Design teams announced for Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien


Luxury Property Developer Tulip Group recently announced that August Design and P49 “Deesign” have been awarded contracts for their luxurious mixed used project in Na Jomtien.  Tulip Group will build two towers for luxury condominiums which will be branded as Centara Grand Residence Pattaya, and a third tower for a 5 star luxury hotel named Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien.

Located in Na Jomtien the 19 rai beachfront site with a 150m beach frontage will offer the latest in stunning architectural design, with the towers being originally designed by world class architects HB design from Singapore.

An artist’s drawing of the completed Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien. An artist’s drawing of the completed Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien.

The development will include over 18000sqm of landscaping, swimming pools, restaurants and numerous other world class facilities, and the entire project will be managed by Centara Hotels and resorts on completion.

“We are delighted to be working with two such prestigious and well known design companies, both have worked with Centara Hotels and Resorts before, and both have an impressive track record and customer portfolio” said Tulip Group Vice President Jason Payne.

August Design Consultant is a full service interior design company and is headed by Pongthep Sagulku and his associates.  All staff are fully accredited interior designers with vast experience in all styles of design work.

“The company philosophy is quite simple and straight forward.  We always aim to design spaces and things according to the appropriated architectural context, requirement, budget without any preconception in mind and if possible, we try to keep our design as simple as possible so that they always have a certain aspect, durability and timeless, and above all, we do believe in quality rather than quantity,” said Pongthep.

Current clientele include global hospitality brands such as Starwood, Marriot, Hilton, Accor, Ascott, Anantara.

P49 Deesign specializes in working with the very best hotels and resorts, both in Thailand and throughout the world.  In-fact 80 per cent of its projects are located outside Thailand.  Clients include top hotel chains such as InterContinental, Six Senses and Four Seasons.

P49 Deesign is Thailand’s foremost interior design practice.  Founded by Vipavadee “Pao” Patpongpibul in 1979, the company is unique, with unparalled experience in Hotels, Resorts, Spas, and the Corporate and Banking sectors.

Construction on Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien will commence in the last quarter 2012 and completion is scheduled for 2015.

Tulip Group sales figures surge ahead

Traditionally the months of June and July are very slow months for property developers in Pattaya and Thailand in general.  Tourist numbers during these months are at a low and business in the region is normally at its lowest at any time of the year.  Local businesses normally spend this period preparing for the typical high season which normally kicks in from September.

Pattaya Property Developer Tulip Group however appear not to be suffering from the traditional “low season” after reporting extremely encouraging sales figures for the months of June and July.  The developer reports sales of 400 Million Baht from its two main projects Centara Grand Residence and Waterfront Suites and Residences.

“The last 2 months have been great for us, visitor numbers to our showrooms are down, but the clients that are visiting are serious buyers,” said Vice President for Tulip Group Jason Payne.

Tulip Group has put the success down to their marketing philosophy which is largely driven towards the Thai sector, mainly from Bangkok.

“From day one we knew that our two premium projects would be of interest to Thai investors, branded residences are common in Bangkok, but not in Pattaya, so our marketing campaigns have been very strongly planned around attracting buyers from the capital, in addition to this, interest has remained very strong in our Waterfront project from foreign investors especially now that construction has started,” said Payne

Tulip Group, are currently developing three branded residences, two of which are with Centara Hotels and Resorts and one with Park Plaza Hotels Europe.  The group, are also close to finishing their first hotel with Centara which will open next year.  Centara Grand Pratanmak, which is a boutique style “Grand” offering luxurious facilities, opulent design and offers amazing views of Cosy beach and surrounding islands.

Tulip Group will also launch in September a further branded property in the centre of the city, which will consist of a hotel and three residential condominium buildings.  The low rise project on 5 Rai of prime city centre land will house 500 condo units and is targeted at local and international investors looking for a quality mid ranged priced product, with easy access to the city’s plethora of bars, restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment areas.