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London’s leafiest locations

Why a Swiss home is not just for winter

Desirable destinations:

Portugal, UAE & South Africa

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Welcome! If you’ve ever looked out across London from the dizzy heights of the Shard or London Eye, you’ll appreciate just how green the capital appears. There are great pockets of parks, gardens and avenues that provide a welcome respite from the stresses of city life. This prompted us to explore North London to seek out properties in the leafiest possible locations – prepare to be pleasantly surprised at our findings from page . We also investigate the latest developments in the UAE; reveal Swiss properties for all-year round enjoyment; delve into the benefits of Portugal’s new ‘Golden Visa’ for non-European investors; and marvel at all that South Africa has to offer those thinking of making a holiday there last rather longer.

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few days and experience a completely new environment. Bearing this in mind, we’ve discovered a fabulous selection of hotels and resorts in city, rural and coastal locations across Europe. They all have important elements in common – prime locations, great service and an abundance of world class amenities. So, whatever the European summer weather may throw at us this year, there’s plenty to entertain you within each hotel or its surrounding locality. However, if you’re hoping for almost guaranteed sunshine, this issue’s destination resorts are in Mauritius and Senegal – need I say more?

PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Lynn West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; accounts@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex.

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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.

On the covers: Unique Investment Opportunity Maldives The Ocean Flower is the first phase of The 5 Lagoons Masterplan developed by Dutch Docklands Maldives in a joint venture with the Government of the Maldives. The Government has very recently opened up the real estate market for (foreign) private investors. This unique opportunity is now for sale and presents a fantastic investment with the ability to rent out the residences through a first-class hotel operator – with outstanding potential returns. www.dutchdocklands-maldives.com See page 27 Jasper Mulder – General Manager Dutch Docklands Maldives PVT LTD 3rd Floor, STO Aifaanu Building Marine Drive, Malé - Republic of Maldives t: +960 333 666 4 e: sales@dutchdocklands.com 6

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READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.


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In this issue Desire An engine-inspired coffee-maker, a TV like a sheet of floating glass; and Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay The finer things in life Lipstick heels and a heavenly hat for her and a Breitling watch and Bentley fragrance for him Finishing touches The ultimate outdoor furniture, Aston Martin picnic hamper, fire bowl and swing seat Room for thought Interior designer Dan Hopwood offers advice on creating interiors that truly reflect you and your lifestyle Driveway All the latest motoring news plus Stuart Shield drives a Radical SR3 at the Ascari racetrack in Spain Top 10 Cars Latest launches from the most magnificent marques Destination resorts Mauritius and Senegal come under the spotlight in our search for the world’s finest retreats Exploring different avenues We head to North London to find the area’s leafiest locations Summer in the city Five fabulous European hotels in prime cities including several tempting reader offers Going for gold A new ‘Golden Visa’ is helping non-EU citizens invest in Portugal and its properties A first resort Six of the very best rural or coast hotels in Europe, many offering reader incentives to visit Switzerland for all seasons Why Swiss bliss doesn’t come to an end when the snow melts Settling south We explore the diversity of life in South Africa and find a host of superb properties along the way Arabian delights The UAE is firmly back in the limelight with many exciting new developments underway The World’s Best Hotels & Property Awards Asia Pacific International Property & Travel Discover the winners of the 2013-2014 Asia Pacific Property and Hotel Awards

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This has to be the most beautifully engineered espresso machine in the world. A tribute to the Grand Prix engines of the 90s, the Espresso Veloce is the ultimate in functional automotive art. Tool room engineered using the same super-alloys in magnesium, titanium and aluminium as raced by the likes of Senna and Schumacher, these iconic halfscale ‘motors’ come in V12 and V10 configurations and are limited to just 500 numbered units. So, if you like your caffeine rush to be fast, furious and frequent, not only does the ‘motor’ produce a rich Italian-style coffee, thanks to an oil-filler that doubles as a grappa reservoir, the Espresso Veloce also creates the ultimate caffe corretto! Conceived and hand-built by Arte Meccanica Mastrogiuseppe, the Espresso Veloce is the last word in coffee engineering. ■ £9,000 / €10,625 / $14,000 www.espressoveloce.com

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It may look like a sheet of black glass but it is in

precisely matches the colour of the on-screen content

fact the latest Philips DesignLine television. Not

on to the wall behind.

only does it fit in perfectly with contemporary

The front sheet of glass sits on top of a

home interiors, it also provides a superb viewing

top-class LCD screen powered by a high-performance

experience. Rod White, senior creative director at

dual-core processor with Perfect Pixel HD engine

TP Vision, the exclusive brand licensee of Philips

inside. 3D Max uses active 3D technology in

TV, comments, “By consciously designing a

combination with the high-speed display to create

system which offers implicit performance, but in

a great 3D viewing experience in full HD resolution.

a language focused on interior context, we offer a

To facilitate Smart TV usability the sets come with a

true object of desire.”

remote control with pointing capability and built-in

The new TV carries the Philips DesignLine hallmark

keyboard. The TVs have Wi-Fi on board and support

of lightness and transparency; without a neck, without a stand and without a visible frame, it’s one

the Philips MyRemote app, Wi-Fi Miracast and

seamless sheet of glass leaning against a wall. In

SimplyShare to allow wireless streaming content

standby mode, the TV’s frameless glass front displays

to and from notebooks, smartphones and tablets.

a smooth, translucent flow from black opaque to

They are also ready to be automatically upgraded

transparent, which becomes invisible when watching

for MultiRoom viewing which allows consumers

TV. Adding to the floating appearance of the TV, its

broadcast content to be streamed from the master TV

Ambilight three-sided XL feature projects light that

to a secondary set anywhere in the home. ■

£2,000 / €2,370 / $3,100 for 117cm (46”) screen; £2,800 / €3,320 / $4,320 for 140cm (55”) screen www.tpvision.com

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‘Innovation and supreme service’ is the Kempinski Group’s guiding

restaurant boasts wonderful panoramas over the Red Sea and

principle and, by living up to this promise, its hotels regularly

serves a broad range of gastronomic treats.

win more than their fair share of awards, plaudits and accolades.

These include Head Chef Sedat’s highly popular signature

Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay in Egypt is one such multiple award-

dishes as well as a selection of international favourites. Guests who

winning example.

would like to enjoy relaxed conversation, vibrant live music and

Commanding a sublime location on the Red Sea, the views from

superb service, should head for the Sultan bar. Here they can

the hotel across the sea and to the mountains beyond are simply

choose from dozens of creative cocktails, fine wine, local and

breathtaking. The hotel is a wonderful blend of Moorish fortress style

international beers.

with warm and inviting oriental interiors and 21st-century technology

“The thing that never fails to impress guests is the quality and

– small wonder it has such a loyal clientele who enjoy the five-star

friendliness of the service. Nothing is too much trouble,” says George

luxury, discreet intimate atmosphere and the care that’s lavished on

Ganchev, Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay’s general manager. “Thoughtful touches and caring details include a choice of pillows,

each and every guest. A total of 325 rooms and suites offer a superb range of styles and furnishings together with fabulous sea or lagoon views. The View

scents, a welcome drink on arrival, and a selection of restaurants and a bar that offers whatever our guests dream of.” ■

From £126 / €147 / $190 - £144 / €168 / $218 for a double sea view room per night including breakfast up to September. ‘Kempinski a la carte’ includes added values guests may choose upon arrival such as a Cleopatra milk bath or a bottle of Le Baron Brut or Jardin de Nil wine. www.kempinski.com

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For the Last Word in Luxury With properties in Melbourne and Perth, Crown Hotels offers you a choice of five luxury hotels in spectacular locations. Discover Crown’s world-renowned restaurants including Rockpool Bar & Grill, Nobu and Bistro Guillaume, stylish bars, endless shopping, and the most opulent spa and leisure facilities. For more information or to book telephone + 61 3 9292 6211 or visit crownhotels.com.au

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Turning inside out Once again, RA Shaw Designs is garnering international attention for another of its stunning homes. Located on a sublime section of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales, in the exclusive Turks and Caicos Islands, ‘Mandalay’ is not only another of Ron Shaw’s astounding dream homes, rather it is a , square foot dream. Because the home incorporates the original foundation of a home built  years ago, RA Shaw Designs was able to build Mandalay just  feet from the ocean. “Today’s codes require homes to be a minimum of  feet from the sea,” Mr Shaw explains. “Due to the existing structure, we were grandfathered to the  foot contravention, which is one of the most striking features of the home. It really feels like the ocean is in the house.” This desire to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces is a hallmark of all RA Shaw Designs’ 16

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uncovered outdoor living area, “But I think most would agree, it is as enviable as the interior.”

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homes; Mr Shaw’s passion is to make remarkable, livable homes that take full advantage of the climate of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interior and exterior living spaces flow perfectly so you scarcely notice when you’ve wandered from one to another “The exterior dominates the interior,” Mr Shaw says, referring to Mandalay’s nearly , square feet of covered and

RA Shaw Designs understands that the ocean is the star of the show, and has taken great pains to ensure as much undisrupted access as possible. Tempered glass railing is used throughout the home to avoid inhibiting the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea from the second floor. The swimming pool that perfectly matches the turquoise waters of the Caicos Bank is the crowning achievement in the illusion that makes Mandalay appear to drift off into the horizon, rather than end at the edge of the home’s walls. At over , square feet the home’s water feature is more like a lagoon, and is composed of four pools of various elevations that flow ultimately into one. This astonishing water feature serves as the heart of the villa and seems

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to bring the space to life, adding a sense of interconnectedness; one part of the home to another, the interior and exterior living spaces, and finally the ocean and the sky. It’s a feat of magnificence and engineering that paradoxically seems like the most natural thing in the world. A whirlpool spa cascades into the lower pool, and a , BTU gas fire pit is located at the water lounge. For entertaining, there’s a swim up bar designed for four guests, and four more guests can join them on dry stools. The tabletop features a chessboard and four tic-tac-toe boards built-in, ideal for tournaments. The home also boasts five bathrooms, three powder rooms, and a gymnasium. There are two additional one-bedroom caretaker apartments in the Coach House, and a three-car garage.

Chic meets comfort

While this may all sound over the top, RA Shaw Designs has built Mandalay in a manner that leaves the home perfectly balanced. It is as luxurious as you’d imagine, while managing to be a home filled with comfortable and peaceful spaces within which to enjoy family and friends, or the simple joy of solitude. There’s a second custom whirlpool in the private courtyard attached to the master bedroom for example. This oasis will provide the home’s owners with their own space to retire to when they’ve finished entertaining their guests, who will in turn be taking

advantage of personal sanctuary in one of four guest bedrooms. Lest you be concerned for the comfort of visitors to Mandalay, three of the guest suites boast their own secluded outdoor showers. Whether you’re fortunate enough to visit in person, or you must be content with the photo tour provided in these pages, it’s easy to see that each detail has been considered with design in mind. Everywhere you look is flooded with

beauty; but much more than that, with beauty that actually functions. RA Shaw Designs’ Mandalay is a home that is sure to delight your senses and your soul. ■ RA Shaw Designs Tel: +1 649 941-4394 Ext. 102 Web: www.rashawdesigns.com Email: ron@rashawdesigns.com

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e finer t ing in li e Dress to impress with any one of these stylish suggestions

Great Gatsby glamour This ‘Art Nouveau’ diamond ring is inspired by the timeless elegance of the roaring 1920s; a world of extravagant parties and people. Made to order and handcrafted in 18ct white gold with round brilliant cut white diamonds by Rich Jewellery, delivery takes three to four weeks. The company also undertakes bespoke diamond ring commissions and is about to launch a select range of pendant necklaces and earrings. £2,400 - www.rich-jewellery.co.uk

Sweet smell of success Bentley has launched its first fragrance range for men. Combining two world-renowned brands, it brings together the master French crystal maker Lalique and the iconic British car company. The collaboration between Bentley and Art & Fragrance, owner of Lalique, creates the bespoke ‘Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition’, an impressive crystal flacon with the legendary ‘Flying B’ Bentley mascot. The eau de parfum itself, composed by Mylène Alran, from the French perfume house Robertet, is a fitting elixir of fine woody notes and exquisite leather to complement the epicentres of excellence within Bentley’s craftsmanship. Precious orris butter accord also enriches the scent to create a sensual and charismatic character. The ‘Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition’ is limited to only 999 pieces and available at a number of carefully selected retailers. £3,000 for 40ml - www.bentleymotors.com Crowning glory Australian designer Alexandra Harper is an innovative milliner known for creating hats of exceptional quality and unlike any others on the market. With prominent flair and unabashed quirkiness, the Alexandra Harper brand, now based in London, can be relied upon for exciting and show-stopping hats, headpieces and fascinators. Never one to conform to trends, Alexandra lends her very own take on sophistication and originality to classic millinery techniques. ‘Urban Jungle Fille’ shown here is just one striking example. Made from peacock hurl feathers as well as guinea fowl and turkey feathers, it can’t fail to turn heads! £1,300 - www.alexandraharpermillinery.com On location Breitling has reaffirmed its pioneering role in the field of technical watches and instruments for professionals by creating the very first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon (PLB). The Emergency II is a high-tech gem equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the CospasSarsat international satellite alert system and serving both to issue alerts and to guide search and rescue missions. Developed in conjunction with major scientific institutes, the Emergency II is distinguished by numerous microelectronic and microtechnical innovations, including a revolutionary rechargeable battery, a miniaturized dual frequency transmitter and an unprecedented integrated antenna system – three features specifically developed for this model. As the first ever wristworn dual frequency PLB, it establishes itself as a safety and survival instrument in all distress situations on land, at sea and in the air. £12,040 – www.breitling.com/emergency 18

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 Travel in style Currently one the most renowned luggage labels in the world, Milanese label Bric’s is one of Italy’s chicest accessory brands. A list of the company’s most discerning clientele includes Kate Hudson, Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston. This season, Bric’s is returning to the days when travel was not merely about getting from A to B but a leisure pursuit in itself. With that thought in mind, Bric’s Bojola range includes beautiful ivory trolley cases with traditional tan leather trim, weekend holdalls, wheeled duffles and cosmetic cases in matching finishes. Available from Harrods, they are the last word in classic 30’s styling. £625 for the Thermoform Trolley £590 for the Trolley Duffle www.brics.it

 Ring the changes If you’re hoping to find a diamond with a difference, Tresor Paris specializes in bespoke diamond pieces. As an example, this fabulous ring features an intense 7.06 carat yellow diamond flanked by little pink and white diamonds. Sure to capture many admiring glances, the diamond comes complete with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. £325,000 - www.tresorparis.co.uk

 Heavenly heels Launched in 2010, the Lipstick Heel has now been given cult status. It was included in the recent Fashion Institute of Technology’s NYC exhibition ‘Shoe Obsession’, featuring more than 150 cult shoes of the last decade. The heel itself is a novelty but even more so considering it is interchangeable, thus the coloured lipstick can be changed. The Flutterby Shoe stemmed from an international design contest ‘Cinderthriller’ sponsored by Alberto Guardiani to find the next ‘it’ shoe which could achieve cult status. After receiving more than 800 designs, an international judging panel of key buyers and trendsetters chose the Flutterby Shoe as the winning design. It has since become a key part of the Alberto Guardiani SS13 collection. Shaped like a butterfly’s wing, the heel is made of solid plastic with a central metal stake which ensures both comfort and stability. Each heel is hand painted, making every pair of shoes truly one-of-a-kind. Lipstick Heel £574 - Flutterby Shoe £594 www.albertoguardiani.com

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Finishing touches We seek out this summer’s most stylish solutions for both indoor and outdoor living  Perfect picnics This 28-piece Aston Martin picnic hamper combines luxury and functionality to complement the lifestyle of its owner. The inspiration is the elegance, craftsmanship and engineering excellence that has been built into every Aston Martin since 1913. This simple yet enduring design ethos influences every piece within the hamper, from the sleek stainless steel cutlery set to the Irish damask linen table cloth, Scottish lamb’s wool rug and fine bone china plates. Eating alfresco has never been so stylish! £2,750 – www.grantmacdonald.com/astonmartin

Black to black If you’re going for an all-out garden seating experience this summer, the Sicilia black rattan seven-piece sofa set could be just the thing. Family is always at the heart of the Sicilian culture and, with this in mind, Alexander Francis has created the Sicilia sofa set to accommodate all generations. Both elegant and contemporary, the Sicilia set is all black, inspired by the volcanic landscapes of Sicily. It is finished with specially designed stainless steel feet which will never corrode and hand sewn, double stitched cushion covers. Durable and lightweight, it can be moved from conservatory to patio with ease. £1,724 – www.alexander-francis.co.uk  Great for grilling Designed to emulate a piece of garden art, the Barbacoa barbecue and fire bowl is not only beautiful to look at, it will also grill alfresco meals to perfection. The word ‘barbacoa’ means sacred fire pit and is also a form of cooking meat that originated in the Caribbean, and from which the term barbecue originally derives. The Barbacoa has a circular design with a large grilling area – this means that lots of people can cook a variety of meats, fish, vegetables at the same time, making the whole cooking experience much more sociable. It is also healthier for backs as it stands at worktop height. When the cooking is finished, the grill lifts off. Throw a few logs on and you have a beautiful fire bowl to keep you warm long into the night. The Barbacoa is handmade to order by a local blacksmith, using only the finest quality materials and finished to a high standard. £2,500 – www.sparrowandfinch.co.uk

 Decadent decanters Multi-disciplinary designer Henri Davies ingeniously ‘up-cycles’ old wine and water decanters, transforming them into lamps that beautifully reflect light through cut glass. The styles and periods of the lamps vary considerably. The collection includes Georgian and Victorian decanters as well as an array of 20th century styles, from art deco to mid-century modern. Our featured lamp is made from a heavy Georgian crystal decanter with flat cut, light-reflecting facets. Henri has teamed it beautifully with a taupe silk shade and a gold retro silky cable, ensuring there won’t be another like it anywhere in the world. £300 – www.tyger.com

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TV soaps while you soak The ultimate must-have gadget for the bathroom has

Hideaway hang-out The ultimate hanging lounger, Swingrest is one of the

to be a waterproof television. The Bagnovision from Bagno Design incorporates a 19”

first products to emerge from Dedon Island resort’s ‘Outdoor Living Lab’ in Siargao,

high density colour television into the bathroom mirror. Each mirror TV comes with

Philippines. Here, Daniel Pouzet, co-architect and designer of Dedon Island, took his

Bluetooth technology enabling connectivity to other devices such as MP3 players.

inspiration for the Swingrest from the extra-high ceilings of the resort’s villas.

Bagnovision also includes a waterproof remote control, speakers and an FM/AM radio.

Perfect for hanging on the terrace or veranda, or even indoors, the Swingrest is

Each screen can be fitted with mist-free mirror pads as an optional extra. Bagnovision

distinguished by the simplicity of its concept. Rather than complicate it unnecessarily,

is available in three versions: Chicago, which is available in a choice of four sizes;

Daniel decided to focus on refining the details of the design. He developed its elegant

Boston with an illuminated mirror available in two sizes; or Seattle, again with an

suspension system, 180° rotating tabletop and the specially-created cord that wraps

illuminated mirror. Finally, Infiniti is the ultimate spa TV; a waterproof LCD model which

around its exposed tubing. Available in a natural coloured weave or a pink special

can be recessed or mounted and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. This

edition, Swingrest comes with an optional fabric curtain cover that’s perfect for

model also comes complete with speakers and a digital tuner.

creating shade and privacy while letting those inside see out.

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Home holistics Designed and made in England by Aequum, The Aureus is the result of over 10 years of design development to create the most comfortable and luxurious massage couch, combining leathers with the highest quality hardwood. Each bespoke couch is numbered and tailored to the individual needs of the client for using at home or by the home masseuse. From £12,000 – www.aequum.com

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Room for thought We meet architect and interior design specialist Daniel Hopwood to discover the secrets behind creating stunning living spaces that really work Founded in , Daniel Hopwood’s design studio in central London is a multidisciplinary practice that includes interior designers as well as architects and landscape architects. Projects undertaken are a mixture of residential and commercial work but the company’s aim is to remain a small, bespoke studio offering clients a creative and practical but ultimately very personal design service. “Many of us have been working together for  years,” says Daniel. “This gives the beauty of experience mixed in with the energy and fresh ideas of the newly qualified architects that we welcome into the studio. Our work covers residential, hotels and restaurants, much of it being in central London, where we have developed into specialists handling small expensive spaces and making them work and look great.”

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the entire design process. “The studio is a library of samples and products and large computer screens where we work with clients, it can be highly creative and lots of fun. Consequently we create tailored non-formulaic solutions which gently nudge against design boundaries. “Gradually interior design is being recognised as a profession in its own right and regarded as an essential component in making a successful home. Spearheaded by the British Institute of Interior Design we are beginning to see architects and designers collaborate to create sophisticated, fully resolved and considered projects. “London has grown to be the international capital and consequently hosts people from around the world. Interestingly, that has not resulted in homes being created with an international style, instead clients want to reflect their roots. Consequently we are beginning to see the resurgence of the hand made, individualist work that had fallen asleep for a while.”

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Over the years, Daniel has found that his most challenging design projects are those without a client. The hotel suite, for example – this poses questions such as ‘who is it for’ and ‘what is special for us all?’ “To create new suites of the Berkeley Hotel,” he explains, “I looked at them as temporary homes that are just that little bit special something beyond, a little daring, inspirational without being alienating. I find working on hotels an ideal canvas to develop the new in design.”

Chasing the dream

As for his idea of a dream project Daniel says, “The dream is here and now, not in the showy places like super yachts but in everyday life, we all need homes that are both functional and reflect our own personalities. Many more people are now approaching designers for those answers, there is no better time to be in the industry. “Admittedly, I am working on a chateau – a very old one, th century, just as you would imagine with turrets and lots of stone walls.

Such a project with all its space requires a different approach to a city apartment but with both it’s still about chasing the dream. Also on our drawing boards is a new residential tower in Cairo with all the challenges of developing homes to meet the needs of the surge of international business people using the city as a gateway to Africa.” Daniel is also working on a penthouse duplex with the magical view of London’s Tower Bridge. “I have previously worked with the client,” he explains, “we understand each other which makes the design process much easier as there is no leap of faith required by the client and no hand holding by me.” The wide fluctuations of the last  years have been so unpredictable that Daniel is somewhat loathe to look too far ahead to anticipate future trends. “I thought that the recent economic recession would have spelt doom for the industry,” he says. “Instead I discovered a new wave of individuals, from foreign clients investing in London to others who, rather than moving, wanted

to re-invest in their property using money that was not returning good yield in the banks. “There is certainly a lot of property in London that was developed in the building booms of the s and s that is now becoming tired. Instead of facing charming mid th century properties to renovate sensitively, I am having to deal with concrete slabs, immoveable soil pipe runs and quirky electrical heating systems to create up to date apartments.” Daniel’s parting shot of advice to those planning a redesign, no matter how large or small is, “Understand that remodeling a home is too expensive to get wrong. It’s best to delegate to professionals; use their knowledge and experience to get the best out of your home. In briefing them you need to be true to yourself, don’t feel the need to impress others nor create a space that considers a future purchaser, instead enjoy your home as a reflection of you and your lifestyle.” Further information Visit www.danielhopwood.com International Property & Travel

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This innovative oceanfront development of 185 floating luxury villas, arranged in the shape of a Maldivian flower, offers you a unique lifestyle. The Ocean Flower is located in a breathtaking lagoon with one of the world’s most spectacular natural coral reefs and within easy reach of the Maldives’ international airport in Malé. The traditional Maldivian styled villas come in three distinctive designs, all with private plunge pools. They are spacious, stylishly furnished, well equipped and fully serviced by a 5-star hotel operator, which offers you the opportunity to rent out your property when not in use for your own enjoyment. White-sand beaches, restaurants, shops, leisure pools, small beach islands, a day spa and a diving centre are at your fingertips. Villa owners are also entitled to a free golf membership at the nearby Royal Indian Ocean Golf Club - the Maldives’ only 18-hole course and the first floating golf course in the world.

The Ocean Flower is part of “The 5 Lagoons” masterplan, developed by Dutch Docklands – the world’s leader in floating developments – in a joint venture with the Government of the Maldives. The cluster of 5 interconnected lagoons is home to high-end luxury developments, providing villa owners on The Ocean Flower unique access to entertainment and leisure facilities, such as shopping, dining or a round of golf on the 18-hole floating golf course. “The 5 Lagoons” project received special global recognition as finalist at the prestigious MIPIM Awards 2013, representing the world’s most outstanding development projects.

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Only recently, and for the very first time, foreign private investors are allowed to enter the Maldives’ real estate market. Through The Ocean Flower development, you can own a piece of paradise with excellent investment opportunities. The Maldives is firmly established as one of the world’s most exclusive and beautiful destinations, with its highly protected natural marine environments and spectacular underwater life. The villas’ upmarket location and the option to rent out through a top-class hotel operator provide an excellent opportunity to gain an outstanding return on investment. Both the occupancy and average room rates in this part of the Maldives are amongst the highest in the world.

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

McLaren hits 50

‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’ When a -year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in , his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. In those days, Bruce’s vision was shared by fewer than half a dozen loyal souls, who slogged across the world to race his self-made cars. Nowadays, as the McLaren Group prepares to celebrate its th birthday in September, it employs more than , people, all of whom still share Bruce’s ideals of combining sportsmanship with solid engineering practice and cutting-edge technical expertise. Ron Dennis CBE, executive chairman, McLaren Group and McLaren Automotive, said, “McLaren’s history is long and storied, but McLaren’s legacy is harder to define – and that’s because it’s still being vividly written every day by the dedicated men and women who work at the McLaren Technology Centre. “Bruce McLaren wrote the beginning of the story, and the legend is going to continue for many years to come. I’m only a chapter, not the book, and I want other people to come in and write their own chapters as time goes by. This is a book that’s still being written, and that, perhaps, is the greatest legacy of McLaren.” www.mclaren.com International Property Luxury Collection

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Charismatic conversions Especially for car owners who want the last word in refinement but prefer not to make it obvious, Carisma Auto Design has quietly built a reputation for discreet, bespoke interior conversions. Clients range from sporting superstars to showbiz celebrities and seasoned business executives with numerous orders from the UAE and China bolstering European demand. Clive Drake, sales and marketing director of Carisma says, “We have rapidly become the ‘go-to’ service, for discreet luxury transport. This is not something a vehicle manufacturer would approach, but the last year has shown us that there’s a large number of people around the world, who want super luxury, but don’t want to display it and we’re meeting that need.” Due to the special relationship Carisma Auto Design has with Mercedes-Benz, brand new country specified cars can be supplied fully converted with an official global MercedesBenz warranty. The company bases most of its conversions on already premium vehicles,

the majority of conversions use the Mercedes-Benz Viano but other models are available including the G-Wagen, Volkswagen T and the Land Rover Defender. The latest being an armoured Cadillac Escalade, specifically for American market, complete with bullet-proof glass, steel and Kevlar armouring up to IAC level three to six along with run-flat tyres. While maintaining their standard exteriors, vehicles can be transformed inside with the finest grades of hand-stitched leather, to the latest multimedia mobile communications and high-end audio. Options even extend to solid crystal ashtrays, handmade drawers for integrated fountain pen sets and custom seat embroidery. “The limit really is the imagination. There hasn’t been a request yet that we haven’t met and we’re planning to build on this for future growth,” concludes Mr Drake. www.carismaautodesign.com

Big bidding at Brooklands It was not just the sun that beamed down on Historics’ early summer auction - the Brooklands Museum-based auctioneer registered its biggestever attendance during both viewing and sale days, the largest consignment list and motorcar sales in excess of £1.5 million. With 110 classic car consignments representing 38 different marques and, for the first time, a separate major sale of 87 classic motorcycles adding to the itinerary, Historics represented the breadth of the classic community. Jaguar enthusiasts were treated to a selection of 12 models across five decades, headed by an immaculate concours-standard 1966 Series I E-Type 4.2 litre roadster. With significant pre-sale interest, the leather trim convertible attracted a flurry of enthusiastic bids, resulting in a sale price of £112,000. Arguably the most immaculate of all was a Jaguar D-Type re-creation of 1969. Supreme attention to detail made this a magnificent tribute to the famed Browns Lane racing car. Not surprisingly, a flurry of bidding sealed the sale at £52,920. The Mercedes-Benz marque has always been a robust seller at Historics and this was no exception. 34

Amidst the 15 varied consignments a brace of 1957 190SL roadsters topped the M-B sales charts at £61,600 and £62,720. Creating major interest amongst ‘No Reserve’ consignments was a rare 1963 Lotus Elan S1 by Shapecraft, which had slumbered in storage for 40 years. Strong bidding propelled this total restoration project to £26,880. Languishing alongside the Elan was an equally fascinating car requiring a total re-build – a 1970 Porsche 911T – which has been on the road for just six of its 43 years. Enthusiastic bidding also reached £26,880. With nearly 40 years between them, a supremely elegant 1967 Aston Martin DB6 and 2006 DB9 provided an interesting contrast. The former whisked speedily to £123,000 whilst the DB9 changed hands at an impressive £35,840. Strong interest in British sportscars continued with a rare 1961 LenhamHealey Six (of which reputedly just 18 were made) joining the contingent of cars exceeding their estimates at £20,720. The next classic motorcar sale will be held on Saturday, August 31st.  www.historics.co.uk

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Ferrari owners take to the track with a professional race team Based at a dedicated , square foot workshop facility at Silverstone, FF Corse provides a complete management service for owners of Ferrari Challenge, sports and GT cars. Specialist servicing, preparation and storage of the largest fleet of client owned Ferrari Challenge cars in the world forms the basis of a track-day and race team operation. A membership programme provides a platform for owners and drivers to become actively involved in the track-day, racing and social aspects of FF Corse. The whole procedure is made so simple that owners only have to turn up at the track to meet their dedicated technicians who have already transported and prepared their Ferrari for the day. A hire service is available for non-owner drivers as is expert tuition from trained racing drivers. Each event is also complemented by excellent catering facilities in the FF Corse hospitality trailer. The current season is building up to an exciting peak as FF Corse drivers continue their battles throughout the UK and Europe in the one-make Ferrari Open and the European Ferrari Challenge. Along with multi-marque racing in the British GT Championship, GT Cup and The British Endurance Championship, there’s plenty of action for Ferrari drivers to experience at first hand. Visit www.ffcorse.com for further information about membership and a full list of track-day and race dates.

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D R I VE WAY

Getting Radical

Stuart Shield experiences the fastest drive of his life Ascari has a unique place in the world of motoring. The company is named in honour of Alberto Ascari, an Italian racing driver who was the first double world F champion. Ascari started to manufacture high performance cars in the mid s. Their cars were objects of beauty with high performance to match. Future plans to build a world-class track would also be brilliantly executed. In , Ascari started construction of a racetrack located near Ronda and less than an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Marbella in Southern Spain. Rather than a public circuit, it would become the world’s first race resort. The racetrack’s location is breathtaking, surrounded by hills, trees and pastures. Considering the privacy of its guests, the track is discreetly hidden from the highway and only a small sign signals its location. The circuit is long and challenging, just less than . km in length, incorporating features and curves from famous tracks around the world. The owners did not cut corners with the build quality, with even the tarmac surface of the highest standard available. The Ascari facilities and employees satisfy every possible need for a beginner or experienced motor racing enthusiast. On-site is a huge underground car storage and workshops while a full complement of skilled mechanics and engineers, marshals, support crew and racing instructors help visitors improve their driving skills. A number of car manufacturers have chosen Ascari to road test cars in development or before a new model is launched. BBC Top Gear has also filmed at Ascari extensively over the years. Those with a passion for fast driving can book an experience in a wide range of cars, including Lotus Elise, Ascari Porsche GT, Radical SR and even an F car. An avid racing enthusiast myself, I decided to trial the Ascari experience. Upon my arrival I was shown around, then given a full safety briefing followed by a threelap drive with an experienced professional racing driver as my chauffeur. Before the privilege of driving the Radical would be granted, my driving skills had to be 36

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tested on the Lotus. Once my performance was viewed on CCTV and deemed acceptable, I found myself in the driver’s seat of the absurdly fast Radical. The Radical’s power comes from a motorcycle engine, but because the vehicle is so light, the power to weight ratio allows it to outpace GT racecars. With the car outperforming my driving skill, I did not even come close to reaching the car’s limits. Even still, it was the fastest drive of my life. Many visitors who have thoroughly enjoyed their experience join the exclusive Ascari club where they can benefit from a much wider range of services, improve their driving skills and meet others who share their passion for motor sport. The large clubhouse, which sits along the paddock, serves excellent food and even has a pool and sunbeds to add to the relaxing atmosphere. ■ To find out more, contact Ascari: + 34 (952) 187171 info@ascari.net www.ascari.net

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Let your imagination run fast and free with our latest collection of dream drives

 Compared to its closest series production equivalent, the Audi TT ultra quattro concept has shed an incredible 300kg and gained a power upgrade to 310PS. This gives it a 4.2 second 0-62mph sprint time and a top speed of over 170mph. www.audi.com

Porsche is celebrating 40 years of Turbo with its new ‘Type 991’ generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. Features include new all-wheel drive running gear with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 560hp from the flat six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine. The 911 Turbo accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds, while the 911 Turbo S takes 3.1 seconds. Top speed is 197mph. Turbo from £118,349 - Turbo S from £140,852 - www.porsche.com

The Panamera S E-Hybrid can reach speeds of up to 84 mph in all-electric operation, and the acceleration time from 0-62 mph has been shortened to 5.5 seconds. The electric boost function helps here, in which the performance of the electric motor aids that of the combustion engine. Boosting can also be activated by kick-down. The car’s overall top speed is 168mph. Furthermore, an entirely new twin-turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 is now offered in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S. From $99,000 - www.porsche.com

The all-new Ghibli is set to break new ground for Maserati. It will be available with two turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 engines, an eightspeed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and the new ‘Q4’ all-wheel drive system. The Ghibli will also become the first Maserati production car in history powered by a diesel engine. From approx £50,000 www.maserati.com

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Mercedes has launched significant changes to its SL-Class from June production. Both the SL 350 and SL 500 now gain AMG Sport status, which includes additional standard equipment including the AMG Sports Package for both the interior and exterior, an electric glass sunroof, and Parktronic with Active Park Assist. The SL 63 AMG, also benefits from an electric panoramic glass sunroof and Parktronic with Active Park Assist as additions to the standard equipment spec. SL 350 AMG Sport from £69,960 - SL 500 AMG Sport from £79,970 - SL 63 AMG from £110,785 www.mercedes-benz.co.uk

The latest BMW Z4 represents a time-honoured and yet alluringly contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, the new Design Pure Traction equipment package, the new entry-level sDrive18i model and the latest additions to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide fresh impetus and even greater individuality. From £27,610 - £45,795 - www.bmw.co.uk

The new Jaguar XFR-S is capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds and up to the electronically limited top speed of 186mph. With an increase of 40PS and 55Nm over the XFR in power and torque from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, the XFR-S produces an astonishing 550PS and 680Nm, yet with no impact on fuel consumption or CO2 emissions. £79,995 - www.jaguar.com

The Lyonheart K was presented to the public in February 2012 and immediately achieved worldwide acclaim. Created by Robert Palm, founder of Swiss design firm Classic Factory, the Lyonheart K has been engineered and will be built by the Envisage Group in Coventry. The Cosworth refined 5.0 litre supercharged V8 delivers 575PS and 700Nm of torque, while a state-of-the-art all aluminium chassis and a finely tuned multilink chassis offer superb dynamics and agility. The Lyonheart K reaches 60mph in under 4 seconds and tops 186mph (electronically limited). The planned production of just 250 cars, including coupé and convertible versions, will be built between December 2013 and summer 2015. €360,000 for the Lyonheart K Coupé - €375,000 for the Lyonheart K Convertible www.lyonheart.com

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe represents not only a new experience of luxury in an M car, but also the ultimate expression of the dynamic potential embedded in the BMW 6 Series. It’s powered by a high-revving V8 engine that boasts M TwinPower Turbo technology, develops 412 kW/560 hp and propels it from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds. From €128,000 - €168,000 - www.bmw.co.uk

The all-new Range Rover Sport will offer a choice of three equipment levels from launch this year (HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic). Customers can choose between a supercharged 5.0-litre 510PS V8 petrol engine and a 3.0-litre 292PS SDV6 diesel engine. The powertrain line-up will be expanded in early 2014 by a 3.0 litre 258PS TDV6 and high performance 4.4 litre 339PS SDV8 diesel engine. In addition, an innovative, high-efficiency diesel Hybrid model will be available to order in 2014. Across the range, acceleration times for the 0-60mph dash start from 5 seconds. From £51,500 - www.landrover.com International Property & Travel

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The warmest of welcomes Shanti Maurice, a boutique lifestyle resort in Mauritius, has one wish – that travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family Guests at Shanti Maurice are treated to a mix

At your leisure

of sights, sounds and flavours derived from the

The resort’s concierge is at hand to arrange a huge

Indian, African, French and Chinese influences that

diversity of local experiences from swimming with

form the Mauritian culture. Indeed, the resort’s

dolphins at Tamarind Bay to a tour of the Bois Cheri

philosophy is built on a desire for guests to use it as

Tea Factory – which has been making tea for over

a base from which to experience the very best that

100 years – or a leisurely lunch at Le Saint Aubin,

the real Mauritius has to offer. Throughout Shanti

a plantation house built in 1819 which has been

Maurice, the pride of the almost exclusively local

converted into a restaurant serving classic

staff is evident, manifesting itself in a genuinely

Mauritian cuisine.

warm and caring service. The resort makes an ideal setting for holidays,

For the actively inclined, the south of Mauritius offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits, such as

special celebrations, weddings and honeymoons.

windsurfing, zip-lining and hiking. The resort also

Couples can exchange vows in Shanti Maurice’s

welcomes families and offers a Kids’ Club and Kids’

wedding pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean

Activities Programme with recreational pursuits

or under the resort’s ancient Badamier tree, with a

such as non-motorised water sports, tennis, and arts

backdrop of mountains.

& crafts.

On location

an enchanting tea pavilion, surrounded by lily ponds

Shanti Maurice can be found on the largely

and indigenous flower gardens. Covering over 75,000

untouched south coast of Mauritius near the small

square feet and comprising 25 treatment rooms,

town of St Felix. Set between the turquoise of the

it is one of the largest and most comprehensive

Indian Ocean and the vivid greens of the sugarcane

spas in the Indian Ocean. Trained masseurs and spa

fields, the resort is ideally located around a pristine

therapists work alongside nutritionists, personal

horseshoe coral sand cove.

trainers and Ayurvedic Doctors to encourage

Away from home comforts

The resort’s award-winning Nira Spa is built around

optimum wellbeing.

The resort comprises 61 spacious suites and villas,

Must do. . .

spread across a 36-acre landscape of fragrant tropical

Guests at Shanti Maurice are able to dine at the

gardens. All 17 villas – including the Presidential villa –

home of the grandmother of one of the resort’s

are located on the beachfront overlooking the Indian

team members. On arrival at Grandma’s Kitchen, she

Ocean and have a private pool, outdoor rain shower

imparts her knowledge on cooking a host of delicious

and dining pavilion.

Mauritian dishes.

Shanti Maurice offers extensive dining options,

Once the meal has been prepared, you will

with an emphasis on locally-sourced fresh fare. New

enjoy the traditional home-style cooking around a

head chef Willibald Reinbacher sources the vast

communal table, whilst listening to Grandma’s stories

majority of ingredients from the island’s farmers and

about the past. To complete the experience, you

fishermen, as well as utilising herbs and vegetables

will be given a mini cookbook, filled with a selection

grown on the estate. The resort’s new signature

of Grandma’s handwritten recipes, photos from

restaurant, Stars, is defined by its contemporary Cape

throughout her life and a few of her secret cooking

cuisine and wide selection of South African wines,

tips, enabling you to recreate the flavours of Mauritius

minimising food miles.

in your own kitchen.

Pebbles restaurant offers an international menu, influenced by the flavours of India, whilst the resort’s rustic beach-side Fish and Rhum Shack celebrates the bounty of the surrounding seas, complemented by

Costs

cocktails using rum from the local distillery and beers

Nightly rates start from £472 / €555 / $720 per room on

from the village brewery. Shanti Maurice’s exotic

a half board basis

gardens also provide picture-perfect picnic places to enjoy fresh, home grown produce in cultivated yet

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Senegalese serenity The therapeutic powers of nature have long been valued in ancient African culture and can still be experienced at The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa in Senegal Hailed by many as the top tourist destination in

channels, free wi-fi and internal and outside

At your leisure

West Africa, Saly is a seaside resort on the Petite

telephone lines.

Rhino Resort has one of the most modern spas in

CĂ´te of Senegal, south of Dakar. The area is

Africa, covering over 490m2 on two floors. Acclaimed

home to Rhino Resort and, with 3,000 hours

Standard Elegantly decorated and furnished, these

World’s Best Spa Hotel in 2012 by the International

of sunshine every year, it is an ideal place for a

comfortable 32m2 rooms are ideal for both business

Hotel Awards, it provides a deeply therapeutic

memorable holiday.

travellers and those on a relaxing holiday. They

experience in an environment that reflects an exotic

include a safe and mini-bar.

Afro-Asian ambience. Here guests can enjoy a world

Family These spacious 32m2 duplex rooms are perfect

of sensations through water. Contrasts of hot and

Senegal is only a few hours away from major tourist

for family holidays or groups of friends. They include

cold water, hot tubs, water jets, water beds and one

destinations, five hours from Western Europe and

a king size bed, two single beds in the attic, a safe and

of the largest waterfalls seen in a hotel with over

about seven hours from the East Coast of the United

mini-bar.

200,000 litres per hour, simulating the effect of a

States. Rhino Resort provides the perfect base for

Junior Suite Relaxed and spacious, this 44m2 duplex

natural waterfall.

exploring Saly, the Senegalese riviera, Goree Island,

with sitting room has two extra beds, a safe and

Bandia Animal Reserve and the capital city of Dakar.

mini-bar.

areas, the spa offers a range of superb treatments,

Teranga Suite Contemporary and luxurious without

using exclusive products and the most natural

being ostentatious, this 64m2 option has its own

Alqvimia therapies for the complete well being of

All rooms and suites at the Rhino Resort come

sitting room and private terrace.

mind, body and soul.

complete with double beds surrounded by mosquito

Rhino Suite This vast 56m2 suite offers a real haven of

nets, bathrooms with separate shower units, air

serenity with its private pool, sitting room, safe and

fitness room on site, the Rhino Resort is also within

conditioning, flat screen televisions with international

mini-bar.

easy reach of big-game fishing, deep-sea diving,

On location

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horse riding, sailing, golf and parachuting. Saly itself has nightclubs, a casino and various boutiques as well as a small private airfield.

Must do… Visit one of nature’s miracles: a completely pink lake, that’s shallow, warm and surrounded by white foam. Due to its high saline content, everything floats on it, and the thick crust of salt from the lake’s bed is gathered for sale. Sand dunes, a baobab forest and traditional villages with thatch-roofed huts surround the Pink Lake.

Costs Rooms from £119 / €139 / $180 Suites from £158 / €185 / $239

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Exploring different avenues If you’re hoping to find a London home that’s conveniently close to the City yet retains a distinct feel of the countryside, we suggest you look north

There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds – all the buzz of city life a short train ride away combined with a home in the green and tranquil districts of North London. Trevor Abrahmson, managing director of Glentree International is in full agreement, commenting, “It is quite easy to understand why over the years, captains of industry (in the UK and internationally), diplomats and dignitaries, monarchs and potentates are so attracted to the leafy suburbs of North West London such as Regent’s Park, St John’s Wood, Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Highgate. “It can’t be accidental that there is probably more common and heath land than anywhere else in Central London, ie Hampstead Heath is ▶

TREETOPS COMPTON AVENUE, KENWOOD N6 Abutting Highgate Golf Course, Compton Avenue is a private gated road with 24-hour security guards. This property opposite Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath, is a newly constructed eight-bedroom residence. Spanning 1,492m2 over four storeys, each level is served by an elevator. Features include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, steam room, sauna, cinema room, garage with car lift, 0.5 acres of landscaped grounds, an industrial kitchen and separate staff accommodation. £28.5m / €33.7m / $44.4m Glentree: +44 (0)20 8458 7311; sales@glentree.com International Property & Travel

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about  acres, and that is probably unique in the world. You can buy a mansion of between ,-, square foot in up to  acres of freehold land and yet you will only be  minutes from the West End of London. You will be nestled between the historic villages of Highgate and Hampstead that date back to medieval times, have two golf courses on your doorstep and a private airport within half an hour. “As if this is not enough to entice you, you will pay a half to a third of the price of a similar property in Kensington or Belgravia and since you will be living in a ‘quasi’ estate this mansion will probably serve two purposes, that of both a town and country residence.” Mr Abrahmson believes there is something very calming about the drive up Heath Street towards Winnington Road and Bishops Avenue. “You pass quaint shops, cafes and bistros that are usually teaming with an eclectic mix of clientele and then you pass a series of tree lined avenues that make up this highly desirable and much sought after place. “Whereas Central London is a little transient, here in North West London, communities thrive. You have one of the finest private schools in the world – Highgate School – and generally when you move here you never leave.”

Kick-off for Queen’s Park

Another area that is increasingly featuring in West-Londoner’s dinner party conversations is Queen’s Park. Nick Crayson, managing director of specialist London estate agency Crayson, says, “Queen’s Park used to be associated with football, period. If smart City types found themselves at Queen’s Park underground station, it was a fair bet they’d fallen asleep on the tube and missed their stop at Paddington or Maida Vale. 50

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“But Queen’s Park looks a little bit like Notting Hill did  years ago – slightly edgy, a bit gritty, nicely urban. Genteel it isn’t – yet. But all the signs are there. It’s got great transport links, borders on smart expensive postcodes, is relatively central, and has beautiful architecture. Prices are, roughly speaking,  cheaper than they are a mile further south. West Londoners who were attracted to Notting Hill for its eccentricity, eclecticism and rawness will find much of what has been gentrified in The Hill available in Queen’s Park for a good deal less cash. You can still buy a square foot of property in Queen’s Park for less than ,, while equivalent property in W would be in the region of , per square foot.”

Competition at Camden

As for Camden, Graham Coton, director of New Homes at Faron Sutaria, reports that its property market remains busy with a shortage of property for sale continuing to drive competition between buyers. “Camden continues to strengthen as a location of choice since the transfer of the Eurostar link to nearby St Pancras Station,” he explains. “The eclectic bohemian atmosphere of the area and close proximity of Regent’s Park are popular attractions for families, city workers and overseas buyers who enjoy the lifestyle and fast travel links. “An excellent selection of schools, convenient transport links and strong international demand are driving factors increasing the property values in Camden and we regularly achieve sales above asking price for our clients. A key sign of the strength of the local market is that prestigious developers have recognised the aspirations and needs of those buying and investing in Camden and have created luxury new apartments, such as Taylor Wimpey Central London’s Regent Canalside, to cater for this growing demand in the market.” ▶

BOLINGBROKE HOUSE HADLEY WOOD, EN4 Hadley Wood has long been a residential haven for celebrities seeking to escape the limelight. Surrounded by the 400 acres of Trent Country Park which were once a royal hunting ground, these now provide dedicated walking, cycling and bridle routes along with a wildlife rescue centre. Almost 1,800 square foot in size, the stunning penthouse at Bolingbroke House features a large kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, separate study, a laundry room, and two en suite bedrooms. There are also two spacious balconies which lead out to a large terrace as well as lift access and a garage. Only three properties remain at this gated development – the penthouse, a two-bedroom apartment and a four-bedroom coach house. From £875,000 / €1m / $1.3m £1.1m / €1.284m / $1.66m Statons: +44 (0)20 8440 9797

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LYNDHURST ROAD SOUTH HAMPSTEAD Converted from a school about 10 years ago, this home features spectacular interiors and a spacious layout. The location and area is great because it is not as far out of town as Hampstead or Highgate, where you would expect to buy this size house, and yet has a garden as well as both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. £49m / €57.938m / $74.5m Beauchamp Estates: +44 (0)20 7722 9793 International Property & Travel

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NEW RIVER GARDENS WOODBERRY PARK, N4 This development is one of the most significant regeneration projects to launch in the capital in the past decade. When complete, the 64-acre site will create 4,600 new homes including new leisure facilities, community, commercial and retail opportunities. Surrounded by the New River, Woodberry Park overlooks 42 acres of open water and will be one of London’s most sustainable communities, with renewable energy sources, easy access to public transport and zones to encourage wildlife and biodiversity. New River Gardens is a collection of 152 apartments overlooking the East Reservoir and located next to it is Waters Edge, a collection of 95 apartments. All range in size from studio, one, two and three-bedroom properties with breathtaking views. New River Gardens will also include a residents only 18 metre indoor swimming pool, spa and fully equipped gym along with 24-hour concierge service. First completions are scheduled for 2015. From £425,000 / €500,000 / $647,000 for apartments at New River Gardens From £785,000 / €928,000 / $1,194,000 for three-bed apartments at Waters Edge Berkeley Homes (Capital): +44 (0)208 985 9918 52

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REGENT CANALSIDE CAMDEN, NW1 Three-bedroom apartment with lavish interior design by Andrew Henry, floor to ceiling windows, solid wood flooring and high specification kitchen and bathrooms, generous balconies plus roof and courtyard gardens. Within a new, exclusive development comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments, it’s perfectly positioned right in the heart of one of London’s most popular locations on the banks of Regent’s Canal. Due for completion in December 2013/January 2014. From £1.2m / €1.4m / $1.8m Faron Sutaria: +44 (0)203 675 8474; camden@faronsutaria.co.uk

MULBERRY MEWS ISLINGTON, N5 On the edge of Highbury Fields, a location which has withheld its popularity since the Victorian times as ‘the place to be seen’, this five-bedroom townhouse is next to a gated, tree-lined square. It includes Siemens’ kitchen appliances, under floor heating and large open plan living space opening on to private outside areas. A secure, private car park offers direct access to the property. Just a short walk from Highbury and Islington tube station, Mulberry Mews offers something new to the traditional Georgian housing stock in the area. Business owners are also catered for with a small state-of-the-art office and studio complex next door (a new spin on working from home). Due for completion at the beginning of 2014. From £2.25m / €2.66m / $1.19m Hamptons International: +44 (0)203 667 5572 SalesTWCentralLondon@taylorwimpey.com 54

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KINGSWOOD AVENUE QUEEN’S PARK, NW6 This five-bedroom, three bathroom house is on a corner, so has the extra benefit of a side drive in to the garage as well as the sun coming into the garden all day. Double-fronted, with two big bay windows, there is plenty of room for playrooms, home offices and teenagers to have their own space. Even the bathrooms are huge. Upstairs, the front bedrooms have truly epic views right over the trees of the park which is literally just across the road. £3.85m / €4,557,575 / $5.996m Crayson +44 (0)20 7221 1117 nick@crayson.com International Property & Travel

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COMPTON LODGE COMPTON AVENUE, KENWOOD N6 Following major refurbishment, this property provides excellent family accommodation including an indoor swimming pool and a detached gym. It has a high level of specification including underfloor heating; Lutron electrical system with integrated lighting and music; a full home cinema system; Philippe Starck bathrooms and a custom made Bulthaup kitchen with granite worktops, limestone floors, and top of the range Gaggenau appliances. A cooled and humidified wine cellar can also store up to 2,500 bottles. £10.75m / €12.724m / $16.74m Glentree: +44 (0)20 8458 7311; sales@glentree.com

STRATHEDEN THE BISHOPS AVENUE, HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB N2 Rebuilt throughout, this property has many outstanding features including a triple volume reception hall, lift to all floors, large principal reception rooms and a ballroom of 250m2. In addition there is a 12m indoor swimming pool with separate gym, changing facilities, both steam and sauna rooms and a massage/hairdressing/spa room. The house is on the west side of The Bishops Avenue on the favoured southerly end of the road. £34m €40.249m $53m Glentree +44 (0)20 8458 7311; sales@glentree.com ???

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Montenegro, Amalfi or Ibiza? … actually it’s Scotland Mention Scotland and you conjure images of a land of myth and kilt-clad ancestors; of fine malt whisky, iconic wildlife and historic castles. South West Scotland is no exception, plus being so easily accessible makes it the perfect coastal sanctuary or hideaway location. With a low population density, light traffic, long sandy beaches, shining seascapes and wide, wild places the Solway Coast makes for a great escape from city life. Additionally, it is only mins from the M/M and is within an easy drive of five airports. The comparisons don’t end there. The edge:scotland is a multi-award winning, Über stylish, minimalist, eco home where you can live barefoot, in t-shirts all year round. You can enjoy a lifestyle more often associated with more southerly latitudes, while only a few hours from many major UK cities thanks to a thrilling blend of modern technology, sustainable, PassivHaus construction and stunning architectural design. A three-metre high glass wall, to the south and west, offers stunning views across the Solway Estuary; and over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man from the whole ground floor open plan living space. Coupled with a meticulous attention to materials and detail in the designer

garden rooms, the merging of indoors and out gives the impression of year-round outdoor living. Luxury finishes and bespoke interiors combined with a palette of oak, stainless steel and white create an understated marine feel. Whether you desire a private sanctuary from city life, a family home or a weekend party-pad the flexible living space will suit your needs. The edge:scotland can be configured as a spacious three-bed, four-bed or five bedroom home. There are ° panoramic views of the coast, beaches and shore from extensive oak decking, a spacious first floor skydeck and lookout with private assess to the shore below. Known as The Scottish Riviera for it’s mild climate, and warmed by the Gulf Stream, this secret coast offers privacy and sanctuary rarely found in such an idyllic coastal location making it a favourite of celebrities ‘in the know’. Actress and broadcaster Joanna Lumley has said Dumfriesshire is her favourite place in the British Isles: “It’s empty and so very beautiful.”

the edge:scotland Dynamic coastal views with stunning 240° panoramic seascape Mediterranean style living enabled by super insulated PassivHaus design Close to nature & the elements Multi-award winning minimalist architecture Über stylish, bespoke interiors Spa style master en-suite Private access to shore Skydeck, boardwalk and lookout Iconic Red Squirrels visit Hi-tech sustainable renewables Accessible Scotland: M74/M6 50 mins. Newcastle/ Edinburgh/Glasgow/Manchester in easy reach Price: £1.5m /$2.3m / €1.76m Strutt & Parker: Sharon Zaremski Telephone: +44 (0) 131 226 2500 Email: sharon.zaremski@struttandparker.com

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Spectacular gated, custom estate carved into wooded hillside offering unparalleled views of the Connecticut River to Gillette Castle. Numerous amenities.

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Water everywhere. Sunny 3 br, 2.5 ba Mystic Point condos with water views from every room. Fireplace, deck, elevator and open airy floor plan. Dockage available, near restaurants, shops & Village.

Historical significance - 1863 home with water views. Living room w/ fireplace, new kitchen overlooking Village garden, library and butler’s pantry. 4 br, 4 ba has elevator, central air & off street parking.

Immaculate sprawling Cape in the gated community of Oyster Harbors. Recent extensive renovation includes top-ofthe-line kitchen, spacious first floor master suite. In-ground pool, 2 car garage.

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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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Summer in the city Any one of these superb hotels in five different European cities would be ideal for a memorable break right now or throughout the year

Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Netherlands

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On the edge of the city centre and close to many cultural landmarks, Hotel Okura Amsterdam’s 300 highly luxurious rooms include the most spacious (485m2) and opulent suite in the Benelux countries. Two of the hotel’s four restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars. There are two Japanese ones: Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, where dishes are prepared as guests watch, and the traditional Japanese Yamazato Restaurant. The newest offering is Serre, which recently received the Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin. The two Michelin star Ciel Bleu Restaurant on the 23rd floor offers a panoramic view of the city, while the hotel’s Twenty Third Bar has been named the Netherlands’ best cocktail bar. At the Taste of Okura Culinary Centre, Okura’s chefs give cooking workshops so guests can prepare the chefs’ dishes themselves and learn how to pair wine and sake with the culinary creations. The hotel’s services include a spa with five treatment rooms overlooking a Japanese garden and a health club with a large swimming pool. Superior Room from £158 / €185 / $244 Junior Suite from £226 / €265 / $349 Suites from £895 / €1,050 / $1,384

Amsterdam is well known for its world-class museums (Anne Frank and Van Gogh to name just two that prove hugely popular with visitors), art galleries, shops and an abundance of spring flowers – hence the song ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’. It also has some great lesser known urban beaches within the city limits and plenty of parks and gardens Vondelpark is the favourite backyard of the city’s residents. By booking a tour or excursion you can discover a side of Amsterdam you might never see on your own. For example, a canal cruise is an absolute must for every first-time visitor. You can also rent a bike to see more of the city in traditional Dutch fashion.

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Hotel Simboly Harmony Park, Prienai, Lithuania Harmony Park offers over 170 hectares of land with lakes and forests giving guests an inspiring connection to nature. A wide variety of accommodation is available from the four-star Hotel Simboly right through to cottages and villas. Hotel Simboly has 26 spacious and modernly furnished rooms with shower or bath, TV, internet access, mini bar and air conditioning. Suites also include separate living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Some of the rooms have access to a terrace and attentive staff ensure that each guest has a memorable experience. There is also a presidential suite complete with a massage hot tub and separate access to the hotel’s largest terrace. This means guests can enjoy special events held there direct from their suite. 70

Hotel Simboly’s impressive spa and water area features cascades, a 25 metre long, professional swimming pool, all sorts of different saunas and a Turkish hammam. A wide choice of massages and facial treatments are available to help guests relax and enjoy their stay fully. For those wishing for more active recreation, Harmony Park has a spectacular indoor horse riding arena meeting European standards and hosting international show jumping events. Guests will be able to enjoy escorted rides through beautiful forest paths, either on their own horses or those hired from the riding school.

On location Harmony Park is 100km from Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius and 41km from Kaunas – the country’s two largest cities. Both have international airports providing easy access to the area for worldwide visitors to the resort and Hotel Simboly. Kaunas has become well known for Kaunas Jazz, an annual international jazz festival that attracts artists from more than 20 different countries. It was launched in 1991 following Lithuania’s reestablishment of independence from the Soviet Union and has become the country’s largest and most popular event of its kind.

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Sans Souci Vienna, Austria Located in the coveted Museumstraße, Sans Souci is the newest hotel to open by the global design company yoo. Partnering with the Sans Souci Group, the Sans Souci boutique hotel and residences combine art, design, cool savoir vivre and unobtrusive luxury, located in the heart of Vienna’s cultural quarter. The Sans Souci Hotel is in a beautifully restored classical Viennese building which has breathtaking views of the city. Perfectly attuned to the heritage of the city, this modern take on Viennese style makes the Sans Souci Hotel the perfect retreat right in the centre of Vienna. The hotel has 63 rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar and the Sans Souci Spa Club which a sizeable day spa. Fifteen private residences on the upper floors of the building provide the very best in urban living. The yoo design studio, alongside architect David Archer, worked intensely with the Sans Souci group to distil the essence of Viennese opulence and mix it with contemporary design classics, a sense of irreverence and an excellent art collection. The result is a finely balanced atmosphere of modern luxury. Handpicked fine antiques sit side-by-side

with pieces by Tom Dixon, Arne Jacobsen, Flos and Philippe Starck in the rooms and the public spaces. Norbert Winkelmayer’s personal collection of modern art is also on view throughout the hotel, and includes Roy Lichtenstein, Allen Jones and Steve Kaufman. From £178 / €209 / $275 - £1,279 / €1,500 / $1,978 per night including buffet breakfast, wi-fi connection and free access to the Sans Souci Spa Club

On location As Austria’s capital and largest city, Vienna has much to offer those who prefer the finest things in life. The world’s luxury brands discovered Vienna long ago and add elegance and glamour to exclusive boutiques between the Kohlmarkt and Kärntner Strasse. One way to explore Vienna in style and comfort is to take a cruise along the famous Blue Danube where the crew serves Viennese delicacies to diners onboard. Back on dry land there is a wealth of cultural and leisure attractions to enjoy such as palaces, museums, exhibitions, concerts, parks and gardens.

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace, Hungary As the second of the world-famous Buddha-Bar Hotels Collection, Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace remains faithful to the brand’s concept. It features contemporary Asian-Colonial interior designs and a signature blend of restaurants, bars and lounges to create the ultimate in comfort, entertainment and services. This five-star hotel is located at Váci utca, Budapest’s famous shopping street, within the 100 year-old Klotild Palace. Enhanced with four beautifully renovated façades from the early 1900s, the hotel offers 102 luxurious rooms including a large variety of suites. Incredibly, the suites continue almost to the top of the palace’s landmark tower where there is an exquisite Skybar with panoramic views across the city. Helping guests to unwind during their stay, the hotel’s Buddhattitude Spa offers all manner of relaxing treatments, while the Siddharta Café will 72

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On location Budapest is Hungary’s capital as well as being its largest city. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the River Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The Grand Market Hall, a vast, three-storey indoor market selling authentic Hungarian produce and wares, and the Gellért Bath thermal spa are only 10 minutes from the hotel.

The Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace is offering a complimentary one step room upgrade to readers booking directly with the hotel. Simply call +361 799 73 00 and quote ‘International Property & Travel’ magazine to receive your upgrade. Valid subject to availability until April 30th, 2014.

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Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo, Monaco Built in 1864, the Hotel de Paris is located at the heart of Monaco. With its Belle Époque architecture, the hotel has come to symbolise a perfect fusion of traditional luxury and modern facilities. Widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest grand hotels, its visitor’s book reads like a copy of Who’s Who? Originally built with 100 rooms, the property was designed by the architect Dutrou on a model of the Grand Hotel on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. In the summer of 1878, the Monte Carlo Opera and the new gaming rooms designed by Charles Garnier were built. The Hotel de Paris immediately acquired an international reputation, hosting numerous society events including balls and charity galas. A succession of high profile guests including artists and financiers such as Rockfeller, Rothschild, Vanderbilt and Gordon Bennett would base themselves at the hotel. The classically designed ‘Charles Garnier’ apartment with its 90m2 terrace can be transformed into a double 120m2 ‘presidential’ suite. The view from its immense terrace looks over the legendary Place du Casino which, as night falls, takes on a fairytale appearance. Winston Churchill, a frequent guest at the Hotel de Paris, brought with him rare furniture and objects dear to him. These have all been preserved and are displayed in the 210m2 apartment named in his honour. Its design is resolutely contemporary and, situated on the top floor, it also includes a private entrance. Three superb restaurants, a grand function room, Le Bar Américain with a musical direct access to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo sea water spa and impeccable service throughout add to the hotel’s many attributes. Suites from £634 / €740 / $989 - £9,550 / €11,150 / $14,908 depending on size and season Hotel de Paris: +377 9806 3636

On location A true culture haven, the Principality of Monaco offers year-round high-end entertainment with each and every season being every bit as beautiful as the last. Ideally situated between France and Italy with the Alps providing a spectacular backdrop, Monaco hosts many different events. These range from those relating to the arts and culture to the Monaco Grand Prix and Yacht Show. Monte Carlo itself is home to one of the most famous and prestigious casinos in the world, private jet and yacht charters, luxurious car rental and the innumerous indulgent activities aimed at giving visitors the maximum pleasure in a glamorous setting. For these reasons Monaco and Monte Carlo remain favourite destinations for film stars and celebrities who appreciate the privacy and extensive amenities they provide. 74

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There’s no getting away from the fact that Portugal has been through some difficult times in recent years. However, the positive news is that strategies are in place to ensure that its future will be increasingly brighter. Charles Roberts, managing director of Fine & Country Portugal, gives an insight into recent events, “The last year has represented a total change in the marketplace with specific reference to the two areas of Portugal that are geographically almost dedicated  per cent to tourism. Namely the Algarve and the Silver Coast. Prices here have fallen very sharply, in some cases as much as  per cent. “Many owners of apartments and villas have succumbed to financial pressures in their own country and are wanting to ‘get out’ of their foreign property, almost at any price. This has opened a small but MONTE REI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB significant market for the EASTERN ALGARVE cash rich predatory buyer Located in the unspoilt countryside between the who can secure a purchase Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic at well below market rates. Ocean, Monte Rei’s landscaping has been Areas that have not been so carefully designed to ensure that the Algarvean badly affected are those that landscape is preserved and enhanced. With a are not  per cent depend- building density that is one of the lowest of any ent on tourism and where comparable development in Europe, the resort there is a mix of residential offers a choice of stunning property styles. Monte Rei also has two Jack Nicklaus designed and tourism. Areas such as Lisbon and the Portuguese championship golf courses as well as the award Riviera (Estoril & Cascais) winning Vistas restaurant, headed by ex-El Bulli which are also the upmarket chef Jaime Perez. residential dormitory towns From £943,000 / €1.1m / $1.4m for linked villas of Lisbon have seen prices Monte Rei +351 281 950 950; fall by about  per cent info@monterei.com International Property & Travel

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but frontline sea view properties have held their prices.”

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Following this situation, Portugal introduced the ‘Golden Visa’ late last year and it is set to have a significant impact on the country’s economy, allowing non-EU investors an accessible way to invest in the country. The scheme permits golden visas to be granted to any non-EU citizen who either invests a capital amount of at least  million, creates a minimum of  job placements or purchases real estate worth a minimum of ,. Experts anticipate that this adjustment in legislation will cause an influx of Asian investors. Indeed, Pine Cliffs Resort, a highend, gated development on the Algarve coast, owned by United Investment Portugal, (UIP), has received numerous enquiries from Chinese investors, many of whom have already confirmed their interest and moved forward with the acquisition process. Carlos Leal, general manager of UIP comments, “We anticipated that the golden visa would boost investments made by non-EU citizens and this is already 78

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While Mr Leal admits it is still too soon to see the results, he firmly believes it will have a significant positive impact on residential tourism and certainly on the Portuguese economy as a whole. This positive impact will not only assist in selling the surplus of unsold real estate inventory, but also increase the awareness of Portugal as a touristic destination as well as investment opportunities. “The Cypriot crisis is most unfortunate and has had a negative impact on all economies, in particular the banking sector,” he says. “It has clearly eliminated the confidence in the banking sector as we know it. From a real estate perspective this can be an advantage. Since

For those who are thinking about investing in a freehold villa in the Algarve, but not wanting the initial outlay and ongoing costs, club membership may be the answer. Membership with Four Seasons Fairways, allows members to enjoy the advantages of freehold from as little as one week to as many as they wish. The spacious two or three-bedroom villas and villaapartments are furnished and equipped to the highest standards. All three-bedroom villas have their own pool and the two-bedroom villas have a pool or Jacuzzi. A yearly management fee keeps each villa in five-star condition. Memberships at Four Seasons Fairways are in perpetuity, transferable to family members and can be resold at any time. There are also some special fixed term options. Members may enjoy their weeks themselves, offer them to friends to enjoy and even exchange them through the exchange network, ‘Interval International’, to holiday in a choice of over 2,500 resorts all over the world. Quinta do Lago is well known for its golf, being home of the Portuguese Open for many years and rated as one of Europe’s 10 best courses. Club Membership benefits will include discounted rates on these and most other golf courses throughout the Algarve. Six week co-ownership options vary from £25,000 / €29,480 / $39,177 – £70,000 / €82,530 / $109,700 depending on the unit and time of the year Four Seasons Fairways: +351 289 357 500 info@fourseasonsfairways.com

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QUINTA DE MANIQUE ESTORIL During the 17th century the religious orders of Saint Francis and Saint Augustine took residency here at Quinta de Manique. The estate is in its own valley at one end of the Vale de Caparide, a place undisturbed for hundreds of years and still one of the only undeveloped semi urban ecosystems in the area. The main palace, church and gardens are Grade I Listed and regulated by the Portuguese equivalent of the National Trust. It is a regular hot spot for the current King of Portugal to stay, as well as housing many royals from continental Europe over the years. The property is an historic 17th and 18th century estate located on eight hectares, including a 3,200m2 palace, annexes, a chapel and ornate grounds with mature trees, orchards and vegetable gardens. The palace, built in a U shape, has an interior defined by a sequence of halls which connect with each other; a literal passage through time. The walls are decorated with panels of Portuguese tiles dating from the 17th and 18th centuries which are considered works of art and extremely valuable. The gardens offer scenic sunny and shaded spaces with walkways, walls, hedges, trees, ponds, fountains, pergolas and sculptures including an exceptional sun-clock from the 18th century. The chapel, an integrated part of the estate, features two bell-towers and a balcony. Dedicated to the Cult of Saint Agatha Emera, its interior architecture is simple with a single quadrangular nave and a beautiful 18th century altar. £6m / €7m / $9.1m Fine & Country Cascais: +351 214 643 636

, the preference has been ‘cash is king’ and ‘stay liquid’ with what happened in Cyprus. I believe there will be a significant shift and investors, with deposits in other regions, will be considering investing in property, in more secure destinations and minimizing the risks of any contamination in the banking sector in countries such as Malta and others. Portugal is fortunately in a position where our banks are in more stable condition, and is still considered to be a relatively safe environment both from a real estate, financial and safety perspective.” Mr Leal holds a very positive outlook, firmly believing that those who have survived the crisis since , are well positioned to benefit from a just reward. “I honestly believe there is light at the end of the tunnel and have high expectations for the future of the industry,” he says. “We have beautiful beaches and year round sunshine, but Portugal and the Algarve offers much more than that; with excellent food, leisure and culture as well as a safe environment to bring the entire family, we have something for everyone.” International Property & Travel

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DUNAS DOURADAS BEACH CLUB ALGARVE The award-winning Dunas Douradas Beach Club is superbly located between the prestigious resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo in the famed Golden Triangle. It was conceived in harmony with a landscape of sublime natural beauty, integrating classic Moorish-inspired architectural forms of low density and low-rise with the quintessence of luxurious modern comfort, all on a gentle south facing slope reaching down to the golden sands and Atlantic Ocean. The clubhouse offers superlative facilities for guests. Aside from its variety of wining and dining options, there are the indoor and outdoor pools, one especially for children, a fully equipped gymnasium, classes and qualified personal trainers. For more leisurely-paced moments, there is massage, beauty and body therapy at the spa. Seven of Europe’s top golf courses are also literally within a five-minute drive. There are just four new build individual villas adjacent to the Beach Club and six apartments within the Beach Club available plus the odd resale. These are rare, as most owners have contracted the Club to manage and rent their properties very successfully to generate income. Villas from £1.1m / €1.3m / $1.7m - £1.28m / €1.5m $1.98m Apartments from £511,720 / €600,000 / $786,375 Dunas Dourados Beach Club: +351 289 351 300 80

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PINE CLIFFS RESORT ALGARVE Right at the heart of this development is the Sheraton Algarve hotel and Pine Cliffs Residence managed by The Luxury Collection, a brand within one of the world’s leading hotel groups, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Pine Cliffs Resort currently has a selection of properties for sale including Residence Apartments, Terraces (which are contemporary townhouses) and private gated villas. Pine Cliffs Resort’s Fractional and Holiday Ownership Options are also available.

All villas feature a private garden and swimming pool, Jacuzzi, four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room. They are beautifully decorated and located in the most peaceful places around the resort, perfect for guests to enjoy the utmost in privacy and tranquility. Contemporary two, three or four-bedroom secluded townhouses are surrounded by a stream and a vast area of gardens, two swimming pools, a lake and pine trees. The Terraces offer a fully

equipped kitchen, dining room for up to eight people, living room, satellite TV, air conditioning, 24hour room service, housekeeping service, high speed Internet, telephone and access to all resort areas.

From £669,450 / €780,000 / $1m £3.86m / €4.5m / $5.87m Pine Cliffs Resort: +351 289 500 300

GANDARINHA CASCAIS Within walking distance of the marina and Cascais centre, this newly renovated front line villa has spectacular sea views. The overall plot of 2,358m2 includes extensive gardens with a paddle tennis court and a pool overlooking the sea. Renovation to the property has been undertaken in a contemporary style and is made up of 1,165m2 of construction over three floors. Entry to the villa is via an ample hall with sea views, linking directly to the main living room, 82

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dining room, fully equipped kitchen and maid’s quarters. The ground floor also has four large en suite bedrooms, while the first floor has a vast master suite with dressing room, office and large private terrace with sea views. The lower ground floor has a games room, gym, home cinema and indoor pool. There is also an independent two-bedroom guest apartment as well as a large garage for up to 10 cars. £10.3m / €12m / $15.66m Fine & Country Cascais: +351 214 643 636

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HIDDEN SECRET PENHA LONGA, CASCAIS Quinta do Penha Longa Golf & Resort is one Europe’s most exclusive resorts. Below the Sintra hills overlooking Cascais and Estoril, it offers 220 hectares of ‘pure nature’ with 24-hour security, 27 holes of championship golf designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, a Ritz Carlton five-star hotel, country club, Six Senses Spa, historical palace and church as well as three restaurants. Residents have special privileges in all. This villa is a masterpiece of modern architecture, enjoying total privacy with its own gardens of 2,700m2 and a further 3,200m2 of adjoining natural

gardens. Access is through a private entrance bordering a private lake. The villa was finished in 2012 and features magnificent use of space and height. The ground floor has three bedroom suites, staff accommodation, a large double height lounge with stunning views as well as a sizeable dining room and kitchen. The first floor includes the master suite, a lounge and office. The lower ground floor has plenty of natural light and features interior gardens, a home cinema, gym and space for numerous cars. £8.6m+ / €10m+ / $13m+ Fine & Country Cascais: +351 214 643 636

SAN LORENZO NORTH QUINTA DO LAGO, ALGARVE The Quinta do Lago estate, one of the Algarve’s most successful golf and leisure developments, is entering a new era with its current project the San Lorenzo North enclave. To coincide with celebrating 40 years as a top real estate and lifestyle destination, last year Quinta do Lago announced the release of its final 26 exclusive plots within the San Lorenzo North enclave. Providing enviable views over the Ria Formosa National Park and San Lorenzo Golf Course, the final

plots represent a step away from the traditional architecture of the rest of the resort featuring contemporary, cutting edge residences designed by acclaimed architects. The property offered here is the project’s turn-key show villa. £5.1m / €5.9m / $7.7m Plots from £1.97m / €2.3m / $3m - £3m / €3.5m / $4.6m Knight Frank: +44 (0)207 861 1097

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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. 84

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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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A FIRST RESORT

We spotlight six of the finest resorts in Europe, all with superior services and first class leisure amenities

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Switzerland Since opening in 1906, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has set a tone of elegant luxury. The peace-keeping Montreux Convention was signed here in 1936, Vladimir Nabokov was once a guest, and in Harry’s New York Bar, Quincy Jones ordered a special chicken dish that remains on the menu today. A more traditional menu can be found at La Brasserie du Palace, which serves classic cuisine with updated Swiss fare along with an international touch and a wide selection of wines, while La Terrasse du Petit Palais is the ideal place to admire views of Lake Geneva over a light meal during the summer. Business travellers are well looked after in 15 state-of-the-art conference rooms and the Willow Stream Spa is a tranquil spot for all guests to unwind in the massage and relaxation rooms. From £248 / €292 / $387 per room per night based on two people sharing on a room only basis The Leading Hotels of the World +800 2888 8882 86

On location Home to the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and the celebrated Christmas Market, Montreux is a glamorous destination. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace resort hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva overlooking the Alps. A serene body of water can do wonders for the soul, whether it’s far from civilization or surrounded by idyllic scenery. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace offers a setting surrounded by mountains, vineyards, fields and forests. Having inspired artists from Lord Byron to Vladimir Nabokov to Freddie Mercury, the Swiss Riviera is a lakeside Eden of historic hamlets, inspiring castles and unadulterated beauty. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is one hour by car or train from Geneva Cointrin International Airport and two hours from Zurich Kloten International.

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Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Cyprus This award-winning hotel is in the heart of the internationally renowned Aphrodite Hills Resort. Luxurious, contemporary and elegant in style, it offers the ultimate accommodation, facilities, activities, services and entertainment. For those wanting to just relax; for sports enthusiasts looking for a golf or tennis vacation; or for an idyllic Cyprus wedding location, this high-class haven is an ideal choice. Contemporary, elegant and set in an area immersed in Cypriot culture, mythology and tradition, the hotel is an opulent paradise for those enthused by sheer luxury and absolute comfort – and is the first resort hotel of its kind in Cyprus. Offering 290 luxurious and spacious guest rooms and suites, all interiors are a subtle fusion of contemporary designs and traditional Cypriot décor. Deep orange, red and gold fabrics symbolising the year-round Cyprus sun, are combined with Lefkaritika linen and lace bedspreads. Hand-carved solid wood cabinets and traditional Cypriot ceramics crafted by local artisans, introduce a natural warmth and elegance to each hotel room.

All rooms feature private terraces with a pool or garden view and golf course or sea view. Suites have the option of additional interconnecting rooms, perfect for young families. They also have the choice of an outdoor Jacuzzi or a private plunge pool overlooking the beautiful golf fairways and the stunning Mediterranean Sea beyond.

Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort is offering a free room category upgrade to readers booking directly with the hotel. Simply call +357 26 829000 and quote ‘International Property & Travel’ to receive your upgrade. Valid until December 31st, 2013.

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Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa St Andrews, Scotland With its superb location on the world’s most famous golf course, a luxurious spa, decadent dining and the utmost attention to detail, Scotland’s award winning five red-star resort, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, offers a remarkable hotel experience. The hotel features 144 lavishly refurbished bedrooms and suites, many with sumptuous interiors by renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. Think rich red divine opulence, silk lined walls, private balconies, Kohler bathroom products and picture postcard views of The Old Course and St. Andrews. From a magnificent gourmet experience in the three AA Rosette awarded Road Hole to an award winning afternoon tea, The Old Course Hotel offers 88

an outstanding collection of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. These include Sands Grill for relaxed dining and The Jigger Inn, fondly referred to as ‘the town’s best 19th hole’ and much loved by the many celebrities who visit. Kohler Waters Spa is the first of its kind outside the USA and provides a truly world-class spa experience with the highest levels of personalised care and luxurious treatments, from the ‘Highland Fling’ signature treatment to the new ‘H2O Inspiration’ water treatment. Add to this a 20 metre pool, relaxation area and rooftop hot tub, and you have a veritable spa heaven. There are 11 golf courses around the hotel, including its own championship course, The Duke’s. This is St Andrews’ only heathland course

and has been voted Top 100 Golf Course in the UK by Golf World. The Duke’s offers majestic greens, beautiful fairways, stunning views and picturesque surroundings. Room rates from £180 / €213 / $273 Packages from £225 / €266 / $341 Old Course Hotel: +44(0) 1334 474 371 helen.parker@oldcoursehotel.co.uk

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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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Hamilton Grand St Andrews, Scotland With its distinctive bell-shaped dome, Hamilton Grand is one of the most famous landmarks in St Andrews having featured in the film Chariots of Fire. This historic icon is now being sensitively restored to its traditional Victorian grandeur as it is transformed into a collection of 26 homes. It will offer two, three and four-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 1,133 to 2,780 square feet. It will also feature a private lounge for residents, a stylish restaurant and bar and a private function suite. Hamilton Grand residents will experience the very best of Scottish hospitality including a golf concierge and complimentary butler service, plus access to the amenities at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. From £1.2m / €1.4m / $1.8m Hamilton Grand: +44 (0)1334 474 371 helen.parker@oldcoursehotel.co.uk

On location Dating back to the 12th century, St Andrews is one of Scotland’s most ancient and beautiful towns. It successfully blends traditional character with a vibrant mix of outstanding recreational facilities, a burgeoning cultural scene as well as many exciting visitor attractions, excellent shopping and a fabulous collection of restaurants and bars. St Andrews is rightly known as the ‘home of golf’ with players descending on the town from as early as 1400 AD. Despite the varying accounts of how golf became the game we know now, the most widely accepted is that it originated in Scotland around the 12th century, specifically on the current site of the Old Course in St Andrews. It is thought that shepherds used their crooks to knock stones into rabbit holes, creating a game that evolved into what we know as golf. The historic town is now home to 11 courses in total – seven of championship class – and a worldclass golf academy, as well as the Royal and Ancient which sets the rules of golf worldwide. There are more courses per capita in Scotland than anywhere else in the world and St Andrews is very accessible to a clutch of world-famous courses throughout the Kingdom of Fife and other well-known Scottish gems such as Carnoustie, Muirfield and Gullane. Other popular activities include horse-riding along West Sands Beach, kite-surfing on the North Sea, seal spotting in the sand dunes, historic tours to discover St Andrews University, Castle and Cathedral and shopping along the high street which combines antique hunting with unusual gift shops and highend fashion boutiques. The Old Course Hotel is easily accessible by road, rail or air; an hour’s drive from Edinburgh Airport (regular flights from Heathrow and regional UK to Edinburgh), a 15-minute drive from Dundee Airport (daily flights from London City, Birmingham and Belfast airports) and Leuchars Station (daily connections from London Kings Cross via Edinburgh), and under a two-hour drive from Glasgow. 90

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La Manga Club Murcia, Spain One of Europe’s top five-star sports and leisure resorts, La Manga Club offers a choice of deluxe accommodation. This includes the five-star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe and superb self-catering apartments. Facilities and amenities include three golf courses, 28 tennis courts, a spa and wellness centre, Professional Football Centre, cricket pitches, golf and tennis academies, over 20 restaurants and bars, a Junior Club and first-class conference and banqueting facilities. Additionally, mountain biking, horse riding and water sports are all available on the resort or nearby. La Manga Club has staged a series of warmweather training camps for Britain’s elite tennis players as part of its three-year partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), it also staged the 2013 Spanish International Amateur Golf Championship in February and has hosted numerous high-profile domestic and international sporting teams. From £2,026 / €2,380 / $3,171 a week for a family of four in August sharing two adjoining rooms at the five-star Principe Felipe Hotel, including breakfast and tax. La Manga Club: +34 968 17 5577

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Hotel Rangá Iceland

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This hotel offers 51 luxurious rooms in various price ranges, including the renowned continental suites, themed after the seven continents, and a master royal suite. The themed suites are truly one of a kind, providing guests with the ultimate in comfort, luxury and relaxation, creating an experience that is, literally, a ‘world apart’. Ranging in size from 40-74m2, both the junior and master suites are designed and decorated with top-notch, authentic decor, artwork, fixtures and furnishings coming exclusively from each respective continent. In addition, Hotel Rangá offers a Royal Master suite with a view of the East Rangá River and Mount Hekla. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, have become Hotel Rangá’s trademark. Its location is excellent for viewing as the hotel is in a rural area, so there is no light pollution in the wintertime. Although there is never any guarantee of seeing the Aurora, if you stay for a few nights there is a fairly good chance of experiencing this wonderful phenomenon. Since we are now supposedly approaching a solar maximum, next winter should be exceptionally good for viewing. Hotel Rangá staff remain on the lookout for the Aurora through the evening and into the night and guests can request a wake-up call if it appears. Room rates including breakfast buffet from £164 / €194 / $250 - £724 / €854 / $1,100

Hotel Rangá is perfectly located to discover everything South Iceland has to offer. It’s the perfect base to explore the Icelandic highlands, glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, fishing villages, magnificent waterfalls, hot springs, cultural centres, historic places and nature reserves. The closest golf course to Hotel Ranga is Strandvöllur, providing a stunning view of mountains, glaciers and Mount Hekla. The 18-hole golf course on the Westman Islands (33km or a five-minute flight) is also stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit. Though the golfing season is short in Iceland (from May to October most years), the light summer nights mean that 24 hours a day can be spent on the course. Golfers from all over the world are always amazed at having the opportunity to take part in the midnightgolf experience. Hotel Rangá is in the heart of the countryside so a hire car is recommended for making the most of the area. The hotel doesn’t offer scheduled shuttle bus service to and from the Reykjavik capital area or the international airport but can help with booking transportation. Super-jeeps, taxis, limousines, and helicopters can also be arranged.

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On location La Manga Club is in the region of Murcia in south-east Spain. Getting there is easy thanks to excellent road access and the flight from most European airports into Murcia San Javier Airport (25 km) or Alicante Airport (120 km) takes under three hours. Close to both the beautiful La Manga coastline and the historic city of Cartagena, the resort is perfectly placed for a holiday to remember.

Hotel Ranga is offering a complimentary three-course chef’s choice dinner to readers and those staying with them. Simply quote ‘International Property & Travel’ when booking on +354 487 5700. Offer valid until December 30th, 2013 (excluding December 24th and 25th).

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Hertelendy Kastély Hungary Built in 1920 by Andor Hertelendy, the castle Hertelendy pays exclusive homage to the golden days of the Hungarian aristocracy. Nowadays it is owned by a Swiss investor and combines a comfortable atmosphere with exquisite elegance. This is a luxury hideaway for those who are seeking rest and relaxation as well as pilots, nature lovers, gourmands, romantics, hunters, golfers, horse lovers – but above all for connoisseurs with taste who appreciate the good things of life. There are two buildings: The castle itself with 14 exclusive rooms and suites and the Hunter’s Lodge with six elegant apartments. Comfortable and stylish rooms overlooking the landscape and/or castle garden are decorated in a classical style with dark parquet flooring. All rooms include king-size or twin beds with designer bed linen, a direct dial phone line, free high-speed internet access, flat screen televisions, a DVD/ CD player, desk, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe and marble bathroom compete with luxurious accessories. The suites are even more spacious and include a king-size bed, bathtub and relaxation salon. The 94

On location junior deluxe suites offer a spacious living and working area with direct fax line and walk-in closet. The highlight of the honeymoon suite is the heart shaped bathtub, while the Hertelendy suite offers a separate living room, two flat screen televisions and a direct fax line. Only a few steps from the castle building, Hunter’s Lodge apartments are conveniently close to the stables for horse lovers and are ideal for families – dogs are also welcome here. Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with twin beds, bathroom with shower and a private patio garden. The deluxe apartments have a separate living room and bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Castle from £306 / €360 / $480 per night based on two people sharing, including breakfast buffet Hunter’s Lodge from £187 / €220 / $293 per night based on two people sharing, including breakfast buffet Hertelendy Kastély: +36 82 568 400 reservation@hotel-hertelendy.hu

Hertelendy Kastély is in south-west Hungary in an idyllic expanse of Somogy County, the most sparsely populated county in Hungary. Surrounded by 300 hectares of land, the hotel is in the heart of Europe’s best hunting grounds for wild boar, pheasant, roe buck, roe deer, fallow deer, red deer and mouflon (wild sheep). The nearest international airports are: Graz, Budapest and Vienna (transfer can be arranged by the hotel). There is also a private landing field directly behind the castle (transfer with private air plane can be arranged from Vienna, Budapest, Graz, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart, Dresden, Augsburg, Landshut and other cities on request).

Hertelendy Kastély is offering readers a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride through the beautiful apple orchards within the castle’s grounds. Simply quote ‘International Property & Travel’ on arrival to arrange your memorable excursion.

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SWI T ZERLAND

Switzerland for all seasons

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As soon as the snow begins to melt, Switzerland becomes a glorious destination for hiking, biking, experiencing nature at first hand and enjoying the spectacle of traditional festivals

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S WI T ZE R LA N D ‘La suisse n’existe pas’ (Switzerland does not exist) – that is the extraordinary way in which Switzerland introduced itself at the World Exposition in Seville in . The reason for this was to emphasise the fact that it is not uniformity, but rather variety in a small space that defines Switzerland. This can be explained both culturally and geographically, for example in little Switzerland, four national languages are spoken as well as numerous different dialects. There is also a clear distinction between the culture in the mountains and that on the central plateau, while life in a mountain valley obviously differs greatly from that in the big city. The arrival of summer in Switzerland is when the spotlight moves from its famous ski slopes to the country’s green pastures and glistening blue lakes. Even before the start of

Top 10 Swiss traditions to experience  Cheese-making – see how alpine cheese is made at the Chalet Lioson d’Enbas  Folk music – join an Appenzell ‘Stubete’ party at the Bollenwees mountain inn  Alphorns – have a go at playing an alphorn in Nendaz  Descent from the high pastures – admire the beautifully adorned cows in Charmey  Wild haymaking – hike along the steep hay meadows up on the Rophaien  Yodeling – reveal your undiscovered singing talents at the Toggenburg ‘Sound World’  ‘Betruf’ – hear this mystical alpine prayer up at Musenalp  Flag-throwing – try your hand at this tricky traditional skill in Brunnen  ‘Schwingen’ – watch traditional Swiss wrestling at the Kemmeriboden Schwinget

the summer, the herdsmen and women dressed in traditional costumes move the elaborately decorated animals up from the valley farms while being admired by many onlookers and folklore fans. The cattle are driven back down into the valleys in the autumn and, once again, this colourful procession attracts thousands of spectators and culminates in various festivities. The completion of the Alpine summer is widely celebrated with a carnival (Älplerchilbi) – a centuries-old tradition that brings together the farmers to enjoy a time of feasting, music and dance. Especially in the area around the Rigi (Central Switzerland) the th century saw the introduction of variations to these festivals with an increasing focus on street parades. Here they are called ‘Sennenchilbi’ (herdsmen’s festivals) and attract a highly appreciative audience of up to , visitors each year.

 ‘Hornussen’ – experience this entertaining traditional Swiss sport in Hergiswil Visit www.myswitzerland.com

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CHALET FEUILLE D’ERABLE, SONALON, VERBIER Considered an all year round resort, Verbier is very quiet in May and October in-between seasons. However, there are several events such as the Classical Music Festival and the International Show Jumping Event that attract people to Verbier throughout the summer months. The town comes to life again, the shops and restaurants reopen and temporary new stalls and music stands are set up. During the winter, Verbier and the Four Valleys are home to some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding, both on piste and off piste. Come the summer, it’s a mecca for outdoor sports; road biking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, canyoning, swimming and trail running to name but a few. The ski pistes become excellent downhill mountain biking trails while the 18-hole golf course offers a beautiful clubhouse and restaurant. There is also a fully equipped sports centre with an ice skating rink, tennis courts, squash courts and indoor and outdoor pools with saunas and hammans. Chalet Feuille d’Erable is situated close to the Savolyeres lift on the sunnier side of the mountain with biking and hiking trails quite literally on its doorstep. Positioned just metres from the piste, this home towers more than 200 metres above the resort. Giant swathes of glass create a double-storey panoramic window, framed by age-old timber beams. This forms a spectacular centrepiece to the large, open plan living room, and is complemented by a rough-hewn local stone fireplace, an exposed wooden ceiling and floating staircase in solid oak, which leads up to a gallery housing the master suite. A giant terrace features a sunken wooden hot tub, protected from the elements by a frameless glass screen. A handcrafted wooden kitchen, topped in granite, features an Alpine tiled mural and a range of stylish fittings; while an adjacent bar area and dining room provide ample space for entertaining. The magnificent 40m2 master suite features an exposed beam vaulted ceiling, two walk-in wardrobes and a state-of-the-art marble bathroom with mountain views. A steam room with built in sound system completes the offering, which comprises a total of four bedrooms across four floors. £6m / €7m / $9.2m A&K International Estates +44 (0)20 7190 7714

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DU PARC KEMPINSKI PRIVATE RESIDENCES Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 22 apartments within the BelleÉpoque building of Du Parc will be fully serviced by the neighbouring Le Mirador Kempinski Hotel. Residents will have constant access to the entire array of facilities offered at the five-star hotel, including membership to the Le Mirador Kempinski Country Club. High-end lifestyle developers, Swiss Development Group, have carried out an extensive restoration of the property, which was once the renowned Hotel Du Parc, to create one of Switzerland’s most luxurious residential developments. On completion, the historic building will comprise 22 apartments, a grandiose lobby, expansive Givenchy spa, private cinema and Davidoff cigar lounge. The Du Parc penthouse, located in the iconic towers, will be released on to the market later this year. From £4.1m / €4.8m / $6.19m Rockefeller Estates: +41 22 544 80 00 info@rockefellerestates.com

THE CHEDI ANDERMATT, URSERENTAL Andermatt is a village in the heart of the Swiss Alps that has been welcoming visitors for more than a century. This unspoilt location embodies the essence and incomparable beauty of Switzerland, with flowering meadows in summer and snow-covered mountains in winter. Andermatt is surrounded by everything from high peaks and deep gorges to waterfalls and lakes. Four major rivers also originate in the Gotthard region - the Rhine, Rhone, Reuss and Ticino. Adventurers can explore ice glaciers and some of the great Alpine passes. There are as many as seven mountain passes in Andermatt just waiting to be conquered. The Chedi Andermatt is a contemporary five-star hotel and apartment development that sensitively combines the traditional with the modern in its architecture. The property portfolio includes 64 condominiums, 42 elegant apartments, six maisonette penthouses and the latest in loft chic with seven examples. Stress free living is further improved by a concierge service available to all owners and there is underground car parking directly below all properties. Given its accessible location at the crossroads of the Swiss Alps, owners and guests at The Chedi Andermatt will have the best of the region’s summer events, lakes and adventures at their fingertips. From £311,700 / €363,600 / $468,800 for apartments From £1.371m / €1.6m / $2m - £4.798m / €5.596m / $7.2m for a chalet plot (exclusive of building costs) Swiss Finance & Property: +41 43 344 62 52 sales@swissfp.com 102

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YOO WOLLERAU, WOLLERAU The first yoo project in Switzerland has launched in Wollerau and will offer 18 loft-style apartments in one of Switzerland’s most stunning locations, a half hour drive from Zurich. Residents can choose from four ‘yoo inspired by Starck’ styles for their apartments, while amenities including a lobby, club lounge, spa and pool offer the ultimate in design-led living. yoo Wollerau is entered through an ethereal lobby inspired by the idea of a fleeting moment, 104

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when clouds form unexpected shapes in the sky, when fish ripple the sea or when a flock of birds fly together as a whole. Seeking to emulate the light, form and shadow of these fleeting moments, the light installation in the lobby features delicate LED lights that float from the ceilng like a cloud, with each LED programmed to flicker on and off in a random pattern. The 18 exceptional apartments all have high ceilings, oversized windows and ‘canons à lumière’,

which ensure that the natural beauty of the area is centre stage. A generously designed outdoor lounge and outdoor pool is set in a beautiful garden so that home-owners can enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. A private spa area, including sauna, steam bath and fitness room completes the offering which is due for completion in 2015. From £389,000 / €455,000 / $595,000 £3.68m / €4.3m / $5.63m yoo Wollerau: +41 44 485 50 00

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

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CHESA GHEOLA, ST MORITZ This property is five minutes’ walk from Corviglia mountain and just 10 minutes’ drive from both the famous Suvretta and Corvatsch mountains. Widely regarded as one of the world’s best skiing destinations, these three mountains offer 88 trials ranging from blue red and black levels of difficulty. Through the summer months in St. Moritz the breathtaking Engadin Valley offers a large range of activities including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and sailing on the lakes. This classic, five-bedroom chalet in the heart of St Moritz, only five minutes’ walk from town, has interiors designed by Mongiardino. It offers superb Swiss style accommodation spanning 300m2, with views over St Moritz town and the lake. Also included is a fully self-contained 200m2, three-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. £18.9m / €22m / $28.4m Aylesford: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

LE HAMEAU DU ROUA, GRIMENTZ At an altitude of 1,570 metres and dating back to the 15th century, Grimentz village is a pictureperfect resort centre. It contains many original chalets and farm buildings which give the village a certain historic charm. Situated at the end of the Val d’Anniviers – a beautiful valley that includes the nearby resorts of Zinal and St Luc – Grimentz offers a lively array of outdoor activities in summer. The nearby Moiry Glacier with its Glacier Falls is one of the most spectacular in the Alps. Grimentz and the neighbouring village of St. Jean boast more than 100km of signed mountain bike routes, ranging from an easy beginners’ stretch to the Grand Raid Cristalp racecourse. Adrenalin rush seekers can put their courage to the test by canyoning and rafting in the breathtaking gorges or, alternatively, simply relax around the warm alpine lakes. 106

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Constructed in 2008 Le Hameau du Roua is a small collection of nine detached chalets in the woods overlooking Grimentz. The chalets are in the sunniest part of the village with stunning panoramic views over the valley to the 4,000 metre high peaks of the Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn and Obergabelhorn. This four-bedroom chalet (with the possibility of creating a fifth), has four bathrooms, three balconies and a large roof terrace with views across the Val d’Annivers valley towards Zinal and St Luc. There is also a hot tub, garage and parking for a further three cars. The chalet is on its own plot of 621m2 and was built from reclaimed wood and stone from the area by local craftsmen. £1.6m / €1.8m / $2.4m Mark Warner Property +44 (0)207 692 0786 gilesgale@markwarnerproperty.com

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Bantry Bay Cape Town South Africa This newly refurbished house is situated at the Atlantic Coast in one of Cape Town’s very best positions. Set on three levels with a unique and tasteful modern design, high ceilings, three large comfortable bedrooms en-suite, wine cellar, staff quarters, unobstructed sea view, complete privacy, and lock-up-and-go security, it comprises 400m2 interior space and 200m2 space of pool deck, jacuzzi, etc. This property is an absolute gem and for sale at ZAR 25 Million / £1.6 Million / € 1.9 Million View photo images and virtual tours at www.virtualtours.co.za/42dewetrdbb/ To enjoy Mediterranean tranquility with an African sunset in Cape Town’s best location, contact the private seller at jh@lionsark.net or cell number +27 82 415 0200.

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Settling south With more than 20 National Parks, eight World Heritage Sites, 3,500 kilometres of coastline, a fabulous climate and stunning properties, South Africa has much in its favour Would you believe that in the course of just one day, you could view some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, come face-to-face with the ‘Big Five’ on safari, experience everything from shark-diving and surfing to historic trails and wine tasting? Visit South Africa and you can do all these things – the country also offers some fine properties for those who decide to make their stay somewhat longer. Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of Pam Golding Properties (PGP) in South Africa, comments, “From a residential property perspective, the market seems to be re-emerging in a gradual recovery across all regions. Buyer activity in general is resuming, not only due to a pent-up demand but also as a growing middle-class sector enters the property market and demonstrates an appetite for property acquisitions. Confidence in residential property as a sound medium to long-term investment continues to gather momentum, especially among a new generation of savvy younger buyers.”

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SANDHURST SANDTON AREA, JOHANNESBURG NORTH This impeccably maintained property in the heart of Sandhurst includes four reception rooms, six bedrooms (five of which are en suite), six bathrooms, four garages, and multiple entertainment facilities. These include a floodlit tennis court and a swimming pool. £2.549m / €2.982m / $3.9m PGP: +27 (0)11 380 0000

Town is no exception. Marina developments remain among the most desirable addresses in the Mother City, with areas such as the V&A Waterfront and Granger Bay having a reputation for sophisticated living in a glamorous environment. While global economic conditions in recent years have reduced the amount of foreign buyers, PGP reports that there has been a recent resurgence of interest – both local and international. PGP’s area manager for the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl, Basil Moraitis, reports that between  and , the V&A Waterfront averaged around  sales per year. Yet in the six months alone from October  to mid-April this year,  properties changed hands at the marina. “That’s nearly double last year’s annual amount, in a six-and-a-half month period,” he says. “The improved sales activity is consistent with a steady increase in demand from nonresident buyers wishing to purchase investment properties at the V&A, among them a number of international investors. “Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal buyers have also been very active in this market, while local buyers continue to show interest in owneroccupier units. In general, there is strong International Property & Travel

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demand for all types and sizes of apartments, from R million studio or one-bedroomed units, to the most super-luxury penthouses priced over R million.” Mr Moraitis has also noticed that while the front row of the marina (directly overlooking the yacht basin) has traditionally been the most popular section of the V&A, recently there has been a surge in demand for canal-view units. The Water Club at Granger Bay has a somewhat different buyer profile to the V&A Marina, in that it tends to attract a higher percentage of long-term resident buyers. As a result, fewer properties change hands each year. However, the development remains a popular and prestigious address, only enhanced by the development of the nearby Cape Town Stadium precinct and Green Point Urban Park. The quiet water‘s edge setting and excellent connectivity with the city ensure demand remains unwavering. “There are some exceptional investment properties on offer at both the V&A Waterfront and the Water Club at present,” Mr Moraitis concludes. “These marinas are home to some of 110

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the most discerning and sophisticated owners in the country, and remain a favourite among international tenants, boosting the appeal for investor buyers. Their central location, close to the Waterfront shopping precinct, the central city and Cape Town International Convention Centre, as well as the easy access to the Atlantic Seaboard beaches, ensures their unflagging popularity and unsurpassed lifestyle.” As for Camps Bay, its village character combined with a cosmopolitan atmosphere makes it a favoured place in which to live. This distinguished Cape Town suburb has always been the recreational retreat of choice for local and international celebrities. Indeed, priceless views and location make Camps Bay second only to Table Mountain in its popularity for photographs and postcards. It not only offers an ideal holiday destination but also a second home. The buzz of the beachfront with its trendy restaurants, cafés and side street terraces is busy throughout the year and, with one of the best high schools in the country, the neighbourhood is family friendly.

BISHOPSCOURT CAPE TOWN With its minute attention to detail, this haven of tranquillity offers understated opulence and panoramic mountain vistas from every room. Double volume spaces, sun filled reception rooms, large windows, unusual water features, a covered entertainment patio, separate tennis pavilion, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, squash court, fully fitted gym room, sauna and a five-car garage are just a few of the outstanding features. The main house includes six en suite bedrooms and eight bathrooms plus staff accommodation and a one-bedroom guesthouse. £2.549m / €2.982m / $3.9m PGP: +21 673 4200 bishopscourt@pamgolding.co.za

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ON SAFARI Named ‘Leading Nature Experience in South Africa’ at the World Travel Awards, the malariafree Gondwana Game Reserve specializes in independent self-drive family safaris. Only 30 minutes from the coastal town of Mossel Bay, an easy four-hour drive from Cape Town on the scenic Garden Route, the private game reserve offers easy access. And, with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean less than half an hour away, Gondwana can be complemented with a few days on the white sandy beaches.

Set on 27,000 acres of spectacular wilderness, Gondwana is famed for its colourful indigenous fynbos vegetation and abundant wildlife, and the excellent chances of seeing the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard). These animals roam free within the reserve and, at times, elephants and other wildlife can even be seen drinking from the lodge’s swimming pool. Guests stay at Private Bush Villas, which are stylish safari homes with thatched roofs and Cape Country elements. At around 240m2, the bush villas are surrounded by lush fynbos and awe-inspiring

mountain views. The two, three and four-bedroom villas offer plenty of privacy, huge open-plan interiors, a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and dining area plus large outdoor decks for barbecues and game viewing. For breakfast, lunch and high tea, guests dine at nearby Kwena Lodge. In the evenings they can opt for self-catering or to have dinner brought to their villa. Those with children can also book a babysitter and enjoy a candle-lit dinner at Gondwana’s stylish restaurant or in the outdoor boma under the stars. www.gondwanagr.co.za

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NETTLETON RIDGE CLIFTON Regularly described as the most expensive suburb in South Africa and the southern hemisphere’s own Côte d’Azur, Clifton is a favourite among business leaders, celebrities and international jet-setters. Within the suburb, Nettleton Road is arguably the most exclusive address, and hugging the cliff-side below Nettleton Road is the only secure estate in Clifton, Nettleton Ridge. Occupying a double plot of prime land measuring over 1,620m2, this brand new property will span four levels, with the bottom two storeys offering staff quarters, garaging for four vehicles and an entrance foyer. The upper levels will ‘float’ above this and include the main living areas of the home. The use of glass walls and numerous terraces will emphasize the property’s 180-degree views. The home includes four bedroom suites, with the three family suites located on the top storey and a separate guest suite on the first floor. All living areas flow on to an expansive garden terrace with heated 25 metre infinity pool. Other features include a media room, sauna and steam room, Jacuzzi terrace, gym, study, bar, sun deck, wine cellar and children’s playroom. £8m / €9.4m / $12.3m PGP: +21 439 1614 annette.hepburn@pamgolding.co.za

V&A WATERFRONT CAPE TOWN Measuring a substantial 833m2, this threebedroom duplex apartment has views over the yacht marina and ocean, as well as back views over Table Mountain. It is located within the exclusive Pinmore block which has just six floors with only one apartment on each level. Spacious reception rooms provide an entire floor of entertainment space, including a private swimming pool. The apartment offers every conceivable luxury including air-conditioning, under-floor heating and a private direct-access elevator for ultimate convenience. £4.36m / €5.1m / $6.67m PGP: +21 439 1614 basil.moraitis@pamgolding.co.za

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Situated in one of the most scenic parts of the world: Cape Town, South Africa Luxury city living at its best! The Colosseum is a heritage building, and one of Cape Town’s finest landmarks. Designed and built in 1938, it was the first grand movie house theatre in Cape Town. This grand dame has recently been revived and the interior completely redesigned to house the finest luxury apartments and commercial studios in the City of Cape Town. Imported Italian designer kitchens, balau wood bathroom flooring and glass walls for that added uniqueness with in-house parking. The apartments boasts magnificent views of the city, the new 7th wonder of the world, Table Mountain, including views of Cape Town harbour. It’s the best of both worlds: experience a vibrant energy in the inner city, chic boutiques, restaurants, piazza coffee shops and daily craft markets, with the tranquil scenic beaches and white sands only a 10 minute drive away from the beautiful city!

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LE JARDINET, FRANSCHHOEK WESTERN CAPE Spectacular home on a 4,247m2 plot with a total building size of 1,032m2. Recently built to an exceptionally high standard, its lavish entertainment areas have high picture windows which frame some of the best views in Franschhoek. The open plan downstairs area, with doublevolume living areas, has underfloor heating, a designer kitchen and separate scullery. The master bedroom suite is also downstairs and opens on to a 15 metre solar heated lap pool and separate gym. Upstairs there are two guest suites and a bathroom as well as a large open plan office. Two additional two-bedroom guest cottages are detached from the house and accessed through the garden. £1.6m / €1.915m / $2.5m Fine and Country Franschhoek: 021 876 3322

FRANSCHHOEK WESTERN CAPE Grand country house on 2.2 hectares with vineyards and the finest views Franschhoek has to offer. It includes impressive reception rooms, four en suite bedrooms in the main house, a gym with sauna as well as a tennis court, media room, large kitchen and two swimming pools. A two-bedroom guest cottage, staff quarters and four-car garage complete the property’s extensive amenities. £1.9m / €2.2m / $2.8m Fine and Country Franschhoek: 021 876 3322

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CAMPS BAY BEACH CAPE TOWN As Cape Town’s ‘Platinum Riviera’ and its answer to St Tropez, Camps Bay is famed for its palm-fringed sandy beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere and the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Enjoying a year-round Mediterranean climate, Camps Bay Beach is a new complex of five beachfront villas. Literally seconds from one of the world’s most spectacular beaches, the units are three-bedroom residences just metres above sea level. Features include spacious open-plan living, with wall-to-wall ocean views and smooth flow to courtyards, timber decks, infinity pools and beach access. Each villa has its own three-stop glass lift, sky-lit double volume kitchens and triple garaging. All three en suite bedrooms are on the upper level and include a wooden terrace with magnificent views of the beach and the Twelve Apostles. From £1.931m / €2.259m / $2.9m - £2.422m / €2.8m / $3.7m Camps Bay Beach: +27-21-5903916; graham@sametal.co.za

SANDY BAY CAPE TOWN This multi-level home overlooks the whole of Sandy Bay giving 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean with the mountains as a backdrop. It comprises seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a large lounge, dining room, study, fully equipped kitchen, storerooms and laundry. Outside is a huge entertainment terrace and a swimming pool in a compact garden, four secure garages and two parking bays. Being designed over different levels means the property offers the possibilities of dual living, working from home or for use as a premium guesthouse. £1.1m / €1.298m / $1.684m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)20 3040 8210

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Arabian delights After a period of slow down and uncertainty, much is happening on the new United Arab Emirates’ property front. We take a look at the latest developments and upbeat forecasts for Dubai and Ras Al Khaima A steady stream of news has broken about luxury branded developments in Dubai. New projects from developers such as Emaar and Nakheel are being met with strong demand by owner occupiers and investors who queue to ensure they secure properties on the day of release. All this combined with steady monthly price rises is certainly painting a positive picture of the current Dubai property market. The optimism of Dubai developers has resulted in rapid price increases for the city’s prime real estate. For example, five-bedroom villas at Victory Heights on the Els Golf course selling at AED .m in February  are now selling at AED .m. This represents a capital growth of  per cent in less than  months, almost unheard of in the current global economy. So far in , Dubai has seen a - per cent increase in prices across most freehold areas with villas in particular reaching the dizzy heights of mid- pricing levels again. Mark Wellman-Riggs, managing director at Crompton Partners, Dubai’s first licensed estate agency, explains, “Annually, the number of expatriates arriving into the UAE is increasing, people are looking for quality residential apartments and villas on established developments and

AL HAMRA VILLAGE RAS AL KHAIMA An integrated community on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Al Hamra Village is approximately 45 minutes from Dubai. The master planned development covers an area of 7.1 million square feet and includes 1.5 kilometres of pristine beaches, 1,089 villas and townhouses, 2,444 residential apartments, five resort hotels, an 18hole golf course, a marina and a shopping mall. Residents at Al Hamra Village never have far to go to enjoy all they need in a world class community. Additionally, with the opening of the RAK Sailing Academy, Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club forms the centre of sailing and yachting within the Arabian Gulf area. Three-bed townhouses from £239,000 / €281,000 / $368,000 Duplex Villas from £567,000 / €667,000 / $871,000 Villas from £798,000 / €937,000 / $1,225,000 Al Hamra Real Estate Development: +971 7 243 4477

this ensures strong returns for investor-buyers, of typically - per cent annually. In addition to the more traditional Russian and Indian investors, new buyers are coming from China, Italy and Africa.” On the surface, it appears the sector has renewed itself following the crash in late , which resulted in the fall of some of the region’s property giants. Whilst the cyclical property sector will naturally go through periods of boom and bust, the recent return to widespread development may be ringing alarm bells for some. There’s naturally speculation as to whether another crash is just around the corner if development is executed at an excessive scale and pace.

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sustainable approach is happening. It is very positive that there is much less speculation and risk taking and more consideration and reflection on what didn’t work when the market crashed. All stakeholders in the Dubai property sector, from contractors and developers to agents and investors, are working towards a longer period of sustained growth in the country and are responsible in ensuring this happens. It is imperative that all stakeholders adopt well-researched, ethical and sustainable practices to support a maturing, lengthy and fruitful industry.” Cluttons, which has had a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since , reports that over the past months positive economic activity driven from tourism and business has led to fresh property developments and confident property investment throughout the Emirates. Dubai International Airport reported passenger 120

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numbers of over . million in , paying testament to Dubai’s ideal location for global tourism and business. Early  was characterized by a period of confusion in the Dubai residential property market following the Central Bank announcement of a series of loan-to-value cap levels for expatriates and UAE citizens applying for mortgages of  and  respectively. The bank is now in a period of consultation with the national banks and Cluttons speculates that a ‘watered down’ version of December’s legislation may be implemented in coming months. However, it remains to be seen as to whether such measures will result in a move towards a market controlled by cash rich speculators. Steven Morgan, Head of Cluttons UAE comments, “We are buoyed by the renewed confidence in Dubai’s residential market and increased activity in the sector. This has

naturally led to price rises – as much as  in one quarter. In many other developed markets this would be classed as a ‘boom’ and it would be short sighted not to have some consideration to this. We welcome moves from the Central Bank to prevent the development of an overheated market and the likelihood of a bust scenario.”

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Transactional levels and improved confidence have clearly encouraged developers in the region. Nakheel announced the sales of  plots in Jumeirah Village Circle and Emaar announced an expansion of their Arabian Ranches development with a ‘Casa’ villa scheme. On a larger scale, previously shelved projects have raised their heads again, including the announcement of a new ‘Mohammed Bin Rashi City’, a city within Dubai. Although a long

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THE RESERVE AT AL BARARI DUBAI Covering 14.2 million square feet with over 80 per cent exclusively set aside to nature, Al Barari is considered to be the lowest density urban area in the UAE. Extending the established community at the estate, The Reserve at Al Barari will offer more than just an address. Verdant public gardens facilitate a sense of security and kinship between neighbours and suggest the changing priorities and evolving tastes of the city’s affluent buyers. Located in the royal enclave of Nad Al Sheba, The Reserve is a secluded sanctuary. However, Downtown Dubai is just 10 minutes’ drive away and the iconic Dubai skyline forms the impressive rooftop terrace views. A choice of four villa styles delivered in shell and core, negates the need to

way from fruition, this announcement clearly echoes an overall return confidence and a move away from the price collapses of /. So it seems that now is an optimum time to buy in Dubai with regards to current pricing and the potential for a serious return on investment. Gone are the pre- skylines of cranes and scaffolding, now replaced by towers with views of the Persian Gulf, affordable independent villas on world class golf courses and substantial apartments overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains, not to mention the bespoke villas of Emirates Hills and the Palm Jumeirah. As the property prices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi rise, Ras Al Khaimah has also seen a major growth on property demand and a rise on its prices. Demand for high-end resort properties such as Al Hamra Village has risen substantially and the property market crash of

project manage the building aspect, yet still allows buyers to finish their homes to personal tastes. Plot sizes range from 21,000 to 75,000 square feet and each villa has a minimum floor area for six spacious bedrooms, all with en suites and walk in wardrobes, study with en suite, formal and family living areas, two fully equipped kitchens, basement, roof terraces, garage for four cars and separate selfcontained staff quarters. Facilities include a large communal pool, fully equipped gym and fitness centre with sauna and steam room, two tennis courts and The Farm, an innovative restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced produce. From £3.5m / €4.2m / $5.4m The Reserve: +971 4 388 6030 sales@thereserve.ae

 seems to be a thing of the past. Property prices in Ras Al Khaimah have been on a steady rise and last year saw an average of  to  increase and the demand on investment has accelerated substantially in . First quarter of  has already seen an increase of  in apartment prices while larger and higher end villas have surged by over . “The demand is mostly from local and expatriate end users and investors,” reports Benoy Kurien, general manager of Al Hamra Real Estate Development. “As prices increase, many investors choose to relocate to Ras Al Khaimah rather than in already well-established but increasingly overcrowded parts of the UAE. The cost of living in Ras Al Khaimah is remarkably lower than in Dubai. A -minute drive enables professionals to take advantage of business opportunities, but at the same time, not paying the increased prices Dubai brings.” International Property & Travel

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PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI This 5.5 hectare destination resort will become one of Dubai’s most outstanding hotel and residential developments. It comprises 214 hotel rooms and 169 spacious condominiums, exclusive signature restaurants, a spa, spectacular lobby and a grand ballroom, all furnished and appointed exclusively with specially designed Versace furniture and housed in a 130,000m2 Versace palace. Every space in the hotel and condominiums reflects the essence of the Versace brand. Set in the heart of the Culture Village precinct, the Palazzo Versace Dubai Hotel and Condominiums is on a premium waterfront plot with unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek. It’s surrounded by landscaped gardens with residents having access to the hotel’s amenities. From £1.15m / €1.35m / $1.77m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)20 3040 8210

THE MEADOWS DUBAI Six-bedroom, six bathroom villa in a glorious lake side setting. The property includes a study, maid’s rooms, swimming pool, entertaining terrace with a sunken dining area, jacuzzi and double garage. Amenities at The Meadows include parks, lakes and water features. It is also close to golf courses, beaches, five-star hotels, restaurants, schools and shops. £1.86m / €2.19m / $2.86m Cluttons: +971 4334 8585 122

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BURJ KHALIFA DOWNTOWN DUBAI Choice of two apartments forming part of the world’s tallest building. The Downtown area of Dubai is highly sought after due to the iconic tower and the Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world. The area is growing rapidly and offers fantastic facilities including recreational, business, transport and tourist attractions. The two apartments available are 2,036 square feet in size and each have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fitted kitchen and living room with full height windows giving breathtaking views over the surrounding area including the enormous ‘dancing fountains’. For those not wary of heights the available floors are on the 78th and 96th levels. £1.41m / €1.663m / $2.220m and £1.525m / €1.799m / $2.4m respectively Cluttons: +971 4334 8585

EMIRATES HILLS DUBAI With extravagant furnishings and décor by world-renowned interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, this extensive property features the very finest materials. These include Italian marble to hand stitched and silk printed wallpapers, solid wooden oak floors and bespoke mouth blown Murano glass Veronese chandeliers. Set over three floors and surrounding a central atrium courtyard flooded with natural light, the home comprises eight bedroom suites, a large formal drawing room and dining room as well as several family rooms. The basement is a dedicated leisure and entertainment area, containing a spa with indoor pool, separate treatment rooms, hammam, relaxation area and fully equipped gym. In addition there is a large cinema and lounge bar area. The garden is beautifully landscaped with a vast pool containing a Jacuzzi and swim up seating area with unparalleled views of the Montgomerie golf course and Dubai Marina skyline. Extensive staff quarters, a temperature controlled garage for six-plus cars, a wine cellar and library with walk in temperature controlled safe room complete the extensive facilities. £22.2m / €26.2m / $35m Crompton: +971 55 882 3127 barnaby@cromptonpartners.com 124

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ARABIAN RANCHES DUBAI Superb Hattan L1 villa with both golf course and sunset views on a stunning 12,600 square foot plot. The spacious three level, five to six- bedroom villa comes with almost 7,000 square feet of living space. An attractive entrance vestibule leads through to the TV room, main living room and dining room, all overlooking the garden and golf course. A large island kitchen includes a breakfast area. The master suite includes a large en suite bathroom and dressing area, along with a terrace

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DUBAI MARINA Stunning penthouse in the very popular tower of Fairooz, situated in the exclusive community of the Original 6 Towers. This bespoke penthouse is both light and spacious with 4,554 square feet of living space that includes five bedrooms and maid’s quarters. Three large balconies take in the magnificent panoramic views of the Dubai Marina, seascape and the world famous Palm Jumeirah community. The main living area features a large open plan feel with floor to ceiling windows capturing the natural light and fantastic views. The kitchen has a high-end finish and all bedrooms include en suite bathrooms and built-in storage. £2.59m / €3m / $4.1m Espace Real Estate: +971 56 204 3836 howard@espace.ae 126

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The natural slope of the terrain, the south orientation as well as the view of the Zadar channel and the islands influenced this design. Opening to the natural surroundings and communication of the interior and exterior became apparent and this was achieved by large glass surfaces opened up to the sea. Mediterranean building tradition, local materials, simple volumes, and an interplay of shadows found their application in this house.

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Since 2004 the team at Bishop Design has developed an excellent and varied portfolio of Commercial, Hospitality, Retail and Residential design. In recent years, Bishop Design have received plaudits, accolades and awards especially worth mentioning winning six awards in the ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards’ and five awards in the ‘International Property Awards’. Their award winning designs have been continually featured in a range of leading publications worldwide and have proven time and again the company’s sustainability within the world of interior design.

Pinnacle Building, Al Barsha 1, Suite 111 & 112, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 399 0271 f: +971 4 399 0273 e: info@bishopdesignme.com w: www.bishopdesignme.com

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In the “International Property Awards" and "European Property Awards", we have received the most number of awards in a single year with a total of 11 awards. We are proud to have taken place on stage several times among the world's property and development sector leaders. +90(216) 482 70 70 www.elitgrandpalas.com Sales Office: Near Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Osmanlı Bulvarı, No:13 Kurtköy-Pendik / İstanbul - TURKEY

Amazon Property is an award winning premiere residential developer with over 20 years experience in Central London. The company has delivered over 70 of London’s finest quality design led schemes. +44 (0)20 7298 8700 | amazonproperty.com

Destination for Luxury finesse, quality & design ingenuity

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QATAR HEAD OFFICE AND SHOWROOM: THE PEARL QATAR, P.O.BOX: 207313, DOHA, QATAR. T: +974 4495 3510 F: +974 4495 3511

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Mosproject-2 named after M. V. Posokhin (a State Unitary Enterprise of Moscow, Directorate for designing of public buildings and facilities) is one of the largest complex designing companies in Moscow and Russia specialising in urban development, architecture, city landscape, engineering constructions, restoration of historic monuments and districts. Operating since 1962.

Moscow, Russian Federation, 123056, Building 1, 1a, House 5, 2nd Brestskaya Street

Tel./fax: 8 (499) 251-81-87 Web: www.mosproject2.ru Email: info@mosproject2.ru

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A sophisticated architectural design creating a new retail experience in Ginza; The open terraces and atrium spaces open on the facade creating a strong and timeless expression that will be unforgettable to all. For lease

Ibiza property management team Tel: +34 637 472 828 / +34 680 129 936

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Luxury Ocean View Residence Phuket Thailand 3 bed Luxury Ocean View Residence at 5 star Andara resort Phuket, Thailand. Developed and managed by Dr. Alan Zeman, developer of Lan Kwai Fong and chairman of Ocean Park. Optional Andara Rental Pool. Fully Furnished. 241 sqm, $1.95 M USD. Rare opportunity in luxury living.

PHUKET REAL ESTATE t: +66 (0) 76 325 900 m: +66 (0) 833 908 549 e: info@zestrealestate.com w: www.zestrealestate.com

Project Manager: ORIX Real Estate Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) Tel: +81-3-5418-4480

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HAWAAN FOREST ESTATE - UMHLANGA – KZN

There aren’t too many premier forest estates located adjacent to suburbia – let alone one that offers all the perks of city living with the beauty of both a coastal setting and tranquil forest surrounds. All properties are strategically placed , affording them corridor views towards forest and ocean, roads with quaint names such as Coral Tree, Hickory, Nightjar View and Mongoose Crossing curve through the estate, optimizing the setting, providing privacy and slowing traffic. Gardening is strictly indigenous and homeowners have a list of 600 plants from which to choose when planting on each property. Tyson says that no pets are allowed on the Estate, a necessary sacrifice to protect the birds and wildlife. The architects – Patrick Ferguson from Stefan Antoni, Kevin Lloyd and Dean Jay – who design investors’ homes are also sensitive to the natural surrounds and adhere to a strict design code.

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Yakup Hazan Architecture, founded in 1983, is among Turkey’s leading design practices and has designed a wide range of highly successful projects from airports, bus terminals, civic and cultural buildings, tourist resorts to offices and private houses. We have also carried out a large number of surveying work and restoration projects. Our designs are widely recognised and awarded with 8 First Prizes, and nearly 40 other awards and mentions in various design competitions.

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WHERE FORM AND FUNCTION ARE ONE 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

The foremost custom residential design firm renowned throughout the islands for creating some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced luxury properties in the Caribbean, offers architectural design and construction services ranging from concept to completion. RA Shaw Designs specializes in creating a unique sense of place with building techniques and architectural details that reflect the surrounding culture. For more information, visit us online or call 1.649.941.4394

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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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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

Best Western Premier Nairobi The Best Western Premier Nairobi offers ninety-six spectacular rooms, including six luxury suites, and a well-equipped business and fitness center. The hotel also showcases Pablos, a contemporary all day restaurant, a Rooftop Terrace Lounge and infinity pool with spectacular views of the Nairobi skyline and the nearby Ngong Hills. The hotel is set to redefine where business travellers stay when visiting Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, P.O.Box 1939-00606 t: +254 20 2927000/1/2/3 f: +254 20 2927005 w: www.bestwestern.co.ke

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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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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 ::.

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Zabel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

Saraya Holdings

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.:: 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.

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

.:: UAE AGENT ::.

Gould Heinz & Lang

Eureka Real Estate

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain Tel: +34 971 33 93 05 Mobile: +34 616 68 95 00 Email: office@ghl-ibiza.com Web: www.ghl-ibiza.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

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!

.:: 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


The Luxury Specialists

Julia Cahill I Fifth Avenue, New York

Jim McCann I Palm Beach, Florida

Tim Davis I Southampton, New York

Lydia Sussek I Madison Avenue, New York

With over half a billion dollars in combined annual sales, we represent the finest properties in New York, the Hamptons and Palm Beach. Call us for a personal consultation to learn how you can make a sound real estate investment and benefit from our extensive market knowledge. THE HAMPTONS

Tim Davis Licensed as Timothy G. Davis

Jim McCann

Lydia Sussek

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker +1 212.836.1049 julia.cahill@corcoran.com

Licensed as James McCann

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker +1 631.283.7300 tgdavis@corcoran.com

Broker Associate +1 561.296.8720 jim.mccann@corcoran.com

Licensed RE Salesperson +1 212.893.1434 lyd.sussek@corcoran.com

NEW YORK

SOUTH FLORIDA

SOUTH FLORIDA

NEW YORK

NEW YORK

Julia Cahill

THE HAMPTONS

Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker located at 660 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10065. All listing phone numbers indicate listing agent direct line unless otherwise noted.

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Stunning, state-of-the-art waterfront eco home: offering exclusivity, unrivalled views, unique location, multi-award winning design and bespoke interiors

Mediterranean style living on the Scottish Riviera, South West Scotland Outdoor-living experience enabled by super-insulated Passivhaus design

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