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Gordon Oldham, lawyer, entrepreneur, adventurer and philanthropist created The Pavilions as a celebration of all the elements that reflects his love of design, life, nature, history, conservation, adventure and culture.

With award-winning Resorts and Hotels in place, The Pavilions embarked on an ambitious expansion plan in 2015, with investments in key locations in Europe (Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome and Lisbon) and Asia (Niseko).

Today, The Pavilions is not restricted to the development, sales and marketing of hotels. The Pavilions has evolved to include residences such as villas, apartments, penthouses, the conservation, restoration, and conversion of historic buildings to create commercially viable developments and provide a heritage experience.

Inspired by Gordon, The Pavilions attracts like-minded, passionate people, magnetised by Gordon's energy in pooling ideas, talents and resources together to create a dream lifestyle that goes far beyond tangible bricks and mortar.
The Pavilions is about celebrating life together; passionate people creating lifestyles.

A message from our Founders, Gordon and Danielle Oldham

"Our travels as a couple left us yearning for something more.

On every continent, we stayed at five star grand dames and under the radar boutique addresses. We would set out in search of paradise, then leave feeling something was missing. 
When we began to think we were chasing the impossible, we decided to do something about it. Inspired by Far Pavilions, the epic tale of two lovers who traverse the world to unite in an exquisite place where they can find true peace, we built a haven away from home, where we would be treated like VIPs, yet always feel utterly comfortable. 
We wanted to create a grown-up, sophisticated environment, where we could have fun and act a little naughty when we felt like it; where privacy surpassed any hotel we had ever known, yet we could rely upon the people around us for local expert recommendations to cultural, culinary and adrenaline rushing adventures. 
Wherever we go, you'll always find us in the sweet spot. Our prime location is key to accessing the best of each destination if only so we can make a quick getaway back to our private reserve.

If we sound familiar to you, we invite you to explore "