Sea Sentosa wins world-renowned property awards of excellence

Sea Sentosa resort has been awarded Best Apartment Indonesia, Best Development Multiple Units Indonesia and Best Apartment Asia Pacific (Judged out of 23 countries) by the International Property Awards, Asia Pacific 2012/2013 held in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. Sea Sentosa has also been selected by the judges to compete in London for “Best Apartment in the World” at the World’s Best Property Awards in December.

SEA SENTOSA – THE RESORT
The Sea Sentosa resort at Echo Beach in Bali, is due to open in January 2013. It is ‘sister’ to the award-winning Sentosa Seminyak Private Villas and Spa by Sentosa World Wide Resorts.

Sea Sentosa is a fully integrated resort, with managed apartments and penthouses, beachfront restaurants and a beach club, created in collaboration with a celebrated international chef. Set on 2.8 hectares of absolute beachfront property, Sea Sentosa will provide guests with a choice of one or two bedroom apartments, and three bedroom penthouses.

Sea Sentosa is a collaboration between some of the world’s most highly regarded designers, who have put their heads and hearts together to create something extraordinary in luxurious beachfront apartment living. This fusion of talented minds has already paid off with winning these international industry awards.

THE AWARDS
The International Property Awards originated in 1995, to then become the worlds largest and most prestigious property awards. Dedicated researchers invite suitable properties all over the world to submit entries. Entries are separated into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA. All nominations within each category are then judged by a panel of experts selected from many aspects of the industry. Top scoring winners of each region then go on to compete internationally to win the coveted ‘World’s Best’ in their category.

Sea Sentosa was invited to make a submission and entered the penthouse in the category of ‘Apartment’ and the whole resort in the category of ‘Mixed Use Development’. Both categories had competition from all over the Asia Pacific region across many different types of commercial developments. Sea Sentosa received the highest score in the whole region and is now in the running for becoming the World’s Best Apartment and the World’s Best Mixed Use Development.
SEA SENTOSA – THE PEOPLE
After 21 years at the helm of ambitious resort projects, Sentosa Worldwide Resorts Founder, Saxon Looker, has the unique ability to see a completed development in his minds eye, and assemble just the right talent from all round the world to create his vision in everything from design to culture and service.

Saxon explains, Architect Giacomo Passera and Putu Edy Semara have successfully been able to blend Sea Sentosa into the local environment. Each fully appointed apartment is an example of Italian design coupled with the finest local Indonesian materials.

Giacomo explains, ‘I designed Sea Sentosa to blend perfectly with the natural environment while still embracing every facility and service one could wish for from a five-star resort. Besides being integrated with nature and the ocean, it will also be in harmony with the Balinese culture.

A fantastic team of both International and Bali members has helped me make this “dream” become a beautiful reality.
I am delighted and extremely proud on behalf of everyone to receive these prestigious awards, particularly the Best Apartment in Asia Pacific.
      
Putu Edy Semara explains, “Sea Sentosa is more than just another apartment project. This project is a statement of how a multi level building should be done in Bali. My philosophy is that architecture should always be sensitive to the surroundings and embrace the society.  Building here will always be just more concrete and stone, unless Bali and its people feel they belong to it. This is the true success of Sea Sentosa.”

Sculpted vegetal walls by French designer Patrick Blanc will be complemented beautifully by world-renowned art, including work from the exceptional Massimo Listri. Expansive outdoor terraces and balconies provide panoramic views of the Indian Ocean beachfront and sculpted volcanic rocks.

Ian Duffell – CEO – explains, Sentosa Worldwide Resorts explains "With a philosophy of design-driven luxury, we have created something which has already been noticed internationally by the best in the industry. No expense has been spared to design Sea Sentosa. Combine this with beach frontage to one of the best beaches in Bali, and we predict Sea Sentosa will become an iconic destination in Bali."

Sea Sentosa is partnered with the Bahama Group in Jakarta and CIMB NIAGA Bank. Local Indonesian entrepreneur, Reddy Hartadji, CEO of Bahama Group, is proud to provide the local knowledge and financial expertise to back the creation of this resort.
Reddy Hartadji explains, “Sea Sentosa will set a new standard for luxury beachfront resort living in Bali with the renowned surfing of Echo Beach at its doorstep. Sea Sentosa is a testimony of Bali’s ability to provide world-class professionals and local developers the opportunity to collaborate to create a masterpiece of exceptional luxury resort living.”

THE COLLABORATION:

SAXON LOOKER: In 2007, Saxon completed the multi-award winning Sentosa Private Villas and Spa in Seminyak, now, he is again redefining “design driven luxury” by assembling a cast of internationally renowned consultants and artists.
GIACOMO PASSERA: Italian architect Giacomo Passera’s unique style has been appreciated in Italy, the USA, China, Russia, Canada and the French Riviera, most notably in the famous Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, and with commissions for Princess Grace of Monaco. He has had a long collaboration with both the Fashion designer Pierre Cardin’s furniture line and has his own successful brand Passera Design Ltd.
PUTU EDY SEMARA: Putu Edy Semara produced the award winning Sentosa Private Villas and Spa in Seminyak and is arguably the most dynamic young architect working in Indonesia today. His environmental appreciation and sensibility allow him to design with the feeling and sense of sanctuary.
PATRICK BLANC: Patrick Blanc is the esteemed French botanist, scientist and designer that pioneered the concept of the vertical garden wall – an innovative technique for growing plants on vertical surfaces without the use of soil. His work can be seen on walls in Europe, India, South Korea, Thailand, Japan and the USA. His most public displays grace Musee du Quai Branly, the Pershing Hall Hotel and the Ministry of Culture in Paris; the largest installation is the vertical garden of the Caixa Forum in Madrid.
MASSIMO LISTRI: Massimo Listri has been described as an extraordinary ‘scenographer’, a term more commonly associated with movies and theatre, but in this case referring to Massimo’s photography. His work has featured in numerous exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florence and over 50 books and publications around the globe.

Services at Sea Sentosa include:
Sea Sentosa Piazza comprising cafes, boutiques, spa (treatments available also in residences), gym.
Beautifully appointed gymnasium
Resort lagoon pool spanning three Olympic sized swimming pools
Lush vertical gardens
Private infinity edge swimming pools
Private sundecks
Beach club
Secure underground parking for more than 100 vehicles
24 Hour Security

SEA SENTOSA: THE ACCOMMODATION
One bedroom apartments
Several ground floor, one bedroom apartments open directly onto the Sea Sentosa lagoon. One bedroom apartments range between 94 square metres to 117 square metres including balconies, with six metres of ocean view frontage. All one bedroom apartments include a luxuriously appointed bedroom with en-suite bathroom, flat screen TVs, DVD player, superior surround sound music systems, iPod docking station and a fully equipped kitchen. You also have the option of converting two neighbouring one bedroom apartments into a two bedroom modular apartment.
Two bedroom apartments
Selected ground floor two bedroom apartments enjoy absolute beachfront settings, fronting the Indian Ocean. Two bedroom apartments range between 201 square metres to 217 square metres including balconies, some of which are wraparound. A twelve metre ocean view frontage makes the most of the beachfront location while selected ground floor two bedroom apartments open onto the Sea Sentosa lagoon. Both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom boast large en-suite bathrooms. Flat screen TVs, DVD players, superior surround sound music systems, iPod docking stations and a fully equipped kitchen are all included.
Penthouse
The two storey penthouse apartments average 400 square metres, which includes rooftop swimming pools and sundecks. From the second floor of the penthouse the only thing between your horizon pool and the horizon is the stunning beach. The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious open plan living and dining area, and a master bedroom and guest bedroom, each with their own en-suite bathroom. On the second floor, there is another spacious master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, private swimming pool and sun deck. Flat screen TVs, DVD players, superior surround sound music systems and iPod docking stations are all included.  
SEA SENTOSA THE LOCATION
Sea Sentosa is located at Echo Beach in Bali. It is 45 minutes from Denpasar International Airport, 15 minutes from Seminyak, the cosmopolitan heart of Bali and 15 minutes from the world class Greg Norman designed Nirwana Golf and Country Club.
Sentosa Worldwide Resorts is built upon a philosophy of design driven luxury, driven by Founder, Saxon Looker. Launched in 2007 with the multi-award winning Sentosa Private Villas and Spa in Seminyak, Sea Sentosa marks the second development undertaken by the group in Bali.

In addition to the current development of Sea Sentosa, Sentosa Worldwide Resorts is also currently building two SENTOSA STUDIOS hotels, targeted to tech savvy young professionals, in Jakarta and Kerobokan.
Source = Sentosa Worldwide Resorts
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