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 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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Superbroker Dolly Lenz Addresses Summit at Montage Deer Valley

Dolly Lenz, one of the world’s top real estate brokers, gave the keynote address at the first annual team summit of ORES Realty Corp. last week. Held at the new Montage Deer Valley – which was recently named the best hotel in Park City by the Park Record – the summit brought together developers, brokers, agents and marketing managers to discuss effective sales strategies and marketing techniques.

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Enjoy Every Season at these Year-Round Mountain Resorts

Entirely different from their snow-covered winter selves, mountain retreats are often at their most glorious in the summertime. The clean air and stunning vistas create a serene retreat that helps man reconnect with nature. Reknowned as winter wonderlands, these three mountain destinations offer adventure and relaxation all year round, with some of the finest luxury hotel residences available for sale west of the Mississippi.

“Ski all winter, play all summer!”  That is the motto at Montage Residences Deer Valley, where they feature more than 30 creative activities for warm weather fun. Visitors and residents alike can explore the surrounding terrain and take in the dramatic Wasatch Mountain Range or enjoy guided hiking tours, horseback riding, river rafting or fly-fishing.  Residents and guests can make reservations and have the on-site activity professionals at Compass Sports make sure they are equipped with the latest gear and equipment.

Read More Weekly News Recap for July 3, 2013

This week’s news recap includes top hotel residences in New York and Boston, 38 buyer lawsuits at Trump Toronto, hotel sales at the Four Seasons Bengaluru and the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, a twin in the works for the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach, and a five-star “cave hotel” in China!

Read More Finishes Sixth Month With Expanded Database, Increased Traffic

Six months since launching, is now achieving 20,000 visits per month on its sophisticated luxury platform. The world’s first global database of hotel-branded residences and hotel condominiums now includes over 250 properties affiliated with 59 hotel brands in 42 countries around the world.

“In many of the world’s hotel markets, building a luxury hotel without residences is not financially attractive to developers,” explained founder Dan August Cordeiro. “Hotel management companies increasingly realize that lending their brand to luxury residences opens the door to expand their hotel management portfolio, and more and more of them are getting into the sector.”

And just what are potential buyers looking for? 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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Let the Ski Valet Take the Hassle Out of Skiing at These 3 Rocky Mountain Resorts

There is nothing better than standing atop a snow-covered mountain on a beautiful sunny day, knowing that you can ski directly into your slope-side villa or lodge. And there are few things more aggravating than digging skis, boots, poles and your Gucci ski goggles out of some inconvenient basement storage locker while your children complain about wearing last season’s Montcler jacket.

For those of us wanting to enjoy the slopes without the hassle of fussing with ski gear, thank goodness for the invention of the ski valet! This highly coveted service is becoming ever more common at five-star resorts that benefit from the rarified access of ski-in/ski-out ability.

With a simple phone call from your residence, the ski valet with not only retrieve your skis and prep them for a day on the slopes, but will also place your boots within warmers and meet you at your doorstep. You simply click in and go. When you are done for the day, some resorts greet you with warm cookies and hot chocolate, while others cater to your specific tastes and preferences.

These top projects offer luxury residences for sale complete with ski valet services and more:

1. The Residences at the St. Regis Resort Deer Valley not only promises a ski valet that meets you slope-side with all your equipment, but also has plans to delivered warmed-up boots, and will meet you when you have finished for the day to collect your equipment. Given the resort’s hot après-ski scene – including an Alpine ski beach, heated stone terrace, swimming pool and hot tubs – be grateful that your gear will be safe and sound while you go from slope-side to pool-side.

2. At the Residences at Viceroy Snowmass, the ski concierge team is as well as well versed in snowboards as skis, and is fully prepared to tackle waxing, repairs, storage and rentals – and that is not all. Forgot your lip sunblock? They have it covered. Latest weather tips? They know where the powder is best and the sun is shining. Need a transfer to meet friends in Aspen? Viceroy’s ski concierge team is there to make your ski day effortless.

3. At the Ritz Carlton Residences Vail, owners are not just afforded a ski valet but a full clubhouse known as Arrabelle. Its offerings are as tempting as the slopes themselves, with luxurious locker rooms, hot tubs, sauna and steam, a rooftop pool, year-round storage in designated lockers, and complimentary continental breakfast for those early risers.