Ascott Sweeps 24 Accolades At Business Traveller And World Travel Awards
Voted Business Traveller’s ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’ in Asia Pacific for the 10th consecutive year
Limited, has swept a total of 24 highly coveted accolades at the 2013 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards and World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia as well as Europe. The awards recognise Ascott as the leading serviced residence provider across Asia Pacific and Europe. With these awards, Ascott has been recognised with 104 accolades to date in 2013, exceeding the 79 accolades it garnered in the full year of 2012.
voted Ascott The Residence as the 'Best Serviced Residence Brand' in the region. The poll, which was conducted by an independent market research company, also unveiled Ascott's premier serviced residence in its home base of Singapore – Ascott Raffles Place – as the 'Best Serviced Residence' in Asia Pacific. Ascott has won in these two award categories every year since their inception in 2004. Ascott Sathorn Bangkok and Ascott Makati also came in second and third place respectively for 'Best Serviced Residence' in Asia Pacific.
At the World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia where winners were voted by travelprofessionals and consumers, Ascott was conferred 12 awards, including the top honour of 'Asia's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand'. Ascott also clinched leading serviced apartment and brand awards for Ascott The Residence and Somerset Serviced Residence in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
At the World Travel Awards for Europe, Ascott garnered eight accolades. It beatcontenders from various countries to receive the highest accolade of 'Europe's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand'. In addition, Ascott's Citadines Apart'hotel brand and properties triumphed in seven other categories in Belgium, England, France and Germany.
Mr Lee Chee Koon, Ascott's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are humbled to be votedthe best in Asia Pacific and Europe by travellers and travel professionals. Their continued support is fundamental to Ascott's success. Winning Business Traveller Asia- Pacific awards for 10 years in a row, and World Travel Awards across different geographies, demonstrates the consistent high quality of our products and services. Across our properties in more than 80 cities across over 20 countries, our 5,000 staff dedicate themselves to providing excellent services and exceeding our guests' expectations. These awards truly go to all our staff who have made it possible for Ascott to garner 104 accolades so far this year."
Mr Lee added: "As a company that started in Singapore in 1984, Ascott is honoured tobe recognised alongside other Singapore brands such as Singapore Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines. Premium quality and efficient, reliable services are attributes that have allowed Singapore brands to enjoy high international appeal. As customers' needs evolve with time, we will continue to invest in innovation and create special touches to deliver the best stay experience for them."
Mr Julian Gregory, Managing Director of Panacea Publishing, which publishes BusinessTraveller Asia-Pacific, said: "For 22 years, the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards have allowed our readers to recognise those companies that deserve recognition for their products and services. Ascott has passed an amazing milestone by winning 'Best Serviced Residence Brand' and 'Best Serviced Residence' in Asia Pacific for 10 consecutive years, bearing testament to its impeccable standards in helping to make business travellers' journeys seamless and productive. We congratulate Ascott and their staff on this great achievement."
Mr Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards, which is widelyregarded as the 'Oscars of the travel industry', said: "The World Travel Awards has been recognising leading companies that push the boundaries of products and services since 1993. Ascott did phenomenally well this year. Travel professionals and consumers from around the globe have voted for Ascott, leading to its win in an impressive 20 categories across Asia & Australasia as well as Europe."
To enhance customer experience, Ascott has embarked on an extensive programme torefurbish 37 properties in Asia Pacific and Europe. The newly renovated properties have received positive reviews from customers. Ascott has also recently introduced new web and mobile booking features to enable easier and faster search by guests for its properties. These encompass a citywide search function that allows guests to view all available properties in a city, and filters to help guests narrow down available apartments according to their needs. Guests can also perform a multi-city, multi- property or multi-apartment booking within a
single reservation process.
In addition, Ascott has begun offering free internet access to all guests who book itsapartments at Best Available Rates. Free internet is available across more than 100 properties under the Ascott, Citadines and Somerset brands worldwide. Ascott is also progressively boosting bandwidth to meet the increasing data demand by guests.
Please click here for the list of awards Ascott has won at Business TravellerAsia-Pacific and World Travel Awards. For Ascott's 2013 accolades, please visit ml?year=2013.
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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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