Riviera Group earned a half-dozen awards as the real-estate industry acknowledged its best property developers of the past year.
At the May 25-26 Asia-Pacific Property Awards in Bangkok, Riviera won the Thailand awards for the best residential high-rise, development marketing, residential development, residential interior show, and five-star residential development.
The Asia Pacific Property Awards – part of the International Property Awards – celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property industry. The awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts, with the judging focusing on design, quality, service, innovation and originality.
Two days earlier, Riviera Managing Director Winston Gale accepted the prize for being one of the top ten developers in Thailand at BCI Asia awards, also held in Bangkok.
BCI presents awards in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Hong Kong, recognizing the best developers and architects in the region.
The BCI Asia Awards has established itself as a pioneer of the most anticipated and coveted award for the construction sector across Southeast Asia. The awards are bestowed to companies that are shaping the built environment of tomorrow, enabling the market to better understand the important roles these firms play and their impact, both socially and on the environment.
Gale noted that all the other Thai winners were publicly listed companies and only one previous winner has been a private firm in Pattaya.
“We didn’t enter,” Gale 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 first or second place; they simply acknowledge the best 10 developers in Thailand based upon many factors. I am delighted for the team and its great timing as The Riviera Wongamat has started to enter its final stage of construction.”
About 600 people attended the Asia-Pacific Property Awards gala, many of whom had flown in to support Riviera from all over Southeast Asia, Gale said.