Ascott has secured a new management contract for
its first Citadines Apart’hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The 288-unit Citadines Marvell Surabaya is
scheduled to open in 2014 and reinforces Ascott’s position as one
of the largest international serviced residence owner-operators in
Indonesia, with over 2,100 apartment units across 10 properties.
Mr Alfred Ong, Ascott’s Managing Director for
Southeast Asia and Australia, said, “Ascott has built a strong
presence in Indonesia since we opened our first property in
Jakarta in 1995. With Indonesia’s resilient economy and increasing
foreign direct investment into the country, we see tremendous
opportunities to expand in Indonesia and introduce our Citadines
brand in Surabaya.”
“Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city,
has a thriving seaport and burgeoning industrial sector. Surabaya
is also an up-and-coming city for meetings, incentives,
conventions and exhibitions. It is a popular tourist destination
with a strong domestic travel market. With Citadines Marvell
Surabaya, we will be able to tap on the growing segment of savvy
independent travellers who want the flexibility to choose the
services they desire to create their unique stay experience.
Besides Citadines Marvell Surabaya, Ascott will open four more
properties in Indonesia by 2014, including two Citadines, in Bali
and Jakarta, in the second half of 2012,” Mr Ong added.
Situated in the business district of Ngagel,
Citadines Marvell Surabaya will be close to shopping malls and the
Surabaya Industrial Area Rungkut, where many manufacturing
factories are located.
Citadines Marvell Surabaya will be part
of an integrated development named Marvell City, which offers a
multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment options. These
include specialty restaurants and bars with alfresco dining, a
supermarket, a cinema and other retail outlets. The development
will also house commercial towers, educational institutions, as
well as ballroom and banquet facilities.
Surabaya offers business and leisure travellers a choice of
studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. Each furnished apartment
comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom, separate
work and sleeping areas and other modern amenities. Facilities in
the 12-storey serviced residence include a swimming pool and
Besides Citadines Marvell Surabaya, Ascott
will open Citadines Kuta Bali and Citadines Rasuna Jakarta in
2012, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta in 2013 and Somerset Kencana Jakarta
Ascott currently manages Ascott Jakarta, Somerset Berlian
Jakarta, Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta, Somerset Surabaya Hotel &
Serviced Residence and Countrywoods Residences.
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