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ASCOTT WINS SIX ACCOLADES AT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS EUROPE 2018 INCLUDING EUROPE’S LEADING SERVICED APARTMENT BRAND FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING
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Also crowned Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartments for the second consecutive year

(TRAVPR.COM) SINGAPORE - July 2nd, 2018 - Singapore, 2 July 2018 – The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has won a total of six awards at this year’s World Travel Awards for Europe, including the top accolade of Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2018 for its Citadines properties for the third year running, and Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartments for the second consecutive year. Ascott also won the Leading Serviced Apartments for Belgium and Germany for the sixth consecutive year, as well as that for Spain for the second time.

The annual event, held on Saturday 30th June in Athens, Greece, recognises leadership and excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Ascott, one of the world's leading international serviced residence owner-operators, has been accorded the following prestigious awards: 

·         Europe's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2018: Citadines Apart'hotel

·         Germany's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2018: Citadines Apart'hotel

·         Europe's Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris

·         Belgium's Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels

·         Germany’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: Citadines Arnulfpark Munich

·         Spain's Leading Serviced Apartments 2018: Citadines Ramblas Barcelona

Mr Lee Ngor Houai, Ascott’s Deputy Managing Director for Europe, said: “We are honoured to be voted by travellers and industry peers worldwide to be the best brand with top quality serviced apartments across multiple years. These awards are a testament to the commitment, dedication and passion shown by our employees, both in Europe and further afield, in providing our guests with memorable experiences. We have also made significant investments to upgrade our properties and train our staff in delivering the Ascott hospitality. These accolades further motivate us to continue pushing the boundaries of excellence for our guests, wherever they choose to stay with us in the world.”

Ms Nancy Faure, Ascott’s Vice-President Sales & Marketing for Europe, had received the awards of behalf of the company.

In April 2018, Ascott was the biggest winner among the serviced residence companies at this year’s World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony. It clinched four top accolades including Middle East’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive year.

About The Ascott Limited

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 44,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as about 30,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 74,000 units in over 500 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, and lyf. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 130 cities across over 30 countries.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2018 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2018 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; DestinAsian Readers' Choice Awards 2018 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; TTG China Travel Awards 2018 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’; World Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and Business Traveller China Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, please visit www.the-ascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.html.

About CapitaLand Limited

CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth S$91 billion as at 31 March 2018, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 150 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.  

CapitaLand’s competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network.  Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

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Email: joan.tanzm@capitaland.com

Chen MeiHui, Manager, Group Communications

Tel: (65) 6713 3673    Mobile: (65) 8133 8334        

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