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Pacific Shore Developments Sets New Standard at At The Beaches, Bang Saray
Known for their leadership in the luxury resort space and for creating award-winning, imaginative and awe-inspiring experiences, Carl Ettensperger and Terry Henriksen have once again raised the bar among distinctive resorts with their newest project
Bang Saray Bay, NaJomtien, Thailand (February 2008) – Known for their leadership in the luxury resort space and for creating award-winning, imaginative and awe-inspiring experiences, the Dream Team of Carl Ettensperger and Terry Henriksen has once again raised the bar among distinctive resort destinations with their newest project The Residences at The Beaches which is a flagship 5-star condominium project. The new, 300-room resort features rooms with three-metre high ceiling suites and luxury finishes throughout, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean at every turn.
Perched above the most magnificent beach paradise, The Residences at The Beaches is surrounded by lush landscaping and fresh pools filled with lilies, colorful fish and waterfalls. Every room in the resort has unobstructed views of the turquoise waters, allowing guests to feel that they are literally floating between the sky and the sea.
Liakat Dhanji, CEO and Chairman, Pacific Shore Developments Ltd. said, "The Residences is about creating a sophisticated zone, something that is more luxurious, more decadent, truly different than anything that exists right now in the resort category. When you combine 300 suites of grand proportion, high design from talents like Carl Ettensperger and Terry Henriksen, a tropical energy at a private pool with cultivated music and the service levels we are delivering, we know we are giving people an experience that's been missing in the travel arena."
From the moment a guest steps out onto the grand lobby, they are transported by the commanding views of the ocean and beyond. Mom Luang Rajadasri Jayankura, Honorary Chairwoman of The Beaches, envisioned a complete experience from arrival to departure within a series of interlocking open-air covered walkways that encouraged guests to interact with the surrounding nature.
In collaboration, Carl Ettensperger of C&C Studio (CCS), took the design and added a lavish palette of colors and selection of refined materials. Within the temple-like lobby, he added dramatic two-storey ceilings from which drop stunning 25-foot copper woven cylinder lights inspired by wind chimes. Square seating pods made of travertine marble feature flowing water filled centers that change color as the entire lobby "rises and retires" along with the sun and lighting effects slowly change the mood from morning with hues of blues, switching to orange and ending in deep magentas at night. In a nod to the vibrant flowers that surround the resort, the furniture is colorful, with a touch of whimsy.
The Grand Reception and the Owners Lounge (VIP guest reception) both feature an even more opulent use of materials with mosaic floor tiles, mother of pearl and rosewood counters and walls of delicate bamboo. The materials, the furniture, the interior architecture and the special layout of all public areas will be custom-designed exclusively for The Residences at The Beaches by CCS.
The Ocean Suites
All the overheight rooms within the resort, ranging from over 36 square metre to over 400 square metre penthouses, feature an understated contemporary décor of earth tones and light wood paneling to enhance the panoramic views of the ocean from each window and terrace. For owners that select the complete hotel package with their suites, their suites will feature plasma-screen televisions, an iPod entertainment system, wireless internet and a custom in-room bar. The bathroom environment is decadent with marble floors, granite vanities, deep soaking tubs, and oversized rain showers.
Ocean Suites and Deluxe Ocean Suites range from 36 to 65 square metres and feature a luxurious sleeping area, a luxury living room sofa, a working desk, a bistro table and chairs and a private balcony.
Located at the corner wing of the resort, the two bedroom Presidential Suites (96-118 square metres) features a entry foyer, full-height walls of glass and corner balconies that offer magnificent ocean views from the master bedroom, and a spacious master bathroom as well as a separate living area and four-seat dining area.
The six Grand Villa Suites (120–200 square metres) occupy the top floor and have a personal butler on hand to cater to every need. The entry hall for the suites leads into an executive office, 6-seat dining area with full kitchen, parlor with a full home theatre, double walk-in closet and vanity area, guest bedroom and bathroom and a terraced balcony that runs the full length of the suite with multiple entrances.
The ultimate ownership is The Residence's Penthouse Suite (400 square metres) occupying both the 15th and 16th floors. One enters this ocean nirvana through a foyer with a domed ceiling and a stunning glass chandelier. If work beckons, an executive office is equipped with the latest technology. A ten-seat dining area is set off a full chef's kitchen with butler's office including a dry bar with a refrigerator and wine cooler. The master bathroom features an oversize shower and jacuzzi bathtub for two. The entire suite showcases vaulted ceilings and dramatic lighting, enhancing the sense of space. With close to a beautiful view of the ocean and the entire resort, the electronic draping allows one to reveal the vista with a touch of a button.
The BeachClub, The Residences's concierge level, offers special services and amenities including a dedicated concierge for restaurant, golf, spa and cabana reservations as well as exclusive use of The VIP Lounge, an adults-only (12 years and over) lounge overlooking the ocean serving gourmet breakfast and hors d'oeuvres during the day and signature and specialty cocktails in the evening.
Diamonds at The Residences
The privileged access pool area and 20 private cabanas designed by CCS are an amenity offered to owners of The Residences.
The centerpiece of The Diamonds at The Residences is a spectacular main pool, purposefully shallow to encourage lounging and socializing, a large rectangle surrounded by chaise lounges and day beds. A cluster of daybeds sit in the center of the pool, available for those who want to enjoy a 360 degree view of this unique social scene. The pool also features a 6-inch "shelf" along the pool's edge, which accommodates chaises "in" the water.
Carl Ettensperger of CCS said, "When we designed the pool area, our goal was to deliver an overall effect of sophistication, but to remain playful and fresh at the same time. All the areas around the pool and the beach were meant to inspire a sense of excitement, color and energy in a distinctly tropical setting. It's beautiful and beckoning — like a piazza amidst the sand and the palms. We like to call it a diamond-pool."
The Flagship Wellness & Longevity Spa
Sitting across a glass bridge above a tropical water garden, The Beaches Wellness & Longevity Spa beckons guests with pampering and wellness programs and an extensive fitness center offering yoga in an outdoor pavilion, spinning studios, state-of-the-
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Judi Tang is the marketing Director of Pacific Shore Developments. With over 20 years of experience, Pacific Shore Developments is at the leading edge of property companies in marketing, sales and development. Founder and CEO, Mr. Liakat Dhanji, has designed and developed extraordinary masterplanned communities, award winning housing projects, condominiums, hotels and resorts around the world. See http://www.pacificshoredevelopments.com for more information and http://www.thebeachesthailand.com