Luxury villa sale gets underway in Hong Kong

The sale of a collection of eight spacious luxury villas, with up to five indulgently themed bedrooms, private swimming pools and doorstep moorings officially launched in Hong Kong this month.

Located at Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand’s first world-class luxury lifestyle marina community, rivalling top resort communities in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, two of the eight homes have already sold and are said to be the most prestigious on Phuket’s ‘up and coming’ eastern seaboard.

With nearly all of the 66 condos and penthouses in Phase One of the island’s first ‘high-end’ residential marina already snapped-up—by Phuket holiday goers and investors—the recent villa launch is just in time to meet the market’s ever growing demands.

“We were overwhelmed with buyers’ responses as soon as the villas were put on the market, “said Royal Phuket Marina Sales Manager, Jim Nelson.

“I am thrilled that two of eight villas have sold and feel a great sense of achievement in offering the last few luxury properties that comprise the first phase of this stunning development,” Nelson continued.

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The remaining six villas are sublime, traditional Thai residences discreetly positioned along the world-class marina. Offering the utmost in privacy and seclusion, they are designed, styled and fitted to exceptional standards.

Starting from US$2.6M, highlights of the villas include 20-metre long swimming pools in cool, blue-glazed tiling beside traditional Thai salas sufficiently spacious for entertaining.

Adorned with stunning overhead oriental panels, spacious master bedrooms, with walk-in wardrobes and sunken bathtubs, overlook the marina hub of Thailand’s most exclusive boating haven.

Each bedroom suite features its own unique design: on the ground floor is a 1,240 square foot ‘Floating Bedroom’; on the 1st floor a ‘Cabana Bedroom’, with private outdoor living space; and the 2nd floor, a ‘Hydrotherapy Spa Bedroom’ complete with steam room, sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Spacious living rooms with enormous floor-to-ceiling bay windows are fitted with silk curtains and teakwood furnishings. Dining rooms with overhead ceiling fans are designed for both intimate evenings or entertaining, with seating for parties of ten or more and a panoramic view across the marina and beyond.

Within the ‘luxury lifestyle community’, ranking among Asia’s premier boating hubs, are the most sophisticated moorings in Thailand, with plans for a waterside Fisherman’s Wharf of restaurants, cafes, fitness centre, retail outlets and an upmarket shopping centre.

The marina is double the size of any other yachting haven in Phuket, and the only facility with a lock, deepwater basin and private moorings on the doorstep of residences.

Royal Phuket Marina was also awarded, just months prior to its 2005 opening, the prestigious “Five Gold Anchor” by the Yacht Harbour Association, an arm of the British Marine Federation.

The marina has quickly established itself at the forefront of Phuket’s yachting establishment, sponsoring the prestigious international King’s Cup.

A partnership with The Cruising Club International ‘The Royal Phuket Marina Cruising Club’ is the first Fractional Boat Ownership Company in Thailand, offering the opportunity to own an equity percentage of a range of luxury power and sail boats, sharing purchase and maintenance costs through syndicated ownership.

Royal Phuket Marina has also launched Thailand’s most exclusive charter sailing ketch, the luxury 39-metre ‘Ananta’ accommodating 30-50 for private parties and Andaman Sea excursions.

The entire US$150 million Royal Phuket Marina project is due for completion in 2007.

Royal Phuket Marina is the brainchild of telecom tycoon Gulu Lalvani, founder of Binatone, the world’s second largest manufacturer of digital cordless phones.

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