Santa Marina Holiday Village is the first Bulgarian winner of the prestigious award FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Golden Winner, also known as the Oscars in the real estate industry. The holiday village in Sozopol was distinguished with the golden statuette in the “Resorts” category at an official award giving ceremony on May 21st in Luxembourg. The international competition for architecture and successful projects FIABCI Prix d’Excellence distinguishes functional projects from around the world on a variety of criteria, including their design/concept, implementation/realization, contribution to the environment, public benefit and social significance. Projects awarded in 60 countries compete for the exclusive recognition, divided into 13 categories. Winner selection is performed in two stages and the selection continues for seven months. After Santa Marina Holiday Village became “Project of the Year” in 2013 the competition of the local organization’s branch, the project received the right to compete for the top prize in its category on an international level. In 2014 the real estate Oscars were awarded for the 23rd time. According to FIABCI, the winning projects best illustrate the philosophy of the organization, namely to provide “optimal solution to society for its real estate needs”. The international jury of experts in real estate chooses the winners based on their evaluation of the overall project and its success, making the award one of the highest, which a project can receive.

“Santa Marina Holiday Village is an entirely Bulgarian investment and is one of the most successful and award-winning investment projects in the country in its category. It is unique both with its concept and with its architecture and overall infrastructure. The created harmony between the surrounding scenery, nearby Sozopol and the project is achieved through extraordinary perseverance and compliance with the existing natural environment. The scale of the development is also part of its success story – over 1400 properties sold in it are quite a feat themselves” – says Mr. Manu Moravenov, Ph.D., CEO of FairPlay Properties REIT – investor of the project. FairPlay Properties REIT is part of the group of FairPlay International JSC, one of the most successful companies in the field of real estate in Bulgaria with over 20 years of history. At the beginning of this year FairPlay Properties REIT was awarded by the Government of Bulgaria with the prize “Investor of the Year” in the “Tourism” category in 2013 precisely in connection with its investments in the Santa Marina Holiday Village, Sozopol.

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