2010 Proves to be Year of Celebration and Recognition for Solomon Kerzner

Renowned Hotel and Gaming Entrepreneur Honored with Royal Knighthood, ILTM UltraTravel Lifetime Achievement Award, Variety Club Lifetime Achievement Award
Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award and the HSMAI Lifetime Achievement

Kerzner’s passion for hospitality was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by confirming that Sol Kerzner was invested with the insignia of Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) for his outstanding and exemplary contribution in the area of business and community in the Bahamas.  This highest honour was awarded in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2010.
 
“I am truly humbled and most honored by these recent accolades,” says Sol Kerzner. “I would not be here today without the hard work and dedication of our people around the world. While I feel proud of all we have accomplished, there is still much more work to be done and we look forward reinventing the hospitality experience yet again in the next decade.”
 
With the opening of his latest resort, One&Only The Palm, Dubai, in November and the launches of Atlantis The Palm, One&Only Cape Town and most recently, the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, Kerzner has continued to successfully grow during the two challenging years of the global recession.
 
Kerzner operates the successful 3,500-room Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas and the 1,500-room Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.  Kerzner also operates some of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world, under the One&Only brand, which are located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, Maldives, South Africa and Dubai.
 
Last week, Sol accepted the ILTM/UltraTravel Lifetime Achievement award in Cannes for his life-long service and dedication to international travel in Cannes. In February 2010, Kerzner was awarded the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Albert E. Koehl Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to advertising and marketing in the hospitality industry.  Kerzner was also lauded for his humanitarian achievements outside the travel arena with two distinguished awards from both sides of the pond. Kerzner’s dedication to helping raise over £200 million for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children was acknowledged by The Variety Club Children’s Charity in London honoring him with their May 2010 19th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.  In June, Kerzner accepted Cornell’s 2010 Hospitality Innovator of the Year Award, given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
 
“Sol’s enterprising spirit and boundless imagination are evident in the spectacular properties that he and his team have created in markets around the world,” said Tom Ward, Managing Director of the Pillsbury Institute during the awards dinner in New York. “From urban settings to remote islands, Sol has put a uniquely distinctive imprint on our industry.” 
 

2010 Proves to be Year of Celebration and Recognition for Solomon Kerzner

Renowned Hotel and Gaming Entrepreneur Honored with Royal Knighthood, ILTM UltraTravel Lifetime Achievement Award, Variety Club Lifetime Achievement Award
Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award and the HSMAI Lifetime Achievement

Kerzner’s passion for hospitality was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by confirming that Sol Kerzner was invested with the insignia of Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) for his outstanding and exemplary contribution in the area of business and community in the Bahamas.  This highest honour was awarded in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2010.
 
“I am truly humbled and most honored by these recent accolades,” says Sol Kerzner. “I would not be here today without the hard work and dedication of our people around the world. While I feel proud of all we have accomplished, there is still much more work to be done and we look forward reinventing the hospitality experience yet again in the next decade.”
 
With the opening of his latest resort, One&Only The Palm, Dubai, in November and the launches of Atlantis The Palm, One&Only Cape Town and most recently, the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, Kerzner has continued to successfully grow during the two challenging years of the global recession.
 
Kerzner operates the successful 3,500-room Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas and the 1,500-room Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.  Kerzner also operates some of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world, under the One&Only brand, which are located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, Maldives, South Africa and Dubai.
 
Last week, Sol accepted the ILTM/UltraTravel Lifetime Achievement award in Cannes for his life-long service and dedication to international travel in Cannes. In February 2010, Kerzner was awarded the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Albert E. Koehl Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to advertising and marketing in the hospitality industry.  Kerzner was also lauded for his humanitarian achievements outside the travel arena with two distinguished awards from both sides of the pond. Kerzner’s dedication to helping raise over £200 million for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children was acknowledged by The Variety Club Children’s Charity in London honoring him with their May 2010 19th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.  In June, Kerzner accepted Cornell’s 2010 Hospitality Innovator of the Year Award, given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
 
“Sol’s enterprising spirit and boundless imagination are evident in the spectacular properties that he and his team have created in markets around the world,” said Tom Ward, Managing Director of the Pillsbury Institute during the awards dinner in New York. “From urban settings to remote islands, Sol has put a uniquely distinctive imprint on our industry.” 
 

Celebrate Melbourne Cup in Style at Sea World Resort!

Set on the idyllic Gold Coast Broadwater, Sea World Resort's annual Melbourne Cup event is bound to be full of fun and frivolity with a sumptuous seafood buffet, fashion parade by Marina Mirage and prizes galore.

Sea World Resort General Manager Ernst Pfister said that this year will be the best Melbourne Cup event yet with delicious seafood, fabulous fashion and an amazing array of prizes on offer.

"Guests will enjoy a lavish seafood buffet extravaganza featuring fresh Sydney Rock oysters, prawns and Moreton Bay bugs at the Shoreline restaurant, a wide selection of Hardy's wines and a live broadcast of the event.

"A few extra special twists have been added to this year's event including a fashion parade by stunning Marina Mirage fashion labels, Little Joe and Tim O'Connor", he said.

Little Joe fashions embody sophistication, elegance, luxury and value and this will be featured in designer Gail Elliot's Spring / Summer 'Hot in the City' collection.

Sea World Melbourne Cup guests can also glimpse Tim O'Connor's signature modern clothing with a timeless aesthetic, inspired by beautiful fabrics, strong colours and a flattering silhouette. Mimco will also supply all parade headwear at the event on the day.

The prize pool is equally as enticing as the food and fashions, with a Quickbeds trip for two to Melbourne, a selection of fragrances from the Perfume Connection, gift vouchers for Little Joe and Tim O'Connor, Shoreline dinner vouchers and tickets to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World.

Guests will also be entertained by fun-loving Hot Tomato duo, Holmsey & Flan on the day.

Don't miss out on tickets, call Sea World Resort and book today on 07 5591 0044.

Launches With Two Phuket Properties And A Luxurious Organic Resort In Khao Sok


Thailand's latest innovative independent boutique hospitality group has launched with a superb range of accommodation properties, scheduled to start opening from November 2010, which are partnered with the extensive facilities at the Phuket International Academy Sports & Leisure Club (PIASLC), appealing to sports, leisure, wellness, and corporate group travelers.
 
Thanyamundra Organic Resort in Khao Sok – headline's the launch of the Thanyapura Hospitality Group. Download hi-res image here. Thanyapura Hospitality Group (THG) unveiled this week its diverse range of hospitality resorts, retreat, private beach club, and organic restaurants and cooking school, all of which are catering to an audience who seek to experience a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle through a diverse choice of sports, arts, meditation, yoga, organic cuisine and other leisure activities.

THG consists of the two Phuket based properties; the 38-room, three-star Thanyachitra Retreat (scheduled to open mid November) – adjacent to the PIA Mind Centre; and the 77-room, four-star Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort (scheduled to open November 2011), alongside the PIASLC and the Khao Sok based Thanyamundra Organic Resort (scheduled to open mid November) located on a working organic farm adjacent to the Khao Sok National Park. The Wave Beach Club on Naithon Beach is set to become a sought after venue offering views of the ocean opening late December 2010 in time for the festive season.

Thanyamundra is a sustainable five-star organic resort, two hour's drive north of Phuket. It hosts two luxury villas, with seven suites and two rooms, a fitness centre with the latest from Technogym, a 50-metre lap pool, meditation and yoga spaces and an organic cooking school which utilises the organic produce from the farm. Organic farm tours and work experiences offer guests a unique opportunity to delve into the growing in popularity world of sustainable agro tourism.

Thanyachitra Retreat is offering comfortable accommodation with access to the PIA Mind Centre's meditation and yoga programmes as well as the PIA Sports and Leisure Clubs extensive facilities and innovative food and beverage outlets.

Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort is an educational, active and wellness lifestyle destination offering a playground for active individuals, teams, couples, friends and families, while offering uncomplicated and functional comfort with efficient and friendly personal service.

THG Chief Operating Officer, Martin Michalik, said THG will be the benchmark in sophisticated, comfortable facilities, genuine and friendly guest services, authentic lifestyle experiences and the freshest of organic cuisine offered to every guest who visits any of the group's venues.

"The accommodation and services we provide in THG, together with the latest range of sporting and event facilities at the PIA Sports and Leisure Club and wellness and meditation/yoga programmes at the PIA Mind Centre, ensures we are opening with a wide range of options and locations that will appeal to leisure travelers and companies looking for new venues for their events," he said.

Thanyapura Hospitality Group has made three key appointments for its launch, appointing highly experienced Mr Michalik as Chief Operating Officer, David Roberts as Vice President of Operations and Alex Nassar as Executive Chef for THG and PIA.

Mr Michalik has an overall role in managing operations, sales and marketing, product and brand development and corporate communications for the hospitality group whilst at the PIASLC he is responsible for the Club, Arts Centre, catering and business events.

His hospitality career spans over 20 years where he held a myriad of executive, pre-opening, operational and development roles with major international hotel and resort chains in Thailand, Cambodia, the Czech Republic, Maldives, Japan, Canada and the USA.

Mr Roberts oversees the day-to-day operations of the THG, PIASLC, Arts Centre and business events at the facility. He was a professional tennis player before moving into business management for various elite sporting facilities in Asia. He has been at the helm of some of the largest private clubs in Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, he was with the Centara Hotels and Resorts Group.

Alex Nassar oversees the day to day operations of the THG and PIA food and beverage portfolio. His culinary journey has taken Mr. Nassar through South and North Americas, Europe and Asia with an exposure in a number of Guide Michelin three star restaurants and chefs, including Adria Ferran's El Bulli, Pierre Troisgros' La Maison Troisgros, Bernard Loiseau's La Cote D'or and for the past 4 years he worked as executive sous and eventually executive chef in Banyan Tree Phuket.

Zabai Zabai Restaurant and Cooking School and O'Cha Cellar are all expected to be fully operational by the end of 2010, and Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort will open for guests in November 2011.
 

A super boutique hotel in the heart of Singapore


HOTEL FORT CANNING

Fort Canning Park’s heritage as an exclusive and historical landmark is being revived with the opening of a fashionable boutique hotel, Hotel Fort Canning (Hfc) in October 2010.
 
Nestled between Orchard Road, the Clarke Quay entertainment hub and Central Business District, Hotel Fort Canning features a collection of 86 stylised rooms and suites. It has been designed to offer guests premium services and facilities in a one-of-a-kind location.
 
Hfc promises to be one of the most prestigious addresses in Singapore providing a highly desired respite from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of city living.   
 
Once used as a base for the British Far East Command during World War II, the property, which has been sensitively restored by award-winning Singapore architectural company, DP Architects, maintains a sense of the old style colonial glamour with many original features including a multi-columned façade.
 
Each guest in residence at the hotel will enjoy ‘around-the-clock’ concierge services, be it booking tickets to a local concert, sourcing flights or arranging city guides and translation services. Equipped with the latest iPads, savvy staff can be contacted around the clock, by SMS, email or telephone.
 
Both rooms and suites are complemented by a selection of award-winning furniture from Poltrona Frau amongst others. The bathroom features eco-friendly amenities from award-winning THANN Spa.
 
Hotel Fort Canning is located at:
11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881
Tel:     +65 6338 1212
Fax:    +65 6334 3020
Email:  contact@hfcsingapore.com
Website:  www.hfcsingapore.com

Award-winning Phuket resort Indigo Pearl


'‘GREEN PEARL’ INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE SMILES AT LUXURY PHUKET RESORT INDIGO PEARL

Award-winning Phuket resort Indigo Pearl has extended its ‘green’ commitment, teaming up with the international Sustainable Smiles movement promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability among local communities.
 
The initiative is being launched with environmental education for over 150 students at two local schools near the 5-star resort, Wat Mongkol and Technical Thalang College.
 
It will also be implementing programmes with the students, resort staff and the local community to help improve the environment at nearby Nai Yang Beach and the surrounding area.
 
Already six members of Indigo Pearl staff clean the beach and beach road daily, along with at least two volunteers from Dewa Phuket and Nai Yang Beach Resort.
 
In addition, monthly beach cleaning is being organised, starting from July 23 at 4pm, with the local community, guests, schools and local businesses encouraged to become involved in these activities.
 
A Student Action Program (S.A.P.) will guide, train and supervise two small groups of students to design and implement their own community-based environmental project in Nai Yang.
 
They will receive funding from Indigo Pearl and Seedlings of Change "Bread for the Soul" Mini-Grant Program to implement a project of their choice.
 
The students will have to survey the surrounding community, interview locals and develop a project plan based on time, budget and need – encouraging local community members, businesses, the local government and other stakeholders to be involved.
 
An educational programme for local villagers and shopkeepers on Nai Yang Beach Road is also being established.
 
Indigo Pearl Resort has established a ‘Green Pearl’ environmental committee to execute the green mission.
 
“Nai Yang is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. It brings a lot of revenue to local businesses so it is important to protect the environment and life there,” said General Manager of Indigo Pearl, Arnaud Girodon.
 
“We share many of the same goals as Sustainable Smiles with strong team of passionate and dedicated employees who really care about the environment and want to make a difference in the local community.”
 
Creating good environmental awareness among local children at a young age is the key, he added.
 
“They are the future generation. If we can teach them to pay attention to how their actions impact the environment and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to solve environmental problems then they can lead the way to a greener environment and more sustainable future.”
 
Sustainable Smiles launched the partnership with an environmental workshop for 50 Indigo Pearl staff, engaging in group exercises, presentations and discussions about environmental issues and solutions on how they can improve the environment in their community and at the resort.
 
Kelly Franklin, who founded the movement, said:  “We will be continuing these workshops weekly to build environmental awareness and a strong team to help our efforts to bring environmentally sustainable change to the local community.”
 
She founded Sustainable Smiles (www.sustainablesmiles.org) as a nonprofit organisation based out of the United States in 2009 to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability and appreciation for nature in communities around the world.
 
The movement has initiated environmental education and beach cleanups elsewhere in Thailand at Thai Muang Beach in Phang-Nga Province.
 
Indigo Pearl has a unique environmental heritage complementing its luxurious style. The resort evokes Phuket’s tin mining industry, incorporating unique furnishings and art pieces from recycled industrial relics.
 
The concept of ‘’found industrial art” was implemented by renowned international architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, in collaboration with Australian John Underwood, a resident Phuket artist.

Exclusive Villas by Paresa introduces Villa Amanzi

Exclusive Villas by Paresa introduces Villa Amanzi
An introductory offer at 50% off for online bookings
 
Exclusive Villas by Paresa is delighted to introduce Villa Amanzi, a luxuriously appointed residence for those desiring an unsurpassed vacation experience. From now till 10 December 2010, guests can enjoy an introductory offer at 50% off from the best available room rate through online booking.
 
Established in 2010, Exclusive Villas by Paresa offers a selection of very exclusive private villas and homes situated on Phuket’s noted “Millionaires Mile” managed by Paresa including access to Paresa Resorts services and facilities.
 
The latest exclusive Phuket property to be listed in Paresa Resorts suite of ultra-luxurious and secluded private villas offering an unrivalled oasis of calm, tranquility and relaxation, Villa Amanzi has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious industry awards, including Hong Kong Institute of Architects Merit Award in Recognition of Excellence in Architecture outside Hong Kong, International Property Awards Best Architecture for a Single Unit in Thailand, Best Architecture for Single Unit in Asia Pacific Region, and Design et al Awards for Residential Development.
 
A minimum 3 nights stay is required during all seasons. A minimum of 14 nights stay is required during peak season from 20 December to 15 January. Rates start from THB 66000, inclusive of 7% taxes.
 
Located at exclusive Cape Sol on the west coast of Phuket, Villa Amanzi is an exclusively private and stunning six bedroom residence with a 15-metre infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea, ideal for families or groups wishing to escape together in stylish, yet relaxed, surroundings.

Ultra modern and contemporary in design, Villa Amanzi maximizes the exquisite natural features of the site from the magnificent ocean views to the west, the majestic granite rock formation that forms the north boundary of the villa site to the natural forest that covers the Kamala headland.
 
Featuring six spacious guest rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom and private balcony with uninterrupted views over the Andaman Sea, Villa Amanzi offers three king bedrooms and three twin rooms. The master suite also features a large outdoor terrazzo bathtub in addition to separate showers.
 
Each bedroom offers high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, individually controlled air-conditioning, remote controlled sun blinds and curtains, 32-inch plasma screen TV and DVD player in bedroom, complimentary wireless Internet access and full bathroom amenities
 
The level directly above the main living area is the main bedroom wing housing four en-suite bedrooms each with unobstructed panoramic sea views. The level below the main living area consists of a large family room, with a 52inch TV, a table tennis table, a football table and a small bar area, as well as two further en-suite bedrooms also with sea views. The lower level features a massage area and adjacent jacuzzi bath with spectacular views through the tree canopy to the azure blue sea beyond.

Guests can also enjoy their own private access to the sea front from the family room along an elevated timber walkway weaving through the natural forest canopy to the background sounds of running water from the adjacent mountain stream. Villa Amanzi creates a fabulous opportunity to live a lifestyle of space, natural seclusion and uncompromised luxury.
 
Exclusive Villas by Paresa offers a folio of luxurious villas and homes purposefully designed and built to provide truly discerning guests with an unsurpassed oasis of luxury and relaxation.
 

Outrigger in Phuket Launches Nanny Service for Kids


Parents can now fully enjoy their holidays in Phuket

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Thailand has launched a unique baby and child-sitting service to let parents enjoy their Phuket vacation.

Safe and productive activities. Download images here. Nannies With Heart teaches children about Thai culture for eight hours a day for four days. Professional nannies occupy the kids with one-on-one 'edutainment' soft learning activities such as Thai language lessons, batik painting, leaf weaving, necklace making, coconut leaf designing, balloon animal making, plaster figurine making and activities in the outdoor play area.

At the beginning there is an introductory session to fully understand the child's needs. At the end of each day, the parents will receive a daily written brief.


Nannies are trained hotel staff and the activities take place in the parents' spacious villas and gardens.

"With Thais' patience and love of children, we are very confident that Nannies with Heart will be a success," said General Manager, Darren Shaw. "We want parents to fully enjoy their well-earned holiday," he said.

Each four-day nanny package is only 4,000 baht++ (US$121++). A minimum of four days must be booked (the days can be non-consecutive). The service is for children between 12 months and 12 years old only. Prices are valid until 31 December 2010 and the service is subject to availability.

For further information Tel: (+66) 76 318 230. Email: laguna@outrigger.co.th.
 

The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Singapore

SINGAPORE’S NEWEST LUXURY DESIGN HOTEL OPENS ITS DOORS ON 08 JULY 2010

The Fullerton Heritage Singapore is delighted to announce the much anticipated opening of Marina Bay’s first and only waterfront hotel, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore on 08 July 2010.
 
Comprising 100 rooms, five individually-themed suites and a luxurious Presidential Suite, each with magnificent marina views, balconies and sundecks, the hotel offers luxury bespoke design elements to travellers visiting Singapore’s latest new district.
 
LCL Architects, the group behind the hotel’s inspiring glass facade, is also responsible for the creation of the luxury hotel rooms, whilst the arrival experience and restaurants are the latest projects by design wunderkind, Andre Fu.
 
Guests will enter the hotel through a 17-metre wide lobby at the historic Clifford Pier, an important heritage site which saw the arrival of many of Singapore’s early settlers.  The hotel's glamorous and exquisite interior designs are richly steeped in Singapore’s vibrant history with Fu using vintage nautical maps and commissioned contemporary art that reflect the celebration of heritage and modernity in the Lion City.
 
Utilising materials and designs such as polished rosewood and latticed screens, as well as leather and chrome, LCL Architects has created an elegant and refined atmosphere in the bedrooms with a predominantly natural palette throughout. This classical look is combined with state-of-the-art in-room technology to ensure that the hotel’s modern travellers are never out of touch.
 
Each of the hotel’s six suites, including the Presidential Suite, are individually themed to reflect the wealth of cultures in Singapore’s cosmopolitan population, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and Colonial and are situated on the upper three storeys of the hotel, in prime-angled positions facing the stunning views of Marina Bay waterfront. Named after the ex-Governors of the Straits Settlement (Sir Hugh Clifford, Sir Shenton Thomas, Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Sir John Anderson and Major General Sir William Orfeur Cavenagh), each will be adorned with bespoke artwork and antiques alongside contemporary pieces that embody the spirit unique to the suite’s theme.
 
The hotel’s trio of culinary experiences, designed by Andre Fu, include the signature restaurant Clifford, The Landing Point and Lantern.
 
Lantern is a stylish rooftop bar, surrounding the hotel’s 25-metre rooftop swimming pool, where guests can relish delectable gourmet snacks and tantalising grilled meats, accompanied with fine champagnes, signature cocktails, wines and beverages whilst watching the world go by with panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront and the world-famous Singapore skyline.  This urban oasis is the perfect location for an idyllic afternoon respite, take an invigorating swim in the pool while enjoying the tranquil waterfront sea breeze or the sultry cocktails conjured by the bar’s mixologist. View the beautiful sunset at Lantern with your partner or friends as it transforms into a dazzling rooftop bar illuminated by glittering lights, ideal for a romantic tête-à-tête, glamorous cocktail parties or fashion launches.
 
Set amidst the resplendent skyline of the Marina Bay waterfront, Clifford, the modern brasserie is illuminated by splendid 10-metre high floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sparkling waters of the bay, and guests are greeted by an opulent 800-bottle fine wine library meticulously handpicked from all over the world.  Seated adjacent to Clifford Pier and named after this historical landmark upon which the first immigrants landed in Singapore, Clifford retains the spirit of the seafarers as it embodies waterfront destination dining. Clifford is furnished with layers of theatrical salons and offers breathtaking views of Marina Bay be it from the private dining room, main dining section that seats up to 76, or the stylish al fresco dining terrace. One of three dining destinations at the hotel, Clifford celebrates discreet and attentive service with its clever play of vintage furnishings in warm grey, burnt orange and dark aubergine set against the towering ivory French panelling and masculine herringbone oak floors. From influential business lunches to idyllic afternoon teas, or romantic dinners under the stars, Clifford sets to redefine destination dining by the bay with personalized service.
 
Elegantly positioned alongside an impressive indoor promenade paved in bespoke marble mosaics, The Landing Point is the gourmand’s lounge du jour. Designed in hues of gold; indulge in sensuous cocktails as guests engage in the waterfront panorama. With a majestic 13-metre long bar and spacious outdoor terrace, The Landing Point is designed to captivate the sophisticated chic.
 
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is located at 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326. Telephone: (65) 6333 8388, Website: www.fullertonbayhotel.com
 
 

Andara Resort & Villas Phuket


Andara Resort & Villas Phuket
Hits Second Hot List for 2010
South East Asia’s 20 Finest Resort Developments
By Property Report South East Asia Magazine

Following closely on its recognition in the coveted Conde Nast Traveler (USA) Hot List for 2010, Andara Resort & Villas Phuket has received a second “Hot List” award in regional luxury real estate magazine Property Report South East Asia. Andara has been recognized in the monthly magazine’s annual  “South East Asia’s 20 Finest Resort Developments” list published this month. 

Located on Millionaires Mile, Phuket overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort offers 37 lavish residence suites and 26 luxury pool villas.  Villa service includes your own villa attendant and private Thai chef.  Andara owns and operates two magnificent Baglietto Italian-designed private motor yachts which are available for private charter.  The yachts have been exquisitely customized to match the exclusive Andara standard, offering the same level of luxury, comfort and service of the resort.

Property Report Magazine quotes that “the new wave of resort developments are raising the bar and are beginning to surpass the Mediterranean and Caribbean in terms of the quality that’s on offer.”

“This is the second time Andara have featured on the Hot List,” Property Report Editor in Chief, Terry Blackburn says. “They were also on our inaugural list in 2009. Our team of editors in Thailand and Singapore decides the list and it was a unanimous decision to include Andara again. We began covering the project over five years ago shortly after Allan Zeman acquired the land and the progress since then has been remarkable. To see that it’s now a fully functioning resort on a par with the best in the world and is already offering a good return to early investors is very impressive and clearly demonstrates that, despite recent setbacks, Phuket is still one of the best places in Asia for resort property.”

Jonathan James Gascoyne – Andara Resort – Director Property Sales and Marketing;
“Following on from the prestigious Thailand Property Awards in November, where Andara won four categories, “Best Villa Development (Thailand)”, “Best Villa Development (Phuket)”, Best Architectural Design (Thailand)” and “Best Condo’s (Phuket)”, the resort is now open and fully operational. Fittingly, Andara has now been acknowledged within South East Asia’s top 20 Finest Resort Developments, with credit owed to the vision of our company Chairman Dr. Allan Zeman, masterfully orchestrated and guided by the company’s CEO Ms Natthakanya Saengpho”.

Reservations can be made through the resort’s reservations office direct on:
Telephone:  +66 76 338 777                 
Email:   reservations@andaraphuket.com              Website:  www.andaraphuket.com