Heavenly Beauty with New Earthly Paradise
CapitaLand brings its waterfront development expertise to Imperial Bay in Hangzhou
Issue: Oct 2011
Imperial Bay in Hangzhou, Iocated near the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and surrounded by lush greenery, is due for completion by end of 2013
There is an old Chinese saying: Just as there is paradise in heaven, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth (上有天堂, 下有苏杭). So beautiful and scenic is Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, that the Chinese have coined this special phrase to describe it as Heaven on Earth.
In this earthly heaven, CapitaLand China Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, has launched Imperial Bay, a luxurious residential development in prime Grand Canal Central Business District, which will be completed by end of 2013.
Imperial Bay – where the beauty within matches the beauty outside
Economic Power Beyond Pretty Face
A city of strategic importance, Hangzhou is one of the main cities on the Yangtze River Delta. Sitting on the Hangzhou Bay, 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, it was an economic powerhouse as early as the 12th century. According to the Hangzhou Statistic Bureau, the city's GDP rose 12 per cent to RMB594.5 billion in 2010.
Mr Jason Leow, CEO of CapitaLand China Holdings, said, "CapitaLand has been closely linked to China's urbanisation process since the Group entered the country 17 years ago. Disposable income of urban residents has also achieved sustained growth of more than 10 per cent in 2011. This translates to strong growth potential for the Hangzhou property market and CapitaLand is well-positioned to provide quality homes to the city's residents. Our latest land acquisition reiterates CapitaLand's determination to expand our footprint in Hangzhou."
The presence of CapitaLand developments has provided more options for world-class living and international lifestyle. Imperial Bay is CapitaLand's third development in Hangzhou since entering the market, after I-World (one of the city's first fully-furnished residential projects launched in 2006) and the iconic Raffles City Hangzhou, which will be completed in 2014.
Scene in the City
Imperial Bay is a 470-unit property with six towers within the vicinity of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the world's longest man-made canal and a major water artery of the city. The greenery and serenity that the Grand Canal affords also promise a welcome respite from the busy modern world.
Imperial Bay is in the vicinity of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, a major water artery and means of transport in historical times
The interior of Imperial Bay boasts stylish modern décor
With Imperial Bay, CapitaLand has brought to Hangzhou its extensive international experience in developing waterfront properties. Apart from an enviable, panoramic view of the Grand Canal, Imperial Bay's gorgeously landscaped gardens and lush greenery are woven throughout the development with water features dotting the grounds. Each unit also comes with its own garden balcony, echoing the greenery of the Grand Canal nearby.
A 2,000-square-metre club house that has health care, education, leisure, dining, fitness and community facilities; a children's playground, as well as pavilions throughout the grounds mean that residents of Imperial Bay can have all their daily needs met right at their doorstep.
Located in the centre of Gongshu District, Imperial Bay is also right where the buzz is. In fact, it marries the tranquility of the Grand Canal with the excitement of city life. Within walking distance are primary and middle schools, universities, medical and banking facilities, supermarkets and shopping centres like Century Mart, Auchan and The Grand Canal Square which also houses the Canal Culture Musuem. A 10-minute walk away is also Xiaohe Ancient Street with shops restored to reflect the glory of the past.
Hangzhou has an extensive network of bus services and Imperial Bay has several Bus Rapid Transit services running past it. The Shangtang Highway, one of the main roads in the city, is 1.5 kilometres east of the development.
Modern amenities aside, Imperial Bay also has historical and cultural attractions within easy reach. Apart from the Canal Culture Museum, there are the Red Wine Club and Yacht Club, and gallery space, Loft 49. Just four kilometres from Wulin Square city centre and five kilometres from West Lake, it is also one property that is surrounded by natural beauty.
Beauty Inside and Out
The dark accents add a romantic and warm touch and perfectly play off the cream and gold hues in the master bedroom
Imperial Bay also bears the mark of CapitaLand's fine finishings that has elevated the quality of homes in the city. To match the beauty outside, Imperial Bay is expertly decorated within. Done in cream and sandy beige with dark accents, the interior of Imperial Bay exudes sophistication and class.
Imperial Bay's kitchens use the German kitchen system designed by Nobilia
Imperial Bay's intelligent toilet gives users daily health checks
The rooms have branded heating and cooling systems. Kitchens come equipped with Smeg electrical appliances and equipment such as two refrigerators, a micro boiler, cookware and even a kitchen fan. The Nobilia kitchen cabinets offer sleek German design and style.
The bathrooms have GROHE faucets and showers, Duravit sanitary equipment and Toto's intelligent toilet system. These toilets measure urine sugar, blood pressure, body fat and weight on a daily basis. As a developer that is focused on green, energy conservation activities, Imperial Bay is designed to be a green building. It employs breakthrough eco-technologies like the ground heating technology that harnesses heat trapped in the ground to warm the apartments during the winter months. This green technology helps to conserve energy usage and lower the cost of utilities.
In the city that many have called "Heaven on Earth", Imperial Bay is truly a piece of Paradise that is set to add more flavour and value to the city's reputation as a world-class haven.
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