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Important conversion of an original olive mill near Ronda, with mature olive groves and woodland, with breath-taking views across the Ronda countryside. 41ha / 650m² - €1,450,000

Country Farm in the Valle Rio Genal with Excellent Development Potential (33+ ha). 10 ha of fertile farmland, with 800 m of river frontage, and 23 ha woodland on the lower slopes of the surrounding mountains, with existing buildings and ruins, including an ancient mill, suitable for redevelopment - 33+ ha - €950,000

Original Finca in the Genal Valley with existing farm building, suitable for redevelopment, mature woodlands including cork oak, chestnut, pine and citrus, and arable land adjoining the river. 20+ ha - €300,000

Exquisite estate in the heart of Extremadura, with ancient palace, farm buildings, Mediterranean forest, extensive oak woodland, with cork and acorn production, and grassland, suitable for cattle, sheep and Iberic pigs, forestry and hunting 316 ha / 2,000+ m² - €2,000,000

Country estate in the Genal Valley. Four farms with existing buildings, hills covered with mature deciduous and evergreen woodlands, including cork-oak, chestnut and pine, and fertile arable land with river frontage - 450+ ha - €1,500,000

Established Estate with Vineyard, Olive Groves, Bodega, Farmhouse, Bungalows & Shop, Function Rooms & Restaurant - 90+ ha / 2,392 m² - €4,500,000

Andalucía Verde Country Property Development

4 Star Hotel in idyllic country setting near the coast. The Hotel maintains the original character and construction of an original 18th Century monastery, with the impression of the past, and the luxury and comfort of today - 2.8 ha - €4,500,000

For over three decades we have specialised in developing country residences, farms and estates. We also market existing agricultural businesses.

www.Andalucia-Verde.com Enquiries@Andalucia-Verde.com +34 952 117 451 +34 616 736 600 Gaucin, Ronda, London

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Welcome!

PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com

It has certainly been an eventful time for me since

the last issue. I live beside the sea on the UK’s most

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man

easterly inhabited island – a place renowned for its

oysters and being periodically cut off by the tide when water covers its single access road. When East Anglia

suffered a tidal surge in early December my Grade II

listed cottage was well and truly flooded. Although not as high as in

DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com

1953 when several people were drowned further up the coast, about six

ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Lynn West, Claire Wright

I rang my insurer rather apprehensively but was relieved to be assured

SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; accounts@ipropertymedia.com

being dried out slowly to ensure there is minimal damage caused to the

Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2014 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

inches of seawater seeped in throughout the ground floor.

that the policy covered all flood damage. Currently the property is still original timber frame and progress is being monitored by a specialist surveyor. However, my neighbour although fully covered with another

company and paying a higher premium, has received very poor service in comparison – it just goes to reaffirm the benefits of seeking out an insurer with plenty of satisfied claimants’ testimonials.

As for the contents of this issue, we have included more different

countries than ever before, all featuring the finest properties. Whether you’re looking for a palazzo in Italy, a sleek London apartment or a sky house in Australia, you will be spoilt for choice.

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com

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Standard Edition: Eden Island is a development in the Seychelles that is connected to the main island of Mahe by a bridge. It comprises of a series of idyllic inlets and private beaches and waterways. The properties themselves conform to the Creole architectural style of the area, with large verandas, high-pitched red roofs and simple lines. Contact: Eden House, Eden Island, Mahe, Seychelles Tel: +248 434 6000 Fax: +248 434 6666 Web: www.edenisland.sc

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British Airways & Emirates Edition: Serenity is an exquisitely designed villa consisting of five en-suite bedrooms plus a self-contained suite with over 13,500 sq. ft. of living space. It has stunning panoramic views of the west coast, with large covered terraces, a double infinity pool and a self-contained apartment great for guests. Contact: Realtors Real Estate Limited, Holetown, St. James, Barbados, BB24016 Tel: +1 (246) 432 6930 Email: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com

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Desire The finest aquarium, ultra HD projector and crystal clock plus a heady hotel in Ukraine

Finery Stunning accessories including watches, jewellery and binoculars

Luxe Exclusive items for styling your home

Art for art’s sake Expert advice and info on forthcoming sales and exhibitions

Carpets of character Specialists Richard and Lucy Meager advise on handmade floorcoverings

Driveway Thrills and spills to come with the new season’s rallies and races

Drive five Our latest selection of spectacular supercars

Destination resorts Restoring retreats in New Zealand and Doha for optimum well-being

London’s most lavish The cream of the capital’s property crop

For a few dollars less The favourable exchange rate means now could be the right time to buy a US home

Truly tropical Chill out with your very own Caribbean hideaway

Wine, dine and recline Ginetta Vedrickas explores the undisputed popularity of France

A golden opportunity Spain’s new ‘Golden Visa’ scheme is enticing a wave of international buyers

Bella Italia Palatial properties are worth a princely sum in Italy

Moroccan magnetism Accessible and attractive, Morocco is gearing up for increased tourism

Oasis of opulence Dubai enters an exciting new phase of development

A land down under Lisa Burn investigates Australia’s current property potential

Reasons to be cheerful Why Thailand continues to be ‘The Land of Smiles’

World's Best Hotel & Americas Supplements Discover the winners of the 2013-2014 Hotel and Americas awards

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Kensington Gate, Kensington, London A substantial stucco-fronted Grade II* listed house with adjoining mews house (6006 sq ft / 558 sq m) connected under a secluded paved southfacing garden, set in this discreet residential garden square, moments walk from Hyde Park. The property benefits from generous entertaining spaces which include a beautiful first-floor formal reception room, stylish kitchen by David Linley and air-conditioning throughout. Accommodation includes a master bedroom and five further bedrooms including staff accommodation with a separate entrance, gym, cinema room and study. The connecting Victorian mews house has a reception room with three bedrooms and a garage that has access into Queens Gate Mews. ÂŁ13.5 million Harrods Estates: +44 (0)20 7225 6506 e: shaun.drummond@harrodsestates.com JSA: Russell Simpson: +44 (0)20 7225 0277 e: arussell@russellsimpson.co.uk ???

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The Bishops Avenue, London A substantial newly built house set in approximately 1.2 acres of land in one of London's most desirable addresses. Combining style and luxury, this mansion house has elegant full-width reception rooms, a Poggenpohl and Gaggenau fully-fitted kitchen, double height atrium and sweeping staircase leading to the spacious master suite with fitted dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms. With seven further bedroom suites, indoor swimming pool, library, games room, gym and home cinema, this home exudes luxury and sophistication. State-of-the-art technology and security throughout provides comfort, whilst separate staff accommodation, professional catering kitchen and four saloon car garage make way for effortless living. ÂŁ38 million Harrods Estates: +44 20 7409 9346 e: jennifer.marwick@harrodsestates.com International Property & Travel

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Tulira Castle, Ardrahan, Galway Without doubt one of the finest examples of an Irish castle, Tulira Castle is set within 101 hectares of mature woodland and parkland. It comprises three main buildings, a medieval tower, courtyard buildings and the Victorian castle. The original structure, a medieval tower house, rests on 12th century foundations. A castellated house was then added to the tower in 1882. The immaculately kept castle comprises of gracious reception rooms and impressive bedrooms. Outside there is a stunning walled garden which was fully restored in 2006. â‚Ź6.5 million Ganly Walters: +353 1 662 3255 e: cerwin@ganlywalters.ie w: www.ganlywalters.ie International Property & Travel

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Marbella, Spain This seven-bedroom property is in the foothills of the La Concha mountain in Marbella's best residential neighbourhood. With unsurpassed, breathtaking views of both the mountain and the Mediterranean coastline, this very private palatial property is the embodiment of sophisticated taste. Almost 17,000m2 of magnificent gardens and sports facilities complement the property, itself comprising over 2,600 beautifully finished, enclosed square metres. Every attention to detail has been made and the quality flows throughout the property. Areas such as the stunning entrance courtyard, Turkish salon, spa with indoor pool and the library all blend in perfectly with the property's inimitable style, while vastly spacious porches and terraces prove ideal for outdoor entertaining. Price on request Panorama: +34 952 863 750 e: info@panorama.es w: www.panorama.es 10

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Villa Mare, Sardinia, Italy This stunning three-bedroom villa is located on the West coast of the beautiful island of Sardinia. Finished to the highest standard, the interior designed hillside property is in an elevated position amongst the hills. The granite-faced villa has stunning panoramic views of the open sea, Capo Caccia bay and the unforgettable Alghero sunsets. Set over two spacious levels, its immaculate walkways twist and turn from the outdoor patio and dining area down to the spectacular infinity pool. Unusual shapes and curved walls make Villa Mare a very unique property, mixing modern architecture with classic Mediterranean style. This design further enhances the spacious and bright living areas with their exposed wood beams and ceramic floor tiles. Step outside and an amazing infinity pool stretches the length of the villa framing the immaculate landscaped Mediterranean garden. â‚Ź980,000 ICNOS Group: +44 (0)1279 260 360 e: hello@icnosgroup.com w: www.icnosgroup.com International Property & Travel

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North Shore Beachfront, Auckland, New Zealand This prime North Shore beachfront property is only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD. Just imagine waking to watch the sun rising over Rangitoto Island as the waves lap on to the golden sands of Campbells Bay Beach. Spacious, yet welcoming, living spaces face out to stunning coastal views of the Hauraki Gulf. There are four en suite bedrooms, including a luxurious master suite, a study, four car garaging, a private three metre boat ramp and boat storage. Here you can spend the day on the water, swim in the heated pool, play on the super sized lawn, or relax in the north facing, covered courtyard by the fireplace. This property represents the New Zealand lifestyle at its very best! Price by negotiation Premium Real Estate Ltd: +64 9 916 6000 / +64 21 867 355 / +64 21 778 776 e: LewisGuy@premium.co.nz / JasonSmale@premium.co.nz w: www.premium.co.nz/8712 14

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Barefoot Beach, Florida This stunning newer home in Barefoot Beach is positioned on a spacious lot and a half. Featuring a beautiful walk-out lania at each level, the property includes four guest suites, each with private bath and balcony. Other highlights include breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, a private elevator, 650 bottle wine room, media room, two laundry rooms, a private spa, Nuvo audio system and impeccable designer furnishings and window treatments throughout. Electric screens and electric hurricane shutters are also installed for peace of mind. Outside there is a boat dock and a beautiful outdoor entertainment area overlooking the Gulf. $5,650,000 RE/MAX Collection: +1 239 601 2198 e: jimmurdochswfl@gmail.com International Property & Travel

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Can Koi Villa, Ibiza, Spain With stunning open plan design and high quality finishes, Can Koi is one of the finest properties on Ibiza. The style of this magnificent villa with its carefully designed, light and open spaces make it the perfect place to relax in secluded privacy. Spread over 600m2 of living space, this six-bedroom (all en suite) property connects to extensive sea facing terraces and a large infinity pool. Views over Ibiza town and Salinas are truly amazing at night from this 40,000m2 plot complete with a private entrance and security fence. Price on application GHL Ibiza: +34 971 339 305 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com/video-can-koi/ 16

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Abama Resort, Tenerife Hidden away on Tenerife’s glittering south-western shore, Abama is a land where time seems to stop and pause for breath. Here you will discover an unspoilt corner of coastline enjoying an average year-round temperature of 23°C. The prestigious Ritz Carlton managed Abama Resort offers discerning buyers the opportunity to acquire a bespoke world-class residence set within its grounds. Properties have fabulous panoramic views to the immaculate golf course and the Atlantic Ocean and owners are able to enjoy Abama’s fivestar facilities. These include a full concierge service, private beach, helipad and 24-hour security. Price on request CML Tenerife: +34 922 792 952 e: abama@cmltenerife.com w: www.cmltenerife.com 18

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Villa le Cèdre, Annecy, France Ideally situated 45 minutes’ drive from Geneva airport on the shore of Lake Annecy, Villa le Cèdre is a brand new architect-designed house built to the most exacting standards. The house benefits from large internal volumes with a spacious living room, open plan kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, five further bedrooms and four bathrooms, a media room, laundry room and garage for two cars. Vast gliding windows all around the house open on to expansive deck space that leads to the heated swimming pool. The entire house can be remotely monitored and controlled by use of the state-of-the-art domotic. £2.9m / €3.5m / $4.8m Contact: +44 (0)7955 305025 e: lecedre.villa@gmail.com International Property & Travel

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Mazotos Mansion, Larnaca, Cyprus This superb family home of approximately 1,250m2 and has been designed for efficiency and comfort, whilst maintaining supreme grandeur in every room. Completed in 2004, the property covers three floors. The ground floor has fabulous open reception and dining areas with double doors opening from the salon to display a magnificent fireplace. Large windows feature throughout ensuring high levels of natural light and extensive sea views. The property includes an 8-jet Jacuzzi, under-floor heating, CCTV and a fully equipped gym with sauna. Outside, the 17.5 acre property is fully enclosed with a large swimming pool, tennis court, 18 hole mini golf course surrounded by water fountains and an island retreat on a lake accessed by handcrafted bridges. ÂŁ3.5 million Contact: esiahouros@cytanet.com.cy 20

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Brindley Park, Merriwa, Hunter Valley, Australia This magnificent rural estate includes 598 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in Australia’s equine heartland. Brindley Park is the premier land holding in one of the region’s finest farming districts and includes an exceptional contemporary homestead. The main residence, a neo-Palladian masterpiece, features classical sandstone columns and walls, tessellated granite floors, five metre high ceilings, a slate tile roof, beautiful teak panelled entry doors; hand carved marble fireplaces and solid timber detailing. A series of formal and informal rooms, a swimming pool, tennis courts, summerhouse and six-bedroom guest lodge prove ideal for entertaining. $15 million Unique Estates: +61 2 6680 9888 e: nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au w: www.uniqueestates.com.au

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Tuscany, Italy This Tuscan dream house in the country is steeped in history inside and out. The property includes the main farmhouse and a chapel within 11.5 hectares of land. The farmhouse has a surface area of 700m2 with a 200m2 basement and each room has its own character with plenty of natural light. It has been rebuilt with every modern detail including an alarm system, stereo system and vacuum cleaner connection in every room and a gate bell with video camera. Throughout the grounds there are several fountains dating back to Roman times and the open views from all prime points are outstanding. This property is being sold complete and is ready for immediate occupation. â‚Ź3.3 million Tuscany Real Estate: +39 0577 05 83 68 e: valeriebottazzitre@gmail.com 22

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Founded in 1991, the international multi awarded office Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados plays an important role in many segments of Architecture and Interior Design worldwide. With more than 500 projects, widely ranging from Private Residences to Mixed-Use Developments, Corporations and Retailing, Fernanda is renowned for her stunning architectural design and creativity. Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados - Telephone. +55 11 3848 3000 arquitetura@fernandamarques.com.br | www.fernandamarques.com.br

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desire Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Les Cristalleries de

constantly winding the movement. It is so sensitive

St. Louis have combined their expertise to create

that a one-degree temperature change will power it for

this 176-piece limited edition crystal clock that, quite

48 hours.

literally, lives on air. The Atmos Hermès clock features a

glassmakers with creating the clock’s crystal globe

developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

exterior which is made using the doublé or double

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Hermès entrusted Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis

crystal sphere housing an almost perpetual movement

overlay technique. This consists of coating layers of

been a source of fascination due to its exceptional

glass over each other, including one coloured layer, a

mode of operation with no battery, electric current or

skill which only six master glassmakers within the

winding. It lives on air by means of an ingenious principle:

company hold. While the Atmos clock counts off the

a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of

minutes and hours, above all it represents the sum of

gases that expands when the temperature rises and

the artisans’ time: years of apprenticeship and patiently

contracts when it drops. Connected to the mainspring of

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the clock, the capsule acts like a concertina or bellows,

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desire Home cinema lovers take note – Sony is developing

of the new projector is that it requires no special tools

a state-of-the-art 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

or construction to install and operate. Simply set it right

featuring a stylish, furniture-like design. It can be placed

next to a wall that won’t yield any shadows of people

near most walls and has the ability to cast a 4K Ultra

on to the screen and plug it in to enjoy immersive, large

High-Definition image up to 147-inches, turning unused

screen, 4K Ultra HD images.

space into a display and introducing a whole new viewing experience at home. With higher resolution images and better sound

Designed to blend into a living space, as naturally as an entertainment console, it also has the ability to display current video content services from IP, satellite or cable

quality delivered across high-speed broadband, the

providers as well as 4K content sources including Video

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expanding range of 4K Handycam camcorders.

combined developments, users can enjoy entertainment without the restrictions of frames, boxes, or screens.

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WINNER OF BEST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (MULTIPLE UNITS) INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2013-2014

BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS ASIA PACIFIC

BEST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS 16 Quartz by Mitraland Group

16 Quartz by Mitraland Group

Now Best in the WORLD Two Years Running Thank You for Believing in Us It is a tremendous honour and privilege for us at Mitraland Group to be chosen from amongst an incredible list of prestigious nominees to receive our third accolade this year for 16 Quartz - Best International Development (Multiple Units) Award 2013. This is our second global recognition, the first being Cascades @ Kota Damansara which won Best International Mixed-Use Development for 2012-2013. We take great pride in achieving this milestone of success and deeply appreciate the continuous support of our future residents, purchasers and valued business associates. To us, this award means continuing to strive for homes of the highest quality. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You once again.

Zero Lot Villas

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desire Inspiring, alluring, stress relieving – aquariums have long been renowned for having all of these qualities. By putting one in pride of place in your home, you can create a highly attractive, constantly changing centrepiece that also provides an interesting talking point for family and friends. Aquarium Architecture specializes in designing, installing and maintaining stunning fish tanks for clients around the world. As an example, the London-based company was commissioned to create this ‘full wall aquarium’ in a city residence overlooking Tower Bridge. The clever disguise of the aquarium creates an illusion of a free-floating installation, offering a seamless minimalist façade. Opting for a full coral reef based on a Red Sea ecosystem, this aquarium holds over 10, 000 litres and spans an area of over 240 square feet. Under the watchful eye of the aftercare team, it is continuing to prove an absolute showstopper. Bespoke aquariums from $40,000 - $1 million plus  www.aquariumarchitecture.com

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With internationally famous brands such as Fendi, B & B Italia, Maxalto, Cattelan Italia, Glas, Cavalli, Hermes, Foscarini, Malerba, Baccarat and Reflex, to name but a few, the range of furniture, lighting and fabrics on show is spectacular. Working on a project from start to finish, wherever the house may be in the world, is something that Patricia and her team pride themselves on, and they have worked on many overseas projects including a luxury yacht. She maintains a full complement of designers, artists, electricians, joiners, plumbers and fine upholsterers and installers who will see to every minute detail, in order to create your dream home, according to your budget and requirements.

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stay Once again, we consult the world’s most travelled person, Fred Finn for a personal recommendation of one of his favourite hotels. Fred appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for clocking up an amazing 15 million miles, equating to 671 circuits of the globe, as well as for taking 718 supersonic flights on Concorde. This issue he directs us to the well-known Ukrainian balneal resort of Truskavets where thousands of people from different countries visit each year to experience its healing waters. The area’s subsoil preserves an inexhaustible source of 14 healing springs which are renowned for producing the purest mineral waters. “Mirotel Resort & Spa is a fabulous hotel spa in the city of Truskavets in the western part of Ukraine near the Carpathian mountains,” says Fred. “However, to my great surprise, it includes a state-of-the-art modern medical facility that caters for every health need. I managed to break a tooth on the way there and so was introduced to one of the dental surgeons in the dentistry department. I went along in the afternoon and my tooth was fixed – even more to my surprise, this treatment was included in the stay!” It also offers world-class dining, a banquet hall, spa zones, VIP suites, playgrounds for children and nightlife for adults. Mirotel Resort & Spa’s aim is to satisfy any requirements guests may have by adapting its services to their individual requests and needs, ensuring that absolutely every whim will be fulfilled. Modern minimalistic style, exclusively designed amenities and latest technologies combined with a medical and diagnostic centre provide the ideal environment for both relaxation and recuperation. Premier Suite from £239 / €288 / $390 for two people all-inclusive  www.mirotel.ua/en 30

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The gardens of One&Only Royal Mirage. Nice to have somewhere to spread your wings. Live the moment.

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finery Accessories that will stand out from the crowd

Lounging lizard Unlike most jewellery brands, Joubi’s pieces are designed with the individual wearer in mind rather than a particular fashion style or look. In this way, the chosen piece will take on its own form, depending on who the wearer is and in what context it is being worn, whether that be at a glamorous formal event or simply a relaxed evening with friends. This stunning lizard ring is set in solid 18 karat white gold encrusted with black and white diamonds. Green tsavorites glisten beautifully to form the lizard's eyes. £13,899  www.joubi.com

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An eye for fashion Favoured by couture queen Anna Dello Russo, Sunita Mukhi presents stand-out clutches, totes and backpacks that are intricately hand-embellished with sequins, crystals and beads, making every bag a statement. Signature styles feature the evil eye – an ancient symbol of protection and good luck – on clutches, totes, i-Pad cases and credit card holders. £360  www.sunitamukhi.com

Plumes and blooms Jewellery designer Tessa Packard creates classic pieces for all ages but equally likes to push the boundaries into edgier waters. ‘No Smoke Without Flowers’ is her latest collection inspired by the 19th century Chinese opium dens known as Hua-yan jians or flower-smoke rooms. The smoke was the intoxicating opium, the flowers the female courtesans. These young girls, chosen for their beauty and talent, were professionally trained in the arts of calligraphy, singing and dance. Courtships were lengthy and often expensive, with customers bestowing gifts of jewellery, on their female counterparts. Part of this collection, ‘Concubine’s Earrings’ are crafted from 18ct yellow gold and carved kyanite with pave set black diamonds and suspended tourmaline trillions. £10,000  www.tessapackard.com

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finery Military precision A concentrated blend of power, precision and functionality, the new Super Avenger Military chronograph by Breitling certainly lives up to its name. Its rugged steel case, water-resistant to 300 metres, features an ultra-resistant carbon-based black coating. The equally black dial provides a 24-hour ‘military time’ display to avoid any potential confusion in the heat of action. The off-roader strap is made of a durable and comfortable synthetic fabric such as those adopted for their operations by the elite armed forces. Issued in a 500-piece limited edition, the Super Avenger Military is also distinguished by its thick glare-proofed sapphire crystal, as well as the oversized hands, hour-markers and numerals ensuring optimal readability. £5,690  www.breitling.com

Shaken, not stirred As spring fast approaches and our thoughts turn to al fresco adventuring, Tumi has launched its Mixology Collection. Each piece caters to cocktail aficionados, lovers of the great outdoors and global travellers alike and is available exclusively at Harrods or online from Tumi. The Tumi Mixology Set is handcrafted in Italy and features earl grey coated canvas with a sophisticated black leather trim and contains all the essentials for crafting the perfect cocktail. £4,995  www.tumi.com

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Looking good Founded in 1949, Swarovski Optik is an Austrian company specialising in high-spec binoculars offer a range of features including dirtproof lenses, state-of-the-art optics and an impressively large field of view. The lightweight, compact EL 32 binoculars offer the legendary EL wrap-around grip. Whether on safari, a city break or watching sport, these binoculars will magnify experiences, providing a crystal-clear field of view of 360ft/120m. Exceptional technology in a small, ergonomically designed package, the EL 32 also comes with a snap shot adapter, field bag, eyepiece cover, objective lens cover and a lift carrying strap. £1,570  www.swarovskioptik.com

Picture this Hasselblad has launched a brand new camera – but only 200 people in the world will ever get to own one. The Hasselblad Lunar Limited Edition, bristling with latest capture technology and crafted in lightweight titanium, includes a sumptuous, red Tuscan leather grip; black leather shoulder strap accented with red stitching and an exclusive PVD matte gold-treated top plate. The feature-rich 24 megapixel camera incorporates Full HD Video capability and bundles with a black E-mount 18-55mm lens. Its wide range ISO sensitivity allows the user to shoot in almost any light, while the special PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) finish provides hardness that is second only to diamond. €7,200 +VAT  www.hasselblad-lunar.com

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Indulge yourself in something ultra-special to give your home a heady dose of wow factor

French fancy Mille Couleurs creates interior design elements, drawing on the influences of everything from neo-classical to contemporary. The company’s French background brings in pieces sourced by designers from Jacques Garcia to Philippe Starck. Part of the Elysé collection, this ‘Le fauteuil’ club chair is sure to make a striking design statement in any contemporary space. £4,500 each  www.mc-london.com

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Moroccan magic A family business spanning three generations, Moroccan Bazaar provides high quality authentic furnishings. The range covers intricate fine lighting through to beautiful furniture collections made from many different materials, all produced in its own workshops in Morocco. From the Fenan collection, this stunning ‘Flame’ floor lamp is finely pierced from solid brass with a light patina antique finish and takes up to four weeks to produce. Each floral cut out section is meticulous hand chiselled using the smallest of jewellers’ saws. Only the best maalam (master craftsmen) work on this fine lighting collection to ensure the lamp will project the most captivating patterns across walls and ceilings. From £4,590  www.moroccanbazaar.co.uk

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Bedsteads and beyond From beautiful bedsteads to mattresses, linens and bedroom furniture, The Original Bedstead Company has everything required to create a dream boudoir. It has been crafting quality metal beds for discerning customers for 20 years, all of which are equally suited to a country cottage, period mansion or contemporary city apartment. With the use of the finest detailing and a central wreath emblem within graceful curved top rails, The Caldermill is a true design classic faithful to its 19th century ancestors. If, however, you are looking for something even more individual there is also the option to customise from 52 made to order designs. From £2,299 for 4’ 6” bedstead; From £1,149 for 4’ 6” headboard  www.obc-uk.net

Sky-high security The world is a never-ending source of inspiration for Boca do Lobo design studio. Every day the company finds new rivers of inspiration, allowing its designers to go with the stream until that certain element of magic happens. Boca do Lobo pictured a group of spheres formed in a seductive aura of attraction – just like a cloud. The final result was amazing and completely transformed a regular safe box into a secret place penetrable only by the user. This superb design piece to guard your most precious possessions will complement any room and decorative style. £51,330  www.bocadolobo.com

Desk in a trunk Established in the late 60s, originally as a small artisan workshop, The Bridge grew steadily over the years and continues to combine tradition and fashion, craftsmanship and technology. The range includes luggage, travel bags, briefcases and handbags with full-grained leather, artisan work and brass finishings being distinctive elements of the brand. This hand-buffed, vegetable tanned story trunk/leather desk is one of the brand’s major pieces in the interiors collection. It will transform any room into a Tuscan haven, while the colour variations and slight imperfections give this piece character and a vintage Italian feel. From £18,000  www.thebridge.it

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Cup for coffee connoisseurs

According to Darren Allison, managing director for

Crafted from a fusion of unconventional materials,

Clearwater Baths, statement, multi-purpose baths

including exotic woods, water resistant leathers and carbon

with room for one, two or even three are trending

fibre, the Deviehl espresso cup launched recently at Harrods

amongst all consumer groups. Natural stone baths

in London.

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By incorporating advanced insulation technology, the

the internal space is deeper and wider than that of

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while the inner form ensures maximum ‘crema’ formation.

feet either. On the Nebbia (pictured), the bath sits

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retaining mechanism. The most expensive in the range is

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Sitting pretty Breathe new life into décor schemes this spring by updating seating with an exclusive piece bedecked in luxurious floral fabrics. British furniture designer and manufacturer, John Sankey is renowned for classically inspired furniture with updated styles to meet 21st century tastes. Beautifully upholstered in deluxe materials from a handpicked fabric collection, each custom-made piece is lovingly crafted by hand. From single flower head painterly patterns to lush leafy motifs and elaborate tri-floral compositions, opt for designs imbued in fabrics with a lustrous sheen for a chic look while soft chenilles and plush velvets are perfect for evoking an inviting, sophisticated feel. £3,636 for the Wolseley king-size sofa  www.johnsankey.co.uk

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Art for art’s sake We seek advice from the experts and give advance warning of a number of interesting sales and exhibitions

The art market had a record year in 2013. Christies broke all contemporary art

market records in November with its record

Enchanting by Paresh Maity

high prices including $142.4 million for a Francis Bacon painting and $58 million for

Above: ART 14 This is the second edition of this international fair,

a Jeff Koons.

a global platform for galleries, curators, collectors and visitors,

Tanya Baxter, a member of LAPADA the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, gallery owner of Tanya Baxter Contemporary and art consultant for corporate and private clients, believes that the latest record-breaking prices can be explained by the newcomers to the art market. “The Asian super rich are coming in with such a thirst for collecting and driving prices to an unprecedented level,” she says. “Also art has become a firm asset in the world’s investment portfolios, whether this is a result of the world economic recession making people look at tangible and alternative investments, or it is here to last is open to debate.” Tanya has found that the overriding trend of the contemporary and post-War market is a surging confidence in the Blue Chip names such as Bacon, Basquiat, 

for London as a cosmopolitan city, introducing cultures, especially

attracting 25,000 people last year. It represents another success from the Far East, that would have meant traveling thousands of miles to see. Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India, will be showing paintings by Paresh Maity. Born in Bangalore in 1965, he is now living and working in New Delhi, having studied at the Delhi College of Art. Since his first exhibition in Kolkata (Calcutta) in 1983, he has become one of the most admired, collected, and honoured artists in India. There have been 63 solo shows of his work around the world and his latest painting, one of the longest in the world at 800 foot, is on display at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi. There are also fine examples at the British Museum and Rubin Museum New York. From February 27th – March 2nd at the Grand Hall Olympia, West London www.artfairslondon.com International Property & Travel

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Cybele (1905) by Auguste Rodin

Banksy, Warhol and Rothko. “Good provenance, big names, and good dealer relations are the key to keeping this trend steady and strong,” she continues. “We know that the emerging markets are strong and will sustain the high end for some time, it is perhaps a little leaner on the emerging artists’ platform, although new art fairs, strong curatorship from London, New York and Hong Kong galleries are keeping this market alive and noticed in all the satellite fairs.”

What am I bid?

Jim Hedges, managing partner of Hedges Projects and 1stdibs dealer, agrees that the art market is experiencing a heady run, with over $80 billion worth of art sold worldwide in 2013 alone, and nearly all sectors posting record high prices. “Auction houses provide a broad selection of works from tier-one artists; pricing transparency enables new collectors to feel comfortable with their investment,” he explains. “For those interested in learning more about bidding at auction, start by attending an auction in person in New York or London or following works in the online sale room. Watching while others throw their money around is an instructive way to learn the process and pitfalls. Also, check out prices for the artwork you’re interested in. There are numerous resources such as Blouin Art Sales Index and artnet.com which provide historic price data, and that information will give you the insight as to what you can expect to pay for that dream work. Most of all, there is no substitute for looking at a broad array of works before you buy. Internet sites such as 1stdibs.com, artspace and art.sy allow you to view a wide range of work from around the world. A keen eye comes after years of refinement.” 44

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Moore Rodin at Compton Verney This awe-inspiring exhibition includes important loans from musée Rodin, Paris, the Henry Moore Foundation, Hertfordshire and public collections throughout the UK. Amongst the works on display are Rodin’s magnificent bronze sculpture Monument to the Burghers of Calais (1889), on loan from the Royal Parks, a coup as it is rarely removed from outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Magnificent works by Moore include the monumental Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae (1968) and The Arch (1969). The works will be within Compton Verney’s parkland complementing and creating new perspectives to vistas ‘Capability’ Brown formed in the 1760s. As well as key sculptures, the exhibition inside displays an extensive range of drawings by both artists and draws parallels between the artists’ treatment of the figure which is revealed through a beautiful collection of models they made for larger works. From February 15th – August 31st 2014 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire www.comptonverney.org.uk

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AR T Right: LOWRY: The A J Thompson Collection Sotheby’s London is staging a stand-alone evening sale of 15 paintings by one of Britain’s best-loved artists, L S Lowry. The A J Thompson Collection, estimated to fetch in excess of £15 million, includes well-known masterpieces that have previously been exhibited in the Tate’s highly acclaimed retrospective in 2013, amongst many other museum shows. Over the course of three decades, A J Thompson put together one of the greatest collection of the artist’s work in recent history. Encompassing some of the artist’s most iconic works – including the only two paintings of Piccadilly Circus that the artist produced (one of which stands as the highest priced work by the artist at auction, having sold in 2011 for £5.641million) the collection also reveals Thompson’s insight and rare instinct as a collector for this well-known but often misunderstood artist. Pre-sale exhibition March 20th - 21st & March 23rd - 25th Sale on March 25th from 6pm at Sotheby’s, London www.sothebys.com/lowry L S Lowry’s Piccadilly Circus, London (1960) Untitled work (1969) by Bahman Mohasses

Estimate at £4 million - £6 million

Battleship Potemkin

Above: At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul

Above: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen As the UK/Russia Year of Culture

Sotheby’s is holding an innovative selling-exhibition bringing contemporary art

begins, this exciting exhibition presented by GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts

to London from across the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Following

and Design examines the golden age of Soviet film posters. The 1920s saw the

the success of last year’s inaugural exhibition, the geographical reach of the

advent of new and radical graphic design created to advertise silent films across

second instalment has been expanded to include top-end contemporary art from

the Soviet Union. Film posters of this era have become masterpieces in their

Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. All in all, some 50 works by both well-established

own right, produced at a time when innovative on-screen techniques were being

and emerging artists will be showcased.

incorporated into the design of advertisements. Over 30 works by Aleksandr

At The Crossroads 2 will explore the relationship between this diverse group of contemporary artists and examine how their shared political and cultural past has influenced the art being produced in the region today. While the turbulent

Rodchenko, the brothers Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg, Yakov Ruklevsky, Aleksandr Naumov, Mikhail Dlugach and Nikolai Prusakov, will be on display. To accompany the exhibition, GRAD will host screenings to showcase the

socio-political changes of the 20th century and the disintegration of the USSR

innovative techniques employed by the poster artists and film-makers of this era.

has dramatically influenced artistic production, the contemporary identity of the

Mass produced during the 1920s, the posters were made for one use only and

region also stems from a rich history of artistic practices dating back to antiquity.

few originals survive.

From March 27th – April 2nd at Sotheby’s, London

From January 17th – March 29th at GRAD, London W1W

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Carpets of character We meet husband and wife team Richard and Lucy Meager who run Jacaranda, a company specialising in creating handmade carpets and rugs from the finest natural materials

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Back in 2004 Richard Meager, who already had many years of experience in the carpet

industry, suggested to his wife Lucy that they start a new company designing and importing

carpets and rugs. Initially, she was rather hesitant but after many months of discussion, Jacaranda was launched.

The company started rather modestly, operating from Richard explains, “Jacaranda’s mission is to create the spare bedroom. However, within months Jacaranda carpets and rugs of real character, using whenever possible, expanded into the converted garage, then rented natural materials and traditional methods. We take pride in being innovative and different. We aim premises before moving on to the to provide beautiful floorcoverings using purpose built offices and warehouse Above: Jacaranda can create ethical and environmentally sound prothat form the company’s base today. Himalayan rugs to any design, Following this continued expansion, the colour combination or size. They duction practices, without compromising Meagers opened a Jacaranda showroom are hand-knotted by Tibetan on quality, design or style. in London’s Design Centre, Chelsea weavers from Chinese Silk and “Our products are handmade, not Harbour in 2012. mass produced and the traditional Tibetan or New Zealand wool. Over the years, Jacaranda has built This year sees the creation of a wooden looms used for our hand-woven its reputation on designing and creating dedicated Himalayan brochure and hand-knotted ranges require no handmade carpets and rugs in natural to guide customers through the electricity. Where possible we weave from colours from natural fibres. These are myriad of design possibilities and undyed wool. All our rug suppliers are sold throughout Britain through interior the order process. Jacaranda has GoodWeave registered. GoodWeave is designers and top end quality retailers. worked with Belynda Sharples, the international organisation working Sales have grown healthily every year better known for her highly to end exploitative child labour in the since the company’s inception despite original wallpapers and fabrics, rug industry of South Asia, and offers tough economic times, reaching a current educational opportunities and health care to create designs such as ‘Blackannual turnover in excess of £6 million. birds’ pictured here. Her designs to children and weaving families in rug Exports now account for over 20% of graphically show the originality, producing areas of India and Nepal.” sales, and Jacaranda has distributors in beauty and quality of these Jacaranda offers carpets, rugs and runners for a wide variety of situations and most European countries as well China handmade works of art. styles, from contemporary to traditional. and Russia. From £480/m2 48

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??? Right: Jacaranda’s Velvet Stripe now comes in one metre width for runners as well as four and five metre widths. It is hand-woven from undyed wool in bold stripes but in soft, stylish, natural colour combinations. The Velvet Stripe colours match to Jacaranda’s Kasari broadloom so that customers can fit striped runners alongside beautiful, plain velvet carpets in adjoining rooms. Broadloom £83/m2 Bespoke rugs £146/m2 Below right: Jacaranda stocks both Simla and Chatapur as four metre and five metre broadloom and five sizes of rug. Rugs can also be made to measure. Cool greys predominate in both ranges, but Jacaranda has added soft green, blue and lavender Simla velvet to its trademark palette of natural tones. Broadloom £155/m2 From £396/rug from stock

LATEST DESIGN TRENDS Floorcoverings in natural colours continue to appeal but across Europe natural colours are ‘cooling’. Demand is growing for grey, taupes and cooler naturals at the expense of warmer browns and beiges. Very subtle colours are popular – cool greys with a touch of steely blue, soft green or lavender. Sales of large area rugs are booming. These are usually made to measure and often used to soften the look of wood, laminate or stone floors. Absorbing sound and adding warmth under foot, large rugs also work well with underfloor heating. Bespoke rugs with wide borders in leather, suede or cotton seem to be giving way to simpler designs with colour matched blind hems.

The Meagers have also been careful to provide plenty of flexibility. Bespoke rugs and runners can be made to match specific carpets and Jacaranda can even colour match and hand-knot Himalayan rugs to unique designs supplied by customers. “Handmade carpets and rugs are tactile and charming because they display the slight quirkiness and irregularity that can only be made by hand,” says Lucy. “Natural fibres predominate because for blending beauty, comfort and durability, pure wool is still the best. We also offer rugs in leather and in pure Chinese silk, while we chose viscose (spun from cellulose) for our new Simla broadloom, for its dramatic silk-like sheen.”

From sumptuous, smooth velvets to bold boucles and subtle stripes, Jacaranda offers a range of interesting options within each natural tone. “We love natural colours and their ability to make a statement or to fit naturally into a wide range of interiors. They are stylish but timeless and easy to live with too.”

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Eden Island Excels At a time of global economic uncertainty, Eden Island property development in the Seychelles is bucking the trend and showing returns on investment which are way above the average For Eden Island Property Development Company (Seychelles) Limited, the start to 2014 is proving to be a time to remember, with record sales in the month of January of over $12 million and the honour of achieving three prestigious International Property Awards at a ceremony in Dubai. “Both the sales volumes and the awards received confirm that we are offer an exceptional product,” said Peter Smith, marketing director for Eden Island Development Company. “We are offering really positive returns on investment.” The estate consists of 580 units and, with 460 sold to date, the remaining 120 units still available are expected to move fast taking into account the current levels of demand. One of the most positive aspects has been the fact that existing owners continue to upgrade or buy second, third or more properties in the development. “This is a really positive endorsement from the very people who have already invested,” Mr Smith said. “In fact, some 25% of the homes on Eden Island are owned by homeowners who have upgraded or bought second or more properties. These new sales are also increasing the number of homes being placed in our rental pool, which is good news at a time when the international holiday market is turning more to luxury self-catering villa or apartment rentals rather than traditional hotel bookings.” The development began as 56 hectares of reclaimed land, with the far less glamorous name of Zone 10. Renamed as Eden Island in 2005, the land which is connected to the main island of Mahe by a bridge, was sculpted into a series of idyllic inlets, private beaches and waterways. The properties themselves conform to the Creole architectural style of the area, with large verandas, high-pitched red roofs and simple lines. “It is truly unique,” Mr Smith said. “The central location means that residents have easy access to the Victoria CBD and variety of facilities available in the Seychelles as well as having everything they need on the estate itself.” It is no wonder that Eden Island was so highly commended recently at the International Property

Awards, Arabia and Africa 2013/4 held in Dubai. At the ceremony the development was named as the Best Development: Multiple Units in Seychelles and also Best Development Multiple Units for Africa as a whole. Eden Island also received a Highly Commended accolade in the Development Marketing category. CONTACT Call +248 434 6000 or visit www.edenisland.sc International Property & Travel

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The new motorsport season is packed with everything from classic car rallies through pre-war racing cars to the latest hybrid racetrack models Mountainous moments Twenty classic cars left Race Retro on February 23rd to travel over 2,000 miles across Europe in this year’s Winter Challenge rally. The five-day event, organised by the Classic Rally Association (CRA), took drivers to Monte-Carlo over some of the most famous and exciting mountain roads that Europe has to offer. Crews drove down from the famous historic motorsport show through Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire to Portsmouth where they took an overnight ferry to Caen, in France. The continental part of the rally started from Troyes in Northern France, where drivers from mainland Europe joined the UK starters. The main route took them through Le Mans, Bourges, Valence and Saint-Raphael before crossing the finish line on the famous Col de Turini. Jeremy Dickson, CRA’s event director, said, “The International Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo rightly pays homage to the most famous rally in the world, and the founding fathers of the A.C. de Monaco who started it all off in1911. It’s back to driving through empty, snowbound landscapes on the most challenging and enjoyable mountain roads of France.” The event was the first qualifying round of the much coveted HERO Cup 2014.

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Porsche preps up Porsche is heading into the 2014 global motor sport

Porsche has signed on 20 drivers including four

season with the most extensive programme in its

Porsche juniors and a scholarship candidate chosen

history. In addition to the new factory LMP1 project,

from the global Porsche Carrera Cup race series.

Porsche Motorsport is sending two GT ‘works’ teams

All current Porsche factory drivers have received a

to compete on racetracks around the world. Porsche AG Team Manthey will

of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship

RSR race cars in the Sports Car

in 2014, with the season highlight at Le Mans. New

World Endurance Championship

Zealander Brendon Hartley and long-standing

(WEC), and also at Le Mans.

Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb from Germany

Porsche North America will also

were confirmed as regular drivers in the LMP1 race

contest the new Tudor United

car, officially called the ‘Porsche 919 hybrid’.

Sportscar Championship with

Already signed on for the LMP1 project are Timo

CORE autosport as the race team.

Bernhard from Germany, Frenchman Romain

The new season kicked off with

Dumas, Neel Jani from Switzerland, and the

the revered Daytona 24 Hours race

Australian Mark Webber. Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and

victory for Porsche who won the

Development at Porsche AG, commented, “The

highly-competitive GTLM class of

vehicle name 919 hybrid follows on from the tradition

the sports car race in their Porsche 911 RSR. As the 76th class win and the 40th for the

of the Le Mans-winning 917, but it is also with a view to the 918 Spyder, and acknowledges the company’s

Porsche 911, Porsche adds to its record as the most

embarkation into the hybrid future. With hybrid

successful manufacturer in the history of this race.

sports cars like the Cayenne in the SUV segment, the

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Panamera Gran Turismo, and the 918 Spyder super sports car, we are on the right track.”

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Test Drive a Ferrari Racing Car History repeats itself A fantastic array of racing cars from the 1920s and 1930s will battle it out on the track at this year’s Donington Historic Festival (from May 3rd - 5th) in a pre-war sports car race to mark the 90th anniversary of Motor Sport magazine. Organised by Motor Racing Legends, the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a double-header, held on the Sunday and Monday of the Festival. Each part will last 30 minutes, and include pit-stops to evoke that true period feel and memories of the earliest days of racing at Donington Park. With a grid that’s likely to feature such legendary marques as Bentley, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash, BMW, Vauxhall, Riley, MG and Talbot, it promises to be enormously entertaining. These cars might not boast the straightline speed of later racing machines, but the exhilarating wheel-to-wheel action, the sight and sound of narrow tyres scrabbling for grip and the spectacle of drivers wrestling with huge steering wheels should prove unforgettable. Close-fought racing, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a ‘living motoring museum’ created by dozens of car clubs displays is guaranteed on every day of the Festival.  www.doningtonhistoric.com

Testing times The 1,000 Mile Trial will take drivers on an epic classic car rally across the United Kingdom that will closely follow the original route taken by daring motorists in 1900. A celebration of the event, which was first run in 1900, is to be re-created from 12th to 19th July 2014 by the Royal Automobile Club in partnership with the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO), and will be a qualifying round of the 2014 HERO Cup. Patrick Burke, joint managing director of HERO, says, “We will follow the original route as much as possible but in many places the roads used in 1900 either no longer exist or are now major trunk roads. The event is to have up to four regularities and two or three tests per day, many on the original test areas and hill climbs, and will also visit several stately homes and venues. However, unlike the first run of the 1,000 Mile Trial, the crews will start the event and finish at Woodcote Park!” On 13th July 2014, 80 pre-1940 cars will tackle the first test of this adventure which will be the hill climb from the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park clubhouse, up the club’s Captain’s Drive, towards Epsom Downs. There are some important entries so far including a 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II, which is coming out of the Caramulo Museum in Portugal specifically to take part in the event, and an original 1929 Bugatti Type 37A once owned by Tazio Nuvolari, the famous Italian motorcycle and race car driver.  www.heroevents.eu/Events/thousand_mile_trial/

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Drive Fast and fabulous, these supercars exude extremes of performance and style

The all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused sports car that Jaguar has ever produced. This F-TYPE R Coupé represents the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 engine, it achieves 0-62mph in 4 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. Every response, from the steering to the gear change, throttle, brakes and the all-round double wishbone suspension, has been finely honed to be accurate and immediate. £85,000  www.jaguar.com

Porsche’s new Panamera Turbo S features an uprated 570 hp twin-turbocharged V8 engine powering from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds to a 192mph top speed. The all-wheel drive four door, four seater epitomises the Gran Turismo concept. The sporting Highlighting its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini is presenting one of the most exceptional super sports cars

and luxurious character of the new Panamera Turbo

of all time. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an open racing prototype with an extreme design and

S is evident not only in its driving performance,

breathtaking performance. It’s also one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles as not more than nine

but also in its distinctive appearance. For example,

will be built during 2014. Open means truly open. There’s no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum

the dynamic potential is hinted at by the 20-inch

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911 Turbo II wheels and the metallic exterior paint

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The Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition, built in a limited run of just 350 units, represents the last opportunity for customers to order an SLS AMG – while at the same time reflecting the scope offered by the first vehicle to be completely built by Mercedes-AMG. The super sports car, with its 591 hp AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine, will be available as either a coupé or a roadster. It accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 198 mph. From €225,505  www.mercedes-benz.com

Audi’s high performance 272PS Coupé and Roadster special edition marks a 500,000 global sales milestone. The new TTS Limited Edition will be delivered to just 500 customers worldwide and feature an Audi exclusive paint finish in Nimbus grey for coupé models and Imola yellow for roadsters. In the TTS Limited Edition Coupé the 2.0-litre TFSI engine is linked to either six-speed manual or six-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmissions. Equipped with the latter, it can touch 62mph from rest after just 5.3 seconds and reach a governed top speed of 155mph. Coupé from £38,860; Roadster from £43,320  www.audi.com International Property & Travel

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A delight for the senses Sharq Village & Spa in Doha is a breathtaking waterfront resort resembling an elegantly marbled sheikh’s palace, designed around cooling pools, fountains, gardens and courtyards A beach resort of exceptional grace and splendour, Sharq Village & Spa comprises a maze of courtyards. These meander organically from 300 metres of private coastline to reveal an oceanfront hotel in Doha that blends the modern world and tradition in a stunning setting. Guests are welcomed to a lobby where crystal-draped chandeliers hang from towering arched ceilings and Arabic music teases the senses.

On location

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Doha International Airport accommodates over 20 passenger airlines and is currently undergoing an expansion programme to cater for the growing number of visitors to Qatar. Just a few kilometres away, the new airport is being constructed and will offer state-of-the-art facilities to airlines and passengers. The airport is located a 10 minute drive away from Sharq Village & Spa and transport can be organised directly with the resort’s concierge.

The 6,500m2 Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village is the largest in the region. It features four villages that encompass 23 treatment rooms; state-of-the-art fitness facilities; changing, prayer and relaxation rooms; and private majlis areas. A spa menu of more than 250 treatments ranges from traditional Arabian, Thai and Swedish therapies to more holistic offerings, each expertly performed by trained international therapists. Respectful of Qatari traditions, the spa provides a separate ladies’ entrance and reception area, full-service beauty salon and exercise facilities. The individual spa villages may also be reserved for exclusive group treatments and relaxation sessions.

Away from home comforts

Each of Sharq Village & Spa’s 174 exceptional villa suites reflects the legacy of Qatar’s old trade routes. Lavishly decorated with authentic copper, inlaid brass and hand-woven carpets, a handmade four-poster bed adds the finishing touch to these Qatari-style sanctuaries. Modern amenities abound too, with deep soaking tubs, separate walk-in rainforest showers, private balconies, wall-mounted flat-screen LCD televisions and both highspeed wireless and cabled data connections. Distinct in every detail, the 2,099m2, two-level Beit al Shyuokh Royal Villa offers the ultimate in comfort and seclusion. Featuring a peaceful inner courtyard surrounded by foliage and fountains, the Royal Villa allows guests private access via an en suite elevator to an array of facilities. These include a private indoor pool, gymnasium, spa area with treatment room, sauna, Turkish steam room, and Jacuzzi outdoor bath and shower facilities.

At your leisure

Guests at Sharq Village & Spa can experience exceptional gourmet dining in nine exquisite restaurants offering some of the most imaginative culinary experiences in Doha. Menus embrace not only the local culinary culture but also those of Persian and other Arabian cuisine. From a rooftop terrace to an oceanfront sea view enclave, the resort’s open air and beachfront restaurants provide some of the most breathtaking views – ensuring that each meal provides a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Must do…

Visit the ‘singing’ sand dunes. This fascinating natural phenomenon is a result of friction from a thin layer of sand flowing down the leeward side of a sand dune from the top of the wind. Amplified by the crescent shape of the dunes, it is said that the sound can be heard up to 10km away – a deep and resonant humming that seems strangely eerie in an otherwise silent desert landscape.

Costs

From £216 / €262 / $355 per room per night on a room only basis

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If you’re seeking optimal health and wellbeing, Aro Hā Wellness Retreat in New Zealand believes it has the ultimate elixir Newly open in January this year, Aro Hā is a first-ofits-kind retreat centre, fusing state-of-the-art building techniques, permaculture based self-sufficiency and results-oriented programming. It offers guests ‘Wellness Adventures’ which are detox retreats designed to encourage exceptional physical and emotional wellbeing. The blueprint has been refined over the last decade by managing partner Damian Chaparro and is based on the proven results from his experience at world-renowned health retreat, The Ashram California. “Guests will simply arrive, unplug, and experience the shift from the daily roller coaster of modern diet and lifestyle, towards the natural high that fully delivers the feeling of being ecstatically alive and centred,” says Mr Chaparro.

On location

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Aro Ha’s 8.4-hectare site is on a sub-alpine terrace with expansive views of Lake Wakatipu. Here the retreat has managed to merge ancient traditions with modern technology. As an example, while crops are stored in cool cellars, the site is monitored by a state-of-the-art infrastructure management system, allowing efficient conversion of sun and water to energy.

Away from home comforts

Accommodation at Aro Ha has been designed to celebrate sleeping and bathing in Zen inspired luxury. There are eight units each furnished in a refined, uncluttered manner. They feature recycled timbers, woven natural dyed blankets, organic cotton linen, New Zealand wool floor rugs and natural latex mattresses. Organic body and shower products are in all bathrooms. Eco Suite: This is divided into two private rooms with king sized beds in each one. Eco Suite Shared Room: These can be configured either with a king sized bed or two single beds, suitable for up to four people sharing.

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Monastic Eco: King single beds suited for one person only, with shared bathrooms. Private Eco Suite: This is available by request only – there is a king size bed in one room and a lounge. Spacious and extremely comfortable, these are ideal for singles or couples who require private space.

Here’s to good health

A typical day at Aro Hā begins with sunrise Vinyasa yoga followed by a three to four hour sub-alpine hike, dynamic strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and other featured programming. Remaining time is spent with sessions in the contrast hydro spa, which includes infra-red or Finnish saunas and outdoor hot and cold pools. All elements of the wellness retreats are integrated for a unified approach to overall wellbeing, and a team of leading international experts, both in-house and guest educators, deliver all activities. The daily program is supported by an organic vegetarian diet that has been specifically developed for Aro Hā with detoxification in mind. It limits guests to a maximum of 1,200 calories daily and alcohol is off the menu.

Must do…

Fully explore the World Heritage site surroundings while at Aro Hā.

Costs

From £2,299 / €2,723 / $3,756 per person for a five-day ‘Enrich and Invigorate’ retreat From £3,158 / €3,740 / $5,160 per person for a seven-day ‘Delve Deep’ retreat (both retreats are fully inclusive of all meals, and intensive programming)

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Greenaway Gardens, Hampstead NW3 A magnificent detached residence on one of Hampstead’s most sought-after streets. The property includes a separate staircase to the top floor and has the added benefit of planning consent to increase the accommodation by a further 2,558 square feet on the lower ground floor creating a private leisure complex including a pool, steam room and cinema. On the first floor level, there is an opulent principal suite with his and her dressing rooms, en suite bathroom and terrace overlooking the rear garden and three further bedroom suites. The second floor has a further bedroom suite and a large games room/gymnasium with en suite bathroom. There is also a staff suite and wine cellar on the lower ground floor together with a games room and adjoining playroom. Outside there is a landscaped garden, double garage and extensive further private parking on the carriage drive. £17m / €20.5m / $27.9m Savills St John’s Wood: +44 (0)20 7472 5000 e: stjohnswood@savills.com

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The Old Studio, Lansdowne House, Holland Park, W11 Built in 1904, this property started as an artist studio complete with squash court, smokers’ room, thermal bath, changing rooms and courtyard. It was converted into a recording studio in 1948, and produced over 300 platinum records from artists such as Shirley Bassey, Rod Stewart, Acker Bill and the Sex Pistols. In 2006 the property was redesigned to provide a single apartment of just under 5,000 square feet on four different floors. It now includes a master bedroom suite, two additional en suite bedrooms, a gallery lounge, gym, wine cellar, wet room, hamman, cinema room, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. £12.13m / €14.669m / $19.947m Aylesford International : +44 (0)20 7351 2383

Parkwood Estate, Englefield Green, Surrey This property represents an exceptional opportunity to create an extraordinary and bespoke Palladian mansion in a sylvan setting with grounds of around 77 acres. Although within the ‘green belt’ in a virtually unrivalled position adjacent to Windsor Great Park, Central London is quickly and easily accessible. The surrounding area has a number of highly respected private schools, racecourses at Ascot, Windsor, Epsom and Sandown, Smiths Lawn in Windsor Great Park, the Royal County of Berkshire and Guards Polo Clubs and internationally renowned golf courses at both Wentworth Estate and Sunningdale. Parkwood Estate has full planning permission for the demolition of the existing house and three ancillary estate houses and outbuildings, to be replaced with a new residential dwelling, two gatehouses, a new access road, landscaping and bridge. Offers around £30m / €36.1m / $49.2m Grosvenor Billinghurst: +44 (0)1932 588 288 e: ian@grosvenorB.co.uk International Property & Travel

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The Penthouse, Knightsbridge, SW1 One of the largest penthouse apartments with terracing overlooking Hyde Park, this spectacular lateral apartment covers about 8,500 square feet on one floor. It features direct lift access and has been specifically designed to maximise the accommodation, providing exceptional living and entertaining features and up to six bedroom suites. The penthouse is within a Victorian mansion building with 24-hour concierge and a private parking space within the central courtyard. £32.5m / €39.3m / $53.4m Strutt & Parker Knightsbridge: +44 (0)207 235 9959

The Tower, One St George Wharf On the south side of the River Thames, this penthouse occupies the whole of the 45th floor of the spectacular St George's development. The apartment exceeds 6,600 square feet and has been finished to the most exemplary standard. It comprises five reception rooms, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular 360 degree views of London, while The Tower itself offers six-star hotel amenities including a spa, infinity pool, gym, private business lounge and meeting room, dining areas, 24-hour concierge and secure parking. £19.5m / €23.58m / $32.064m Cluttons Tower Bridge: +44 (0)20 7407 3669 68

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Cambridge Gate, Regent’s Park, NW1 Spacious duplex apartment with its own private entrance, courtyard garden, integral garage, porterage and views of Regent’s Park. The property features high ceilings in the reception and dining rooms, together with six bedroom suites plus a further bedroom with bathroom. Regent’s Park features elegant properties of a scale rarely found in many other parts of London, the majority with views over 410 acres of parkland with boating lake, lawns and rose garden. £9m / €10.88m / $32.064m Aston Chase: +44 (0)20 7724 4724 70

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For a few dollars less… If you time it right, Ginetta Vedrickas suggests that buying in the US could be a lucrative investment

The US has always been a popular hunting ground for anyone seeking a high-end home

and, whether you’re seeking a Miami bolthole, a New York loft or a ranch in Colorado, now just might be the time to invest. Cosmopolitan Miami, often tagged the ‘Capital of Latin America’ has enduring appeal for buyers seeking a great beachside lifestyle with a temperate climate all year round. According to international selling agent Savills, its recent research shows the Miami market is firmly on the rise, driven mainly by the overseas investor market and especially Latin Americans who, the agency says, now make up around 70% of all overseas buyers. Much of Miami’s prime stock consists of high-end condominium developments, typically with direct beach or waterfront access and with high levels of amenities and services. So far, most condo

Above: Bullis Creek Ranch, Livingston, Montana Just 35 miles north of the only year round entrance to Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bullis Creek Ranch is set in 6,220 acres. The 9,000 square foot log home was constructed in 1997 before being refurbished and impeccably furnished in 2007. The expansive open plan ground floor provides three living areas with giant stone fireplaces at opposite ends. The central kitchen is of professional quality and complemented by solid granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Upstairs, a sitting room opens into the large master bedroom with its wraparound windows that showcase the stunning view of the Yellowstone River Valley and snow-capped peaks of the Absaroka Mountains. The lower level features a sitting room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a games room and kitchenette. £8.8m / €10.7m / $14.5m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates: +44 (0)20 3667 7016

development has been focused on prime beachfront sites in South Beach, where prices average $800 per square foot, peaking near to $4,000. Historically, central districts have been sought after, but, as prime plots have gradually been developed in South Beach, a new wave of high value condo schemes are emerging on waterfront sites in the Central Business District, Brickell and the Arts & Entertainment District and values throughout the city have almost returned to pre-recession levels. “Prices in Miami's prime condominium market are within 3% of their former highs, driven by strong international buyer demand,” reports Savills.  International Property & Travel

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Economic stability is always a key driver for buyers considering buying in the US as they typically want a destination which offers the chance to do business easily and which offers great transportation options, cultural and lifestyle services and attractions that make them desirable destinations for overseas homes. Christies International estate agents recently examined three key global markets – London, New York and Miami – and found that all three are firmly in the ascendancy. A spokesperson for Christies explains, “Since luxury home buyers are not often vulnerable to global economic conditions, all three markets are on track for continued growth in 2014. We expect inventory levels to remain low as young and mature, foreign and domestic, buyers continue to view London, New York and Miami as strong markets to invest in and great places to live.” New York and Miami certainly make great places to live but one vital factor to take into account when buying there is how much more you can get with a beneficial exchange rate in your pocket. Currency fluctuations make

a substantial difference, especially on luxury homes, so perfect timing is key and – for UK-based buyers and anyone holding Sterling – now might just be the time to make that move. Having peaked at 1.65 in December 2013, and now sitting at 1.64 (at the time of writing), the strengthening UK economy means the exchange rate is at its highest level for almost two and a half years. Striking now looks even more attractive, particularly as financial experts predict this period will even itself out by the end of 2014. Jane Foley, a senior currency strategist at Rabobank International in London explains, “The pound will be able to hold its own against the dollar over the next couple of months but by the end of the year the dollar will have fought back.” Based on January 2014’s exchange rate, buyers purchasing a $1 million property today can make savings in excess of $37,000 compared with January 2013, whilst a $2 million property will exchange for £1.21 million today – saving over a staggering $75,000 compared to this time last year.

Ocean’s Edge at Singer Island, Florida A stunning four-bedroom, four bathroom sky home with superb ocean and intra-coastal views. It features a grand living room, lavish master suite, gourmet kitchen, family room and spa-like master bathroom, all with custom features. A furnished poolside cabana and two parking spaces complete this property at one of the most sophisticated addresses on Singer Island. With 40 residences this exclusive development offers a 24-hour guarded private entrance, heated oceanfront pool, controlled access parking garage, elegant common areas, meeting rooms, a theatre, fitness centre, on-site concierge and monitored surveillance. £1.78m / €2.179m / $2.95m Islands Realty: +1 561 340 1704 e: info@islandsrealty.com 74

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The River Ranch at Round Mountain, Steamboat Springs, Colorado The legendary Elk River cuts a ribbon through this ranch providing 2.5 miles of riverbank access. A lively sight-fishing stream, two small ponds and a deep, spring fed lake also offer endless fishing opportunities. The ranch encompasses 1,278 acres of pasture and wilderness, bordered by the Routt National Forest. Meticulously maintained ranch management facilities support cattle and hay operations and there is also an indoor equestrian arena. The River House is a spectacular home with 7,575 square feet of living space. Gracious guest homes and cosy cabins provide comfortable private accommodation. ÂŁ14.37m / â‚Ź17.54m / $23.75m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates: +44 (0)20 3667 7016 International Property & Travel

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One Thousand Museum, Miami Internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid has achieved the perfect fusion of art, architecture and design with One Thousand Museum, Miami’s most prestigious new skyscraper. The Prtizker Prize-winning architect has created a sculpted masterpiece on a coveted location at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard overlooking Museum Park, Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The curving skeletal structure will rise 60 storeys to a dramatic, double-height amenity space at its crown. Inside the tower, distinct residential zones comprise duplex townhouses, half-floor residences, full-floor penthouses and a single duplex penthouse, within a secure, state-of-the-art environment. Expansive living and entertaining spaces all capture the panorama with oversized terraces extending living spaces outward. From £2.42m / €2.95m / $4m Savills: +44 (0)20 7016 3740

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Pine Orchard. Turn of the century home perched high above Long Island Sound with views of Thimble Islands. Totally renovated, dock, mooring, tennis court, guest house. Stunning.

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BELLA RIVA “La Rotunda” One Of The World’s Great Estates A rare opportunity to live in a work of art, this Grand Italian Palazzo on Lake Travis was fashioned after Andrea Palladio’s famous “Villa Rotunda” in Vicenza, Italy. Some of his most influential villas survive in the Veneto region around Venice, Italy. Andrea Palladio (-) remains the most influential architect in the history of architecture. This romantic palazzo has , sq. ft. of museum quality construction and showcases classic Italian architecture with rich mahogany, imported Italian tile and Carrara marble throughout. Designed and built by one of the country’s foremost entrepreneurs for this own personal estate, with all the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era yet all the modern conveniences for grand scale entertaining and comfortable family living. Showcasing classic Italian architecture and a staggering -degree Lake Travis panorama and resting on a private, -acre waterfront, 78

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wind their way up to meet at a second floor landing where the master suite is located. Generous windows and stone-railed balconies offer some of the best views that can be had of the dramatic sunsets over Lake Travis. An enormous Roman Empire tub and a grandiose “rain room” shower in the master bath are centered between his and her bathrooms, each with their own walk-in closet and Carrara marble vanities and floors. The Italian farmhouse kitchen features a center island, an open-beamed ceiling, reclaimed Italian tile, country-styled handmade mahogany cabinets with Carrera marble tops and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances. The patterned-tile backsplash is another perfect replica borrowed from old world Italian villas. The kitchen and formal dining room, with its Murano glass fixtures, are connected by a light-drenched hallway lined by a trio of French doors that provide access to a huge

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outdoor loggia, backyard, pool and stunning Lake Travis views. A breath-taking landscape of manicured hedges, towering cypress, plentiful lemon trees, and sprawling lawns surrounds the estate. An immense swimming pool sits in the panoramic foreground of Lake Travis, while the more private hot tub is sheltered close to the villa. The action is down at the lakeside where a colossal boat dock/party deck, large enough to hold a fleet of water toys and a full-sized yacht, rests on a just a small portion of the  linear feet of waterfront. The lake offers great fishing; sailing and water skiing, and all the popular Lake Travis restaurants and attractions are just a quick, dock-to-dock boat ride away. Evident everywhere, both inside and out, is an artist’s attention to conceptual detail. Modern

plumbing fixtures are “designer antiquated” and the over-head lighting fixtures throughout the home are controlled by modern replicas of classic, turn-of-the-century, push-button light switches. Other highlights include a game room, a  bottle-capacity wine/bar room, a handsome -story high mahogany library, an office, a home theater and two detached -car garages: one with an over-head apartment and the other with an above dance studio/exercise room with sauna. This is a truly unique opportunity to own a spectacular waterfront home on one of Austin’s premier lakes and still be within minutes of Lake Travis schools and everything that is Austin. Coming home to this amazing Italian villa is like visiting Italy every day. Offered at ,,

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lorida s finest Dermot OBrien, founder of Islands Realty, has never been one to shy away from a challenge. Having moved to Florida and with a strong background in marketing, management consulting and advertising, he wanted to be independent and in control of his future. Before the major housing downturn, Mr OBrien had identified an opportunity to focus on the new luxury condominium properties built on Florida’s Singer Island. This led him to create Islands Realty, a niche real estate brokerage in 2010. Through persistence and determination during a very difficult economic period in America, and Florida in particular, Islands Realty has become the ‘go to’ brokerage for high-end Singer Island luxury condominiums. Due to its expertise in this particular location, the brokerage is now strongly associated with Singer Island real estate by buyers, sellers and their property agents. In fact, during 2013 alone, Islands Realty achieved $35 million in closed sales with 34 property transactions. Islands Realty’s consistent and innovative advertising strategies have forged a distinctive and reputable brand. By using cutting edge ideas, Mr OBrien and his knowledgeable and experienced team have enabled the company to excel as an award-winning business. Dedication to providing the very best concierge style services and acting as a property consultant to clients, has earned Dermot OBrien and Islands Realty the accolade of Best Real Estate Agent Florida in the prestigious International Property Awards 2013.

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Belle of the Bay The Celia Tobin Clark Estate is located minutes from San Francisco and in the heart of

Silicon Valley’s dynamic environment. Despite its proximity to major metropolitan amenities, San Francisco International Airport and the beautiful San Francisco Bay, the estate enjoys a seclusion and privacy which is unique among properties of this calibre in the San Francisco Bay area.

Set in approximately six acres of gardens and woods, the 35,000 square foot home overlooks stately gardens, valleys, hills, and the bay. Designed by noted architect David Adler and considered to be his masterpiece work, construction of the home began in 1929 and was completed in 1931. Fashioned after England’s Cotswold Tudor properties, it commands a regal stature and is considered the crown jewel of Hillsborough’s many fine estates. In 1992, the current owner launched a major renovation of the home costing over $19 million. The scope of work included the restoration of its priceless architectural and decorative features while updating the property’s infrastructure to serve modern requirements.

The home has hosted many gala events in its elegant and expansive accommodations. Among the many celebrated names in the long list of distinguished guests were Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, George H W Bush, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan. Offered for the first time in decades, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a prestigious estate of such architectural and historical significance. Situated amidst the dynamism of Silicon Valley and San Francisco, it is ideally suited for hosting social events of world-class stature, while still providing an inconspicuous and secure retreat from the hectic pace of the world.

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Serenity, Lancaster Ridge, St. James S erenit y is an exquisitely designed villa consisting of 5 en-suite bedrooms plus a self-contained suite villa with over 13,500 sq. f t. of living space. It has stunning panoramic views of the west coast, with large covered terraces, a double infinit y pool and a self-contained apartment great for guests. fo

Strong Hope Plantation, St. Thomas S trong Hope is set within the countryside on approx. 14.5 acres. They are 3 separate residences totalling 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms which are beautifully finished w i t h m a n y u n i q u e f e a t u r e s .  T h e r e i s a lovely courtyard with Koi and Lilly ponds and a covere d enter t aining de ck with a games area/gazebo bar. ga

Sugar Water, Apes Hill, St. James S u gar Wate r is an e co - f r i e n dl y v illa that is e n e rg y an d w ate r e ffi ci e nt an d si t s o n approx. 25,340 sq. ft. with stunning country views. There is a spacious master suite as well as 3 en-suite guest bedrooms.  There is an additional 3,225 sq. ft. at the basement l e ve l t h at c a n a cco m m o d ate a d d i t i o n a l guest bedrooms. gu

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Truly tropical Offering all the necessary elements for a laidback lifestyle, the Caribbean is consistently popular with those looking for a heavenly hideaway

Who could fail to succumb to the lure of pure white sandy beaches, an azure blue sea, gently

swaying palm trees and day after day of glorious sunshine? It’s no wonder that these attributes, combined with a vast range of superb island properties and resorts, place the Caribbean high on many buyers’ wish lists.

Barbados’ recent changes to residency rules have created further positive conditions, especially for high net worth buyers. Kieran Kelly of Chesterton Barbados explains, “The changes in residency laws have helped to boost the market, encouraging high net worth individuals to buy and invest in Barbados. The new Special Entry Permit laws allow them an unlimited stay without the need to extend through the Immigration Department.” Mr Kelly expects prices to remain roughly the same throughout 2014, with rises being seen in 2015 and 2016. It seems that the lifestyle attractions of resort living has also helped properties in prime areas continue to

do well. Cassie Preece of West Coast Villas reports, “Royal Westmoreland and other lifestyle resorts are very popular due to the facilities and security on offer. The buyers still remain cautious so being able to rent a property to help ‘wash its face’ seems very important coming out of many years of a slow market. "The exchange rate at 1.6 or more combined with positivity in the UK market and the strength of the billionaires continuing to invest in Barbados creates favourable conditions for cautious buyers.” With this in mind, the following specially selected properties are well worth careful consideration.

Above: Serenity, Lancaster Ridge, Westmoreland, St. James, Barbados This world class villa includes five en suite bedrooms, a self-contained suite (plus permission for a further two bedrooms and bathrooms) as well as large covered terraces, double infinity edge pool with bar, dining gazebo, gym, office, banquet room, cinema, self-contained apartment, wine cellar, elevator, staff/laundry areas and secure parking. Located on one of the most exclusive ridges overlooking Barbados' Platinum Coast, this newly built villa encompasses over 13,500 square feet of covered living space with panoramic views of the borderline gully and countryside to the East, with the Caribbean Sea and the stunning Royal Westmoreland championship golf course to the West. £9.13m / €11.09m / $15m Realtors Real Estate Limited: +1 246 432 6930 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com International Property & Travel

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Hope Lodge, Hope Bay, Bequia, Grenadines Based on the popular Mustique theme, this property features a central entertainment building with separate sleeping accommodation in individual lodges. The Great Lodge forms the main entertainment space with a huge reception room, sitting room and bar area. There are two, single bedroom Master Lodges on either side of the Great Lodge with wonderful views of Hope beach below. The Guest Lodge has one bedroom, while the Family Lodge has three bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a staff lodge with two bedrooms at the entrance to the property. Hope Lodge is set in three acres of landscaped gardens and includes a 45 x 15 foot infinity swimming pool with views over the sea. £3m / €3.7m / $5m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates: +44 (0)20 3667 7016

The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel, Negril, Jamaica Offering 18 handcrafted stone cottages with spectacular tropical gardens on the cliffs of Negril’s West End, the SPA Retreat is an island paradise. Its aim is to connect guests with an oasis of total well being from the moment they arrive. The hotel grounds extend from white sandy beach into exotic grey cliffs, both overlooking the Caribbean Sea. There is direct ladder access to ocean swimming and snorkeling, while spa treatments are offered cliff side, in-room or in the open air spa pavilion. Prices given are based on double occupancy and no single supplement is charged. Room only from £122 / €148 / $200 - £283 / €343 / $465 All inclusive from £298 / €361 / $490 - £411 / €498 / $675 The SPA Retreat: +1 855 843 7725 e: info@thespajamaica.com 86

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Ocean Retreat, Royal Westmoreland, Barbados Seven-bedroom home, including a detached cottage, on a 61,637 square foot plot. The property itself has 8,705 square feet of living space featuring high ceilings, travertine floors and numerous French doors opening to covered patios. A powder room and media room are accessed from the living room together with an elegant outdoor dining room with seating for 12 guests and an infinity pool. The second floor includes a master bedroom with balcony and double master bathroom, a study, two guest suites with en suite bathrooms and a shared ocean view balcony. Extensive resort facilities include a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, clubhouse, gym complex, flood-lit tennis garden courts, spa and private beach club. ÂŁ3m / â‚Ź3.65m / $4.95m Royal Westmoreland: +44 (0)1524 782649 e: rwsales@royal-westmoreland.com International Property & Travel

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Saint Lucia views The road to Atlantis winds up through Cap Estate, around the property’s tall and sturdy natural stone retaining wall to its gated entrance on top of a hill overlooking some of the best views in Saint Lucia.

The sloping parkland around the villa is beautifully manicured, with many well established trees and tropical shrubs, low-walled planters and a carefully tended kitchen garden springing into bounty after years of green-fingered care. The curved driveway leads to a generous parking area, and the impressive but welcoming entrance, with its elegant coral stone staircase framed by an arched portico and stately double doors. The single storey villa’s walls are built from natural local stone, and the arch motif is repeated throughout the exterior and interior, including the stylish but eminently functional solid wood windows whose shape exactly echoes the architectural detail. Atlantis is a unique property in many ways, and the villa’s recent clever, high end upgrade has resulted in a crisp, modern look with an historic, old Caribbean feel. Step inside, and the 8,000 square foot home beckons in all directions. Through double doors in the west wing is the master suite and guest bedrooms lie to the right of the entrance in the east wing, but the immediate centre of attention is the indoor gated courtyard, with its soothing water feature and deep koi pond open to the blue sky above. A surprisingly Italianate feature in this Saint Lucian family home, throwing light and air throughout the adjacent great room and casual living area. 88

The living space has two areas: the formal lounge looks onto the villa’s capacious wrap-around verandah and pool deck, through tall, wide French windows which echo the arched style of the entrance. The interior walls are a beautiful, textural mixture of coral stone and natural local stone, its silvery grey tones contrasting with the high vaulted, dark stained ceiling, an original feature which was hand-crafted from beautifully finished natural wood. A casual-style TV den lies to the right off the main living space, and the kitchen and formal dining room open up to the left. From crisp white cabinetry and modern fixtures to granite countertops and state of the art appliances, the family kitchen at Atlantis is spacious enough for casual dining, and impressively appointed for entertaining. It leads to the formal dining room, with its solid wood, refectory style table and seating room for eight to twelve. Through every arched window of Atlantis there is a breathtaking panorama, and a step through any one of the French windows reveals some of the villa’s extensive views. The outdoor living area is a seamless extension of indoors, with comfortable areas for relaxing and dining, and access to the 60-foot infinity pool with its bird’s eye vantage of the hills and golf course below. To the west, the panorama extends from Mount Pimard and Rodney Bay

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to Pigeon Island, with Martinique sometimes visible on the horizon. To the east, the wraparound verandah peeks towards the Atlantic off Cas En Bas Bay. All around the property, balmy breezes and shady corners keep the indoor and outdoor spaces cool all day long. The Master suite is a private retreat which includes a luxuriously designed spa bathroom with high, vaulted ceiling, double vanity, lots of counter space, an oversized bathtub and wet room-style shower. The large bedroom is flanked with built-in storage on one wall, with double arched glass doors and windows shedding light and a cooling breeze from two sides of the room. The highly polished, dark wood floors echo the artisanal vaulted wooden ceiling, one of many original architectural features in the home. The view from the Juliet balcony expands over the green surroundings of Cap Estate to the Caribbean seascape and horizon, adding to the ‘topof-the-world’ yet secluded feel of the suite. Several guest and/or children’s bedrooms are laid out in an interlocking floor plan off a beautiful indoor/ outdoor atrium to the right of the courtyard. Cathedral ceilings and lots of arched windows ensure every bedroom

is bright and airy; two bedrooms have ensuite, and a Jack and Jill bathroom is shared between two of the rooms. There is also a guest suite off the main hallway of the villa, taking the accommodation to 6-7 bedrooms. Atlantis is a unique and impressive property, sprawling and spacious, but with a warm and welcoming family ambiance, and a layout designed for entertaining. Through thoughtful and detailed renovations, the house offers an attractive blend of historical Saint Lucian style with modern European upgrades and intelligent design with particular focus on the Caribbean outdoor lifestyle. The villa is luxuriously furnished throughout, with an eclectic, elegant aesthetic which touches on whimsical shabby chic in some spaces. Perched on top of its hilltop vantage point, secluded and private but within 10 minutes drive of the amenities and attractions of Rodney Bay, the villa Atlantis offers a spectacular tropical lifestyle and some of the best real estate in Saint Lucia. CONTACT Contact Doubloon Real Estate by telephone on +44 (0)20 3289 8350, email david@doubloonrealestate.com or visit www.doubloonrealestate.com International Property & Travel

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Wine, dine and recline Ginetta Vedrickas explores the many and varied reasons why France attracts the most discerning property buyers

Wonderful food, gorgeous countryside and a choice of city, mountain or coast. France’s Gallic charms are as seemingly endless as its purchasers who consistently pick this destination as their chosen location.

The coast is where most high-end buyers head, especially the Cote d’Azur which tops the list of preferred luxury French destinations. This view is echoed by Trevor Leggett, chairman of Leggett Immobilier, “The top end of the French market held up well during the Crise Financiere with international buyers seeking prime properties in the Alps and on the Cote d'Azur.” Leggett’s team in the Alps is currently busy taking on new stock to meet current demand from overseas investors and it’s a similar story on the coast. The vineyard market is proving popular too with strong interest in the Bordeaux, Cognac, Provence and Languedoc Roussillon regions. “Vineyard prices are still attractive, with land in lesserknown appellations around Bordeaux available for as little as €5,000 per hectare, but in regions, such as Cognac, we are seeing property prices increase significantly. One region we expect to flourish in 2014 is the Midi Pyrenees which would be a relatively new market for 

Above: Château St Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc Within an exceptional elevated site with panoramic views across the vines to the villages beyond, this once thriving estate is being completely restored and renovated. The aim is to create an elegant and intimate development, with each of its properties fashioned from the existing buildings. At the heart of the estate, the winery is being fully upgraded, with significant investment in both vines and vineyard to ensure that full expression of the exceptional terroir is realised. There will be 36 residences, with no two apartments or villas alike. Most of the properties will have private terraces with many having their own swimming pool. Just six remain with the choice of two or four bedrooms, two of which have the option for a swimming pool. With a full suite of management and letting services, the development will include a restaurant, bar, large communal swimming pool, tennis courts and a spa. From £318,000 / €388,000 / $526,000 Abercrombie & Kent International Estates: +44 (0)20 3667 7016

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top end buyers,” says Mr Leggett who sees growing interest, especially for vineyards, from Chinese clients who typically have budgets up to €50 million. Alexander Kraft, chairman and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty France describes the last five years of the French market as ‘interesting to say the least’ and says today’s market is ‘two tier’. “It’s an extremely sluggish market for properties in the €1 million to €3 million range, as French second home buyers have virtually disappeared from the market; and a more active high-end market for properties of €3 million or more that’s fuelled by foreign buyers who want to make strategic long term investments in the French real estate market.” Mr Kraft advises Francophiles to search ‘in the traditional second home markets of Parisians’, such as Brittany, Normandy, Aquitaine or Burgundy. “In those regions, especially manors and smaller châteaux offer incredible value for money that very few other European markets with comparable infrastructure can offer. Sell your London garage and buy a château in Brittany instead. That has never been truer than today.” Inventory levels have more than doubled over the past 18 months reports Mr Kraft, allowing buyers to become more demanding when it comes to value for money and he finds the best new hot spots are the good old hot spots. “If you ever wanted to buy in Paris, on the Riviera, Burgundy or Dordogne, now is the moment to do so, with an abundance of choice and softening prices.” Nicola Christinger, Home Hunts’ Provence-based manager, has noticed a 60% increase on March 2013 enquiries with an average budget for British buyers now between €800,000 and €1.3 million. She says that Provence’s coastline, known as ‘the Var’ is more undiscovered than the French Riviera but finds it has strong appeal, especially in larger towns such as Hyeres and Toulon which are becoming more popular thanks to the TGV and smaller airports opening up in the region. “The majority of buyers who look to purchase in this area have been attracted by the natural beauty along the coast, as the strict environment laws protect the environment so there are still many forests and nature parks which have been preserved,” explains Ms Christinger. The Var has all kinds of property types, from stunning villas with sea views, luxury apartments and more traditional stone farmhouses which are set in the countryside about 15 minutes inland from the coast. “Typical property prices range from €500,000 to €700,000 for a smaller villa in towns such as St Cyr and Sanary without a sea view, says Ms Christinger. As you move along the coast between Le Lavandou and Cavalaire sur Mer, prices increase as this area offers some of the prettiest beaches such as St Clair and Aiguebelle with a sea view villa ranging depending on size from €1.2 million to €2.5 million.” 96

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Vente Château, Perigord Vente Château comprises two 13th century knights’ houses which have been combined to make an amazing four-bedroom house with huge reception rooms. It has a full professional kitchen with a separate grilling/carvery area and was run for three seasons by ‘Chef de Cuisine’ Pierre Morat, who is currently the executive chef of the Alain Ducasse cookery school. Period features include the original stone spiral staircase, monumental fireplaces, ogival windows, trefoil and mullion windows and dormers with pediments. The whole property has undergone a high quality restoration by the ‘Batiments de France’ and provides 650m2 of living space. £1.97m / €2.4m / $3,253m Sotheby’s International Realty: +44 (0)20 3667 7016 International Property & Travel

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Near Aix en Provence Contemporary six-bedroom villa with 5,380m2 of living space and nearly 10,000m2 of enclosed land. It features a fully equipped kitchen, large lounge/dining room opening on to the garden, library, home cinema and independent 50m2 studio. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym, hammam, sauna and jacuzzi. £4.3m / €5.25m / $7.158m Savills International: +44 (0) 20 7016 3740

Near Bonnieux One of the most beautiful wine estates in the Luberon Golden Triangle with panoramic views over the Luberon National Park. Set in 72 hectares of land (52 hectares of vines, 20 hectares of forest and gardens) it produces AOC Cotes-duLuberon and AOC Cotes-du-Ventoux wines from its fully equipped winery. The estate’s maison de maitre has 1,500m2 of living space incorporating large reception rooms, a library, kitchen, six en suite bedrooms, a games room and gym. The house has exquisite Louis XIII and XIV doors, fireplace, and other decorations. Outside there are spacious covered terraces and patios, a swimming pool, shower room, a tennis court and boulodrome. A caretaker's apartment and a separate guesthouse with three independent bedrooms and bathrooms complete the estate. £5.224m / €6.36m / $8.671m Leggett Prestige: +33 553 608 488 e: prestige@leggett.fr 98

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A golden opportunity Above: Los Monteros Playa, Marbella Spectacular Andalucian style villa in a sought after area with some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. The ground floor comprises a grand entrance hall, double aspect living

The new 'Golden Visa' scheme that has been operating in Spain since last October is creating a huge surge of interest from international buyers

room with fireplace, separate dining room, fully fitted modern kitchen, office/TV room, guest apartment suite and en suite bedroom. On the first floor is an enormous master suite with private terrace and two further guest bedroom suites. The lower ground floor offers another guest apartment suite and a further en suite bedroom, 150m2 entertainment area, cinema room, poker room, gym, steam room and garage for three cars. Spacious covered and open terraces overlook the swimming pool while a separate chringuito features an outdoor kitchen. £6.57m / €7.95m / $10.7m Fine & Country Spain: +34 952 764010

Spain’s high-end property market experienced a pivotal period during 2013 after several difficult years. Lucas Fox co-founder Alexander Vaughan explains, “Confidence returned and, along with it, increasing numbers of international buyers, enticed back to the market by historic low prices in some of Spain’s most desirable areas. “The new Spanish residency laws – allowing nonEuropean clients to gain Spanish residency if they invest €500,000 or more in property – means that British and European clients are now competing with their Russian, Chinese and Middle East counterparts for the best deals. There are good investment opportunities to be had but in some areas, sellers still need to adjust property asking prices in order for the market to regain momentum."  International Property & Travel

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Pollensa, Mallorca Dating back to the 14th century, this country estate has been completely refurbished and combines traditional historic Mallorquin style with exquisite contemporary design. Set on a plot of 12,000m2, the property is divided into two floors with five en suite bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, gym and two living rooms, one with open fireplace. There is an outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and colourful gardens including an orchard of fruit trees. £2.88m / €3.5m / $4,705,250 Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 e: mallorca@mallorcasir.com

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella

Palacete Thebussem, Medina Sidonia, Near Cadiz

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel offers 130

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rooms, including nine beautifully appointed villas with private swimming pool.

designed for authentic charm as well as comfort and style. They offer modern

Reminiscent of a Tuscan palace, it provides a selection of on-site experiences,

conveniences and high quality building standards combined with delightful

such as Los Flamingos Golf Club with three 18-hole golf courses, a 2,000m2

period features.

medical wellness spa with 11 exclusive treatment rooms and eight steam rooms,

The three apartments come complete with fully fitted modern designer

four restaurants including its fine dining option, La Veranda, and Club de Mar,

kitchens and stylish bedrooms all en suite with Jacuzzi baths, suite bathrooms,

a private beach club with shuttle. The resort is also an ideal venue for special

air conditioning, underfloor heating and music and satellite TV systems

occasions, featuring 1,131m2 of dedicated space and its own outdoor Roman

throughout. The Palacete entrance opens into a covered courtyard and stairs

amphitheatre.

leading to a rooftop heated pool and various terraces with stunning views across

From £240 / €290 / $391 for a deluxe room in low season

the countryside to the coastline and bay of Cadiz.

to £1,817 / €2,200 / $2,969 per night for a villa in high season

From £162,000 / €195,000 / $266,000

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Can Rimbau, Jesús, Ibiza Newly built designer villa in an exclusive gated community with open sea and country views, just minutes from Marina Botafoc and Talamanca beach. The ground level has a living room opening to a pool terrace. The kitchen and dining area are found on this level as well as an en suite bedroom. On the upper level, another en suite bedroom provides an enormous panoramic terrace. £3.194m / €3.85m / $5.2m Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 310 799 e: mallorca@mallorcasir.com

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

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

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

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Montenegran majesty If you’ve always dreamed of investing in your own hotel, then the four-star Hotel Lipka in the fabulous ski resort of Kolasin, Montenegro could prove the ideal proposition. As the newest boutique hotel in the region, it represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. This hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is ideally located 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. The hotel has  cottagestyle 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 rooms 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. Overall, the accommodation successfully blends the old 106

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Adults and children alike love to explore the surrounding countryside which is full of forests, lakes and mountains. Just nine kilometres from the hotel is the completely renovated ski centre Kolasin . Due to its superb location and unspoilt nature, Kolasin is an ideal resort with crystal clean air and unique possibilities for active holidays all year round. All its slopes are on the North side enabling the snow to stay until beginning of the summer. The ski slopes start at , meters above sea level and end at , meters, with the total length of  km. The slopes are suited to both novice and more experienced skiers; some areas have  inclination while two of the slopes are also FIS homologated (suitable for Olympic games, championships and other international competitions). Divided into many categories such as competition, Super G, slalom, giant slalom, children’s, sleigh, Nordic and snowboard, the slopes provide endless leisure opportunities. Ski lifts are even illuminated with spotlights so that skiing can continue during the night.

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The ski centre also offers a host of facilities including a ski school, snowboarding school, four ski lifts, two restaurants, parking for  car and the only six-seated Doppelmayr cable car in the Balkans. At , metres long, it has the capacity for , skiers per hour.

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After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka will be able to 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. A large, central fireplace adds that additional special touch to the exceedingly warm and welcoming atmosphere. Yet that’s not all, additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, storage for ski equipment, ample parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, each and every guest will have the feeling that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains. £5.55m / €7m / $8.8m Tel. in the UK: +44 (0)77 8744 5686 Fax: +44 (0)20 3716 0190 Website: www.skiresort4sale.com Contact: skiresort4sale@gmail.com

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Bella Italia We explore Italy’s increasing number of opportunities to live in the most palatial surroundings

Property experts are reporting a notice-

able rise in demand for pied-a-terres in Italy, with buyers moving away from the

traditional, shabby chic style to clean lines and contemporary settings.

Ann-Marie Doyle of Venice Sotheby's International Realty, comments, “For many years, country houses in the UK have been converted into apartments, bringing listed buildings back to life and offering purchasers an opportunity to own in a stately home for a fraction of the price. “Converting palaces in property hot spots is the Italian interpretation of this trend and more palazzos are due to be converted in the coming years to respond to the demand for high-spec apartments in well-preserved, historic buildings, both as investments and convenient second homes. The smaller pied-a-terres in these grand developments tend to be particularly appealing as they offer the rare chance to live in exceptionally imposing surroundings and enjoy high-end services such as a concierge. Such properties offer buyers the best of both worlds by combining the enduring appeal of traditional architecture with the comfort of the latest specification and, therefore, I believe this is a trend that is set to continue through 2014 and beyond.” 

Palazzo Sacconi, Montalto-delle-Marche Built in mid-1800 as Cardinal Carlo Sacconi’s impressive granary, this 3,500m2 palazzo now has authorisation for conversion into residential and/or commercial use – possibilities include single estate, bespoke apartments, educational centre or boutique hotel. In excellent structural condition, the historic palazzo comprises four floors, each of at least 770m2 and with independent access. Externally, on the top floor there are two walled gardens with a decorative fountain, well and outbuildings. Palazzo Sacconi has significant, decorative architectural features protected by the region’s heritage officials who will also guide the property’s development. £2.1m / €2.5m / $3.4m Cocoon Sacconi: + 44 (0)7710 743276 e: fk.cocoon@gmail.com International Property & Travel

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THA I LA N D Palazzo Molin, Venice A collection of 18 very highly specified apartments in a converted 15th century listed palazzo at the heart of Venice. The development combines classic Venetian architecture with contemporary design and facilities. It involved the complete restoration of a listed historical palazzo, the former family home of the Molin family, moments from La Fenice Opera House and St Mark’s Square. Each apartment has high ceilings, air conditioning, marmorino finished walls, Venetian terrazzo or parquet flooring, and marble bathrooms. Residents will have access to a private courtyard with water feature, as well as a concierge, maid and private water taxi service on request – two water gates make it possible for residents to arrive at the palazzo directly by boat from the airport. From £491,000 / €595,000 / $807,000 £4.084m / €4.95m / $6.7m Venice Sotheby’s Realty: +39 041 5220093 e: sales@venicesothebysrealty.com

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Spoleto, Umbria The development of this fascinating building took place from the 11th to the 16th century. It has resulted in a very large property with about 1,000m2 of covered buildings, plus a further 800m2 of annexes and paved terraces. Here the owners have created a delightful residence which incorporates an original watchtower with two guest suites, as well as a further five apartments forming a successful boutique hotel. There is also the possibility of a further apartment in a former chapel, which is the only part of the property still to be restored. However, the building has been designed in such a way that it can be transformed easily into a very large single residence. £2.888m / €3.5m / $4.7m Cluttons Italy: +39 075 8450100 The Castle Home, Chianti Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and gardens, this property is just 30km away from Florence in a very private location with panoramic views. The main structure of the farmhouse dates back to the 13th century and includes a spacious entrance foyer with fireplace, billiard hall and Tuscan dining room, also with fireplace. On the first floor there are three bedrooms with bathrooms, two additional bedrooms and another bathroom. The estate also includes a property of approximately 230m2 consisting of two restored apartments, both with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Furthermore, there is another building of about 70m2 with a living room and fireplace, kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. £4.5m / €5.5m / $7.5m Precious Villas: +39 055 685849

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Moroccan magnetism A crossroads between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and a gateway to Europe cities like Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco is a country with huge appeal and increasing potential

Very few countries can offer a total change

of scenery at every city, yet from Casablanca's Grand Mosque on the Atlantic Coast to the ochre city of Marrakech, from the green Rif

Mountains to the deserts of the south, the Kingdom of Morocco does exactly that.

Under the leadership of its constitutional monarch King Mohammed VI, Morocco has initiated a wide-reaching reform of the country's economy and a liberalisation of its society and constitution. A central part of this plan initiated in 2001 was Vision 2010, which put tourism at the forefront of the country's economic development. The plan encouraged foreign investment in property and launched a dramatic upgrading of the nation’s infrastructure. Now, Vision 2020 has been devised to double the size of Morocco’s tourist industry and position the country as one of the Top 20 tourist destinations in the world and will focus on eight principal tourist locations around the kingdom. Alicia Pasley-Tyler from Aylesford International comments, “Less than a three and a half hour flight from most European major cities, Morocco is one of the most economically and politically stable countries in North Africa. According to recent data produced by The Washington Post, Morocco is the third most welcoming country for foreigners.You can ski in the Atlas mountains,just an hour from Marrakech and be back for the afternoon to sunbathe poolside, go horse riding, ballooning or quad biking.” 

Above: Assoufid, Marrakech This gated development spread across 222 hectares will feature a limited range of spacious villas, an 18-hole golf course and five-star hotel. Drawing on four different architectural styles, the villas will have individual one hectare plots and offer a choice of three to eight bedrooms. All feature comprehensive, state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings, elegantly designed landscaped gardens as well as large covered terraces. In addition to the main residence, each villa includes a large heated swimming pool, poolhouse, garage, caretaker’s lodge and staff accommodation. From £1.592m / €1.91m / $2.599m - £2.496m / €2.995m / $4,076m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772 International Property & Travel

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The House Under the Palms, Marrakech Built 18 years ago, this palatial property has been inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain. The result, in Marrakech's most prestigious area of The Palmeraie, is filled with opulence and extravagance. This eight-bedroom and bathroom residence took three years and 2,000 craftsmen to complete its four palatial suites, the regal reception and dining rooms, and the impossibly intricate designs carved into 14-metre high ceilings. Outside is a legion of fountains and water features, a rose garden, cactus garden and a forest of palms especially imported from Southern Spain. The main house includes numerous restful spaces and a pool, together with offices and staff rooms. In all, it is spread over 3,500m2 (5000m2 including its cottage) and almost five hectares of land. ÂŁ45.9m / â‚Ź55m / $74.9m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772 116

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Saladin Farm, Marrakech A private walled estate located in a secluded, mature olive grove in the Ourika Valley halfway between Marrakech and the mountains. Out of the six houses for sale only two remain. They have five bedrooms and bathrooms and have been architecturally designed to combine Moroccan forms with European simplicity and comfort and include heating and cooling systems, a pool, pool-house and gatehouse. From £1.3m / €1.5m / $2m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

Taghazout Bay, Near Agadir Through its partnership with Four Seasons, AKWA Group is making a high-profile entry into the luxury hospitality industry. Four Seasons will play an active role in the Taghazout Bay project, managing and marketing an exceptional hotel, covering eight hectares in an ideal seafront location. A total of 47 villas, set over an area of 10 hectares, will also be marketed under the prestigious Four Seasons brand. Each villa will offer a surface area of 1,000 - 1,700m2 on the beachfront. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2016. From £833,000 / €1m / $1.361m AKWA Group: +44 (0)20 7349 9772 International Property & Travel

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This recently completed 4 bed apartment is in the popular Dubai Marina. The client is an international expatriate family who divide their time between Dubai and the USA.

rug adds a touch of warmth against the marble floors and we added a touch of colour with the ikat pattern cushions and the beautiful painting above the sofa.

We wanted to create a cosmopolitan yet relaxed feel where the family could relax and entertain on their frequent visits to Dubai.

The black and Ivory room was decorated for the oldest son who spends the most time in Dubai.We designed a large black lacquer custom made wardrobe to accommodate all his clothes and shoes. He also needed a workspace and a seating area in which to relax with his friends. The black leather desk perfectly suited the requirements and the ivory and black leather trunk makes a perfect coffee table as well as giving more storage space!

The entrance lobby is actually quite small but by using the 2 pedestals with the white ginger jar lights we were able to create an impressive entrance to the home. The sitting and dining area is the heart of the home so we kept the decor quite simple and light but using family friendly materials that require minimum maintenance. The silk ivory

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An opulent oasis The desert city of Dubai is enticing buyers back into the market with a new burst of superb developments Things are literally looking up for Dubai

as a host of exciting new projects spring to life. Mark Wellman-Riggs, general manager of Crompton Partners Estate Agents in Dubai, says, “With the revitalised position of Dubai’s economy and the announcement that the Emirate will host World Expo in 2020, the property market in Dubai is definitely on the up. The Dubai Land Department recently revealed

that international real estate transactions reached Dhs114 billion in 2013 with 162 nationalities making investments. “A number of exciting new property developments have broken ground and in addition, projects that were put on hold around 2008 are now complete or nearing completion. Such activity has paved the way for a stream of eager investors and end-users to capitalise on the bulk of new properties coming online in Dubai.”  The Reserve at Al Barari, Dubai Literally meaning ‘wilderness’, Al Barari was designed to be a true desert oasis. A massive 80% of the development’s 14.2 million square feet is made up of green, lush space surrounding 189 palatial villas. A total of 34 themed gardens, with over 16.4 kilometres of naturally landscaped lakes, freshwater streams, cascades and waterways make Al Barari the lowest density development in the UAE. Seventh Heaven is Al Barari's newly launched second phase of homes. The collection will total 157 properties, including exclusive duplexes, penthouses, sky villas and garden homes, all of which will have a private pool on the terrace and access to beautifully manicured gardens if located on the ground floor. Standard homes will range from one to three bedrooms up to 3,850 square feet and exclusive homes will vary from one to four bedrooms up to 6,600 square feet, making Seventh Heaven among the most spacious properties available in Dubai. From £495,500 / €602,825 / $816,750 The Reserve at Al Barari: +971 4 388 6030 e: info@thereserve.ae International Property & Travel

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No 9, Dubai Marina This development is on one of the last waterfront spots on Dubai Marina, the world’s largest man-made marina and a region that is highly sought-after due to the established infrastructure and the high-rental yields that can be achieved. No 9 comprises 200 apartments featuring three en suite bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living space, a balcony and utility room. They will have spectacular marina and sea views and are due to be finished in September 2016. From £600,000 €722,750 $980,450 Select Property: +44 (0)207 123 4000 e: info@selectproperty.com 124

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D1, Dubai Creek With sweeping views of old and new Dubai, the D1 tower is the tallest building of its kind in the Emirate. The full water views from one end of the Creek to the other provide a superb backdrop from this apartment with its 388m2 of living space. The property has four spacious bedrooms, light and airy living areas and superb finishes with no expense spared. The entire tower has also been finished to the highest quality; the same developer has built the neighbouring Palazzo Versace. With swimming pools, theatres and lush common areas, D1, once completed, will be regarded as one of Dubai’s premier landmark developments. Combined with an impressive art museum, canals and souks all under construction, this area will soon be known as Dubai’s most prestigious precinct. £1.8m / €2.2m / $3m Crompton Partners: +971 050 942 1545 e: mark@cromptonpartners.com

Palazzo Versace Dubai, Dubai Creek Opening late 2014, the Palazzo Versace Dubai Resort

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169 private residences, all within a 130,000m2 palace.

motifs, tailor-made furniture and fabrics. Residents

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El Manza Restaurant

Private Penthouse Burj Khalifa

Miu Shanghai Restaurant

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Since its launch in 2004, Bishop Design’s team has developed an excellent portfolio covering Corporate Offices, Hospitality, Retail and Residential Interior Design. The company has recently expanded by opening a Designer Showcase Studio introducing various design pieces from around the world as well as its own designer furniture collection. Bishop Design has received as many as twenty two prestigious awards for their designs worldwide. The interior design for the Private Penthouse in Burj Khalifa was based around a space for entertaining close family and friends whilst oozing glamour and opulence. The design elements take a

different turn at El Manza Restaurant that brings more tradition and culture throughout. Miu Shanghai is a vibrant restaurant which shows a truly innovative approach to Asian Fusion; where as the Bishop Design Showroom is intriguing as well as portrays timeless elegance with a contemporary twist. La Serre Restaurant integrates the elegant design of a rustic Parisian Boulangerie & Bistro with a modern, sophisticated flair.

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AU S T R A LI A

A land down under Sun, sea, sand and a favourable economic outlook makes now a good time to consider purchasing property in Australia, reports Lisa Burn

Mandalay House, Whitsundays On the east coast of Mandalay Point, close to the Great Barrier Reef, Mandalay House covers 2,649m2. It includes four reception rooms, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a cinema, gym, maids’ rooms and garaging for six cars. Surrounding landscaped grounds have manicured lawns, a pool, terrace, courtyard, moorings and helipad. £13.2m / €15.98m / $21.8m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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Think of Australia, vast open spaces, varied landscapes and great weather for a good part

of the year. It’s no wonder Oz is so popular with holidaymakers and people embarking on a new life.

Indeed, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show an increase of 4.5% in visitors for the year ending November 2013 (618,200 compared to 591,800) – and that’s just from the UK. According to John Hagelin, director at Leading Luxury Real Estate, Australia is seeing two categories of property buyer coming to the fore at the moment: “The first one is people looking to relocate or emigrate to Australia thanks to the fantastic climate and the

outstanding quality of life. The second group of buyers is looking to buy investment property as a form of wealth protection. They are looking to invest in a stable country, and in several cases they buy the property for their children to live in while studying in Australia.” This view is reinforced by Adam Ross of Savills Australia, “The low Aussie dollar compared to the Pound has definitely led to higher levels of interest from the UK, some from expats realising that now is the time to buy International Property & Travel

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30 Cubitt Drive, New South Wales Built in 1992 in the Georgian style, this property has five bedrooms and six marble bathrooms. Its landscaped grounds of 2.5 acres feature an outdoor kitchen, barbecue, terraces and sandstone paved entertainment area, as well as championship tennis courts and a glass-enclosed pool and spa. Inside, high ceilings, marble fireplaces, designer carpets and bespoke fittings create an air of opulence and privilege. Secure gated entry to the grounds opens to reveal a three-car garage and parking for up to 20 cars. £1,689m / €2.045m / $2.796m Coldwell Banker South West Realty: +61 (0)2 9825 2100

and some from those looking for the ideal winter retreat.” While the very top end of any market remains to a large extent untouched by the ups and downs of a country’s economy, the state of the property sector generally has had an impact on Australia’s luxury home segment. “Very low interest rates, a low Australian dollar, a stable political environment and low housing stock supply have positively affected Australian home prices,” says Azam Dabbagh, licensed real estate agent at Coldwell Banker South West Realty in New South Wales. House prices rose in 2013 and while new building projects to meet increased demand could cause that rise to slow, the outlook for 2014 remains optimistic. “There is an overwhelming consensus that interest rates and the Australian dollar will stay low in 2014, therefore Australian property markets in 2014 are likely to be performing strongly and will offer attractive property 136

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International investors

A combination of low interest rates, low dollar and government incentives are drawing property investors to Australia from around the world. “We have seen an increasing number of foreign buyers, particularly from Southeast Asia, but also from Europe and the Middle East,” continues Mr Hagelin. Savills is also seeing increased interest from Asia. “Chinese buyers are the dominant international segment of the Sydney market, with more money from mainland China being invested in luxury residential property in Sydney’s prime locations,” says Mr Ross. Around 80% of purchases in Sydney in the 12 months to June 2013 were by Chinese buyers, according to Joshua

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Yoorami, New South Wales Built in the 1920s and restored by architect Michael Suttor, Yoorami is reminiscent of flappers, cocktails on the terrace and country gentry. Sandstone patios lead out on to its palm-lined drive and beautiful gardens with their outdoor tennis courts, guest cottage and exterior living areas. The high ceilings, large windows and period features give this mansion a timeless, elegant appeal, while its five to six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a master wing with dressing room and nursery/study cover 2,790m2. Offers over £9.1m / €11m / $15m Savills Australia: +61 (0)2 8215 8974

Buckley of Aylesford International. And it’s not just Sydney that’s pulling in the investors. “Noosa and the Sunshine Coast are highly desirable vacation spots based on the weather with amazing scenic coastlines,” he says. “Noosa is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive destinations in Queensland for its high end accommodation, restaurants and surfing.” The 74 islands that make up The Whitsundays, near the Great Barrier Reef, are a further example of the pull of Australia’s landscapes. Majestic vistas and a stunning environment yet with easy accessibility to the North Queensland coast, the lure of metropolis and nature together fuel the market for high-end property. “This will be a pivotal year for the prestigious market,” says Marshall Mullen of Echelon Estates. “Last year we saw strong signs at the very top end of the market with Sydney's most expensive piece of real estate selling for $52m, along with $33.5m, and $30m property transactions – all of which had been on the market for several years before finding a buyer. “With the Australian dollar the lowest it has been since mid 2010 and the Government’s recent introduction of the Significant Investor Visa (encouraging wealthy individuals with $5m or more to invest in the country) we are set to see a growing interest in Australian property from overseas nationals.” ■ 138

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The Skyhouse, The Cove, Sydney Outstanding property with breathtaking 280-degree views - all three levels overlook the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The Cove building has 45 levels and a stunning lobby with a podium below designed to accommodate a health club, meeting rooms and a 25 metre suspended swimming pool. The penthouse includes four to five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, spacious living, dining and kitchen areas, and an enormous home cinema. The top level of The Skyhouse has a stunning open-air spa with a hard top cover which converts to an outdoor entertainment area. £8.355m / €10.1m / $13.7m Graham Hellier: +44 (0)20 3286 3403

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Reasons to be cheerful Known as The Land of Smiles, Thailand is welcoming an ever-increasing amount of both property buyers and tourists Thailand is attracting record numbers of international investors according to recent

figures released by the Board of Investment. Its foreign real estate market in areas such as Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chiang Mai is thriving, as is the tourism sector across the country as a whole.

Previously, apart from a few very minor exceptions, foreigners were legally unable to buy property or land in Thailand. However, from 1997 laws on foreigners owning property in the country were relaxed. Today, some restrictions still remain in place but it is now much easier for foreigners to purchase property, as Thailand’s ever expanding foreign property market shows. In nearly all situations, foreigners are unable to own land in Thailand directly. They can own the property itself, but not the land it stands on. As for condominiums, foreigners can buy a condo freehold, and indeed this is a popular option for many expats, but only in a building where more than 51% of the total number of units are Thai owned, otherwise a foreigner purchaser can only buy the leasehold. That acknowledged, there are plenty of superb properties to choose from in the most glorious locations.

Above: W Retreat, Koh Samui On the north shore of Koh Samui, with 270-degree views over the Gulf of Thailand and Koh Pha Ngan, W Retreat is only 20 minutes from Samui International Airport. It features 75 hotel villas, an Away Spa, state-of-the-art fitness facility, swimming pool, two restaurants and two bars. Residences range in size from two to five bedrooms, all have spectacular sea views and some are directly on the beachfront. Furniture, fittings and equipment are included although owners may personalise the interior design. A rental programme enables each residence to be marketed and managed by the hotel to generate maximum return for owners, but participation is entirely optional. A variety of services available from the hotel include in-residence dining and spa treatments. From ÂŁ1.193m / â‚Ź1.445m / $1.975m Cluttons Resorts: +44 (0)20 7584 3050 International Property & Travel

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dusitD2 Phuket Resort Only one block from the island’s popular Patong Beach and within walking distance of the Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex, the new dusitD2 Phuket Resort aims to become a destination in its own right. It will feature 390 stylish guest rooms and suites and an array of iconic lifestyle and entertainment outlets including a Hard Rock Café. The hotel is also developing a scenic rooftop bar and a spa with nine treatment rooms to add to the hotel’s destination appeal. The resort is currently scheduled for an April 2014 rebranding date. Room rates from £64 / €78 / $106 per night www.dusit.com

Samujana, Koh Samui Multiple award-winning Samujana offers the opportunity to own a spectacular home in a stunning setting. On the peak of the hillside estate with both sunrise and sunset views, Villa 24 stands out as Samujana’s crowning glory. This private residence is in the largest plot size available with a built up area of 1,808m2. The oversized villa, with a plethora of interior and exterior living space including a vast barbecue and cocktail area, is ideal for entertaining. It includes eight bedrooms, a fully equipped show kitchen, private cinema, office, games room, gym complete with steam room and a large infinity pool. Designer, Gary Fell, has even incorporated a decadent rooftop Jacuzzi, surrounded by lush greenery to ensure owners enjoy the magnificent 270-degree sea view in style. £3m / €3.7m / $5m Samujana: +66 80 886 4226 e: own@samujana.com ???

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Green Hills Samui Rockwater Residences, Koh Samui On stunning hillside land with tropical landscaped gardens, Rockwater Residences is just a few minutes from the world famous Chaweng Beach and all its amenities. The beautiful 180 degree panoramic sea and island views can be witnessed from every corner of each villa and are some of the most spectacular on the island. The properties are hallmarked by innovative designs that blend traditional tropical style with contemporary chic. Leisure and sport facilities abound on the island from championship golf courses to some of the best scuba diving waters in Asia. Villas from ÂŁ752,000 / â‚Ź911,000 / $1.246m Green Hills Samui: +66 (0)773 10768 e: marcus@greenhillssamui.com International Property & Travel

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Rönesans Türkmen is a successful company working in different fields of construction. One of the best facilities is a 15-storey administrative building of Ministry of Railway transport of Turkmenistan which is designed for 270 working places and constructed in national and world architectural tones. In addition to the numerous working rooms, conference rooms, various administrative rooms there are also a conference hall for 200 places, canteen for 150 places, as well as library, winter garden and fitness halls. Landscaping of adjacent territory includes fountain, green zone and recreation places, designed using the national colour. The facade of the building is coated with white Italian marble according to the main concept of “White City Ashgabat” of the capital of Turkmenistan. This excellent building, equipped with modern technologies, provides high-qualified specialists with opportunity to work and achieve higher goals in railway industry.

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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

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel A small luxury hotel inspired by traditional Lanna design and fused with contemporary Colonial styles. Its 30 rooms are designed to complement the proximate natural aesthetics of Chiang Mai. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel 104/1, Charoen Muang soi 2, Charoen Muang rd., T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50000 t: +66 (0) 53 302898 f: +66 (0) 53 303121 e: info@puripunn.com w: www.puripunn.com

Treetops Executive Residences Experience Eco-Luxury Living for the body, mind and soul with 220 well-appointed serviced apartments equipped with a wide range of amenities and services to take care of daily, recreational and business needs. Complement seamless hospitality with the epitome of a green living experience in the heart of Singapore City. No.7 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258355 t: +(65) 6887 0088 f: +(65) 6887 0066 e: sales@treetops.com.sg w: www.treetops.com.sg

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.ritzcarlton.com

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Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. The resort offers five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; attentive discreet service, including an award winning restaurant, spa, gym, onsite helipad, plus convenient access to the many wonders of the region. Jln. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesia t: +(62) 361 971 777 e: resv@viceroybali.com w: www.viceroybali.com

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Region’s only Spa Hotel with cave-therapy rooms overlooking the magnificent and beautiful Red Valley. This unique location offers an uninterrupted panorama highlighted by mesmerizing sunrise and sunset vistas which have been described as “charming”, “amazing” and “epic”. Guests sleep in millennia-old caves and rock-cut rooms that bring the aura of the old settlements and the spirit of the ancient village back to life.

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Visit Close House and you discover something a little different, something sophisticated, something exceptional. An elegant and beautifully restored 18th Century Mansion set in stunning Northumberland countryside with the world’s only Lee Westwood 18 hole Golf Courses you will be amazed by the facilities and the service standards at Close House.

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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Galaxy Macau™ is the only authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. It includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across 3 world-class hotels: Banyan Tree Macau, Hotel Okura Macau and Galaxy Hotel™. Facilities include the world’s largest skytop wave pool at 4,000 square meters and a 350-ton white sand beach, lush tropical gardens, Macau’s largest selection of Asian and international cuisines, exciting entertainment and much more. Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau t: +853 2888 0888 e: groupsales@galaxymacau.com w: www.galaxymacau.com

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Leading International Agents & Developers BAHAMAS AGENT

Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

DUBAI DEVELOPER

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

FRANCE AGENT

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

HGCHRISTIE LTD

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.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

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.

SHAIKH HOLDINGS

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.

LEGGETT ALPS

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.

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

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

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

EGYPT DEVELOPER

Nile City Towers, South Tower, 9th Floor, 2005A Corniche El Nil, Cairo – Egypt 11221 t: +2 02 2461 9966 f: +2 02 2461 9280 e: marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com w: www.orascomrealestate.com

GERMANY AGENT

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 30 52 00 97 00 w: www.berlin-capital.com

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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.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

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. 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.

ORASCOM HOTELS & DEVELOPMENT

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.

ZABEL IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG

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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JORDAN DEVELOPER

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan t: +w962 6 551 3071 f: +962 6 5561738 e: info@sarayaholdings.com w: www.sarayaholdings.com

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

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

SPAIN AGENT

t: +34 637 472 828 t: +34 680 129 936 e: info@hannahomes.es w: www.hannahomes.es

UK DEVELOPER

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

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SARAYA HOLDINGS

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.

ANAHITA WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

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.

PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES

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.

HANNA HOMES

Hanna Homes is a Ibiza property management team that will fulfill all your needs. Our team of professionals of different nationalities will guide you in all you need to know concerning buying and selling real estate. We collaborate closely with other estate agents on the island, all over Spain as well as abroad, enabling us to bring you a better service.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

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.

MALTA AGENT

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

SEYCHELLES DEVELOPER

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles t: +248 346 000 f: +248 346 666 e: info@edenisland.sc w: www.edenisland.sc

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

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

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

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.

EDEN ISLAND

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.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

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!

STRUTT & PARKER

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.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

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

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Judges Sir David Michels Chairman of Judges

Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd

Iain Aitch Author & Journalist

Paul Lewis Architect

Peter Anscombe

Roy Ling MD, RL Capital Management Asia

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Duncan MacArthur Hotel Solutions Principal

Paul Bassi CBE Founder & CEO, Bond Wolfe

Steve Macfarlane Stonegrass

Peter Bolton King Residential Professional Group Director, RICS

Felix Mara Editor, Architects’ Journal

Doreen Boulding DBM Associates Hotel and Leisure Consultants

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Stephen Brownlees Sales & Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel and Tourism

John Cetra Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

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Matthew Clare Director Trident Building Consultancy

Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Simon Numphund Business Manager, AA Hotel Services

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Peter Crome Master Innholder & Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

David Dalby Former Head, RICS

Edward Park Architect

Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

James Dunford-Wood CEO, Ometria

Renuka Reins Feng Shui Expert

Imtiaz Farookhi Director, Dragonsgate

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Fred Finn World Record Holder for the most travelled person in history

Philippe Rossiter CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design

Nancy Ruddy Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

David Graham MD, Grahams HIFI

Helen Shield Editor in Chief, International Property Magazine

Ian Graham CEO, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Thijs Stoffer CEO, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents

Susan Grossman Journalist

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Christopher Hall Past President, National Association of Estate Agents

Gary Strong Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

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Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher Architect, MCM Architecture

Sue Timney President, British Institute of Interior Design

Daniel Hopwood Architect

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Dr Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

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Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television

Eleanor Weaver Designer, Cochrane Design

Tom Jones Architect

Gillian Wheatcroft

Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International

Stuart Wilsdon Founding Director, Wilsdon Design Associates

Jill Keene Editor, International Property Magazine

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Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa in

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beauty treatments. The hotel’s gourmet

points system tracks their number of

restaurant, L’Avenue, features dishes

stays. As well as operating within the

inspired by flavours from around the

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar, the free

world while other dining options include

Club Carlson membership program is

the Pool Grill & Bar, The Little Buddha

available in 1,000 hotels and has almost

and Bar Onyx. This provides a wide

7 million members registered worldwide.

choice of food and drink to suit every

Each member is eligible for four different

taste and pocket in both formal and

statuses, depending on the number of

casual settings.

nights or stays spent in the hotel, and

In order to ensure customer loyalty,

can then take advantage of various

the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar has set up

discounts including free nights and

a points system with a loyalty card. This

additional services.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Route de la Corniche Ouest, BP 16868 Dakar Fann, Senegal, West Africa t: +221 33 869 33 33 f: +221 33 869 33 66 e: info.dakar@radissonblu.com w: www.radisssonblu.com/hotel-dakar International Hotel Awards 9

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Thailand Official airline partner

BEST INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HOTEL Conrad Bangkok BEST CONVENTION HOTEL ASIA PACIFIC Conrad Bangkok

 BEST CONVENTION HOTEL THAILAND Conrad Bangkok Conrad Bangkok is conveniently

high-speed internet, surround sound and

located in the heart of the city’s major

video-conferencing. Conrad Bangkok’s

commercial centre and shopping malls.

in-house team can also always be relied

It is also and only two minutes’ walk

upon to deliver world-class service

from the sky train station for ease

and offer seamless end-to-end support

of access. This multi-award winning

for the hotel’s discerning meeting and

hotel comprises 391 spacious guest

convention organizers and attendees.

rooms including beautifully appointed

Conrad Bangkok offers exquisite

suites. Featuring a seamless blend of

dining choices including a classic Chinese

contemporary luxury and Thai inspired

restaurant at Liu, an authentic Japanese

details, they offer an urban retreat with

restaurant at KiSara or an all-day dining

the benefit of an unobstructed view of

option at Café@2. The Diplomat Bar is a

Bangkok’s skyline.

perfect place to relax with a refreshing

Conrad Bangkok hotel’s 22 meeting

drink and enjoy a live jazz performance.

rooms can host up to 1,200 guests. This

Guests can also swim in the city’s

makes them ideal for large-scale business

largest outdoor pool surrounded by

conventions, conferences, stylish social

lush gardens or find sanctuary and

events and intimate gatherings. These

personalized indulgence in Conrad

rooms vary in size and are equipped with

Bangkok’s exclusive Seasons Spa.

Conrad Bangkok 87 Wireless Road, Lumpini Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330 t: +66 2 690 9999 f: +66 2 690 9931 e: BKKCI-SALESADM@conradhotels.com w: www.conradhotels.com/bangkok International Hotel Awards 11

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China Official airline partner

BEST INTERNATIONAL HOTEL ARCHITECTURE InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE CHINA InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS

Atkins, one of the world’s leading

and green vegetation. The project will

design, engineering and project

see the construction of a five-star,

management consultancies, has

383-bedroom hotel built within a disused

provided the architecture, structural

90 metre deep quarry. The hotel includes

and civil engineering services for

conference and entertainment facilities

InterContinental Hotel Songjiang,

and will be operated by Intercontinental

Shanghai, China. This superb leisure

as a sport and leisure-oriented spa resort.

resort includes extreme sports facilities,

As an iconic, and yet inherently

a visitor centre and five-star luxury

sustainable approach to design, the

hotel with some levels of the hotel even

multi-award winning project has attracted

situated under water.

tremendous interest across the world.

Sustainability is integral to Atkins’

Notwithstanding initiatives such a utilizing

design of this unique resort, built into

the natural thermal mass of the rock-face,

an abandoned, water-filled quarry. The

and naturally ventilating the public areas

company’s design solution includes the

with cooled air from within the quarry,

use of green roofing and exploiting

the project benefits from a green roof.

the site’s geothermal heat to generate

This allows it to respect the surrounding

electricity and heating. A naturally-

environment as a ‘natural’ part of the

Atkins

lit internal atrium incorporates the

local topography, and also provides eco-

13/F Wharf T&T Centre,

existing rock face, with its waterfalls

friendly and energy saving qualities.

Harbour City, TST Kowloon, Hong Kong t: +852 2972 1000 e: info.hk@atkinsglobal.com w: www.atkinsglobal.com 12 International Hotel Awards

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South Africa Official airline partner

BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT AFRICA The Maslow Hotel by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture



The Maslow, Sun International’s first

complemented by luxurious wallpaper

venture into business hotels, sees an

and a combination of aluminium and

extensive R250 million, nine month long

veneered wall and column cladding,

refurbishment of a dilapidated five-

adding to the overall feeling of unique

storey hotel, situated in the heart of

sophistication. Food Services sees a

Sandton’s business district.

complete redesign of the main and

The upgrade of the hotel consists of

conferencing preparation kitchen as

a complete architectural and interior re-

well as the addition of a world class

invention of all spaces. Externally, a slick

chef ’s kitchen.

new porte-cochère, multi level pool area,

The hotel comprises 281 guestrooms

extended public areas and entertainment

of which 239 are luxury rooms, six family

terraces, as well as a new administration

apartments, four junior suites, 14 luxury

building completes the transformation of

suites with balconies, five executive suites

this dated building into an urban oasis.

with separate bedroom and living room

In the public areas, shades of grey,

and seven accessible rooms. All existing

black and white form the dominant

guestrooms and public areas were

colour palette and are cleverly

completely gutted and transformed into

combined with subtle accents of colour.

elegant, comfortable, hi-tech spaces

Contemporary, bespoke furniture and

with a vibrant, open feel, fit for any

finishes, mostly designed by Dakota, are

business traveller.

BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT SOUTH AFRICA The Maslow Hotel by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd PO Box 1356, Rivonia 2128, South Africa t: +27 (0)11 803 0000 f: +27 (0)11 807 5741 e: nico@dakotadesign.co.za w: www.dakotadesign.co.za International Hotel Awards 13

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United Kingdom Official airline partner

 BEST SMALL HOTEL UK Duisdale House Hotel

Duisdale House Hotel is the perfect

have four poster beds but all come

escape on the beautiful Isle of Skye. The

complete with the luxury amenities one

Hebridean hotel is perfectly situated on

would expect in a four-star hotel

the Sleat peninsula at the southernmost

in Scotland.

tip of the island and was built in 1865 as

With a choice of dining experiences,

a Hunting Lodge. It has been completely

guests can enjoy a casual meal in the

transformed into a privately owned

Chart Room Bar, elegant Scottish dining

chic boutique retreat in recent years.

in the restaurant or al fresco style on

Now the award winning restaurant and

the deck with magnificent views over

exclusive daily sailing trips on board its

the gardens, Sound of Sleat and beyond

luxury yacht (from April to September)

to Knoydart. The hotel’s lounge, with

add a whole new dimension to a luxury

roaring fire, is the perfect place to

short break.

enjoy an afternoon tea or quiet after

The hotel is in a class of its own and

dinner malt. Our team of passionate

the 18 individually designed bedrooms of

hospitality professionals is at hand to

varying sizes and room types are in

ensure that our guests enjoy the best in

a range of contemporary styles. Some

Scottish hospitality.

Duisdale House Hotel Isleornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV43 8QW, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1471 833202 e: info@duisdale.com w: www.duisdale.com 14 International Hotel Awards

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South Africa Official airline partner

BEST AIRPORT HOTEL AFRICA D’oreale Grande by Emperors Palace

 BEST AIRPORT HOTEL SOUTH AFRICA D’oreale Grande by Emperors Palace

 Emperors Palace Hotel Casino

other hotels which cater primarily for

Convention Entertainment Resort is the

them. With 670 rooms, all the hotels

embodiment of regal accommodation

offer their own exclusive restaurants and

in the 21st Century. It allows guests

all the necessary technology to ensure

to live a true world-class experience

guests can continue to conduct business

with a variety of living options in four

during their stay.

hotels, a state-of-the-art convention

The Convention Centre houses a

and exhibition centre, a thrilling and

diverse range of multi-purpose venues

dynamic casino, entertainment,

and set in the heart of the resort is

endless dining choices and fun-filled

the dazzling and vibrant casino. To

children’s activities.

cater to distinguished diners, there’s

The multi-award winning 5-star

BEST CONVENTION HOTEL SOUTH AFRICA D’oreale Grande by Emperors Palace

a cornucopia of exotic restaurants in

Peermont D’oreale Grande is the flagship

the Entertainment Emporium offering

hotel of the resort boasting the elegant

sumptuous feasts from around the

conservatory-styled Aurelia’s restaurant,

Empire. Whether guests wish to wine

a magnificent pool area and the sheer

and dine, meet and greet, or stay and play,

indulgent Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa.

Emperors Palace has it all and it’s just a

Emperors Palace

Convention delegates and business

short complimentary shuttle ride from

64 Jones Road,

travellers will find comfort in the resort’s

O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1620, South Africa t: +27 (0)11 928 1000 f: +27 (0)11 928 1001 e: info@emperorspalace.com w: www.emperorspalace.com twitter: @emperorspalace International Hotel Awards 15

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE HOTEL Eden Lodge by Hi-Life BEST SUSTAINABLE HOTEL AFRICA Eden Lodge by Hi-Life

16 International Hotel Awards

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Iceland Official airline partner

BEST INTERNATIONAL RESORT HOTEL BEST RESORT HOTEL EUROPE BEST SUSTAINABLE HOTEL EUROPE

 BEST HOTEL ICELAND

A luxury countryside hotel and the

plant, also a renewable source. The

only four-star resort in South Iceland,

water is then recycled and used to heat

Hotel Rangá, is perfectly located to

several geothermal hot pots around the

enjoy South Iceland’s many attractions,

property for guests to enjoy.

activities, adventures, and historic places. South Iceland offers an abundance of

after each of the seven continents. It also

These include Iceland’s most impressive

has an acclaimed gourmet restaurant

volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal areas and

with a view of one of Iceland’s best

the country’s untouched interior, shaped

salmon rivers, East-Rangá River.

Hotel Rangá is committed to

BEST SUSTAINABLE HOTEL ICELAND

Hotel Rangá has 51 rooms, including seven specially designed suites themed

easily accessible attractions all year round.

by the elements through the ages.

BEST RESORT HOTEL ICELAND

BEST HOTEL WEBSITE ICELAND Hotel Rangá

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a leading trademark at Hotel

sustainable practices and takes

Rangá. The resort is one of the best

proactive measures to help protect the

places in Iceland – some say the entire

environment for future generations. All

world – to experience this wonderful

electricity used is from a hydroelectric

natural phenomenon. Hotel Rangá

power plant, a renewable energy source.

therefore specializes in providing special

The hotel is heated with naturally hot

aurora related services to guests wishing

water from a nearby geothermal power

to participate.

Hotel Rangá Sudurlandsvegur, 851 Hella, Iceland t: +354 4875700 f: +354 4875701 e: hotelranga@hotelranga.is w: www.hotelranga.is International Hotel Awards 17

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Turkey & Turkmenistan Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Adana Sheraton Hotel by iki design group

Adana Sheraton Hotel

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL ARCHITECTURE TURKMENISTAN Avaza Hotel by iki design group

Avaza Hotel

iki design group was established in 1995

Avaza Hotel

The 207,000m² Avaza Hotel project

as an architecture and design company.

in Turkmenistan includes conference

Whatever the scale and scope, whether

and convention facilities to strengthen

urban or rural, iki’s solutions are

the country’s rising tourism industry.

renowned for being functional, inspiring

The site where land and sea meet

and timeless.

creates an opportunity to draft a unique

An attractive addition to the riverside, Adana Sheraton fosters an outdoor

spatial organization celebrating both physical presences.

culture rather than being a conventional

This location perfectly articulates

introverted hotel. Covering 55,000m², its

the solidity of the land and the fluidity of

design seeks to maximise natural light and

the water. The undulating façade of the

the stunning views across the city. Linking

hotel emerges like a wave and creates

the city to the river, Adana Sheraton

horizontal energy where a new dialogue

releases a horizontal energy and creates a

between sea and land is established.

dynamic and moving urban surface. Rather

The atrium, with its transparent and

than applying a heavy and repressive

permeable atmosphere, ties the shore

architecture that only focus on itself,

with the gulf area behind. Oriented

iki design group

the building dramatically prioritizes the

towards the sea, the hotel provides

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cityscape and gains a distinguished identity

guests with an exquisite, panoramic view

34330 Levent,

through melding with it.

of the Caspian Sea.

Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 278 7444 f: +90 212 278 7423 e: iki@ikidg.com w: www.ikidg.com 18 International Hotel Awards

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United Kingdom Official airline partner

 BEST SMALL HOTEL UK Meldrum House Country Hotel by Meldrum House

Meldrum House Country Hotel and

luxurious suites and guest rooms,

Golf Club is a unique, independently

a wonderful array of public rooms

owned hotel and golf course on the

including a beautiful lounge with open

historic Meldrum House estate in

fire, spacious reception area, cosy Cave

Aberdeenshire, Scotland dating back

Whisky bar and an elegant dining room.

to the 13th century. Following a major

A sympathetically converted stables

refurbishment programme the hotel

building, just a few metres from the

now ranks amongst the finest in the

main hotel, houses stunning additional

North East of Scotland.

bedrooms that combine the latest in

Meldrum House features fabulous

modern technology with many period

bedroom suites, luxurious public rooms

features. There is also a stylish conference

and a multi-award winning, two AA

suite and a year-round outdoor marquee

rosette restaurant. The hotel’s friendly

in the grounds.

staff are committed to offering excellent

Surrounded by acres of parkland and

service and ensuring all guests enjoy

with its own championship golf course,

a memorable stay, reflected in the

club house and golf centre, Meldrum

exceptional 4.5 star rating Meldrum

House is just 30 minutes from Aberdeen

Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course

House achieves on Trip Advisor.

airport. This offers its guests the enviable

Oldmeldrum,

Within the main period manor house hotel building, guests will find

combination of easy city access and a

Inverurie,

peaceful country house hotel setting.

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK t: +44 (0)1651 872294 f: +44 (0)1651 872464 e: peter.walker@meldrumhouse.com w: www.meldrumhouse.com International Hotel Awards 19

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Turkey Official airline partner

BEST SMALL HOTEL EUROPE Museum Hotel BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE EUROPE Museum Hotel

 BEST SMALL HOTEL TURKEY Museum Hotel

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE TURKEY Museum Hotel

 BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT TURKEY Museum Hotel

Following its opening in 2003, Museum

exceptional in their own inimitable way,

Hotel became the first luxury boutique

decorated in distinct and individual styles

hotel in the Cappadocia region and

with priceless antiques.

the only Relais & Chateaux member

Within Museum Hotel, Lil’a has

in Turkey. Located within a UNESCO

become the premier restaurant of

World Heritage site, Cappadocia is

the area and features one of the most

home to rare cultural riches and

beautiful panoramic views imaginable.

has a history dating back thousands

With its national and international

of years.

award-winning chefs and highly-skilled

Museum Hotel has been designed and created from a distinctive combination of the surrounding

professional team, Lil’a’s guests are able to experience dining like no other. Thanks to Museum Hotel’s unique

landscape and its historical features such

location, guests can enjoy the panoramic

as former ruins. Some of these elements

view of the region’s major districts. These

have been left intact during the hotel’s

include Uçhisar Castle, Avanos, Goreme,

renovation while others have been

Love Valley, Pigeon Valley, Red Valley,

beautifully restored to their original glory.

and Mt Erciyes, all of which can be seen

Museum Hotel

The hotel features 30 special cave and

clearly from the guest rooms as well as

Tekell mah,

stone rooms and suites - each of them

from the restaurant, terrace and bars.

No 1 Uchisar, 50240 Nevsehir, Turkey t: +90 384 219 2220 f: +90 384 219 2444 e: info@museumhotel.com.tr w: www.museumhotel.com.tr 20 International Hotel Awards

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Australia Official airline partner

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

Spicers Retreats are a boutique hotel

an unexpected, opulent and eclectic

group which combine individuality,

space inside.

service and privacy with the quality

The nine-room hotel now provides

and luxury standards of a grand

a private and tranquil environment

international hotel.

for guests to relax and indulge in

Spicers Balfour Hotel was created

an authentic but modern Australian

from the transformation of a dilapidated,

experience. Works of art adorn the

103 year-old Queenslander building

public corridors and are serviced

in Brisbane. Made of timber and tin, it

each quarter to showcase the latest in

featured expansive verandas epitomizing

Australian art trends. Coop Creative

Australian subtropical architecture and

also created a rooftop bar, restaurant,

presented a unique opportunity to be

library and leafy courtyard to enhance

transformed from the inside out.

the guest experience.

The extensive renovation process to

A distinct departure from the

turn it into a luxurious retreat required

typical chain hotel, the Spicers Group

a meticulous and painstaking conversion.

of retreats are all unique and intimate,

Spicers recruited talented Brisbane

offering the highest international

design consultancy, Coop Creative, with

standards of quality, style and comfort.

a brief to retain the charm and features

Spicers Balfour Hotel is a must-visit while

of the old Queenslander while creating

in Brisbane, Australia.

Spicers Balfour Hotel 37 Balfour Street, New Farm, Queensland, 4005, Australia t: +61 7 3358 8888 e: balfour@spicersgroup.com.au w: www.spicersgroup.com.au International Hotel Awards 21

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Dubai Official airline partner

BEST INTERNATIONAL HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT The Palace Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT ARABIA The Palace Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

 BEST HOTEL RENOVATION / REFURBISHMENT DUBAI The Palace Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

One&Only Royal Mirage opened 15

throughout the resort. This is in order

years ago and is considered Dubai’s

to provide guests with memorable

most stylish beach resort. Here genuine

experiences within an enjoyable and safe

care and hospitality blend with fantasy

environment by continuously maintaining

and tradition, creating an ambiance of

the resort’s upkeep and décor to the

Arabian influenced refinement and

highest of standards.

majesty. Overlooking Palm Island Bay,

presence along the beachfront, with its

heart of bustling ‘new Dubai’, the

231 exquisitely appointed guest rooms

resort offers understated elegance

and suites offering amazing Gulf views. A

and exclusive charm with a kilometre

tranquil haven for rest and relaxation, the

of private beach and 65 acres of

Palace also offers guests a host of leisure

lush landscaped gardens. One&Only

facilities. The Palace has known several

Royal Mirage consists of three equally

renovations and innovations since 2009.

distinctive properties: The Palace,

These range from the enhancement of

Arabian Court and Residence & Spa.

all rooms and suites, the opening of the

Over the past 15 years, Mr Olivier P

One&Only Royal Mirage

The Palace commands a regal

representing an oasis of calm in the

award-winning beachside Jetty Lounge, to

Louis, Managing Director of One&Only

the refreshment of the grand pool and

Resorts, Dubai, has been initiating

the redesigned Celebrities Restaurant

and leading creations and innovations

and Lounge.

PO Box 37252, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 399 9999 e: info@oneandonlyroyalmirage.ae w: www.oneandonlyroyalmirage.com 22 International Hotel Awards

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Qatar Official airline partner

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN The Torch Doha BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN ARABIA The Torch Doha

 Standing 300 metres high with 360°

continued after the conclusion of the

panoramic views across the city of Doha,

Games, and were completed to celebrate

The Torch is the tallest building in Qatar

the opening of The Torch Doha Hotel in

and the country’s landmark hotel. The

November 2011.

tower is the result of comprehensive

The structure of The Torch Doha

architectural, engineering and technical

includes 16 floors of five-star hotel

design. Shaped to represent a colossal

accommodation featuring 163 rooms and

torch, it held the symbolic flame for the

suites; two restaurants including Doha’s

duration of the 15th Asian Games in

only revolving restaurant 240 metres

2006 – the highest positioned to date.

high above ground, a health club with

The architectural concept was

cantilevered swimming pool as well as a

developed by the Qatari executive

private air-conditioned walkway access to

architect Hadi Simaan, in association

Doha’s largest shopping mall, Villaggio.

with Arep based in Paris and the French

BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN QATAR The Torch Doha

The hotel concept and interior

interior designer, Ecart. All the main

design is captivating for the high-end

structural elements were completed

traveler, while its rooms with their top

within the 21 months specified, enabling

features, such as the new iPad solution

it to fulfill its designated function for the

and mood lighting system, add to its

Games. Work on the interior spaces

many attractions.

The Torch Doha Al Waab Street, Aspire Zone, Doha, Qatar t: +974 4446 5600 f: +974 4446 5700 e: reservation@thetorchdoha.com w: www.thetorchdoha.com International Hotel Awards 23

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Americas Brazil Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  Golden Tulip Belo Horizonte Hotel by Farkasvölgyi Arquitetura New Small Hotel Construction & Design  Botanique Hotel & Spa by Candida Tabet Arquitetura Caribbean Spa Hotel  The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel Puerto Rico Hotel Interior  Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve by Wilson Associates & SB Architects USA Hotel  The James Royal Palm by Rottet Studio  Solaris Vail

USA (cont.) Hotel Interior Highly Commended The St. Regis Houston by ForrestPerkins Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  The James Royal Palm by Rottet Studio Hotel Website  www.palms.com by Palms Casino Resort

Arabia Abu Dhabi Hotel  Al Ain Rotana  Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi  The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Centro Capital Centre Bahrain Airport Hotel  Movenpick Hotel Bahrain Dubai Convention Hotel  Al Bustan Rotana Dubai  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel  Arabian Park Hotel by WAFI Hotels LLC  Al Murooj Rotana Dubai  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  The Palace - Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai New Hotel Construction & Design  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Safe Hotel  Arabian Park Hotel by WAFI Hotels LLC Fujairah Resort Hotel  Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah  Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa Jordan New Hotel Construction & Design  Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana Highly Commended Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa Lebanon Resort Hotel  Mövenpick Hotel Beirut Qatar Hotel  Sharq Village and Spa by Sharq Village and Spa  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Hotel Architecture Highly Commended W Doha Hotel & Residence by MZ Architects Hotel Interior  St. Regis Doha by Wilson Associates New Hotel Construction & Design  The Torch Doha Ras Al Khaimah Hotel Architecture Highly Commended The Cove Rotana Resort

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Asia Pacific Australia Hotel  Crown Towers Hotel Interior  Spicers Balfour Hotel by Coop Creative Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  Crown Metropol Perth New Hotel Construction & Design  Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex Cambodia Hotel  Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa China Hotel Architecture  InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS Highly Commended Mandarin Oriental by Architect: Aedas Client: Chengdu Mind Group Hotel Interior Highly Commended Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort by Ivan C. Design Limited Highly Commended Liaoning International Conference Centre by Peddle Thorp Architects New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Liaoning International Conference Centre by Peddle Thorp Architects Hong Kong Hotel Architecture  Hotel Indigo by Architect: Aedas Client: Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co. Ltd Highly Commended Skycity Marriott Hotel by Aedas Hotel Interior  Mira Moon by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd Highly Commended InterContinental Hong Kong (Ballroom, Lobby and Lobby Lounge) by Woods Bagot Asia Limited New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel India Airport Hotel  The Lalit Jaipur by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Convention Hotel  The Lalit Ashok Bangalore by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group  La Classic Hotel  The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Golf Resort  The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Hotel  Oakwood Premier Prestige Serviced Residences by Prestige Estates Projects Limited  Sofitel Mumbai BKC  The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Hotel Interior Highly Commended Oakwood Premier Prestige Serviced Residences by Morph Design Company New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Novotel-Ibis Bengaluru Techpark by Interglobe Hotels Pvt Ltd Highly Commended Hyatt Regency Chennai Resort Hotel  Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort by Prestige Estates Projects Limited

India (cont.) Spa Hotel  Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort by Prestige Estates Projects Limited  La Classic Hotel  The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon Sustainable Hotel  Meluha The Fern Indonesia New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Pullman Jakarta Central Park Resort Hotel  Alila Villas Soori Bali by SCDA Architects  The St. Regis Bali Resort Small Hotel  The Damai  Viceroy Bali Spa Hotel  The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali Laos New Small Hotel Construction & Design  The Luang Say Residence Small Hotel  The Luang Say Residence Macau Resort Hotel  Galaxy Macau Malaysia Golf Resort  Sutera Harbour Resort Hotel  Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur Hotel Interior  G Hotel Sdn Bhd by G Hotel Penang Resort Hotel  Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa  Sutera Harbour Resort  The Datai Small Hotel  Macalister Mansion by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd Spa Hotel  The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi Sustainable Hotel  Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa  The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort Maldives Airport Hotel  Hulhule Island Hotel Hotel Architecture  Maldives Gaakoshibee by GAD - Global Architectural Development Highly Commended Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Sustainable Hotel  Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa New Zealand Small Hotel  Hotel Debrett Ltd Pakistan Airport Hotel  Pearl-Continental, Rawalpindi

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Pakistan (cont.) New Hotel Construction & Design  Bahria Golf City (Sheraton Hotel) by Bahria Town New Small Hotel Construction & Design  Bahria Grand Hotel by Bahria Town Singapore Airport Hotel  Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel  Mandarin Orchard Singapore  Singapore Marriott Hotel Hotel Architecture  The Fullerton Heritage by Sino Land Company Ltd Highly Commended W Singapore Sentosa Cove by AXIS Architects Planners Pte Ltd Resort Hotel  Treetops Executive Residences Singapore Sustainable Hotel  Treetops Executive Residences Singapore

Turkmenistan Hotel Architecture Highly Commended Avaza Hotel by iki design group Vietnam Convention Hotel  Windsor Plaza Hotel Hotel  Sherwood Residence  Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi  Windsor Plaza Hotel Hotel Interior  Mia Resort by Kaze Design Studio Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Highly Commended Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Europe

South Korea Hotel  Lotte Hotel Seoul

Austria Hotel Interior  Sans Souci Hotel by Yoo Ltd & Archer Humphryes Architects Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  Sans Souci Hotel by Yoo Ltd & Archer Humphryes Architects

Sri Lanka Hotel Interior  Colombo Courtyard (Pvt) Ltd Highly Commended CASA Colombo Small Hotel  CASA Colombo Sustainable Hotel  Ulagalla by UGA Escapes (Pvt) Ltd

Cyprus Golf Resort  InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel Resort Hotel  St Raphael Resort  InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel Spa Hotel  Serenity Spa at St Raphael Resort

Taiwan Hotel  W Taipei

France Resort Hotel  Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort Spa Hotel  Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

Thailand Convention Hotel  Conrad Bangkok Hotel  Hilton Pattaya (CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd)  InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Hotel Interior  Best Western Premier Sukhumvit by ASC Interior Co., Ltd Highly Commended 137 Pillars House by P49 Deesign & Associates Co., Ltd. New Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Nikki Beach Resort & Spa by Original Vision Limited & Castlewood Group New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Casa de La Flora Resort Hotel  AKARYN Samui Resort and Spa  Beyond Resort Khaolak Co., Ltd  Pavilions, Phuket  The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket Small Hotel  Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel by Puripunn Co. Ltd  Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa  Pavilions, Phuket Spa Hotel  The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket Sustainable Hotel  Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa

Germany Airport Hotel  Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel Interior  Hilton Munich Park by JOI-Design GmbH Greece Hotel Marketing  Poseidonion Grand Hotel Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Highly Commended Cressa Ghitonia by MIST SA Highly Commended Manos Maria Hotel by Manos - Maria S.A. Small Hotel  Cressa Ghitonia by MIST SA  Manos Maria Hotel by Manos - Maria S.A. Hungary Hotel Architecture  Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace Hotel Interior  Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace Hotel Marketing  Hertelendy Kastély Szallo Kft. New Small Hotel Construction & Design  Oxigen Hotel and Zen Spa Resort Hotel  Hertelendy Kastély Szallo Kft.

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Hungary (cont.) Small Hotel  Hertelendy Kastély Szallo Kft.

Switzerland Hotel  Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Iceland Hotel  Hotel Rangá Hotel Architecture Highly Commended Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel by Minarc Hotel Website  www.hotelranga.is by Hotel Rangá Resort Hotel  Hotel Rangá Sustainable Hotel  Hotel Rangá

Turkey Hotel  Argos in Cappadocia Hotel Architecture  Museum Hotel Highly Commended Adana Sheraton Hotel by iki design group Hotel Interior  The Grand Tarabya Hotel by Tözün Interior Design Highly Commended Argos in Cappadocia Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment  Museum Hotel Small Hotel  Museum Hotel Spa Hotel  Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

Ireland Hotel Website  www.castleknockhotel.com by Castleknock Hotel and Country Club  www.themarkerhoteldublin.com by The Marker Hotel Dublin Italy Hotel  Borgo Egnazia New Small Hotel Construction & Design  The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma Small Hotel  Grand Hotel Imperiale by Resort Grand Hotel Imperiale srl Spa Hotel  Borgo Egnazia Luxembourg Hotel Interior  Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel by JOI-Design GmbH Monaco Hotel Website  www.hoteldeparismontecarlo.com by Monte - Carlo SBM Netherlands Convention Hotel  Hotel Okura Amsterdam Hotel Interior  Kruisherenhotel Maastricht Portugal Hotel Architecture  Myriad by SANA Hotels Hotel Interior  Hotel Altis Avenida by Artica Internacional Highly Commended The Beautique Hotels - Figueira by Atelier Nini Andrade Silva New Hotel Construction & Design  Myriad by SANA Hotels Sustainable Hotel  Inspira Santa Marta Hotel by Hotel Santa Marta S.A.

United Kingdom Golf Resort  Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Hotel  The Lowry Hotel  The Langham, London  Aviator - a hotel by TAG  Grand Central Hotel Hotel Group Website  www.alexanderhotels.co.uk by Ignite Hospitality Hotel Interior  Great Northern Hotel by Archer Humphryes Architects Hotel Marketing  Close House Hotel & Golf Highly Commended Alexander Hotels by Ignite Hospitality Hotel Website Highly Commended www.skyehotel.co.uk by Toravaig House Hotel New Small Hotel Construction & Design Highly Commended Hotel Indigo London - Tower Hill by Thai Square Hotels Limited Resort Hotel  Fairmont St Andrews Small Hotel  Hotel Indigo by Interstate Hotels & Resorts  Hotel Indigo London - Tower Hill by Thai Square Hotels Limited  Meldrum House Country Hotel by Meldrum House  Strattons Hotel  Duisdale House Hotel  The Wensleydale Heifer

Russia Hotel  Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Spain Hotel  Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

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International Hotel Award Winners 2013-2014 Best Airport Hotel Africa D’Oreale Grande by Emperors Palace Arabia Movenpick Hotel Bahrain Asia Pacific Hulhule Island Hotel Europe Hilton Frankfurt Airport International Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Best Convention Hotel Africa Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Arabia Al Bustan Rotana Dubai Asia Pacific Conrad Bangkok Europe Hotel Okura Amsterdam International Conrad Bangkok

Best Golf Resort Europe InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel UK Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club International InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

Best Hotel Website Americas www.palms.com by Palms Casino Resort Europe www.themarkerhoteldublin.com by The Marker Hotel Dublin International www.palms.com by Palms Casino Resort

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Arabia The Torch Doha Asia Pacific Hilton Surfers Paradise by Brookfield Multiplex Europe Myriad by SANA Hotels International The Torch Doha

Best Hotel

Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design

Africa Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay Americas The James Royal Palm by Rottet Studio Arabia Sharq Village and Spa by Sharq Village and Spa Asia Pacific Mandarin Orchard Singapore Europe Borgo Egnazia UK Aviator - a hotel by TAG International Sharq Village and Spa by Sharq Village and Spa

Americas Botanique Hotel & Spa by Candida Tabet Arquitetura Asia Pacific The Luang Say Residence Europe The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma International Botanique Hotel & Spa by Candida Tabet Arquitetura

Best Hotel Architecture

Arabia Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa Asia Pacific Alila Villas Soori Bali by SCDA Architects Europe Hotel Rangá UK Fairmont St Andrews International Hotel Rangá

Asia Pacific InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS Europe Museum Hotel International InterContinental Hotel Songjiang by ATKINS

Best Hotel Group Website UK www.alexanderhotels.co.uk by Ignite Hospitality International www.alexanderhotels.co.uk by Ignite Hospitality

Best Hotel Interior Americas Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve by Wilson Associates & SB Architects Arabia St. Regis Doha by Wilson Associates Asia Pacific Best Western Premier Sukhumvit by ASC Interior Co., Ltd Europe Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace UK Great Northern Hotel by Archer Humphryes Architects International Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace

Best Hotel Marketing Europe Poseidonion Grand Hotel UK Close House Hotel & Golf International Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment Africa The Maslow Hotel by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture Americas The James Royal Palm by Rottet Studio Arabia The Palace - Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Asia Pacific Crown Metropol Perth Europe Sans Souci Hotel by Yoo Ltd & Archer Humphryes Architects International The Palace - Hotel Renovation by One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Best Resort Hotel

Best Small Hotel Africa Dhevatara Beach Hotel Asia Pacific Viceroy Bali Europe Museum Hotel UK Strattons Hotel International Dhevatara Beach Hotel

Best Spa Hotel Africa The Rhino Resort Hotel & Spa by Teranga Investments SARL Americas The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel Asia Pacific La Classic Hotel Europe Borgo Egnazia International Borgo Egnazia

Best Sustainable Hotel Africa Eden Lodge by Hi-Life by Eden Lodge Asia Pacific Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Europe Hotel Rangá International Eden Lodge by Hi-Life by Eden Lodge

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Judges Helen Shield Chairman of Judges

Roy Ling MD, RL Capital Management Asia

Iain Aitch Author & Journalist

Duncan MacArthur Hotel Solutions Principal

Kirkor Ajderhanyan President, International Relations Committee, FNAIM

Steve Macfarlane Stonegrass

Peter Anscombe

Felix Mara Editor, Architects’ Journal

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Paul Bassi CBE Founder & CEO, Bond Wolfe

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel and Tourism

Peter Bolton King Residential Professional Group Director, RICS

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Doreen Boulding DBM Associates Hotel and Leisure Consultants

Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Stephen Brownlees Sales & Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Rachel Newcombe Property & Lifestyle Writer & Editor

John Cetra Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

Simon Numphund Business Manager, AA Hotel Services

Matthew Clare Director Trident Building Consultancy

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Richard Cotton Former Chairman, RICS UAE

Edward Park Architect

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

David Dalby Former Head, RICS

Ian Potter Operations Manager, ARLA

Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS

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Ian Graham CEO, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

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Janine Stone Interior Designer

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Gary Strong Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

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Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher Architect, MCM Architecture

Sue Timney President, British Institute of Interior Design

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Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is

ranging between 105m² and 193m².

one of the leading owners, developers,

These properties will have one to three

operators and fund managers of

suites and be amply served by four

first-class real estate worldwide. The

underground parking levels.

company now has an international

Tishman Speyer conducted an

workforce operating from offices on

in-depth study of Vila Nova Conceicao

four continents across the globe. Its

until it found the ideal area for the new

properties are distinguished by their

project. Some of the most expensive,

distinctive design, construction and

elegant and celebrated addresses in the

quality. Many are world-renowned

Brazilian real estate market are found

landmarks, while others represent state-

in this district. Consequently, Vila Nova

of-the-art innovation in engineering or

has been created to stand out within

sustainable development.

this exclusive scenario. It features bold

Aiming to offer buyers an innovative

architecture and also combines the

alternative to the much larger, older

refinement of large spaces with more

properties currently available in Vila

compact spaces, facilities and luxury. This

Nova Conceicao, Sao Paulo, Brazil,

boldness is translated into the movement

Tishman Speyer is developing the Vila

and daring colours of the façade; and in

Nova Luxury Home Design. Intended

the use of concrete inspired by the very

for people of higher purchasing power

best of Sao Paulo architecture of the

and carrying innovative architectural

1950s and 1960s, updated in the light of

and conceptual differentials, the project

modernity. Surpassing the borders of a

provides apartment options most of

mere building, Tishman Speyer’s aim is to

which measure between 67m² and

make Vila Nova Luxury Home Design an

79m² and duplex and triplex units

icon for the city.

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Castelo Branco Office Park by Tishman Speyer

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Actual View

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Castelo Branco Office Park combines

comfort, convenience and safety.

technology and innovation in a world-

The buildings are carefully distributed

class corporative complex and is one

so that each one is at an ideal

of the most modern office building

distance from the others, ensuring

complexes currently under development

architectural independence and a 360

in Brazil. Adjacent to Alphaville, one

degree view.

of the richest neighbourhoods in the

By the time it is completed, Castelo

country, the complex is in Barueri,

Branco Office Park will offer over

only 26 kilometres from the centre

283,000m² of leasable area. Its third

of Sao Paulo.

tower is scheduled to begin construction

When complete, the project will

in 2014, which will consolidate the

include eight office towers, a hotel and

project as the best corporate option in

commercial centre offering different

the region. Tishman Speyer has built a

services and a food court. Due to the

new avenue in order to facilitate access

complex’s enormous potential, covering

to the complex from the Castelo Branco

over 500,000m², it is being built in

highway and gifted it to the municipality

different phases. Two blocks have already

of Barueri.

been delivered and are fully operational.

By drawing in new companies and

Both have 14 floors of office space, each

contributing to the improvement of

with up to 2,380m² of flexible area. Built

the urban structure, Castelo Branco

to the Core & Shell concept, floors are

Office Park forms a real hub for

free of pillars and can be easily adapted

economic development in the region. It

to suit the individual needs of each client.

is also an excellent example of the high

Every aspect of the complex was

standards set for other Tishman Speyer

designed to offer the user optimum

developments in Brazil and abroad.

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BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Port Corporate Tower by Tishman Speyer

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Port Corporate Tower is the first

views including such city icons as the Rio-

private real estate development to rise

Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Christ

in Rio de Janeiro’s new master-planned

Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

central business district. Known as

With 36,000m² of total rentable

Porto Maravilha, or the ‘Marvellous

area, the project is designed to meet

Port’, this massive revitalization plan is

and surpass the requirements sought by

crucial to the city’s future success. Its

the most demanding and sophisticated

aim is to transform Rio’s abandoned

national and international tenants. In

port area into a world-class destination

addition to the large, flexible, column-free

for business, tourism and culture.

floor plates, the tower offers a full-floor

Located on a 13,000m² former

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common use area. This includes executive

industrial site at the entrance of the

dining and gym amenities, a ground floor

new district, the 22-storey tower – 18

auditorium for corporate events and a

storeys exclusively for corporate offices

welcoming covered entrance plaza with

– establishes a high new benchmark of

a reflecting pool, green walls and water

quality for Class A office space in the

features. Expected to be completed in

market. Featuring cutting edge technology,

the first half of 2014, the development

ample on-site amenities and the latest

is already attracting the interest of major

in sustainability, the tower boasts

companies that wish to move their

unobstructed 360 degree panoramic

headquarters to the port district.

Tishman Speyer Avenida das nacoes Unidas, 12 901- Torre Norte – 34 Andar, Brooklin cep 04578-910, Sao Paulo, Brasil t: +55 11 3028 7400 f: +55 11 5504 7411 e: sac@centralts.com.br w: www.tishmanspeyer.com.br Americas Property Awards 15

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL Katherine Analia Franco by JJ Abrão Arquitetura e Decoração Ltda

JJ Abrão Arquitetura, a well-established

of the apartment block. Additionally, this

architectural company based in Sao

arrangement made it possible to locate

Paulo, was commissioned to create

leisure amenities such as a sports court

the design for a high-rise apartment

and swimming pool, harmoniously on the

building on the east side of the city.

ground floor.

Named ‘Katherine’, it is located in the

Natural illumination and ventilation

distinguished Jardim Analia Franco

was a prime requirement for all the

district where there is a thriving

apartments within the block. According

business centre with a large shopping

to this brief, each one was designed to

centre, university campus and a

offer 266m² of living space including a

traditional park.

minimum of three bedrooms, living

The rather irregular site for the

and dining rooms, a pantry/kitchen,

project is on the corner of a quiet

service area, servant’s quarters, a

wooded street with only residents’

gourmet area and a terrace for the

traffic passing through. The brief was to

master bedroom suite.

design a high standard residential building

The elliptical shape of the terrace

with 35 levels featuring one apartment

was used as a component for the façade,

per floor plus a luxurious penthouse.

giving a certain personality to the building

Taking all these points into consideration,

volume. This feature also helped to make

JJ Abrao Arquitetura utilized the

the building stand out and become more

shape of the site to make it a special

visible among the other tall buildings

characteristic of the building. Always

that surround it. The façade is covered in

seeking to maintain 90-degree angles to

white, beige and brow ceramic tiles and

facilitate the architectural design, this also

terraces with white electrostatic pain or

created a striking volume in the shape

anodized aluminium grid and green glass.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL Katherine Analia Franco by JJ Abrão Arquitetura e Decoração Ltda

These characteristics provide greater

with a recreation area, living rooms, a

durability with minor maintenance costs

gourmet space integrated with a private

and help to ensure that the building

swimming pool and service area on

always looks elegant and like new.

the first level. Upstairs there are more

A large range of internal layouts

intimate living areas with four bedroom

was made possible due to the specially

suites plus a master suite with large

designed structure involving the

private terrace.

placement of pillars at the edge of the

Landscaping using native plants and

site. Purchasers were offered the choice

trees surrounds the building and, as well

of three, four or even five bedroom

as looking attractive, reduces the need

suites, which were all integrated

for extensive maintenance and irrigation.

beautifully into the spacious living areas.

The apartment block itself is secured by

The service area and kitchen is combined

electrically operated gates operated from

with the gourmet space, while each

the armoured gatehouse or by resident’s

master suite includes a bathroom with

remote control. A central registration

whirlpool as well as a private terrace.

of apartment owners and their visitors

The duplex penthouse apartment on the upper floor is especially spacious

is also held here with biometric authentication for enhanced security.

JJ Abrão Arquitetura e Decoração Ltda R Cantagalo, 256 – Vila Gomes Cardim, Sao Paulo, SP-Brasil t: +55 11 2294 2052 f: 55 11 2293 9094 e: joel@jjabrao.com.br w: www.jjabrao.com.br Americas Property Awards 17

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BEST INTERNATIONAL NEW SMALL HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN Botanique Hotel & Spa by Candida Tabet Arquitetura BEST NEW SMALL HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN AMERICAS Botanique Hotel & Spa by Candida Tabet Arquitetura

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Nestled in the picturesque hillside

the room’s full glass walls. Sliding glass

and ridges of the Montaqueira

doors leading to furnished private

Mountains, 1200m above sea level in

balconies allow guests the chance to

Campos do Jordão in São Paulo,

admire the view while breathing the

Brazil, is the Botanique Hotel & Spa,

fresh mountain air. Interiors are designed

also designed by Candida Tabet

in the contemporary style with vaulted

Arquitetura in collaboration with

wooden ceilings, woodstove fireplaces

Orbital Timber Structures.

and Brazilian slate.

The hotel architecture reflects an

When creating the hotel’s landscape,

Candida Tabet Arquitetura

authentic rugged style, incorporating

great respect was paid to the existing

Rua Fidalga 505, Villa Madalena,

immense natural stone, towering walls

flora and 135 ancient Aruacaria trees

São Paulo, SP,

of glass, and exposed steel, all framed

were preserved. Placing guests further

05432-070

by enormous 120-year-old reclaimed

in touch with the surrounding nature, a

Brazil

wooden beams. Over 250 cubic metres of

300-piece orchard and vegetable garden

t: +55 11 30346441

wood elements rescued from demolitions

sits just outside the main building.

e: candida@candidatabet.com

were given a new life in the hotel’s floors,

The architects have created a

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doors, and structural elements. Walking into the rooms and villas,

hotel that seamlessly merges modern luxuries with the serenity of nature to

Orbital Timber Structures Ltd

guests are instantly greeted by a stunning

provide guests with a pleasantly peaceful,

Rua Fidencio Ramos 101, cj 104,

panorama of the mountainside through

comfortable hideaway.

São Paulo, SP, 04551-010 Brazil t: +55 11 38490886 e: mauricio.orbital@uol.com.br w: www.orbitalestruturas.com.br 20 Americas Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE URUGUAY Casa Luna Llena by Candida Tabet Arquitetura

Candida Tabet Arquitetura from São

Inside the property, the nine-metre

Paulo, Brazil was commissioned to

high living room acts as the heart of

design a holiday home in Uruguay for

the property and offers views in every

a couple with two teenage children. In

principal direction. A wooden indoor

close collaboration with Orbital Timber

terrace wrapping the entire way

Structures, Casa Luna Llena

around the second floor looks down

was conceived.

on the ground floor where all the

Sitting in complete solitude in the

public spaces are situated. With very

flat wilderness of the José Ignacio village

few soft furnishings, and wood, stone

on the southern coast of Uruguay, a

and brick utilized for the majority of

mosaic of thousands of bricks makes up

the finishes, the home projects a strong

the house walls. Fixed wooden pergolas

rustic feel.

are scattered over outdoor spaces,

Verandas and floor-to-ceiling

creating a light and shadow graphic

windows on both floors allow residents

design to be cast over the brick walls,

to contemplate the immensity of the

which is constantly changing with the

vast surrounding landscape. Hammocks

movement of the sun. When lit up at

installed above the terrace offer a retreat

night, the home resembles a fire burning

for lazily enjoying the sunshine flowing in

in the Pampas wilderness.

through the oriel windows.

Candida Tabet Arquitetura Rua Fidalga 505, Villa Madalena, São Paulo, SP, 05432-070 Brazil t: +55 11 30346441 e: candida@candidatabet.com w: www.candidatabet.com

Orbital Timber Structures Ltd Rua Fidencio Ramos 101, cj 104, São Paulo, SP, 04551-010 Brazil t: +55 11 38490886 e: mauricio.orbital@uol.com.br w: www.orbitalestruturas.com.br Americas Property Awards 21

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Uruguay A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE URUGUAY Green Park by Litman Y Asociados

Litman y Asociados, an architectural

amidst the great forest of eucalyptus

firm founded in 1978, has been involved

and pine trees and only metres away

with a great diversity of projects.

from the beach. Clubhouses featuring

During the last 10 years, though, the

in and out pools, relaxation areas and

firm has specialized in luxury residential

gymnasiums with superb views across to

developments, thus imposing a new

the lakes complete the project’s lifestyle.

way of enjoying vacation resorts,

four-storey high buildings featuring light

and design.

colours and Spanish tiles is both elegant

Green Park is a mixed-use

and rustic at the same time. Apartments

development forming part of the Solanas

have comfortable living spaces, terraces

Vacation Resort in Punta del Este,

with magnificent views to the lake and

Uruguay. Located in a 140 hectare area,

forest. In short, Neo-Palladian style

known globally as the 7th Forest Reserve

architecture combined with the latest

in the world, Green Park covers 22

top quality finishings and a host of leisure

hectares of this naturally beautiful site.

amenities generate an environment of

Stylish low-rise residential buildings

Litman y Asociados SA

Litman’s architectural design of

incorporating privacy, luxury, security

intimacy and relaxation and form the

were designed around artificial lagoons.

ideal characteristics of a world-class

This generated a feeling of relaxation

vacation resort.

Bartolome Mitre 226, 7# Floor, Buenos Aires (1036), Argentina t: +54 11 4331 6565 f: +54 11 4331 4789 e: info@litman.com.ar w: www.litman.com.ar 24 Americas Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE URUGUAY Green Park by Litman Y Asociados

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SAFE HOME AWARD CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Home Residence Boating Club by Litman Y Asociados

 SAFE HOME AWARD ARGENTINA Home Residence Boating Club by Litman Y Asociados Founded in 1978, Litman y Asociados

the property is equipped with two

has completed high quality architectural

fire stairs and the latest fire

projects utilizing the latest technology

extinguishers and fire hose systems.

across a wide range of areas. As a firm

All the installations have also been

specializing in luxury homes, it delivers

given the greatest consideration with

superior service to its clients due to the

state-of-the-art circuit breakers and

sheer diversity of scale of its projects.

automatic switches.

Litman gives priority to security systems as a whole and this is perfectly

main staircase, service staircase and main

demonstrated in its award-winning ‘Safe

corridors in case the generator should

Home’ at the San Isidro Boating Club in

fail in the event of a fire or power failure.

Buenos Aires. As regards safety, this 1,000m² luxury

counts with Access control system, CCTV and all type of control security

Italian villas on the Mediterranean, is in

systems, which are fundamental for this

the most prestigious gated community

kind of luxury property.

hour security and surveillance. Bartolome Mitre 226, 7# Floor,

As for the rest of installations, it

property, which reminds us of the typical

neighbourhoods in the district, with 24-

Litman y Asociados SA

Emergency lights are installed in the

Built with 100% fireproof materials, including the wooden floors and carpets,

In short, Litman prevails various aspects when designing luxury properties: Design, style, technology and above all security aspects.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE PENNSYLVANIA, USA The Chateau by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

as elegant with delicate refinements of

is renowned for its award-winning,

line and proportion in the form of curves,

scrupulous attention to exquisite

being sculptural in quality.

interior and facade customized

The resulting classical architectural

architectural details that create one-

design accommodates all the modern

of-a kind crafted luxury mansions.

day needs of a dual-professional family

The Chateau, a 10,000 square foot,

with two young children who like to

three-storey mansion in Bucks County,

entertain family, friends and business

Pennsylvania is a perfect example.

associates on a large scale. Therefore, the

The client wanted a European

five-bedroom, five bathroom mansion

styled all-stone mansion, made of all

includes a 1,500 square foot chef ’s

sustainable building materials with

kitchen, a formal parlour, dining rooms

white-oak hardwood and marble floors,

and a conservatory with glass doors

marble staircases throughout and ceiling

leading off the grand hall.

heights that would allow for custom, fine

Externally, the Chateau is equally

D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

art chandeliers. Following the client’s

impressive and includes three functioning

directive, D’Alessio designed the family’s

chimneys, the tallest being a European-

private ground floor rooms, kitchen and

styled, 60 foot circular brick and

great room to be separate from the

bluestone stack chimney emerging from

Suite 414,

public rooms. These public rooms needed

a decorative ‘fleur-de-lis’ roof ridge with

New York,

to be comfortable and intimate as well

five foot copper finials.

NY10012,

217 Thompson Street,

USA t: +1 646 937 4391 f: +1 212 673 5160 e: info@builtbydalessio.com w: www.builtbydalessio.com Americas Property Awards 27

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HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE PENNSYLVANIA, USA The Chateau by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

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United States of America INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST LEISURE INTERIOR USA Williams Island Spa Renovation by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

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St Regis Bal Harbour

Fanny Haim & Associates (FH&A) is

from a dark and dingy area to a fresh,

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an award-winning firm whose design

bright welcoming space with carefully

philosophy is based on the principles of

selected finishes and marble clad seating

creativity, innovation and timelessness.

niches on both sides.

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT FLORIDA, USA St Regis Bal Harbour Residence by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Each new environment created is

St Regis Bal Harbour Residence is

uniquely tailored to the individual

a second home beside the ocean in St

client’s utilitarian and aesthetic needs

Regis Bal Harbour, Florida. It is owned

with service being continued beyond

by a couple with grown children who

the conclusion of the project.

wanted a sophisticated, contemporary

The company’s renovation of

backdrop for their expanding modern

Williams Island Spa in Miami involved a

art collection. FH&A’s design challenge

sophisticated revamping of the space that

was to re-organise the space to

could compete with the newer projects

accommodate the large family’s specific

in town. Highlights include a new entry

needs, maximize the views and provide

forming a major design feature with a

sufficient space and lighting for the art.

curved desk combined with textures and

The resulting design concept has

lighting which allow the whole space to

given uniqueness to the unit. By using

open up.

the interior architecture, a warm, inviting,

Ultimate luxury underlines this entire

yet compelling backdrop has been

project. The hallways have been designed

created that does not compete with

as colonnades with lighting and ceiling

the art. A system of hidden glass pocket

details to create a sense of rhythm. A

doors that meet in the corner when

new open staircase was a central feature,

closed allows for maximum aperture

connecting the upper and lower levels

of the space. This allows access to the

and featuring grey wood marble floors.

best view and provides more integration

The swimming pool was transformed

into the overall social space, availing it of

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INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

Turnberry Ocean Residence

HIGHLY COMMENDED Turnberry Ocean Residence

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HIGHLY COMMENDED Williams Island Spa Renovation

natural light while also providing privacy as needed. Turnberry Ocean Residence in

Aqualina Residence

Aqualina Residence, also in Sunny Isles, Florida, is a waterfront penthouse owned by a couple with one teenage son.

Sunny Isles, Florida is a contemporary

They commissioned FH&A to redesign

beachfront vacation home suitable for

the two-bedroom apartment to open

large scale entertaining. The client’s brief

up the back bedrooms and a bathroom

was to redesign the space to make it a

to allow the space to essentially

sophisticated yet cosy and welcoming

become one. This included one of the

environment for receiving guests. Features

client’s aspirations to have a spectacular,

include the paneling design in the living

Japanese-inspired master bath. The side

room which covers different elements

of the property facing the ocean became

in an integral fashion, such as a bar and

the formal and entertaining area while

office, while also providing an envelope

the west side became the media room

to unify the open plan social area. The

and home office. Space was created for a

clever placement of a custom statement

baby grand piano with attention paid to

table allows the creation of two separate

sound control and acoustics, while other

yet together seating groups that provide

areas displayed the couple’s collection of

optimum functionality of the space.

antique books and weapons to best effect.

INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT FLORIDA, USA Aqualina Residence by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Fanny Haim & Associates Inc 21338 W. Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33180, USA t: +1 305 937 0815 f: +1 308 937 3821 e: michelle@fannyhaim.com w: www.fannyhaim.com Americas Property Awards 31

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Cayman Islands DE VELOPMENT Official airline partner

BEST APARTMENT CARIBBEAN The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited

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The WaterColours is Grand Cayman’s

service. Residents receive a personalized

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own set of preferences. This ranges from

is the work of celebrated Caribbean

chauffeured airport pick up using the

developer Fraser Wellon and is

onsite luxury car service to relaxing in

situated on one of the most coveted

the beachfront owners’ conservatory

addresses in the Cayman Islands –

enjoying their favourite cocktail from

world famous Seven Mile Beach. With

the full service bar; every opportunity

its brilliant design, this distinguished

for comfort has been added to the

new development is constructed to

property through an amenity list that

the highest specifications with only the

exceeds expectations.

finest appointments and finishes. Featuring 60 elegant and stylish

Residents will have access to 20,000 square feet of common area amenities

private residences, The WaterColours

within the building’s main levels. These

represents far more than just luxury

well appointed indulgences include;

living; it’s a complete lifestyle of

concierge services, professionally

relaxation, convenience, quality and

designed owners’ guest suites, private

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DE VELOPMENT Official airline partner

BEST APARTMENT CARIBBEAN The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited

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boardroom facilities, state-of-the-

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massage room, 24-hour security and

its ‘Grand Residence’. This spectacular

valet parking to name a few. The

seven bedroom, seven bath and two

sea-facing, continuous infinity edge

half-bath suite has an overall area

pool will offer more than 200 feet of

of 7,200 square feet and boasts the

vanishing edge and will complement

ultimate in design with panoramic

the transitional design of the building’s

island views. Grand Cayman is a relaxing

interior and exterior.

one-hour flight from Miami, with direct

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flights from such major international

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expansive glass balconies maximizing

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unobstructed views of the sparkling

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Grand Cayman, KY1-1206, Cayman Islands Exclusive listing agent: Kim Lund, RE/MAX Cayman Islands t: +1-345-916-5555 t: +1-345-949-9742 e: info@thewatercolourscayman.com w: www.thewatercolourscayman.com Americas Property Awards 32

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

John John

John John

Zegna Office

Zegna Office

 BEST RETAIL INTERIOR BRAZIL John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fernanda Marques, a well-established

has been used to travel back through

architectural and interior design

a whole universe of images of things

INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Beach House by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

company in Brazil, has been successful

gone by, yet still very much present in

with a trio of award-winning

our memory and which influence how

projects. The design concept for the

we dress. By highlighting architectural

contemporary fashion label ‘John

references within the setting, an indirect

John’ flagship store in Sao Paulo took

and subtle nuance has been made to the

quite a unique approach. Filled with

brand’s identity.

vintage furniture, toy art and objects

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR BRAZIL Zegna Office by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Beach House, a 950m² private

taken out of their original context,

residence in Rio de Janeiro, is within a

Fernanda Marques extols John John’s

gated community on the southern coast.

contemporariness.

Its architecture has been defined by the

An ebonised timber tunnel at the store’s entrance displays the brand’s logo in a distinctive way. All the woodwork

natural beauty of its surroundings in one of Brazil’s most gorgeous landscapes. Large glazed windows provide

and styling emphasizes dark shades with

maximum integration between the

dots of colour accenting specific details.

internal and external areas, allowing

Every corner harbours a new surprise

every room ample interaction with the

with ‘miscellaneous’ being the best word

landscape. In order to counterbalance

to describe the eclectic setting created

the use of timber which is an essential

by Fernanda Marques to characterize the

element in the project’s aesthetic design,

John John brand throughout the country.

Fernanda Marques has created a strong

Ensuring that the styling and set up

emphasis on the dialogue between the

are flexible, the architect chose to work

materials used in the interiors. Oscillating

with freestanding furnishings. Décor

between rustic and high-tech, furniture

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INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Beach House

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Beach House

and decorative pieces has been carefully

with the architecture while reflecting the

selected to be contemporary in their

style of a modern corporation. Therefore,

look yet to remain in keeping with the

the concrete ceilings were kept and

seaside mood.

white resin was chosen fro the floor to

Zegna Office in Sao Paulo is severe, compact and brutalist forming an

unify all spaces. Glass partitions define the various

accurate reflection of the style produced

internal areas allowing natural daylight to

by one of the icons of Sao Paulo

penetrate the space evenly with blinds

architecture, Vilanova Artigas. It is now

fitted to control the flow when necessary.

the head office of an international fashion

Equally austere, straight-lined and simply

house and, in its 480m² space, sums

designed furniture evokes the modernist

up remarkably well the simultaneously

spirit of the building. Complementing

traditional and contemporary spirit

this look, copper pendant lights in the

of the company. When renovating the

entrance hall and the tropical freshness

listed building’s interior design, Fernanda

of a vertical garden at reception, infuse

Marques had to retain the important link

workdays with colour and joy.

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR BRAZIL John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Beach House by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR BRAZIL Zegna Office by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados Ltda Rua Ramos Batista, 198 – Cobertura, São Paulo – Brazil t: +55 11 3849 3000 e: arquitetura@fernandamarques.com.br w: www.fernandamarques.com.br Americas Property Awards 35

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Mexico DE VELOPMENT Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT MEXICO Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria SAPI de CV

One of the greatest challenges facing

architecture, sustainability and master

urban residential development in

plan, Zibata is perfectly in harmony

Mexico lies with finding large enough

with nature. It includes 175 hectares of

open spaces. Among the many factors

green areas, comprising parks, pathways,

that need to be considered are

roundabouts, gardens and bike trails as

urban planning, electrical and cable

well as an 80 hectare, 18-hole golf course

development, an infrastructure of basic

including three large lakes.

services including water and energy,

Zibata will also incorporate a nine

as well as provision for green spaces.

hectare central lake surrounded by

Zibata is a unique an innovative project

walkways, urban parks, restaurants and

in that it addresses and optimizes all of

cafes and form part of the town centre.

these factors and offers a one-of-a-kind

This will feature approximately 100

sustainable and visionary project.

hectares of mixed commercial, office and

The project was developed in the

residential houses and apartments. The

context of a planned community in which

whole project is divided into 56 residential

each element was carefully considered

land plots and each one will consist of

to enable all public spaces to promote

one or more residential clusters. These are

the sustainability of each home and its

then subdivided into individual lots with

residents. Due to its unique landscape

their own unique design and identity.

Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria SAPI de CV Cipreses Street 100, Ampliacion Jurica, Queretaro, QRO, Mexico t: +52 44 222 94850 e: druiz@supraterra.com.mx w: www.zibata.com Americas Property Awards 37

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United States of America INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE COLORADO, USA The American Ski Lodge Vail by Charles Pavarini III Design Associates

Charles Pavarini III Design Associates

significant American memorabilia. It also

specializes in architecturally-based

had to reflect the outdoor activities for

interior design. While many of its

which the home would be used: canoeing,

projects begin with new construction

kayaking, skiing, fishing and hunting in the

and full-scale renovations, the company

Colorado Rocky Mountains.

sees most projects right through

Complementing the overall theme,

decoration and art selection to achieve

a windmill bought from a Kansas farm

a complete interior design concept.

gave a powerful American design concept

Having been commissioned by

around which all textile and furniture

a client of over 25 years standing to

schemes revolved. At least a dozen

create the interiors for a mountain

Navajo Indian blankets were purchased

home, members of the firm travelled

and overlapped in lieu of carpeting in the

the entire North American East Coast

library and a fantastic collection of Black

purchasing a plethora of antiques. Unlike

Forest pieces and antique American quilts

many properties on Forest Road in Vail,

are sprinkled throughout the three-storey

Colorado, the client wanted the home to

home. Rare 19th century hooked rugs

feel like a warm and welcoming American

abound and all decorative wall finishes

ski lodge. It was to be devoid of

were mixed on-site to give a true feeling

pretension and replete with folk art and

of the American wilderness.

Charles Pavarini III Design Associates 243 W 98th Street, Studio7-C New York, NY 10025, USA t: +1 212 749 2047 f: +1 212 866 1398 e: info@pavarinidesign.com w: www.pavarinidesign.com Americas Property Awards 39

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Brazil A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Landscape Beira-Mar by Luiz Fiuza Arquitetos

Tecnisa was founded in Sao Paulo

It features apartments with a choice of

in 1977 and is now one of the

one to four bedrooms and living spaces

largest, oldest and most innovative

ranging from 40m² to 294m². There are

development, construction and sales

three towers, two with 21 floors and the

companies in the Brazilian real estate

third with 20, offering a total of 575 units

market. The brand has released more

and a parking space for each one.

than five million square metres of

It was vital that the Landscape Beira-

property in 27 cities across the country

Mar buildings blended harmoniously with

and has over 10,000 satisfied customers

their surroundings. This would serve to

living and investing in its real estate.

lessen their impact on the urban context

The Landscape Beira-Mar project

of this exclusive area, the most expensive

is located beside the prized Meireles

square mile of the city. The development

beach in Fortaleza and combines elegant

has therefore been inspired by a conch

apartments with world-class leisure

shell with its three circular towers linking

facilities and hotel service. Working with

the buildings with nature. This formation

the architect Luiz Fiuza and a team of

also increases the number of apartments

entrepreneurs, Tecnisa has created this

benefiting from sea views and most have

new and innovative architectural project.

a large balcony, regardless of their position.

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LANDSCAPE BEIRA MAR, IN FORTALEZA, BRAZIL. Category winner of Architecture Multiple Residence - Americas of International Property Awards. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

PROJECT EXECUTION PLAN

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Bahamas R E A L E S TAT E Official airline partner

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY CARIBBEAN HG Christie Ltd.

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY BAHAMAS HG Christie Ltd.

HG Christie was established in 1922 by

Known as ‘The Trusted Authority

Sir Harold George Christie; a pioneering

in Bahamas’ Real Estate’, HG Christie

force in the Bahamas and instrumental in

is a dominant player in the Bahamas’

establishing many celebrated real estate

luxury real estate market. HG Christie’s

developments. As the Bahamas’ exclusive

team is steeped in local knowledge and

affiliate for globally renowned Christie’s

experienced in the delivery of exceptional

International Real Estate, HG Christie is

representation and service.

the oldest and largest brokerage firm in

HG Christie combines a full service

the Bahamas, synonymous with integrity

brokerage offering sales, rentals, appraisals

and luxury for almost a century.

and lifestyle management with an extensive

Headquartered in the capital city of

portfolio of residential estates, vacant land,

Nassau, HG Christie continues progressive

commercial holdings, and private island

growth throughout the Bahama islands

ownership for an incomparable presence

and recently opening another office in

in this coveted island nation.

burgeoning western New Providence. Over the past year the company

Lineage, passion, local knowledge and time-tested values continue to buoy

enjoyed many highlights such as:

HG Christie as a leader in Bahamas real

notable sales, sales team expansion,

estate. With an established and renowned

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reputation, the Christie family and their

division, and the distinction of securing an

team continue to blaze the success trail

HG Christie Ltd

exclusive agreement with the Bahamas’

with resolute commitment to excellence

PO Box N8164 Nassau,

largest developer.

and an innovative spirit.

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R E A L E S TAT E Official airline partner

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE CARIBBEAN www.hgchristie.com by HG Christie Ltd & Noble Mouse, Inc.

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE BAHAMAS www.hgchristie.com by HG Christie Ltd & Noble Mouse, Inc. HG Christie has also recently launched

alike in an ever-changing advertising

the first ‘responsive design’ website in

landscape. Noble Mouse has worked with

the Bahamas’ real estate industry and

many leading national and international

it has already achieved award-winning

clients to develop strategic marketing

status. Devised by Noble Mouse, the

plans and interactive campaigns.

fully responsive and mobile-friendly

Noble Mouse’s senior leadership

www.hgchristie.com will enhance

has more than 100 years of combined

the company’s online presence and is

experience in every major consumer

combined with APIs. These will better

category including entertainment, real

integrate the site with the industry’s

estate and development, lifestyle brands,

standard Bahamas Multiple Listing

hospitality, financial services, food and

Service (MLS) while simultaneously

beverage and travel and leisure.

improving the overall user experience. Founded by Kevin Thompson and

From start to finish, everything Noble Mouse does is completed in-house,

Jeff Masud, Noble Mouse is a full-service

allowing a level of control rarely found in

agency specializing in award-winning work

the industry for an agency of its size. From

for a range of clients. Based in Savannah,

initial discovery, strategy, ideation and

GA also with offices in Los Angeles, CA,

creative, development and hosting, Noble

the company focuses on creating unique

Mouse is able to design and build anything

experiences for brands and customers

a client wishes.

Noble Mouse, Inc. 208 E Broughton St. Savannah, GA 31401 t: +1 912 226 2548 e: contact@noblemouse.com w: www.noblemouse.com Americas Property Awards 43

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT BRAZIL JK Apartment by Gislene Lopes Arquitetura e Design de interiores

The well-established architectural and

and one of the two bedrooms were

interior design firm, Gislene Lopes, was

transformed into the living room and

commissioned to remodel the interiors

also integrated with the new kitchen.

for an apartment in Belo Horizonte,

A new bathroom forms a suite for the

Brazil. Within the JK Building, the

bedroom and can also be accessed from

property is owned by a young couple

the living room.

who live nearby but work in the city

The loft concept is enhanced by

and use it as their base during the

the large windows in the background

week. Their brief requested expansive,

that pervade, connect and illuminate

integrated and well-lit spaces. The

every area, bringing the city inside. The

challenge for Gislene Lopes was to

décor has targeted one’s vision to the

achieve this by demolishing most of

windows without any obstruction and

the existing walls without losing the

united all the spaces through openings

character of the original architecture.

between environments, making the whole

Gislene Lopes Arquitetura e Design de Interiores

apartment’s existing environments,

design pieces were chosen to harmonise

creating a loft. The original living room

within the living spaces while the use of

Rua Timbiras,

was integrated with the kitchen, making

strong colours and bold elements reflect

138/801 Funcionarios,

it considerably spacious. The old corridor

the personality of the residents.

The remodeling integrated all the

apartment much brighter. Furniture and

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Barbados R E A L E S TAT E Official airline partner

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY BARBADOS Realtors Real Estate Limited

Realtors Real Estate Limited is a

who are seeking to buy or sell properties

subsidiary of Realtors Limited which

in Barbados to the expertise of agents at

has been serving clients for more

Realtors Real Estate Limited.

than 60 years making it the longest

The company measures its success

operating estate company in Barbados.

more by the satisfaction of clients than

Together they are a fully integrated Real

by the number of properties bought or

Estate Company located in Barbados

sold, as demonstrated by its slogan

that offers a comprehensive portfolio

‘We sell real estate but our business

of property services including sales,

is people.’ In addition to a steadfast

property management, short and long

commitment to personalized service,

term villa rentals, property development,

a long history of unwavering integrity

appraisals and insurance.

and reliability has built a following of

Realtors Real Estate Limited is affiliated with Mayfair International Realty

loyal clients. Realtors’ Real Estate Limited has one

out of London and in October 2013

of the most extensive villa listings for

became an affiliate of ERA Realty, a firm

sales on the island, offering buyers a wide

based in the United States with 2,400

portfolio of properties to select from.

offices worldwide. These well-respected

The listings are diverse in character and

realty firms regularly direct their clients

located across the island.

Realtors Real Estate Limited Holetown St. James Barbados BB24016 W.I. t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com Americas Property Awards 45

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Cayman Islands & Turks & Caicos

INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT TURKS & CAICOS Venetian Penthouse by Design Studio

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CAYMAN ISLANDS Rum Point Villa by Design Studio Design Studio was selected to create

create an ambient effect and serve as

interiors for the Rum Point Villa in

dramatic points of interest.

the Grand Cayman and the Venetian Penthouse in Turks and Caicos. The moment visitors walk through

The design concept for the Venetian Penthouse was to create an organic, coastal feel that would be a sensory

the front door, Rum Point Villa offers a

respite from the heat and vibrant

breathtaking ocean view. A design goal

colours of the Caribbean’s natural

was to allow the view to dominate the

palette. Unique natural furnishings like a

experience and the designers were

driftwood stick dining table, a wood slab

careful to avoid any competing elements

coffee table and a mirror fashioned from

or furnishings that might interrupt the

recycled wood represent the organic

seascape. The entry and living rooms use

element. To bring in a coastal vibe, soft

muted colours and dominant elements

blue and green hues were chosen as

like furniture and flooring were selected

accents and seashell art and décor has

in natural light tones with white fabrics.

been thoughtfully placed throughout

Design Studio

Natural materials throughout the

the villa. The designers created bespoke

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

villa, like oak floors, teak millwork and

bedding for the master and guest

t: +1 649 941 4848

whitewashed walls, are balanced with

bedrooms with fabrics that complement

e: faye@designstudio.tc

azure and purple accents. Light furnishings

the living areas.

Design Studio Cayman Islands t: +1 345 945 4977 e: michelle@designstudio.tc w: www.designstudio.tc 46 Americas Property Awards

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United States of America R E A L E S TAT E Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING USA Annual Marketing Plan by Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Kinlin Grover is the leading real estate

Custom marketing strategies

company in Cape Cod with 300 agents

developed for each client are

and 16 real estate offices specializing in

supported by state-of-the-art

the marketing and sale of waterfront,

technology and communications.

village and fine homes. Kinlin Grover

In-house marketing regularly reaches

is first in sales and transactions across

hundreds of thousand of potential

Cape Cod and its 15 per cent market

homebuyers. Kinlin Grover advertises

share is nearly three times greater than

extensively in Regional and National

the second-ranked real estate company

newspapers and in many prominent

in the area.

international publications. Kinlingrover.com

The company has built a solid

attracts nearly 50,000 visitors a month

reputation by offering world-class service

and ‘Kinlin Grover Homes’ magazine

to buyers and sellers at every price

reaches 100,000 people annually.

range. The Kinlin Grover ‘Customer Bill

As part of the Real Living network,

of Rights’ represents a commitment to

Kinlin Grover is connected to 25,000

helping clients make the best real estate

other Realtors across the United States,

decisions and upholding the highest

Canada, Europe and Asia. With a vast

standards and ethics. The firm received

international network and unparalleled

a 98 per cent client satisfaction rating in

marketing resources, Kinlin Grover

Corporate Office,

its most recent third-party quality

delivers clients maximum exposure of

4 Wianno Avenue,

service survey.

their properties.

Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Osterville, Massachusetts, USA t: +1 508 362 2723 f: +1 866 337 1112 e: realestate@kinlingrover.com w: www.kinlingrover.com Americas Property Awards 47

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Costa Rica A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE COSTA RICA Adolf Residence by SARCO Architects

SARCO Architects were hired to

corridors and an external staircase add

design a beachfront vacation home in

to the tropical feel of the home.

the secluded, mountain terrain in the

Horizontal green roofs were selected

Peninsula Papagayo development in

to allow the property to blend in with

Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The designers

the surrounding greenery and to enable

were asked to create a glass house

the designers to work with taller ceiling

with a tropical jungle feel that would

heights without exceeding the height

offer complete privacy from the access

restriction. The roof was also designed to

road. The couple also requested the

become a garden lookout complete with

ability to scale the home up or down

safety railings where the family can enjoy

as the amount of occupants is expected

the sunset.

to fluctuate.

Exterior finishes were carefully

The entire layout was broken

selected to fit in with the home’s theme.

into different pods, joined by covered

Natural colours like grey, brown and olive

outdoor breezeways, all connecting

green were selected, along with a deep

SARCO Architects

through an outdoor foyer where the

orange shade to match the blooming

Apartado 2098-2050

staircase links the different levels.

‘Cortez Amarillo’ trees. An infinity pool

San Jose

This satisfied the owners’ desire for

adds the final luxurious touch to this

Montes de Oca

the home to be scalable. The outdoor

beautiful jungle mansion nestled in the hill.

San Pedro 11501-2050 Costa Rica t: +506 2283 4107 f: +506 2224 657 e: roderick.anderson@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com 48 Americas Property Awards

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Apartment FVD by Noura van Dijk Interior Design

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT BRAZIL Apartment FVD by Noura van Dijk Interior Design Noura van Dijk Interior Design was

resembling a train track is topped by a

commissioned to create elegant and

19mm-thick Guardian crystal slab.

comfortable interiors for an apartment

The fourth floor apartment has

in Sao Paulo for a couple with three

a spectacular view of the canopy of

grown children. The family envisioned

trees and the park below. To protect

contemporary spaces along with classic

the furniture and flooring from heat

features already in the home such as

damage without blocking the view of

the original marble flooring, and antique

the surrounding nature, NVD proposed

furniture from the family’s collection.

the use of automated solar sunscreens,

A number of one-of-a-kind essential

which are triggered automatically when

furnishings, art and décor have been

excessive sunlight heats the window

thoughtfully placed throughout the

glass panels.

apartment. In the living room, a centre

In the hallway, 17 recessed

wooden table fashioned from 300-year-

dimmable wall lights create a tunnel

old Pequia wood from Southern

of relaxation for residents needing to

Bahia and a classic Bidermeier cabinet

unwind after coming in from the chaos

provide a traditional feel. In the dining

of the city below.

room, Bidermeier chairs are covered by

The finished interiors reflect a

ultra suede in a mandarin colour and

comfortable and modern home with a

an iron cast custom made dining table

reverent nod to the past.

Noura van Dijk Interior Design Rua Cel. Artur de Paula Ferreira 59 cj 93, CEP 04511-060 Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo, Brasil t: +55 11 3045 7575 e: noura@interiordesign.com.br w: www.interiordesign.com.br Americas Property Awards 49

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United States of America INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE MARYLAND, USA Maryland Residence by Dean Maltz Architect

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT NEW YORK, USA Manhattan Residence by Dean Maltz Architect Founded in 1989, Dean Maltz Architect

Maryland Residence is a house on a

is a New York based architectural

low hill overlooking the Wye Inlet on the

and design firm that specializes in

banks of the legendary Chesapeake Bay.

commercial, residential and furniture

The surrounding culture is steeped in a

design. Responsive to its clients’ needs, a

deeply nautical history which the client

high level of design is brought to

wished to incorporate throughout the

every project.

interior design of the living spaces.

Manhattan Residence is on the

Inspired by the client’s recent

28th floor of The Park Avenue Court,

vacation to the famous Hotel du Cap

originally Gimbel’s East Department

Eden Roc in the French Antibes, the

Store on Upper East Side. The project

design adopted the hotel’s casual but

is a combination of two apartments and

elegant Mediterranean lifestyle

so the challenge was to connect the

combined with southern genteel

spaces seamlessly. As the project is for a

hospitality. Existing interiors have been

Persian businessman, the interior design

transformed into large open living

concept is inspired by his collection of

spaces that capture views to the inlet.

19th century Persian art; his personal

A nautical design theme also

Dean Maltz Architect

enjoyment of the ambiance of exclusive

complements this traditionally detailed

330 West 38th Street,

Manhattan nightclubs; and his passion for

home, adding an additional level of

Suite 811,

rich and luxurious materials.

warmth and sophistication.

New York, NY 10018 t: +1 212 925 2211 f: +1 212 925 2249 e: info@dma-ny.com w: www.dma-ny.com 50 Americas Property Awards

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Brazil A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA W1001 by Hype Studio

W1001

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL W1001 by Hype Studio Beira-Rio Stadium

Hype Studio carefully considers

two different types of units, one with

the technical elements, climate,

a 10m² double height balcony and the

history, culture, and location of every

other without. This design has turned half

architectural project it undertakes.

the apartments into ‘penthouses’ with

Seeking efficiency, functionality, beauty

an outdoor space and also created a

and comfort in each design, the company

beautiful ‘stacked’ façade.

never sacrifices good architecture simply to be different. W1001 is a highly innovative

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE ARCHITECTURE BRAZIL Beira-Rio Stadium Renovation by Hype Studio

Beira-Rio Stadium, also in Porto Alegre, was originally built in 1969 and has become one of the most important

mixed-use development on a prime

stadiums in South America. Initially

site complete with lake views in Porto

commissioned to design a new roof, Hype

Alegre, Brazil. Following meetings with the

Studio’s brief swiftly expanded to a full

construction company, Famcorp, and the

renovation project. The roof was created

high demand for residential properties

as a state-of-the-art structure with a

in the neighbourhood, it was agreed that

rather complex geometry: all 65 modules

most of the areas should become living

are exactly the same and share a base

spaces. Therefore, the architectural design

point, forming a radical new look for the

allowed for 120 residential units, varying

stadium. The scale of the renovation has

from 90 to 150m². Within the impressive

allowed the stadium to become one of

towers, Hype Studio has overlapped

the hosts for the 2014 World Cup.

Hype Studio R Sofia Veloso 171, Porto Alegre/RS, CEP 90050-140, Brasil t: +55 51 3061 9894 e: hype@hypestudio.com.br w: www.hypestudio.com.br Americas Property Awards 51

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa La Reforma 463-A by H Ponce Arquitectos

Casa La Reforma

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa 55 by H Ponce Arquitectos

Casa 55

Henry Ponce and his architectural team

and bathrooms upstairs enclosed by walls.

at H Ponce Arquitectos specialize in

These upstairs rooms are also connected

architecture that is not only committed

via a bridge that forms a strong indoor-

to the user, but is also challenging, unique,

outdoor relationship, proving ideal for the

distinctive, and a source of inspiration

city’s tropical climate.

for clients. Following this philosophy, the

With Casa 55 in Merida, Mexico,

company has won two latest awards for

Henry Ponce and his team were

its architectural design projects.

commissioned to revitalize a house

Casa la Reforma in Merida, Yucatan,

H Ponce Arquitectos

Casa 55

dating from the early 20th century. Over

Mexico is a redevelopment project

the years it has been subdivided into

where the challenge was to transform

smaller, irregular areas and so the goal

an office building for residential use. The

was to remodel the property without

solution was to create an open floor

compromising on its historic character.

plan by removing the dividing walls and

The resulting open floor plan offers a

achieving a broader sense of space. The

sense of amplitude while the covered

social activities are contained in a large

terrace extends the social area even

area that culminates with the pool and

further as it is perceived that the exterior

back terrace, leaving only the bedrooms

space is part of the interior.

Calle 29 entre 12 no 80, Colonia Mexico, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico t: +52 1 999 926 0018 e: ponce_henry@yahoo.com w: www.henryponce.com 52 Americas Property Awards

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United States of America R E A L E S TAT E Official airline partner

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT USA Islands Realty

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT FLORIDA, USA Islands Realty

Dermot OBrien identified an

consulting and advertising companies in

opportunity to focus on the new

the USA and England, Dermot OBrien

luxury condominium properties built

has been able to make Islands Realty

on Singer Island in Florida before the

stand out as a highly respected business.

major housing downturn. Through

The Islands Realty team has developed

persistence and determination during a

an approach that is more consultative than

very difficult economic time in America

high pressure sales. Due to its expertise

and Florida in particular due to its

in this particular location, the brokerage is

reliance on real estate as an economic

now strongly associated with Singer Island

driver, he was able to create a niche real

real estate by buyers, sellers and their

estate brokerage. Islands Realty is now

property agents. This year alone, Islands

recognized as the ‘go to’ brokerage for

Realty has achieved over $30 million in

Singer Island luxury condominiums.

closed and pending sales with over 35

Consistent and innovative advertising

different property transactions. Although

during the last six years has created a

available properties on Singer Island are

brand that is now strongly associated

decreasing, different listings are being won

with Singer Island real estate. By using

and a new website (www.islandsrealty.com)

cutting edge ideas that he learned in his

has just been launched to further enhance

previous roles in marketing, management

Islands Realty’s prominence.

Islands Realty 3800 N Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Florida 33404, USA t: +1 561 340 1704 f: +1 561 423 9266 e: info@islandsrealty.com w: www.islandsrealty.com Americas Property Awards 53

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Belize DE VELOPMENT Official airline partner

BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA www.sanctuarybelize.com by Eco-Futures Development

 BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE BELIZE www.sanctuarybelize.com by Eco-Futures Development BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

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

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS BELIZE Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

Eco Futures’ main goal with Sanctuary

deepwater marina in all of Belize) and

Belize has always been to design and

Marina Village, a 10,000 acre Sittee River

develop a community with something

Wildlife Reserve. There is also the strict

for everybody while effectively

adherence to its four cornerstones of

preserving the environment and sanctity

development; conservation of nature,

of nature that surrounds it.

eco-conscious living, holistic wellness and

Therefore, Sanctuary Belize is the only five eco-system residential, resort

outdoor pursuits. Sanctuary Belize’s design reflects a

and marina development in the world

modern-day Caribbean port and blends

offering a green-living lifestyle in five

beautifully with its environment. The

unique eco-experiences. This 14,000 acre

marina and Marina Village offer a mix

mixed-use community is ideally located

of post and beam style architecture,

on the coast of southern Belize in the

combining classic Victorian design with

Western Caribbean. Here it is able to

contemporary accents. More luxurious

boast riverine, sub-tropical Savannah,

mason-built homes are along the

Belizean jungle, Caribbean marine and

waterways while custom haciendas and

coral reef eco-systems for all to enjoy.

tropical Balinesestyle homes are in the

What sets Sanctuary Belize even

savannah and sub-tropical areas. Custom

Eco Futures

further apart from the rest is its modern,

bamboo homes are also offered, mainly

1401 Dove Street,

250 slip, state-of-the-art marina (the only

along the banks of the Sittee River.

Suite 610, Newport Beach, California 92660 t: +1 1714 206 1633 e: luke@sactuarybelize.com w: www.sanctuarybelize.com 54 Americas Property Awards

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Panama INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST LEISURE INTERIOR CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Restaurant La Fragata by Sara Architecture and Interiors

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR PANAMA Restaurant La Fragata by Sara Architecture and Interiors Sara Battelli and her team were

traditional and modern design features.

commissioned to work on the redesign

Meeting the client’s vision, the shapes of

of La Fragata, a landmark restaurant

the doors and windows were designed

in the vibrant, developing capital of

to reflect the nautical theme. To contrast

Panama. It originally set sail on its

tradition the materials were selected

maiden voyage in 1985. La Fragata

to provide a classy yet modern look. A

quickly gained popularity, but closed

flexible spatial distribution was key for

several times until an influential

providing both intimate dining spaces, as

member of the Panamanian community

well as exposed social areas, with comfort

recognized its potential.

a driving ingredient. A sophisticated

Sara Battelli was consigned to lead

lighting plan was designed to enhance

both the architectural design and the

selected features. To incorporate the

new corporate identity. The mission was

brand, photo-montages of underwater

to transform the restaurant’s interiors

Panamanian icons were integrated into

to better enhance its legendary status

the lit portholes. A perfect balance of

and to incorporate a nautical theme to

colors, materials and textures resulted in

reflect its namesake. The client favored a

the final composition. La Fragata set sail

classic approach with a balance between

again in 2013 to rave reviews.

Sara & Partners Calle 48, Bella Vista, (Parque Urraca, frente Jaleo), Panamà t: +507 6679 8742 t: +507 263 9576 e: sara@sarabattelli.com w: www.sarabattelli.com Americas Property Awards 55

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United States of America INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR USA Florence Fancy by Nicole Fuller Interiors

 BEST RETAIL INTERIOR NEW YORK, USA Florence Fancy by Nicole Fuller Interiors BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE USA The Suffern Estate by Nicole Fuller Interiors

Nicole Fuller Interiors was tasked

make-believe world with whimsical



with transforming a 1,000-square-foot,

elements, such as a large, standing

neglected space within a townhouse

elephant sculpture.

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE NEW YORK, USA The Suffern Estate by Nicole Fuller Interiors

into a high-end retail children’s apparel

Nicole Fuller Interiors also designed

boutique for New York’s elite mothers.

stunning interiors for the century-old,

The ‘Florence Fancy’ owner wanted to

28,000-square-foot Suffern Estate. The

create an intimate, inviting space where

grand and imaginative designs of the

she could sell her exquisite European

estate induce a magical atmosphere sure

children’s clothes as well as host

to astonish even the most critical eye.

sophisticated events for mothers

Soft, pastel colours, complemented by

and children.

rich materials and finishes exude elegance.

The shop was designed in a

Fantastic art and Warhol paintings add a

traditional style and evokes the feeling

youthful and energetic element to prevent

of walking into an elegant home where

the house from feeling too serious.

children reside. Shopping areas imitate

Some extraordinary characteristics of

posh sitting rooms where mothers can

the estate include the feature wall of the

enjoy a glass of champagne or a cup

garden room, which is completely made

of tea and the boutique’s fashions are

up mosaic titanium tiles and the vast

Nicole Fuller Interiors

arranged in white, fitted wardrobes. The

tree branch chandelier hanging above a

430 W 24th St.

shop envelops the visitor into a child’s

lengthy dining table.

New York USA t: +1 646 476 2996 f: +1 212 842 8318 e: info@nicolefullerinteriors.com w: www.nicolefullerinteriors.com 56 Americas Property Awards

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Biblioteca do Casarão by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

 Images: Rô Reitz

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR BRAZIL Biblioteca do Casarão by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design Juliana Pippi Architecture & Design from

The most original and eye-catching piece

Santa Catarina, Brazil was invited to

in the library is a mint blue bookcase

participate in an interior design exhibit

made out of individual, large wooden

located in a public school. The company

letters spelling ‘ARTE’. The letters are

chose to design the library, which it

backlit by LED strips that provide an

named ‘Biblioteca do Casarão’.

interesting light effect.

Beginning with just a simple 55m²,

Julianna Pippi also designed for the

ageing classroom, Juliana Pippi took stock

Casa Cor Santa Catarina state

of what the space already offered and

exhibit. The 95m² space named ‘Loft

chose to restore the original wooden

Made in Brasil’ was designed with a

lining and floor. Two 5.5-metre bookcases

young, artistic couple in mind. The

were brought in for storage and hanging

best of Brazilian design, art, music and

above the books is the Gallery Wall, a

architecture were incorporated in

collection of pieces from local artists,

the design. National and local artists

including paintings, photographs, and

produced exclusive works for the loft.

xylographs. Opposite the books is a

The intent was to provide visitors with

cozy reading lounge with a large

an enchanting experience that reflected

lacquered table that seats 12, a sofa, and

the beauty of Santa Catarina and its

iconic pieces like the Barcelona Chair.

tropical climate.

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Loft Made in Brasil by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME BRAZIL Loft Made in Brasil by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Juliana Pippi Architecture & Design Rua Felipe Schmidt, 649 Sala 805 e 806 CEP 88010-001 Brazil t: +554 832 253 974 e: contato@julianapippi.com w: www.julianapippi.com Americas Property Awards 57

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Mexico DE VELOPMENT Official airline partner

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MEXICO Casa OM by Vivo Arquitectura

Casa OM is a sustainable, technically

all the areas of the house and a cross

advanced home in Puerto Cancun,

aisle uniting spaces at each level. All

the most exclusive residential area

materials have been selected to create

of Cancun, Mexico. It was created by

a feeling of warmth and coziness, even

Mexican architect Erick Olvera Silveira,

in a home of such generous dimensions.

director of Vivo Arquitectura, and

Interiors are designed to be functional

interior designer Graciela Maure Perez.

and bright throughout while the master

The design generates a fusion between

bedroom is viewed from the rear façade

modern Mexican architecture with

as a suspended cube, seven metres long

minimalist architectural styles and

without lower bearings.

warm décor. Refined as well as

Another key element is the

comfortable, it will pass the test of time

swimming pool. Established as a

without losing the aesthetic lines that

separation between the garden and the

form its character.

terraces, it has an ‘infinity’ effect as the

The property’s orientation makes

water drops on to a nine metre long

good use of the prevailing winds and

plexiglass window. When viewed from

ensures spectacular views from every

the walkway, it appears like a fishbowl

Vivo Arquitectura

room. It has a surface area of 950m²,

of enormous proportions with people

Calle Luciernaga,

based on an access hall that connects

swimming inside creating a striking effect.

esquina Politecnico Nacional, Manzana 13, Lote 7, Int 3 y 5. Cancun, Q. Roo. CP 77535 Mexico t: +52 998 206 1775 e: eolvera@grupovivo.com w: www.grupovivo.com 58 Americas Property Awards

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Canada INTERIOR DESIGN Official airline partner

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA Art Deco Apartment at the Four Seasons by Po Ku Design Build

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA Art Deco Apartment at the Four Seasons by Po Ku Design Build

Classicist builder and designer Po Ku

her taste in art, exquisite. No change

became a registered architect in the

could be made to the walls or ceilings at

province of Alberta, Canada in 1980

this point and just six weeks were given

before founding his own architectural

to complete the project.

and interior design company. Earlier

The idea of the finished apartment

this year, an existing client for whom Po

being a perfect showcase for the collection

Ku and his team had built an Art Deco

prompted the design team to consider

house in 2001, commissioned them

every vertical surface including the glass

once again. She was moving for the last

curtain wall, which has been flanked

time into an apartment in the new Four

by columns, as a possible backdrop. A

Seasons Hotel Condominium in Toronto

stunning early 20th century interior was

and wanted to fit in all her furniture,

created by modeling each wall, vertical

accessories and paintings.

surface and room to provide an ideal

The apartment has a panoramic view of the city with its major side facing east and measures 220m², less than half the

HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPER WEBSITE CANADA www.pkdb.ca by Po Ku Design Build

frame or containment in 2D or 3D for every piece of furniture and artwork. Po Ku’s business is also supported

size of the client’s former house. Her

by their award-winning website that

collection of 1920’s Art Deco furniture

demonstrates the design philosophy

from Buenos Aires is breathtaking and

behind the projects.

Po Ku 93 Berkinshaw Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2T1, Canada t: +416 580 8883 e: poku@quess.net w: www.pkdb.ca Americas Property Awards 59

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E Official airline partner

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA The Governmental City of the State Of Zacatecas by Arditti + RDT Arquitectos

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO The Governmental City of the State Of Zacatecas by Arditti + RDT Arquitectos With Mexico’s highly problematic

built in the late 18th century formed by

perception index, the country has

36 arches. An abstract representation of

mainly been left behind regarding

the aqueduct acts as an interesting water

efficiency, security and safety in

feature where citizens can relax and enjoy

government buildings. Arditti + RDT

the surrounding scenery.

Architects in Mexico City were

The Silos of Santa Monica are 22

commissioned by the Mexican State

cone-shaped structures made of quarry

of Zacatecas to design the state’s

and caliches built in the mid 19th century.

government facilities to better serve

The architect’s interpretation of these

its citizens.

silos now houses coffee shops and

Arditti + RDT Architects created a series of four buildings with the facades

convenience stores. For employee comfort, great

aligned horizontally and forming a special

attention was paid to indoor air quality

curvature given by the landscape. Some

with well-designed air conditioning and

of the facades are covered by the city’s

mechanical systems installed to increase

Arditti + RDT Arquitectos L.L. Operaciones y Servicios

traditional pink quarry, which achieves a

ventilation by 30 per cent. Many of the

special colour effect when hit by the

materials used in the construction were

Bosques de Radiatas 10-A1, PB

sun’s rays.

manufactured and recycled materials such

Bosques de Las Lomas

Zacatecas’ local iconography inspired

as steel, glass, table-rocks and carpets.

Mexico DF

the design of the complex. The ‘El Cubo’

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Americas Property Award Winners 2013-2014 Canada

Cayman Islands (cont.) Development Multiple Units  The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited

Developer Website Highly Commended

www.pkdb.ca by Po Ku Design Build

Development Marketing Highly Commended

RBC Waterpark Place by Oxford Properties & CPP IB

Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended

Rum Point Villa by Design Studio

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Interior Design Apartment

Cayman Island Sotheby’s International Realty Marketing Campaign by Cayman Island Sotheby’s International Realty

 Art Deco Apartment at the Four Seasons by Po Ku Design Build

Turks & Caicos

Office Development

Interior Design Apartment

 Eau Claire Tower by Oxford Properties

 Venetian Penthouse by Design Studio

Property Consultancy  Colliers International

U.S.Virgin Islands

Property Consultancy Marketing

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Mississauga Executive Centre (MEC)

 A La Mer by Barefoot Architect, Inc

by Colliers International

Highly Commended

Villa Whydah by Jaredian Design Group

Property Consultancy Website

Office Architecture

 www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International

Highly Commended

Springline Office Building by Springline Architects, LLC

Real Estate Agency Website  www.faithwilsongroup.com by Faith Wilson Group

Caribbean

Central & South America Argentina Architecture Single Residence

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

 www.hgchristie.com by HG Christie Ltd & Noble Mouse, Inc.

Mixed-use Development

 www.westcoastvillas.com by West Coast Villas

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

www.remax-stbarths.com by Remax Island Properties St Barths

Crystal House by A+R Madero Harbour by GNV Group

Property Consultancy  Jones Lang LaSalle S.R.L

Bahamas

Retail Development

Real Estate Agency

 Madero Harbour by GNV Group

 HG Christie Ltd.

Safe Home Award  Home Residence Boating Club by Litman Y Asociados

Barbados Developer Website Highly Commended

www.apeshillclub.com by Apes Hill Club

Belize Developer Website

Development Multiple Units

 www.sanctuarybelize.com by Eco-Futures Development

 Royal Apartments by Royal Westmoreland

Development Multiple Units

Golf Development

Highly Commended

 Royal Westmoreland

Mixed-use Development

Interior Design Apartment

 Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

 Villas on The Beach by Coral Island Interiors

Real Estate Agency Website

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

 The Boiling House by Coral Island Interiors

Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development

www.coldwellbankerbelize.com by Coldwell Banker Belize

Leisure Interior  Cin Cin By The Sea by Stephanie Barnes Interior Design Studio

Brazil

Real Estate Agency

Apartment

 Realtors Real Estate Limited

Highly Commended

Vila Nova Luxury Home Design by Tishman Speyer

Architecture Multiple Residence Cayman Islands

 Hemisphere 360º by Caramelo Arquitetos Associados

Apartment

Highly Commended

Landscape Beira-Mar by Luiz Fiuza Arquitetos

 The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited

Highly Commended

Edificio Prudente 611 by SASIS Arquitetura e Consultoria

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Brazil (cont.)

Brazil (cont.)

Commercial High-rise Development

Public Service Interior

 Port Corporate Tower by Tishman Speyer

 Biblioteca do Casarao by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Development Marketing

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Bosque Residence by EcoHouse Group

 InTown Property

High-rise Architecture

Real Estate Agency Website

 Stemmer Rodrigues Construtora E Incorporadora

 www.whereinrio.com by WhereInRio

by Stemmer Rodrigues

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

360º Building by Isay Weinfeld

 Isla De Fuego by Mario Bolivar Study of Architecture

Highly Commended

Katherine Analia Franco by JJ Abrão Arquitetura e Decoração Ltda

and Design Retail Architecture

Interior Design Apartment

 Anchieta Bookstore by Flavio Franco Arquitetura

 Apartment FVD by Noura van Dijk Interior Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Shopping Barra by Caramelo Arquitetos Associados

JK Apartment by Gislene Lopes - Arquitetura

Retail Interior

e Design de interiores

 John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Imperator Apartment by InTown Group

Interior Design Private Residence

Chile

 Sao Paulo’s Skydeck by Mayra Lopes Arquitetura e Interiores

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Beach House by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

 Casa Munita Gonzalez

Interior Design Show Home

by Arias Arquitectos - Surtierra Arquitectura

 Loft Made in Brasil by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

High-rise Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

 Claudia Diamant by Arquitetura Da Paisagem

Office Architecture

Torre Costanera by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Highly Commended

Condominio West Whales by Gil Fialho Paisagismo

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Condominio Fazenda Da Grama by Marcelo Novaes

Property Consultancy

Torre Costanera by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Arquitetura Paisagistica

Highly Commended

Jones Lang LaSalle

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Beira-Rio Stadium Renovation by Hype Studio

Colombia

Leisure Development

Office Interior

 Rio Hills Lake and Country Resort by Enseada

 GroupM by Arquitectura e Interiores

Highly Commended

BH Arena by FarKasVolGyi Arquitetura

Highly Commended

Chubb by Arquitectura e Interiores

Leisure Interior

Property Consultancy

 Edge Life Sports Fitness Centre by Betty Birger Arquitetura

 Jones Lang LaSalle

& Interiors Lettings Agency

Costa Rica

 WhereInRio

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Sao Paulo Flat

Highly Commended

Adolf Residence by SARCO Architects

Mixed-use Architecture

Mixed-use Architecture

 W1001 by Hype Studio

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Development Highly Commended

El Pelon De La Bajura by Andres Morales Architects

Parque Da Cidade by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias Parque Da Cidade by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias

Office Architecture

Mexico Architecture Multiple Residence  Aqua and Diamante Towers by Nemesis Capital

 Barbacena Building by FarKasVolGyi Arquitetura

& Gaeta Springall

Office Development

Highly Commended

Quinta Ofelia # 4 by BARENTS Group

 Castelo Branco Office Park by Tishman Speyer

Highly Commended

Value Estates Altavista by Value Estates

Office Interior

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Zegna Office by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

 FF House by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Casa La Reforma 463-A by H Ponce Arquitectos

 InTown Property

Highly Commended

Casa 55 by H Ponce Arquitectos

Property Single Unit

Golf Course

Highly Commended

Rio Hills Lake and Country Resort by Enseada

 Costabaja Golf Club by Costabaja

Public Service Architecture

High-rise Architecture

 Museum Of Image and Sound by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

 Mistral Tower by Nemesis Capital & Gaeta Springall

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Mexico (cont.)

Arizona

Interior Design Private Residence

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

Casa SF by Vieyrarquitectos

 Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins

Landscape Architecture

by Clodagh Design

 Natura Botanical Garden by Mario Schjetnan / Grupo De Diseno Urbano Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Fitness Centre by Mario Bolivar Study of Architecture

California Interior Design Show Home  The Residence at W Hollywood Penthouse 12G by Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc.

and Design Mixed-use Development

Public Service Architecture

 Levant by Insar Grupo Inmobiliario

 The Broad by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Highly Commended

San Telmo Town Centre by Desarrolladora Ranman

Highly Commended

Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria SAPI de CV

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Corporativo Granada 25 by ZYMAN & ZYMAN

Colorado Interior Design Private Residence  The American Ski Lodge Vail by Charles Pavarini III

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

Design Associates

Casa OM by Vivo Arquitectura

Public Service Architecture

Connecticut

 The Governmental City of the State Of Zacatecas

Real Estate Agency

by Arditti + RDT Arquitectos Highly Commended

Highly Commended

 Klemm Real Estate

Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park by Mario Schjetnan / Grupo De Diseno Urbano

Florida

Moon Palace Arena by Palace Resorts & Elias Estudio

Development Multiple Units  Costa Hollywood Condo Resort by Liberty Grande

Panama

Highly Commended

Leisure Interior

Interior Design Apartment

 Restaurant La Fragata by Sara Architecture and Interiors

 St Regis Bal Harbour Residence by Fanny Haim

Uruguay

Highly Commended

Aqualina Residence by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Turnberry Ocean Residence by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Callista Cay by Global Real Estate Group

& Associates, Inc.

Highly Commended

Equum Colonia by Vanguarda Architects

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Casa Luna Llena by Candida Tabet Arquitetura

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Interior Design Private Residence  Captains Quarters by Godfrey Design Consultants Leisure Interior  Williams Island Spa Renovation by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Green Park by Litman Y Asociados

Real Estate Agent

United States of America

 Islands Realty Idaho

Development Marketing

Architecture Single Residence

 Hoakalei Resort by Haseko Development, Inc.

Highly Commended

Sun Valley Residence by Arbonies King Vlock, PC

Leisure Development Highly Commended

Squam River Landing by Sippican Partners

Illinois

Mixed-use Development

Real Estate Agency

 Squam River Landing by Sippican Partners

 Blue Fence Real Estate

Highly Commended

Harbourside Place by Allied Capital & Development of South Florida

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Jackie Berger by Hoffman International Properties

Highly Commended

Annual Marketing Plan by Kinlin Grover Real Estate

Louisiana Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Estate Agency Website

Maryland

 www.manhattanmiami.com by Manhattan Miami Real Estate

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

www.elliman.com by Douglas Elliman Real Estate

 Maryland Residence by Dean Maltz Architect

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Massachusetts

New York (cont.)

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Interior Design Show Home

 Hammond Residential Real Estate

Highly Commended

Related Companies 225 Recor Place by Clodagh Design

Highly Commended

Holiday House 2012 by Paula+Martha, LLC

Missouri

Retail Interior

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

 Florence Fancy by Nicole Fuller Interiors

Murney Associates, Realtors Pennsylvania

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

www.murney.com

Architecture Single Residence

by Murney Associates, Realtors

Highly Commended

The Chateau by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

Interior Design Private Residence New Jersey

 Ardrossan by Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment South Carolina

 175 Park Avenue - Realogy Headquarters

Development Multiple Units

by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Highly Commended

Palmetto Bluff by Crescent Communities, LLC

New York Texas

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Manhattan Residence by Dean Maltz Architect

Interior Design Private Residence

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Hoffman International Properties

 The Suffern Estate by Nicole Fuller Interiors Highly Commended

The Ritz-Carlton by Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design

Washington D.C.

Highly Commended

25 Columbus Circle Duplex

Office Architecture

by Joel Sanders Architect

Highly Commended

Lafayette Tower by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates

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Best Interior Design Apartment Canada Art Deco Apartment at the Four Seasons by Po Ku Design Build

Best Architecture Multiple Residence Central & South America Aqua and Diamante Towers by Nemesis Capital & Gaeta Springall

Best Office Development Canada Eau Claire Tower by Oxford Properties Best Property Consultancy Canada Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Website Canada www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International Best Real Estate Agency Website Canada www.faithwilsongroup.com by Faith Wilson Group

Caribbean Best Apartment Caribbean The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited Best Architecture Single Residence Caribbean A La Mer by Barefoot Architect, Inc Best Development Multiple Units Caribbean The WaterColours by The WaterColours Limited Best Golf Development Caribbean Royal Westmoreland Best Interior Design Apartment Caribbean Villas on The Beach by Coral Island Interiors Best Interior Design Private Residence Caribbean The Boiling House by Coral Island Interiors Best Leisure Interior Caribbean Cin Cin By The Sea by Stephanie Barnes Interior Design Studio

Best Architecture Single Residence Central & South America Casa Munita Gonzalez by Arias Arquitectos Surtierra Arquitectura Best Commercial High-rise Development Central & South America Port Corporate Tower by Tishman Speyer Best Developer Website Central & South America www.sanctuarybelize.com by Eco-Futures Development Best Golf Course Central & South America Costabaja Golf Club by Costabaja Best High-rise Architecture Central & South America Mistral Tower by Nemesis Capital & Gaeta Springall Best Interior Design Apartment Central & South America Apartment FVD by Noura van Dijk Interior Design Best Interior Design Private Residence Central & South America Sao Paulo’s Skydeck by Mayra Lopes Arquitetura e Interiores Best Interior Design Show Home Central & South America Loft Made in Brasil by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Best Real Estate Agency Caribbean HG Christie Ltd.

Best Landscape Architecture Central & South America Natura Botanical Garden by Mario Schjetnan / Grupo De Diseno Urbano

Best Real Estate Agency Website Caribbean www.hgchristie.com by HG Christie Ltd & Noble Mouse, Inc.

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Best Leisure Interior Central & South America Restaurant La Fragata by Sara Architecture and Interiors

Best Retail Interior Central & South America John John by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Best Lettings Agency Central & South America WhereInRio

Best Safe Home Award Central & South America Home Residence Boating Club by Litman Y Asociados

Best Mixed-use Architecture Central & South America W1001 by Hype Studio Best Mixed-use Development Central & South America Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Development Best Office Architecture Central & South America Barbacena Building by FarKasVolGyi Arquitetura

United States of America Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment USA 175 Park Avenue - Realogy Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Best Development Marketing USA Hoakalei Resort by Haseko Development, Inc. Best Development Multiple Units USA Costa Hollywood Condo Resort by Liberty Grande

Best Office Development Central & South America Castelo Branco Office Park by Tishman Speyer

Best Interior Design Apartment USA Menkes Residence by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Best Office Interior Central & South America GroupM by Arquitectura e Interiores

Best Interior Design Private Residence USA The Suffern Estate by Nicole Fuller Interiors

Best Property Consultancy Central & South America Jones Lang LaSalle

Best Interior Design Show Home USA The Residence at W Hollywood Penthouse 12G by Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc.

Best Public Service Architecture Central & South America The Governmental City of the State Of Zacatecas by Arditti + RDT Arquitectos

Best Leisure Interior USA Williams Island Spa Renovation by Fanny Haim & Associates, Inc.

Best Public Service Interior Central & South America Biblioteca do Casarao by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design Best Real Estate Agency Central & South America InTown Property Best Real Estate Agency Website Central & South America www.whereinrio.com by WhereInRio Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Central & South America Isla De Fuego by Mario Bolivar Study of Architecture and Design Best Retail Architecture Central & South America Anchieta Bookstore by Flavio Franco Arquitetura Best Retail Development Central & South America Madero Harbour by GNV Group

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