Bangkok-based developer Montara Hospitality Group (MHG) recently announced the development of a comprehensive health and wellness residential community in Phuket, Thailand. It is expected to be completed in 2022.
MHG is investing over THB 6,600 million (US$220 million) in the development of Tri Vananda, envisioned to become Asia’s largest and most comprehensive wellness residential community. It will provide 298 villas, anchored by a wellness resort specialising in integrative and functional medicine and cognitive wellbeing.
The low-density development is situated on over 230 acres and will be built with sustainable practices in mind, aiming for net-zero emissions and LEED certification, said MHG. Features include a tiered wetland filtration system with a botanical garden to collect, clean and store water; an organic, non-toxic farm to supply the restaurants onsite; nature trails; and renewable energy facilities such as floating solar panels on lakes.
Health and wellness amenities at Tri Vananda are designed to be best-in-class. According to MHG, a thoroughly equipped health centre will have consultation rooms, physiotherapy and TCM treatment rooms, a cognitive health centre, and facilities for health diagnostics aimed at treating residents and guests with tailored programmes.
A mindfulness centre on the lake will have an indoor hall and outdoor areas for meditation. Also situated on the lake are a spa with separate-sex thermal rooms, relaxation areas, a hammam, and private spa suites, and a fitness centre with a 50-m swimming pool, gym, sauna, juice bar and lake pier for recreational water sports. Plus, a dedicated club designed for teens and pre-teens will foster a wellness-led lifestyle for younger community members.
Two- and three-bedroom solar-powered residential villas ranging in size from 270- to 750-sq-m are designed by Habita Architects together with Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts. The teams in both firms are led by National Artists and UNESCO-recognised architects. Interior design will be helmed by the P49 Deesign.
“With the future in mind, Tri Vananda will be a multigenerational community rooted in a way of life based on the principles of wellness, sustainability and hospitality. Here, our residents and guests will enjoy some of the most fundamental and cherished attributes for overall wellbeing like clean air and nature, which are increasingly lost in urban settings, while having access to proven health and wellness therapies and programmes,” said CEO Kittisak Pattamasaevi.
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