Ascott Sathorn Bangkok Named 'Best Serviced Residence In Asia-Pacific' For The Third Time
Bangkok, Thailand, 22 September 2011 – The Ascott Limited’s (Ascott) premier Ascott Sathorn Bangkok has received top honours at the coveted 2011 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards. This is the third time that the property has been named ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’. Ascott Sathorn Bangkok was also the most preferred serviced residence in 2008 and 2009. Ascott’s two other serviced residences – Ascott Raffles Place Singapore and Somerset Lake Point Bangkok – took second and third place respectively in this year’s awards.
Besides the ‘Best Serviced Residence’ award, Ascott has also clinched ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ for the eighth consecutive year in the 2011 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards. The awards reflect the highest accolade which discerning readers of Business Traveller bestow on travel and hospitality providers. They are based on the results from the yearly Readers’ Poll conducted and interpreted by market research leader Synovate.
Mr Mark Chan, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Thailand, said: “We are extremely happy and honored that Ascott Sathorn Bangkok has won this award for the third time and Ascott’s properties had taken the top three spots in the ‘Best Serviced Residence’ category. At Ascott, we create memorable experiences for travellers through our unique LIFE approach to service excellence – providing a Local touch; respecting our guest’s Individuality; providing the Feeling of home; and Exceeding expectations. We would like to thank our customers for making Ascott their preferred home when they travel. The awards have reinforced our leadership position in the industry and we will continue to innovate and create more value for our customers.”
Ascott Sathorn Bangkok enjoys a prime location in the heart of Bangkok’s business district. It is close to major business centres and tourist attractions such as the Empire Tower, Bangkok City Tower and Royal Sports Club, and is a short walk to the Chong Nonsi sky train station. The serviced residence lavishes guests with luxurious interiors and comprehensive amenities which include function and conference facilities, business centre services, meeting rooms, a spa and one of the city’s finest gymnasiums.
Situated in Singapore’s bustling central business district, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore is surrounded by financial institutions, offices of multinational corporations, fine restaurants and attractions. Through a S$60 million restoration effort, Ascott had transformed the former Asia Insurance Building, which was Southeast Asia’s tallest tower in the 1950s, into the exclusive Ascott Raffles Place Singapore. Today, travellers can look forward to a unique experience at the luxurious serviced residence combining modern comforts and the features of a heritage icon.
Strategically located within Bangkok’s central business district, Somerset Lake Point Bangkok is minutes away from embassies, banks, shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment spots. The nearby Asok skytrain station and Sukhumvit subway station enable travellers to get around Bangkok easily. In addition to its extensive business support services and recreational facilities, Somerset Lake Point Bangkok provides an indoor kids’ playroom and is thus ideal for executives with children.
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator with over 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 6,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 28,000 units.
The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans over 70 cities across 20 countries, 12 of which are new cities in Ascott’s portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed.
Ascott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, is headquartered in Singapore. It pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence 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 a 27-year industry track record and serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.
Recent awards include Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’, DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residencein Asia Pacific’, TTG China Travel Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2010 ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and TTG Travel Awards 2010 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’.
About CapitaLand Group
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, the multi-local company’s core businesses in real estate, hospitality and real estate financial services are focused in growth cities in Asia Pacific and Europe.
The company’s real estate and hospitality portfolio, which includes homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments, spans more than 110 cities in over 20 countries. CapitaLand also leverages on its significant asset base, real estate domain knowledge, financial skills and extensive market network to develop real estate financial products and services in Singapore and the region.
The listed entities of the CapitaLand Group include Australand, CapitaMalls Asia, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaCommercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaRetail China Trust, CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust and Quill Capita Trust.