EXCLUSIVE: These are officially the best properties in Thailand

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From Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, here are all the winners from the landmark 10th anniversary Thailand Property Awards

Thailand Property Awards 2015_Winners

Marking its first decade as an institution that has helped put Thai real estate on the radar, the Thailand Property Awards 2015, presented by Property Report, honoured the Winners and Highly Commended in an exclusive, black-tie awards gala held at the prestigious Plaza Athenee Bangkok (a Royal Meridien hotel) las night. Established and up-and-coming developers in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai, Samui and Eastern Seaboard vied for a total of 29 categories over three sections: Developer, Development and Design.

Three-time nominee SC Asset Corporation PLC claimed the biggest award of the evening for Best Developer, beating ‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, which received a Highly Commended certificate in the same category and was also presented a Special Recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Completing at least 50 successful projects in the last five years that are focused on creating sustainable and “lively neighbourhoods”, SC Asset was a shoo-in for the year’s top honour, as well as for the Best Housing Development (Bangkok) award, which was given to its Granada Pinklao project that features practical design and friendly amenities. The Chatuchak-based developer also became a Highly Commended winner in the Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) for its Centric Tiwanon Station project.

SC Asset wins Best Developer_Thailand Property Awards 2015
SC Asset wins Best Developer

Another three-time nominee Absolute World Group emerged victorious, this time in the Best Boutique Developer category. Considered one of the current leaders of the vacation club ownership industry in Thailand, the company is also known and respected for building an impressive boutique collection of forward-thinking resorts with an environmentally-conscious approach. The firm also bagged two Highly Commended honours for current developments on Phuket and Samui.

It was also an exciting evening for Minor International Plc, which was the most nominated developer of this year with five nods for the company and its subsidiaries. The group won the judges’ approval for Best Residential Interior Design for The Residences by Anantara, a project undertaken by its Hua Hin Resort Company Limited unit, and also took home four Highly Commended certificates: two in Design, and one each for villa and hotel developments.

In a departure from the various award categories, Minor International’s founder, CEO and chairman, WIlliam “Bill” E. Heinecke was presented the Real Estate Personality of the Decade award by the editors of Property Report, for being “consistently influential and instrumental over the past decade in not only shaping Thai real estate, but also promoting Thai brands in the global arena,” according to the magazine’s editor-in-chief Liam Aran Barnes. It was the only award not selected by the independent panel of judges.

Bill Heinecke wins Real Estate Personality of the Decade
Bill Heinecke wins Real Estate Personality of the Decade

While the Thai market has been affected by political tension and changes, a fluctuating economy, and concerns of a potential bubble in the last few quarters, the industry has remained solid, particularly the high-end, luxury, villa and retail segments in the Thai capital.

Bangkok-focused Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited certainly has had a great year. The developer received two highly coveted development awards – Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) for Ivy Ampio, and Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) for Chapter One: The Campus Kaset – as well as one ‘Best of the Best’ award for Best Condo Development (Thailand), which went to Ivy Ampio.

Another big winner from Bangkok is the recently completed AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited, which won a three-peat for Best Commercial Development (Thailand), Best Green Development, and Best Office Development. The 29-storey Grade-A office tower located in the Sathorn central business district is touted to be another iconic addition to the capital’s ever-evolving skyline. Elsewhere, Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. claimed four trophies, including Best Housing Development (Thailand) and Best Villa Development (Phuket), plus two design awards.

Attended by more than 500 real estate VIPs and top industry leaders, the event, organised by Ensign Media, was the culmination of the fair and transparent nomination and judging process spanning the last six months.

“For 10 years the Thailand Property Awards, and the entire Asia Property Awards programme as a whole, have demonstrated that excellence and adherence to quality never go out of style,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media. “The high quality of developments in Thailand has allowed the industry to transform itself from being an emerging market in 2006, to becoming one of the stars of Southeast Asian real estate today, despite certain economic or socio-political challenges.”

“Real estate is too vital for the future of Thailand, and the Asia Property Awards wouldn’t exist without Thailand,” he added.

Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media, gives his opening remarks
Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media, gives his opening remarks

Now that the event is over, the top winners in Thailand will move on to compete with their ASEAN peers in the grand finale – the South East Asia Property Awards 2015, which will take place at The Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Wednesday, 21 October. The awards gala be preceded by the inaugural Property Report Congress, a high-level forum featuring the region’s top industry leaders and experts, and present and past Winners of the Asia Property Awards series.

Full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the Thailand Property Awards 2015:

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 Villa 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

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

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

DEVELOPMENT

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 Housing Development (Bangkok)
Winner: Granada Pinklao by SC Asset Corporation Public Co., Ltd.
Highly Commended:
District Sriwara by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited

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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

 

For more information on the Thailand Property Awards, visit official website: AsiaPropertyAwards/ThailandPropertyAwards or email: info@asiapropertyawards.com. Follow also #AsiaPropertyAwards to join the conversation about the Asia Property Awards series on social media.

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