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Last month saw the prestigious PropertyGuruThailand Property Awards gather at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok for the 2019 awards ceremony where the best of the best in Thailand’s Real Estate gather for a one-night celebration of who’s who in today’s market.

Representing Pattaya was a few of Pattaya’s elite companies who develop different types of projects from, Houses, Tropical Villa’s, Low-Rise Buildings to High-Rise Condominiums.

There is, of course, one award regarded as Pattaya’s most prestigious, this is the ‘Best High-Rise Condominium’ Eastern Seaboard.

At this point, in 2019, The Riviera Group needs no introduction. A company started by Winston Gale in 2014, he has built the company with his wife Sukanya into what most would agree is ‘The’ Property brand of Pattaya you’re likely to first think of when talking about high-rise condominiums in Pattaya.

In those 5 years since The Riviera Group started, they only have had 5 projects making a simple maths of 1 High-Rise project a year (most of them very large in scale). But it’s not the quantity or even the size of the projects in their portfolio that ever impresses the judges in prestigious awards like the Thailand Property Awards. It’s much more about the quality, the overall influence and inspiration they generate, creating new ideas and trends, not simply following others, but delivering fresh projects to lift up Pattaya’s property landscape.

As REm is a property-based Lifestyle magazine, we, of course, have gathered some knowledge along the way and can say first hand, you can see why they do pick up so many awards. It’s not complicated to understand and you can’t simply ‘buy’ a Best High-Rise award either by entering, as some people have suggested in the past on my various travels.

This year saw Winston and Sukanya together with key team members attend the awards picking up 2 trophies to add to their ever-expanding awards portfolio over the last 5 years. Seeing them at the awards personally, they seemed tired but still smiling and easy-going in their usual laid-back style. I guess that is the result of finishing The Riviera Jomtien recently to such a high standard, it’s going to take something out of you.

Not to forget either the recent Bank Loan they received for the Riviera Monaco for 520m THB. Apparently, they have now had a 7 year-long relationship with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) who clearly are happy to keep on financially support their construction loans. They Received THB 800m at The Palm in 2014, THB 920m at Riviera Wongamat in 2015, over THB 1 Billion at Riviera Jomtien in 2016 and now this loan for Riviera Monaco.

As of today, their Ocean Drive Sales Gallery is well under construction even though I am informed they are already 80% sold.

We will look forward to no doubt covering the opening of this in the coming months.