The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, has opened its first Citadines-branded property in Malaysia.citadines Malaysia

Citadines Uplands Kuching (pictured) in Sarawak comprises 215 stylish apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom units that come with living rooms featuring modern appliances and Internet access, dining areas and full-equipped kitchens.

Facilities include swimming pools, a gymnasium, laundrette, meeting room and residents’ lounge.

Ideally located along Jalan Simpang Tiga in the city centre, it is within close proximity to educational, commercial, medical and transport facilities.

Residents will also enjoy optional services like babysitting, courier, laundry and dry cleaning services. There is also a 24-hour reception, housekeeping, round-the-clock security and a programme to help newcomers feel more at home.

The property is the 17th of its kind across Asia Pacific and is expected to strengthen Ascott’s position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Malaysia with over 1,800 apartments across 10 properties.

“We see tremendous potential in bringing Citadines to Malaysia. It complements our existing Ascott- and Somerset-branded serviced residences and enables us to cater to a wider segment of customers,” said Tan Boon Khai, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for Singapore and Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Ascott plans to open five more properties in the country over the next few years. “As Malaysia attracts more business travellers through its Economic Transformation Programme, demand for serviced residences will continue to grow. We will continue to look for opportunities to deepen our presence in Malaysia,” Tan added.

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