Internationally acclaimed design, branding and marketing company yoo, together with one of Asia’s leading development groups Absolute are set to launch a new apartment complex that will provide buyers with both a beautiful home as well as a secured and guaranteed investment – the perfect antidote to the world’s economical slow down and the safest haven to invest at yooPhuket.
When deciding on a foreign property for purchase, whether to reside in permanently, use as a vacation home or as an investment, it is wise to pick a property that has been developed by a reputable developer; one with a strong track record of well-built construction projects as well as professional after-sales management. Also, the developer should make the buying process as simple and painless as possible. The developer should be well versed in the country’s property ownership laws and regulations and have solutions for any hurdles that buyers may face when buying in a foreign market.
Also, when it comes to purchase a property, a buyer can choose units that are furnished or unfurnished, and of course any buyer that chooses furnished wants their new investment both functionally and stylishly equipped using high quality products. The interior design of a home for sale and the complex the home is set within, regardless of the location or how well it is built, can easily sway a potential buyer’s decision on whether to purchase it or not.
So when Absolute combined their Thai housing and apartment market knowhow and experience with world renowned design company yoo, they laid the foundations for one of a kind partnership that is able to offer unique properties that meet all the above mentioned criteria. The Absolute Developments company and the uber cool yoo brand have united and are now set to offer a distinctive selection of designer apartments and penthouses that are superbly built on the beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand. The development, yooPhuket, promises to deliver well constructed homes that have interiors created by the exciting and cutting edge yoo designer team.
Who are yoo?
A truly international brand, yoo is celebrated for its innovative design flair, high specification and democratic ethos. Having co-founded the Manhattan Loft Corporation, which transformed urban London living in the 1990s with its regenerated loft spaces, property developer John Hitchcox formed yoo in 1999 with the world’s most celebrated designer, Philippe Starck. Since then yoo has continually raised the bar for contemporary design and electrifyingly redefined the simple word ‘home’ in award-winning schemes around the world.
Over the past ten years yoo has been working with international partners on a variety of landmark buildings and large residential projects throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. In 2008, yoo won two awards from CNBC International Property Awards for ‘Best Interior Design’ at The Jade, NYC and ‘Best Development, Central and South America’ at Punta del Este. The company also won awards in the same year from The Home Overseas magazine and The What House Awards.
yooPhuket has been created by the yoo Design Studio. Yoo is particularly known for its interior design and ultra chic styling, bringing together some of the best design talents in the industry. Prior to the yooPhuket project, yoo’s experience in Thailand includes the exclusive Cape Yamu villas, built in partnership with Campbell Kane, also in Phuket.
And Absolute Developments…
Absolute World Group of Companies are the parent company with offices across Thailand, China, Russia and Hong Kong. With a staff of more than 850 personnel, the Absolute Group offers an integrated range of services including a worldwide network of international estate agencies and a vacation club with thousands of members. Many of Absolute Group’s customers consider their purchases with the company as a long-term investment; as well as a getaway to some amazingly beautiful locations.
Absolute Developments concentrates their efforts on high-end luxury resort destinations including private pool villas, boutique resorts and large multi-storey condominiums. The company has vast experience in hotel management, property development, fractional vacation ownership and property rentals. Thus they are well versed in providing a multitude of solutions for their clients. The group’s diversity, coupled with the strong joint venture partners it attracts, makes an Absolute property a sound investment choice.
yooPhuket is a collection of 256 stylish designer apartments and penthouses available as studios, one and two bedroom apartments and stunning penthouses and sub penthouses. All set within a beautiful tropical and natural landscape surrounded by three of Phuket’s major Golf courses. yooPhuket offers a year round perfect get away location with amazing flowers in bloom, coconut trees swaying in the wind and its renowned warm climate. As well, yooPhuket is perfectly located to act as a base to enjoy all of the other great attractions Phuket has to offer – the best golf, the best beaches and the shopping and nightlife of Patong only 15 minutes away.
The apartments are divided among five interconnected six-storey buildings. The crisp clean lines of the sleek contemporary architecture are an elegant complement to the surrounding landscape. Natural local materials are incorporated into the designs to make the link with traditional Thai culture.
The contemporary design on yooPhuket offers open plan living space with dramatic floor to ceiling windows, opening onto spectacular views across the lake, golf courses and lush landscapes. The impressive master bedroom suites have en suite bathrooms and walk in closet space. Stylish kitchens are fitted with integrated appliances including oven and hob and fridge/freezer. Spotless bathrooms have fully tiled walk in shower enclosures and state of the art home technology includes comfort cooling systems, video door entry and the latest audio visual equipment. The wraparound balconies of the apartments’ buildings provide each home with its own private outside space for relaxing, dining al fresco and taking in the sweeping views. The buildings are set around the stunning pool complex, which creates the natural focal point and social hub of the development. The impressive collection of multi level infinity pools is large enough never to feel crowded. Alongside the pools are the clubhouse, fine dining restaurant and cafe, as well as palm lined poolside cabana areas featuring outdoor fireplaces offering somewhere exceptionally relaxing to have a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.
The immaculate grounds are carefully tended by the maintenance team throughout the year. Planted with indigenous and tropical species, the gardens are colourful and fragrant with flowers such as jasmine and orchids. The tropical climate allows for year round blooming of trees and flowers which can be attested to each night by the lovely fragrance in the air.
As each unit interior offers a choice of stylish yoo furniture collections and a selection of divine signature collection additions, apartments can be ready to move into quickly. Buyers can opt for the Standard Collection or Superior Collection packs which include not only furniture, but everything right down to the kitchenware and bed linen.
yooPhuket apartments come with first class service, amenities and benefits, including:
A beautiful, tranquil, lakeside setting with stunning countryside and golf views.
Multi-level infinity edged pools, palm lined courtyards with cabana relaxation areas featuring outdoor fireplaces, poolside clubhouse, games room and indoor-to-outdoor fine dining restaurant and bar.
Fitness club, yoga and wellbeing spa, business centre and conference room.
Use of a 31’ Gulf speedboat with captain and hostess for all Fractional buyers
Use of the top of the range Calloway Golf Clubs for all Fractional buyers.
Extensive concierge services for all Fractional buyers 24 hour security
Shuttle buses to Patong beach and shopping centres.
10 – 15 minutes drive from the most stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.
45 minutes drive from Phuket Airport.
Experienced rental management programme.
An excellent optional high rental returns opportunity.
Incredible value Quartershare Fractional Ownership and Freehold Foreign Ownership.
Deferred interest free payment options (subject to availability).
Buying at yooPhuket
Apartments at yooPhuket are available to buy either outright or through Absolute’s acclaimed quarter-share fractional ownership scheme meaning you can realise the dream of a luxury Thai holiday home at a fraction of the price.
Under Thai law, non-Thai nationals are permitted to buy apartments in a development. The process of purchasing property in Thailand is not complicated, and Absolute will introduce buyers to a local law firm who can guide them through the purchase process. Absolute will also guide buyers through all of the things they need to know such as how to set up a Thai bank account and which type of visa is required. Buyers are free to rent out their apartment and full management services are offered by Absolute at yooPhuket. Their sophisticated reservations systems means a high occupancy level and an anticipated rental yield of 7% for the first five years makes sure the asset is paying its way. If a buyer chooses to rent their property, yoo designed furniture packages are available providing everything guests would need.
Before the full launch of yooPhuket this winter, Absolute are offering incredible pre-launch deals for those who want to buy into this unique development early. A wide range of deals are available. Visit www.yooPhuket.com to be amongst the first to receive the pre-launch edition brochure.
yoo work in partnership with other major developers and are currently working on 44 partner projects across 5 continents, no one project is the same, the common factor is the enhanced comparative value the yoo brand brings to a development. This value is very apparent: yooToronto – 66% sold out in 5 hours; yooNewYork – 90% sold out in 7 days; yooPunta del Este – 85% sold in 1 month. Sales of yooPhuket’s first phase are already nearing 30% sold at investor launch stages and there are some incredible deals to be made prior to general release later this year.
For all sales enquiries please contact a member of the Absolute Real Estate Team +66 (0) 76 346 282 or sales@yooPhuket.com or register at www.yooPhuket.com