19 Jul

The ASCOTT Residences in Malaysia Win Multiple Awards

The Ascott Group of residences in Malaysia recently won several awards in recognition of their excellent management.

The Ascott serviced residences in Malaysia include the 221-unit The Ascott Kuala Lumpur and soon-to-open 96-unit Somerset Seri Bukit Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur; and the 70-unit Somerset Gateway Kuching. The Ascott Group also operates the 54-unit Suasana Sentral Residences as corporate leasing apartments in Kuala Lumpur.

At the recent Ascott Gala Night in Bangkok, to honour the best in the company, the Malaysia cluster of residences won the top award for best performance by a country ­- the Country Excellence Gold Award. There were more than a hundred properties within The Ascott Group which competed for the award. They were judged on financial measures such as gross operating profit, as well as product quality, service levels and staff training.

Ms Esther Wai, General Manager for Kuala Lumpur was also voted ‘General Manager of the Year’ by The Ascott Group. The award recognises excellence in financial performance and management of the properties. Ms Wai made history as the first female Ascott area general manager to win the award.

On its outstanding performance, Ms Wai said: “A combination of discipline, commitment and passion for excellence is our recipe for success. The team has worked hard over the years.”

In April 2005, The Ascott in Malaysia was ranked among the top four best employers in Malaysia. The ranking was compiled by Hewitt & Associates, a global human resource services firm, in their Best Employer in Asia 2005 study.

Ms Wai received the award recognising the top 10 employers in Malaysia from Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in April 2005.

About The Ascott Group

The Ascott Group, a leading international serviced residence company, operates more than 14,500 serviced residence units in 40 cities in 17 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Gulf region. In 2004, it won Business Traveller magazine’s ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia Pacific’ award.

Headquartered in Singapore, The Ascott Group is the serviced residence arm of CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest listed property companies.