Check in and never leave with a hotel -branded property
Lifestyle investors seeking to buy a luxury resort residence need to consider not only the existing environment today, but also in five to ten years time. Purchasing on a private island operated by a branded hotel management answers many of these issues. It is the only option that can guarantee the environment you pay a premium for today will be preserved in the future. You also have the certainty of knowing who your neighbours will be.
Two exciting resort island projects – Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood, Thailand and Alila Villas Koh Russey in Cambodia are two such projects available to the Hong Kong market, and both are just a two and a half hour flight from Hong Kong.
Soneva Kiri, in operation since 2010, is a 1-hour journey by the resort’s private plane from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. In three years the resort has gained international recognition for its exclusive hideaway experience, impeccable service and its heavy emphasis on eco-sustainability. The island’s motto ‘no news no shoes,’ appeals to travellers looking for a true island getaway.
Three years ago Cambodia’s resort market had just opened with the launch of Song Saa Private Island where the original villas launched in 2010 were sold out and prices doubled from launch to completion.
The latest arrival in the luxury resort property scene there is Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia’s first international branded resort residence for sale. Located just off the coastline, the island offers easy access to Sihanoukville International Airport, just 30 minutes away. Managed by Alila Hotels & Resorts, this exclusive island development will feature 48 hotel suites, and a range of one, two and four-bedroom pool villas for private ownership. The one-bedroom pool villas will be part of a professionally managed rental program operated by Alila.
“Most buyers tend to initially look into key resort destinations such as Phuket, but find that the product available does not match their requirements or the environment they desire. Once these affluent prospects experience the true luxury island concept, they become keen buyers and are spurred by rental returns and capital appreciation,’ says David Simister, Chairman, CBRE Thailand & Cambodia.
“Phuket land prices have increased at least 20 times since the first condominiums and villas were sold and there is a clear attraction in entering emerging markets early. At the same time their needs for a truly private and luxurious resort home are answered.”
With a clear upswing in interest in private paradises, CBRE joins hands with Alila Villas Koh Russey and Soneva Kiri in showcasing two of the region’s most exciting luxury resort island and residences in Hong Kong. Both projects satisfy the essence of today’s resort residences in delivering the combination of luxury and privacy with an international branded hotel management.