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Welcome! Our regular readers may have noticed a slight change in the magazine’s title to incorporate ‘& travel’ this issue. As we cover so many parts of the world in our search for the finest properties, it makes sense to delve a little deeper into the lifestyle different destinations can offer. Talking of which, I’ve just returned from an amazing holiday in New Zealand via a few days in Sydney en route. Having explored as much of both the north and south islands as time allowed, I realize it’s a place that cries out for a return visit. You can read about my travels on page 78 together with details of some fabulous properties for sale should you be tempted to make your stay in NZ more permanent. Turning our attention elsewhere, France still proves a perennial favourite with buyers and so we consult the experts to reveal its latest property hotspots. Alternatively, Turkey is gearing up for an exciting future with a new mega-size airport and a fair chance of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. We also explore five glorious Caribbean island destinations before dropping in on Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Close to Hollywood and home to the rich and famous, it holds its own annual film festival as well as its property prices. Last but not least, if you aspire to owning a £100 million home, don’t miss our London feature which includes the most expensive listings.

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com On the Standard cover: Mandalay The exterior dominates the interior, but I think most would agree, it is as enviable as the interior. Master bedroom and 4 guest bedrooms. Five baths and three powder rooms. Gymnasium.The ocean side structure was built on the foundations of a 30+ year old home, originally placed on iron shore with a 15’ drop off to sandy beach below and only 40’back from the ocean. Today’s codes require homes to be placed a minimum of 120’from the sea. Due to the inherent structure to be renovated, we were grandfathered to the 40’contravention, which is one of the most striking features of the home. RA Shaw Designs; Tel: +1 649 941-4394 Ext. 102 Web: www.rashawdesigns.com Email: ron@rashawdesigns.comSee page 59

On the Emirates cover: Driven by sustainable and ecological values, Junoot is a 1,000,000m2 oceanfront resort in Shuwaimiyah, 840 kilometers southeast from the Omani capital, Muscat. The project is built using local material and simple earth architecture that is non-disruptive to the environment. Junoot is an award-winning development by United Real Estate Company. United Real Estate Company, Kuwait; Tel: +965 2241 2144 / +965 2241 3610 Web: www.urc.com.kw Email: bd@urc.com.kw See inside front cover

On the British Airways cover: Situated at the south-west corner of The Regent’s Park, London, the final property within the world’s most expensive terrace has been unveiled behind the magnificent Grade I Listed façade. Luxury developer Oakmayne Bespoke has launched the £50m Lethbridge House to complete the launch of all eight Regency mansions within the iconic residential address. For more information please visit www.cornwallterrace.co.uk See page 53

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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.


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Desire Buy a share in an iconic aircraft, take a cruise on a tall ship and enjoy a stay in mystical Marrakech Finishing touches From cigar humidors to lavish lighting, contemporary homes have never been so well dressed The finer things in life Opulent handbags, shoes, watches and jewellery you will covet Ship to shore Interior designer Simon Hamilton creates every imaginable type of luxurious living space Driveway Stuart Shield test drives a Rolls-Royce Phantom and reports on the new McLaren P1 Top 10 Cars Latest launches from the Geneva Motor Show plus cherished cars for collectors Destination resorts We head for two of the most relaxing retreats in Mauritius and the Maldives High society Five of London’s most expensive homes plus properties with a bird’s eye view Take five A handful of Caribbean islands come under our scrutiny California dreaming Why Newport Beach is a great place for a holiday as well as a property Land of the long white cloud Jill Keene explores the north and south islands of New Zealand during the holiday of a lifetime French fancies We reveal the current property hotspots in France Beyond the eurozone Turkey’s development plans have revitalised its property potential Connecting in Cannes The latest international property market information from a major industry event held in France The World’s Best Hotels & Property Awards Asia Pacific Discover the winners of the 2013-2014 Asia Pacific Property and Hotel Awards

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Dubbed the ‘Superyacht in the Sky’, the Douglas

connectivity will enable

DC-6 ‘Cloudmaster’ is widely regarded as the finest

guests to enjoy a superb

piston engined airliner of all time, an icon from an

travel experience.

age when aeronautics was still a craft.

Considerably larger

Now, a team of outstanding designers, talented

than most corporate jets,

engineers and experienced crew have come together

the aircraft has unrivalled

to complete an imaginative restoration, bringing

presence in the air and on

her sympathetically up to date and creating an

the ground. Sculpted

exceptional flying experience.

on elegant wings, the

Mechanically immaculate, she will be faithful

magnificent highly polished

in exterior appearance to her early years as a

engine cowlings hint at

cornerstone of global aviation. The interior, from

immense installed power and

the award winning design studio of Bannenberg &

understated performance, yet the Cloudmaster has

Rowell, will eschew the language of the business jet

remarkable fuel economy, giving transatlantic range.

and instead explore themes and influences from her

During working trips there is the assurance of

long and distinguished past, without straying into

modern all-weather navigation systems. On more

retro pastiche.

leisurely voyages guests will marvel at the superb views from the large windows and appreciate the

With fully pressurised and air-conditioned accommodation for up to 30 guests, the main cabin provides distinct social areas, while large main deck

uncommon style of a gentler age of air travel. Ownership of the aircraft is available on an eighth-

doors offer great flexibility of use. On the longest

share basis (or multiples thereof ) and there will be

journeys the supremely comfortable appointments,

central management of maintenance, training and

comprehensive entertainment system and complete

aircraft positioning. ■

Shares from £2.7m www.cloudmaster.aero

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Since 1991 Star Clippers has offered the ultimate cruising holiday – a tall ship ‘mega-yacht’ experience aboard authentic re-creations of the classic sailing clipper ships that ruled the waves during the 19th century. The brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur, Mikael Krafft, Star Clippers operates three of the largest barquentine and full-rigged sailing ships in the world. ‘Star Clipper’, ‘Star Flyer’ and flagship, ‘Royal Clipper’, are a triumvirate of four and five-masted sailing ships that offer the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht. Star Flyer and Star Clipper are both four-masted, square-rigged barquentines, 360 feet long, with 36,000 square feet of sail and carry up to 170 passengers and 75 crew members. The two ships filled a niche in the market calling for the casual yet elegant style of a private yacht sailing vacation as opposed to

up on deck at nearly midnight and see the sun finally

the huge floating hotel-cruise ships.

slip briefly behind the horizon.

Star Clippers’ ships feature open-seating dining, a

Guests can experience white midsummer nights

convivial indoor-outdoor tropical bar with an intimate

in St Petersburg, when the sun only sets briefly in

piano lounge, and an Edwardian style library with

the early hours of the morning. The city’s White

an Époque fireplace. Antique prints and paintings of

Nights festival, or Beliye Nochi, lasts from June 11th

famous sailing vessels and gleaming mahogany rails

to July 2nd, during which time there are concerts and

with brass fittings feature prominently throughout

festivals, and the bridges over the Neva River open all

the ship.

night to let boats through.

Cruises range from Valentine’s Day in the Caribbean

If all this sounds appealing, the magnificent four-

to Christmas cruising in Costa Rica with many other

masted Star Flyer overnights in St Petersburg on her

options inbetween. Summer cruises in the Baltic

summer Baltic itineraries; a 10-day round-trip voyage

mean long, light evenings and the opportunity to sit

from Stockholm departing on June 4th. ■

From £2,270 per person, excluding flights www.starclippers.co.uk

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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 sales@petiteansedevelopments.com www.petiteansedevelopments.com

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

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Deep in the heart of mystical Marrakech, Royal Mansour is a

Imagine listening to the muezzin call to prayer from your private

hidden gem concealed behind adobe walls, discovered only by

roof terrace as the sun sets over the Atlas mountains beyond;

the privileged few who pass through its awesome bronze gates.

indulging in a hammam ritual at the Royal Mansour spa; learning

Redefining the gold standard of hotels, Royal Mansour takes

about Morocco’s rich cultural heritage in the hotel’s library; and

exclusivity, luxury and privacy to a completely new level.

enjoying the two fine-dining restaurants with menus created by the

The hotel offers an extraordinary array of spacious, opulent riads in one of the world’s most exotic cities. Its ground breaking, distinctive

celebrated, three Michelin-starred chef, Yannick Alléno. Within Marrakech’s ancient city walls, Royal Mansour’s beauty

and ingenious design is exemplified by a labyrinthine series of

rivals that of its illustrious neighbours – the Dar Si Said, the Ben

underground tunnels. These lead to each of the 53 riads and are

Youssef Medersa and the Palais El Badii. With shimmering tiles, carved

accessed only by staff, thus guaranteeing the utmost privacy, discretion

ceilings and ornate plasterwork, a stay at this hotel is like staying at

and seclusion, satisfying even the most high profile of guests.

the Bahia Palace itself. ■

Each of Royal Mansour’s one, two and three-bedroom riads features an elegant drawing room on the ground floor, a bedroom and dressing room on the first floor and a private terrace with plunge pool, sun deck, fireplace and dining area on the second floor. Decorated by internationally-renowned interior designers, every riad is furnished with a combination of bespoke furniture, contemporary

From £1,366 / €1,610 / $2,157 - £30,375 / €35,810 / $47,950 per riad per night including breakfast, service charge and Marrakech airport transfers www.royalmansour.com

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THE MOST COVETED ADDRESS IN GOLF

hamilton grand With an unparalleled location set by the 18th Green and fairway of the world’s most famous Golf Course, Hamilton Grand is being sensitively restored with an “Art Deco” interior. Offering a truly exhilarating and uniquely Scottish experience. This is a unique real estate opportunity for those who want to own a home in the birthplace of golf and in a premier destination that is rich in history. Managed and serviced by Old Course Hotel Ltd For further details contact: Helen Parker Helen.parker@oldcoursehotel.co.uk +44 (0) 1334 468 074 +44 (0) 7825 746 988 Hamiltongrand.co.uk

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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

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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.

New Price: €5.3m – reduced from €6.5m Contact www.bancamarch.es Pre-arranged property viewings can be arranged. Telephone: +34 971 779 243 Mob: +34 627 433 757 Email: G0177@bancamarch.es

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 Recline in style This French style silver chaise is designed and handmade by Sofa Design in the UK. It has a shiny silver frame that is beautifully shaped to give an elegant and sophisticated appearance. This is complemented by an eye-catching zinc fabric, a soft dark silver colour that has a gorgeous textured look. Every piece of furniture created by the company is bespoke, allowing customers to alter any detail in the design to make it their own. And, with a collection of over 10,000 fabrics and leathers, there is a huge variety of choice. From £1,600 www.sofadesign.co.uk

Finishing touches Inject a sense of the extraordinary into your home with any one of these fabulous items Bathtime boulders Sourced straight from the riverbed, Indigenous has launched its new volcanic Riverstone bathroom collection. Including a selection of stunning bath tubs (such as the one shown here), bowls and sink pedestals, each piece is crafted from metamorphosised stone thrown from deep in the earth’s crust. Basalt boulders, originating from the active Marapi volcano, in Central Java, are washed down the river during the rainy season before becoming lodged down-stream. They are then selected, according to size, and crafted by hand. Polished to give a smooth finish, the Riverstone boulders are chosen to complement each other and share a fluid bowl design and rich, earthy tone. Baths from £12,000 www.indigenousltd.com

 Lavish lighting Known for its collaborations with the foremost talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset complements its furniture collections with decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items. Creativity is a key value of the Ligne Roset brand: if a new product demands new materials or new production methods, the company will acquire them. The idea precedes and the technique follows – anything is possible. Take the ‘Peye’ floor lamp for example. Oversized in inspiration, its surprising dimensions occupy a truly singular position in the domestic landscape. Supplied with a transparent cable and foot switch – brief pressure on the latter will switch the light on or off, whilst continuous pressure activates the dimmer function. £2,132 www.ligne-roset.co.uk

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Twin comfort For furniture that is entirely tailored, Bespoke Sofa London creates beautiful living furniture with tremendous precision. Premium quality materials and individual tastes can be combined with individual leg measurements to ensure optimum comfort. This unusual twin armchair creates a statement in any room setting that combines beautiful design, impeccable finish, comfort and durability. Featuring a modern twist on the classic wing design, the chairs are versatile in their own right by looking just as much at home by sitting beautifully paired together or separately. Upholstered in Zimmer and Rohde’s elegant Smart Mauve fabric with Villa Romo’s Valleta piping in the decadent Smokey colour way, these chosen materials are a catalyst for a luxurious interior scheme. Limed oak wood surround and legs in a complementary grey shade form the

Equine elegance There’s something rather wonderful about a beautifully crafted, quality

bespoke base for the sumptuous feather wrapped seat cushion.

hand-made product. So wonderful in fact, that a website has been dedicated to the heritage

£1,495 per armchair, excluding fabric and VAT

and traditions of British craftsmanship. ‘Made By Hands of Britain’ aims to champion traditional

www.bespokesofalondon.co.uk

and contemporary producers, providing a marketplace for those wanting to browse, buy and enjoy the very best in handmade. An excellent example is ‘Etruscan Horse’ featured here by Edward Waites. Available in a limited edition of just 12, the piece has been superbly crafted in bronze and oak. £3,200 www.madebyhandsofbritain.com

Cutting edge design Hector Finch has a passion for lights and designs and manufactures light fittings that have a distinct personality. However, the aesthetic is always underpinned by functionality and the integrity of the materials used and all Hector Finch products are hand crafted by local artisans and finished to order in the UK. The Scissor Wall Light replicates the 1950’s and 60’s look. A modern take on the anglepoise, this funky, big bold adjustable reading light would look stunning either side of a large double bed or sofa. It swivels 180 degrees from side to side and extends between 40cm and 120cm. £1,372 www.hectorfinch.com  Handsome humidor Designed to ensure optimum cigar storage, the Kalì is a latest generation humidor from the renowned furniture maker, DeART. Its central section is a display case for cigars: made in Spanish cedar wood, with its own dynamic humidifier as well as a Peltier cell cooler. But, once it has been opened, the Kalì also reveals a bar unit: four side doors that you simply press to open, fitted with special, sliding shelves designed to hold bottles in ideal storage conditions. DeART has turned the art of customisation into one of its strengths: for example, the bottom of the middle section of the Kalì can be fitted with a mini-bar or a safe, complete with drawers or watch winders to keep a collection of automatic watches properly wound. The version featured has outside surfaces in Sapele mahogany with a bright, glossy lacquered finish, whereas the inside is in maple with a satin varnish finish. But this is just one example because there is a wealth of finishes to choose from. Approx £30,000 depending on exact specification www.cigarstime.it International Property & Travel

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he er hi gs i ife Dress to impress and feel a million dollars with our specially selected jewellery, watches and accessories Floral fantasy This stunning necklace from Kiki McDonough, one of London’s leading jewellers, features blue topaz and five flowers of citrine, lemon quartz and peridot. These are interspersed with delicate white diamonds in 18ct white and yellow gold. Kiki’s enduring success in the fine jewellery business over the last 25 years is a testament to her creativity, eye for design and attention to detail. Her passion for colour, elegance and workmanship can be seen in her timeless fine jewellery, each piece showcasing Kiki’s unique colour combinations and use of unusual semi-precious gems set with diamonds. £24,500 – www.kiki.co.uk

Step right up Celebrities including Katherine Jenkins, Goldie Hawn and Vanessa Mae have all been spotted at red carpet events wearing Aruna Seth shoes. They were also worn by Pippa Middleton with her iconic green Temperley dress on the day of the Royal Wedding and have been sported on other occasions by Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Aruna Seth’s shoe range consists of over 40 pairs of ballerinas, boots, Swarovski inspired evening shoes and office shoes. She travels the world searching for the best ribbons, satins and leathers to adorn each shoe, all of which are handmade in small quantities in Italy by craftsmen with years of experience. Our featured shoe is covered from heel to toe in shimmering black Swarovski crystals to make a striking entrance at any event. £1,500 – www.arunaseth.com

 Snake charmer Designed to celebrate the 2013 Chinese Year of the Snake, this Tanzanite Snake Ring is sure to capture the attention as well as the imagination. The strikingly clear blue 9ct tanzanite is surrounded by 1.96ct round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18ct white gold. £18,900 – www.saretta.co.uk

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 Double delight Analeena has gained a strong following amongst the world’s fashion elite since launching in 2010. And is it any wonder with show-stopping bags displaying the finest Italian craftsmanship such as this? The Chameleon from Analeena is a very soft, lightweight crocodile bag, with matching pouch inside. Making it ideal for any number of outfits, the bag is reversible with gold on one side and black on the other. Approx £15,500 www.analeena.com

Grace and glamour When Hollywood actress Grace Kelly travelled to the Côte d’Azur to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco nearly 60 years ago, she illuminated the principality with her glamour. Now, with the Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco, Montblanc has created an irresistibly feminine and extraordinarily elegant watch collection. It covers a broad spectrum in which each model epitomises style and class – just like Princess Gracia Patricia of Monaco. The ‘Pétales de Rose Motif’ forms part of this stunning collection. Created with outstanding craftsmanship in 18K white gold, it features 810 diamonds weighing a total of circa 6.763 carats. €150,000 – www.montblanc.com

 Magical moments Jewellery designer Regitze Overgaard trained as a goldsmith before going on to graduate from the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts. She has collaborated with Georg Jensen since 1987 and produced a number of the brand’s most successful designs. A prime example is these earhoops from the ‘Magic’ range. Crafted in 18K white gold, they feature brilliant cut diamonds which are set so that they enhance the profile and edges of the earrings and maximise the diamond surface. Small £1,750 – Large £3,500 www.georgjensen.com

Perfect timing The ExoTourbillon Chronographe has added another extraordinarily exclusive timepiece to the Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858. This regulator wristwatch combines a large minute-hand and elapsed-seconds hand at the centre of the dial, a small off-centre circle for the hours, a second time zone with day/ night indication, a small hand for the continually running seconds and a chronograph with a counter for 30 elapsed minutes. The 18 karat gold dial, which has a distinctively three-dimensional effect, is available with either black or silver-grey décor and with a finely grained texture that contrasts tastefully with shiny hands, applied subdials and polished steel components. Also because they’re manufactured in strictly limited editions, the chronographs in Montblanc’s Villeret 1858 Collection are ardently sought rarities. Only one piece of the ExoTourbillon Chronographe will be manufactured in platinum, along with limited editions of eight pieces each in 18K white gold and in 18K red gold (as pictured here). €195,000 – www.montblanc.com

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Ship to shore Interior designer Simon Hamilton has created outstanding living spaces for everything from a 15th century hotel in Venice to an eco-friendly, concept superyacht. We find out more behind their designs Since launching his firm, Simon Hamilton & Associates, Simon and his team of design experts have been commissioned to work on a wide array of commercial and residential projects in the UK and internationally. Simon has a wealth of experience spanning more than  years and is particularly skilled at combining beautiful materials, textures and colours to produce interiors with understated elegance, style and comfort. So how does the inspiration for each different design project begin to flow? “We engage as soon as possible with the client,” explains Simon, “whether it’s a brief for a café, apartment or office. For commercial clients, depending on the brief and timescale, we organise an informal workshop to meet the team and understand what the client wants to achieve and how we go about delivering their goals. For all new residential work, we start by giving the client a scrapbook and a box to collect their ideas and wish list which truly relates to their lifestyle. “One of the most important questions to consider is how long do you want the new look to last? Will it be something which is easily adapted or updated with accessories or will it involve construction work which is more permanent? Whatever you do, don’t forget to incorporate all lighting requirements into your scheme from the very start.”

Bolder and brighter

Simon reports that international design trends are displaying a much bolder use of colour and patterns in materials. He also thinks that D printing will become much more commonplace in producing products and furniture. “The use of digital media on a large scale and fully integrated into interiors can be seen around the globe. Greater access to social media will become part of the spaces we occupy. This is most obvious in the retail world, as consumers are impatient for the latest innovations and have high expectations, especially in rapidly growing markets such as the Asia Pacific region.”

The most interesting projects Simon feels his company has undertaken so far have been collaborations with other designers. These involved designing a hotel in Venice with Daruma Designs and concept interiors for a Soliloquy, a ‘super green’ superyacht in connection with Callender Designs and Jensen Interiors. “We were challenged to create an exclusive hideaway as part of the client’s exclusive  brand which includes a bar, club and restaurant within the same th century listed property in Central Venice,” says Simon. “In collaboration with Daruma Designs, we created four suites on two floors for guests with all modern facilities including built-in sound system, mood lighting, chromatherapy showers, DVD player and air conditioning. Using an eclectic mix of vintage furniture from London and new bespoke designed upholstery, we were able to provide a unique and intimate interior. Velvet upholstery, poured resin and gold frames contrasted and complemented within the corridors and the suites.”

Caring concept

Simon Hamilton & Associates was also invited by Jensen Interiors to design the interior spaces of the concept Super Green Superyacht designed by Alastair Callender of Callender Designs. This revolutionary concept superyacht is propelled by wind, solar and hybrid marine power. Therefore, to continue in the same eco-friendly vein, it was essential that all the materials, finishes and fittings were sustainable, responsibly sourced and of low impact to the environment. “Working on the concept for a marine vessel, we were instantly aware that weight was a vital issue for everything we considered,” explains Simon. “We sourced coconut for wall panels, bamboo flooring, organic cotton and recycled plastic. The D computer generated images (CGI) renders in a presentation box of materials and finishes then accompanied the , scale model to yacht shows in Abu Dhabi, Fort Lauderdale and Monaco.”

Having successfully completed these specific projects, what would Simon’s dream project involve? “A multiuse hotel and leisure centre,” he replies without hesitation, “so the local population can mix with visitors. “A hotel which produces art, digital, fashion and music events that mix up the locals with guests of all ages. You could have a constantly changing mix and exchange of people, ideas and activity.” As to the future, Simon believes that workspaces will continue to be less formal and become more colourful and textural. “In fact the ways of working have blurred the definition of a working environment. Closer to the homes we live in, I believe that there will be a continued desire for more individual spaces with personality. Providing spaces which work for communities and not just the privileged. There will be more ‘villages’ or hubs where people work, rest and play throughout the day and night.” ■ Further information Visit www.simonhamiltonassociates.com

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Delectably different Steeped in more than  years of history and tradition, Gaggenau is the leading brand for domestic appliances. The company’s success is due to the pioneering role it has always taken in innovation and design. By continually setting new standards with its award-winning products, Gaggenau’s name has become synonymous with exclusive culinary culture.

The ovens  series consists of ovens, combi-steam and steam ovens, combimicrowave ovens, microwaves, fully automatic espresso machines and warming drawers. All functions are extremely user-friendly: the core temperature probe, for instance, a feature of some models, ensures that meat, fish and pastries or pies are cooked to perfection. What’s more, the baking stone special accessory ensures that pizza, bread and ‘tarte flambée’ taste as if baked in a professional brick oven.

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New for spring , Gaggenau has introduced two new oven series perfected to exceed the exacting demands of a st century kitchen. A new concept allows all appliances in the ovens  series to be combined and built in flush with their surroundings. Thanks to their straight lines and pure design they blend discreetly into any interior with colour variations including Gaggenau Anthracite, Metallic or Silver. Yet another innovation is a control module with TFT touch display offering easy and intuitive operation. 26

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Sculptural design in solid stainless steel is a distinguishing feature of Gaggenau’s new ovens  series. Available in widths up to cm, the appliances have a presence of their own without dominating the kitchen and offer a variety of combination options. A special feature is their integration with fronts protruding by mm, in combination with the panel-free surfaces and handleless doors. A control module with TFT

touch display is a further novelty together with new functions such as automatic door opening. The ovens  series includes exquisitely crafted ovens, combi-steam ovens, combimicrowave ovens, fully automatic espresso machines and warming drawers. Doors open up to an angle of  degrees and each model is designed to preserve its unique character even when combined with other appliances. A core temperature probe ensures perfectly cooked meat, fish and cakes. The rotisserie spit provides crispy golden brown poultry, rolled roasts or leg of lamb done to a turn while a baking stone is also available as with the  series. Last but far from least, thanks to its pyrolytic system, even baked-on soiling is eliminated by automatic self-cleaning. Cooking could hardly be more pleasurable! ■ For further information please visit our website on www.gaggenau.co.uk, telephone our showroom on 0844 8928988 selecting option 1, or visit us at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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Speed, emotion, glamour Founded in Saint-Imier in  by Edouard Heuer, TAG Heuer has marked the history of luxury watchmaking, especially in the fields of chronographs and ultimate precision. A legend in prestige Swiss watchmaking and one of its most innovative brands, TAG Heuer has built on its active commitment in the sports world to create the most accurate timing instruments and wrist timepieces in the world. Half a century after its dramatic arrival on the motor-racing scene, the iconic Carrera, the first sports chronograph designed specifically for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts, remains the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s unrivalled motorsports pedigree. It was back in  that Jack Heuer, grandson of the founder and the man responsible for some of the most groundbreaking advances in sports timekeeping, turned his attention to the specific needs of professional motor-racing drivers. A long-time fan of and participant in the sport, he knew exactly what was needed: a wide-open, easy-toread dial and a shock-resistant and waterproof case tough enough for even the most intense road wear.

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He also had in mind the ideal inspiration: the ‘Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race’, the world’s most gruelling open-road endurance competition. “I first heard about the Carrera from Pedro Rodriguez at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, where I was the official timekeeper,” explains Mr Heuer. “He and his brother Ricardo were two of the fastest, smartest and bravest endurance drivers of all time. To hear them talk of the Carrera, which our brand’s longtime friend Juan-Manuel Fangio had won in , but which had been stopped in the  after a number of fatalities, made my imagination soar. Just the sound of the name itself – elegant, dynamic, easily pronounced in all languages and charged with emotion. I knew then that my new chronograph was the perfect tribute to this legend.” Among the star pilots to wear a Carrera over the next decade were Ferrari drivers Jackie Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, Carlos Reutemann and Jody Scheckter. Every member of Ferrari’s s ‘scuderia’, with whom Heuer had signed on as Official Sponsor and Timekeeper, received a solid gold Carrera engraved with his name and blood type. Since then it has been worn by all TAG Heuer driving greats: David Coulthard, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando

Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Alain Prost.

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Marking the th year of the icon, this year’s Carrera chronographs all house one of TAG Heuer’s proudest technical achievements – the in-house manufactured movement that re-engineers one of Edouard Heuer’s greatest contributions to watchmaking: the oscillating pinion of . The Calibre  is an integrated columnwheel watch movement that vibrates , times per hour and has a -hour power reserve. Among its  components, is an audaciously re-engineered version of its inspiration, the brand’s -patented oscillating pinion, along with a matching blue column wheel. The oscillating pinion, patented in  by Edouard Heuer, works in tandem with the column wheel, in much the same way as an automobile transmission. The column wheel, which coordinates the start, stop and returnto-zero functions of the chronograph hand, functions like a gearbox while the oscillating pinion works like a clutch. Further information Visit www.tagheuer.com

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Rolls-Royce Phantom parked alongside a private jet at the Inflite Jet Centre, Stansted Airport, Essex. One of the busiest centres for business jet operations in the UK, close to London and with faster turnarounds than Gatwick or Heathrow, the centre is favoured by many who want to minimise their journey times. Contact +44 (0)1279 831 000 or email operations@inflite.co.uk

Silent Running Stuart Shield takes an extremely comfortable drive in the ghostly quiet Rolls-Royce Phantom Britain’s roads are potholed. Water pipes, gas and other services buried underneath are constantly dug up, leaving a patchwork of tarmac repairs. As if they weren’t bad enough, when winter comes, those repairs are subject to freezing conditions, opening up the cracks left on the surface. It is no wonder British drivers are accustomed to rough rides. Until the government rules that cables and pipes should be placed under the pavements, the road network will keep crumbling. Meanwhile, motorists will continue to loosen their fillings and rattle their cages. Unless, of course, they own a Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Phantom manages to iron out rough highways so well the driver would think they had left the bumpy roads of Britain behind and come upon a utopian motorway. The Phantom has such an incredible ability to glide over lumps and bumps, passengers would not spill a drop of their champagne should they decide to refresh themselves with a drink served up from the mini bar and cooler. A well stocked bar and glasses to suit every occasion is located in the middle of the two rear seats, making the Phantom strictly a four-seater with ample proportions. A good number of owners may well have someone else do the driving. However, the Phantom also makes for a good driver’s car, 30

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provided no sporty thrills are expected. The . litre, V engine is quite powerful, but the true beauty of the Phantom is not its ability to get from one destination to the next. To realize the Phantom’s true potential, drivers must be able to delight in the peacefulness of the journey.

Perfect peace

With its eerie quietness, the Phantom lives true to its name. Starting the car for the first time gave me no sensation although the engine had fired up so I retracted the key to try again. On the second attempt, I noticed a needle on the power reserve gauge swing from zero to  per cent. It was only when I depressed the throttle that I heard a distant sound of the engine. The power reserve dial is the antithesis of a rev counter. At idle you have  per cent of the power available and as you accelerate, you use variable amounts of the engine power. A rev counter would indeed be the wrong instrument for this car. Moving off from start gave the sensation I was gliding along, propelled by an electric motor. I was convinced the vehicle must have a hybrid drive train. Through studying the specifications, my conclusion was proved false as I discovered the only battery present just provides the power for ignition. The Phantom is quite possibly the quietest car in its class. After a stressful day, sitting in

this serene environment would calm the nerves and restore the spirits. Passengers can watch television on one of two foldaway flat screens positioned behind the front seats, or listen to music through a sound system with  speakers. All the controls are housed in the centre armrest and duplicated in the front. With so many beautifully crafted details, some may go unnoticed, but the benefits are no doubt felt. The two rear passenger doors are hinged at the back rather than the conventional front. This allows for a wider opening and a more elegant dismount for the ladies. There are powered curtains for added privacy and each rear door contains an umbrella. Should you put them back wet in their receptacle, there is a built in heater to dry them. Each wheel hub sports the RR logo and remains upright and motionless even when the car is moving. Are such details important? Well if such a small detail as the wheel hubs are so well engineered, you can be confident so is the rest of the car. Although this model has been around for a number of years, an updated version has recently been launched with relatively minor improvements. Rolls-Royce is committed to giving its customers a wide choice of options and willing to build in details to suit each customer. Rolls-Royce believes no two customers are alike, so neither should their cars be. w: www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

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Ingatestone Hall in Essex dates from 950AD and is the family home of Lord and Lady Petre. Lord Petre is the Lord Lieutenant of Essex and the Petre family has been linked to the hall from1539 when William Petre acquired the property. He assisted Thomas Cromwell who in turn carried out duties given to him by Henry VIII. The house was probably the first British private home in its day to have the luxury of piped water and flushing drains. This historic property and grounds are open to the public, host a number of events during the year and are available for hire. For further information call +44 (0)1277 353010.

Hylands House has a rich and interesting history dating from 1730 when it was built for Sir John Comyns. The Grade II, neo classical villa sits in landscaped grounds near the city of Chelmsford in Essex. Before being acquired by Chelmsford Council in 1966, the last private owners, the Hanburys owned the property from 1922 till Mrs Hanbury’s death in 1962. At this time the property had fallen into a state of disrepair. The occupation of part of the house and grounds by British special forces during the war didn’t help either. For a wager, one of the men bet he could drive a jeep up the main stairs to the landing. The vehicle got stuck half way. The crash was discovered by the Hanburys who still lived in the house at the time. Following an extensive repair and renovation by the council, the house and grounds are open to the public and can also be hired. For further information phone +44 (0)1245 605500 or email hylands@chelmsford.gov.uk

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Double delight Stuart Shield reports on the new McLaren P1 which was revealed at the recent Geneva Motor Show It has been  years since Bruce McLaren founded his racing car company, which has won more Formula  races than any other constructor. Twenty years ago, McLaren used its race-bred expertise to produce its first road car, the F. Destined to become a legend, the road car broke many records. With the F produced as a limited edition, its second-hand value rocketed. At the Geneva International Motor Show in March, McLaren Automotive, the road car division, unveiled the first production version of the new P. The goal was to produce the world’s best drivers’ car for road and track. The P specifications make this claim into a tantalising possibility. With the work that has gone into this technological marvel, the cost will probably come as no surprise. However, the , price tag for a standard P should be seen by many as an investment. With brisk sales already, the car may have reached its total sales volume of just  units by the time you are reading this. McLaren design director Frank Stephenson showed me around the car, pointing out the sculptured rear wing that deploys when needed to give the car that all important down force of up to kg – more than any other road car. It also features DRS (drag reduction system) similar to Formula  cars and triggered when the car is going in a straight line, but requires less downforce. The carbon fibre body features a range of different weaves performing different tasks to make the car super strong and both light and stiff where required. The driver cell also has a built in roll cage cleverly hidden from view. Mr Stephenson explained that, had the shell been made of aluminium rather than carbon, the car would have weighed over  kilos more. The P comes with two engines. The second engine is electric, allowing for the car to be driven in E-mode only for up to  kilometres at an average speed of kph, with zero emissions. The other engine is a . litre, twin turbo V. Together they produce over bhp, with overall CO₂ emissions below  g/km – exceptional for a supercar. If the owner decides to drive the car gently, the fuel consumption is very impressive, particularly if the driver encounters a traffic jam. If they happen to be on a track, they should comfortably leave all the traffic behind them. How? Well, zero to kph takes less than three seconds and top speed goes up to kmh. www.mclaren.com International Property & Travel

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The Geneva Motor Show unveiled a host of exciting and powerful new models

 In the 50th anniversary year of the 911, Porsche is opening a new chapter in race track performance sports cars. The fifth generation of the 911 GT3, a complete new development, will take the pole position among the thoroughbred Porsche sports cars with naturally aspirated engines. It also features the first active rear wheel steering in a production Porsche. Acceleration is from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 195mph. €137,303 - www.porsche.com

The new Flying Spur features more power than any other Bentley four-door in history. A 14 per cent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model delivers 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph. In the modern Bentley tradition, power is via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque. From approx £140,000 - www.bentleymotors.com

The newly launched Wraith is the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history. An elegant fastback design hints at its dynamic prowess - top speed is a restricted 155 mph with acceleration from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds. Stylish Canadel paneling provides a sumptuous, contemporary, yacht-like interior cabin. Approx €245,000 - www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

For discerning collectors, this 1962 Ferrari 400 SWB Superamerica Coupe, chassis 3559SA is a wellknown, matching-numbers example with Pininfarina coachwork. One of only 36 examples produced that year, it features original Blue Sera Italver paintwork with covered headlamps and four-wheel disc brakes, extensive, recent exterior and mechanical upgrades plus full Ferrari Classiche certification. Estimated at €1.9m–€2m at Lake Como sale on May 25th – www.rmauctions.com

The 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer is one of the most stately cars of the pre-war period, with its silky-smooth 50 horsepower engine and four-speed gearbox. Chassis 820R, one of the 1929 motor show cars, was subsequently exported to Kenya as the official transport for the then Princess Elizabeth. It was during this state visit in 1952 that she was told of her accession to the throne. Estimated at €375,000–€450,000 at Lake Como sale on May 25th - www.rmauctions.com

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Maserati’s new four seater GranTurismo MC Stradale features the 4.7 litre, 460 HP aspirated V8 engine which made its debut in the GranTurismo Sport. Combined with an MC Race Shift six-speed robotised manual gearbox, this engine achieves 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 188mph. £109,995 - www.maserati.com

The current Audi A3 Cabriolet is withdrawing gracefully with the help of new Final Edition models. Based on the familiar Sport and S line specification levels, the new Final Edition variants include Vienna leather upholstery, BOSE sound system, DVD navigation and Audi Music Interface (AMI). Sport Final Edition from £23,775 – S line Final Edition from £26,210 - www.audi.com

Bentley has introduced a range of new luxury features to its flagship model, the Mulsanne. A new Comfort Specification, including comfort headrests, footrests and duck down filled loose cushions has also been launched. Additional enhancements include privacy curtains for rear cabin occupants, while an Entertainment Specification incorporates picnic tables designed for an iPad and wireless keyboard, plus a Wi-Fi Hotspot in the cabin. www.bentleymotors.com

 As the most significant model revision ever undertaken by Mercedes, the new E-Class model line-up consists of SE and AMG Sport, replacing the SE, Avantgarde and Sport models from the previous generation. Featuring COMAND Online with Media Interface and DAB radio fitted as standard they have enhanced visual appeal and more standard equipment including sport grille with central Mercedes-Benz star. New Saloon from £32,400 - £73,720 Estate from £34,310 - £75,510 www.mercedes-benz.com

The new Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date with peak output jumping 17% due to its 6.0-litre V12 engine. Aerodynamic and aesthetic upgrades both reinforce the sporting nature and counteract lift at higher speeds. Top speed is 190mph with 0-62mph taking just 4.9 seconds. From $207,895 - www.astonmartin.com

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and wanted us to design the sales areas to achieve the goal of attracting customers. Hankyu made the decision to reach for a higher concept that surpasses classifications by category, age, and taste. For example, a new classification was created based on the sensitive nature of gift giving in Japan. DESIGNER’S NOTES YUTAKA YAMAMOTO I was responsible for the women’s clothes floors (3F-6F) and luxury items (2F-3F and 5F). I had gathered previous experience with Hankyu’s stores in Nishinomiya and Hakata and I knew that in this project I should create a stimulating shopping experience in order to keep the customers coming back for more. I took up the challenge of clearing my mind of the conventional design concepts of department stores. At the centre of the 3F, (The International Designers Floor), is the select shop D.EDIT. The interior is inspired by the warehouses of the Meatpacking District in New York, a place that symbolises the forefront of fashion. The theme of the 4F, (The Umehan Jannu Floor) is a vacation resort where the customers can enjoy a change of scenery strolling down the meandering street. I designed the 6F, (The Premium Closet), with the theme of a big greenhouse with blooming flowers. DESIGNER’S NOTES SHINYA MIZUTANI I was responsible for the design of the 11F dedicated to children’s clothes. At the centre of the 11F there is a stairwell. In order to attract the customers and guide them around the open space, I created the concept of a ‘wonder trip’, designing every corner with a different theme, mixing items for adults’ taste with fun attractions at children’s eye level. Moreover, for the 8F, the space dedicated to sporting goods called INGS, I came up with the idea of flexible boxes that allow the environment to be modified with graphics.

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Cosmetic Palette, Tobu Department Store The renovation of floors 1F and 2F of Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro was completed and opened on the 6th of September, 2012. The two floors are dedicated to cosmetic products. The Cosmetic Palette (1F) is a specialist area for make-up, skin care, and inner beauty where customers can freely choose their products while receiving cosmetic counselling. The Cosmetic Palette enhances the sense of luxury and elegance with champagne golden colours and white shades in contrast with the vivid colours of the products. The Cosmetic Floor (2F) displays forty seven brands over an area of 1,000 square meters. DESIGNER’S NOTES AKIRA KAJIWARA In the Cosmetic Palette, I designed a colourful shopping experience for cosmetics in a modern way, using the circle as a motif, designing ripples on the ceiling, floor and walls. The floor is a gradation of mosaic tiles, designed to invite the customers to have a cheerful and relaxed shopping experience. Since it is a ‘self service’ area, I have paid special attention to the planning in order to make it simple for customers to select and buy the products in each corner, arranging explanations and mirrors near every product. Since the Cosmetic Palette is located near the entrance, at the 1F of the Department Store, it is a key area to attract entering customers with high business potential. I have given priority to this idea by designing gentle curves that invite customers inside on a tour to a cheerful shopping experience.

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beverage, entertainment, public spaces, healthcare and

consulting, design, and coordination.

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Ocean oasis

We explore the many delights of Constance Belle Mare Plage on Mauritius Beautifully balanced with the natural tropical

large living area opening on to your own landscaped

or just picking up some gastronomic tips from the

environment that surrounds it, Constance Belle

garden and plunge pool. Adding to the guest

resort’s world-class chefs in one of its cookery classes.

Mare Plage is both welcoming and chic. Climb

experience, a personal villa master is available on-site.

Then, when you feel the need to relax and restore

the steps to the main entrance, and be prepared

Ultimately, guests can enjoy their own private

your wellbeing, therapists at the resort’s two spas are

for your heart to miss a beat as you take in the

corner of Constance Belle Mare Plage in the luxurious

ready and waiting. Spa de Constance has a focus on

stunning views across the infinity pool to the beach

Presidential Villa. Privacy and seclusion is guaranteed

holistic treatments inspired by the natural elements,

and sea beyond.

in this large two-storey villa set on a quiet section of

specialising in blending ancient traditions with the

the resort’s idyllic white sand beach. Lie by your own

latest techniques. Alternatively, Shiseido Spa offers

pool, stroll in your own garden and chat with friends

treatments that energise body and mind, restoring

into the night on your own beautifully furnished

harmony to the senses and rejuvenating the skin.

terrace. Inside the feeling of spaciousness continues in the elegant décor and high rafted ceilings. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms

The resort provides a vast choice of seven restaurants offering everything from elegant fine dining experiences to salads on the beach. Each of

with stunning outdoor bathrooms as well as a large

the restaurants and five bars offers a different mood,

living and dining area, and kitchen. On the first floor

culminating in the wonderfully romantic La Spiaggia

is the luxurious master bedroom and vast en suite

tucked away at the edge of the resort.

bathroom. Two villa masters are also at your service to take care of every need.

On location A five-star family friendly resort, Constance Belle Mare Plage is set along a two kilometre white sand beach, in a sheltered bay on the East Coast of Mauritius. Blending traditional Mauritian design with up-to-theminute styling, the resort has 37 acres of gardens.

Away from home comforts There are five different styles of accommodation from contemporary suites with ocean view through family villas complete with private garden, pool and butler service to the ultra luxurious Presidential Villa. The 92 Prestige Rooms are at the southern end of the resort. All beach facing, they are set on three floors and prove particularly popular with families. The spacious bathroom with fabulous bath and

At your leisure

Must do… Discover the teeming sealife of the Indian Ocean. With a wide range of dive sites available this is the

Constance Belle Mare Plage offers a superb choice

perfect place for beginners and experienced divers

of sports including a first class diving centre and

alike to explore the waters around Mauritius. Try

free, unlimited use of two 18-hole championship golf

diving for the first time with one of the resort’s PADI

courses. Guests can combine a holiday in paradise

and CMAS courses or allow its dive masters at the

with a few rounds of golf on some of the most

Blue Diving Centre to guide you to the very best sites

perfect greens in this part of the world. Designed

in groups or private dives.

specifically to host international tournaments, since December 2009 both the Legend and Links courses have hosted the internationally renowned MCB Tour

Costs

Championship. Playing times can be booked online

From £732 / €850 / $1,110 per night for a Prestige

prior to arrival and the Marc Farry Golf Academy on

Room with two people sharing on a half-board basis

site offers individual or group lessons. Seize the opportunity to try new things whether it’s diving for the first time, water skiing, kite surfing

Further information www.constancehotels.com

walk-in shower adds an extra dash of luxury, while some of the rooms come with views across the swimming pool. Each room has a private balcony with views of the Indian Ocean. Contemporary Junior Suites have ocean views from their large, fully furnished balconies and feature huge beds and fabulous bathrooms with large bath and walk-in shower. Perfect for couples, interconnecting suites can also make them ideal for families. Deluxe Suites have a separate bedroom and sitting room with spectacular ocean views and a private balcony. If you’re looking for the convenience and facilities of a resort combined with the privacy of your own holiday home, then the 20 villas at Constance Belle Mare Plage are ideal. Amid small lakes, frangipani and coconut groves, these double storey villas have International Property & Travel

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Barefoot on the beach

The epitome of relaxed yet sophisticated island style, LUX* Maldives takes full advantage of its idyllic Indian Ocean surroundings

Above or below the waterline, the Maldives

with private terrace provide the perfect secluded spot

presents a kaleidoscope of colours, flavours,

for families.

kayaking and pedal boats. There’s also a wide range

nature and activities that never fails to delight.

Beach Villas All guestrooms have en suite outdoor

of water sports available at the boathouse, such as

Complementing this island setting perfectly, LUX*

bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and

windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and jet-

Maldives is a highly luxurious resort with four

banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting.

skiing for an additional fee. Guests can explore further

kilometres of beaches, villas suspended on stilts

Each Beach Villa has a terrace and ample room for two

afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties

over the water and a world-class diving centre.

adults and one teenager or child.

to neighbouring islets.

On location

Beach Pool Villas With their sensational views over

The resort offers complimentary reef snorkelling,

When taking a break from the ocean, there’s beach

the lagoon they bring the natural beauty of island

table tennis, volleyball and tennis available on floodlit

As the only settlement on the island of

living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a

courts. In addition to all this, LUX* Me is a concept

Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, LUX* Maldives

luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer

which allows guests to create their own integrated

offers unspoiled island living. The Maldives

en suite bathrooms that open on to a private garden

spa, fitness and lifestyle experience with the help

archipelago consists of 1,190 tiny islands scattered

where guests can relax in the sunken swimming

of experts. The resort offers everything from facials,

across the Indian Ocean. Only 185 of these islands

pool and enjoy the wooden deck, sun loungers and

massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and

are inhabited, while the others are used largely for

outdoor shower.

a broad array of exercise programmes.

tourism and agriculture.

The LUX* Villa Featuring unparalleled views over the

Away from home comforts

As for food, LUX* restaurants feature everything

lagoon, this is the ultimate in island living. Sink into

that’s exceptional about fine island dining. Guests

your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon

can enjoy the very best dishes, flavours and textures

Whether suspended over the water or scattered

or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath

that the island’s many cultures and influences have

along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX*

your feet through the glass floor in the living room.

to offer at any one of the resort’s authentic dining

Maldives is designed to make the most of its island

With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom

environments.

surrounds. Light, breezy and spacious with splashes

and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal

of bright colour, each room has a stylish sense of

for four people – complete with a 24-hour personal

Must do…

simplicity with sweeping views over the lagoon

butler to cater for all needs.

Saunter across the sand after dinner and you may

and beach.

At your leisure

well stumble across the resort’s impromptu, al fresco cinema. Sofas, beanbags, rugs and blankets all form

Beach Pavilions Sunlight filters through lofty

It’s no secret that the Maldives is one of the most

part of this comfy scene. Take your pick and sink into

thatched roofs while a luxurious bathroom offers a

sought-after diving destinations in the world. For those

your seat in front of a large screen erected between

private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower.

wishing to explore the depths of the ocean, LUX*

two palm trees or stretched across a wood frame. The

Sunset Junior Suites Shaded by Badamier trees and

Maldives offers access to some of the nation’s most

screen comes to life and you’re transported – from art

palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and has

beautiful dive sites with options for beginners through

house films and world cinema to blockbusters and

breathtaking views over the ocean.

to advanced capabilities. Here scuba enthusiasts can

classics, the soundtrack mixes rhythmically with the

Water Villas Suspended on stilts over the water, they

see an abundance of parrotfish, butterfly fish, sting

lagoon waves.

offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean from large

rays, manta rays, tuna and barracuda, not to mention

bay windows and have direct access to the beach.

impressive yet gentle whale sharks and perhaps even

Prestige Water Villas Complete with private terraces,

an elusive hawksbill, a dolphin or green turtle.

these villas on stilts over the water. Inside, the tranquil

The resort’s dive centre offers 37 dive sites, two

Costs From £214 / €247 / $321 per night in a Beach Pavilion

décor is inspired by the soothing blues and light

wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat

sandy tones of the ocean.

ride offshore. For those who would prefer a more

Family Water Villas Spacious and daringly perched

casual swim, there are two spacious swimming pools

Further information

over the water on stilts, these two-bedroom villas

on the sunset side of the island.

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Paul Eden, CEO of Regal Homes, London, and Ashley Osborne, Executive Director at Colliers, Hong Kong, discuss the ever increasing interest from Asian investors in the London property market, and offer their market predictions for 2013.

WHY SHOULD OVERSEAS PROPERTY INVESTORS LOOK AT LONDON?

Paul: The market in London continues to be a safe haven for investors, and, unlike the rest of the country, prices have remained largely unaffected. Such is the demand, that a recent survey showed that London has brushed off Europe’s economic crisis to become the world’s most coveted property market, cornering £13.2bn of £177bn spent globally in 2012. Ashley: London is heralded as a stable investment location – the UK is largely unaffected by social, political and economic concerns. Due to the declining value of the pound, London offers good value investment for international purchasers.

WHAT SHOULD PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS CONSIDER WHEN CONSIDERING PURCHASING PROPERTY OFF-PLAN? Paul: Ensure that you purchase from a reputable developer – check their website, ask to see past examples of finishes and try and visit a completed development if feasible. Ashley: Existing client testimonials are invaluable for both experienced and first time investors – a reputable developer will be more than happy to put you in touch with previous purchasers.

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WHAT WILL BE THE UPCOMING INVESTMENT HOTSPOTS? Paul: The development of Crossrail is causing East London to become more and more attractive. Regal Homes are currently developing in Shoreditch and Hackney, with further developments planned for later in 2013. Ashley: As well as East London, the regeneration areas of South London, including Nine Elms and Elephant and Castle are experiencing a significant uplift in both interest and values. Both offer excellent transportation links and close proximity to central London, and represent a great value investment opportunity.

WHAT TYPICAL RENTAL YIELDS CAN INVESTORS EXPECT? Paul: Our current clients are reporting average rental yields of 5%. It is vital to ensure that your investment is located in an area that offers convenient transport links – offering easy access for both professionals and university students. Ashley: Collier’s clients are typically canny investors who are well researched and knowledgeable about their market, and therefore choose well located, high quality developments that offer solid rental opportunity. Typically, investors should expect to achieve between 4.5% and 5%.

HOW DO YOU SEE THE LONDON MARKET PERFORMING IN 2013? Paul: London remains an ever popular location for domestic and international investors, and rental demand continues to grow. We expect values to continue to recover throughout 2013, in line with improving mortgage availability and the declining value of the pound in relation to Asian currencies. Ashley: Indications from the first quarter of 2013 are showing that London market values are continuing to rise. We expect rental demand to remain high throughout the remainder of the year and for London to continue to lead the way as one of the world’s most popular investment spots.

+44 (0)20 7328 7171 www.regal-homes.co.uk

Main +852 2828 9888 www.colliers.com

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High Society We take a view from the top to find London’s finest properties with prime panoramas over its world famous landmarks

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Those that are fortunate enough to have reached the pinnacle of their career generally wish to own properties that reflect both their status and lifestyle. Perhaps a multi-million pound mansion in Bishop’s Avenue, a sumptuous penthouse overlooking one of London’s majestic parks or a state-of-the-art apartment on the banks of the River Thames? Simon Godson, partner at Prime Central London estate agency, W.A.Ellis, comments, “To have the ‘best view’ in any city is very important to a number of buyers. The feeling of openness and a good aspect are high up many people’s list of ‘must haves’ – south facing roof terraces with views that stretch across London are particularly in demand.” With this in mind, any one of our featured properties is able to provide endless opportunities for enjoying all that the city has to offer on the very doorstep. Their living spaces have also been specially designed for opulent entertaining as well as day-to-day family life. 48

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CONSORT HOUSE LENSBURY AVENUE SW6 A rare opportunity to purchase two, three-storey penthouse apartments with the potential to create a single landmark apartment. Within the desirable Imperial Wharf development on the banks of the River Thames, they include eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms. A total of 10 terraces and balconies provide fabulous viewing points while six bays offer ample parking. £25m / €28.8m / $37.4m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)20 7384 9898

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Heady heights London has a wealth of wonderful viewing platforms from which to admire its cityscape – here are three that guarantee a bird’s eye perspective of the city The View from The Shard 244m From its viewing platform on Level 69, visitors can experience the only place where the whole of London can be seen, all at once. Twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, the 360-degree view extends more than 40 miles out to the coast and Windsor Castle on a clear day. Closer to the building are some of London’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Westminster. Before entering lifts to ascend The Shard, visitors pass through a multi-media experience that gives background information on London’s history. Once up on Level 69, visitors can use Tell:scopes to learn more about the city. These high-tech, interactive telescopes can be used to zoom in on the view in real time, or to find out more about the city and its history. Those who dare can further their experience with a climb to Level 72, the highest habitable point of The Shard, to stand in the open air above ground.  www.theviewfromtheshard.com

ArcelorMittal Orbit 115m Rising over the Olympic site, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a bold statement of public art, presented a new perspective of London life during the Games. Literally lighting up London’s East End, the UK’s tallest sculpture took 18 months to construct and required 560 metres of tubular red steel to form its lattice superstructure. A total of 2,000 tonnes of steel has been used to build the ArcelorMittal Orbit, equivalent to the weight of 1,136 London black cabs. Anish Kapoor’s creation reopened to the public at the end of March as part of a new programme of tours designed to showcase the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  www.arcelormittalorbit.com

Up at the O2 53m This breathtaking attraction combines an exhilarating active outdoor challenge with a completely different perspective on the capital. The 90-minute experience takes visitors on an uplifting guided expedition across the roof of The O2 via a tensile fabric walkway suspended 53 meters above ground level. An observation platform at the summit enables climbers to take in spectacular 360 degree views of the city and its many landmarks, including the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard, Historic Royal Greenwich and Canary Wharf, before descending back to base.  www.theo2.co.uk/upattheo2 International Property & Travel

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WESSEX HOUSE AT ONE TOWER BRIDGE Beside the River Thames, at the foot of iconic Tower Bridge and directly opposite the Tower of London, Wessex House is a collection of 82 one, two and three-bedroom apartments including three penthouses. Residents will have access to five-star facilities including a boutique hotel, 24-hour concierge managed by Harrods Estates, a gymnasium, private health club with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and vitality pool, a virtual golf facility and a residents’ only business centre. Each apartment is fully equipped with home automation systems and the first are scheduled for completion in 2016. From £875,000 / €1m / $1.3m One Tower Bridge: +44 (0)207 871 0011 onetowerbridge@berkeleygroup.co.uk

RIVERLIGHT NINE ELMS Within the Southbank regeneration area and featuring iconic architecture, Riverlight will be the first scheme to be delivered. Situated by the Thames, its emphasis is on the lifestyle it affords, with each of the buildings designed to maximise sunlight and optimise the views. Comprising 806 residential units across six pavilions on five acres of land, the development will offer properties from suites to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with private balconies. Over 75% of the development footprint will be dedicated to open space with a riverside walkway and park, private gardens and water features. A mix of retail and leisure facilities including an exclusive residents’ clubhouse and gym will be available as well as bars and restaurants. Initial occupations for phase one are anticipated for 2014, while completion of the scheme will be in 2017. From £757,000 / €871,000 / $1.1m Riverlight: +44 (0)20 7870 9620

PONT STREET KNIGHTSBRIDGE, SW1X A refurbished penthouse with lift access providing exceptional views over Chelsea and the London Eye. The three-bedroom, three bathroom flat has a contemporary feel throughout, with pitched ceiling heights in the reception room. Other high-spec features include Sonos fully integrated media and sound system, and a Futronics programme lighting system. £4.25m / €4.9m / $6.4m W.A.Ellis: +44 (0)20 7306 1610 50

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ER D R N E U FF O THE FORESTS OF RAERA By Oban, Argyll, Scotland 1,964 Hectares / 4,853 Acres

One of Scotland’s largest privately owned commercial conifer forests located in a stunning West Coast situation. Large resources of high quality, mature timber, providing immediate and long-term income. Extensive stalking opportunities, pretty lochs and all serviced by an extensive forest road network. FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN THREE LOTS Lot 1 Glen Gallain 239.25 Hectares/591.2 Acres Offers Over £950,000

Lot 2 Raera Forest 653.91 Hectares/1,615.8 Acres Offers Over £4,000,000

Lot 3 Oude Forest 1,070.89 Hectares/2,646.2 Acres Offers Over £6,450,000

OFFERS OVER £11,400,000 FOR THE WHOLE John Clegg & Co

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THE MILL APARTMENTS WEST HAMPSTEAD Four spectacular penthouse apartments with unbeatable views of the London skyline including landmarks such as the Gherkin, Shard and London Eye. The elevated site means that residents have an unobstructed outlook of both the City in the south and Wembley Stadium in the north. The exclusive penthouses have large wall to ceiling glass windows which separate the apartments from private terraces so, winter or summer, residents can make the most of their superb vistas. Each of the two and three-bedroom penthouses is built to the highest specifications with simple but sophisticated décor and spacious, light filled rooms. In addition, entrance to the penthouse level via the lift is restricted to those with an exclusive access fob, ensuring total privacy and security. From £1.365m / €1.572m / $2m Mill Apartments: +44 (0)845 676 2377

NEO BANKSIDE SOUTH BANK This new three-bedroom apartment is in a superb development adjacent to the Tate Modern with views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames. Apartments are generous and bright, with high ceilings throughout, and feature high specification kitchens and bathrooms and extraordinary panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline. £5.3m / €6.1m / $7.9m Neo Bankside: +44 (0)20 7998 1888

BALTIMORE WHARF DOCKLANDS The entire Baltimore Wharf development consists of 6.33 acres of apartments and penthouses, complete with hotel, leisure and retail space. The project features a landmark 46-storey residential tower, whose distinctive twist design will make it an eye catching new addition to the Docklands area. This £30 million tower will provide 330 spectacular apartments and penthouses. From £300,000 / €345,615 / $448,300 £1m / €1.152m / $1.49m+ Galliard Homes: +44 (0)20 7620 1500 52

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CLASSICAL SPLENDOUR L E T H B R I D G E

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With views over the renowned Regent’s Park, 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 furnished ballroom. Lethbridge House (11,797 sq ft) is an exceptional residence with classic proportions and benefits from offering optional staff and guest accommodation, separately located in Cornwall Terrace Mews. Cornwall Terrace is situated at the south west corner of Regent’s Park. This prime central location offers security and seclusion in the West End.

GUIDE Price £50 m www.cornwallterrace.co.uk Tel: 44 (0)20 7407 3667

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Homes for high-fliers We’ve selected five of the most expensive properties currently on the market in London for those who have suitably high bank balances and a desire to live in the very best style

LETHBRIDGE HOUSE CORNWALL TERRACE, NW1 The former residence of English poet Lady Lethbridge, this property is steeped in English heritage hidden behind the historic Grade I listed façade. Designed by the famous architect John Nash who developed the master-plan for The Regent’s Park in 1811, his protégé, Decimus Burton, then oversaw the construction of Cornwall Terrace. This overlooks more than 300 acres of parkland and lakes once frequented by King Henry VIII as his private hunting grounds. This six-bedroom, seven bathroom mansion, complete with world class art collection, offers the height of grandeur in the heart of The Regents Park. It has one of the only private gated driveways in the vicinity and 11,797 square feet of opulent entertaining and living spaces over five floors, including a spa, gym, swimming pool, media room and colonial family clubroom. £48m / €55.4m / $71.6m Knight Frank: +44 (0)20 7861 5487 54

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HEATH HALL BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 Formerly called East Weald, Heath Hall was built in 1910 as the London residence for William Park Lyle of the Tate & Lyle family. In 2006 Andreas Panayiotou purchased East Weald, changing the property’s name and restoring the property to its former beauty. Heath Hall is a fine example of Edwardian architecture drawing on the Classical, Arts and Crafts and Scottish Baronial styles. It includes many ornate features such as decorative stone carvings and cut and projecting brickwork. There are six main living areas and 14 bedrooms, all with either an en suite bathroom or adjoining bathroom, as well as a cinema, leisure complex, wine store – all within two and a half acres and offering 27,000 square feet of living space. £100m / €115.2m / $149.4m Glentree International: +44 (0)20 8209 0384 International Property & Travel

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ONE HYDE PARK SW1X The original show flat which launched One Hyde Park to the global market is now for sale. As the development’s main show piece, the apartment has been exclusively decorated and furnished to the highest standard. It comprises one complete floor plate front to back (approximately 9,000 square feet), giving exceptional views over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. It is now the only apartment occupying an entire floor for sale in the development. £65m / €74.9m / $97.1m Aylesford: +44 (0)20 7351 2383

BOSWALL HOUSE CORNWALL TERRACE, NW1 Interior designed by leading LA interior designer, Carrie Livingston, Boswall House is a seven-bedroom, eight bathroom mansion which offers the height of grandeur and family living and overlooking The Regents Park. It has 14,409 square feet of opulent entertaining and living spaces spread over five floors, including a spa, state-of-the-art-gym, media room, cognac room, and grand salon. Complete with stunning views of the park and boating lake. £58m / €66.8m / $86.7m Beauchamp Estates: +44 (0) 020 77229793

NINE CHARLES STREET MAYFAIR This rare ambassadorial residence also incorporates Seven Hay’s Mews. It has been reconstructed behind the elegant Queen Anne facade creating approximately 13,546 square feet of beautiful living space. The main house has a six-person lift, double volume reception hall, drawing room leading directly on to the garden terrace, a formal first floor dining room and a 50 feet kitchen/dining room and family room. Two equally impressive master bedroom suites span the whole of the second and third floors, plus there are three further bedroom suites and a sixth bedroom. The fitness and leisure complex includes a 17m swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, shower room and beauty/massage suite. Seven Hay’s Mews links to the main house but has its own separate entrance. It includes a reception area with open plan kitchen, three bedroom suites and a two-car garage. £45m / €51.9m / $67.148m Savills Sloane Street: +44 (0)20 7730 0822 56

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The Caribbean‘s newest capital town is being developed on the emerald isle of Montserrat. The new town includes over a hundred commercial and residential units with an architectural style designed by award-winning architect Lane Pettigrew that captures “the Caribbean as it used to be“, but with a fresh appeal. The town will be complemented by a new Parliament building and Hall of Justice, and a recreational park for social events. The centrepiece of the development will be an exclusive hotel resort. Montserrat aims to build on its long-held reputation as a secluded, but distinct destination, with all the facilities that businesses and visitors expect. Plans for new fibre-optic links and geothermal energy are already attracting interest from domestic, regional and international investors seeking to establish businesses in Montserrat. And the Montserrat Development Corporation is continuing to receive expressions of investment interest for the port and marina.

As a stable British Overseas Territory, Montserrat is well known for its friendly and welcoming people. Its unspoilt

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and protected forests offer extraordinary opportunities for exploring the inner island, which is home to unique species of flora and fauna. The coast offers spectacular bird-watching as well as the quietest beaches in the Caribbean and views of nearby Antigua, Nevis, and the island of Redonda. Opportunities exist for investors in the new town, hotel resort, marina, condominiums and villas … or simply to create your own secluded home and enjoy a lifestyle of unequalled tranquility. MONTSERRAT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  Tel. +1 664 491 4700  www.mdc.ms  Email: info@mdc.ms

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From the main tourist centre of Providenciales to the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos to the historic capital island of Grand Turk, each island offers a different experience but all share a great climate, beaches and underwater activities. Most of the islands are only about  to  minutes by air from Providenciales, where the airport runway has been extended to allow larger aircraft to make direct flights from Europe. Many can also be reached by boat and regular ferries run from North to Middle Caicos. Award-winning architect Ron Shaw of RA Shaw Designs, based in Providenciales, comments, “In the absence of cruise ships (the shallow waters of the Caicos Bank to the south of the islands and a barrier reef to the north, makes access by cruise ships impossible), development on Providenciales continues to attract the interest of the upper end market buyers and developers from North America and Europe. Although condominium development remains at a virtual standstill, high-end single family residences are very much on the increase. “One and two acre lots on pristine Grace Bay Beach and Long Bay Beach are still obtainable. Iron shore seaside lots with amazing views are still abundant but selling quickly. Canal lots are also very desirable offering the convenience of a boat on the property and easy marine access to the many uninhabited islands and remote beaches throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. “The tourism market focuses on high-end clients making an investment in a vacation villa very attractive. Villas with three to five bedrooms on the beach can easily demand , to , per week and  occupancy is the low norm in most cases.” 60

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WINDERMERE, PROVIDENCIALES Stunning property located on the canals spilling out into ‘Leeward Going Through’, a natural cut connecting the Atlantic Ocean on the north to the Caribbean Sea to the south. This steered its design concept to include water features both inside and outside the home. The ideal tropical climate and perfect exterior environment allowed equal focus to interior and exterior living spaces. The swimming pool starts at the front entry, goes under the house, continues to the back of the house and terminates with an infinity edge at the canal. Clear glass floor panels over the pool in the living room, truly exonerate the feeling of walking on water. A front courtyard connects the dining room to the living room, the side courtyard/breezeway ties the guest bedrooms to the living space, while the massive outdoor deck facing the canal opens from both the living room and kitchen, connecting the outdoor kitchen and open lounge decks. All inside and outside areas are designed to interact, creating a home that is many times larger than the space simply covered by roof. £3.9m / €4.57m / $5.95m R A Shaw: +1 649 941 4394; ron@rashawdesigns.com

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Dominican Republic With an average annual temperature of  degrees, sunny beaches, a lush mountainous interior to explore as well a rich history, the Dominican Republic can indeed live up to its claim to ‘have it all’. An attractive spring break destination for North American snowbirds as well as a popular second home location for Europeans and Asian buyers, the island’s rental market is buoyant and properties are selling fast. Not content with already being the top tourism destination in the Caribbean with . million visitors in , the President of the Dominican Republic has set an ambitious goal of attracting  million visitors annually by  and is looking east to China to realize it. Keen to tap into the  million Chinese who travel the world today, the Dominican

Republic’s Tourism department has set out on an aggressive marketing campaign to make the idyllic Caribbean paradise into one of the Far East’s favourite destinations. Commenting on the island’s tourism successes and future plans, Robert Gavin, director and founding partner of worldwide investment company, Property Horizons, says, “The Dominican Republic is a prime example of how, even in the midst of an economic downturn, it is possible to drive tourist growth. Promoting every diverse attraction the island has to offer, the Dominican Republic has worked hard to outpace not only global tourism growth () but the Caribbean too (.) recording the highest regional growth at . for the second year consecutively in . And that’s not an easy feat!”

5* ECO RESORT & SPA Located on the north coast, the resort is only 45 minutes from Gregorio Luperon International Airport Puerta Plata, with daily direct flights from the UK, Europe, Canada and the US. The development has full town hall planning for 320 high-end properties in Phase 1, ranging from apartment suites to five-bedroom bespoke detached villas. Solar power generation, recycling and fresh spring-fed water supply are some of the features that will contribute to the resort’s eco credentials. Amenities include restaurants, Champagne Bar, Spa Kitchen, 24-hour in-villa dining and service, spa, swimming pools, gym – fitness, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzis, tennis centre, horse riding, water sport centre with diving, wind surfing, sailing, entertainment centre and helipad. Pre-launch prices from £131,000 / €154,100 / $199,950 for a studio to £904,500 / €1m / $1.38m for a villa (fractional ownership is also available) Property Horizons: +44 (0)1908 888 999; info@propertyhorizons.co.uk 62

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PUNTA CANA This villa with approximately 1,150m2 of living space includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool complete with Jacuzzi and sundeck and a separate self-contained apartment. The property is fully equipped and furnished while its gardens are professionally landscaped and illuminated. Surrounded by a fantastic golf course and with superb views of the Caribbean Sea, the villa offers endless opportunities for relaxation by the pool bar or on any of the balconies of its spectacular rooms. £2.95m / €3.46m / $4.5m Engel & Völkers Santo Domingo: +1 809 68328 85 Joan.Arbusa@engelvoelkers.com

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A lesser-known Caribbean island, Anguilla has been making headlines as A-list celebrities and the ultra-wealthy are visiting it – Roman Abramovich and Andrei Melnichenko often stop by for lunch on their yachts. An overseas territory of the United Kingdom, Anguilla spans  square miles featuring  white sand beaches. The island is known for its multi-cultural cuisine, national sport of sailing and a refined exclusivity that remains intact despite its proximity to the highly trafficked St. Maarten. Anguilla is accessible via private jet or boat transfer from St. Maarten. Daily direct flights from Miami to St. Maarten are approximately . hours with flights from New York City averaging . hours. Zemi Beach is something special, being the first luxury beachfront condo development

available on the island. Buyers mostly hail from the United States with a small percentage coming from the United Kingdom and Europe. Naomi Cambridge, sales director at Zemi Beach, says, “We had over  unique enquiries in nine months last year. That number continues to increase now that the first four condos are finished. The feedback from many potential buyers is that with volatility still plaguing the stock market, they are looking to property for security. “Many potential Zemi Beach buyers have also liked the fact that they can rent the property when they aren’t using it. Since Anguilla only has three other luxury hotels, and they are amongst the most successful in the Caribbean, buyers feel confident that rentals will be very strong.”

ZEMI BEACH A new hotel with resort residences designed by renowned Caribbean architect Lane Pettigrew, with interiors by Miami-based Asmayda Furniture Group. Zemi Beach was created with a more authentic aesthetic offering a toned-down Caribbean experience. Consisting of 28 two and threebedroom layouts, it will be the first new luxury resort on Anguilla to be completed in several years. The resort, which is already 20% sold, is developed by the Goldstein family, who fell in love with the island themselves and decided to build a luxury resort that rivals Viceroy and Cap Jaluca. Trust Hospitality will handle the hotel management and rental programme for owners. From £1.31m / €1.537m / $2m £1.96m / €2.3m / $3m Zemi Beach: +1 264 729 1879 info@zemibeach.com International Property & Travel

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Barbados The island of Barbados is always a perennial favourite for second-home seekers due to a steady supply of stock, direct flights and good golfing and leisure facilities. Kieran Kelly, chairman at Chesterton Humberts Barbados comments, “The majority of buyers here are English, European, Canadian or from the States. The luxury property market in Barbados has performed extremely well within the last  months. As some of the major global markets, especially the UK, Europe and the US continue to falter or remain in turmoil, high net worth individuals and their families are looking to relocate with their money to safer waters such as Barbados. “In addition, Barbados has some of the most beautiful luxury homes and apartments which can be purchased easily by non nationals. Purchasing a home in Barbados is also tax free. There is no Capital Gains or Inheritance tax

and there are no restriction to non nationals purchasing.” A spike in enquiries for property in Barbados has been caused by an improving US economy and a climate of austerity in Europe, reports Knight Frank in its  Caribbean Insight Report. Further incentive has come from the Government of Barbados, keen to attract further investment, by adjusting residency rules in June  to allow high net worth individuals (HNWIs) with assets of m or more to gain an ‘indefinite special residency permit’. Knight Frank predicts that the Caribbean is benefiting from the introduction of austeritydriven property taxes in Europe (UK, France, Spain and Portugal) which has led some HNWIs to review their investments from a tax perspective and may have an increasing bearing on buyers’ decisions in . Evidence of this has been seen by the -acre Royal

Westmoreland estate which has seen a  increase in enquiries in the last six months from buyers looking for properties in the - million price bracket. John Morphet, owner of Royal Westmoreland, says, “Typically our buyers are looking to buy for lifestyle reasons but they also like the fact that Barbados offers a tax-efficient environment and is politically stable. The new residency rules will be particularly attractive for those buyers with a primary residence in a high tax region. “Royal Westmoreland is a mature gated community, different to many other developments on island, and prices have continued to rise despite worldwide financial prudence. We are seeing prices elsewhere on island stabilise now and even start to grow again. The recession has wiped out the more speculative developments, that were poorly funded, and the ones left such as Royal Westmoreland are attracting a lot of interest.”

HIDEAWAY VILLA, JASMINE RIDGE, ST JAMES, ROYAL WESTMORELAND Royal Westmoreland, an award-winning golf, beach and spa resort, is set across 750 acres of lush, tropical landscape. Designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, its par 72 18-hole course has enticed many high profile celebrities and sports stars to purchase second homes at the stylish retreat. Jasmine Ridge is a new phase comprising 19 lots on the last remaining ridge at Royal Westmoreland. Customers can choose from a variety of different designs that will be built to exacting standards such as Hideaway Villa. This fourbedroom, four bathroom home has lovely views overlooking the 14th fairway and the sea. At 4,220 square feet the villa comprises an open plan kitchen, large living area with ‘nano wall’ doors which flow on to the covered terrace, large deck and swimming pool. Two spacious en suite bedrooms are on the first floor with two other bedrooms with en suite bathrooms at lower level. £2.1m / €2.4m / $3.15m Royal Westmoreland: +44 (0)1524 782649 rwsales@royal-westmoreland.com

PORT ST CHARLES An exclusive residential marina development offering two, three and fourbedroom homes on the lagoon and beachfront. The Port St Charles marina is made up of villas, condos and apartments with facilities for residents to berth their yachts close to their holiday home. Great attention has been given to providing the finest security for this community as it also serves as a port of entry. All appliances, finishes, exterior landscaping, dock and berth are included as well as a proportionate share of the common property of the site. Communal facilities including flood lit tennis courts, pools, bars and Yacht Club. Also found at Port St Charles is a heliport to transport guests by helicopter to the airport. A complimentary water taxi is also available during the day. From £520,350 / €610,950 / $795,000 Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)20 3040 8210 64

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St Lucia One of the most up and coming countries in the Caribbean, St Lucia is famous for its natural beauty with rainforests, mountains, waterfalls, secret coves and long sandy beaches. The island has fast become a hotspot for property investment with the World Bank placing it in the top  countries in the world in which to invest. Over the last five years property prices have more or less doubled but value for money is still exceptional. Great tax incentives - no VAT, no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax or estate tax – mean more and more investors are taking an interest in buying property here. The island’s tropical climate

also makes it a year-round destination which ensures continually high occupancy rates and in turn, high rental yields. Luke Smith, managing director of Crystal Investment and Real Estate, comments, “This beautiful and tranquil island has seen a yearly increase in the number of tourists. The growing popularity of this environmentally aware island as a holiday destination means that there is excellent rental potential for properties where the average hotel occupancy rate is nearly . Up to August of this year there had been an arrivals increase of . year on year. Everything indicates that the St. Lucia property market is a sound investment.”

PALM VIEW RESORT, FOND BAY, EAST COAST With spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Palm View Resort offers world-class amenities against a tranquil and breathtaking backdrop. Its 230 private beach suites all have a 24-hour concierge service and private butler upon request. The properties are finished to a superb specification with stylish, comfortable furniture and fittings selected by an award winning interior design team. The overall development has been designed to preserve the local ecological environment with conservation, sustainability, energy efficiency and ecoawareness as major factors. Apart from the exclusive private beach club, there is a multitude of activities including an Ernie Ells designed golf course, a tennis court and water sport centre, whilst for those who prefer to relax there is a stunning spa and a range of boutique shops. In the evenings guests can choose from a selection of bars and fine dining restaurants followed by a film, play or visit to the casino. From £237,868 / €279,260 / $363,518 Crystal Investment and Real Estate: +44 (0)1279 400448

FREEDOM BAY, WEST COAST A new sustainable resort operated by award winning Six Senses Resorts, comprising a five-star hotel and private one and two-bedroom residential villas, each with their own pool, and a vast range of facilities. These include a spa centre, scuba diving and sailing facilities, restaurants, bars and 24-hour concierge services. From £880,000 / €1m / $1.35m - £1.3m / €1.5m / $1.987m (fractional ownership also available) Freedom Bay: +44 (0)207 718 5573 info@freedombaysaintlucia.com

THE HILL Surrounded by 3.6 acres of gardens in a hill top location at the very north of St Lucia, this property provides both an existing substantial villa (designed in three connected segments), with pool and staff quarters. Offering panoramic views down both coasts of St Lucia and north to Martinique, it has shaded walkways throughout the formal grounds which provide trees, shrubs and plants to challenge many botanical gardens in the region. The Hill also provides opportunity and the space for a new owner to re-model it into a boutique hotel. £8m / €9.4m / $12.2m Brown & Co (Caribbean): +1 758 451 6151 66

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The harbour city of Newport Beach in Orange County lies between the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. Directly on the Pacific Ocean, its relatively close proximity to Hollywood has made it a popular residence for the famous. Indeed, the Newport Beach Film Festival is celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States. It brings the best of classic and contemporary film making from around the world to Newport Beach for seven spectacular days around the last week in April each year. Visitors can enjoy fabulous postfilm events nightly, from celebrity-studded red carpets, world premieres, and galas, to fashion shows and lively entertainment. As for the area’s property market, an increased level of demand for exclusive real estate, particularly from wealthy foreign buyers and investors, is seeing a rise in property prices and further growth in confidence to place capital in real estate. Consequently, there is a high demand for exclusive mansions in premium locations with sea views and house prices in Newport Beach remain amongst the highest in the whole of North America. Although the USA property market has been slow to recover from the difficult economic and financial situation in /, house prices in Newport Beach have remained comparatively stable. “In the upper market segment we are 70

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seeing price rises of between three and nine per cent over the previous year,” reports Carole Meikle, managing partner at Engel & Völkers Newport Beach. The majority of buyers are looking for first-class property as second homes and as capital investments at the absolutely premium addresses in Newport Beach. The most desirable residential areas include Newport Beach Waterfront, Newport Coast, Newport Coast-Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente. Particularly high-end properties with direct access to the ocean are especially desirable in these coastal communities. For many prospective buyers, proximity to shopping centres and renowned schools and also the benefits of a secure environment are important criteria, an addition to an attractive investment opportunity with potential for ROI.

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At present, the number of residential properties for sale in Newport Beach is at an historic low, meaning that properties are often sold for a considerably higher price than those listed. “Due to the limited supply on offer, interested buyers have to make very quick decisions if they have viewed a property that they like and that fits their needs. Otherwise the opportunity is soon missed,” Ms Meikle says. ▶

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STAY THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, this resort village on 504 acres of sun-drenched hillside features expansive hotel accommodation with panoramic views of the Pacific. Here, golf, spa and gourmet dining find exquisite expression. Each one-storey bungalow or bungalow suite features a limestone fireplace, private ocean-view terrace, hand-hewn wood beam ceiling, marble bath and adjacent parking. www.pelicanhill.com

According to statistics published by the National Association of Realtors, the investment volume of foreign investors on the US house market rose over the past year to . billion. The market is currently made up of  per cent private buyers and  per cent institutional investors. Engel & Völkers Newport Beach is receiving the most frequent international enquiries from buyers in China, followed by buyers located in India and Canada. Private buyers often already own several properties in various residential areas in Orange County. This high level of demand from abroad has meant that the average time-to-market for a property has decreased significantly from six to three months over the past year. Engel & Völkers Newport Beach expects high-end property prices to continue to rise as long as the supply is short, the clientele with purchasing power is there and interest rates are low. Ms Meikle says, “We are anticipating that the average house prices in Orange County will continue to rise over the coming five years and are confident that foreign buyers and investors are still willing to invest in high-end property in prime locations.” ▶ 72

LIVE LA HABRA HEIGHTS This European inspired masterpiece has been built with no expense spared. It features hand painted ceilings and walls, hand carved mouldings, crystal chandeliers, custom carpets and curtains. Extensive amenities include a home theatre, casino room, wine cellar, library/study, multiple fireplaces and cozy areas to relax. The pool house features wall of glass so you are looking underwater into the pool complete with a sauna room. Resort quality grounds include fountains, waterfalls, water slide with ring of fire, grotto, cave, swim to bar, full outside kitchen with sports bar, volley ball court and much more. £4.581m / €5.389m / $6.995m – Engel & Völkers: +1 949 207 3101 NewportBeach@evusa.com

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LIVE TRIGO TRAIL, COTO DE CAZA Spanish for ‘game reserve’ Coto De Caza is a guard-gated private community. With approximately 4,000 homes, it is one of the oldest and most expensive master-planned communities in Orange County. Complete with two 18-hole golf courses, both designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This stunning home has 17,500 square feet of living space and includes seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. £4,256,600 / €5m / $6.5m Engel & Völkers: +1 949 207 3101 NewportBeach@evusa.com

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As Orange County’s premier open-air retail centre, Fashion Island offers specialty shops, world-class department stores and a vast array of restaurants and cafes, in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California. www.shopfashionisland.com

PLAY SPORTFISHING AND WHALE WATCHING In historic Balboa Pavilion, Davey’s Locker offers a variety of fishing trips daily, all year-round, pursuing over two dozen fish species, including giant yellowtail, tuna and red snapper. Year-round, multiple, daily whale-watching cruises view giant blue whales, grey whales, dolphins, and more with a 95 per cent viewing success rate. www.daveyslocker.com

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Located at Pacific Coast Highway, Crystal Cove Promenade has an unmatched view of the Pacific Ocean. Shoppers experience a mix of well-known national retailers and designer boutiques, along with some of the most popular restaurants in Newport Beach. www.shopirvinecompany.com

DINE BAYSIDE RESTAURANT New American cuisine comes to life in this customdesigned location overlooking the harbour in Newport Beach. Award-winning executive chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on Bayside’s wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. www.baysiderestaurant.com

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Fulfilling a long held holiday wish, Jill Keene explores the many different natural attractions of the North and South Islands of New Zealand I can’t remember exactly how long I’ve been promising myself an extended holiday ‘down under’ but it certainly amounts to several years. The final impetus to go ahead and book it was mainly because my partner Simon works from the UK for a company in New Zealand. This means he visits the Hamilton office every February for about a month –  was the year I decided to join him. Sometimes it seems you can look forward to something too much and the traumatic start to our holiday had me vowing to spend all subsequent holidays at home! The taxi arrived with a puncture and no spare and after a mad dash to Heathrow we breathed a huge sigh of relief once on the plane. However, one of the engines failed to start, necessitating a two-hour delay for repairs. Consequently, we missed our connection in Dubai where we had to spend an unscheduled night (well, a couple of hours actually) in a hotel and then fly via Perth to Sydney rather than direct. Our plan had been to spend three nights in Sydney en route to Auckland but having had to cut this down to two didn’t impact too badly on our itinerary. We stayed at a hotel overlooking Manly Beach with its fabulous surf, spent an enjoyable afternoon learning about New Zealand’s native animals at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and cruised the harbour to view the famous bridge and Opera House. Once in Auckland we picked up our rental car and immediately headed for Whitianga on the glorious Coromandel Peninsula. By this time we had conquered our slight jet lag and were keen to get out walking. One of my ▶ International Property & Travel

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cousins is getting married on the beach at Cathedral Cove next year so we wanted to take a look. We took the short ferry hop across the water and  minutes later, after tackling some pretty steep climbs and descents, we arrived at the very spot. Apparently, if the wedding party doesn’t relish the thought of this fairly arduous trek in their finery, a boat can be arranged to taxi them there. The setting couldn’t be more perfect with its gigantic stone arch, waterfall, sandy beach and vivid blue sea.

The heat is on

While in the Coromandel, Hot Water Beach where, for two hours either side of the high tide, you can bask in your own hot spa pool, is a must. Simply take a spade, choose a good spot and get digging. There’s just one wide strip of sand oozing steamy hot water so it’s as well to go at off peak times. We hit cold water when digging a few times but were eventually given a ready prepared hot pool by some kind people who were leaving – absolute bliss. Next stop was Rotorua and the closer we got, the more bubbling hot mud pools, steaming hot lakes and spurting geysers we encountered. The only downside for me was the overwhelming smell of sulphur but I’m assured this is something you get used to given time. It was here we went for the full on Maori experience at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village. Locals still live here in much the same way as their ancestors did centuries ago in small wooden dwellings, reluctantly abandoning them as the earth gradually opens in great cracks beneath. 80

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Due to the earth’s crust being so thin here, the villagers even have to bury their dead in concrete above ground. Maori children wait in the pool below as tourists cross the bridge into the village in the hope that they will throw in some coins for them. They then dive down and expertly retrieve their treasure before storing it in their bulging cheeks for safekeeping! After enjoying some corn on the cob cooked in a geothermal hangi or mineral hot pool – no expensive gas or electricity bills for heating or cooking here – we followed our Maori guide to find out more about village life. Baths are taken at sunrise and dusk in the natural hot spring tubs – this is partly to avoid times when the water at its hottest but also to coincide with the village being closed to visitors. Should any disputes arise, these are resolved by the aggrieved parties shutting themselves in the central meeting building and not emerging until an agreement or compromise has been reached. After watching a fabulous cultural concert by villagers dressed in traditional Maori attire performing the world famous haka and poi dances, we left to resume our travels south. Simon wanted to take a jet boat ride in Taupo and so we opted for one which would speed us right up to the very base of the spectacular Huka Falls. An exhilarating if somewhat wet (towels are provided) experience and definitely worth doing before eating so that you can stomach the  degree spins. Quite by chance, we found ourselves staying in Napier during the Art Deco Weekend, which

explained why so many people were dressed in ’s style. This event is held each year in celebration of the town’s architecture – the direct result of rebuilding after the  earthquake razed most of its buildings to the ground. It was just like being on the film set of an Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot murder mystery. Leaving our car behind in Wellington we boarded the Interislander ferry for a magical three-hour crossing to South Island. Nearing our landing point at Picton, the scenery became more and more stunning with vast pine tree covered hills, huge rocks and the bluest water imaginable. We picked up another rental car and set off for Nelson where we could be within easy access of the Abel Tasman National Park. This we explored by water taxi – basically you just hop on and off as you wish within the daily operating times. The joy of this is that you can walk from beach to beach though the most beautiful rain forests, taking in a swim to cool down whenever the mood takes you.

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It was in Punakaiki where we first encountered the dreaded sand flies. They may be small but they pack a mightily irritating bite. We had to apply copious amounts of insect repellent before we could go exploring these fascinating pancake-like rock formations and try to catch a glimpse of the sea booming through the blowholes. Up to this point, I had thought our earlier ferry crossing between islands was spectacular ▶

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QUEENSTOWN SOUTH ISLAND Featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this architecturally-designed home also includes a state of-the-art theatre room which is perfect for entertaining and a stunning indoor pool with a diving platform and swimming jet system. The superb open style kitchen and dining area are complemented by an adjacent butler’s pantry, while the living area is positioned to maximise the spectacular views beyond. High above Lake Hayes with panoramic views over the majestic Wakatipu Basin, the park like grounds offer security, privacy and tranquility. Across the lawn is a substantial pond and meditation platform where you can relax and enjoy the impressive waterfall. £7.933m / €9.3m / $12.054m - £8.2m / €9.6m / $12.5m New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty: +64 3 450 0485 Email: julian.brown@sothebysrealty.com

but our cruise in Fiordland’s Milford Sound was out of this world. We had lunch on board as we set off for a full afternoon of admiring the rugged scenery, colonies of seals and cascading waterfalls. Normally the area has a mass of waterfalls but, due to the exceedingly dry summer, there were just two albeit incredible examples. Our boat trip included a stop off at the underwater observatory where we were lucky enough to spot, among many other deepwater inhabitants, a large thresher shark swimming past oblivious to us in our sunken chamber. After spending our last night in Akaroa, a charming little town by the sea with strong historic French connections, we drove on to Christchurch for our flight home. Having a couple of hours before needing to check in, we felt compelled to visit the city as it was almost exactly two years to the day since the devastating earthquake struck. Many of the damaged properties have been demolished but a lot are still standing, shored up by metal struts wedged against solid containers. There are ambitious plans to rebuild the city making it better than ever before but obviously this will take time and so I look forward to returning to see the future Christchurch. I think Simon sums up a holiday in New Zealand perfectly when he says, “If you don’t like the scenery, just drive for half an hour and it will be completely different.” This is so true, as you can be swimming in the warm Tasman Sea or South Pacific Ocean in the morning and then 82

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skiing or exploring glaciers in the afternoon. Wine lovers, such as us, will also enjoy driving through acre after acre of lush vineyards around Marlborough and recognizing the names of the producers of many a famous Sauvignon Blanc. As for the food, we ate out every night and were never disappointed. Aside from a wealth of succulent lamb and beef dishes, New Zealand cuisine includes an abundance of seafood including blue cod, snapper, clams and my personal favourite – tempura oysters.

Salary boom

If this feature has whetted your appetite for upping sticks and moving to New Zealand, migration experts are advising that the country’s salaries are expected to jump by a fifth. Paul Arthur, director of The Emigration Group (www.emigrationgroup.co.uk) says, “Salaries for skilled workers in New Zealand are predicted to rise by an unprecedented amount, with workers seeing up to a , jump in their annual income.” The global Robert Walters salary survey  looked at last year’s salaries and made predictions for this year for more than  positions – including permanent, interim and contract work in the country’s two biggest cities. In Auckland, the upper-end of tax accountants’ salaries leapt from , a year last year to ,. And the expected salary range for financial controllers with more than six years’ experience went from , to , last year, to a predicted , to ,.

“There are huge skills shortages in New Zealand and this is what’s pushing up salaries,” explains Mr Arthur, “not just in the financial sector but across the board from construction workers to IT specialists and health professionals. With thousands of job opportunities, high salaries, a great way of life and a high chance of getting a visa if you have the right skills, there has never been a better time to emigrate and I can only see migration levels increase to New Zealand over the next few years.”

MADE TO MEASURE TOURS Discover the World has launched a fresh concept for travel in New Zealand with a brand new series of touring experiences encouraging travellers to go-slow and savour each area. Featuring key regions all over New Zealand, ‘travel less, see more’ is a series of five-night itineraries, which can be bolted together, or combined with three-night extensions. Each itinerary has been designed to showcase the best visitor experiences, allowing for longer stays and more in-depth exploration. A choice of three types of accommodation features in each (luxury lodge; boutique B&B; or standard hotel) as well as a mix of new and existing ‘highlight’ excursions including the pick of recommended walks. From £310 per person including five nights’ accommodation with breakfast and excursions, optional three-night extensions from £164 Discover the World: +44 (0)1737 214 291

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HUKA LODGE TAUPO, NORTH ISLAND Upstream from the mighty Huka Falls and close to Lake Taupo, Huka Lodge is ideally located within the central plateau of North Island. This means guests can easily include a visit there on journeys of both a northerly and southerly direction. There’s also a helipad within the grounds to make a grand entrance. Ranking as one of New Zealand’s best hotels and amongst Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 50 Hotels globally, Huka Lodge has received many accolades since its origins as a simple fishing camp on the banks in the 1920s. It offers guests a perfect haven set within 17 acres on the banks of the Waikato River with just 25 suites including the exclusive Owner’s Cottage and the Alan Pye Cottage complemented by gourmet cuisine, attentive service and absolute style. Huka Lodge: +64 7378 5791; reservations@hukalodge.co.nz International Property & Travel

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WYE CREEK QUEENSTOWN, SOUTH ISLAND This modern architectural waterfront home on a 3,017m2 plot is beautifully designed and finished to a high specification. In a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, it offers various sophisticated spaces for living and entertaining. The main living space opens out on to a barbecue area with open fire and steps leading down to the hot tub and through the garden to the beach. The kitchen is equipped with numerous stateof-the-art appliances and there is also a thermally controlled wine cellar. Stairs and a glass elevator descend to the lower floor where there is a theatre with kitchenette, sauna with shower and two double, en suite bedrooms. The top floor contains a large apartment with a double bedroom, bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and living room with kitchenette. Its separate outside access makes it self-contained and perfect for guests. £2.2m / €2.5m / $3.3m New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty: +64 3 450 0485 Email: julian.brown@sothebysrealty.com

QUEENSTOWN SOUTH ISLAND This superb front row home is down a private driveway in the prestigious Lakeside Estates gated community and has uninterrupted lake and mountain views. Bordering reserve and with superb vistas of Lake Wakatipu, Walter Peak, Ben Lomond and Queenstown from the front of the property and the Remarkables mountain range to the rear, the home has plentiful indoor and outdoor space and possibilities for further development and expansion. £1.8m / €2.1m / $2.7m New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty: +64 (0)27 4330 342

AZZURO GROVES SOUTH ISLAND On a headland above olive groves and bush, this architecturally designed home offers uninterrupted views over the Hauraki Gulf back towards Auckland City and beyond. Waiheke Island is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Encompassing approximately 4.27 hectares, the property maximises expansive harbour views with 263m2 of private indoor-outdoor living space and also includes an award winning olive oil producing business. £2.48m / €2.9m / $3.795m Savills New Zealand: +64 (0) 27 493 6226 84

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French fancies We investigate the current hot spots for property purchasing in France and discover that the French market is still proving hugely popular with international buyers It’s official, France remains the foreign property dream, attracting vast numbers of Brits as well as a strong international interest. According to HiFX Property Hotspots Report France and Spain are still the most popular destinations to buy a property abroad, despite the euro zone turmoil. France tops the list, with  per cent of potential buyers looking to own a property across the Channel. Key findings by Knight Frank France Insight Report for September  also states that although buyers are price sensitive they continue to be convinced by France’s enduring appeal as a second home destination. Leggett Immobilier has experienced this demand first hand, the company’s chief executive, Trevor Leggett, comments, “The Wealth Report issued annually by Knight Frank is always a good read and it was most interesting to read that high net worth individuals now value ‘lifestyle’ over investment returns and favourable tax regimes for their second home investments.

CANNES, COTE D’AZUR Beautiful stone built bastide property with views across the bay. With a living area of 600m2 and 7,000m2 of grounds complete with a swimming pool, the ground floor includes a spacious living room with a dining room, three en suite bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. On the garden floor there are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms opening on to a terrace, a projection room and staff quarters. The property also includes a guesthouse as well as a caretaker’s house. £11m / €12.9m / $16.6m Beauchamp Estates: +44 (0)20 7499 7722

“This is excellent news for the French property market as we consistently lead polls of countries offering the best lifestyle and highest quality of life. It may also go some way in negating the effects of M Hollande’s new taxes on the wealthy. Indeed the report says that France currently has , individuals who are classed as super rich but that this figure is forecast to rise by  to , over the next  years. “On a recent trip to China I saw for myself the insatiable appetite for French property amongst Asian investors and it was no surprise to see a report on the BBC this week saying that China is now the leading export market for Bordeaux wine and that over the last four years  French chateaux have been bought by Chinese investors with another  in the pipeline.” Mr Leggett reports that it’s the same story in the Alps where his company saw sales triple last year with increases both in the mid market price range and at the top end to international investors. “The Notaires de France confirmed that the Alps saw an increasing number of ▶ International Property & Travel

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EZE SUR MER, CAP FERRAT, CANNES Beautiful Belle Epoque property with 420m2 of living space just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beaches and restaurants of Beaulieu sur Mer. This renovated property has panoramic sea views and covers three floors. It has five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large living and dining room and a further two bedrooms in an independent apartment. Other features include a swimming pool and garage for two cars. £6.75m / €7.95m / $10.2m Beauchamp Estates: +44 (0)20 7499 7722

overseas residents last year and put this down to the triple advantage of being a source of enjoyment, a potential source of revenue and a safe haven. “We forecast that this international demand is likely to continue increasing. Our main website has seen a rise in page views from around .m pa to over m pa with interest from China up by  and from Russia up by . Similarly our listings at the top end of the market have seen a huge increase in visitors. It’s easy to get caught up in the headlines about tax refugees fleeing the country but when you read that, actually, the super wealthy value lifestyle over all other investment criteria it’s clear that France will continue to attract international buyers for a long time to come.”

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Jonathan Gray at Beauchamp Estates Cannes’ office tells us that the last quarter of  definitely marked the revival of the market by way of the number of sales transactions and this is being confirmed since the beginning of the year. “The improvement of the volume in sales in the luxury real estate market can be explained by the arrival on the market of new properties offering a wider choice to a demanding clientele,” he explains. “After several months of analysis of the market and waiting for a bargain that never happened, buyers have now more choice and have understood that the South of France real estate market was safe investment, even more so during a lasting crisis. “The Ultra-HNWI are still attracted by the prestigious French Riviera and its well-known 88

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SUPER CANNES At the very top of the hill overlooking Cannes are some of the most exclusive and private homes in the world. This one is in a cul-de-sac with a remotely activated gate at the entrance to the road guaranteeing total peace and privacy to the six addresses within. This home is actually two of them, linked together with a wonderful covered outdoor living area with open-front. The villa has seven en suite bedrooms, underfloor heating throughout, two-bedroom staff quarters with private entrance, garages and parking, alarm system and heated pool. Furnishings can be included. £4.7m / $7m / €5.5m Fine & Country Cannes :+33 4 9259 2593

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areas such as Cannes, Saint Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Mougins and, over the last few years, the quaint city of Théoule Sur Mer. Buyers from Russian speaking countries, the Middle East and Northern Europe still dominate the luxury real estate market on the French Riviera and Monaco.”

Passion for Paris

According to Nicholas Leach, partner at Athena Advisors, canny investors are focusing on specific areas within Paris. “New build classic and leaseback properties continue to be in high demand, but investors are now more concerned with targeting specific areas within the city where there is a severe lack of certain types of property,” he advises. “The market in Paris is currently split in two. The super high end is currently a buyer’s market as Hollande’s wealth tax increase for high earners resulted in an unusually high number of high end properties coming on the market all at once. This obviously led to a cooling of prices at

this end. The rest of the market has continued as normal. Despite the number of transactions during  dropping sharply properties in key or prime locations are still in high demand, especially new build because of their scarcity.” A recent report by the FNAIM (Federation Nationale l’immobilier – the organisation representing estate agents in France) property transactions fell by  in  but prices in key tourism areas like Paris and The Alps increased. FNAIM figures show that in the Ile-de-France region, prices increased by . despite the cooling at the top end of the market. Some alpine locations saw marked increases with Meribel and Morzine increasing by . and . respectively. “The Ile-de-France region covers entire Paris, both central inside the peripherique ring road and also the suburban areas where prices are more susceptible, so the fact the prices in the city increased overall even despite a cooling at the top end demonstrates the resilience of this property market. This is why investors continue to see Paris as a secure investment location.”

The new development team at Château De La Durantié has unveiled fresh plans for an historical Belle Époque style chateau and 15 hectare estate. Homes come with automatic year-round Country Club membership enabling owners to experience 21st century living combined with the use of the sympathetically restored château building, facilities and entertainment. Other onsite facilities will include 20 metre indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, tennis courts, croquet lawn, pitch & putt, natural swimming lake, outdoor dining terraces and a barbecue. Phase one will consist of 57 vernacular designed single and two storey three to fivebedroom, detached homes together with twobedroom apartments and terraced cottages. Most will include a private swimming pool. Construction of Phase 1 is due to commence this summer with completion expected for summer 2014. Approx £636,250 / €750,000 / $964,550 for a five-bed house Environ Communities: +44 (0)1732 848316 enquiries@durantie.com

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ST EMILION Magnificent vineyard property in the Périgord, just 30 minutes from St Emilion, including 28 hectares of land with 18 hectares of vines. There are mature gardens with beautiful ancient trees, meadows, paddocks for livestock and views beyond of vines, fields and woodlands. The traditional manor house is in immaculate condition and comes with three gites and further studio accommodation, giving a total of 12 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. £1.349m / €1.59m / $2m Leggett Immobilier: +33 557 55 0606 prestige@leggett.fr 90

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PROVENCE Beautiful estate of 172 hectares with an impressive principal house and formal gardens with a private lake and expanses of vines and olive trees. A large swimming pool and tennis court add to its allure. The extensively restored 1,000m2 main residence covers three floors and includes a reception room, kitchen, family room, dining room and large wine cellar. There are six large double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and two of the principal guest suites have their own sitting rooms. An indoor gym and office could easily be converted into additional bedrooms while a caretaker’s residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is close to the main residence. £8.3m / €9.8m / $12.6m Beauchamp Estates: + 33 4 9394 4545

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VILLA VERVE, MOUGINS, NEAR CANNES This property has the feel and facilities of a fivestar boutique hotel. It includes a private 580m2 spa with a fully fitted gym, an 11 metre lap pool with hydrotherapy area, a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and three treatment rooms. There are nine bedrooms in total and each one is like a sumptuous hotel suite, complete with plasma screen TV and music system. The master bedroom suite also includes a Jacuzzi in the bathroom and a private terrace with hot tub. A professional kitchen, home cinema, wine cellar, games room, large outdoor heated swimming pool, vast sea facing terraces and a poolside bar complete the property’s superb facilities. £13,487,240 / €15.9m / $20,445,555 Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

NOUVELLE VAGUE, RIVER SEINE, 4TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS The central districts of Paris have a manmade border in the form of the ‘périphérique’ ring road built in the 1970s, clearly defining its inner zone. With the city’s strict planning laws and thousands of heritage properties, new build properties rarely become available. These new build apartments are the first to be built on the River Seine for 25 years and with only 600 properties built in the city each year this development represents over 12% of the city’s entire annual new build quota. This collection of just 73 studio and one to four-bedroom apartments is on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to the river Seine. With a grand main entrance fronting the Quai d’Orsay, many of the properties at Nouvelle Vague have amazing views across the river and towards the Notre Dame, Pantheon and even the Eiffel tower. From £569,180 / €671,000 / $863,000 - £1.782m / €2.1m / $2.701m Athena Advisors: +44 (0)20 7471 4500 96

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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: www.skiresort4sale.com Contact: skiresort4sale@gmail.com

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Beyond the Eurozone A massive new airport, a strong bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and a long term master plan are all helping to make Turkey an attractive proposition for international property buyers Turkey’s appeal to property investors has surged since the start of , as the weaker Pound makes the Eurozone unattractive to UK buyers, plans for the world’s largest airport are getting under way in Istanbul and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is evaluating Turkey’s strengthening candidature for hosting the  Olympic and Paralympic Games. Istanbul’s third ‘mega’ airport is forecast to be operational by , when it will have a capacity of  million passengers a year. However, once complete, the new airport’s six runways will be capable of handling  million passengers a year, more than any existing airport globally. While its creation around  miles north-west of the city-centre will strengthen Istanbul’s bid for the  Olympic Games, for which it is competing against Madrid and Tokyo, the new airport is part of the Turkish Government’s longer term  Master Plan – a nationwide programme of infrastructure developments

NEAR BEBEK ISTANBUL Prestigious six-bedroom, six bathroom villa in the centre of Istanbul, close to the most sought after area of Bebek. Within a 900m2 private plot of mature gardens, it is less than 100 metres from the waterfront. The property comprises four floors, the ground floor is 300m2 and the first, second and penthouse floors are all 185m2. Features include an indoor swimming pool, a large high quality fitted kitchen, winter garden, games and fitness room and Turkish bath. Its penthouse floor has a spacious terrace area with a retractable roof and stunning Bosphorus views. An internal elevator, a private driveway and six car garage complete the villa’s many amenities. £10m / €11.7m / $15.3m Spot Blue: +44 (0)20 8339 6036

due for completion in time for the centenary of the birth of the Turkish Republic in . Julian Walker, director at Turkish property specialist Spot Blue, says, “Given how much is happening, it’s hardly surprising global financial institutions continue to highlight the potential of Turkish real estate. Recently, accountancy firm Ernst & Young ranked Turkey the second most attractive market for investors in its  ‘European Real Estate Trend Indicator’ report and PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked Istanbul number one for ‘Development Prospects’ in its  ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe’ report.” Turkey’s largest airport currently is Atatürk in Istanbul, which was Europe’s sixth busiest airport in , recording more than  per cent year-on-year growth in passenger numbers. Ambitious expansion plans by Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airways, which by the end of June will have launched  new routes around the world within  months, means Atatürk ▶ International Property & Travel

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KALKAN ANTALYA Detached three-bedroom villa with private pool, beautifully landscaped gardens and private terraces. Set in an exclusive development offering views across Turkey’s turquoise coast with beautiful Greek Dodecanese islands dotted along its horizon, this is a former show home. Onsite facilities include a 25 metre communal infinity pool and club house offering a range of food and cocktails, with long term plans to introduce a gym and tennis courts. £400,000 / €463,350 / $605,250 Oceanwide Properties: +44 (0)207 424 7892

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KALKAN ANTALYA Ultra-modern six bathroom villa on an 800m2 plot of land with 480m2 of internal living space over three floors. It has a total of five bedrooms all of which are en suite with their own private balconies and dressing areas. On the very top is a super roof terrace with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea where at night the stars and moonlight reflect across the water. In the basement are a Turkish bath, sauna and private gym. Outside by the swimming pool there is virtually a whole second living space; the villa’s design creates a shaded outdoor living area with modern Ottoman seating and there is a dining area with barbecue, all of which overlook the private infinity pool. In the basement there is a garage for parking with automatic door, a Turkish bath, sauna and private gym. £775,000 / €897,580 / $1,172,650 Spot Blue: +44 (0)20 8339 6036

is likely to overtake Madrid into fifth place during . Having never hosted the Olympic Games means winning the bid for the  Games would be a huge boost for Turkey’s tourism and property markets, as well as encourage foreign investment and enhance its global standing. Yet, even without the Olympics, Turkey’s popularity as a tourist destination continues to grow each year. Mr Walker continues, “It’s comforting for people buying holiday homes in Turkey that in the most recent United Nations World Tourism Organisation report (), which ranks countries by the number of international tourist arrivals, Turkey climbed to sixth place from seventh. And in December, the UNWTO ranked the Mediterranean destination of Antalya as one of the five most popular tourist destinations in the world, on a par with Paris, London, New York and Singapore.”

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One thing of which prospective property buyers should be aware is that the Turkish government has made a change to its tax law involving new-build property. This means that more property will fall within the standard  tax band. The KDV (Turkish equivalent of VAT) increase on real estate came into effect on January st this year and is defined by the value and size of a new property. If a property is less than m with a value of between -, Turkish Lira per square metre, tax is set at , in excess of this,  is payable. However, KDV

charges only apply to new building plans for corporate developer projects submitted in  and not to older resale properties bought from an individual. “The good news,” advises Loxley McKenzie, managing director of property investment company Colordarcy, “is that those already owning property in Turkey or who are purchasing key ready might well benefit from the resulting uplift in . The bad news is, this latest change means that KDV tax, which once amounted to just  on property with a closed living area of less than m and  for properties over m, will now be  for most properties – even those less than m.” This has prompted Suleyman Akbay, managing director of Oceanwide Properties, to foresee a shift in buying trends of property in Turkey on the horizon, with a boost to the already demonstrably profitable resale market. “The value of land and property in Turkey has risen dramatically over the past five years. Not only has the demand and weekly gain for holiday home rents increased substantially (the number of tourists arriving in Turkey reaching . million visitors in ), but also the capital gains on property are impressive.” Up to June last year alone, Turkish property was being tipped to represent the third fastest value growth in the world, outpacing both Russia and China (source: Knight Frank Global House Price Index). “In some regions, such as Fethiye for example, we are seeing a three-bedroom apartment bought off-plan and completed five years ago now fetching  per ▶ International Property & Travel

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cent plus above its original purchase price”, says Mr Akbay. Bilfer Budak-Roche of Leggett Turkey, reports, “We have seen a huge increase in demand from the Gulf since last year, these buyers tend to like properties with security, concierge services and even hotel facilities on tap. These properties inevitably attract high service charges but this is not an obstacle at this end of the market. “One of the most interesting things to come out of the ‘Wealth Report’ issued by Knight Frank recently was that high net worth individuals now rank lifestyle as their number one investment criteria for a second home, above investment return and favourable tax regime. It’s clear that Turkey scores well for lifestyle, particularly with the higher end individuals from the Gulf where buyers enjoy the Islamic heritage of one of the world’s most atmospheric and historic countries. “Turkey also has the infrastructure and forward thinking to go with the quality of life though. There are plans afoot to modernise the financial centre in Istanbul – modelled on Dubai this could have a huge effect on the top end of the market.” ▶ 104

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KAS Five-bedroom, detached coastline villa built on two levels from original white Kas stone. Within a 1,441m2 plot, the property is only 50 metres from the sea and offers an outstanding vista of mountains and pine forests shelving dramatically into the clear turquoise bays of the Mediterranean. Kas is like an amphitheatre to the sea, sitting along a sparkling stretch of coastline midway between Fethiye and Antalya. There is high investment in the area, and it has recently become home to a sleek brand new marina – the third largest along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, docking up to 500 yachts and boats. £685,000 / €793,500 / $1,036,270 Oceanwide Properties :+44 (0)207 424 7892

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RITZ CARLTON ISTANBUL Superb, three-bedroom, apartment on the 23rd floor of the Ritz Carlton residence. It combines some of the best views in Istanbul with 24-hour security and concierge services as well as access to indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre and spa. Express lifts lead to the sumptuous apartment which has a large sitting room with panoramic views both over the water and city. The kitchen has granite flooring and worktops. The master bedroom too has beautiful views as well as an en suite bathroom with marble shower and granite floors. The second bedroom has the same outlook and there is a family bathroom and third bedroom for guests. ÂŁ1.95m / â‚Ź2.28m / $2.95m Leggett Turkey: +90 532 340 62 61 Email: bbudak@leggett.fr

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VU ISTANBUL USKADAR KANLICA ISTANBUL Mansion on the water’s edge overlooking the Bosphorous and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge with 600m2 of living space finished to the very highest of standards. Panoramic views from the terrace, balconies and all rooms are of the western shore where Europe meets Asia. Covering four levels, the property includes a lift to all levels, large sitting and dining rooms with full height windows overlooking the waterside terrace, kitchen fitted with granite worktops, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The basement area has a caretaker’s bedroom and bathroom as well as a sauna and utility room. £14.2m / €16.566m / $21.443m Leggett Turkey: +90 532 340 62 61 Email: bbudak@leggett.fr 108

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Surrounded by 5,600m2 of greenery, Vu Istanbul comes complete with running and walking tracks, cycling paths, children’s playgrounds, a sand pool, mini shopping hall and cafe areas with gardens. Offering 34 residential units as well as office space, the 11 different apartment types, including duplexes, come with seven-metre ceilings and contemporary fittings. The development includes indoor and outdoor pools, a steam room, therapy rooms, a sauna, fitness centre, billiards and table tennis facilities, a music area and library. However, it’s the million-dollar views that really sell Vu Istanbul. Apartments each have a terrace of up to 173m2 with stupendous panoramas over the city and the Marmara Sea. £625,000 / €720,000 / $1m Colordarcy: +44 (0)20 7100 2393 Email: info@colordarcy.com

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THE MUSES HOUSE KIRAZLI This small, privately owned boutique hotel in a traditional Turkish village is within easy reach of the world famous archaeological site of Ephesus and the Aegean coast at Kusadasi. Hidden amongst the narrow streets, the former Greek villa is now a sophisticated retreat. Two attractive courtyards, one with a swimming pool, the other a verdant oasis where breakfast is served, provide total relaxation for guests. High ceilings and air conditioning keep the five en suite bedrooms cool in summer with solar heating when needed. Nick Justice, who owns and runs the Muses House with his wife Maggie, is the chef. His excellent culinary skills take advantage of the abundance of fresh local, organic produce; wherever possible ingredients come from the local village, Kirazli Koy. Meaning ‘cherry village’, this was the first registered eco-village in Turkey and is well known for its quality fresh fruit and vegetables. From £95 per double room per night for two sharing From £195 per person for a week’s exclusive use for up to 11 guests sharing the five en suite bedrooms up to 21st October www.museshouse.com 110

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Tiandi Hui will be the premier shopping destination in the city of Wuhan and the surrounding area. A landmark development designed by world class architects, international retail experts and the team behind the famous Xin Tiandi of Shanghai, Tiandi Hui will offer people the luxury of choice. With a carefully balanced mix of high end to mid-range retailers, including many totally new international names, visitors will be able to choose from a better selection of shops than anywhere else in Wuhan. Tiandi Hui will be a welcoming, inviting and inspiring space for people to unwind in. More than simply a shopping centre, it will be a place where people can spend the whole day, with an extensive food and beverage offer and exciting entertainment facilities. In tune with the surrounding community, Tiandi Hui will be open and approachable, with outstanding levels of service. Tiandi Hui is a social destination – it is somewhere for singles, couples and families to meet and spend the whole day enjoying the vast range of facilities on offer. Tiandi Hui will be held by the end of 2014, offer the luxury of choice, delivering a new retail experience unlike any other mall in the region.

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A recent property show in France has enabled us to glean valuable inside information on future international property investment prospects Following research from leading property consultants indicating that new capital is coming into the market, international cities, companies and regions have been promoting themselves to investors at an industry exhibition in France. MIPIM has been a key conference, exhibition, networking and transaction event in the agendas of the world’s top real estate players since . Bearing testament to that fact, some , international real estate executives from  countries travelled to what many described as ‘the most active MIPIM since the  economic downturn’. Returning to MIPIM for a fourth time, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, unveiled ambitious plans to create Britain’s largest ‘floating village’ in a six-hectare site at London’s Royal Victoria Dock. In a tour de force keynote address, he challenged investors to come up with spectacular designs for the project. Mr Johnson was one of a host of mayors from major international cities who were in Cannes. Among them, Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin and Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas representing two cities that feature prominently on investors’ radars and which are currently making strenuous efforts to facilitate crossborder investment. Flying the French flag, a raft of new and ongoing projects in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille, Grenoble and Nice were on display. Indeed, two of the country’s most emblematic political figures, Mayor of Lyon Gérard 112

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Collomb and Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, were actively promoting new development in their cities to international investors. “As Boris Johnson said in his keynote address, cities are once again seeing their skylines dotted with construction cranes. This has been reflected by the number of new projects presented at MIPIM, not just from Europe, but also from Asia and a growing representation from such Latin American countries as Brazil, Chile and Argentina,” noted MIPIM director, Filippo Rean.

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During a MIPIM conference devoted to ‘Brazil: new grounds for development,’ shopping centres and logistics were identified as prime investment targets, particularly in Rio de Janeiro, with international investors being advised to partner with local companies. Brazil is set to feature strongly at MIPIM , alongside Russia and Turkey, as part of next year’s ‘Key Investment Destinations’ programme. “This year we featured Turkey as MIPIM’s Country of Honour and were proud to welcome Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and  Turkish companies to Cannes,” commented Mr Rean. “Istanbul is attracting incredible investment interest. The country has a young population, predicted GDP growth of . in  and a fast-developing retail sector. Instead of choosing a single Country of Honour in , we want to provide a window on to Turkey, Russia and Brazil.”

Exhibitor profile Dana Holdings is a leading, fully integrated real estate, investment and development company of residential, industrial, commercial, educational and mixed-use projects as well as PPP investments in emerging markets. The company has vast experience in successfully identifying, and developing large-scale real estate projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and other CIS countries, having been present in those markets for over 30 years. Dana Holdings has pioneered the ‘city-within-a-city’ concept – a mixed-use development that allows its customers to live, work, shop and have all their entertainment and educational needs in a single strategic location. ‘Tchaikovsky’ shown above, a luxurious 65,000m2 complex in the heart of Minsk is a perfect example. Being one of the first foreign groups to recognize the potential of these markets in the early 80s, Dana Holdings was able to establish and build its presence at a time of great instability in these countries. Since then, its perseverance, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit have brought the company respect and allowed it to build experience, knowledge, expertise, contacts and partnerships in these regions. Dana Holdings is a regular participant at MIPIM. “We consider MIPIM exhibition to be one of the most important places to meet international investors, interested to invest in Belarus and its real estate market,” explains Dr Nikic Dragoslava, CEO. “On the very first day representatives of the company held a conference at our stand. It helped us make good contacts and interest people in investment opportunities in Belarus.” Dana Holdings: +41 44 586 1393 info@dana-holdings.com

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Attendee profile Taking advantage of meeting new clients at MIPIM, Dutch Docklands Maldives is a joint-venture company between the Government of the Maldives and Dutch Docklands International, the world leader in floating developments from The Netherlands. The company has developed a world-class master plan called ‘The 5 Lagoons’ at a prime spot in the heart of the Maldives with high-end luxury projects. Construction started with The Ocean Flower, a pioneering development that takes its name from a typical Maldivian flower, pictured here. Paul van de Camp, CEO of Dutch Docklands Maldives, says, “The first phase of 185 spectacular waterfront villas, all with private pool is now for sale. With the Maldives firmly established as one of the world’s most exclusive and beautiful destinations, owning a property at The Ocean Flower is an excellent opportunity to gain an outstanding return on investment by renting out your property through a five-star hotel operator.” Dutch Docklands Maldives: +971 4 319 9110 sales@dutchdocklands.com International Property & Travel

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SG Concept Builder is a recognised one-stop building services provider with over 20 years of business experience. As a licensed BCA builder, building safety, quality and sustainability are paramount to us. Since our inception, SG Concept Builder has accumulated a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential projects. This highlights our capability as the preferred building and construction partner known for timely and impeccable project delivery in Singapore.

SG Concept Builder Pte Ltd

33 Ubi Avenue 3 #01-54 Vertex Singapore 408868 Telephone: +65 6259 7977 Fax: +65 6258 7977 Email: builders@ecg.com.sg

Sancak Mahallesi, Kahire Cad, 515. Sokak No: 3/15 Çankaya / Ankara / Turkey T: +90 312 439 8891 F: +90 312 442 5886 E: hazanmim@gmail.com W: www.yakuphazan.com

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Oleg Klodt’s interior design business was established in 1998, but his style is rooted deep in history. Stemming from the distinguished family Clodt von Jurgensburg, he creates interiors which look classic but are sufficiently flexible to change with the generations. Giving personal attention to every centimetre of space, Oleg Klodt’s interiors are inimitable – he fills them with the finest details, creating many pieces himself in a single, bespoke edition. Benefiting from exceptional experience Oleg Klodt has reconstructed monasteries and churches in Russia, rebuilt Picasso’s friend’s house in Amsterdam and has been creating luxury private interiors for over 10 years. As a descendant of well-known Russian sculptors and painters, Oleg Klodt’s inherited aristocratic and artistic elegance and chicness combined with his tranquillity and intelligence are integral to his creativity.

127051, Moscow, B. Sukharevskiy per., 11, str. 1 / Email: oleg.klodt@gmail.com Telephone: +7 (495) 221 11 58 For clients: Anna Agapova: +7 (926) 389 35 57 Import manager: Vera Stepanova: +7 (926) 301 22 35 PR: Sofya Basilyan: +7 (915) 137 97 96

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The Conrad Bangkok Hotel Located within the prestigious All Seasons Place, the Conrad Bangkok hotel combines modern luxury with innovation, elegant design, and exquisite service to ensure a memorable and refreshing stay. Experience a selection of beautiful Thai influenced rooms decorated with luxurious silks, natural woods and offering views of Bangkok’s impressive skyline.

All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand t: +66 2 690 9999 f: +66 2 690 9980 e: info@conradbangkok.com w: www.conradbangkok.com

ST BARTHELEMY RESIDENCE, WINNER 2012 INT’L PROPERTY AWARD

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The Datai, Langkawi Located on the north western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai is truly an oasis of relaxation and tranquillity surrounded by centuriesold virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool, spa and nearby golf course Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia t: +60 4 9500 500 f: +60 4 9500 600 e: reservationsdatailangkawi@dataihotels.com w: www.dataihotels.com

Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa The only spa hotel in the region with cave therapy rooms, overlooking to beautiful Red Valley with uninterrupted panorama offering great sunrise and sunset complemented by its guests to be charming, luxurious and amazing. Sleeping in thousands of years old caves, rock cut rooms bringing old settlements of village alive. Tekelli Mah. Goreme Cad. Divanlı Sokak No: 83 50240 Uçhisar NEVŞEHİR / CAPPADOCIA / TÜRKİYE t: +90 384 219 31 94 e: reservation@ccr-hotels.com w: www.ccr-hotels.com

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Harmony Park & Hotel, Simboly Over 170 hectares of land covered with lakes and forests, an inspiring connection to nature, and cozy luxury… You can find it all in one place – Harmony Park. A wide variety of different type of accommodation: from 4* luxurious hotel “SIMBOLY” to cozy cottages and villas, fitting all together over 250 people. For bigger event all area can fit over 5000 people. Relaxing environment and devoted staff will help you relate each single moment of your stay with harmony. Vazgaikiemis, LT-59257, Prienai, Lithuania t: +370 615 05188 f: +370 319 60322 e: info@harmonypark.lt; tourism@harmonypark.lt w: www.harmonypark.lt

Sharq Village & Spa, Qatar Sharq Village and Spa offers 174 rooms and suites, with intimate courtyard settings. Services and facilities include restaurants and lounges serving Middle Eastern and Western cuisine, a 6,500m2 Six Senses Spa with 23 treatment rooms, and private ladies’ areas; and over 1,130 square meters of conference space. PO Box 26662, Doha, Qatar For reservations, call +974 4425 6666 e: rc.dohsq.reservations@ritzcarlton.com w: www.sharqvillage.com w: www.ritzcarlton.com

Ivan C. Design Limited Initial design business of I.C.D.L. was established in 1996, and we offer customers a full range of professional services including space planning, concept development, architectural / construction documents, artistic furniture and on-site supervision. Projects we have already completed can be seen both domestic and overseas concerning top hotel, luxury apartment, clubhouse, showflats, and sales office, etc. Flat 1,13/F, Block A, Gold Way Industrial Centre 16-20 Wing Kin Road, Kwai Chung New Territories, Hong Kong t: +852 9873 7703 / 6925 6010 / +086 021 6113 6303 f: +852 2556 2023 e: icdl20111@live.com / icdl2011@vip.163.com w: www.icdl-hk.com

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LEADING INTERNATIONAL AGENTS & DEVELOPERS .:: GERMANY AGENT ::.

.:: JORDAN DEVELOPER ::.

Zabel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

Saraya Holdings

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin Germany Tel: +49 30 52 00 97 00 Web: www.berlin-capital.com

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

.:: BAHAMAS AGENT ::.

.:: CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT ::.

HGChristie Ltd

GoldAcre Estates

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: Sales@HGChristie.com Web: www.HGChristie.com

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain Tel: +34 928 53 50 44 Email: info@goldacreestates.com Web: www.goldacreestates.com 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.

.:: COSTA RICA DEVELOPER ::.

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

.:: CYPRUS DEVELOPER ::. `

Sarco Architects

APL Alexander Promotions Ltd

Tel: +506 6050 3857 Email: info@sarco-cr.com Web: www.sarcoarchitects.com

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 431 018 Fax: +357 25 431 514 Email: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy Web: www.apl-cyprus.com Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

.:: DUBAI DEVELOPER ::. z

.:: EGYPT DEVELOPER ::. z

Shaikh Holdings

Orascom Hotels & Development

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE Tel +971 4 364 2722 Fax +971 4 367 8054 Email: info@shaikh-holdings.com Website: www.shaikh-holdings.com

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: marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com Website: www.orascomrealestate.com

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.

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.

Orascom Hotels & Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns complete with hotels, real estate, golf courses and marinas. OHD is present in 7 countries in 3 continents with more than 16 destinations.

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.:: FRANCE AGENT ::.

.:: MAURITIUSzDEVELOPER ::.

LEGGETT ALPS

Anahita World Class Sanctuary

Part of the Leggett Immobilier group with over 7000 properties for sale in France. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 60 84 88 Email: ski@leggett.fr Web: www.leggettski.com

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius Tel: +230 404 2266 Email: info@anahitaproperty.com Web: www.anahitaproperty.com LEGGETT ALPS is the Alpine property sales specialist with over 500 stunning chalets, mountain hideaways and villas for sale with our 12 specialist agents on the ground in Courchevel, Meribel, Chamonix, St Martin de Belleville, Morzine, Les Gets, La Clusaz, Serre Chevalier, La Plagne, St Foy, Lac Leman, Lac d’Annecy, Pays de Gex.

.:: MALTA AGENT ::.

.:: SEYCHELLES DEVELOPER ::. Eden Island

Frank Salt (Real Estate) Ltd.

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles Tel: +248 346 000 Fax: +248 346 666 Email: info@edenisland.sc Web: www.edenisland.sc

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

.:: QATAR DEVELOPER ::.

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.

.:: UAE AGENT ::.

United Development Company

Eureka Real Estate

PO Box 7256, Doha, Qatar Tel: + 974 44 63 444 Fax: +974 44 38 971 Email: neha.sharma@thepearlqatar.com Web: www.udcqatar.com

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

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.

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

Roxan Construction

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 E: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za Web: www.pamgolding.co.za

Selling Agents: Savills +44 (0)1202 492518 e:glong@savills.com www.savills.co.uk www.roxanconstruction.com

.:: 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 ::.

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.

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

.:: UK AGENT ::. Strutt & Parker

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

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 Email: london@struttandparker.com Web: www.struttandparker.com

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


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Best Western Premier Sukhumvit

Announcing Asia Pacific’s Best Hotels… Official airline partner

Once again Asia Pacific has set a very high standard for other regions around the world to contest during the 2013 International Hotel Awards’ programme. The nature of the hospitality industry is hugely competitive and this has been reflected in the overall innovation, flair, services and state-of-the-art facilities presented to our judging panel. The coveted title of Asia Pacific’s Best Hotel has been awarded to Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Embodying rich Oriental charm and abundant amenities, it has well over 1,000 lavish guest rooms with panoramic city views. Thailand is holder of the Best Hotel Interior for Best Western Premier Sukhumvit by ASC Interior. Its crisp, modern designs have been combined with neutral colour tones and subtle splashes of colour to create the perfect ambience for relaxation. Greener than green, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is Best Sustainable Hotel. The first resort in the Maldives to follow Earth Check certification standards for construction and operations, its design provides optimum comfort and privacy for guests, while ensuring sensitivity to the environment. Best Small Hotel went to Indonesia for Viceroy Bali, a secluded and ultra-luxurious 25-villa retreat. Each villa has its own pool and superb valley views while guests enjoy attentive yet discreet service and bespoke facilities. Many congratulations to these hotels and all the others listed within this winners’ book. As part of the International Hotel Awards, all entrants are invited to attend our forthcoming Property & Hospitality Shows in Dubai and London. We also welcome other companies in related businesses together with members of the public to widen these extensive networking opportunities even further. Please visit our website at www.ihotelawards.com for full details of dates, locations and how to register.

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Judges Sir David Michels Chairman of Judges Iain Aitch Author & Journalist

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Jonathan Price Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Kirkor Ajderhanyan President, International Relations Committee, FNAIM

Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Tom Jones Architect

Paul Bassi CBE Founder & CEO, Bond Wolfe

Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International

Lord Bates

Jill Keene Editor, International Property Magazine

Thijs Stoffer CEO, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents

Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Roy Ling MD, RL Capital Management

Gary Strong Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Helen Shield Editor in Chief, International Property Magazine

Lady Bates Peter Bolton King Residential Professional Group Director, RICS Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates Stephen Brownlees Sales & Marketing Director, Gaggenau John Cetra Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture Sean Cochrane Interior Designer Richard Cotton Former Chairman, RICS UAE Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant Peter Crome Master Innholder & Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality David Dalby Former Head, RICS Imtiaz Farookhi Director, Dragonsgate Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design Christopher Hall Past President, National Association of Estate Agents

Steve Macfarlane Commercial Manager, Miele Projects & Marine

Paul Tayler Residential Facility Vice Chairman, RICS

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Guy Medd Chosen Group

Sue Timney President, British Institute of Interior Design

Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Rachel Newcombe Property & Lifestyle Writer & Editor Simon Numphund Business Manager, AA Hotel Services Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation Edward Park Architect

Tricia Topping Chairman, TTA Group Anthony Walker Education Funding Agency Andy Watt Business Development Consultant, One Big Step Eleanor Weaver Designer, Cochrane Design Stuart Wilsdon Founding Director, Wilsdon Design Associates

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 BEST RESORT HOTEL MALAYSIA The Datai

The Datai Langkawi is the standard

54 well-appointed premium and deluxe

bearer for luxury hotels in Malaysia.

rooms, 40 villas and 16 suites are all

An iconic resort with an international

set within the rainforest. Featuring their

following, it is in one of the world’s

own private veranda, they have stunning

most stunning hideaways with a

views of the natural landscape, be it of

championship golf course nearby.

the rainforest or sea with Tarutao Island

Located on the northwest tip of

on the horizon. Datai's newest addition,

the lush tropical island of Langkawi off

14 Beach Villas on Datai Bay Beach is

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fabulous views and the soothing sound of

Surrounded by centuries-old virgin

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rainforest, it has a private footpath

Guests can enjoy a range of dining

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and white sand beach overlooking the

swimming pools, an award-winning

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spa under a rainforest canopy and

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the Els Club Teluk Datai, an 18-hole

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The Datai Langkawi

waterfalls where The Datai offers weary

Design (opening autumn 2013), provide

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additional leisure options.

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BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN ASIA PACIFIC Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex

 BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN AUSTRALIA Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex

Established in 1962, Brookfield Multiplex

the lifestyle of Surfers Paradise, yet also

is an accomplished international

sophisticated and timeless like the

contracting and development business.

Hilton brand itself. The resulting flowing

Specialising in creating large-scale

lines of the two towers bring together

and complex landmark buildings,

a mix of luxury residential apartments,

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Hilton Hotel suites and a stylish street

infrastructure projects, the company

level emporium.

is forward-thinking and focused. Brookfield Multiplex became involved

Integral to the design was the 4,500m² premium retail precinct that

in the Hilton Surfers Paradise project in

unfolds across two of the shared podium

Queensland after the original developer

levels. All apartments rising above are

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the first property of this size in Australia

International Brand Standards, while walls

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of glass showcase magnificent views

hotel with high-end residential units. The

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hotels and developments and features as

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BEST CONVENTION HOTEL ASIA PACIFIC Conrad Bangkok

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts is Hilton

furnished with silk and wood giving a

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22 superb meeting rooms and a grand

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40 minutes away and Bangkok’s efficient

Four restaurants and two bars

overhead mass transit system is nearby.

offer an excellent choice of dining and

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expertise and presents guests with

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cutting-edge design, cuisine and service.

its guests’ well being with an outdoor pool,

87 Wireless Road,

Luxurious guestrooms and suites are

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BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT AUSTRALIA Crown Metropol Perth

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Crown Metropol Perth is located

Crown Towers

Crown Towers in Melbourne,

within Crown Perth, a fully integrated

Australia is widely considered one of the

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recreational facilities.

the wider Crown Melbourne resort its

An investment of AUD $125 million

guests can take full advantage of the

was allocated to completely overhaul

Southern Hemisphere’s largest casino,

the existing hotel including all 398 guest

fashionable stores and more than 40

rooms, the driveway, lobby, swimming

restaurants and bars.

pools and cabanas. A world-class spa, two

The attention to detail applied to

new standalone Crown Mansions and

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an additional Infinity Suite now provide

standards and facilities is second to none.

enhanced elite accommodation for VIP

The hotel’s 449 rooms and 32 villas offer

guests.

the very finest luxury accommodation. Its

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Metropol Perth is one of the best

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8 Whiteman Street,

conferencing facilities and diverse

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NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN HONG KONG ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel

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ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan

to represent the concept of a ‘City

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of Mosaic’.

and vibrant 550-room hotel. Importantly,

Numerous hotels in the area have

the building integrates seamlessly with

long been known by the English name

the unique characteristics and heritage

of ‘inns’. This led to the monogrammed

of its locality. Maximising the utilization

patterns of the Chinese word for inn

of the site and its practicality, it has

becoming one of the hotel’s design

become a Sheung Wan landmark as well

elements on its exterior wall.

as the area’s leading hotel. The building’s design reflects the

The orientation of the building enables several different viewing

historical streetscape of Hong Kong in

experiences. Hence, the elevation’s

the 1920s. In those days, rectangular

design maximizes the glazed area of the

tenement houses featured in a specific

eastern side to capture the beautiful

repetitive design arrangement, forming

Victoria harbour view. Each guest room

a uniform but dynamic streetscape.

features a three metre high ceiling, timber

Advertising signage and these

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distinctive tenement buildings have

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ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel

been acknowledged in Ibis Hong Kong’s

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No 28 Des Voeux Road West,

wall. Design features which have helped

and functionality.

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong t: +852 2252 2929 f: +852 2252 2900 e: info@ibishkcsw.com w: www.ibishotel.com 138

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Vietnam Official airline partner

 BEST HOTEL INTERIOR VIETNAM Mia Resort by Kaze Design Studio

With 10 years of experience in the

Its 50 villas, spa and restaurant sit

emerging Vietnamese market, Kaze

among landscaped gardens; roofs are

Design Studio is committed to bridging

grass covered and natural products are

the gap between East and West in

used throughout the resort. To reflect

design and architecture. Working

the natural origins of the interior design,

throughout the residential, commercial

materials used echo the immediate

and hospitality sectors the company

environment, including stones from the

delivers a full design package from initial

site and yellow granite, slate and wood

concept to final design.

sourced locally.

When it came to creating the

Colours are muted and neutral,

interiors of Mia Resort, Nha Trang,

shades of cream, brown and beige

the company took a holistic approach,

complementing the natural décor.

embracing the ethos of the development

Stones washed up on the seashore are

as an eco-friendly destination that exists

incorporated into the villa walls, wood

in harmony with its local environment.

is used extensively for furniture and

The resort is located in a quiet

decorative panels, and soft furnishings

bay on the slopes of the Nha Trang

are kept simple. The overall result is

Mountains in Vietnam. It is sheltered by

minimalist and modern, linking the inside

jungle and boasts a private beach, offering

with the outside in an ambience of

Kaze Design Studio

peace and relaxation to visitors.

comfort and tranquillity.

21 Thao Dien St, district 2, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam t: +84 8 6281 9690 f: +84 8 6281 9685 e: info@kaze.com.vn w: www.kaze.com.vn 139

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Thailand Official airline partner

 BEST SMALL HOTEL THAILAND Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel by Puripunn Co. Ltd

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

made this hotel into their perfect

is a small family-run, five-star hotel on

home. It is a special place inspired by

the east bank of Chiang Mai’s Ping River.

traditional Lanna – Colonial design which

The inspiration behind its concept came

they and their staff share warmly with

from the owners’ desire to establish a

guests. The owners even hold a meeting

hotel with the feel of a nobility house,

with their staff each morning to discuss

filled with old world charm, offering

the care and well being of every guest in

personalized services.

the 30-room hotel.

The hotel is in a quiet area known

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel 104/1, Soi 2, Charoen Mung Road,

The concept of ‘Puripunn’ has been

locally by the name of its local temple,

embedded into the entire hotel through

Wat Gate. Reflecting the local charm and

its architecture, interior design, corporate

historic heritage of Chiang Mai, Puripunn’s

identity, guest services, food and

guestrooms have been designed to

beverage and other facilities right through

complement the natural aesthetics of Wat

to its management and team. Many

Gate, while respecting the time-honoured

people from around the world visit

techniques of the region’s architects.

Chiang Mai and they can be assured a

Puripunn means ‘The Land of Sharing’ – a highly apt name as the owners have

true ‘home from home’ experience while staying at Puripunn.

T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chinag Mai, Thailand 50000 t: +66 53 302898 f: +66 53 303121 e: info@puripunn.com w: www.puripunn.com 140

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Australia Official airline partner

 BEST HOTEL INTERIOR AUSTRALIA Spicers Balfour Hotel by Coop Creative

Spicers Retreats are a boutique hotel

an unexpected, opulent and eclectic

group which combine individuality,

space inside.

service and privacy with the quality

The nine-room hotel now provides

and luxury standards of a grand

a private and tranquil environment

international hotel.

for guests to relax and indulge in

Spicers Balfour Hotel was created

an authentic but modern Australian

from the transformation of a dilapidated,

experience. Works of art adorn the

103 year-old Queenslander building

public corridors and are serviced

in Brisbane. Made of timber and tin, it

each quarter to showcase the latest in

featured expansive verandas epitomizing

Australian art trends. Coop Creative

Australian subtropical architecture and

also created a rooftop bar, restaurant,

presented a unique opportunity to be

library and leafy courtyard to enhance

transformed from the inside out.

the guest experience.

The extensive renovation process to

A distinct departure from the

turn it into a luxurious retreat required

typical chain hotel, the Spicers Group

a meticulous and painstaking conversion.

of retreats are all unique and intimate,

Spicers recruited talented Brisbane

offering the highest international

design consultancy, Coop Creative, with

standards of quality, style and comfort.

a brief to retain the charm and features

Spicers Balfour Hotel is a must-visit while

of the old Queenslander while creating

in Brisbane, Australia.

Spicers Balfour Hotel 37 Balfour Street, New Farm, Queensland, 4005, Australia t: +61 7 3358 8888 e: balfour@spicersgroup.com.au w: www.spicersgroup.com.au 141

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Singapore Official airline partner

BEST HOTEL ASIA PACIFIC Mandarin Orchard Singapore

 BEST HOTEL SINGAPORE Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Meritus Hotels & Resorts aims to be

‘second-screen’ solution enabling remote

continually recognised as a leading

access to in-room services via iPad. The

Asian hotel group providing exceptional

Meritus Club Lounge features premium

service. Established in 1971, Mandarin

benefits and exclusive services to ensure

Orchard Singapore is a prime example

that the needs of business travellers are

of an award-winning hotel by Meritus.

met. Recreational facilities include an

Its prominent location in the world-

outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre,

renowned shopping belt of Orchard

and an outdoor tennis court.

Road makes it an ideal choice for

From large-scale international

international business and leisure

conferences to private functions, the

travellers.

hotel’s dedicated Meetings and Events

Mandarin Orchard’s 1,051 elegantly

team ensures that attention is paid

appointed guestrooms and suites

to every detail. The hotel also houses

offer premium accommodation and

Mandarin Gallery, a high-end shopping

gracious hospitality along with a host

destination occupying the first four

of unrivalled facilities and restaurants.

storeys of the hotel’s Orchard Wing. This

The rooms are equipped with advanced

synergistic pairing of Mandarin Gallery and

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), which

Mandarin Orchard enables guests to revel

connects guests to hotel services at a

in an all-encompassing hospitality and retail

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

touch of a button. Mandarin Orchard

experience, emphasising the brand’s core

333 Orchard Road,

is the first hotel in Singapore to offer a

values of Asian grace, warmth and care.

Singapore 238867 t: +65 6737 4411 f: +65 6732 2361 e: orchard@meritushotels.com w: www.meritushotels.com 142

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Singapore Official airline partner

 BEST HOTEL SINGAPORE Singapore Marriott Hotel

The Singapore Marriott Hotel is

hour fitness centre, a sauna and spa.

strategically situated within the

Conference facilities include 15,952

famed Orchard district – the heart

square feet of meeting space. This divides

of Singapore’s business, shopping and

up into 12 function rooms of varying

entertainment hub. This prime location

sizes to cater to all different meeting and

offers guests the convenience of

seminar needs. The pillarless, high ceiling

sheltered access to famous shopping

Marriott Grand Ballroom seats up to

destinations along Orchard Road right

550 banquet guests, while the winning

at their doorstep.

combination of sophisticated décor

The hotel underwent a SGD

and state-of-the-art technology adds

35 million refurbishment in 2012, the

grandeur and professionalism to

largest-scale renovation project to

any function.

take place in its 17-year history. It now

Singapore Marriott Hotel consistently

features 393 beautifully refurbished

tops lists and wins awards for its service,

rooms and suites, providing both business

product and associate relations. The key

and leisure travellers with superb,

to this success is the warm Marriott

five-star accommodation.

culture of care and commitment, backed

A wide range of facilities is provided

by the strong brand name and diligent

at the Singapore Marriott Hotel such

adherence to a set of well established

as an outdoor swimming pool, 24-

standard operating procedures.

Singapore Marriott Hotel 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, Singapore t: +65 6735 5800 f: +65 6735 9800 e: mhrs.sindt.sales@marriotthotels.com w: www.marriott.com/sindt 143

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China Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR CHINA Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort by Ivan C. Design Limited

Ivan C. Design Limited is an award

The hotel is a combination of

winning company specialising in interior

tradition and modernity, a luxury

design for residential and commercial

destination for both corporate and

projects including five-star hotels.

leisure travellers that delivers on a

In designing the interior of Hilton

business and resort level. Spectacular

Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort the

crystal chandeliers grace the ceiling of the

company drew inspiration from the

main lobby, mirror-clad pillars and mosaic

stunning lake and surrounding mountains,

walls emphasise the feeling of space, and

while representing the five ancient

landscape paintings and murals reflect

Chinese elements – metal, wood, fire,

Chinese culture.

earth and water. Water as a theme runs through

Rooms and suites are furnished with art deco-style furniture and

each of the seven connected buildings

Chinese details. The feel is opulent

with their 349 guest rooms – its form,

but comfortable, with rich colours,

colours, character and rhythm. The look

sumptuous soft furnishings and spa-like

Ivan C. Design Limited

is no one style but a combination of

bathrooms.

Flat1,13/F, Block A,

genres, with materials in an eclectic mix

Gold Way Industrial Centre,

of textures and patterns, from wood and

sense of luxury, a harmony in design that

16-20 Wing Kin Road,

leather to velvet, jade, travertine, onyx,

combines Chinese and western cultures

Kwai Chung New Territories,

marble and glass.

in a space that exudes elegance and grace.

In all, the interior reflects a timeless

Hong Kong t: +852 9873 7703 t: +852 6925 6010 f: +852 2556 2023 e: icdl20111@live.com w: www.icdl-hk.com 144

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Asia Pacific Hotel Awards Winners 2013-2014 Australia

Hong Kong (cont.)

Best Hotel

Best New Hotel Construction & Design

 Crown Towers

Highly Commended

ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel

Best Hotel Interior  Spicers Balfour Hotel by Coop Creative

India

Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment

Best Airport Hotel

 Crown Metropol Perth

 The Lalit Jaipur by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Best New Hotel Construction & Design

Best Hotel

 Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex

 Oakwood Premier Prestige Serviced Residences by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Cambodia

 Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Best Hotel

 The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

 Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Best Convention Hotel  La Classic Hotel

China

 The Lalit Ashok Bangalore by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Best Hotel Architecture

 The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

 InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS

Best Golf Resort

Highly Commended

Mandarin Oriental

 The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Architect: Aedas; Client: Chengdu Mind Group Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended

Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort

Best Hotel Interior Highly Commended

by Ivan C. Design Limited Highly Commended

by Morph Design Company

Liaoning International Conference Centre

Best New Hotel Construction & Design

by Peddle Thorp Architects

Highly Commended

Hyatt Regency Chennai

Highly Commended

Novotel-Ibis Bengaluru Techpark

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended

Oakwood Premier Prestige Serviced Residences

Liaoning International Conference Centre by Peddle Thorp Architects

by Interglobe Hotels Pvt Ltd Best Resort Hotel  Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort

Hong Kong

by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Best Hotel Architecture

Best Spa Hotel

 Hotel Indigo

 La Classic Hotel

Architect: Aedas; Client: Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co. Ltd Highly Commended

Skycity Marriott Hotel by Aedas

 Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

Best Hotel Interior

 The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

 Mira Moon by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd

Best Sustainable Hotel

Highly Commended

InterContinental Hong Kong (Ballroom, Lobby and Lobby

 Meluha The Fern

Lounge) by Woods Bagot Asia Limited

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Indonesia

Malaysia (cont.)

Best New Hotel Construction & Design

Best Sustainable Hotel

Highly Commended

Pullman Jakarta Central Park

Best Resort Hotel

 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa  The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort

 Alila Villas Soori Bali by SCDA Architects  The St. Regis Bali Resort

Maldives

Best Small Hotel

Best Airport Hotel

 The Damai

 Hulhule Island Hotel

 Viceroy Bali

Best Hotel Architecture

Best Spa Hotel

 Maldives Gaakoshibee by GAD - Global Architectural Development

 The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Highly Commended

Laos

Best Sustainable Hotel

Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design

 Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

 The Luang Say Residence Best Small Hotel

New Zealand

 The Luang Say Residence

Best Small Hotel  Hotel Debrett Ltd

Macau Best Resort Hotel

Pakistan

 Galaxy Macau

Best Airport Hotel  Pearl-Continental, Rawalpindi

Malaysia

Best New Hotel Construction & Design

Best Hotel

 Bahria Golf City (Sheraton Hotel) by Bahria Town

 Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design

Best Golf Resort

 Bahria Grand Hotel by Bahria Town

 Sutera Harbour Resort Best Hotel Interior

Singapore

 G Hotel Sdn Bhd by G Hotel Penang

Best Airport Hotel

Best Resort Hotel

 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Best Hotel

 Sutera Harbour Resort

 Mandarin Orchard Singapore

 The Datai

 Singapore Marriott Hotel

Best Small Hotel

Best Hotel Architecture

 Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

 The Fullerton Heritage by Sino Land Company Ltd

Best Spa Hotel

Highly Commended

W Singapore Sentosa Cove by AXIS Architects Planners Pte Ltd

 The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

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Singapore (cont.)

Thailand (cont.)

Best Resort Hotel

Best Resort Hotel

 Treetops Executive Residences Singapore

 AKARYN Samui Resort and Spa

Best Sustainable Hotel

 Beyond Resort Khaolak Co., Ltd

 Treetops Executive Residences Singapore

 Pavilions, Phuket  The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

South Korea

Best Small Hotel

Best Hotel

 Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa

 Lotte Hotel Seoul

 Pavilions, Phuket  Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

Sri Lanka

by Puripunn Co. Ltd

Best Hotel Interior

Best Spa Hotel

 Colombo Courtyard (Pvt) Ltd

 The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

Highly Commended

CASA Colombo

Best Small Hotel

Best Sustainable Hotel  Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa

 CASA Colombo Best Sustainable Hotel

Turkmenistan

 Ulagalla by UGA Escapes (Pvt) Ltd

Best Hotel Architecture Highly Commended

Avaza Hotel by iki design group

Taiwan Best Hotel

Vietnam

 W Taipei

Best Best Hotel  Sherwood Residence

Thailand

 Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Best Hotel

 Windsor Plaza Hotel

 Hilton Pattaya (CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd)

Best Convention Hotel

 InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

 Windsor Plaza Hotel

Best Convention Hotel

Best Hotel Interior

 Conrad Bangkok

 Mia Resort

Best Hotel Interior  Best Western Premier Sukhumvit by ASC Interior Co., Ltd Highly Commended

137 Pillars House by P49 Deesign & Associates Co., Ltd.

by Kaze Design Studio Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Highly Commended

Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa by Original Vision Limited & Castlewood Group

Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended

Casa de La Flora

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Overall Asia Pacific Hotel Awards Winners Best Airport Hotel Asia Pacific Hulhule Island Hotel

Best Hotel Asia Pacific Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Best Convention Hotel Asia Pacific Conrad Bangkok

Best Hotel Architecture Asia Pacific InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS

Best Hotel Interior Asia Pacific Best Western Premier Sukhumvit by ASC Interior Co., Ltd

Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Asia Pacific Crown Metropol Perth

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Asia Pacific Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex

Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design Asia Pacific The Luang Say Residence

Best Resort Hotel Asia Pacific Alila Villas Soori Bali by SCDA Architects

Best Small Hotel Asia Pacific Viceroy Bali

Best Spa Hotel Asia Pacific La Classic Hotel

Best Sustainable Hotel Asia Pacific Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa 148

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