26 Oct

Ascott Voted Best Serviced Residence Operator For Third Consecutive Year At TTG Travel Awards 2007

Singapore, 26 October 2007 – The Ascott Group (Ascott) has been voted the ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’ by readers of TTG Asia Media’s publications for the third year running. The annual TTG Travel Awards recognise the most outstanding performers in Asia Pacific’s travel industry.

Winners were selected based on votes by readers of TTG Asia, TTGmice, TTG China and TTG-BTmice China, which are read by over 60,000 travel service providers and business travellers in the region. 66 awards were given out at a ceremony in Bangkok this year, including best airline, global hotel chain, BT-MICE city and travel agency.

Mr Darren Ng, TTG Asia Media Managing Director said: “Ascott has been the sole winner of the 'Best Serviced Residence Operator' title since it was introduced at the TTG Travel Awards in 2005. The award shows readers of TTG titles recognise Ascott as the serviced residence operator that offers the best service and facilities. It is also a nod from them to Ascott for providing the best range of value-added benefits to its residents.”

Mr Gerald Lee, Ascott’s Deputy CEO (Operations) said: “The award attests to Ascott’s strong brand and service reputation that we have built up over 20 years. We are honoured to be the serviced residence of choice for travellers in the region. Winning this award for the third time shows that our residents appreciate the service provided by our staff,  who continually strive to go the extra mile to ensure our guests have a pleasant and memorable stay with us.”

The latest honour adds to the accolades Ascott has received. In September, Forbes China magazine presented three out of 15 ‘China’s Best Serviced Apartments’ awards to Ascott. Ascott was also voted ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ in Asia Pacific and ‘Best Serviced Residence Company’ in the United Kingdom by Business Travellers publications. The Group has also been presented the ‘Best Service Residence’ at the TravelWeekly Asia Industry Awards this year. The company’s properties have also won numerous international, regional and local accolades from various countries, including Australia, China, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

About The Ascott Group

The Ascott Group is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator outside the United States with close to 14,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as 5,500 units which are under development, making a total of about 19,500 units.

The Group operates three brands – Ascott, Somerset and Citadines. Its portfolio spans 53 cities in 23 countries, 11 of which are cities where Ascott's serviced residences are being newly developed. 

The Ascott Group is headquartered in Singapore.  It pioneered Asia Pacific's first branded luxury serviced residence in 1984.  It also established the world’s first pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust in 2006.  Today, the Group boasts a 23-year industry track record and serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

The Ascott Group's achievements have been recognised internationally.  Recent awards include Business Traveller UK Awards 2007 'Best Serviced Residence Company', Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards 2007 'Best Serviced Residence Brand' and 'Best Serviced Residence' and Forbes China 2008 ‘China’s Best Serviced Apartments. For a
full list of awards, please visit https://www.theascottgroup.com/aboutus/awards

Listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, The Ascott Group is the serviced residence arm of CapitaLand Limited, one of the largest listed real estate companies in Asia.  Headquartered in Singapore, the multinational company's core businesses in real estate, hospitality and real estate financial services are focused in gateway cities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.  The company's real estate and hospitality portfolio spans more than 90 cities in over 20 countries.

For more information on The Ascott Group’s property listings, visit https://www.theascottgroup.com/aboutus/group_directory.html