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The Thailand Property Awards celebrates its 10th Anniversary is style.

by Jamie Parkinson

It seems anyone who is anyone, in Thailand’s real estate industry, attended this year’s Thailand Property Awards, commonly referred to as the “Real Estate Oscars” to celebrate its 10th year anniversary on the 16Th September 2015 in Bangkok. The 500+ VIP guests were treated to an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment in the luxurious crystal ballroom at the lavish Plaza Athenee hotel, located on Wireless road.

Terry Blackburn, head of Ensign Media, Co.ltd, organizers of the event, stated that “Celebrating 10 years of the Thailand Property Awards, and Asia Property Awards, is not only a milestone for us, but also for the Thai real estate industry as a whole. In the past decade we have witnessed how much the industry has evolved from being an emerging market to becoming one of the stars of Southeast Asian real estate, despite certain challenges.”

Regarding the awards, SC Asset Corporation won the night’s biggest award taking home the title of “Best Developer for Thailand”.

Well deservingly most would say, Minor International also had an extremely successful evening with the company’s founder, CEO, William Heinecke, being presented the Thailand Real Estate “Personality of the Decade” award. Minor International was also the most nominated developer this year with five awards. Minor would end up winning one award and grabbing four highly commended honors, so without doubt the “Stars” of the evening.

When it came to Pattaya (known as the Eastern Seaboard), The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyles.co.ltd was the first on stage to receive Highly Commended for “Best Residential Interior Design” for the whole of Thailand. No stranger to the Thailand Property Awards, Terrence Allen Collins, managing director of Bravothai Lifestyles stated he was “absolutely delighted to win a national award in such a competitive field as residential interior design”.

 

 

Best Residential Interior Design

Winner: The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited, subsidiary company of Minor International PCL
Highly Commended:
Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co.,Ltd.
The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Ltd

Second up on stage for “The Eastern Seaboard” was another familiar name at awards: Nova group came first once again, for the fourth year running, this time for their project “Amari Residences Pattaya” and was also awarded “Highly Commended” in the same category for one of their other projects “Serenity Wongamat”.

The Nova groups, Keith Storey; group sales manager, said he was pleased with the result, on two counts. “First of all, the fact that two of Novas projects made it to the top three in this category and secondly this year’s awards make it a straight four years in a row for Nova group, proving Novas track record and brand keeps growing from strength to strength”.

Best Affordable Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)
Winner: Amari Residences Pattaya by Nova Group
Highly Commended:
ACQUA Condominium by Jomthian 9 Condominium Co., Ltd.
Serenity Wongamat by Novana Wongamat Co., Ltd by Nova Group

Next up on stage, for “Best Villa Development Eastern Seaboard” was Sedona Villas by Sedona Villas.co.ltd, with The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence, Last year’s winners picking up “Highly Commended” making it the second award for Bravothai Lifestyles on the evening.

Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard)

Winner: Sedona Villas by Sedona Villas Co. Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Huay Yai Villas by Pattaya Traditional Homes (Trading as Huay Yai Villas)
Santa Maria by Real Wood Co., Ltd.
The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Ltd

Last but by no means least for the eastern seaboard, Movenpick residences & pool villas won “Best luxury condo development” with The Palm & The Riveira picking up “Highly Commended” in this most sort after category.

Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)
Winner: MÖVENPICK Residences & Pool Villas by Apex Development PCL
Highly Commended:
The Palm Wongamat Beach by Nova Luxury Developments Co. Ltd
The Riviera by The Riviera Group


So on reflection a very successful evening for Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, showing the nationwide competition that Pattaya’s real estate market has matured and reached a level of sophistication to be able to compete on the highest level with the biggest brands in Thailand.

Below is a list of Winners and Highly Commended (not including the Eastern Seaboard):

DEVELOPER

Best Developer
Winner: SC Asset Corporation PLC
Highly Commended:
‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited

Best Boutique Developer
Winner: Absolute World Group
Highly Commended:
Emerald Development Group Co., Ltd.

Special Recognition in CSR
‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited

 

BEST OF THE BEST

Best Commercial Development (Thailand)
Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited

Best Housing Development (Thailand)
Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd.

Best Condo Development (Thailand)
Winner: Ivy Ampio by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited

Best Green Development
Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited

DEVELOPMENT

Best Retail Development
Winner: Central Plaza Westgate by Central Pattana Plc.

Best Office Development
Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited

Best Hotel Development
Winner: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa by MHG Phuket Limited, Minor International PCL
Highly Commended:
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group
Holiday Inn Pattaya by The Erawan Group PLC.
Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group
Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd.

Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)
Winner: Ivy Ampio by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited
Highly Commended:
Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co., Ltd.

Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)
Winner: Chapter One: The Campus Kaset by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited
Highly Commended:
Centric Tiwanon Station by SC Asset Corporation Public Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Development (Hua Hin)
Winner: Veyla ChaAm Residences by Ideas 1606 Co., Ltd
Highly Commended:
Mali Residence by – Mali One by SLM Real Estate Co Ltd – trading as Orchid Palm Homes
Red Mountain by Red Mountain Hua Hin
Smart House Valley by Suppagarn Real Estate Service Co. Ltd

Best Condo Development (Phuket)
Winner: The Emerald Terrace Condominium Patong by Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa – PHASE 2 & 3 by Absolute World Group
Best Housing Development (Bangkok)
Winner: Granada Pinklao by SC Asset Corporation Public Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
District Sriwara by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Best Villa Development (Phuket)
Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Anchan Villas by Pearl Island Property Co.,Ltd.
The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited, subsidiary company of Minor International PCL

Best Residential Development (Samui)
Winner: Aqua Samui by Luxury Living
Highly Commended:
Azur Samui by Azur Samui Co., Ltd
Horizon Residence by Residence gold Company Ltd
The Ridge by Panoramic Estate Company

Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai)
Winner: Peaks Avenue Condominium by Saha Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
The Prominence by Regal Asset Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Development (Khao Yai)
Winner: Provence Khao Yai by Provence Khao Yai Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Toscana Valley’s La Casetta III by Toscana Valley Co.,Ltd
 

DESIGN

Best Residential Architectural Design
Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Aqua Samui by Luxury Living
Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co.,Ltd.
The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited, subsidiary company of Minor International PCL

Best Hotel Interior Design
Winner: Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group
Highly Commended:
Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa by MHG Phuket Limited, Minor International PCL
Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group
The Beach Samui by Absolute World Group

Best Retail Architectural Design
Winner: Central Plaza WESTGATE by Central Pattana PLC
Highly Commended:
Central Plaza Rayong by Central Pattana PLC

Best Office Architectural Design
Winner: G Tower by Grand Canal Land Public Company Limited
Highly Commended:
AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited
Best Hotel Architectural Design
Winner: Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group
Highly Commended:
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group
Anantara Vacation Club, Phuket Mai Khao by Samui Beach Club Owner Limited
Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd.

Best Landscape Architectural Design
Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd.

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE
Real Estate Personality of the Decade
William “Bill” E. Heinecke
Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Minor Group