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Summer 2008

The Address

LUXURY HOMES AND INSPIRED LIFESTYLES AROUND THE WORLD

IN THIS ISSUE Best of.... Thailand, Dubai, Mexico,  Caribbean, USA and Vietnam Golfers’ Delight Fractional Ownership Brands



Invitation to Founders Ownership Piece de Resistance Food & Travel - Epicurean Anguilla Our Ambassadors

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Welcome to the First Issue of ‘The Address’ To accommodate the increasingly fast-paced world we live in, we are excited to introduce The Address, an exclusive online lifestyle magazine from Signature Residences Worldwide. The publication is dedicated to bring you the best in terms of luxury properties and inspired lifestyle features. The Address magazine showcases great opportunities for luxury living in the most sought-after communities across the world. Inside, you’ll discover world-class golf courses, stunning penthouses and captivating beachfront properties. Plus insights into Food and Travel features. In this issue, you will find a cover story on ‘Best of’ Thailand, Dubai, Mexico, Caribbean, USA and Vietnam. Other stories cover Golf Developments and Fractional Ownerships. Also in this issue, there is an invitation to take advantage of some of the fantastic Founders’ Ownership opportunities now available for a select number of customers. Don’t miss this issue’s ‘piece de resistance’ – V Greece….The World. An amazing property development in Dubai with one of the most iconic addresses on the planet. You will also find an introduction to Epicurean Anguilla, where we give you taste of some of the most inspirational restaurants on this beautiful island. Signature Residences Worldwide enjoys a solid reputation as a leading boutique real estate company. We have hand-picked a select group of developments across the world, many operated by world leading hospitality firms such as Fairmont, Raffles, Jumeirah and Trump. Signature Residences Worldwide finds the world’s most luxurious vacation-home buying opportunities, often before they are widely known, and therefore offer our Customers access to the most aspirational opportunities. We leverage our decades of experience researching exclusive, best-in-class destinations to hand-pick only the most select luxury developments in the world’s most exclusive locations. Clients of Signature Residences Worldwide can be confident of receiving an exceptional high level of personal service, underpinned by experience, professionalism and integrity. We hope you will enjoy browsing through the magazine and I am confident you will find more than one property that attracts your attention. To find out more about the featured properties along with all other projects, please visit www.SignatureResidencesWorldwide. com. Since this publication is for you, please feel free to email or call me to ask questions, as well as give your input on what topics you’d like to see covered. Until then, happy reading… Kind regards, Ann Adenius Managing Director, Signature Residences Worldwide T: +44 (0)20 7095 8703 E: info@SignatureResidencesWorldwide.com



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Thailand JUMEIRAH PRIVATE ISLAND PHUKET A private island sanctuary, minutes from Phuket, worlds away from the stress of day to day life. The best that money can buy wrapped in the best that nature has to offer. Jumeirah Private Island Phuket is set on an unspoiled Thai island at the gateway to one of the world’s most fantastic seascapes, Phang-Nga Bay. The 80-acre private island offers the inimitable levels of exclusivity and privacy that only a private island can afford, parceled with the experienced and discreet services of Jumeirah; one of the world’s most distinguished hospitality leaders. Jumeirah Phuket Private Island will offer levels of luxury, privacy and security as yet unseen in the Phuket area with private residential villas, a 5-star Jumeirah Resort and Spa, a super yacht marina and exclusive Jumeirah yacht club. Extraordinary Jumeirah Residences are currently for sale within the development. The 15 Jumeirah Estates on Jumeirah Private Island Phuket will be situated on premier beach front and waterfront plots. The Jumeirah Estates

command between 42-217m² of uninterrupted ocean frontage and incorporate up to 2,000m² of air conditioned interior space. Each of the 34 Jumeirah Residences has over 900m² of living space including up to 420m² of air-conditioned space. The tropical indoor/ outdoor living design was conceived by Bishop International, an experienced architectural firm with over twenty years of successful practice in be-spoke Asian home design. The 7 palatial Jumeirah Beach Villas will be situated on premier beach front and waterfront plots on the north and south coasts. The Jumeirah Beach Villas command between 15-20m of uninterrupted ocean frontage and incorporate up to 200m² of air conditioned interior space. Prices from THB110 million For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/Jumeirah-PrivateIsland-Phuket or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Dubai

THE PENTOMINIUM Strategically located at the exclusive Dubai Marina, the Pentominium will a rise up a majestic 120 floors. An individual residence will take up a complete floor of the tower providing over 6,500 sq.ft of unsurpassed private world class luxury. Each floor will have its own exclusive private foyer with each unit equipped with state of the art biometric access control. Pentominium is being designed by award winning, world renowned architects Aedas. Interior design is being undertaken 

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by Hirsch Bedner Associates, exclusive designers of Ritz Carltons, Grand Hyatts & Four Seasons worldwide. There will be a dedicated Concierge Service by Quintessentially, the international private members club. This service will be available 24 hours, 7 days a week to cater to every requirement of the Pentominium residents - whether local or global. Additionally, through its series of unique alliances, Pentominium residents will be owners on a shared ownership basis to a fleet of premium automobiles including Rolls-Royce Phantom that come as a part of this unique lifestyle experience Pentominium has to offer. This experience will be further accentuated with world renowned Azimut yachts for leisurely trips across the expanses of the Arabian Gulf.

The tower boasts a world renowned Spa, exclusive to its distinguished residents which will be run by Six Senses Spas, the operator of a number of premium world class health resorts around the world. All public areas at the Pentominium will be crystallized by Swarovski with each individual unit fitted with state of the art sound equipment provided by Bang & Olufsen, while Pentominium’s exquisite Cigar Lounge will be by Davidoff and its business lounge that is to overlook Dubai’s majestic Palm Islands will be accessorized by exclusive Tiffany & Co. accessories. Price from AED 15,591,628 (approx. US$4,248,400) For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/Pentominium or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Mexico

ICON VALLARTA, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO As a Philippe Starck masterpiece, Icon Vallarta will be an exclusive beach front enclave of residences on Mexico’s Pacific coast not far from downtown Puerto Vallarta, affording the ultimate in comfort and style. Each residence has been designed with modern interiors and inspired layouts that include walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, large master suites with en suite bathrooms and 

expansive terraces and kitchens with wine refrigerators and espresso machines. Owners will have at their disposal an impressive number of amenities including access to an ocean-front gym, Spa, private gourmet restaurant designed by Yoo by Philippe Starck, golf course privileges and a spectacular deck surrounding an expansive infinity-edge pool. Penthouses and villas available from US$1M+.

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Novo Cancun

NOVO CANCUN, CANCUN, MEXICO Novo Cancun is an exclusive Beach Marina & Golf Resort development, boasting white sand and wonderful ocean views. Bathed by Mexican Caribbean water, leisure acquires a new concept. Enjoy urban first class services, wide avenues, shops, restaurants, a professional golf course, and the largest marina of the Mexican Caribbean. Add hotels, extensive green areas and exclusive access to the wonderful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean Sea and it is clear why Novo Cancun is one of the most spectacular Cancun Real Estate projects of the new Puerto Cancun development. Penthouses and villas available from US$980,000 10

VICEROY MAYAKOBA, RIVIERA MAYA, YUCATAN, MEXICO The luxury residential resort is currently under construction within the exclusive enclave of the Mayakoba Resort complex on the pristine and premier Caribbean coastal destination, the Maya Riviera, south of Canc煤n, Mexico. Viceroy Mayakoba occupies the largest beach front parcel in the resort community, with its refined haven of 164 new luxury residences and villas woven along the Caribbean coastline, lush lagoon waterways and the Greg Norman - designed PGA golf course, El Camale贸n. Viceroy Mayakoba, with its effortless turn-key operation, will offer residents a medley of privileged owner benefits including intuitive 

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24-hour concierge services, reciprocity with other Kor properties, daily housekeeping, preferred tee-times, complete home and landscape maintenance, childcare services, in-residence dining with private chef, personal shopping, dry cleaning, transportation, and a pre-arrival checklist to ensure that ownership is truly effortless. Prices from US$800,000 to US$8 million. BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA, RIVIERA MAYA, YUCATAN, MEXICO The newest property in Mayakoba, a unique resort development on the southeast shore of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba will blend an Asian aesthetic with the local natural environment to create an intimate, ecological haven with exclusive ownership opportunities. Situated just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Banyan Tree Mayakoba will feature 132 masterfully designed villas. The one, two and threebedroom villas will encompass between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet each, and will be offered for ownership, priced from US$1 to US$5 million. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/Mexico or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Caribbean

The Marquis Estate

THE MARQUIS ESTATE, ST LUCIA The Marquis Estate is situated amongst some of the Caribbean’s most attractive landscape on the stunning northeast coast of St Lucia and occupies a breathtaking 500 acre site in a wide lush, tropical valley that sweeps majestically down to one of the most beautiful beaches in St Lucia, the Marquis Bay, where pristine white sands meet clear, turquoise waters that are

perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. The resort will feature an impressive range of facilities such as marina, 18 hole golf course, casino, three 5-star hotels, Spa, Equestrian Centre, The Marquis Estate Cricket Academy, Football Academy will be set up in conjunction with a leading UK premiership player. The Island Sanctuary is an exotic, tropical paradise surrounded by fresh water channels

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Viceroy Anguilla

and reached only by private bridge. Each of the villas on The Island is secluded from the outside world by a living boundary of lush greenery. Here you will experience the deepest tranquillity and succumb to the harmony between luxury and nature. This is a haven of serenity, comfort and pleasure - an exclusive oasis of peace and indulgence. The calming atmosphere of The Island is reflected in a superb standard of service and attention to your wellbeing. Each villa is understated yet sophisticated and provides spacious elegant and light living space. Glass walls slide back to extend the living space onto a large terrace which overlooksits own infinity-edge swimming pool. Set in the corner of the pool is a covered sala designed to offer shade for a siesta, a massage or to provide an atmospheric setting for an intimate dinner. Prices start at £650,000 for a 1 bedroom villa and £950,000 for a 2 bedroom villa (price 14

increase of £100,000 is scheduled for 1 August 2008). VICEROY ANGUILLA Viceroy Anguilla is located on the Caribbean’s most tranquil island in the British West Indies with a pristine backdrop of white sandy beaches and lucent turquoise waters. The resort’s real estate offering features 140 exclusive contemporary beach front and blufftop villas, sophisticated townhomes and opulent resort residences seamlessly combining the imaginative design, luxury amenities such as a fully appointed Beach Club 16,000 squarefoot, full-service destination Spa and fitness center and Children’s Club. Located on 3,200 feet of beach on Meads and Barnes Bays along the coveted northwest shore of Anguilla, deep water, coral snorkeling shelves and remarkable beaches line the 35 acre resort community.

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Kor Exchange Program allows reciprocity with other participating Viceroy and Tides properties across the globe Prices starting at US$935,000 and reaching US$9.9 million RAFFLES ST LUCIA Two legendary icons—Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Jack Nicklaus are joining forces to create a coveted real estate offering that is unlike any other in the region. Raffles St Lucia brings luxury living to one of the most picturesque islands in the Caribbean. Located on the northern end of St Lucia, the development will spread over 360 acres marked by sweeping ocean views, dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches. Within this magical backdrop are a stunning 200-room resort and 322 Raffles luxury villas, casitas, condominiums and estate lots available for private ownership.

The resort will offer exquisite dining options, five pools and a 10,000-square foot RafflesAmrita Spa, well known as an oasis of calm and a sanctuary for the senses. The golf experience at Raffles St. Lucia will be any golfer’s dream. A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will feature as many as seven holes that play to or along the dramatic coastline of St Lucia, with stunning views of the Caribbean from most of the golf course. Complementing the golf course will be a clubhouse and pro shop, as well as tennis courts and three beach clubs to offer other sporting options. Residences from US$829,000, Estate lots from US$550,000 For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Regalia

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USA

REGALIA, FLORIDA, USA 39 single floor oceanfront residences. Regalia is destined to be a landmark on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and will make its mark as an architectural icon in South Florida. Spacious residences with more than 7,600 square feet of liveable space, 5,515 interior square feet, 2,100 exterior square feet, feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls framing the dramatic ocean and 360 degrees of unobstructed views. Living spaces are flooded with light and air from sunrise to sunset. Building features include 165 linear feet of 16

beach front, an infinity-edge swimming pool set amidst lush gardens and fountains, an oceanfront gazebo with Spa, private beach front cabanas and a fitness center overlooking the Atlantic. Prices start from US$6,562,900 and the Penthouses from US$14,250,000 GANSEVOORT SOUTH Miami’s most exhilarating place to stay, is now its most extraordinary place to live‌. bringing the pulse of New York to the heart of South Beach.

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Gansevoort South

Miami’s stylish new address to live and play is The Residences at Gansevoort South, luxury oceanfront condominiums on Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets featuring 600 ft of Ocean frontage. Located above the Gansevoort South Hotel, the new southern outpost of New York’s lauded Hotel Gansevoort, the 259 fashionable residences feature all the services of the hotel including pool side dining, deluxe shopping and a tropical oceanfront pool plaza for the ultimate in relaxing and socializing. Owners will enjoy many of Miami’s most sought-after amenities at their fingertips, including a multi-level beach club with a bar

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and restaurant and an infinity-edge ocean view pool. A 42,000-square-feet David Barton Gym + Spa, gourmet dining by STK and Philippe Chow, while resident “members” will enjoy Gansevoort’s signature 24,000-square-feet rooftop playground with a 110-ft pool and lounge and the unique Gansevoort Beach Club. The Residences include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and penthouses, offering peerless views of Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay. Ranging from 721sq.ft to 7,985sq.ft. Prices from US$675,000 For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/USA or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Vietnam

Six Senses has developed a unique approach to luxury resort living, successfully combining ultracontemporary design with respect and care for the environment. Six Senses Private Residences Con Dao is located in the most idyllic setting on Con Son Island in the South China Sea. A one kilometre white sand beach fringes a spectacular bay, overlooked by the adjoining hills of the National Park that form a spectacular natural amphitheatre that cocoons the resort. Con Dao comprises 16 residential villas for sale. From three to five-bedroom configurations, each villa has an average plot size of 2,000m² and spectacular ocean views. Villa owners will enjoy the full facilities of the 18

resort that comprises a Six Senses Spa, signature hotel, gourmet restaurants, a health club and a retail village. In addition, Six Senses Private Residences Con Dao owners automatically become members of the Six Senses Club, an exclusive private members club. All villas offer the services of a personal butler to cater for your every mood. Bespoke services, from babysitting to in-villa massages or gastronomic meals prepared in your own wellequipped kitchen, can also be arranged. Price: From US$1.5 million. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/Vietnam or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Golfers’

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Live close to, or even on, the world’s best golf courses World-class golf designers are making new masterpieces, amid stunning natural scenery. A second home combined with serious golfing is available at an increasing number of residential resort developments. So if you are looking to test your skills on the lush green fairways and challenging, yet enjoyable, white sandy bunkers, you will find below a few alternatives to choose from.

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GREG NORMAN, MAYAKOBA, MEXICO One highlight of Mayakoba is El Camaleon, a Greg Norman-designed championship golf course that is host to the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic. Residence owners of Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Viceroy Mayakoba will have access to El Camaleon’s unique layout that winds through heavy forest, dense mangroves and stunning beach front stretches of sand. El Camaleón is not only recognized for the beauty of the course, but also for its surrounding amenities, including a driving range and the Mayan-influenced clubhouse that rises above the 18th green. Perhaps most amazing of all, with the resort’s unique canal system, golfers will be able to step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them to the first tee - located on a cenote, the naturally occurring freshwater caves unique to the Yucatan Peninsula Banyan Tree Mayakoba will 50 residential ownership opportunities, the one, two and three-bedroom villas will encompass between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet each, and will be offered for ownership, priced from US$1 to US$6 million. Viceroy Mayakoba is an exclusive beach front development, with 164 residences for ownership, ranging from a studio to a five-bedroom presidential villa. Prices from US$800,000 to US$8 million. JACK NICKLAUS, ANGUILLA The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Anguilla site is located on prime oceanfront property that is ideal for golf. Several holes will play to or along the water, and all but three should feature spectacular views across the sea and of the beautiful mountains of St. Martin. Add to this the pristine beaches, and you have all the elements in place for a memorable golf experience, Encompassing 400 acres—including two miles of unspoiled oceanfront—Fairmont

Anguilla will undoubtedly set the standard for luxury in the region. This rare Caribbean real estate opportunity will provide each Founding Member with a premier Estate Lot; a one-, two- or three-bedroom luxury Residence; a Founders Membership with lifetime paid dues; an Associate Membership to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club—one of only 25 worldwide; and a Founders Membership at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Anguilla. Founders Packages begin at US $1.6 million.

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JACK NICKLAUS, ST LUCIA When Jack Nicklaus first saw the land that is now known as the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club St. Lucia, he described it as perhaps one of the five most spectacular pieces of property he had ever seen. “It’s Pebble Beach warm,” he added. Jack’s reference to “Pebble Beach warm” may be explained by the fact that his vision for the course includes seven holes that play parallel to the water, and 11 more with stunning views of the ocean - all backdropped by a tropical island where the yearly average temperature of 82 degrees actually feels cooler due to the prevailing trade winds. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will be the centerpiece to a site considered truly one of the most magnificent in the Caribbean. 22

Raffles St Lucia, scheduled to open in 2010, is an elegantly appointed 200-room resort with 322 Raffles luxury villas, casitas, condominiums and estate lots available for private ownership. Estate lots from US$550,000 and Residences from US$829,000 TOM KITE, PUERTO RICO The Trump International Golf Club boasts Puerto Rico’s first course of legendary proportions, designed by PGA Professional Tom Kite. Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico is located on 1,200 acres of waterfront and its two 18-hole golf courses offer breathtaking views of the nearby El Yunque Rainforest and the Atlantic Ocean. Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico is the new home of the Puerto Rico Open, first PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico, from 2008-2010.

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Spread over one thousand acres in Rio Grande, the development will have approximately 500 residences at its completion. In its first phase, this resort complex consists of 56 magnificent Founders Residences, with an approximate starting price of US$1.4 million. The first residents will become part of the Founders Club, an exclusive community that will allow its residents to enjoy superb benefits, including preferred tee times and access to elite services such as a private jet, helicopter and limousine service. JACK NICKLAUS, TORTOLA, BVI Set on 50 acres of pristine beach front at the north-eastern end of Tortola, Raffles Tortola will offer a secluded half-mile white-sand beach and sweeping sunset views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort will include 250 Raffles Residences, including luxury villas, casitas, condominiums and estate home sites. Residents at Raffles Tortola will enjoy Raffles’ legendary amenities and service including a 24-hour concierge, beach club, 10,000-square-foot RafflesAmrita Spa, and a free-form swimming pool that meanders through the resort and fitness center. Along with championship tennis courts, several restaurants and bars and the resort’s proximity to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, amenities and activities are never far from home. 20 Founders Packages will be offered from an estimated US$2,500,000 to US$2,700,000 (4 bedroom). Price range includes transfer taxes. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com or call +44 20 7095 8703 www.theaddress.info

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Fractional

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Owning a luxury resort residence at a fraction of the real cost involved Fractional Ownership and the Private Residence Club concept are amongst the fastest growing sectors of the real estate, tourism and hospitality industries worldwide with the number of identified resorts offering these products worldwide increasing by 39% in 2006.

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Fractional ownership gives you the full enjoyment of owning an elegant vacation home – without the high cost of entry and the usual responsibilities associated with owning a vacation home. As owner, you will own a titled,

deeded piece of real estate that is valid in perpetuity, and may be willed or sold. You enjoy access, year after year, to a beautifully designed and impeccably maintained residence, enhanced by luxury services and amenities.

What are the advantages of Private Residence Club ownership? Owning a luxury residence at a fraction of the cost of whole ownership, while enjoying award winning design, furnishings and premier locations.  Enjoying services equivalent to a five star hotel that are not usually available to second home owners.  Having the use of an extensive range of amenities to enjoy your leisure time.  The ability to invite family, friends and clients to enjoy your Club. 

Knowing that your property is professionally managed, avoiding the maintenance hassles and concerns associated with second residences.  Minimising your financial investment through Fractional Ownership.  The option to own vacation residences in more than one location without tying up large amounts of capital in a single home. 

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Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square

FAIRMONT HERITAGE PLACE, GHIRARDELLI SQUARE, SAN FRANCISCO, USA Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square represents one of the city’s most distinctive and exciting new options for prestigious second home ownership, combining the charm of meticulously restored historic detail with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ world-class luxurious amenities and services. Offering a total of 53 one, two and three bedroom homes with views of the San Francisco Bay that simply take your breath away. At Fairmont Heritage Place, residence owners 26

have VIP access to amenities such as a 10,000 sq.ft full service Spa and reservations in fine dining establishments. Additional services include private chefs, childcare, twice daily housekeeping, 24-hour concierge, in-residence dining and pre-arrival grocery shopping. These benefits distinguish ownership at Ghirardelli Square from traditional home ownership. All of the benefits without any of the hassles. Prices for a 2 bedroom unit from US$262,378 (1/10th fraction) Prices for a 3 bedroom unit from US$ 358,537 (1/10th fraction)

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BOM SUCESSO, OBIDOS, PORTUGAL Situated near the medieval town of Obidos, on the Silver Coast of Portugal, BOM SUCESSO – Design, Resort, Leisure, Golf & SPA represents the most ambitious project ever planned for a luxury tourist resort. Built over an area covering 1,576,210m², BOM SUCESSO will contain 601 houses – both villas and townhouses – a hotel with a Spa, an 18 hole Championship golf course, an unparalleled range of facilities and a large ecological reserve.

A group of renowned architects, both Portu guese and foreign, developed an innovative concept: contemporary architecture blended into the landscape. Each villa comes fully furnished and with swimming pool. Prices for a 3 bedroom villa from €142.000 (1/6th fraction) with 8-13 weeks of usage. Prices for a 4 bedroom villa from €173,500 (1/6 th fraction) with 8-9 weeks of usage. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Your Personal Invitation to Four of the Best Founders’ Programmes Right Now Founders Program Members typically are the discerning few who share the vision of the developer and have an informed level of knowledge and respect for the development team partners. These privileged membership opportunities are generally reserved for no more than 25 to 50 Founders and are only offered for a limited time. 28

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES MAYAKOBA, MEXICO It’s with great anticipation that Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba makes its entree into the Americas with a residential real estate offering at Mayakoba, the most exclusive community on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Banyan Tree is currently commencing the initial Founders offering of 25 of only 50 villas offered for purchase. Secluded and serene, each masterfully designed 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villa boasts living

spaces between 4,000 and 6,300 sq.ft. The villas reveal sensuous spaces for outdoor bathtubs and showers as well as spacious sundecks with expansive private pools that lounge beside sea, mangroves and manicured fairways. The first 25 residences will be offered at special pre-release pricing under the Founders Program which will allow owners to enjoy first selection of the villa inventory. The one, two and three-bedroom villas will have full-ownership, priced from US$1 to US$5 million.

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RAFFLES TORTOLA Set on 50 acres of pristine beach front, Raffles Tortola will offer residents a secluded half-mile white sand beach and sweeping views of the shimmering Caribbean Sea. A total of only 20 Founders Packages will be offered that will include 3,250 sq.ft.(indoor area) 4 bedroom ocean view residence; Fully furnished to Raffles standards; Private pool; Spacious estate lots from 1/3 to ½ acres; Complimentary Land Rover (including duties); Lifetime Founders Membership; Highest priority selection for future offerings and Optional rental program through Raffles Tortola Price: US$2,500,000 - US$2,700,000 fully furnished. FAIRMONT ANGUILLA By combining one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive islands with Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf and one of the world’s leading luxury hoteliers, Fairmont Anguilla offers the chance to be part of something truly extraordinary. A total of only 35 Founders Packages will be offered that will include fully furnished 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom oceanview residences; Golf course 30

estate lot with ocean views; The highest priority selection for future offerings and a Membership to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. Will be offered at an estimated US$1,600,000 (1 bedroom), US$2,100,000 (2 bedroom) and US$2,600,000 (3 bedroom). TRUMP INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB PUERTO RICO Trump International Golf Club, Puerto Rico is a stunning 1,000-acre enclave of glistening waterfront located in the city of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Founders Programme include 56 magnificent villas (approx. 3,000 sq.ft). The first residents will become part of the Founders Club, an exclusive community that will allow its residents to enjoy superb benefits, including preferred tee times at the PGA Trump International Golf club and access to elite services such as a private jet, a yacht, helicopter and limousine service. Starting value of US$1.4million. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Resistance V… GREECE ON THE WORLD, DUBAI ‘V…Greece on The World’ brings a new concept in luxury, beauty and business to Dubai and the Middle East. With 52 residences ranging in size from 1,927 sq.ft to 5,877 sq.ft, ‘V… Greece on The World’ consists of many elements including a boutique hotel, Le Cinq Mondes Spa, fitness centre, luxurious shops and restaurants and a residential development with the best views of stunning beaches and sunsets. The 1- 3 bedrooms residences are all situated with ocean, waterways or garden views and are spaciously designed. Each residence has its own infinity pool (lofts and villas) or whirlpool (suites), private terrace and kitchen. The World is a one-of-a-kind destination, and residence owners are attracted by the freedom, sun, light and fresh air the property will provide. Combining this unique opportunity with a business model that will attract high net worth investors looking for something different, something out of the ordinary, is a winning formula. Investors who buy ‘V…Greece on The World’ property will have access to that property for two months of the year, and earn a 50 per cent share of the property’s gross income over the remaining 10 months. Developments on The World will leave a legacy for the creative owners of these islands and ‘V...Greece on The World’ is exactly such a development. From AED 10,996,045 (approx. US$2,993,375) For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide.com/v-greece-on-the-world or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Pacific, Banyan Tree’s Spas are one of the key features in their resorts and hotels. Since the launch of the first Banyan Tree resort, Banyan Tree Phuket, in 1994, Banyan Tree has received over 386 awards and accolades for the resorts, hotels and Spas that the Group manages. The Group has also received recognition for its commitment to environmental protection and emphasis on corporate social responsibility.


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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Monte Carlo and New York’s The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-akind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is

committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont’s portfolio includes 55 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in destinations as diverse as Beijing, Abu Dhabi and South Africa. The Company also owns Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. www.theaddress.info

Jumeirah properties are among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous awards. The Dubai-based international group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel along with several other fivestar hotels. Jumeirah has extensive plans to grow its portfolio in key cities and aspirational resort destinations worldwide.

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Raffles is a collection of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, each distinguished by its luxury, elegance and residential charm. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective destination and rated among the very best in the world. Raffles’ pursuit of service excellence has earned for its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.

Six Senses Resorts & Spas is a resort and Spa management and development company that operates luxury properties primarily in the Maldives, Oman, Thailand, and Vietnam. They currently have ten resorts, with five more scheduled to open in 2008 in other countries, in addition to 20 Six Senses Spas. Sustainability is integrated into all aspects of their operations, reflecting the company’s core mission: To create innovative and enriching experiences in a sustainable environment. All of this is carried out while providing guests with an outstanding luxury experience in some of the world’s most spectacular settings.

With over 70 projects, The Trump Organization is responsible for many of the world’s most recognized developments, and is renowned for commanding a sizeable premium relative to the markets that they enter. The Trump Hotel Collection has 11 hotels in development representing the next generation of luxury hospitality - one that promises to raise the bar on top-end hospitality experience. The newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was named Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hottest New Hotel in North America”, and its sister hotel in Las Vegas has also received rave reviews. For further information, please visit www.signatureresidencesworldwide. com or call +44 20 7095 8703

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Anguilla It used to be that serious foodies heading for the Caribbean went to St. Bart’s, feeling that it was the only place to find really memorable cuisine. Anguilla has more than met the challenge posed by its French neighbor and has become a culinary destination in its own right. Even if Anguilla is a mere 23 square miles, there’s an amazing abundance of dining options available, from beach side fish shacks to haute cuisine. Chefs from all around the world can be found in Anguilla and ‘Food & Travel Online’ have selected of some of their favourites among the many restaurants that make up the island’s vibrant and eclectic restaurant scene. BARREL STAY Alfresco by the seashore, specializing in French and Creole cuisine • From the appetizer to entree, everything is superb • Famous for the fish soup, other specialities include grilled fish prepared with blackened garlic or mustard seed sauce • Don’t miss the chocolate tart with mild chilli and lime sauce for dessert • The stunning sunset views • The attentive owners Sandy Ground, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 2831 www.barrelstay.com BLANCHARD’S This absolutely delightful restaurant, a mecca for foodies, is considered one of the best

in the Caribbean • The candlelit garden is incredibly romantic • Fine china, hand-made crystal glasses and crisp white linen adorn the tables at this classic restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea • The nuanced contemporary menu is ever-changing but always delightful, boasting flavors from the Caribbean, Asia, America and the Mediterranean • Popular staples include the lobster cakes; a trio of mahi-mahi with coconut, lime, and ginger; and jerk shrimp with cinnamon rum bananas • The coconut ice cream with Baileys Irish Cream in a chocolate coconut shell is mouth-watering • The award-winning wine list, a regular winner of the Wine Spectator ‘Award of Excellence’ • The star-studded crowd including Janet Jackson, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas Meads Bay, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 6100 www.blanchardsrestaurant.com FLAVOURS The menu features West Indian cuisine with a twist of creativity and ingenuity, using local ingredients to perfection • The spectacular setting high above the harbour • Start with the house tipple, a ‘secret’ combination of limejuice, sugar syrup, strong and dark rum stirred together with a dash of amoretto floated on top • Favourite dishes for many repeat diners include the pumpkin soup appetizer • Try Flavours’ garlic-encrusted parrotfish

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accompanied by pepperpot, a delicious stew of local yams, coconut dumplings, peppers, cream and other goodies • Save room for dessert, as the coconut tart with vanilla ice cream is a tropical treat. Backstreet, South Hill, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 0629 www.flavoursrestaurant.com HIBERNIA The food is ambitious, the setting casually elegant • An open-air, lovely West Indian cottage overlooking the fishing village of Island Harbour and distant Scilly Cay • The French-Asian haute cuisine makes this one of the island’s top gastronomic treasures • French- and Indonesian-inspired decor serves as the backdrop for modern art (for sale) collected from such far-flung spots as Bolivia, Ireland and Cuba • Staples include a selection of freshly smoked mahi-mahi, tuna, and kingfish served with a ginger-horseradish cream; naked crayfish sautéed with coconut and Balinese spices; and pan-grilled Perigord duck breast with a tamarind jus • Be sure to try the pumpkin and lemon grass soup with crispy bacon • Desserts include several unusual flavours of home-made ice cream - including one made of the smelly durian fruit - and an innovative prune dish cooked in chocolate and Armagnac • The gracious hosts Island Harbour, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 4290 www.hiberniarestaurant.com KEMIA AT CAP JULUCA Its intimacy, sexy vibe and bold flavours • A chic seafront lounge with a spectacular view • A fusion of Asian, Middle Eastern and African dishes is served appetizer-style • The Korean spareribs, Spanish-style shrimp 40

in garlic butter, tiny pots of curries, rare Thai beef salad and Mahi-Mahi are all exceptional • The dramatic Arabian Nights–inspired décor with richly coloured African fabrics draping the windows and walls. Waves of golden fabric are tucked into the roof to depict the Moroccan style • The best time to go is at sunset. Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay Tel: +1 264 497 6666 www.capjuluca.com KOALKEEL Housed in a building originally constructed in the 1700s as part of a sugar and cotton plantation • Some of the food is still cooked in its “coal keel,” an old wood-burning rock oven • You can dine, shop for vintage rums, enjoy a cigar, have tea and pastries, browse amongst antiques and bask in another era where the atmosphere of old West Indian charm is preserved • The kitchen uses old recipes to turn out innovative dishes, resulting in an eclectic menu of European, Caribbean, and East Indian dishes • The must-try dish remains The Rock Oven Chicken for two, slow cooked in the coal keel (you’ll need to order 24 hours ahead). Or try the Chef’s seven course tasting menu based on the local foods that are abundant in Anguilla, fresh fish, coconut, pigeon peas, potatoes, mangos, sugar and limes • Other Signature dishes include Curry-Grilled Crayfish, Shaved Green Apple and Coconut Emulsion and Island Grouper Steamed in Banana Leaves, with Saffron Orzo and Pigeon Peas in a Chorizo-Mussel Broth • The 18,000-bottle limestone cellar won a Wine Spectator award for its mix of old and new world vintages, and you can stop in there for complimentary rum tastings • Be sure to save room for the incredible desserts made by pastry wizard

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Geraud Lavest, inventor of wonders like ginger streusel, a sweet cake with caramel and spiced roasted apricots, or warm milkchocolate tart served on a sugar-almond crust. The Valley, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 2930 www.koalkeel.com MICHEL ROSTANG AT MALLIOUHANA This has to be the most serious culinary experience on Anguilla, if not the entire Caribbean • Boasts magnificent sweeping views of the Caribbean sea • The ingenious creativity of the head chef infuses classic French cuisine with local Caribbean flavour • Try the roasted whole lobster with basil butter sauce or the mahi-mahi with eggplant caviar in a tomato vinaigrette • Oenophiles will be impressed by owner Leon Roydon’s 25,000-bottle wine cellar, which focuses on marquee-name Burgundies and Bordeaux. Meads Bay, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 6111 www.malliouhana.com/rostang.htm One of the most beautiful waterfront setting in the Caribbean • The creative seafoodfocused menu with French-Asian influences • Features exotic tropical dishes such as Seared Black Sea Bass on Bamboo, Coconut and Kaffir, and Wok Charred Red Snapper with Pickled Daikon and Ver Jus • Don’t miss the menu degustation • Book one of the sought after tables over-looking the sea where jumping fish vie for attention • The service is excellent T: +1 264 497-6666 www.capjuluca.com

Is an Anguillan institution • The ultimate beach bar • Located on a private island only accessible by the island’s launch - stand on Island Harbour’s dock, give a wave of the arm and a motor boat comes to ferry you to the private island of Scilly Cay • There’s no electricity, so it’s lunch only, but the big platter of local crayfish (seasonal favourite), lobster, chicken, snapper, or a combination of any of the above, is prepared in a secret marinade and grilled to perfection • Has the island’s best, most melt-in-your-mouth crayfish. It’s marinated with orange juice, orange marmalade, tarragon, honey, olive oil, curry and peanuts • Bring your snorkelling gear and have a swim before you feast… and before you experience paradise on owner’s notoriously potent rum punches. • When they have a band playing and the place really gets cooking Island Harbour, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 497 5123 VEYA

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Located in a pretty West Indian house • Boasts an adventurous menu and an exquisite dining experience • Veya means a ray of sunlight in the Carib language, and the menu adopts flavours from the world’s warmer climes, from India and Vietnam to North Africa and the Caribbean • Favourites include carpaccio of conch with Asian cucumberchayote slaw, Moroccan spiced shrimp with an apricot sauce, and the grilled jerk tuna in a rum-coffee glaze • The superb wine list • Service is excellent • A-listers like Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, and Natasha Richardson Sandy Ground, Anguilla  Tel: +1 264 498 8392 www.veya-axa.com/

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Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors’ Program was introduced as a large proportion of our business is generated by word of mouth and by repeat purchases. We have therefore put together two initiatives to reward both referrals and loyalty:  Rewards Programme  Repeat Purchase Rewards Programme Signature Residences Worldwide’s Rewards Programme allows you to earn extra money by referring potential buyers who wants to buy overseas properties. The concept is this simple: You refer a client to us, and if the client purchases a holiday or investment property with us, we pay you a referral fee. Remember - all you need to do is pass on details of anyone interested in buying an overseas quality property from one of the leading boutique companies for luxury Real Estate. We’ll do the rest - and pay you for every property sold and delivered from one of your referrals.

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This is an easy way for you to earn extra money and to help your friends and colleagues find the ideal property. There is no limit to the number of new Clients you can refer - the more you refer, the more money you make. Do you have someone to refer already? Please contact us by email or call us direct on +44 (0)20 7095 8703. Good luck - we look forward to sending you your first cheque!! Terms and Conditions apply Repeat Purchase We thrive and strive to do repeat business with our clients, meaning we are willing to reward our repeat clients for making additional purchases. Are you considering another purchase from us, please email  info@signatureresidencesworldwide.com or call us direct on +44 (0)20 7095 8703. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Every effort has been made to offer information that is current, correct and clearly expressed but there can be no guarantee of immediate availability or absolute accuracy and the information do not constitute advice or recommendation. Neither the author nor publishers are responsible for the results of actions taken on the basis of information contained in this summary, nor for any errors or omissions. We would always recommend that you seek appropriate independent advice. Prices may change and are subject to currency fluctuations. Š 2008 Signature Residences Worldwide, a division of W International Management Ltd

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