced apartments.

sophisticated business travellers and

Spa Lavanya offers guests a tranquil

convention participants regularly

National Highway 8,

and highly luxurious retreat featuring

supports the view that service standards,

Gurgaon 122002,

Ayurvedic and other holistic treatment

quality, consistency and hospitality

Delhi NCR,

rooms, personal steam rooms and spa

professionalism in India is among the best


suites. Each treatment room has a full

in the world.

t: +91 124 4771102 f: +91 124 4771101 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED SPA HOTEL INDONESIA F ivelements, Puri Ahimsa by F ivelements

Fivelements is an international

and traditions of Balinese culture. It

award-winning, eco-conscious healing

provides an inspiring location for retreats,

destination in Bali, Indonesia. The island

events, meetings, ceremonies and special

was chosen as the centre of operations

celebrations and is a magical property

for the Fivelements Puri Ahimsa Group

for couples seeking a unique wedding

because of the diversity of its traditional

venue. It also has the only fine dining

culture, the natural beauty of its

epicurean living foods restaurant in Asia

|ecology and its reputation as an

and among very few in the world.

international destination.

F ivelements has an award-winning

Perfectly positioned between a green

environmental architectural design and

belt of working rice fields and the Ayung

an acclaimed sustainability policy. There

River, the resort offers seclusion and

are seven exclusive riverside suites for

inspirational natural surroundings.

those on residential retreats, each

However, it remains within convenient

housed in a private pavilion fashioned

proximity to the island’s urban centres,

after a sacred spiral with traditional

tourist attractions and N gurah Rai

Balinese ‘Songket’ textiles and antique

International Airport.

touches. A spacious terrace overlooking

An innovative concept leading the

the river and a healing alfresco bath-

wellness industry, F ivelements offers

house including chromotherapy lighting

authentic signature retreats and

and a generous array of superb amenities

programmes based on the philosophies

complete this idyllic scene.

Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Bali 80352, Indonesia t: +62 361 469 206 f: +62 361 469 822 e: w:

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Viceroy Bali Jl Lanyahan,

Viceroy Bali has an ideal location on the

Balinese pavilion perched over the

slopes of the Petanu valley. The boutiq ue

private outdoor swimming pool, guests

hotel, which offers j ust 2 5 select villas, is

occupying these villas can enj oy ultimate

only five minutes’ drive from the centre

relaxation. The bedroom is perfectly

of U bud. This highland town on the

integrated with the living space, spacious

Indonesian island of Bali is famous for its

bathroom and terrace. There is also the

artistic community, traditional dance

option to interconnect two deluxe

ceremonies and temples.

terrace villas to form one large two-

There are unparalleled views from

bedroom villa for family and friends.

every aspect of Viceroy Bali stretching

The Viceroy Villa is an impressive

across the dramatic river gorge and the

presidential suite offering 400m² of living

forested slopes to the terraced paddy

space including two vast bedrooms with

fields beyond. E ach sumptuous villa faces

large, luxurious bathrooms. A perfectly

a primary forest and is surrounded by

located open central living room

the sights and sounds of tropical fl ora

overlooks the swimming pool, garden and

and fauna.

valley beyond. Personal service from the

D eluxe terrace villas have 15 0m² of

hotel’s dedicated staff and an extensive

Br Nagi,

living space and offer either a double bed

range of guest amenities complete the


or twin beds. Complete with a small

allure of this tropical paradise.

Bali 80571, Indonesia t: +62 361 971 777 f: +62 361 970 777 e: w:

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The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is

holistic Asian treatments while its

Malaysia’s first 5-star eco-luxury natural

in-house wellness team includes an

wellness hotsprings destination. Situated

ayurvedic practitioner, a naturopathic

in Tambun, a mere 15 minutes from Ipoh

doctor, nutritionist, yoga instructor and

City, it is the brainchild of Sunway

personal trainer. Unique natural offerings

Group Founder and Chairman,Tan Sri

include a Thermal Steam Cave,

Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO.

Meditation Cave and Crystal Cave for the

Its design concept allows guests to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and to pamper the body, mind and

ultimate experience in getting back to Mother Nature’s cradle. The Pomelo Restaurant offers

spirit. A place of rest and rejuvenation, it

delicious and healthy organic spa cuisine

provides a sanctuary from the outside

while the magnificent Jeff ’s Cellar is set in

world amidst verdant limestone

an awe-inspiring Paleozoic 280 million

mountains and blossoming pomelo trees.

year old natural cave. Complementing

Here, surrounded by ancient caves,

their natural surroundings beautifully are

pristine jungle and cascading waterfalls,

just 25 exclusive garden and water

three million litres of water are produced

villas spread across a sweeping valley

No 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3,

daily by natural geothermal hot springs.

floor. Each one is set idyllically within

Sunway City Ipoh,

The Banjaran’s Spa and Wellness Centre offers more than 40 types of

either a tropical garden or on the banks of a canal.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

31150 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia t: +605 210 7777 f: +605 210 7778 e: w:

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Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH) in the

if landing at night, connecting seaplanes

Maldives has the distinction of being the

only operate from dawn to dusk.

only hotel on the island where the

Airline crews prefer to stay at HIH

international airport is located. All

as it is the most convenient option and

terminals are within five minutes of the

there are plenty of leisure activities and

hotel which runs complimentary airport

award-winning dining options available to

shuttles round the clock for the

them. Similarly, the hotel is first choice

convenience of its guests.

for the corporate clientele who can relax

The closest island is Malé, the capital city, which is just a 10-minute boat ride

Hulhule Island Hotel PO Box 2118, Malé, Maldives t: +960 333 0888 f: +960 333 0777 e: w:

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in the serenity and luxury of its surroundings after a day’s work.

from the airport island. Therefore, HIH

HIH has 136 luxurious and

also provides scheduled, complimentary

comfortable guest rooms, all with a

ferry transfers to Malé so that guests

panoramic view of the exotic Indian

can enjoy a visit to the capital during

Ocean and access to a host of first class

their stay.

amenities. The hotel maintains

Tourists often spend their first night

international standards of excellence

at HIH so that they can take advantage

and the efforts of its team have been

of this easy accessibility and also because,

recognised by many accolades.

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Launched in September 2000, Treetops

gymnasium, tennis court, barbecue pits

Executive Residences is one of

and large terraces.

Singapore’s leading luxurious serviced

With the increasing attention to

residences. Nestled amidst lush tropical

adopting a green lifestyle, Treetops

foliage and cascading waterfalls at the

initiated the ‘Discover Green’ project in

prestigious address of Orange Grove

August 2009. It became the first serviced

Road, it is the ideal retreat for the city

residences in Singapore to create an

dweller wishing to escape the hustle and

enhanced living environment.

bustle. However, it is only minutes away

Harmonising a green philosophy

from Singapore’s vibrant retail and

with its superb tropical resort setting

entertainment belt, Orchard Road.

to promote healthy living and

Treetops offers 220 well-appointed

sustainability, Treetops is also committed

apartments with a choice of one to four-

to enhancing its guests’ living experience

bedrooms and penthouses. Each one is

through its eco-friendly initiatives. Set

thoughtfully designed to offer privacy and

within five acres of lovingly tended

comfort while oozing with enriching

grounds with over 200 species of

touches of the East and West. It also

native trees and plants, this exclusive

offers extensive services in an exclusive

sanctuary seeks to deliver a holistic

holiday resort setting with an Olympic-

residential charm for the mind, body and

sized pool with outdoor Jacuzzi,

soul of its guests.

Treetops Executive Residences No 7 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258355 t: +65 6887 0088 f: +65 6887 0066 e: w:

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BEST HOTEL INTERIOR SRI LANKA Casa Colombo by Casa Colombo C/o L.M. Jinasena And Co.

HIGHLY COMMENDED SMALL HOTEL SRI LANKA Casa Colombo by Casa Colombo C/o L.M. Jinasena And Co.

Located in Bambalapituiya, Colombo 4,

charismatic, 200 year old mansion. Rather

Sri Lanka, Casa Colombo Hotel is in the

than reproducing a traditional antique

heart of the business district. This makes

style, he has created an evocative,

it ideally placed for major shopping

eclectic, even eccentric, design for Casa

centres, Mt Lavinia Beach, restaurants,

Colombo. Edgy over scale furniture,

bars and casinos. The small boutique

bronze baths, lush tiles, soft fabrics,

hotel consists of 12 rooms, three

charmed lighting, a pink pool and enough

Travellers’ Suites, eight Corporate Suites

brocade in the library to adorn a turn of

and one Royal Suite.

the 20th century Parisian bordello all add

Casa Colombo takes great pride in offering its guests a highly personalised

231 Galle Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka t: +94 11 452 0131 f: +94 11 452 0150 e: w:

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Every item has been custom

service. This includes a domo/butler

designed by Mr Jinasena and

allocated to each suite who attends to all

manufactured in Sri Lanka, meaning

their needs from meals and drinks to

nothing like it has been seen in any other

sightseeing information, helicopter rides

hotel before. Nothing exceeds luxury like

and tickets for special events.

excess and when fused with Casa

Unusually, Lalin Jinasena is both CEO

Casa Colombo

to the uniqueness of its décor.

Colombo’s clean lines and minimalist

and designer of the hotel. His dream was

form, an historical and modern

to create a stunning property in a

masterpiece is created.

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Novotel Bangkok Fenix Ploenchit


HOTEL ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Novotel Bangkok Fenix Ploenchit by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED Novotel Bangkok Fenix Ploenchit

Hotel Muse

Palmer & Turner was established in

LED lighting emphasises its distinct form

Hong Kong in 1868 and has since

among Bangkok’s skyline.

proved a major contributor to the

Hotel Muse is another award-

development of South East Asia. The

winning example of Palmer & Turner’s

first of the company’s latest successful

expertise. This classical style building

projects is Novotel Bangkok Fenix

reflects the past glory of the noble rich

Ploenchit, a modern hotel building in the

of the Langsuan area of Bangkok. The

central business district. The tower’s

22-storey, five-star hotel is on a 1,777m²

rectangular shape proves the most

site and houses 166 guestrooms of 40m²

efficient for four-star hotel planning and

each as well as full support facilities and

is located on a 2,764m² site. It has been

surplus parking spaces.

carefully designed for 370 luxury hotel

An infinity-edge swimming pool

guestrooms, each 28m² in size with a

and other exercise amenities are placed

panoramic city view.

on Level 18 which proves high enough

Its impressive podium houses a nine

NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN THAILAND Hotel Muse by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

to avoid traffic noise. This rooftop facility

metre high double volume grand lobby,

captures the skyline and provides a

restaurant, shops, meeting rooms and a

peaceful space where guests can relax

rooftop swimming pool amid lush

amid the landscaping after a hectic

landscaping. At night the iconic building’s

work schedule.

Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd 231/9 Bangkok Cable Building II, 3rd Floor, Soi Sarasin Rajdamri Road, Lumpini Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand t: +66 2651 9180 f: +66 2651 9170 e: w:

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Banyan Tree Residences

The International Property Awards… so much more Asia Pacific was the first region to come under the scrutiny of our j udges in this year’s International Property Awards’ programme. I am delighted to report that we have been absolutely inundated with entries of an exceptional q uality which created much excitement amongst our panel of j udges who examined the submissions. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all those who took part. We chose a particularly novel place to carry out most of the judging this time – a secret underground nuclear bunker in the heart of the Essex countryside. Here, without any distraction from mobile phones or interruption from the outside world in general, we were able to carry out this quite considerable task in total privacy. A number of entries were also outsourced to the appropriate experts. Taking the title of Asia Pacific’s Best Property (Single Unit) is Nadayu Melawati (Embun) by Nadayu Properties Berhad. This stunning, four-storey property is luxurious and artistic as well as spacious and ecologically-friendly. Best Development (Multiple Units) has been awarded to Banyan Tree Residences by Laguna Banyan Tree for its superb levels of quality throughout every aspect of the project’s design and amenities. Clean, bright colours contrasting with black and white walls are just two of the striking elements that won Miami Crescent the Best Interior Design (Private Residence) award for PTang Studio. Top scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Property Awards (including those mentioned above) will now go forward to be re-judged alongside other top scorers from Europe, Africa, the Americas, Arabia and the UK. The ultimate winners will be announced at the grand final of the International Property Awards in London later this year. Well done to these companies and to all the other winners listed within this magazine. I must also highlight the great business opportunities which arise from the many gatherings generated by the awards. Throughout the year we assemble the best companies in the property industry at our business days which take place at each of the awards’ presentations. All entrants and award winners are invited to take part in these events throughout 2 0 1 2 .

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property Luxury Collection Magazine

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J udges


DBI Design Pty Ltd




SC Land


Luchetti Krelle


DB& B Pte Ltd


Aamby V alley Limited


Misson & Associates


Avighna India Ltd

100 DPW


Hatten G roup Sdn Bhd

101 Krispace Design Consultancy Co. Ltd


O SK Property Holdings Berhad

102 PplusP Designers Ltd


UE M Land Holdings Berhad

103 PTang Studio Ltd


AX IS Architects Planners Pte Ltd / AX IS.ID Pte Ltd

104 F orum Projects


The O val Partnership

105 Sanjay Puri Architects


Mammoth E mpire G roup O f Companies

106 HBS Realtors Pvt Ltd


Aedas Limited

107 Space Matrix


Agile Property Holdings Limited

108 Central Park


G arde Co Ltd

109 Rancamaya G olf E state


Shui O n Land Limited

110 Sinar Mas Land


Inarc Design Asia G roup

111 A & A Architects Sdn Bhd


N an F ung G roup

112 Mah Sing G roup Berhad



113 Malik Lip & Associates


Amit E nterprises Housing Ltd

114 BO LTO N


Lunkad Realty

115 Mitraland G roup


N irlon Limited

116 N adayu Properties Berhad


N itesh E states Ltd

117 S A Architects Sdn Bhd


Prestige E states Projects Ltd

118 Y uk Tung Land Sdn Bhd


Runwal G roup

119 CHAN G Architects


KO P Properties Pte Ltd

120 N umero Uno Creative G roup Pte Ltd


PT Sea Sentosa

121 O ng& O ng Pte Ltd


Berjaya Corporation Berhad

122 Park + Associates Pte Ltd


Berjaya J eju Resort Limited

123 Huang Hsiang Construction


Dijaya Corporation Berhad

124 Create G reat Design Company Limited


Hamiltons International

125 Kata Rocks Co., Ltd


Century Properties G roup Inc.

126 Lynk Architect Co., Ltd


F rasers Centrepoint Limited

127 Palmer & Turner ( Thailand) Ltd


G uocoLand Singapore

128 Phuket Island Property Services Co., Ltd


Blue Point Developments

129 Alinco Ltd


MO DE Sukhumvit 6 1 - G aysorn Property Co., Ltd

130 Asia Pacific W


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Judges Chairman of Judges Sir David Michels Peter Anscombe

Hotel Finance Director

Kirkor Ajderhanyan

International Relations, FNAIM

Dr Ian Jenking

Director of Research,University Of Applied Sciences Switzerland

Sven Johns

Helen Oldfield Affinity PR

Edward Park

Chair, Leeds Society of Architects

CEO, German Real Estate Association

Paul Bassi CBE

Founder & CEO of Bond Wolfe

Rebecca Johnson

Ian Potter

Operations Manager, FARLA

Bloomberg Television

Peter Bolton King

National Federation of Overseas Property Professionals

Tom Jones

Gail Price

Property Barrister


Paul Bonnici Waddington MD, KLC School of Design

Jonathan Price

Cornish Stairways International Architect

Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Jill Keene

Helen Ramsden

Dean Keyworth

James Samson

Nigel Lewis

Mark Sharp

Paul Lewis

Helen Shield

John MacCrea

Jonathan Sloane

Steve Macfarlane

Thijis Stoffer

Thierry Macquet

Peter Swain

Felix Mara

Paul Tayler

James Mattin

Mark Taylor

Dr William Maxwell

Tricia Topping

Guy Medd

Robin Van Meeuwen

Christian Morris

Andy Watt

Andrew Murdock

Graham Watts OBE

Executive Chairman of Group Asia Limited

Christine Murray

Pamela White

Christopher Hall

Hendrik Nelde

Diana Yakeley

Michael Harris

Graham Norwood

Sean Hatcher

Simon Numphund

Nathan Hones

Aidan O’Hogan

Doreen Boulding Hotel Solutions

Mike Jordan

Editor of International Property Magazine

Ian Chalk

Architect, ORMS

MD, Armstrong Keyworth Interior Design

John Clarke

Director of Marketing, Great Hotels of the World

Property Editor & Writer

Richard Cotton FRICS


Andrew Cockburn

Head of Creative, International Property Media

Architect, ORMS Architecture

Katrina Craig

Director, Hotel In A Box

Commercial Manager, Miele Projects

Peter Crome

MD, Skibo Castle, Scotland

TM Marketing and Communications

David Dalby RICS

Editor, Architects Journal Specifications

Iris Dunbar

Past President, BIDA

Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Imtiaz Farookhi

Chief Executive, NHBC

Consultant, Institute of Travel and Tourism

George Ferguson Architect

Chartered Surveyor

Dr Stephen Freudmann

Chairman, Institute of Travel & Tourism

Architect, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Phil Grew

Head of Retail, Hoare Lea Engineers & Construction

Architect & Director, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Patrick Grove

Past President, FIABCI

Editor of Golf Monthly Architect, ORMS

Architect, Stride Treglown

6 International Property Awards

Editor, Architects’ Journal President, FIABCI Switzerland Property Correspondent, Daily Mail Hotel Services Manager, The AA IAVI Ireland Chartered Surveyor


Louis Roederer

Chief Executive AIPP Editor-in-Chief, International Property Magazine Manager Director, Hills Balfour Public Relations Chartered Surveyor, ICREA Freelance Journalist, Speciality Golf & Marina Residential Faculty Vice Chairman, RICS Interior Designer, Silent Gliss Chief Executive TTA Group Crestron CEO

Business Development Consultant, One Big Step Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council CEO, Interior Design Society Former Chairman, British Interior Design Association

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BEST RETAIL INTERIOR AUSTRALIA Adriano Zumbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE INTERIOR AUSTRALIA Momofuku Sei¯obo by Luchetti Krelle Luchetti Krelle is a Surry Hills based

completely different dining experience

interior design company with a diverse

usually found within a shopping mall, this

portfolio of clientele and a primary

they achieved with an intimate entrance

focus in the hospitality sector. This

designed to entice customers.

design duo, namely Stuart Krelle and

Once inside, metres of billowing silky

Rachel Luchetti, has created unique and

fabrics and drapes and ornate lamps

intimate spaces across Sydney, each

adorn the ceilings and the warm colour

with its very own strong style, be it a

scheme and brightly woven tapestries

chic and classic restaurant or a faux toy

and carpets add to an elegant Turkish

performance retail shop. “We pride

theme. This unique and comfortable

ourselves on our ability to work within

dining room allows customers to step

varied eras, genres and design

away from the hustle and bustle of

movements,” explains Rachel Luchetti.

shopping into a haven of tranquility.

“The client’s response to images will

The kitchen itself is built within a

often influence our design direction.”

ceramic tiled room and through peek-a-

Xanthi Restaurant brings a Turkish

boo square windows customers can

flavour to dining in multicultural Sydney’s

glimpse the chef rolling out his freshly

newest shopping mall, Westfield. Named

made filo pastry. They can also check out

after a Greek town near the Turkish

the roasts of the day (for example, half a

border, Xanthi can be likened to the

sheep and half a pig turning slowly on

grand bazaars of Istanbul due to its

the spit). This gives diners a perfect view

award-winning interior design created by

of the inner workings of a busy kitchen

Luchetti Krelle. The designers were

preparing a fusion of traditional and

challenged with trying to offer a

modern Greek dishes.


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BEST RETAIL IN TERIOR AUSTRALIA Adriano Zumbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle



Z umbo Patissere is a cake shop/ patisserie located on the ground fl oor

shop is a veritable feast for the eyes. It

of the Westfield Shopping Mall.

features everything from cake-laden,

Positioned on a prime corner site, it is

brightly coloured display counters and

open to the outside as well as to the

pink wellington boot-studded toy

mall and is inspired by both the film

windmills which look as if they are

Charlie and the Chocolate F actory and

kicking the desserts and cakes along

the board game Mouse Trap.

towards a bath (resembling part of

This hyper-bright, attention-seeking

the obstacle course in the Mouse Trap

patisserie funhouse is divided into two

board game) to trifle displayed in

distinct retail areas. On one side of the

mouse cages.

shop is the patisserie where customers

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This innovatively designed candy

The delectable interior wallpaper

can view and choose their take-away

is printed with pictures of macaroons

desserts from behind glass counters. The

and images of bubbles are displayed

other side of the shop is laid out as a

on the door. This dynamic shop acts a

café with high stools set around a bench

dual role as both a display area and as a

where the cakes and desserts amble past

charming theatrical performance

on a conveyor belt ‘sushi’ train allowing

designed to captivate customers and

the customers to lift off their choices.

sell products.

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BEST RETAIL INTERIOR AUSTRALIA Adriano Z umbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle


HIGHLY COMMENDED A third award-winning interior is also

down on to the steel displays and

presented by Luchetti Krelle. It is

dark surfaces.

Momofuku, a restaurant/bar named

Textures and good taste are the

after the Japanese goddess of the west,

order of the day here. Although the

Momofuku Seio¯ bo. She is characterized

menu is for fine ( small) portion dining,

by her sign – a peach – which is

the food preparation area and kitchen is

reflected by the motif on the door. The

open, so much so that the chefs are

interior design created for Momofuku is

often noted to be serving bar drinks to

a world apart from the bright designs

the customers.

and garish colour schemes of Zumbo and Xanthi. Momofuku seeks to entice the

So close are the food preparation areas that patrons are able to interact with the chefs at work. As customers sit at

sophisticated customer and seats only 3 0

the bar their focus pinballs between the

lucky customers. Inside, the restaurant is

cooking and plating up as dishes come to

understated with its dark, sleek and

life, ingredient-by-ingredient. Despite its

intimate interior.

chic interior, Momofuku ooz es a warm

Bar stools surrounding a counter are lit by discreet spot lighting which reflects


and inviting atmosphere by inviting diners to share the secrets of its open kitchen.

Luchetti Krelle 56, Cooper St Surry Hills NSW Australia 2010 t: +61 2 9699 3425 e: w:

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BEST GOLF COURSE ASIA PACIFIC Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited

BEST GOLF COURSE INDIA Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED GOLF DEVELOPMENT INDIA Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited


Aamby Valley Limited is committed to

destination with a distinct identity based

business leadership in providing world

on the site’s historic character,

class, environment-friendly residential,

salubrious climate and natural setting.

city and business infrastructure

Its conceptual landscape master plan is

solutions and hospitality services. The

divided into key districts and sub

company has won six awards for its

districts, each of which will be given

outstanding projects within Aamby Valley

different planting signatures to provide

City. Surrounded by the verdant expanse

distinct identities.

of the pristine Western Ghats, it is

visual impact and site suitability together

contained aspirational city.

with ease of propagation and

Aamby Valley City is marketed as

maintainability. With this in mind, a total of

being ‘Life’s Finest Abode’. This world-class

12 species of trees have been chosen to

city offers a romantic, slow paced lifestyle

become exclusive signature plantings for

by focusing on its miles of beautiful

the main and subsidiary roads. Nurseries,

waterfront. Covering over 10,000 acres of

a botanical garden, fruit orchards and

undulating terrain, the development has

parks are also strategically placed to

reserved 91 per cent of its land as open

enhance the beauty of the city.

space forever, yet includes everything

Aamby Valley Golf Course was

from a private airport, state-of-the-art

perceived to be the centerpiece of the

hospital, an international school and a

development. Together with many other

host of leisure activities.

USPs, it has served to drive the marketing

The overall concept for Aamby Valley

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The main criteria is size, colour, shade,

independent India’s first planned, self-

of the city’s high-end real estate.

City is the establishment of a

Developed as a private golf course,

contemporary hill station. This will form a

membership is only given to those who

residential haven, city enclave and visitor

buy property at Aamby Valley City.

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The golf course sprawls over


Aamby V alley City also offers

2 5 6 acres of land and includes a

exclusive residential options ranging from

proposed clubhouse of 8 0 ,0 0 0 square

fabulously modern and signature villas in

feet, an existing golf academy and a

distinct architectural styles and chic and

number of proposed golf apartments

cosy timber chalets with two to three

with two phases of development.

bedrooms. The sumptuous and elegant

Designed by Hemstock & Associates in

villas are designed to include clients’ main

the United Kingdom, the golf course is

requirements and feature open and

certified by the British PG A. The

spacious living areas. Large windows

project was later remodeled for

provide excellent views across the natural

championship play by PG ADC of G reat

landscape and also allow natural light to

Britain and Ireland.

flood into the properties.

Based on Scottish architecture, the


Timber chalets resemble log cabins

entire course features the backdrop of

on their exterior and feature terraces and

the historic Koraigarh fort and so this is

balconies with wood flooring and glass

also used as a design element. The

railings to give a feeling of openness and

Academy provides a state-of-the-art

optimise the wonderful views. Inside they

workshop with adeptly trained and

are an oasis of comfort with open plan

experienced staff providing golfers with a

kitchens and dining rooms and gloriously

world-class service.

indulgent bedrooms and bathrooms.

Aamby Valley Limited Hotel Sahara Star, Opposite Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai 400 099, India t: +91 22 3980 7444 f: +91 22 3989 5001 e: w:

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Avighna India entered Mumbai’s real

is of the optimum standard. The

estate business a decade ago and has

configuration of the three, four and five-

since produced a string of the most

bedroom apartments provides premium

impressive landmark developments

levels of both space and luxury. Each one

imaginable. The family-run company

has a distinct villa-in-the-sky feel with

strongly believes in quality rather than

double height decks and personal plunge

quantity and so reserves its expertise for

pools. Grand entrance lobbies and an

a select number of projects. This

abundance of lush green landscaping

philosophy ensures the highest possible

surrounding the buildings add to the

standards of excellence, as demonstrated

opulent ambience of the development.

BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE INDIA One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd.

BEST APARTMENT INDIA One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd.

perfectly by One Avighna Park. Aptly named, being India’s number one development and Mumbai’s first officially

sustainability. With this desire placed very

approved cluster redevelopment, this

much to the forefront, the project’s

iconic Rs.40 billion project covers 6.5 acres

principal architect, Vivek Bhole, was

of prime land. Comprising two, state-of-

contracted to bring One Avighna Park to

the-art, 64-storey residential towers

life. As with many of the most successful

together with a commercial tower and

things in life, the inspiration that led to the

hotel, One Avighna Park has been

unique shape of the tower stemmed from

designed to be every bit as beautiful on

a simple concept – ‘nature does not

the outside as the inside.

conform to straight lines therefore

Avighna India’s team consists of the very best consultants from all over the

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Avighna India’s dream was for One Avighna Park to be a melange of style and

anything straight must be artificial’. Once inside, One Avighna Park’s

world. This ensures that every element of

interiors soar to new heights of 21st

the design and construction, whether

century luxury living yet have every

landscaping, façade, lighting or wind tunnel,

attention given to sustainability. Several

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environmentally-friendly practices such as

access and service elevators provided for

water conservation, waste management

all staff so that there’s no intrusion.

and energy efficiency have been

A first class lifestyle demands leisure

incorporated from construction right

amenities of an equal standing and so

through to occupancy. In recognition of

Avighna India has ensured that facilities at

this, the project has already been pre-

O ne Avighna Park are second to none.

certified as a Platinum-rated building by

The clubhouse offers everything from a

the Indian G reen Building Council ( IG BC) .

modern gym, spa, steam room and sauna

Parking for residents and their guests has

to table tennis and snooker rooms.

also been given prime consideration. Living spaces are flooded with light

O ther areas include a sumptuous banquet hall, conference rooms and a

and well ventilated, this is especially ideal

business centre. Sports enthusiasts can

for the kitchens and suits the Indian style

indulge their passion using the basketball,

of cooking. E ach room is spacious with a

squash, badminton and tennis courts or

specially designed layout to maximise the

swim in the leisure pool. All this and

placement of furniture and ensure free

surrounded by a manicured garden for

movement around the area.

rest and relaxation, O ne Avighna Park

Y et another highly desirable feature of the properties is that the residents’ privacy is regarded as being paramount. Servants’


BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE INDIA O ne Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd.

BEST APARTMENT INDIA O ne Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd.

represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury living in India. By branding the development with

rooms are not only separated from the

their own name, Avighna India is staking its

main living areas, there are also separate

own name as a mark of quality.

Avighna India Ltd One Avighna Park Lower Parel (E) Mumbai 400 012, India t: +9122 6115 6000 e: w:

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BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Elements Mall by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd


Hatten Group is well known for offering

The outcome of the client’s

a diverse portfolio of real estate parcels

requirements led to a mixed-use

to the Malaysian community. The

development comprising a tourist


company specializes in detailed project

shopping mall with food and beverage

development for both commercial and

outlets, namely Elements Mall @ Hatten


residential developments and features a

City, hotel blocks and serviced apartment

team of dynamic marketing and

blocks, Silverscape @ Hatten City. The

property management professionals.

serviced apartment towers reach 45

Hatten City, developed by the

storeys high, making the development

Hatten Group, has become a landmark

the tallest building in Melaka City. On

development for Melaka in line with the

top of the two towers, a skydeck was

State government’s vision to make the

introduced as a vantage point offering

city a developed state. The brief was to

sweeping views over the city and the

create an iconic place that would be a

Straits of Melaka.

first for the city, a major hub setting a

between the two front towers of Hatten

Melaka and a major tourist attraction for

City. This retail development features a

the area.

signature layout offering five floors

Throughout the design process, the

dedicated to an array of fashion –

Hatten City project evolved from being a

everything from sports and casual to

predominantly residential building to a

formal and trendy from local and

more commercial oriented development.

international brands. Levels six to eight

The design also turned out to be a more

are each dedicated to special Chinese,

compact building mass to capitalize on the

Malay and Indian fashions.

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Elements Mall forms the centre block

new benchmark in lifestyle standards for

Another feature which immediately sets Elements Mall apart from the rest is

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BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Elements Mall by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd


its historical ‘time tunnel’. Through it,

advertisements, street bunting and

visitors are able to take a stroll down

billboard advertisements backed up by a

memory lane and experience the

dedicated Hatten City website and a

distinguished cultures of Baba, Nyonya,

walk though video. Highlights of the

Portuguese, Malay, Chinese and Indians –

marketing campaign with it RM5 million

all while shopping comfortably in a

per year budget so far include a grand

contemporary environment. Elements

ground-breaking ceremony and a highly

Mall’s smaller lots and superb mix of

successful sales launch.

different tenants will position it as being one of a kind in Melaka. The strategic marketing campaign

Elements Mall was 80% sold out within three days of its launch, while



Hatten Group’s other ongoing project,

for Hatten City was aimed at young

Silverscape serviced residence, was 40%

executives aged 25 years and above and

sold out during the launch. Investors

potential investors seeking high

have been quick to recognise this profit

investment returns. It involved a wide

opportunity with Elements Mall buyers

range of materials including leaflets,

consisting of 60% local and 40% foreign

brochures, magazine and newspaper

buyers from Taiwan, Singapore and China.

Hatten Group Sdn Bhd F3-96 Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia t: +606 282 1828 f: +606 283 1827 e: w:

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Paragon by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME MALAYSIA Mirage by the lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad


OSK Property is principally involved in

use of different layers of materials to

the development and management of

define different parts of the home –

prime residential and commercial

especially in the sometimes delicate,

properties in Malaysia. Listed on the

sometimes robust combination of natural

main board of Bursa Malaysia, OSK

and artificial materials.

Property is developing projects with a

Pan’gaea is the coolest and by far the

gross development value of over RM 4

most comprehensive mixed development

billion situated at strategic growth areas

project in Cyberjaya. A rendezvous of

across the country. This year the

business, leisure and lifestyle, it raises the

company has excelled with four

benchmarks of today and sets the

award-winning projects.

standards for tomorrow.

Mirage by the lake consists of plush villas and boutique apartments complete

development was Pangaea, a

with three central lakes and prime water

supercontinent that existed 250 million

frontages. A passion for quality led OSK

years ago. Drawing from this, Pan’gaea

Property to appoint luxury Italian

envisions a ‘world in one place’ concept

interior and furniture design company

where the diversities of modern living

Saporiti Italia to undertake the interior

are all brought together in one

design of Mirage’s show villa and


condominium unit. The chosen concept was inspired by

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OSK Property’s inspiration for the

Featuring a spectacular high-rise tower – the tallest in Cyberjaya –

time and space. The characteristics of the

Pan’gaea is truly iconic. Stretching across

site such as the culture of the country, the

some 16 acres of freehold land, this

beauty of nature and the colour of the

modern, integrated commercial and

light also inspired the work. This is visible

residential township includes four

in the choice of light materials and the

service apartments, two office towers

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BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Pan’gaea by O SK Property Holdings Berhad


and boutique retail offices, street malls,

G olden Triangle but lost its appeal as

a shopping mall and a resort hotel.

larger shopping malls appeared over

‘Standing out to stand ahead’ is the

the years. Having bought this iconic

philosophy behind Paragon, a state-of-

plaz a, O SK Property is redeveloping it

the-art structure that comprises flexible

entirely, demolishing the existing four-

‘SO F O ’ suites and main road-fronting

storey building and two three-storey car

boutique retail outlets. Inspired by

parks. The new Atria will take the form of

architectural ideas of the future, Paragon’s

a mixed-use development featuring a

distinct angular silhouette rises 2 0 -storeys

four-storey lifestyle shopping mall and

high into the Cyberjaya skyline, striking a

two 1 6 -storey five-star ‘small office flexi

presence and drawing attention from

office’ ( SO F O ) towers.

near and far. Paragon will rise to meet the

Spanning 5 .5 acres of freehold land, the widely anticipated new development

sophisticated expectations of tomorrow’s

is poised to offer a ‘work, shop, eat and

workforce by providing a vibrant

relax’ lifestyle that will shape the way

atmosphere of comfort, safety and security.

businesses and their immediate

F acilitating modern work practices, it

communities live and interact. Its

stimulates interactions of people and

futuristic architectural concept, layout,

exchanges of idea while also allowing the

technology and facilities offer exceptional

flexibility to change and expand.

investment opportunities and help to

The Atria Shopping Centre was once a hive of activity in Petaling J aya’s


raise values in the whole of the surrounding area.

OSK Property Holdings Berhad 9th Floor, Plaza OSK, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia t: +60 3216 13322 f: +60 3217 53216 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Proposed Mixed Use Development On Lot 149 by UEM Land Holdings Berhad

In early 2008, Sunrise Behad, now a

international mixed development of

wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land

distinction, innovation and quality.

Holdings Berhad (“UEM Land”),

Rather than compete with the

completed the purchase of Lot 149 in

magnificent Petronas Twin Towers directly

Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle at a

adjacent and create another ‘twin’ or

record real estate price. The property

blend into the surrounding CBD context

contained an existing 24-storey office

of Kuala Lumpur of singular towers on a

building but represented a unique

podium, the project required a

opportunity to realize a new

completely new configuration. The

international world-class development.

elevated tower blocks containing the

Demolition work on Lot 149 was

three main development programmes

completed in August 2011 and the new

are intersected and injected with public

building, named Angkasa Raya, is now set

activities both at the base and the virtual

to retain a link to the past as well as mark

central mid point of the structure.

a new beginning. UEM Land’s plans for the

The transparency of the open

new development comprise an integrated

framework slabs at the sky levels and

mixed-programme building, comprising

ground levels suspends the tower blocks

four major components instead of a single-

as seemingly floating constellations in the

programmed tower. Premium offices, a

airspace of the city. Redefining the skyline

luxury boutique hotel and serviced

of Kuala Lumpur, Angkasa Raya unifies

residences will be anchored by a signature

the different development components

retail base to provide a significant

into an exquisite and truly iconic design.

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Proposed Mixed Use Development On Lot 149 by UEM Land Holdings Berhad

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An upmarket waterfront mixed

penthouse suites provide beautiful vistas

development by UEM Land, Puteri

of the waterfront, gardens and cultural

Harbour is a key component of the city

village. Their architectural design has

of Nusajaya, the new regional city being

been specially devised to include high

developed in Iskandar, Malaysia. A

ceilings and large windows to maximize

luxurious waterfront enclave, Puteri

this benefit.

Harbour is designed to exude ‘luxury’s

global hospitality brand, The Ascott, is

divided into nine key commercial,

expected to commence construction in

leisure and residential precincts.

2013. It will be located along the

Puteri Harbour’s centerpiece, Puteri

Promenade and offer residents and

Precinct, which includes the public

guests exclusive low-rise serviced

marina and the promenade, features

apartments with a view of the marina.

multiple developments along the

Recreational developments, an indoor

waterfront with modern architecture

family theme park, a convention centre

infused with nautical design influences.

linked to the new hotel and public green

The Imperia Puteri Harbour is a

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An apartment-hotel managed by the

new attitude’ on a 688-acre site. This is

lungs and gardens will further cement

35-storey residential tower overlooking

Puteri’s offering as a lifestyle and leisure

the Puteri Marina and the Straits of

destination. It will also feature its very

Johor. It has the distinction of being the

own port of entry cum ferry terminal

first waterfront high-rise in Nusajaya

with a dedicated Customs, Immigration,

and the first Gold GBI rated building in

Quarantine and Port Clearance facility to

Johor. Its range of studios through to

manage the flow of visitors and tourists

three-bedroom apartments and

in and out of the country.

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As the premier residential development

phases at the development. This was due

in Nusajaya, East Ledang, also developed

to the product standard set by earlier

by UEM Land, is divided into seven

phases in order to continue the essence of

different zones referred to as parks.

East Ledang.

These parks represent different house

The Harmony Park residences draw

designs and feature different themed

their inspiration from traditional Malaysian

gardens. Conceptualised as offering

architecture, creating what can only be

resort-style living amidst beautifully

described as vernacular architecture.

landscaped and manicured gardens, East

While these elements complement each

Ledang covers 275 lush acres.

other giving a sense of continuity and

The idea was simple – create a

belonging, they also create living spaces

peaceful oasis of serenity, harmony and

that enhance and enrich the lives of all

tranquility. Emphasis was placed just as

those who live in them. The finished

much on the internal living spaces as it is

concept has created a seamless sense of

on the external areas. This creates a

buildings and greens that culminate into a

sanctuary that encourages a sense of

garden-living experience that is typical of

seamlessness between the indoors and

East Ledang.

the outdoors. When residents return


East Ledang is gated and surrounded

UEM Land Holdings Berhad 16-1 Mercu UEM, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,

home, it is as much to the garden as to the

by a perimeter security fence, guarded,

Kuala Lumpur Sentral,

house with a much more natural and

monitored and patrolled 24 hours. It has

Kuala Lumpur 50470,

nature-connected living experience.

all the security features of high-end

Harmony Park, Phases 7 and 8 of East

residential properties, plus ELSiS (East

Ledang, had to maintain, if not surpass, the

Ledang Security Intelligence System) which

high level of expectation placed on new

was specially developed for East Ledang.

Malaysia t: +603 2727 6011 f: +603 2727 2008 e: w:

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BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SIN GAPORE Q uayside Isle by AX IS Architects Planners Pte Ltd

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AX IS Architects Planners Pte Ltd and

take advantage of the view and main

AX IS.ID Pte Ltd have been successful

pedestrian access way. Moving ahead

with a trio of award-winning proj ects

from merely providing glass shop-fronts,

this year. The Q uayside Isle will feature

this development is designed with

world-class celebrity chef and signature

flexibility that encourages creativity in

fine dining at Sentosa Cove. As the

crafting personaliz ed dining experiences.

world’s most desirable address and

A collapsible shop-front was introduced

exclusive oceanfront residential

to offer a variable façade to cater for the

community, it is surrounded by tropical

changing needs.

greenery, waterways, a marina basin and the South China Sea. Located at the main gateway of

Situated along the seascape of Sentosa, the Seascape Penthouse has an elegant and luxurious bold interior

Sentosa Cove, its long and narrow site

creating a breathtaking connection with

envelops the marina basin. This effectively

the widest and most spectacular

makes Q uayside Isle a development

panoramic view. The interior invites the

without a rear elevation, every corner is

outdoor in and partners it beautifully

fronting prime views. This led to the

with modern, luxurious elements.

challenge of housing all M& E

The living room’s high dramatic

components on the roof while also

feature wall almost appears as

incorporating rooftop greenery and

underwater scene with a beautiful coral

trellis designs to integrate with

like wrought iron sculpture climbing up a

photovoltaic panels.

rich red background. F ollowing off from

Retail units are designed to front the

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the living room the passageway features

residences for quieter business activities

striking modern sculptures and links the

such as boutiques and bookshops, while

dining and bar area to the living area. The

F & B units will front the marina basin to

high feature wall behind the bar area

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HIGHLY COMMENDED Seascape Pool Villa

Seascape Pool Villa

cleverly disguises the large staircase and

apartments and penthouses on a six-

makes a clear defined area to entertain.

storey podium comprising 2 2 office units

E ach of the bedrooms has own individuality. The theme of bringing the

and a multi-storey car park. The building features a distinctly

outdoor in continues by the use of rich

modern profile with clean, crisp lines

textures of wood, fabric paneling, mother

intersecting at various planes. Aluminium

of pearl feature walls, textured

fins serve the dual purpose of being sun

wallcovering and carved patterned rugs.

shading devices as well as adding textural

The subtle use of colours within each

interest. The landscaped deck on the

room with modern furniture

seventh storey is designed to be the focal

complemented by beautiful Murano

point of the development, a communal

glassworks creates a rich tranquil space

space for social and recreational activities.

to just lie back and listen to the sea. Situated at the crossroads of Balestier

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SINGAPORE Seascape Pool V illa, # 0 1 -0 1 by AX IS. ID Pte Ltd


The Mez z o is designed to maximiz e program-specific relationships within the

and Moulmein, The Mez z o expresses the

existing urban context. Its open pedestrian

ideals of a live-work-play environment in

linkway and fenceless concept pedestrian

a dynamic architectural statement.

covered walkway helps integrate the

Targeted at younger middle-income

building’s mass with its surroundings. At

group and expatriates, this 2 8 -storey

the same it also redefine spatial and social

building consists of 1 2 7 residential units

relation between business and urban life

with a mix of one and two-bedroom

to promote long-term sustainability.

AXIS Architects Planners Pte Ltd AXIS.ID Pte Ltd 102E Pasir Panjang Road #07-08, Singapore 118529 t: +65 6226 3003 f: +65 6227 3003 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED The V illage at Sanlitun

The Oval Partnership has successfully

The V illage at Sanlitun

Fundamental parameters, such as

completed over 4 0 0 lifestyle proj ects in

land use, total GFA, height limit and local

the Asia Pacific region. The company’s

planning requirements, resulted in a

expertise covers shopping centres,

mixed-use development that was

development stores, chain stores, and

designed as an ‘open city’. The project

one-off boutiq ues. Its dedicated team is

comprises 19 buildings on two sites

able to provide a one-stop service

arranged around streets and squares,

including architecture, interiors, identity,

laneways and courtyards.

packaging, merchandising and display. The Oval Partnership’s award-winning

Inspiration was drawn from the original urban fabric and this helped to

project,the Village at Sanlitun, managed to

weave the commercial project into the

rekindle the age-old trust between clients

neighbourhood. The project ‘stitches’

and architects. Instead of an instructive or

the surrounding quadrants with

restrictive brief in 2003, the first landlord,

improved streets and offers squares

Guorui Development of Beijing, asked for

and gardens among other public open

a design which would create the best

spaces that today form the town centre

value for the area. An in-depth process of

of the community.

research and workshops with the client

MIX ED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHIN A Village at Sanlitun by The Oval Partnership

Under the management of the

followed to assess how best the then

current landlord who bought the two

named Xin Sanlitun could enhance a

sites in 2006, Swire Properties and

Beijing that aspires to evolve as a world-

Gateway, the project was renamed ‘The

class city in the 21st century. The design

Village at Sanlitun’. The Oval Partnership

needed to reflect and foster the heritage

was engaged as the principal architects of

and an intricate culture that is among the

the project and there was a significant

most unique in the world.

effort to bring it to an international level

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA V illage at Sanlitun by The O val Partnership

The Village at Sanlitun

from both the movement and safety of

district into a mixed-use leisure, retail

the occupants.

and cultural urban quarters while the

The first task was to review the

north site was opened in 2 0 0 9 .

existing architecture and to devise a

The V illage at Sanlitun has now

long-term development plan for the

become the undisputed heart of urban

district. This involved devising a vision

life in Beijing reuniting the harmonious

plan for the entire Sanlitan area,

relationship between public spaces and

mapping out scenarios of future

commercial activities. It also provides a

developments in order to help define

pleasing alternative to the ubiquitous

the first three phases of work leading

enclosed air-conditioned commercial

up to 2 0 1 0 .

developments in modern Asian cities.

Misting devices were widely applied to the V illage to help cool the spaces

Yunnan Horti-Expo Xingyun Real Estate

during summer while trees, awnings and

commissioned the Oval Partnership to

canopies restore the traditional

build the world’s first multi storey

relationship between retail enterprises

laminated bamboo house.

and the streetscape as places for social interaction. W

indshields and radiators

mitigate the harsh cold of winter, while

Bamboo House is to develop a

the water feature turned ice rink has

sustainable housing and lifestyle model

become a popular leisure activity.

for the urbanisation of the western

V illage South, which opened for the

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As part of an action research programme, the aim of IN TE G E R

region in China. Bamboo is the ultimate

Beijing O lympics in 2 0 0 8 , was phase one

sustainable building material, being fast

of the transformation of the embassy

growing and absorbing carbon dioxide

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Bamboo House

Bamboo House



Bamboo House

Bamboo House

during its lifetime. Situated in a majestic

and North America. The house, which

bamboo forest setting, the Bamboo

has design elements based on the

House forms part of four prototype

Canadian Code of Practice for Timber

houses constructed at The Expo

Housing, has a bamboo rainscreen

INTEGER site demonstrating intelligent

cladding system with tongue and groove

and green buildings.

bamboo panels providing a very high

The Oval Partnership utilised

thermal insulation value. Interior finishes,

elements of this latest technology to

such as floors, ceilings and walls, and

produce reconstituted bamboo poles in 2

furniture showcases an alternative use of

x 4 inch sections to build the bamboo

laminated bamboo.

house. The clients wanted a typical two-

Local families are moving into the

storey residence to best showcase the

prototype homes for short periods in

material and so its 200m² layout has open

order to assess their suitability for the

plan living and dining areas on the lower

region. The potential application of the

floor with two bedrooms and bathrooms

technology used in the INTEGER

and a study on the upper level.

Bamboo House is immense as it can

Its construction was based on a

MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Village at Sanlitun by The Oval Partnership

provide an affordable and ecological way

platform frame – this is similar to a

of building for the new townships and

balloon frame and common in Australia

villages in China.

The Oval Partnership 14th Floor, Malaysia BDG, 50 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong t: +852 2850 6678 f: +852 2815 6377 e: w:

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ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Empire Residence by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies Empire City

Mammoth Empire Group has won

Empire City

An eclectic mix of dining will also be

awards for three ambitious projects,

on offer, with themed ‘streets’. For

each one displaying cutting edge

example, shoppers can take a stroll along

concepts requiring innovation and

the Asian Food Street or head for the Bar

boldness. The company’s highly

and Bistro Street, taking in the relevant

motivated pool of talented, driven and

atmosphere as they enjoy the different

committed individuals work as a team

outlets each one offers. The unique

to overcome the challenges that such

Colonial Street with its ballustraded

enormous projects present.

ornate stone arches and glass retail units

Empire City is a modern mixed-use development strategically located in

is definitely not to be missed. In order to ensure that there is

central Damansara, one of Malaysia’s

plenty to keep the residents’ and visitors’

fastest growing catchment areas. The

interest, the project will offer a wide

project will be home to over 6,000

range of entertainment facilities. This

residents and 4,000 office workers and

includes an Olympic sized ice rink, a

has been designed with a multitude of

bowling and fitness centre and a 20-

striking architecture and innovation.

screen cinema facility with 4DX-movies

This clever architectural concept promises to successfully combine work, leisure and lifestyle. Designed to


HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Empire Shopping Gallery by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies

as well as a ballroom and function room for corporate and private events. Above the shopping mall, office suites

inject neighbourhood shopping facilities

have been designed to suit a diverse

into the equation, Empire City will

range of businesses. Lofts, studio suites,

feature mutually complementary

high-end apartments, boutique-style

office and resident towers above its

hotels and international 5-star hotels also

retail element.

adorn the higher levels of the towers.

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ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA E mpire Residence by Mammoth E mpire G roup O f Companies

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA E mpire City by Mammoth E mpire G roup O f Companies

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA E mpire Shopping G allery by Mammoth E mpire G roup O f Companies

Empire Shopping Gallery

The Mammoth E mpire G roup, as

bright and elegant setting to allow the

well as offering the visitor stunning

designs and colours of the tenant shop

architecture, has implemented eco-

lots to stand out more. The concourse

friendly and energy efficient systems

uses natural daylight from the glass

within its design strategy. Utilisation of

ceiling to illuminate the mall beautifully

natural lighting with a state-of-the-art

while the ceiling is often adorned with

glass canopy effectively minimiz es the

thematic decorations.

need for electric lighting in the daylight

The mall’s location, adjacent to major

hours, while rainwater collection and

highways, will draw visitors from much

heat generated from the thermal roofing

further afield to take full advantage of its

extracts the sun’s rays.

diverse and international range of retail

Mammoth E mpire G roup’s next

shops including an array of major brands.

award winning project is E mpire

Advocating shopping comfort with the

Shopping G allery. This stylish, lifestyle-

maximum convenience, E mpire Shopping

focused, upscale mall includes a

G allery is one of the most prominent

refreshing blend of local and international

shopping destinations in Subang J aya.

restaurants, bars and cafes, fashion, health

Mammoth E mpire G roup has also

and beauty stores as well as service

won an award for its E mpire Residence

outlets for the convenience of its

project set within a 6 0 -acre site in

customers. There will be five levels of

Damansara Perdana, Petaling J aya and

retail outlets in the mall and four

easily accessible with nearby highways

basement levels to ensure an ample

and being just 3 0 minutes from Kuala

amount of car parking.

Lumpur City Centre.

This huge international shopping centre is designed in a clean minimalistic,

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This modern gated and guarded community is positioned on a gentle

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ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA Empire Residence by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies Empire Residence

Empire Residence

slope and so its houses are designed to

designed to be light and spacious.

take advantage of the elevated

Outside the courtyard gardens are

surrounding views. The site’s 795

formally set with natural decking and

residences consist of terraced houses,

small pools creating a symmetrical style

bungalows and detached villas parceled

which is modern, smart and functional.

into smaller communities within the site and each one has its own distinctive style. The villas are all four storeys high

Leisure amenities include a two-acre


communal clubhouse with indoor and outdoor facilities including a mini

and feature master bedrooms complete

theatre, childcare and sporting facilities

with their own courtyard garden.

as well as a variety of pools. There is

Beautifully designed with huge floor to

also a modern business centre and

ceiling windows to bring the surrounding

recreational park on the site. As with

landscapes into the living spaces, the

Empire City and Empire Shopping

ceilings are high and the staircases are

Gallery, Mammoth Empire Group has

open with glass ballustrading. Light

used up to the minute specification for

coloured marble enhances the flooring

security and eco-friendly applications for

areas while the whole interior is

its stunning residential project.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Empire Shopping Gallery by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies

Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies A-12-02, Empire Tower Empire Subang, Jalan SS 16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 47500 t: +603 5638 9888 f: +603 5022 2288 e: w:

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BEST OF F ICE ARCHITECTURE HON G K ON G 18 Kowloon East by Aedas Limited

Center 6 6

Aedas, a leading international design

the area’s unique setting. Consisting of a

practice, offers services in architecture,

duty free shopping mall, resort hotel

interior design, master planning,

and luxurious villas, the project’s iconic

landscape, urban design and building

and contemporary design responds

consultancy. Center 6 6 in the heart of

to the culture and natural environment

Wuxi city centre is the first of Aedas’

of Sanya.

five award-winning proj ects. The

aluminium top surface and timber

world-class mixed-use development

underlining offers an attractive tropical

comprising a retail mall, three office

touch while its open ventilated feature

towers, a serviced apartment and five-

promotes a natural breeze underneath

star hotel.

the mall, encouraging tourists and visitors

Center 66 had to prove a dynamic and iconic addition to the city and its

to enjoy an outdoor environment. The client’s brief for the 300,000m²

skyline while retaining a group of three

Sanya Residential Development was to

Ming Dynasty pavilions on site. By

create a resort style development with

emulating Wuxi’s network of canals, the

serviced residential units operated by the

development weaves its own network of

hotel component. Aedas’ design strives to

paths to the large plaza containing the

find a harmony with the surrounding

historical buildings. This enhances

green hills through minimal heights and

circulation and creates a dialogue

softer, more fluid lines.

between the existing pavilions and the new urban space. The aim of Oasis Mall is to create a

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A steel structured roof with an

client’s brief was to design a large,

The project layout also had to preserve two ‘god’ trees which have a spiritual importance to the local

new world-class shopping and lifestyle

community. Therefore, the adjacent river

venue for Sanya that will contribute to

is carved into the site and ‘sacred islands’

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Oasis Mall


Sanya Residential

City University, Shenzen


18 Kowloon East

are created around these ancient trees

Central Park. An atrium serves as the

to separate them from the commercial

focus of the building, establishing a

aspect of the development.

hierarchy of public, semi public and

The City of Hong Kong (Shenzen) Research Institute Building mainly

private spaces. With ‘green’ as its theme, 18

consists of laboratories and other

Kowloon East is a 28-storey mixed-use

student amenity facilities. Aedas’

building with office, retail and car park.

challenge was to achieve a harmonious

The client requested a design that would

blend of architecture style with the other

create efficient office floor plates and a

campus blocks while creating a building

rational box within Kowloon Bay, an area

with its own strong identity.

being developed into a new CBD of

The design solution involves a building block of classrooms, laboratories,

PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE CHINA City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute Building by Aedas Limited

Hong Kong. The final design introduces extensive

lecture theatres and offices arranged

planting of both vertical green walls and

according to their spatial requirements.

planters at the car park floors at the

Lecture theatres are extracted from the

lower portion of the tower. Being

main building mass and placed so that

located in a community with dense

the main block is able to benefit from

industrial blocks, the design provides an

the views and openness of the Campus

environmentally sustainable solution.

Aedas Limited 31/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Quarrybay, Hong Kong t: +852 2861 1728 f: +852 2529 6419 e: w:

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BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS CHINA Hainan Clearwater Bay by Agile Property Holdings Limited

Agile Property Holdings Limited (Agile)

Hawaii of China’. Hainan is also the

is one of China’s leading property

world’s second best city for air quality and

developers. The company is principally

has abundant natural resources for eco-

engaged in property development but

tourism such as mangrove forests, coral

also has extensive involvement in

reefs, a rainforest, natural hot springs and

property management, property

a grotto.

investment and hotel operations. Hainan Clearwater Bay is Agile’s award winning multiple unit residential

Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and

development. A major development

France has ensured that the project

project under Hainan Province’s ‘11th Five-

stands out in its master planning as well

Year Plan’, it covers a vast area of 9.87

as the combined design modules of its

million square metres. Representing a new

architecture, landscape, interiors and

era for tourism property development in

yacht club. The premises are also

China, the project features a beautiful 12

strategically located adjacent to

kilometre-long beach. Located in Lingshui

numerous ancillary facilities including

County, Clearwater Bay is only 50 minutes’

three waterfront 18-hole golf courses,

drive from Sanya Phoenix International

six international five-star premium

Airport and proves an ideal destination for

hotels, a luxurious yacht club and a

holidays, sightseeing, business, sports and

commercial centre.

luxury living. In early 2010, the Chinese Central

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A concerted effort from professionals from the United States,

Several residential options are offered. Located in the core area of Clearwater

Government positioned Hainan as the

Bay, Riva Park offers Singapore-style family

‘International Tourism Island’. It is the only

villas complete with their own elevator,

province in China that enjoys a tropical

swimming pool, spacious garden and

climate and is widely acclaimed as ‘the

stunning landscaped views.

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BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS CHINA Hainan Clearwater Bay by Agile Property Holdings Limited

Silver Sand offers quality villas,

equipped with in-house natural spring

apartments and serviced apartments,

water. There are also apartment blocks

featuring the best panoramic sea view

positioned at the heart of the complex

and the prime sea-front location,

with stunning sea views. A luxurious

supplemented by international five-star

clubhouse offering all manner of facilities

hotels, a private clubhouse and a

is available for use by all residents and

commercial centre.

their guests.

The G alaxy has a splendid

Cote d’Az ur is embraced by endless

sea view and water features blending

golf course, lakeside scenery, a crystal blue

oriental and western design concepts

sea and beautiful landscapes.

with an emphasis on spacious villas

N eighbouring the lakeside commercial

and apartments.

centre and a five-star golf club, it has a

Az ure O asis features 2 3 high-rise western-style residential blocks and

leisurely vacation-style atmosphere. The project is undergoing

4 1 1 private villas. Set amidst the 3 6 -hole

development with planned

international-standard golf course, it is

establishments including yacht clubs,

close to the beautiful Clearwater Bay

international five-star hotels, an


international brand outlet and a central

G olfer’s Paradise boasts a superb 3 6 0 -

commercial area. It is set to become a

degree panoramic view of the golf course.

newly integrated and multifunctional

E ach villa is positioned neatly alongside

waterfront community of international

attractive green meadows. O ne of their

standard targeted at tourists from all over

many unique points is that they are all

the world.

Agile Property Holdings Limited 33/F, Citibank Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, China t: +852 2847 3383 f: +852 2780 8822 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED BEST RETAIL INTERIOR TAIWAN Uni-President Hankyu Department by Garde Co., Ltd.


Garde is a design company focused on

not too high-end’, This resulted in Garde

the creation of unique and timeless

coming up with the idea of creating a

spaces. Whether commissioned to

warm and soft ambiance by using natural

design the interiors of luxury fashion

materials, curvy walls and funky furniture.

stores, boutique hotels or high-rise

As multiple sites were involved, the

residences, Garde always strives to

furnishings and fittings had to be

deliver a special brand of Japanese

easily assembled at each one, hence

design aesthetics that has appealed to

unit-wall and uniform furniture proved

its clients for the past 26 years.

the best option.

Garde worked with Shenzhen P-Plus

Water drip sculpture forms the

Department Store Company to launch

stunning main design element,

its new retail concept in mainland China.

representing water dripping on to a shop’s

A design concept and signage imagery

floor from a cloud-like recessed ceiling.

was required to convey P-Plus’ brand

This theme is also reflected in a ‘water fall’

image in a meaningful and artistic way. It

space created with light green mosaic tiles,

was important to raise P-Plus’ global

attractive displays shaped like the ocean’s

awareness to its target market of

waves and ripple effect hanging artwork.

women and couples aged between 25

Showcasing different brands to customers

and 39 since it was the brand’s debut in

in innovative and creative ways, the overall

the marketplace.

design concept supports P-Plus’ quest to

The client requested that the concept was to be ‘not too casual and

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HIGHLY COMMENDED Uni-President Hankyu Department

Garde has also worked closely with

the most trend-conscious and

Hankyu Department Stores in Japan

discerning generation.

over the past decade. Last year, Hankyu

Every element of the design has

continued its expansion in Taiwan by

been created to ensure that customers

opening a second store in Taipei.

enjoy a glorious shopping experience

Located in the city’s new booming

from start to finish. Taking centre-stage

commercial and shopping district, it

on the ground floor in the beauty

boasts 26,000m² of shopping area

department is a stunning chandelier. This

spread across nine floors. Garde’s scope

symbol of Hankyu Department sparkles

of services for this project included

and shines down on visitors throughout

every aspect from the basic design

the day and night.

concept and direction to the

Progressing through the store, each

architectural façade, entrance and

level has been given a different but

interior public space design.

equally striking concept, enhancing the

Based on Hankyu’s worldwide new

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR TAIWAN Uni-President Hankyu Department by Garde Co., Ltd.

buying experience and also ensuring

store concept, which was also created in

repeat business. By creating a perfect

close collaboration with Garde, the

shopping environment with an ideal

concepts of ‘Brilliant Elegance’ and

collaboration between the floor concept

‘Excitement’ were expressed throughout

and merchandising, a customer’s buying

the department store. The client’s brief

motivation is stimulated through an

was to create the most feminine

experience that is exciting and

department store in Taiwan, targeting

invigorating but completely stress-free.

Garde Co Ltd 5-2 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan t: +813 3407 0007 f: +813 3407 5466 e: w:

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BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CHINA W uhan Riverview Plaz a by Shui On Land Limited

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CHINA W uhan Riverview Plaz a by Shui On Land Limited


Established in 2004, Shui On Land

plates, 23 fl oors with serviced

Limited is the Shui On Group’s flagship

apartments and a 200-room hotel.

property development company.

that the architecture of Riverview Plaz a

company has become established as one

needed to refl ect the unique geography

of the Chinese mainland's most

and heritage of W uhan, a beautiful city of

visionary and innovative property

rivers and lakes. Therefore, its riverfront


setting was incorporated into the

The company has won no less than

architectural theme of the towers in the

three awards for its W uhan Riverview

form of historic Chinese sailing vessels.

Plaz a proj ect. This forms part of the

The sleek curving volumes of A1 tower

master plan for its W uhan Tiandi

also allow it to accommodate a variety of

development which stretches over three

functions with very different fl oor siz es

urban blocks perpendicular to Binj iang

into a single, graceful form. Its soaring

Park along the Y angtz e River. Riverview

5 40 metre high iconic mast provides a

Plaz a was conceived as a higher-density

striking and memorable focal point for

counterpart and extension of W uhan

W uhan, symboliz ing the vitality and

Tiandi, which consists of low-rise retail

forward-thinking aspirations of the city as

structures and mid-rise residential

the political, economic and


transportation centre of Central China.

Riverview Plaz a features a four-level

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects believed

Headquartered in Shanghai, the

Its design has been conceived to

retail shopping centre, a 45 0 metre tall

achieve sustainability with a focus on

mixed-use tower and two smaller office

fostering urban connectivity and a

towers of 110 metres and 160 metres

pedestrian environment. Through creating

high respectively. The tall A1 tower

meticulously planned multi-level public

features 23 large 3,000m² office fl oor

spaces, it will encourage use of the

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building despite the hot and humid

offer the city a dramatic, central location

environment in summer - Wuhan is

that will prove ideal for public gatherings

known as one of the three ‘furnaces’ of

to celebrate the New Year and other

China. On the rooftop of its podium is an

important festivities. A continuous

open-air plaza which gives views of the

network of indoor and outdoor plazas

Yangtze River and surrounding urban

and gardens provide a seamless

fabric of Wuhan Tiandi. Covered with

pedestrian link between Binjianf Park,

shading devices, trellises, green foliage and

Wuhan Tiandi and Riverview Plaza.

trees, the area will be filled with cafes and


The whimsical cubist-inspired design

restaurants, gardens and landscaped areas

of the Riverview Plaza retail podium

together with a children’s playground. The

provides a sympathetic modern

public can access this rooftop plaza via a

counterpart to the low-rise retail, dining

semi-enclosed super-escalator from the

and lifestyle centres of Wuhan Tiandi. On

large ground level plaza.

completion, the Riverview Plaza

This plaza at ground level also

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CHINA Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Shui On Land Limited

development will be a wonderful

provides the public with a festive

addition to Wuhan Tiandi and a

outdoor meeting place with ample

beautiful and memorable landmark for

seating under a canopy cover. This will

the city of Wuhan.

Shui On Land Limited Riverbank District, No 68 Marco Polo Bridge, Wuhan City, China t: +86 27 8272 8200 f: +86 27 8272 8500 e: w:

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BEST LEISURE INTERIOR HONG KONG Derby Restaurant and Bar, Happy V alley Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

Derby Restaurant and Bar, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

BEST OFFICE INTERIOR HONG KONG Centraliz ed Monitoring Centre HongKong Land Limited by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

Inarc Design was established in 1988

experiences for the customer along their

and has extensive specialist experience

journey from the entry through to the

in the creation of quality interiors and

main dining area.

architecture for the hospitality, residential, corporate and retail markets. The first of the company’s two latest

dimensional wall that lines the entry vestibule and echoes the brick wall

award-winning projects was for The Hong

patterns used in traditional stables. A

Kong J ockey Club. The client held an

horseshoe shaped bar clad in back-lit

international design competition to create

gold onyx from the Middle E ast, an

a high quality solution for a new two level

intimate jaz z lounge with back-lit timber

restaurant and bar to lend a timeless

acoustic wall and an elegant spiral timber

elegance for the club. Inarc won the

stair floating over a reflective pool

competition in 2 0 0 2 and last year added a

silhouetted by a seven metre tall gold

selection of black and white photographs

onyx feature wall lead to the first floor.

with picture frames of the annual Derby

Here, a similar entry vestibule leads via

Cup Race W

wine displays and the maitre’d to an

inners to further enhance

this now established restaurant. A unique design solution was

impressive reception flanked by four columns of back-lit gold onyx. The

developed to encourage repeat business

members’ journey experience culminates

for both business lunches and intimate

in three intimate dining areas with

dinners from the club’s members. These

strategically placed mirrors to visually

are generally well-established individuals

connect each one.

in their 4 0 s and 5 0 s and primarily

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The ground floor features a three-

The company’s second successful

Chinese, Caucasians and Indians. A large

project was for Hongkong Land Limited,

space over two floors was transformed

the largest landlord of G rade A

into smaller, more intimate spaces and

commercial buildings in Central, Hong

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Centralised Monitoring Centre, Hongkong Land Limited

BEST LEISURE INTERIOR HONG KONG Derby Restaurant and Bar, Happy Valley Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

Kong. The client’s brief was to create a

provides glimpses of the panoramic

new Centralised Monitoring Centre which

views of Victoria Harbour below.

would be a stand alone facility that could

Decorative sculptural ceramic tiles from

be located anywhere within its extensive

Japan have also been applied to one wall

existing commercial property portfolio in

of the main corridor reflecting the water

Hong Kong. It needed to provide a

surface patterns of the harbour 37 floors

comfortable and cost effective design

below on a bright sunny day.

solution for its occupants to work within on a 24-hour daily cycle, 365 days a year. Instead of giving it a cold, metallic

BEST OFFICE INTERIOR HONG KONG Centralized Monitoring Centre HongKong Land Limited by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

The exterior curvilinear forms of the building are reflected in the coffered ceiling patterns over the two monitoring

feel, so often seen in this type of facility,

areas while the timber acoustic lining of

Inarc used traditional materials such as

these ceilings and selected walls help

stone, timber and ceramics as a contrast

create the necessary quiet environment.

to the considerable technology on

This innovative high technology

display. A series of gradual steps masking

environment has been much appreciated

a large concrete floor beam lead

by its occupants, tenants, visitors and

towards the entry doors. Once inside, a

management. So much so, that the staff

clear circulation path to each activity

refer to their new facility as ‘the Club’.

Inarc Design Asia Group 9/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central Hong Kong t: +852 2868 2188 f: +852 2868 4482 e: w:

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Winfield Building

Nan Fung Group believes that the

landscaping and façade modifications

in the construction of a new community,

were implemented to the development

whether it is one that works, lives or

so that the requirements of high-end

shops together. By applying this

users were met, renovating all the

philosophy to each and every one of its

kitchens and bathrooms in the process.

projects, they are all treated equally

The entire podium and street side

importantly with stunning results.

façade will also be re-clad with limestone

F ormerly government quarters, the 2 5 year old W

infield Building was sold

to the group in late 2 0 0 9 . The two

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E xtensive planning, upgrading of

challenge of building a new property is

and accented with attractive bronz e metal works. F eaturing a fresh, contemporary

towers, rising 2 3 floors gave a total of

design throughout, the W

8 4 units, ranging in siz e from 1 ,9 4 0 to

Building is now fully equipped with a

2 ,4 6 8 square feet per apartment. As the

wide range of state-of-the-art

towers shared a podium base with a

appliances and finishes. Taking full

third tower, N an F ung’s challenge was to

advantage of its prime location, the

transform the outmoded civil servant

resulting makeover will make the two

quarters to modern high-end residential

towers worthy of reclaiming their

apartments while not disturbing the

rightful place in the centre of the Happy

neighbouring residents.

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Queen’s Cube

Queen’s Cube

Queen’s Cube is a high-rise development

complement their privileged,

located at the transition between the

metropolitan lifestyle. Facilities at Queen’s

historical section of Wan Chai, near the

Cube are designed to help residents to

famous Blue House cluster, opposite the

work, mingle, relax and revitalise. They

old Wanchai market and post office. The

include a swimming pool, round-the-clock

design brief for this project is to provide

gym, an entertainment room and a

compact apartments intended for

rooftop green garden with stunning views

professional/ singles’ city living. There are

across the city.

96 units in total spanning 24 floors over


The added benefit of living in Wan

a four-storey podium containing two

Chai, which is often described as being

floors of commercial units. These highly

the heart of the city and representing the

luxurious apartments varying in size

epitome of the Hong Kong lifestyle, is that

from 401 square feet to 582 square feet.

the area is very well served by public

The development is marketed as

transport. It also has every type of

‘Orchestrating a Beautiful Life’, something

amenity on its doorstep such as an arts

it is able to do admirably through offering

centre, large exhibition and conference

a living space that reflects each resident’s

complexes, five-star and boutique hotels

individuality and complements their

and shopping malls. The architectural

unique lifestyle. Chic design, high quality

design of Queen’s Cube relates to this

Nan Fung Tower,

finish and the very best fittings come as

prestigious area, one of the most lively

173 Des Voeux Road Central,

standard. Concierge and housekeeping

districts in Hong Kong, by integrating into

staff trained to hotel level are at the

its surroundings yet still possessing its own

residents’ service at all times to

distinct character.

Nan Fung Group 23rd Floor,

Hong Kong t: +2521 7417 f: +2524 1276 e: w:

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X SS Interior Design is an extensive

to finish the living comforts in the main

design house with an array of proj ects

living and bedrooms.

across the Asia Pacific. Its portfolio

important decorative role in this concept

proj ects and outdoor landscapes. With a

and include steel and glass stairways, split

diverse range of international clientele,

level flooring, and seemingly randomly

its designers pride themselves on their

placed windows add to the overall visual

attention to fine detail to create stylish

impact. The children’s bedrooms are, in

design and space maximiz ation

contrast, decorated in bright pastel

throughout every proj ect.

tones with en suite bathrooms in the

Paradox House is a residential family home situated within the Island’s south

same theme. Another award winning design

side. It is located along the coastline with

presented by XSS is the Cryolife

extensive views. The block has been

Conference Rooms and Offices. Cryolife

planned to offer vertical living space with

is a private cord blood bank where the

several floors housing the main living and

security and ideal conditions for storing

sleeping areas. These are interconnected

stem blood cells had to be considered.

with spacious open plan staircases and

The designers used the simplicity of a

glass balustrading.

single cell as a key to the design style,

Feng Shui is blended with contemporary western design to create

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The architectural element takes an

includes residential homes, commercial

being based on simple geometry. Cryolife occupies one floor within an

a modern slick and stylish residence.

office tower. The storage unit, a working

Use of dark materials, chic matt silver

laboratory with a number of meeting

aluminium and stark white walls

rooms and a conference centre

contrast with palatial-style glass

combined with office space had to be

chandeliers, mosaic tiling and silky fabrics

incorporated within the plan. The client

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BEST MIXED-USE INTERIOR HONG KONG Life Creation by THE X SS LTD brief also required an office which could

F unctionally, enhanced visibility is

stimulate connections between the

required for the laboratory rooms as the

teams working within the whole floor.

visiting public is encouraged to view the

Cryolife’s brand image is the ‘belly

working lab. This is achieved with a walk

button’ which has been embedded in the

way encircled around the central

design of the space throughout to

working area. The scientists work

reinforce the corporate image. Balancing

benches are set behind double thickness,

the business units with the working

heatproof glass to maximiz e natural

laboratory and the stem cell storage, the

sunlight, stabiliz e room temperature and

conference centre was placed

reduce energy consumption.

strategically in the centre. This ensures


The designers have also brought

the communal space is easily accessible to

the surrounding mountain views into

fulfill the needs of multiple users, client

the laboratory and public areas. This

meetings, customer seminars and internal

enhances visits from the public making

meetings. As this part of the floor is so

them more relaxed and comfortable

essential it was named after the four

while the whole area offers a clean,

natural elements, earth, fire, water and air.

controlled and safe working environment.

THE XSS LIMITED 5/F Delta House 3 On Yiu Street Siu Lek Yuen Shatin Hong Kong t: +852 2739 8893 f: +852 2739 7150 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SIN GLE UN IT IN DIA Bloomfield Unicorn V illa by Amit E nterprises Housing Ltd.

F ounded in 1 9 8 3 , Amit Enterprises

concept stems from a desire to cater for

Housing has always been regarded as a

the needs of modern, affluent Indian

benchmark for the industry. A trend

families. This presented one of the

setter within the Pune market, the

major challenges – to create a large

company constructs innovative

vehicle-free landscaped z one without

developments promoting new suburban

compromising the need for sufficient

locations. Bloomfield residential

parking. The solution was to divide the

development is an excellent example

project into two z ones with one catering

set in 1 7 acres of lush green land at

for high-rise buildings and one for

the j unction of Pune – Satara – Mumbai

low-rise bungalows.

in Ambegaon. The development is ideally located close to the area' s well-developed

Their design took on a highly efficient

infrastructure which offers fast

layout by being placed in straight rows to

connections to various parts of the city.

optimise use of the land. E ach villa' s

Approximately 1 5 kilometres from Pune

architectural design adopts simple,

railway station, there are also shopping

modern and clean-cut lines with an

centres, restaurants, health clubs,

attractive pyramidal roof to generate the

hospitals, schools and recreational clubs

building' s form. The design is an inter-play

conveniently close by.

of solids and voids, with windows

Bloomfield was inspired by the

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The single unit Unicorn V illas are part of the overall Bloomfield masterplan.

orientated towards the sun while also

elegant, minimalist designs that are built

complying with local V astu requirements.

internationally. The project brings

This ensures that Unicorn V illas benefit

residential developments in India to a

from ample natural light all year round

new high, setting the standard for future

while minimising the effects of heat gain

housing complex construction. Its design

with shading provided on the east and

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT INDIA Bloomfield Unicorn V illa by Amit E nterprises Housing Ltd.

west facing windows. Adjacent buildings

A Pooja room is also provided,

contribute to the shading of the villa

positioned to V astu principles.

facades, while wall, roof and glaz ing

Up on the roof terrace a fully

materials have been carefully selected for

equipped personal gymnasium adds a

their excellent thermal resistance.

further element of luxury to each villa

Sumptuous interiors follow a neatly

and as well as offering superb views

arranged layout to maintain clearly

over the surrounding landscape. This has

defined living spaces throughout. The

been designed to form a lush, tropical

living and dining rooms are specifically

outdoor environment through the

segregated from the private domain of

creative use of planting, water features

the exquisite bedrooms housed on the

and hardscape elements. A designer

upper level while bathrooms have been

pergola with full opening windows and a

given the most opulent designer finishes.

porch also takes full advantage of the

State-of-the-art kitchen and service areas

natural surroundings.

are grouped on the first floor to give

Bloomfield Unicorn V illas represent

them easy access. All rooms are

an impressive blend of contemporary

sufficiently large for comfort, while glass

and minimalistic architecture that, while

Amit Enterprises Housing Ltd

parapet railings on the marble staircase

reflecting its international counterparts,

Amit House,

enliven the interior' s spatial dimension.

displays a distinct elegance all of its own.

1902 Sadashiv Peth, Bajirao Road, Pune 411030, India t: +91 202 4489494 f: +91 202 4431554 e: w:

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Lunkad Realty’s most contemporary

means ‘life’ in French and that is what we

ready to move in residential project

have tried to infuse into each and every

spread over 3 acres in the beautiful,

apartment. Coming to life with all the

serene and untouched bend of Viman

comforts and conveniences you need to

Nagar, Pune, India.

make it home, each apartment is

Designed around a courtyard, Sky Vie

exquisitely furnished using contemporary

is a cozy cluster of 8 towers with

style decor and fixtures. Concierge &

compact 3 bedroom apartments with

Facility management services by Jones

servant’s quarters. Vie (pronounced ‘Vee’)

Lang LaSalle.

Lunkad Realty Tata Blue Hills, Nagar Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411006, India t: +91 20 266 83111 f: +91 20 266 83666 e: w:

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BEST COMMERCIAL REN OV ATION / REDEV ELOPMEN T IN DIA N irlon Knowledge Park by N irlon Limited

Approximately six years ago, N irlon

abundance of trees, green spaces, water

Limited phased out its manufacturing

bodies and landscaped terraces.

businesses and ventured into real estate

N irlon invested a considerable

development. The company now focuses

amount of time and effort commissioning

on creating international standard,

internationally recogniz ed master planners

eco-friendly developments for office

and architects to design the development.

and commercial use.

Conducive to retaining skilled, motivated

N irlon Knowledge Park is a 2 3 acre

professionals in a healthy environment, it

campus in Mumbai in the rapidly

features a traffic free central park at its

developing and popular western suburb

core with water cascades and buildings

of G oregaon. F ormerly a N irlon

thoughtfully located around it to create

manufacturing site, the total planned

the ambience of an urban oasis.

redevelopment is approximately 2 million

Spacious and well lit entrance and

square feet of high quality and

elevator lobbies, large column grids,

ecologically sustainable office space.

optimiz ed ceiling heights, conveniently

N irlon Limited

As a market benchmark, the

located washrooms and service areas,

Nirlon Knowledge Park,

development is synonymous with

adequate and convenient parking,

Off Western Express Highway,

aesthetic and altruistic values with

terraces for some offices and the use of

Goregaon East,

innovative technologies. The entire

superior quality products in common

Mumbai 400063,

campus is expected to attain a G O LD

areas are just some of the standard


rating as per LE E D with with an

features of this superb development.

t: +91 22 4028 1919 f: +91 22 4028 1940 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED DEV ELOPMEN T MARK ETIN G IN DIA Nitesh Fisher Island by Nitesh Estates Limited

N itesh Estates is the real estate arm

marketing plans for each of its projects.

of the N itesh Group, an integrated

Nitesh Fisher Island proves a prime

property development company

example being an exclusive lifestyle

headq uartered in Bangalore, India. The

development in Southern Goa. Situated

company develops state-of-the-art

in, arguably, Goa’s most scenic location

homes, hotels, office buildings and

on the banks of the River Sal close to

shopping malls. F ollowing j ust seven

where the estuary meets the Arabian

years of operations, the company has

Sea, the development resembles a

more than 1 8 million sq uare feet of

hideaway of idyllic relaxation and

premium living, retail and work spaces

luxurious living. Prospective customers

under various stages of development.

visiting the site are given the unique

Goa is overly supplied with high-end luxury hotels and it makes a great

beach of the Arabian Sea and up the

proposition for tourists to upgrade to

estuary of the River Sal to the private

their own holiday home, a market which

jetty at Nitesh Fisher Island.

is currently undersupplied. As the market

The development consists of 36 villas

matures driven by end-users, Nitesh

and a clubhouse on nine acres of land

Estates believes purchasers will gravitate

that is lush green with paddy fields and

towards real estate that offers higher

palm trees. As it is being sold by

value in terms of quality and, most

invitation, the centrepiece of the

importantly, stability such as Nitesh

marketing strategy had to be the coffee

Fisher Island.

table book, handed over to the customer

As India's most recognised luxury

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experience of a yacht voyage along the

along with an invitation. The intent was

real estate brand, Nitesh Estates takes

to create an aura of exclusivity which

great pride in creating effective strategic

only a select few could experience.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MARKETING INDIA N itesh F isher Island by N itesh E states Limited

Being the most important element

primarily for selling the villas. The

of the marketing campaign, it had to

marketing launch was initiated in

set the mood and lifestyle offered from

N ovember 2 0 1 0 with a total budget of

cover to cover. N o stone was left

Indian Rupees 6 0 million ( approximately

unturned in reflecting the ethos

$ 1 .2 million) . It evoked such a strong

behind the elite existence that N itesh

response that only 1 8 out of the 3 6 villas

F isher Island offers it residents and

are currently left to be sold.

their guests. By turning each page,

A strong bank of customers is now

prospective buyers are taken through

in place with some awaiting the

the luxury lifestyle it provides through

completion of the show villa before

meticulously chosen images and

committing themselves to a contract.

carefully worded text.

O nce the show villa is ready this summer,

Advertisements were placed in

all existing and prospective customers

lifestyle magaz ines and newspapers the

will be invited to a special event

primary focus was to achieve a rub off

emphasising the exclusivity of owning a

effect on the corporate brand, not

home at N itesh F isher Island.

Nitesh Estates Ltd Nitesh Times Square, Level 7, No 8 MG Road, Bangalore 560001, India t: +91 80 4017 4000 f: +91 80 2555 0825 e: w:

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Prestige White Meadows

Prestige has shaped the skyline of South

Prestige Shantiniketan

Prestige W

hite Meadows is an

India with developments spanning across

exclusive community that offers ultra

residential, commercial, retail, leisure and

luxurious homes on a gentle hillock in

hospitality sectors. The company has W

enjoyed considerable success with no

suburb. It comprises 2 8 8 Sky V illas in four

less than 11 awards, all of which are

high-rise towers of up to 2 7 floors and 5 9

highlighted here.

independent bungalows in scenic grounds.

Prestige G olfshire is set against the picturesque N andi Hills, a 1 0 -minute drive away from the Bangalore International

hitefield, Bengaluru’s much sought after

The result is a completely exclusive community reserved for a limited few. Prestige Shantiniketan is a minipolis

Airport. Spread across 2 7 5 acres, it is the

within a metropolis and arguably India’s

first golf residential development in South

most ambitious township. Designed to be

India. The ultra luxurious four-bedroom

a world-class self-contained mini city

mansions at Prestige G olfshire come in

offering contemporary living and working

eight different, exquisite designs, each with

spaces that match the world’s best, it is

its own private swimming pool.

demarcated into four distinct z ones –

Prestige G olfshire boasts one of the best 1 8 -hole championship golf courses in India and also introduces the Marriot

residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. Sublime G alleria is an art gallery

International Hotel to Bangalore. The

located in the sky bridge on the eighth

exquisitely designed clubhouse, F alcon

floor connecting two towers at UB City at

G reens managed by Troon G olf, adds to

Bangalore. It actively promotes art to

the special privileges that residents can

corporates, commissioning works from a

enjoy. Prestige G olfshire also houses the

wide pool of artists and facilitating the

Q uan Luxury Spa which will offer classic

interaction between the client and the

and signature rejuvenating spa treatments.

artist. Thus, the interiors of Sublime

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Prestige Delta

G alleria needed to serve as a backdrop

upgrading it with modern amenities while

for the artworks while simultaneously

still keeping its old world charm.

making the gallery a work of art in its own right. F orum Sujana Mall will replicate in

Cessna Business Park in Bangalore is positioned as a G rade A office building. The entire campus has been built as the

Hyderabad, the hugely successful, award-

largest globaliz ation centre for M/ s Cisco

winning mall concept, The F orum which

Systems outside the USA. It is a well-

was established by Prestige in Bangalore.

planned development where the key

Perfectly situated in a high density

considerations of easy traffic movement

catchment area, F orim Sujana Mall has the

and a safe and secure environment with

potential to become a landmark

world-class infrastructure and

development. It will coffer consumers the

maintenance facilities are given.

best of shopping, dining and entertainment in one state-of-the-art mall. Prestige Delta is a mix of retail and




Completing this impressive line-up of successful projects is Prestige Technology Park, a commercial office space

office units centrally situated on Residency

development which has been developed

Road in the heart of Bangalore’s Central

in two phases. The first was the built-to-

Business District. Being the focus on

suit corporate office space and

Residency Road, Delta houses the Cash

technology park development which

Pharmacy, an old heritage landmark of

comprised two blocks. The second was

Bangalore established in 1 9 0 8 . The

made up of three office blocks,

Karnalaka State, India

challenge which Prestige has met to great

interconnected through sky bridges at

t: +91 80 2559 1080

effect, was to renovate the building,

various levels of the block.

Prestige Estates Projects Ltd The Falcon House, No 1 Main Guard Cross Road, Bangalore 560001,

f: +91 80 2559 1945 e: w:

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MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDIA The Orchard Residency & R City by Runwal Group


The Orchard Residency

The Runwal Group was established in

kind with a multi-level retail gallery that

1978 founded by Subhash S. Runwal.

balances a steady mix of the finest local

According to the Group’s visionary

brands and top-notch international

founder, Mr. Subhash S. Runwal, a

labels. The sprawling multi-level parking,

company’s first and foremost focus

five-level atrium and first of its type,

should be exceeding its customer’s

nine screen multiplex cinema will

expectations and fulfilling their future

provide the most vibrant experience to

aspirations. R City is the company’s

shopping enthusiasts from all walks of

award winning project in Mumbai, India’s

life. Raising the bar in providing an

commercial capital. Offering a

outstanding experience in Mumbai,

completely new retail experience for

where living, working, playing and

consumers, it will include a blend of the

shopping combine to form a city lifestyle

very best in shopping, entertainment

of epic proportions.

and food. Located in the bustling central

The Runwal Group has placed safety and security of paramount importance at

suburbs of Mumbai, the project is

R Ciyt. The mall is under surveillance 24

accessible through a robust road

hours a day through CCTV cameras and

network. It is also in close and

customers entering via each of the nine

convenient proximity to the suburban rail

entry points including the multi-level car

link and both the domestic and

park have to go through door frame

international airports. R City’s ideal

metal detectors. They are also checked

location will make it a hub for both

physically by male and female security

commercial and residential uses, forming

guards while vehicles are monitored at

a vibrant new community for the locality.

the parking entrance.

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MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDIA The Orchard Residency & R City by Runwal Group

R City

R City

include a landscaped garden with a

cascading waterfall design swimming pool

50,000 square feet area open to the sky,

and extensive landscaping.

four skylights for natural daylight and

A unique ‘wind tunnel’ design was

ventilation within the mall, a double-

created to encourage free airflow

glazed façade to reduce the heat load

through the buildings across five of the

and reduce air conditioning costs,

towers. The other towers and the

censors in the washrooms and rainwater

clubhouse were designed to channel the

harvesting to help conserve water.

breeze through the project from south

Located behind R City, The Orchard


west to north east. The water cascade

Residency is also developed by the

pool was also created to enable the

Runwal Group. The design brief was to

breeze to make the water tumble over

create a bouquet of signature

the edge, thereby resembling a natural

apartments that reflect the kind of peace

waterfall without the need for any

and harmony that can be found in an

additional electrical consumption. As well

orchard. With a backdrop giving fabulous

as the facilities provided by The Orchard

views of the Powai hillside, the

Residency, owners will be able to take full

development benefits from natural

advantage of all the shops and

breezes and a lush green spaces. The

entertainment amenities provided by the

surroundings are further enhanced by a

neighbouring R City.

Runwal Group Runwal & Omkar E Square, 5th Floor, Opp Sion Chunabhatti Signal, Sion (E), Mumbai 400022, India t: +91 6113 3000 f: +91 22 2409 3749 e: w:

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Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Montigo Resorts, Nongsa by KOP Properties Pte Ltd


Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

Headquartered in Singapore, KOP

feet. Designed with the resort’s well-

Properties is an investment company

heeled target audience in mind, each villa

that develops and invests in real estate

boasts over 3,300 square feet of living

projects in Asia’s most promising

space, two bedrooms, a plunge pool, al-


economies. The company’s award-

fresco dining area, living room and a sky

winning leisure development, Montigo

terrace ideal for cocktail parties,


Resorts, Nongsa, is located just 20

barbecues or a night of star gazing.

minutes by boat from Singapore, this exclusive beach development is resort

lines juxtaposed with contemporary

living at its finest. Owners of the resorts’

ethnic furniture. Spa villas are similarly

villas and residences can commute in

designed with large living spaces, but

style via a luxury cruise charter service

have the added benefit of a private spa

direct from mainland Singapore daily.

pavilion. The exclusive three-bedroom

Spread across 12 hectares, Montigo

residences offer generous living areas, a

Resorts features a kilometre-long private,

private pool and a land area of up to

pristine beach and an unobstructed

19,961 square feet. Villas and selected

panoramic sea view through the full-

residences are placed in a rental pool

length windows of its villas and

which guarantees an annual yield for the

residences. KOP Properties reformed the

first two years. Montigo Resorts also

hills and design terraces at various levels

features a full suite of services and

so that each unit could occupy different

amenities with facilities scattered

terrains and become truly seafront

generously around the resort.

resort homes with unobstructed views of the South China Sea. The villas and residences have built up sizes ranging from 3,300 to 10,098 square 72 International Property Awards

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Hamilton Scotts is an award-winning high-rise development by Hayden Properties, a subsidiary of KOP Properties. Located in the heart of

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BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Montigo Resorts, Nongsa by KOP Properties Pte Ltd

Hamilton Scotts, Singapore

Hamilton Scotts, Singapore

Singapore, close to the world-famous

As such, the balcony acts as an extension

Orchard Road, Hamilton Scotts’ residents

of the living area and enlarges the

are able to take full advantage of the

space significantly. The lush scenery of the

garden city where work, rest and play

conserved Goodwood Hills face the living

can take place all at the same time.

areas providing spectacular views all year

The first of its kind in the region and,

round. Other interesting features include

indeed, in Singapore, this high-end

sculptured canopies and a metal façade

residential project features a glass

around the centre core of the building.

elevator that transports cars up to a

Hamilton Scotts represents the

parking area right inside the apartments.

ultimate for an ultra luxury lifestyle on

Currently ranked as Asia’s tallest

one of the most coveted addresses in

residence encompassing en suite elevated

Singapore with a bold concept that

sky garages, Hamilton Scotts features 30

defies conventional high-rise living.

storeys hosting 54 exclusive apartments

Standing tall, the development further

and two uber luxurious penthouses.

beautifies the skyline, providing a visual

The balconies for each individual unit



marvel to all who pass by with its car lifts

are designed to be spacious and

in motion and the stunning marques

comparable to the size of the living area.

parked within the apartments.

KOP Properties Pte Ltd 2 Shenton Way, 12-02 SGX Centre 1, Singapore 068804 t: +65 6533 7337 f: +65 6536 7735 e: w:

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BEST APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

BEST APARTMENT INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts


The Sentosa brand is based on the

restaurants and the Sea Sentosa Beach

applied to resorts, hotels and managed

Club which caters to a variety of

apartments. With Sea Sentosa, some of

international tastes and has the added

the world’s leading designers have been

bonus of fantastic ocean and sunset

given the opportunity to put their heads

views. The exclusive Sea Sentosa Centre

and hearts together to create something

will feature a gourmet delicatessen, while

very special in luxurious beachfront

other facilities include a gourmet café,

apartment living. The result is a unique

Italian café, state-of-the-art gym,

blend of contemporary Italian design,

luxurious spa, pharmacy and an

Balinese sensitivity, vertical gardens and

emergency medical facility.

world-renowned art in a brilliant

Sea Sentosa has been designed to

location on Echo Beach, one of Bali’s

blend perfectly with the natural

most famous surfing locations.

environment while still embracing every

Sea Sentosa is Bali’s only fully

facility and service one could wish for

integrated resort. Set on 2.8 hectares, it

from a five-star resort. Not only is it

offers a choice of very generously sized

integrated with nature and the ocean, it

one or two-bedroom apartments and

will also be in harmony with the Balinese

three-bedroom penthouses, each

culture. The resort even includes two

designed to take full advantage of the

temples on site which will be kept alive

panoramic lagoon or ocean views.

with traditional ceremonies and offerings.

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Dining options include beachfront

concept of Design Driven Luxury,

Every apartment at Sea Sentosa

beachfront experience, Sea Sentosa is

celebrates the expanse of space and

driven by a totally leading edge concept

exquisite Italian design with a choice of

in one of the most desirable locations

either direct lagoon frontage or

in Bali.

expansive beach views. Buyers are also

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BEST APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Sea Sentosa by Sentosa W orldwide Resorts

given three colour schemes and furniture

by the beautiful lagoon style swimming

packages to choose from, all exclusively

pool which is designed to make the

designed by architect and interior

buildings appear to be floating on water.

designer, G iacomo Passera. N atural

V ertical gardens created by the

materials such as sandstone, natural

esteemed F rench botanist Patrick Blanc

wood, mother of pearl will be used for

will cover the buildings’ exterior walls

the interior finishes to create a refined

and terraces.

and elegant design that remains in tune

E ach building is also separated by

with nature. E xternal and internal finishes

vertical gardens that will touch the water,

are cleverly integrated by using a

dip into it and reflect on the surface

specially created material, similar to that

creating a sense of beauty no other

found on boats, made exclusively for

building in Bali has so far managed to

G iacomo Passera by one of the most

achieve. Combined with the lush tropical

prestigious factories in Italy.

landscaping of Sea Sentosa and further

Due to Sea Sentosa’s stunning ocean

BEST APARTMENT INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa W orldwide Resorts


ongoing innovation, it will prove a

frontage, water is the dominant element

continuing pleasure for residents to

throughout the resort. This is enhanced

watch it grow.

PT Sea Sentosa Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia t: +62 361 888 1234 f: +62 361 847 5965 e: w:

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Grand lobby area

Well connected

Impressive exterior

COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEV ELOPMEN T MALAY SIA Menara Bangkok Bank @ Berjaya Central Park by Berjaya Corporation Berhad

N ew Landmark in K L City

Berj aya Corporation Berhad, a maj or

climate control features, the development

Malaysian conglomerate with primary

will also provide a connecting pedestrian

business in consumer marketing and

bridge to the existing monorail station.

direct selling, property investment and

As well as being wholly

development, vacation timeshare, hotels,

environmentally friendly, this building will

resorts and recreation development,

have the most technologically advanced

gaming and lottery management, financial

security features to ensure that its safety

services, food and beverage, media and

standards will be second to none. It has

education. Presented here is their new

been awarded the BCA G reen Mark

twin tower proj ect, Menara Bangkok Bank

G O LD certification ( Provisional) by the


Building and Construction Authority

Berj aya Central Park in the K uala Lumpur central business district. This stunning high-rise 4 8 -storey

of Singapore. W

hile the building will look

landmark offers 2 0 7 office suites right in

contemporary on the outside, with heavy

the heart of this bustling international city

use of glass and steel, inside the entrances

and just a stone’s throw from the

and reception areas will be grand.

internationally recognised Petronas Twin

E xtensive ground landscaping and water

Tower. W

features at the entrance and ground floors

ith Menara Bangkok Bank @


Berj aya Corporation Berhad Level 12 (East) Berjaya Time Square No.1 Jalan Imbi

Berjaya Central Park, the Company has

will enhance the intrigue of this futuristic

Wilayah Persekutuan

built an address which other businesses will

icon. W

55100 Kuala Lumpur

want to aspire to.

tower will host the five-star Ritz Carlton

Including everything from rainwater harvesting and motion sensor lighting to

hen fully completed the second

Residence Suites, offering a prime position for any discerning resident.

Malaysia t: +603 2142 8028 f: +603 2143 2028 e: w:

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High-end Maison

A self-sustaining enclave that integrates vibrant living and new business platform

Berjaya Jeju Airest City

1F. Jeju International Peace Center, 2572 Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea 697-120


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South Korea

Casino Town & Gotjawal Village

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH KOREA Berjaya Jeju Airest City by Berjaya Jeju Resort Limited

Market Block

Atelier Type High-end Maison

Berjaya Jeju Airest City, a self-sustaining

company formed new business modules

creative business resort located in

under the concept of a ‘Creative Business

UNESCO Heritage Jeju Island is

Leisure City’. This is not a conventional

undertaken by Berjaya Jeju Resort

resort for relaxation, but a self-sustaining

Limited (BJR), a joint venture company

resort that caters for both residential and

between Malaysia’s Berjaya Group of

business aspects.

companies and a Korean government

Unique concepts and functions are

agency Jeju Free International City

applied to each block and facility of the

Development Centre (JDC). Berjaya Jeju

project and designed to harmonize with

Airest City, will be the biggest integrated

the natural surroundings and

resort development in the history of Jeju

characteristics of Jeju. The volcanic crater

Island. Jeju Island has been awarded the

shaped Condo Business Town is located at

only Triple Crown by UNESCO and has

the north gate of the site which will run by

recently been selected as one of the new

individual condominium operators. The

Seven Wonders of Nature.

Corporate Inspiration Centre, Family Spa

Being a volcanic island, Jeju features

Resort shall place next to the Condo

unique topography such as 368 parasite

Business Town. The Medical Centre shall

volcanoes, a forest with its own natural

give great satisfaction to customers with

aquifer source. These natural features have

luxurious health & skin care services. The

been melded into BJR’s master plan,

Casino Town serves the whole complex as

2572 Jungmun-dong, Seogwipo City,

architectural and landscape design. To be

a commercial and recreational function for

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province,

different from other developments and

other elements include a Landmark Tower,

Korea 697-120

create a project worthy of investment, the

high-rise hotel and residence.

Berjaya Jeju Resort Limited 1F. Jeju International Peace Center,

t: +82 64 738 5030 e: w: www.

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The Dijaya Group brings together a

the properties can comfortably

range of diverse companies devoted to

accommodate up to three generations of

the same ideals – to deliver value to its

an extended family. A private, eight-

customers and investors by creating

person lift is installed as a standard

quality developments in which people

feature so that senior members of the

want to live, work and play. Dijaya is a

family can enjoy enhanced mobility

pioneer in resort-style home concepts

around the home. E ach villa has six

with a strong track record in

bedrooms, inclusive of two spacious

commercial projects as well as

master bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

residential developments such as the

A pantry on the second floor is another

award-winning Pool Villas.

notable feature as it ensures that the

Located within the exclusive 4 0 9 -acre guarded enclave of Tropicana Indah Resort

the way down to the ground floor for

Homes in Petaling J aya, Malaysia, Pool V illas


is inspired by its surrounding natural

Adding to the resort-like ambience of

environment. O ffering high levels of

the villas, extensive floor-to-ceiling glass

privacy amid lush greenery and tranquillity,

windows and sliding doors allow the

the development consists of 5 4 units of

indoors to blend seamlessly with the

three-storey semi-detached resort homes

outdoors. This helps to maximise natural

that boast an array of premium features.

lighting throughout the property and also

These include a swimming pool on the

enhances air circulation to cool the

ground floor, five-foot wide staircase,

interior living spaces without the need for

skylight J acuz z i in the master bathroom

fans or air conditioning. Pool V illas’ interior

and large walk-in wardrobes.

design has been aimed at creating a

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tropical resort ambiance with dark timber and stone a rustic colour scheme and

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nature-inspired wall-covering. Capturing

together with a magnificent 2 7 -hole

the mood of an exclusive home with a

golf course.

relaxed living environment, they are

If all this was not enough to persuade

designed to reflect a casual lifestyle with

prospective purchasers to invest in this

an eclectic mix of furnishings.

exclusive development, Pool V illas’ idyllic

Residents of Pool V illas can be

location is even further enhanced by

assured not only of the utmost quality

being just 2 0 minutes away from Kuala

throughout the resort but also high

Lumpur city centre. This means that

levels of security provided right the way

residents can enjoy the very best of both

round the clock. Another huge incentive

worlds - living in a prestigious resort

for buyers is that they are given free

environment in one of the most sought-

membership to the adjacent Tropicana

after neighbourhoods, yet conveniently

G olf & Country Club, worth RM1 2 0 ,0 0 0 .

close to all the amenities of a modern

Tropicana G olf & Country Club Resort,

city. Through the use of innovative

also developed by Dijaya Corporation

architectural concepts and creative use of

Berhad is a 6 2 5 -acre gated township

space, Pool V illas has set a new

featuring a massive 3 8 0 ,0 0 0 square foot

benchmark in the construction of homes

Dijaya Corporation Berhad

clubhouse, the largest in Malaysia,

of ‘high perceived value and desirability’.

Level 10, Tropicana City Office Tower, No 3, Jalan SS 20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia t: +603 772 82018 e: w:

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BEST OFFICE INTERIOR MALAYSIA Troika Sales G allery by Hamiltons International with J oann Ang

Hamilton’s International was

private signing area for purchasers was

commissioned to create a number of

also required, together with a back office

interior spaces within the Troika Sales

area for marketing staff. O verall, the

Gallery. Located within an award-

Troika Sales G allery offers 4 ,2 0 0 square

winning Foster + Partners designed

feet of space.

residential project in Kuala Lumpur, the building was completed in 2010 and is

looked to utilise the abstract nature of

defined by its exposed concrete shear

the spaces generated by the building

walls which are recognisable across the

structure to create different scales of

modern city skyline.

expression for the various programme

The gallery is intended to attract

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Hamilton International’s initial design

elements. As a sales gallery for

affluent foreign as well as local buyers to

apartments within the project, the

what is arguably the most exclusive

design is intended to work as a

development in Malaysia today. As such

counterpoint to the bold expression of

the client, Bandar Raya Developments

the building’s structure. Creating a

Berhad, wished to provide an expression

sense of luxury within the concrete

of quality and luxury in the interior

frame, the design solution provides an

space which would complement the

interplay of interior and architectural

rigour and beauty of the architecture.

materials to generate a harmony within

The brief required a reception area

the space. This approach deliberately

including spaces for refreshment

incorporates contradictory ideas:

preparation as well as a gallery display

modern and classic lines, the natural and

space to relate to the reception

manmade, the essential and the

displaying explanatory panels on the

superficial, constrained and free forms.

project and the architectural model. A

The reception spaces are defined by

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BEST OFFICE INTERIOR MALAYSIA Troika Sales G allery by Hamiltons International with J oann Ang

their sleek but inviting scale and

display panels but for the pieces within,

materiality, while in contrast, the signing

and the lifestyle they suggest.

room generates a grander, higher scale.

The use of mirrors creates depth

At the rear of the gallery space, a

and multiple layers of spaces as different

discrete staircase leads up to the back

wall planes change from glass to mirrors

office mez z anine.

to polished stone. Structure is celebrated

The scheme is intended to act as a

in some areas; the signing room for

‘gallery within a gallery’, seeking to

example, and dissolved in others

celebrate architecture as a unique piece

( mirrored columns in the reception

of art, and within this the sales gallery as

areas) as the formal and informal

an art gallery, visible from within and to

concepts are developed throughout the

passers by on the street. As well as the

interior spaces. Careful use of lighting

display panels themselves, each piece of

allowed Hamilton’s to complement the

sculpture, light fitting and accessory is

interior architecture and at the same

carefully placed so as to have a dialogue

time highlight certain interior fixtures

with the rest. The gallery becomes a

whenever necessary without losing the

place for presentation, not only of the

drama of the space.

Hamiltons International A-9-1 Menara Taipan, 6 Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia t: +6 03 2070 8522 f: +6 03 2070 8511 e: w:

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BEST RESIDEN TIAL HIGH-RISE DEV ELOPMEN T PHILIPPIN ES Trump Tower Manila by Century Properties Group, Inc.

Artist' s rendition

Century Properties Group Inc. is a

accentuates a powerful and dynamic

leading real estate firm in the Philippines,

form. The façade also performs an

with more than 2 5 years of experience

environmentally responsive function,

in real estate development and

wherein light shelves and shading systems

marketing and property management.

are designed to react to the building’s

As with all properties bearing the Trump brand name, each one has to be the best, the most exceptional and, in the

orientation in relation to where the sun is facing at different times of the year. “The architecture of Trump Tower

case of Trump Tower Manila, the

Manila is something that is going to be

Philippines’ most illustrious. Its architecture

prominent on the Manila skyline for

will be truly iconic, explains Robbie

years to come. It is a beautiful glass

Antonio, the development’s project head

building – very architecturally significant

and managing director of Century

with an incredible spire. It’s really just an

Properties, owner and developer of the

iconic, modern building; very tall, very chic,

iconic 56-storey skyscraper.

something that really symbolizes

“As a symbol of power, achievement

everything that a Trump-branded project

and modern grandeur, Trump Tower

means,” said Eric Trump, executive vice

Manila is a dramatic architectural marvel

president of development and acquisitions

of steel and glass. The building’s exterior is

of the New York-based Trump.

designed in with a lustrous curtain wall

Trump Tower Manila will rise at

that maximizes the city’s spectacular

Century City, the flagship development of

panoramic views, and is one of the very

Century Properties in Makati City that

few residential buildings in Manila to carry

comprises luxury residential skyscrapers,

such a thoroughly detailed design.”

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J uice bar

health and wellness centre. Situated in the Philippines’ foremost financial district of

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Spa lounge

BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Trump Tower Manila by Century Properties G roup, Inc.

Grand lobby

Makati, the ultra-exclusive tower is limited

amenities and common areas and these

to more than 220 units, with one to six

are now showcased in Manila – at the

units per fl oor ranging from suites of

exclusive Trump Tower Manila

approximately 5 7 m² to penthouses as

showrooms within the Pacific Star

spacious as 435 m².

Building in Makati City.

Trump Tower Manila residents will

Rising as one of the Philippines’

enj oy elite amenities within the building,

tallest skyscrapers at 25 0 meters, the

including a fine dining restaurant at the

building’s design was carefully studied to

ground fl oor; and a library, business

ensure utmost structural integrity.

centre, lounge and video room on the

Century Properties’ engineering team

third level. Breathtaking views will be

incorporated structural adaptations

enj oyed halfway up the tower on the

into the design that will address high

29 th and 30th fl oors, where the spa and

wind loads. It will also apply Performance-based

Century Properties Group Inc.

deck and lap pool are all located for the

D esign that meets and exceeds different

21/F Pacific Star Building,

exclusive use of residents.

levels and ranges of seismic performance

Sen Gil Puyat Avenue,

for super high rise buildings around

corner Makati Avenue,

fitness centre, as well as the j uice bar, sun

The building will use a selection of luxury branded home furnishings for its

the world.

Makati City, Philippines 1200 Showroom viewing strictly by appointment t: +63 917 5555 274 f: +63 2 811 5676 e: w:

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Soleil @ Sinaran

BEST APARTMENT SINGAPORE The Azure by Frasers Centrepoint Limited


Changi City

Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL), the

service standards, best practices and

listed consumer group Fraser and Neave

support of the environment, the

Limited, is one of Singapore’s top

company is the proud recipient of

property companies, with total assets

numerous awards and accolades both

close to S$9.7 billion. To date, the

locally and abroad. Details on four of

integrated real estate company has a

these award-winning projects follow.

portfolio of residential, commercial and

Soleil @ Sinaran, a new

serviced residences spanning 20

condominium development with 417

countries across Asia, Australasia,

units, is one of the company’s four current

Europe and the Middle-East.

award-winning projects. Its urban site is

As part of FCL, Frasers Centrepoint

ideally placed at the fringe of Orchard

Homes has been consistently setting high

Road, which is Singapore’s largest

standards in building high quality homes

shopping district, and the Central Business

both in Singapore and overseas since

District. This spa-themed development

1999. It currently ranks among the top

features spa pavilions where residents can

three developers in the Singapore

engage the services of a spa operator for

residential property market. Having built

a relaxing treatment at their doorstep.

more than 18,000 homes, its success is

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As a testament to its excellent

fully-owned property arm of Singapore-

St Thomas Suites, also within a

due largely to innovative product

prestigious location within the Orchard

concepts and layouts that meet the needs

Road precinct, was conceived in harmony

of customers.

with its hilly terrain surrounded by

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE Changi City @ Changi Business Park, Singapore by Ascendas Fraser Pte Ltd. St Thomas Suites

several mature trees. So as not to

are visible from the living, dining and

overshadow the natural landscape, the

master bedroom with other bedrooms

architects have created a unique

facing the interior landscape.

curvilinear façade to complement the development’s surroundings. The Azure is a high-end waterfront

Changi City is one of Singapore’s largest integrated business parks comprising quality business space with a

residential development located at

retail mall and a hotel. Ascendas Land

Sentosa Cove in Singapore. The six-storey

(Singapore) Pte Ltd and Frasers

development built alongside the water’s

Centrepoint Limited are working

edge offers unobstructed 180-degree

together to design, build and operate this

views of the South China Sea. The

mixed-use development. Sitting within

V-shaped block enables every one of its

this hub is Changi City Point, a garden-

116 units to enjoy seafront views

themed mall, representing a beautiful

together with a superior layout. Sea views

oasis of lush greenery.

Frasers Centrepoint Limited 438 Alexandra Road, 02-00 Alexandra Point, Singapore 119958 t: +65 6276 4882 f: +65 6276 6330 w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT SINGAPORE Goodwood Residence by GuocoLand Singapore

Developed by GuocoLand Group,

210 unit condominium sets new

Goodwood Residence is billed as “the

standards for eco-friendly design by

most exclusive green address in

achieving a seamless integration between

Singapore”. Sitting on a sprawling

nature, human and architecture. Almost

ground of 2.5 hectares, this

80% of the grounds is devoted to

development is one of the largest plots

landscaping and recreational facilities. In

of freehold land in Prime District 10

addition, 500 carefully selected trees will

Singapore. It shares an enviable 150-

be planted to add to the existing 58

metre boundary with Goodwood Hill,

preserved trees. Residents also enjoy

an expansive 20-hectare tree

excellent cross ventilation, ample natural

conservation area dotted with quaint

lighting and the lush green view of

colonial ‘black and white’ bungalows.

Goodwood Hill.

Within the highly desirable Orchard-

For its eco-friendly efforts, the

Scotts neighbourhood, Goodwood

development has received the prestigious

Residence is minutes away from

BCA Green Mark Platinum Award – the

Singapore’s prime shopping belt, elite

highest honour for a green building in

schools and prestigious clubs.

Singapore – from the Building &

Conceptualised by multi-award

Construction Authority and the Active,

winning architect WOHA and landscape

Beautiful, Clean Water (ABC Waters)

architect ICN Design International, this

Certification by Public Utilities Board.

GuocoLand Singapore t: +65 6534 3132 f: +65 6532 6197 e: w:

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Award-Winning Building Louver F aç ade



Swimming Pool

N amed after the lookout point where

usability. By adopting an ecologically

it is being built, Bluepoint Condos

effective plan, the land use is optimised

development capitalises on its

to provide a powerful sense of living in

phenomenal location. It overcomes the

the landscape.

challenges of a compact, steeply sloped

One way this is achieved is with

hillside with highly efficient land use and

Bluepoint’s louvered facades which give a

a terraced configuration.

unique and elegant look to the

Bluepoint offers a choice of freehold and leasehold condos and a rare form of

development visually with its natural

luxury living in one of the last available

surroundings. Although providing privacy

sea view lots on Phuket’s highly desirable

for all the residences, they offer floor to

west coast. On the headland south of

ceiling ocean views - one of the greatest

Patong and flanked by five stunning

challenges of all such developments.

beaches overlooking Patong Bay and the

These louvers, together with the

Andaman Sea, Bluepoint is situated far

development’s extensive green roofs, also

from the hustle and bustle of Patong’s

reduce solar heat gain and its associated

lively scene, yet close enough to enjoy the

energy consumption by more than 60

shopping, entertainment and plethora of

per cent.

dining options. Designed by the multi-award winning

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architecture while marrying the

The gently curving vertical timbers of the louver facades are also architecturally

architecture firm, Paul Raff Studio,

distinctive. Local topical grasses have

Bluepoint is a luxury development with

helped inspire their rhythmic vertical

high-end price points. However, neither

composition while the traditional

lavish nor grand, it instead utilises strategic

craftsmanship of local fishing boats

design such as site planning, architecture,

enlivens the building’s materiality and

interiors and landscaping to maximise

colour. The architectural expression is

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otherwise simple and clean with

feeling and local wood has been used to

expansive openings and glass forming

bring a warm and visual richness while

powerful relationships between the

letting the natural environs be the main

residences and the landscape.

attraction. E asy flow from room to room

Rich and varied landscaping

and from inside to outside allows for a

treatments also help visually integrate the

luxury living experience without

development with the natural context,

excessive space or resources. A

including the highly visible terraces and

professional estate management team will

green roofs. The hardscaping, which is

be appointed on site to provide a

predominantly of wood and stone, is

multitude of services including 2 4 -hour

textured and tactile while the softscaping

state security, concierge and an optional

uses native species to support the local

rental pool.

ecosystem and to be low maintenance. Units have a variation of private

DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS THAILAND Bluepoint Condos by Blue Point Developments

Bluepoint Condos is not only unique in its shape and overall appearance, its

rooftop garden balconies and water

design incorporates many different

feature gardens and a number of optional

environmental building techniques that

packages are available to include such

will reduce the overall carbon footprint

Blue Point Developments

things as private area maintenance,

of the residents. It is also the first and

65/6 Soi Taling Chan Phuket Road,

kitchen upgrade and private garden pool

only development in Phuket to be built in

upgrade. Interiors have an airy, open

this way.

T. Taladyai, A Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand t: +66 8127 152317 f: +66 241803 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMEN T THAILAN D MODE Sukhumvit 61 by Gaysorn Property Co., Ltd

Gaysorn Property develops premium

350 units, it was Gaysorn’s intention to

residential proj ects and provides

create a spacious and ultra low-density

property services of the highest level of

condominium in the heart of the

international standards in Bangkok and

residential district.

beyond. Its properties are developed to

bedroom suites which are designed for

innovation, q uality and integrity.

comfort and to complement different

The award winning development

lifestyle needs. There are only 84 units

MODE Sukhumvit 61 is situated in

per building spread over eight floors and

Bangkok’s residential district. Located in

the buildings surround an attractive

the tranquillity of Soi Sukhumvit 61,

water garden courtyard. Leading edge

recognised as ‘Bangkok’s Best Street’ by

design is coupled with timeless interiors,

the Bangkok Metropolitan Association

conveying a sense of living in the uber-

(BMA), it is also just minutes away from

cool lounge of a much talked about hip

the bustling lanes of Thong Lor and

boutique resort.

Ekamai. This makes the development

The development offers a ready-to-

ideally positioned for its target market of

move in fully furnished package that is

successful people aged from their early

tasteful and convenient for those with a

30s to 40s who are looking for their own

demanding lifestyle. Interiors are finished

place to live in this hip and happening

in a monochromatic theme featuring light


but warm hues which prove neutral for

The challenge of the project was to

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MODE provides one and two-

provide refined living with style, value,

any chose decorative style. Contrasts of

create a resort-like experience

texture help to balance the palette and

condominium in a city where open space

also create a strong focal point.

is considered a scarcity. While the site is

When creating the show unit,

2,800m² in size and could have housed

collaboration was sought from a local

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT THAILAND MOD E Sukhumvit 61 by G aysorn Property Co., Ltd

designer who dressed the property with

facing each other have been installed

imported luxury furnishings from high

with a privacy shutter that allows natural

profile brands such as Kelly H oppen and

air ventilation yet makes them discreet

Missonni H ome. The finished effect was

from outside view. Two-bedroom units

stunning and drew much attention from

are all positioned on corners providing

discerning prospective buyers who

living space that can accommodate

recognised and appreciated the quality of

oversiz ed furniture with a full siz e

the completed proj ect.

kitchen, five fixture bathroom and extra

MOD E apartments are designed for everyday living with ample space for

storage space. Marketed as being ‘ N ot j ust a

storage – even the one-bedroom

condominium, but an extension of your

apartments are on average larger than

life’, MOD E ’s bold new concept has been

others on the market by approximately

inspired by clean, redefined lines,

40 per cent at 5 4m². H owever, their

designed from the inside out. The result

main unique feature is the fl exible,

is all suite, boutique living in an iconic

open-style design with sliding partitions

low-rise condominium that guarantees its

between the bedroom and living areas.

residents a lifestyle of optimum comfort

Another special feature is that units

with maximum style.

MODE Sukhumvit 61 Gaysorn Property Co., Ltd 999 Gaysorn Building, Ploechit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330 Thailand t: +66 2 612 5956 f: +66 2 612 5995 e: w: w:

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Saigon M& C Tower Project by Saigon M& C Real E state J SC


Saigon One Tower is the result of a

ith a total investment capital of

around $ 3 0 0 million spent for the

Stock Company to design and develop a

project, Saigon M& C’s goal was to ensure

pioneering building in Vietnam. Shaping

it was at the forefront of design and

the Central Business District and

technology in years to come. The

beautifying the city skyline, the idea

challenge came from doing this in a

behind the 41-storey high building was

developing market where the future was

to create an inspiring lifestyle

difficult to predict and in a fragile market.

environment where people can both

Therefore, one of Ho Chi Minh City’s

work and reside in the utmost style.

‘golden sites’ was secured which would

As an increasing number of

benefit from future transport

international companies choose V ietnam

infrastructure and some of the leading

as a base and go on to expand, many

suppliers throughout the world were

cannot find suitable premises to meet

engaged to work with the company’s

their requirements. Saigon O ne Tower will

local team.

meet the spatial needs of these

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vision by Saigon M&C Real Estate Joint

The architects elegantly designed

international tenants while also

the offices as a curved fan-shaped

satisfying many of the sustainability and

plan, capitalising on the sweeping views

corporate responsibility issues multi

of Saigon River. They also created the

national corporates must address when

first side core office plan in Ho Chi

acquiring new space. This building will

Minh City to generate higher

not only satisfy intenational tenants now, it

efficiencies and promote an open plan

will also set a new benchmark for future

working environment. The rectilinear

developments and a more sustainable and

residential block faces Ham N ghi

efficient working environment.

boulevard that responds to the city grid

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Saigon M&C Tower Project by Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC


and provides a variety of apartment unit

its orientation to the sun and most

types and views.

dominant views.

The tower’s design aims to be

Saigon One Tower offers a wealth of

contemporary with lush greenery at the

first class amenities. A heli-pad is

ground floor and ease of access from the

provided on the roof should any clients

adjacent main roads. Its curving glass

wish to arrive by air or for use in the case

façade is tinted blue to suit its waterfront

of an emergency. The roof area also

environment and gives a full panoramic

capitalises on its superb vistas by housing

view of the river, the historic Thu Ngu

the restaurant and lounge areas. At

flagpole and the 100 year old Ben Nha

ground floor level there is a retail and

Rong memorial museum. Different façade

food court offering a number of different

treatment identifies each of the

outlets. Above this is a fully equipped

volumetric aspects of the building. The

medical centre, followed by a technical

fully glazed curved curtain wall façade of

floor. A VIP club on the next floor

the office is contrasted with the more

including a restaurant, gym, spa and

articulated, solid granite façade of the

swimming pool complete the facilities at

residential block that responds to the site,

this stunning new development.

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Saigon M&C Tower Project by Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC

Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC 34 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam t: +84 8 3821 8111 t: +84 8 3821 5418 f: +84 8 3821 5417 e: w:

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BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE AUSTRALIA The O racle, Broadbeach by DBI Design Pty Ltd.

BEST MIXED-USE INTERIOR AUSTRALIA The O racle, Broadbeach by DBI Design Pty Ltd.

Established in 1980, DBI now ranks as

Australia. The project was to consist

one of the largest and most diverse

primarily of residential product

design practices in Australia, providing

overlooking the beach with retail

services in architecture, master planning,

introduced at ground level to activate the

interior design and landscaping.

development. O ffice space would then be

The O racle Towers by DBI and podium by Ignite Architects and DBI is an

above with recreational spaces on top. The client brief for the interiors was

urbane, pedestrian oriented integrated

to create spaces appropriate for an

mixed-use development. W

urban coastal environment. Their interior

hen the

client began amalgamating the 1 .2 hectare

design had to respond to a beach

site in early 2 0 0 0 , in the heart of

lifestyle and be relevant to the

Broadbeach, G old Coast, the need to

architectural language. Spaces were to be

create a truly world class development

generous and luxurious with practicality

became apparent.

being the primary objective, while the

DBI researched world-best practice

Podium’s public spaces were to create

DBI Design Pty Ltd

in architecture and urban design to

community hubs for residents to add to

Level 1,

benchmark the project to a standard not

their sense of well-being and community

9 Trickett Street,

yet seen on the G old Coast, or even

harmony within the precinct.

Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia t: +617 553 99788 f: +617 553 99789 e: w:

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company briefed Buro Architects to

boutiq ue developer of award winning

create an office designed for a small team

residential properties, purchased a

of 10 which would demonstrate SC Land’s

small historic building in South Y arra, an

enduring commitment to architecture

inner city suburb of Melbourne, to build

and quality materials throughout its high-

its headq uarters. Although the building

end residential projects in Australia.

was essentially a 100 year old

Moving away from the traditional

deteriorating warehouse, there were

notions of office space, the architects

two functioning retail spaces on the

created two simple boxes. These give a

ground floor facing Toorak Road. Above

rich spatial interplay between the tactility

these was a second storey loft of 400m²

of natural materials and varying ceiling

which attracted SC Land due to its large

heights as they define different rooms and

open plan space and possibilities for

spaces and their functions. The extensive

sky-lights and courtyards.

use of glass to divide spaces and define

SC Land’s owners believe that work

interior-exterior separations creates a

spaces should not be generic or boring

transparency of living that connects

but rather soaring and enveloping spaces

employees throughout the office and to

to create more positive and inspiring

the outside, beautifully blurring the

work environments. With this in mind, the

distinction between inside and out.

SC Land Level 1, 40 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia t: +61 3 8803 8900 f: +61 3 8803 8999 e: w:

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DB& B is an award-winning, regional

branding tool, while projecting a youthful

establishment specialising in interior

energy that would allow the company to

design, space planning and construction

attract and retain more talents.

fit-out for commercial buildings and

F lexible spatial configurations poised

office interiors. Headq uartered in

to meet future expansion plans, inspiring

Singapore, DB& B is also present in other

breakout spaces that nurture

maj or cities such as Shanghai, Beij ing,

collaboration and the creation of new

K uala Lumpur and Manila.

ideas, and departmental z ones that

Their people comprise of diverse

connect to create seamless staff and client

design experiences and international

relationship channels. These were some of

exposure. W

the design ideas DB& B implemented

ith innovation and offering

client-centred solutions as their ethos,

successfully for Dianping.

the DB& B teams constantly redefine

Having access to a full team of

form and function as they render new

in-house planners, designers and builders

meaning into the modern, aspirational

allows DB& B to create holistic proposals

work environment.

for their clients. F or Dianping, their

DB& B Pte Ltd ( Regional HQ ), China’s biggest internet

into their space planning and interior

3791 Jalan Bukit Merah,

content provider, to create a new

design experiences to help Dianping

E-Centre@Redhill #07-15/18,

Shanghai branch office that would satisfy

successfully align their business vision with

Sinapore 157471

the company’s rapid growth in staff

a creative and functional office space.

t: +65 6227 6389

headcount. The challenge was to

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DB& B was appointed by

designers were once again able to tap

DB& B reinvents commercial interiors in…

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HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE IN TERIOR CHIN A Clubhouse of F raser Suites, Shanghai by Mission & Associates Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED Interior designers Mission & Associates

residents of serviced apartments within

created the winning interior design of

the heart of Shanghai. The floor layout for

the residential sales office at Lunas del

the clubhouse included two areas,

Mar. This development is situated beside

interlinked through a lobby.

one of China’s most stunning beaches and is essentially a resort.

Circular columns dominate the floor space and are mirrored on the marbled

The sales office has a nautical theme

floor while putty-coloured walls and floors

to match its location and is characteristic

contrast the stark black sofas. E legant floor

of seafaring from the 1 7 th – 1 9 th

lighting creates a warm glow and reflects

century. An old map adorns the high

the silver leaf and giant bamboo designs

ceiling and flags wrap round the pillars.

behind a cascade waterfall that greets

Decorative iron balustrading resembles a

guests entering the lobby.

ship’s decks and halogen lighting shines

The stunning pool area is artistically

like stars. Colourful sculptures enhance

lit and its backdrop of rocks and plants

the lobby while the drapery resembles

creates an outdoor feel. O ther facilities

sails billowing in the wind.

include music rooms, massage chairs, a

Mission & Associates were also

OF F ICE IN TERIOR CHIN A Sales O ffice of Lunas Del Mar by Mission & Associates Limited

children’s playroom, games rooms, saunas

tasked to create a stunning clubhouse to

and dining areas as well as a business

pamper the executive and family

centre and internet z one.

Misson & Associates Unit 316 Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Hong Kong t: +852 2881 0922 f: +852 2890 4656 e: w:

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Hong Kong


By treating each project individually,

As most people go to see a movie

DPWT Design aims to explore new

to get away from the confines of their

possibilities through architecture,

normal day-to-day routine, the cinema

interior and product design. This is very

has been transformed into a spatial

much apparent in the company’s

sensation of escapism. The marine theme

creation of GH Tsing Yi Cinema in the

concept is reflected in a visualiz ation

Maritime Square Shopping Mall in Hong

experience similar to swimming

Kong. This residential and commercial

underwater in the sea. The main wall of

complex is just one stop away from the

the cinema is covered with a printed

Hong Kong International Airport via the

image membrane with a pattern as if one

Mass Transit Railway.

is immersed in water and can see the

The shopping centre has a thematic

sunlight sparkling overhead on the

concept of an ocean and, being one of

surface. Lighting is gradually diffused from

the tenants, the cinema will also use this

top to bottom while the black ceiling is

as a design base. F ive cinema screens

fitted with LE D lighting to form different

DPWT Design Ltd

were provided with around 7 5 0 seats

patterns and colours to echo the mood

Unit 1201,

together with a candy bar, ticket office,

of individual films and offer a stunning

12/F Tung Sun Commercial Building,

restrooms and a storeroom.

new cinematic experience.

No 194 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China t: +852 2804 1683 f: +852 2804 1673 e: w:

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Krispace has been a leader in the design

on the spatial extension of the house by

and build industry in Hong Kong for

connecting the separate floor areas and

several years. The company holds an

increasing the fluidity throughout.

unwavering passion to design quality

The design and material palette

homes, corporate facilities and

bridged the gap between the indoor and

commercial establishments that surpass

outdoor living space, making the exterior

all client expectations.

garden the focal point of the house.

This sanctuary away from the hustle

Matching floor materials in the garden and

and bustle of the city is a perfect

living room strategically extended the

example of Krispace’s talents and

lounge area outside, incorporating the

versatility. The clients’ brief was to

garden as part of the living room. The use

transform their three-storey townhouse

of large windows allowed the rooms to

into a tranquil retreat. Although a

interact fully with the natural surroundings

relatively large property, the generosity

and this sense of openness was continued

of space was not fully realised due to the

throughout the entire home. Feng Shui

split level design; each floor plate was

elements were also incorporated by way

relatively small and seperated, resulting in

of specially positioned decorative items

a fragmented and disconnected layout.

and specific colours, all adding to the final

The design concept therefore focused

stunning design.

Krispace Design Consultancy Co. Ltd G/F and the whole of 1/F & 2/F, 78-84A Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong t: +852 2279 7922 f: +852 2279 7979 e: w:

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BEST IN TERIOR DESIGN APARTMEN T HON G K ON G W ing O n Lodge by PplusP Designers Limited

PplusP Designers Ltd ( P+ P) is an

cement makes an interesting contrast to

upcoming design firm based in Hong

the raw wood dining table. W

K ong that produces high q uality and

accentuates the living area with cream

innovative solutions through interior

sofas, a coffee table and rug connecting

design and proj ect management. Led by

the themes of the living and dining areas.

Wesley Liu, the team includes architects,

The kitchen was given a partially

interior designers and graphic artists all

open concept with a glass door helping

sharing a common passion for design.

to keep odours away from the living area

The brief for W

PplusP Designers Ltd

ing O n Lodge in


without blocking the view. Creating a

Happy V alley, Hong Kong was to create a

simple and comfortable space for

cosy space for a newly married couple

relaxation, the bedroom has a walk-in

within a 1 ,3 0 8 square foot, second floor

wardrobe and en suite bathroom

apartment. The most important elements

separated by grey glass panels. This makes

of the design were simplicity, minimalism

it appear like a chic boutique hotel room.

and a natural ambience.

The whole project adopts raw design

Beginning with the theme palette of

materials, ingenious colour combinations

Unit B2B,

grey and coffee earth tones, a grey

and human-centred design to portray the

14/F, Hoi Bun Industrial Building,

feature wall with hand brushed layers of

ideology of ‘simplicity is beauty’.

6 Wing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong t: +852 3590 3340 f: +852 8148 6012 e: w:

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Founded in 1999, PTang Studio has won

z ebra patterned glass acting as an

a duo of awards this year with two

artwork and highlight of the room.

highly individual interior design projects.

Ptang Studio' s commission to

Miami Crescent in Fanling, Hong Kong is

create the interior design for an

a house designed for a stylish couple

apartment at Sukhotai Residences in

and their two children.

Bangkok, Thailand, involved an innovative

The living area features strong

design to ' play-up' the double height

textured granite for the floor together

space. This was achieved by visually and

with black and white walls and an orange

physically connecting the levels by using

sofa as the focal point. In order to

various wallpapers, graphics and

maximise sunlight, the kitchen is open

sculpture. The designers also managed to

with a bar counter and clean, bright

enrich the texture in the rather ‘box

colours. A golden bar feature connects

like’ property by adding attractive silk

the stairs from the ground floor to the

panels, teak frames, granites and glass.

roof and also leads to the bedrooms. The

By using carefully selected furniture of

teenage daughter' s room has a shocking

different shapes as well as colours a

pink glass door dividing the bedroom and

warm, comfortable and relaxing living

bathroom while the master bedroom has

area was created.



PTang Studio Ltd Room 5-6, 4/F, Hopeful Factory Centre, 10-16 Wo Shing Street, Fo Tan, Hong Kong t: +852 2669 1577 f: +852 2669 3577 e: w:

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Forum Projects presents its award

than a condominium block, yet has the

winning, super luxury residential

benefit of height to offer light, city

condominium project in Kolkata, India.

views and peace. In addition,

With only 8 units of each of the 10

Atmosphere’s many communal facilities

different designs, the 500 feet twin

include a number of pools, health and

tower construction consists of a

gymnasium clubs, a jogging track and

“sculpture” suspended in the sky

squash courts and even an audio-visual

between the towers.

conference facility.

The luxurious duplex and simplex

Tall buildings are a modern trend in

properties, known as ‘villas in the sky’,

India and Forum Projects has created a

will have vaulted ceiling heights in the

futuristic and innovative concept with

main living areas and huge windows to

the vast openness offered within the

the skyline as well as large outside

living areas of this project. The two

terraces. These terraces are cantilevered

buildings are linked together by a

from the façade of the building and

‘bridge’ which will host the exclusive

designed to incorporate large trees, a

‘Deya’ club for residents. This club, due to

green lawn and even a leisure pool. This

its dominant structure, will almost

Forum Projects

innovative concept gives the impression

certainly be the most expensive ever

4/1 Red Cross Place,

of living in a detached residence rather

built in the country.

Kolkata, West Bengal, India t: +91 33 4011 7000 f: +91 33 2248 7843 e: w:

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Sanjay Puri Architects was established in

feet level difference from the edges to

1992, has a current strength of 72

the middle.

architects and is involved in the design

Therefore, the resultant design creates

of over 180 projects, having already

a series of spaces fragmented around the

completed over 400 projects of a

boulders giving uninterrupted views of the

diverse nature.

natural surroundings. Three linear blocks

The client’s brief for D Caves, a

on one side of the plot house 27

small hotel in Hyderabad, India, was for

residential rooms, stepping down along

Sanjay Puri Architects to create a

the natural slope of the site. Service areas,

recreational facility with residential

a restaurant, bar and sky deck are

accommodation. Driving the conceptual

grouped together in the north west

design was a primary factor – the need

corner while a health club, gymnasium and

to preserve the site’s natural contours

conference room form another building

along with its large, picturesque boulders.

are on the east side. A separate

These 50 foot high ‘sculptures’ sit in the

recreational facility in a small block on the

centre of the small one-acre site which

south side completes the meticulous

rises up steeply from all sides giving a 30

layout of this innovatively designed hotel.

Sanjay Puri Architects 20 Famous Studio Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 40011, India t: +91 22 24965840 - 44 f: +91 22 24965896 e: w:

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Founded in 1995, HBS Realtors is a

accommodate the existing residents of

rapidly growing development company

Shiv Shahi complex, while a second

based in India with over 8 million

component, ‘HBS Towers’, will be

square feet of area currently under

constructed as a free-sale product. This

construction in Mumbai, Bangalore,

element is designed to appeal to the

Hyderabad and Gujarat. The company is

growing upper middle-class segment of

undertaking the redevelopment of the

Mumbai’s population.

existing Shiv Shahi residential complex

Residents of the N ew Shiv Shahi will

through a combined rehabilitation and

now be able to enjoy access to amenities

free-sale strategy.

such as a swimming pool, clubhouse,

The old Shiv Shahi is a complex of

multi-purpose hall, widespread gardens

1 2 apartment buildings, each with eight

and racquet sports courts. N o two

flats per floor. Built in 1 9 5 0 in a prime

apartments look into each other and

HBS Realtors Pvt Ltd

central Mumbai location, it is typical of

round the clock security ensures

505 Ceejay House,

architectural standards of that era. Some

optimum privacy. All this, coupled with

Dr Annie Besant Road,

7 5 0 residents are now seeking newer

lavish, expanded living spaces, air


and better standards of living through

conditioning and breathtaking views of

Mumbai 400018,

well-designed living and amenity spaces.

the sea and city skyline, provide the very


Hence ‘N ew Shiv Shahi’ will solely

best of 2 1 st century living.

t: +91 22 662 10000 f: +91 22 662 10021 e: w:

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F ounded in 2 0 0 1 , Space Matrix is one of

Space Matrix created a central void

the fastest growing architecture and

extending from the second to sixth floor.

interior design firms in Asia Pacific. The

This facilitates visual communication and

company was contracted by BPTP, a

physical movement through staircases

leading developer in India undergoing

connecting the floors, giving the office

re-branding, to refl ect its high-end image

energy and vibrancy. Meeting rooms jut

through its new corporate office.

into the void, making it an even more

The brief was to design the BPTP

dynamic space. Another main focus is the

‘Crest’ facility to provide customers

reception, which covers an entire floor

and investors with a ‘wow factor’ on

to reflect the grandeur of the company.

entering the building. It also had to

It has been given a very high-end look

reassure them of BPTP's professionalism,

dominated by beige tones to add

integrity and aspiration to be an industry

further sophistication.

leader. Various departments which had

The concept of communication and

previously functioned out of various

collaboration flows through the design of

locations had to be seamlessly

the entire facility. Being a physical

accommodated into one building so

manifestation of BPTP's brand, it infuses a

that they could collaborate and

sense of pride in the employees about

co-exist as one team.

the company for which they work.

Space Matrix 302 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Offfice Campus, Singapore 247971 t: +65 642 39516 f: +65 622 28916 e: w:

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Central Park is a part of the Integrated

Marks & Spencer, Topshop Topman,

Mega Projects of Podomoro City with a

Hugo Boss, Mango and also various

total land area of 22 hectares. As a

complete gourmet and dining concept.


mixed-use development which

Several W orld-Class Consultants also

comprises of five components, likewise

participated included in the construction

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Central Park by PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk

Central Park Mall, a 5-storey retail

of Central Park Mall, among others; DP

podium with approximately 188,077m²

Architect Singapore as the principle

floor areas (exclude parking area) with

and Architecture Consultant, DY X Y

a leasable area of 125,626m², a

( USA) as an Interior Design and

46-storey APL office tower, a 317 rooms

Bennit Design G roup – USA as a

of Pullman Jakarta Central Park (Five

Landscape Consultant.

Central Park

Stars Hotel), 3 identical 50-storey

As a premier destination, Central

Central Park Residences and 1.5

Park Mall was visited by thirty five million

hectares of Tribeca Park.

visitors during 2 0 1 1 . W

Targeting the upper middle

ith its impressive

array of leisure pursuits, unparalleled

PT Agung Pomodoro Land, Tbk

consumers, Central Park Mall presents

retail mix combined with world class

Management Office Central Park Mall,

E xtraordinary Superb International

dining, entertainment and attractions will

LGM Floor – Podomoro City

Brands through its flagship Sogo

revolutionise the concept of the entire

JL. Let Jend S. Parman Kav 28,

Department Store featuring hundreds of

shopping mall experience and marks

Jakarta 11470,

international brands and Indonesian

Central Park Mall as J akarta’s N ew


designers. Z ara with its flagship store,

Shopping Icon.

t: +62 21 569 88888 f: +62 21 5698 5070 e: w:

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Rancamaya Golf Estate has been

nurtured in the estate's nursery before

developed with a total dedication to

being planted to ensure continuation of

creating a place of beauty which

the natural habitat.

harmonises with nature rather than

Out of the estate’s 450 hectares,

compromises it. This unique golf and

48% of the area is landscape and

residential community is situated 450

infrastructure, leaving just 52% as the

metres above sea level in West Java,

residential area. Rancamaya uses mainly

Indonesia with dramatic views towards

natural material in its constructions

four mountains as well as the beautiful

such as stones as hardscape and for

city lights of Bogor.

pathways, wood fossil in the lake area

The entire landscape has been

and wood and coconut for the gazebos.

developed with the utmost commitment

The outstanding 18-hole golf course

to developing an environmentally-friendly

takes up more than 60 hectares,

estate. Maximising the experience of cool,

spreading into the residential clusters

fresh air, the estate, known as ‘Romantic

and overall surface area of Rancamaya.

Rancamaya’, combines a gracefully curved

This provides the perfect blend of

contour with some 15,000 trees and

residential and golf zones, harmoniously

meandering tracts of tropical flora.

creating a truly upscale estate that will

Existing vegetation and trees have been

become a benchmark for developments

preserved while indigenous saplings are

in Indonesia.

Rancamaya Golf Estate JL Graha Yasa Kav SH-01, Indonesia 16720 t: +62 251 824 22 78 f: +62 251 824 2284 e: w:

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BEST OF F ICE DEV ELOPMEN T IN DON ESIA BSD G reen O ffice Park by Sinar Mas Land

Green Office Park @

BSD City

Sinar Mas Land, a member of Sinar Mas

District, BSD G reen O ffice Park is

Group, is the largest and most diversified

committed to meet these new levels for

property company in Indonesia. One of

sustainable business space in order to

its proj ects is BSD Green Office Park

provide a healthy working environment.

being developed in BSD City, the most

Sinar Mas Land has devised a

ambitious urban planning scheme in

masterplan that aims to achieve this by

Indonesia. An area half the siz e of Paris

creating an active urban development

covering 6 , 0 0 0 hectares, it combines

within this attractive green and

residential, business and commercial

environmentally-friendly development.

properties strategically located in the

The 2 5 hectare area houses 1 0 five-

South-West of J akarta.

storey green office buildings. Complete

BSD G reen O ffice Park is located in

with the latest state-of-the-art facilities

the centre of BSD City with direct access

and technologies they contribute to the

to the Cisadane River and the main

overall sustainability of the entire

arteries of the town. The vision behind

development. The result, through this

Sinar Mas Land

the development is to create a

concept of meticulous office complex

Sinar Mas Land Plaza,

sustainable environment to work, live and

design and placement, is a garden where

BSD Grand Boulevard Road,

play within a landscaped park setting.

business and social activities can flourish

Green Office Park Kav 1,

As part of Indonesia' s first G reen Mark

harmoniously alongside one another.

BSD City, Tangerang Banten 15345, Indonesia t: +62 21 5036 8368 e: w:

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A & A Architects provides a wide range

above the waters of the Straits of

of architectural consultancy services

Malacca. Its design construction is

ranging from concept master planning,

clearly to integrate a vernacular

urban design, building design, interior

contemporary style to the existing

design and project implementation.

surrounding village/vernacular style

Avi Spa is a unique project designed

resort also designed by the same

by the company that has become the

architect. Divided into three spa venues,

epitome of tranquility and peace.

it consists of avi spa suites, an avi space

Stillness, simplicity and silence fuse into a

and an avi lounge.

contemplative space, perfect for a spa

Water elements surrounding the

experience. This contemporary

outdoor lounge give a sense of floating

‘peranakan’ inspired spa reconnects

and also blur the boundary between

the body, mind and soul back to

nature and the man-made structure.

nature and at the same time fulfils the

Coupled with the eye-catching

client’s requirements and vision to build

architectural structure of the stark glass

the most stunning and significant

and white-washed wood building of Avi

architecture piece of its type in Port

Spa, a building form is created that is

Dickson, Malaysia.

seemingly weightless but elegant – the

The floating Avi Spa is a 630m² standalone double storey pavilion built

perfect setting for appreciating the true spirit and beauty of nature.

A & A Architects Sdn Bhd B-7-8 Megan Avenue 1, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2163 3113 f: +603 2163 3163 e: w:

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Icon Residence


Icon City

Icon Residence




Icon City

Mah Sing Group Berhad is Malaysia’s

with a well-planned interior and all

leading developer with close to 40

modern amenities to provide a

projects in Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley,

comfortable and complete environment.

Johor Bahru, Penang island and Sabah.

The project is poised to be amongst the

The Group has proven its versatility

first in Southeast Asia to achieve 3 green

with a diverse range of award winning

standards ie by USA’s Leadership in

projects, from lifestyle landed and high

E nergy and E nvironment Design ( LE E D) ,

rise residential properties to Grade A

Malaysia’s G reen Building Index ( G BI) ,

office buildings, retail projects, SoHo and

and Singapore’s G reen Mark for its

industrial projects.

various components.

Icon City, a completely integrated

Another award winning project is

community with serviced apartments,

Icon Residence Mont’ Kiara, which is

shop-offices, office suites, a hotel, retail

located in Kuala Lumpur’s most famous

Mah Sing Group Berhad

lots and a mall serviced with state-of-the-

expatriate enclave. The low density

Wisma Mah Sing,

art facilities is a superb example. Icon

development boast a unique

Penthouse Suite 1,

City forms a community in the centre of

Mediterranean design which gives each of

No 163 Jin Sungei Besi,

Petaling J aya where one can work, live

the 3 towers a uniquely different profile.

57100 Kuala Lumpur,

and play all in one place. Boasting worldW


class architecture, each unit is designed

floor, this is resort-style living at its finest.

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ith only 2 to 6 all-corner units per

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HIGHLY COMMENDED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat by Malik Lip & Associates

The Banjaran Hotspring Retreat is a

environment. A large lake fed by

natural spa within the township of

hotsprings forms Thee Banjaran’s

Sunway City Ipoh. Situated at the foot of

showpiece. Here three million litres of

the majestic 400 million year old

water bubble above ground daily with a

limestone hills with rainforest encircling

temperatures ranging from 40 to 70

it, the six-hectare retreat is perfectly

degrees Celsius. This, in turn, generates

located to offer a range of rejuvenating

enough heat to create its own natural

Malaysian treatments.

sauna within a steam cave.

In 1996, the site held nothing more

A waterfall tumbles 10 metres

than a dilapidated hotspring-fed

down a fern-laden cliff while the

swimming pool. The land was wet and

specially created herbal garden supplies

marshy and unrestrained clearance had

organic fruit and vegetables for the

left gaping pockets in the surrounding

restaurant. Almost 100 per cent of the

rainforest. This necessitated architects,

materials used throughout the

engineers, landscape architects and

development have been locally sourced.

designers to be brought together into a

Natural stone, redwood from the jungle,

team that could work in harmony with

driftwood, recycled railway sleepers and

the area’s natural beauty.

thatched roofs all blend together to

The result is a spectacular design concept complementing this superb

MALIK LIP & ASSOCIATES 26 Persiaran Zaaba,

enhance the feeling of being at one

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

with nature.

Kuala Lumpur 60000, Malaysia t: +603 7728 5299 f: +603 7728 2401 e: w:

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Operating since 1 9 6 4 , BOLTON


The project presented many challenges

established property developers in

such as relocating the current occupants,

Malaysia. As one of the first few

minimising the inconveniences caused to

developers to support the Government’s

our neighbours during the demolition

initiative of turning K uala Lumpur into a

and construction processes and designing

‘ World Class Sustainable City’, in 2 0 0 9

the new building to complement the


existing landscape.

Berhad undertook the

redevelopment of Bolton Court. As



the needs of the young urban population.

is one of the oldest and most well-

Sixceylon, Bolton Court’s worthy

population growth in urban areas

successor, is a 33-storey condominium

continues to rise, redevelopment of

which will feature 215 units with living

the inner-city areas is no longer an

spaces between 696 and 1,555 square

option but a necessity to create more

feet. Residents’ amenities are located on

liveable spaces.

the podium roof and include an oxygen-

Bolton Court, an ageing

enriched wellness studio, 25m infinity

Level 9, Symphony House,

condominium in the heart of Kuala

edge swimming pool, barbecue area,

Dana 1 Commercial Centre,

Lumpur’s busy city centre, was to be

entertainment deck and dining room for

Jalan PJU 1A/46,

transformed into a new and modern

parties. Enveloped in lush greenery, this

47301 Petaling Jaya,

residential tower. The brief was to create

elegant new landmark building blends its

Selangor Darul Ehsan,

an environmentally-friendly, full-facility,

modern architectural design beautifully


contemporary lifestyle product to fulfil

into the existing natural landscape.

t: +603 7844 6888 f: +603 7844 6868 e: w:

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Besides offering a visually impressive

low-rise offices and retail shops face

piece of architecture, Mitraland Group,

inwards towards an outdoor plaza.

an innovative boutique developer since

Cascades Corporate’s 174 office units

1998, understands that creating a

are located within a dynamic 30-storey

perfect lifestyle setting is the

tower, making it the tallest office tower in

cornerstone of every successful project.

Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara.

This is apparent with Cascades, the

Cascades Residences features 266 units

company’s fully integrated mixed-use

in a 20-storey tower.

development within the township of Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The development’s 4.7 acres

Cascades’ unique contemporary architecture design criteria is based on its namesake hallmark of the interplay

comprises a new approach to corporate

of water features, owing to the shape

offices, service apartments and retail

of the land. Envisioned as a place to be,

shop lots. These are respectively named

with vibrant lifestyle and iconic

Cascades Corporate, Cascades

architecture, it is designed to be a

Residences and Cascades Retail and

landmark in its township. Cascades’ goal

integrated with three and four levels of

is to be a lifestyle-hybrid project

basement parking bays.

designed for better entertainment,

The office towers and residential

success and living to fulfil the market

apartments will boast dramatic views

demand for a mixed-use development in

over the entire development while the

the township.




Mitraland Group J-8-13 to 16, No 2 Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia t: +603 6204 0818 f: +603 6204 0868 e: w:

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BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT ASIA PACIFIC N adayu Melawati ( E mbun) by N adayu Properties Berhad

BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA N adayu Melawati ( E mbun) by N adayu Properties Berhad

Nadayu Properties is the property

the ground floor, while the foyer, lobby,

developer behind some of Malaysia’s

living room, dining area and roof terrace

most acclaimed residential projects

are positioned around this beautiful blue

such as Nadayu Melawati. The name

expanse. O versiz ed sliding and folding

Nadayu is derived from the Malay words

glass doors are used instead of walls and

‘Nada’ which means tone and ‘Bayu’

windows to maximiz e the views while

meaning breeze. This aptly captures the

bringing the outdoors into the living

ambience of this modern development

areas. However, perhaps the ultimate

surrounded by lush, tropical greenery.

masterpiece of each property at E mbun


ithin N adayu Melawati, E mbun is a

compilation of four-storey bungalows conceptualiz ed as a community for the

has to be the car lift as well as the space to park eight vehicles. Having a deep understanding of

affluent and designed to meet all the vital

Asian culture, the planning of E mbun has

aspirations of the upper class. Luxurious,

ensured that future generations will have

artistic, spacious, ecologically-friendly and

their own place and identity while

Nadayu Properties Berhad

secure, the properties have a spectacular

remaining close to their extended family.

Level 5,

view and every modern amenity close by.

This long-term strategy positions

Menara Standard Chartered, No. 30, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2141 5775 / +603 4147 8888 f: +603 2141 5776 e: w:

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A large garden and edgeless swimming pool dominates the view from

individual bungalows next to empty lots which are landscaped until required.

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BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE MALAY SIA G iz a, Kota Damansara by SA Architects Sdn Bhd


F ounded in 1 9 7 0 , SA Architects is one of

square feet. Its main element is inter-

the leading architectural firms in

connectivity which SAA has achieved by

Southeast Asia. With strong emphasis on

creating an elevated pedestrian spine or

excellent architectural design and

‘E nvironmental Deck’, This will link the

detailing, the firm has won multiple

various components of the development

awards with proj ects such as V elocity in

and, being raised, it is completely

Cheras, K uala Lumpur.

independent of traffic circulation.

This fully self-sustainable

W ater features and landscaping

development is a mini-city where one

features add to the attractiveness of the

can live, work and play within one place.

deck which will also provide a venue for

Its island site covers 2 3 acres allowing

commercial activities for use by office

the creation of a fully integrated

occupants, residents and shoppers. As

commercial and residential development.

part of this, a flea-market can be

O n completion, it will change the face of

operated at weekends to give further life,

this location and set new benchmarks for

colour and sound to the development.

urban planning and city living. W

V elocity will include a major shopping

MIX ED-USE ARCHITECTURE MALAY SIA Sunway V elocity by SA Architects Sdn Bhd

here required, glass canopies will be installed to provide shelter from the

mall, office suites, shops and residential

elements and create an avenue of day-

units with a total floor area of five million

long activities.

S A Architects Sdn Bhd A-3A-1, Northpoint Offices, Mid Valley City, No 1 Medan Syed Putra Utara, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 228 33633 f: +603 2282 8632 e: w:

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BEST APARTMENT MALAYSIA Central Residence @ Sg Besi KL by Y uk Tung Land Sdn Bhd



Yuk Tung Land likes to think out of the

path of the sun to reduce heat retention

box with its property construction

in the tropical clime and enhance cooling.

projects. This means venturing beyond


units feature semi-detached

regular boundaries to visualise not just

layouts and most are paired, each having

what is at the parameters but beyond.

its own individual corner. Innovatively

Central Residence SOHO demonstrates

crafted, the detached corners of selected

this philosophy admirably.

units perfectly accommodate a garden

Situated within the G olden Triangle

contributing to the overall sense of

of Kuala Lumpur, this iconic architectural

well-being generated by the entire

building puts human beings first in every

development. These cleverly designed

element of its design. A stoke of brilliance

apartments are matched with

has given the entire premises an almost

comprehensive amenities and superbly

spa-like ambience, right from ground

accessible shop offices.

level up to the rooftop. The exterior of this 2 7 -storey

Towering high above the next tallest buildings in the metropolitan KLCC area

architectural wonder clad in both glass

for miles around, Central Residence

and stupendously lush vegetation is a


Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd

sight to behold. O nce inside the building,

integration of work and living spaces with

19th Floor, Plaza See Hoy Chan,

the ultimate lifestyle takes shape with all

lifestyle amenities galore being the order

Jalan Raja Chulan 50200,

units being laid out perpendicularly to the

of the day.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 2053 1988 f: +603 2026 8898 e: w:

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has achieved the perfect

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CHANG Architects strives to achieve

serve to frame the park views, offering

innovative and exciting designs that best

different perspectives from various parts

suit the unique characteristics of each

of the house. The brief called for six

project, as with Serangoon House. This

rooms with varying degrees of openness

was originally a single-storey structure

and privacy as the couple regularly host

but the clients, a young couple, wanted it

relatives and friends.

reconstructed into a two-storey home

The direct view into the interior is

with attic. The brief was for it to provide

deliberately obscured at street level, also

adequate privacy while still being open

reducing traffic noise. On entering the

enough for their children to enjoy the

house, a park vista unfolds through an

outdoors. The site was a 275m² plot

interconnected space consisting of the

amongst a row of terrace houses facing

living room, dining room and kitchen. A

a busy street while the rear opened to a

central core opens up, visually connecting

public park.

to the rooms above and the corridors.

CHANG Architects took a design


Innovatively, changing tones from the

approach to frame the views of the park

blue exterior reflect on the internal walls,

by adopting it as the backdrop to the

constantly transforming the ambience of

house. A series of ‘rectilinear open shells’

the house.

CHANG Architects 16 Morse Road, Unit 216, Singapore 099228, Singapore t: +65 627 18016 f: +65 627 18219 e: w:

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SuMisura was conceived in 2009 as an

desk and a lounger to allow for serious

upmarket interior design section of the

work and casual reading and more

Numero Uno Creative group. Inspired

storage at the foyer area as well as the

by the gorgeous interiors of boutiques

master bedroom.

in the fashion city of the world, Milan

the 1,400 square feet apartment a

interior designers to set their visions on

timeless look, allowing ‘punch colours’

the living space. At any one time, this

to be added easily to change the look

intimate and sacred place is both

and feel of the living space in the future

comfortable and sophisticated.

as the couple evolved.

The Esta is an apartment owned by a

Numero Uno Creative Group Pte Ltd 16 Tai Street, 01-01, Singapore 534138 t: +65 6281 9500 f: +65 6383 0116 e: w:

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A neutral palette was chosen to give

SuMisura provides a platform for

An open kitchen was created to

young couple wanting a modern,

lend itself visually to the living and

luxurious, spacious pad with a large

balcony space. Highlights include French

entertainment space. The brief was to

doors serving as a grand entrance to the

incorporate the living, dining, kitchen and

master bedroom where a grand

balcony areas, all originally long and

backdrop in dark wood veneer, mirror

narrow, and make them more functional.

inserts and croc leather provides a

The clients also wanted a study with a

stunning focal point.

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American Club (interior design)

Orchard Central (landscape)

Jurong Central Park McDonald's (landscape)

With 40 years in the industry,

The result is a fusion of Eastern and

ONG&ONG has earned an unparalleled

Western influences, exuding a taste of

reputation for integrating architecture,

refinement that perfectly characterises

interior design, creative environmental

the club.

branding and sensitive landscape design. The key reference point for

The landscape architecture of the Orchard Central mall in Singapore is an

DW-house is the colonial black and

important component in this sky rise

white design, a culturally distinctive

development. An extensive variety of

element in the architectural continuity of

trees, shrubs, ground cover and water

Singapore. ONG&ONG’s overall

plants have been wonderfully weaved

concept is a marrying of classic and

into the mall’s overall design concept,

contemporary Asian and Western

with greenery appearing on all floors.

influences and the fundamental balance

ONG&ONG designed the landscape

of black and white culminates in an

at the new McDonald’s at Jurong

aesthetic balancing the two oppositions.

Central Park in Singapore in line with

Essentially, the brief for The 2nd Floor

the fast food chain’s recently launched

at the American Club, an illustrious

eco-friendly corporate mission. Much

landmark in Singapore’s retail and

of the original plant life of the

entertainment hub was to transform its

surrounding wetland habitat was

existing dining halls into food havens

retained, breathing nature into the

evocative of Singapore’s colonial past.

surrounding urban environment.





ONG&ONG Pte Ltd 510 Thomson Road, SLF Building #11-00, Singapore 298135 t: +65 6258 8666 f: +65 6259 8648 e: w:

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HIGHLY COMMENDED OF F ICE ARCHITECTURE SIN GAPORE Park+Associates Office by Park+Associates Pte Ltd


Park+ Associates Office

Architectural firm Park + Associates’

are used for each room according to

move to the heart of Singapore’s

their functions.

business district demanded new

Park + Associates’ second award-

premises to suit the company’s

winning project is for 23 Alnwick Road, a

professional and contemporary image.

site within an old housing estate. Most of

This led to one of those rare occasions

the existing houses here have been built

when an architecture firm finds itself

over the last 30 years and show no really

playing the dual role of designer and

diverse architectural styles.

client. Staff members were asked to

158 Cecil Street 06-02, Singapore 069545 t: +65 6282 0604 f: +65 6288 0604 e: w:

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While most architects address the site

submit their req uests for the new office

context when conceptualizing a project,

in the form of a wishlist. This included an

Park + Associates chose to respond by

open plan layout, set aside areas for

contributing to the diversity of the

brainstorming and a bright working

neighbourhood. Instead of trying to blend

space so that architects and clients can

into the surrounding houses, ‘glass boxes’

view samples under daylight.

were used to create a striking new home.

In line with the company’s sensitivity

Park + Associates Pte Ltd

Alnwick Road House

This provides maximum views and

to spaces, its new office features distinct

daylight and also forms an all-important

spatial experiences designed to surprise

relationship between the living spaces and

the senses, where pure black and white

the swimming pool.

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BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT TAIWAN The Eminent Mansion by Huang Hsiang Construction Corporation Pte Ltd.

Established in 1991, Huang Hsiang

example of integrating architecture with

Construction strives to provide

landscape and combining the profundity

innovative buildings and perfect

of Eastern design with the splendour of

homes. The company understands

Western design.

the importance of trees, nature and

The balance between openness

making housing ever greener through

and privacy is always the prime issue

architectural art, environmental

in spatial planning for housing. A huge

protection, cultural heritage and

open space brings an agreeable and


pleasant feeling while appropriate

The Eminent Mansion’s design is best described as being rustic and poetic. It features a Gothic verticality

BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE TAIWAN The Eminent Mansion by Huang Hsiang Construction Corporation Taiwan Pte Ltd.

privacy allows stability and security required by residential space. The main focus of the residential

and a dual arch neoclassical image that

design is a warm and comfortable

offers different aspects of beauty from

image. As the busiest area of the

various angles. Situated in a well-

entire building, the entrance also gives

established and respectable community,

the first and one of the most important

The Eminent Mansion is a superb


Huang Hsiang Construction 8F No 38 Bo-ai Road, Taipei City, Taiwan t: +886 2 2388 2898 f: +886 2 2389 6999 e: w:

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME THAILAND Amari Residences Hua Hin by Create Great Design Company Limited

Create Great Design (CGD) provides

The interpretation of piano keys, musical

a range of interior design and

undulation and octave are key design

architectural consulting services at

elements for the façade and roof form

various stages of a project to aid its

which when interplaying with sunlight

clients in achieving their objectives. With

and artificial nightlight create a new and

Amari Residences Hua Hin, CGD took

exciting yet elegant texture and forms.

its inspiration from the fact that Hua

The exterior spaces emphasise a relaxing

Hin, a seaside resort along the Gulf of

outdoor atmosphere and interconnect

Thailand, has become a popular meeting

with the interior’s balance of both lively

place for music lovers from around the

and serene living spaces.

world. The town has been associated

Create Great Design Company Limited 1055/875 Floor 37,

These interior areas follow various

with the country’s jazz community since

musical patterns with string instruments

the 1950s and a jazz festival is held

representing the lobby area, a saxophone

there annually in honour of the musical

for the contemporary style of the two-

talents of His Majesty The King

bedroom condominium and a piano for

Bhumibol Adulyadej.

the one-bedroom unit. The result is a

Hence, the sense and feeling of

harmonious theme which innovatively

State Tower,

richness given by music has inspired the

integrates the architecture with the


architectural and interior design concept.

living spaces.

Bangkok BKK 10500, Thailand t: +66 2630 6849 f: +66 2630 6849 e: w:

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Ideally located on a sloping site between

open-plan design concept allows not only

two of the finest beaches on Phuket

for breathtaking seascapes, but also a

island, K ata Rocks is an oceanfront

spectacular feeling of space and light. In

boutiq ue development and resort

addition to the great emphasis placed on

offering stunning views of the Andaman

the interior and exterior designs of the

Sea towards K o Phu island.

development, an extremely high level of

The development comprises 34 luxurious Sky Villas, each featuring private infinity swimming pools with

home automation is being fitted as standard in every Sky Villa. The leisure facilities at Kata Rocks

uninterrupted views over the sea. The

complement its waterside location.

Sky Villas range from one-bed, 134m²

Amenities include a luxury wellness spa, a

Ocean Lofts to the four-bed, 460m² Club

state-of-the-art gym and a resident’s

Penthouses, named “Best International

clubhouse boasting a bar, bistro,

Apartment 2010” by the International

communal swimming pool, business

Property Awards.

centre and reading lounge.

Kata Rocks was designed to provide

Throughout every element of its

the ultimate in oceanfront living by

planning and creation, the developers of

London property developer Richard

Kata Rocks have intended to make it a

Pope, alongside award-winning architect

benchmark of space and quality and an

Adrian McCarroll of Original Vision. Their

icon of Phuket lifestyle.



BEST APARTMEN T THAILAN D Kata Rocks Club Penthouse


K ata Rocks Co., Ltd Suksan Place, 214 Patak Road Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand t: +66 7628 4750 f: +66 7628 4752 e: w:

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Established in 2 0 0 8 , Lynk Architect is an

spaces. Some Thai houses feature a

architectural design firm creating

tree as a central focal point and so a

solutions that are aesthetically pleasing

large tree was positioned in the middle

as well as functional. The company was

of the wooden terrace adding shade

contracted to design the Rama2 House

and greenery.

for a young couple with two young

Since the two houses will share the

children. As the new house was to be

same entry, garage and service area, two

constructed in the garden of one of the

access points to the new house were

couple’s parents, the key criteria was

required, In order to emphasise the main

to retain and enhance the outdoor

entry, it was decided to tilt the axis of

space linking the new house with the

the foyer and living wing according to the

existing residence.

angle of the approaching walkway.

Traditional Thai elements were to be W

ith Rama2 , Lynk Architect has

incorporated such as a pavilion style

incorporated the best vernacular

dining room appearing to float in the

elements and applied them into the

Lynk Architect Co., Ltd

pond located on two sides of it and a

final design to create a winning

56/8 10th Floor,

large terrace acting as a transition

combination of traditional concepts

Bisco Tower, Sab Road,

between the interior and exterior

and modern materials.

Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand t: +662 237 9532 f: +662 637 0275 e: w: w:

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BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE THAILAND Ivy Thonglor by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd.

Ivy Thonglor

M Ladprao

Established in Hong Kong since 1868,

with stepped-back terraces and vertical

Palmer & Turner has proved a major

motifs silhouetted on its top ‘crown’.

contributor to the overall physical

Displaying a different but further

development of South East Asia. The

award-winning style, M Laprao elegantly

company designed Ivy Thonglor, a 24

rises 42 floors towards the skies of

storey condominium building in one

Bangkok. A dynamic landmark derived

of Bangkok’s most sought after

from the transformation of cubic

residential districts, taking inspiration

interlocking planes, the development

from Art Deco.

comprises of a high-rise residential beacon

One of the most outstanding


with two-storey low-rise retail premises,

characteristics of Chicago buildings

separated by large open green areas.

during 1900-1930, Art Deco uses a

The mixed-use development

mixture of materials and decorations,

embraces the modern luxury living

towering structures with handsome

concept while also encapsulating the

classical ornamental metal work,

advanced social and environmental

Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd

generous use of coloured paint, stone

values of the 21st century Bangkok

231/9 Bangkok Cable Building II,

terracotta, brass, stained glass and beige

urbanite. With nine units per floor,

limestone. Ivy Thonglor also features a

residents are able to enjoy a rooftop sky

Soi Sarasin Rajdamri Road,

touch of Neo-Gothic resulting a free-

bar while a swimming pool, club facilities

Lumpini Patumwan,

standing tower expressing vertical

and ample green spaces are located at a

Bangkok 10330,

elements similar to buildings in Chicago

lower podium roof deck.

3rd Floor,

Thailand t: +66 2651 9180 f: +66 2651 9170 e: w:

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Phuket Island Property Services ( PIPS)

local legislation when applying

was established in 1 9 9 9 to handle post

procedures expected by international

sales client services for developments by

owners of property management

Asia Island Homes. The Phuket

providers. In 2001, PIPS became a leader

investment and holiday home market

in the rental market segment by

was then in its infancy and local


resources of an international standard

This full service rental program remains

where inadeq uate. This positioned PIPS

unequalled on the island.

as one of the first and, now, the longest

Post-tsunami saw an unprecedented

established property management

increase in Phuket’s development leading

company in Phuket.

to PIPS adding a furnishings division to

PIPS developed a full range of services encompassing common area management, corporate accounting,

assist with furnishings packages for the rental market. This led to the philosophy of

home management services for

‘House to Home in 8 Hours Flat’,

Phuket Island Property Services Co., Ltd

individual home owners, holiday rental

whereby once completed and handed

services for owners and a range of guest

over, the owner could have their house

393/2 Moo 1,

services to meet holiday and long term

cleaned, fully furnished and listed on the

Srissonthorn Road,

rental tenant needs.

PIPS rental portfolio in just one day.

Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand t: +66 76 270 750 f: +66 76 270 751 e: w:

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Pre-tsunami, the company took the lead in developing strategies to deal with

Something no other company has been able to emulate.

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V ietnam

K hai Hoan Paradise

BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE V IETN AM Khai Hoan Paradise Residential by Alinco Ltd

Him Lam Ba Son

Him Lam Ba Son

F oreign investments and general

harmony between it and the

interest in Ho Chi Minh City have

surrounding waters.

presented opportunities for developers

The design brief for Himlam Ba Son

to build with increasing confidence. This

required a building complex consisting of

led to Alinco creating a design proposal

retail, commercial offices, high-class

for a building complex consisting of

apartments and a helipad together with

retail, commercial, middle-class and

open spaces and landscaping. The site,

high-class apartments, landscaping and

again on the banks of the Saigon river, has

open spaces.

panoramic views over the water as well

Separated from the busy city centre, the site is on a beautiful, quiet

BEST MIX ED-USE ARCHITECTURE V IETN AM Him Lam Ba Son Mixed-Use Complex by Alinco Ltd

as the city’s CBD. Inspired by the ever-changing surface

bank in Saigon. The project, named Khai

of the water, the design of the façades

Hoan Paradise Residential, benefits from

takes on its dynamic characteristics. A

a river to the north and east and a lake

series of terraces also enhances the

to the south. This abundance of water

relationship between the complex and its

creates a feeling that the site ‘floats’ in its

surrounding landscape. Instead of being a

context. Therefore, the idea for sail-like

standalone ‘architectural icon’, the

structures to drape around the buildings

building becomes a truly integrated part

helps buoy the construction and create

of the natural environment.

Alinco Ltd 234 Ngo Tat To Street, W.22, District BT, HCMC, Vietnam t: +84 8 3840 1749 f: +84 8 3840 0306 e: w:

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Asia Pacific Award Winners 2 0 1 2 Australia Best Apartment Flora by BPM Construction and Development Group Best Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended 2 Girls Building by Kavellaris Urban Design Best Architecture Single Residence Argo Street Residence by LSA Architects Best Development Marketing Highly Commended North Road Boulevard by BPM Construction and Development Group Best High-rise Architecture Skypark Tower by Kavellaris Urban Design Best Landscape Architecture Darwin Waterfront by HASSELL Best Leisure Development Darling Quarter by Lend Lease Highly Commended Darwin Waterfront by HASSELL / Darwin Waterfront Corporation Best Leisure Interior Highly Commended Momofuku Seio ÂŻ bo by Luchetti Krelle Highly Commended Xanthi by Luchetti Krelle Best Mixed-use Architecture The Oracle, Broadbeach by DBI Design Pty Ltd. Highly Commended Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Best Mixed-use Development Darling Quarter by Lend Lease Best Mixed-use Interior The Oracle, Broadbeach by DBI Design Pty Ltd. Best Office Architecture Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Best Office Development Darling Quarter by Lend Lease Highly Commended 235 St Georges Terrace, Perth by Hawaiian Pty Ltd + Brookfield Highly Commended SC Land Offices by SC Land Best Office Interior Commonwealth Bank Place at Darling Quarter by Lend Lease, Davenport Campbell & Partners, The EGO Group Highly Commended Rio Tinto Regional Centre by Geyer Highly Commended SC Land Offices by SC Land Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended CBRE Best Property Consultancy Marketing Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Website by Savills Australia Best Real Estate Agency Unique Estates Highly Commended SHAW Property Group Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd Highly Commended The Riverhouse by SHAW Property Group Best Real Estate Agency Website by Colliers International Highly Commended by Unique Estates Australia Pty Ltd 130 International Property Awards

Australia (cont.) Best Retail Development Highly Commended Claremont Quarter by Hawaiian Pty Ltd + Brookfield Best Retail Interior Adriano Zumbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle China Best Architecture Multiple Residence Fake Hills, Northern Bay One by Beihai Xin Ping Guang Yang Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended Yingde Hotspring Villas (Phase 1) by New Space Architects Pte Ltd Highly Commended Sanya Residential Development by Aedas Limited Best Architecture Single Residence INTEGER Bamboo House by The Oval Partnership Best Commercial High-rise Development Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Shui On Land Limited Best Development Multiple Units Hainan Clearwater Bay by Agile Property Holdings Ltd Best High-rise Architecture Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects / P&T Group Best Industrial Development Singapore-Hangzhou Science & Technology Park Phase-1B by Ascendas Hangzhou Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Highly Commended Integrated Manufacturing Facility, Tianjin by Synefra E & C Ltd. (in Association with Suzlon Energy Tianjin Ltd. & China Haisum Engineering Co. Ltd.) Best Interior Design Show Home Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office by One Plus Partnership Limited Highly Commended Wuhan Moulding Show House by One Plus Partnership Limited Best Leisure Interior Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema by One Plus Partnership Limited Highly Commended Beijing Palace Cinema in China World Trade Centre by One Plus Partnership Limited Highly Commended Clubhouse of Fraser Suites, Shanghai by Mission & Associates Limited Best Mixed-use Architecture Center 66 by Aedas Limited Highly Commended Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects / Benoy / P&T Highly Commended Village at Sanlitun by The Oval Partnership Best Mixed-use Development Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Shui On Land Limited Highly Commended Guangzhou International Finance Center by Yuexiu Property Company Limited Best Office Interior Goelia Headquarter by Clifton Leung Design Workshop Highly Commended Sales Office of Lunas Del Mar by Mission & Associates Limited Highly Commended Dianping by DB&B Pte Ltd Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended Colliers International Highly Commended CBRE

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China (cont.) Best Public Service Architecture Shijiazhuang International Convention and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot Highly Commended City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute Building by Aedas Limited Best Public Service Interior Lvgem – Chanson by Flora Lau Designers Limited Highly Commended Vanke – Golden Pine Lake by Flora Lau Designers Limited Highly Commended Violet Palace by Flora Lau Designers Limited Best Retail Architecture Oasis Mall by Aedas Limited Highly Commended Wuhan Riverview Plaza by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects / Benoy / P&T Highly Commended Onelong Plaza by PTW Architects Best Retail Development Highly Commended Riverview Plaza by Shui On Land Limited Best Retail Interior P-Plus by Garde Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Best Architecture Single Residence Casa Bosques by Original Vision Ltd Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Highly Commended Landmark Building Refurbishment – Central, Hong Kong. by Projexasia Limited Best Interior Design Apartment Wing On Lodge by PplusP Designers Limited Highly Commended Urban Retreat by Krispace Design Consultancy Co., Ltd Highly Commended The Rednaxela by Chinc’s Workshop Ltd. Best Interior Design Private Residence Miami Crescent by PTang Studio Ltd Highly Commended Paradox House by THE XSS LTD Highly Commended Marina Cove by Millimeter Interior Design Limited Best Interior Design Show Home Celestial Heights Showflat by Primocasa Interiors Limited Best Leisure Interior Derby Restaurant and Bar, Happy Valley Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Highly Commended Wooloomooloo PRIME by Zanghellini & Holt Associates Highly Commended GH Tsing Yi Cinema by DPWT Design Ltd. Best Mixed-use Interior Life Creation by THE XSS LTD Best Office Architecture 18 Kowloon East by Aedas Limited Best Office Interior Centralized Monitoring Centre HongKong Land Limited by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Highly Commended Millimeter Interior Design Limited Office by Millimeter Interior Design Limited Highly Commended PACO Operation Hub by PACO Communications / Signature Asia Best Property Consultancy Colliers International Highly Commended Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong Highly Commended CBRE Hong Kong Ltd

Hong Kong (cont.) Best Public Service Interior Ear, Nose, Throat & Face Clinic by K-International & Associates Ltd. Highly Commended Matilda International Hospital by K-International & Associates Ltd. Best Real Estate Agency Savills Hong Kong Best Real Estate Agency Website by Habitat Property Ltd Best Residential High-rise Development Queen’s Cube by Nan Fung Group Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Winfield Building by Nan Fung Group Best Retail Interior 1010 Flagship Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop India Best Apartment One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Highly Commended Aliens Space Station by Aliens Group Highly Commended Sky Vie by Lunkad Realty Best Architecture Multiple Residence Water’s Edge by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd Highly Commended Phoenix by Raheja Developers Limited Highly Commended Revanta by Raheja Developers Limited Best Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended ABIB by Aamby Valley Limited Best Commercial High-rise Development The Capital by The Wadhwa Group Highly Commended Oberoi Commerz by Oberoi Realty Highly Commended Prestige Shantiniketan by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Nirlon Knowledge Park by Nirlon Limited Highly Commended Prestige Delta by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Rustomjee Aspiree by Keystone Realtors Pvt Ltd (Rustomjee) Best Developer Website by The Wadhwa Group Highly Commended by TATA Housing Highly Commended by PS Group Best Development Marketing The World Towers by Lodha Developers Ltd. Highly Commended Nitesh Fisher Island by Nitesh Estates Limited Highly Commended La Montana, Talegaon by TATA Housing Best Development Multiple Units The Retreat by Mint Homes Highly Commended Megacity at Palava by Lodha Developers Ltd. Highly Commended Prestige White Meadows by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Best Golf Course Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited Best Golf Development Prestige Golfshire by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited International Property Awards 131

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Asia Pacific Award Winners 2 0 1 2 India (cont.) Best High-rise Architecture One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Highly Commended BeauMonte by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd / Sahana-Sheth Highly Commended Seagull by House of Hiranandani Best Industrial Development Hi-Tech Engineering Special Economic Zones Coimbatore, Padubidri, Vadodara by Synefra E & C Ltd. Highly Commended Prestige Tech Park by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Cessna Business Park by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Best Interior Design Apartment Prestige Oasis by Morph Design Company Highly Commended Neptune’s Courtyard by Morph Design Company Highly Commended Prestige Golfshire by Morph Design Company Best Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended The Imperial – Apartment #2102 by S D Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Best Interior Design Show Home Lodha Fiorenza by Lodha Developers Ltd Highly Commended Privé by TATA Housing Highly Commended Primanti by TATA Housing Best Landscape Architecture Highly Commended New Cuffe Parade by Lodha Developers Ltd Highly Commended Aamby Valley City by Aamby Valley Limited Best Leisure Architecture La Montana by TATA Housing Highly Commended D Caves by Sanjay Puri Architects Best Leisure Development Kalpataru Aura Clubhouse by Kalpataru Highly Commended Prestige Ozone Clubhouse by Morph Design Company Highly Commended Aamby Valley City by Aamby Valley Limited Best Leisure Interior Ozone Clubhouse by Morph Design Co. Best Mixed-use Development Rustomjee Elements by Keystone Realtors Pvt Ltd (Rustomjee) Highly Commended Aliens Space Station by Aliens Group Highly Commended The Orchard Residency & R City by Runwal Group Best Office Architecture Jaypee Corporate Office by Le Groupe Arcop & Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended archohm design studio by Archohm Consults Private Limited Best Office Development Boomerang by Kanakia Spaces Pvt. Ltd Highly Commended Lodha Excelus by Lodha Developers Ltd. Highly Commended Bhoruka Tech Park by Bhoruka Park Private Limited Best Office Interior BPTP ‘Crest’ by Space Matrix Highly Commended DSC Corporate Interiors by Archohm Consults Private Limited Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended DTZ International Property Advisers Highly Commended Cushman & Wakefield 132 International Property Awards

India (cont.) Best Property Consultancy Marketing Supreme Business Park by CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended Cushman & Wakefield Best Property Single Unit Prestige Golfshire by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Bloomfield Unicorn Villa by Amit Enterprises Housing Ltd. Highly Commended Timber Chalet by Aamby Valley Limited Best Public Service Architecture International Management Institute by Abin Design Studio Best Residential High-rise Development One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Highly Commended Atmosphere by Forum Projects Pvt. Ltd. Highly Commended BeauMonte by Sahana-Sheth Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Highly Commended Ahuja Towers by Ahuja Constructions Highly Commended New Shiv Shahi by HBS Realtors Private Limited Best Retail Development Forum Sujana Mall Hyderabad by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Oberoi Mall by Oberoi Realty Highly Commended R City by Runwal Group Best Retail Interior Sublime Galleria by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Highly Commended Korum by Kalpataru Retail Ventures Pvt Ltd Indonesia Best Apartment Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Best Development Multiple Units Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Best Landscape Architecture Highly Commended Rancamaya Golf Estate by PT Suryamas Dutamakmur, Tbk Best Leisure Development Montigo Resorts, Nongsa by KOP Properties Pte Ltd Best Mixed-use Development Highly Commended Central Park by PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk Best Office Development BSD Green Office Park by Sinar Mas Land Best Property Consultancy Colliers International Highly Commended Jones Lang LaSalle Best Public Services Development Central Park Mall by PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk Best Retail Development Highly Commended Central Park Mall by PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk Japan Best Architecture Multiple Residence yotsuya tenera by Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS Best Architecture Single Residence Villa in Karuizawa by Satoshi Okada architects Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended CBRE

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Kazakhstan Best Mixed-use Architecture LLP “Khan Shatyr” Best Public Service Architecture Highly Commended Astana Media Center by Tabanlioglu Architecture Best Retail Development Highly Commended Aport Mall by Eurasia RED Malaysia Best Apartment Central Residence @ Sg Besi KL by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Amaya Saujana by Malton Berhad Highly Commended Dreamcity by The Clearwater Group Best Architecture Multiple Residence East Ledang by UEM Land Berhad Highly Commended Central Residence @ Sg Besi KL by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Empire Residence by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies Best Commercial High-rise Development Phase 3 & 4 Of Platinum Park by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Highly Commended Menara Bangkok Bank @ Berjaya Central Park by Berjaya Corporation Berhad Highly Commended Proposed Mixed Use Development On Lot 149 by UEM Land Holdings Berhad Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Icon City, Petaling Jaya by Mah Sing Group Berhad Highly Commended Atria Damansara by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Best Developer Website Highly Commended by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Best Development Marketing Zephyr Point by Urban Hallmark Properties Sdn. Bhd. Highly Commended Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd Best Development Multiple Units Zephyr Point by Urban Hallmark Properties Sdn. Bhd. Highly Commended Enclave 2 by Anjung Hijau Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Pool Villas by Dijaya Corporation Berhad Best High-rise Architecture Icon Residence, Mont’ Kiara by Mah Sing Group Berhad Highly Commended Central Residence @ Sg Besi KL by Yuk Tung Land Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Sky Tango by P&T Consultants Pte Ltd Highly Commended Proposed Mixed Use Development On Lot 149 by UEM Land Holdings Berhad Best Industrial Development Suntrack Hub @ Bangi by Suntrack Developments Sdn Bhd Best Interior Design Apartment The Peak Residences by Designed Design Associates Pte Ltd Best Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended Residence at Kenny Heights Estate by Designworx Interior Consultant Best Interior Design Show Home Mirage by the lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Malaysia (cont.) Best Landscape Architecture Highly Commended The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat by Malik Lip & Associates Sdn Bhd Best Leisure Architecture Avi Spa by A & A Architects Sdn Bhd Best Mixed-use Architecture Pan’gaea by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Highly Commended Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Sunway Velocity by SA Architects Sdn Bhd Best Mixed-use Development Cascades by Mitraland Group Highly Commended Empire City by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies Highly Commended Puteri Harbour by UEM Land Holding Berhad Best Office Architecture NAZA Tower, Platinum Park by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Best Office Development Paragon by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Highly Commended Cascades Corporate by Mitraland Group Highly Commended Icon City, Petaling Jaya by Mah Sing Group Berhad Best Office Interior Troika Sales Gallery by Hamiltons International with Joann Ang Highly Commended DiGi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. by paul+pris sdn. bhd. Best Property Single Unit Nadayu Melawati (Embun) by Nadayu Properties Berhad Highly Commended Enclave 1 by Anjung Hijau Sdn Bhd Highly Commended 20trees by SDB Properties Sdn Bhd Best Public Service Architecture Mosque Section 13 by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Best Public Services Development Mosque Section 14 by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Best Residential High-rise Development Damansara City by GuocoLand (M) Berhad Highly Commended Cascades Residences by Mitraland Group Highly Commended SENI Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur by Aseana Properties Limited Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment sixceylon by BOLTON Berhad Best Retail Architecture Giza, Kota Damansara by SA Architects Sdn Bhd Best Retail Development Elements Mall by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd Highly Commended Damansara City by GuocoLand (M) Berhad Highly Commended Empire Shopping Gallery by Mammoth Empire Group Of Companies Best Retirement Development The Green Leaf Retirement Resort by Gracious Homes Sdn Bhd New Zealand Best Architecture Multiple Residence Kensington Park by Kensington Park Holdings Limited Best Development Multiple Units Kensington Park by Kensington Park Holdings Limited International Property Awards 133

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Asia Pacific Award Winners 2 0 1 2 New Zealand (cont.) Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended CBRE Highly Commended Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Marketing Colliers International Best Public Service Architecture Wilson School by Opus Architecture Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Prestige Real Estate International Pakistan Best Golf Development Bahria Golf City by Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Best High-rise Architecture Highly Commended Bahria Town ICON by Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Best Leisure Architecture Sheraton Golf and Country Club by Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Best Leisure Interior Highly Commended The SPA by Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Best Retail Interior Highly Commended Green Valley by Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Philippines Best Development Marketing High Street South by ThreeSixty Inc. Highly Commended Elaro by ThreeSixty Inc. Best High-rise Architecture Trump Tower Manila by Broadway Malyan Highly Commended Milano Residences by Broadway Malyan Best Lettings Agency CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Best Office Development TwoE-ComCenter by SM Land Inc. Highly Commended Net Lima @ The Net Metropolis, 5th. Ave. by The Net Group Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu Highly Commended Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Marketing Zuellig Building by CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Best Real Estate Agency CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Highly Commended KMC MAG Group Inc. Best Real Estate Agency Marketing CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Best Residential High-rise Development Trump Tower Manila by Century Properties Group, Inc. Singapore Best Apartment The Azure by Frasers Centrepoint Limited Highly Commended PRIVÉ by Punggol Field EC Pte. Ltd. Highly Commended Goodwood Residence by GuocoLand Singapore 134 International Property Awards

Singapore (cont.) Best Architecture Multiple Residence One Shenton by CDL Land Pte Ltd Highly Commended Belysa by Pasir Ris EC Pte. Ltd. Highly Commended Caspian Condominium by Yang Architects Pte. Ltd. Best Architecture Single Residence Serangoon House by CHANG Architects Highly Commended DW-House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Highly Commended Alnwick Road House by Park+Associates Pte Ltd Best Commercial High-rise Development Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP Best High-rise Architecture Marina South by M+S Pte Ltd Highly Commended Trevista Condominium by Yang Architects Pte. Ltd. Highly Commended The Hamilton-Scotts by Architects Best Interior Design Apartment The Seafront on Meyer by Cameron Woo Design Highly Commended Holiday Home at Taman Pelangi by TDC & Associates Pte Ltd Highly Commended Seascape Pool Villa, #01-01 by AXIS. ID Pte Ltd Best Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended The Esta by Numero Uno Creative Group Pte Ltd – Sumisura Best Landscape Architecture Orchard Central (Landscape) by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Highly Commended Jurong Central Park McDonald’s by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Best Leisure Interior The Food Garden, Asia Square by designphase dba pte ltd Highly Commended The Second Floor, American Club by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Best Lettings Agency Highly Commended Savills (Singapore) Pte Ltd Best Mixed-use Architecture Marina South by M+S Pte Ltd Highly Commended The Mezzo by AXIS Architects Planners Pte Ltd Best Mixed-use Development Marina South by M+S Pte Ltd Highly Commended Changi City@ Changi Business Park, Singapore by Ascendas Fraser Pte Ltd. Best Office Architecture Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP Highly Commended Park+Associates Office by Park+Associates Pte Ltd Best Office Development Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP Best Office Interior White Corporate by White Corporate Pte Ltd Highly Commended Human Capital Leadership Institute by Designworx Interior Consultant Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Highly Commended Cushman & Wakefield Highly Commended CBRE Pte Ltd Best Property Single Unit Highly Commended 737 Upper Changi Road East by SG Concept Builder Pte Ltd

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Singapore (cont.) Best Real Estate Agency Savills Residential Pte Ltd Highly Commended ECG Property Pte Ltd Best Real Estate Agency Marketing International Marketing by Savills Residential Pte Ltd Best Residential High-rise Development Hamilton Scotts by Hayden Properties Pte Ltd Highly Commended St Thomas Suites by Frasers Centrepoint Limited Highly Commended Soleil @ Sinaran by Frasers Centrepoint Ltd Best Retail Architecture Quayside Isle by AXIS Architects Planners Pte Ltd Best Retail Interior Peach Blossoms Chinese Restaurant by JP Concept Pte Ltd Highly Commended Ri Stationers by White Corporate Pte Ltd Highly Commended Cross Concept Store at Marina Bay Sands by White Corporate Pte Ltd South Korea Best Architecture Multiple Residence Tuscany hills Golf Resort by Gansam Architects & Partners Best Leisure Architecture Highly Commended Golden Bay Golf & Resort by Gansam Architects & Partners Best Mixed-use Development Berjaya Jeju Airest City by Berjaya Jeju Resort Limited Best Office Architecture Ferrum Tower by Gansam Architects & Partners Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Best Public Service Architecture Daegu EXCO by Gansam Architects & Partners Highly Commended Ulsan Museum by Gansam Architects & Partners Sri Lanka Best Office Architecture People’s Leasing Co. Headquarters by The Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd Taiwan Best Architecture Multiple Residence The Eminent Mansion by Huang Hsiang Construction Corporation Taiwan Pte Ltd. Best Property Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Taiwan Highly Commended CBRE Taiwan Best Residential High-rise Development The Eminent Mansion by Huang Hsiang Construction Corporation Pte Ltd. Best Retail Interior Highly Commended Uni-President Hankyu Department by Garde Co., Ltd. Thailand Best Apartment Kata Rocks Club Penthouse by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Highly Commended MODE Sukhumvit 61 by Gaysorn Property Co., Ltd Highly Commended CODE by Kalara Development

Thailand (cont.) Best Architecture Multiple Residence Bluepoint Condos by Blue Point Developments Highly Commended M Ladprao by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Highly Commended Samujana by Gfab Architects Best Architecture Single Residence Rama 2 House by Lynk Architect Co., Ltd. Highly Commended Sava – Phuket by Original Vision Ltd Highly Commended Private Residence by JARKEN Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Siam Discovery Renovation by Siam Piwat Company Ltd. Retail Planning by Concept International Design Highly Commended CentralPlaza Lardprao by Central Pattana Plc. Best Developer Website by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Highly Commended by MintedImages Co., Ltd. Best Development Marketing Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Best Development Multiple Units Banyan Tree Residences by Laguna Banyan Tree Limited Highly Commended Bluepoint Condos by Blue Point Developments Highly Commended Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Best High-rise Architecture Ivy Thonglor by Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd. Highly Commended Saladaeng Residences by Architects Highly Commended The Issara Ladprao by Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited Best Interior Design Apartment CODE by Kalara Development Highly Commended Sukhothai Residences by PTang Studio Ltd Highly Commended PANU by Kalara Development Best Interior Design Show Home Amari Residences Hua Hin by Create Great Design Company Limited Best Leisure Development Highly Commended Boathouse Hua Hin by Boathouse Hua Hin Company Limited Best Leisure Interior Red Sun by Tawandang by Concept International Design Best Lettings Agency Highly Commended Phuket Island Property Services Co., Ltd. Best Property Consultancy CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Highly Commended Colliers International Highly Commended Jones Lang LaSalle Best Property Consultancy Marketing CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Property Consultancy Website by CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Property Single Unit Villa Neptune by Oceanic Management Highly Commended The Vineyard by BravoThai Lifestyles co., Ltd Highly Commended Samujana Villa 6 by Samujana Estate Ltd Best Real Estate Agency CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Highly Commended Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty Highly Commended Kalara International Properties International Property Awards 135

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Asia Pacific Award Winners 2 0 1 2 Thailand (cont.) Best Real Estate Agency Marketing CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Real Estate Agency Website Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty Highly Commended by Kalara Development Highly Commended by CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Retail Architecture Highly Commended CentralPlaza Chiangrai by Central Pattana Plc. Best Retail Interior Robinson Department Store, Grand Rama 9 by Concept International Design Vietnam Best Apartment Indochina Plaza Hanoi by Indochina Land Best Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended The Dune Residences by PURE Architects Highly Commended Sanctuary OUT-2 Design Best Golf Development Danang Beach Resort by VinaCapital Highly Commended The Montgomerie Links Vietnam and The Estates at Montgomerie Links by Indochina Land Best High-rise Architecture Khai Hoan Paradise Residential by Alinco Ltd Highly Commended PARCSpring by CapitaLand Vietnam Holdings Pte Ltd Best Leisure Interior Chill Sky Bar by dwp Best Mixed-use Architecture Him Lam Ba Son Mixed-Use Complex by Alinco Ltd Best Mixed-use Development Ecopark Urban Township by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC Highly Commended Riviera Point by Riviera Point Limited Liability Company Highly Commended Saigon M&C Tower Project by Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC Best Office Architecture Friesland Campina HQ by dwp Best Office Development Saigon M&C Tower Project by Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC Best Office Interior Unilever Homebase by OUT-2 Design Best Property Consultancy Savills Vietnam Best Property Consultancy Marketing Crescent Mall by Savills Vietnam Best Property Single Unit Norman Estates, Show Villa by VinaCapital Best Real Estate Agency Savills Vietnam Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Ecopark by Savills Vietnam Highly Commended CBRE Vietnam 136 International Property Awards

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Overall Asia Pacific Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the Asia Pacific region. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Best Apartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Best Architecture Multiple Residence . . . . . . . . . . East Ledang by UEM Land Berhad Best Architecture Single Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . Serangoon House by CHANG Architects Best Commercial High-rise Development . . . . . . . Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment . . . Nirlon Knowledge Park by Nirlon Limited Best Developer Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Best Development Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Best Development Multiple Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . Banyan Tree Residences by Laguna Banyan Tree Limited Best Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited Best Golf Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danang Beach Resort by VinaCapital Best High-rise Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Icon Residence, Mont’ Kiara by Mah Sing Group Berhad Best Industrial Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi-Tech Engineering Special Economic Zones Coimbatore, Padubidri, Vadodara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Synefra E & C Ltd. Best Interior Design Apartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing On Lodge by PplusP Designers Limited Best Interior Design Private Residence . . . . . . . . . Miami Crescent by PTang Studio Ltd Best Interior Design Show Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celestial Heights Showflat by Primocasa Interiors Limited Best Landscape Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darwin Waterfront by HASSELL Best Leisure Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Montana by TATA Housing Best Leisure Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darling Quarter by Lend Lease Best Leisure Interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chill Sky Bar by dwp Best Lettings Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Best Mixed-use Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Center 66 by Aedas Limited Best Mixed-use Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cascades by Mitraland Group Best Mixed-use Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Life Creation by THE XSS LTD Best Office Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . People’s Leasing Co. Headquarters by The Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd Best Office Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paragon by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Best Office Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unilever Homebase by OUT-2 Design Best Property Consultancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Property Consultancy Marketing . . . . . . . . . . Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Website . . . . . . . . . . . by Savills Australia Best Property Single Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nadayu Melawati (Embun) by Nadayu Properties Berhad Best Public Service Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson School by Opus Architecture Best Public Service Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lvgem – Chanson by Flora Lau Designers Limited Best Public Services Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mosque Section 14 by NAZA TTDI SDN BHD Best Real Estate Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Best Real Estate Agency Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecopark by Savills Vietnam Best Real Estate Agency Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Colliers International Best Residential High-rise Development . . . . . . . . One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment . . . . sixceylon by BOLTON Berhad Best Retail Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oasis Mall by Aedas Limited Best Retail Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forum Sujana Mall Hyderabad by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Best Retail Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1010 Flagship Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop Best Retirement Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Green Leaf Retirement Resort by Gracious Homes Sdn Bhd International Property Awards 137

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