Real Estate

World-class Filipino design at Anya Resort and Residences

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Real estate developer Roxaco Land Corp. recently joined forces with interior design powerhouse Manny Samson and Associates (MSA) in coming up with a unique take on residential resort living through its flagship development, Anya Resort and Residences.

Located in Tagaytay, this destination residence plays up on the well-known strengths of both partners: Roxaco, with its experience in high-end residential living, as exemplified by its first two luxury projects, Península de Punta Fuego, Terrazas de Punta Fuego, Anya Phase 1; and Manny Samson, with his world-view that embraces both the cosmopolitan and the rustic from his many acclaimed projects here and abroad.

Under Samson’s belt is a long list of luxury developments that can be found in five out of the seven continents. In the Philippines, he is in the forefront of some of the top hotels and resorts, including the first teaching hotel in the country. In the global arena, some of his most notable projects include well-known resorts in Malaysia and Uruguay, and the Four Seasons, an international resort brand with resorts located all over the globe.

 “The natural advantages of Tagaytay’s location played a role in directing our design inspiration,” Samson said. “Its cool weather and spectacular views contributed to the city becoming a weekend destination getaway, and guided our design to bring in the warmth and familiarity of rustic Filipino elements. In order to make it stand out among others as envisioned by the clients, it has embraced authenticity — considering international standards for luxurious design, at the same time retaining the grand quality of rustic traditional Filipino elements.”

Outdoor dining takes advantage of the cool Tagaytay weather.

Taking Roxaco’s cue to design “from the inside-out,” Samson and his associates adopted a Filipino tropical design direction highlighted by the use of rustic elements that mirrored both the interior and exterior architecture. “The idea is to harmonize both the interior and exterior looks in order to achieve a holistic design that caters to the pegged concept,” Samson explained.

“Plus, the interiors have been planned in such a way that the spaces would maximize the flow of cool breeze. Areas have been laid out highlighting the scenic view of the adjacent landscaping. The sensitivities of privacy and personal space were also incorporated into the design, as elements have been fine tuned to synch with the resort’s lush landscaping.”

By underscoring the key elements of comfort and functionality of the Filipino Aesthetic, the Anya brand takes on the Filipino identity through the unmistakable presence of elements such as bamboo and abaca, among others.

But beyond promoting a Filipino theme in its design and craftsmanship, Anya Resort and Residences fuses international standards into the luxurious design, conveying an exuberant spirit into the modern lifestyle. 

“The modern Filipino tropical design is brought to life by the use of indigenous materials blended with modern components, creating wonderful ambiance and aesthetics. The use of natural wood for floors, doors, cabinetry works, and accent ceiling imparts an inviting, warm and cozy feeling of home. The use of mother of pearl (capiz) and special finishes as wall and cabinetry accents presents elegance in the interiors,” Samson noted.

For more details, visit www.anya.ph or call +63 917 888 ANYA (2692).



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