The Ascott Limited’s (Ascott) premier Ascott Jakarta has been named ‘Leading Serviced Apartment and Suite’ at the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards 2011/2012. The awards recognise outstanding brands and individuals in Indonesia’s travel and tourism industry for their top quality services.

Mr Kenneth Rogers, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Indonesia, said: “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. This is a testament of Ascott’s international service standards and our signature hospitality that is the hallmark of our strong brand reputation. At Ascott, we create memorable experiences for our residents through our unique LIFE approach to service excellence – providing a Local touch; respecting our guest’s Individuality; offering the Feeling of home; and Exceeding expectations.”
“Beyond providing an accommodation, our staff go the extra mile to make residents feel right at home. For instance, our staff teach Bahasa Indonesia to help residents understand and appreciate the local culture. We also take residents on tours of the local markets to introduce them to the Indonesian lifestyle. Our guests appreciate this warm hospitality and many of them have chosen Ascott as their preferred home away from home year after year. We are thankful for their continuous support,” Mr Rogers added.

To deliver the Ascott experience to its guests, staff are imbued with Ascott’s service values and they undergo specially designed training programmes at Ascott’s global training centre in Singapore, the Ascott Centre for Excellence. Apart from providing guests with personalised services, the exclusive Ascott Jakarta enjoys a prime location in the heart of Jakarta’s business and shopping district with a wide range of entertainment and dining options. Ideal for executives on business trips, relocation or on holiday, the serviced residence is close to various business institutions, embassies, attractions, the Convention Centre and major shopping malls such as Plaza Indonesia Shopping Complex, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town and Jakarta City Centre Shopping Mall.

Ascott Jakarta offers 198 spacious and elegantly designed apartments that range from studios to three-bedroom penthouses. Each apartment provides a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, home entertainment system and other modern amenities. Larger apartments with two or more bedrooms also come with a maid’s room. The extensive facilities at the serviced residence include a swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, fully-equipped gymnasium, aerobics studio, children’s playground and meeting rooms.

Ascott is currently the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Indonesia with close to 1,900 serviced apartment units across 9 properties in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali. This includes the new Citadines Rasuna Jakarta and Citadines Kuta Bali (both properties are scheduled to open in 2012), Ascott Kuningan Jakarta (opening in 2013) and Somerset Kencana Jakarta (opening in 2014). Besides Ascott Jakarta, Ascott currently operates Somerset Berlian Jakarta, Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta, Somerset Surabaya Hotel & Serviced Residence and Country Woods Jakarta.

The Ascott Limited is the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator with about 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 6,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 28,000 units.

The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans over 70 cities across more than 20 countries, 14 of which are new cities in Ascott’s portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed.

Ascott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, is headquartered in Singapore. It pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company boasts a 27-year industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia Pacific’, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, TTG Travel Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’ and TTG China Travel Awards 2011 ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’.

About CapitaLand Group
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, the multi-local company’s core businesses in real estate, hospitality and real estate financial services are focused in growth cities in Asia Pacific and Europe.
The company’s real estate and hospitality portfolio, which includes homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments, spans more than 110 cities in over 20 countries. CapitaLand also leverages on its significant asset base, real estate domain knowledge, financial skills and extensive market network to develop real estate financial products and services in Singapore and the region.
The listed entities of the CapitaLand Group include Australand, CapitaMalls Asia, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaCommercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaRetail China Trust, CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust and Quill Capita Trust.

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