The Putman set to join exclusive club

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 March, 2007, 12:00am

In the heart of a town where exclusivity is more in demand than ever, an exclusive boutique-hotel apartment development, The Putman, is due to open in Hong Kong at the end of next month.

The development is a collaboration between world renowned designer Andree Putman and Hong Kong's luxury property developer National Properties Holdings.

Citigroup Property Investors, the real estate investment management business of Citigroup, is the financial partner in this development.

The Putman's 28 apartments in Central will provide executive accommodation for long-stay business travellers who are looking for space and designer-style comfort in a central and convenient location.

The building is entirely purpose-built to Madame Putman's specifications as she oversaw site design, development, space-use, exterior elevation and interior decoration.

Each of the 1,300 sqft one-bedroom apartments will be full-floor suites with private dual-lift lobbies. They will have one of three distinctive living areas.

The fully fitted apartments will include two Toshiba 42-inch HD LCD televisions and Siemens and Krups kitchen appliances. On-site management will provide daily housekeeping services and full porter, maintenance and concierge services.

'I have tried to create a sentiment of opulent yet understated elegance,' Ms Putman said. 'By creating a dialogue between the facade and the interior, the outside and the inside, I aimed to create an oasis of calm amid the bustle of Hong Kong. The Putman's design represents a fresh and subtle energy driven by an ambitious desire for comfort.'

Other facilities in the block will include a cafe on the ground floor and a chic lobby area. Prices for the one-bedroom suites will average HK$50,000 per month with the top four floors boasting sensational sea views.

National Properties managing director Loewe Lee said: 'Our company wanted to extend our expertise in luxury developments to the boutique hotel/serviced apartment sector. We envisioned creating a stylish yet inviting space with all the comforts of home. Through Madame Putman's inspirational and innovative designs, we will realise our first luxury hotel/serviced apartment project.'