27 Aug '11, 1am

Condominium developers upping the stake

Condominium developers upping the stake

The Orchard Residences' wine room allows residents to rent wine lockers to store their collection of wines. -- ST PHOTO: DELON HO By tay suan chiang, design correspondent It is no longer enough for condominiums to boast a pool, gym, clubhouse and tennis court. Developers are adding fancy facilities such as a spa, sports bar, rock-climbing wall, luxury dining room and even a bird-watching tower to make their projects stand out. Take the 417-unit [email protected] condo at Novena, which was recently given its temporary occupation permit. It has its own spa on the premises, run by well-known local chain Aramsa Spa. Soleil is believed to be the first in Singapore to tie up with a spa operator to run the facility in a condo. Adding to the wow factor is that the swanky spa consists of three wooden- decked pavilions that each has two massage beds, a hot tub and a shower area, locate...

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