News roundup: Luxury island living in Phuket, and other headlines

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For PropertyGuru’s real estate news roundup, we present the latest high-end resort residences to launch in Phuket. In other headlines, the design for the new airport in Lishui is revealed, and Jill Goh is the first woman to lead the Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

Phuket: Luxury island living at its finest

Post-pandemic, there has been a marked increase in the desire for high-end resort residences that offer not just a place to stay, but a unrivalled lifestyle experience.

This trend is particularly evident in sought-after destinations like Phuket, where the blend of natural beauty and luxury amenities continues to attract discerning investors and homeowners.

Indeed, there is a growing emphasis on properties that provide an amalgamation of privacy, exclusive services, and top-tier amenities. Developments are increasingly incorporating elements of wellness, sustainability, and smart technology, catering to a clientele that values both luxury and holistic living.

DDproperty presents some of the latest luxury launches to grace Thailand’s world-famous resort destinations.

MAD Architects unveils design for “Forest City” airport in Lishui, China

MAD Architects has just unveiled the design for Lishui Airport in China, according to ArchDaily. Dubbed the “forest city,” Lishui is known for its green landscapes and valleys in the Southwest Zhejiang Province. Situated amidst hilly terrain, approximately 15 kilometers southwest of the city, the airport is envisioned as a domestic, regional transportation hub seeking to harmonize with the natural surroundings.

With an expected annual passenger capacity of one million, the scheme will serve as Lishui’s municipal airport. The project encompasses 2,267 hectares of land, with elevational disparities reaching nearly 100 meters. The airport’s architectural silhouette resembles a white-feathered bird ready to soar, featuring a silver-white canopy. This avian-inspired building integrates with the surrounding topography, imitating a garden itself.

‘Artistic Gene’ drives Jill Goh, first woman to lead Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Jill Goh is breaking ceilings in her hospitality career. She recently earned herself the title of first woman to lead the 36-year-old Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

Goh is no stranger to the luxury hotel brand or the Singapore property itself. She has held various roles within Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group since 1993.

Goh became general manager of Mandarin Oriental Singapore in January.

Previously, she served as resident manager both at Mandarin Oriental Singapore and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London until 2013. She then became corporate operations manager for Asia, based in Hong Kong. Most recently, she served as general manager at Mandarin Oriental’s Macau hotel since 2015.

“I am delighted to return to where I first embarked on my career with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 1993. Assuming the role as the property’s first female general manager proves to myself that every individual has the capacity to achieve your dream regardless of one’s background, gender, nationality, etc. We should not allow gender to take away opportunities and set a boundary to our dream as I always believe, let the sky be your limit and the world as your oyster,” she said in an email interview, according to CoStar.

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