This is, perhaps, a most common response, a loosely used phrase given out by real estate firms when asked about the overall theme of their projects. Understandably so, because for a tropical country like the Philippines, a resort-themed property development is always deemed a perfect proposition, and largely appreciated by many homebuyers. But while there has been a growing number of so-called resort-inspired developments that have sprouted across the country, not all can truly claim to have delivered that authentic “resort feel.”
So what makes a development truly “resort-inspired”? What elements should be present to provide homeowners and guests a relaxing ambience that mirrors that of the five-star holiday havens?
According to experts, a true resort-inspired community must enable homeowners to revel in that soothing and rejuvenating vibe that could only be derived from nature’s warmth, alongside the ease and comfort provided by the best-in-class amenities. In providing the weary urbanite the perfect sanctuary, a great escape to the frazzled and frenzied urban lifestyle, a resort-inspired community must thus have that suburban, idyllic appeal that is seamlessly combined with modern day conveniences. It would also help create that tranquil, resort-like environment if a development is set amid lush landscaping, offers a generous amount of open space, and allows for natural lighting and ventilation.
One developer bent to deliver such an authentic resort-inspired community is Empire East Holdings Inc. through its Kasara Urban Resort residential development. Centrally located at the junction of Eagle and P. Antonio Streets in Ugong, Pasig City, the six-tower Kasara project is the latest offering of Empire East, a developer known for its exceptional commitment to the resort concept.
“At Kasara, homeowners will be given that rare privilege to discover a true paradise within the heart of the city. Inspired by a water theme park, this 1.8 hectare development brings a distinctive vacation feel to everyday living,” explained Empire East president and CEO Atty. Anthony Charlemagne C. Yu.
Surrounded by sparkling water features, homeowners can look forward to explore a recreation experience that is truly relaxing. From an infinity pool to a 24/7 minibar and lounge, one is sure to find ways to cool off or play in an exclusive resort setting. A nearby basketball court and pathway meanwhile encourage healthy activity while being surrounded by nature.
“About 65 percent of the community is dedicated to greenery, wide, open spaces and water-oriented amenities. A large manmade lake is at the very center of this one-of-a-kind recreational space. At the heart of the lake is a multi-purpose area, which is surrounded by smaller freeform pools, a beach volleyball court, multi-purpose court and landscaped gardens,” Yu related.
More privileges await for future residents given the development’s fun podium amenities, including pocket pools, jogging paths, gazebos and putting greens. Facilities such as the gym, bar, day care center and library have also been provided for added comfort and convenience. “And with spacious units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, Kasara brings a sense of balance and calm to life after a long day at work. Indeed, at Kasara, residents can look forward to creating stories of everyday fun,” Yu concluded.
Kasara currently enjoys a strong take-up rate from potential homeowners and this can be attributed to the abundance of resort-style amenities that make up the entire development, and which readily attracted a large number of buyers from Metro Manila and the provinces since 2013. Overall site development has been completed, as well as piling works for Towers 1 and 2. Construction work for the clubhouse, multi-purpose building and swimming pool is nearing completion, while landscaping works are 80 percent accomplished. ADVT.