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Ascott  Signs Citadines Apart’hotels in Vietnam, Sabah and UAE

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 13 April 2015

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.

Citadines Culture Village Dubai

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 nearby.

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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