Wins ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartments’ and ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ for 2013
Chennai, Tamil Nadu -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2013 -- Somerset Greenways Chennai has been awarded ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2013’ at the recently concluded World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia. Somerset Serviced Residences has also been adjudged ‘India’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2013’. Singapore-headquartered The Ascott Limited (Ascott) brought their Somerset-branded serviced residences to India in 2011 with the launch of the 187-unit Somerset Greenways Chennai. This is Somerset’s debut at the World Travel Awards platform and a significant achievement for a property that has only recently completed two years of operations.
Mr Ajit Koushik, Ascott’s Area General Manager for India, said: “We are truly humbled to be voted the best in India by travellers and travel professionals. Winning on an international platform as the World Travel Awards after only two years of opening, is a milestone indeed. We thank everyone who voted for us. This award rightfully belongs to the staff whose contribution has ensured Somerset Greenways Chennai’s elevation on the global map.”
In the international arena, Ascott has swept a total of twenty-four highly coveted accolades at the 2013 World Travel Awards and Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards. The awards recognise Ascott as the leading serviced residence provider across Asia-Pacific and Europe. For its continuous pursuit of product and service excellence, Ascott has received a total of 104 accolades since the beginning of the year.
At the World Travel Awards’ Asia & Australasia segment, Ascott was conferred twelve awards, including the top honour ‘Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’. Ascott also clinched leading serviced apartment and brand awards for Ascott The Residence and Somerset Serviced Residence in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
At the World Travel Awards for Europe, Ascott garnered eight accolades. It beat contenders from various countries to receive the highest accolade of ‘Europe's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’. In addition, Ascott’s Citadines Apart’hotel brand and properties triumphed in seven other categories in Belgium, England, France and Germany.
Adding another feather to the cap, readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine have voted Ascott The Residence as the ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ in the region for the tenth consecutive year.
Please refer to the Annex for the list of awards Ascott has won at Business Traveller Asia-Pacific and World Travel Awards. For Ascott’s 2013 accolades, please visit http://www.theascottlimited.com/en/aboutus/awards_and_accolades.html?year=2013
2013 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards
Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific: Ascott The Residence
Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific: Ascott Raffles Place Singapore (First Place); Ascott Sathorn Bangkok (Second Place); Ascott Makati (Third Place)
2013 World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia
Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: The Ascott Limited
China’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Ascott The Residence
India’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Somerset Serviced Residence
India’s Leading Serviced Apartments: Somerset Greenways Chennai
Indonesia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Ascott The Residence
Indonesia’s Leading Serviced Apartments: Ascott Jakarta
Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Ascott The Residence
Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartments: Ascott Makati
Singapore’s Leading Serviced Apartments: Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
South Korea’s Leading Serviced Apartments: Somerset Palace Seoul
Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartments: Ascott Sathorn Bangkok
Vietnam’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Somerset Serviced Residence
2013 World Travel Awards for Europe
Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: The Ascott Limited
Belgium's Leading Serviced Apartments: Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
England's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Citadines Apart'hotel
England's Leading Serviced Apartments: Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square London
France's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Citadines Apart'hotel
France's Leading Serviced Apartments: Citadines Suites Louvre Paris
Germany's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand: Citadines Apart'hotel
Germany's Leading Serviced Apartments: Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has more than 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 10,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 33,000 units in over 200 properties.
The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans 81 cities across more than 20 countries, 20 of which are new cities in Ascott’s portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed.
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. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company boasts a 29-year industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.
Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment/Residence Operator’, TTG China Travel Awards 2013 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2013 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2012 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and TTG Travel Awards 2012 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator’.
Visit http://www.the-ascott.com for more information and connect with us on social media at http://www.the-ascott.com/connect.
About CapitaLand Limited
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, the company’s businesses in real estate and real estate fund management are focused on its core markets of Singapore and China.
The company’s diversified real estate portfolio primarily includes homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia. CapitaLand leverages its significant asset base, real estate domain knowledge, product design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies and extensive market network to develop real estate products and services in its markets.
The listed entities of the CapitaLand Group include Australand, CapitaMalls Asia, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaCommercial Trust, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust, CapitaRetail China Trust and Quill Capita Trust.
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