Development Spotlight: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok

At over 1,030 feet high with 77-stories, MahaNakhon will be Bangkok’s tallest building and an architectural landmark.  Developed in partnership by PACE Development Corporation and Industrial Buildings Corporation and designed by The Office For Metropolitan Architecture, construction on the mixed-use building commenced first quarter 2011, with completion of the hotel and residences anticipated for fourth quarter 2015.

Read More News Recap for August 27, 2013

This week’s news recap includes Zaha Hadid’s W South Beach home for sale, a hard look at owner termination rights in hotel-branded residences, a water dispute at Australia’s Palazzo Versace, and new designer residences at Montage Deer Valley… plus new projects in the works for Shenzhen, Pattaya, Hollywood, Puerto Rico, and Sarasota!

Read More News Recap for August 8, 2013

These week’s news recap includes a record-breaking sale at the Ritz Carlton Residences Bangkok, a new record asking price at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental Boston, a new CEO for Four Seasons, Laura Ashley’s new hotel brand, a buyout for Commune Hotels, and new projects for Cartagena, Columbia, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Cairns, Australia!

Read More Reaches 100,000th Visitor

The only online directory of hotel residences for sale,, celebrated its 100,000th visitor to the website in July. With recent traffic topping 20,000 visitors per month, the new website has grown significantly since launching in January. The property portal offers a complete global directory of hotel-branded residences and hotel-condominiums for sale, where prospective buyers can search by hotel brand, lifestyle and destination, and click through to developer websites, view specific homes for sale, and connect with specialist real estate brokers.

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Banyan Tree’s Sister Brand Angsana Has Residences In the Works

Angsana Residences Lang Co

The veritable Banyan Tree Group has long been an important player in the resort hospitality and destination real estate industry in Asia. Starting with the flagship Banyan Tree Phuket in 1994, the group has grown to over 30 hotels and resorts and 60 spas. Some consumers may not immediately recognize the group’s slightly younger brand, Angsana Hotels & Resorts, which launched six years after its well-known parent. Starting with hotels in Bintan, Indonesia, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the brand has since grown to 13 properties worldwide – and now has 12 others in development.

Read More Weekly News Recap for July 25, 2013

This week’s news recap includes the partially-built Dellis Cay project up for sale, Brian Gluckstein’s model residences at Four Seasons Private Residences Toronto, and a new brand from Banyan Tree at Laguna Phuket’s next phase!

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Asia-Pacific Region Now Dominates Hotel-Residence Pipeline

Hotel-branded residences – defined as for-sale apartments or villas bearing the brand of a major hotel chain and under its management and available for use at the option of the owner – have been rapidly multiplying across the globe as real estate developers and hotel operators see the value that the luxury residential components add to the development fundamentals.

Increasingly popular throughout the United States and Canada over the past two decades, these types of projects are now gaining momentum all around the world, with nearly 200 properties now operating. For the first time, the pipeline of hotel-branded residence projects under development is now greater in Asia-Pacific than any other world region.

Read More News Recap for July 12, 2013

This week’s news recap includes new hotel-residential projects such as a W for Australia, a Kimpton for the Cayman Islands, a giant casino project for South Africa – plus, residents are moving in to the EMAAR Residences at the Clocktower in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, and Hurun has published a study about Chinese luxury travel preferences!

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Phuket Booming With Luxury Hotel Residences

Off the western coast of Thailand, the island of Phuket occupies an enviable location on the coastline of the Andaman Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. Long recovered from the devastating tsunami which struck in 2004, tourism development on the island is once again booming. This is thanks in part to its accessible location, and its international airport which is undergoing an extensive expansion but already includes regular flights to major Asian hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, and direct flights from far-off feeder markets like Moscow, Sydney and Rome.

Read More Weekly News Recap for June 19, 2013

This week’s news recap includes new Aman villas in Bali, a major bulk sale at Las Vegas’ City Center, interior design competition at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, a new hotel and condo development in Lower Manhattan, and more!

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