14 Sep

Ascott Voted Top Winner By Readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific For Three Years Running

Ascott wins ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’ awards

Singapore, 14 September 2006 – The Ascott Group has been voted the top winner by readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine for three years running. The Group has won the ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia Pacific’, while its Ascott Singapore has been voted the ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia Pacific’. 

The annual Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards is organised by the monthly Business Traveller magazine, one of the leading travel publications in the region. The Awards are based on votes by corporate executives in an international reader's poll. The 2006 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards event was held in Hong Kong today. Awards were given out for 46 categories including best hotel, airline, airport and favourite business city categories.

Mr Cameron Ong, The Ascott Group’s Managing Director and CEO said, “As an avid business traveller myself, I fully appreciate business travellers’ need for top quality accommodation that offers business connectivity, the finest services, as well as the comfort and privacy of a home.  This forms the cornerstone of our ‘Heartware’ culture of going the extra mile to deliver service from the heart.  While we’re heartened to win these awards, we remain focused on making sure that our residents have excellent and memorable experiences during their stay with us.”

“This honour, bestowed by our subscribers, is a testimony of your unwavering commitment to the highest levels of service. Congratulations on a job well done,” said Ms Peggy Teo, Publisher of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine.

Started since 1984, Ascott Singapore is the first of The Ascott Group’s 125 properties worldwide. The 153-unit Ascott Singapore is located within Singapore’s premier shopping district, where a wide variety of shopping, entertainment and dining options are available. 



About The Ascott Group

The Ascott Group is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator outside the United States with close to 17,000 serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf Region.

The Group operates three brands –Ascott, Somerset and Citadines in 44 cities in 18 countries. These include London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona in Europe; Singapore, Bangkok, Pattaya, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Hong Kong, and Chennai in Asia; Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland in Australia / New Zealand as well as Dubai in the Gulf Region.

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 22-year industry track record and serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

The Ascott Group’s achievements have been recognised internationally; it has clinched numerous prestigious awards including the ‘Most Outstanding International Brand’ award from Apartment Living magazine in Thailand, ‘2006 Korea Top Brand’ award by Seoul Economy newspaper, Korea Herald’s ‘Readers’ Best Brand Awards 2006’, ‘2006 Best Company & CEO’ award from the Herald Business in Korea, the ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ award by Lifestyle + Travel magazine in Thailand, the ‘Innovative Capital Venture’ award at the 2006 China Hotel Investment Summit, 2006 ‘China’s Top 100 Serviced Apartments’ award, Korea Times’ ‘Best International Serviced Residence Brand’ award, the ‘Highly Commended Deluxe Accommodation’ award at the 2005 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, ‘Best Accommodation’ at the 2005 World Travel Awards, TTG Asia Media’s 2005 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’ award, and the Business Traveller Asia Pacific’s 2005 ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’ awards.  For a full list of awards, please visit : https://www.the-ascott.com/aboutus/awards_and_accolades.html?year=2007

Listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, The Ascott Group is the serviced residence arm of CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest listed real estate 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 Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Its property and hospitality portfolio spans more than 80 cities in nearly 20 countries. 



Celina Low, Vice President, Corporate Communications

Tel: (65) 6586 0475 

Hp: (65) 9682 5458 

Email: celina.low@the-ascott.com

Joan Tan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Tel: (65) 6586 0474 

Hp: (65) 9743 9503 

Email: joan.tan@the-ascott.com

Lilian Goh, Head, Investor Relations

Tel: (65) 6586 7231  

Hp: (65) 9795 5225  

Email: lilian.goh@the-ascott.com