29 Nov

SOMERSET ON THE PIER Receives ‘Highly Commended’ Award at The 2005 Tasmanian Tourism Awards

HOBART, Australia - Somerset on the Pier, managed by The Ascott Group (Ascott), has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2005 Tasmanian Tourism Awards under the Deluxe Accommodation Category. The award ceremony was organised by The Tourism Council Tasmania, and winners were announced at the Tourism Awards presentation dinner at Wrest Point, on Friday, November 18, 2005.

Somerset on the Pier has won awards under the Deluxe Accommodation Category for the past two years. The Deluxe Accommodation Category is one of the most highly contested categories of all the 26 categories. The ‘Highly Commended’ award was given on the basis that both the facilities and services enhance the tourism experience in Tasmania.

Ms Allison Englebretsen, General Manager of Somerset on the Pier, who received the ‘Highly Commended’ award, explained “At Somerset on the Pier, our dedicated employees strive to enhance our guests stay by providing a quality service and product to ensure a memorable experience. We also take pleasure in participating within our community, to encourage tourism to the region.” Ms Englebretsen was honoured to receive the ‘Highly Commended’ award, with only six certificates presented at this year’s ceremony.

Somerset on the Pier, Hobart

Somerset on the Pier offers stylish accommodation with 56 units and four room types. Somerset on the Pier is an architectural award winning transformation of the early 1930s pier building, incorporating clean, striking lines of modern architecture with the historic exterior of a waterfront and the historic Sullivans Cove. It is conveniently located just a few minutes walk away from Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Cruise Centres, Hobart’s Central Business District and the city’s finest restaurants and cafes.

About The Ascott Group

The Ascott Group is a leading international serviced residence company with
15,000 serviced residence units in the key cities of Europe, Asia Pacific and the Gulf region.

Ascott’s global presence spans 40 cities in 17 countries. These include
London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona in Europe, Singapore, Bangkok,
Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing in Asia, as well as Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland in Australia/ New Zealand.

Headquartered in Singapore, The Ascott Group pioneered Asia Pacific’s first branded luxury serviced residence in 1984. Today, it boasts a 21-year industry track record and serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

The Group operates three brands – The Ascott, Somerset and Citadines. Its achievements have been recognised internationally. It has clinched numerous prestigious awards including ‘Best Accommodation’ by The Ascott Metropolis Auckland in the 2005 World Travel Awards, TTG Asia Media’s Best Serviced Residence Operator award and the Business Traveller’s 2005 Best Serviced Residence Brand and Best Serviced Residence in Asia Pacific awards. For a full list of these awards, please visit: https://www.the-ascott.com/aboutus/awards_and_accolades.html?year=2007

Listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, Ascott is the serviced residence arm of CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest listed property companies. Headquartered in Singapore, the multinational company’s core businesses in property, hospitality and real estate financial services are focused in gateway cities in Asia, Australia and Europe. Its property and hospitality portfolio spans 70 cities in 17 countries.

For reservations on Ascott properties, call Central Reservations on (65) 6272-7272 or visit www.the-ascott.com .