Date of article: Q4 2019

Inspired by Lapis, the precious blue gemstone, Lapista Luxury Villas are a vibrant, luxurious assortment of pool villa communities crafted specifically for discerning buyers. At the Dot Property Thailand Awards 2019, the residences won Best Architectural Villa Design Phuket, another impressive honour for the renowned Oracle Architects. The design firm was committed to creating something truly special and Lapista Luxury Villas have been designed with utmost care for the finer details. The multi-bedroom villas each have a 30-square metre swimming area that connects effortlessly to the living spaces. There you will find magnificent high, open-air ceilings that embrace the tropical feel of Phuket. All of this is paired with contemporary furnishings that accentuate the beautiful architectural design. In addition to this, Oracle Architects maximised the natural surroundings through its architectural design. An example of this can be found at the Lapista Lake project where the residences have been uniquely created in harmony with the peaceful lakeview topography. The Oracle Architects designed Lapista Luxury Villas winning Best Architectural Villa Design Phuket is simply another honour for the firm that has won various international awards for hospitality properties since 2007. These days, the design studio is as recognised for its premium international standard architect practices and has a portfolio of well-known projects in Phuket. Go inside Lapista Luxury Villas At the moment, there are three projects under the Lapista Luxury Villas brand with each one located within the peaceful and beautiful tropical environment of Pa-Klok in the Thalang district of Phuket. The award-winning architectural villa design of Oracle Architects is evident throughout the entire collection with every single residence providing luxury that is stylish yet functional. Lapista Lake @Tha Maprao Featuring 26 pool villas situated as part of an integrated resort, the standout feature of Lapista Lake @Tha Maprao is the immersive landscape concepts that feature a waterfall and lake at the heart of the project. There is also a fully-equipped clubhouse along with a professionally managed, world class “Body Mind & Soul” wellness centre. Buyers of a villa at Lapista Lake @Tha Maprao will receive a guaranteed return on investment of 8 percent for 10 years. Lapista Pool Access Resort @Tha Maprao Located next to Lapista Lake is Lapista Pool Access Resort @Tha Maprao. The resort boasts 44 two-bedroom, two-storey townhouse style units. At the centre of the project is a large swimming pool with all residences surrounding it. This provides those staying here with access to the common pool from their own sundeck terrace. Lapista Pool Access Resort @Tha Maprao has its own reception and concierge area along with a fully-equipped fitness centre and a conference room with seating for up to 100 people. The property also features an all-day dining restaurant and an impressive pool bar with an overlook offering guests some stunning views. 37 Cover Story Buyers are given two options when purchasing a villa at Lapista Pool Access Resort @ Tha Maprao. They can choose from either a guaranteed return of 8 percent for 10 years for full ownership or fractional ownership at a reduced price with the ability to spend 30 days at the 5-star resort annually. Lapista Pool Villas @Pa-klok The ultra-exclusive Lapista Pool Villas @Paklok is a small estate project with only seven pool villas. The development is located in a quiet neighbourhood that is a short drive from the Heroines Monument landmark. It is also in close proximity to British International School, Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket Marina, international hospitals, supermarkets and shopping malls. Lapista Pool Villas @Pa-klok is suitable for buyers looking for their own residence in Phuket or for those in search of a flexible rental program. The team behind Lapista Luxury Villas Lapista Luxury Villas are ideal for both Thai and international property seekers who enjoy a harmonious experience where quality triumphs over quantity. A place where design can be expressed to the fullest, guaranteeing a oneof- a-kind experience not found elsewhere in Phuket. And while the award-winning architectural villa design of Oracle Architects is important, the management team behind Lapista has a rare blend of experience that allows it to create projects with the investors also in mind. President Suttirat Shibahashi, Ann, built and operated the popular Samui Peninsula, a 5-star resort on Koh Samui, Quality Suites Hotel and a high-end anti-aging clinic in Bangkok. She divested from those projects in order to pursue her vision, which is to develop Lapista into a truly world-class wellness pool villa resort. Lapista CEO Damrongsak Kiewpeng has significant experience in the fields of finance, construction, sales and property management having overseen them all for the Pool Villa 18 project in Samui and Beachfront Bliss Condominium in Phuket. Khun Damrongsak was presented with the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2018. Supachart Samuhatanakul, Lapista Director, has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry and has held executive positions at some of Thailand’s most recognisable properties, including Royal Cliff Beach in Pattaya, Phuket Yacht Club, Dusit Laguna in Phuket and the Royal Garden Resort. He most recently partnered with a group of friends to develop My Beach Resort in Phuket. Khun Supachart was one of the founders of Absolute Resorts Management and he was instrumental in the success of the Absolute brand as it built its operations in development, hospitality and real estate businesses. The trio of leaders brings a deep understanding of the different aspects required to launch, build and operate a popular resort in Thailand. From property development to hospitality management, the team behind Lapista knows what it takes for a project to be successful over the long term. This provides real estate investors with greater peace of mind knowing they aren’t simply buying a well-designed villa in a resort development. They are investing with a team that has the knowledge required to make that development one of Phuket’s best. Phuket’s only world-class wellness centre With health and wellness services being so important to more and more people, Lapista Luxury Villas wanted to make sure it was easily accessible to its residents and guests. It also wanted to go beyond the traditional spa setup to include a full range of options. That is why the newly launched Wellness Centre at Lapista Lake provides a normal assortment of blissful spa treatments as well as holistic medical care services that include preventive methods rather than corrective ones. As the first and only world-class wellness centre in Phuket, Lapista Lake will become a global destination. Holistic medical services at the Lapista Lake Wellness Centre focus on areas that allow for retreating, re-energizing, revitalizing and refreshing of the body, mind and soul. Services include: • Fully Heath Check up • Total Detoxification • Immune Booster • Nutrition • Meditation • Acupuncture • Cell Therapy • Aesthetic • Gene Test The developer believes these services will add value to those on holiday and help provide a total rejuvenation that extends to well after you have left Lapista Luxury Villas. A professional team of world-renown experts and doctors will call upon the latest technologies and know how in anti-aging pathology, cell renewing and genetic care to provide an unmatched experience. A precious investment The location of Lapista Luxury Villas in the Northeast of Phuket provides those who stay here with easy access to leading marinas, local boat piers and a lifestyle not found elsewhere. This makes a pool villa here ideal for investors and vacationers who enjoy island hopping, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, golfing and other outdoor activities. And with Phuket International Airport only a 15-minute drive away, it means less time in traffic and more time exploring the best the island has to provide. Location is only half of the story because the villas are a destination in their own right. The award-winning design from Oracle Architects creates an ambiance and charm unlike anything else currently available in Phuket. The beauty of all the projects under the Lapista brand are a sight to behold, just like the precious lapis gemstone they’re named after.

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