Ascott Opens The First International-Class Serviced Residence In Macau
Ascott Macau offers a luxurious living experience in the heart of the metropolis
Macau, 21 September 2015 - The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit and the world largest international serviced residence owner-operator, today celebrated the opening of its first serviced residence in Macau SAR, Ascott Macau. As the first international brand of serviced residence in Macau SAR, Ascott Macau is well positioned to cater to the demand for quality serviced residences in the market. Besides a prime location, the serviced residence offers luxurious living in elegant apartments, personalized services, efficient business support services and a wide range of facilities.
The grand opening ceremony was officiated by Mr Jacky Foo Kong Seng, Consul General of the Republic of Singapore. Other guests at the event included Mr Chen Xiang, Director of the Economic Affairs Department, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau SAR; Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr Xiao Xiao, Executive Director & Vice President of China Overseas Holdings Limited; and Mr Xu Wendong, Assistant President of China Overseas Holdings Limited. The guests-of-honour jointly dotted the eyes of a lion dance mascot at the opening ceremony. This signifies prosperity in the Chinese tradition. About 150 business partners and media joined the celebration.
Ascott’s Chief Corporate Officer Mr Tony Soh said: “Ascott sees great potential for serviced residences in Macau. It is an important travel destination for mainland Chinese as well as global travellers. We expect more expatriates and business travelers to travel to Macau as more international companies set up offices in the city. Macau’s numerous lifestyle and entertainment spots, coupled with an increasing number of events and trade fairs, are expected to create strong and growing demand for quality accommodation. We are therefore pleased to introduce our premier Ascott brand in Macau. With Ascott’s global sales network, strong operational excellence and award-winning hospitality, we believe Ascott Macau will be a leading serviced residence in Macau.”
Mr Soh added: “Ascott entered China in 1998 and has grown to be the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in the country, with more than 14,000 apartment units in 77 properties across 24 cities. Our aim is to expand Ascott’s portfolio to 20,000 units in China and 80,000 units globally by 2020. We are delighted to partner China Overseas Holding Limited, one of the biggest state-owned developers with a strong business track record in China, for Ascott Macau.”
Mr Xu Wendong, Assistant President of China Overseas Holdings Limited, said: “After the investment of Midtown in Zhuhai, Ascott Macau is another long-term business investment project by China Overseas Group in the Pearl River Delta region. Our group has strong confidence in the Macau market, and therefore we have invested five years to carefully develop Ascott Macau into an iconic serviced residence. We are confident that Ascott Macau would make a difference to Macau’s tourism scene, and offer expatriates and business travelers a top-class lifestyle experience while being away from home.”
Located in the heart of Macau
Ascott Macau is strategically located within Dynasty District in the heart of Macau. Dynasty District is an international business and retail hub by the city’s waterfront. It is home to premier Grade-A office spaces, major shopping malls, prestigious residences and numerous attractions. It enjoys convenient accessibility to Guangzhou through the Guangzhou-Zhuhai railway and to Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
The property is only a five-minute drive from the Macau Ferry Terminal and a 10-minute drive from Macau International Airport. Guests can explore the city’s vibrant modern district which is just minutes away from the property or experience the rich blend of Chinese as well as European architecture and culture at the nearby historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The luxurious serviced residence is within walking distance to many places of interest such as the Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral, Senado Square and Macau Tower.
Unique local charm and exclusivity enable guests to feel at home
The magnificent and stylish diamond-shaped exterior of Ascott Macau is iconic in design. Ascott Macau provides 110 guestrooms and one-bedroom suites that are elegantly designed with Portuguese influence. Enjoy conveniences such as a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer as well as wireless internet connectivity. The one-bedroom suites also come with a mirror-integrated television that enables guests to catch up on news and movies while in the bathroom. Ascott Macau provides a wide range of clubhouse facilities, including a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna room and an outdoor terrace.
The property has five food and beverage outlets that offer the best international cuisines by world-renowned chefs, including Shun Hin Seafood Restaurant, The Mix Western Restaurant and The Win Japanese Cuisine. Guests can unwind and have a quick bite or enjoy a cocktail at Heart Bar or Ascott’s Lobby Lounge. Ascott Macau is an ideal place for business travellers to hold meetings and private dinners as it has a multi-function room, meeting rooms and business centre.
To celebrate the opening of Ascott Macau, Ascott is now offering promotional rates starting from MOP 880++ per night for stays till 30 November 2015. For more information and reservations, please visit: www.ascottchina.com. Make bookings on Ascott’s website for Best Rate Guarantee and sign up as an Ascott Online Advantage member to enjoy an additional 10% off.
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has over 27,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 15,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 42,000 units in over 270 properties.
The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans 94 cities across 26 countries, 24 of which are new cities in Ascott's portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed.
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. In 2006, it established the world's first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. 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 World Travel Awards 2014 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2015 for 'Best Serviced Apartment Company Middle East', Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, Business Traveller China Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and 'Best Serviced Residence', TTG China Travel Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, please visit https://www.theascottlimited.com/en/aboutus/awards.
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About CapitaLand Limited
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. The company leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services. Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. Its two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.
CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts are Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust.
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