Ascott Appoints Jean Keijdener as Country General Manager for Thailand
The Ascott Limited, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, has appointed Mr Jean Keijdener as its Country General Manager for Thailand.
Mr Arthur Gindap, Ascott's Regional General Manager for the Philippines and Thailand, said: "Thailand is ranked as one of the world's top emerging markets for investors and the growing foreign direct investment has driven demand for serviced residences. Jean possesses strong experience in hospitality management. I am confident that under his leadership, we will continue to strengthen our business in Thailand and reinforce our reputation as the leading international serviced residence owner-operator."
Mr Keijdener said: "I am delighted to work with the dynamic and passionate team in Thailand. Besides seeking to expand Ascott's presence locally, my focus remains to ensure that we continue to offer memorable stay experiences for our residents, and provide the perfect home away from home for expatriates and travellers in this land of smiles."
Mr Keijdener has a Bachelor in Hospitality Management from the Hotel Management School in Heerlen, the Netherlands, as well as a Certification in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in the United States. He is also a member of the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom.
Mr Keijdener is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French. He is excited to learn the Thai language in his next endeavour.
In Thailand, Ascott currently operates more than 1,700 apartment units across nine properties in prime locations in Bangkok. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8, Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Citadines Sukhumvit 23, Somerset Lake Point, Somerset Park Suanplu , Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor and Vic3. With modern facilities and personalised services, Ascott's properties ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, whether for business or leisure.
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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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