A host of international travel publications have recognised Ascott as the best provider of serviced accommodation in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Having started with one serviced residence in 1984, Ascott’s Singapore brand, which is now established in over seventy cities across the world, has recently received a number of industry awards.

The company was named the ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ for a sixth consecutive year at the Business Traveller UK Awards. Significantly, the award is based on the votes of the Business Traveller UK magazine’s readership.

Similarly, Ascott was voted ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’ for an eighth consecutive year at the TTG Travel Awards in Bangkok on 4 October 2012.

The award was also based on the results of a public vote. In this case, the trade professionals that constitute the readership of TTG Asia Media’s stable of publications, which includes TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice and TTG-BTmice China.

The company is evidently well regarded in Asia Pacific. On 28 September 2012 the company won the ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific’ award for a ninth consecutive year at the 2012 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, which took place in Hong Kong.

The serviced residence provider was the recipient of two more awards from Business Traveller. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, the company’s flagship residence in Singapore, came top in the ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’ award category, and Ascott Jakarta took second prize.

Mr Chong Kee Hiong, Ascott’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are honoured to have won these prestigious awards every year since the inception of their serviced residence award category. “

“We thank our customers and travel partners for their continued vote of confidence, and for making us the most awarded serviced residence company in the world.”

In addition, Ascott’s Citadines Prestige Les Halles Paris was voted ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the IFTM Top Resa Trade Show (Paris) and received a Gold Award for its business facilities at Les Lauriers du Voyage d’Affaires (Business Travel Awards) in September.

Mr Chong hinted that there would be no let up in Ascott’s drive to be the best; “… [Ascott] will continue to innovate and enhance our product offerings and service quality, to deliver unique Ascott moments across every touch point.”

Source : Relocate Magazine

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