MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood celebrity Paris Hilton on Thursday led the inauguration of her first real еstatе project, Paris Beach Club, which is also the central amenity of Azure Urban Resort Residences in Paranaque City.
The celebrity businesswoman collaborated with real еstatе firm Century Properties Group to design the facility named after her in 2011, as part of the only resort-themed urban residential community with a man-made beach in the country.
“I’ve been dreaming about this for the past three years,” said Hilton of the opening of the beach club. “When I first walked in, I was just so blown away…. It exceeded all my expectations. Just being here is one of the proudest and happiest moments in my life.”
The posh Paris Beach Club boasts of a lobby leading to the wave pool. It has an ice cream bar, while the second floor has spas and a social lounge. Meanwhile, the top floor has indoor and outdoor restaurants. Other facilities include a gym and fitness center, a game room, and an indoor playground.
Hilton said this was just the beginning. “I’m so excited to see the first of our many projects together,” she told Century Properties co-chief operations officer John Victor Antonio.
She added that ever since she was young, she had admired her father and grandfather who created the hotel empire that bears their last name. This was why the beach club was her “dream project.”
Meanwhile, Antonio said that they came up with the beach club and the urban residence with a man-made beach because they wanted to do something that had never been done.
“It’s in our DNA to really over-exceed ourselves. We’re not happy with (just) replicating (a project,” he said. Antonio added they wanted to make Philippines to be more recognized on the world map through their real еstatе developments.
Azure Urban Resort Residences has nine towers named after beaches all over the world: Bahamas, Boracay, Maui, Maldives, Miami, Positano, Rio, Santorini, and St. Tropez. As much as 86 percent of the units were pre-sold as of December last year.
Meanwhile, Paris Beach Club is adjacent to Azure Beach, which has white sand and a wave pool that can be adjusted so users can swim and surf. A waterfall, poolside bar, and infinity pool are found here, too. Greenery surrounds the man-made lagoon, which also has a children’s playground, a basketball court, and a beach volleyball area.
Source: Interaksyon | March 13, 2013