IFA Hotels embarks on Thai development

IFA Hotels & Resorts and Thai developer Raimon Land are to develop The Lofts Southshore in central Pattaya. IFA HR acquired 26.15% of Raimon Land Plc, a Bangkok based luxury condominium and real estate development company, and owns 49% of the new The Lofts Southshore project.Talal Jassim Al-Bahar, Chairman and Managing Director, IFA HR said, “We are very confident in the Thai market and are pleased with the growth of Raimon Land. We will continue supporting the company in order to grow it further and expand it into more of a South-East Asian real estate developer.”

The Lofts Southshore site is perched on a hillside in the Khao Pratamnak area overlooking Pattaya Bay, and offers stunning 360-degree views of the sea, Pattaya City and surrounding area just minutes from downtown and the beach. The project boasts 720 apartments with a total size of 674,000 sq feet.

Raimon Land Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Cornick, said, “The Lofts Southshore is a high-quality, affordable development that combines traditional notions of resort living with a modern urban lifestyle. It provides unrivalled facilities at affordable prices with the potential of returning strong capital gains and high rental yields, especially for those who get in early.

We are confident The Lofts Southshore will attract plenty of investors given the quick pace that investors are buying new condominiums coming into the market in Pattaya. Those who purchase these condominiums off-plan will enjoy significant gains on their investment for years to come. We also believe we’ll see a great amount of interest from Middle Eastern investors as we’ve seen in some of our other Thai properties.”

The Lofts Southshore condominiums range from 355 sq feet studios to one, two and three-bedroom units between 624 - 1,820 sq feet. Duplexes are also available as are spacious 3,035 - 3,315 sq feet penthouses with private gardens.


Construction will start in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the project is scheduled for completion by 2011.