In September 2014, Winston Gale, owner and founder of the Riviera Group said, “Last year we presented The Riviera Wongamat Beach to the public in the hope that it would do well in the real estate market. Our calculations proved to be correct and the project sold very well. After much evaluation, we felt that extending the Riviera brand to Jomtien would also yield a strong response by the market.
“We are very pleased to say that even though our new project is still in the early days of implementation, the interest shown by buyers has been excellent. We look forward with anticipation and optimism to proceeding with our plans in the coming months ahead.”
Having made this announcement Winston and Sukanya Gale set off on the daunting task of making their dream a reality.
The pre-sales proved to be quite successful and to further stimulate the new project Winston shifted into high gear and held an official ‘soft-launch’ for The Riviera Jomtien in November of the same year.
A week long exhibition was held at the Central Festival Pattaya to showcase the new project, where a large amount of floor space was utilised to display a full-sized one-bedroom condo unit known as the ‘Monaco’.
Winston said at the time, “Our official project launch party will be held on Saturday 24 January 2015, with the inauguration of our expansive and dazzling showroom. This week’s event is really our soft-opening and it’s a good way for us to demonstrate to potential buyers the concept of the product early on. So far the feedback has been tremendous.”
In the meantime, the Riviera Group was recognized and honoured with scores of domestic and international property awards.
In 2018 Winston and Sukanya Gale were recognised and lauded for their exclusive high-end condominium projects at the prestigious Thailand Property Awards 2018. For the third consecutive year The Riviera Group dominated the Eastern Seaboard and Pattaya Real Estate market at the gala event. They overwhelmed the competition with their successes with The Riviera Wongamat Beach and The Riviera Jomtien projects.
In addition, following on their phenomenal successes of winning 15 outstanding awards including 3 outstanding 5-Star Awards at the prestigious Annual Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018, the Riviera Group led their team to another roaring success at this year’s Asia Pacific Awards 2019, grabbing a whopping 14 top awards, 6 of which earned the most distinguished 5-Star honours.
Fast forward to the evening of Saturday 20 July 2019, when 1650 guests from all over the world trickled into the luxurious gardens of the Riviera Jomtien to congratulate and celebrate the grand opening of the new landmark on Jomtien 2nd Road.
Winston and Sukanya Gale were on hand to greet as many people as they possibly could until Winston along with his 8-year-old son Toby and the lovely June Savittri led selected guests on a guided tour of the 37th and 42nd floors.
“Breathtaking” exclaimed June Savittri over and over again as guests watched the live telecast on the gigantic screens erected around the gardens. June asked Toby what he thought of the condo, the sky lounge and the infinity edge sky pools. “It’s the best” he proclaimed with pride giving his dad a high five.
Meanwhile in the luscious gardens of the Riviera Jomtien guests dined on a vast selection of delicious cuisine and sipped on elegant wines, while being entertained by the Unity Band along with Aqua Light Show and a dazzling fashion show by the ‘Glamorous Dream’ comprising of the most beautiful men and women one could imagine.
The main attraction was of course Tor Saksit Wejsupaporn, one of Thailand’s most popular and beloved singers. DJ Pakawat Satidpien ‘spun the discs’, keeping guests in high spirits throughout the evening.
Having reached ground level, Winston and Sukanya took to the stage to greet their friends and guests. Sukanya thanked everyone for attending in such large numbers. Sukanya announced that the project was now 100% complete and the owners of the units could move into their new homes. She thanked her team for their hard work and dedication in helping to finish this magnificent project and complemented them for being ‘the best team’ anyone could hope for.
Winston thanked his wife Sukanya for her devotion and for working side by side with him in so many projects in the past, more especially for the past 5 years on this colossal undertaking. “We are both very satisfied and extremely happy with our achievement. We are very much looking forward to working on the next mega projects.
“We extend our heartfelt invitation to everyone to come to the next party which will be the launch of the Riviera Monaco very soon, followed by the awe-inspiring Riviera Ocean Front luxury condominium project.”
More than 1650 guests including buyers, property agents, reporters, local politicians, community leaders and a veritable who’s who of Pattaya’s glitterati attended the glamorous affair.