Launched in April 2018, The Riviera Ocean Drive, located on the highest point on Jomtien’s Second Road, sold a staggering 66% of its condominiums in 24 hours on its open weekend event.
The event was held at The Riviera Monaco, and scenes of people sleeping overnight on outside seating areas were all over the media. So busy and in demand was the project, that Winston and Sukanya’s Riviera team (owners of The Riviera Group), had to allocate ticket numbers the day before for the following day’s event.
The result was selling over 1.2 Billion THB of property in a heartbeat. Fast forward to today, the Sales Gallery opened on-site for an Open House Event, raising a few eyebrows as is usually the case with any Riviera Group showroom.
This time, no big party with famous guests which The Riviera Group are known for (and do so well), but a more low-key event with the Classic Car Club in attendance. 25 of them lined up outside showing off their classic heritage and beauty, all very in keeping and in vogue with The Riviera Ocean Drive Concept.
The Show gallery itself, refreshingly different would be my description. Sharing an evening’s drink at the event with both Winston and Sukanya Gale, I discussed how daring and almost risky the whole concept seemed to me, but also how well it works and yet again, how they’re creating a very unique concept, so very different from anything else out there.
“It was completely our intention to surprise and move away from other concepts we’ve done before,” said Winston.
“It was important to maintain the classic look whilst introducing a younger feel to the concept. After all, for us, the Ocean Drive is a blend of Cuban and Miami lifestyles and all that falls within that flavour”.
Asking if they were in any way involved in any other projects in Pattaya at the moment due to certain rumors you can sometimes come across;
“No, absolutely not. I’ve heard those rumors also myself and they are completely untrue. If it doesn’t have a big Riviera Group sign outside, then it isn’t anything to do with us. People seem to ignore that basic fact and just run with rumors’” Winston said.
Sukanya remarked, “We are working on other potential future projects but nothing anyone knows about today”.
As for the actual building itself, it can now be seen just coming into sight above the Sales Galley now on the 2nd floor. Reaching the top on the 43rd floor will be achieved by the end of the year with the actual showrooms being placed into the building later this year giving real views for buyers.
The project has a large all-sea-view podium pool with resort hotel facilities, a sky pool, and rooftop lounge and a bar on the 43rd floor. Units range from small 27 sqm studios up to 75 sq.m 2-bedroom units with Jacuzzis on balconies. Expect distinctive Riviera building design along with detailed interior design usually only associated with 5-star hotels.