GHM returns to Thailand with The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang

GHM returns to Thailand with The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang
GHM returns to Thailand with The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang
GHM returns to Thailand with The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang

Aquarius International Development (AQI) embarks on a major expansion across Southeast Asia, as it unveils its first project, Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang, a collection of luxury pool villas and condominium residences along with a 200-key luxury resort, The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang.

It will be managed by General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) and will also house an all-day restaurant, a cliff-edge restaurant, rooftop bar, spa, infinity pool with pool bar, and conference facilities, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Guests and residents will be offered private boat transfers to AQ Privilege Beach Club & Residences, Koh Man Nai, a private island destination featuring four Presidential Suite Villas, a private marina, beach club, infinity pool and water sports.

Tommy Lai, chief executive officer of General Hotel Management Ltd said, “For some time now, we’ve been on the lookout for exactly the right blend of attributes; the right setting, the right partner and the right ambition so that we might touch down again in Thailand with the Chedi brand. With Aquarius International Hospitality Development Ltd, we’ve found all of this and more.”

These projects are set to elevate the tourism profile of Koh Chang, which is blessed with breath-taking, natural beauty, white sands and warm, shallow seas. The island is connected to Bangkok by road and sea, or via direct domestic flights to Trat Airport, and will benefit from a new high-speed railway line along Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, which is being extended to Trat in 2023.

AQI is further helping its high-end clientele explore Southeast Asia’s tropical seas with AQ Ventures, a luxury yacht business. Based in Koh Chang and Phuket, the operator will provide a full range of professional services, including yacht chartering, sales and management. It will also help clients transform their lives by purchasing their own yacht with expert advice, and then provide full management assistance to let customers maximise the value of their asset.

The development is scheduled to open in three phases from 2022. Sales are now open for the 23 Pool Villa Residences, which comprise seven One-Bedroom Ocean Cliff Pool Villas (223 sqm, starting from THB 43 MB), five One-Bedroom Ocean Duplex Pool Villas (293 sqm, starting from THB 41 MB), eight Two-Bedroom Ocean Cliff Pool Villas (448 to 485 sqm, starting from THB 58 MB), and three stunning Three-Bedroom Ocean Cliff Pool Villas (861 sqm, starting from THB 100 MB).

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AQI makes most of Koh Chang’s nature with resort

AQI makes most of Koh Changs nature with resort
Aquarius Residences and Resort Koh Chang, AQIs flagship project, is scheduled to open in three phases starting in 2022.
Aquarius Residences and Resort Koh Chang, AQI’s flagship project, is scheduled to open in three phases starting in 2022.

Aquarius International Development (AQI) has introduced a flagship project under Aquarius Residences and Resort Koh Chang consisting of a hotel and two residences scheduled for completion by 2022.

Edward Chi, managing director at AQI, a Bangkok-based hospitality and real estate development firm and consultancy, said Koh Chang might attract less foreign and local travellers compared with other popular destinations, but there the project presents an investment opportunity nonetheless.

The island’s strengths are its peaceful environment and plentiful natural resources, similar to Phuket and Koh Samui 20 years ago, as a national park covers 83% of the land.

The AQI was established in Thailand in 2017 and is fully owned by Norcal Venture Capital Group, a private fund management company from Hong Kong.

The ownership proportion between the group and Thai private partners depends on different projects, such as 49:51 for residential projects.
Aquarius Residences and Resort Koh Chang is part of AQI’s total investment worth US$250 million in Thailand. It is located in Bang Bao subdistrict.

The project consists of 23 pool villa residences, 99 units of condo residences and 10 retail shops with a combined area of 29.4 rai.

The group opened its sales gallery for the pool villa and condo residences yesterday. Construction is set for completion in the last quarters of 2022 and 2023, respectively for the projects.

The second development is Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, a 200-room luxury resort managed by General Hotel Management (GHM) in Singapore on 58.6 rai. This resort is set to open in the last quarter of 2023.

Mr Chi said GHM is considered a unique hotel brand because it has not expanded to the mass market.

There is also 57 rai available for private residences in the future.

“Even though there are potential partners in other areas such as Phuket and Chiang Mai, it is not the right time to expand the business to other places.” Mr Chi said. “We will focus on the project in Koh Chang first.”

Apart from the residential and hotel development projects, Aquarius Group is planning various types of products for launch next year, including AQ Ventures, a luxury yacht business in Koh Chang and Phuket.

AQ Food and Beverage, a high-end restaurant and catering business, aims to introduce AQ Gourmet and Dine stores in Bangkok by the first quarter next year.

The group also provides a lifestyle platform called AQBooking.com that offers customised tours.
He said the online travel platform was initially set to launch in Thailand, the first site in Asia-Pacific, during this quarter, but the plan was delayed to the first quarter next year due to the outbreak.

Aquarius International unveils Aquarius Residences & Resort, a luxurious new retreat in Koh Chang, Thailand

Spectacular villas and condominium project to open for reservation sale in 2022, marking the launch of Aquarius International Hospitality Development’s first property in South East Asia

18 February 2020

HONG KONG – Aquarius International Hospitality Development, the pioneering company specialising in high-class hotels, resorts and residences in South East Asia, has revealed details of its first project: Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang – a luxurious, eco-friendly island retreat in Thailand.

Currently under construction, these five-star lifestyle residences are nestled on the southern tip of Koh Chang, the tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, just 1km from Bangbao Pier and surrounded by unspoiled jungle. With a collection of premium villas and condominiums, supported by outstanding leisure facilities and exceptional service, this intimate 122-key project provides an opportunity for guests to purchase a private slice of paradise and enjoy an unforgettable island vacation.

Reservation sales for the project will start in 2022, ahead of the scheduled opening of Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang in 2024.

“We are excited to introduce our inaugural property: Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang. This elegant, eco-sensitive resort will mark the start of a new era. It will open up a new frontier for Thailand’s tourism, hospitality and real estate industries in this pristine corner of the Kingdom. This is just the start for Aquarius International Hospitality Development; in future, we are planning to create a portfolio of world-class resorts and residences in desirable destinations all across Thailand and South East Asia,” said Nixon Chung, Chief Operations Officer of Aquarius International.

Located in a lush, green environment, Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang features a collection of 23 one-, two- and three-bedroom duplex pool villas offering between 281 and 641 square metres of self-contained space, with living and dining areas, tropical gardens and outdoor pools. The residences will also feature a collection of 99 luxury low-rise condominiums, comprising studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations, ranging from 60 and 120 square metres in size.

Each area of the residences will be served by a dedicated clubhouse that houses an array of amenities, including retail outlets, stunning swimming pools, fitness facilities, food and beverage outlets and more. The surrounding area is home to blissful beaches and offers opportunities for island-hopping excursions and diving trips around the Koh Chang archipelago. The nearby treetop adventure park is ideal for active travellers.

Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Chang is wonderfully secluded but easily accessible. Bangkok Airways operates regular non-stop flights between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Trat Airport, which is less than 20 minutes’ drive from the ferry port to Koh Chang.

To learn more about Aquarius Residences & Resort, Koh Chang, please visit www.aquarius-residences.com

For further information and high-resolution photography, please contact:

AQ Development Limited
Tel: +66 90 530 3030
Email: sales@aquarius-residences.com

About Aquarius International Hospitality Development

Aquarius International Hospitality Development is an international hospitality and real estate development and consultancy company based in Bangkok, Thailand. Led by a team of highly-qualified and respected experts, Aquarius provides professional services to individuals and businesses seeking to invest in the hospitality industry in South East Asia. From the initial development all the way through to the branding, management and operations, we can transform your vision into reality and drive strong returns on your investment.

About AQ Development Limited

AQ Development Limited is a property development company specialising in mixed-use development that synchronise with bright and booming growth of Thailand’s tourism industry. The company plans to develop its business in the categories of residential properties, hotels and resorts, wellness centres, restaurants and dining destinations. The main emphasis will be placed on enhancing value of the business to achieve sustainable business growth by developing high quality projects featuring unique attributes, outstanding design and creative concepts to fulfil the needs and satisfaction of our customers.

For more information, please visit www.norcal-asia.com.

Aquarius International signs partnership agreement with JCC Company Limited to co-promote exquisite products from Okinawa

Aquarius International signs partnership agreement with JCC Company Limited to co-promote exquisite products from Okinawa

31 July 2019

NAHA, JAPAN – The President of JCC Company Limited, Mr. Toshinori Fuchibe and Managing Director of Aquarius International Hospitality Development, Mr. Edward Chi, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen the network between Okinawa and South East Asia. Under the MOU, JCC and Aquarius International have agreed to work closely to promote Okinawa prefecture and trade exchange between Okinawa, Thailand and South East Asia.

About Aquarius International Hospitality Development

Aquarius International Hospitality Development is an international hospitality and real estate development and consultancy company based in Bangkok, Thailand. Led by a team of highly-qualified and respected experts, Aquarius provides professional services to individuals and businesses seeking to invest in the hospitality industry in South East Asia. From the initial development all the way through to the branding, management and operations, we can transform your vision into reality and drive strong returns on your investment.

For more information, please visit www.norcal-asia.com.

Aquarius International celebrates groundbreaking of Aquarius Residences and Resort – Koh Chang

10 June 2019

KOH CHANG, THAILAND – Aquarius International Hospitality Development Limited holds the groundbreaking ceremony of Aquarius Residences and Resort – Koh Chang on June 10th, 2019. The event was grace with the presence of  the Government Officials of Trat and Koh Chang, VIP guests and partners across Asia- Pacific. The success of the event was headed by Mr. Edward Chi, Managing Director of Aquarius International Hospitality Development Limited alongside the team of experts.

About Aquarius International Hospitality Development

Aquarius International Hospitality Development is an international hospitality and real estate development and consultancy company based in Bangkok, Thailand. Led by a team of highly-qualified and respected experts, Aquarius provides professional services to individuals and businesses seeking to invest in the hospitality industry in South East Asia. From the initial development all the way through to the branding, management and operations, we can transform your vision into reality and drive strong returns on your investment.

For more information, please visit www.norcal-asia.com.