Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 3 years, you most certainly will by now have heard of The Riviera Group.
In such a short time, they have established themselves gaining a solid reputation for high-end, high-profile projects that promise to ‘WOW’ buyers with unique architecture, impressive interior design and thoughtful layouts that simply put them on the top shelf of Property Developers in Pattaya and also impressing peers in Bangkok.
We all remember their outrageous one-of-a kind 50m showroom built (now demolished to make way for Pool areas). They have been brave with their heavy upfront expenses, leading Pattaya’s real estate Industry with marketing program’s second to none.
To be a leader in whatever field you are in, taking perhaps risks are most certainly one of the biggest parts. Today, you can finally see the result. The Riviera Wongamat Beach now nears completion with a completion date set for the end of July.
Speaking to Winston Gale last week, the Owner and Founder of The Riviera Group, I was brought up to date with The Riviera Groups achievements and we will be profiling Winston and The Riviera Group in next issue of REm, but needless to say, finding out they had won highly recognisable awards only this month, I was happy to simply focus on them for this article.
Winston is no stranger to Property Awards now, having picked up 3 at the Thailand Property Awards from 2012, 2013 and 2014 for The Palm, Wongamat Beach his first Condominium High-Rise in Pattaya. And following on from that The Riviera Wongamat has also picked up 2 Awards at the Thailand Property Award 2015 and 2016.
The latest Awards are a welcomed continuation to his and his team’s success. On Tuesday 23rd May, Winston picked up an award for “The Top Ten Best Developers, Thailand” Award organized by ‘BCI Asia’. These BCI Asia awards, are in their 14th year now and are ran in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Hong Kong. As all other winners were Public Listed Companies, as the only an independent company to win, this was a big milestone achievement for Winston and his Riviera Group team,
“We didn’t enter” Winston Said, “They simply contacted us and said we have been on their radar for some time and that we had won. With these awards, there is no 1st or 2nd place; they simply acknowledge the best Top 10 Developers in Thailand based upon many factors.
I am delight for the team, its great timing as The Riviera starts to enter its final stage of finishing” he said.
Quite and achievement indeed, there has not been another Independent company from Pattaya (and certainly not a foreigner) that has ever achieved this. “Raimonland PLC were the last to win in Pattaya several years ago as I remember, but again, they are a PLC” said Winston.
Then came the highly acclaimed and high profile ‘Asia Pacific Property Awards’, recognised as the largest awards in South East Asia.
This was held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th in the same week at the new Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Bangkok. These awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts, with the judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
The Awards now being in their 26th year are firmly a hot favourite around the globe with each region having their own awards ceremony and then a ‘World’s Best’ awards Ceremony at the end of the year. This was the Asia Pacific region and with an attendance of over 600 at the Gala Ballroom event, many according to Winston has flown in for the event. “We spoke to many people there, it was so interesting to find it hard to meet a Thai Developer, Architect or Designer at these awards. Most People really had flown in from all over South East Asia” Winston said.
So there you have it, congratulations indeed to The Riviera Group team. A continuing Pattaya Real-Estate success story at a time when people are seemingly talking down Pattaya’s real estate market on an all too regularly basis. We look forward to speaking with Winston again next month.