Ascott Voted Best Serviced Residence Operator for Sixth Consecutive Year By Destinasian's Readers
March 19, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsCapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has won the annual DestinAsian Readers' Choice Awards 2013 for Best Serviced Apartment/Residence Operator for the sixth time. Organised by the prestigious DestinAsian travel and lifestyle magazine, the awards recognise brands and destinations that provide unsurpassed standards in excellence and service. Ascott has won the awards every year since DestinAsian introduced the serviced apartment/residence category in 2008.
Mr Chong Kee Hiong, Ascott's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Ascott takes great pride in making our guests feel at home whenever they stay with us. From creating the feeling of home at our properties to our signature style of warm, discreet and personalised service, we strive to provide our guests a truly memorable experience at every touch point. We thank our customers for their continued vote of confidence since we opened our first property The Ascott Singapore in 1984. As we continue to grow to achieve our target of 40,000 apartment units globally by 2015, we hope that more travellers will be able to experience our award-winning hospitality."
Each year, DestinAsian polls its readers to determine the best brands and destinations that travellers return to time and again. Readers have selected the winner for each category based on their personal experiences with, amongst others, serviced residences, hotels, airlines, airports and destinations that impressed them in terms of luxury, service, style and comfort. For the first time, the survey also included questions that go beyond Asia Pacific in scope so that readers can vote for their favourite brands and destinations in the world.
Singapore-based Ascott operates three brands of serviced residences catering to the different lifestyle needs of expatriates and travellers. The premier Ascott The Residence brand provides top business executives luxurious living in elegant apartments. Citadines Apart'hotel offers independent travellers the flexibility to choose the services they require. For those travelling with children, Somerset Serviced Residence is ideal as the properties come with amenities such as playground, indoor playroom and children's swimming pool. Besides spacious apartments with separate living and dining areas and a fully-equipped kitchen, residents will enjoy privacy, comfort of a home and top quality services.
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has more than 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 8,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 31,000 units in over 200 properties.
The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset (http://www.somerset.com/). Its portfolio spans over 70 cities across more than 20 countries, 14 of which are new cities in Ascott's portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed.
Ascott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world's first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company boasts a 29-year industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.
Ascott's achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers' Choice Awards 2013 for 'Best Serviced Apartment/Residence Operator', TTG Travel Awards 2012 for 'Best Serviced Residence Operator', TTG China Travel Awards 2012 for 'Best Serviced Residence Operator in China', Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2012 for 'Best Serviced Residence Brand' and 'Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific', and Business Traveller UK Awards 2012 for 'Best Serviced Apartment Company'.
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