Unveiling two of the country’s new and most romantic sanctuaries that are considered the best buy in passionate pursuit of the finer things in life.
Perched upon a 70-m cliff near sacred Uluwatu Temple and overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean, The Banyan Tree Ungasan Resort on the southernmost peninsula of Bali Island brings romance and serenity through its 73 units of private and exclusive villa.
Part of the world’s renowned Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Banyan Tree Ungasan on Bali Island features the unique traditional Balinese that blends with the mystic charm of its natural surroundings.
All the luxurious villas are exquisitely built in the styles of contemporary Balinese architecture with romantic garden design against a backdrop of panoramic ocean views.
The resort’s sumptuous features and spa facilities are sophisticatedly designed for affluent travelers seeking a soothing pace of enjoyment in Balinese-inspired sanctuary. Truly, it’s a great way to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
The construction of the resort was developed by Banyan Tree Resorts and Hotels in conjunction with developer Surya Semesta Internusa. The developer’s subsidiary, Sitiagung Makmur owns the resort.
The completion of the project was in the fourth quarter of 2009 and has been officially opened for public since January 2010. The resort’s grand opening is scheduled to take place on January 22, 2010.
Wyner Tanoto, marketing and customer advocacy manager of PT Sitiagung Makmur, says that villa owners will not only be entitled to a heavenly holiday in the resort, but also benefit from their investment, both through capital gains and resort accommodation income.
The investment works under an owner leaseback scheme. It means that the units investors have purchased would be leased back to the resort. “Here, we manage their investment by renting out to guests at attractive rates,” he adds. “We have guaranteed return of 8 percent per annum for the first two years of the investment, which will then be followed by a revenue-sharing scheme between the resort and owners.”
As the country’s most favorite tourist destination, Bali has become the investment hub of resort properties. But with a one-of-a-kind concept of green living, a new residence in the busy Jakarta’s Central Business District has made it possible for cosmopolites to live in an apartment synonymous with a world-class tropical resort.
It’s Verde Residence! Literally means ‘green’, the name ‘Verde’ inspires a modern convenience of home. Developed by Fairpoint Realty, a member of Gunung Sewu Group, Verde is the epitome of apartment with world-class tropical resort style in Jakarta’s CBD areas.
The apartment has open corridor that provides better air circulation. With the use of woods and stones to connect the outdoor and indoor area, coupled with the apartment’s patio and wooden flooring, Verde is truly the romance of living in a luxury resort-like sanctuary.
Wrapped by a one-of-a-kind romantic atmosphere in secluded surroundings, Verde is located far from the busy main road. Yet, stepping outside, people will know that they are in the strategic CBD with a full range of amenities to indulge in cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Louis Soputan, marketing director of Fairpoint Realty, says that behind the establishment of Verde is the CBD’s promising market whose demand keeps increasing despite the city’s heavy traffic.
“The CBD has become the hub of premium accommodations, office spaces, shopping venues, five-star hotels, fine dining eateries, as well as entertainment and lifestyle centers. The location is indeed in high demand among urban inhabitants with strong buying power,” he adduces.
Notwithstanding all the glamour and attractions the CBD has to offer, the needs of having a green and sustainable living have set the trends among cosmopolites. “Correspondingly, 55 percent of 1.3-hectare Verde is designed with lush greenery. And the apartment’s units are more spacious than those of other apartments in CBD areas,” Louis says.
Verde is designed by sterling collaboration of world’s renowned experts: RTKL USA (architecture), NY Belt Collins USA (landscape architecture), Yabu-Pushelberg (interior design) and LDP (lighting).
Set to launch on February 18, 2010, Verde is an attractive investment that accentuates the allure of romance and luxury with the apartment’s breathtaking scenery.“Investors are likely to enjoy a corresponding appreciation in property values. But what Verde has to offer is reasonably priced for your money,” Louis concludes.
Published in HighEnd, February 2011 edition.