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Asia Pacific City Living London homes of fame & fortune

Destinations offering a less taxing lifestyle Extremes of extravagance:

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As one of the media partners of both the International Property Awards and International Hotel Awards, this magazine brings you two special supplements this issue. Within them you’ll find descriptions and contact details for the World’s Best Properties and Hotels. Being a member of the extensive judging panel, I can honestly say it has been a very hard task to select these ultimate international winners from a field of exceeding strong regional contenders. Other features include a look at the many benefits of living in a gated community or serviced condominium development in the USA, together with an in-depth article on Florida’s flourishing property market. Spain is also taking positive steps along the road to recovery and is currently offering many attractive investment opportunities. We then turn our attention to city living in the Asia Pacific where a property in somewhere such as Hong Kong, Bangkok or Sydney can provide an oasis of opulence close to all the bright lights and action. London also comes under our spotlight with homes that have a claim to fame or are in a particularly notable area. Completing our many editorial highlights is a focus on where in the world to find the most favourable tax jurisdictions, such as Monaco, Malta and the Bahamas. This feature could certainly live up to its title by giving you a ‘Less Taxing Lifestyle’ so is well worth a read. Here’s to a happy and prosperous ,

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

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On the Standard cover: ‘Langdon Farm’, Maryland, USA: 18th century brick Colonial on over 140 acres.The highest level of craftsmanship is noticed in the elaborate moldings, fireplaces with carved mantels, bookcases, and hand-painted wallpaper throughout the 10,000+ square foot home. Broad waterviews, a deep water dock, guest house, barns, outbuildings, and renowned gardens complement the property. $9,750,000 Clifford E Meredith - Lacaze Meredith Real Estate Tel: +1 410 822-6272 Web: See page 61

EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Bennett, Lynn West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex.

On the British Airways cover: Schooner Bay Penthouse 302, Barbados is simply stunning. A luxurious 3 bed beachfront apartment offering over 6,250 square feet of living space which has been exquisitely finished and decorated. The unit is situated 46 feet above sea level on the 2nd and 3rd floors and boasts uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea. Alleyne Real Estate Tel: +1 246 432 1159 Email: See page 69

On the Emirates cover: Toronto: Forest Hill stone manor house transformed maintaining architectural integrity of Old World traditions while incorporating modern conveniences. Stately principal rooms for formal entertaining. Elevator 2nd level to lower. Indoor pool, wine cellar & self-contained staff quarters. Fully lit tennis court & delightful cabana with wet bar. Enchanting landscaped gardens & specimen trees create idyllic private oasis. $25,000,000 Elise Kalles – Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Tel: +1416-441-2888 Web: See page 52 4

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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.

The finest creations in the kitchen are handmade – including our ovens.

The difference is Gaggenau. The EB 388 is our oldest model. For the last 20 years, its design has set the standard. And it’s still almost exclusively crafted by hand – which explains why we limit our production to only 20 ovens a day. That might not sound very advanced, but if you want the very best, you know that this oven is right up to date. So in the future, you’ll still find the EB 388 in the world’s most modern kitchens – and at your Gaggenau studio. For more information and a list of partners, please dial 0844 892 9026 or visit: Alternatively, please visit our showroom at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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In this issue Desire Covet a custom-crafted wine cellar, a bottle of 1789 Courvoisier & Curlier cognac and the World’s Best Hotel Finishing touches The most innovative and attractive items imaginable designed to give your home that added ‘wow factor’ The finer things in life Black sea pearls for her and black diamonds for him are just two style-setting suggestions Inside information Award-winning interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud shares the secrets of her success Driveway News and upcoming events from the glamorous world of motoring Top 10 Cars Latest launches from supercar shows around the world Destination resorts Seclusion in the Seychelles or a safari in South Africa - the choice is yours What’s in a name? London properties with celebrity connections and admirable addresses come under our spotlight Safe and sound Why gated communities and serviced apartments prove so popular in the USA Sunrise for the Sunshine State Ginetta Vedrickas is happy to report that Florida is flourishing once again A life less taxing We explore seven different destinations to find those with the most favourable tax jurisdictions Spanish steps Rachel Newcombe plots Spain’s positive path to recovery City slickers Asia Pacific cities offer stunning properties acting as oases amid the hub of buzz and activity

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The Disklavier E3. A Modern Classic Yamaha Disklavier - a 21st Century player piano that lets you enjoy real piano music in your home at any time, whether you play or just like to listen. By combining a century of traditional piano craftsmanship with the very latest in digital technology, our groundbreaking E3 Grands and Uprights open up the world of Disklavier ownership at a newly aordable price. To arrange a personal demonstration contact

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360 DEGREE VIEWS - THE LAST OCEAN PARCEL IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH, MIAMI FLORIDA USA Regalia is set in more than one acre of oceanfront property in a broad enclave adjoining the villas of upscale Golden Beach. At Regalia, the best of beachfront living merges with all things exciting about city life - from nearby shopping the luxury Shops of Bal Harbour and Aventura Mall, to South Florida’s scintillating arts and cultural scene, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife. The global gateway of Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports are easily accessible.


LIMITED EDITION LIVING - STARTING AT 6 MM Spacious residences with more than 7,600 square feet of livable space, 5,515 interior square feet, 2,100 exterior square feet, feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls framing the dramatic ocean and 360 degrees of unobstructed views. Living spaces are flooded with light and air from sunrise to sunset.


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Note: Plans, materials and specifications are subject to architectural and other revisions at the sole discretion of the developer, builder or architect, or as may be requested by law. Floor plans shown are not to any particular scale. All dimensions are measured to the exterior boundaries of the exterior walls, corridor walls and to the centerline of interior demising walls and may vary from the description and definition of the “unit� set forth in the declaration. All dimensions are approximate, and all floor plans and development plans are subject to change. Equal housing opportunity. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes, to be furnished by the developer to a buyer or lessee. Not an offer or solicitation where prohibited by state statutes. All others are subject to the terms and conditions of any sales or reservation agreement with the developer. Availability and prices of residences are subject to change without notice. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Plan draw not to scale.z EQUAL HOUSING


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Those who take immense pride in their wine

construction, Mr Cash decided to build a cellar of his

collection will be delighted to hear that, what

own design. After 18 months of planning, his custom- describes as ‘The world’s best wine

crafted cellar was complete, and the envy of every

cellars’, are now becoming more widely available.

wine collector who saw it.

Revel Custom Wine Cellars, a designer and

Following mounting interest from architects,

manufacturer of wine cellar cabinetry based in

builders and wine professionals, Mr Cash founded

Michigan, has just announced its first shipment

Revel Cellars in 2009 to bring wine lovers everywhere

to Europe.

the cellar cabinets worthy of their passion. This

After a lifetime of collecting wine, Jim Cash had

has resulted in the company’s first European sale, a

run out of closet space for his 700 bottles. It was

2,000 bottle cellar to British entrepreneur Christian

finally time to build the cellar that would house his

Nellemann in London.

collection. There was just one problem - the cellar he

A series of patented techniques are used to

envisioned simply hadn’t been invented yet. A ‘bin’

spotlight the wine bottles and allow their labels to

certainly wasn’t any way to treat his prized bottles

be fully visible. Sliding drawers protect the valuable

and standard wine racks seemed better at hiding

wine, and also make it easy to view each bottle.

wine than displaying it.

Another innovation is the corner wine wheel, which

Never one to back away from a challenge, and with the benefit of a career in real estate development and

rotates to show off each bottle, and captures corner space that would otherwise be wasted. ■

Cellars are priced by bottle capacity, on average amounting to $30-$50 per bottle. The cabinetry shown here is priced at approximately $90,000.


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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.

Serious collectors of vintage liquors should charge their glasses and prepare for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Harrods, the world’s largest department store in Mayfair, London, is showcasing the oldest Courvoisier & Curlier cognac vintage 1789. The 233-year-old cognac currently on display in the Harrods wine shop’s tasting room, was only recently recognized as the earliest known vintage of the prestigious French Cognac brand. A rare find indeed, it was discovered in the world’s largest collection of old liquors owned by the Dutch collector, Bay van der Bunt. However, with no children to take over his historic collection, Mr van der Bunt would be willing to relinquish the title for several million dollars. The connoisseur collection holds over 5,000 bottles of note including 250-year old cognac, whisky, armagnac, port, madeira and other rare liqueurs. ■ £90,000 for the 1789 cognac • $8m for entire collection


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Riptide swim spas make pool ownership easy. The powerful counter-current of a Riptide swim spa delivers a better swim experience than any standard pool. With all the components fitted internally, our swim spas can be dropped into your design, making installation quick and simple. With a high level of insulation around the shell and a fully insulated thermal cover, your swim spa is economical to run and is ready for use anytime of day, all year round.

7 models, 3 counter-current options. Riptide pools are available throughout Europe and the USA. Prices from £14,995. Download our brochure at

What could be more desirable than a stay in what has just been pronounced ‘The World’s Best Hotel 2012’? This highly coveted title was presented to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Judges from the International Hotel Awards’ expert panel agreed that it epitomises the very definition of an opulent Middle Eastern paradise. Grand but hugely inviting, this exceptional Qatar hotel combines extravagant elegance with a traditional Arabian welcome. Soaring 115 meters above Qatar’s sea and desert landscape, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is an impressive symbol of the nation’s emergence as a destination for travellers to the Middle East. The 374-room, five-star hotel fuses contemporary styling with classic Arabic and European design. Located on its own exclusive island in the prestigious West Bay Lagoon district, the hotel has sweeping views, which overlook the turquoise blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. This highly luxurious five-star hotel also reaped another two awards, having been recognized as the Best Hotel Qatar 2012 and Best Hotel Arabia 2012. Earlier in September, Executive Chef Green had been bestowed by Caterer Middle East Awards as ‘Best Chef of the Year 2012’. All of these prestigious awards also marked the 11th anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and strengthened the positioning of the hotel as an acclaimed property. “We are delighted to accomplish all of these impressive recognitions,” said Hoss Vetry, Cluster General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and Sharq Village and Spa. “We have continued the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton to create a memorable experience for our guests, so to be recognized for that is a great achievement. We strive to meet the needs of our guests in every way, and it feels great to know that we are steering to the right direction. We are confident to continue the award winning tradition in the upcoming years.” ■


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Come round for coffee If you’re looking for something rather retro, Fears and Kahn offers 20th century antiques and art from the 50s through to the 80s. This 1970’s rotating coffee table designed by Willy Rizzo, Italy, is set on a black laminate plinth. A striking black lacquered unit, the table has a green veneer detail and gloss finish with a fixed brass circular insert. £2,800 –

Finishing touches

Searching for inspiration to complete that ultra special living space in your home? Whether it’s a bedroom, a grand drawing room or hall, we may be able to suggest just the thing

 Making an entrance These individually handmade solid glass door knobs are precision engineered to the finest standards and fully guaranteed. Suitable for either mortice or rim locks, they are supplied in pairs with spindle and screws and are completely functional and turning. Featured here are the classical whirl door knobs which are extremely elegant folds of glass. Visually impressive, they feel beautiful to turn. Their concealed rose is on a polished (not lacquered) brass, and other finishes are available such as nickel, chrome, silver and satin. £125 - £139 per pair –

Lamps with clamps Hand crafted in Great Britain, Plant & Moss products are made using a mixture of time-honoured skills and modern techniques to produce practical, unusual solutions for the home and office. The company’s high quality handmade lamps have a bespoke feel to them and are bursting with character. The Clamp Lamp Chandelier is made-to-order with a lead-time of four to six weeks. Comprising of a cluster of Pant & Moss’ original Clamp Lamps, this wonderfully innovative design merges aluminium shades and stainless steel rods. These stem from a bright red clamp base with touches of chrome resulting in a remarkable visual splendour. Whether casting light over your dining room table or simply enjoyed as a dramatic feature, the minimalistic beauty of this timeless, industrial design promises to provide your home with quality, character and quirk. £4,500 – 16

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Art for the hearth Sculptor Cathy Azria specialises in creating structural compositions for fireplaces. Lit or unlit, they are significant works of art, using natural materials and organic forms. Each fire is a one-off, signed by its creator. One of Cathy’s best known concepts is ‘Bonfire’, a theme she has developed in many different ways. Steel ‘branches’ glow and expand in the gas-fired flames, emitting cracking and popping sounds and providing a different experience every time it is lit. Inspiration for the Loop fire pictured here came from the rings around the planet Saturn and the fire makes a stellar statement – with flames leaping up through a sculpture of steel loops. Made to special commission, Loop fires can be made to any size and each one is individually handmade, signed and dated by Cathy. From £2,400 –

Fishing for compliments Acclaimed for their most recent marine inspired installations, the creative force behind Scabetti is the English design duo Dominic and Frances Bromley. Since Dominic’s launch of his first sculptural work shown at 100%Design London in 2000, followers of the collection have seen a natural eye for detail and form married with high quality English made materials such as fine bone china. The light installation Shoal launched in 2007 at 100%design London with a two metre tall sculptural arrangement of 1,672 fine bone china fish. Surrounding a central light source, Shoal is provocative of nature’s bait-ball phenomenon of schooling fish. Featured here is a special edition of Scabetti’s iconic Shoal light sculpture, made with 186 fine bone china fish each plated in 24 carat gold surrounding a central light. The highly polished finish on each delicate china fish reflects the warmth and beauty of such precious metal. Price varies depending on the price of gold at time of ordering

Take a seat Designer Marnie Moyle has a small workshop on the Berkshire Downs where she makes beautiful furniture such as this sofa. Unusually named ‘Beryl, Mavis & Coco’, it has an elegant spiral form with a sumptuous feather filled cushion and a sprung base for added support. Unlike And so to bed A truly good night’s sleep is due in huge part to a comfortable

standard sofas where one faces out,

bed. Norris Bedding is a family firm launched in 1945, specialising in fine quality

Beryl, Mavis & Coco offers a myriad

handmade mattresses. The company prides itself on the construction of its beds,

of seating options; private space for

whether handmade divans or hand teased loose filling mattresses. Every part of the

reading, playing a console, listening

construction is carried out by hand by craftsman.

to music or just purely for relaxing.

Over the years, Norris Bedding has supplied beds to many Hollywood stars, peers of

Alternatively, it can also be shared

the realm and sporting heroes. However, the same amount of care, precision and time

with friends and/or family in the art

is taken with each and every one of its orders. Handmade mattresses are tailor made

of conversation. Shown here in the

to suit each customer’s requirements, in any shape and any size using breathable

‘raw’ in a cream canvas, the sofa is also

natural materials and featuring chrome air vents and side turning handles.

available in a selection of British made

The mattress featured here is from the Signature range and the ultimate in luxury.

textiles. These include the finest of

Pocket sprung divans accompany pocket sprung mattresses, made from mohair, cattle

English wools, hemp and a nettle/wool

tail, alpaca and hand teased cashmere. Covered in a distinctive Ian Mankin cotton

mix or a fabric of your own choosing.

ticking, it has a stylish, traditional look.

From £13,000 plus top fabric

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Since 2004 the team at Bishop Design has developed an excellent and varied portfolio of Commercial, Hospitality, Retail and Residential design. The Bishop Design brand increasingly develops projects secured through recommendation, referral and repeat business – a true endorsement of the company’s abilities. Recently, Bishop Design have expanded by launching a designer Showroom introducing an array of pieces from around the world including a range of their own designed collection. The new venue offers an opportunity to enjoy a designed environment and to acquire unique pieces exclusively available to their clients. In recent years, Bishop Design have received plaudits, accolades and awards especially worth mentioning winning six awards in ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards’ and five awards in the prominent ‘International Property Awards’ including two 5 Star awards for ‘Best Interior Design Residence’ for a Private Villa and ‘Best Leisure Interior’ for Caramel Restaurant & Lounge both representing Arabia. All in all, their award winning designs have been continually featured by leading publications worldwide and have proven time and again the company’s sustainability within the world of interior design.

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The Wallawa factor A mile long drive of ironwood trees leads to this sympathetically restored, traditional Sri Lankan ‘Wallawa’ mansion. It’s set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds which have been designed and maintained by a team of gardeners personally trained by Bevis Bawa. This mansion dates back to the s and was previously owned by the family of one of Sri Lankan’s most famous contemporary artists, Justin Pieris Daraniyagala. In fact, most of his paintings were produced in his studio which sat at the bottom of the driveway. The property is located an hour’s drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, . hours from Colombo City and two hours from historic Kandy. Secluded from, yet neighbouring, a working coconut plantation, it’s completely unique on the island. Additionally, because of the considerate restoration project, it is now a perfectly preserved artifact of Sri Lankan architecture and social history. The mansion is a , square foot horseshoe shaped two-storey home with an internal courtyard featuring a marble fountain. The Kandyan influenced architecture features external verandahs on both sides of most rooms with tall glass and teak doors opening out for maximum cross ventilation. There are further full balconies and seating areas scattered about the house including a master hexagonal balcony

equipped with built-in banquets. Below that is a hexagonal indoor/outdoor dining area with a purpose designed round Burma teak table which seats  people. There are six bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms including showers. One of them encompasses a wooden Juliet balcony, external shower room and  foot vaulted ceiling with skylight and a high meditation loft with round stained glass window. The semi-hexagon shaped master bedroom features a large walk in teak wardrobe, a Carrera marble en suite bathroom with  foot vaulted ceiling with skylight, twin shower and oversized marble tub. Two large guest suites come complete with vaulted ceilings, en suite bathrooms with oversized tubs, and a long wooden balcony that extends over the jungle. The old ballroom downstairs still features the original octagonal Burma teak plank flooring along with the floral cornices. This area has been converted to include an open plan L-shaped dining area, TV lounge and kitchen. Among the property’s many other outstanding features are a cinema room with an integrated sound system, projector and screen and hidden air-conditioning throughout. The estate accommodates an additional three guest cottages comprising . bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, separate living rooms and extensive verandahs. A stone-built plunge

pool with affinity edge is located next to the guest cottage called the ‘Lookout’ due to its thatched roof and large lounge area overlooking extensive valley views. The property also includes a separate staff house and a double fronted garage with security quarters. In addition, plans have been drafted for a very large swimming pool and pool house comprising a gym, massage room and yoga platform, lounge, kitchen and eating areas.

Business potential

The property accommodates  bedrooms across four residences, making it ideal for use as a small and exclusive hotel. A room rate of  per night is achievable or the property can be let in its entirety on a weekly basis at a rate of , per week. The property also demonstrates real potential for it to become the number one destination in Sri Lanka as an exclusive wedding venue. A two-day wedding event would realize a rate of ,. This allows for the hiring of the property for the wedding service and all  rooms within the four residences for guests to stay in overnight. Price available on request For further enquiries or to arrange a viewing email or call +94 777 916 831.

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One off for the cuff Taken from the luxurious Rare Stones Collection by Robert Tateossian, these limited edition striking cufflinks feature 49.90 carat black oval diamonds, originated from Africa. Each oval is set in 18K pink gold, with the addition of 176 white diamonds of 0.98 carats, for the ultimate in opulence. With only one pair available, these cufflinks are the essential item for a businessman who has it all. £39,500 –

The finer things in life These elegant extravagances are sure to create a stunning first impression wherever you may be

 Confection of colours Award-winning British jewellery designer Andrew Geoghegan finds that the more cocktail rings he creates, the more confident he becomes with using colour. That’s certainly apparent with this ‘Chocolate Box Rose’ ring which is available in the whole spectrum of gem stones - aquamarine, Madeira citrine and amethyst - in platinum and 18ct white, yellow or rose gold, all with a diamond surround. “The beauty with the Chocolate Box is that we have an entire gem palette to work with so this gives you the opportunity to clash colours, use complimentary colours and even different hues or shades of the same colour.” From £5,973 –

Architecture for arches Celebrated architect, Julian Hakes, has revolutionised the footwear industry with his innovative Hakes Mojito shoe. Named ‘Best Footwear Designer of the Year 2012’ by Drapers, Julian pushes the boundaries of footwear design, creating a shoe sculpted for maximum style and comfort, often referred to as 'a walking piece of art'. To produce such physics-defying designs as the Mojito Shoe, Julian uses sophisticated 3D modelling, 3D printing and laser-scanning techniques. Hakes is proud to have provided footwear collections at London Fashion Week and is coveted by the likes of Lady Gaga, Niki Minaj and Gwyneth Paltrow. Available in 29 gorgeous colours, this shoe is designed for women to wear with confidence on any occasion. Approx £160 –


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 Come fly with me! Here’s a watch made for the skies and those who appreciate time, precision and style. Launched in collaboration with brand ambassador Sir Richard Branson, Bulova Accutron has limited the new Richard Branson Gemini Automatic GMT wristwatch to just 500 pieces worldwide. An inspiring design cleverly displays 24 individual time zones within a 46mm diameter case. This world timer function is controlled by a dedicated crown at the 2 o’clock position. The titanium case with titanium nitrate On the Move Jewellery creations by Messika are characterised by their mix of contemporary classicism, modernity, extravagance and delicacy. ‘Move’ has become the signature collection of the brand, combining a skilful blend of femininity and personality three moving diamonds are captured within an oblong casing, creating a playful yet chic accessory. The movement of the three diamonds gives them life and is described as ‘giving a sensual fluidity’ to the collection. Featured here is the gorgeous Move Pave Bracelet which has 3.2 carats of diamond and is set in 27g of white gold. £12,300 –

plating for extra hardness makes for a highly durable watch suitable for everyday wear. Finishing touches include a stunning black crocodile grain leather strap with titanium deployment and a unique serial number which appears on the Movement Bridge, case back and COSC Certificate which accompanies the watch. From £2,995 –

Back to black If you’re looking for a gift that’s elegant in its simplicity, then this necklace could prove ideal. It features Tahitian pearls which are renowned as being the creme de la creme of black sea pearls. Here, perfectly round, naturally coloured 'gunmetal' pearls have been set with an elegant 14 karat white gold ball clasp and drop to approximately 17" in length. £1,999 –

 Perfect in plum The new Betty & Betts’ range includes the Fairtrade Betty accessory collection. Featuring colours such as gunmetal grey, tan and a rich, juicy plum as shown here, the Betty satchel is perfect for everyday travel. It has accessible zip pockets, plenty of room for a small computer as well as a Kindle, wallet and other daily essentials. Complete with an across-the-body strap, all of its leather is buttery soft, easy to clean and wears beautifully with time. £249 –

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A mountainous opportunity As the newest boutique hotel in the region, Hotel Lipka in Kolasin, Montenegro represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. What’s more, it has just come on to the market. This four-star hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is just a short journey from the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park and a mere one-hour drive from Podgorica Airport. It was built in  to combine modern style with traditional comfort and features numerous wellness facilities such as a spa complete with hammam, Jacuzzi, massage salon and sauna and a separate, fully equipped gym. The hotel’s five-storey building has been attractively designed to feature natural materials such as stone and wood. It has  cottage-style rooms, some with their own balconies, located over three floors including  suites and  connecting rooms. Ranging from single, twin and standard to superior and executive rooms and suites, all are equipped with internet access, a safe, telephone, TV and mini-bar. They also have the most amazing views over the surrounding mountains and forest.

Just nine kilometres from the hotel is the completely renovated ski centre Kolasin  which offers a whole host of facilities. All its slopes are on the north side enabling the snow to stay until beginning of the summer. The ski slopes start at , metres above sea level and end at , metres, with the total length of  km. They are suited to both novice and more experienced skiers; some areas have  inclination while two slopes are also FIS homologated (suitable for Olympic games, championships and other international competitions). After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka can relax and take full advantage of its pampering facilities. Located on the top floor is the aptly named Panorama restaurant. With its almost  degree view, glass walls, balconies and lounge areas, it gives a bird’s-eye perspective of the spectacular mountain and river valley below. Additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, ski storage, parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, every guest will feel that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains.

£5.55m / €7m / $8.8m Tel. in the UK: +44 20 35 19 35 25 Tel. in Russia: +7 916 080 17 17 Website: Contact:

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The Grace Kelly room at the Hotel Bel-Air

Inside information We glean a fascinating insight into the world of international interior design from award-winning designer Alexandra Champalimaud Founded in Montreal nearly  years ago and now based in New York City, Champalimaud is a full service interior design and interior planning firm. It specialises in bespoke, high-end residential and hospitality design under the expert guidance of founder and principal designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Supported by a team of equally robust and imaginative designers, Alexandra believes that successful, transformative design must be based on the original characteristics unique to each property. Describing herself as being ‘rooted in the foundations and principles of classic design’, Alexandra remains an uncompromising aesthete, respectful of the needs of her clients and the time, place, and cultural context of each project. “Accountability goes a long way in our industry 24

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and is a core principal at our firm,” she explains. “We also have a strong business sense. We like to start a project by putting ourselves in the shoes of the client, always considering how the design will successfully impact return on investment. We also feel we have a responsibility to effect positive change whenever possible.”

Heights of hospitality

Internationally, Champalimaud is renovating the suites at The Dorchester in London and the St. Regis in Jakarta. In the United States, the company is designing The Topping Rose House, a boutique hotel in Bridgehampton, and recently won the bid to lead the interior renovation of the Waldorf Astoria New York. Champalimaud is also continuing to work on a range of properties in Canada including

the Omni Montreal, Waldorf Montreal, and Delta Hotel. Alexandra finds that the greatest challenge with the renovation of any iconic hotel is in maintaining the hotel’s signature style and intimate feel while modernizing it. Achieving the right balance of old and new can be tricky. The Hotel Bel-Air in particular holds special meaning and is beloved by many Los Angeles’ residents and celebrities who have used it as a haven and hangout. “Longstanding guests of the hotel feel a certain ‘ownership’ and resistance to change,” explains Alexandra, and that is something we pay close attention to when we are designing. “At the Bel-Air, we tried to pay homage to the past generations who have enjoyed it while looking to the hotel’s current guests’ needs and

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The Dorchester Park Suite Sitting Room

Images: Alexandra Champalimaud by Sergio Kurhajec; The Hotel Bel-Air by Michael Weber; the Dorchester Suites by Niall Clutton

Canyon Villa Suite Bedroom

The Dorchester Park Suite master bedroom

the future. We restored many of the exterior historic elements, while infusing the interiors with contemporary designs and state-of-the-art technology to encourage exciting juxtapositions between past and present.” The Liberty Hotel in Boston is one of Champalimaud’s older projects but one of Alexandra’s favourites, and certainly one of the most interesting. “We faced the unusual task of turning a prison into a hotel and the challenge of maintaining just the right degree of ‘jailness’ in the transformation process,” she explains. “We found these extraordinary mug shots and blew them up and hung them in the hallway. They make quite an impact on entrance and speak to the building’s heritage.”

Dedication to detail

Alexandra’s creative talents have also expanded to include a specialized product line for Holland & Sherry, which launched in spring . Featuring fabric and trim collections, they have been designed with special attention to detail, quality of material and usability. Alexandra’s ongoing collection for The Rug Company also reflects her eye for discreet detail and subtle colour. “In general I find that people all over the world are looking for higher quality and integrity in design,” continues Alexandra.

Alexandra Champalimaud

“Universally, people want to express their individuality through more highly personalized, bespoke designs – both in architecture and interiors.” Alexandra feels that we are emerging from a flashy, excessive, materialistic period, and

now experiencing a return to value, substance and character. “There is a higher level of consciousness about consumption and people are searching for more meaning in the products they buy,” she says. “It is no surprise there is a renewed reverence for handcraftsmanship. Enduring design is in, disposable design is out.” As for future trends in interior design, Alexandra suspects there will be a greater focus on creating spaces that nurture people. “There will be greater value placed on health, privacy, and tranquillity; people want a new type of ‘kindness’ in interiors,” she enthuses. “The green movement has already had a profound effect and I think design will continue to be inspired by people’s desire to create healthier living environments.” Finally, Alexandra advises those considering a new interior design concept for their home to start by analyzing their lifestyle. “Your home décor should inspire you but it also needs to be practical,” she says. “One of the most important rules of thumb, no matter your taste, is to bring in light wherever and whenever possible.” ■ Further information Visit

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DrivewayNews Our latest round-up of news and events from the glamorous world of motoring

Vehicle of art French artist Bernar Venet was invited by Bugatti, the legendary supercar-maker, to create a work of art that combined the artist’s vision and passions with Bugatti’s celebrated Grand Sport. The result is an object that integrates the symbol of speed with a fascinating, painterly exterior and an interior that alludes to haute couture. This one-of-a-kind sculptural work was on view at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. Bernar Venet remarked, “A Bugatti is already a work of art in itself, one that transports both its beholder and its driver into new dimensions of reality. I realized how I could translate my passion for mathematical equations and scientific treatises into three-dimensional form. “My works are usually self-referential. So I found the idea of translating the equations of the Bugatti engineers on to the bodywork of the car very appealing. To me, the result is also exceptional when measured by artistic standards and bestows the object with a mythical character.” International Property Luxury Collection

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Twenty years of Festival of Speed The legion of Goodwood Festival of Speed fans around the world will not have to wait until next July to get their fix of this celebrated high-octane event. Launched to coincide with this summer’s th anniversary festival, Goodwood has announced a new book, plus a two-disc DVD, to mark the best of the first two decades of this event. Since its first running in , the Goodwood Festival of Speed has established a reputation as the world’s greatest celebration of motor sport history and culture. Every summer, the great and the good of motor sport past and present

descend on West Sussex for three days in automotive heaven. The  Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place on th – th July, with a theme celebrating the best of the first  years. This summer’s festival will focus on highlights from the event’s glittering history. Star cars and motorcycles, plus drivers and riders from each of the world’s major motor sport disciplines, past and present, will be featured, including champions from Formula , Indycar, the World Rally Championship and many more.

Goodwood plans to recapture many of the outstanding Festival of Speed moments from the - era, whether that’s great cars from the USA and elsewhere making a rare return to the UK; or famous car/driver pairings reunited. All this, along with a host of vehicles and competitors new to Goodwood, and a number of unexpected treats, will provide a fitting birthday party for the world’s greatest celebration of motor sport history and car culture.

Raising the roof The Bentley Continental GT Convertible has received the prestigious Auto Trophy award for ‘Imported Convertibles over 30,000 euros’ as voted for by readers of Auto Zeitung magazine. Over 100,000 readers participated in this year’s survey and the award was presented at the 25th Auto Trophy gala ceremony held in Düsseldorf recently. Accepting the award on behalf of Bentley, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, the company’s chairman and chief executive, said, “I am delighted to accept this award for the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Bentley has a longstanding reputation for building exquisite convertibles. Our design and engineering teams have developed this iconic soft top with an uncompromising focus on quality and performance. The result is a stylish four seat convertible that offers supreme levels of power, refinement and luxury.” 28

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Classic celebration Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA. Firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, this year’s Silverstone Classic will be staged at the world famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July. Building on the record-breaking successes of recent events, this summer’s Silverstone Classic will feature unrivalled racing grids featuring the full spectrum of classic motor sport, an exceptional line-up of classic car displays and parades, an amazing array of interactive family entertainment plus outstanding live music from renowned classic rock bands in the evenings. Sticking to the event’s hugely popular and widely acclaimed ‘access all areas’ policy, tickets will include free entrance to all racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and all live music concerts. For 2013, the event will be advance ticket only with no tickets available on the gate. Following world record celebrations for the E-type Jaguar’s golden anniversary in 2011 and then 25 years of the Ferrari F40 in 2012, the 2013 Silverstone Classic is already gearing up to honour some equally evocative automotive landmarks. Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic 911 model with a planned parade of 911 cars on track. Aston Martin will be there in force to celebrate the centenary of its marque and Lamborghini celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

Pump it up

Going the distance Porsche is to field two new GT race cars for the  racing season. Based on the new ‘Type ’ generation of the Porsche , they will compete in the Le Mans  hours race and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). This is the first time since taking overall victory in , that a factory team from Porsche will tackle the world famous long distance motor race in France. The two new Porsche  RSR race cars, which will contest the GTE category, will be run by Porsche AG Team Manthey. Team manager will be the experienced specialist in endurance motor sport, Olaf Manthey, who has celebrated five overall wins with Porsche at the Nürburgring  hours race and recently ran a  GT RSR in the International GT Open. “The new  RSR is currently being developed by our engineers and tested by our works drivers,” said Hartmut Kristen, head of Porsche Motorsport. “What better time could there be to introduce the new car than in the th anniversary year of the Porsche .”

During the rebuilding of a service station in , Guido Fisogni’s attention was taken by a rusty ’s Satam petrol pump. Instead of throwing it away he took it to back the office to have it repaired by his specialized technician. Knowing the importance of the authenticity and completeness of the piece, he started collecting historical fuel pumps. During  years of research, Mr Fisogni gathered  different models dating from  until , all in perfect functional condition and shining like new. Among them there is even one, in proud ‘Littorio’ style, used by Benito Mussolini to refuel his Alfa Romeo. He also gathered thousands of related objects, each of them showing a petrol company logo: oil cans, grease guns, signs, gadgets, toys, postcards, projects, and even an old car wash. This historical collection shows clearly the evolution of the design of petrol pumps. The collection, currently in Milan, also focuses on the history of the brands used by the different petrol companies. An example of the evolution is the addition of a ‘detail’ to the Mobil Pegasus to make it look like a male animal in order to increase fuel sales in the Arabian countries. In  the museum was awarded with the Guinness World Record for displaying the most complete collection of its kind worldwide. Although the exhibits are not for sale, the museum may consider an offer for a complete acquisition. International Property Luxury Collection

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DrivewayTopTen With recent motor shows in Los Angeles and Bologna and another looming in Detroit, we can unveil a hole ne eet of latest s percars

The new McLaren 12C Spider made its Italian debut recently at the 37th Bologna Motor Show. Developed alongside 12C as a ‘pure McLaren’, including revised 625PS 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine, the lightweight, mid-engine open-top 12C Spider is mechanically identical but with a MonoCell one-piece chassis. It achieves 0-62mph in just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 204mph. £195,000 •

The all-new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury saloon that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis. Its innovative Maserati engines have been designed and developed by Maserati and Ferrari engineers in Italy and produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello. The car’s full spec will be revealed at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, Detroit in mid January. Price yet to be announced •

Bentley has unveiled its Continental GT3 race car in the US for the first time as the company plans to return to motorsport towards the end of this year. It also displayed the new 205 mph Bentley Continental GT Speed performance flagship shown here, the sister car upon which the GT3 is based and reaching 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds. £151,500 •

Lexus has introduced a high-specification Advance model to the CT 200h range. Standard features include satellite navigation, reversing camera, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, folding door mirrors and cruise control. As well as its normal driving mode, the driver can select from three on-demand modes EV, Eco and Sport, to tailor performance. From £24,495 •

The world’s first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminum body, the new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque’s flagship to a new level, with greater luxury and refinement. The US specification vehicle with the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 will be approximately 380kgs lighter than the outgoing equivalent and achieve 0-60 in 5.1 seconds. From £98,395 •


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With a total powertrain output of 354 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds with revolutionary efficiency, and stylish good looks, the BMW i8 Concept Roadster is set to impress. The third BMW i concept embodies the future of cutting-edge mobility concepts. The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by a high-performance drivetrain of electric motor and gasoline combustion engine. Approx £80,000 •

Porsche has unveiled the third generation Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Cayman has a longer wheelbase, all-new chassis and lower weight, further optimising the credentials of the mid-engined sports coupe. The Cayman S accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.0 seconds with a top speed of 176mph. Cayman from £39,694 • Cayman S from £48,783

 The creative meeting of minds between BMW and K2 has inspired both a concept car based on the new BMW X1 as well as a limited edition X1. The BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride is a reflection of the adrenaline rush of full-speed downhill fun. Separately, it also signals the arrival of the BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition. From $44,390 •

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has been carefully configured for maximum dynamic performance. With the power output of its twin-turbocharged engine increased by 10 per cent to 550 hp and advanced active chassis dynamics, the four-wheel drive, five-seater surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars. The sprint from 0-62 mph takes just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 175 mph. From £107,460 •  The new Jaguar F-TYPE, has been shown for the first time in Black Pack performance trim. An all-new two-seat soft-top convertible sports car built on a front-engine, lightweight aluminum architecture with rear-wheel drive, Jaguar has engineered the F-TYPE to be a true high-performance sports car. On sale in early summer, 2013. From £58,500 •

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Seclusion Seychelles-style Desroches Island is private, exclusive and one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean and arguably the world Voted one of the ‘Top 10 Remote Hotels In The

basins, a covered outdoor bath and outdoor shower.

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getaway. This exclusive private island in the

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it comes to leisure facilities. They can explore the

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island on the bikes provided, kayak around the island,

pools, in-villa dining and butlers, divine cuisine,

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take a hydro-bike on the crystal blue waters, play

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tennis, go for an invigorating work out at the gym,

fishing and game fishing in the world. Following

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take a nature walk around the island or dive, snorkel

their break-up in 2007, HRH Prince William and

sea with its rustic feel, stylish colours and furniture.

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Cambridge, even re-kindled their relationship on

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a large infinity swimming pool – making it your

butler service in the villas, a picnic in a secluded spot,

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relaxing or invigorating massages, a sunset cruise or

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only by plane, Desroches is a short 40-minute flight

also be arranged.

On location from Mahe. Just 5° south of the equator, the island is

The Dibwa Residence is a combination of two

and swim. The island can cater for the most discerning

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dense, green foliage. Again, the Dibwa butler will be

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at your service and a personal chef can be arranged. The exclusive Spa Retreat is designed for pure

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On safari Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is one of the most luxurious and exclusive game lodges in the world Amid the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa’s

Safari Rooms – wooden stilted bungalows each with

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their own private sun decks.

Rooibos. Complimentary guest gifts such as delicious

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At your leisure Each day starts early with a cup of tea and then it’s

home baked cookies support small local enterprises. Only fish from sustainable sources as per the World Wildlife Foundation standards feature on the menu.

Ulusaba is within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

out to the 4WD vehicles in search of the reserve’s

bordering the sprawling Kruger National Park. Amidst

exciting creatures. Having worked up a healthy

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the beauty of the African bush, the reserve is working

appetite, it’s back to the lodge for a delicious hearty

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breakfast and a chance to enjoy the impressive

disadvantaged neighbouring communities through

the local and global environment. The lodges’ airstrip

leisure facilities. Guests also enjoy an evening safari

their charitable arm Pride ‘n’ Purpose. Working with

building has been running entirely off solar power

giving them the opportunity to spot some different

people and local entrepreneurs, its aim is to develop

successfully since 2006.

bush creatures, before enjoying a first-class dinner

businesses to help the local communities build

accompanied by excellent wines and occasionally by

themselves a better life as well as providing basic

tribal dancers and singers.

needs such as clean water, education and healthcare.

There is a commitment to recruiting locally wherever possible. Out of 119 staff members, approximately 72% live in the villages surrounding

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have the least impact on the reserve and the local

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is often the case that candidates have no relevant

environment. The highly skilled ranger team makes


or previous experience, so training programmes are

sure that guests experience breathtaking game drives

offered to give them the skills they need.

whilst ensuring that the reserve is protected. There


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reserve so guests are able to experience a real sense

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Johannesburg, internal flights and accommodation at

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to protect endangered plant species and the rangers

Ulusaba Safari Lodge on an all inclusive basis. Prices

heights will enjoy a stay in the Rock Lodge, high

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panoramic views and are carved out of the Ulusaba

disease and protecting animals from poachers.

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rock itself. Alternatively, to keep closer to the ground,

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What’s in a name?

We explore the possible benefits of investing in a London property once owned by someone famous, which appeared in a film, with historical importance or with a highly desirable address London has a plethora of world-recognised landmarks, streets and squares and there’s no doubt that living in the immediate vicinity of any one of them will form a prestigious address. However, it’s interesting to question what additional value owning a property with some claim to fame actually presents. Let’s take one within an area made famous by the romantic comedy Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts for example. Shirley Humphrey, director, Harrods Estates comments, “Whilst the romance of Notting Hill may have helped contribute to making this beautiful part of London what it is today, it is the amenities and exclusive surroundings that truly add the real value - it is therefore no coincidence that this is often where celebrities can be found. “Knightsbridge and Mayfair continue to attract the world’s A-listers into the capital city every year. Although you cannot measure whether their property value has risen because of their occupation or simply the rise in demand

ST KATHARINE’S PRECINCT, REGENT’S PARK This former Royal grace-and-favour residence is on sale for the first time in 25 years. It provides over 557m2 of living space and was originally built in 1826-8 having been designed by renowned architect Sir Ambrose Poynter. The historic house provides five bedrooms, three inter-connecting reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, entertainment/ games room, sauna/steam room, private terraces and garden and off-street parking. Its Gothic architecture combines brick and stone dressing with ornate windows, pediment and chimneys, providing a stunning contrast to the Nash Regency architecture of Regents Park. Oakmayne Bespoke has undertaken a complete internal modernisation and enlargement of the property creating new interiors, a conservatory, new build extension, new lower ground floor, security and landscaping. £15m / €18.5m / $24m Savills: +44 (0)20 3043 3600

in London’s most prestigious areas. That said, there is a cache that celebrities bring that can often draw a buyer in and help create a feeling of exclusivity and excitement surrounding their potential new home, and emotional decision making encourages purchasers to get closer to the asking price.” Simon Edwardson from Hamptons International finds that properties with a famous past usually generate interesting talking points when conducting viewings. He says that, depending on the previous owner, an interesting history can really elevate the perception of the property. Yet that’s not to say it will actually raise the asking price. Nick Crayson says, “In terms of influencing value, a famous past owner may not directly affect our valuation; but it could well affect the price the property achieves. At Crayson we always value a property within a range, rather than at a specific number. Given a buyer who has an interest in the past resident, we would expect the top end of that range to ▶ International Property Luxury Collection

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be more achievable. And of course an interesting previous resident can add significantly to the publicity potential of a property, resulting in a wider audience, and sometimes a higher achieved price. “Where a historical resident leads to a blue plaque, the effect can be greater still. Properties aren’t just bricks and mortar; they’re landmarks, and an interesting history or a past famous (or even notorious) resident adds definition and can make a big impact on future owners. For someone who’s passionate about history, or about a particular historical person, a blue plaque, or even the knowledge that that person once lived there, will increase their desire to own it.” Claudia Stacey-Ralda of boutique buying agent Prospect Property Search, believes that when buyers are looking for properties of distinction, prime addresses command premiums. This is due to the fact that people feel that a strong and well-recognised name will give them a sense of exclusivity and a chance to be part of the elite. “These types of properties are very limited, very liquid and very blue-chip,” she explains. “Interestingly, Agatha Christie’s house sold earlier this year and the fact that the ‘writing room’ slash guest room upstairs was still intact was one of the main selling features of the house. Even the agent’s particulars dating back to  mentioned Agatha Christie!” 40

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ASTELL STREET, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Ideally situated between The Kings Road and Chelsea Green, this stunning five-bedroom family home is in one of London’s most desirable locations. Set over four floors with over 4,000 square feet of living space, it includes three spacious living and entertaining rooms along with a dining room and study and four en suite bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also a large separate dressing room in the master bedroom suite. £9.5m / €11.7m / $15.287m Harrods Estates: +44 (0)207 225 6506

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CHELSEA CRESCENT, SW10 Beautifully refurbished, extremely spacious and cleverly re-designed penthouse apartment on Chelsea Embankment with outstanding views over the Thames where HM the Queen boarded her boat for the Diamond Jubilee flotilla. The property is part of the exclusive Chelsea Harbour development where Robbie Williams bought a penthouse in 2003. Other famous residents include actor Sir Michael Caine and playwright Tom Stoppard. The apartment has a 31 foot reception room with open-plan kitchen and dining room as well as sliding doors on to front and rear terraces. On the lower floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, private terrace and two further en suite bedrooms. The property also has a lift, underground parking and 24-hour site security. ÂŁ3.95m / â‚Ź4.9m / $6.4m Jackson-Stops & Staff: +44 (0)20 7581 5881 International Property Luxury Collection

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60 PONT STREET MEWS The launch of this new development around a minute’s walk from Harrods, provides an opportunity to acquire the ultimate mews house. Pont Street Mews is one of London’s very few controlled access mews, providing privacy, exclusivity and security for its residents. The subtle entrance to 60 Pont Street Mews gives little away of the large three-bedroom, contemporary designed, 3,260 square foot fivefloor home behind it. Among its many features are a secret private courtyard garden with water cascade and a sliding motorised glass roof covering the entrance hall, allowing access to the 522 square foot roof terrace above. The master bedroom, which extends across the whole of the second floor, has an amazing bathroom on the floor above that is completely clad in marble with views across the rooftops to Harrods. Approx £12m / €14.8m / $19.3m Jones Lang LaSalle: +44(0)20 7201 6699 e:

◀ KIPLING HOUSE, VILLIERS STREET Close to Charing Cross station and once the residence of Rudyard Kipling, this attractive period building is in a lively and vibrant location. Within it is this light and airy, fifth floor apartment finished to an excellent standard. It comprises a grand, 27 foot reception room with three sets of curved French doors with Juliet balconies offering stunning panoramic views of the river Thames including the London Eye and Saint Paul’s Cathedral. There are also two bedrooms and a separate, fully fitted, modern kitchen. £2m / €2.46m / $3.2m EA Shaw: +44 (0)20 7240 2255 42

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GROSVENOR CRESCENT MEWS, Belgravia, SW1 A low-built 3 bedroom Mews house in this private gated mews, moments from Hyde Park. Accommodation comprises of reception / dining room, kitchen, large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, two further bedrooms with a separate shower room. Grosvenor Crescent Mews is a gated Mews in the heart of Belgravia close to all the world class amenities Knightsbridge and the West End has to offer. Subject to contract Price: £4,650,000 020 7893 8044



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ST JOHN’S WHARF, E1W The actor and singer Michael Crawford lived in this apartment between 1985 and 2006, dividing his time between this property and his home in Los Angeles. According to the porter he used to practise singing Phantom of the Opera in the flat and kept the Phantom mask in his study which is now the third bedroom. This river fronting, four-bedroom, three bathroom duplex penthouse apartment is spread over the fifth and sixth floors of a Victorian warehouse conversion in the heart of Wapping. It offers 2,723 square feet of internal space coupled with vaulted ceilings and fabulous views from two river fronting balconies and approximately 520 square feet of lateral terrace space. £3.25m / €4m / $5.2m Hamptons International: +44 (0)20 7407 3173

ZACHARY HOUSE, STRAND ON THE GREEN, CHISWICK W4 Combining Georgian elegance with light-filled lateral space, this Grade II listed house was owned in the 1980s by Midge Ure of Ultravox fame. He and Sir Bob Geldof co-wrote Do they know it’s Christmas (Feed the World) here, and in the ground floor studio, they created the backing track for the single which was later sung by a group of stars and went to Number One in the charts for five weeks. The current owner is Alan Smith, best known for turning NME from a struggling newspaper into a best-selling music publication. He has defined the space to meet his family’s requirements. In addition to the six-bedroom and extensive living accommodation, there is a recording studio, cinema, library and an art studio/gallery. £6.25m / €7.69m / $10m Crayson: +44 (0)20 7221 1117


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CLASSICAL SPLENDOUR LETHBRIDGE HOUSE With views over the renowned Regent’s Park NW1, adjacent to Marylebone, this magnificent Grade 1 listed home has been totally refurbished and spectacularly designed to provide the ultimate family accommodation. The house is unique with its grand sweeping driveway, a lift to all floors, its own private swimming pool complex and an extraordinary family club den. Lethbridge House (11,797 sq ft) is an exceptional residence with classic proportions and benefits from two separate mews houses in Cornwall Terrace Mews which offer further staff and guest accommodation. Cornwall Terrace is situated at the south west corner of Regent’s Park NW1. This prime central location offers security and seclusion in the heart of the West End.

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NASH HOUSE, CHESTER TERRACE Grade I listed, this property is understood to have been designed by the famous architect John Nash for his wife. Then in 1963, it was occupied by the politician John Profumo during the time of the infamous Profumo Affair scandal. According to the vendor, there is a photograph that appeared in the national press of John Profumo together with Christine Keeler on the steps of Nash House. The house has three floors and features a beautiful formal drawing room with direct access to a private, west facing garden, a principal bedroom with large en suite bathroom and dressing room, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom plus a staff/guest bedroom with adjoining kitchen and bathroom. A dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and wine cellar complete the property. ÂŁ8.95m / â‚Ź11m / $14.4m Aston Chase: +44 (0)20 7724 4724 46

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GLYNDE MEWS, SW3 In the early 1990s, ‘Beatle’ Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach, a former ‘Bond Girl’, lived at 4 Glynde Mews, a private cul-de- sac just off Walton Street. Glynde Mews has since been redeveloped to provide four highly individual houses each with underground parking. Ringo’s old home has now been completely rebuilt as have the other three houses in the mews. It is still arranged over just two floors but the other houses now have a barrel-vaulted reception room on the second floor and two of them have media rooms in their new lower ground floors. From £3.65m / €4.491m / $5.873m Kaye & Carey: +44 (0)20 7590 0066 e:

10 TRINITY SQUARE, EC3 Falling within the Trinity bounds, which marks the birthplace of London itself, 10 Trinity Square will offer 41 super prime residences, an uber-luxury 120 room hotel, a restaurant, spa and a private members’ club. The building has hosted high profile dignitaries for decades in the first inaugural meeting of the UN General Assembly and Princess Diana and Prince Phillip also attended events there. It was also featured in the latest James Bond film Skyfall starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. Prices are yet to be finalised but expected to set a precedent for prime residential property values in the area. CBRE: +44 (0)20 7182 2477 48

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TRAFALGAR ONE The only residential property development with a Trafalgar Square address (62–65 Trafalgar Square), this is the ultimate pied-a-terre. Standing on Britain’s largest and most famous square and located in the former Canadian Pacific building on the south west side of London’s Trafalgar Square, it would be difficult to find a more central apartment. Trafalgar One’s four, two/three-bedroom apartments each occupy an entire floor of the building, while the four-bedroom duplex penthouse includes a magnificent terrace with views over St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace. All of the apartments have double aspect views, including a panoramic vista over Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery. From £5.95m / €7.3m / $9.6m Iles Property: +44 (0)20 7235 4555

VICTORIA ROAD, W8 Victoria Road was recently named one of the 10 most expensive streets in Britain and W8 is the most expensive postcode. This double-fronted, low-built period house has five bedrooms and also a wealth

of entertaining space including an impressive reception room nicknamed ‘the ball room’, Other features include a roof terrace, three bathrooms (two of which are en suite), a study, fireplaces and a wine vault. Outside to the front of

the property there are two off-road parking spaces and an ornamental garden. At the rear there is a pretty courtyard leading to a garage. £8.75m / €10.8m / $14.1m Henry & James: +44 (0)20 7235 8861 International Property Luxury Collection

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Stately Linden trees line the front walkway to this grand stone manor house poised majestically on a prized estate property. Highlighted by exquisite appointments, superb construction and the finest of architectural details, this is clearly one of the most elegant homes in Forest Hill Village. The great hall provides a welcome introduction enhanced by limestone floors and walls, recessed leaded glass pane windows with decorative wrought iron grill and crown mouldings. The living and dining rooms are spacious and elegant embellished by wide-plank oak hardwood floors, paneled and upholstered walls and wood-burning fireplace making ideal settings for sophisticated entertaining. The garden and breakfast rooms featuring French doors opening to stone terraces offer venues for more casual gatherings and al fresco dining. The gourmet kitchen will please the most discerning chef complemented by a butler’s servery and a large pantry with terra cotta floors, counters and custom built-in cabinetry. Arched French doors with leaded glass panes access the handsome library finished with antique fireplace and floor-to-ceiling book shelves offering an enticing private retreat.

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The sumptuous master suite beckons a relaxing haven boasting a sitting room with gas fireplace, upholstered walls, French doors opening to a stone terrace, his and hers dressing rooms and a lavish five-piece marble en suite bath. A guest bedroom with four-piece en suite bath completes the second level, while the third level offers two bedrooms, entertainment room, fourpiece bath, artist’s studio and two large storage areas. Additional amenities include an elevator to all levels and a walk-out lower with a gym, lap pool, wine cellar and selfcontained staff quarters. Further highlights may be enjoyed in the gardens where a fully lit tennis court, built-in BBQ on the stone terrace and a delightful cabana built with custom rough-hewn tongue and groove oak, complemented by a wet bar, in-floor heating and Lutron lighting system provide many venues for entertaining family and friends. Exquisite and enchanting landscaped gardens, specimen trees and shrubs create an idyllic private oasis in the heart of Forest Hill.


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Many old adages praise the strengths and advantages of joining together with like-minded individuals such as ‘united we stand, divided we fall’ and ‘safety in numbers’. But does the same ring true when buying property? Joe Averett of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty comments, “Gated communities provide a lot of benefits to the residents that live within them. The number one reason people choose to live in gated communities is likely the security element. Because gated communities are private, they are more difficult to access than a standard community. Another positive aspect of gated communities is a higher standard of home quality, and stricter building codes that promote uniformity in design. That means more comparable sales and better value for all the homeowners within the community. “Homeowners in these neighbourhoods also generally have a higher pride of ownership, and keep their homes in good condition. Along with that, gated communities create a scarcity effect, with few homes within these neighbourhoods typically available for sale at the same time, adding more bite to the value. There may also be social benefits, such as a community centre or events that promote group activities for families to get to know each other. Traffic and speeding cars are also reduced behind the gates, making it quieter and safer for children to play and ride bicycles within these neighbourhoods.”

TRUMP SOHO, NEW YORK This impressive 46-storey, silver glass tower is in downtown Manhattan’s most exclusive destination neighbourhood for the arts, architecture, shopping, dining and nightlife. The building comprises 391 fully furnished hotel condominium studios and suites and one and two-bedroom penthouses. Opened in 2009 as the only luxury hotel condominium in downtown New York, owners benefit from up to 120 nights’ personal use each year, with rental management services all year round. Trump SoHo offers some of Manhattan’s most dramatic panoramic views. The Hudson River and New York harbour to the west; the chic streets of Soho and downtown village neighbourhoods span east to the city’s landmark bridges; the diverse and dynamic communities of TriBeCa and the Financial District lie to the south and to the north are the captivating icons of the Midtown skyline including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in vistas that stretch all the way to Central Park. £618,100 / €766,320 / $995,000 A&K International Estates: + 44 (0)20 7190 7714

LIFESTYLE Trump SoHo offers world-class dining at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the second location of the acclaimed South Beach restaurant; Kastel cocktail lounge; The Spa at Trump, with New York’s first luxury Turkish hammams; Bar d’Eau, a seasonal indoor-outdoor bar along the pool; and The Library. Owners will benefit from the Trump Hotel Collection white glove hospitality, including 24-hour room service, around-the-clock concierge, private luxury transportation, and state-of-the-art security. A dedicated owner relations manager is on hand to assist with owner reservations. Owners and guests also enjoy the resources of Trump Attaché, an on-site concierge; fitness centre; SoHi, an 1,800 square foot top-floor private venue; an open-air urban plaza; a 30-person screening room; a private business centre and an event space for up to 220 guests, as well evening turndown service, and more. International Property Luxury Collection

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BROAD STREET, NEW YORK Formerly the JP Morgan bank building, 15 Broad Street is a landmark development in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district. This is the first residential condominium conversion on Wall Street which has been exquisitely redesigned by internationally acclaimed Phillippe Starck. The 40-storey building, named Downtown by Starck, is rich in style, service and amenities. This two-bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the 36th floor has unrivalled views in every direction. From the private 1,100 square foot terrace, there are clear views from the Hudson to the East River and North to the Empire State. The building has a 5,000 square foot landscaped terrace with an adjoining lounge area with a kitchen, pool table and gaming table. There is a lap pool, gym, kids’ play area, hot tub, yoga/ballet room, basket ball court, squash court, sauna and even a bowling alley. The building also benefits from a full time doorman and in house concierge. £1.7m / €2.118m / $2.75m A&K International Estates: + 44 20 7190 7714 54

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LIFESTYLE “The USA is a pioneer in community living; particularly well illustrated in many of its major cities where a large proportion of its population live in multi-occupant buildings,” says Robert Green, general manager, Abercrombie & Kent International Estates. “Good community living is about sharing and having access to both services and facilities. Manhattan’s serviced apartments and condominiums provide some of the best service in the world. Owners benefit from full concierge services and sports and leisure facilities within the building whilst having direct access to schools, doctor’s and dentist’s surgeries, supermarkets, shops and restaurants nearby.”

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Stunning oceanfront home with inground pool, magnificent sunrises, and views from Weekapaug, Block Island to the Watch Hill Lighthouse. Huge decks make this home ideal for living & entertaining.

Unparalleled opportunity to own 26+ acres on the water. Enjoy privacy by the water or to construct the ultimate compound setting with a private beach. 5 br home, 2 suites, granite kitchen.

Spectacular waterfront setting in a coveted location - this home has it all. Magnificent architechure, views from every room, glorious sunsets and private sandy beach.

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Spectacular waterfront lot on the East Passage. Sweeping unobstructed views. Rare opportunity to build your dream home on Narragansett Bay. Rights for 2 moorings. Older cottage on property.

Stunning Craftsman’s home with graceful lines and gables overlooks 8 acres. Open floor plan, 5 bedrooms includes a luxurious master br suite. Entertain on the stone patio with gourmet kitchen.

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VERO BEACH, THE MOORINGS, FLORIDA A spectacular riverfront home with private dock and amazing views within the massive Moorings’ community. Upgrades and renovations have resulted in designer finishes in every room with travertine floors and tray ceilings. It includes a library, wine room, chef’s kitchen with Miele coffee station, breakfast nook and great family room. There’s also an enlarged master suite and an expanded lanai with fireplace, heated pool, spa and summer kitchen. £1.5m / €1.9 / $2.495m Dale Sorensen Real Estate: +1 772 532 0010

NORTH MOORINGS WAY, COCONUT GROVE, THE MOORINGS, FLORIDA Circa 1929 and restored and updated in 2002, this classic Mediterranean inspired estate possesses one of Coconut Grove’s finest addresses. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms and centres on a garden courtyard. Old world charm and grandeur are found throughout the 6,000+ square feet of interiors featuring original Cuban terracotta floors, three original fireplaces and beamed wood ceilings. Lily ponds, loggias, a pool, gardens, stunning bay views and riparian rights complete this estate. £2.174m / €2.695m / $3.5m EWM: +1 305 206 4003

LIFESTYLE The Moorings is one of the most all-inclusive and beautiful communities in Vero Beach with access to golf courses, tennis, a marina, yacht club, spa and much more. The stunning Moorings Clubhouse provides the focal point for an elegant, tranquil way of life at The Moorings with dining and sports’ areas positioned to capture magnificent views of the picturesque Indian River. Friendly, courteous staff serve its members in the best traditions of any club atmosphere, unsurpassed in its standards of quality and amenities.The Moorings Club is also linked to the Intracoastal Waterway via The Moorings Channel. The adjacent natural harbour provides permanent moorings and dockage, as well as small boat sailing. 56

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BLUE HERON OVERLOOK, OSPREY, THE OAKS, SARASOTA, FLORIDA Within The Oaks in a private cul-de-sac, this home features stunning finishes and fine local stonework throughout. Upon entering, the soaring, cypress-beamed ceilings create an open, rustic ambiance. Outside is an expansive caged pool area with gazebo, summer kitchen and views of The Oaks’ #1 fairway, Heron course and beyond. A spacious master suite features custom closets and his and her baths with marble throughout. Accessible by slate stone stairs or elevator, the upstairs is ideal for family or guests with two en suite bedrooms, and exercise room, a sitting area with library balcony and a state-of-the-art home theatre. Other living spaces include a great room area with a two-storey fireplace imported from Cozumel and a chef’s kitchen. Membership to the Oaks Club is required with property purchase. £2.298m / €2.848m / $3.699m Michael Saunders: +1 941 955 8200

LIFESTYLE In the early 1900s, an extraordinary woman discovered an unspoiled slice of paradise on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey. The woman was Bertha Honoré Palmer, a celebrated Chicago socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist. Over time, she purchased more than 80,000 acres, including a 1,000-acre parcel on Little Sarasota Bay, and made it her winter home, naming it The Oaks. In the years that followed, Mrs Palmer created a gracious home with lavishly cultivated gardens, walkways and ponds. Sarasota quickly became a winter retreat for business leaders, politicians, artists, writers, and trendsetters. The world came to her door at The Oaks and she entertained it. Today, Bertha Palmer’s legacy of culture, love of nature and the finer things in life continues at The Oaks Club. This luxurious mountain resort is now one of Sarasota’s most desired master-planned communities. It offers two 18-hole golf courses, a croquet lawn, 12 tennis courts, fine dining, separate guest lodging facilities and possibly the most beautiful clubhouse on the West Coast of Florida.

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Old world artistry and European craftsmanship are reflected throughout this 8,100 square foot estate in a tranquil lakefront setting. Features include grand spaces, gracious dining and living rooms, a 4,000-bottle wine cellar, state-ofthe-art media centre and a private clubroom. The master suite includes his and hers wardrobes and dressing rooms, plus an exercise room and patio. Family and guests will appreciate the privacy of the separate guest quarters. £4.345m / €5.387m / $6.995m Premier Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 239 594 9494

Exclusive and elegant living has made the gated and very private Bay Colony community and its single-family neighbourhood of Bay Colony Shores one of Southwest Florida’s premier and most sought-after residential environments. The 65 estate homes in Bay Colony Shores are surrounded by formal landscaping, preserve and water views. The beauty and challenge of the exclusive Bay Colony Golf Club is moments away while a professional, match-ready tennis facility is also part of the complex. The Bay Colony Beach Club, a resort facility available only to residents of Bay Colony, features private access to a pristine beach, swimming pool, sun deck and patio bar. Residents may partake of world-class cuisine in the club’s formal or casual setting while the amenities of The Ritz-Carlton Naples are just steps away.


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BOSTON ... South End. 3 bedroom single family house with parking. 3 bathrooms. Dining room with access to patio. Finished basement with home office. ... $1,499,000 Lynn Hartness 617.448.1617

NEWTON ... Set atop Baldpate Hill. 13 room Contemporary house. 5 bedrooms. 3 full and 2 half bathrooms. Over 4,700 sq. ft. Lighted tennis court. Heated pool. ... $2,950,000 Tedi Najarian 617.796.2682

WESTWOOD ... Timeless estate situated on over 3.5 acres. Renovated 14 room house with over 9,400 sq. ft. Cottage house with 4 car garage and tack room. ... $3,149,000 Anne Jessup 781.249.3579

BROOKLINE ... Prominent 1890s Victorian-style house. 13 rooms. 7 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. 4 fireplaces. Over 5,500 sq. ft. Wraparound veranda. Japanese garden. ... $3,125,000 Vicky Whitney 617.699.5015

LEXINGTON ... New construction. 11 room house. 6 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Over 4,300 sq. ft. Beautifully appointed kitchen will delight any chef.. ... $1,569,000 Darbie Stokes 781.354.3322

CAMBRIDGE ... Spectacular Boston and Charles River views from this 2 story Penthouse. 2 bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms. Over 2,000 sq. ft. 24 hour concierge. 2 balconies. ... $1,200,000 Deb Pascavage 617.584.3500

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CARNEGIE HEIGHTS DRIVE, CARNEGIE ABBEY CLUB, PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND Private, waterfront house with water views from most rooms. It includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms with around 8,831 square feet of accommodation in all, set in 2.5 acres. £2.5m / €3.1m / $3.995m Lila Delman: +1 401 789 6666

LIFESTYLE The exclusive Carnegie Abbey Club is Newport’s premier private golf and sporting club. Within a classic New England setting overlooking deep blue waters that stretch out endlessly beyond a sweep of pristine fields, this is one of the finest sporting clubs in the US, committed to the art of living well. Here, in a secluded sanctuary just minutes by car or boat from Newport’s eclectic restaurants and seaside diversions, extraordinary golf, tennis, European spa, biking, swimming, yachting and riding await. The hallmark of the Club is the widelyacclaimed Scottish links course, which is truly one of New England’s top golf courses.

WHITE PINE CANYON RD, THE COLONY, PARK CITY, UTAH This 18,500 square foot residence includes an attached five-bedroom guesthouse. A sunken entry reveals the great room with its vaulted ceiling outlined in Douglas fir. The formal dining room is flooded with natural light floods and leads through French doors to an outdoor dining area. A private master suite occupies the entire top level and has its own private balcony overlooking the ski run and the valley far below. The master bath features his and hers vanities and a steam shower. There are three bedroom suites in the main house (including the master suite) and five bedrooms in the guesthouse. Other highlights include an indoor 25-yard pool, Jacuzzi and waterfall feature and a ski prep room. £12.113m / €15m / $19.5m Summit Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 435 714 9225 60

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LIFESTYLE The Colony at White Pine Canyon is home to North America’s largest ski-in/ski out, private, gated community with only 270 buildable sites. Spectacular, soaring mountains, shimmering aspens, towering pines and blue skies abound from the 24-hour manned gatehouse right the way to the rushing waterfall. The Colony at White Pine Canyon offers residents the ultimate ski-in/ski-out lifestyle. They can leave their front door and ski down to the ski lifts at Canyons Resort and experience numerous powder runs before everyone else works their way up the mountain from the base area. Lots in The Colony average more than five acres, so the privacy and security is matched only by the stunning natural setting, making properties here are some of the most exclusive ski homes in North America.

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United States of America Maryland’s Eastern Shore • Chesapeake Bay • St Michaels • Oxford • Easton R Y VE RT COOPE PR

‘Talisman Plantation’This remarkable estate is made up of six parcels totaling 820 acres with several miles of waterfrontage on Prospect Bay. This property consists of sandy beaches, pastures, farm land, restored wetlands, tidal ponds, wooded acreage, a manor house, guest and tenant residences, a pool, a tennis court, barns, plus more! It is truly a sportsman’s and nature lover’s paradise and would make a great family compound. It is also close to the Bay Bridge with easy access to major metropolitan areas. $10,900,000

‘Langdon Farm’ This 18th century brick Colonial is a true treasure of Talbot County sited on over 140 acres on Harris Creek and Dun Cove.The highest level of craftsmanship is noticed in the elaborate moldings, fireplaces with carved mantels, bookcases, and hand-painted wallpaper throughout the more than 10,000 square foot home. The property embraces the Eastern Shore with broad water views, a deep water dock, beautiful gardens, and spectacular landscaping. Located near St. Michaels, Maryland, it is a fun family retreat. $9,750,000

‘Ratcliffe Manor’ This historic home on 46 acres has over one mile of waterfrontage on theTred Avon River.This circa 1749 brick Colonial, with a land patent that dates back to 1659, contains many original features including windows, doors, hardwood floors and moldings.The main house has three levels of finished living space including six bedrooms and five and one half baths, plus a basement. The enclosed, waterside porch is great for entertaining. A caretaker house, pool, pool house, tenant house, barns, and deep water dock complement the property. $5,900,000

‘Cliffside’ This pristine waterfront estate is sited on over 5 acres on Peachblossom Creek. This completely remodeled Colonial boasts an abundance of intimate gathering spaces, three levels of finished living space, a full basement, five bedroom suites, and a gourmet kitchen. The property encompasses a dock, a sandy beach, two guest cottages, a two-car attached and four-car detached garage, and a black top driveway and parking area. Agent/Owner. $4,975,000

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Sunrise for the Sunshine State Looking for a hot property as well as a warm climate? Ginetta Vedrickas investigates Florida’s flourishing property market Anyone of a certain age remembers the boom, and the bust, of ‘the Sunshine State’. Florida certainly proved popular when the clamour for an overseas investment was at its peak with thousands of international buyers flocking to get a slice of the action. The property crash of  may have sent prices, and buyer numbers, spiralling downwards but agents and developers report that today’s picture is very different and once again Florida is firmly back on the rise. Torcana Limited’s Colin Murphy describes the state as a ‘fascinating place’ adding, “In the past two weeks we have witnessed one of the fastest selling Central Florida communities in recent years. A rare combination of high yields, competitive prices and stable tenants has generated huge interest among domestic and international investors.” Mr Murphy lists the ingredients which caused the ‘perfect storm’ which caused the crash such as; cheap credit, reckless lending, oversupply and excessive speculation followed by a credit crunch, mortgage defaults, bank bailouts and a global recession but he is certain that in  what he calls an ‘equally improbable perfect storm of economic forces’ is putting Florida back on the fast track. “A combination of historically low interest rates, once in a generation price points, a resurgent economy,

ABOVE: ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, ORLANDO A 600-acre secure, private community graced by a top-ranked Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship golf course and a lavish selection of amenities and activities. With more than seven miles of shoreline on the beautiful Butler Chain of Lakes, this gated development is an enclave of private luxury homes affording golf-to-water views. Firstclass amenities include an 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse and a youth activities programme. Isleworth Concierge Services provides home, personal and specialty services. From £1.24m / €1.5m / $2m Knight Frank: +44 (0)207 8611737

large scale investor activity and a rapidly decreasing property supply are all provoking a much faster than expected recovery.”

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And it seems that Florida’s more upmarket areas, Miami Beach, Naples, Palm Beach and Sarasota are leading the way. Al Horrigan CEO at RSVP Real Estate is based in upscale Sarasota in south-west Florida, after leaving his native Utah ‘where no-one wants to be old and cold’ to

sell real estate in warmer climes. Recently he’s spotted a definite upturn in the local market. “In October sales were up by  over last year,” he reports, “and we’re also up on pending house sales. The booming market is already leading to a ‘sellers’ market’ and anything above the  million mark is performing particularly well. Areas like Sarasota were the highest flying areas in the boom time and it’s these areas which are now the first to come out of the recession.” Many buyers are looking to retire permanently or want a holiday home where they can enjoy a lifestyle with wonderful weather and great fishing but investors are also seeing the state’s potential. “One London based client has bought two houses and has put tenants in. He’s hoping to sit on them for five years and watch them appreciate so I think he’ll do well,” Mr Horrigan adds. The last few years may have seen plenty of bargains on the market which are now fast disappearing but he is adamant that now is still a great time to invest. “Prices are starting to drift up so don’t wait too long. Buy now and you’ll be in great shape in five years’ time.” Two years ago Kerry Costello, from Manchester, was so drawn to the Florida lifestyle that he invested in a luxurious condo on prestigious Gordon Drive in Naples. With famous neighbours including Donald Trump and Bill Gates, Naples is renowned for its great ▶ International Property Luxury Collection

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MIAMI BEACH Modern property with uninterrupted views of Biscayne Bay. It has 275 foot of water with two of its own private docks. The property is built of contemporary design with coral rock, white oak floors and Zen gardens. The property has an abundance of covered terraces, a heated pool , an outdoor kitchen and rooftop deck. The home has its own standalone gym featuring steam room, gourmet kitchen, home theatre and sports room. £23.6m / €29.1m / $38m One Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 (877) 630 8155

lifestyle with many upscale restaurants and bars all within easy walking distance of Mr Costello’s condo which is now on the market (see property profile following). “We bought it as it’s so near to the beach,” he explains. “It’s a wonderful location, you don’t need a car and you can walk and cycle everywhere.” A keen fisherman, Mr Costello is only selling as he has bought a boat and needs a mooring but he’s moved just a short distance away and recommends the condo as a great opportunity for anyone who wants to spend time in the sunshine with all amenities to hand. “It’s nothing like Orlando here, it’s very sophisticated, there’s a good mix of nationalities, and the condo makes a great holiday home.” Property Frontiers’ Ray Withers says that Florida’s enduring appeal fulfils many buyers’ aspirations in terms of lifestyle, accessibility, climate and affordability. “In Florida jobs are being created and things are picking up,” he says. “From an international perspective Florida offers opportunities for investors and second home buyers. The property crash hit Florida harder than most of the US and prices fell in some areas by as much as . It seems that prices have undershot their true value and so now is a great time to pick up a bargain.” But for those who want a property related investment without actually buying a property, Property Frontiers recently launched a new US property bond ‘a hands free way of investing 64

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SOUTHERN BREEZE On a corner lot of over half an acre corner, this custom built executive home has four to five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property is very private, being at the end of a cul de sac, and has 24-hour guarded, gated security. Its private swimming pool is fitted with new LED lighting and features a rock fountain flowing into it. Another benefit is close proximity to all highways and Downtown Orlando, all major attractions and the best restaurants. £617,000 / €762,625 / $994,950 Century 21 Team Feltrim: +1 866 668 8326

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LIGHTHOUSE POINT, LONGBOAT KEY This is one of Florida’s premier west coast addresses behind the gates of The Longboat Key Club with an additional code entry gate opening to 16 exclusive waterfront homes. This enclave provides security plus a tennis court and beach walking plus boat docks are available. This stunning fivebedroom home plus office and theatre room has gorgeous windows providing Gulf of Mexico views. Marble floors plus incredible finishes are evident throughout the home. The infinity edge pool gulf side is a perfect setting for enjoying relaxing poolside plus entertaining guests. £5.52m / €6.8m / $8.9m RSVP Real Estate: +1 941 752 6911

HIDDEN PALMS DRIVE Custom built home in a gated enclave with 9,176 square feet of living space on six acres including a private pond and island with pre-wires for a Tiki bar/ hut. The house is designed to be light and spacious with 10 skylights and is also super-insulated to be energy efficient. Special features include two swimming pools, a movable sauna, fitness room, cinema/safe room, games room, two studies and a four-car garage with air conditioning. With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the property is conveniently close to the interstate, Disney and the airport. £1.2m / €1.53m / $1.995m Century 21 Team Feltrim: +1 866 668 8326

in the US’ offering investors a way of investing indirectly into real estate assets. The five-year bonds start from , up to , and have annual interest of  rising to  for some bonds.

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However, if you’re looking to enjoy the lifestyle that Florida brings with it then eternally popular Miami Beach is where the smart money is heading. The Elliman Report estimates top end properties rose by . this year, in part thanks to the numbers of international buyers investing there. Rick Moeser, senior vice president for Christie’s International Real Estate says, “The market in Florida is gaining momentum with strong sales throughout the region. Miami,

one of the hardest hit markets by the crisis, has been very hot so far in  and has been quick to recover from the downturn. “A lot of demand for luxury real estate is currently coming from South Americans, the Spanish and the Russians who have only recently become more interested in this market.” Miami sales have risen by  in the last year, according to the Miami Association of Realtors (November ). This is just one reason why Miami is one of the best cities to invest in to maximise profit from property, according to real estate investment firm MD Loxley McKenzie, says, “When I look at Florida property I see an opportunity to invest at a very low risk because there is high demand

and a growing market, particularly when it comes to Miami.” Savills’ Henry Shaw agrees that South American money is partially fuelling the boom but he also sees interest from wealthy Europeans and Russians who ‘love having one of many lifestyle homes around the globe’ in Miami. Orlando may have seen dips of  from their peak but sales at top golfing resorts such as Lake Nona, a ,-acre master planned resort and Isleworth – a -acre gated community in central Orlando – are says Mr Shaw ‘almost recession-proof ’ and are now selling for close to or just under asking price. “This is the highest end, they are both selling well, it’s very different here to the dips and turns of Orlando’s mass market.” ▶ International Property Luxury Collection

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NORTH BAY ROAD, MIAMI BEACH Headlining openness throughout, this new 11,857 square foot residence is strolling distance away from famous Lincoln Road, South Beach, theatres, an art centre, museums and a myriad of excellent restaurants. It includes six bedrooms (one a grand master suite), seven bathrooms and 135 feet of prime water frontage. Providing all the amenities necessary for entertaining it features extensive terraces, a private cabana house overlooking the infinity pool, lounging roof terrace, gym, media/game room, covered terrace, summer kitchen, and pizza oven. All served by double fully equipped kitchens, a dining-living room separated by a fish tank and floor to ceiling sliders opening to the terrace. £10.2 / €12.6m / $16.5m Nelson Gonzalez: +1 305 674 4040


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LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND A private island paradise off Florida’s sunset coast, Little Bokeelia Island is over 100 acres of majestic tropical living. From the Spanish-style estate home featuring a private guest wing to the old Florida village just a short stroll away, the island exudes a sense of peace and serenity the moment you step off your boat. An insurance policy for this purchase is the value created by the current owners’ foresight in putting in place the utilities necessary to develop 29 large waterfront lots. £18.3m / €22.6m / $29.5m Christies International Real Estate: +1 561 805 7327

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TURTLE REEF, PALM BEACH This majestic oceanfront compound has 10 en suite bedrooms and is prominently placed on over three acres of lushly landscaped property with an astounding 285 feet of direct oceanfront in north Palm Beach. Located within a prestigious gated community, Turtle Reef and the surrounding area offer security and privacy. The master suite is an oasis unto itself, providing privacy and comfort with a large master bath and closets, as well as his and hers offices. The private sunrise lanai beckons you to greet each new day while sipping coffee and listening to the rhythm of the sea. A relaxing walk on your endless pristine beach is surpassed only by the rare opportunity to snorkel at the reef located just off shore. For the fitness minded, swimming in the sparkling Atlantic or the 22 by 44-foot heated pool is a great way to stay in shape. If tennis is your game, play on the lighted court until your heart’s content. The exercise studio located on the garden level ensures the home provides every fitness amenity desired. £14.2 / €17.6 / $22.9m Christies International Real Estate: +1 212 468 7182 68

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CORAL GABLES This gated property is on the world class Coral Gables estate in Snapper Creek Lakes. It includes a men’s parlour featuring bar and wine cellar, together with media and family rooms. Other features are a private infinity edge pool and waterfall. £3.6m / €4.4m / $5.797m One Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 (877) 630 8155

GORDON DRIVE, NAPLES This gated property is on the world class Coral Gables estate in Snapper Creek Lakes. It includes a men’s parlour featuring bar and wine cellar, together with media and family rooms. Other features are a private infinity edge pool and waterfall. £273,000 / €337,230 / $439,900 Kerry Costello: +1 239 234 6791 e: 70

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Luxury two bedroom Condo for sale - Naples Florida (unfurnished) $439,900 or £273,000*


Situated on Master bedroom with views events, concerts Gordon Drive, over the pool & garden area and theatre performances. Naples, one of the In short there’s most prestigious something for locations in Florida, Luxury living every taste. Many the Pierre Club, is wealthy people a small low rise Modern well equipped have homes here condo building in dining kitchen including Donald a great location, Trump and Bill just steps (one Gates who both and a half blocks) own real estate from the famous Prestigious Gordon Drive address Heated pool in Naples. Naples Beach and This is a great opportunity to purchase a home Pier, and just a short distance from shops and Golf - Naples is one of the top 10 locations in one of the premier areas of Florida’s south west restaurants in Olde Naples. with the largest concentration of golf courses Gulf coast. The condo measures 1,300 sq. ft. over This two story condo has two bedrooms and in the USA. two floors, in this low rise building and benefits two baths. The lower level has a living room, Fishing - There are few areas in the world that from low association fees. No pets are allowed. renovated open plan kitchen and dining area, can compete with the range, quality and variety plus guest lavatory. A new air-conditioning system Naples - Jewel of Florida’s sunny Gulf coast of fishing in Florida offers. Pier fishing, beach was installed in 2010. Decoration is tasteful with Naples is situated on the west coast of Florida fishing, game fishing, even fresh water fishing, on the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a wonderful plantation window shutters completing the all available in Naples and the surrounding areas. year round climate so whether it’s a family modern Florida look. The everglades are just a short drive away. beach holiday, golfing, fishing, sailing or just lying There are attractive views over the beautiful on a beach soaking up the sun – Naples has it Nearest airports private swimming pool area and gardens. This is all. As for daytime dining or nightlife, Naples is Fort Myers: 1/2 hour. Miami: 11/2 hours. a quiet and peaceful location, yet in convenient ‘dress down’ classy, and has an abundance of walking distance of the many sophisticated smart bars and restaurants, plus for the more restaurants and shops on 3rd Avenue in Olde *Prevailing exchange rate December 2012 culturally inclined, lots of art galleries, museums, Naples. The stylish 5th Avenue is just a further 10 to 15 minute walk away.

Contact owner: email: Phone USA: +239 234 6791 or Cell: +239 494 0861 or UK: +44 161 929 9566 or UK mobile: +7595 218 757


Tishman Speyer’s Brazilian Developments Awarded Tishman Speyer brought to Brazil new standards for the construction of corporate and residential buildings. The company has developed the first Green Buildings in São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. Today, its developments are true architectural icons in the country. +55 11 3028 7400


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| MALTA: THE HOT SPOT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR QUALITY LIVING & UNIQUE LIFESTYLE! Last year, Malta was one of two countries that were tied for first place with the title of Best Climate, according to the Quality of Life Index issued by the International Living magazine . Sharing top honours (just for climate) was Zimbabwe, only Malta being a safe haven where it is regarded as the jewel of the Mediterranean. Yet a Mediterranean climate (with over 5.2 hours of sunshine on average even in December) & strategically positioned in the centre of the Med isn’t all Malta has to offer: How about a stable government, economy and a modern health service? These factors carry a lot of pull for wealthy English and Europeans looking to get away from their frosty climes. In fact, frost and snow are unknown in Malta with shirt sleeve order and temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees C) in November. Many European capitals are less than three hours flight away. Crime is low, education levels high, the locals hospitable and Englishspeaking with 48 English language schools. As a result, homes and apartments here have now attracted the international set. So has the historic harbours, 5-star hotels, restaurants and summer nightlife, foreigners are coming in droves! George Fenech, the Tumas Group’s Chairman, pioneered the lifestyle concept in Malta. He had a €140 million dream. He wanted to enhance the quality of life for those buyers who could make the right investment decision. His vision of the Portomaso marina would bring Malta to the attention of the international property market with an Oscar of the property world - Gold Award in the Best Marina Development Category in the 2005 International Property Awards. As a result, Portomaso was acclaimed the most exclusive address in Malta and became home to the well-heeled, international celebrities and footballers. Those that bought in 2000 have seen the value of their property rise by over 300%. Rental returns, have risen also, giving a yield of up to 06%.

Out of the Portomaso mould have been cast two more luxury developments in the north and south of the island, both a stone’s throw from the sparkling blue sea. They are in the process of reaching completion, thanks to Tumas Developments, the Group’s property arm. These two new residencies ‘offer lifestyle choices of the highest standards’. More to the point, poured into these two moulds are all the expectations of luxury, safety, tranquillity and, you’ve guessed it, lifestyle. Tas Sellum and Ta’ Monita have been designed to suit most pockets. Tas-Sellum offers a one-bedroom apartment of 68 square meters starting at €158,000 going just over a million for larger penthouse/apartments whilst Ta’ Monita offers apartments starting at €98,000 going up to just under a million. Both residences are termed Specially Designated Area*, allowing the buyer to purchase more than one property in Malta and Gozo for private use or for business, no need for any permits to purchase property, basically the same rights and privileges as a Maltese buyer.


Attractive Tax advantages Relief through 58 double taxation treaties No annual Rates or Property Tax Ideal business location Mortgage to purchase a property available to non-residents Safe environment with a Low crime rate Low cost of living High standards of Health care High standard of Education English speaking with 48 English language schools. | PROPERTY SELLING PRICE



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A life less taxing We take a closer look at a number of stunning destinations around the world where the tax jurisdictions are every bit as favourable as the climate One of the world’s most glamorous and compelling locations, Monaco has long been a magnet for the most discerning international buyers attracted by its security and advantageoustax environment. Its star-studded annual event calendar includes the Formula One Grand Prix, the Monte Carlo Arts and Jazz Festivals and The Rolex Tennis Masters. James Price, head of international development at Knight Frank, says, “The benign and well established tax regime in Monaco continues to attract HNWIs among many nationalities. However, when you speak to residents, it becomes clear this is only one part of the Principality’s appeal. The excellent security remains the single biggest factor, followed by the climate and the lifestyle offered by Monaco both inside the border and in respect of the immediate reach into the Cote d’Azur and Italy. Tax is of course a critical factor, but alongside these rather than on its own.”

TOUR ODEON, MONACO As Monaco’s newest and tallest residential skyscraper, Tour Odeon is a sculpted 170 metre double tower that will rise to a magnificent 49 storeys – one of the tallest residential towers in Europe. It features 70 apartments (with one to four bedrooms), two 1,200m2 sky duplexes and a spectacular 3,300m2 penthouse arranged over five floors with a private swimming pool. All of the apartments feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls and elegant terraces with panoramic views over Monaco city and the Mediterranean beyond. The development includes a 24/7 concierge service, a wellness centre, wellequipped gymnasium and a choice of swimming pools. From £4.3m / €5.35m / $6.9m Tour Odeon: +377 9777 3777 e:

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Malta According to the Quality of Life Index  issued by International Living magazine, Malta was one of two countries that tied for first place for the title of Best Climate. Sharing top honours (just for climate) was Zimbabwe, while Malta is also a safe haven and regarded as the jewel of the Mediterranean. Yet a climate with over . hours of sunshine on average per day even in December and a strategic position in the centre of the Med isn’t all Malta has to offer. How about a stable government, economy and a modern health service? George Bonnici, sales and marketing director of Tumas Developments, says, “These factors carry a lot of pull for wealthy English and Europeans looking to get away from their frosty climes. In fact, frost and snow are unknown in Malta with shirt sleeve order and temperatures of  degrees in November. Flights to many European capitals are just three hours away, crime is low, education levels high, the locals hospitable and Englishspeaking with  English language schools. As a result, homes and apartments here have now attracted the international set. So have the historic harbours, five-star hotels, restaurants and summer nightlife, foreigners are coming in droves.” George Fenech, the Tumas Group’s chairman, pioneered the lifestyle concept in Malta. He had a  million dream and as a result, Portomaso was acclaimed the most exclusive address in Malta and became home to wellheeled international celebrities and footballers. The company reports that investors who bought in  have seen the value of their property rise by over . Rental returns, too, have risen by  to . Out of the Portomaso mould have been cast two more developments in the north and south of the island, both a stone’s throw from the sea and currently in the process of reaching completion. Tas Sellum offers a one-bedroom apartment of m starting at , rising to over  million for larger penthouse/apartments whilst Ta’ Monita’s apartments range from , to just under  million. Both residences are termed a ‘Specially Designated Area’, allowing buyers to purchase more than one property in Malta and Gozo for private use or for business. Basically they have the same rights and privileges as a Maltese buyer with no need for permits to purchase property. 74

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PORTOMASO, ST JULIAN’S, MALTA These duplex apartments are within the award-winning marina development of Portomaso and have picturesque marina and Mediterranean Sea views. The lavish internal layout, covering two levels totalling more than 400m2 offers very generous, and comfortable accommodation. This includes a sunken, split-level kitchen/lounge/dining area leading out on to the terrace and pool area and the three to fourbedroom sleeping area, each bedroom with walk-in wardrobes and en suite facilities. The outside area, measuring more than 120m2 and accessible from both levels, consists of a swimming pool with an attractive deck area giving plenty of room to enjoy the all the year round ‘dolce vita’ the island has to offer. £1.211m / €1.5m / $1,945,400 in shell form without floor tiles, plastered walls, bathrooms or finishings Tumas Developments: +356 2138 6802 e:

Retiring to Malta John Huber, authorised as Registered Mandatory for the Malta Retirement Programme, explains: “Malta is an excellent place to retire at any age hence the introduction of the Malta Retirement Programme (MRP) which applies solely to EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and whose main income is from pensions, retirement schemes and plans and lifetime or temporary annuities. The MRP is supported by an attractive tax structure, amongst other advantages. Holders shall only be taxed on the sources of income quoted above and shall not be taxed on other worldwide income unless it is received in Malta. There are also no wealth or real estate taxes and Malta does not have any inheritance tax. Once an EU/EEA/Swiss national has acquired the right to reside in Malta, one may also apply for a tax status in terms of the MRP. Put simply, the entire pension/s, after having been exempt from tax in the source country, must be declared in Malta and the pension/s shall constitute at least 75% of the total income chargeable to tax in Malta. Tax shall be a flat rate of 15% on the gross pension/s that shall be chargeable to tax in Malta. There is a minimum tax liability of €7,500 per annum which is increased by €500 for each dependent. Husband and wife must pay a minimum of €8,000. All individuals resident in Malta and benefiting from the MRP must not reside in any other single jurisdiction for more than 183 days in any year and must also reside in Malta for a minimum of 90 days a year averaged over any five-year period. Applicants must also have health cover either by the transposition of EU Health rights via the S1(E121) or by having private medical healthcare. In order to qualify for the MRP status, the applicant must either own property or lease property in Malta or Gozo. The minimum amounts are as follows: • Purchase of Property: Malta €275,000, Gozo €250,000 • Lease of Property: Malta €9,600 annually, Gozo €8,750 annually “This is an excellent incentive for retirees looking to relocate to the Med”, adds James Vassallo, senior sales and marketing manager at Tigne Point, a highly prestigious brown-field waterfront development successfully marketing to an international clientele. “A recent survey by an over 50’s specialist insurer resulted in Malta topping the table as the ideal place to retire. This new legislation is the icing on the cake as it offers attractive conditions to those considering Malta as a retirement destination.”

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TIGNE POINT, MALTA As the largest mixed-use development in Malta, Tigne Point occupies over 30 acres of headland adjacent to one of the island’s most cosmopolitan towns, Sliema. Surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean and directly opposite the capital city of Valetta, this award-winning project has sold over 265 apartments to date to a selection of local and overseas buyers from around the world. The developers are now pushing forward on 38 new apartments and a 14,500m2 business centre which will consolidate Tigne Point’s vision as a holistic mixed-use development. The whole 30 acre peninsula has been designated a fully car free zone and provides stunning views out to sea, has the convenience of quality shops, cafes, restaurants and continues to attract buyers and tenants looking for the convenience and lifestyle appeal of a well managed, central and sunny seaside enclave. From £483,000 / €598,000 / $775,500 Tigné Point: +356 2065 5510

MADLIENA, MAKTA Beautiful designer finished fully detached 1,500m2 villa in an elite residential area. A mature garden leads to a welcoming reception area and on into the combined kitchen and living room with adjoining large terrace and views. On the same level there are three double bedrooms - main with en suite bathroom/shower, dressing room and family bathroom. On the lower floor there is a large living area, home cinema, gym, bedroom with en suite bathroom, a flatlet that can have its own entrance and an eight-car garage. A large pool with jacuzzi, sun deck, barbecue area, showers and water cascade enhance this elegant residence. £2.816m / €3.5m / $4.5m Frank Salt Real Estate: +356 2379 4794 International Property Luxury Collection

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This country provides an attractive place not only for investors but also for permanent residents: Situated in the heart of Europe, Austria is well connected globally with an excellent infrastructure. Generally, the prices for real estates, compared to other countries, are competitive but attractive. Dr Christina Morgenstern of Austrostar Immobilien, says “According to recent studies, Austria comprises one of the highest living standards with low crime statistics and a unique drinking water resource. Also, the combination of skiing in winter and numerous activities in the summer makes Austria a gem amongst holiday seekers as well as investors. “Affordable real estate prices contribute to the overall impression of Austria. Especially, the region around the Lake Millstaetter See in Carinthia, the most Southern district of Austria, provides attractive prices of real estates and highest living quality in comparison to the large cities and surrounding areas of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna.” 76

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LEBEN AM SEE, SEEBODEN, AUSTRIA At one of the last park-like lakeside plots within the bay of Seeboden, this exclusive and modern development, comprising 19 apartments, is being constructed. Here, at the shores of the Lake Millstaetter See, modern architecture meets the crystal clear water. The unique feature of this development is, that the new homes come with a 1,000m2 private beach. Leben am See comprises modern and elegant design with exclusive fittings. Three building blocks with 19 flats from 58m2 to 130m2 (two to three bedrooms) are being developed and offer space for all life styles. The property is embedded into the surrounding landscape without destroying the integrity. Timeless and long-lived materials add to the character of the apartments. Attention is paid to the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials as well as the quality. Underground parking and central heating are standard. Adjacent to the development Leben am See, a 4,500m2 lakeside plot is also on offer for private use. Apartments from £196,200 / €243,000 / $315,000 Large lakeside plot: £3.1m / €3.8m / $4.928m Austrostar Immobilien: +43 4762 81966 e:

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Weitblick Panorama Resort Velden

Turquoise blue water, reflecting the white canvases of the sailing boats, embedded into a picturesque mountain landscape – the Weitblick Panorama Resort Velden at the Lake Woerthersee invites you for dreaming ….and living.

Thomas Morgenstern Center Hauptstraße 13 9871 Seeboden Austria +43 4762 81 966

The beach is yours Get inspired by your 4,700 sqm private beach area in Seeboden at the picturesque Lake Millstaetter See. Keep it as your private beach area or develop your own living dream! Thomas Morgenstern Center Hauptstraße 13 9871 Seeboden Austria +43 4762 81 966 International Property Luxury Collection

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AZURI, MAURITIUS VILLAS VALRICHE, MAURITIUS Within the Savanne region of Mauritius, the most naturally beautiful part of the island, Villas Valriche is just 40 minutes from the international airport. The development forms part of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, a former sugar estate with a number of international hotels nearby. When complete, there will be 288 Mauritian plantation style villas in 525 acres of tropical landscaped grounds on a hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean. Over 120 are under construction, many of which are occupied or close to completion. The estate is set around the existing 18-hole championship Golf du Chateau course, with its separate 9-hole par 3 course. Owners automatically qualify to become members of the Golf du Chateau club with its clubhouse and restaurant, as well as the residents’ Beach Club and the spa. The villa designs offer a choice of two, three and four bedrooms, many of which have an infinity pool, large verandas, air-conditioned bedrooms and state-of-the-art communications. Nearly all of the villas have spectacular, panoramic sea views. A professionally managed rental pool is operated by the five-star Heritage the Villas, providing attractive revenue income to villa owners. From £423,350 / €524,500 / $680,000 Cluttons Resorts: +44 (0)20 7584 3050

Mauritius As second-home destinations go, Mauritius is relatively new on the global scene. It is only recently that non-Mauritians have been allowed to buy on the island and the market is tightly controlled. The government has introduced the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), a system designed to keep property development at the high-end of the market, in order to attract wealthier investors and residents from overseas. According to Villas Valriche, under the terms of the IRS, which only came into effect in , foreigners not only benefit from owning one of a limited number of quality homes but they also automatically receive residency status and with that comes a number of enticing tax benefits, including no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Inheritance Tax, low income and corporation tax. Spouses and offspring are also entitled to enjoy the same benefits. The investment in a residential property must be over ,. The government launched a number of programs that allow foreign nationals to own residential properties through various investment schemes – the most appealing and certainly 78

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most successful to date are the Integrated Resort Schemes (IRS). Under the IRS program, foreigners can buy luxury villas in a resort setting of international standards. A property-owner under this scheme is also entitled to a residency permit, which allows the owner and his/her family to reside in Mauritius for the whole duration of the ownership. Each villa can only be up to . arpents. IRS is open to Mauritius and non-Mauritius citizens, and local and foreign companies under the Companies Act (of Mauritius) . Villas Valriche is one of just a handful of IRS schemes to be fully approved. A new scheme known as the Real Estate Scheme (RES) was introduced in December  to enable foreign investment below ,. Below this price owners do not automatically qualify for residency status or certain tax benefits. Alex Upson, director, Cluttons Resorts comments, “Mauritius offers the classic Indian Ocean plantation lifestyle. Lying just south of the monsoon region but sufficiently north to enjoy comfortable tropical temperatures all year round. Mauritius offers property

A maritime lifestyle village, Azuri has been conceived to provide the very best opportunities for residents, visitors, tourists and guests. This ocean front village will comprise a community of up to 169 foreign ownership qualified townhouses, apartments and penthouses overlooking the sea. These will be surrounded by landscaped grounds with swimming pools, together with access to a wide variety of leisure activities both on and off site. A mixture of 109 upmarket townhouses, apartments and penthouses, clustered around communal garden areas, with dedicated car parking will also be created for Mauritians. Azuri will also include Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa: an 85-bedroom five-star boutique hotel, restaurants and retail outlets, a first class primary and secondary educational facility and a Boat Club with free mooring. From £311,850 / €386,550 / $500,000 Indian Real Estate Ocean Company: + 230 208 8558 e:

investors a variety of fiscal advantages if they buy in developments classed under the IRS scheme. Although relatively straightforward, we recommend that interested parties consult a qualified advisor if they are interested in purchasing. These schemes have resulted in a healthy increase in foreign investment in real estate on the island.” Adding further enticement to those thinking of investing in property on the island is Murray Adair, CEO of the Indian Real Estate Ocean Company, the developers behind the Azuri project. He says, “Mauritius is one of the most business and investment friendly locations in the world and a bridge to emerging markets with a  flat tax rate for both corporate and personal income. There are no property taxes in Mauritius once taxes are paid on transfer of the property, which has attracted a large number of buyers to the Azuri development. Mauritius offers arguably the safest scheme to sell residential units off plan, directly inspired from the renowned French system, which highly protects the purchaser and there is no succession tax.”

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GSTAAD VILLAGE, GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND Triplex apartment in a chalet conveniently located in the heart of Gstaad Village within easy walking distance of the tennis courts, railway station and shops. The apartment is in very good condition and comprises six bedrooms and bathrooms, a drawing room, dining room and a substantial terrace surrounding the first floor. The building is served by a lift to all floors and there are two parking spaces in the basement garage. The sixth bedroom and bathroom is located in a separate staff unit in the basement and the building is serviced by a housekeeper. £8m / €9.921m / $12.83m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 5100

Switzerland With a reputation for efficiency, stability and traditional values – not to mention beautiful cities, mountains and lakes – Switzerland continues to attract an increasing number of foreign buyers looking for the perfect living and business environment. Its central location in Europe, favourable tax conditions and neutrality, combined with scenic winters and a fantastic climate during the summer, make it especially appealing. Oli Stastny, Aylesford International’s representative in Switzerland comments, “Moving your residency to Switzerland not only offers a life in a safe and attractive environment within a healthy economy, but also let’s you take advantage of Swiss tax rules. In some areas of Switzerland, such as Graubünden/ St.Moritz a lump sum tax system for foreigners generating no income in Switzerland is offered when moving the residency. It is very attractive for wealthy international people who get the Swiss residency permission in terms of the tax amount and is also a very simple fee without involving excessive administrative work every year.” 80

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CHESA GHEOLA, ST MORITZ Classic chalet within five minutes’ walk of the Corviglia mountain and 10 minutes’ drive from both the famous Suvretta and Corvatsch mountains. Widely regarded as one of the world’s best skiing destinations, these three mountains offer 88 trials ranging from blue, red and black levels of difficulty. Located in the heart of St. Moritz, this 300m2 Mongiardino interior designed chalet offers superb Swiss style accommodation with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, five reception rooms and views over St Moritz town and the lake. It also includes a fully self contained 200m2 three-bedroom apartment within the house but enhanced, which would total a 500m2 chalet. £18.3m / €22.7m / $29.4m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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OCEAN VILLAGE, GIBRALTAR The last remaining penthouse for sale in Ocean Village marina, the duplex Mayflower, has a corner setting on the 16th and 17th storeys. It offers sensational views from Casemates Square and down to Europa Point in one direction and across the marina, Strait, Mediterranean and over to the Rif Mountains of North Africa in the other. The 166m2 home has spacious rooms alongside large terraces which total 49m2. The first floor hosts the entrance foyer, large open plan living/dining room and a designer kitchen. Upstairs, via a stunning cantilevered staircase with roof skylight, there are two double bedrooms with lavish en suite bathrooms. A large wraparound private terrace spans the entire penthouse on both floors. Additional benefits include a private underground parking space, access to 3,300m2 of extensive gardens, seven swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a state-of-the-art Health Club. Ocean Village marina itself offers an array of fine dining establishments, boutiques, Gibraltar’s only casino and the ultimate – a berth for the megayacht. £895,000 / €1.1m / $1.4m Ocean Village: +350 200 400 48

Gibraltar With a warm climate, Mediterranean lifestyle and a reputation as an established finance centre, Gibraltar has great appeal to the wealthy. Provided an individual has at least  million of net assets and purchases or rents high standard accommodation which is fit-for-purpose and available for his or her exclusive use throughout the year (as approved by the Gibraltar Finance Centre) they’re well on their way to qualifying for Category  Residence Status. The individual must also not have been ordinarily resident nor participated in a trade, business or employment in Gibraltar in the five years prior to the application and undertake not to going forward – aside for certain permissible activities. Once accepted for Category  Residence Status the benefits are immense. For example,

for /, only the first , pounds of income is taxable resulting in a maximum annual tax liability of , (although there is a minimum annual tax payable of , pounds). This is pro-rated in the year of arrival and departure. There is no tax on capital gains in Gibraltar, for anyone, neither is there inheritance tax or estate duty. Furthermore no minimum presence is required in Gibraltar in any year of assessment, but there is that need to have approved residential accommodation. Karen Houston, senior business and development manager for Ocean Village, says, “Tax is a key driver for wealthy individuals coming to Gibraltar. The Category  regime is certainly an attractive one, particularly when compared to the UK tax regime for high net worth individuals. However, even if an individual cannot fulfil the requirements, there are still

plenty of benefits to being ordinary tax resident in Gibraltar – not least the complete absence of capital gains tax. “The recession has never hit Gibraltar, the economy has continued to grow but the banks did follow their UK counterparts eventually and restricted lending criteria making mortgages less readily available. This, combined with a poor exchange rate (there was a while when the  was very close to being equiv to ) did have its minor effects. “However, I would consider the fact that a global leading real estate brand (Savills) deemed it appropriate to open in Gibraltar earlier this year, is testament to the fact that the property market in Gibraltar is once again buoyant and steady. The largest franchise in the world, Century , also opened their doors last month.” International Property Luxury Collection

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STELLA MARIS VILLAGE, LONG ISLAND, BAHAMAS An impressive new range of virtually self-sufficient properties, ranging from a two-bedroom cottage to a four-bedroom and bathroom, two storey residence. These bespoke, fully furnished, ecofriendly properties are on the same estate as the internationally recognized Stella Maris Resort and have an enviable position in the northern part of beautiful Long Island. With an upmarket, ‘classic’ range, as well as a more ‘modern contemporary’ range, the properties are of high quality, hurricane-proof construction with strong environmental credentials. From £385,400 €479,000 $618,500 PSG Bahamas +1 242 351 6825

Bahamas Ideally positioned at the crossroads of the Americas, The Bahamas consists of a string of  islands and cays extending across an area of about , square miles in the Atlantic Ocean. The northernmost island, Grand Bahama, lies only  miles from the coast of Florida and the coral archipelago stretches south towards the Caribbean Sea. This location offers easy access to the huge consumer markets of North, Central and South America, some  million strong. Residency in The Bahamas can offer a very attractive solution for financially independent individuals and families. Establishing residency in The Bahamas creates a win-win situation for the country and the new resident. Incoming high net worth residents spend money in the 82

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local economy, providing employment for Bahamians. New residents benefit from the beautiful surroundings the country has to offer and, potentially, from significant savings on income, capital and estate taxes. The Bahamas Government has been quick to recognize this and, in , launched a decisive initiative aimed precisely at such people. Non-Bahamians who own a home in The Bahamas may apply for permanent residence in the country. Such applicants, if they are of good character and able to demonstrate financial independence, receive special attention from the Immigration Department. Those who have invested .m or more in a home benefit from speedy consideration of their applications, with processing taking just  days.

Many countries offer residence to such highly desirable applicants, but unlike most, The Bahamas does not impose a minimum number of days in each year when the resident has to be present in the country in order to maintain permanent residence status. A resident may spend time wherever he or she chooses, provided that they do not abandon The Bahamas entirely. There is a once only charge of , to obtain residency. A spouse and/or dependant children may be included for a nominal additional charge of  each. Once permanent residence status has been granted it can only be withdrawn in exceptional circumstances, such as continuous absence from The Bahamas for three years, or engagement in serious crime. ■

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A T USCA N DR E A M, 800 Y E A R S I N THE M A K I NG Pisa approximately 45 minutes, Florence and Siena approximately 1 hour Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is a 1,100 hectare estate set around a stunning historic ‘borgo’. Beautiful apartments, traditional farmhouses and a selection of new build villas. Overlooking an established 27-hole golf course, the borgo will also include a boutique hotel, restaurant, pizzeria and range of shops. Apartments from €230,000 (due for completion June 2013) Villas from €1,200,000 Traditional farm houses – price on application

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Spanish steps Spain has long been popular with property investors and its inherent charm, good weather and ease of access are stepping up its return to full favour. Rachel Newcombe discovers which areas are showing most potential Although Spain was hit by the effects of the global economic downturn, there are still hugely desirable parts of the country that have fared better and where long term investments are still very sought after. There are also others that are rising with grace from difficult times and offering great value for money on top quality investments. The property situation in Spain has been helped in part by a weaker Euro and government incentives to attract buyers from non-EU countries. For example, a newly proposed law could grant foreign buyers residency in Spain if they purchase a property worth more than ,. Whereas once it was UK buyers who led the way with buying Spanish property, Russian buyers have suddenly become major players

in the Spanish investment property purchase league and seem to have big budgets to spend. They’re closely followed on their heels by Norwegians, Belgians, Germans and the French.

Balearic bliss

One particular area that is enduringly popular and proving a hit with current investors is Spain’s Balearic Islands. The lure of the islands beautiful scenery, stunning coastlines and laid back style of living continue to tempt tourists and investors alike. Aside from buying in a desirable area, investors are assured that there are great opportunities for rental and holiday lets in a sustainable market. “When it comes to the Balearics, lifestyle is the single biggest draw. These are the perfect

SANTA PONSA, MALLORCA Superb villa with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, plus direct frontline golf access in one of Santa Ponsa´s most exclusive and sought after residential areas. Built on a desirable plot, it offers character, space, high ceilings and rustic beams together with a high specification kitchen, underfloor heating and air-conditioning. The open-plan lounge diner has views across the swimming pool and gardens to the fairways and mountains beyond. Outside there’s a barbecue house and pizza oven, a double garage and two well equipped guest apartments all set in attractive gardens. Ideally situated close to a selection of shops and restaurants, Santa Ponsa Country Club, newly redeveloped Port Adriano superyacht marina and quality golf courses. The built area is 420m2 and the plot size is 4,303m2 £2.429m / €2.995m / $3.9m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 / International Property Luxury Collection

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BENDINAT, MALLORCA This spectacular penthouse is located in Olinto, a residential complex in the upper part of Golf de Bendinat. Accessed via a lift from the garage, complete with three parking spaces, this penthouse is the only one on the development to have lift transport to its private roof terrace complete with outdoor kitchen and bar. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property is spacious and has incredible panoramic views of the Mediterranean, golf course and Bendinat Castle. Olinto has a concierge service, communal outdoor swimming pool and heated indoor pool. £1.176m / €1.45m / $1.9m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 e:

holiday islands, blessed with well over  days of sunshine a year,” explains Anna Batizi, from Sotheby’s International Realty. “The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is vibrant and sophisticated, the infrastructure is well developed and the hundreds of kilometres of coastline provide perfect boating opportunities.” Compared to some other areas of Spain, experts say prices in the Balearics generally weren’t hit as hard and local banks are still willing to lend up to  to  per cent of a property’s value to foreign purchasers. Alongside all the lifestyle benefits for tourists to this area, serious investors, such as the Russians, are encouraged by good schools and education facilities, making it ideal for the family market. In addition to boating and yachting as lifestyle pursuits, golf is a big draw in this 86

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area too. In fact, Mallorca alone has  of the islands’  golf courses right on its doorstep. For the true golf aficionados, luxury golf properties offer the chance to live by the fairways and remain a popular option for investment properties.

Golfing greats

According to Sotheby’s International Realty in Mallorca, golf properties in sought after areas carry a  per to  per cent premium. A penthouse apartment in a prime golfing development can set you back in the region of .m, whereas you’d could pay between .m and m for a five-bedroom villa with frontline golf access. Also thriving on attracting wealthy buyers is the island of Ibiza, the third largest of the

Balearic Islands. Wrongly regarded by some as purely being a party island, this alluring location has plenty to offer the discerning investor. Aside from the larger beaches and resorts, there are plenty of other smaller beaches to explore, plus hidden coves, traditional villages and local restaurants. As far as contemporary homes go, Ibizan developer, Fernando Corominas, has been wowing buyers with his luxury development at Vista Alegre, on the south coast of Ibiza. The gated community boasts extensive privacy and security, which appeals to many buyers, and generously sized plots, whilst also providing stunning coast and ocean views. Mr Corominas is particularly keen to ensure all his new developments are fully sympathetic to the landscape, which appeals to buyers, and,

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CALA DE MIJAS This three-bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a plush, modern Mediterranean style is just one example of the properties available for rental through ‘Any Friend of Ours’. With properties now listed in over 15 countries, this is essentially an exclusive invitation only members’ club whereby only those with a holiday home and their trusted circle of friends are able to join. Owners can list their property free of charge and feel confident that it will be rented to people they can trust. They and their invited friends can also enjoy holidays in any of the homes on the site. The apartment’s open floor plan, private Jacuzzi, and partial ocean-view terraces create an airy, relaxed feel that’s perfect for relaxing after exploring La Cala de Mijas. Outside there are 28,000m2 of sub-tropical gardens, as well as two saltwater pools and it’s only a short walk to the sea. There’s also a private parking space in the enclosed garage and access to the beach. From £125 / €154 / $200 per night Any Friend of Ours: International Property Luxury Collection

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even large properties are carefully designed to integrate into the landscape as much as possible. “We cover rooftops with grass and gardens, build stunning water cascades and prefer to use terracing to fit the contours rather than mass land movement. Each home has a ‘green lung’ at its heart, a courtyard of flora that opens to the sky,” he explains. Depending on the plot size, villas at Vista Alegre can range from m up to m.

Marbella bounces back

Back on the mainland, one of the areas worth looking at now, suggests Nick Stuart from Spanish Hot Properties, is Marbella in southern Spain. Although prices in Marbella have suffered over the last few years, he reports that sales during  were up and, that it looks like there could be an end in sight for significantly reduced properties. “The Belgians, Dutch, Russian and Scandinavians are hot on Marbella at the 88

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moment, recognising that prices represent incredible value for money,” he said. Prices are nowhere near the cost of a villa at Vista Alegre, but if you’re looking for a long-term investment, with good rental potential, then it’s as good a place as any to start. Prices here are particularly tempting reports Mr Stuart, especially when they are compared against similar luxury developments in other popular European destinations. “Luxury coastal villas in prime areas in the Cote d’Azur could set you back upwards of , per square metre. In Mallorca, prices can be , to , per square metre, but in Marbella’s best addresses, prices are hovering at around , to , per square metre.” With good rental potential added into the equation, it’s no wonder these properties are attracting interest. If you’ve not given Spain a look recently, then now is definitely the time to do so.

CAN PEP SIMO, IBIZA Brand new southwest facing villa in a sought after exclusive residential area just five minutes from Ibiza town with panoramic views over the Bay of Talamanca, the old town and the sea. The house has been designed to offer convenience and comforts with wooden floors throughout, four ample bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground level with access to the terraced pool area. The interior lift opens on to the top level where there is an enormous living room, dining area, fully fitted kitchen with access to a back terrace and utility room. A very large front terrace offers fantastic views. Contemporary decoration and natural light flood the house on all levels. Garage and service apartment included. Built area 398m2, plot size 921m2 £1.744m / €2.15m / $2.813m Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 310 799 e:

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LOS CAPANES DEL GOLF, MARBELLA An exclusive gated community with 24-hour security in a golf valley with exceptional golf and sea views reaching across to the North African coastline. Comprising two, three and fourbedroom apartments in mansion style buildings – even the smallest home has a built area of a vast 168m2 making it one of the most generous projects on the coastline. All properties have fully equipped kitchens, hot and cold air conditioning and double glazing as well as large terraces with direct golf views. Entirely surrounded by a 9-hole full length par 36 golf course, El Higueral, Los Capanes also has a heated indoor swimming pool with water cascades, hydro massage area, vertical projecting water jets and Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath, gymnasium, sauna and outdoor swimming pool. From £242,500 / €299,000 / $391,115 Spanish Hot Properties: +34 952 864 382 e: ???

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VILLA ALTA VISTA, VISTA ALEGRE, IBIZA This south facing home is in the most prestigious private development on Ibiza, Vista Alegre near Es Cubells. Designed over two levels, the sevenbedroom, seven bathroom villa is integrated to the land to maximize the spectacular views to the peninsula of Porroig, the sea and Formentera. The property offers spacious bedrooms and living rooms which connect with nature through large picture windows as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Habitable green roof terraces, natural ventilation, solar energy, sustainability and the use of natural elements all minimize environmental impact. Just 10 minutes from the airport and beautiful beaches, the villa has a built area of 685m2 on a 2,286m2 plot. £3.65m / €4.5m / $5.8m Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 310 799 e:


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A Piece of Palma’s Past The first written reference to this rural property locally known as ‘Sa Cabana d’es Frares’ (The Monks’ Hut) dates back to the th and th centuries. It was described as being a hut lived in by Carthusian monks who used to provide accommodation to travellers walking the public road of ‘Passatemps’, which constitutes the north boundary of the plot. Sa Cabana d’es Frares is set on a spacious ,m plot, of which ,m provide safety from the road, while the remaining ,m form an agricultural-livestock area. The current buildings consist of the so-called main houses, colonist houses and a set of agricultural and livestock buildings. The main houses have a recently refurbished façade and are made up of four main units surrounding a central courtyard. The main façade has a three-storey symmetrical layout and a single-storey unit attached to the left. The single-storey colonist houses are situated behind the main houses and their façades feature a uniform window design. The constructed area of these residential buildings is ,.m. Additionally, the agricultural and livestock

buildings, located behind all the houses, have a total constructed area of ,.m. The property has a legalized well with an authorized water consumption of ,m per year. It also holds the registered right to take water from the spring known locally as Font de Mestre Pere for  hours a week, starting at sunrise every Monday. The property also has two irrigation water storage ponds, the largest being m × m. Sa Cabana d’es Frares is located in the municipality of Palma,  minutes away from the city centre and  minutes from the airport. It’s ideally located between the roads of Sóller and Valldemosa, between S’Hort de Son Serra and the roads Camino de la Calle de Monseñor Mairata and Son Bibiloni.

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City slickers

Sleek and stylish, a property in any one of these stunning Asia Pacific cities will provide easy access to all the buzz and excitement while offering an oasis of calm and an enviable lifestyle

Sydney New South Wales is Australia’s oldest and most populated state. It was originally settled as a penal colony on the shores of Port Jackson where the bustling capital city of Sydney now stands. More than a third of Australians live in New South Wales, and Sydney is the nation’s largest city. Madeline Freemantle, director of marketing & operations at Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty comments, “Sydney has a beautiful harbour, which is accessible from several areas and ideal for keen boaters, harbour parties on boat cruises, and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, which the world stops to watch every year. There are stunning views of the harbour bridge, opera house and city skyline, which provide glamorous sunsets and dramatic fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve. Sydney has a warm climate and blue skies offer months that are beautiful for harbourfront living, and perfect for an outdoor lifestyle of sport and entertaining. “Many of the large family homes located in the eastern suburbs offer luxury living, close to beaches, parks and the harbourfront, are situated on large land and most capture the big Sydney Harbour views towards the city. The clients we attract globally are savvy European investors and the Chinese, looking for a lifestyle if luxury in a beautiful climate.”

WOOLLOOMOOLOO, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Complete with water views and a 13-metre private marina berth for a 42-foot boat, this house-sized waterfront apartment offers an international-calibre lifestyle at the gateway to the CBD. Renowned as one of Sydney’s best modern harbourfront security buildings, the Wharf Terraces is a prestigious garden complex with a vast central piazza, and this apartment provides an idyllic North East aspect. With level access from double security parking, it features a private entrance patio. The wide foyer leads to huge open plan living and dining areas flowing to an impressive oceanliner-style private alfresco balcony. The oversized master bedroom wing includes its own sitting area, balcony access, and en suite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. There are three additional double bedrooms including a study/home office or fourth bedroom. £1.9m / €.4m / $3.110m Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty: +61 (02) 8355 6783 International Property Luxury Collection

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Hong Kong The vibrant and dynamic city of Hong Kong is brimming with top end property investment options. “Hong Kong is a modern and dynamic gateway city to China and, as a result, is arguably the outstanding business hub of Asia,” explains David Roberts, member of the board, Aedas International. “Having lived and worked here for the last  years, I can testify that HK offers phenomenal business opportunities and an exceptional lifestyle. I can think of no better place to be based nor to invest, particularly as the future in the city looks ever brighter as the world grapples with the uncertain global economic climate.” With over  years of experience in developing high-end housing, Nan Fung Group is renowned for its developments in some of Hong Kong’s most prestigious residential areas. To date, the group has undertaken more than  residential developments varying from modern, sophisticated city residences to high-end, eco-friendly developments in Hong Kong’s rural areas. “Large apartments in HK Island are rare with very limited supply,” says Fanny Ng, senior manager at Nan Fung Development. “Winfield (property profile following) comes with luxurious layouts that fit the discerning lifestyle of the established families in traditional high-end residential districts. Within walking distance to the world-renowned Hong Kong’s prime retail area Causeway Bay, it also enjoys the tranquility of Happy Valley and magnificent views of the international racecourse.” Exclusively representing the Christie’s brand in the top spectrum of luxury property market in Hong Kong is Landscope Christie’s International Real Estate. Its founder Mr K S Koh comments, “The luxury residential sales market is currently under the impact of the newly introduced Buyer’s Stamp GRAMERCY, HONG KONG Duty of . This charged on At the prestige mid-level in Hong Kong which buyers of non-Hong Kong permaoffers a magnificent view of Victoria Harbour, nent residents or corporate buyers Gramercy has been designed by the awardon top the usual stamp duty, and winning architects, Aedas. It consists of a the Special Stamp Duty ranging 28-storey domestic tower on a four-storey from  to  of value if the high podium. property is resold within three The entire project is embodied with a years of purchase. contemporary, Soho lifestyle. The tower’s “The slowdown of China’s façade is designed to avoid repetitious building economic growth and the bearcomponents and its bay windows and balconies ish outlook of global economy are unified by architectural features also cast cloud on local market. The podium is composed of two floors of F&B However, these may be offset, venues, a clubhouse on the second floor and a at least partially, by the lack of landscaped garden with swimming pool at the supply in the next few years, a podium floor. Outdoor terraces together with strong potential demand and low large amount of greenery reshape the podium interest rate environment. In all, into a city oasis. The architectural features at the we foresee the market will return tower also emerge at the podium, giving synergy to its normal level of activities in between the podium and the tower. the second half of  but before Aedas: +852 2861 1728 that, it will have to take a beat.” 98

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WINFIELD BUILDING, HONG KONG Known for its leisurely pace of life, charming character and green open spaces, Happy Valley is a world apart from the city at its doorstep. Located in the prime area of Ventris Road, Blocks A and B of Winfield Building were originally commissioned by the Hong Kong Government to house its senior civil servants. Now totally modernised with a fresh, contemporary design, high quality finishes, and state-of-the-art appliances, apartments offer spacious living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and balconies, together with stunning Happy Valley views. Apartments in Block A comprise spacious living areas and four bedrooms with two en suites, a maid’s room and a large balcony; those in Block B offer spacious living areas and three bedrooms with one en suite, a maid’s room and a large balcony. From £3.44m / €4.24m / $5.55m Nan Fung Development: +852 8100 1832 e: ???

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CLEAR WATER BAY, HONG KONG A three-bedroom contemporary home with unobstructed sea views facing Silverstrand in Clear Water Bay. The property has a spacious interior with living, dining, open bar, and family entertainment areas allocated on the same level. A wall of sliding windows open out to the alfresco terrace from the sitting room. The master bedroom suite feels open with a completely see through en suite bathroom with sea view and Jacuzzi style bathtub. Exclusive access to the second terrace of this house is via full-sized sliding glass doors. The property has access to a swimming pool and tennis court for the exclusive use of this 16-household community and is only a few minutes’ walk to Silverstrand Beach. £3.75m / €4.61m / $6m Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty: +852 3108 2195 102

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DOMUS, BANGKOK A low-density development in the prime area of Sukhumvit Road - Asoke intersection. The concept is based on a blend of ancient philosophy and timeless elegance creating an urban oasis amidst the city. Almost two thirds of the property’s one acre is devoted to minimally elegant gardens and waterscapes where residents can truly relax. Domus is separated into two buildings with the total of 108 units spread over 12 floors. Domus-16 has three types of two bedroom unit ranging from 107 - 178m2, whereas Domus-18 houses 42 three and four bedroom unit ranging from 250 - 350m2. The project is fully sold out but resale units are available. From £3,000 / €3,700 / $4,900 per m2 Gaysorn Property: +662 612 5959

Bangkok The capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country, Bangkok is experiencing a rising demand for residences. The resulting real estate markets are expanding including those for houses, apartments and especially condominiums. Lifestyle trends of the new generation are benefiting this growth since they opt for urban city life, convenient infrastructure and mass transit systems that connect them to lifestyle and shopping areas. Fafuen Temboonkiat, managing director of Gaysorn Property, says, “The changing trend of customers’ preferences in buying residences, from horizontal real estate to vertical real estate, causes developers to set new strategies to conform to the rising demand. In addition, we see potential from the ‘Succeeders’ or successful new generation who want to own properties as a lifestyle owner and invest in the properties for profits in the future.” CBRE Thailand reports that resale prices for the best completed downtown projects and for the superior buildings currently under construction are continuing to rise in Bangkok. Most of the new launches in the downtown area have been low rise developments, mainly one bedroom units being built by smaller non-listed property developers. The steady increase in land prices especially along main roads and rising construction costs means that any new development in the downtown area will have to set prices above existing levels. 104

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BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES, BANGKOK The Residences comprise four floors of 24 two-bedroom apartments, fully-equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, wi-fi throughout, and all of the luxuries that its discerning guests have come to expect. With floor to ceiling windows in spacious living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, the in-house architects have carefully designed all Residences to complement their surroundings. In addition, each one is tastefully furnished and provides views over central Bangkok. Banyan Tree Residences have proved to be a particularly attractive option for investors and cosmopolitan travellers looking to purchase an ultra luxury holiday property in exotic locations with professional management by an internationally acclaimed hotel brand. Through the exchange programme, owners may use their entitlement to stay at other exciting Banyan Tree Residences locations worldwide and make the most of the first class services which the Banyan Tree brand is renowned for, safe in the knowledge that their property is generating a return on their investment. From ÂŁ443,500 / â‚Ź546,360 / $715,000 Laguna Property: +66 (0)76 362 333 e: 106

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DISCOVER NATURE DISCOVER YOURSELF… Peace, Serenity, Solitude. These are the words that come to mind for Pimalai. Add to that luxury, elegance, natural surroundings and genuine friendly service. Be it for a honeymoon, a wedding ceremony, a diving experience, a break from it all or even for a business meeting in Krabi or in Thailand then Pimalai, nestled in a lush tropical forest, is the Andaman luxury destination to set your sights on. This exclusive beach resort combines all the right ingredients – subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, environmental friendliness and lots of space. Located well distant from crowded beaches and other boutique resorts on Koh Lanta (or Ko Lanta) and close to Lanta Marine National Park, the only sound is that of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sandy beach.

Built within the rainforest as it meets the silver ocean strand, you would hardly know Pimalai was there. This boutique beach resort occupies 100 acres of tropical vegetation with direct access to a 900 meter stretch of pristine sandy beach and offers 121 accommodation units – Deluxe, Bayfront Deluxe, Pavilion Suite, Beach Villa and Pool Villa – all very elegantly appointed. From Krabi mainland, it takes about 1 hour by the resort boat to reach Koh Lanta and Pimalai but it is worth bearing this “hardship” in order to find such a unique lost boutique paradise in tourist Thailand… Visit once and you will return again and again…


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Majesty in Malaysia Tiara Labuan Hotel is a place to enjoy and socialize including innovative dining options, spa and fitness centres, and comprehensive business and meeting facilities catering to conferences, corporate meetings and social gatherings of all sizes. It is a perfect blend of city conference and resort hotel and has been awarded International Award Asia Pacific – Highly Commended Resort Hotel Malaysia award recently. The Hotel is also delighted to have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Hospitality is about the individual at Tiara and the company-wide philosophy of “Yes I

Can!” promises that each guest will be treated with a positive service attitude at every point of contact and sharing work information to accomplish the company’s goal. In August 2011, Tiara’s management acquired the Manikar Beach Resort & Spa, renaming it to Palm Beach Resort & Spa and offering 245 rooms.

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hpa (previously known as Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Limited) was founded in 1980. In 1992, hpa became one of the Band 1 architectural consultants in the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of consultants and was also the 1st local architectural practice in ong ong to receive certification from the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Association. In 2004, hpa was placed 47 in UK published “World Architecture” magazine’s list of the world’s top 200 architectural practices. Many projects have received various design awards along the way, which including one of the top 10 Asian architectural practices in the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards in 2012.

hpa has completed projects in more than 40 cities across six countries (including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia, North Korea ndia and the iddle ast , with a combined oor area of over 70,000,000 square meters. Projects include large-scale townships, public housing, hillside buildings, lu ury residential, office buildings, corporate head uarters, 5 star hotels, shopping malls, hospitals, airports and railway stationrelated projects, universities, libraries, cultural centres, museums, sports centres, entertainment centres and industrial undertakings. These also include large-scale city planning projects ranging from 5 to 500 square kilometres in Mainland China and India.

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Zlatar Mountain, Montenegro Situated on the banks of the Lake of Gold in the Zlatar National Park of Montenegro, this 400,000 square metre property is located 1400m above sea level in one of Europe’s last unspoiled paradises. Zlatar Mountain experiences heavy snowfall every winter and is perfect for skiing, and the winter season is filled with skiers. It is immediately adjacent to five separate lakes that are ideally suited for the development of hotels, resorts and summer villas to enjoy the crystal waters (that are bottled and sold throughout the Balkans) in the summer season. Within the property boundaries are the Inova and Mep factories which are fully equipped for production of furniture and wood products, together with metal production. The factory floors occupy over 100,000 square metres, and the surrounding land and lake-side property occupies the property’s remaining virgin forest of 150,000 square metres. Major road and rail links mean that Serbia’s capital city of Belgrade is less than 200km away, and the major port of Bar in Montenegro is less than 100km. Price on application

Sunway Velocity, a self-contained integrated development, strategically located within 3.8km of bustling Kuala Lumpur City Centre and spanning across 23 acres of prime freehold land. This iconic master development integrates its 5 main components – V Retail, V Office V Residence, V Boulevard and V Garden, all united to bring a hassle-free living experience where everything is within reach in one destination – a hub where one can shop, dine, work and unwind.

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Treetops Executive Residences provide a holistic experience that brings new meaning to the concept of going back to nature. They have adopted a Green Philosophy in many aspects to create a living space that caters to the Mind, Body and Soul from within.

° 220 fully furnished apartments with modern kitchenette ° Pool, Outdoor Jacuzzi, Gym, Tennis, Jogging Track & Spa ° Complimentary Parking ° Personalised Housekeeping ° 24-Hour Guest Services & Security ° Complimentary Breakfast ° Individual Apartment Air Filtering System ° Certified Orthopedic Mattress ° Green Landscape with Smoke-free Apartments ° Eco-friendly Amenities ° In-house Café with Organic Food

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Zabel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

Saraya Holdings

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin Germany Tel: +49 30 52 00 97 00 Web:

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

Founded in the nineties, the company specializes in consulting the top developers in Germany in the development of high-end real estate in central Berlin. Our expertise and market know-how allows us to provide a full service for our partners, from the identification of market potential to the planning and sale of the property.


.:: CYPRUS DEVELOPER ::. ` Aristo Developers Ltd

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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Shaikh Holdings

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:

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE Tel +971 4 364 2722 Fax +971 4 367 8054 Email: Website:

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.


On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.


Orascom Hotels & Development

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

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: 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.

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.


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Frank Salt (Real Estate) Ltd.

Anahita World Class Sanctuary

2, Paceville Avenue, St.Julians STJ 3109, Malta Tel: (+356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 Fax: (+356) 2137 3354 E: Web:

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius Tel: +230 404 2266 Email: Web: We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.



United Development Company 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.

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles Tel: +248 346 000 Fax: +248 346 666 Email: Web:

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.

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.:: SOUTH AFRICA AGENT ::. Pam Golding Properties

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Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 E: Web:

Sidra Tower, Dubai Media City, PO Box 75735, Dubai, UAE. Tel: +971 4 363 9732 Cell: +971 55 899 7755 Email: Web:

Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

.:: UK DEVELOPER ::. Ridgeford Properties & Manhattan Loft Corporation

As a property search and marketing firm we specialize in selling and leasing of residential, commercial and retail properties direct from owners or developers. If you are looking to buy or rent property in the UAE, then our experienced team is ready to assist you in finding the right home or office to match your requirements and guide you through each step of the buying or rental process.

.:: UK DEVELOPER ::. Roxan Construcction

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: T: +44 20 7861 5499 E: or Simon Hedley at Druce: T: +44 20 7935 6535 E: Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and

Selling Agents: Savills +44 (0)1202 492518

rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.

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Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

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37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 Email: Web:

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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


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.

FogartyNY is a private brokerage firm that specializes in locating investment properties and homes for foreign buyers and investors. With over 20,000 properties at our fingertips, let our market knowledge guide you when searching for the right investment property or pied a terre.


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Announcing the World’s Best property professionals… Innovation, sustainability, eco-awareness and a burning desire to push the boundaries of architecture and design to create that all-important ‘wow factor’ – these are the essential qualities that result in a world-beating project. Now approaching their 20th year, the International Property Awards has always sought to discover companies that are able to demonstrate exemplary levels of excellence throughout the global property industry. Following an exciting year of judging sessions, business networking events and gala presentation dinners in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and London, our judges have now determined the very best in the world in every category from the top-scoring winners in each country. Competition was extremely fierce for the highly coveted title of World’s Best Property. After much deliberation, this was awarded to ‘Relic Rock’ by Optima DCHGlobal. This stunning property forms the prototype for a flexible and sustainable building system that can be adapted to suit a broad range of different climates and terrains. Located on a sloping ridge in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Relic Rock has a seamless division of interior and exterior space. The accolade for the World’s Best Apartment this year went to Indonesia for Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts. Exquisite Italian design celebrates the expanse of space complemented by expansive beachfront views over one of Bali’s finest beaches. Representing the World’s Best Architecture is The Beach House in Anguilla, Caribbean by Sunset Homes. Designed to capture the natural beauty of Anguilla, with its spectacular sunsets and ocean views, it features more than a dozen dedicated outdoor deck and lounge areas, Jenny Blanc took the crown for World’s Best Residential Property Interior with the sympathetic restoration of a beautiful 15th century lodge in Hertfordshire. The project displayed great attention to every detail and excellent design concepts. Very well done to all these companies and to the other winners including those from the specific Americas Property Awards listed in this magazine. Last but not least, I would like to remind all International Property Awards’ entrants that they are invited to generate new businesses contacts with other participants at our Property Networking Business Events. By assembling the best in the business, winners are able to benefit from each other’s expertise. This generates even higher international standards within the property industry and promotes increasing quality levels of build, design, sustainability and services.

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property Luxury Collection Magazine International Property Awards 3

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Sponsors Judges Central Park Jakarta Aedas Limited Avighna India Ltd Eco-Futures Development Emaar Turkey IKI Design Group Mah Sing Group Berhad Nirlon Limited PT Sea Sentosa The Wave, Muscat UEM Land Holdings Berhad Aamby Valley Limited Clifton Leung Design Workshop Delmar Construction Company Fernandes Arquitetos Associados GuocoLand Singapore Hatten Group Sdn Bhd Karen One Development Ltd M+S Pte Ltd mfi AG Oberlanders Architects LLP Pieach Ltd Renata Tilli Paisagismo SOMA Architects WW+

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Sean Hatcher

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Dr Ian Jenking

Edward Park

Hotel Finance Expert

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Judith Baker

Travel Writer & Editor

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 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CHINA Center 66 by Aedas Limited Center 66

Aedas, a leading global architecture

its skyline while retaining a group

and design practice, offers services

of three Ming Dynasty pavilions on

in architecture, interior design, urban

site. Conceptually, the mall is a three

design and master planning, landscape,

‘spinning’ glass atria which, by emulating

and building consultancy. The company

Wuxi’s network of canals, weaves its

creates world-class bespoke design

own network of paths to the large

solutions that are tailored to the needs

plaza containing the historical buildings.

of communities around the world. In

This enhances circulation and creates a

order to achieve this Aedas has created

dialogue between the existing pavilions

a global platform for creative excellence

and the new urban space. Due for

in architecture. A platform that enables

completion in 2014, the site will be

the best creative minds to plug into the

a vibrant hub, providing world-class

information and delivery systems they

amenities for the two commercial office

need to produce extraordinary work all

towers that integrate with the mixed-use

over the world.

area and rise to 280m.

Setting a new benchmark for luxury

The aim of Oasis Mall is to create a

shopping and commercial space in the

new world-class shopping and lifestyle

heart of Wuxi city centre, Center 66 is

venue for Sanya that will contribute to

the first of Aedas’ many award-winning

the area’s unique setting. Consisting of a

projects. The client’s brief was to design a

duty free shopping mall, resort hotel and

large, world-class mixed-use development

luxurious villas, the project’s iconic and

comprising a retail mall, three office

contemporary design responds to the

towers, a serviced apartment and five-

culture and natural environment of Sanya.

star hotel. Center 66 had to prove a dynamic and iconic addition to the city and


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touch while its open ventilated feature

instead of providing yet another office

promotes a natural breeze underneath

tower entirely wrapped in a coolly glazed

the mall, encouraging tourists and visitors

skin, the design investigates the possibility

to enjoy an outdoor environment. This

of providing an environmentally

stunning development with its low

sustainable design in such an industrial

carbon environmental design responds to

area. The aim is to contribute a greening

the natural setting of the scenic location,

effect to the neighbourhood and

resulting in a unique leisure experience.

enhance the quality of life for users in

With ‘green’ as its theme, 18 Kowloon East, Hong Kong, is a 28-storey mixed-use building with office, retail and car park.The

the street level. The final design introduces extensive planting of both vertical green walls

efficient office floor plates and a rational

and planters at the car park floors at

box within Kowloon Bay, an area being

the lower portion of the tower. Being

developed into a new CBD of Hong Kong.

located in a community with dense

community with dense industrial blocks,


the building as well as the pedestrians on

client requested a design that would create

As the building is located in a



industrial blocks, the design provides an environmentally sustainable solution.

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Avighna India entered Mumbai’s real

optimum space and luxury. Each one has


estate business a decade ago and has

a distinct villa-in-the-sky feel with a 25

since produced a string of the most

feet high deck, private garden, and plunge

impressive landmark developments. The

pool. Interiors soar to new heights of


family-run company believes in quality

21st century luxury living, yet are highly

rather than quantity to ensure the

sustainable. Indeed, the project has been

highest possible standards of excellence,

pre-certified as a Platinum-rated building

as with One Avighna Park.

by the Indian Green Building Council.


 BEST APARTMENT INDIA One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd.

Aptly named, being India’s number

Facilities at One Avighna Park are

one development and Mumbai’s first

second to none. The clubhouse offers

officially approved cluster redevelopment,

everything from indoor and outdoor

this iconic Rs.40 billion project covers 6.5

gyms, a spa, steam room, sauna, salon,

acres. Comprising two, state-of-the-art,

and yoga to table tennis, snooker rooms,

64-storey residential towers together

and a library. A three-level valley garden

with a commercial tower and hotel, One

100 feet above the ground blended with

Avighna Park is every bit as beautiful on

lush waterscapes also creates an organic

the outside as inside.

and blissful environment. One Avighna

The configuration of the three, four, and five-bedroom apartments provides

Park represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury living in India.

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 BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE BELIZE by Eco-Futures Development

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BELIZE Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development


Sanctuary Belize is the only five-star

What sets Sanctuary Belize apart is it’s

eco-lifestyle residential, resort and

incredible marina which opened its first

marina development in all of the world.

phase in 2012. As the premier port for

Offering a green-living lifestyle in five

Caribbean captains cruising the hundreds

unique eco-systems, the 14,000 acre

of cayes and beaches between the Gulf

mixed-use community is located on

of Mexico and Panama, Sancturay Belize

the coast of Southern Belize in the

offers over 250 state-of-the-art boat slips

Western Caribbean. Being Belize’s

with all the modern conveniences and

largest private development, it boasts

marine services expected of a first rate

Riverine, Sub-Tropical Savannah, Belizean

harbor. Well away from the hurricane

Jungle, Caribbean Marine and Coral Reef

belt and protected further by the elbow

eco-systems for all to enjoy and more

of Honduras, the calm Sapodilla Bay is

importantly, live within.

the ideal mooring and natural all-season

With Sanctuary Belize, Eco-Futures

sanctuary on Western Caribbean seas.

Development has created a world-class,

The festive Marina Village will bustle

eco-friendly and sustainable community

with everything a Belizean coastal town

and modern-day Caribbean port with

should. Like nothing in all of Belize, it will

an adventurous and outdoor approach

burst with vibrant colours, restaurants,

to both design and build.The marina and

cafes, barefoot beach bars, a diversity

Marina Village offer a mix of post and

of shops, fresh fish and produce stands,

beam style architecture, classic Victorian

entertainment venues and cultural

style design and accents of contemporary

activities. All this along with a contagious

design.The constructed amenities also

Caribbean vibe will set it apart as the

follow this style to blend in with their

country’s most sought after destination.

environment, reflecting the respective eco-

Furthermore its exotic beach hotel and

system in which they are found.

beach club offer owners a chance to dine

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 and relax in front of the breathtaking

sections of the property, particularly along

views of the Caribbean Sea.

the banks of the winding Sittee River.

Additionally, a strict adherence to four

Developing and constructing a marina

cornerstones of development has been

of this magnitude, along with the intricate

maintained throughout: conservation

waterway canals, meant strict adherence

of nature; eco-conscious living; holistic

to the development’s Environmental

wellness and outdoor pursuits. Sanctuary

Compliance Plan. Special attention had to

Belize is committed to the protection

be given to the complex mangrove habitat

of it’s and Belize’s natural assets which it

that surrounds the marina to ensure the

demonstrates through the setting aside

continued survival of the species within.

and preservation of the 10,000 acre Sittee

Eco-Futures Development’s biggest

River Wildlife Reserve. Sanctuary Belize

goal with Santuary Belize is to design

has over 20 acres of thriving organic

and develop a community that offers

gardens which will ultimately provide

‘something for everybody’, while

fresh, exotic produce to sustain the

preserving the environment and sanctity

entire community.

of nature.With a core focus on the marina

Residential architecture is designed


 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT BELIZE Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development


and Marina Village, which is the very heart

Eco-Futures Development

specifically with the five eco-systems in

of the project, buyers and investors are

mind and is not limited to any vernacular.

attracted who seek the pleasures offered

More luxurious mason-built homes may

by this community. Furthermore, Sanctuary

be found along the waterways, while

Belize is a zero debt development which

custom haciendas and tropical Balinese

offers the ultimate in peace of mind to

style homes are present in the Savannah

even the most discerning of buyers which

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challenging of economic times.

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Some of the most stunning homes built

Hall View is an 8 level, state-of-the-art

today have resulted from Guy Phoenix

property overlooking Nottingham’s

designs, as you will see from the featured

finest golf course and Wollaton Hall,

award-winning examples. Guy’s vision is

an impressive 16th century residence.

legendary and alongside a talented team

Everything about this home was designed

of architects, planners and craftsmen, the

personally by Guy Phoenix as work

results are simply breathtaking.

proceeded, from its subterranean garaging

Cedar Heights is a family home in one of Nottingham’s most sought after

for nine cars to its 8th level viewing point. All other features in between were

locations, Mapperley Park, which is within

also designed by Guy, including its

a conservation area. Lighting and water

palatial staircase complete with three

features throughout make this a truly

staggered crystal chandeliers. This was

stunning home and have led to it often

originally modelled on the world famous

being referred to as ‘The Shark House’.

Ritz Hotel’s own staircase. The rooms

Providing an absolute ‘wow factor’ is

throughout this home radiate from the

the 10,000 gallon aquarium covering

central staircase like rings from a pebble

an entire wall. The feature took months

thrown into a pool, while reclaimed

to design and, when viewed through its

timber beams from an old monastery

concave perspex retaining wall, the tank

cleverly form a ‘see through’ wall.

has the appearance of being internally

Another of the property’s many

curved. Lighting is also one of Guy’s

stunning centrepieces is a ‘walk under’

favourite tools and virtually every zone

swimming pool with 75mm aircraft

in the house benefits from endless

strength glass. This glass holds back

combinations of lighting that can be

hundreds of tonnes of water and has

selected according to your mood.

become a feature in itself.

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Fern Hill is a modern designed home

The Caimans is hailed as being ‘probably

of architectural interest in an idyllic rural

the most outrageous home you are

setting. Daring to be different from the

ever likely to walk into’. On entering, you

more normal kind of design everyone

are confronted by a large lagoon style

expects to see in the countryside, this

swimming pool with rock walls and a 30

house has the lean, crisp, sharp lines so

foot waterfall with peninsula dining and bar

often seen in cities. It took five years

area also within the pool. It is finished with

for the plans to be approved but, as the

a glass drawbridge and fire escapes from

images show, it has been well worth

the floor.

the wait. The property has an open plan

Up until the property’s early sale, it was Guy’s plan to house caimans (baby

and easy living layout, much like all Guy

alligators) in an adjoining area of the

Phoenix designs. Hidden lighting in

pool behind 50mm strength acrylic.

pelmets and soffits has been used to

Once again, glass, water and secluded

create a warm, inviting feel in every room.

lighting are the chosen tools to deliver an

Set in 1.25 acres, the exterior of Fern Hill

inspirational design that runs throughout

is wrapped in a smooth stone, imported

the property. Each and every Guy

from India, while balustrades down the

Phoenix home is internally designed by

200 metre drive give the property a regal

Guy and the build carried out by qualified

air. So unique is this home, that numerous

builders. The unconventional method of

sportsmen and personalities have been in

building without internal drawings is a

touch with a view to commissioning Guy

worrying one for many however results

Phoenix for the building of their homes.

prove that Guy’s methods work. Cedar Heights, 4 Lucknow Drive, Mapperley Park, Nottingham, NG3 5EU t: +44 (0)7816 123456 e: w: International Property Awards 25

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A collaboration between iki design

housing areas. The content of the

group and Foster+Partners, DP

architectural program seeks a vibrant

Architects, KTGY ve SWA has resulted

urban environment where open spaces

in a significant large scale mixed used

and volumes are an integral part of each

project being developed on the Asian

other. BOULEVARDİ will undoubtedly

part of Istanbul. EMAAR Turkey’s

serve as an urban attraction to the

BOULEVARDİ project accommodates

population living nearby and will clearly

hotel, office and residential towers with

undertake a sub-centre function.

apartment blocks including shopping

The project can be considered as

and leisure facilities that are likely to

unprecedented in its variety of spatial

prove a popular destination for Istanbul.

experiences. Unavailability of such a

Considering the location and the size

large land at the crossroads of major

of the land, the project is expected to

transportation links of the city makes

be an urban focal for the Asian part

BOULEVARDİ an ‘irreplaceable

of Istanbul.

urban asset’.

The design introduces a generic lay

Istanbul has undergone an

out in which numerous activities could

unprecedented urban growth since

easily be integrated into the project.

the beginning of the 21st century. Its

Sitting on a slightly sloping area from

economic competitiveness among other

Emaar Turkey

where Istanbul Islands are seen with an

world cities is getting much stronger as it

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unobscured view, the project orients itself

undertakes a significant hub role between

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from north to south to benefit fully from

East and West. Its long perceived image

34398 Maslak, S¸is¸li, Istanbul,Turkey

the exquisite panorama.

as an historical and mysterious city has

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The strength of the design ultimately

been drastically changing and examples of

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springs from the variety that it brings

contemporary architecture are reshaping


to the site as well as to the nearby

the city’s iconic silhouette.

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Spine Tower, designed in 2010 and

a modular system enables a proportional

expected to be opened in 2014, is one

subdivision of the volumes and a variety

of the latest examples of Istanbul’s

of units appealing to different preferences

recent office towers and embraces

is provided.

the city’s wonderful panorama from

Skilfully diversified interior design

different angles. It is located in Maslak

applications bring a true richness to Spine

where new business operations have

Tower representing both simple and

been assembling within a very dynamic

luxurious influences at the same time.

cityscape. Spine Tower’s circular

Smooth and efficient interior articulations

form provides a gentle stance but will

create both a vibrant and tranquil

definitely capture attention from every

atmosphere in which different spatial

part of the city.

experiences could take place.

The project combines several

What makes Spine Tower excel is

innovations in terms of building

its success in alleviating its weight by a

technologies as it employs engineering

number of slight and attentive touches in

solutions parallel with architectural design.

its exterior form. Despite the intensity of

By transforming the various constraints

the building program, consciousness on

into a set of design guidelines, Spine

visibility and image factors with a devoted

Tower overcomes the complexity of

attention to every detail creates an

high-rise building architecture. Keeping up

attractive structure which is destined to

with the intense building program through

become a landmark of Istanbul.

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As the second largest property

components. This underscores Icon

developer by sales value in Malaysia,

City’s ability to meet the need for energy

Mah Sing Group Berhad has had a

efficient and environmentally sustainable

phenomenal year in 2012 with a total

developments in this day and age.


of 40 projects spread throughout Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, Penang

serviced apartments, shop offices, office


island, Johor Bahru and Sabah. Driven by

suites, retail mall, hotel, corporate towers

keen understanding of market demands

and comes equipped with state-of-the-art

and the innovative ability to develop

facilities, including Wi-Fi and broadband-

timely, high quality properties, the Mah

ready infrastructure and a business centre

Sing Group is renowned for lifestyle

with video conferencing facilities.

landed and high-rise residences to Grade

This integrated community hosts

Standing on 19.6 acres at one of

A office buildings, industrial projects and

Malaysia’s busiest intersections, the

integrated commercial buildings.

Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)

Among one of the greenest integrated

and the Federal Highway, Icon City’s

commercial centres to be built in South

ideal location provides comfort and

East Asia, Icon City in PJ will be poised

convenience to all who live, work and play

Mah Sing Group Berhad

for three green building certifications,

in it. With serviced apartments just walking

Wisma Mah Sing,

namely the Green Building Index (GBI) of

distance from office suites, retail mall and

Penthouse Suite 1,

Malaysia, Green Mark of Singapore and

shop offices, it is easy to imagine that

No 163, Jalan Sungai Besi,

Leadership in Energy and Environmental

living in Icon City will embody green living

57100 Kuala Lumpur,

Design (LEED) of the USA for its various

to its fullest.

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 BEST COMMERCIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT INDIA Nirlon Knowledge Park by Nirlon Limited Approximately six years ago, Nirlon

Conducive to retaining skilled,

Limited phased out its manufacturing

motivated professionals in a healthy

businesses and ventured into real estate

environment, it features a traffic free

development. The company now focuses

central park at its core with water

on creating international standard,

cascades and buildings thoughtfully located

eco-friendly developments for office

around it to create an urban oasis.

and commercial use. Nirlon Knowledge Park is a 23

Of the approximately 600 existing trees, the Master Plan ensures the

acre campus in Mumbai in the rapidly

retention of approximately 500 of the

developing and popular western suburb

best, and also envisages the planting of an

of Goregaon in Mumbai. Formerly a

additional 500 trees.

Nirlon manufacturing site, the total

The office buildings around the central

planned redevelopment is approximately

park are encircled by a broad, tree-lined

2 million square feet of high quality and

walking path. Below this pedestrian

ecologically sustainable office space. As a

walkway runs an underground ring of

market benchmark, the development is

state-of-the-art utilities/services. The

Nirlon Limited

synonymous with aesthetic and altruistic

pedestrian walkway is in turn bordered by

Nirlon Knowledge Park,

values with innovative technologies.

a two-way external ring road, and includes

Off Western Express Highway,

The entire campus is expected to

a dedicated bus lane and a turning median.

Goregaon East,

attain a GOLD rating as per LEED with an

Mumbai 400063,

abundance of trees, green spaces, water

heights, conveniently located washrooms


bodies and landscaped terraces. Nirlon

and parking, terraces for some offices

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invested a considerable amount of time

and the use of superior quality products

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and effort commissioning internationally

in common areas are just some of


recognized master planners and architects

the standard features of this superb


to design the development.


Large column grids, optimized ceiling

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BEST INTERNATIONAL APARTMENT Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts BEST APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

 BEST APARTMENT INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

The Principals of Sentosa Worldwide

with a choice of either direct lagoon

Resorts, Saxon Looker and Ian Duffell,

frontage or expansive beach views.

have based the Sentosa Brand on

In its essence, Sea Sentosa has

“Design Driven Luxury”, applied to five-

redefined the luxury tropical island

star resorts, managed apartments and

experience in one of the most desirable

retirement communities.

beachfront locations, on the world’s most

In Sea Sentosa, the world’s leading designers have been given the opportunity

magical island. The exclusive Sea Sentosa Centre will

to create an exceptional and luxurious

feature retail stores, a gourmet deli, state

beachfront lifestyle.

of the art gym, spa and wellness facility

The result is a unique blend of

plus a pharmacy and medical centre.

contemporary Italian design by Architect

Saxon Looker, ” I had an idea of

and Interior Designer Giacomo Passera,

where I wanted to go with Sea Sentosa,

Balinese sensitivity by Principal Architect

and I knew I couldn’t go there alone.

Putu Semara and cutting edge, French

By bringing together a select group of

inspired, vertical gardens by Patrick Blanc.

incredibly talented professionals and artists

All set in a unique location on Echo Beach,

this project has gone far beyond

one of Bali’s premier surfing locations.

my wildest dreams.”

In a partnership with Reddy Hartadji

Ian Duffell, ”Sea Sentosa is a model for

of the Bahama Group, the team has

integrated resorts of the future. by offering

produced Bali’s first fully integrated resort

a luxury resort lifestyle while remaining

set on 2.8 hectares. Sea Sentosa offers a

sensitive to its environment. In essence,

choice of very generously sized one and

Sea Sentosa creates a community.”

two bedroom apartments and spectacular

Giacomo Passera, ”I have designed

three bedroom penthouses celebrating

the resort to harness the energy of the

the expanse of space and exquisite design

ocean, and apartments to take every

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BEST INTERNATIONAL APARTMENT Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts BEST APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

 advantage of the natural light. I have also

Vertical gardens created by leading

used local Indonesian materials in new and

French botanist Patrick Blanc will cover

interesting ways.”

the buildings exterior walls and terraces.

Putu Semara, ”My true belief is that

Combined with the lush tropical

architecture needs to be sensitive to its

landscaping it will prove a continuing

surroundings and needs to express the

pleasure for residents.

lasting beauty of the natural environment.” Reddy Hartadiji, ”I am so proud of the

Sea Sentosa has been thoughtfully designed to create harmony with its

Sea Sentosa project where we have been

natural environment while still embracing

able to raise the International standard

every service one could wish for from a

of a resort lifestyle experience here in

five star resort. The resort is a celebration


of local Balinese culture featuring two

With Sea Sentosa’s stunning ocean

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

temples on site, which will constantly be a

front location, water is the dominant

hive of activity with traditional ceremonies

element throughout the resort. This

and offerings.

is enhanced by the lagoon style

BEST APARTMENT INDONESIA Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts

Bali moves to the rhythm of the

swimming pool, which is designed to

moon, its rivers and the ocean, lucky

make the apartments appear to be

owners and guests will never want

floating on water.

to leave.

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: International Property Awards 33

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The Wave, Muscat, Oman’s premier

received residential sales launches for

lifestyle destination, is a first of its

the Almeria East apartments and Reehan

kind world-class development in

Gardens villas. These launches paved


the Sultanate. An Integrated Tourism

the way for the most recent residential

Complex (ITC), Omanis and non-

launch of the Marsa One apartments in


Omanis can own freehold properties

October, the first waterfront apartments

which form a part of the development

in Muscat. These stunning apartments

which also includes commercial, leisure

form part of the newest area at The

and tourism facilities. As a leading

Wave, Muscat located in Marsa Village,

mixed-use development, it serves a

the commercial and tourism hub of The

growing community of 2500 residents

Wave, Muscat’s community. This phase

from 38 different nationalities as well as

comprises 121 luxury one, two and

residents and visitors to Muscat.

three-bedroom apartments in a prime

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT OMAN The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat

A pioneering development, The

marina-front position, giving owners

Wave, Muscat is a unique public-private

and residents a piece of the ideal

venture between the Government of

marina lifestyle.

the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE-

On the leisure front, the major

based Majid Al Futtaim Properties. This

progress this year was the opening of the

premium development aims to create

18-hole Almouj Golf, a Greg Norman

a world-class tourist destination and

signature golf course. This world-class

sustainable community, which respects

facility is the Sultanate’s first PGA

the environment and culture of Oman

standard golf course comprising the first

and optimises returns for stakeholders.

golf academy in Oman, Oman’s only

In 2012, many milestones have

floodlit golf course – the 9-hole Academy

been achieved; starting with the well-

Par 3, the Almouj Golf restaurant and golf

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retail pro shop with a full range of golf equipment and accessories.

In November, ground was broken to mark the construction start of Marsa

Adding to the portfolio of leisure

Village Retail Centre which will be the

facilities at The Wave, Muscat, the opening

main retail and commercial focal point

of Almouj Marina at the end of the year

within the development. Expected

is significant; the marina will be the largest

to complete in 2014, the centre

private marina in Oman with berthing

offers diverse retail and commercial

for 400 yachts up to 65m. The marina will

opportunities that would be increased

attract international sailing tourists as well

by nine times to become Oman’s newest

as becoming the permanent home to

retail destination.

Oman’s leading sailing school, Oman Sail. Surrounding the marina development,

The reason behind The Wave, Muscat’s success is clear; it has proven

progress on Marsa Village was made

credentials as an international award

with the recent launch of the first

winning development. Since doors were

Omani branch of the celebrated chain

first opened to purchasers and investors,

Shakespeare and Co. The café-restaurant,

The Wave, Muscat has been synonymous

with its uniquely styled interiors and

with quality of design, build and world-

views over Almouj Marina, is the seventh

class facilities on offer; a reputation

and final occupant at the Almeria North

proved in the number of international

retail precinct.

awards the development has received.



 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT OMAN The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat

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

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


The award-winning UEM Land is

skyline. This new iconic landmark for the

committed to building future-ready and

capital city will complement the globally

sustainable global communities. Having

recognized PETRONAS Twin Towers in

built a reputation on product innovation,

the most precious real estate in Kuala

quality and service delivery, UEM

Lumpur. Angkasa Raya is an integrated

Land continues to create sustainable,

mixed-programme building, comprising

visionary communities and value for our

premium offices, a luxury boutique hotel

customers and shareholders alike.

and service residences anchored by a

UEM Land has been globally recognised as among the best master

signature retail base. A key component of Nusajaya is

planners in the world. Consistently

Puteri Harbour – an upmarket waterfront

winning FIABCI best master plan Malaysia

mixed development by UEM Land. Puteri

awards for the past three years, UEM

Harbour is designed to exude ‘luxury’s

Land received worldwide recognition

new attitude’ on a 688-acre site. High rise

when it was awarded the FIABCI Prix

waterfront condominiums and world-

d’Excellence Best Master Plan 2011 for

renowned themed attractions lead Puteri

Nusajaya – the largest urban integrated

Harbour’s much touted developments.

development in Southeast Asia spanning

The premier residential development

24,000 acres creating Asia’s new

in Nusajaya, East Ledang covers 275

regional city. It is a development the

lush acres of resort-style living amidst

size of which dwarfs anything any single

beautifully landscaped and manicured

private developer in Southeast Asia has

gardens. A multiple award-winning


development by UEM Land, East Ledang

This year, UEM Land announced

is divided into seven different parks each

Angkasa Raya, a much-anticipated

offer different house designs and feature

addition to the Kuala Lumpur city

different themed gardens.

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East Ledang was envisioned as an

Noble Park of East Ledang is an

oasis of serenity, harmony and tranquility

all-bungalow villa development amongst

with an equal emphasis on the internal

beautiful landscaped gardens. The design’s

living spaces as the external areas. This

open approach offers voluminous spaces,

creates a sanctuary that encourages

natural lighting, ventilation and a seamless

a sense of seamlessness between the

integration of the indoor and outdoor

indoor and the outdoors. When

spaces. Each villa comes with an outdoor

residents return home, it is as much to

swimming pool.

the garden as to the house with a much

The finished concept has created a

more natural and nature-connected

seamless sense of buildings and greens

living experience.

that culminate into a garden-living

Harmony Park, Phases 7 and 8 of East Ledang, residences draw their

experience that is typical of East Ledang. East Ledang is gated and fully

inspiration from traditional Malaysian

surrounded by a perimeter security

architecture, creating what can only be

fence which is guarded, monitored

described as vernacular architecture.

and patrolled 24 hours. It has all

While these elements complement each

security features of high-end residential

other giving a sense of continuity and

properties, plus ELSiS (East Ledang

belonging, they also create living spaces

Security Intelligence System) state-of-the-

Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,

that enhance and enrich the lives of all

art security system specially developed

Kuala Lumpur Sentral,

those who live in them.

for East Ledang.

Kuala Lumpur 50470,

UEM Land Holdings Berhad 16-1 Mercu UEM,

Malaysia t: +603 2727 6011 f: +603 2727 2008 e: w: International Property Awards 37

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Aamby Valley Limited is committed to

styles and chic and cosy timber chalets

business leadership in providing world

with two to three bedrooms.

class, environment-friendly residential,

Aamby Valley Golf Course was

city and business infrastructure solutions

perceived to be the centerpiece of the

and hospitality services. The company’s

development. Developed as a private

multi-award winning project Aamby

golf course, membership is only given to

Valley City set amid the pristine Western

those who buy property at Aamby Valley

Ghats is independent India’s first

City. The golf course sprawls over 256

planned, self-contained aspirational city.

acres of land and includes a proposed

Marketed as being ‘Life’s Finest

clubhouse of 80,000 square feet, an

Abode’, Aamby Valley City covers over

existing golf academy and a number of

10,000 acres of undulating terrain.

proposed golf apartments.

The development has reserved 91 per

Based on Scottish architecture, the

cent of its land as open space forever,

entire course features the backdrop

yet includes everything from a private

of the historic Koraigarh fort and also

airport, state-of-the-art hospital, an

uses it as a design element. The Academy

international school and a host of leisure

provides a state-of-the-art workshop

activities. Exclusive residential options

with adeptly trained and experienced

Aamby Valley Limited

range from fabulously modern and

staff providing golfers with a world-

Hotel Sahara Star,

signature villas in distinct architectural

class service.

Opposite Domestic Airport, Mumbai 400 099, India t: +91 22 3980 7444 f: +91 22 3989 5001 e: w: 38 International Property Awards

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China & Hong Kong

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC 1010 Flagship Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

 BEST RETAIL INTERIOR HONG KONG 1010 Flagship Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

 The revolutionary design of 1010

The Art of Travel theme represents

Flagship Store is a true exemplification

a state of mind and a distinct attitude

of a seamless blend between luxury

towards life. The shop design integrates

and technology; business and leisure.

VIP zones with lifestyle setting including

It provides a lifestyle and customer

golf, wine & fine dining, travel, horse-racing

experience never before offered by a

etc., offering customers the passport to

service provider in Asia, which pushed

the very best thing life has to offer.

the boundaries for the category. Inspired by the golden era of travel,

BEST OFFICE INTERIOR CHINA Goelia Headquarter by Clifton Leung Design Workshop

The “Grand Voyage” begins with an eye-catching floor-to-ceiling LED

from luxury cruises to expedition

façade and interactive window display,

voyages, the design aims at re-inventing

opening the two-storey store onto the

an ambience redolent of a classic grand

street. Furniture and fitting of the finest

voyage, embracing the notion of premium

materials in quality wood veneer, leather

and opulence. It successfully encapsulates

finishing, marble and meticulously crafted

the customer-centric philosophy and

vintage trunks, all captures the compelling

prestige of the brand, to satisfy the desire

charm and royal hospitality of the golden

of its high value clientele.

era of travel.

Clifton Leung Design Workshop 3/F, 128 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 3106 8384 f: +852 3579 4489 e: w: International Property Awards 39

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Founded in 2006, Delmar Construction

wellness centre with indoor and outdoor

& Development Company has become a

pools and a spa. Recreational amenities

leader in Turkey’s construction industry

also abound ranging from ice-skating to a

by building high-quality residential and

climbing wall and mini golf.

business properties. It strives to deliver

Built in the neoclassical style, Elit Grand

projects that consistently exceed

Palas is inspired by the glorious creations

international standards by combining

of classical Turkish architecture since the

modern architecture principles, state-

time of the Ottomans and Seljuks. Large

of-the-art technology and classical

archways lead to an attractive 4,000m²


inner court garden featuring green

The company developed Elit Grand

landscaping, squares with pools, pathways

Palas Project in Istanbul to provide

and recreational areas. Ecological design

true full service residence living with

criteria was essential, resulting in large

incommensurable recreational facilities

transparent areas that allow an abundance

and unmatchable services. These include

of natural sunlight to enter the building

concierge, housekeeping, personal

while special landscaped gardens on

Delmar Construction Company

assistants, business centre, shopping,

each floor help to maintain a natural

medical centre, VIP limo and personal

atmosphere. Offering 532 palace-like suites

Yenisehir Mahallesi,

protection. Equally extensive facilities

covering an area of 55,000m², Elit Grand

Osmanli Bulvari, No 13,

are provided including restaurants,

Palas offers residents the opportunity to

Kurtkoy, Pendik/Istanbul,

commercial units and a health and

live in a truly palatial manner.


Turkey 34912 t: +90 216 482 7070 f: +90 216 482 7102 e: w: 40 International Property Awards

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BEST INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

elevated building, this project inverts the

was commissioned to design the new

logic and eases the building limits through

Pernambuco Arena in Sao Lourenco

the smooth slope blending the structure

da Mata, Brazil. With the capacity to

with the landscape itself.

seat 46,000 people, the arena will host

The Pernambuco Arena design

the games of the group stage and

fully meets the needs of its required

round 16 of the World Cup held in

multi-functionality in order to better

Brazil in 2014. It will also be home to

meet its long term use and capacity

one of the top football teams in the

to host different events. These include

state of Pernambuco.

concerts, festivals, conferences, fairs

As part of the formal concept of this

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

and sporting events. Therefore, all the

project, the arena’s ideal location in an

arena infrastructure has been planned

area of great natural appeal with generous

to facilitate these varied events such as a

proportions was a great advantage. The

large conference room, auditorium and

aim was to create a unique design, fully

press hall. This will help to ensure that

integrated into its surroundings with the

the arena becomes a major attraction of

least possible visual impact but with huge

paramount importance to the region’s

visual appeal. Instead of being a large

economic growth.

Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Rua Funchal, 573 cj 61 - Villa Olimpia, CEP 04551-060, Sao Paulo, Brasil t: +55 11 3040 9040 f: +55 11 3040 9040 e: w: International Property Awards 41

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT SINGAPORE Goodwood Residence by GuocoLand Singapore

Developed by GuocoLand Group,

this 210 unit condominium sets new

Goodwood Residence is billed as

standards for eco-friendly design by

“the most exclusive green address

achieving a seamless integration between

in 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

landscaping and recreational facilities.

plots of freehold land in Prime District

In addition, 500 carefully selected trees

10 Singapore. It shares an enviable

will be planted to add to the existing 58

150-metre boundary with Goodwood

preserved trees. Residents also enjoy

Hill, 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

schools and prestigious clubs.

in 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,

Certification by Public Utilities Board.

GuocoLand Singapore t: +65 6534 3132 f: +65 6532 6197 e: w: 42 International Property Awards

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 BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Elements Mall by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

Hatten City overall view


Replica of Melaka’s history

Hatten Group offers a diverse portfolio

– everything from sports and casual

of real estate parcels to the Malaysian

to formal and trendy from local and

community. The company specializes

international brands. Levels six to eight

in detailed project development for

are each dedicated to special Chinese,

both commercial and residential

Malay and Indian fashions.


Another feature which immediately

Hatten City by the Hatten Group

sets Elements Mall apart from the rest

has become a landmark development

is its historical ‘time tunnel’. Through it,

for Melaka in line with the State

visitors are able to take a stroll down

government’s vision. The brief was to

memory lane and experience the

create an iconic place that would be a

distinguished cultures of Baba Nyonya,

first for the city, a major hub setting a

Portuguese, Malay, Chinese and Indians

new lifestyle benchmark for Melaka and a

– all while shopping comfortably in a

major tourist attraction for the area.

contemporary environment.

Elements Mall forms the centre


Elements Mall’s smaller lots and

podium between the two front towers

superb mix of tenants will position it

of Hatten City. This retail development

as one of a kind in Melaka and led to it

features a signature layout offering five

being 80% sold out within three days

floors dedicated to an array of fashion

of launching.

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: International Property Awards 43

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT AFRICA The Watermark by Karen One Development Ltd

 BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT KENYA The Watermark by Karen One Development Ltd

The Watermark is a visionary, first-of-

the surround. The Watermark has all

its-kind development in Nairobi’s Karen

facilities to meet the evolving needs of

suburb, offering 180,000 square feet of

the business community. At the heart

Grade A office space on 10.8 acres in

of this is The Lakehouse, an impressively

a simplistic yet spectacular design that

luxurious over-water gazebo designed

is conceptualized to encapsulate the

for networking, business meetings or

natural environment.

evening cocktails.

The low-density approach of

Other facilities include a cafeteria

The Watermark is reflective of the

and convenience store, basement storage

surrounding area, one rooted in greenery,

for archiving, green areas and a walking

heritage and the natural environment. The

track, daycare centre and playground,

result is a concentric arrangement of the

restaurant, gymnasium, back-up generator

office buildings around a five-acre central

and on-site management.

park decked with creative landscaping, gazebos and meandering water features. Office buildings here have a façade

The Watermark is the mastermind of a creative team of developers based in Nairobi, Kenya who came together to

designed to maximize the positive

create a landmark office development

Karen One Development Ltd

climatic elements of the region, while

that would cater to the corporate

using a myriad of materials lending it

community while setting a benchmark for

PO Box 14090 00800,

corporate aesthetics that blend into

future developments in the area.

Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 20 444 6914 f: +254 20 444 7200 e: w: 44 International Property Awards

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 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SINGAPORE Marina South by M+S Pte Ltd In a recent survey by financial services

internationally acclaimed Singapore F1

recruitment firm Astbury Marsden,

Grand Prix. The prestige value is further

Singapore has become the most favoured

reinforced with leading global financial

location for investment bankers who are

institutions taking up a significant presence

based in London. The survey goes further

in the Marina Bay district.

in predicting that the center of gravity in

Marina One, a mega-development by

the financial sector will shift towards Asia

M+S Pte Ltd is set to add to the Marina

in the next decade. Singapore is poised

Bay skyline when completed in 2017 with

to benefit from this having embarked

an approximate gross floor area of 3.6

on its most exciting and ambitious

million square feet. Marina One features

urban project designed to support its

four Green Mark Platinum rated towers

continuing growth as a major business

consisting of prime Grade A office, luxury

and financial hub in Asia – the Marina

residential and retail space. Located below

Bay district.

the towers is an exciting retail podium,

The Marina Bay district features a


which encourages a live-work-play lifestyle

vibrant mix of commercial, residential,

whilst its centerpiece boasts of a vibrant

hotel and entertainment uses within a high

green heart that will be a focal point for

quality, 24/7 live-work-play environment.

the development.

This has resulted in world-class


The Marina One development is

M+S Pte Ltd #18-01 Springleaf Tower,

architecture and attractions such as Marina

undertaken by M+S Pte Ltd, indirectly

Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Esplanade

owned 60% by Khazanah Nasional Berhad

3 Anson Road,

Theatres by the Bay, ArtScience Museum

of Malaysia and 40% by Temasek Holdings

079909 Singapore

and Singapore Flyer together with the

(Private) Limited of Singapore.

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Celebrating its silver jubilee this year,

customers from the surrounding area

MFI knows from extensive experience

seeking high-end fashion labels.

that the success of shopping centres

Behind its distinctive façade made of

is reliant upon thorough planning. This

hundreds of white metal lozenge-shaped

includes the correct location and size;

panels, interspersed by semitransparent

integrated, renowned architecture; an

areas, glass or illuminated panels, Pasing

attractive, effective tenant mix; and

Arcaden offers some 90 shops. It also

multifunctional solutions for the city

comprises 45 apartments located above

centre or district.

the shopping centre. Divided into four

Pasing Arcaden in Munich, Germany

individual buildings, these structures open

covers approximately 22,000m² on

out towards the south providing unusually

three levels and is a prime example

bright rooms with interesting layouts.

of this winning strategy. Following the

The complex also includes the first

gradual decline of Pasing’s traditionally

Pasing railway station dating back to 1848,

strong retail trade, an urban development

an important and historic building which

plan was devised to divert traffic to a

has been preserved and put to good

new ring road thus relieving the

gastronomic use. Attracting over 20,000

centre of Pasing and creating inviting

customers every day, Pasing Arcaden has

mfi AG

spaces. A shopping mall was also

already proved a resounding success in its

Bamlerstr 1,

conceived to draw local trade as well as

first year.

45141 Essen, Germany t: +49 201 82081501 f: +49 201 82081994 e: w: 46 International Property Awards

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Central Scotland


 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE CENTRAL SCOTLAND Quaba House by Oberlanders Architects LLP Based in Edinburgh and established

elevations blend historical elements with

in 1983, Oberlanders Architects’

a contemporary flavour.

work covers both the private and

The principal accommodation is in

public sectors, including science parks,

the south-most wing constructed above

education, hotels, healthcare, leisure,

a four-car garage cut into the hillside. All

housing and retail.

rooms have been designed to benefit

In this instance, Oberlanders’ clients

from the appropriate orientation and

are highly regarded medical consultants.

maximise the best views. The north

Originally from Iraq, the couple have

wing accommodates the extended

lived and worked in Scotland for most

family and friends including secretarial

of their professional lives. They required

accommodation and is built above the

a home that would respect their

semi-basement swimming pool. These

Muslim traditions, provide substantial

rooms are designed to maximise flexibility

accommodation for themselves and their

allowing spaces to be used as required.

extended family and equally reflect their adopted homeland. The resulting new 1400m² Quaba

Each wing has its own separate semi-private, south-facing garden with the intention being to plant out the north-

House essentially consists of two

facing garden as a woodland. Ultimately,

staggered wings on split-levels, connected

the tower and wing elements of the

by a pinwheel entrance hall with feature

property will rise out of the trees like a

staircase. Curved elements, massing and

contemporary Scottish castle.

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 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE NIGERIA The Blue Water Towers by Pieach Ltd

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE NIGERIA Adunola Towers by Pieach Ltd


Founded in 1997, Pieach Limited is a full

two, three and four-bedroom apartments,

service architectural and interior design

and an office block with residential

practice, with experience covering

units above.

residential, commercial, religious and educational sectors. Pieach has established a reputation

organic, rounded design is carried through to the interiors, being evident in

as a leading design consultancy in its

both the fixtures and fittings of the hotel

region and now extends to projects on

rooms and communal areas. The three

the West African coast. The brand’s ethos

towers will be situated so as to cause

is to embrace both the past and the

the least possible obstruction to the

present in its work, producing buildings

views of neighbouring properties and to

that enhance the aesthetic and cultural

ensure that around 70% of the buildings’

values of society. It is committed to

occupants can enjoy a sea view.

attention to detail, design quality and excellence. Blue Water is a proposed commercial

Pieach Ltd

The buildings are oval and their

Stunning glass and aluminium facades help reduce heat inside the buildings, while solar panels on the roof of each

and residential development comprising

generate power. A rainwater harvesting

a five-star hotel with a minimum of 360

system collects water for use in the

rooms, a luxury residential tower of 60

swimming pool, lake and gardens.

38 Kofo Abayomi Street Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria t: +23 412 801 124 e: w: 48 International Property Awards

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 Landscape architect Renata Tilli

swimming lake with a self-sustained

Paisagismo was commissioned by

eco-system and a truly natural landscape

a client who had purchased two

within an urban area. Embracing the

plots of land to build a house in Sao

contemporary architecture designed by

Paulo. Existing structures had to be

Marcio Kogan, Renata Tilli’s long-standing

demolished but one of the client’s

project partner, the natural garden

main requests was to maintain the

transformed the constructed area both

Jabuticaba tree. This beautiful native

visually and environmentally.

Brazilian fruiting species was to remain

The most singular aspect of this

exactly where it stood and be creatively

project is the use of an ancient and

incorporated within both the house

traditional technique as applied in old

building and landscape design.

Brazilian colonial constructions. Called

One of the few limitations was the


‘taipa de pilao’, the process involved

surrounding environment’s tall buildings.

compacting part of the soil removed for

Neighbouring properties around the

the excavation of the lake in a wood cast

plot didn’t offer sufficient privacy to the

to build the walls surrounding the garden.

client and so this turned out to be one

These walls were left bare to share the

of the main concerns within the project.

garden’s sense of continuity with the

The concept was to create a natural

natural environment.

Renata Tilli Paisagismo Rua Antonio de Macedo Soares, 570 CEP 04604-000, São Paulo - Brazil t: +55 11 5095 3300 f: +55 11 5095 3405 e: w: International Property Awards 49

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Iraq & Lebanon






Nikki Beach Resort

SOMA is at the forefront of cutting-

Nikki Beach Resort

With SOMA’s Nikki Beach project,

edge architectural practice and has

its cultural heritage has been carefully

an enviable reputation for delivering

considered. The site is a gently sloping

projects of the highest excellence.

terrain with stupendous views of the

Aura, the new city centre for Erbil, is designed to achieve not only an iconic

Mediterranean and the Damour River. To make the most of this

skyline but also ultimate flexibility. In

advantageous position, SOMA’s design

addition to its vertical distribution, the

utilizes a ‘branching’ configuration. This

buildings form two wings which embrace

gently breaks down the site’s slope into

the parkland in between the two buildings.

a series of volumes perfectly oriented

This allows for a dynamic landscape within

to the key sea and river views without

the park and also maximizes the natural

obstruction from other buildings.

light and ventilation into the park and underground retail centre. The park landscape features a series

Each ‘branch’ allows direct street access and individual volumes emerge. The result is a matrix of elements that

of interchangeable modules which act as

are individually crafted to maximize views,

pools, tree planters, pavilions and grass

daylight and ventilation. The multiple

SOMA Architects

panels. This unifying system successfully

combinations of three basic volumes

1 Jal-El-Dib Square,

unites landscaping, architectural and

result in unique and different buildings

West Block, Fl. 8

interior design in one operation.

offering 44 superb residences.

Metn, Lebanon t: +961 4 716180 f: +961 4 722180 e: w: 50 International Property Awards

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 When the commune of Kayl-Tetange

steel is also used in the park’s design

wished to build a new restaurant for

elements, helps to create a strong

its inhabitants together with a special

connection between the two.

visitor attraction, the services of WW+


An open cooking concept developed

architects were enlisted. The resulting

once the renowned chef Lea Linster

restaurant ‘Pavillon Madeleine’ and the

became involved in the restaurant. In

newly designed ‘Park Ouerbett’ form a

addition to offering a tantalizing taste

new centre for the community. Located

experience, Pavillon Madeleine also

in the south of the grand duchy of

presents an impressive visual introduction

Luxembourg, close by the industrial

into the artistic preparation of meals. A

quarter at Esch-sur-Alzette, they attract

terrace with barbecue station provides

people from all around to visit the park

an additional 40 seats and defines the

and dine there.

entrance into the restaurant. Unadorned

Luxembourg Office: Rue Jean Jaures 21,

walls contrast with a black steel chimney

L-4152 Esch-sur-Alzette,

The 40-seat restaurant is designed



to fit harmoniously within the structure

while the parquet floor and three gold-

of the park. Great importance has

coloured suspended lamps offer a warm

t: +352 26 17 76

been placed on the materiality and

and comfortable atmosphere for dining.

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function of the façade. By using steel, the cultural heritage of the steel industry in

Photography: Linda Blatzek Photography,

Luxembourg is enforced. It also protects

Trier (D). Partner for landscape architecture:

the restaurant from vandalism and, as

Wich Architekten, Munich (D)

German Office: Südallee 41b, D-54290 Trier, Germany t: +49 (0) 651 999 89 000 f: +49 (0) 651 999 89 002 e: w: International Property Awards 51

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 ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa “S” by Lassala Elenes Arquitectos

52 International Property Awards

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BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CANADA South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

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 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CANADA South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

Amexon, a Canadian real estate

blue, green and pink neon lights – the

developer, owns and manages a

pastel shades that give South Beach its

portfolio of office, retail, industrial, hotel

distinctive look and feel.

and residential properties. Amexon has

The development’s distinctive

been deeply committed to building the

twin 27-storey towers were created

highest quality residential and office

by the renowned firms II by IV Design

developments for over 35 years. South Beach Condos + Lofts is a

Associates and Arsenault Architects. One tower is topped by lighted blue

multi-award winning development by

glass, the other by green, and each one

Amexon close to the core of downtown

has stylized slivers running from the

Toronto. This $250,000,000 development

ground to the sky that are reminiscent of

consists of two art deco inspired

the signature touches of some of South

residential towers totalling 626 residential

Beach (Miami)’s landmarks.

units. Amexon’s goal with South Beach

The extensive leisure amenities

Condos + Lofts was to create a uniquely

within the development were carefully

designed, state-of-the-art mixed-use

tailored to meet the discriminating needs

development near Lake Ontario.

of each market segment. These include

A retail complex serves as an

yoga/spinning rooms, basketball and

impressive and functional gateway to

squash court, several pools including a

the development. This retail pedestrian

spectacular outdoor lap pool and a juice

street is made to resemble the famous

bar. The Shore Club also comprises a

South Beach (Miami) art deco skyline

full range of fitness facilities. This 40,000

with 16,000 square feet of shops, cafes,

square feet lifestyle and fitness space

restaurants and a full service SOBE spa.

rivals the world’s finest five-star resorts

At night it is designed to dazzle with

while the Ocean Drive Lounge forms

58 International Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation


a comprehensive leisure area. Here

give a youthful feel. The larger units were

residents can take full advantage of a

shown in two styles – the first being the

film screening room, business centre,

Delano with an ‘old Hollywood style’ of

wine storage, a reception area and

white finishes such as very light hardwood

guest suites.

flooring, white marble and white

Common area and suite interiors are

lacquered cabinets. This look contrasts

again art deco inspired and have been

with the Collins unit which was given a

created by II by IV Design Associates. The

very dark wood floor with dark cabinets

company worked in close collaboration

and gold accents.

with Amexon to put together finishes

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CANADA South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

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Capturing the sizzling blend of art

that would truly convey the look of the

deco design and a boutique lifestyle,

development as a whole. The project is

South Beach Condos + Lofts offers the

marketed to different age groups based

exhilaration of city living and the slow

on unit type and size and so it was vital

pleasures of a weekend retreat. Here

to show contrasting suite finishes that fit

residents can enjoy the best of both

within the overall theme. One bedroom

worlds in perfect balance all in one

units contain finishes and fixtures that

stunning location.

Amexon Development Corporation 1000 Finch Avenue West, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 2V5, Canada t: +1 416 493 5000 f: +1 416 495 9127 e: w: International Property Awards 59

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Archer’s Hall Design Centre practices

The decision was made to extend the

interior design by combining each

Great Room interiors onto the Main

client’s personal style and the company’s

Terrace thereby creating a beautiful

experience, skill and resources to create

extension that could be enjoyed year

tropical dream homes. Every step of a

round. This was achieved by using outdoor

project is taken care of professionally

fabrics for the furniture on the terrace. The

down to the smallest details including

focal point of the Great Room became a

furniture selection, ordering, shipping

breathtaking, hand cut, crystal chandelier

and installation.

which hung from the 20ft ceiling.

Ginger Lily, located in Barbados, is a

The colour palettes chosen were

seven bedroom, 16,000 square foot main

also carefully considered to ensure

residence and a two bedroom cottage.

longevity in the tropical sunlight. Equal

The client purchased the house and

emphasis was placed on pairing this

loved the architecture but wanted to

palette with the stunning views of the

completely renovate and refurbish the

ocean and rich surrounding foliage. The

interiors with her own style to create a

results created a calming, classical effect

modern, elegant home.

throughout the house with a wonderfully

The main entrance offered a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea.

receptive openness to the beauty of the surrounding views.

Archer’s Hall Design Centre Archer’s Hall, Queen’s Street, Speightstown, Barbados, West Indies t: +1 (246) 422 0400 f: +1 (246) 422 7668 e: w: International Property Awards 61

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Litman y Asociados was founded in

generous dimensions of the plot of land

1978 and constantly updates styles and

oriented to the NW, the residence was

technologies across a diverse range of

designed with double height windows

projects to ensure a proficient service

on to the garden, both for enjoying the

to its clientele. This Palladian 1,000m²

magnificent views and to enhance the

villa on a 5,000m² plot in Lomas de San

luminosity inside the house. The huge plot

Isidro, Buenos Aires, is a prime example.

merited a linear project development,

Designed on a three-module concept,

using as much of the 50-metre frontage

it includes a main two-storey residence,

as possible.

barbecue area with swimming pool, a spa and tennis court. Considering shapes and colours as

Litman y Asociados

The client’s main brief was for Litman to create an elegant, classic but modern residence. Thus the main

well as mouldings and stone materials,

entrance features an ample driveway for

the architectural design is naturally

cars; generous social areas both indoors

‘modern-classic’. Nevertheless, pre-fab

and outdoors; a large pool, comfortable

carpentry with imported thermo-panels

and stylish barbecue area with gallery;

and kitchen furniture from Germany

gym and tennis court. The result is an

were chosen to attain a classic product

elegantly designed residence amidst a

with the utmost comfort. Thanks to the

superlative environment.

B. Mitre 226 Floor 7 (C1036AAD), Buenos Aires, Argentina t: +54 11 4331 6565 f: +54 11 4331 4879 e: w: 62 International Property Awards

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United States of America


Built by Regalia Beach Developers,

Regalia is a trend setter, perfectly

Regalia in Miami is a 47-storey, 500

suiting Miami’s multicultural, visionary

foot high-rise building that has the

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residence per floor and a breathtaking

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360 degree unobstructed view, it

wrap-around balconies that change

offers exclusivity, state-of-the-art

position slightly with every floor. A

technology and security throughout.

unique design, it was conceived by

All this is supported by five-star hotel

Bernardo Fort-Brescia, project architect

services within a delightful residential

and principal of the world-renowned


firm Arquitectonica. At Regalia, the best of beachfront

Leisure amenities abound at Regalia with a Turkish-style hamman spa, fitness

living merges with all things exciting

centre with all the latest equipment,

about city life, from nearby shopping at

multipurpose kids’ room and an

the luxury retail centres of Bal Harbour

entertainment room. This is anchored

Regalia Beach Developers LLC

and Aventura Mall to South Florida’s

by a chef ’s kitchen with individual unit

scintillating arts and cultural scene, fine

temperature controlled wine storage

2750 NE 185th Street,

restaurants and exhilarating nightlife. The

lockers for each residence. A 24-hour

Suite 201,

global gateways of Fort Lauderdale and

concierge will coordinate all residents’


Miami International Airports are also

expectations to enjoy the cultural

Florida 33180,

easily accessible.

epicentre that Miami, Florida has become.

USA t: +1 (305) 405 3270 f: +1 (305) 573 5517 e: w: 64 International Property Awards

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SPACE is a company with a passion

to the fore. The building features low

for design and architecture that works

energy consumption, lighting levels

with corporations which recognise that

and standardisation of materials and

space makes a difference. It structures a

incorporates horizonatal sunshades to

whole new way of viewing architecture

combat excess heat in summer.

and develops methodologies in line with

As well as undergoing an

this vision. Keen to be the best if not the biggest,

environmentally friendly refurbishment, the BASF building will provide a high degree

SPACE takes pride in its interdisciplinary

of comfort to its users, providing outside

team of highly talented professionals.

views and natural lighting and increasing

Constantly seeking sustainable

employee productivity. The building is

solutions which not only respect the

now in the final stage of the process for

environment but which help to improve

obtaining Silver Level LEED certification in

their surroundings, SPACE aims to

recognition of its contribution to making

put intelligent people with intelligent

the urban landscape environmentally

technologies into intelligent spaces.

friendly. Its grounds offer 591m² of green

The BASF office building in

spaces and open areas for staff enjoyment

Mexico City is an excellent example.

while inside there are carefully designed

SPACE has designed the offices with

and distributed meeting, work and

operational and design sustainability

support spaces.

SPACE Blvd Adolfo Lopez Mateos 2777, 1st Floor Col Progreso CP 01080, Mexico City, Mexico t: +52 55 5683 9551 f: +52 55 5683 9567 e: w: International Property Awards 67

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Penthouse Avenid Boa Viagem by andrea calabria arquitetura

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Penthouse Avenid Boa Viagem by andrea calabria arquitetura

Andrea Calabria Arquitetura was

to remove the private elevator and stairs

given a design brief to remodel a

and to replace the existing balcony with a

newly purchased building in very poor

new staircase. Technical innovations such

condition into a home for a young couple

as automated lighting and curtains were

with three children. The idea behind the

incorporated as well as air conditioning

project was to optimise and completely

and ample window ventilation.

reconfigure the spaces while retaining

The colour scheme throughout is

its wonderful sea views. The resulting

white punctuated by design elements in

space needed to have lots of personality

black to produce a striking effect. This,

while still offering great practicality and

in turn, is accentuated by the splash of

comfort for the day-to-day lifestyle of the

colour finishes depending on the actual

family. Certain areas were also required

area. All furniture has been carefully

that would prove suitable for both large

selected to provide stylish comfort for

and small social gatherings.

each different living environment. Outside

Originally, the master bedroom was

the heated swimming pool is finished

on the second floor but the couple

in crude travertine marble in gradient

wanted it to be next to the children’s

shades of blue, complete with a hot tub

bedrooms. This meant it was necessary

and coloured, automatic LED lighting.

Andrea Calabria Arquitetura Rua Do Sossego, 207 Boa Vista, Recife PE, Brazil t: +55 813 421 3930 e: w: 68 International Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT BRAZIL Mountain House by Barros e Zanolini Arquiteura

Barros e Zanolini Arquitetura has been

‘Caminhos San Conrado’, its ideal location

designing and constructing homes

is just 15km from the urban centre.

and other buildings for 25 years.

Due to the topography of the site,

The company always applies the best

the house was constructed deep in the

techniques for each particular region

curving terrain of the mountain to obtain

within the limits of sustainability to

the best view and maximum sunshine

achieve the comfort and aesthetics

for the swimming pool. This enabled the

required by the client.

property to have a wide façade allowing

With Mountain House, Barros

the social interaction of certain living

e Zanolini decided to follow the

areas yet also preserving the privacy of

methodology based on the ancient

the master suites.

art of Feng Shui. This proved the ideal

Materials used were mostly regional,

type of architecture for the property’s

thus reducing the need for transportation

uphill terrain and asymmetrical layout.

and tempered green glass was used to

Surrounded by springs, rivers, mountains

protect the residents and furnishings

and the rich flora and fauna of the

from UVS rays. The end result is a

Atlantic Forest, Mountain House is within

compact and comfortable home which

an environmental protection area. Part of

proves ideal for the clients – a young

the residential condominium development

couple and their daughter.

Barros e Zanolini Arquitetura 323, Arthur de Freitas Leitao Street, Campinas, Sao Paulo 13 092-141 t: +55 199 112 3463 e: w: International Property Awards 69

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C+A Architecture & Interiors in Sao

of ongoing maintenance. Due to the fact

Paulo, Brazil is now in its 12th year.

that it is a summer house, the elements

The company develops creative and

of both functionality and facilities are very

innovative architectural designs with a

important. The challenge of this project

focus on residential, commercial, health

was to develop a modern design with

and interiors.

elegance that could be integrated with all

Beach House is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast

Surrounded by a wonderful Atlantic

of Sao Paulo. Within a condominium

forest setting, the natural colours and

development of approximately 50 units,

materials used throughout the project

the residence has 250m2 of built area.

reflect nature and help to bring a feeling

C+A were commissioned to create the

of the outdoors inside. An exterior deck

property’s interior design by its clients, a

area expanded the theme of living with

couple who are executives with four sons

nature and includes a gourmet kitchen

who live in the capital.

with barbecue and gazebo for al fresco

The house was bought for relaxation

C+A Arquitetura e Interiores LTDA

the living areas.

dining. C+A’s completed project design

with family and friends and so the brief

has resulted in fully satisfying its clients’

was to offer maximum comfort with ease

wishes for their dream home.

Rua Cacapava, 49, Conjunto 31/33, Jardins, Sao Paulo, Brasil t: +55 11 3085 2814 e: w: 70 International Property Awards

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The company’s award-winning

branding and creative agency with

marketing campaign was for the

studios in New York, London and Taipei.

impressive ‘New York by Gehry’

The company specialises in design and

development. dbox identified the prospect

marketing for high-end architecture,

profile for the project as being design-

real estate, resort, arts, and cultural

savvy, urban professionals, primarily


working in the financial, consulting and

A customer-centric approach allows

legal industries. It also performed a

dbox to collaborate with its clients to

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create leading projects that are relevant

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research channels.

premiums in established markets. With

This led to positioning the project

an internal team of talented architects,

as ‘The tallest building in the Western

designers, artists and strategic thinkers,

Hemisphere built by the most famous

the agency conceives, designs and

living architect’. The unique skin of the

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changing skyline combined to create a

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websites. All of these elements coalesce

visually driven and extremely effective

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technology, craft and inspiration, and

marketing campaign. Minimum copy

thereby allow dbox to create incredibly

created an ‘insider’ identity and was one of

cohesive campaigns and become their

the most important emotional benefits in

clients’ trusted brand guardians.

marketing the project.

dbox UK Office: 88 Gray’s Inn Road,

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New York, USA

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research, the company is the go-to-

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access current market information. Its

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New York, NY 010022, USA t: +1 212 891 7731 e: w: 72 International Property Awards

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Argentina, Chile, Colombia & Mexico






Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and

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Jones Lang LaSalle Pedro Azcué, Monte Pelvoux 111, 5th Floor, Lomas de Chapultepec, México, DF 11000 t: +52 55 5980 8003 e: w: International Property Awards 73

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United States of America


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Manhattan Miami 127 East 56 Street, New York, NY 10022, USA t: +1 917 770 0806 e: w: 74 International Property Awards

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 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL VALONGO BRASIL by Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias

The project was designed in two

(OR) was founded by the Odebrecht

‘wings’ oriented to maximise the

organisation in order to strengthen its

extensive views over the mountains and

real estate operations. The company’s

channel leading to the port of Santos.

aim is to serve the specific needs of its

Throughout the development, its concept

customers in every location through

has been carefully devised to ensure

each successive residential, commercial

that contact with the outside world is

and tourism project undertaken.

emphasized on each and every floor. As

Valongo Brasil in Santos-SP is a

an example, hallways including the hall

mixed-use development by OR featuring

leading to the elevators have openings

15 typical floors accommodating a total

that provide different perspectives of the

of 329 commercial offices and 240 hotel

surrounding city.

rooms over a total built area of 43,300m².

Valongo Brasil’s contemporary

It consists of one underground parking

architecture has been conceived to

floor with further spaces provided above

contribute to the transformation of the

ground, a ground floor with seven retail

port and to become a new landmark

stores, a separate commercial and hotel

for the city. The project is a true

lobby and a mezzanine floor over the

representation of the future modern and

Av das Nacoes Unidas,

lobby with meeting rooms.

cosmopolitan centre of the new Santos.

4777 Alto de Pinheiros,

Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias

CEP 05477-000, Sao Paulo, SP Brazil t: +55 (11) 3025 7299 f: +55 (11) 3025 7602 e: w: International Property Awards 75

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Since 2000, One Development Group

combining superior design with nature

(ODG) has successfully provided home,

thus giving the development both local

office and retail solutions in both

character and global strength. Open to

Mexico and Texas. ODG uses proven,

the entire community, the combined

creative, dynamic and sustainable urban

‘residential resort’, ‘office campus’ and

design and believes in creating value

‘restaurant and retail zone’ will feature a

for communities as well as investors

central 6,000m² park which will visually

by harmonizing natural, cultural and

connect with these three areas. Providing

architectural environments.

privacy, shade and peace, this park will

Arboleda is a prime example of an architectural project developed by ODG consisting of 107,000m² in the

One Development Group Av de la Industria 300 - C21,

offer a performance venue, tasting stands and a bistro café. A clubhouse separating the

municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia,

commercial and residential areas will be

Mexico. Its location will revitalise and

accessible only to residents and offer a

balance the ‘Valle del Campestre’ area,

wide range of activities from recreational

contributing to the local community with

and sportive to relaxing ones. All these

new public gardens, offices, residential

factors will help Arboleda provide a

and retail areas.

perfectly balanced community with 24/7

This new integral urban village will strengthen the bonds of coexistence,

surveillance and security making it a highly desirable and safe place in which to live.

Col Veredalta, San Pedro Garza Gracia NL, CP 66270 Mexico t: +52 8114 77 3030 e: w: 76 International Property Awards

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort by Innvest Developments and Pereiraola


Crowne Plaza – Greenville Polo &

Within Crowne Plaza are 10 different

Resort is a new concept in mixed-use

neighbourhoods with a total of 700

gated communities. It combines the

carefully designed residential lots. These

outdoors, sports, lifestyle and amenities

range from 700m² to 1,900m² and

of a world-class resort. Located at

represent just 40 per cent of the total

Buenos Aires, it is within convenient

area. Buyers can choose from one, two,

proximity to the capital. The resort will

three or four-bedroom apartments or

attract guests from all over the globe

villas with private pools and polo field,

and provide a full range of services for

lagoon or countryside views.

residents including an exclusive lounge. Covering 130 hectares, the resort

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ARGENTINA Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort by Innvest Developments and Pereiraola

In addition, there are 126 onebedroom condominium units within three

will include two polo fields, residential

different buildings served by the hotel.

lots, condominiums and a Crowne

Connected to the hotel via underground

Plaza Hotel with 120 rooms operated

routes, residents can enjoy all the amenities

by InterContinental Hotels Group, a

it offers. Crowne Plaza – Greenville will

convention centre, restaurants, spa, gym,

prove the ideal place to live, spend a

swimming pool, dedicated sectors to

weekend, stage a convention, enjoy the

sports and a beautiful lake.

best polo in the world or even learn to play.

Crowne Plaza Greenville Polo & Resort Pereiraola S.A. Innvest Developments SA Av Montes de Oca 894, C1270AAv, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina t: +54 11 4303 5700 f: +54 11 4303 5700 e: w: International Property Awards 77

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CANADA Jacobs - Quarry Park by Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd.

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CANADA Jacobs - Quarry Park by Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd.

Riddell Kurczaba is a client-centric,

construction in Remington Development

professional design consulting firm with

Corporation’s Quarry Park – the largest

extensive experience in working with

brownfield development of its kind

clients to plan, visualize, design, and

in North America. Being the ground-

implement their projects.

breaking project, it needed to feature high

After years of occupying a multitude of disparate spaces across the city of Calgary, Jacobs Engineering faced a need

architectural quality to set a precedence for the balance of the development. Considerable effort was put into

to consolidate its 2,000 employees into a

developing spaces that account for

single facility. This vision keyed on creating

various user groups requiring different

a vibrant, coherent corporate culture;

proportions of open-to-closed office

fostering a safe, sustainable and healthy

space; amounts of internal and external

workplace; and improving operational

conference rooms; and security levels to

productivity and collaborative efficiencies.

protect their clients’ project documents.

A former rock quarry being

In support of personal growth and

redeveloped as a community with 70

staff interaction within a multi-cultural

Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd

acres of parkland and multi-million square

company, the building amenities include

feet of office, retail and residential spaces

a café lounge, fitness centre, numerous

proved the ideal site. The 475,000-square-

coffee break-out areas, a prayer room

2530 Hochwald Ave SW,

foot Jacobs building was the first

and an outdoor patio.

Calgary, Alberta T3E 7H5, Canada t: +1 403 266 2100 f: +1 403 266 2170 e: w: 78 International Property Awards

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Costa Rica

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE COSTA RICA Bartlett Residence by SARCO Architects Costa Rica

Sarco is an architectural firm

the design in a certain direction. This

established in 1972 which has

resulted in the house being designed

provided services for the design and

‘upside down’ with entry on the upper

construction of some of the best

level. The social areas and master

residences in Costa Rica. Since 2004,

bedroom were positioned at this top

the company has concentrated on

level to enjoy the best ocean views and

building up its foreign clientele and

guest rooms were set below.

today its international client base totals

The pool was positioned on the

approximately 80% and has offices in

side of the house at lower level together

Costa Rica and Panama.

with an extensive lounging area and

Bartlett Residence is in the highly

outdoor cooking area. This was perfectly

prestigious Peninsula de Papagayo Resort,

complemented at upper level with a deck

Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Sarco’s client

area incorporating a sunken whirlpool

purchased the plot with the intention of

tub with ocean views.

building a home there with maximum

The design language of the inclined

privacy and living space and a private

steel columns was used as a response

swimming pool to sell at a profit.

to client’s spatial limitations, as well as

The terrain and sharply sloping site were the biggest element that drove

complying with strict height restrictions on a difficult sloping terrain.

Sarco Architects Costa Rica Apartado 2098-2050, San Jose, Montes de Oca, San Pedro, 11501-2050 Costa Rica, t: +506 6050 3857 / +506 2283 4107 f: +506 2224 6557 e: w: International Property Awards 79

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HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE INTERIOR BRAZIL Adega Gourmet by Teresa Gouveia Arquitetura

Adega Gourmet

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR BRAZIL HAOC Campo Belo Medical Center by Teresa Gouveia Arquitetura



Teresa Gouveia Arquitetura has won

high space. A perfect balance of wood,

awards for two of the company’s recent

greenery, glass and furniture created the

interior design projects. The first is

exact environment required by the client.

Adega (Cellar) Gourmet, a leisure

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

interior conceived as part of Casa

(HAOC) has distinguished itself as one

Cor Trio, an important interior design

of South America’s most important

exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Its aim

healthcare centers. With the interior

was to reflect all the pleasures of food,

design of its HAOC Campo Belo Medical

wine and entertaining friends and family

Center, Teresa Gouveia’s brief was to

using contemporary technology and

make the patients’ and their families’ stays

respecting the environment.

as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Adega Gourmet was designed to

A patient-friendly and inspiring

be a warm and inviting space with three

environment was created to celebrate

open and integrated environments. These

life and health while also configuring the

comprised a living room for tasting, a

most effective arrangement of functional

gourmet kitchen and a wine cellar. Bottles

areas ensuring an efficient workflow.

Teresa Gouveia Arquitetura

were kept ventilated and plants used

All these features have served to

Av. Sagitário, 138,

to reduce the elements that affect the

reinforce the excellence of HAOC’s

Cj 1513 Torre City,

taste of the wine within this 4.6 metre

image to the community.

Alphaville, Brazil, Barueri/SP 06473-073 t: +55 11 2664 0713 f: +55 11 2664 0714 e: w: 80 International Property Awards

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United States of America


 turning

NEW YORK DREAMS into an address Whether you are looking for a loft, condo or something extraordinary, count on The Modern Agent to find it for you. Specializing in modern homes for modern people, The Modern Agent makes your dream home a reality.



The Modern Agent represents

by setting and redefining how modern

innovation and creativity at the

people connect with modern homes.

forefront of the New York real estate

Its in-house creative team works on

market. The company simplifies every

highlighting the benefits and features

real estate search by cutting out the

of each property. Each one is allowed

complex and mundane and curating

space to ultimately speak for itself by

the most breathtaking properties in

establishing that genuine ‘wow’ factor.

Manhattan with a keen eye for modern

Everything from photography,

aesthetics. Its tailored approach is

web-based video tours, direct mail,

highly refined, offering a first-class

staging and designing customized floor

service and cutting edge, novel solutions

plans is completed by the brand. Close

while engaging with clients every step

attention is also paid to every detail

of the way.

to ensure individuality with each

As The Modern Agent’s fedora logo suggests, it is brimming with fresh creative

marketing campaign. In 2013, The Modern Agent will

ideas while simultaneously encapsulating

be expanding its brand internationally

a throwback manner from the ‘50s when

to overseas clients in regions such as

high-quality service championed. The

China and Brazil to meet demand from

company creates original, awe-inspiring

international first-time buyers entering

and meaningful marketing campaigns

New York City’s luxury property market.

The Modern Agent 303 East 33rd St, 3L, New York, NY 10016, USA t: +1 646 283 4525 e: w: International Property Awards 81

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Cayman Islands


 BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS CAYMAN ISLANDS The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited The WaterColours is the most exclusive

20,000 square feet of common area

condominium community on Grand

amenities including: a beachfront owners’

Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach.

conservatory with wine storage and

With 60 elegant and luxurious private

chef ’s kitchen, concierge services, owner’s

residences, this is a place where

guest suites, valet parking, fitness studio,

residents can turn off and completely

private massage room and 24-hour

unwind. The development is currently

security to name a few.

under construction by well-respected

Customers can choose from spacious

Caribbean-wide developer, Fraser

three, four and six-bedroom floor plans

Wellon, who attracts many repeat

ranging from 3,600 to 7,300 square feet.

customers following from project to

Situated on over 300 feet of prime beach

project and island to island.

frontage, all residences are ocean facing

A personalized service will ensure that owners receive everything

offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea.

The WaterColours

according to their own preference.

The WaterColours is one of

PO Box 31315,

From chauffeured airport pick up

the most anticipated and celebrated

Grand Cayman,

service using the on-site luxury car

developments in the Cayman Islands.


service to a refreshing cold towel and

Now well underway with a completion

Cayman Islands

iced water hand delivered to their

date of December 2013, the

beach lounger, every comfort has been

development’s exceptional combination

Exclusive listing agent:

added to this spectacular development.

of luxury, lifestyle and location, offers

Kim Lund, RE/MAX Cayman Islands

Residents will also have access to

incomparable waterfront living.

t: +1-345-916-5555 f: +1-345-945-1228 e: w: 82 International Property Awards

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Venezuela Valeria Residence by Arquitectos Romero, Perozo & Asociados is a white building with blue tones, 20 floors high with windows protected from direct light by brise-soleil sunshades. Located in the hot and humid city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, it features two apartments of 177m² per floor. Each one has a spacious kitchen accessible from all living spaces. Importantly, the top level of the building is the first in Maracaibo to utilise a roof as a recreational area complete with Jacuzzi, terrace and barbecue. Arquitectos Romero, Perozo & Asociados Calle 72 No 3B-167, Edif Montpellier, Apto 2B, Maracaibo, Edo Zulia, Venezuela t: +58 414 630 5248 / 1 949 630 2676 e: / w: Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE

MULTIPLE RESIDENCE VENEZUELA Valeria Residence by Arquitectos Romero, Perozo & Asociados

South Africa Makana House is located on a 550-hectare farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Set high up on a ridge, the 3-bedroom getaway home offers spectacular views over the Bushman’s River valley and Indian Ocean beyond. The open plan design breaks down the barriers between internal and external living to enhance the feeling of “living in Nature”. Contemporary and traditional materials have been successfully combined to create a palette of warm, natural colours and textures, to ensure the building blends in with the natural surroundings. Kritzinger Architects 6 Higgovale Close, Upper Kloof Street, Cape Town, South Africa 8001 t: +27 (0)84 343 2974 e: w: BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE AFRICA Makana House by Kritzinger Architects  BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SOUTH AFRICA Makana House by Kritzinger Architects

Mexico ZAR believes that in a global world dominated by international developers, builders and designers, what people are looking for are destinations with their own identity, image and style. After thirty years of designing and building hotels and houses in isolation from big cities, ZAR developed Zihuatanejo style: a way to design and build in harmony with the landscape, the climate and with the exclusive use of local resources. In an unconscious way ZAR created Zihuatanejo’s architectural identity. Zozaya Arquitectos (ZAR) Centro Comercial Los Patios 111, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 40884, Mexico t: +52 7555 532415 e: w: Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE

MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Estillo Zihuatanejo by (ZAR) Zozaya Arquitectos

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Americas Award Winners 2012 Canada


Best Architecture Multiple Residence

Anguilla Best Architecture Single Residence

Humboldt Street Supportive Housing by Chow Low Hammond Architects Inc.

Best Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Residence/ Office Charest Parenteau by Charest Parenteau & Associes Inc.

Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment CORE by Property Developer: 2 0 Vic Project Architect: MMC International Architects Retail Designer: GH+ A

Best Development Marketing Highly Commended

MNP Tower by Oxford Properties

The Beach House by Sunset Homes

Best Property Single Unit The Beach House by Sunset Homes

Bahamas Best Development Multiple Units Highly Commended

Palm Cay Development by Palm Cay Development Co. Ltd.

Best Real Estate Agency H.G.Christie Ltd

Best Development Multiple Units

Best Development Multiple Units

4 6 º North Resorts Inc

Royal Apartments

by Walker Corporation Canada Inc.

by Royal Westmoreland, Barbados

Best High-rise Architecture

Best Golf Development

South Beach Condos + Lofts

Highly Commended

by Amexon Development Corporation

Best Industrial Development

Highly Commended

Oxford Airport Business Park by Oxford Properties

Best Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Penthouse Residence by Cecconi Simone Inc.

Best Leisure Interior Kinoya by Jean de Lessard

Best Mixed-use Architecture South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

Cuba Libra by Royal Westmoreland, Barbados

British Virgin Islands Best Development Multiple Units Oil Nut Bay by Victor International - BVI - Oil Nut Bay

Cayman Islands Best Development Multiple Units The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited

Best Mixed-use Development Highly Commended

South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

Ginger Lily Residence by Archer’s Hall Design Centre

Best Property Single Unit

South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

Best Interior Design Private Residence

Royal Westmoreland

Best Interior Design Private Residence

Best Real Estate Agency Cayman Islands Sotheby' s International Realty

Best Office Architecture Jacobs - Quarry Park by Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. Highly Commended Eighth Avenue Place East Tower by Pickard Chilton

St Barts Best Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Best Office Development

St. Barthelemy Residence by Barnes Coy Architects

RBC WaterPark Place by Oxford Properties & CPPIB

Best Property Consultancy Colliers International

Best Property Consultancy Marketing The Breithaupt Block by Colliers International

Best Property Consultancy Website by Colliers International

Best Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd

Best Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation

Best Retail Development Highly Commended

Emerald Hills Centre by WAM Development Group

Turks & Caicos Best Interior Design Private Residence Bella Vita Villa by Prototype Design Lab

Central & South America Argentina Best Architecture Single Residence Pilar House by Vanguarda Architects Highly Commended Highly Commended

Cozzitorti House by G&C Arq uitectura Elfl ein House by Litman y Asociados

Best Mixed-use Architecture Madero Harbour by GNVGroup

Best Retail Interior

Best Mixed-use Development

Monde Condominiums Presentation Centre

Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort

by Cecconi Simone Inc.

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by Innvest Developments and Pereiraola

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Argentina (cont.) Best Property Consultancy

Brazil (cont.) Best Office Development

Jones Lang LaSalle

Green Towers Brasilia by Tishman Speyer

Best Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Arnaldo Heladeria by Vanguarda Architects

Highly Commended

Uniq ue Village Offices by Developing Incorporadora Tower Bridge Corporate by Tishman Speyer

Best Property Consultancy In Town Group Brazil by InTown Group

Belize Best Developer Website

Highly Commended by Eco-Futures Development

Highly Commended

Best Development Multiple Units

Best Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

Best Property Single Unit Mountain House by Barros e Z anolini Arq uitetura

Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arq uitetos Associados ATTEND Ambiental by WRA - Arq uitetos Associados

Best Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

Best Public Service Interior Highly Commended

Brazil Best Apartment

Best Real Estate Agency Website

Costa Esmeralda by Vera Pires, Roberto Ghione Arq uitetos Associados Highly Commended Costa Smeralda Praia Residence by Portofino Construcoes

Highly Commended

Best Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

L2 3 by Ito Ventura Arq uitetos Fidalga 8 0 0 Building by Reinach Mendonca Arq uitetos Associados by Beiramar Investimentos Imobiliarios Ltda

Best Retail Architecture Livraria Da Vila / JK Iguatemi Mall by Isay Weinfeld

Orizon View Houses by Caramelo Arq uitetos Associados Highly Commended

HAOC Campo Belo Medical Center by Teresa Gouveia Arq uitetura

O Armazé m do Barã o Deli by Minima Arq uitetura e Urbanismo Odvo Arq uitetura e Urbanismo Acenda Projeto de Iluminacao

Best Architecture Single Residence

Chile Best Property Consultancy

Flamboyant House by Mader Arq uitetos Associados

Highly Commended

Piracaia Residence by FMB Arq uitetos Highly Commended Urban Country House by Consuelo Jorge Arq uitetos

Jones Lang LaSalle

Highly Commended

Best Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Colunas Penthouse by InTown Group

Colombia Best Office Architecture 3 M Colombia by Arq uitectura e Interiores

Best Interior Design Private Residence

Best Office Interior

Penthouse Avenid Boa Viagem

Highly Commended

by andrea calabria arq uitetura Highly Commended Beach House by C+ A Arq uitetura e Interiores LTDA

Best Property Consultancy Highly Commended

JWT by Arq uitectura e Interiores Jones Lang LaSalle

Best Interior Design Show Home Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros Arq uitetura

Best Landscape Architecture

Costa Rica Best Architecture Single Residence

Casa Cobogo by Renata Tilli

Bartlett Residence by SARCO Architects Costa Rica

Best Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Fazenda Boa Vista / Eq uestrian Center Clubhouse by Isay Weinfeld

Best Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Adega Gourmet by Teresa Gouveia Arq uitetura

Highly Commended

Papagayo Residence by Barnes Coy Architects Eos by Cañ as Arq uitectos

Mexico Best Architecture Multiple Residence Estillo Z ihuatanejo by ( Z AR) Z ozaya Arq uitectos

Best Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

VALONGO BRASIL by Odebrecht Realizaç õ es Imobiliá rias

Best Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Cumbuco Internacional True Endless Summer by Luiz Fiuza Arq uitetos

Casa “ S” by Lassala Elenes Arq uitectos Highly Commended

Lucke Orozco House by Hernandez Silva Arq uitectos Casa Marina by Quintanilla Arq uitectos

Best Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Edificio Lake Side - Avanti

Best Mixed-use Development

by SASIS Arq uitetura e Consultoria Highly Commended Complexo Andradas by FarKasVolGyi Arq uitetura Highly Commended Uniq ue Village Offices by Developing Incorporadora

Via Cordillera by Desarrollos Delta Highly Commended

Best Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Sede Caramelo Arq uitetos

Best Office Development

by Caramelo Arq uitetos Associados SCFB Office by Reinach Mendonca Arq uitetos Associados Highly Commended ABC – All Business Center by FarKasVolGyi Arq uitetura

Best Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Arboleda by One Development Group

Best Office Architecture BASF by SPACE

Vista Acueducto by Elias Estudio E Highly Commended

Jones Lang LaSalle Mexico

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Americas Award Winners 2012 Mexico (cont.) Best Property Consultancy Website Highly Commended by Jones Lang LaSalle Mexico

North Carolina, USA Best Real Estate Agency Dickens-Mitchener & Associates

Best Public Services Development Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE

South Carolina, USA Best Real Estate Agency

Uruguay Best Architecture Multiple Residence

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Forum Puerto del Buceo by CARLOS OTT, Architects

USA Best Architecture Multiple Residence

in association with CARLOS PONCE de LEON, Architects

Best High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Imperiale Luxury Condominiums by Weiss Sztryk Weiss

Ten Museum Park by Oppenheim Architecture+Design

Best Architecture Single Residence Venezuela Best Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

Valeria Residence by Arquitectos Romero, Perozo & Asociados

Villa Allegra by Oppenheim Architecture+Design The New American Home by Phil Kean Designs Highly Commended La Muna by Oppenheim Architecture+Design Highly Commended

United States of America

Best Development Marketing

Arizona, USA Best Apartment

Best High-rise Architecture

Optima Camelview Village by Optima Inc.

Best Interior Design Apartment

Best Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc.

Best Interior Design Private Residence

Connecticut, USA Best Real Estate Agency

Best Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

Highly Commended Highly Commended

NEW YORK BY GEHRY by dbox Devon Headquarters by Pickard Chilton WestEnd25 by ForrestPerkins

W. South Beach by CAD International Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse

Klemm Real Estate

by Slade Architecture

Best Mixed-use Development 75 Wall Residences Atop The Andaz by The Hakimian Organization

Florida, USA Best Apartment

Highly Commended

ArTech Residences by Shefaor Development LLC

Best Real Estate Agency Marketing

Hawaii, USA Best Development Multiple Units

Best Real Estate Agency Website

Ka Makana at Hoakalei by Haseko Development, Inc.

The Modern Agent by Manhattan Real Estate

Best Residential High-rise Development East Coast by TF Cornerstone Inc REGALIA, Limited Edition Living by Regalia Beach Developers, LLC

Illinois, USA Best Apartment

Highly Commended

Optima Old Orchard Woods by Optima Inc.

Best Retail Development

Best Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

City Creek Center by Taubman

Blue Fence Real Estate

Montana, USA Best Development Multiple Units Slopeside @ Big Mountain by Walker USA, LLC

Nevada, USA Best Real Estate Agency Award Realty

New York, USA Best Apartment The View at 4630 Centre Blvd by TF Cornerstone Inc

Best Real Estate Agency Douglas Elliman Real Estate 86 International Property Awards

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Overall Americas Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the Americas regions. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Canada Best Architecture Multiple Residence . . . . . . . . . Humboldt Street Supportive Housing by Chow Low Hammond Architects Inc. Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment . CORE by Property Developer: 20 Vic; Project Architect: MMC International Architects; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Retail Designer: GH+A Best Development Multiple Units . . . . . . . . . . . . 46º North Resorts Inc by Walker Corporation Canada Inc. Best High-rise Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation Best Industrial Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oxford Airport Business Park by Oxford Properties Best Interior Design Private Residence . . . . . . . Penthouse Residence by Cecconi Simone Inc. Best Leisure Interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinoya by Jean de Lessard Best Mixed-use Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation Best Office Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacobs - Quarry Park by Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. Best Office Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RBC WaterPark Place by Oxford Properties & CPPIB Best Property Consultancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Marketing . . . . . . . . The Breithaupt Block by Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Website . . . . . . . . . . by Colliers International Best Retail Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monde Condominiums Presentation Centre by Cecconi Simone Inc.

Caribbean Best Architecture Single Residence . . . . . . . . . . . The Beach House by Sunset Homes Best Property Single Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Beach House by Sunset Homes Best Real Estate Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H.G.Christie Ltd Best Development Multiple Units . . . . . . . . . . . . The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited Best Interior Design Private Residence . . . . . . . Bella Vita Villa by Prototype Design Lab

Central & South America Best Architecture Single Residence . . . . . . . . . . . Pilar House by Vanguarda Architects Best Mixed-use Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crowne Plaza – Greenville Polo & Resort by Innvest Developments and Pereiraola Best Property Consultancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones Lang LaSalle Best Retail Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arnaldo Heladeria by Vanguarda Architects Best Developer Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by Eco-Futures Development Best Architecture Multiple Residence . . . . . . . . . Orizon View Houses by Caramelo Arquitetos Associados Best Interior Design Private Residence . . . . . . . Penthouse Avenid Boa Viagem by andrea calabria arquitetura Best Interior Design Show Home. . . . . . . . . . . . Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros Arquitetura Best Landscape Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casa Cobogo by Renata Tilli Best Mixed-use Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VALONGO BRASIL by Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias Best Office Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sede Caramelo Arquitetos by Caramelo Arquitetos Associados Best Public Service Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Best Office Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vista Acueducto by Elias Estudio E Best Public Services Development . . . . . . . . . . . Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE

United States of America Best Apartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ArTech Residences by Shefaor Development LLC Best Development Multiple Units . . . . . . . . . . . . Slopeside @ Big Mountain by Walker USA, LLC Best Interior Design Private Residence . . . . . . . W. South Beach by CAD International Best Leisure Interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse by Slade Architecture Best Property Single Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc. Best Real Estate Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty Best Real Estate Agency Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . The Modern Agent Best Real Estate Agency Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . by Manhattan Real Estate Best Residential High-rise Development . . . . . . East Coast by TF Cornerstone Inc Best Retail Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City Creek Center by Taubman International Property Awards 87

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World’s Best Award Winners Best Apartment Arabia SOGOUF AlNafl Complex by SOGOUF Real Estate Asia Pacific Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Europe yoo berlin inspired by Starck by Peach Property Group AG UK The Eardley by Roffey Homes Ltd USA ArTech Residences by Shefaor Development LLC International Winner Sea Sentosa by Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Best Architecture Multiple Residence Africa Housing Marsa City by Draw Link Group Arabia Wadi Hills Residences by Benchmark Development S.A.L. Asia Pacific East Ledang by UEM Land Berhad Canada Humboldt Street Supportive Housing by Chow Low Hammond Architects Inc. C & S America Orizon View Houses by Caramelo Arq uitetos Associados Europe Elit Grand Palas Project by Delmar Construction Company International Winner Elit Grand Palas Project by Delmar Construction Company Best Architecture Single Residence Africa Makana House by Kritzinger Architects Arabia Beach House Amchit by Al Jazera Consultants Asia Pacific Serangoon House by CHANG Architects Caribbean The Beach House by Sunset Homes C & S America Pilar House by Vanguarda Architects Europe The Lake House by ARQUI+ Lda UK Quaba House by Oberlanders Architects LLP International Winner The Beach House by Sunset Homes Best Commercial High-rise Development Asia Pacific Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP International Winner Ocean Financial Centre by Ocean Properties LLP Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Asia Pacific Nirlon Knowledge Park by Nirlon Limited Canada CORE by Property Developer: 2 0 Vic Project Architect: MMC International Architects Retail Designer: GH+ A International Winner CORE by Property Developer: 20 Vic Project Architect: MMC International Architects Retail Designer: GH+A Best Developer Website Africa by Eden Island Development Company ( Seychelles) Limited Arabia by Diyar Al Muharraq Asia Pacific by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd C & S America by Eco-Futures Development Europe by UDP-Ukraine UK by Higgins Homes

Best Development Multiple Units Africa Mandharini by Hello Developments Limited Arabia Marina Reef by Century Homes Asia Pacific Banyan Tree Residences by Laguna Banyan Tree Limited Canada 4 6 º North Resorts Inc by Walker Corporation Canada Inc. Caribbean The WaterColours, Grand Cayman by The WaterColours Limited Europe Elit Grand Palas Project by Delmar Construction Company UK Seven Acres, Cambridge by Homes by Skanska USA Slopeside @ Big Mountain by Walker USA, LLC International Winner Slopeside @ Big Mountain by Walker USA, LLC Best Golf Course Asia Pacific Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited International Winner Aamby Valley Golf Course by Aamby Valley Limited Best Golf Development Arabia The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat Asia Pacific Danang Beach Resort by VinaCapital International Winner The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat Best High-rise Architecture Arabia Qatar Navigation Tower by MZ Architects Asia Pacific Icon Residence, Mont' Kiara by Mah Sing Group Berhad Canada South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation Europe Akasya Acibadem Plot C by Mimarlar-Workshop International Winner Qatar Navigation Tower by MZ Architects Best Industrial Development Asia Pacific Hi-Tech Engineering Special Economic Z ones Coimbatore, Padubidri, Vadodara by Synefra E & C Ltd. Canada Oxford Airport Business Park by Oxford Properties Europe Puerta de Madrid Business Park by AIG Lincoln Espana UK Magna Park Lutterworth by Gazeley Ltd International Winner Oxford Airport Business Park by Oxford Properties Best Interior Design Apartment Arabia Le Reve by Z en Interiors Asia Pacific Wing On Lodge by PplusP Designers Limited Europe Inspired by Landscape by DesignPortrait UK Walpole Mayfair by Oliver Burns International Winner Le Reve by Zen Interiors

Best Development Marketing Africa Vulintaba Country Estate by eLan Marketing and Sales Asia Pacific Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Europe Peninsula Beach House by Peach Property Group AG UK The Lakes by yoo by Frank + Earnest

Best Interior Design Private Residence Arabia Private Villa by Bishop Design LLC Asia Pacific Miami Crescent by PTang Studio Ltd Canada Penthouse Residence by Cecconi Simone Inc. Caribbean Bella Vita Villa by Prototype Design Lab C & S America Penthouse Avenid Boa Viagem by andrea calabria arq uitetura Europe L’ Arctiq ue by Halo Design Interiors UK A Hertfordshire Lodge by Jenny Blanc USA W. South Beach by CAD International

International Winner Kata Rocks by Kata Rocks Co., Ltd

International Winner A Hertfordshire Lodge by Jenny Blanc

International Winner by Eco-Futures Development

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Best Interior Design Show Home Asia Pacific Celestial Heights Showfl at by Primocasa Interiors Limited C & S America Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros Arq uitetura UK Lateral Penthouse, Cornwall House by Roselind Wilson Design Limited International Winner Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros Arquitetura Best Landscape Architecture Asia Pacific Darwin Waterfront by HASSELL C & S America Casa Cobogo by Renata Tilli UK NEO Bankside by Gillespies International Winner Casa Cobogo by Renata Tilli Best Leisure Architecture Asia Pacific La Montana by TATA Housing Europe Pavillon Madeleine by WW+ International Winner Pavillon Madeleine by WW+ Best Leisure Development Africa Soweto Theatre by City Of Joburg Property Company SOC Ltd Arabia The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat Asia Pacific Darling Quarter by Lend Lease Europe Elit Grand Palas Project by Delmar Construction Company International Winner The Wave, Muscat by The Wave, Muscat Best Leisure Interior Arabia Braai Restaurant & Lounge by Bachir Nader - Interior Design Asia Pacific Chill Sky Bar by dwp Canada Kinoya by Jean de Lessard UK Blackpool Tower Eye by Kay Elliott USA Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse by Slade Architecture International Winner Chill Sky Bar by dwp Best Lettings Agency Africa Global Investment Properties Arabia Smith & Ken Asia Pacific CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. UK Aidan J Reed International Winner CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc. Best Mixed-use Architecture Africa The Blue Water Towers by Pieach Ltd Arabia Aura by SOMA Asia Pacific Center 6 6 by Developer: Hang Lung; Architect: Aedas Canada South Beach Condos + Lofts by Amexon Development Corporation C & S America VALONGO BRASIL by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias Europe BOULEVARDİ Istanbul by IKI DESIGN GROUP UK Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects International Winner EMAAR NID by IKI DESIGN GROUP

Best Mixed-use Development Africa The CornerHouse by Urban Ocean / AdMakers International Arabia Samaya Hills by Cayan International Asia Pacific Cascades by Mitraland Group C & S America Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort by Innvest Developments and Pereiraola Europe Limassol Pearl by A. Athanasiou Holdings Ltd UK Quadrant 3 by The Crown Estate International Winner Cascades by Mitraland Group Best Mixed-use Interior Asia Pacific Life Creation by THE XSS LTD International Winner Life Creation by THE XSS LTD Best Office Architecture Africa DST - Headoffice by BILD Architects & Terra Ether Architects Arabia Siemens Middle East Headq uarters by SHEPPARD ROBSON Asia Pacific People’s Leasing Co. Headq uarters by The Design Group Five International ( Pvt) Ltd Canada Jacobs - Quarry Park by Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. C & S America Sede Caramelo Arq uitetos by Caramelo Arq uitetos Associados Europe MASLAK SPINE by IKI DESIGN GROUP UK AirW1 by Dixon Jones for The Crown Estate International Winner AirW1 by Dixon Jones for The Crown Estate Best Office Development Africa The Watermark by Karen One Development Ltd Asia Pacific Paragon by OSK Property Holdings Berhad Canada RBC WaterPark Place by Oxford Properties & CPPIB C & S America Vista Acueducto by Elias Estudio E Europe Senator by Ghelamco UK The Grove, Marylebone by Kajima Properties International Winner Senator by Ghelamco Best Office Interior Arabia UPC by Gensler Asia Pacific Unilever Homebase by OUT-2 Design Europe Albarakaturk Bank Head Office Ground and Administrative Floors by Mimarlar-Workshop UK Save The Children International by Peldon Rose Limited International Winner Save The Children International by Peldon Rose Limited Best Property Consultancy Africa Colliers International Arabia Ocean View Real Estate Asia Pacific CB Richard Ellis ( Thailand) Co., Ltd. Canada Colliers International C & S America Jones Lang LaSalle Europe Colliers International UK Colliers International International Winner Colliers International

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Best Property Consultancy Marketing Asia Pacific Colliers International Canada The Breithaupt Block by Colliers International Europe Coralli Shore Habitat by Puzzle Design Ltd

Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Arabia Bay Central by Smith & Ken Asia Pacific Ecopark by Savills Vietnam Europe Peters & Peters Sotheby’s International Realty UK Fine & Country USA The Modern Agent

International Winner Colliers International

International Winner Fine & Country

Best Property Consultancy Website Asia Pacific by Savills Australia Canada by Colliers International Europe by FIVESTAR Group Vertriebs GmbH

Best Real Estate Agency Website Arabia by LXT Real Estate Broker LLC Asia Pacific residential by Colliers International Europe by Altavista Property UK by Foxtons USA by Manhattan Real Estate

International Winner by Savills Australia Best Property Single Unit Arabia Da’em Homes, Riyadh by Da’em Real Estate Investment Co. Asia Pacific Nadayu Melawati ( Embun) by Nadayu Properties Berhad Caribbean The Beach House by Sunset Homes Europe OPERA - Villa La Traviata by Askanis Group of Companies UK The Sun House by Lower Mill Estate USA Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc. International Winner Relic Rock by Optima DCHGlobal Inc. Best Public Service Architecture Africa Khayelitsha Hospital by ACG Architects and Development Planners Arabia BBS Pre-school by AGi architects Asia Pacific Wilson School by Opus Architecture C & S America Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arq uitetos Associados Europe Institute of Technology Dept. of Environmental Engineering by Ahmet Vefik Alp TMMOB, RIBA, AIA, IAA International Winner Arena Pernambuco by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Best Public Service Interior Asia Pacific Lvgem - Chanson by Flora Lau Designers Limited UK Avondale Care Home by Vivid Living Ltd International Winner Lvgem - Chanson by Flora Lau Designers Limited Best Public Services Development Asia Pacific MOSQUE SECTION 1 3 by NAZ A TTDI SDN BHD C & S America Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE Europe Headq uarter of the Hungarian State Television by WING International Winner Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE Best Real Estate Agency Africa Sharm El Sheikh Real Estate Arabia Allsopp & Allsopp Asia Pacific CB Richard Ellis ( Thailand) Co., Ltd. Caribbean Nassau, Bahamas by H.G.Christie Ltd Europe Berlin Capital Investments by Z abel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG UK Foxtons USA Daniel Ravenel Sotheby' s International Realty International Winner Berlin Capital Investments by Zabel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

90 International Property Awards

International Winner by Foxtons Best Residential High-rise Development Asia Pacific One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. USA East Coast by TF Cornerstone Inc International Winner One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd. Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Asia Pacific sixceylon by BOLTON Berhad Europe Terrace Feri by Inanlar Construction Co. UK Walpole Mayfair by Oliver Burns International Winner Walpole Mayfair by Oliver Burns Best Retail Architecture Africa Nkwo Nnewi Shopping Centre by Ngonyama Okpanum And Associates Arabia Northgate by Callison Ltd Asia Pacific Oasis Mall by Aedas Limited C & S America Arnaldo Heladeria by Vanguarda Architects Europe Tarsu Shopping & Entertainment Center by Y azgan Design Architecture Co. Ltd. & Altoon Partners International Winner Oasis Mall by Aedas Limited Best Retail Development Asia Pacific Forum Sujana Mall Hyderabad by Prestige Estates Projects Limited Europe Pasing Arcaden by mfi AG USA City Creek Center by Taubman International Winner Pasing Arcaden by mfi AG Best Retail Interior Arabia Premium Furs & Fashion by TAO Interior + Architecture Asia Pacific 1 0 1 0 Flagship Store by Clifton Leung Design Workshop Canada Monde Condominiums Presentation Centre by Cecconi Simone Inc. Europe Emporium by Garde Co., Ltd UK Royal Opera House, Paul Hamlyn Hall by B3 Designers Ltd International Winner Monde Condominiums Presentation Centre by Cecconi Simone Inc. Best Retirement Development Africa Helderberg Village by AdMakers International Asia Pacific The Green Leaf Retirement Resort by Gracious Homes Sdn Bhd International Winner Helderberg Village by AdMakers International

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Anno ncin the best hote s in the wor d The com etition to find the best hote s in the wor d starts with the est to disco er the best in each co ntry before o r d es determine the best in the wor d The highly coveted title of World’s Best Hotel was presented to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. In conclusion, given the keen competition, our judges agreed that this hotel epitomises the very definition of an opulent Middle Eastern paradise. They commented, “Opulent, stylish and luxurious, yet with a warm and welcoming feel throughout.” Grand but hugely inviting, this is an exceptional Qatar hotel that combines extravagant elegance with a traditional Arabian welcome. Other top hotel awards I wish to highlight include the winner of the World’s Best Sustainable Hotel which went to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, a five-star sanctuary offering holistic wellness and spa experiences. Showing the utmost concern for its carbon footprint, The Banjaran has incorporated an on-going eco-friendly and green practice throughout the entire retreat. Small but perfectly formed was the criteria the judges were looking for when choosing their winner for the Boutique Hotel category. This they awarded to the Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket – Phang Nga. This new boutique resort on the sunset side of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, has earned the accolade of World’s Best Small Hotel. Many congratulations to these companies and all the others listed within the pages of this winners’ book. As part of the International Hotel Awards, all entrants are invited to extend their businesses and make new contacts with other award winners by promoting themselves within our Hotel Networking Business Events. These awards seek to bring together the best in the business so each winner can learn from the others. In so doing, the international standards within the hotel industry will rise as. year on year, the entries will continue to present us with a high level of quality and service.

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Judges Sponsors Brookfield Multiplex WA International Park Hotel Group Marbella Club Hotel Hotel Puente Romano Hilton Frankfurt Airport Lanson Place Hotel Nan Fung Group The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa Pimalai Resort & Spa Viceroy Bali Tiara Labuan Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Mandarin Orchard Singapore Casa Colombo The Fortress Resort & Spa Lineatusavul Architecture Sherwood Residence Eden Lodge, Hotel Platinum Palace Wroclaw & Ktima Bellou Congham Hall, Columbia Beach Resort & Hyatt Regency Chennai International Hotel Award Winners 2012

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Judges Chairman of Judges

Sir David Michels Peter Anscombe

Sean Hatcher

Helen OldďŹ eld

Kirkor Ajderhanyan

Dr Ian Jenking

Edward Park

Hotel Finance Expert

International Relations, FNAIM

Judith Baker

Travel Writer & Editor

Architect, ORMS

Director of Research,University Of Applied Sciences Switzerland

Sven Johns

Affinity PR

Chair, Leeds Society of Architects

Gail Price

Property Barrister

CEO, German Real Estate Association

Paul Bassi CBE

Founder & CEO of Bond Wolfe

Peter Bolton King RICS

Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Tom Jones

Mark Sharp

Mike Jordan

Helen Shield

Jill Keene

Thijis Stoffer

Dean Keyworth

Janine Stone

Paul Lewis

Peter Swain

Roy Ling

Paul Tayler

John MacCrea

Mark Taylor

Steve Macfarlane

Tricia Topping

Felix Mara

Robin Van Meeuwen

James Mattin

Andy Watt

Dr William Maxwell

Graham Watts OBE

Guy Medd

Eleanor Weaver

Christian Morris

Pamela White

Andrew Murdock

Stuart Wilsden


Doreen Boulding Hotel Solutions

Cornish Stairways International Architect

Ian Chalk

Architect, ORMS

Editor of International Property Magazine

John Clarke

Director of Marketing, Great Hotels of the World

MD, Armstrong Keyworth Interior Design

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer


Richard Cotton Estate Agent, FRICS

MD, RL Capital Singapore

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

Editor, Architects Journal Specifications

David Dalby

Former Head of RICS

Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Ben Elder

Global Director of Valuation, RICS

Consultant, Institute of Travel and Tourism

Imtiaz Farookhi

Former Chief Executive, NHBC

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

Executive Chairman of Group Asia Limited

Christine Murray

Christopher Hall

Hendrik Nelde

Michael Harris

Simon Numphund

Past President, FIABCI

Editor of Golf Monthly

6 International Hotel Awards

Jonathan Price

Hotel Consultant for Bloomberg Television

Rebecca Johnson

Editor, Architects’ Journal President, FIABCI Switzerland Hotel Services Manager, The AA

Property Finance Consulting; Former CEO, AIPP Editor-in-Chief, International Property Magazine Chartered Surveyor, ICREA Switzerland Interior Designer

Freelance Journalist, Speciality Golf & Marina Residential Faculty Vice Chairman, RICS Interior Designer, Silent Gliss Chairman, TTA Group Crestron CEO

Business Development Consultant, One Big Step Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council Interior Designer

CEO, Interior Design Society Wilsden Design

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Media Partners

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 HOTEL SENEGAL Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Highly Commended NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN SENEGAL Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar 12 International Hotel Awards

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INTERIOR COLOMBIA B.O.G. Hotel by Atelier Nini Andrade Silva

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The Wellesley, London, is scheduled

With a shape inspired by the Arabian Date Palm, the luxury Emirates Park Towers

to open in December 2012. A luxurious

Hotel in Dubai will be the tallest hotel in

five-star boutique hotel, it covers six

the world when it opens in late 2012.

floors and has 36 rooms and suites including a lavish penthouse.

NE HoTEl CoNSTR CTIoN ESI N BAI Emirates Park Towers Hotel by Brookfield Multiplex Europe Ltd

The twin-tower complex is situated in the middle of Dubai’s business district,

Broo fie d M ti e E ro e ltd 23 Hanover Square,

Built in the 1920s and once

close to the city’s shopping and tourist

London W1S 1JB,

famous for its jazz, The Wellesley has

attractions. It offers spectacular views

United Kingdom

been restored with a modern take

over the city and Arabian Gulf, and is

t +44 (0)20 7659 3500

on the art deco style - its decorated

designed to cater mainly to international

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front façade has been renovated and

business travellers.

the interiors sumptuously decorated in

With 1,600 rooms and suites,

marble, brass detail, St Laurent stone and

numerous restaurants and bars,

the finest fabrics.

conference facilities, spa, pool and gym,

The bars and restaurant, including the Jazz Lounge and Cigar Lounge

Emirates Park Towers Hotel will boast the largest room capacity in the Middle East.

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 BEST HoTEl A ERBAI AN JW Marriott Absheron by WA International

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o ened in March

and is the atest ro ect from

flame and shades of red and orange dance across the furnishings. By contrast,


the opulent OroNero restaurant

Internationa Ins iration for the

highlights Azerbaijan’s natural wealth –

interiors comes from the history and

black gold or oil, while the architecture

architect re of A erbai an

of the 12th century Maiden Tower, one

Overlooking the Caspian Sea

of the city’s most famous monuments,

yet centrally located, adjacent to the

finds its resonance in the Razzmattazz

country’s parliament building and

cocktail bar.

a variety of tourist attractions, this

Azerbaijan’s close relationship

luxury 243 key hotel caters for both

with the sea is seen in the glass bubble

business and leisure customers. The

chandeliers gracing the hotel’s reception

décor throughout its 227 bedrooms

areas and restaurants, the wavy oak

and 16 suites, its bars, restaurants

beams of its luxury spa, even the fish-like

and spa, echoes the central tenets of

designer lighting of the rooftop pool.

Azerbaijani culture, introducing them to

The lavish bedrooms boast wave-pattern

an international clientele.

carpets, metallic seaweed shape wall

The country’s fire heritage is

art and turquoise accessories; all of

reflected in the Fireworks restaurant,

them enjoy views of the sea as well as

where food is cooked over an open

the city.

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Grand Park Orchard

Grand Park Orchard – Hotel Lobby

HIGHLY COMMENDED Park Hotel Clarke Quay – Crystal Club Premier Room

Park Hotel Clarke Quay

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


Grand Park City Hall – Courtyard

Park Hotel Group has recently been

food and beverage outlets, and a

named the Best Regional Hotel Chain,

retail podium – Knightsbridge. With

and is one of Asia acific s fastest

breathtaking herringbone-design glass

expanding hospitality groups. The Group

façade and a show-stopping media

manages, owns and develops Park

wall, this property which is located in

branded hotels and has a portfolio of

Singapore’s premier shopping district

nine properties across three countries

– Orchard Road, is Singapore’s most

and six cities.

fashionable hotel.

2012 has been an eventful year for

HOTEL SINGAPORE Park Hotel Clarke Quay


Park Hotel Clarke Quay opened

Park Hotel Group, which successfully

in 2009 and has since won numerous

ventured into hotel management services

awards. With classic architecture inspired

following its first management deal

by Singapore’s colonial past, the hotel is

to manage the 450-room Park Hotel

a tropical retreat by the Singapore River.

Alexandra – due to open in 2015. This

Facing Singapore’s historic sea-trading

10 Coleman Street,

brings the total number of hotels in

artery, marvel at views of the cityscape

Singapore 179809

Singapore to four including Grand Park

and the river from 336 rooms. With two

t: +65 6593 6999

City Hall.

food and beverage outlets, a 25-metre

Opened in October 2010, Grand

outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a deck and bar

Park Orchard, the Group’s flagship hotel

and cabana-style spa pavilions, this hotel

boasts 308 luxurious rooms, three

is the perfect getaway.

Park Hotel Group

f: +65 6593 6969 e: w: Grand Park Orchard 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857 Park Hotel Clarke Quay 1 Unity Street Singapore 237983 Grand Park City Hall 10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809 International Hotel Awards 19

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BEST HOTEL EUROPE Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

 BEST HOTEL SPAIN Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa


Skiing and Marbella, not two things you

A cosy and luxurious winter retreat,

would think would go hand in hand

El Lodge Ski & Spa Resort is unique in

perhaps. But with Europe’s southern-

Sierra Nevada as the only ski-in/ski-out

most ski resort Pradollano just two and

property in the ski resort with five-star

a half hours away, it’s the perfect place

services, spa with outdoor pool, play area

to combine sun and skiing.

and fantastic dining and relaxing options.

Pradollano offers around 100km

Constructed from seasoned Finnish

of ski slopes, 45 pistes and six off-piste

timber with magical Alpine charm, the

routes and plenty of options for skiers

lodge retains the feel of a private chalet

of all abilities along with a fun après ski

and can be booked by room per night or

scene. Due to its southerly location, but

in its entirety.

high peaks, skiers can enjoy both bright,

The iconic Marbella Club Hotel

warm sunshine and excellent snow

and Golf Resort & Spa is just a two

conditions typically from December to

hour drive away with its historic charm,

April. They can then pop down to the

beautiful gardens, heated outdoor

Costa del Sol for a few days of sunshine

pools, fine dining restaurants, opulent

to relax after skiing.

Champagne Bar, 18 hole golf course and

To make that two centre break luxurious and as easy as can be, the

beachfront Thalasso Spa. It’s the perfect place to rest after a week on the slopes.

Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella Club Hotel Group has acquired

Bulevar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe,

a stunning 20 room ski lodge and is

To find out more and arrange your ski

29600 Marbella,

offering packages where guests can stay

and sun package visit


in both properties during their holiday.


t: +34 95 282 2211 e: w: 20 International Hotel Awards

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 BEST GOLF RESORT SPAIN Hotel Puente Romano

 The Hotel Puente Romano, member of

enthusiasts, featuring a tennis club, fitness

The Leading Hotels of the World, is on

centre, golf course and equestrian centre.

the southern coast of Spain within the

The tennis club was set up by Bjorn Borg

‘Golden Mile’ of Marbella, famous for its

and now run by Manolo Santana is one

fantastic year-round weather.

of the best in the region with 10 courts,

The heart of the resort is the Roman

a Centre Court capable of seating over

Bridge (Puente Romano) from which the

2,000 spectators, as well as four paddle

property takes its name. Resembling an

courts for trying one of Spain’s national

Andalusian village, the 285 spacious guest

sports (a mixture of tennis and squash).

rooms are spread in 27 three-storey

Hotel Puente Romano, together with its

villas, scattered around 55,000m² of lush,

sister-hotel Marbella Club, owns two golf

sub-tropical landscaped gardens, gently

courses, the Marbella Club Golf Resort

cascading down to the Mediterranean Sea.

and El Higueral Golf Club, both only

There are dining and nightlife options


20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, in the

a plenty with a fine dining restaurant, a

remote natural surroundings of Benahavis.

Beach Club with lunch buffet, a Japanese

The golf club, designed by Dave Thomas,

restaurant and a nightclub which also

offers hotel residents, reduced rates,

offers fusion cuisine in a Moroccan

priority reservations and guaranteed

inspired setting. This is a great way to

premium tee times. The hotel’s fantastic

sample the area’s legendary nightlife

facilities and spacious accommodation

without needing to leave the resort.

make it popular with groups and families

The hotel is perfectly set up for sports

year round.

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 BEST AIRPORT HOTEL GERMANY Hilton Frankfurt Airport


The Hilton Frankfurt Airport opened in

of The Squaire is mirrored in the interior

December 2011 as part of ‘The Squaire’,

design, such as the reception desk and

an iconic and futuristic building which

the spectacular Ballroom Globe.

has been designed as a ‘horizontal skyscraper’. Upon entering the hotel,

249 contemporary guestrooms and

the ‘golden wings’ that extend over its

suites up to latest standards as well as

lounge and bar as well as the reception

two executive floors complete with an

area cannot fail to impress. They bring

exclusive lounge. The fully soundproofed

back the volume and dimensions of the

guestrooms and suites have been designed

seven-storey atrium to a human scale

in warm, natural tones to provide guests

and a so a ow nat ra i ht to ood

with an ultimate feeling of relaxation.

through the atrium.

A full range of services geared towards

Sculptural silk flower-shaped lights in

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Hilton Frankfurt Airport features

international travellers are provided at the

the lobby reflect the balance between

hotel. Amenities include an express check-

nature and technology as the hotel is set

in and checkout facility, VIP pick-up service

between Germany’s largest city forest

at the gate, a free Airport Information

and Europe’s third largest airport. In

Terminal in the lobby, day-use packages

addition, the oval shape of the exterior

and Park, Sleep & Fly offers.

The Squaire, Am Flughafen, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany t: +49 69 2601 2000 f: +49 69 2601 2006020 e: w: 22 International Hotel Awards

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Hong Kong

 BEST HOTEL HONG KONG Lanson Place Hotel

Opened in November 2005, Lanson

residence and well equipped rooms

Place Hotel is set in the heart of

with kitchenettes.

Hong Kong’s bustling, thriving designer

Having been the first in Hong Kong

shopping and entertainment hub,

to qualify for inclusion as one of the

Causeway Bay, one of the city’s most

‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, the

upcoming and choicest locations.

hotel’s main clientele are corporate

The hotel is uniquely shielded from

guests and discerning leisure travelers

any noise or disturbance through its

who appreciate the hotel’s distinctly

discrete positioning, extensive double-

different ambience, retro-modern style

glazing and spaciously crafted interior.

and discreet personality. Results speak

The 26-storey hotel enjoys views of

for themselves with considerable

Victoria Harbour and the greenery of

customer loyalty and repeat business of

the Peak hills, and is in walking distance

over 40 percent.

of Times Square, Hong Kong Stadium,

Business services are provided on

Happy Valley Race Course and Victoria

the first floor with secretarial services

Park. Furthermore, several islands, villages

available on request. Friendly and

and beaches are in easy reach.

attentive staff, a 24-hour fully equipped

The building’s neo-classical exterior

gymnasium and a knowledgeable, highly

is reminiscent of a 19th century Parisian

attentive “on the ball” concierge team

Lanson Place Hotel

hotel while inside is a svelte 21st century

add to the hotel’s formula for success.

133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong t: + (852) 3477 6888 f: + (852) 3477 6999 e: w: International Hotel Awards 23

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Hong Kong

 BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN HONG KONG Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel by Nan Fung Group

Nan Fung Group is one of Hong Kong’s

with various sustainable strategies,

most established property developers.

creating a unique, comfortable and

Set up in 1954, the company works

memorable experience for residents.

across constr ction ro erty finance and property management, in the

Hong Kong, the Sha Tin Hotel is situated

residential and commercial sectors.

against the scenic mountain backdrop of

The Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel is the company’s first foray into the hospitality sector in Hong

Ma On Shan Country Park, on the east side of the Shing Mun River. It is within easy reach of many tourist

Kong. Due to open in February 2013, the

attractions and cultural sites, including the

hotel has 539 rooms and suites over 30

Sha Tin Racecourse, Kau Sai Chau Golf

floors, and will cater to both business and

Course and Mai Po Nature Reserve.

leisure travellers. Facilities include meeting

The public transport MTR system

rooms/ function areas, a fitness centre,

is within a few minutes walking distance,

outdoor pool and restaurant.

Tsim Sha Tsui, a major retail and

Designed in a contemporary style,

Nan Fung Group

One of the largest new hotels in

restaurant hub, is easily accessible by car

the hotel enjoys a high degree of

and Hong Kong International Airport is

attention to detail, as well as integration

under an hour away.

23rd floor, Nan Fung Tower, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2521 7417 f: +852 2180 9337 e: w: 24 International Hotel Awards

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 BEST HoTEl IN IA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

HIGHLY COMMENDED CoNVENTIoN HoTEl IN IA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon


The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon is a

bathing area and most overlook the

fi e star hote strate ica y ocated in

beautiful Gurgaon-Rajokri Greens.

the NCR re ion on the

e hi

r aon

Leela Gurgaon also features the

border a short dri e from the ca ita

largest and most flexible banquet

rai way station and new Air ort Termina

conference and meeting space in Delhi

It has 322 sumptuous

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

HIGHLY COMMENDED HoTEl MAR ETIN IN IA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

During 2011, The Leela Gurgaon

transfers by chauffeur driven limousine.

was arguably the most successful five-

Additionally, Leela Kempinski Residences

star deluxe hotel in India. Feedback

offer a choice of one, two and three-

from internationally experienced

bedroom serviced apartments.

and sophisticated business travellers

Spa Lavanya offers guests a tranquil

S A HoTEl IN IA The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

and convention participants regularly

and highly luxurious retreat featuring

supports the view that service standards,

Ayurvedic and other holistic treatment

quality, consistency and hospitality

rooms, personal steam rooms and spa

professionalism in India is among the best

suites. Each treatment room has a full

in the world.

The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Ambience Island, National Highway 8, Gurgaon 122002, Delhi NCR, India t +91 124 4771102 f +91 124 4771101 e w International Hotel Awards 25

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HIGHLY COMMENDED SPA HOTEL INDONESIA Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa by Fivelements

Nestled alongside the Ayung River,

The stunning verdant jungle location

Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, is an award-

and wide variety of facilities are ideal

winning healing and wellness destination

for special events and celebrations.

based on the philosophies and traditions

Their Sakti Dining RoomTM boasts an

of Bali. It includes an extensive range

internationally acclaimed fine dining

of rituals, healing practices and sacred

epicurean living foods restaurant – the

arts that have existed and evolved over

first in Asia.

many centuries. Celebrated as Destination Spa of the

At Fivelements, healing and wellness are inspired by the Balinese way of life,

Year by AsiaSpa 2011, Best Boutique Hotel

which encourages harmony among spirit,

and Spa Retreat by SpaFinder 2011, and

nature and one another. This holistic

recognised for Green Leadership practices

integrative approach is designed to tune-

in Sustainability 2011, Fivelements is

in on the physical, emotional and spiritual

designed with eco-conscious principles,

levels, allowing an organic healing process

Balinese Vastu and sacred geometry.

to naturally unfold.

An innovative concept leading

Fivelements integrative healing and

the wellness industry, Fivelements

wellness retreats combine: Balinese

Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa

offers authentic signature retreats

healing rituals for purification, balancing

Banjar Baturning,

and specific programmes as well as a

and regeneration; living foods’ nutrition


peaceful sanctuary for day visits, holidays,

for revitalisation and sacred arts for inner

Bali 80352,

honeymoons and executive programmes.

strength, alignment and dedication.

Indonesia t: +62 361 469 206 f: +62 361 469 822 e: w: 26 International Hotel Awards

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Pimalai Resort & Spa is today in a

Complementing rather than

stunning tropical forest environment

competing with its habitat, Pimalai’s

and close to the Marine National Park.

architecture has a contemporary Thai

When the owner travelled to Koh

style. Each unit set amongst trees has a

Lanta 35 years ago he was immediately

terrace or balcony facing the bay. This was

captivated by its natural beauty, where

a design challenge as Pimalai is divided

pristine waters are noted for great

into two parts, the resort section by the

snorkelling and scuba diving over a 1.1km

beach and the villa estate on the hillside.

bay where Pimalai now stands.

All are low-rise buildings nestling

The owner spent more than three

under the natural canopy of trees with

months reviewing the 100-acre site to

a private pool that sit 60 metres above

ensure that accommodation, swimming

sea level with spectacular views of the

pools and restaurants would integrate

Andaman Sea. Facilities also include a

into the environment. The architect’s

50-metre infinity edge pool, signature

design ensured no tree was cut down

dining experience and a ground breaking

which is why 90 percent of the flora and

eco-friendly floating jetty. Clients enjoy

fauna in the resort survives, protected by

luxury, can totally relax and experience

Pimalai’s personnel.

great activities surrounded by nature.

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: International Hotel Awards 27

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Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali has an ideal location on the

small Balinese pavilion perched over the

slopes of the Petanu valley. The boutique

private outdoor swimming pool, guests

hotel, which offers just 25 select villas, is

occupying these villas can enjoy ultimate

on y fi e min tes dri e from the centre

relaxation. The bedroom is perfectly

of Ubud. This highland town on the

integrated with the living space, spacious

Indonesian is and of Ba i is famo s for

bathroom and terrace. There is also

its artistic comm nity traditiona dance

the option to interconnect two deluxe

ceremonies and tem es

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. Each 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 flora

overlooks the swimming pool, garden and

and fauna.

valley beyond. Personal service from the

Deluxe terrace villas have 150m²

hotel’s dedicated staff and an extensive

Jl Lanyahan,

of living space and offer either a double

range of guest amenities complete the

Br Nagi,

bed or twin beds. Complete with a

allure of this tropical paradise.

Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia t: +62 361 971 777 f: +62 361 970 777 e: w: 28 International Hotel Awards

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Tiara Labuan Hotel is located at Jalan

including the addition of a ballroom,

Tanjung Batu on the north-western

the Tiara Seafood Restaurant featuring

coast of Malaysia Borneo, close to

a Chinese concept and an Alfresco

the business centre, airport and ferry

Poolside Garden. Other dining options

terminals. The hotel’s clients are

include the Cheers Pub – the only

mainly business travellers (around 80%),

‘pub’ concept on the island, as well as

the remainder being tourists from

banqueting and conference facilities.

within Malaysia, Europe, nearby Asia and Australia. With the tagline ‘Home of Tropical

Rooms range from deluxe timber chalets and modern suites to poolside villas. Free parking is provided, as is

Experience’, Tiara enjoys scenic views

free wifi and a return transfer shuttle

of the nearby islands and Tanjung Batu

service to the town centre. Guests

Beach, while the green fairways of the

enjoy complimentary use of the fitness

Labuan Golf Club in the background of

centre and swimming pools; there’s also

the property, further enhances its charm.

a squash court, steam room and sauna

The hotel has a reputation as a

on site.

unique resort within the city. Over the

The company’s philosophy of ‘Yes I

course of the last few years, extensive

Can!’ ensures visitors receive a positive

renovation has been undertaken,

service attitude at all times.

Tiara Labuan Hotel Jalan Tanjung Batu, 87007 F.T. Labuan, East Malaysia t: +60 87 414300 f: +60 87 427541 e: w: International Hotel Awards 29

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 BEST HOTEL SENEGAL Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar


The market leading Radisson Blu Hotel,

restaurants, two lounge bars and seven

hotel of this category in Senegal. Well

ultra-modern business meeting rooms.

positioned, both geographically and

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar

great works by renowned artists, three

a ar re resents the on y fi e star

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar’s main

strate ica y the hote co ers an area

hall is made entirely from reinforced


concrete and stainless steel, presenting a

m which ro ides ca m and

serene surroundings within easy reach

striking first impression. Welcome desks

of Dakar city centre and the Leopold

have been innovatively designed in the

Sedar Senghor international airport.

shape of satellites to allow privacy for

Dug into the rock, the Radisson Blu

customers. A further special feature that

Hotel, Dakar offers customers a quality

sets the hotel apart from its competitors

service and a total of 180 rooms, each

is the construction of an Olympic size

fitted out with a unique design reminiscent

infinity pool. It offers a panoramic view of

of classic African elegance with modern

the Atlantic, giving swimmers the feeling

features. A large proportion of the rooms

of actually being in the ocean. The hotel

have a sea view while the remainder

is also part of a tourist complex including

overlook the attractive gardens. The

a fitness center, a spa, a Little Buddha

hotel comprises six suites decorated with

restaurant and a large shopping center.

Route de la Corniche Quest, BP 16868, Dakar Fann, Senegal t: +221 33869 3333 f: +221 33869 3366 e: w: 30 International Hotel Awards

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 BEST HOTEL SINGAPORE Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Meritus Hotels & Resorts’ aim is to

These together with secretarial

be continually recognised as a leading

services available at the Business Centre

Asian luxury hotel group providing

are conveniently offered to in-house

exceptional service synonymous with

guests, while the Meritus Club features

Asian hospitality and contemporary

premium benefits and services to ensure

elegance. Established in 1971, the

that the needs of business travellers

Mandarin Orchard Singapore is a prime

are met. From large-scale international

example of an award-winning hotel

conferences to private functions, the

by Meritus. Its prominent location in

hotel’s dedicated Meetings and Events

the world-renowned shopping belt of

team ensures that attention is paid to

Orchard Road makes it an ideal

every minute detail.

choice for international business and leisure travellers. Mandarin Orchard’s 1,051 elegantly

The hotel also houses Mandarin Gallery, a luxury shopping destination occupying the first four floors of

appointed guestrooms and suites offer

Orchard Wing. This synergistic pairing of

luxurious accommodation and gracious

Mandarin Gallery – with its international

hospitality along with a host of unrivalled

leading fashion brands, lifestyle services

facilities and award-winning cuisines.

and themed restaurants – and Mandarin

Recreational facilities include a new

Orchard enables guests to revel in an

fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool

all-encompassing hospitality and retail

and outdoor tennis courts.


Mandarin Orchard Singapore 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 t: +65 6737 4411 f: +65 6732 2361 e: w: International Hotel Awards 31

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Sri Lanka

 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. The 12-room Casa Colombo Hotel,

Parisian bordello, all add to Casa

including three Travelers’ Suites, eight

Colombo’s uniqueness.

Corporate Suites and one Royal Suite,

served at the HVN restaurant and

business district of Colombo 4, Sri

the T-republic lounge, Casa Colombo

Lanka. Ideally placed for shopping

recently launched the ZAZA BAR

centres, Mt Lavinia Beach, restaurants,

entertainment venue, housed in a

bars and casinos, Casa Colombo offers

curious glass cube containing ultra-chic

guests a highly personalised service,

luxurious ball chairs with plush cushions.

including a domo/butler for each suite

The subtle blend of abstract and modern

to attend to guests needs.

interior, merged with the smooth flow

Lalin Jinasena, the hotel’s CEO and

of toe-tapping lounge music, gives this

designer, imagined a locally sourced

bar an exclusive, international flair. Enjoy

property and rather than reproduce a

premium blended Ceylon tea mocktails

traditional antique style, he created an

by day and signature cocktails by night.

evocative, eclectic, even eccentric,

Casa Colombo

In addition to award winning cuisine

is in the heart of the Bambalaptiya

Nothing exceeds luxury like excess

design. Edgy over-scale furniture, bronze

and when fused with Casa Colombo’s

baths, lush tiles, soft fabrics, charmed

cleanliness and minimalist form, an

lighting, a pink pool and library brocade

historical and modern masterpiece

in the library to match a 20th century

is created.

231 Galle Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka t: +94 11 452 0131 f: +94 11 452 0150 e: w: 32 International Hotel Awards

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Sri Lanka


 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


ese in

ences with Sri lan an

nature. It has six dual spa suites and offers

motifs and indigenous furnishing,

signature Ayurveda therapies, beauty

perfectly echoing the historic days of

treatments, an aroma steam, sauna, Jacuzzi

Old Ceylon.

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,

architecture, superb design features, state-

free 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

personal trainer. In short, everything the

of 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: International Hotel Awards 33

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Zeynap Golf Resort Hotel by Lineatusavul Architecture

Lineatusavul Architecture was

The new hotel also features

commissioned by a major hotel group

two meeting rooms capable of

to desi n a new fi e star hote as an

accommodating 100 people in each plus a

addition to an e istin

2,000m² spa and fitness facility. Guests are

o fin faci ity in

Belek, Turkey. Architectural designer Erdal Tusavul,

able to enjoy the many facilities at Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort Hotel free of

together with the design team of Mine

charge. These include three tennis courts,

Hindistan and Güls¸en Gönen, took up

five swimming pools (located indoors and

the challenge. Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa

outdoors including one of Olympic size).

Resort Hotel was therefore created to

The crescent shape of the hill behind

complement the original hotel on

the hotel has determined the hotel’s

the site.

distinctive design, while terraces with

The client’s main request was to

whirlpools and gardens help to soften the

provide luxurious guest rooms of 40m²

exterior look. The reverse crescent shaped

extending to 83m² for the eight top end

single storey mass has been separated

suites. The resultant guestroom floors

from the main building by courtyards

Lineatusavul Architecture

comprise of 11 standard rooms, 53

overlooked by attractive living walls. These

Bagdat Cad,

superior rooms, two honeymoon suites,

elements give a feeling of bringing the

Kinayman Site,

six terrace suites, six duplex lake suites

outside areas closer to the living spaces

B Blok,

and two champion suites.

inside, creating harmony between the two.

No 345 Kat:4, D:10, Erenkoy, Istanbul, Turkey t: +902 163026174 f: +902 163026088 e: w: 34 International Hotel Awards

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 BEST HoTEl VIETNAM Sherwood Residence

Sherwood Residence forms the first

12 penthouse suites to choose from

luxury serviced apartments in Ho Chi

providing two and three bedroom

Minh City to be certified by the Vietnam

accommodations for short-term and

National Administration of Tourism.

long-term tenants.

Located on scenic Pasteur Street on

Whether entrepreneurs or

the edge of District 1, this award-

executives who are working in Ho Chi

winning hotel is just a stone’s throw

Minh City or visiting tourists, Sherwood

away from the central business district,

Residence can provide the ideal, fully

international schools, premier shopping,

furnished and equipped apartment. And,

and foreign consulates. It includes three

for those who wish to experience a

function rooms that can be combined

truly indulgent stay, the penthouses are

into one 150-guest hall for all meetings,

spacious, highly luxurious and equipped

conferences or corporate events.

with all of the finest amenities.

Modern living spaces are both

Sherwood Residence also provides an

comfortable and stylish at Sherwood

extensive range of world-class facilities and

Residence. Guest apartments are

services to its valued tenants. From basic

designed for ultimate cosiness and

housekeeping to Vietnamese language

available in a range of sizes suitable

lessons and everything in between,

for single travellers or large families.

experienced and enthusiastic staff are

There are 228 apartment units and

always on hand to offer assistance.

Sherwood Residence 127 Pasteur Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam t: +84 8 3823 2288 f: +84 8 3823 2299 e: w: International Hotel Awards 35

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Madagascar Eden Lodge Madagascar, entirely solar powered and self-sustaining, offers unique luxury accommodation in a huge, protected nature reserve set against Baobab’s pristine white sand beach. The eight locally sourced Malagasy-style lodges epitomize ethereal, ethical and ethnic harmony; holistically balanced, environmentally and local-community integrated, growing its own produce, every function and activity is finely calibrated. Officially recognised for its high ecology standards, Eden’s gem of high-end integration is wholly committed to eco-tourism. Eden Lodge, Anjanojano, Baobab Beach L’Heure Bleue, Madirokely Plage, BP 372 - Hellville, 207 - NOSY BE t: +261 34 86 93 119 e: w:  SUSTAINABLE HOTEL MADAGASCAR Eden Lodge by Hi-Life Highly Commended SMALL HOTEL MADAGASCAR Eden Lodge by Hi-Life

Poland Platinum Palace blends historic richness with sustainable, modern exclusivity, elegance and stylishness. The most innovative energy-saving technologies are combined with state-of-the-art facilities to create an outstanding and unique 46-room five-star boutique landmark close to Wroclaw Old Town and city centre. Alongside exemplary renovation of the former villa’s historic interior has been meticulous preservation of the adjacent Southern Park. The gardens are now recognized as a 19th century monument and a marvellous example of period botanical art. Hotel Platinum Palace Wroclaw ul. Powstanców S´la¸skich 204, 53-140 Wrocław t: +48 71 324 99 00 e: w:  SMALL HOTEL POLAND Platinum Palace Hotel by Roma Investments Piatkiewicz Sp. Jawna

Greece Located on the western slopes of Mount Olympus at an altitude of 900m, Ktima Bellou is run by the Bellou family who manage the hotel and work within it full time. Their friendliness, as well as the quality of the hospitality, makes guests return time after time. Ktima Bellou has seven apartments in the main building plus five houses dotted around the surrounding hill. Although considered a winter destination, the hotel offers a superb range of four-season activities and attractions.

Ktima Bellou Agios Dimitrios 60 100, Pieria, Greece t: +30 2351 7 70021 e: w: Highly Commended SMALL


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United Kingdom At the heart of 30 acres of West Norfolk’s graceful and tranquil parkland sits the magisterial Congham Hall, a Georgian manor house with historic orchard and herb gardens and a secret garden spa. Close to the Sandringham Estate and North Norfolk beaches, amid the area’s rich heritage of bustling market towns, historic houses and nature reserves, this relaxing destination hotel retains its classic interiors while all 26 bedrooms are individually designed. That 70 percent of guests regularly return is testimony to its reputation. Congham Hall Lynn Road, Grimston, Norfolk PE32 1AH, UK t: +44 (0)1485 600250 e: w: BEST SMALL HOTEL UK Congham Hall Hotel by Congham Hall Ltd  SMALL HOTEL UK Congham Hall Hotel by Congham Hall Ltd

Cyprus Columbia Beach Resort boasts a stunning location on a panoramic Blue Flag beach in Pissouri Bay, Cyprus, surrounded by rugged cliffs and vineyards. The distinctive architecture is inspired by Cypriot designs featuring low-rise stone buildings with reclaimed terracotta tiles and window shutters. The 95 rooms in this all-suite hotel are around a spectacular 80m lagoon-style pool which flows in to the resort’s Hébe Spa. This luxurious secluded hotel also features cuisine by renowned chefs and attractive bars offering magnificent Mediterranean views. Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri Bay, P.O. Box 54042, 3779 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 833-000 e: w: Highly Commended SPA

HOTEL CYPRUS Columbia Beach Resort by Columbia Hotels & Resorts Ltd

India The Hyatt Regency Chennai was the brand’s first foray into the south Indian market and so required a focused marketing campaign for a niche clientele. It aimed to generate excitement about the upcoming property, launch it with maximum visibility and sustain the momentum. This was achieved by choosing effective mediums of communication and personalized events targeted at key influencers and audiences. The hotel identified its USPs and conveyed these strengths via strategic marketing to attract and hold the attention of its target audience. Hyatt Regency Chennai 365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 18, India t: +91 44 61001234 e: +91 44 61001235 w: BEST INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MARKETING Hyatt Regency Chennai  HOTEL MARKETING INDIA Hyatt Regency Chennai International Hotel Awards 37

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Award Winners 2012 Abu Dhabi Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi by Wilson Associates Best New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara Best Resort Hotel Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Highly Commended Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi by Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas Argentina Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended LUMA Casa De MontaĂąa Australia Best New Hotel Construction & Design The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd Azerbaijan Best Hotel JW Marriott Absheron by WA International Best New Hotel Construction & Design JW Marriott Absheron Baku by ReardonSmith Architects Belize Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Chabil Mar by Chabil Mar Brazil Best Hotel Architecture Fasano Boa Vista Hotel by Isay Weinfeld Cambodia Best Hotel Interior Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Best New 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 Canada Best Hotel Interior Rosewood Hotel Georgia by Munge Leung Caribbean Best Small Hotel The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel 38 International Hotel Awards

China Best Hotel Highly Commended Fairmont Beijing Best Hotel Architecture naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Highly Commended Crowne Plaza Hotel by Aedas Limited Highly Commended Yingde Singwood Resort, Lakeside Hotel Alila by New Space Architects Pte Ltd Highly Commended INNHOUSE by Oval Partnership Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended The Kerry Hotel by LRF Designers Ltd Best New Hotel Construction & Design naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Best Sustainable Hotel naked Stables Private Reserve by naked Retreats

Colombia Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended B.O.G. Hotel by Atelier Nini Andrade Silva Croatia Best Convention Hotel Hotel Lone by Maistra d.d. Best Resort Hotel Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens by Dubrovnik Sun Gardens Cyprus Best Resort Hotel InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended St Raphael Resort Best Spa Hotel Highly Commended Columbia Beach Resort by Columbia Hotels & Resorts Ltd Highly Commended Serenity Spa by St Raphael Resort Dubai Best Hotel Highly Commended Landmark Grand Hotel by Landmark Hotels & Suites Best New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Emirates Park Towers Hotel by Brookfield Multiplex Middle East + Asia

Egypt Best Hotel Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay Highly Commended Fairmont Nile City, Cairo Best Hotel Interior Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa by GG&Grace LLC Estonia Best Hotel Swissotel Tallinn by Swissotel Tallinn Germany Best Airport Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Airport Best New Hotel Construction & Design Hilton Frankfurt Airport

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Greece Best Hotel Architecture Poseidonion Grand Hotel Best Small Hotel Poseidonion Grand Hotel Highly Commended Ktima Bellou Hong Kong Best Hotel Lanson Place Hotel Highly Commended The Luxe Manor Best New Hotel Construction & Design Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel by Nan Fung Group Highly Commended Hotel ICON Hungary Best Resort Hotel Hertelendy Kastelyszallo Kft Best Small Hotel Hertelendy Kastelyszallo Kft India Best Convention Hotel Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Best Hotel The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Highly Commended La Classic Hotel Highly Commended THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL & SPA Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended VIVANTA BY TAJ by Architects Highly Commended Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Hotel Sahara Star by Sahara Hospitality Ltd Best Hotel Marketing Hyatt Regency Chennai Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended The Windfl ower, Pondicherry by The Windfl ower Resort & Spa Best Small Hotel The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Best Spa Hotel Highly Commended The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Indonesia Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Viceroy Bali Best Spa Hotel The St. Regis Bali Resort Highly Commended Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa by Fivelements Japan Best Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Jordan Best Sustainable Hotel Highly Commended Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea Kenya Best Sustainable Hotel Joy' s Camp Latvia Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Hotel Bergs by Hotel Bergs Ltd Lebanon Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended Ramy Ballout by Pineland Hotel and Health Resort Madagascar Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Eden Lodge by Hi-Life Best Sustainable Hotel Eden Lodge by Hi-Life Malaysia Best Airport Hotel Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport Best Convention Hotel One World Hotel Best Hotel Mandarin Oriental, 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 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 Mauritius Best Hotel Highly Commended Shanti Maurice by Nira Hotels and Resorts Best Hotel Website by LUX* Island Resorts Best Resort Hotel Highly Commended LUX* Belle Mare by LUX* Island Resorts

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Award Winners 2012 Mexico Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended KMD Architects Best Small Hotel Hotel Julamis Best Sustainable Hotel Highly Commended Hacienda Tres Rios Nigeria Best Hotel Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel Papua New Guinea Best Airport Hotel Highly Commended Airways Hotel Philippines Best Resort Hotel Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa Poland Best Small Hotel Platinum Palace Hotel by Roma Investments Piatkiewicz Sp. Jawna Portugal Best Small Hotel Bairro Alto Hotel by Bairro Alto Hotel Qatar Best Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Best Hotel Architecture 5 Stars Hotel Snim by Draw Link Group Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Marina-Bay Central ( 5 Stars) by Draw Link Group Russia Best Hotel Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Highly Commended The Ritz Carlton, Moscow by LLC Hotel Management Company Highly Commended Lotte Hotel Moscow Saudi Arabia Best Convention Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh Best Hotel Highly Commended A Rosewood Hotel by Al Faisaliah Hotel Best Hotel Architecture King Abdullah WAQF Project by Omrania & Associates / King Saud University Best New Hotel Construction & Design The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

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Senegal Best Convention Hotel Highly Commended Terrou-Bi Best Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Best New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Best Small Hotel The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Best Spa Hotel The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Seychelles Best Spa Hotel Highly Commended Raffl es Praslin Seychelles Sharjah Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended 5 Stars Hotel by Draw Link Group Singapore Best Hotel Mandarin Orchard Singapore Highly Commended Park Hotel Clarke Quay Highly Commended Singapore Marriott Hotel Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended 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 Africa Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Majeka House Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Majeka House South Korea Best Hotel Highly Commended Lotte Hotel Seoul Spain Best Golf Resort Hotel Puente Romano Best Hotel Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Highly Commended Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa Best Resort Hotel Hotel Puente Romano Best Small Hotel Splendom Suites Madrid

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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 Best Small Hotel The Fortress Resort and Spa Highly Commended aditya Highly Commended Casa Colombo by Casa Colombo C/ o L.M. Jinasena And Co. Sudan Best Sustainable Hotel Assaha Lebanese Traditional Village Sweden Best Hotel Website by Tott Hotel Are Switzerland Best Hotel Interior Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern by MKV Design Thailand Best Convention Hotel Royal Cliff Hotels Group Highly Commended Intercontinental Bangkok Best Hotel Hansar Bangkok Hotel Highly Commended Asara Villa & Suite - Hua Hin Highly Commended Hilton Pattaya by Hilton Pattaya ( CPN PATTAY A BEACH HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED) 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 New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended 8 OVER8 Hotel Phuket by Castlewood Group Highly Commended Hotel Muse by Palmer & Turner ( Thailand) Ltd. 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 Turkey Best Hotel Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler Highly Commended Argos in Cappadocia Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended Eskisehir Spa & Thermal Hotel Eskisehir by GAD Global Architectural Development Highly Commended Z eynap Golf Resort Hotel by Lineatusavul Architecture

Turkey (cont.) Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended Argos in Cappadocia Highly Commended Makomim Mimarlik. Insaat. Mumessillik Ticaret Ltd, Sti by Makomim Ltd Sti Best New Hotel Construction & Design Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler Best Small Hotel Highly Commended Tomtom Suites by Tomtom Suites The Old Franciscan House United Kingdom Best Hotel Website by The Windermere Hotel & Brasserie Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended The Wellesley by Brookfield Multiplex Europe Ltd Best Resort Hotel Cameron House on Loch Lomond Best Small Hotel Congham Hall Hotel by Congham Hall Ltd Highly Commended Draycott Hotel Highly Commended St James’s Hotel and Club Best Sustainable Hotel Highly Commended Draycott Hotel Ukraine Best Hotel Highly Commended Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended 1 1 Mirrors Design Hotel Best Small Hotel Highly Commended 1 1 Mirrors Design Hotel Highly Commended Nobilis Hotel by Libert LLC

United States of America Best Hotel Interior Champalimaud Highly Commended The Madison Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Champalimaud 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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World’s Best Hotel Winners Best Airport Hotel Asia Pacific HULHULE ISLAND HOTEL Europe Hilton Frankfurt Airport International Winner Hilton Frankfurt Airport Best Convention Hotel Arabia The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh Asia Pacific One World Hotel Europe Hotel Lone by Maistra d.d. International Winner One World Hotel Best Golf Resort Europe Hotel Puente Romano International Winner Hotel Puente Romano Best Hotel Africa Arabia Asia Pacific Europe

Best Hotel Website Africa by LUX* Island Resorts Europe by Tott Hotel Are UK by The Windermere Hotel & Brasserie International Winner by LUX* Island Resorts Best New Hotel Construction & Design Arabia The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh Asia Pacific The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd Europe Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler International Winner The Darling by Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Asia Pacific Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd International Winner Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd

Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Hansar Bangkok Hotel Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

International Winner The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Best Hotel Architecture Americas Fasano Boa Vista Hotel by Isay Weinfeld Arabia 5 Stars Hotel Snim by Draw Link Group Asia Pacific naked Stables Private Reserve by Studio Shanghai Europe Poseidonion Grand Hotel International Winner 5 Stars Hotel Snim by Draw Link Group Best Hotel Interior Africa Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa by GG&Grace LLC Americas Champalimaud Asia Pacific Song Saa Private Island by Brocon Investment Co., Ltd Europe Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern by MKV Design International Winner Champalimaud Best Hotel Marketing Asia Pacific Hyatt Regency Chennai International Winner Hyatt Regency Chennai Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Americas Champalimaud International Winner Champalimaud

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Best Resort Hotel Arabia Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Asia Pacific The Fortress Resort and Spa Europe Hertelendy Kastelyszallo Kft UK Cameron House on Loch Lomond International Winner Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Best Small Hotel Africa The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Americas Hotel Julamis Asia Pacific Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket - Phang Nga Europe Bairro Alto Hotel by Bairro Alto Hotel UK Congham Hall Hotel by Congham Hall Ltd International Winner Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket - Phang Nga Best Spa Hotel Africa The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Asia Pacific The St. Regis Bali Resort International Winner The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Best Sustainable Hotel Africa Joy’s Camp Asia Pacific The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat International Winner The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat



Medithea Estate is all about location, luxury, style and comfort. Nestled in the hillside of Kamares, Paphos, pure in balance and perfectly in place with its natural surroundings preserving the Cypriot landscape.

plentiful fly screened and shuttered windows and patio doors taking in the surrounding hillside and sea views.

The breakfast kitchen is a delight with a modern and practical design featuring the latest appliances, plentiful units, an island unit and a dark wood dresser housing the fridge freezer. There is a 5 Bedrooms modern gas fireplace adding to the features of the kitchen. 5 Bathrooms

Renovated and updated in 2011 to an exceptional standard of modern design while still being sympathetic to the original property and area, this beautiful 400m detached villa SieMatic Kitchen has three bedrooms, a one bedroom apartment and a one Ascending stairs to the first floor, there are three well Gas central heating appointed double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, and bedroom guest house and is set on a 1600m cascading Heated swimming pool a main shower room that has been fitted and finished hillside plot that has been landscaped with meandering Furniture negotiable paths, colourful tree and shrub borders, tiered ornamen- Landscaped tiered gardens to an excellent standard. The master bedroom is the tal gardens, numerous seating areas and a copious pool Stunning uninterrupted views understatement of a master bedroom with its large array area with summer kitchen with bar, covered dining area of solid oak wardrobes along one wall, arched patio doors High quality finishes leading out onto a balcony and offering marvellous sea and a covered seating area at the front of the plot taking Numerous seating areas views and a en-suite bathroom that is elegant in design in the turquoise blue Mediterranean sea. The overflow Air conditioning built for relaxation, enjoying a bubble bath whilst observswimming pool is heated and has Roman steps. Window shutters ing the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea. Double garage The sophisticated interior of this contemporary home has grandeur mixed with modern design and elegance, with the Having external access, the property also boasts a fully equipped gym and a study/home office room. open plan living and dining room being shrouded in light from the numerous arched patio doors and windows all with fly screens and shutters. The feature of the living area is the open fireplace with its Alongside the pool there is an apartment with living area and fitted kitchen, tastefully finished shower room and bedroom. Further marble surround and hearth and granite mantle. round from the pool is a one bedroom guest house with an open plan From the living and dining area there are concertina arched doors that living area with steps up to the fully fitted kitchen, double bedroom open out to the sitting room which again is a lovely light room with and bathroom.

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