On the evening of the 19th of September, the prestigious Thailand Property Awards took place at The Centara Grand in Bangkok. Following on from last year’s achievements with The Cliff residence that flew the flag for Pattaya, this year it was The Palm by Nova Luxury Developments that took centre stage, beating out The Cliff to win ‘Best Condominium Eastern Seaboard’.
There to collect the award were Winston Gale and Khun Birathon, both partners in the project along with Rony Fineman, but unfortunately Rony was unable to attend the awards ceremony this year.
(From left): Sukanya Gale, Winston Gale, founder and co- developer of The Palm, Clayton Wade, Premier Homes & awarding judge, Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudaya, partner in The Palm, and wife Kazuko Kasemsri, pose for a photo at the conclusion of the 2013 Thailand Property Awards gala dinner held at The Centara Grand in Bangkok, Sept. 19.
“We are delighted to accept this award,” said Winston. “It’s taken us 5 years to get to where we are today. So much hard work has been done by so many good people so this award is for all those people who are part of our team.”
Partnering-up with Nova Group’s Rony Fineman in mid 2010, Winston and Rony formed Nova Luxury Developments and together developed the award-winning ‘The Palm’ under the Nova brand.
“It’s been great working with Rony, he’s is a true pioneer of Pattaya,” Winston continued. “We are genuinely surprised to win tonight, not because The Palm isn’t worthy of the award, but we felt our year would be next year when we were nearer to completing. We beat very tough competition from Major Developments ‘Reflections’ who have almost completed and this just demonstrates that the judges saw something very special in our project.”
The Novana condominium is nearing completion and was given a Highly Commended certificate for Best Boutique Development Eastern Seaboard.
The accolades didn’t stop there either for The Nova Group as also that evening their Novana project was awarded with a Highly Commended certificate for Best Boutique Development Eastern Seaboard, and The Cliff was awarded Highly Commended for Best Condominium Eastern Seaboard.
Both Rony Fineman and Kobi Elbaz were delighted that The Cliff had won an award for the third time in as many years and also that Novana had picked up its first award, but the night belonged to The Palm, taking top honors on its first entrance.