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For The Second Year Running, Citadines Awarded Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at World Travel Awards 2017

(TRAVPR.COM) SINGAPORE - October 5th, 2017 - Singapore, 5 October 2017 – The Ascott Limited (Ascott) won Europe's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017 for its Citadines properties for the second year running, along with five other awards at this year’s World Travel Awards.

The annual event, held on 30 September this year in St Petersburg, Russia, recognises excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, with Ascott, one of the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operators, collecting awards in the following categories:

  • Europe'sLeadingServicedApartmentBrand 2017: Citadines Apart'hotel
  • Europe'sLeadingServicedApartments 2017: La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris, France
  • Belgium'sLeadingServicedApartments 2017: Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
  • France'sLeadingServicedApartmentBrand 2017: Citadines Apart'hotel
  • Germany'sLeadingServicedApartmentBrand 2017: Citadines Apart'hotel
  • Germany'sLeadingServicedApartments 2017: Citadines Michel Hamburg

Mr Alfred Ong, Managing Director for Europe of The Ascott Limited, says: “We are proud to be recognised with these prestigious awards, and to be named Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017 for the second year in a row. We have made huge progress as a company this year and this is a testament to our staff’s relentless effort in setting the industry's standards and our valued customers’ unceasing support.”

In June this year, Ascott received another 12 prestigious accolades at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia:

  • Asia's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: The Ascott Limited
  • Asia's Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Ascott Raffles City Chengdu, China
  • China's Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Ascott Raffles City Chengdu
  • Japan's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: Citadines Apart'hotel
  • Japan's Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
  • Philippines' Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: Ascott The Residence
  • Philippines' Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila
  • Singapore's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: The Ascott Limited
  • Vietnam's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: Somerset Serviced Residence
  • Vietnam's Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Somerset Grand Hanoi
  • Hong Kong's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: The Ascott Limited
  • Hong Kong's Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Somerset Victoria Park Hong Kong

Ascott was also voted 'Best Serviced Residence Provider at the TTG China Travel Awards 2017, ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ for DestinAsian Readers' Choice Awards 2017, and Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific at the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017.

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 43,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 26,000 units which are under development, making a total of close to 70,000 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 120 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 2017 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia and Europe; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; TTG China Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and Business Traveller China Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, please visit

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 more than S$80 billion as at 30 June 2017, 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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