The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has secured contracts to manage its first Citadines Apart’hotels in Vietnam, Sabah, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Citadines is one of our fastest growing brands. Since we fully acquired the Citadines Apart’hotel chain in 2004, we have more than doubled our Citadines portfolio from the initial 5,100 apartment units in 18 European cities to more than 12,000 units in 81 properties and 52 cities across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region,” said Lee Chee Koon, Ascott’s CEO.
The 200-unit Citadines Regency Saigon is slated to open in the vibrant commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 in 2018. Citadines Regency Saigon has a prime location close to several foreign embassies, Grade A office towers and a variety of retail, dining and entertainment options, surrounded by French colonial-style buildings along tree-lined avenues. Citadines Regency Saigon offers stylish apartments ranging from studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The serviced residence’s facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, resident-cum-business lounge, breakfast lounge and launderette. Residents can customise their stay with a menu of optional services such as courier, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning. The property will also have a 24-hour reception and security, housekeeping service and residents’ programmes to help guests settle into their new home.
The 253-unit Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu is scheduled to open within the heart of the city in 2018. It is a short 10-minute drive from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the second busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Adjacent to Kota Kinabalu’s Waterfront development that will comprise an upscale shopping mall and a seafront boardwalk lined with varied dining options, the serviced residence will offer residents a great view of the South China Sea. Residents can also enjoy convenient access to the Kota Kinabalu Central Market, KK Plaza retail mall and commercial buildings such as the City Council. Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu will be part of an integrated development that includes a retail mall with supermarket, food and beverage outlets as well as offices.
Residents can choose from a range of spacious studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that come with a fully-equipped kitchen. Residents can also make use of the comprehensive facilities at the serviced residence such as a swimming pool, children’s play pool, gymnasium, roof garden, lounge and meeting facilities.
The 81-unit Citadines Culture Village Dubai will open in 2017 within Culture Village, an area poised to become the artistic and cultural hub of Dubai. Citadines Culture Village Dubai is surrounded by retail and commercial developments such as schools, art galleries, performing arts centres, museums, restaurants and designer boutiques. There are also waterways, bridges and parks nearby. The serviced residence will offer studios and one-bedroom apartments that are fully-equipped with a kitchen, living area and separate work area. Guests can enjoy an array of amenities such as a swimming pool, gymnasium, breakfast lounge, residents’ lounge and internet corner.