The Absolute World Group have been recognised for their long-term commitment to Corporate and Social Responsibility at the recent Thailand Property Awards, beating some tough competition for the inaugural Special Recognition in CSR Award. Presented at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony attended by over 500 of the industry’s leaders in Bangkok, CEO Bryan Lunt and Absolute’s Senior CSR Coordinator Kanokwan Homcha-aim received the award on behalf of the Group.
“The Absolute World Group strives to be part of our community fabric in all the locales we operate and Corporate Social Responsibility is at the heart of our business. In 2013 we celebrated our 15th Anniversary milestone at which we undertook a full review of our longstanding CSR activities and restructured them under three new core values: Holiday Smarter, Holiday Fitter, which groups programmes assisting in the development of a healthier attitude to holidays for the benefit of members and guests; CommUNITY, which groups those for the benefit of the local Community; and Absolute Eco-Friendlier, which groups initiatives with a more environmentally conscious approach. We are delighted that our work has been honoured with this award.” said Bryan Lunt, CEO of the Absolute World Group.
From reforestation, supporting youth charities and hosting charity fund-raising events, to ensuring environmentally conscious build practice runs through their new resorts, to working with local small businesses to create new opportunities, to the extension of their established staff Bootcamps and Wellness programmes to their guests and members, the Absolute World Group’s CSR activities are wide-ranging in concept, size and location with the Group operating an eclectic range of mixed-used resorts in Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand.
Speaking of this years competition, Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media Co. Ltd, organisers of the awards, noted, “There were many exceptional entries for the 22 award categories this year and the judges had a tough time in whittling down thousands of nominations, hundreds of entries and visiting more than 40 short-listed developments around the country to finally reach their decisions. It’s never an easy task and I’d like to thank the judges for their time, diligence and expertise. This years Winners and Highly Commended developers and developments should be rightly proud of their achievements.”
The accolades on the night didn’t stop there for the Absolute World Group who were Highly Commended in two further categories: Boutique Developer Thailand and Best Residential Interior Design for The Beach Samui.
The Absolute World Group’s first Private Residence Club, The Beach Samui, has been designed by internationally renowned architect David Archer, whose recent projects include Sans Souci, Vienna and the Chiltern Street Firehouse, London. David, working with Absolute’s own dynamic creative team, designed the Boutique to mirror its outstanding surroundings on the peaceful southern tip of the island of Samui. Consisting of a sustainably developed and consciously designed range of contemporary suites and penthouses, all with uninterrupted sea views, The Beach Samui is part of the world renowned Design Hotels™ collection.
As a leading mixed-used developer and fractional ownership pioneer, the Absolute World Group have built a reputation for developing and delivering market-leading boutique resorts and real estate in Thailand. Having completed three developments in recent years namely Absolute Bangla Suites, Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort and Phase I of the award-winning Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, Phase II has been a sell-out success and is under construction while the third and final phase was recently launched with 20% of the units snapped up over the opening two days.
“Once again receiving such high recognition from our peers in the Best Boutique Developer Thailand category is certainly a proud moment for all at the Absolute World Group and underscores our 15-year track record in delivering unique mixed-use resort properties and memorable vacation experiences for our members, owners and guests,” added Lunt.
“As we near the end of 2014, Phase III of Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa has been launched and the early feedback has been incredibly positive. At the same time, we are excited and focused on the build up to the opening of Absolute World Group’s first Private Residence Club, The Beach Samui, next year.”
Started in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards recognise quality in architecture, design, construction and development, rewarding the best condominiums, housing developments, villas, commercial buildings and hotels. Promoting Thai real estate to the world, the fair, transparent and fully audited judging process by an international judging overseen by BDO, has been fundamental to the Awards’ success and the high regard with which they are held by the industry.