Pride of the UK – Home of both the World’s best property and development

For the first time in the 18-year history of the International Property Awards, the UK has excelled by winning eight global accolades including the highly coveted World’s Best Property and World’s Best Development.

Taking the title of World’s Best Property 2011 is Clarendon House in Esher, Surrey. This classically inspired architectural masterpiece from Hyatt Group has unsurpassed state-of-the-art technology as well as a host of eco-friendly features. The result is three levels of the most luxurious living space imaginable.

The World’s Best Development 2011 has been won by NEO Bankside. A stunning project of 217 apartments and penthouses, its prime position overlooks the River Thames, adjacent to the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. This joint venture between Native Land and Grosvenor represents the very pinnacle of 21st century living.

Harrods Estates, established in 1897 and specialising in the most exquisite luxury property to rent or buy in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, became the worthy recipient of the World’s Best Real Estate Agency.

Another region that has achieved remarkable success in this year’s grand final is Asia Pacific, winning a staggering total of 12 out of the 39 World’s Best titles awarded. These included five awards for architecture and three for interior design.

Established 18 years ago, the International Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television and Google is the world’s most prestigious property competition. The awards’ programme covers residential as well as commercial categories with regional heats for Arabia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific. These have been celebrated at gala presentation events in London, Shanghai and Dubai during the course of the year.

The highest scoring entries from each category in every region are then re-evaluated to establish the winners at international level, culminating in an annual grand final. This year it was held at The Savoy in London on Monday (December 12th). Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 60 experts covering every aspect of the property business.

President of the International Property Awards, Stuart Shield, says, “The UK has done extremely well this year by excelling against some very strong international contenders. The World’s Best Property and World’s Best Development are two of the most keenly contested categories each year.

“Asia Pacific has also performed brilliantly by achieving such a large number of awards at this level. Winning a coveted World’s Best award is a huge accolade for all these companies. It is this form of global recognition that places them at the very pinnacle of the international property arena.”

A full list of World’s Best winners is attached – high resolution images are available
For further specific information, please contact the awards’ manager Paul Wright on +44 (0)1245 35 88 77 or visit