In an exclusive interview to Holiday Home Times, Andrew Ngamsappasilp, Executive Director tells us about his new project, The Pelican Krabi and what makes Krabi a reality investor’s paradise.
Can you tell us a bit about your group and your previous projects? Who are the promoters, and so on?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: We are a developer. Most of our projects are building housing and condominium projects.
Tell our readers something about your new project—The Pelican Krabi.
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: On the west coast of Krabi, The Pelican is surrounded by a lush, green tropical forest that forms part of an expansive 33-rai area ideal for integrating nature into a truly luxurious lifestyle. It is close to several luxurious five-star hotels such as the Sheraton, SOFITEL, Nakamanda, and Ritz Carlton Reserve.
Future developments will include both villas and resort hotel offering residents a full range of facilities that take elegant living to the next level.
Comprising four different zones, The Pelican will be the largest new and used residential development in Krabi and will include:
- Luxury freehold condominiums
- Luxury pool villas
- Hotel (future development)
- Beach club.
All properties will provide stunning views of the mangroves with varied activities, and full functional facilities which include a beautifully crafted pool overlooking the ocean and five-star amenities.
Each penthouse incorporates a large rooftop, and one can engage in family activities all next to a ‘Sala’ and private infinity edge pool. Designed by renowned architects, each unit has been carefully crafted to make maximum usage of space yet never compromising on aesthetics nor the commitment to environmental sustainability.
Meanwhile, the condominium complex includes 96 thoughtfully-designed units with 1 to 3 bedroom units each in sizes 80-180 square meters, penthouses, rooftop garden and individual plunge pools.
Guest services include shuttle bus services, library, business center, coffee and beverage bars, pool side bars, a free-foam swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym and fitness center, 24-hour concierge guest services, broadband Wi-Fi throughout the property, 24-hour CCTV security, etc.
What are the choices of properties you are offering in The Pelican Krabi? How many units have you sold in this project and what stage of completion is the project?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: There are luxury residential condominiums and pool villas. We have already sold 96 units and 40% of the total condominiums have been sold.
How accessible is the project for residents? What is the best way to get there?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: By air, we have direct flights from Scandinavian countries, Singapore and Malaysia. But if you wish to enjoy the scenery, you could rent a car in BKK and drive to Krabi. It’s around 800 kilometers of great countryside.
How long do you anticipate the possession of this project will take?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: The condominiums will be ready within the 2nd quarter of 2012, the villas by the 4th quarter of 2012, and the hotel by the 4th quarter of 2014.
Can you give us some salient points about the architecture and the floor plan of the units? What was your thought process while designing the same?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: The architect has designed the perfect combinations of visitor needs; top leather sofa, jacuzzi bathtub, large balcony for sun bath, beach club house for dining spot, spa, tennis court and 5 star concierge, 24 hrs services.
What is the clientele you are looking at to buy a property here?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: A majority of the visitors are Scandinavians. Australians and people from all over the world also want to live in Krabi beachfront property. They ideally look for options for retirement or a vacation home.
What are the amenities/ services you will be offering within this project?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: Five star hotel services. Everything a 5-star hotel has to offer including, shuttle bus services, library, business center, coffee and beverage bars, pool side bars, a free-foam swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and fitness center, 24-hour concierge guest services, broadband Wi-Fi throughout the property, 24-hour CCTV security, etc.
What are the resorts or hotels in close proximity to your project?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: SOFITEL, Sheraton, Ritz Carlton and many more five-star hotels are on the same road next to each other.
Will you be providing any rental to the owners when their properties are vacant?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: Absolutely, we do have Jones Lang LaSalle to manage our facilities and rental management program.
Is there any service like key holding or providing a caretaker if an owner uses his property as a vacation home for guests in order to earn some money?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: Yes, Jones Lang LaSalle will take care of it.
Do you see investing in second homes as a good option from the perspective of financial returns? What kind of appreciation can an owner expect if he were to invest in your property over the 3, 5, 10, 20 year horizon?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: The returns in Krabi are excellent. Not only is there a 7% average property increase per year, you will also receive rental return profit which will run from 5 to 10% per year. We have investors from all over the world who buy property here in Krabi. Recent developments indicate that Krabi city is the next best thing where investing in property is concerned. The highway, expanding airport runways, bridges, international hospitals and international schools are already here.
Thank you for your time.
QUICK SUMMARY OF THE DEVELOPMENT
The Pelican is a luxurious development on Klong Muang beach, Krabi , next to several five star hotels such as; The Sheraton, The Sofitel, Nakamanda and Ritz Carlton Reserve. In an area tipped to become an upmarket holiday destination.
Covering an area of 33 Rai (over 5 hectares), the resort is just a short drive from the popular beaches of Ao Nang and Tubkaak and is just a 35 minute drive from Krabi International Airport. Situated on 52,800 sq m of oceanfront land on the west coast of Krabi in Thailand, the luxury development comprises three phases, with the first phase featuring 90 one- to three-bedroom condo units, priced between THB six million (US$192,493) and THB 14 million (US$449,150).
Meanwhile, the remaining two phases will include 40 villas and a five-star hotel. Upon completion, it will also feature resort facilities such as a fitness centre, meeting facilities, a snack bar and free-form swimming pool.
Once complete the development will feature 94 condominium apartments with a choice of 1 to 3 bedrooms that will range from 81m2 to 240m2 of total living space. Some of the ground floor apartments have a garden and private pool. Meanwhile, the penthouse apartments have the addition of a roof top pool, covered sala and gardens. All apartments are being offered complete with furniture and kitchen appliances.
Condominiums: The Pelican Resort offers a wide range of unit types to meet the needs of its diverse customers. In addition to sizable 1 and 3 bedroom simplex units, duplex penthouses which feature rooftop gardens and large individual plunge pools. The Pelican Resort unique Thai-influenced modern tropical design will combine the best finishes and materials with emphasis on privacy and luxury.
Villas: The resort villa design is tropical elegant blending traditional Thai and contemporary architecture. These homes are built aid decorated with one thing in mind: a refuge of privacy. Where the lifestyle truly happens: a large patio with personal pool, garden and sala. Virtually all villas face the sea thereby offering residents enchanting seascape views of Andaman sea.
A full range of services will also be available for owners and guests. These will include; a shuttle bus to the airport and nearby beaches, library, business centre, cafe and pool bars, swimming pool and fully equipped gym. A 24 hour concierge service and broadband Wi-Fi will also be available.
Global property services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has entered into an agreement to manage The Pelican Krabi, a new luxury development located in an area which has become Krabi’s new millionaire mile.
THB six million (US$192,493) and THB 14 million (US$449,150).
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