ASCOTT will open its eighth serviced residence in the Philippines in 2017, but has more recently announced the launch of its new web and mobile booking features to enhance search and reservation on its website.

Available across its three brand websites, Ascott’s enhanced reservation system allows guests to view a list of all available properties, filter available apartments by price, view properties on a map and perform multi-city, multi-property or multi-apartment bookings within a single transaction.

There will also be collapsible sections for ease of comparison across various apartment types and rate categories. Customers will also be reminded of the available, optional apartment upgrades and supplementary services before booking confirmation.

Confident its websites offer the lowest rates for its properties, Ascott will give any guest who finds lower online rates a 50 per cent discount off the first night of stay and a matching rate for subsequent nights.

Separately, Ascott will launch the Somerset Alabang Manila in 2017. The 150-unit property will be situated in Alabang, a major business district in Metro Manila and within Filinvest City, an integrated development offering office, retail, residential and leisure space.

A 25-minute drive from the airport, the serviced residence is also within close proximity to the industrial parks of Laguna, Cavite and Batangas.

Residents can choose from studio, one- to three-bedroom residences and penthouse units, all of which will come with a fully-equipped kitchen and living, dining and work areas. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, meeting rooms and a business centre.

Arthur Gindap, regional general manager for the Philippines and Thailand, Ascott, said: “We see immense potential for Ascott in the Philippines as the country continues to enjoy strong economic growth and to attract foreign direct investment.

“Ascott already has a strong foothold in Makati City, the country’s primary financial centre, with three operating properties. Hence, we are actively expanding in other business districts where foreign direct investment has generated robust demand for serviced residences.

Source Ascott – TTG