Ascott expands Citadines brand in Asia

A Premier room at the Citadines Uplands Kuching
A Premier room at the Citadines Uplands Kuching

Ascott has expanded its network of Citadines serviced residences in Asia, with the opening of the brand’s first properties in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Located next door to Jakarta’s Metropolitan Medical Centre, the 153-unit Citadines Rasuna forms part of a 30-storey integrated development called The H Tower, which also comprises offices and medical facilities. The property offers a range of apartments plus a jacuzzi and sauna, launderette, café and restaurant.

And in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the 215-unit Citadines Uplands in Kuching forms part of the ST3 shopping mall, with facilities including a swimming pool, children’s pool, gymnasium, lounge, launderette and meeting room.

“Ascott acquired the Citadines chain of apart’hotels in Europe in 2002 and brought the brand to Asia Pacific in 2006. We have increasingly been getting requests from property owners for the brand, due to its popularity amongst savvy independent travellers. These travellers value urban living in prime locations and the flexibility to choose the services they require to personalise their stay experience. To cater to the demand, we will be opening 13 more Citadines in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Germany by 2015,” said Chong Kee Hiong, Ascott’s CEO.

Ascott now has a portfolio of 59 Citadines properties in operation across 31 cities in Asia Pacific and Europe.

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