Three International Property Awards

Three International Property Awards for Royal Westmoreland


Royal Westmoreland, the exclusive Caribbean golf, beach and spa estate in Barbados has topped three categories at the coveted International Property Awards sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha. The awards were presented at a glittering black tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 6th December 2013 to Sales Manager Jonathan Jeffery.

The awards ceremony recognises excellence throughout the industry bringing together the world’s leading developers. The three awards won by Royal Westmoreland at the event were:

  • 5 Star Award for Best Golf Development Barbados
  • Best Golf Development Caribbean
  • 5 Star Award for Best Development Multiple Units in Barbados for the Royal Apartments

Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards, said, “Any company to win one of these awards has shown exceptional levels of professionalism and competence in their respective field.”

Royal Westmoreland is set across 750 acres of lush, tropical landscape overlooking the west coast of Barbados. The low density gated community of luxurious villas, apartments and penthouses are situated around a championship golf course designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. A beach club, Elemis Spa, tennis garden courts, gymnasium, multiple pools and Clubhouse complete the facilities at the five star estate.

Royal Westmoreland is owned by leading UK leisure entrepreneur John Morphet who says “It is gratifying to see that the continual investment we make in the estate pays off and we once gain receive international recognition for the facilities, services and quality of the properties. To be recognised as the Best Golf Development in the Caribbean, with so many other golf developments in the category, is quite an achievement.”

The Royal Apartments, which received a ‘5 Star’ award, are a collection of 36 luxury residences designed in a colonial architectural style. Ranging in size from 830 sq ft for a one bedroom apartment to 2000 sq ft for a three-bedroom apartment, the open plan homes feature large balconies from which to enjoy alfresco dining and sunset views. Natural stone floors, coral rendering, Italian cabinetry, granite work tops, stainless steel SMEG appliances and air conditioning throughout complete the high quality finishes. Prices currently start at US$395,000 for a one bedroom apartment and rise to US$995,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

For further information contact the UK Office Tel; +44 (0) 1524 782649



Photo captions: L-R The award winning Royal Apartments, Jonathan Jeffery with the awards and Royal Westmoreland Golf & Leisure Estate.


La Durantie wins award

La Durantie wins world’s best leisure development award


London (10th December 2013) – Environ Communities has received a ‘World’s Best’ award from the International Property Awards for La Durantie; the new development of vernacular villas and apartments in the grounds of a historical belle époque style chateau in The Tarn.  The International Property Awards is the world’s largest property competition with 98 countries participating this year and sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha.

Having already competed at country level and throughout the regional stages of the International Property Awards, the finest architects, developers, interior designers, and estate agents from across the globe gathered at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 6th December to attend a glittering gala and to hear the long-anticipated results of the International Property Awards ‘World’s Best’ crowning event.

On accepting the much coveted award Tony Dowse said: “It is an honour to be presented with the ‘World’s Best’ award for La Durantie as we have had to fend-off some stiff competition along the way.  We spotted a gap in the market for a leisure development with luxury homes that would appeal to a cultured community of active fifty-something’s and created the chateau country club and high-tech spa at La Durantie. A lot of detail has gone into all aspects of the development to meet the requirements of our highly discerning buyers and it is rewarding to have this work recognised by the industry and to be announced as the leading leisure development.”

Construction of Phase 1 consists of 57 vernacular designed single and two storey one to five bedroom detached homes together with two styles of apartments with either two or three bedrooms.  All properties have lush landscaped rear gardens and most have a private pool.  Renovation of the chateau is already underway and construction of the first homes on the estate is due to commence in the first quarter of 2014, with the delivery anticipated for the end of 2014.  House prices in the leaseback scheme start from €313,560 (approx. £262,300) for a 1 bedroom house and range through to 5 bedrooms starting at €731,640 (approx. £612,000).*

The highest scoring entries for each category in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, UK and the Americas were automatically entered into the annual grand final.  Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 70 experts covering every aspect of the property business. The judges not only look for the most impressive projects, but also examine the sustainability and innovation of every property and development that comes under their scrutiny.

Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards said: “Our World’s Best developers have represented their countries well and ought to be extremely proud. This award demonstrates their talent for producing work that has the potential to better the world. We welcome the 2013 winners in joining this exclusive international club of outstanding property professionals.”

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Editors Notes:

*All prices are nett (after VAT refund) and a mandatory annual charge includes management charge and country club membership.

Photo Caption: Tony Dowse of Environ Communities

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