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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Luxurious Marrakech mansion with sensational views of the Atlas Mountains

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Luxurious Marrakech real estate
with sensational views of the Atlas Mountains

This real estate in Marrackech truly outstanding. It is a vast estate, located 25 km from Marrakech city centre, boasting 2,656m² of living space. Tucked away among the olive groves, this unique property is dominated by the view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
The estate comprises two Marrakech villas; one contemporary villa of 965m² and a traditional Kasbah of 867m² along with patios of 600m².
The contemporary villa features a vast living room with fireplace (96m²), indoor pool, an enormous dining room (61m²), a generous kitchen (36m²), a huge master bedroom (40m²), office (38m²), a gym and two terraces. The Kasbah features a dining room with fireplace (23m²), kitchen, lounge with fireplace (22m²), a massive patio (350m²) and four suites (ranging between 36m² and 66m²). This luxury villa estate boasts eight bedrooms in total.
There are also two pavilions of 224m² in total, of which one is used as staff quarters.
The residence boasts 360 degrees panoramic views including the stunning Atlas Mountains. The 6 hectares (15 acres) of landscaped grounds include open lawns, a huge bamboo alleyway, majestic palm trees, a rose garden, an orchard with approximately 100 fruit trees, an orange grove, a kitchen garden, 50 old olive trees and eucalyptus hedges.
A heated infinity pool (15 x 7m) with a 200m² pool house fully equipped with hammam and sun deck
For anyone buying property in Marrakech, this is an extraordinary residence in a truly magical setting.

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Luxury Seychelles villas – Private. Pristine. Praslin Living life at its best

Luxury Seychelles villas – Private. Pristine. Praslin Living life at its best

The Seychelles is to the discerning traveller synonymous with the world’s most beautiful islands and beaches. A best-kept secret, the Seychelles ranks amongst the purest destinations anywhere in the world. Now it is home to the legendary Raffles, surrounded by pristine beaches and framed by primeval forests and brilliantly clear ocean waters. Raffles is located on the northeast tip of Praslin island, very near the fabled, Vallée De Mai.
Now, for the first time on Praslin, Raffles ultra luxury resort brings just 14 extraordinary private villas available to own freehold with breathtaking views-Raffles Estates. This residential paradise will consist of individual free-standing three, four and five bedroom estate villas on secluded lots adjacent to the Raffles Resort. In line with the Raffles philosophy of creating celebrated sanctuaries, the architecture will reflect chic resort style assimilated with convenient features to capture the island breezes and encourage alfresco living. The Seychelles property is designed to maximize the stunning views of the Indian Ocean with large windows and expansive verandas, these generously apportioned villas offer a great potential for an unsurpassed lifestyle.
With 500 metres of direct beachfront land, Spa and leisure facilities, restaurants and only 15 minutes drive from Praslin airport, this unique resort will surely be a sought after destination – private, relaxing, close to nature and offering the gracious & legendary service for which Raffles is renowned and admired.

Why Raffles Praslin Seychelles

  • Limited supply of only 14 estate villas should have a positive impact in terms of occupancy and capital growth
  • Exceptional estate homes
  • Phenomenal location with superlative views of the Indian Ocean and the Marine Park
  • Each estate features more than 1,700m² of landscaped gardens ensuring total privacy
  • Situated on 500 meters of stunning beachfront
  • Fantastic amenities such as Raffles Spa, restaurants & kids club
  • Development on the pristine island of Praslin is highly restrictive
  • Praslin Island is home to one of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Seychelles; The Vallée de Mai
  • Praslin Island is home to two of the world’s top 10 beaches (as stated by CondeNast, amongst many others)
  • A year-round destination, as Praslin is sheltered from wind and waves by Couriese Island and the Couriese Marine park
  • The Raffles brand guarantees the highest levels of service and quality of design along with the fact that the resort will be well managed
  • Pricing is extremely competitive compared to other five star branded, beachfront real estate in the Seychelles
  • Fully-furnished
  • Freehold ownership & residency eligibility

The Residences

The Seychelles villa estates will be tucked away in a private enclave where the terrain ranges from approximately, 30m to 50m in elevation. This perfectly positions each Raffle Estate for maximum seclusion and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean.
All Raffles Estates villas offer a private microcosm of paradise, marked by generous outdoor space and private pools, tended to by the discreet Raffles staff. The architecture at Raffles Praslin assimilates the practical features of the island’s alfresco lifestyle into stylish resort chic. Exclusive use of wood and natural materials, complemented by Creole/Seychelles influences in calm, soothing colours create a pleasing balance to the eye.
From the 14 extraordinary luxury villas available, there will be a choice of spacious 3, 4 and 5 bedroom plans, each sitting on generous & private plots. Each is designed to maximize the stunning views of the Indian Ocean with large windows and expansive verandas. Inside, abundant natural light bathes the wood floors and practical design features helping to capture the gentle island breezes.
The villas will come fully-furnished and are designed to offer a “home away from home” experience with the trusted and added benefit of the intuitive Residential Team to anticipate your every need. Thoughtful extras such as sculptural floral arrangements, fresh fruits, your preferred groceries, a personal butler and a wonderful atmosphere for children are all available for the few and privileged owners.

Raffles Ambassador Club

As a distinguished owner of a Raffles Estates home, you will be automatically admitted to Raffles top tier and most exclusive membership clubs, the Ambassadors Programme. With only 2,000 members worldwide, this normally “invitation only” club, will entitle you to a host of select services in any Raffles & Fairmont hotels and resorts worldwide. Full membership benefits are available upon request.


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With distant neighbours such as Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Reunion to the south, Cosmoros and Mayotte to the southwest and the Maldives to the northeast, Seychelles keeps company with some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
A private paradise, Praslin is the second largest island in the 115 island archipelago of Seychelles, in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is the ultimate in tranquillity and unspoiled, natural beauty, containing one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Seychelles - The Vallée de Mai, a primeval forest once considered the original Garden of Eden
Whether you come to dive among the more than 800 species of fish in the island waters, including the docile but largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, marvel at flocks of colourful birds flitting among rare jungle trees or soak up the equatorial sun on silver sands, Praslin will impress as being just about as close to paradise as it is possible to get on earth.
Praslin Island is also home to two of the world’s top 10 beaches, Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, a short journey from Raffles.
Major airlines travelling to the Seychelles include Air France, British Airways and Kenya Airways along with Emirates and Qatar Airlines. Other flights originate and connect from Australia via Singapore, from Africa and Mauritius. The main airport (Seychelles International) is located at Mahe Island. From there, a short 15 minute flight takes you to Iles de Palmes Airport on Praslin, where an air conditioned SUV whisks you to Raffles in minutes.

The Amenities

The legendary Raffles experience embraces a century of luxury and prestige. It has been referred to as “more legend than hotel,” providing the most inspiring and memorable experiences travel can offer. Over the years, Raffles’ relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast Traveller’s “World’s Best Places to Stay” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.”
Privacy will always be a reigning trait of your Raffles estate, though it will be within strolling distance of Raffles Resort Praslin, a 90 room boutique hotel. Stretched across 500 metres of beachfront land, you will have a multitude of amenities within easy reach, including:
  • Raffles Spa
  • Fitness Centre with on-site gym instructor
  • Beach Clubs with snorkel equipment available
  • Four restaurants and bars including a “kitchen theatre” style main dining room and beachfront seafood dining
  • Cigar lounge
  • Sugar Palm Kids Club with plasma tv’s and PS3’s & X-Box’s
  • 2 conjoined Infinity-Edge Swimming Pools, believed to be the largest in sub-saharan Africa
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • On-Site Property Management
  • VIP airport arrival in Mahe and transportation
  • Golf cart transportation within the resort
  • Customized provisions supplied to Raffles Estates owners (e.g. stocking the fridge, grocery shopping)
The developer has also retained Paris based consultants Ginger Environment to protect and highlight the natural flora and fauna and indigenous terrain.
Aside from its rare and breathtaking natural splendour, Praslin has many other attractions. It is the only island in the Seychelles with a championship golf course at Lémuria Resort. The 18-hole par 70 course, designed by the famous architect Rodney Wright, is rated among the 50 best in the world and one of the 10 most beautiful.
A full rental and management programme will be available to Raffles Praslin owners where owners can benefit from the strong investment potential of hotel guests occupancy in their residential villas.

Purchase Details

Raffles Resort & Hotel is now open to guests with the first Raffles Estate residential show villa complete. There will be three phases of residential estates, phase I is already under construction and will consist of four residential estate villas. Phases II and III will be released later in 2011.
A $10,000 non-refundable deposit is required at booking with 20% payable on signing of purchase agreement. This is followed by two stage payments of 15% each on foundation and superstructure stages with the balance, i.e. 50%, required upon completion.
All residential estates are full, Freehold ownership.

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Le Palais, an african palace in Marrakech, Morocco

A palace outside Marrakech

Le Palais, located in Marrakech, would be the perfect setting for a modern version of ‘Arabian nights’. Truly extraordinary, Le Palais is not one, but four palaces and ten villas set in 40,000m² manicured Balinese-inspired gardens with Rajasthan style architecture and cascading water features.
With no similar properties available on the Marrakech real estate market, it presents an unparalleled opportunity for a discerning private buyer to acquire a remarkable residence. Alternatively, for a hotelier buying property in Marrakech, it can be turned it into a fully operational world-class hotel. With no personal adornments, the 25-room hotel could be fully customised and operational within six months .
Le Palais offers a whole range of amenities including a boutique, chic lounge, restaurant, Spa, recording studio, pool, terrace bar, conference room, fully equipped gym, and an amazing 13 pools.
Designed by world-renowned architect Imaad Rahmouni with no limitation on imagination and exclusivity, the palace is set to captivate and astound.
Le Palais is on the market at €30 million.

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Ultra-luxury Zil Pasyon Seychelles villas and luxury homes

Zil Pasyon Seychelles - Redefining Seychelles Real Estate

Breathtaking Location, Cutting-Edge Design, Visionary Difference, Bespoke "7-star" Service

Zil Pasyon is located on Felicite Island in the Seychelles, the most beautiful group of islands in the world. Only a tiny proportion of the 116 unique islands are "earmarked" for development.
From the Felicite Island to the luxury residences at Zil Pasyon, the overall beauty is not only totally unique and not found anywhere else in the world but bold and spectacular. Zil Pasyon offers the ideal blend of refreshingly bold design, ecological and integrated sympathy, space and total privacy.
Only 16 totally private Seychelles villas will be available for ownership, all with amazing ocean, granitic and beach views.
The service at Zil Pasyon promises to be unrivalled in all respects. Whether you wish to remain at home in your villa and relax by the pool or admire the amazing views, looked after by your own butler and in-villa chef or to enjoy the luxury and pampering of the boutique village, catering specially for you and your neighbors, you will be amongst the most privileged individuals.
The boutique resort will be managed by a well-know global leader in luxury travel experiences.
Zil Pasyon provides an attractive potential for the investment/cash-flow opportunity that is projected to continually increase in the coming years. The rental opportunity several times over outstrips any costs associated with owning one of the world's most exclusive homes.
Zil Pasyon's barefoot elegance with a natural, modern design set against Félicité Island's backdrop of purest natural beauty offer, quite simply, the optimum in Seychelles real estate.

Felicite Island - a Striking Location

Zil Pasyon is located on Felicite Island, a private island of 268 hectares of untouched natural beauty. The Felicite island offers several hidden gems, including unexplored beaches, hidden enclaves, caves and breathtaking natural features.
From Zil Pasyon, you will have easy access to a wealth of other amazing island locations, from La Digue with its "vehicleless" lifestyle, replaced with Ox & Cart and bicycles, to Praslin with its Unesco World Heritage site and excellent ocean fronting golf course, from The Aldabra Atol frequently described as what could have been the original Garden of Eden to Ile de Cocoa just 300m from Felicite Island and regarded as the best snorkelling location in the region.
The Seychelles is serviced by an international airport on the main island of Mahe. Cities with direct flights include Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Mauritius, Milan, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Rome and Singapore. Felicte Island, 20 minutes from Mahe Island, will be accessible by boat and private helicopter.

Seychelles Villa with Uncompromised Space

The award winning architect Richard Hywel Evans has ensured that every one of the 21 Seychelles villas is carefully positioned to ensure 100% privacy, amazing ocean views amidst stunning 20-40' high boulder frames on both sides of the lot/villa.
Each villa has therefore been deliberately located to provide a blend of sunset, sunrise, ocean and multiple island views, carefully intertwined between the incredible "flying" Jurassic granite forms, allowing a level of unbeatable privacy from home to home. Access to the water and various beaches is within 3-5 minutes from each luxury villa.
All villas are approached via their own moat, bridge and 4m high doorway. Each villa enjoys two pools; a 15 metre "eye ball" pool with uninterrupted ocean views and the "piece de resistance" has to be the additional glass bottomed swimming pool off the master bedroom, which doubles as the ceiling to the reception room.
Unit TypeSize (gross area)Prices FROM:
3 bedrooms>612m²US$ 4,900,993
4 bedrooms>770m²US$ 4,623,229
5 bedrooms>1,160m²US$ 9,398,006
5 bedrooms +2>1,460m²US$ 12,370,109
Furniture packages will be available.

7-star Facilities and Services

The boutique resort will be managed by a well-know global leader in luxury travel experiences.
Boutique Hotel: Zil Pasyon Resort has been deliberately designed as an all suite "hotel". Each of the 35 rooms is in fact oversized one bedroom bungalows
Restaurants and Bars: There will be several locations to dine and imbibe, with restaurants offering the most intimate and special of settings to the social and informal.
Among the dining locations, owners can enjoy Rock - wine cellar nestled into a rock facade, hosting wine tasting sessions and private degustation dinners. Voyeur will be Zil Pasyon's signature restaurant for evening dining, while Base Pizza Bar will serve wood-fired pizzas prepared and served poolside.
The Epicure: A French delicatessen. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the Epicure will offer a vast range of coffee, tea, fresh juices, baked breads and imported delicacies along with fresh flowers, international newspapers and magazines. Eat in or take away
There will be the Raw & Raw Juice Bar - 'Spa cuisine' and 'raw cuisine' served at Aquum Spa but welcoming all guests.
The Spa: A range of outstanding treatments. Enclosed relaxation and water areas. Wet area comprising of steam room, Rasul and plunge pool. Adjacent to the Spa will be a gymnasium, yoga pavilion and meditation pavilion.
Leisure Activities
  • Nature Exploration with Island Guardian
  • Water Sports Centre
  • PADI Diving and Training
  • Fishing Trips
  • Golf Course on neighboring Praslin Island
  • Tennis Court
  • Boutiques
  • Art Gallery
  • Private "latest release" movie theatre
  • DVD Library and iPod music collection
  • DJ Platform
  • Yoga Pavilion
  • Fully equipped Gymnasium
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Island Assistance
  • Helicopter Transfers
  • Concierge Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Access to Medical Facilities
  • 24-hour In-Villa Dining
  • IDD Telephone Service
  • WiFi
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Valet Service
Resident Privileges
  • Helicopter transfers and private helicopter landing pad
  • Secured access to villa site
  • Personalized golf buggy
  • Storage Space
  • Rock Wine Cave
  • Priority Use
  • Dedicated residence concierge
Rental Programme
Zil Pasyon residence owners will have the option to participate in a bespoke rental programme, ranging from 60 days annual use to unlimited use. The professionally managed rental programme will be offering a very generous revenue split with full flexibility and no black-out dates. Profit from rental of residences will be divided between homeowners and operator with a 70/30% split, favouring the homeowner.

Luxury fractional ownership - Zil Pasyon & Sunseeker

Zil Pasyon and Sunseeker Seychelles Ltd offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to join its luxury Fractional Ownership Programme – an intelligent alternative approach to luxury property and motoryacht ownership. If you wish to own, experience and enjoy the ultimate in luxury, comfort and style both on and off the water, but without the costs and responsibilities of sole ownership, this luxury fractional ownership programme is worth considering.
Whilst on the water, you will enjoy the majestic elegance and stunning refinement of a Sunseeker motoryacht. Sunseeker is a truly iconic brand which has become synonymous with legendary performance and style. The extensive range to choose from ensures that one of the most graceful and powerful motoryachts can be yours along with your fractional ownership villa at Zil Pasyon.
Villa TypeSizeYacht TypePrice for each fraction (6th)
3 Bedroom770 SqMManhattan 52GBP 760,000
4 Bedroom880 SqMManhattan 60GBP 925,000
5 Bedroom1,200 SqM80 Foot YachtGBP 1,525,000
5 Bedroom1,400 SqM30 Metre YachtGBP 2,400,000

Be a visionary owner

Construction started in 2007 and the resort is due to open spring 2011.
Ownership comes with 99-year lease.
The first payment is paid into an Escrow account. Milestone payments are made after the work is completed, architect reviewed and certified.
Financing available.

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