Ascott Wins Golden Dragon Award for Best Serviced Residence
CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited, has won the prestigious Golden Dragon Award for Best Serviced Residence.
Besides the Golden Dragon Award for Best Serviced Residence, Ascott's Somerset Chancellor Court serviced residence in Ho Chi Minh City, has been recognised for its contribution to the city's development with the Certificate of Merit – Excellent Achievement in 2012 granted by the Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
Mr Graham Black, Ascott's Country General Manager for Vietnam, said: "Ascott pioneered the serviced residence industry in Vietnam in 1994 with the opening of Somerset West Lake Hanoi. Today, we are the country's largest international serviced residence owner-operator with over 1,800 apartment units across 13 properties in four cities. We could not have achieved our growth without local support. Therefore, we strongly believe in giving back to the community where we operate. Our staff and residents are regularly involved in community and environmental initiatives that aim to make a positive difference locally. These awards inspire us to do even more in defining global living as we continue to seek opportunities to expand our presence in the country."
Beyond catering to the needs of expatriates and travellers in Vietnam, Ascott has embarked on various special projects – donating school supplies to underprivileged children from the Thien Duyen Orphanage and Society Patronage Centre and students from Tan Hung A Primary School, as well as planting trees in Soc Trang Province and Ba Vi National Park to stem soil erosion affecting the local community. Ascott also organises blood donation drives and a monthly Ascott Earth Day at its serviced residences.
At Ascott, its premium serviced residences combine prime location, space, comfort and privacy with excellent amenities and personalised services with a local touch. In Vietnam, guests can experience Ascott's award-winning hospitality at four properties in Ho Chi Minh City – Somerset Chancellor Court, Somerset Ho Chi Minh City , Somerset Vista and Vista Residences, and four properties in Hanoi – Somerset Grand Hanoi, Somerset Hoa Binh, Somerset West Lake and Hoa Binh Green. The company will also be opening more properties in Vietnam over the next few years. These properties are Diamond Island Residences in 2013, Somerset Central TD Hai Phong City in 2014, Somerset Danang Bay and Diamond Island Luxury Residences in 2015 and Somerset West Central Hanoi in 2016.
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Tan Hock Lee
Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: (65) 6823 3266
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 30,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 22,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 52,000 units in over 300 properties. The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, along with The Crest Collection and lyf. Ascott"s portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 29 countries.
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. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of 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 2017 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand"; TTG China Travel Awards 2017 for "Best Serviced Residence Operator in China"; World Travel Awards 2016 for "Leading Serviced Apartment Brand" in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand"; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Apartment Company"; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Apartment Company" and Business Traveller China Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand". For a full list of awards, please visit www.theascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.html.
About CapitaLand Limited
CapitaLand is one of Asia"s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth more than S$78 billion as at 31 December 2016, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 130 cities in over 20 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.
CapitaLand"s competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network. Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.
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