Apr 14, 2007, 7:49 AM
Building Request Form
Official sources: http://www.thesailspattaya.com/
Unofficial sources: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=239469
Building Name: The Sails & Le Meridien Hotel
Native Name: -
Other Names: -
Address: Na Jomtien Beach
Official Building Website URL: http://www.thesailspattaya.com/
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL: -
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words):
- Twin tower in Pattaya city
- The twin tower consist of residential tower and hotel tower
PLEASE PROVIDE SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS, OTHERWISE WE WILL ASSUME THEY ARE ESTIMATES.
- spire: 172.6 m. : source from Chad.M.Blair (thai forum modurator at skyscrapercity.com) on October 2006- roof:
- top floor:
- other heights:
Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Under Construction
- started: 2005
- finished: 2007
Above ground floors: 43
Below ground floors: -
Floor-to-floor height: -
Gross Floor area: -
Elevator count: -
Unit count: 250 (hotel rooms) + 151 (apartments)
Structure Type(s): High-rise building
Building Use(s): mixed-use
Building Style(s): Concept from boat
Building Materials: Reinforce Concrete ,Glass ,Aluminium,Stone
Apr 14, 2007, 7:55 AM
Sails revitalises Pattaya market
Itthi C Tan
Grande Asset to build twin towers to mark a new era for resort city
In marketing The Sails, Grande Asset Development chairman and CEO Pongphan Sampawakoop said the firm had made a point of differentiating the project from other older sites in Pattaya.
“We designed the condominium banner to read: ‘Splendour of Modern Pattaya’, to distinguish The Sails as symbolising the new Pattaya,” said Pongphan, a veteran developer. “Old Pattaya stirs images of a messy, dirty, crowded and noisy place, full of traffic jams.” Indeed, no one enjoys driving from Sukhumvit Road into the town with its narrow roads and unruly pickup buses.
The Sails is located at kilometre 156.5 on Sukhumvit Highway, which allows its residents to avoid all the congestion and stress in the older part of Pattaya.
“Here the beaches are not spoilt, the air is cleaner, and there’s no overcrowding on the beach,” he said.
Constructed on a massive 25-rai estate, the 43-floor condominium tower will house 151 freehold units.
It also shares the site with a five-star hotel. Grande Asset is looking for a global chain to run it. Among the chains vying for the site are Le Meridien and The Regent.
Before joining Grande Asset, Pongphan himself was an established developer of several properties. Among them was the first resort condominium in Pattaya, called Siam Penthouse 3, in Nak Lua during the early 80s.
Since then, the beach resort has boomed, but not always with positive outcomes as poor city planning and runaway tourism destroyed much of the resort’s charm and natural beauty.
Today, certain areas in Central and South Pattaya can be highly stressful and unhealthy due to traffic jams, pollution and noisy nightlife.
But in the outer Jomtien stretch near Ocean Marina, where The Sails is situated, life is still relatively unaffected by the mad rush on the part of greedy operators to milk the beach town dry.
To justify being a Grade A condominium, Grande Asset realised it had to provide a quality location that would inspire confidence in buyers. It wants to ensure that the site will be free from all the undesirable elements that wrecked Pattaya.
Its twin towers is set to be Pattaya’s new landmark on Sukhumvit Highway.
The company will offer a 5-per-cent discount on the selling price of the first 30 units. That comes to about Bt75,000 a square metre.
“The price will include built-in furniture, kitchens, air-conditioners, everything except free-standing furniture.”
Two key elements that will set The Sails apart from many projects are its ceiling height of three metres and big terrace space, said Pongphan.
The Sails will also have its own beach frontage of 100 metres. The plot on which the condominium tower stands will be divided from the overall 25-rai estate.
Construction is expected to begin soon, and the mock-up show units at the site will be ready for viewing next month.
Both the condominium and 210-room hotel are expected to be completed towards the end of 2007. The Sails is valued at about Bt1.8 billion, while the hotel is valued at more than Bt2 billion.
Source : THE NATION : Nov 7, 2005
Announcement of Le Meridien in Pattaya
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. newest global hotel brand Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, continues to expand its presence in Asia Pacific with the signing of Le Meridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand. Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Grande Equity Development Company Limited announced the agreement today to manage this brand new resort along Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, which will open in January 2009.
The Le Meridien Pattaya Resort will be part of one of Pattaya's foremost upscale beachfront resort developments, which comprises unbranded condominiums and the resort. The development is strategically located in a prime position, only 150 km or 1.5 hours' drive from Bangkok and less than an hour's drive from Bangkok's new International Airport when it officially opens in 2006. The resort will feature 250 rooms, 11,000 square feet of meeting space, three food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and a full service spa.
"We are thrilled to be announcing a new Le Meridien hotel in Pattaya - especially as this is the first hotel signing in Asia Pacific for Le Meridien since they became part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in late November 2005," said Michael Wale, Senior Vice President Le Meridien Operations. "This new resort further reinforces our commitment to grow and enhance our newest brand globally with particular emphasis in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the United States. The brand has a healthy development pipeline already in place, with over 10 hotels planned to open in 2006 in destinations such as India and China, including Le Royal Meridien Shanghai. We see great potential for the Le Meridien brand and it is a perfect complement to the Starwood portfolio, with its European heritage, international footprint and unique guest culture."
"Le Meridien Pattaya Resort marks Starwood's second resort in Pattaya and its 17th in Thailand. This latest addition to the Le Meridien portfolio is an exciting and significant development for Starwood. Besides reflecting our focus to grow this brand, Le Meridien Pattaya Resort also strengthens Starwood's commitment to Thailand, while further expanding on the wonderful Le Meridien resorts we can offer our guests around the world," said Miguel Ko, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.
project render :
construction update : March 11, 2007
Apr 15, 2007, 12:18 AM
For the height, again, I need to know from whom Chad received the data. Chad is not an acceptable source for the heights of towers. Again, I need to know the company who he received the information from, and when. Otherwise, this will be added as an estimate.
It appears, too, that this tower did not begin construction in 2005. There is no source for that information, so only the completion date will be added.
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