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• Cruises • Jewellery & Watches • Superyacht Charters • Interiors • Supercars • Art Exhibitions

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CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC £10,382,850 Grupo Actua Properties Web ID: EZAY22 BELGRAVIA, UNITED KINGDOM £29,500,000 Strutt & Parker Web ID: AAGB22

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SURCUOLM, SWITZERLAND Price Upon Request Ginesta Immobilien Web ID: CVUY22

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Price Upon Request Barfoot & Thompson Ltd. WebID:KTHU22

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT £9,152,290 William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance WebID:ZJWY22

CORFU, GREECE £15,445,497 JK Property & Yachting WebID:QIQY22

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Contact us at: The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: Email: PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene International Editor: Andrea Marechal Luxury Brand Director: Nick Edgely Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen Rositsa Storrs ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Ethan James, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2016 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.

Welcome! Every once in a while we decide to feature a distinctly nautical theme to an issue and this, you may already have noticed, is one of them. It’s that time of year when many of us with boats in less sunny climes are bringing them ashore for the winter. While I always feel a little sad that the local sailing season has drawn to a close, it allows time to do other things. Alternatively, if the draw of the sea proves too strong, you could always consider chartering a yacht elsewhere or even booking a cruise. With this in mind, we have features on both subjects as now is the optimum time to plan and book a late winter or early spring voyage. Coincidentally, the Channel Islands, one of the destinations we intend to visit under sail next summer, is featured in our series highlighting the ‘World’s Best Places to Live’. If you’re planning to relocate anytime soon, the islands of Jersey and Guernsey have much to offer including beautiful homes, stunning scenery, low tax rates and a great lifestyle. Additionally, as always, we have selected a host of other prime properties in glorious locations around the world. Take Royal Berkshire in England, Toronto in Canada, and Barbados in the Caribbean for example. Last but not least, we explore Italy and Qatar to seek out their finest property hotspots.

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On the cover Outside front cover Standard, British Airways and Emirates editions Vinhomes Golden River, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Vinhomes Golden River is an eco-urban project situated on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City’s famous District 1. The project sits on 25.3 hectares offering beautiful riverside paths and is directly connected to the underground metro system. Luxury apartments fitted with premium furniture and imported electrical equipment from the world’s leading brands including Bosch, Hansgrohe and Duravit combined with a fully functioning smart home technology system. Hotline: +848 909 36 6006

Polimeks edition Ashgabat International Airport Complex One of Polimeks’s biggest construction projects to date, Ashgabat International Airport has a total cost of $2.25 billion. The design of the new Ashgabat International Airport Complex was inspired by Oguz Khan and the lacyn bird (falcon) which is one of the national symbols of Turkmenistan. See page 78

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contents Europe’s finest locations Italy is high on many people’s wish list with good reason, not only for a holiday but also for a home









The supremely sleek

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Choosing your ideal


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on our latest stunning

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previews a selection

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Royal Berkshire


We select some of the county's most highly desirable

The provincial capital of Ontario offers a fabulous lifestyle and a


residences currently for sale

host of high-end homes

Expert advice on creating the perfect surroundings for memorable dinner parties


Now’s the ideal time to think about booking a cruise for early next year


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News and reviews

Channel Islands

from the glamorous

Why Jersey and Guernsey continue to attract a steady stream of

world of motoring

wealthy people looking to relocate


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superyacht you have all

Whether renting or buying, Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most

The Arabian Riviera is an apt name for the Pearl-Qatar with its

the fun of living aboard

attractive locations for prime waterfront property

waterfront promenades, marinas and prime properties

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of ownership


Africa & Arabia’s Best Discover the winners of the Africa & Arabia Property Awards 2016-2017

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VINHOMES METROPOLIS A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CBD OF HANOI Located in prime location in the center of Hanoi, lying adjacent to 5* hotels and major embassies Offering premium 1-4 bedroom condominiums, penthouse and sky villas Accessing to private facilities with floating garden and outdoor lounge Managed by Vinhomes – the most valuable real estate brand in Vietnam

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We investigate the country’s consistent lure, not only for sun-seeking tourists, but also for international property investors

S Villa Le Torre, Tuscany This private estate with farmhouses and 26 hectares of land is in an ideal location only 30 minutes from Florence. The property has been restored to a high standard with great attention to detail and respecting the original features of Tuscan farmhouses. The main house has spacious and elegant rooms with handmade terracotta floors and ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles. The estate is accessed via an elegant tree lined, private road surrounded by woodland, providing privacy and security. Its wellmaintained garden includes a swimming pool, while the main body of the property centres around a large external courtyard. This consists of a main farmhouse, former barn, two-storey farmhouse divided into three independent units, a storehouse, small farmhouse and machinery storage. £6.5m / €7.5m / $8.4m Beauchamp Estates

tunning art and architecture, beautiful countryside and coastlines, warm temperatures all year round and fabulous food and wine – Italy certainly has much in its favour. So who is buying there at the moment and which towns and areas are most popular? has found that requests from investors searching for high-end property in Italy have come from a variety of different countries. The biggest spenders are coming from the UAE with a budget stretching as high as €5.9 million and they are primarily attracted to properties in Taormina, Florence and Rome. British buyers are looking to spend an average of €3.4 million for Italian property with the most requested towns being three of the country’s most popular touristic places: Taormina, Portofino and Capri. UK investors’ budget for these seaside localities ranges between €6 million and €10 million with these high property prices being due to a supply and demand mismatch. Lynne Davie of Beauchamp Estates, Florence, says, “House prices in Italy are stabilising: 2014 saw the first indicators of recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and there has been steady positive movement since, with increases in sales activity. While prices are increasing in many countries in continental Europe, in Italy prices are still lowering, all be it marginally: the largest price adjustments in many properties have already been made and took place in 2012-14. As a result, Italy currently offers some of the best real estate value in Europe, with prices set realistically and vendors ready to sell. “There is currently a range of good value property on the market, particularly in areas traditionally popular with international investors, such as Lake Como and Tuscany. For international buyers, holding International Property & Travel

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funds outside the Euro zone, the currently favourable exchange rate has also improved the value proposition. However, house prices are forecast to rise by the end of this year.” Ms Davie advises that, whatever the reason for investing in Italian property, it’s important to remember that buyers need around 10% of the purchase price to cover fees such as stamp duty, legal costs and agents fees. “However, the cost of ownership in the country is low,” she says, “especially if compared to other countries, as there is no capital gains tax after five years and no inheritance tax. Italy has also been fêted in recent times for making the purchase process less bureaucratic and less complicated for overseas investors, combined with a reduction in the fiscal burden of property taxes. For example, should you buy a house in Italy and decide to rent it out using a ‘regulated contract’ (locazione a canone concordato), you will benefit from a 25% discount on property taxes.”

The Marchesa at Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice This magnificent second piano nobile apartment is in one of the most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal in Dorsoduro close to the Accademia bridge. Its spectacular 200m2 grand salon can seat up to 24 for dinner and has a wonderful balcony with superb views. The Palazzo has recently been carefully restored and great care has been taken to enhance and preserve the features of the 18th century interior, including the exquisite rococo and neo-classical stucco-work depicting scenes from classical mythology. The apartment has two main huge salons, a further private dining room, six double bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a main kitchen plus second smaller kitchen. There is a further bedroom accessible from the main apartment, ideal for a nanny or au pair. £12,975 / €15,000 / $16,800 per week

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Resplendent rentals

Venice Prestige has over 30 years’ experience of Venetian property as well as helping clients plan their ultimate Venetian discovery. The company specialises in letting highend properties in Venice for a weekend, a month, an important event, a celebration or special holiday. Ann Marie Doyle, owner and director of Venice Prestige says, “We only represent properties which we are sure will be of interest to our discerning international clientele: for location, style and furnished to exacting standards. Venice is small and intimate, comprising almost entirely Grade I listed historic property – significant both nationally and internationally, with an intrinsic value and importance. With no room for extra development, it continues to be a fabulous and desirable place in which to own and let property: whether a pied-à-terre, a piano nobile floor, or indeed a whole palazzo.” 16

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VILLA BIANCA, VENICE Stunning seven-bedroom, seven bathroom, 19th century neo-Gothic villa on the Venice Lido with outstanding views over the whole of Venice. It has

The Guardi at Palazzo Molin, San Marco, Venice Contemporary two-bedroom, three bathroom designer apartment with high ceilings and an open plan kitchen. Palazzo Molin is a new restoration complete with integral air conditioning, state-of-the-art lifts, home automation

around 1,000m2 of living space over five floors and is set in a further 1,000m2 of gardens. The villa has been completely restored and refurbished to the highest standard with extensive living areas on the ground floor, while upstairs are six to seven en

systems, a private water gate and concierge services. It has original Venetian

suite bedrooms and a large mansarda space with a

features such as terrazzo flooring and marmorino walls combined with

spectacular terrace. Downstairs there are extensive

walnut travertine marble bathrooms, designer lighting, original artworks and beautiful contemporary furniture by Georgetti and Minotti. The apartment is light and spacious with canal views from both bedrooms and the huge living room. The main central space combines a comfortable large sitting area with an elegant dining area for four. £2,800 / €3,250 / $3,640 per week Venice Prestige

service areas and a separate two-bedroom staff apartment. As the house is positioned on a canal with easy boat access, it also has the potential for a private mooring alongside for a yacht of up to 30 metres. £8.65m / €10m / $11.2m Venice Sotheby’s Realty International Property & Travel

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Villa Chianti, Tuscany

Located in the heart of the world-famous Chianti wine territory, this country estate is immersed in a green park, yet just a short drive from Siena and Florence. The property is comprised of two villas, Il Villino which was built in the 19th century by the famous architect Giuseppe Poggi, and a guest house, Le Scuderie, originally dating from the 18th century and recently renovated as a comfortable annex. The two villas include a private swimming pool overlooking the valley and are surrounded by an enormous private park, gardens, olive groves, vineyards and fruit orchards totalling approximately two hectares. £3.7m / €4.3m / $4.8m Beauchamp Estates


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The Palazzo, Grand Canal, Venice Chosen as a setting for Sophia Loren during the 1955 Venice Film Festival and dating from the 15th century, this fabulous palazzo offers grand and impressively styled reception rooms – the main ‘portego’ room being almost 20 metres in length. Each of the three main reception rooms look directly on to the Grand Canal and across to the Aman Hotel, famed for hosting George and Amal Clooney. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this 200m2, third floor apartment is decorated in classic Venetian style. Within a beautifully quiet area of Sestiere di San Marco, it includes a water gate, boat mooring, private lift, terrace and courtyard entrance. £5.1m / €5.9m / $6.6m Venice Sotheby’s Realty 20

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orgo Egnazia’s central location in Puglia, Italy makes it the perfect base to explore the history and culture of this beautiful region. Baroque architecture, caves, Neolithic sites, and stunning traditional hilltop villages are all within easy reach. A visionary interpretation of a typical Apulian village, Borgo Egnazia, an International Hotel Awards’ winner, is entirely built from limestone, crossed by flower-filled alleys and surrounded by century-old olive groves. Offering a living


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experience of Puglia all year round, it perfectly embodies a contemporary take on the utter simplicity and authenticity of this area while providing every comfort and a superior service throughout its 63 suites, 92 casettes and 29 villas. Amenities include a rich portfolio of restaurants, including the gourmet experience of Due Camini, sports facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and the 18-hole San Domenico Golf Club, a classic link course embellished by Mediterranean flora, ancient olives and sea views.

Borgo Egnazia also offers Vair, an ‘alchemic psycho-spa’ focusing on inner beauty. Vair is the Apulian word for vero (meaning true) and Vair Spa’s vision places inner beauty as the ultimate aim of its wellness treatments. Qualified therapists provide a range of traditional spa treatments as well as naturopathy, psychosomatic medicine, physiotherapy, aromatherapy, psycho cosmetics, cromotherapy, Kneipp hydrotherapy, Wellness-Life Coaching and Yoga Iyengar. 

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INDRE REF: 51993 €2,300,000 This fine example of a medieval château offers 15 bedrooms over it’s main property and 4 gîtes. Set in 8.5Ha with numerous outbuildings, a pool and pool house and only 2kms to village amenities.

CHARENTE REF: 65914 €1,680,000 Charming 19thC château comprising 5 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms. Situated in 5Ha of well maintained land, all fully enclosed behind handsome gates, stone walls and elegant railings.

SAVOIE REF: 66021 €POA An exceptional two chalet ensemble tucked away in a mountain hamlet yet only a few minutes from the 3 Valleys ski area. Each chalet benefits from 4 bedrooms a garden and Alpine views.

CORREZE REF: 67885 €3,937,500 Magnificent listed château with chapel, cottages and a farm. Dating from 1450 (restored in the 19th century) it has elaborate architectural detailing including ramparts and battlements.

VAR REF: 63459 €3,150,000 Contemporary 7 bed / 4 bath villa with wonderful sea views, roof terrace, pool and pool house with summer kitchen. The owners also have permission to build another house on site.

GIRONDE REF: 61551 €4,410,000 A magnificent 18thC Bordeaux château. The estate comprises 94Ha of which 55Ha are under vine, AOC Côtes de Bordeaux. Includes numerous properties plus potential to further develop.

SOMME REF: 54617 €1,260,000 Outstanding 19thC château close to Le Treport and within easy travelling distance of Calais. Comprising a main property and gatehouse on 1.4Ha with stabling, garages and outbuildings.

CHARENTE MARITIME REF: 67655 €1,050,000 Fabulous 4 bed / 3 bath house with ample accommodation. Situated in fully enclosed grounds of 5800m² with 12m x 6m pool and just a short distance from La Rochelle and its ancient port.

PARIS REF: 68481 €1,575,000 Wonderful 3 bed / 2 bath duplex with terrace and a view of the Val de Grace Church, located close to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Includes a large and bright living room with a fireplace.


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go VISIT Set on the banks of one of the most romantic lakes in the world and just north of Milan, Villa d'Este was built in 1568 as the summer residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. The property comprises 25 acres of gardens and its statues and landscape have been photographed for centuries. The favourite playground of an Empress, an English queen and aristocrats, RESTAURANT Sibilla Restaurant is in a beautiful garden at the foot of the Temple of Vesta and the Sanctuary of the Sybil, in front of the Villa Gregoriana. Built in

it was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873.

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1720 on the ancient acropolis of Tivoli, Sibilla offers the unique opportunity to dine at the foot of two beautiful Roman temples. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Valcamonica became the first of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. Its 250,000 rock engravings make the valley in Lombardy one of the largest petroglyphic collections in GEM Located at the bottom corner of Lake Garda, the town of Peschiera del Garda is a designated ‘Jewel of Italy'. A three-kilometre long beach is ideal for watersports, while a 16th-century wall, pentagonal in shape, fully encloses the old town. It's also a good place to try the revered Lugano wine which is produced nearby.

the world. Covering 8,000 years, from the Mesolithic period until the Roman and Medieval ages, the engravings encompass the Neolithic period, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages.

CONCERTS EXHIBITION The Mambo Museum in Bologna is

The Grand Opening of the Concerts Season 2016-2017 at La Scala Opera House in Milan takes place on Monday, November 7th.

presenting ‘David Bowie Is’, an exhibition of 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photographs, scenographic and more rare material to illustrate the evolution and achievements of the great rock artist. 24

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Europe’s finest locations ¡ Gibraltar

Gibraltan glamour

New Aloes is a breathtaking mansion featuring a unique and iconic design which takes property development in Gibraltar to another level


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Arguably the most prestigious and contemporary residence in Gibraltar, New Aloes was voted not only Best European Property but also Best Single Residence in the World at the 2014-2015 International Property Awards held in Dubai, beating off competition in the US, Middle East, Asia and Europe. New Aloes is an entirely unique, sprawling residence with private mature gardens, pools, jacuzzi, hydrospa, gym, sauna, 12 car garage, larger plot, more privacy and more exclusivity than anything else available in Gibraltar. Built on the site of a former Ministry of Defence building of the same name, it enjoys some of the best views in the world including the Rif Mountains of North Africa and the busy Strait of Gibraltar. Floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall glazing keeps the view alive from dawn until sunset, whilst outdoors features fragrant plants, native aloe vera and several 100-year-old olive trees centred around a private babbling brook. Some of the seven bedroomed mansion offers highlights that include a cavernous 1,237 square foot living-dining space, a 592 square foot kitchen complete with 25 foot long all-in-one preparation-dining island, wet rooms with over-bath rain showers, a second-floor fitness suite including a Klafs sauna-with-a-view, Otis lift to all floors, staff quarters, electronically-operated full-height terrace doors and window blinds, auto-lighting for wardrobe hanging rails, an iLight lighting control system, video entry and a zoned alarm system with CCTV. Outside, New Aloes’ gardens are distributed into areas for rest and relaxation, entertainment and exercise. A shaded patio leads down to a thatched Tahiti-style chillout bar alongside a circular two-tier swimming pool with Jacuzzi effect jets. This connects, via a shallow stream, to the main infinity-edge heated pool with cascading water feature from the floor above, remote-operated colour-changing LEDs and water jets. The upper spa terrace has a further heated pool with mosaic hydro-massage beds and, on the top floor, a glazed observatory-style viewing area and two generous roof terraces. Conveniently located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula,

Century 21 Gibraltar 202-204 Main Street, Gibraltar

Gibraltar is one of the most attractive regions of Europe, particularly so for

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nspired by the Jet Age, a period of 1940’s and 50’s aviation history during which innovations like the jet engine brought about social change, Bandit9 is propelling motorcycle

art to new levels. In an effort to continue the spirit of those optimistic times, the EVE MK II features fabulous futuristic, streamlined designs. An evolution of the highly sought-after EVE, the EVE MK II is limited to just nine pieces and merges art with machine. This custom creation is designed and handcrafted by Bandit9, a Saigon-based workshop, exclusively for the M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. Starting life as a 1967 Honda Supersport, the audacious motorbike boasts bold, clean lines and shiny chrome finishes. It takes shape with beautifullyhandcrafted details such as a unibody tank in a sleek bullet shape and a so-called X Cowl executed in steel. A cowhide leather seat is worked into the elongated unibody tank while a custom exhaust, exposed suspension, and an electric starter complete the technical details of the bike’s innovative design.

£11,280 / €13,260 / $14,895 excluding taxes & shipping 


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Designed for the discerning buyer Situated in the heart of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is Wynyard

Designed by internationally-renowned architects,

Central, an intimate community offering a unique waterfront

Architectus, these stylish and spacious apartments feature

lifestyle in the inner-city’s most exciting new area.

open-plan interiors, generous balconies and premium finishes and fittings.

Construction is underway on the premium new apartments as part of the area’s wider transformation. The first residences are expected to be complete from mid-late 2017.

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cafés, parks and a new world-class theatre. Soon it will also

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include a 5-star Park Hyatt Hotel and a business innovation hub.

The neighbourhood already boasts outstanding restaurants,

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he superb Black Swan 10.2 metre long concept yacht

by designer Timur Bozca could be a dream come true for a billionaire with the means to fund its creation and subsequent running costs. It has been designed with

state-of-the-art technology to redefine waterborne style and elegance, giving its owner a supreme experience. Equipped with four engines capable of generating power of up to 23,172 hp, the superyacht’s cruising speed would be around 20 knots with a top speed of 28 knots. Mr Bozca explains, “It was important for the exterior to use simple lines together with dramatic angles and curves, as I believe that simplicity is an important factor in making a design elegant and clean. Using the powerful image of an arrow as my inspiration, I tried to create an aerodynamic exterior that would give the yacht a distinctive look, while also improving efficiency. Among the features of the design is the inclusion of two balconies forward that are protected by glass railings, offering unobstructed views out to sea.” A helicopter platform is located on the very top deck and accessed via a concealed lift. Once inside the yacht, which can accommodate up to 12 guests across a sumptuous master suite and six stunning guest suites, access is provided to the aft deck. Here guests can enjoy


an extended beach club, which includes a pool. An angled glass wall extends from the main deck to the upper deck allowing for great views out aft over the extended beach club area where the pool gently fades away towards the stern.


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finery Designed to delight, each of these fabulous pieces has been created with the utmost skill and attention to detail

A flutter of butterflies

With its delicate form and natural beauty, the butterfly is a captivating creature and an enduring influence for Graff Diamonds. The array shown here is a prime example, ranging from a pink diamond pavé butterfly ring and yellow diamond pavé butterfly earrings to a sparkling diamond pavé butterfly necklace. POA  International Property & Travel

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Rare beauty Yoko London’s insatiable team travels the globe to source the world’s finest pearls, of which it has accrued one of the rarest collections. This fine example features 151 Akoya cultured and freshwater pearls which blend gently from pure white to deep pink. Graduating in size from 9mm to 10.5mm, they are strung on to 18ct white gold, set with 294 diamonds. £40,570 / €47,385 / $53,000 

The Waterman Edson Sapphire Blue Gold plated trim fountain pen is almost guaranteed to draw attention. The stylish, decadent

PRETTY IN PINK British designer and gem collector, Tayma Page Allies specialises in precious coloured gemstones sourced through her exclusive network of dealers and lapidaries. She even has access to gemstones from archives and old mines, some which are officially closed. The result is a stunning jewellery collection including pieces such as this hot pink rubellite tourmaline and diamond ‘Skyscraper’ ring in 18K white gold.

exterior has an intricate arrangement of 38 different parts, all designed to ensure perfectly regulated ink flow. However, the piece de resistance has to be its impressive solid 18 carat gold inlaid nib. £725 / €850 / $950 

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Fashion in the fast lane From £115 / €134 / $150 – £1,650 / €1,930 / $2,155 

Aston Martin and menswear retailer Hackett have recently forged a new, long-term global partnership. In line with Aston Martin’s highly anticipated DB11 being revealed, Hackett launched an exclusive capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2016 entitled ‘Aston Martin by Hackett’. Hackett’s relationship with Aston Martin stretches back many years through a successful partnership with Aston Martin Racing, the company’s global sportscar racing operation. Now the Aston Martin by Hackett collection offers an all-new range of clothing that reflects the coming together of two stylish brands. The 14-piece collection includes outerwear, knitwear, shirts, trousers and accessories, all reflecting the quintessentially British brand values of both Hackett London and Aston Martin.

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Going green

Award-winning jeweller Tresor Paris offers a vast collection of exquisite diamond and crystal pieces. The company has gained a reputation for designing timeless jewellery in both classic and contemporary settings with materials including shimmering diamonds, colourful precious stones, 18 carat gold plated sterling silver and stainless steel, pearls and iconic Tresor Paris crystals. Every item is created with great care, such as this one off set of hand crafted emerald and diamond necklace and earrings with over 17 carats of natural white diamonds and over 127 carat cabochon deep green emeralds. £400,000 / €467,235 / $522,600 

WIRED FOR FASHION Northumbrian milliner, Margaret Woodliff Wright, creates couture designs for weddings, special occasions and events such as days at the races. Typically her couture commissions each take around 50 hours to make from design to completion. Margaret has recently celebrated her first year in business by being invited to showcase her creations at two cutting edge international exhibitions marking London Hat Week. Following a visit to a working weaving mill in Bradford, where fabrics for designers including Paul Smith & Armani are created, she was inspired by one of the key structural elements of a modern loom - heald wires. The result was this spectacular headpiece drawing upon the concept of recycling using those self same wires. £450 / €525 / $585 


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TIME This specially selected collection of watches from some of the world’s finest brands will turn clockwatching into a pure pleasure

Open and opulent

In 2014, Vacheron Constantin created Caliber 2790 SQ – a skeletonised barrelshaped caliber – at the heart of a Malte Tourbillon Openworked in a platinum case. The collection is now joined by a Malte Tourbillon Openworked model with a curved 18K 5N pink gold case. Alternating shadow and light effects enable Vacheron Constantin Caliber 2790 SQ to reveal an original architectural decor playing with geometrical shapes. The resulting entirely hand-engraved three-dimensional mosaic is magnificently enhanced by a Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon. Coated in pink gold, this mechanism powering indications of the hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve, appears through a transparent sapphire dial rimmed by a silvertoned ring and punctuated by 11 baton-type hour-markers as well as an applied Roman (XII) numeral in pink gold. £168,050 / €200,500 / $223,690 


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Eternal elegance

Montblanc’s 4810 Chronograph Automatic combines both elegance and modernity with its 43mm stainless steel case, elegant silverywhite guilloché dial with exploding star pattern, and beautifully-crafted red gold-plated Roman numerals. Powered by Montblanc’s self-winding MB 25.07 calibre, with a 46-hour power reserve, this integrated two-pusher chronograph indicates central hours and minutes, seconds in a subdial at 9 o’clock, date in a subdial at 6 o’clock, chronograph seconds hand in the centre, 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock and hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock. Night reading is also possible thanks to SuperLumiNova enhanced hour and minute hands. £3,260 / €3,990 / $4,345 

Over the moon

Out of the blue

Featuring its famous aviation slide rule and Manufacture Breitling movement, the Navitimer GMT chronograph is offered in a 1,000-piece limited edition. Sporting a blue dial with a discreet sunburst decor and tone-on-tone counters, this is complemented by a matching rubber strap adorned with an aircraft-tyre tread motif. Alternatively, the watch is available with a leather or crocodile leather strap, or a steel bracelet. To adjust the main hour hand to local time, the wearer need only pull out the crown and turn it in either direction in one-hour increments – without losing any precision in terms of the minutes and with the date being automatically adjusted both forwards and backwards. Meanwhile, the red-tipped hand continues to show home time in 24-hour mode, thus distinguishing day from night.

Vacheron Constantin’s new Malte Moon Phase and Power Reserve model features a barrel-shaped watch in pink gold. Its slender curves topped by discreet lugs frame the dainty moon phase as well as the 40-hour power-reserve indication adorning a silver-toned sandblasted dial that is lightly domed to follow the smooth curve of the model. Slender gold hands sweep over this understated display punctuated by hour-markers with the collection’s signature Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. Equipped with a high-precision gear train, the moon-phase mechanism also known as an ‘astronomical moon’ requires just one correction every 122 years. £30,000 / €35,800 / $39,940


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luxe Create a focal point in your home with any one of these striking items

Prim and proper Inspired by science, Bitangra’s designers have developed Prim, a contemporary tall armchair, to be the centrepiece of a living room or bedroom. The structure is made of brass tubes and spheres that can be finished in either matte or high gloss. The seat, arms and back are upholstered with velvet finishes in the chair shown here but other materials as well as varying dimensions are available upon request. £2,985 / €3,460 / $3,865 

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Following ‘Melchior’, MB&F’s first robot-clock co-created with clock specialists L’Epée 1839, the company has introduced his big brother

Sleek and slender

‘Balthazar’. The typical traits of these robot

Team 7 is a high-end furniture and kitchen brand from Austria known for award-winning

sweeping minutes on their chests, driven by their

brothers, start with the jumping hours and

innovation, style and superlative craftsmanship. It sources superior-grade woods from local,

mechanical brains beating under transparent

sustainably-managed forests and treats it only with natural oil to retain its natural appeal.

domes. Balthazar will run nonstop for 35 days

Slim dining tables don't normally extend but ‘Tak’ adds a brilliant extension system exactly where you need it - within the table itself. The strong and slender table top is 16mm thick and within it is a butterfly extension that expands the table to a full three metres in length. The

while his eyes scan the surroundings continuously in a 20-second retrograde action. Weighing in at over eight kilograms and

base comes in three metal options - shiny chrome, matt chrome or matt bronze while the

standing 40 centimetres tall, his body is

tops are available in walnut, alder, oak, cherry, maple and beech.

composed of 618 micro-engineered components.

£8,650 / €10,030 / $11,200 

He also adds an extra horological complication: a dual hemisphere moon phase indicator, accurate for 122 years. But beware, Balthazar has a dark side - rotate his torso 180° and his friendly face becomes a terrifying skull, with menacing teeth and ruby-red eyes. £40,950 / €47,500 / $53,077 

Glints of gold The Eden Collection is new for Autumn/Winter 2016 from French crystal house, Lalique. Eden offers a fresh vision of historical designs in gorgeous shades of green or gold crystal, evoking the colours of a landscape bathed in the light of sunset. Designed by Rene Lalique in 1927, this Oran vase is now released in gold stamped clear crystal in a limited edition of just 99 pieces. Art Nouveau continues to inspire the floral pattern of its décor in which dahlias are a key feature. £7,500 / €8,700 / $9,725 


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Sauna in a corner

Even generously apportioned apartments offer little extra space for a sauna or spa. With this in mind, Kung’s solution is an ultra-compact sauna with all the aesthetic style and technical features of its larger cousins. As a corner sauna that takes up just over 2m2, Infraflex Trias features three different sauna types in a minimum of space. A spacesaving combi heater offers both a conventional hot sauna option as well as a gentler, organic climate (bio-sauna) with lower temperatures and higher humidity. Additionally, a herbal sieve and aromatic oil tray enhances the sauna experience through aromatherapy. The third option is an infrared light therapy from panels that are subtly embedded in the rear walls. Positioned behind the vertical wood paneling they blend into the stylish sauna interior without any reduction in thermal effect. Every Trias sauna is custom made in Switzerland to meet the client’s individual needs and preferences. Price dependent on size and specification 

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luxe Burst of light Jeremy Cole’s singular style is an expression of his homeland, New Zealand, and its distinctive and stunning flora. Striking a balance between art and design, he explores the boundary between flora and art. His works are found in residences and super yachts across the globe for private clients, and most notably, are housed in museum collections worldwide. Pieces from his collections include the dramatic ‘White Flax’, consisting of 350 handcrafted ceramic leaves, specifically arranged for even light distribution that pushes the limits of its medium and craftsmanship. Handmade in matt white bone china with a stainless steel frame, light is gently captured in the glowing ceramic plant forms. From £7,112 / €8,250 / $9,220 

Bathtime beauty Bespoke mosaic baths from Chadder & Co are the perfect combination of modern technology and traditional craftsmanship. The delicate task of assembling hundreds of miniature tiles by hand is an intricate undertaking, however the brilliancy of their iridescent colours make it well worth it. These exclusive creations allow customers to personalise their bath to suit their taste and the style of their bathroom. They are available in a variety of mosaic materials with spectacular exterior finishes including mother of pearl, gold, ocean blue pearl, copper and chrome. £6,200 / €7,195 / $8,050 for the ocean blue pearl mosaic version 


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An appreciation Gerhard Richter A.B., Still, 1986 Estimate $20/30 million

Andrea Marechal highlights exhibitions being held in London, Toronto, Bilbao and Monaco and previews Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale in New York and Art Basel Miami Beach

Will the hammer continue to come down on record prices at Sotheby's landmark sale of the season? Featuring The Triumph of Painting, a collection of works amassed by Steven and Ann Ames featuring auction favourites by Gerhard Richter and William de Kooning, it's more than possible. Richter was one of the first painters to spark the couple’s interest. Canvases from every major period of his career – abstract, landscape, portraiture – are included in the sale. Two of his large abstracts are pencilled in at $20-30 million but the estimate seems somewhat wild – a guess perhaps? Some art market commentators think that such large splashy paintings


may be drifting in price. Others point to Asia's huge appetite for art with China, for one, building thousands of museums. November 17th and 18th at Sotheby’s New York, USA International Property & Travel

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art Beyond

Caravaggio Beginning life as a flower painter, Caravaggio soon turned his skill to subjects often reflecting his dissolute lifestyle and circle including gamblers, card sharps and fortune tellers, creating dramatic scenes with theatrical lighting effects that some scholars claim used darkroom techniques 200 years before the camera was invented. In 1600 he began public commissions and soon painters from France, Spain and the Low Countries were flocking to Rome to see his extraordinary works. Seduced by the power of his paintings, many great imitators sprang up. Caravaggio died at the age of 36 in mysterious circumstances. An anonymous comment on his life which describes him ‘swaggering about with a sword ever ready to engage in a fight or argument’ suggests his death was not accidental. Caravaggio’s greatest legacy is the power of his storytelling but for 300 years after his death, his reputation and fame were eclipsed. Beyond Caravaggio is the first major exhibition in the UK to explore his work and influence on contemporaries. It gives the National Gallery a chance to put its three much loved Caravaggios including Boy Bitten by a Lizard in the context of his extensive following. Visitors have a chance to see rarely exhibited works from many British collections including a masterpiece by French Caravaggesque painter, Georges Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Boy bitten by a Lizard, c.1594-5

de la Tour, The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs. Until January 15th, 2017 at The National Gallery, London 

Art Basel Miami Beach Heavy downpours attended Art Basel Miami Beach Fair last year but they have not dampened enthusiasm for this art jamboree, with numbers of exhibitors still rising. The 2016 contemporary art fair boasts 269 galleries from 29 countries with several Asian newcomers and that's just the main event – as usual there will be myriad satellite fairs, performances, installations and pop-ups. Having morphed from something of a party animal into the premier art show of the Americas, the fair has expanded to include film, photography and large-scale sculpture. Virtual reality is one of the buzz topics this year. Alberto Baraya's Herbarium of Artificial Plants at the Instituto de Visión is an amusing take on the idea, while Gao Ludi’s installation at White Space Beijing uses symbols from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to explore the in-between world. Radical biotech, another theme, is explored in a disquieting installation of new works using fur and synthetic flora. Attracting collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, South Florida’s leading museums time their major exhibitions of the year to coincide with Art Basel. Visitors with enough stamina can also see some of the city's renowned private collections. From December 1st – 4th at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA 


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Alberto Baraya Herbarium of Artificial Plants New Zealand Expedition

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Designing Dreams

A celebration of Leon Bakst

This autumn Leon Bakst takes centre stage in Monaco on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Bakst carved out fame with his exotic and richly coloured scenery and costumes for the Ballets Russes founded by Serge Diaghilev. He produced sets for Cleopatra, Scheherazade and L'Apres-midi d'un faune which toured Europe and the Americas becoming huge triumphs. The novel outlook of the ballet company was total collaboration between all the artists philosophy – choreography, music, costumes and sets were all of equal importance. It was the ideal milieu for Bakst, who was a gifted painter with a dual career as an art teacher. Marc Chagall was his most famous pupil and his love of dreamlike imagery was probably communicated by the master. The exhibition, which features drawings, models and archive material has been put together by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Until January 15th, 2017 at the Villa Sauber, Monaco 

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art Francis Bacon

From Picasso to Velazquez Irish-born painter Francis Bacon has gained a reputation as one of the most influential painters of the 20th century yet the average viewer often finds his work alienating and hard to understand. This exhibition, which puts his oeuvre in a wider European context aims to bring a better perspective to his tortured images of the human body. Overstepping the mark in both his life and his art, Bacon broke down deeply entrenched attitudes to painting yet while his work embodies modernity, it also carries the genes of earlier masters. More than 80 works will go on show including important but rarely exhibited paintings by Bacon alongside some of the French and Spanish masters who played a huge role in forming his artistic tastes and expression over his long career. Until January 8th, 2017 at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Francis Bacon Fury, c.1944


Abstract Expressionism Expect to jostle with vast queues at the Royal Academy, London, for the first multi-artist exhibition of US Abstract Expressionists to take place in the UK since 1959. Exploring the work of the core New York figures – Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, William de Kooning – as well as other Californian exponents such as Clyfford Still and Sam Francis, the works range from colour field and action paintings to much smaller scale items. Women artists at the forefront of the movement also get an airing – with works by Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and Louise Nevelson re-defining the white male stereotype of the school. Herein lies a key point, the show aims to draw attention to the often overlooked diversity of Abstract Expressionism. Arising in the difficult post-World War II years, it unleashed a body of intense and spontaneous works which saw New York take over from Paris as the capital of the art world. (This ‘coup’ famously forms the subject of a book claiming the CIA funded Abstract Expressionism in a conspiracy to boost America's cultural standing on the world stage.) In pure monetary terms, paintings by the leading Abstract Expressionists are now the ultimate trophy acquisitions. Earlier Franz Kline

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this year, Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin reportedly paid $500 million for two works by Pollock and de Kooning.

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DINING Interior design for a dining room is as much down to personal taste as the food that is served in it. However, with expert advice from award-winning designers, the space can become truly spectacular

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lora Di Menna, a leading interior designer in Ontario, Canada, says, “Contemporary dining style is a window into one’s epicurean tastes and insight into their personality, culminating interest and movement of space.” She believes that today’s home dining and entertainment world is very much inspired by the bounty of different lifestyles coexisting in our society, from formal to casual. “Gone are the days of a four-walled, enclosed dining room with a table, chairs and pretty framed picture over the buffet,” she says. “Straying from this more traditional,

‘one size fits all’ style, homeowners are now using their dining spaces as a canvas on which to express their own sense of style. Personalisation is the newest chapter of contemporary design, and this certainly applies to where we like to enjoy a home cooked meal.” According to Flora, contemporary doesn’t necessarily refer to the concept of furnishing style, but rather to the harmonious arrangements of how spaces relate to the dining activity. “One way of accomplishing this,” she explains, “is to blur the boundaries of the space using large, sliding glass doors,

which invite nature’s beauty into the dining experience. And believe me, a pristine view of the outdoors makes any dish taste all the better, especially when the scene boasts a beautifully lit poolside garden, sheer waterfalls and fire bowls. In a setting like that, it’s impossible to resist indulging in fine wines, champagnes, grappas and cognacs, all encased in a walnut and zebrano wood finish – an accent which only further complements the nature-steeped space. “As seen in this space, culminating one’s collection in a custom designed, climate controlled glass cellar has the potential to arouse discussions with even the most devoted epicurean guests. Large glass doors pivot open into the wine tasting room, where rolling ladders access the double-height storage area finished in stainless steel and white lacquered doors. Calcatta marble countertops are accented with a combination of white glass and marble mosaic backsplash, while more Italian porcelain calcatta slab tiles enhance the floor. Textured bronze mica wallpaper glistens in the play of light that’s strategically positioned in the room.” The tasting room also allows continuous views to the two adjacent rooms, and the glass panelled screened wall gives a flawless glimpse into the lounge area exhibiting collections of sculptures and artwork. “Monochromatic in colour scheme,” continues Flora, “this space is dramatised with its light and dark shades of white, deep browns and inky blue-blacks. White velvet drapery and silk cotton carpets contrast the rich wenge floor. “Complementing this simplistic yet elegant scheme is the polished stainless steel and glass table surrounded by lacquered ebony stiletto chairs. And to further spark conversation? The ceiling panel feature, hidden sound speakers and light control technology. All in all, this space comes together in an elegant symphony of atmospheric delights.”

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Signature style

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S2 Interiors is a boutique interior, architecture and design studio based in Dubai but with a global reach. The studio’s design director, Sneha Divias, feels that, as the dining room is where people come together, it’s a room to be celebrated. It should therefore have a signature style which should be functional and stylish for entertaining. “It’s one of my favourite areas to work on as it is the primary social area in residences,” says Sneha. “Keeping it clean with a feature marble table and suspended lighting is a trendy way to jazz up the space, it means seeing beauty in strict and clear lines and angles.” She advises that starting with neutral minimalist colours like black, grey and white, and adding accents of colours and metals is a good way to achieve balance.

“I always play with textures and materials: mixing stone with wood, interesting fabrics, exquisite chairs,” explains Sneha. “Artwork is a very important component in the dining area as it can really bring some identity and accessorize the area. It is also key to have a nice rug to define the space and increase the comfort level. It’s all about creating the right atmosphere and reflecting your lifestyle. “When selecting the furniture and working on the layout, the key questions are how much flexibility you need, what is the use of this space (formal entertaining or everyday living) and will its flow work with the adjacent areas (kitchen or living room). It is also important to consider the durability of the finishes and materials selected as it’s a high maintenance area.” 

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The world’s most exclusive and expensive kitchen

Marazzi Design gives us the world’s most expensive kitchen: Colosseo Oro It’s quite unlike the usual most expensive gimmick. While we are usually stuck with the occasional gold and diamond encrusted gizmo that promises to be the most expensive ever – a most expensive kitchen certainly had our curiosity piqued. And at an asking price of £380,000 – it definitely does seem that they are serious about it.

24-carat gloss gold leaf

Lacquer scintillio

Embossed leather

Swarovski crystal

24-carat venetian glass

To begin with, the Colosseo Oro is a limited edition. So only 10 people around the globe shall ever claim boasting rights to having one installed in their homes. The $450,000 price gets you a 24-carat gold leafing finished kitchen with crocodile embossed leather, metallic gloss Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, and Venetian ink-stained gold glass. The requisite Swarovski crystals are absent but in their place are Swarovshi crystal lights which promise to give the same shiny effect. To ensure that everything looks bright and shiny, the surfaces in the kitchen have been finished with 12 coats of clear lacquer – good enough even for Queen Nefertiti who loved focusing on looking perfect even in Ancient Egypt. The appliances in the kitche and state-of-the-art gadgetry includes a Rorgue Cooker from none other than Gordon Ramsay (two tonne) as well as a Zaha Hadid designer tap that usually retails for $12,000 plus. The total cost of these appliances can be rounded off to $85,000 according to Marazzi Design. So who is this kitchen aimed at? “The target market is confident social food lovers in the top end of the market who like to entertain and make a statement,” says the designer’s representative. (Translated: Middle Eastern sheikhs, Russian oligarchs and bonus-enriched hedge-fund managers.) But the designer Paul Marazzi believes a kitchen’s value should not be expressed exclusively in pounds and pence. “I feel a kitchen should have a soul and presence, transforming the room into an emotional experience, a celebration of family life and convivial living, transcending the kitchen into the heart and soul of the home.”

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The hallmarks of a Paul Marazzi kitchen can be seen in its bold vision, refined engineering and cutting-edge composites and materials. Add to this craftsmanship, bespoke design and practicality and it’s easy to see why the company has a growing client list and enjoys accolades from all over the world. And why many of his kitchens are now the favourite nook in the house. Paul makes it possible to add your own personality to any of his passionate and luxurious designs, be it a timeless opulence or cutting edge chic.

Bentley Racing Green Metallic

A truly bespoke kitchen product, where each component is custom made, individually built and finished by hand, offering an unprecedented choice of customised styles, finishes and materials from 24-carat gold, to the finest wood veneers. Build in Champagne cooler

Cracked ice glass

Crystal extractor

Ferrari Rosso Corsa

Paul Marazzi’s passion for design has fashioned a uniquely identifiable style, a fusion of modern and classical influences, creating original design concepts never seen before and has compiled a library of outstanding and inspired work.

“We at Marazzi Design are pleased to be recognized by Sub-Zero & Wolf as a leading designer in the nation. We work hard with our clients to make beautiful kitchens come alive. We always strive for the best innovation and craftsmanship and this award is an acknowledgement that this hard work pays off.”

A kitchen should have soul and presence, stirring the emotions, celebrating family and convivial living, transforming the kitchen into the heart and soul of the home. 0044(0)208 450 9555

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Seeing is believing Together with one of London’s most successful house builders, VMI Studio has created the first truly immersive, photo-realistic CGI ‘Virtual Reality Marketing Suite’ in the UK

Born in London during the summer of 2012, VMI Studio is a creative Architectural Visualisation studio specialising in high fidelity graphics and experiential Virtual Reality for the property sector. Whilst developers have been using CGI for more than 20 years to attract buyers, still imagery, however beautiful, has always been limited in terms of truly engaging and enthralling customers. As an early-adopter of Virtual Reality technology, VMI saw, through recent advances in Virtual Reality, an opportunity to give potential purchasers a true experience of their future home. Where VMI had a concept, Higgins Group Plc, one of the largest construction companies in South East England, was simultaneously looking for a solution to allow potential buyers a more experiential medium for understanding their potential property, off-plan. VMI took out its concept to Higgins Homes who were instantly captivated by the idea. The group commissioned VMI to create a virtual reality experience for a two-bedroom apartment at its newest 158-unit scheme in Stoke Newington, The Clissold Quarter. Displacing the traditional show flat, VMI Studio’s Virtual Reality Marketing Suite has been a huge success allowing developers to sell rapidly off-plan whilst giving consumers the ultimate engaging experience with their future home. VMI has since gone on to work with a number of the UK’s largest home-builders and continues to pioneer the sector.   64

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aboard Before too long spring will be in the air and what better time to take a cruise? We take a look at what two specialist cruise operators are offering for the forthcoming season


t the turn of the century, impressionist Paul Gauguin travelled to the tropical shores of French Polynesia to create some of his most renowned masterpieces. Today his namesake, the m/s Paul Gauguin, transports discerning guests to the same romantic Tahitian vacation paradise to explore, experience and escape. Built in 1998 in Saint Nazaire, France, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to allow guests the freedom to discover the exotic ports of the South Pacific without limitation. In January 2010, the ship sailed its first voyage as a member of the Pacific Beachcomber, SC portfolio. The Gauguin now hosts voyages ranging from a week to 17-night itineraries to experience stunning islands, white-sand beaches, blue lagoons and the vibrant Polynesian culture of this region. In 2012, the ship underwent a $7 million renovation featuring extensive enhancements to both the interiors and the exteriors. All suites and staterooms received new flooring and furniture was refinished with new fabrics. The renovations also included updates and additions to the ship’s dining venues – La Veranda, Le Grill and L’Etoile – as well as a new built-in banquette and expanded casino. 66

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The Gauguin’s spring highlights

• Society Islands & Tuamotus, departing Jan 4th for 10 days • Tahiti & the Society Islands, departing Jan 14th and 21st both for seven days • Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands, departing Jan 28th for 14 days • Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus, departing Feb 11th for seven days • Tahiti & the Society Islands, departing Feb 18th for seven days • Cook Islands & Society Islands, departing Feb 25th for 11 days • Society Islands & Tuamotus, departing Mar 8th for 10 days • Tahiti & the Society Islands, departing Mar 18th and 25th both for seven days • Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji, departing Apr 15th for 13 days • Fiji to Bali, departing Apr 29th for 16 days For a full list of Paul Gaugin’s 2017 cruises visit

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SeaDream’s spring Caribbean highlights

• Marigot, St. Martin to Bridgetown, Barbados, departing Jan 14th for seven days • St. Thomas roundtrips, departing Jan 21st and Feb 11th both for seven days • San Juan roundtrip, departing Apr 8th for seven days For a full list of SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2017 cruises visit

eaDream Yacht Club was established in August 2001 and a month later took possession of two elegant, twin megayachts, which were renamed SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 112 guests and a 95-person award-winning crew, the company’s tag line, ‘It’s yachting, not cruising’, defines not only the size of the vessels, but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. Visiting small harbours and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, SeaDream provides yachting experiences ranging from four to 13-days. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are all provided in the inclusive fare. Casual, sophisticated and unpretentious, the SeaDream experience is highlighted by outstanding service, delicious cuisine and visits to ports of call where you'll rarely see another cruise ship. Itineraries are somewhat flexible, allowing the captain to linger in a port if passengers wish or to depart early if rain spoils plans. While onboard, guests can take advantage of the SeaDream Spa, with the highest therapist-to-guest ratio at sea, or launch wave runners, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards directly from the yacht’s marina. International Property & Travel

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Latest news and reviews from the glamorous world of motoring

Seventy with a Bullet


Just 70 Bullets will be manufactured to mark the 70th anniversary of Bristol Cars with their wings, front grill and bonnet all providing visual clues to the company’s roots as an aeroplane manufacturer. Much like the newest aircraft, the body of the

he iconic British car marque, Bristol Cars Limited, has

Bullet is manufactured from bespoke carbon fibre

unveiled its first model since the company was rescued from

composites to achieve high strength, rigidity and a

insolvency by new owners five years ago. Hand-made in

low weight.

Chichester, the new Bullet is an elegant and refined speedster which draws on the best of British innovation, engineering and heritage.

The Bullet has a powerful V8 ‘Hercules’ engine which can go from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. The 4.8 litre power plant, named after the legendary Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder, 1300hp radial engine, has been manufactured by BMW and finished by Bristol. Its exquisite interior features sports seating contoured for support and comfort over long distances and hand trimmed in the finest British hides. A multi-touch screen embedded into the dashboard provides digital radio, smartphone connectivity and both Bluetooth and WiFi connections for 21st century convenience. Approximately £250,000  International Property & Travel

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Young and old race to victory at


Henry Dark, the young son of racing driver Tom Dark, a podium winner at this year’s Revival saw his protégé pedal to victory in the Settrington Cup. This is the greenest race at Goodwood where dozens of budding racing drivers try to emulate their fathers driving identical Austin pedal cars. The rest of the legendary Goodwood Revival was filled with tyre squealing, roaring engines and the occasional thump as cars slid their way around the famous track on Saturday – the first wet meeting I had ever encountered. What sets this event apart from any other historic race meet is how many people dress up in period costume just for the fun of it. This is pure escapism, adding to a most enjoyable experience with many visitors from overseas making the pilgrimage – even from as far away as New Zealand. In addition to the two and four-wheeled action on the circuit, there is also plenty of winged action with WWII aeroplanes flying overhead. The event has so much going on, it is impossible to take it all in within just one day.

Prince attends parade

of historic cars at Windsor Castle HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Patron of the Concours of Elegance, is a keen ‘hands on’ motoring enthusiast. As well as being President of The Royal Automobile Club, he is an Honorary Member of the Bentley Drivers’ Club and the British Racing Drivers’ Club. On a sunny Saturday morning in early September, he strolled a mile or so down from the gates of Windsor Castle taking in all the gleaming cars that paraded along the three mile, tree lined road called ‘The Long Walk’. Many of the displays were free to view and thousands of admiring public joined him. For a small fee, access was granted to view the most valuable collection of cars assembled on the lawn within the inner courtyard of the castle. Some had even been flown over from the USA to be shown for the first time at this event. Soldiers from the Coldstream Guards wearing full dress uniforms and bearskin helmets mingled with the crowd which greatly added to the spectacular experience.

SALON PRIVÉ CROWNS FERRARI AT BLENHEIM PALACE SPECTACULAR A 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa won Best of Show in the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at this year’s Salon Privé held at Blenheim Palace in September. Over 12,000 guests attended the three-day event and feasted their eyes on one of the world’s best collections of treasured vintage and classic cars, all turned out as if they were made yesterday. The event has been staged for the last three years on the lawns at Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. To complement the older vehicles, the event is also used to stage and launch future classics including cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Pagani. Next year’s date has already been set for August 31st through to September 2nd. 70

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A significant private collection of 12 motorcars, formerly owned by British and world royalty, politicians and celebrities will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show Sale at the NEC, Birmingham on November 12th and 13th. Headlining the collection is a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, estimated at between £215,000 and £235,000, produced especially by Bentley for HM The Queen for her 2012 Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain. The car is finished in Barnato Green, fitted with walnut burr veneered picnic tables, door panels and rear quarter vanity lights and the walnut veneered waist-rails featured inlaid Royal crests. Most famously, it was this Bentley that conveyed The Queen to her only Cabinet Meeting at 10 Downing Street in 2012. Built to the personal specification of HM The Queen, a unique 2001 Daimler Supercharged V8 is estimated at between £50,000 and £60,000. At Her Majesty’s request, the car features a number of unique modifications including a factory adapted arm rest with a sliding holder specifically designed to hold her particular type of handbag. Also offered to auction in superb condition is Princess Diana’s beloved Audi Cabriolet, estimated at between £50,000 and £60,000. The automatic, 2.3-litre Cabriolet finished in Gomera Pearl with Parchment leather and cream carpets was first registered on March 7th, 1994. A quartet of Rolls-Royces feature in the collection including a 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, formerly owned by HRH Princess Margaret, estimated at between £90,000 and £110,000. A 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom first owned by Sir Elton John, estimated at between £135,000 and £155,000 is also open for new ownership. 

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Speed & Beauty

Atalanta’s hand built sports cars combine the elegance of 1930s style with 21st century performance, safety and reliability

In 1936 Atalanta’s innovative approach to sports car design produced arguably the most technically advanced and beautiful British sports car of the era. Capturing the charisma and style of the Art Deco period at a time when significant advancements were being made in the field of aeronautic and automotive engineering. Atalanta's advanced approach used the latest lightweight materials, fully independent suspension, a supercharged multi valve twin spark engine, full hydraulic brakes and an electromagnetic gearbox that changed gear at the flick of a switch. This leading design coupled with exceptional

ash, aluminum and leather, each Atalanta epitomises

performance, handling and riding comfort quickly

the finest coach building qualities of a bygone era.

established a reputation for exciting sporting cars of

As a result, today’s Atalanta enhances the positive

quality and style. Few original cars survive, today they are

and more enjoyable characteristics of vintage

highly prized and rarely come on to the open market and

motoring whilst providing the much improved

naturally command a significant premium when they do.

performance, reliability and safety so relevant to

A New Vintage

today’s driving environment. Purchasing a new Atalanta is an exclusive

Atalanta Motors today brings its original vintage sports

experience – with each sports car being truly

car up to date. Built to order, each new sports car is

handmade only a few are created each year. By

traditionally hand crafted from scratch, with modern

combining carefully selected materials with reliable

automotive advancements discretely packaged within

modern engineering, Atalanta’s craftsmen will

the elegant lines of the original 1930's design.

provide you with a new traditional British sports car

Collaborating with the best British craftsmen in their field, using the key traditional coach building materials of

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Big, bold & beautiful


entley’s sector-defining fourth model line, the Bentayga, is currently the world’s fastest SUV. It’s available in a

choice of two engines, either with the all-new

the Bentayga is as suited to a spirited drive along a

W12 powertrain, or the technologically advanced,

mountain pass as it is to any off-road environment.

triple-charged, 4.0-litre V8 Diesel. An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine is at the heart of the new Bentayga W12.

round LED headlamps and large matrix grille, to

The mighty 12-cylinder unit combines efficiency

the distinctive power line and muscular haunches,

and refinement with ultra-luxurious levels of power

the Bentley DNA is apparent throughout. Inside,

and torque delivering a 0-60 mph time in 4.0

the Bentayga’s cabin boasts intricate detailing in

seconds and a top speed of 187 mph.

metal, wood and leather making it the epitome of

An all-new chassis system features dedicated


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Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the Bentayga’s styling is pure Bentley. From its four

modern British luxury.

off-road modes for snow, sand, grass and trails.

Bentayga W12 £160,200

A pioneering 48V active anti-roll control system

Bentayga V8 Diesel £135,800

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Yours personally Bentley has announced the opening of a new luxury personalisation studio in The Village, Westfield, London, one of the capital’s premier shopping destinations. Bentley Studio London offers customers and fans alike a glimpse behind the walls of the British luxury car brand’s iconic factory in Crewe, Cheshire. Visitors will be immersed in seasonal displays highlighting Bentley’s renowned craftsmanship while the latest Continental GT, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne models are available for those wishing to view or take a test drive. Bentley’s innovative Inspirator app is also installed within the studio. Featuring the latest in emotional recognition technology, you are guided through an immersive film that is


The 2017 London Classic Car Show is about to enter into its third year with a host of spectacular features guaranteed to excite motoring enthusiasts of all ages and interests. Returning to ExCeL London, the 2017 show will be held from February 23rd to 26th and will build on the record 33,000 visitors who visited the 2016 event. Among the new features planned is a celebration marking 70 years of Ferrari road cars while a display focusing on the life and work of a top motoring personality will be another highlight: previous shows have turned the spotlight on Red Bull designer Adrian Newey and Gordon Murray and the McLaren F1. Popular features such as The Grand Avenue and Car Club Square will return, bigger and better than ever. The Grand Avenue, a roadway running through the centre of the show, allows visitors to see and hear their favourite classics in action. This time, The Grand Avenue will have an open paddock allowing visitors to get even closer to the cars. Introduced in 2016, Car Club Square had displays from leading one-make classic

shaped, directed and inspired by facial and

car clubs and proved an instant hit. For 2017, more clubs will be invited to display

emotional reactions. Based on your measures

a range of models, while top classic dealers will be on hand with mouth-watering

of engagement – captured by your device’s camera – a bespoke Bentayga or Mulsanne is

machinery for sale. 

recommended for you from the vast selection of exterior paint colours, wheels, leather hides and wood veneer.

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Experience life at sea in the utmost comfort without any of the associated worries of owning the vessel by chartering a superyacht


sk any yacht charterer what it is that attracts them to the high seas and they will tell you all about the service, personal chefs, island-hopping itineraries and water sports heaven. And that would only be the beginning. Camper & Nicholsons has 17 brokers based in Europe and the USA, and between them they have first-hand knowledge of all the yachts and cruising destinations. Edu Valfre, charter broker London, says, “The process couldn’t be easier. Camper & Nicholsons’ charter broker will take care of the entire process, beginning with sound advice on the best yachts and destinations, and then help with all the necessary paperwork to make the whole process as simple as possible. “As they create the itinerary, every consideration is taken into account. They will make recommendations, organise 76

flights, reservations and bookings, brief the captain and crew on all requirements so they can provision the yacht and, in short, take care of the entire process from start to finish.”

Motor or sail?

Camper & Nicholsons’ charter brokers know all the yachts and their crews and ambiences, and have a special skill in matching them to the particular requirements of every charter party. “Should a client favour the style of a modern motor yacht, the history of a classic yacht or the exhilarating romance of a sailing yacht, there is something to suit every taste,” explains Mr Valfre. “Whatever the choice, one can be assured of the utmost comfort and luxury with air-conditioning on most yachts, along with excellent leisure facilities. “The yacht’s crew will always provide a professional service, but depending on preferences they can either create a subtle and private ambience or a more relaxed, interactive ‘family’ atmosphere. If the clients have a special interest in culture, sport, history, wildlife, or even shopping, the yacht charter can be tailored and can also feature plenty of inspired excursions.” The charter broker, captain and crew will suggest and plan some fantastic ideas for each individual cruise, but if there are any wild

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and wonderful requests they can also make arrangements. They will ensure the yacht is stocked with special foods and wines, music, and films, water sports equipment, toiletries and even the client’s favourite flowers and magazines. They are also happy to arrange restaurant reservations and can organise a round of golf, professionally guided trips ashore and private limousine and helicopter transfers.

Plan well ahead

Ideally a charter should be booked as early as possible or at least six months in advance. However, some of the more popular yachts, cruising in the West Mediterranean in July or August, for example, may be booked up to a year in advance. As a general rule, the following areas should be visited during these months: • South Pacific & Polynesia: April to August • West Mediterranean: May to September • East Mediterranean: May to October • New England & the Baltic: June to August • Antarctica: July • Pacific Northwest: July & August • Caribbean, Bahamas, South East Asia, South America, Seychelles & the Maldives: December to April • Australia: December to April • New Zealand: December to March

New to Sunseeker’s charter fleet, the 116 Yacht ‘Fleur’ is perfect for entertaining, with superb, large outside spaces throughout the interior and exterior. Outside, the step down foredeck offers a private place to relax in the sun and enjoy 180-degree panoramic views ahead. The flybridge lends itself to a large social event or just a tranquil space to relax with family and friends - complete with a large retractable sunroof, wet bar, Jacuzzi and exceptionally large seating and dining area. Inside, the yacht is beautifully detailed with open living and dining areas across both decks. Accommodation features an exquisite master stateroom, with two further double cabins and two fixed twin cabins, all with en suite bathrooms. Whether cruising around the islands of Cannes, or enjoying top speeds of 26 knots across to Corsica or Sardinia, Fleur’s comfort and handling will not disappoint. £113,000 / €125,000 / $137,950 per week plus local VAT and 30% APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) 


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Ashgabat International Airport Complex is a multi-award winning, record breaking new construction in Turkmenistan’s capital city. We find out more about its impressive design and build from its constructor, Polimeks

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One of Polimeks’s biggest construction projects to date, Ashgabat International Airport has a total cost of $2.25 billion. The design of the new Ashgabat International Airport Complex was inspired by Oguz Khan and the lacyn bird (falcon) which is one of the national symbols of Turkmenistan. The Airport Complex consists of 266 buildings with different functions and is constructed on a site area of 12 million m2 including 2.5 million m2 area of runways, taxi ways and aprons. The new airport will also be able to host 14 million domestic – international passengers per year, providing IATA Class A service standards, and be ready to become the logistics centre of the region owing to its new cargo structuring.

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Facts & figures In addition to a CAT III ILS equipped new 3, 840 metre long runway with Code 4F capacity, which is suitable for landing and take-off of the contemporary Airbus A380 and Boeing B747-8 aircrafts, the other existing Code 4E and CAT II ILS equipped runway will continue to operate. The new airport complex, in which new parallel taxi ways, connection ways and an apron area were constructed, also includes: • A cargo terminal with 200,000 tons/year load

Main terminal building

capacity equipped with an elevating transfer

Dazzling with its unique architecture, the main

walking distances and creates a functional state-

vehicle, cold rooms and special shelf systems

terminal building of Ashgabat International Airport

of-the-art passenger terminal building to serve 14

was constructed by Polimeks on a giant area of

million annual passengers for the year 2036.

• An aircraft maintenance hangar with three aircraft capacity, equipped to allow C-Check maintenance

166,000m2. The building covers all bases to provide

and a ‘full dock’ platform

the best service to passengers. This extends from

The Main Terminal Building includes:

the main entrance hall to the luggage area, from

• 112 items of circulation equipment: 53 lifts,

• 22 technical workshops, five of which have an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Full

cafes and restaurants to duty free shops, and from

Component Maintenance Certificate

business and VIP lounges to its 5-star hotel. Having

• Helicopter stands and a helicopter maintenance hangar

A class service standards according to IATA criteria, the building also offers minimum waiting times while

41 escalators and 18 travellators, • 46 departure gates: 15 fixed bridges and 30 boarding bridges linking the fixed bridge to aircraft • 15 gate lounges along the pier with 4,005 seats

• 50 aircraft parking stands (27 contact, 23 remote)

providing maximum walking and waiting spaces

• Aircraft engine test and aircraft washing area

for passengers. Beside its stunning architecture, the

• Inflight catering building

main terminal building has ‘smart building’ features

General facts & measurements about

• 89,000m2 fuel farm and fuel hydrant system

with high-tech systems and includes the industry’s

The Main Terminal Building:

• Fire station and fire department training buildings,

best practices and technologies from check-in

• Building height: 46m; length: 711m and width: 356m

• Maintenance-repair and warehouse facilities

systems to baggage handling systems.

• Food & beverage area: 3,900m2

• Civil aviation school, dormitory building, open

The terminal building consists of four main blocks;

and eight coaching gate lounges with 870 seats

• Duty free & retail: 1,100m2

The Terminal, Pier, Star, and Bridges. A simple

• Business Class Lounges: 2,875 m2

• A simulator and flight cabin crew training building

and coherent layout provides passengers with

• VIP/CIP Lounges: 2,335m2; Hotel: 2,450 m2

• Hospital building equipped with hypobaric

well-defined routes of progression from landside

• Aviation Museum: 400m2

to airside and vice versa. The linear arrangement

• Baggage handling area: 8,000m2

between blocks minimises level changes and

• Medical areas: 670m2

and closed sports complex

chamber system • New air traffic control tower and navigation system • Airport management building and Turkmenistan Airlines flight crew building • Open and closed passenger car parks with a capacity of 3,000 vehicles. • A total indoor area of 429,559m2 including other administrative and technical auxiliary facilities


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Departure and arrival features

List of awards

• There are four check-in islands located in a linear

The new Ashgabat International Airport Complex has

format below the decorative wall • A linear format has been chosen due to the use of central space for passenger flow and landscaping • Each island is composed of 13 check-in desks, 12 of which are conventional • Two common oversize baggage check-in desks are also located next to the conventional desks close to the processing area entrance • A total of 54 check-in desks are designed to accommodate all of the requisite check-in

gained many international awards and registrations: • The tribal carpet patterns (‘Carpet Gul’) located on the roof of the main terminal building, which are the symbols of the five provinces of Turkmenistan, registered by Guinness as the ‘Largest Gul in the World’ record • World Record Academy, headquartered in America, gave record registration in the ‘Largest Bird Shaped Building’ category • Global network communication systems

equipment. Between each desk are the weighing

manufacturer Cisco, headquartered in America,

conveyors, feeding the reserve conveyors and the

certified Ashgabat Airport as the ‘World’s First

non to the main feed conveyor • In front of the linear check-in counters,

Smart Airport’ • Established in 1986 and headquartered in Madrid,

16 self-service check-in kiosks are located offering

Business Initiative Directions (BID) awarded

passengers the option of checking in quickly and

Ashgabat Airport with ‘International Gold Star for

easily by using their passport or identity card

Quality’ for outstanding commitment in quality and excellence

The main terminal building is equipped with: • 16 Self Check-in Kiosks

• International Property & Travel magazine presented the airport with the ‘Construction Excellence 2016’ award

• 36 Automated Passport Control Machines (APC) • 32 Passport Control Desks • Eight E-Gates, both in departure and arrival concourses • There are six luggage reclaim belts in the reclaim halls with a total belt length of 340 metres. The number and size of the baggage reclaim belts have been arranged in accordance with the anticipated aircraft movements • Two wide-bodies reclaim belts of 70 metres • Two narrow-body reclaim belts of 50 metres serve international arriving passengers, while

For more information about Polimeks and the projects please visit

two narrow-body reclaim belts of 50 metres serve domestic passengers The new Ashgabat International Airport Complex also houses a VIP Terminal for the use of the President of Turkmenistan and State Guests. Its design was inspired from the dove, another global cultural element, symbolising peace. The VIP Terminal is built on 146 acres and has a 152 metre x 88 metre building size. New connection roads, a VIP bridge and apron and taxi ways built on 68 acres were also constructed for the VIP Terminal.

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entertainment and culinary attractions, residents will enjoy the charms of an area where time seems to have stood still, protected from the expansive metropolis by the lush greenery of Lumpini Park. Interiors at 98 Wireless reflect a premium classic

Although tailored to the culture and context of modern day Bangkok, 98 Wireless draws inspiration from classic Beaux-Arts style

design, styled by world class interior designer Anne Carson who began her career working for Ralph Lauren. All materials are the best in the world including pure white Statuario marble, beautifully veined Carrara, White Volakas and Calacatta marbles and Moleanos Limestone from Portugal. Indeed, Sansiri’s design team flew to Carrara in Italy to personally and individually select each

The name Sansiri is synonymous with the

piece of marble one by one. The Statuario marble

development of high quality houses, townhouses

will be featured as a bookmatched pattern in the

and condominiums across Thailand. Featuring

master bathroom of each unit and, as each piece of

homes with carefully designed spaces, every detail

Statuario is unique in its pattern, it becomes an art

is thoroughly considered without compromising

feature rather than just a material specification.

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The residences are also equipped with the highest quality appliances and hardware available, including

prime location next to the US ambassador’s residence

bathware by LeFroy Brooks and Kallista; kitchen

at the crossroads where Bangkok’s prestigious

cabinetry by SieMatic; and kitchen appliances from

commercial, hospitality and diplomatic districts

SubZero and Gaggenau. In short, the very best

intersect. Moments away from vibrant shopping,

comes as standard. 

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Rural meets regal Known as Royal Berkshire due to Windsor Castle being within its borders, the county offers a wealth of palatial properties

I Above: Englemere, Ascot

f you’re looking for a home within easy reach of London yet seemingly worlds apart then this could prove the ideal place to explore. Rupert Reeves, Head of Residential at Carter Jonas in Newbury, comments, “With both Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents residing in Berkshire, its royal credentials are indisputable. As a county, Royal Berkshire offers two quite distinct lifestyles. To the east, smart areas such as Windsor and Ascot attract affluent often international - buyers looking for sprawling houses in an easy commute of London. Commonly, they will purchase a

large, but perhaps outdated, property in acres of land and on a gated estate, level it, and build a contemporary Georgian-style mansion in its place. “By contrast, the west is much more rural in character and with its hub of outstanding independent prep schools, it holds vast appeal for many families. The ex-head of Ludgrove Prep has recently relocated from west London to Elstree, and is bringing lots of families with him. Excellent senior schools such as Bradfield, Marlborough, Wellington College, Radley and Downe House are within an hour’s drive, making it ideal for weekday boarders. Henley is one of Berkshire's most famous hotspots - thanks in part to the Royal Regatta - and is arguably the country's prettiest market town with a thriving centre and a plethora of unique period properties.” Ed Heaton, founder and managing partner of property buying and search agency, Heaton and Partners, reports that there is still a significant amount of stock at the very top end of the market in the east of International Property & Travel

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the county, with a glut of large new homes for sale. “These tend to appeal to international buyers for their own occupation, yet this market remains rather subdued for the time being. To the west of the county, which is much more driven by the domestic market, transactions are stronger, and here, there is a real lack of stock. “In the domestic market, outside of London, we have to remember that the majority voted for Brexit, and are therefore generally pretty upbeat about the future. There is a real confidence amongst buyers across the country about the prognosis of the market in a year or so, with some expecting price rises of as much as 20% in the next three years.” Andrew Russell from Strutt and Parker’s Country House Department attributes Berkshire’s continued popularity to excellent schools and fast access into London and Heathrow. “We have agreed sales of high value properties since the Brexit vote, with almost all being to UK buyers. We are seeing an increase in ex pats moving back to the UK, taking advantage of the weakened pound. “There is also an increase in the number of London based buyers registering with us to move out of central London to Berkshire. There appears to be a shortage of stock at the higher end of the market, and with demand remaining steady, prices are likely to remain at similar levels that we have seen in recent times.” 88

Englemere, Ascot This impressive collection of apartments is just moments away from Ascot High Street. Within 12 acres of private, landscaped grounds, Englemere offers 17 superb properties reached via a grand entrance hall with chequerboard stone flooring. Traditional elements from the original house are recreated such as antique fireplaces, feature mirrors, a stone staircase and wood panelling. Each apartment is individually crafted and features the highest quality fixtures and finshes. The beautiful grounds include woodland areas, a walled formal garden, walkway, fountain

and mezzanine level gym, as well as a kitchen and

and terrace. A special feature is the range of

changing rooms. This leads out to the swimming

ancient trees, including a magnificent oak that

pool with communal barbecue area and two

dates from the time of Henry VIII. The original

enclosed tennis courts for residents’ private use.

enclosed squash court has been renovated as

From £1.4m / €1.63m / $1.84m

a leisure suite that incorporates a club lounge

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Bruton Park, Wentworth Estate An imposing architectural masterpiece overlooking 3.5 acres of sweeping lawns down to the river Bourne, this limestone property includes magnificent detail. It has five bedrooms and bathroom suites on the first floor, two guest bedrooms and bathroom suites on the lower ground floor. Three principal reception rooms and a kitchen/ breakfast/family room are also on the ground floor. Its lower ground floor includes a formal dining room, prep kitchen, cinema room, beauty salon, gym, pool complex including spa, sauna and steam room, plus a wine cellar and two-bedroom staff apartment. There is surface parking for two cars with a lift down to lower ground floor parking for a further five cars including an impressive display turntable overlooking the pool. £20m / €23.3m / $26.2m

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Cootes, Crookham Common, Thatcham A lovely family home in a quiet and secluded location, close to the open spaces of Greenham Common yet within striking distance of excellent road and rail links as well as good schools. The ground floor of this large property includes an entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory with a large walk in larder. On the second floor there is a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and an additional shower room. The property’s four acre plot of land includes a stable block incorporating a double garage and log store, two further stables, a greenhouse and potting shed, established gardens, a pond and paddock. £1.45m / €1.7m $1.9m Carter Jonas

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Larksmead, Titlarks Hill, Sunningdale On one of the most exclusive residential roads in Sunningdale, Larksmead backs on to (and has private access to) the renowned Sunningdale golf course. All principal reception rooms lead on to the terrace and large rear garden. Other highlights include a marbled reception hall with a curved, double height, marble and walnut staircase. The superb master bedroom suite includes his and her individual mirrored dressing rooms and marble en suite bathrooms. There are four further bedroom suites with en suite bathrooms plus a multi-purpose room/bedroom with en suite shower room. A triple car garage has separate accommodation over it including a vaulted games room/ living area, separate bedroom and bathroom with shower. ÂŁ7.5m / â‚Ź8.74m / $9.83m Strutt & Parker 90

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Imperial Row, Ascot Just a few minutes’ walk from Ascot High Street, Imperial Row offers just four magnificent detached residences. The show home, St James, is an elegant, five-bedroom house offering over 4,800 square feet of living space. Set over three floors, it includes a top floor leisure room, as well as a detached double garage. Its vast kitchen, family room and breakfast area is the hub of the home. The individually designed kitchen by Lida Cucina features a curved island with quartz worktop and full width bi-fold doors opening to a terrace. An array of state-of-the-art controls also makes this an intelligent house. £2.95m / €3.43m / $3.86m for The Kensington

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Pelling Hill, Old Windsor At the top of the exclusive Pelling Hill, this family home has in excess of 3,100 square feet of living space accessed via a private road. Built in 2006, it includes a spacious entrance hall leading to a study and a large living room which links to the dining room and overlooks the rear gardens plus a kitchen/breakfast room. The first and second floors have five double bedrooms with four en suites and a family bathroom. The master suite also has a walk-in dressing room. Externally, the property has a gated entrance with video entry and an extensive driveway with ample parking. The rear garden has gated access which leads to quarter of an acre of mature forest for the residents’ sole use. £1.5m / €1.75m / $1.97m Romans Windsor 92

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ASEM VILLAGE The 11th biennial ASEM summit was successfully hosted in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This luxury villa project was newly developed to house world leaders during the summit hence the name ASEM Village. Total of 53 luxurious villas were developed by means of state-of-the-art construction technology and designed with modernist architecture in mind. The ASEM Village is located in the most beautiful and the most tranquil area of the capital yet it is still a short drive away from the city center. It is the most prestige housing destination of Ulaanbaatar to date and now you can proudly be a resident at this resort like atmosphere.

Golf course Mt.Bogd golf course is located right next to ASEM Village. This 18 hole golf course is built according to international standard and takes up over 160 hectares of area.

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Country house includes many facilities (lounge, restaurant/fresh market, kid’s room, hot jakuzzi, sauna, SPA and cardio room) while providing excellent golf service.

ASEM Village location is a popular destination as it is home to capital city’s Ski Resort. The ski resort has 6 different slopes designed for everyone from beginners to experts.

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We explore the many joys of living in both Jersey and Guernsey while also highlighting the cream of the islands’ properties


lose to the Normandy coast of France, the Channel Islands are an archipelago comprising Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. The islands are just a short flight away from Britain and mainland Europe and, with a warm climate and a host of beautiful coastlines and countryside, they prove attractive destinations for those wishing to relocate.

Why Jersey?

We put this question to Jonathan Hughes, partner and head of Ogier’s Property Law Group. “The traditional arguments made for coming to Jersey – from the point of view either of a family or a business – used to revolve around unspoiled beaches, great restaurants, golf courses and low tax rates,” he explains.

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“Today, those arguments still hold true – but more and more the things that are swaying people to the island are about the high quality of lifestyle, healthcare and education, digital connectivity, a thriving entrepreneurial culture and the availability of quality property. “The process of moving offshore needs specialist advice, which is why our relocation team is called in to assist on the residency process, wealth structuring, and buying property – as well as being able to guide clients to trusted contacts in the property, tax and banking fields for expert bespoke advice. “Since Locate Jersey was established to attract high net-worth individuals and businesses to the jurisdiction, we have seen an increase in inquiries and arrivals. Our experienced teams are perfectly positioned to offer the expert, well-connected and above all discreet service that clients need.” Christine Mauger of Choice Properties in Jersey reports that, as far as the highend property market is concerned, there is increasing interest from a whole range of individuals of various backgrounds and ages, looking to relocate to the Channel Islands. “The good news for the local market,” she says, “is that there is demand from this sector for luxury properties right across the board, from apartments to coastal homes and country estates but, as is always the case, location is everything. “Generally speaking, the most sought after property is a newly constructed, modern home, on an elevated site, with excellent sea views. Quality of build is paramount, with cutting edge design and the latest technology incorporated. Privacy is usually an important factor and easy access to a good restaurants is also a frequent requirement. Fortunately, there are numerous top class eateries across the islands, so this one is more easily achieved!” Ms Mauger points out that, at the moment, demand for this type of property outstrips supply. Therefore, another alternative often considered is to buy in the right location but with a view to demolishing the old house and building to one's own design. “When one combines all these factors,” she says, “along with the favourable taxation rules for the very wealthy, it explains the current strength in the market and certainly indicates that prices will rise in the medium and longer term.” 96

Trinity, Jersey L'Ecluse which translates to ‘The Lock’ is steeped in Jersey history with the earliest image of the property being from circa 1870. This cleverly designed home is located high above Vallee des Vaux, overlooking one of the island’s most unspoilt and peaceful areas, yet within easy reach of the town and schools. The imposing seven-bedroom property is on four floors, stands in around seven vergees of land and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. It was purchased by the present owners in 2006 and has since been completely re-designed and finished to a very high standard. Outstanding views across the valley can be appreciated from most rooms and the decked terrace areas. The property also includes a two-bedroom, detached guest/staff cottage with its own drive. £3.8m / €4.2m / $4.66m Fine & Country Channel Islands t: +44 1534 888 858 e:; w:

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Relocating to the Channel Islands Finding a location that offers the very best tax advantages might be your first thought, but choosing a jurisdiction that’s to become your home is about settling somewhere that works for your wealth and ultimately your family too. Jersey and Guernsey are independent, low tax jurisdictions that rank among the top offshore finance centres in the world. They are beautiful, secure, cosmopolitan islands where traditional values sit at the very heart of everyday life. Places where everyone enjoys respect and privacy, with many business and leisure opportunities. Ogier’s Offshore Relocations team provides responsive, professional and discreet legal services. Our client base includes international clients relocating to the Channel Islands, locally based clients buying and selling family homes and investment properties, clients with international property interests and high value residential developers and funders.

Jonathan Hughes

Partner, Head of Offshore Relocations, Channel Islands 01534 514111

Our wider services include advising on relocations and high value residency applications in conjunction with trusted tax advisers, co-ordinating surveyors, architects, site and property finding professionals, as well as private banks, to provide a seamless and personal service.

Martyn Baudains

Partner, Offshore Relocations, Guernsey 01481 752217 44 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE4 9WG Tel: +44 1534 514056 Redwood House, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1WA Telephone: +44 1481 721672 See for more information about Ogier’s legal services.

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St Brelades, Jersey In a secluded elevated location and approached via a long driveway, this is one of Jersey’s most exclusive homes. Impeccably presented, this imposing period property is a combination of traditional architecture and an elegant and classical interior. Occupying almost 5.5 vergees of private land, it includes five bedroom suites, five reception rooms, landscaped gardens and extensive paved terraces with far-reaching coastal views. Additionally, the property has a magnificent indoor pool complex and guest/staff accommodation. £5.95m / €6.59m / $7.3m Fine & Country Channel Islands t: +44 1534 888 858 e:; w:


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Jersey. For business. For life.

Beauport Bay on Jersey’s south-west coast: 49° 10’ 43” N, 2° 12’ 28” W

With some of the lowest direct taxes in Europe, in Jersey you can grow and prosper.


Low Taxation

Quality of Life

Independent government with a strong and stable economy

No corporate tax for non-financial services businesses

An enviable work-life balance

A strong sense of community with an international outlook

Beautiful island setting with stunning beaches, coast and countryside

Robust yet pragmatic approach to regulation

Proactive support for inward investment, with aftercare

Jersey ranks as one of the top offshore finance centres in the world

10% corporate tax for finance firms

No capital gains tax

No inheritance tax

Low personal tax rates for individuals

Extensive leisure and sporting facilities with an outdoor focus

Excellent, modern services in education and healthcare

English speaking, British culture

Skilled, professional workforce Locate Jersey provides free advice and support to you and your business in becoming resident in Jersey. Please contact Kevin Lemasney, Director, High Value Residency on +44 (0)7797 783457 or email

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Mont De La Rosiere, St Saviour, Jersey Beaufield House is an elegant period residence with its original part dating back to circa 1640. Set in approximately 14.6 acres, it has open country views to the distant sea. Approached through electric gates, the property has a total of 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, seven receptions and more than 12 parking spaces. Of particular note is the striking Art Deco style health and swimming pool complex of over 3,000 square feet. It includes a sauna and steam room, male and female changing and shower rooms, a massage/treatment room, Jacuzzi, dining area, relaxation area, gym and separate kitchen. In addition to the main house there are three other properties within the estate. A four-bedroom detached house, three-bedroom granite cottage and a two-bedroom granite cottage. There are beautiful grounds and terraces, a walled vegetable garden, pond and tennis court plus a separate rear driveway for staff and deliveries. £12m / €13.282m / $14.71m Choice Properties 100

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The Lyons’ share of prime properties Lyons Estates is a small firm of Jersey estate agents offering a personal and supportive service to make the whole process of buying and selling as easy and stress free as possible. Here the owner, Pat Lyons, presents a selection of fabulous options while many others up to £15 million are held on a confidential file

Rue Du Hocq, St Clement, Jersey This outstanding five double bedroom granite home has been lovingly restored over a six-year period, returning it to its former glory. The property is in a secure and private position and includes a self-contained, two-bedroom cottage which is ideal for a live-in nanny, teenager or elderly relative who wishes to remain close by yet remain independent. The master bedroom includes a large en suite bathroom and dressing room. The home also has a bespoke study, lounge, dining room and utility room - each with its own flow and identity. Large granite fireplaces adorn every room, while the fabulous, fully equipped kitchen includes an Aga, centre island, breakfast bar and French doors opening out on to a patio area. Outside is a garage and parking for up to 20 cars. £1.85m / €2.05m / $2.3m


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The Old Quarry, St John, Jersey Situated on a very quiet lane and approached through electric gates, this property offers 8,000 square feet of living space including a double garage. The theme throughout the house is a touch of Gothic which has been delicately introduced in various places. It features a bespoke Stoneham kitchen complete with Aga, steam oven, microwave, coffee maker, special manufactured Miele large fridge, granite work tops and vaulted ceiling. Ideal for family life, the home offers many other outstandfing amenities. These include a cinema room with a large screen and surround sound system, a heated indoor heated pool featuring an array of different coloured mood lighting, and a gym. Solar panels provide energy to heat the pool and hot water. £3.25m / €3.6m / $3.97m

Greenfield, St Mary, Jersey Set within 26 vergees, Greenfield is a well-proportioned house taking full advantage of its fabulous location. It has been in the same family since 1969 and they have developed the house and extensive gardens over time to create a truly magnificent home. It features a ‘cod house’ that has undergone extensions which include the front door, without impinging from the original architecture or facade. Close to the entrance to the property, a mixture of mature trees includes a blue cedar which is a perfect complement for the renowned sculptor Philip Jackson’s sculpture of the Mistress of the Ca D`Oro. Other interesting sculptures enhance the terrace, gardens, walkways and pond. Space is in abundance throughout the house with six reception rooms, all expressing a charm and elegance of their own. This home works beautifully for each member of the family to have their own private space and also includes staff accommodation, an amazing indoor pool and pool house. £3.5m / €3.98m / $4.45m

For further information on any of these properties please call Pat Lyons at Lyons Estates t: +44 (0)1534 481894 m: +44 (0)7797 776508 w: International Property & Travel

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Why Guernsey?

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This question is first answered by Martyn Baudains, partner and head of Ogier's Guernsey Property Law team. He says, “Outstanding travel links, great climate, a relaxed island culture, excellent public services and a can-do business culture that prizes innovation and energy – it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to relocate to Guernsey. “Our specialist relocation team has seen an increase in inquiries both from businesses and families – partly driven by the establishment of a government agency, Locate Guernsey, to market the island as a relocation destination – who are looking for a base to operate from, or a new home. While the favourable tax rates are a factor, the deciding reasons more often relate to Guernsey itself, and everything it has to offer. “But navigating through the process of moving offshore requires expertise in terms of the residency process itself, the process of finding and buying (and often extending or adapting) a property, and in terms of wealth structuring advice. Our team offers the discreet service that our clients need, and with contacts and relationships stretching back decades in the island, our local knowledge will help you to access the right support in the property, tax and banking fields as well.” We also asked Richard Le Tocq, head of Locate Guernsey, to explain in more depth how the government agency works. “Locate Guernsey acts as a single point of contact for businesses and individuals who are considering relocation to our beautiful island,” he

says. “We’re part of the States of Guernsey, our island Government. The reasons people consider relocating to Guernsey are many and varied. Individually, they’re very strong: a wonderful lifestyle, a safe and secure part of the world with a real sense of a community; wonderful climate and a competitive tax regime. But when you put all those together, it’s a very compelling narrative and one that has led to many people choosing to make Guernsey their home over the years. And I haven’t even mentioned our high quality health and education systems, that we’re self-governing and that connections off island are frequent and regular with several 40-minute flights into London every day, for example. “One key thing to mention is that actually moving into Guernsey’s Open Property Market is really straightforward. We have no intrusive wealth tests, so if one can buy a property, one is entitled to live there too. It’s very quick and simple and for that reason – as well as all the others I’ve mentioned – Guernsey is a great destination for incomers. At Locate Guernsey we provide help and guidance to those who are looking to relocate and I’m always keen to talk to people, explain more and offer what help we can.” As we go to press, the new Island Development Plan is due to be considered for adoption by Guernsey’s Government in mid-October. This will set out the planning policies for the island for the next 10 years. Jim Rowles, director of planning for the States of Guernsey Planning Service, explains, “The plan is designed to be positive, proactive and flexible and will provide the island’s planning system with up-to-date tools that will help it to secure investment and business opportunities for the island. “The new plan achieves a successful balance between economic, social and environmental objectives and recognises the linkages between these. It promises greater flexibility for a wide range of development proposals and ‘shines a spotlight’ on particular opportunities for major investment, for example within the designated Regeneration Areas and Harbour Action Areas. “Recently, Guernsey's planning process has helped to facilitate the multi-million pound Admiral Park and Leale's Yard developments. Both are substantial mixeduse schemes which represent very significant investments in Guernsey’s future. Planning plays a significant role in shaping such developments. These and many other decisions show that the island’s planning process, the professionalism and experience of its officers, and the willingness of the planning service to adopt a positive, proactive approach to development, help to ensure that Guernsey is very clearly ‘open for business’.” International Property & Travel

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Le Vauquiedor Manor, Guernsey Recognised as one of the island’s most attractive Georgian residences and reflecting some of the style and elegance of a French country house, Le Vauquiedor Manor is within two acres of beautifully tended gardens on the outskirts of St Peter Port. The property has been substantially modernised and renovated with an eye on maintaining the essence and character of the period. It includes six to seven bedrooms (three of which are suites), several reception rooms, a snooker/family room, turret folly and wine cellar. An independent wing offers further accommodation as does a secondary staff wing. The coach house provides a four to six car garage as well as a three-bedroom guest cottage. £6.5m / €7.2m / $8m Cooper Brouard Ross Le Marquand t: +44 1481 236 039; e: w: 106

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Your home

Perfect for wealthy individuals considering relocation from the UK Offering a unique & enviable quality of life + No capital gains tax + No inheritance tax

Your business

+ No VAT or sales tax + Flat 20% income tax, with tax caps available + Safe and secure with a strong sense of community + English speaking with quick and frequent flights to the UK + A beautiful island with a pleasant climate + High quality properties available to buy or rent + Straightforward moving process, with no wealth tests

Worth looking into?

Your life

To find out more contact Richard Le Tocq on: +44 (0)7781 134567

See more @locateguernsey

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Sortilege, Guernsey This property has a fabulous elevated position on the prestigious Fort George from which can be enjoyed superb views from Alderney in the north all the way round to Jersey in the south east. Sea activity in this stretch of the ‘Little Russell’ is constant and always interesting. The accommodation is modern and bright with spacious living rooms and a super kitchen/breakfast room opening to a private west facing deck and garden. The property includes three bedroom suites with the potential to create a fourth. For those who find stairs a problem, a tidy lift covers the two floors. £3.25m / €3.6m / $3.98m Cooper Brouard Ross Le Marquand t: +44 1481 236 039; e: w:

Sartoria, Guernsey Surrounded by peace and privacy, Sartoria offers 9,000 square feet of living space over two floors. A recent addition to the property has been the orangery which now links up the drawing and dining rooms providing a wonderful area for entertaining. Again, with entertainment in mind, the first floor sun terrace provides ample space for both dining and relaxing and the perfect spot to watch the spectacular sunsets. Two bedroom suites are on the ground floor while the master and remaining three double bedroom suites together with the health suite are on the lower ground floor with access to the gardens and pool terrace. £5.95m / €6.59m / $7.3m Cooper Brouard Ross Le Marquand t: +44 1481 236 039; e: w: 108

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Fort Richmond, Guernsey This is an extremely rare chance to transform this nineteenth century fort into a fabulous home. With full planning consent already in place to produce an extraordinary property, complete with glazed roof atrium affording 360º views, it is Guernsey’s grand design in the waiting.


Woodcote, Guernsey Take the time and stress out of moving with this state of the art, contemporary house. It has been uniquely designed and newly constructed to exacting standards and is offered for sale fitted and furnished as an instant relocation solution.

OPEN MARKET - £4,750,000 For further information contact Ross Le Marquand on +44 7781 150 774 LOCAL MARKET | OPEN MARKET | SALES | LETTINGS & MANAGEMENT | AUCTIONS | VALUATIONS

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he Old Government House Hotel & Spa in the heart of St Peter Port is the only five-star hotel in Guernsey. Although it has operated as a hotel since 1858, its history dates back to 1796 when it was the official Governor’s residence for the island and the Bailiwick, which includes Alderney, Herm and Sark, until 1842. The last Lieutenant Governor to use it, as Government House, was General Sir James Douglas, after whom one the hotel’s modern meeting rooms is now named. The hotel has been extended and modernised over the years but has never lost its character and charm. It now offers 63 elegantly stylish rooms and suites, each individually designed to cater for a wide range of tastes and preferences. The decor is in keeping with the historic nature of the building, and every room and suite includes all modern comforts. The Old Government House Hotel has maintained an excellent reputation for superb dining and a remarkable cellar for longer than anyone can remember. Guests can enjoy a variety of different culinary experiences from hearty breakfasts to light snacks and al fresco lunches to exquisite dining. Chef Simon and his team provide guests with a succession of delightfully presented treats, prepared from the finest local and seasonal ingredients. The hotel’s superb spa and well-equipped health and fitness centre also provide the ideal solution to burning off those excess calories. 


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A new luxury sea front development in Guernsey, Channel Islands Havelet Waters is an exclusive new seafront development in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Luxury local and open market apartments overlook the picturesque Havelet Bay, the offshore islands and historic Castle Cornet, which guards the approaches to St Peter Port Harbour. Laid out in four distinct blocks, each with its own character and nautical theme, the discerning buyer will find the perfect home to suit their lifestyle.

For all enquiries contact: Cooper Brouard T: +44 1481 236039 E:

Lying on the southern edge of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, with panoramic sea and rural views of Les Val des Terres, this landmark development is just a short stroll from both peaceful cliff path walks and the bustling cobbled streets of Guernsey’s capital with its cafés, restaurants, shops, marinas and sophisticated commercial hub. These exceptional homes offer the ideal location for relaxing, working and playing.

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If so, let us attract you to the provincial capital of Ontario even further by looking into its many fascinating facets


Above: 93 & 95 Old Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill

oronto has earned the title of being the ‘most multiculturally diverse city in the world’. It is estimated that more than 140 different languages can be heard among its residents and that at least half of them are not Canadian-born. So what is it about living in the city that appeals to so many nationalities? Christie’s International Real Estate’s recent research report has provided an interesting insight on sales growth in Toronto. It states that the city ranked as the second hottest luxury housing market in the world based on speed of sale and volume of sales. The research also reports a 48 per cent increase last year in the number of luxury home sales year-on-year. It reaches the conclusion that affluent overseas buyers, many from China, continue to be drawn by

the city’s abundance of new construction and home prices that are lower than many other global economic hubs. Chris Kapches, President and CEO, Chestnut Park affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “The luxury property market has been moving more or less in tandem with the overall market, which has been very strong, particularly in the last two years. The bulk of the luxury property sales are local buyers, successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers and business people. We are seeing, however, more foreign buyers in the luxury market sector, primarily Asian buyers. We have not witnessed the Vancouver phenomenon, where foreign investors buy high-end properties and they remain vacant. In some fashion or another they are owner-occupied in Toronto. “Although there are fewer buyers for luxury properties than lower priced properties the demand in this sector is increasing, particularly as more foreign buyers become engaged in Toronto’s luxury property market place. This can only lead to one thing, rising prices, even for luxury properties.” Established in 1913, Royal LePage now has over 16,000 agents in more than 600 locations across Canada. Elli Davis, sales representative for Royal LePage, is finding that the high-end property in Toronto is having an increased amount of supply as the Boomer generation is moving to smaller houses or condos. She says, “We are seeing the next generation, often with their own children, moving into these higher end homes that are located close to well established schools and have easy access to the central downtown core. Another group of purchasers we are seeing are executives moving from other cities or countries who also find these properties desirable.” International Property & Travel

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93 & 95 Old Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill Stunning mansion on a magnificently landscaped double lot offering total privacy and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. It features spectacular oak paneling and baronial size rooms with five plus one bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The property has been modernised and updated and offers garden vistas from every window and French doors spilling out on to flagstone terraces. It includes a Koi pond and a fabulous swimming pool with infinity spa and waterfall wall. £7.6m / €8.7m / $9.7m Royal LePage

10 Highland Avenue With almost an acre of gardens, and approximately 17,000 square feet of living space, this residence presents the perfect combination of family living and formal entertaining. Its park-like setting forms the perfect backdrop to an interior of momentous sophistication. This includes a two-storey entrance hall, panelled great room and library, family kitchen with giant family room, six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. £16.3m / €18.7m / $20.94m Christies International Real Estate 116

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46 Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill This property on a premiere lot has undergone two years of stunning renovations. It features 11,000 square feet of steel-frame and concrete construction with another 5,000 square feet at its lower level including an attached four-car garage. The interior has soaring 14 feet ceilings, radiant floors, five fireplaces, an elevator and a Savant smart home system. It also includes a chef’s kitchen with large pantry, six plus one bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, two family rooms, two offices an extensive gym and a wine room. Outside there is a gorgeous landscaped west garden complete with pool and cabana, power front entry gates and a snow-melt drive. £11.15m / €12.8m / $14.3m Christies International Real Estate International Property & Travel

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20 Elm Avenue, South Rosedale The ‘Mary Davies house’ is a stunning example of high Victorian opulence. This 1898 heritage property has been beautifully restored and renovated to the highest quality standards and includes five plus one bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It has approximately 9,000 square feet of living space on three floors and an additional 3,062 square feet on a lower level. The property includes an elevator with access to all floors, a separate entrance for the staff/guest quarters and a detached triple garage. Its immaculate back yard features a 45-foot lap pool with fountains, flanked by a 19th century stone turret from St James Cathedral, and a wood-burning fireplace on the stone terrace. £6.5m €/ 7.4m / $8.3m Royal LePage 118

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BOSTON, Beacon Hill ... Absolutely charming 2+/3 bedroom single family. 2 bathrooms. Living/dining room with high ceilings. Amazing private roof deck. ... $1,785,000

WAYLAND ... Exquisite custom built 15 room residence. 5 bedrooms. 6.5 bathrooms. 4 fireplaces. Over 7,700 sq. ft. On over 1.75 acres. 3-car garage. ... $2,199,000

WESTWOOD ... Situated on 3 park-like acres. 14 room residence. 5 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. Over 5,000 sq. ft. Apartment suite for in-law or home office. ... $1,699,000

NEWTON ... Sited atop West Newton Hill. Magnificent 19 room residence custom built in 2009. 6 bedrooms. 7 full and 2 half bathrooms. Over 11,000 sq. ft. ... $5,180,000

BOSTON, Charlestown ... ARMORY. Penthouse duplex with 3+ bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Over 1,800 sq. ft. 2-car garage parking. Exercise/fitness room. Elevator. ... $1,699,000

BROOKLINE ... Distinctive 12 room country home sited on a 1.71 acre lot. 7 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Over 6,400 sq. ft. Renovated 2006-2008. Au pair suite. ... $4,395,000

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This fabulous Canadian adventure takes in everything from landing on a glacier to bear watching in a rain forest – all in the greatest style and comfort

athed in calm Pacific waters and framed by snow-capped peaks, Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. And to start your journey in style the exclusive Owner's Suite at the Fairmont Pacific Rim will be yours, with its stunning harbour and mountain views. With a series of once in a lifetime experiences on your doorstep, they’ll be plenty to keep you occupied after a restful first evening. Embark on a thrilling helicopter flight to Whistler and fly across two of Canada's longest ziplines, before soaring back to Vancouver above brilliant turquoise lakes and ancient volcanic formations. You'll even land on a 12,000 year old glacier for sundowners on your way back to the city. The next day, take off in a privately chartered light aircraft for the San Juan Islands where you'll set out on a sailing expedition to spot orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and otters, accompanied by one of the region's top naturalist guides. Whilst in the area, take the opportunity to experience the aweinspiring natural beauty of British Columbia with a flight through its majestic peaks and lofty glaciers. Turning on to final approach you'll descend over the top of a 1,000 foot waterfall and gently alight upon the emerald green waters of a secret alpine lake. Your pilot


will set out a gourmet picnic lunch and there will be time for relaxation and hiking. The next morning board your chartered yacht on Granville Island, accompanied by an experienced crew and chef. Your overnight adventure will take you to remote islands, secret inlets and coves to see eagles, marine life and even bears. Stop at Snug Cove or Manion Bay on Bowen Island to explore this quaint town. From there head to Port Graves or Halkett Bay at Gambier Island for a great overnight anchorage. You'll have the chance to catch fresh Pacific fish which your chef will prepare for dinner while you hike some of the beautiful trails before heading back to Vancouver. The next leg of your journey takes you into the Great Bear rainforest. You'll fly into the wilderness by seaplane, a mode of transport that is perfectly adapted to this landscape. Stay at a luxury camp in the

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heart of the temperate rainforest. From here you’ll be able to explore one of the most pristine ecosystems on the planet. Go helihiking and fishing to spots that may have never been set foot upon by humans. Trek into the forest on horseback, track Orcas and bears with a team of biologists, and try your hand at stand up paddle boarding in the calm fjords surrounding Vancouver Island. If your thirst for adrenalin still needs quenching, it can even be arranged for you to go free-diving with one of the region's top professionals in the sport. For the final night of your trip you'll be whisked off to a private cloud camp for a night of blissful solitude. Enjoy a traditional camp cookout, regaled by a local storyteller who will enlighten you as to the unique cultural landscape of the region, including plenty of myths and folklore. Wake to the sun rising and piercing the mist below you, before descending back to the camp and boarding your private sea plane back to Vancouver harbour. On arrival your driver is on hand to transport you smoothly to the steps of your awaiting private aircraft on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport. The total length of the trip is 8-10 days, with four to five days spent in Vancouver followed by a further four to five days in the Great Bear Rainforest. ď Ž Approximately $27,500 per person based on a family/group of five

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BLISS The Caribbean island of Barbados is famous for its sugar-white sand, azure blue sea and exceptional properties. Can you resist the temptation to buy a piece of this tropical paradise?


visit to Barbados never fails to leave a lasting impression on the mind, let alone the soul. It’s little wonder then that a steadily increasing amount of people from different countries are opting to invest in property along its shores. Charles Forbes of Knight Frank says, “The makeup of Barbados’ buying interest has seen it become somewhat diversified over the past 12 months. A usually strong contingent of British and Canadian buyers have seen their loyal clasp of the market slightly dilute due to fresh interest of the occasional Asian buyer, along with other interested parties from other European destinations such as Switzerland, Germany and France. “Most, if not all of Barbados’ prime property focuses on the West Coast, also venturing inland to Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill. The Sandy Lane Estate remains one of the most luxurious home owning destinations in the Caribbean, with prime waterfront property demanding prices to match its quality.”

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barbados Mr Forbes reports that the currency impact of Brexit on the Sterling/Dollar exchange rate has seen reduced interest from UK-based buyers, however he is confident that this a short-term impact with sentiment in the market set to improve in the coming months. “For British owners on the island however,” he explains, “Sterling to Dollar exchange rates has brought a positive, and most welcomed change. With transactions processed in local currency (US$), vendors have become more willing to listen to offers previously thought inexcusable which has somewhat stimulated the market. Sales growth is expected to steadily rise for the 2016-17 season as Barbados continues to attract global investors enticed by its yearround sun, sea, stability and security.” Charlie Smith, managing partner at Prime New Developments, has found that the Bajan property market has remained buoyant despite Brexit. “In fact, sales have actually increased since June across all price points. Properties currently on the market are more negotiable in most cases. This is partly due to the committed vendors coupled with the consistently strong demand to own a holiday home in Barbados; both of these factors have been a good catalyst for increasing sales. In addition, ultra-high net worth individuals are increasingly interested in acquiring the very best real estate around the world, given the continued uncertainly and volatility in some foreign exchange, commodities and share prices.” If you’re thinking of renting rather than buying, Blue Sky Luxury has a portfolio of over 120 high-end villas and apartments and over 30 years of experience on-island. The company’s rental expert Kathy Burke says, “The villa rental market in Barbados is seeing steady growth. Not only from the perspective of new homes entering the market and being offered for holiday rental, but also from the guest experience. “We have seen an upward trend year on year for the last two to three years for guests looking for a more bespoke holiday experience with all the privacy, special services and personalisation a luxury villa holiday offers. Having a holiday ‘just the way I want it’ is testament to why villa vacations are growing in popularity; especially for multi-generational families or groups where the value for money factor also make a villa, a more attractive accommodation option.” 124

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Holetown, St James Gardenia is an exceptional property in a highly sought after beachfront position. It offers large, open-plan reception rooms that take full advantage of the sea views. Very private and securely positioned centrally within beautifully colourful and lush gardens and grounds, Gardenia represents a truly rare opportunity to acquire such a magnificent beachfront property. £27m / €31.1m / $35m

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Sugar Hill Resort, St James Amid private gardens and exotic fruit trees, Firefly has stunning views over the landscaped hillside and Caribbean Sea. The five double en suite bedroom home includes a large central reception room leading out to an expansive covered terrace, overlooking the full size swimming pool. There is also a designer kitchen, media room, separate laundry, staff room and service entrance. A separate one-bedroom guest cottage with an en suite bathroom, kitchenette and private terrace is located in the garden. £3.05m / €3.5m / $3.95m Knight Frank

Coco de Mer, Sandy Lane Completed in 2006, this home was designed by Michael Gomes and built to exacting specifications. The main reception room opens to a covered veranda which overlooks the infinity-edged swimming pool and is connected to the dining room by a bridge over a koi pond. There are two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a TV room on this level. The customdesigned kitchen is fully equipped and provides an informal dining area with views out to the gardens. A fourth bedroom is located in the pool house which provides an additional dining option. This house is fully equipped with staff quarters and a large storage room that can be converted into a gym or media room. An adjoining residential lot, approximately 1.33 acres in size, may also be available by negotiation. £7.3m / €8.4m / $9.5m Knight Frank International Property & Travel

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Greensleeves, Platinum Coast Covering 11-acres, Greensleeves has direct access to two pristine beaches. This exclusive holiday villa comprises nine spacious en suite bedrooms, each with their own terrace, some of which look out to the Caribbean Sea. With a special two-bedroom children’s wing and nanny accommodation, it is a perfect option for large families or groups of up to 30 members. Guests have access to tennis courts and water sports equipment as well as a free-form pool with its own coconut tree-lined mini island and swim-up bar. As the sun sets, they may head to the in-house cinema to wind down. A private chef will cook sumptuous meals for guests or they may choose to explore the island’s many culinary hotspots. Greensleeves’ staff and concierge service will provide excellent recommendations for a memorable stay in Barbados, beginning right from the moment of arrival. From £5,780 / €6,680 / $7,500 per night Blue Sky Luxury


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One Sandy Lane, St James From the moment of its conception, the creation of One Sandy Lane has been undertaken with a rare determination to achieve the pinnacle of excellence in every aspect of its completion. The team that fashioned this five-bedroom property has paid spectacular attention to detail and utilised the very finest materials from around the world, along with exclusive designs and custom-made architectural features. From £14.7m / €16.9m / $19m Prime New Developments

Royal Westmoreland, St James Constructed with local materials, these custombuilt villas will be very spacious, airy and fully airconditioned. Owners can take advantage of the resort’s amenities which include a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior, tennis centre, sanctuary pool or and stateof-the-art gym. There are five different bespoke villas to choose from: Angelica – a modern, four-bedroom design, with the option of an additional, detached two-bedroom cottage; Callisia – a traditional design, four-bedroom home; Lantana – a symmetrical design in traditional style with two master suites and two guest bedrooms; Rohan – huge and traditionally designed, with seven bedrooms; and finally, Royal Palm – a singlestorey contemporary design with four bedrooms. From £1.04m / €1.2m / $1.35m – £2.44m / €2.8m / $3.16m Spot Blue International Property 128

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stay The award-winning Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one of the most exclusive resorts in Barbados. Conveniently located in St James Parish, it is just 17 miles from the airport, yet right beside a beautiful, pristine beach 130

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he resort´s elegant landscape architecture features several paths winding through magnificent gardens with endemic trees and flowers and leading to a freshwater pool, outdoor tennis courts and the beach. Guest will also discover excellent cuisine ranging from casual to fine dining, and from locally inspired menus to themed dinners. As well as offering 75 hotel rooms, Fairmont Royal Pavilions has reintroduced its villa option. After a thoughtful renovation, the villa can now be booked as a one-bedroom, twobedroom or three-bedroom accommodation. Featuring upscale imported furniture and modern amenities, this stand-alone villa offers breathtaking vistas of the Caribbean Sea and the resort’s tropical gardens from two furnished terraces. 

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Whether you’re looking to rent or buy, The Pearl-Qatar offers a choice of fabulous properties in a chic and elegant location


he Pearl-Qatar in Doha is a manmade island spanning almost four million square metres of reclaimed land. It features Mediterranean-style marinas, residential towers, villas and hotels, alongside top brand name boutiques, shops and showrooms. Waterfront promenades are lined with cafes and restaurants offering everything up to and including a five-star dining experience. Q Homes reports that, in its lettings consultant’s experience, the prices of high-end residential properties have remained unwavering for several years due to their quality, location and demand. Three of our featured properties are in Viva Bahriya, one of the Pearl-Qatar’s major precincts. Architecturally themed to echo the very best of the Maghreb – with Moroccan-styled town homes and apartments exuding Moorish elegance - complete with its own stretch of pristine white sand and marina, Viva Bahriya is perfect for families and those seeking a more relaxed locale. 132

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As for prime property prices and rentals across Qatar in general, Adrian Camps, Chestertons’ country manager – Qatar, says, “In common with most GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) markets both prices and rents are softening in Qatar. The cost of renting a luxury apartment or villa has reduced by about QR1,000 to QR2,000 a month on mid-range property in the second quarter of this year. A number of sellers also have a more flexible stance on their asking prices and are more prepared to negotiate than they were previously. “Vacancy rates for prime residential property vary upon location, but generally this has increased across most sectors. This has prompted some landlords to offer incentives such as one or two months’ rent-free to attract tenants and compete with a large number of new properties entering the market. The reducing rental values has begun to prompt some tenants to move up market to take advantage of the superior lifestyle options.”

Above: Giardino Villas, The Pearl-Qatar Exceptional freehold villa plots on Qatar’s most prestigious development. Giardino Villas are a ‘buy and construct’ project. Buyers may choose from standard or customised designs with a three-year period to complete construction. Residency sponsorship is subject to laws and regulations and discounts are available for multi purchase schemes. From approx £2.25m / €2.5m / $2.75m Chestertons Qatar

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Viva Bahriya, The Pearl-Qatar This ground floor, 112m2 chalet has direct sea views. It comprises an en suite bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, dining room and living room which leads on to a spacious terrace with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. The bedroom includes fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. £672,400 / €747,370 / $824,000

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Viva Bahriya, The Pearl-Qatar Fully furnished penthouse consisting of a spacious living and dining area, two kitchens, a laundry area, storage area and four master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and built-in wardrobes. It features huge balconies and a terrace as well as two maids’ rooms. The apartment has been furnished to the highest standards and offers a stunning view of the sea and Pearl community. The building includes communal facilities such as a children’s play area, fully equipped gym, swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, sauna, steam room, 24-hour security, reception and maintenance services. £11,250 / €12,400 / $13,750 per month Q Homes International Property & Travel

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Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar Townhouse with a reception area, living and dining area, storage area, and master bedroom with en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes on the ground floor. There are balconies attached to the living area and master bedroom with waterfront views. On the first floor there is a spacious living area, American style kitchen and dining area. Situated on the second floor are a casual reception area and two master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and built-in wardrobes. The townhouse is fully furnished and includes beach access and one covered parking space. £5,620 / €6,200 / $6,865 per month Q Homes

Viva Bahriya, The Pearl-Qatar Two-bedroom, 228m2 apartment which includes a reception hall with guest bathroom and a classic kitchen featuring state-of-the-art appliances. This leads on to the dining and living room with a spacious balcony overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. £1.05m / €1.17m / $1.29m Chestertons Qatar 134

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Currently Qatar’s tallest landmark, The

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he Torch, an International Hotel Awards’ winner, a five-star hotel and member of Leading Hotels of the World, opened its doors to visitors in November 2011. Standing 300 metres high and with 360° panoramic views across Doha, the hotel is the result of comprehensive architectural, engineering and technical design. It was originally shaped to represent a colossal torch which, for the duration of the 15th Asian Games in 2006, held its symbolic flame. Now the hotel’s iconic silhouette features a fabulous kinetic light display at night as it towers above Qatar’s capital city. This iconic hotel consists of 51 floors containing a superb selection of rooms and suites. These feature iPad Solution offering guests complete in-room autonomy, mood lighting system in 12 different colours and interactive LED televisions. Impressive amenities include Three Sixty, the only revolving restaurant in Doha with panoramic views from the 47th floor. The Torch’s four-level health club also forms a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat for guests with saunas, steam rooms and a cantilevered swimming pool.  136

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Designer Francisco Neves He specialises in the interior design of houses and apartments as well as public spaces, bars and clubs, restaurants, hotels and theme parties. Recent projects include a beach house in the Algarve, an art gallery, city apartments, two hotel suites, a restaurant and bar.

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Maiyan is a unique lifestyle development, that conjures up all that it means to offer the best of two worlds; to live in a home where your backyard has all the fun, beauty and amenities of a dream resort. It is over 84 acres of natural lush landscape located in Nanyuki, Kenya and set on a backdrop of Mt. Kenya and Loidaga hills.

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The Cube project is based in Beirut, Lebanon. It is designed by Orange Architects and developed by Masharii, one of the top leading companies in the region with focus on real estate development, features 14 rotated floor plans. These are ingeniously divided into 21 luxurious apartments, ranging in size from 117 to 234 m² including terraces and gardens. The parking garage is located underground in three layers, each apartment having two spaces.

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This equestrian dream home is in King, Ontario. The 101-acre estate offers 22,000 square feet of lavish living areas plus a state-of-the-art 38 stall heated stable, 11 paddocks, hay storage, two barns, a trailer house and racetrack.


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


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.


Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil is one of the leading real estate agencies for the sale of exclusive properties around Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Together with our international network we guarantee our owners and search clients a personalized and professional service.


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he results of both the Africa and Arabia Property Awards bring us ever closer to determining the overall World’s Best winners of the International Property Awards 2016-2017.

There have been several outstanding, multi-award winning entries this year including ‘Jumeirah Golf Estates’ in Dubai which scooped no less that four accolades. Part of an exclusive network of residential golf destinations across the globe, it features a superb collection of Mediterranean-style properties. Pam Golding Properties in South Africa received a well-deserved trio of five-star awards for its exemplary services and marketing. Heading west, ‘Embassy Gardens’ in Ghana by Clifton Homes won a highly-commended award for residential development crowned by a five-star for a fabulous apartment within the same project. Layan, Bahrain’s first residential waterpark and the first of its kind in the world, took two five-star awards for its developer Bin Faqeeh as well as a highly commended for its waveinspired architecture by Arab Architects. The award-winning companies listed in this publication have proved their expertise in each respective field by competing against extremely strong competition from within the Arabia and Africa regions. Well done to all and continued success in the future.

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51 WAVE design consultants pte. ltd


Lifestyle Developers


Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company


Antonios Projects SAL


Balwin Properties Limited


Sharjah Investment and


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54 Perkins+Will


Emaar The Economic City (EEC)

55 Lexicon+Ion Limited


Zas Architects Inc

58 Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd


Arab Architects


Diamond Developers


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Taupo Holdings Ltd

61 WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners


Qatar Rail


SAKR Real Estate SAL


MPM Properties


ITO-Roma International


Gondwana Game Reserve


Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd

38 Alfikrah United Company


Danube Properties Development LLC

MZ Architects & EDIFICE LTD

Development Authority (Shurooq)

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68 Bishop Design LLC.


Athena Properties Limited

69 Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant


Tanween Properties


Omrania & Associates


BMA studio


Pam Golding Properties


Seef Terraces


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Masharii SAL

48 Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)


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49 Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd


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42 Nikki B Signature Interiors 43

SKAI Holdings Ltd

44 Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd 45


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The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. Their time and expertise is donated free of charge. The Earl of Liverpool Chairman of the International Property Awards Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Awais Akhter Cochrane Design

Guy Medd Consultant

Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Shalini Misra Creative Director, Shalini Misra

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

Christian Morris Architect

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Richard Morshead Sales Manager, The Telegraph

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Katherine O’Shea Strategic Solutions, Coutts

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

Edward Park Architect

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Vincent Pennetier General Manager, Dedar UK

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

Hilary Philpott

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Geoff Cresswell Architect

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

Nadya Ruvinsky International Projects, Design & Consultancy

Jon Eaglesham Director, Barr Gazetas

Julien Sannier Managing Director, Trade and Contracts Division, Roche Bobois

Adam El-Hout Luxury Living UK

Sophie Sannier Designer, Jack and Tara

Imtiaz Farookhi Strategy Director, Dragongate

Celia Sawyer Interior Designer & Television Personality

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Paul Scrivener Architect

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel

Nishant Grover Chief Operating Officer - Asia

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Simon Hamilton Customer Experience Manager

Lucy Stokes Director – Residential & Hotel Channel, Ideal Standard International

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Patrick Story Architect

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant. FRICS

Del Hossain Managing Director, Adrem Group

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

John Hunter Tenhurst

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Tim Hymans Marketing Director, Crestron Products

Sue Timney Interior Designer

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

Anthony Tokatly Director, JPW Real Estate

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Mike Jordan Architect

Mary Venables Landscape Professor

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Paul Vick Principal, Paul Vick Architects Ltd

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Jo Vickers Consultant

Brian Lawrence Interior Designer

Anthony Walker Director, Trident Building Consultancy

James Lawrence-Fenton Head of Land Operations, Securewest International

John Walker Director of Planning, Westminster City Council

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Andrea Watson Arts and Lifestyle journalist

Paul Lewis Architect

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

Roy Ling Managing Director, RL Capital Management & RL Academy

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

Andrew Link Principal, Rise

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Hugh Lumby Partner and Head of Global Real Estate, Ashurst

Ed Williams Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design


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 D  a multi-awardwinning, full-service development company driven by a diverse and talented professional team with a combined knowledge of all phases of the development process. Sultan Batterjee Park is an urban green space that Lifestyle Developers ‘wove’ into the fabric of a primarily ‘concrete’ residential area. It was donated to the community as a way of giving something back that would promote the residents’ health and wellness and raise their standard of living. As real estate investors capitalise on every available area within the continuously growing and increasingly dense city of Jeddah, there are less and less parks and green spaces within the city for residents to enjoy. This park includes a variety of features encouraging community gathering as well as physical activity, particularly for children who are commonly confined to play indoors. With this in mind, a children’s play area has been integrated into the park’s design.

The project features a variety of seating areas built into the landscape using locally sourced wood for the benches. Respecting the challenging climate of Saudi Arabia, the project has both soft and hardscapes that will allow it to thrive in the relatively harsh environmental conditions and prove long-lasting. Indian Jasmine trees for example bloom twice a year, are suited to warm and humid conditions and have a long life span. Lifestyle Developers has installed an underground tank with a pressure-boosting system to irrigate Sultan Batterjee Park with water connected directly from the government of Jeddah. Solar garden lights prove an inexpensive way to illuminate the park and improve its appearance by both day and night. By sourcing energy from the sun they do not require any external source of power which would necessitate wires being dug underneath the ground.

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 M T in Jeddah is a mixeduse commercial building by Lifestyle Developers. Located in a prime position on the intersection of two vibrant commercial streets, it is an 11-storey building comprising 88 offices, five retail shops, two cafes and open elevated terraces. At first glance, the development’s exterior gives the impression of stacked, rotating boxes. This design gives a lightweight and soft aesthetic to the tower, while a heavy, stone clad base anchors it to the ground. By implementing larger setbacks on the street fronts, Lifestyle Developers has created a more pedestrian friendly environment. At the same time, green

spaces and open plazas have been introduced in an effort to redefine and improve the urban nature of the street. A café on the ground floor offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas while an attractive landscape design surrounds the building. Shops provide ease of access to the building through the connecting terrace in the northern and eastern sides of the tower. A second floor terrace wraps the building and offers designated activity areas that can be used as additional cafes. Additionally, prayer rooms with designated ablution areas for males and females respectively have been provided on the fifth and sixth floors.

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 F Real Estate Investment Company’s aim is to be the benchmark for generating innovative investment opportunities. By merging global best practice and regional investment acumen, the firm constantly seeks to deliver profitable and value adding ventures to shareholders, clients, business partners, employees and the communities it serves. Located in one of the most desirable locations in Bahrain at Durrat Marina, Bin Faqeeh’s award-winning residential development, Layan, defines the true meaning of luxury. This residential waterpark is the first of its kind in the world and offers the ideal family retreat and the perfect weekend escape. Adopting a holistic and therapeutic approach to entertainment and relaxation, Layan promises the perfect balance of family enjoyment and personal fulfillment.

The development has a variety of residential options including studios, one-bedroom apartments and duplexes, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses and villas. Each residence has housekeeping and 24-hour room service, while every villa is provided with a luxury yacht and car. Residents of selected units may even glide directly from their balconies down a waterslide that spills out into the waterpark pool. The definition of modernity and the future of waterparks, Layan’s facade evokes the fluidity of ocean waves. Its contemporary design complements both the marina and the natural landscape surrounding the waterpark. Unrivalled views of the marina and the clear blue waters of Bahrain ensure a peaceful environment for all residents. A haven with over 300 metres of gardens and greenery

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provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and to enjoy a relaxing stroll. The main entrance to the marina, situated along the seafront, offers a range of leisure facilities and retail establishments. This opens out to beautiful views of the ocean and tranquil lagoons. Boasting the capacity to dock around 400 boats and yachts up to 50 metres, the marina promises to be the most luxurious boating and watersport hub in Bahrain. A refreshing way to start the day, at Layan, you can regularly swim amongst the surrounding greenery and beneath the abundance of trees. Wade through the meandering waters of the pool or relax on a tube and let the gentle undercurrent float you around on its course. Those who are feeling more energetic can try out the wave pool and practice their surfing skills. The Water Movie Theatre is one of the many unique entertainment features where you can

enjoy cinematic experience whilst relaxing around or in the water. Alternatively, you can swim up to one of Layan’s two charming Island Restaurants, situated directly within the pool, take a seat and experience dining amongst the lush landscape. Surrounded by 38 shops, restaurants and cafes, there are also limitless dining choices with varieties of cuisines, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Health facilities include squash courts, fully fitted and equipped gyms for both ladies and men and a tranquil spa and health centre. Layan also offers a billiards room and a gaming room installed with all the latest technology for children and adults alike. Parents can also rest assured that their children will be entertained by the regularly scheduled and supervised recreational activities on offer each weekend as well as an indoor play area for toddlers.

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Road: 4654, Block 346 Seef district P.O. Box 20007 Manama, Bahrain t: +973 38 00 00 02 f: +973 77 155 155 e: w:

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 P  been developing spectacular apartments since 1996. The company has grown from developing property in the south and north of Johannesburg as well as Pretoria, to carrying out projects in the Cape Town area. Balwin Properties’ award-winning residential development Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate is located in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa. Somerset West is the historic core of the Paardevlei Precinct, a site rich in natural beauty and history. With views of the majestic Hottentots Holland mountains and bordering the beautiful Paardevlei nature sanctuary and Strand beachfront, the estate is ideal for all generations. It includes 252 apartments, 16 duplexes, 9 family homes and 30 assisted living retirement homes as well as frail care apartments attached to a state-of-the-

art Lifestyle Centre. Whether the first home for a young couple, a comfortable, secure home for a growing family or a secure home for the retired, Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate caters for homeowners at all stages of life. Possibly one of the most remarkable features of this prestigious development is the sensitively and expertly renovated 100-year old Herbert Baker homes. These heritage buildings are being respectfully restored and enhanced in ways that complement and accentuate the timeless beauty and soul of the original structures. The exterior of these homes (which are now named Crescent Houses) will be repaired with timber fascia boards, doors, shutters and roofs being replaced where necessary. Interior floors, ceilings, staircases, cornices and picture rails will also be respectfully repaired or replaced.

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Balwin Properties is being careful to ensure that all the new fixtures and finishes match the original features of the homes. The only significant additions will be double garages which will be located behind the houses and adjacent to the existing outdoor rooms. Alterations include connecting the outdoor room to the houses in a way that creates additional space which will serve as a fourth bedroom with en suite bathroom. The signature three-bedroom duplexes are exclusive, sophisticated and practical homes, ideal for small families or professional couples who will appreciate the estate’s quick access to main commuter routes and the international airport. Each of these contemporary Cape Dutch homes has a private garden with swimming pool, top end finishes and SMEG appliances as standard.

Elderly singles and couples looking for security and close proximity to healthcare, shopping and leisure activities such as golf and beach walks will savour the one-bedroom assisted living studio apartments. If needed, the estate also offers frail care rooms at a daily rate. One, two or three-bedroom urban chic apartments at Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate are perfect as a first home, for a young, growing family, a lock-up-and-go for a professional single, or a home for the newly retired. All homes have eco-friendly SMEG appliances, prepaid electricity, gas and water metres and are WiFi enabled. Residents also have exclusive access to an onsite Lifestyle Centre with leisure, entertainment and sporting facilities such as a swimming pool, gym, children’s play area and barbecue facilities.

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The One at Jumeirah Village Triangle


 F G is a leading Dubaibased property specialist with more than 30 years’ experience developing landmark properties worldwide. The company’s British founders are adept at identifying emerging property markets and were among the first experts in their field to recognise Dubai’s potential. The First Group has since forged a formidable reputation as a developer of note, creating a selection of iconic hotel and residential properties in strategically-located precincts across the emirate. The company offers investors an avenue into this dynamic property market through the acquisition of hotel rooms and apartments located within its rapidly expanding property portfolio. The First Group’s partnerships with world-renowned hotel operators, including Wyndham Hotel Group and Millennium &

Copthorne Hotels & Resorts, ensure investor assets benefit from premium occupancy and rental rates. Today, The First Group is responsible for an extensive portfolio of international property developments. It boasts a talented, award-winning team of highly experienced professionals who draw from years of collective expertise in the global property and hospitality industry. Daniel Lubert, co-founder and joint chairman of The First Group, comments: “As one of Dubai’s leading property firms, we are committed to developing the emirate’s best accommodation offerings that provide our clients with the strongest possible returns on their investment. Dubai’s growth trajectory matches our own ambition and we are excited to play a role in its ongoing development.” Home to The First Group’s global headquarters, Dubai is the hub for the

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company’s diverse property portfolio, which encompasses the wider United Arab Emirates. The company also operates through a network of regional offices in key source markets spanning Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographical reach enables The First Group to offer its clients the highest levels of personalised service in their home markets. When clients invest with The First Group they are effectively entering a partnership. Unlike many developers who focus solely on securing financial collateral, the company takes a long-term approach to client relationships. Prospective clients are invited to Dubai to learn more about The First Group, its portfolio of properties and Dubai’s many attractions and selling points through a tailor-made three-day ‘Discover Dubai Experience’. With a skyline punctuated by stunning architecture and a long list of world records, Dubai is a destination that dares to make the

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impossible a reality. From the world’s tallest building to breathtaking man-made islands, this is a destination that must be seen and experienced to be believed. The Discover Dubai Experience highlights the city’s eclectic mix of Arabian heritage and modern luxury while providing insight into attractive real estate investment options available with The First Group. The exciting whirlwind tour of the world’s most talked about city is organised by the company’s dedicated travel team, which takes care of every detail, leaving prospective clients free to enjoy the many delights of Dubai. Clients who choose to invest with The First Group are also automatically enrolled in the company’s Titanium Rewards programme, which offers a range of exclusive benefits and incentives in conjunction with partners such as Jumeirah Group and Emirates Skywards among others.

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The Outlet Village


   D- holding company specialising in a portfolio of innovative landmark projects. It operates across a diverse range of industry sectors encompassing both private and public sector, developing and operating projects including real estate, retail, hospitality, leisure and entertainment and healthcare. Through strategic investment, innovative urban planning, and lifecycle asset management, Meraas creates integrated communities that embody international standards of sustainability with a strong commitment to quality. Each Meeras development is intended to complement Dubai’s cityscape, delivering comprehensive livework-play spaces as classic as they are futuristic. The Outlet Village demonstrates Meraas’ architectural vision. Inspired by San Gimignano, a breathtaking hilltop town in the Tuscan countryside whose historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Outlet Village brings Mediterranean harmony to the high-tech construction techniques of

a modern retail destination. It is the UAE’s newest upscale outlet mall, offering discounted high-end brands in a scenic and charming medieval Italian town setting. Architecture includes medieval-style towers, arched walkways and bridges, stone fountains, courtyards and a stone wishing well paying homage to the Italian town. Located adjacent to Dubai Parks & Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park resort comprising three separate theme parks and one water park, the Outlet Village brings fantasy theming to the mix. Durable and flexible exterior and interior finishes have been sculpted and coloured by experts to replicate traditional Tuscan brickwork – bringing together artists from Disney, the Atlantis Hotels and Las Vegas. Because the development is in a controlled environment, theatre-quality stage lighting is utilised to complete the illusion of age. In contrast, there is a modern steel and glass roof that echoes the Tuscan vision while providing contemporary protection.

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City Walk

City Walk is a destination that aims to create a space for locals, expats and residence to experience urban sophistication with an eclectic blend of fashion brands, exclusive casual dining options and thrilling leisure and entertainment concepts arranged around a bustling square. It is designed to evolve into a city of its own within Dubai. Residential provisions consist of 34 five- and six-storey low-rise pavilion-style buildings, creating a local and unique community. This is an ideal location for the other facilities nearby. A high-street retail theme extends into the residential boulevard with clusters of boutique car showrooms, galleries, home décor boutiques and food and beverage choices. The design follows contemporary themes and elegant

proportions, without sacrificing function and practicality. Tree-lined walkways bring a touch of nature into the urban environment while still affording spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline. City Walk comprises innovative leisure choices, such as Hub Zero, the region’s first immersive entertainment park; The Green Planet, the region’s first bio-dome; Mattel Play! Town, a themed ‘eduplay’ attraction for children; and Reel Cinemas City Walk, a 10-screen luxury multiplex cinema. The Green Planet is an enclosed bio-dome that recreates the diversity of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals. Health and wellness is also catered for, with Valiant Clinic providing a dedicated outpatient facility.


Emaar Square Building 1, Level 3 & 5. P.O.Box. 123311, Dubai, United Arab Emirates t: +971 4317 3999 e: w:

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E Emaar The Economic City (EEC)

2338 – Bay La Sun – Juman Street Unit No.1 King Abdullah Economic City 23964-6992 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

, T E C (EEC) is the master developer of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Set to enrich the premium offering of KAEC even further, The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club is a soon to be launched, premier 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse. Boasting a panoramic view of the Red Sea as its backdrop, EEC’s aim with Royal Greens was to create an unparalleled destination for both the game’s connoisseurs and those totally new to the sport. The development also had to appeal to those looking for an exclusive lifestyle experience with optimum service levels. Bringing a world-class golf course to Saudi Arabia was not without its challenges. This was due to the limited number of existing golf

courses in the region and subsequent lack of expertise. EEC therefore created a procurement/ contracting strategy to bring world-class golf construction professionals into the team. Even the grass sourced was genetically modified to thrive in KAEC’s desert terrain and remain suitable for professional play. The resulting course is designed by the highly esteemed specialists European Golf Design while the club is operated by the world’s foremost golf operator, Troon. With its state-of-the-art golf course design, practice facilities, golf academy and majestic clubhouse with VIP membership, health spa and sophisticated fine dining, Royal Greens is set to become the region’s finest sports and leisure destination.

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 A’ - and multi-cultural network of 100 professionals includes architects, planners, technologists, interior designers and graphic designers led by the firm’s highly creative principals. Together they provide a fully integrated and comprehensive service for projects of all scales and various levels of complexity. The design of the company’s award-winning project, Rosemont Hotel and Residences Dubai, reflects a modern city where innovative development shapes the destination. From conception to construction, the client’s vision for the project was the creation of a worldclass, ultra-luxury hotel destination for familyfocused leisure. A modernist podium with active frontage and niche interior retail in the hotel lobby

acts as the pedestal to the two soaring towers. Inside the central podium connecting the towers, expansive leisure areas include a fully submerged indoor/outdoor entertainment centre. Dynamic lighting enhances Rosemont’s bold architecture, wrapping the glass towers and podium. Representing a shell and pearl, moving lights illuminate the core of Rosemont’s five-star, 448-key, 53-storey hotel tower in a pattern inspired by atomic, orbital rings. Standing adjacent, the 280-key, 55-storey fullyserviced apartment tower is conceptualised as a continuously flowing river. The resulting, soaring facades are a beacon of light, animating the over two million square feet site along prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the Al Barsha Heights.

Zas Architects Inc G02 Boutique Studio, 09 Dubai Studio City, PO Box 478827, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 4410163 f: +971 4 4410132 e: w:

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Water Bay



Arab Architects P.O. Box 75799

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain t: +973 1724 3992

 A’  has always been to encourage a synergy between the design and the engineering process, creating buildings that resonate with their surrounding environment. The following award-winning projects are prime examples. Waterbay is a prestigious residential project in Bahrain Bay that consists of three, 11-storey buildings. The client wanted the architectural design to reflect a vision of ‘paying homage to the sea’. Its overall design therefore resembles the character of a ship, evoking the long nautical history of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Covering 145,000m², Waterbay consists of both residential and retail units. Apartments have all been angled to offer the best sea view, while high-end retailers are accommodated

on the ground floor above a parking base. A swimming pool and gym enhance the residents’ lifestyle and further complement their luxurious surroundings. The concept of Layan, Bahrain’s first residential waterpark, is hugely inspired by the fluidity of the ocean waves. This corresponds beautifully with its location in Durrat Marina, a 600,000m² luxury seafront development. The client brief called for ‘surrealism and an out-ofthis-world’ design for the six-storey building, consisting of 228 residential apartments and 38 retail units. The resulting organic, curvilinearlongitudinal form matched the land and its surroundings perfectly. Additionally, providing an innovative twist to Layan’s futuristic design, eight water slides will connect the users of the building directly to the waterpark.

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    architectural consultancy in Dubai which covers every aspect of a project from feasibility through to its architecture and interior design. The company’s award-winning project 1/JBR Residential Tower is in a prime beachside location with stunning views to Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Eye. This aspect has driven the entire design with the overall massing, each floorplate and every unit type being designed to optimise these views. Following a seaside theme, the entry to the 46-storey tower features a structure symbolising a billowing cloth such as a sail, beach towel or swimsuit wrap. Inside are 154,

two to four-bedroom units, all with superb sea views and spacious terraces. Exclusivity in terms of vertical circulation was achieved by dedicated elevators for each stack of apartments. Lower units have a shared elevator lobby with only one neighbour while upper units have exclusive lobbies which become part of each apartment’s interior. High-end leisure amenities including a pool, gym and spa are contained in the building’s podium. Due to its simple, clean lines and refusal to pander to the building design fashion of its day, the project is timeless. As a result 1/JBR will continue to appear fresh and attractive for many decades.

EDGE Design

Level 14, The Code Business Tower Al Barsha 1, PO BOX 393943 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 385 0255 e: w:

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Taupo Holdings Ltd PO Box 14043, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa 7705

  T H, Clifton Terraces is in a premier position at the centre of the exclusive ‘Clifton Row’, one of the most sought-after residential reserves in South Africa. It sits between Lion’s Head, Table Mountain (one of the eight wonders of the word) and Clifton’s pristine coastline. Taupo Holdings spared no costs with these truly one-of-a-kind villas. The company challenged itself to design beautiful, innovative and unique properties that would stand out not only in Cape Town but also internationally. Each villa has four garage parking bays, 24/7 security and its own private lift. Clifton Terraces was designed as a whole by SAOTA’s Philip Olmesdahl. The award-winning ‘Northern Villa’ in particular showcases the talent

of Philip’s approach to visionary and understated luxury. The main design challenge with Northern Villa was to create a large, open-plan single residence that maximised the sweeping views whilst ensuring the overall privacy of the home’s owners. No other single unit residence within a commercial development has been built to such a high specification in South Africa. Its internal space is 743m² spread across five stories with 298m² of gardens, a private infinity pool and terraces. The villa’s master suite perched on its fifth floor at a 40 metre height from the road is the crown jewel of the property. It provides unparalleled views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, all four Clifton beaches and unobstructed year-round sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.

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 R D P(QRDP) is an awardwinning public service development by Qatar Rail. It comprises an integrated railway network consisting of four Metro Lines with approximately 100 stations. A Long Distance Rail Network, connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatar in the south and the Kingdom of Bahrain in the north will supplement the Metro System. A key concept within the design is one of creating varying scales of identity for the network, line and station to offer brand recognition for users. Network identity reflects the overall QRDP brand using recurring design elements that will shape the architecture of the stations consistently

and offer brand recognition with Doha’s urban fabric. Line identity is achieved by creating different atmospheres within the stations for the theme of each of the metro lines (Historic line, Coastal line, City line and Education line). Distinct wall and floor treatments and material applications orient and guide the travellers throughout their journey. Individual station identity is realised by displaying features positioned at strategic points in different areas of each station. The content of these features is specific to each station and related to the local context and/ or line theme. By integrating curated content throughout the stations, the Metro Network will serve as a cultural vehicle for Doha.

Qatar Rail

Qatar Rail Tower, PO Box 29988, 231, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Qatar t: +974 4433 1111 e: w:

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Frank O’Dwyer


Vaibhav Sharma –

Director of Strategic and Investment Advisory

Abdullah Said Al Kuweiti – Director of

Business Development


MPM Properties

Abu Dhabi / Dubai / Sharjah / Al Ain t: + 971 800 MYMPM (69676)

  , MPM Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate consultancy and forms part of the ADIB Group. The company covers the whole of the UAE from its offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah with a team of over 160 staff. MPM’s services cover the entire property lifecycle – from planning to development, construction to handover, handover to occupation, occupation to management and from management to value enhancement. By combining international qualifications and service levels with an in-depth understanding of the UAE property market, MPM maintains a strong focus on ethics, transparency and understanding its clients’

needs. Unlike many of its competitors, MPM has a dedicated call centre facility which can be reached toll free from within the UAE. It utilises the most up-to-date systems and services all leasing, property management and facilities management enquiries and requests. MPM continually strives to offer its clients ‘outside the box’ solutions for their real estate consultancy requirements. These solutions are constantly evolving during any consulting engagement, bolstered by regular client feedback and MPM’s brainstorming with senior professionals within its team. The client interactions provide an insight into the client’s changing needs, while internal brainstorming allows for creative ideas and experience sharing which helps MPM shape unique solutions.

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   Ulubisi House represents the most exclusive accommodation offering on Gondwana Game Reserve. This award-winning 27,000 acre, Big Five, private reserve is located on South Africa’s Garden Route. Named after the endangered Black Harrier frequently seen hunting in the grasslands surrounding the private lodge, this exclusive use safari villa presents the perfect venue to share an exciting safari adventure with friends and family. Its design serves a dual purpose. While acting as a safari retreat for its American owners who are a retired couple, it is also the ultimate privately staffed villa available for rent to groups of guests, with your own chef, butler and game ranger at your disposal.

The challenge was to ensure that the space was intimate and homely for the owners, yet spacious and impressive for those renting. Consequently, the developers skillfully incorporated the large scale, modern African structure made of stone, wood and thatch into the natural environment by breaking up the roofline and sinking the structure into the landscape. Its layout, style and décor have been carefully selected to remain true to the glorious safari setting. There are three spacious bedrooms suites and an enormous double volume living space with seating and dining areas overlooking an open grassy expanse. Generous wraparound terraces and living areas open up to the landscape and embrace the surrounding bush, inviting it into the spacious interiors.

Gondwana Game Reserve PO Box 1572 Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa t: +27 (0)21 555 0807, f: +27 (0)86 574 1783 e:, w:

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BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C.)

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E Alfikrah United Company For Real Estate Development P.O.Box: 19182 Jeddah 21435, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 12 606 8796

  , Alfikrah United quickly became recognised as one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent developers through its consistent delivery of innovative design. Zawaya Residence is the latest residential development by Alfikrah United. Strategically positioned in one of Jeddah’s most sought after districts, Al-Shatea District, it has a land size of 10,900m². The development consists of 32 units, divided into two types: Type 1 consists of attached villas on 300m² plots with a built up area of 580m² for each of the 28 units. Type 2 villas are four large, detached properties of 820m² on 600m² corner plots of the development. Alfikrah United’s award-winning Type 1 attached villa forms an excellent example

of the company’s architectural design. The building is made out of high quality materials such as white stone, wood and marble. While the main object of the design was to combine European style with Islamic cultural elements, it also takes into account the importance of space and privacy. The spacious villa is arranged over four floors and includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens. It also features a swimming pool and green outdoor area which both increase the residents’ overall comfort and wellbeing. The villa incorporates simplicity with abstract design throughout, achieved by premium quality, exquisite craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

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K E N YA & U G A N D A

Maiyan Residential Development

Two Rivers Development

Pearl Marina Development


 P  in Nairobi has presented three investment-grade, award-winning projects. The first is Maiyan, a mixed-use residential development on 260 lush acres with a stunning backdrop of Mount Kenya and Londiaga Hills. Blending perfectly into its surroundings are single and duplex pool villas laid out in village clusters, a clubhouse, water parks, a hotel and other multiple activities for residents and visitors all year round. Designed to be free of unnecessary traffic, each property can be accessed on foot from the central parking area or by using the golf carts provided. Pearl Marina is a new state-of-the-art, mixed-use development on a superb 389-acre waterfront site on Uganda’s Garuga Peninsula. The development will provide premium

tourism and residential facilities including five star and three star hotels, conference facilities, luxury apartments, villas, marinas, a hospital, international school, modern office park, retail centre and a wide range of sports and recreational activities. Two Rivers mixed-use development is set to become Kenya’s financial hub, business and residential location of choice on 100 acres of prime land within the Diplomatic Blue Zone of Gigiri/Runda in Nairobi. It will integrate retail, entertainment and lifestyle facilities, a five-star hotel, three-star hotel, healthcare, commercial facilities, luxury residential apartments, civic, recreational and public amenities. Supported by state-of-the-art sustainable infrastructure, Two Rivers has already secured over $210 million from local and international investors.

Athena Properties Limited 5th Floor, International House Mama Ngina Street P.O Box 10518-00100, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 20 2286000 t: +254 72 2205339 e: w:

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The Park Residences

Barwa Al Sadd

City Centre DC


Tanween Properties

P.O. Box 33175 Doha, Qatar t: +974 4499 08 88

QP District

  , Tanween is an integrated development consultant and developer that offers development management consultancy and partnership opportunities for investors, developers and land owners. Tanween Properties is the asset management arm of Tanween. A full real estate brokerage and property management firm, Tanween Properties employs a team of leasing, marketing, property and facility management and financial experts that can assist landlords with selling, leasing, purchasing and managing commercial, residential and retail properties. Currently, Tanween Properties manages a large residential community with 800 units, The Park Residences, along with residential units at The Pearl Qatar and several commercial properties in central Doha. Since its establishment, Tanween has grown substantially and services major clients with a large portfolio of properties ranging

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from individual buildings to master planned communities. Tanween’s team consists of highly qualified professionals from all areas of the real estate, development and construction industries. The property consultancy team provides services such as market research, feasibility, pricing, highest and best use studies and financial appraisals amongst others. During these assignments, they work cross functionally with internal teams including engineering and development to obtain design, cost, schedule and other inputs. The in-house team is able to provide clients with end-to-end solutions for each stage of their developments. Tanween and Tanween Properties together are specialised in all aspects of real estate offering landlords and investors a unique opportunity to work with a well-rounded international team with diverse backgrounds and local knowledge and expertise.

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The Al Barsha Residence (K.S.S)

The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House

The Sharjah Showroom

The Atrium & Farm House


MA S  a multidisciplinary architecture, design and engineering firm based in Dubai with an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects. The Atrium House and Farm House are two stunning properties located in Sharjah, UAE overlooking the mountains. The former has taken the mountain views as a key feature throughout its concept while the latter features internal courtyards and a central pool which connects the whole house together. The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House is designed for a large family on one of Dubai’s manmade islands. Divided into three sections with gaps between for more privacy, each section is oriented towards the sea to provide the best view for their main living areas.

The Al Barsha Residence, K.S.S in Dubai is a 42 to 44 unit mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with basement parking. This multi-faceted building resembles a carved rock and features a light-coloured façade to reduce heat absorption and rectilinear windows for increased ventilation and maximum views across the park. The Sharjah Showroom has been innovatively designed as a flexible commercial space that can easily adjust to suit the requirements of up to eight tenants. While showrooms generally feature expansive glass fronts, as this building is in the desert, windows have been topped by rough concrete look material with hollow blockwork to keep the building cool.

BMA studio

Gold+Diamond Park, Office no. 3106 PO Box 283119 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 3415771 m: +971 52 9256055 e: w:

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Nikki B Signature Interiors Suite 1701, Al Ameri Tower

Barsha Heights, Tecom, Dubai, UAE

 B S I was established in Dubai in 2005. The boutique design studio led by Nikki Bisiker comprises a team of interior and architectural professionals with project management and logistical support all inhouse. This is combined with an extensive network of skilled artisans, worldwide suppliers, and committed contractors. The company specialises in high-end residences and boutique hotels. The company’s award-winning interior design project involved creating a highly individual 30,000sqft home in Nad Al Sheba for the client, his wife and five children. Each member of the family had varying tastes for design in their own rooms, from “I would like a rainbow of colours” to “calming and neutral”.

The concept of the project began with custom wallpapers, one for each room, with each wall depicting the theme of the area. Examples are the industrial street look for the teenage boy’s room to rococo architecture for the master bedroom, then shabby chic for one of the daughter’s rooms. Other wall finishes, lighting, materials, and custom rugs followed suit in the same theme for each area. Major features complementing the backgrounds were the 95 items of custom made joinery, bespoke furniture and upholstery items. Bold artworks using the Christian Lacroix range of fabrics continue the unique look. All design work, workshop drawings, oversight, manufacturing and installation were completed in-house and with NBSI Joinery partners. NBSI also redesigned and specified all hardscaping and softscaping in external areas.

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Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, two bedroom terrace

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences, penthouse view

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences, entrance, glass cube and main pool


KAI H is a Dubai-based, multiaward winning luxury hospitality and real estate developer. Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village is a five-star development and winner of the 2016 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards. It has been named the 2015 Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year at the Middle East Architect Awards. The building comprises of 254 hotel apartments with private pools and 247 hotel rooms. The tower’s pioneering design principles redefine 21st century living and have been patented in 168 countries. Each floor rotates 30 degrees away from the level below, allowing residences 360

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degree panoramic vistas from their very own landscaped garden and pool. Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences is a contemporary, luxury hotel and residential development, named the Hospitality Project of the Year at the Architect Middle East Awards in 2014, with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea made possible by innovative architecture and design. It will offer a new level of prestigious living in Dubai with 477 large rooms and suites for guests, 221 signature Viceroy Residences and 10 exceptional dining and nightlife venues. It will also boast over 800m² of spa facilities, three outdoor pools, fitness centre, kid’s club, 400 seater ballroom with sea views, and conferencing facilities.

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, terrace view

SKAI Holdings Ltd

Office 2604, Tower 1, Boulevard Plaza, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 118561, Dubai, UAE t:+971 4 423 2879 f:+971 4 423 2897 e: w:

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd  BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd Highly Commended LEISURE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

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Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall

D Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd Equity House

Cnr. Rivonia Boulevard + 5th Avenue Rivonia, Sandton

Casa Bella Restaurant, Grand West Casino

 D  an international design and interior architectural practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Creating everything from bustling retail outlets to tranquil luxury spas, the company’s aim is to imagine the best customer experience possible and then bring it to life. The first of Dakota’s latest award-winning projects is a high quality men’s footwear store inspired by a unique blend of gentleman’s club chic and rugged industrial style. ‘Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall’ is one of 16 stores Dakota has successfully launched for the brand and it is currently working on three more. The unmistakably masculine design suits the target market of predominantly middle to higher income, urbanite South African males

perfectly. The calm sophistication of the space was achieved by adding multiple layers of detail to enhance the overall experience. ‘Casa Bella, Grand West Casino’ is an upmarket, Italian restaurant franchise concept. Taking its cue from the name, meaning ‘Beautiful Home’, Dakota sought to find the balance between stylish contemporary design and artisanal authenticity. Mandatories for the concept included the signature twin wood fired ovens, a viewing area where patrons could watch pasta being freshly made and an open ‘show’ kitchen where every single plate is finally assembled and brought out to the table. Dakota has since successfully designed and completed two further restaurants and is in the process of designing five more.

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AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments – AYKON City



AMAC P  been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002 and is consistent in creating award-winning developments. AKOYA by DAMAC, the Beverly Hills of Dubai, is a 42 million square feet flagship integrated golf community project. Located at Dubailand, it features premium branded mansions, villas, townhouses and luxurious apartment units. Residents will have exclusive access to a range of high quality amenities including globally-recognised retail brands, leisure and entertainment offerings, a golf club, an 18hole par 71 championship golf course and a state-of-the-art sports complex. AYKON City is on Sheikh Zayed Road overlooking Dubai Canal, the most important

vehicular artery in the UAE connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It includes a five-star hotel and serviced apartments, residential apartments and Class A office space. Taking its architectural inspiration from the region’s undulating sand dunes, the stunning configuration of all towers within AYKON City is designed to offer magnificent views of some of Dubai’s finest attractions from every aspect. Within AYKON City, AYKON Hotel and Hotel Apartments represent the first project from the superb AYKON hospitality brand which has a spacious suites-only ethos. The hotel suites vary in size from a generous 60m² up to a capacious 400m². The serviced residences are available in a variety of arrangements and residents can opt to benefit from hotel services if they wish.

DAMAC Properties Dubai PJSC PO Box 2195 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 373 1000 f: +971 4 373 1001 e: w:

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE DUBAI AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments – AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC  BEST DEVELOPER WEBSITE DUBAI by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Highly Commended GOLF DEVELOPMENT DUBAI AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Highly Commended MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE DUBAI AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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J Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C) Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 818 2000

 G E combines modern living with the wonders of nature and first class facilities. A masterpiece of community living, it features a collection of Mediterraneanstyle homes inspired by natural elements and surrounded by stunning landscapes. This preeminent golf development of choice in the heart of New Dubai, answers to the needs of the market locally and internationally with a varied and growing real estate and golf proposition. A European Tour Destination, Jumeirah Golf Estates is proud to be part of an exclusive network of luxurious residential golf destinations worldwide, attracting the attention of buyers, residents and visitors. Comprising 1,725 constructed and under construction

homes in 16 communities across 1,119 hectares, Jumeirah Golf Estates is the only European Tour destination in the Middle East. Home to two award-winning championship courses designed by Greg Norman – Fire & Earth – it is the number one choice for golfers from around the world. With 700 residents now calling Jumeirah Golf Estates home and 800 members from 20 countries opting for it as their club of choice, the development is continuing to increase its lifestyle and residential offering. Through existing and ongoing recreational and leisure amenities and services, investors’ returns are boosted and the residents’ way of life is even further enhanced.

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 BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C.)  BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)  BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C) Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)


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 U  a double award-winning mixed-use project situated on a prime seven-hectare commercial site in South Africa. It successfully combines luxury apartments, a five-star hotel and a high-grade retail mall in a fully integrated world-class development. Oceans Umhlanga is designed to majestically command the Umhlanga skyline, with magnificent sea views that immeasurably enhance the aspect and long-term value of the alluring residences. The development features 444 apartments, a 206 key hotel with conference/function facilities and a managed rental pool of 64 apartments – all above a three-level retail centre. Its iconic architectural design capitalises on the location as a sought after tourist destination and optimises the sweeping ocean views.

The residential apartments were designed to offer luxurious space with modern interiors as well as ergonomic spaces for each unit type. Ensuring sustainable growth of the retail and hospitality business within Oceans Umhlanga, first class facilities and premium prices have attracted the optimum economic level of property purchaser. The internationally branded Radisson Blu Hotel is aimed at attracting business/ corporate travellers whilst ensuring that both local and international tourists are also catered for. Likewise, the retail section has been designed in a linear mall arrangement with anchors on either end and level 0 dominated by al fresco restaurants for discerning food lovers, whilst level 2 will be anchored by international luxury brands that appeal to the refined lifestyle community.

Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

1 Sinembe Park, Douglas Saunders Drive, La Lucia Ridge PO Box 4115, The Square, Umhlanga Rocks 4320 Umhlanga, South Africa t: +27 (0) 31 566 9500 e: w:

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

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F MZ Architects

MZ Architects Bldg, 1st Floor Kaslik, Keserwan 159 Zouk Mikael Lebanon

  , MZ Architects is an award-winning firm with offices in Lebanon, Qatar and Abu Dhabi. The company was appointed to design K Galleria, an innovative lifestyle centre on a 2,700m² plot in Kaslik, Lebanon with no architectural concept constraints. The project called for a supermarket, retail zone, bookshop, coffee shops, an indoor and outdoor food court housing various restaurants, a children’s play area and extensive car parking facilities. As the project was very small compared to usual retail centres or department stores, MZ Architects’ main challenge was to design a building that was structurally sound and aesthetically appealing. Generous space had to be allocated to leisure and entertainment

aspects whilst also fulfilling the retailers’ needs and conforming to building code requirements. The vision for K Galleria was inspired by the infamous ancient khan or urban caravanserai, the equivalent of a public marketplace in the Middle East during the Ottoman era. The building presents itself as a solid monolithic cubic element evoking the typical square layout of the khans. This contemporary interpretation of the vernacular is complemented by the choice of natural local white stone as the main building material. K Galleria is set to become the most distinguished urban attraction centre in the area; a community environment where people can gather for social activities rather than just for shopping.

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 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE LEBANON K Galleria by MZ Architects 50

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 H  an award-winning project by Edifice, a company specialising in residential, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use developments. It features designs by Singapore based firm WAVE design consultants which add to the international allure of the project. Edifice’s objective with Purple Haze was to set a new benchmark for residential living in Nairobi, one which fosters and creates a strong community in an affordable, sustainable and attractive development. A string of choreographed experiences leads from the entrance of the site down to the Kirichwa Kubwa River at the far end. What follows is a series of courtyards stepping down with the contours of the land. Crafted to express the five elements, each one is

rendered with art forms and kinetic sculptures encapsulating this theme. Besides the sensory experience and providing light and ventilation, these courtyards create smaller neighbourhood clusters of 50 houses each. They eventually link up with the central courtyard where the stage is set for larger interactions around the swimming pool. In line with the overall concept, the project explores natural materials and textures to create a feeling of intimacy and a setting that is harmonious with nature. Green rooftop terraces, accessible by all units, open out to the view and include barbecue pits, party terraces and quiet corners. With Purple Haze, Edifice and WAVE design consultants have succeeded in blurring the lines between nature and the home.

WAVE design consultants pte. ltd 114 lavender street #05-51, 338729 Singapore e: w:


6th floor Fortis Towers, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 737 676767 e: w:

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE KENYA Purple Haze by WAVE design consultants pte ltd & EDIFICE LTD Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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F Antonios Projects SAL

Elias Sarkis Avenue, Park Tower, 1st floor Ashrafieh 20628306, P.O.BOx 11 3590 Beirut - Lebanon t: +961 1 332 300

  , Antonios Projects is a well-established property development company based in Beirut, Lebanon. The company’s award-winning project Sama Beirut is Lebanon’s tallest and the first real tower, standing 50 storeys high. Following worldwide trends by incorporating several different components within the same development, Sama Beirut features an intelligent and well-studied external and internal circulation. This ensures that residents are totally separated from office occupants, giving the feeling of being in an exclusive, separate building. Sama Beirut’s retail, offices and apartments are located on a prime 5,220m² site. The centre of the plot encloses the tower which takes up on 1,050m², while the remaining

4,000m² is made up of landscaped areas. The tower also offers several amenities among which a 1,000m² Club-Spa. Structurally, the tower is developed with concrete along with specially imported reinforcement steel. It includes six technical floors that are acoustically insulated from their adjacent floors. At ground level, the peripheries of the land accommodate six highend boutiques. The architectural design of these units has been designed to be in complete harmony with the tower’s glass façade. Offices occupy the 2nd to the 13th floor, with the residential section extending from the 14th to the 50th level. Crowning Sama Beirut is a sumptuous 1,414m² penthouse. This fabulous villa in the sky features an internal garden with pond, a solarium and 30m² swimming pool.

f: +961 1 331 300 m: +961 3 259 009 w: Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT LEBANON Sama Beirut by Antonios Projects SAL 52

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    and tranquility amidst a sea of high-rises, 3deluxe’s Al Noor Island is its answer to the global challenge of creating new urban spaces that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. The award-winning result is a 21st century landscaped garden where technology meets nature, light meets shade, and the modern meets the traditional in a complex spatial experience. The 2.4-hectare Al Noor Island in the middle of the Khalid Lagoon has become a platform where both residents and visitors can engage with the city on intellectual, emotional and physical levels. Initiated by André Heller, the project was commissioned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). Transcending the boundaries

between the different disciplines, 3deluxe orchestrated a multi-sensory experience based on a walk-in, tactile sculpture. Here, where architecture, design, flora, sound and graphics overlap, a complexity of design emerges that fully involves viewers. With its golden sunshade roof, the centrally located Butterfly House is one of the main attractions on Al Noor Island. The impressive, organically shaped steel structure is covered in thousands of star-shaped metal blossoms, which paint ornamental patterns on the inside glass pavilion as the sunlight shines through them. In addition to a tropical rainforest habitat that is home to more than 500 exotic butterflies, the building accommodates a café with an atmospheric ambiance.

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) P.O. Box 867, Sharjah

United Arab Emirates t: +971 6 556 0777 f: +971 6 556 0444 w:

 BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE SHARJAH Al Noor Island Park by 3deluxe Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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P Perkins+Will

Dubai Marina Plaza, Level 10, Office 1004-1006 Dubai Marina Dubai, UAE t: +971-043825200

+W’ D studio has been pursuing design excellence, sustainability and research-driven solutions since 2010. Located in the heart of new Dubai, its team is committed to delivering designs that combine international standards and best practices with local expertise. This ensures that clients receive world-class design tailored to local culture. Qatari Diar in Ras al Hadd, Oman is an award-winning mixed-use development by Perkins+Will. The Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) consists of high quality residential and hospitality components, together with other secondary community components. These include: a five-star hotel, a beach club, a wide and luxurious range of residential villas, a community retail centre,

retail street, staff accommodation, a mosque and public recreational areas. With natural beauty, unrivaled in the region, the surrounding undulating cliffs and wild beaches provide the ideal backdrop for a world-class development with great consideration given to the environment. This backdrop has inspired the integration of architecture into the space; both physically – by merging landscape with built form – and perceptually by connecting interior space with exterior landscape through view corridors and shaping of natural light. Perkins+Will has achieved a balance between heritage and modernity which has been sensitively approached to ensure Qatari Diar’s building designs do not appear out of place in this superb, unspoilt location.

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+I  a full service architecture, interior design, landscape and urban strategies firm. Over the years, it has built an enviable reputation in the East Africa region as an architectural practice that helps tackle complex challenges and develop creative, sustainable built forms. The company’s award-winning architectural project Pearl Marina is a mixed-use development in Entebbe, Uganda. The first marina in Sub-Saharan Africa, it also offers luxury residences, high-end hotel resorts, office parks, a retail centre and a wide range of sports and recreational activities. These are all supported by expertly planned, sustainable infrastructure. Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, the 300-acre site was

formerly a golf club. It originally included two peninsulas with a total of three kilometers of lakefront. This was a major plus for the new development as it meant that 360 degree lake views could be incorporated in all its facilities. Due to the region’s high temperature, all walls have been painted white and light coloured roofing sheets have been used to increase the reflection of the sun’s rays. Large opening windows allow for cross ventilation and natural cooling while rolling screens on lower doors double up as shading screens and fire-fly prevention, particularly in the evenings. Each unit faces the lake but is carefully screened from neighbouring villas for maximum privacy.

Lexicon+Ion Limited

Suite 15, The Greenhouse, 3rd floor, Ngong Road, Nairobi P.O. Box: 2772-00200 t: +254 20 2055945 e: w:

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE UGANDA Pearl Marina (PMEL) by Lexicon+Ion Limited Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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M Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd Head Office: 16B Harrow Avenue, Avondale, Harare Sales Office: Ruwa Shopping Centre, Mutare Road, Ruwa

 P  a 40-hectare residential development in Ruwa, just 20 minutes from the capital of Zimbabwe. This excellent location means that it is far enough out of the city to avoid the stress and congestion whilst being close enough for a daily commute. Once completed, Marcus Park will consist of 360 houses and three apartment blocks, offering residents a premium lifestyle and optimum security. The estate will become the first green development in Zimbabwe, powered by a smart grid system. It will be virtually selfsufficient with the capacity to provide its own drinking water, energy, waste disposal, roads and communication network within the estate. Plans

also include provision for a technology park (the first of its kind in Zimbabwe), a primary and secondary school and a shopping centre. The medium to low-density project features 83 serviced units, ranging in size from 235m² to 414m² in Phase 1. Phases 2 and 3 will provide the opportunity to buy one or twobedroom apartments as well as more spacious three, four and five-bedroom houses. No compromise will be made on security within the gated community which will provide state-of-the-art 24-hour surveillance. The development’s world-class design and also its innovative and green technologies are poised to make it Zimbabwe’s number one residential estate for many years to come.

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 S C (TSC) is a modern application of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment. This is achieved through innovative design, stakeholder engagement and future monitoring to sustain itself. The Sustainable City is the first operational Net Zero Energy city in Dubai, and is modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation. Located in Dubailand and spanning over 450,000m² (46 ha.), the City provides a complete suite of amenities and environmental features. The first phase is nearing completion and comprises five residential clusters, a buffer zone, a central green spine, an equestrian club, and a mixed-use development.

The City’s water strategy includes water saving devices, greywater recycling, and treated sewage effluent reuse in landscape irrigation. Waste management aims to achieve 100 per cent waste diversion from landfills. The City’s transportation strategy encourages residents to rely less on motorised transport and more on walking and bicycling. The clusters are car-free zones and therefore only accessible on foot or by electric buggies through narrow ‘sikkas’ that link the city together. Construction of the second phase of TSC will commence in 2017 and will comprise the Indigo Hotel, a Country Club and Rehabilitation Centre, a school, and the Innovation Hub. This city is redefining sustainable living in hot climates and aiming to accelerate the move towards sustainable development.

Diamond Developers

The Sustainable City – Alqudra Road Dubai, UAE , PO BOX 251153 t: +971 4 347 5955 f: +971 4 347 5956 e: w: w:

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P.O. BOX 74656 , Design House Media Free Zone , Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 369 7800

W D G was approached by its client Obegi to transform a building that combines two existing villas into a single furniture showroom. The key requirements were to emphasise the high-end furniture brand through creating an attractive facade while also enhancing the visitors’ approach to the building. Elegant and timeless architecture was required to reflect the exquisite furniture the showroom would display. The resultant contemporary styling of the showroom exudes subtle sophistication. Its glass facade provides this modern development with a sense of place, as well as transforming itself at night with strategic lighting. The size of the glass panels is maximised to provide street frontage

and to have visual interaction with passersby. High performance glass has been specified to counteract hot summer temperatures whilst allowing as much natural daylight in the building. Glazing is recessed to reduce the direct sunlight from entering the building and to create shading, thus reducing air-conditioning loads. The ventilated facade allows warm air to rise and disperse at the top, creating an airflow that keeps the building cooler. The Obegi brand has been sucessfully integrated within the facade with the two existing structures being merged together seamlessly. Visual connection between inside and outside allows the retailer to showcase brands more effectively, like a gallery exhibiting its artwork.

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ISSAMHAYEK    was commissioned to design a residence with multiple bedrooms and facilities for a client and his family. The client had purchased a prime piece of land on which to build Makhoul Residence in the Bekaa Valley in the beautiful city of Zahleh, Lebanon. Its sloping plot presented several challenges in terms of regulations, especially the height of the retaining walls on the boundaries. The architects also had to ensure that no major openings were incorporated in the north elevation as it is directly exposed to the neighbouring plot. Due to the angle of the land, the garden has been divided on two

levels. The first is an extension of the property’s entertainment floor located in one of three basements and hosts the outdoor dining area, barbecue, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The second is an extension of the gym area. An atrium forms the main feature of the house, allowing controlled light to enter and leave its imprints on different levels of the interior space. It also serves to keep a transparency between the interior and exterior. The void is innovatively transcrossed with two bridges, one on the ground level relating to the reception area with the main dining room and another on the first floor relating to the master suite and the rest of the bedrooms.

WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners Mekalles 2001 Bldg.

Mekalles Main Road Section 126 - 4th Floor Beirut, Lebanon m: +961 3 802 080 e: w:

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE LEBANON Villa Makhoul by WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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W SAKR Real Estate SAL

Jounieh Highway, Sakr Real Estate Bldg. P.O.Box 98 – Jbeil, Lebanon t: +961 9 442 002

   sounded like a dream is now a reality taking shape. SAKR Real Estate presents the award-winning Mont Mema, a haven that harmoniously combines the essence of medieval architecture and the infrastructure of smart living, nestled in the valley of Fatqa in Lebanon. This first-of-its-kind concept seamlessly evolves from the valley’s steep topography, crowned with the historic church on top of the mountain. The setup casts its charm over a gated community with breathtaking views of the green sanctuary that surrounds it all the way down to the Jounieh Bay. Incorporating the most advanced smart living solutions,

Mont Mema offers a fully sustainable and integrated lifestyle with four fundamental pillars: Nature, Social, Wellness and Entertainment. The estate embraces a natural reserve giving ample extent for camping, hiking, and horseback-riding. Retail, piazzas, pubs, and restaurants give way to a rich social liveliness. A gym, spa, outdoor pools, tennis and squash courts embed fitness at the core of the Mont Mema lifestyle. A seasonal souk, an exclusive wine cellar, an art gallery and a museum put the finishing touch to the gated community’s holistic approach. Bringing the simple pleasures of yesteryear to propel the dreams of tomorrow, Mont Mema creates a true integration of City and Village.

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TO-R I  consistently high standards in both design consultancy and construction services with a successful track record of over 24 years in the Middle East and Gulf region. Its award-winning project Juma Villa is located in one of the capital’s residential areas, Al Oudeyliya. The residence belongs to a Kuwaiti family with three children who lived for a long period in the USA in order to study and work. This made them favour living environments that are open to the world outside but which still retain more private family areas. The first sketches began with a visionary design taking into consideration the building code in Kuwait and a fixed budget. This

concept embraced all the required functions distributed between open and closed spaces through transparent and solid partitions creating volumes, frames and surfaces. The result was a dynamic design where volumes, frames and partitions floated and appeared inside it. This concept allows the family to enjoy different living areas both inside and outside through the villa’s wide transparent and solid partitions. The final composition of interlocking volumes provides the requested privacy, while at the same time offering optimum use of the exterior spaces. Shading from the roof cover also helps to create shadows on the gardens and balconies, protecting them from the summer heat.

ITO-Roma International

Al Salmiya – Block 9, Baghdad Street, plot 6, Cliffs tower, 2nd floor P.O Box 42170 Shuwaikh, Kuwait t: +965 2573 1247 f: +965 25731240 e: w:

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E Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd Eden House, Eden Island Mahé, Seychelles t: +248 434 6000 m: +248 252 9967

 I  been the recipient of multiple awards during its fascinating evolution. It is now entering the final stages of development from what was a reclaimed coral flat in 2004 to a vibrant new mixed-use project, representing an icon for progressive and innovative development in Seychelles. What can be seen today is the fruit of years of extensive research including geotechnical, marine, architectural and market research. Every square metre of Eden Island has been carefully planned from its shape, contours and waterways to its beaches, landscaping, roads and pathways. Its range of properties has been equally considered, especially with respect to their view lines. The residential component consists of 570 homes made up of 375 one, two and three-

bedroom apartments, 121 two, three and four-bedroom maisons (duplexes) and 74 four, five and six-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own private pool while many maisons have their own splash pool. All homes come with a boat mooring as standard to enable residents to explore the many neighbouring islands. As no motor vehicles are permitted within the residential estate, each home also includes an electronically-powered buggy. Eden Island offers also a host of superb facilities including four private beaches, a fully-equipped clubhouse, fitness centre, tennis court and three swimming pools. Complementing these amenities, the development’s commercial component offers a state-of-the-art hotel and conference centre, superyacht marina, shopping mall, restaurants and bars.

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 G  founded by Rizwan Sajan in 1993. Since its humble beginnings as a small shop in Deira, it has become the region’s leader in construction, building materials, home interiors and shop fitting. Due to its extensive knowledge of high-end construction, Danube Group launched its real estate arm Danube Properties in 2014. After the success of its first five projects, Danube Properties has launched Glamz by Danube, located at Al Furjan in Dubai, just 10 minutes from Al Maktoum International Airport. A first in the region, Glamz by Danube is an innovative concept that puts a premium on space. Every unit is a customisable home to suit each owner’s changing needs. It offers a selection of 418 studio, one and two-bedroom

fully furnished apartments, each fitted with modular furniture and a convertible sofa that easily transforms into a full-sized bed. This means that a typical studio apartment can be used as a full living room during the day and be converted into a bedroom at night. A one-bedroom unit can be further converted into a two-bedroom apartment by transforming part of the lounge into a private room using the ceiling mounted collapsible doors and a drop down bed concealed in the couch. A twobedroom apartment can also be converted into a three-bedroom layout in a similar fashion. Additionally, Glamz by Danube includes a range of leisure amenities such as a badminton court, platform tennis court, health club, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna room, jogging track, party hall and barbecue deck.

Danube Properties Development LLC

Office 1701, API Trio Tower Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates t: +971 4 399 8333 f: +971 4 399 8222 e: w:

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Glamz Residence by Danube Properties Development LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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A B U D H A B I , D U B A I & K U WA I T

BOA Steakhouse

Little Black Door

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar

F Bishop Design LLC.

Suite #111 & 112, Pinnacle Building Al Barsha 1, P.O. Box: 29422 Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 399 0271

Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail

  , Bishop Design’s projects span the entire MENA region as well as internationally. Its four latest award-winning interior design projects form prime examples. Little Black Door, a refreshingly different venue at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, features a mix of classic and contemporary. Its interior oozes a provocative exclusivity; that of an Italian Milano’s gentleman’s living room combined with a New York speakeasy with the soul of Kate Moss as its muse. Katana Robata and Sushi Bar’s interior is a sensory journey of sight, touch and smell featuring lots of texture and dramatic lighting. Comprising open dining, a bar and terrace overlooking The Burj Khalifa, it complements its surroundings with subtle

Japanese contrasts and details unique to its LA transatlantic origins. BOA Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi boasts a bold and colourful interior that is visually dynamic, yet ultimately comfortable whilst still allowing varying spatial zones to suit the venue’s operation. Numerous design features not only enhance the spaces but also form an integral element, such as candy-striped bespoke light fixtures. Fauchon Paris Café and Retail in Kuwait City features a new concept design that is a natural evolution for the Fauchon brand and an addition to the Fauchon family. A fresh, sophisticated refinement encapsulates the brand’s very essence, achieved through thoughtfully developed interior detailing, elegantly crafted materials and furniture with an aesthetic palette.

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 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Little Black Door by Bishop Design LLC.

Highly Commended LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Katana Robata and Sushi Bar by Bishop Design LLC

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ABU DHABI BOA Steakhouse by Bishop Design LLC.  BEST RETAIL INTERIOR KUWAIT Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail by Bishop Design LLC. 68

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Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah

Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah

Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah


AK C  a multi awardwinning firm of architects and engineers with more than 40 years’ experience. The company’s head office is located in Jeddah with branch offices in Riyadh, Madinah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Dubai, Istanbul, Dublin, London and Milano and site offices in Makkah, Rabigh, Dammam and Taif. SAK has a highly experienced team of architects and engineers which is involved in all stages of various projects from inception to completion. The multi disciplinary firm provides a complete spectrum of services essential in the field of architectural and engineering design consultancy, construction site supervision and project management. In line with the company’s steady growth and to offer its clients a more comprehensive service, SAK has gradually broadened its original architectural

Ahl Al Bait, Makkah

Colors Office Building, Riyadh

and engineering skills to provide overall project planning, site supervision, construction management, industrial design, 3D graphics, interior design, sustainable design and health & safety services. The firm’s vision is to work along with Saudi Vision 2030 and to be a pioneering, innovative, architectural and sustainable engineering consultancy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region. Its mission is to fulfill this vision through designing innovative, sustainable, functional and economical built environments by introducing interactive design experience to clients and enhancing safety and comfort in people’s lives, while incorporating the local culture and contributing to the local community and the natural environment. In line with this goal, SAK has won an impressive five awards as listed below.

Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

P.O Box: 2388 Jeddah 21451, Saudi Arabia t: +966 12 6693294 t: +966 12 6695961 f: +966 12 6602325 m: +966 50 788 5511 e: e: w:

 BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant  BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE SAUDI ARABIA Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Ahl Al Bait, Makkah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Colors Office Building, Riyadh by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Capital Market Authorities HQ


Omrania & Associates Po Box 2600, Riyadh 11461 Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Metro Western Station

    multidisciplinary design firm based in Saudi Arabia. The first of its two latest award-winning projects is Capital Market Authorities HQ. As the centerpiece and tallest building within the King Abdullah Financial District, the faceted crystalline structure rises 385 meters and reshapes the city’s skyline. An in-depth study of the region’s environmental challenges inspired the development of a highperformance enclosure system that incorporates solar shading, photovoltaic solar collection, and an innovative façade access system. Floors provide clear span lease depths that facilitate flexibility and access to natural daylight. Contributing to the building’s efficiency, a revolutionary vertical transportation system represents the world’s first large-scale use of

twin and double deck elevators. The tower’s unique design was the result of a successful joint venture between Omrania and HOK. Arriyadh Metro Western Station is much more than simply a place to board a train. Omrania’s goal was to design an intermodal transit hub that appeals to non-transit users. This new iconic nexus links buses and the city’s light rail system. The design concept of the station building is a modern interpretation of the ‘desert sand dunes’, where a cluster of dune shaped, earth coloured structures emerge from the site. This creates opportunities for station entries, light penetrations and pedestrian shading. Together, the station and its outdoor spaces will create a comprehensive urban statement, an exciting composition anchoring the station as a new landmark in the city.

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 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Capital Market Authorities HQ by Omrania & Associates / HOK  BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Riyadh Metro Western Station by Omrania & Associates 70

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   going back to its founding in 1976 by its titular life president, Pam Golding Properties is one of the leading independent luxury real estate groups in South Africa, with a staff of over 2000 worldwide. Pam Golding Properties has a network of over 300 offices in and beyond South Africa, including locations in Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Mozambique. This reach extends internationally to the UK, Germany and beyond. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio encompasses everything from lifestyle estates to wine farms, hotels and lodges. Pam Golding Properties offers a full spectrum of comprehensive services across residential and

commercial sectors. This is all strengthened by a strategic alliance with Savills plc, one of the world’s largest property groups. The company culture fosters learning and innovation, aiming to combine cutting edge technology with a dedication to customer service. There is a strong emphasis on intensive and effective marketing across a range of media. This has included television marketing with their ‘I Am Pam’ campaigns – a move that has served to further cement the Pam Golding Properties name in the identity of South Africa. This size and power has not detracted from the core family values that built the foundation of Pam Golding Properties – the drive and belief that happy clients and staff are the key to ultimate success.

Pam Golding Properties Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Southern Suburbs, 7708, Western Cape, South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1700 f: +27 (0) 21 762 1024 e: w:

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY SOUTH AFRICA Pam Golding Properties  BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING SOUTH AFRICA ‘I AM PAM’ by Pam Golding Properties  BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE SOUTH AFRICA by Pam Golding Properties Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Seef Terraces

P.O.Box 3134 Manama, Bahrain t: +973 17 587575

 T  a 29-storey freehold residential tower soaring over the heart of the Seef District in Bahrain. The project has been constructed with an emphasis on quality and understated luxury. Starting from an immaculately detailed double height entrance foyer, the tower provides 173 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments for the discerning owner. These feature spacious, contemporary interiors complemented by the finest designer fittings and flooring. Floor to ceiling windows bring floods of light to the homes. Modular kitchens, prestige bathrooms and large sundecks round out the grandeur. However, the tower provides far more than simple residences. A dedicated recreation deck includes tennis and squash courts, a

jogging track, barbecue area, cinema hall, multi-purpose hall, children’s play area and a range of other sports and leisure pursuits. A large and impressive rooftop infinity pool crowns the tower, together with an outdoor Jacuzzi and separate indoor steam, sauna and Jacuzzi rooms for men and women. Well-equipped separate gymnasiums are also provided, while four floors of indoor parking provide plenty of space for residents and visitors alike. All of this is integrated into an earthquakeresistant structure and secured with 24-hour CCTV systems. Seef Terraces represents a first for property at this level in the Bahrain property market, with a location that places residents close to the finest shopping, cuisine and entertainment in the region.

f: +973 17 587500 e: w: Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BAHRAIN Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co. Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT BAHRAIN Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co. 72

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 N R E was founded in 2011 with the intent to provide high quality and professional real estate management and brokerage services in the UAE. It evolved from a core of specialist real estate consultancy services that developed into a full service agency. The company believes in providing the very best service to its clients. The diverse staff is comprised of local and international talent selected to maximise experience and research abilities, with a focus on maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the industry and market movements. Via Nova provides its clients with immediate access to the most exclusive freehold and leasehold properties in the UAE.

Services include sales, leasing, property management and investment, with an emphasis on custom-made solutions to match the needs of clients. A cornerstone of Via Nova’s benefits is its experience with pricing strategies within the market structure to achieve the best returns. After-sale service is also important – a dedication to clients even after the sale or purchase is complete. This is all anchored by a comprehensive marketing strategy and effective website. Via Nova’s success is exemplified both by the number of referrals from satisfied customers and the range of projects and properties for which the company is acting as the sole agent.

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Al Najda Street, ADCP Buildings, Block B, Office 1803, P.O. Box 54945, Abu Dhabi m: +971 50 8330606 t: +971 2 6441353 e: w:

Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING ABU DHABI Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY ABU DHABI Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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1802, Blvd. Plaza Tower 1 Shkh. Mohd. Bin Rashid Blvd.,Downtown PO Box 283361, Dubai

   15 countries and 5 continents, Chestertons is an international property specialist with in-depth expertise and experience. The company’s origins date back to 1805 in London, with the initial MENA office opening in Abu Dhabi in 2008 and the first of three Dubai offices opening in 2010. Other Middle East offices include Ajman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Chestertons offers the full gamut of residential and commercial sales and leasing, from individual properties to full developments. Its extensive branch network and strong abilities in multi-channel marketing bring strong benefits to buyers and sellers whether local or expat. They aim to serve with commitment, passion and energy to overcome

obstacles and satisfy the needs of clients – customer service is a driving principle. The professional skills on offer go beyond many real estate agencies. Chestertons act as fully qualified Chartered Surveyors, able to provide full valuation, appraisal and consultancy services. Continuing research and training in the industry ensure that staff are completely up-to-date with the latest legislation and market movements. Wideranging bespoke property management options are also available for landlords and tenants. As Chestertons goes from strength to strength in the MENA region, a continuing expansion plan in the region will further enhance their position as a powerful force in the real estate industry.

t: +9714 381 0200 e: w: Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY DUBAI Chestertons 74

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   international project management and real estate development company with a full range of consultancy services to cater for both public and private sector developments anywhere in the world. Designed in collaboration with Orange Architects, The Cube is a striking residential tower in eastern Beirut. Set on a relatively small plot, the geometric lines of this 21-apartment building soar 56.6m above the earth on a sloped parcel of land. The concept is a sculptural arrangement of stacked, displaced and rotated boxes, presenting an individual façade to each direction. A fixed core of lifts and staircases at the heart of the building means that there are no constraints on the layout of residences. Alternate floors are rotated 90

degrees, utilising crossing girders and a new generation of reinforced concrete for stability in this seismically active area. Apartments comprise fluid spaces, large balconies and wall-to-wall window frames, maximising the striking views. Each level consists of one or two apartments, with the single apartments experiencing full 360 degree panoramas through windows of up to 12m wide. On the ground floor the recessed space for the lobby is covered by a spectacular cantilevering volume, creating a nicely covered place and marking the generous entrance of the Cube. Three levels of underground parking is convenient and practical. The Cube is set to become an iconic residence in Beirut – an advancement in both style and construction techniques.

Masharii SAL

Rue Pasteur, Burotec Building, 11th Floor, Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 1 566 751 t: +961 1 566751/2 e: w:

 BEST APARTMENT LEBANON The Cube by Masharii SAL

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE LEBANON The Cube by Masharii SAL Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Signature D T Real Estate Development

 - plus roof-top 118 residential tower apartment project in Downtown Dubai has been developed by Signature DT Real Estate Development. Built upon a unique monolithic platform, it is home to an exclusive collection of 26 full-floor, fourbedroom residences plus two duplex penthouses. The first residence is on the 14th floor, while each one is intelligently designed from the ‘inside out’ with the floor plans and layouts developed first and the exterior shell created later. The result is the ultimate, customised residence that attunes perfectly to its residents. Apartments at 118 offer a choice of two design styles – ‘Signature Classic’ or ‘Contemporary’. Both are united by the simplicity of the contemporary combined with

the grace of classic details and colour palettes. This allows homeowners to choose from a wide range of furniture styles, reflecting their personal taste. Both apartment designs feature identical layouts and the same high-end materials throughout with neutral colour schemes and a unique combination of stone and pearlescent finishes. The underlying design intent was to create timeless spaces by incorporating exterior views, substantial living spaces uninterrupted by vertical access plus high ceilings. Extensive facilities for residents at 118 include a fully equipped health club, temperature-controlled outdoor pool surrounded by lush landscaped grounds, a running track, secure valet parking and a 24-hour maintenance crew.

PO Box 952, Office F49, The Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE e: w: Highly Commended INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI The 118 by HBA Dubai & Signature D T Real Estate Development Highly Commended APARTMENT DUBAI The 118 by Signature D T Real Estate Development 76

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Africa & Arabia Winners 2016-2017 AFRICA

Seychelles Mixed-use Development


Highly Commended

Eden Island by Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd

Hotel Interior  Belmond Eagle Island Lodge by The Gallery, London

South Africa Apartment


Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

Development Marketing

Highly Commended

New Cairo Private Residence by DAR Designs

Interior Design Apartment Highly Commended

Parkview Residence by DAR Designs

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

Aquarium Restaurant by DAR Designs

Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate by Balwin Properties (Pty) Ltd

 Aurum by AdMakers International Highly Commended

Mason Developments by Adlab Advertising Pty Ltd

Leisure Development Highly Commended

Val De Vie Estate by Val De Vie Estate

Leisure Interior Highly Commended

Nando’s Maponya Mall, Soweto by Design Partnership


Lettings Agency


Highly Commended

 Embassy Gardens by Clifton Homes Limited

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

Premier Place I by Imperial Homes

Just Property - Letting

 Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

Architecture Multiple Residence

Mixed-use Development

 Richfield Lifestyle Estate by Mobus Property Developments

 Waterfall by Waterfall Investment Company

Highly Commended

& Insite Architects

Highly Commended

Tower Cascades by Archxenus Company Ltd

Real Estate Agency

Architecture Single Residence

 Pam Golding Properties Highly Commended

Just Property

Hotel Architecture

Highly Commended

Tyson Properties

 Imperial Zambang by Archxenus Company Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Residential Development

 ‘I AM PAM’ by Pam Golding Properties

 Kwarleyz by Wonda World Estates

Highly Commended

Private Residence by Archxenus Company Ltd

Oceans Umhlanga by Oceans Umhlanga (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Nettleton Ridge/DEKAT by Fine & Country South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Embassy Gardens by Clifton Homes Limited

Highly Commended

The Refinery by Tyson Properties

Highly Commended

Richfield Lifestyle Estate by Mobus Property Developments

Real Estate Agency Website

Residential High-rise Development

 by Pam Golding Properties

 No1 Oxford by Wonda World Estates

Highly Commended by Lucas Real Estate Group

Highly Commended by Kingstons Real Estate


Real Estate Agent

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Tyson Properties

 Purple Haze by WAVE design consultants pte ltd & EDIFICE LTD

Residential Development

Mixed-use Development

 Sitari Country Estate by Sitari Country Estate

Highly Commended

Two Rivers Development by Athena Properties Limited

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Val De Vie Estate by Val De Vie Estate

Highly Commended

Waterfall by Waterfall Investment Company

Highly Commended

Maiyan Residential Development by Athena Properties Limited

Residential Property

Highly Commended

Phenom Park by Chigwell Holdings Limited

 Valentia Manor by Brick Art Construction & Guardian Project Management

Retail Architecture Highly Commended

Crystal Rivers Mall by Paragon Architects

Highly Commended

Northern Villa at Clifton Terraces by Taupo Holdings Ltd.

Highly Commended

Ulubisi House - Gondwana Game Reserve

Mozambique Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Torres Rani by Rani Investments


by Gondwana Game Reserve Retail Interior  Riva Boutique Showroom by AdMakers International Highly Commended

Casa Bella Restaurant, Grand West Casino by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd

Highly Commended

Tread+Miller Shoes, Canal Walk Mall by Dakota Design (PTY.) Ltd

Commercial High-rise Development  Nestoil Tower by Nestoil Limited


Office Interior


Highly Commended

A. G. Leventis by Stirixis Group

Property Consultancy Highly Commended


Fine And Country West Africa

Highly Commended

Bukoto Heights Apartments by Meera Investments Ltd.

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

Pearl Marina (PMEL) by Lexicon+Ion Limited

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Bahrain (cont.)

Mixed-use Development

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Hardware City by Meera Investments Ltd

 Layan by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

Highly Commended

Pearl Marina Development by Athena Properties Limited

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Crane Management Services Ltd.

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Tagore Apartments by TRIIIO Developments Limited

Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co.

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Seef Terraces by Dadabhai Noon Real Estate Co.

Retail Interior  Alpha Atelier by Impact Interiors w.I.I.

Retail Development Highly Commended

The Cube by Meera Investments Ltd.

Dubai Apartment


Highly Commended

Residential Development

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Marcus Park by Marcus Communications (Pvt) Ltd


The 118 by Signature D T Real Estate Development

Highly Commended

DT 1 by Perkins+Will & Ellington

Highly Commended

The Al Barsha Residence (K.S.S) by BMA studio

Architecture Single Residence  The Ellington Collection at the Palm Island by Pallavi Dean Interiors & Ellington

Abu Dhabi

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Developer Website

Highly Commended

Al Raha Waterfront Courtyard by JT & Partners

The Jumeirah Bay Island Beach House by BMA studio

 by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Leisure Interior

Development Marketing

 BOA Steakhouse by Bishop Design LLC.

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C.)

Property Consultancy

Golf Development

 MPM Properties

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C.)

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Highly Commended

AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Public Service Architecture

Hotel Architecture

 Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal by BDP (Building Design

 AYKON Hotel & Hotel Apartments - AYKON City

Partnership) MENA

by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Rosemont Hotel & Residences by ZAS Architects Dubai

 District Real Estate

Highly Commended

Viceroy Hotels, Resorts & Residences by P&T Architects and

Highly Commended

Engineers Ltd.

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Via Nova Emirates Real Estate LLC

Highly Commended

Shamal Residences by Studio KAD

Highly Commended

District Real Estate

Highly Commended

The 118 by HBA Dubai & Signature D T Real Estate Development

Interior Design Private Residence Ajman

 Polo Homes by Elemento L.L.C.

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

 Al Zorah Marina by Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd.

The Ellington Collection at the Palm Island by Pallavi Dean Interiors & Ellington

Highly Commended

Villa Nad Al Sheba by Nikki B Signature Interiors


Interior Design Show Home

Developer Website

 Marina Arcade Show Apartment

 Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L. by Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L.

by Exa Interiors & Marina Arcade

Development Marketing

Leisure Development

 Layan by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company

 Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences

Highly Commended

by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L. by Diyar Al Muharraq W.L.L

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

 Water Bay by Arab Architects Highly Commended

Layan by Arab Architects

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Leisure Interior

Mixed-use Development

 Little Black Door by Bishop Design LLC.

 Hanging Gardens of Dilmunia by Ahmed AlQaed Group

Highly Commended

Dubai World Trade Centre by Retail Access

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar by Bishop Design LLC

 Impact Estate w.l.l.

Lettings Agency

Property Consultancy Marketing

 JLL

 Pegasus Real Estate

Highly Commended

haus & haus Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

PK Properties

Highly Commended

Evolve Real Estate

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

H Real Estate W.L.L.

 Mamsha Al Saadiyat/Beach Promenade by RTKL-UK Ltd. (Dubai Branch)

Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

Evolve Real Estate

Highly Commended

AYKON City by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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WINNERS Dubai (cont.)


Mixed-use Development

Interior Design Private Residence

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Highly Commended

Yaser Mehyar Residence by Contempo Design

Highly Commended

City Walk by Meraas Holding

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Jumeirah Mixed Use Development by National Engineering Bureau

 Mahmoud Darwish Memorial by Consolidated Consultants Group

New Hotel Construction & Design

Residential Development

 Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

 Samarah Dead Sea Resort by Dead Sea Touristic & Real

Highly Commended

The One Jumeirah Village Triangle by The First Group

Highly Commended

Viceroy Hotel Resorts and Residences by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Estate Investment

Office Architecture


 IRENA Headquarters by Woods Bagot

Architecture Single Residence

Office Interior

 Juma Villa by ITO-Roma International

 Driven Properties by Elemento L.L.C.

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Wall House by AGi architects

Bishop Design Residential Private Office

Public Service Architecture

by Bishop Design Studio FZ-LLC

Highly Commended

CallisonRTKL Dubai Office by RTKL-UK Ltd. (Dubai Branch)

Retail Interior

Property Consultancy

Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center by AGi architects

 Fauchon Paris Cafe and Retail by Bishop Design LLC.

 Asteco Property Management L.L.C. Highly Commended

Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty


Highly Commended



Property Consultancy Marketing

 The Cube by Masharii SAL

 Dukes Oceana, Reef Residences by Asteco Property

Architecture Single Residence

Management L.L.C.

Highly Commended

Villa Makhoul by WISSAMHAYEK architects & planners

Real Estate Agency

Mixed-use Development

 Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Highly Commended

Mont Mema by SAKR Real Estate SAL

Highly Commended


Highly Commended

Sama Beirut by Antonios Projects SAL

Highly Commended

haus & haus Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 VERTICA Realty Group

 Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

Onyx Apartments by Downtown International Real Estate

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Prime Places Real Estate

Residential High-rise Architecture by VERTICA Realty Group The Cube by Masharii SAL

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

 by Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Retail Architecture  K Galleria by MZ Architects

Highly Commended by Aqua Properties

Highly Commended by Downtown International Real Estate


Highly Commended by SPF Realty

Mixed-use Architecture

Real Estate Agent

 Qatari Diar - Ras al Hadd Mixed-Use Development by Perkins+Will

 Prime Places Real Estate

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

Aqua Properties

Highly Commended

PK Properties

 Capital Store by Retail Access

Residential Development


 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Commercial High-rise Development

Highly Commended

Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

 The Pearl-Qatar by United Development Company

Highly Commended

Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Commercial Landscape Architecture Sheraton Park by Cracknell

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

 Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village by SKAI Holdings Ltd

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

1/JBR Residential Tower by EDGE Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Glamz Residence by Danube Properties Development LLC

Property Consultancy

The Pearl-Qatar by United Development Company

Residential Property

 Tanween

 The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Villa E178 Emirates Hills by Xtreme Vision

Highly Commended

Doha Metro by Qatar Rail

Retail Architecture

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Avenues Mall, Silicon Oasis by Design International

Highly Commended

The Park Residences by Tanween Properties

Highly Commended

Obegi Showroom by LW

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

The Outlet Village by Meraas Holding

Highly Commended by Q Homes LLC


Ras Al Khaimah

Interior Design Private Residence

Architecture Multiple Residence

 Suleymaniyah Private Villa by Sia & Moore Architecture Interior Design

Highly Commended


Bab Al Bahr Residence by Rakeen Development

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WINNERS Ras Al Khaimah (cont.)

Saudi Arabia (cont.)

Retail Architecture

Public Service Architecture

 Al Hamra Mall by Al Hamra Real Estate

 Riyadh Metro Western Station by Omrania & Associates

Retail Interior  Manar Mall by Al Hamra Real Estate

Residential Development Highly Commended

Ahl Al Bait, Makkah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

Saudi Arabia

Residential High-rise Development

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Bayat Plaza by Manazil LLC

Duplex Arabic Contemporary Villa, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex,

Residential Landscape Architecture

Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

 Sultan Batterjee Park by Lifestyle Developers

Commercial High-rise Architecture

Residential Property

 Capital Market Authorities HQ by Omrania & Associates / HOK

 Zawaya Residence by Alfikrah United Company For Real Estate Development

Commercial Landscape Architecture  Kingdom Flagpole, Jeddah by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant

Retail Architecture  Kingdom City Mall by Design International Riyadh Hub by Mind Engineering Consultants

Leisure Development

Highly Commended

 Royal Greens Golf & Country Club

Retail Interior

by King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

 Diet Watchers by Stirixis Group

Mixed-use Architecture  Serviced Apartments, Al Ra’idah Housing Complex by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji (SAK) Consultant Office Architecture Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

The Atrium & Farm House by BMA studio

Colors Office Building, Riyadh by Solaiman Abdullah Elkhereiji

Leisure Architecture

(SAK) Consultant

 Al Noor Island Park by 3deluxe

Office Development Highly Commended


M Tower Jeddah by Lifestyle Developers

Retail Architecture Highly Commended

The Sharjah Showroom by BMA studio

Property Consultancy  DTZ

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