VNRE - The freshly-opened Six Senses Con Dao resort in Con Dao Island off southern Vietnam has won the coveted award of Best International Small Hotel Construction and Design.
The prize, part of the International Commercial Property Awards held in association with Bloomberg, was presented at a gala banquet in London.
Developed by Indochina Land and owned by Thailand-based Six Senses Resorts & Spas, the US$34 million resort offers 50 villas along a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by green forested hills.
The award is in time as the resort was just opened on December 20.
“The Six Senses team has been proud to work with Indochina Land in the development of Six Senses Con Dao and that our collaboration has already achieved such an accolade, is a wonderful measure of a happy partnership,” said Sonu Shivdasani, Chairman and CEO of Six Senses Resorts & Spas.
Rick Mayo-Smith, CEO of Indochina Land said, “Indochina Land shares Six Senses philosophy of ecological design and development, using only sustainable and natural materials.”
This year’s judges for the International Commercial Property Awards include Luke McKend, industry head property markets of Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; and Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI.
Other judges are Fiona Nixon, chairman of the Australia Institute of Architects, Hendrik Nelde, president of FIABCI Belgium; Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine and Sven Johns, CEO of the German Real Estate Association.
Part of the resort is designed to resemble a traditional Vietnamese village.
Con Dao is part of a 16 island archipelago, most of which is protected as a national and marine park, sheltering and protecting many endangered species.
The International Property Awards cover both residential and commercial categories.
Reported by Thoai Tran | TTO