19 Jan

Ascott's Citadines Apart’hotels Launches Dedicated Europe Pages On Facebook And Twitter And A Travel Quiz For Fans And Followers

Prizes galore, including a week’s holiday for two in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Europe, 19 January 2012 The Ascott Limited’s Citadines Apart’hotels has launched its dedicated Europe pages on Facebook site and Twitter account giving every new fan and follower the chance to enter the Travel Quiz to win a one-week holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.  Other prizes, in a weekly prize draw, include an iPad 2, Kindle, iPod shuffle, iPod/ iPhone stations and a two-night stay for two in a Citadines residence of choice in Europe.

The Travel Quiz will run from February 1 – 29, 2012: participants can enter via Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/quiz-citadines; a dedicated website at  https://quiz.citadines.com and a mobile site at https://mobilequiz.citadines.com.

Answer three simple questions linked to Citadines and The Ascott Limited to enter the weekly prize draw.  Once the Travel Quiz has run for four consecutive weeks, players who have accumulated the most points will automatically be entered into the final draw for the top prize of a week’s holiday for two in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

To help players answer the questions, clues can be found on posters in all Citadines serviced residences in Europe (flash a QR code with smartphone – though watch out for a few tricks), on Citadines’ Europe Facebook page (to retrieve clues, players must become a fan), on Citadines’ Europe Twitter account, or via Foursquare – by being situated near one of the participating serviced residences (list available on Citadines’ Europe Facebook page).

The launch of Citadines’ dedicated Europe Facebook page and Twitter account is a strategic move to engage guests and potential new clients.  These social networking sites will ensure travellers on the move will have immediate and easy access to the latest news, developments and deals at all Citadines Apart’hotels in 19 key European cities in the UK, Belgium, France, Georgia, Germany and Spain.

About The Ascott Limited

The Ascott Limited is the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator with about 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 7,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 29,000 units.

The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans over 70 cities across more than 20 countries, 15 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 28-year industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia Pacific’, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, TTG Travel Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’ and TTG China Travel Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’.

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. 

Joan Tan, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications

Tel: (65) 6500 3401           

HP: (65) 9743 9503           

Email: joan.tan@the-ascott.com


Tan Hock Lee, Manager, Corporate Communications

Tel: (65) 6500 3402           

HP: (65) 9108 7017           

Email: tan.hocklee@the-ascott.com