31 Mar

Ascott Guests to Enjoy Bespoke Experiences Through Specially Curated Ascott Lifestyle Programme

Ascott’s properties worldwide provide a selection of cultural, gastronomical, local and wellness experiences that are tailored to guests’ lifestyles

Singapore, 31 March 2015 – Guests staying at The Ascott Limited’s (Ascott) Ascott, Citadines and Somerset serviced residences worldwide will get to enjoy a myriad of bespoke experiences offered through its Ascott Lifestyle programme from 1 April 2015.  The specially handpicked experiences, ranging from cultural to gastronomical, local delights to wellness, will enable guests to explore the cities they are living in and continue to enjoy the activities they are familiar with while being away from home.

The Ascott Lifestyle comprises thoughtfully curated experiences by Ascott’s Residence Managers, Ascott Hosts and its service staff according to the interests, attitudes and lifestyles of its guests.  These include customised itineraries to explore the city’s sights and sounds like a true local, cultural tours, workshops on the art of making local handicraft, lessons to pick up a local language from Mandarin to Vietnamese and cooking classes by famed local chefs.

Guests whose fitness and wellness are their priority can choose from yoga lessons, customised jogging routes that feature scenic views of the city or a treatment at amongst the best spas in the city.  Other highlights include priority reservations at some of the hottest restaurants in the city such as the famous Le Jules Verne located in the Eiffel Tower in Paris, recommending trails for avid photographers who are looking for the best angles to capture the destination or artisan boutiques for those seeking special local products or souvenirs.

For a sampling of the Ascott Lifestyle experiences, guests can view a collection of featured experiences from the Ascott Lifestyle website (www.the-ascott.com/ascottlifestyle) even before their arrival at the serviced residence.  The featured experiences will be refreshed regularly so that guests can make the best of their experiences in the city, whether they are staying at Ascott serviced residences for work or holiday.

Mr Anthony Khoo, Ascott’s Senior Vice President of Brand and Marketing, said: “Ascott is always looking for new ways to delight our guests through unique and memorable experiences.  With the new Ascott Lifestyle programme, our guests can continue to enjoy the activities that they are familiar with and love even when they are away from home.  We hope that they will be able to live an even more fulfilling life through our specially curated experiences that are tailored to their interests and lifestyles.  Our staff have a wealth of local insights and are able to recommend off the beaten track experiences that are not found in commercial tourist guides.  Through the Ascott Lifestyle, we are able to share these experiences with our guests to make them feel at home whenever they stay with us.”

To find out more or have an Ascott Lifestyle experience arranged prior to arrival, please email ascottlifestyle@the-ascott.com or visit www.the-ascott.com/ascottlifestyle.  

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 26,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 12,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 38,000 units in over 200 properties.

The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans 89 cities across 25 countries, 21 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 Asia-Pacific Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, 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 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’.

Visit https://www.the-ascott.com for more information and connect with us on social media at www.the-ascott.com/connect.

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, CapitaCommercial Trust, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust and CapitaRetail China Trust.



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