Two new categories to debut at Thailand Property Awards 2013


The Thailand Property Awards – Ensign Media’s annual event that showcases the best in luxury Thai real estate – is set to introduce two new categories this year, which will recognise the growth in the country’s high-end villa market.

Both ‘Best Villa Architectural Design’ and ‘Best Villa Interior Design’ categories will debut at the September 19 ceremony.

Traditionally, Phuket and Koh Samui had been the favoured destinations for high-end villas, however, the market has gradually expanded throughout the rest of the country and, over the last decade, Thailand has witnessed a significant increase in the development of luxury properties buoyed by demand from both domestic and foreign investors.

“We have long celebrated the achievements of villa developments of three units or more and these new awards give us the opportunity to recognise the quality of standalone projects,” Ensign Media CEO Terry Blackburn said.  “These are often the dream homes of individual owners built with real passion and flare and including them in the awards will showcase the achievements of the talented architects and interior designers behind them.”

The nomination process for the eighth annual Thailand Property Awards, which will comprise a total of 36 categories, is now closed.  The awards will be presented at the gala dinner in September, to be held at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.