Ascott has secured contracts to manage its first
Citadines Apart’hotels in Vietnam, Sabah, Malaysia and the United
Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 200-unit Citadines Regency Saigon is
slated to open in Ho Chi Minh in 2018, while the 253-unit
Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu is scheduled to open within the
heart of the city in 2018. The 81-unit Citadines Culture Village
Dubai will open in 2017 within Culture Village, an area designed
to become an artistic and cultural hub of Dubai.
Mr Lee Chee
Koon, Ascott’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Citadines is one of
our fastest growing brands. Since we fully acquired the Citadines Apart’hotel chain in 2004, we have more than doubled our Citadines
portfolio from the initial 5,100 apartment units in 18 European
cities to more than 12,000 units in 81 properties and 52 cities
across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. With the
fast-growing middle class and the rise of low-cost air travel, we
are seeing more independent travellers who enjoy the flexibility
to choose the services according to their lifestyles.”
Citadines Regency Saigon
Citadines Regency Saigon has a prime location close to several
foreign embassies, Grade A office towers and a variety of retail,
dining and entertainment options, surrounded by French colonial-style buildings along tree-lined avenues. The serviced
residence is near the Central Business District area of District 1
where popular tourist hotspots such as the Reunification Palace,
Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum are also located.
Citadines Regency Saigon offers apartments ranging from
studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The serviced
residence’s facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre,
resident/business lounge, breakfast lounge and launderette.
The property will also have a 24-hour reception and security,
housekeeping service and residents’ programmes to help guests
settle into their new home.
With Citadines Regency Saigon,
Ascott will have more than 2,200 apartment units in 14 properties
across Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong and Danang.
Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu
Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu is a 10-minute drive from the Kota Kinabalu
International Airport, the second busiest airport in Malaysia
after Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Adjacent to Kota
Kinabalu’s Waterfront development that will comprise an upscale
shopping mall and a seafront boardwalk lined with varied dining
options, the serviced residence will offer residents views
of the South China Sea. Residents will also be able to enjoy convenient access
to the Kota Kinabalu Central Market, KK Plaza retail mall and
commercial buildings such as the City Council. Citadines
Waterfront Kota Kinabalu will be part of an integrated development
that includes a retail mall with supermarket, food and beverage
outlets as well as offices.
Residents can choose from a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments that
come with a fully-equipped kitchen. Residents will also be able to make use of
the comprehensive facilities at the serviced residence such as a
swimming pool, children’s play pool, gymnasium, roof garden,
lounge and meeting facilities.
Besides Citadines Waterfront
Kota Kinabalu, Ascott will open three new properties in Malaysia
in the next four years. Ascott currently operates six properties
in Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar and Kuching.
Located within the integrated
Culture Village community, Citadines Culture Village Dubai is
surrounded by retail and commercial developments such as schools,
art galleries, performing arts centres, museums, restaurants and
designer boutiques. There are also waterways, bridges and parks
The serviced residence will offer studios and one-bedroom apartments that are fully-equipped with a kitchen, living area and
separate work area. Guests will be able to enjoy an array of amenities such as
a swimming pool, gymnasium, breakfast lounge, residents’ lounge
and internet corner.
Citadines Culture Village Dubai, Ascott’s
third property in the UAE, will expand Ascott’s portfolio to over
2,000 apartment units in 13 properties across five countries in
the GCC. This includes its first properties
in Saudi Arabia, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah and
Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah as well as its first property in Oman
Somerset Panorama Muscat, which are all scheduled to open in 2015.
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