Ascott Voted Best Serviced Residence Operator For Another Year At TTG Travel Awards 2006
Singapore, 12 October 2006 – The Ascott Group (Ascott) has been voted as the ‘Best Serviced Residence’ operator by readers of TTG Asia Media’s publications for a second year running. Award winners were selected based on votes by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice and TTG-BTmice China. These publications are read by over 60,000 travel service providers and business travellers in Asia Pacific.
The annual TTG Travel Awards recognise the most outstanding performers in Asia Pacific’s travel industry. The 17th TTG Travel Awards 2006 was held in Pattaya, Thailand today. There were 62 categories for the Awards including best airline, global hotel chain, BTMICE city and travel agency.
Mr Cameron Ong, Ascott’s Managing Director and CEO said: “We are honoured to be recognised by travel professionals as their choice serviced residence once again. Ascott’s achievements today have been built over two decades of experience. Our employees are professionally trained and they love to serve and meet people. They go the extra mile to deliver service from the heart for our residents and ensure that our guests have a memorable stay at our properties. Winning this award is testimony of the strong brand reputation and customer loyalty that we’ve built over the years.”
Ascott has recently won the World Travel Awards and Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards in addition to its 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 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 43 cities in 18 countries. These include London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona in Europe; Singapore, Bangkok, Pattaya, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, 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 top honor at the 2006 World Travel Awards, Business Traveller Asia Pacific’s 2006 ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’ awards, ‘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 in 2005, 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.
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