Behind the Dream: BYD Lofts
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau
Here at BYD Lofts we often speak of living your dream — and this is exactly how BYD Lofts came to be. When Dutch entrepreneurs and business partners Alex Bressers and Hans De Beer first considered Phuket, it was in search of the perfect holiday home location. The two have been partners for 30 years, beginning with their first enterprise, a small restaurant in Eindhoven, which they eventually sold before moving on to their next successful venture together, the U-Haul business. Amidst all their hard work and dedication, Phuket’s world-class tropical views drew them as a well-earned spot to step away (temporarily) from Europe and soak in some sun.
It didn’t take too long, however, for the forward-looking pair to see the potential available on the gorgeous island — and quickly visions of holiday homes turned into truly creating and living the dream.
First came their luxury boutique resort called Baan Yin Dee, which quickly became world-renowned and lauded with multiple accolades. From there Alex and Hans, drawn always to their next dream, decided to sell the hotel and focus on several new developments, including the Atika Villa Project, with 11 Luxury villas from 425 sqm each (and which completely sold out before they even started construction!) and the now well known BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel, with itsunique luxury serviced apartments, intimate bistro and a wine shop with a collection of almost 2,000 bottles of the best wines you can find. Alex took over the running of the hotel, while Hans is behind BYD Loft’s exceptional restaurant and cuisine.
How quickly a dream holiday turned into a dream life, as the pair have welcomed more and more guests from around the world. In 2009, Alex and Hans first expanded BYD Lofts, and then again in 2011 with two more buildings. And they’re far from done — November 2013 will see BYD Lofts opening its doors of their new building with 15 new high-class residence and service apartments.
Demand is high for this special market in serviced apartments, which more and more guests seek as they prefer this unique environment to a normal hotel room. BYD Lofts provides all this and more, as the only one in this class and style at Patong Beach, Phuket!