Singapore - CapitaLand's wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), was recognised as the 'Best Serviced Residence Brand' at the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017for the 14th consecutive year. Ascott has held this coveted title since it was introduced in 2004. The awards honours the best in the travel and hospitality industry as voted by 30,000 frequent business travellers.
Ascott's premier serviced residence in Singapore, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, also scooped the award for 'Best Serviced Residence' in Asia Pacific. Ascott's properties have been winning this accolade for 13 years, with Ascott Raffles Place being recognised nine times.
In addition, Ascott was accorded the 'Corporate Housing Provider of the Year' at the Asia Pacific Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards organised by the Forum of Expatriate Management, a premier worldwide community for global mobility professionals. The awards recognise companies that have demonstrated best-in-class corporate housing support. Winners were chosen by a judging panel that comprised renowned multinational corporations such as Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Ernst & Young and Schneider Electric.
Mr Kevin Goh, Ascott's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We thank our customers and travel professionals worldwide for choosing Ascott as the best in the industry. With their support, Ascott has received 109 accolades to date this year, exceeding the total number of awards garnered for the whole of last year. Their vote of confidence in Ascott encourages us to continue to enhance our customer experience and build upon our strong brand reputation as we open more properties around the world. This year, we have opened 15 new properties so far, in China, Japan, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the U.S., and our first property in Turkey."
Mr Goh added: "We have been renovating our existing properties to enhance their quality. Recent upgrades include a new lobby and breakfast area at Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore, new residents' lounge at Somerset Greenways Chennai as well as new apartments, lobby and breakfast area at Citadines Barbican London. We welcome travellers to experience our signature Ascott hospitality at our serviced residences."