Monday, March 25, 2013

Ascott Opens First Citadines Serviced Residences In Indonesia And Malaysia

World's largest international serviced residence owner-operator The Ascott Limited has opened 153-unit Citadines Rasuna in Jakarta and 215-unit Citadines Uplands in Kuching Malaysia. These are the first Citadines-branded serviced residences of Ascott in Indonesia and Malaysia. With the addition of these 2 properties, Ascott now has a total of 59 Citadines properties in operation across 31 cities in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Citadines Apart'Hotel allows guests to choose only the services they require and are mainly located in metropolitan cities. Citadines offer apartment types ranging from studio to two-bedroom with living room and kitchen. Most of Citadines apart'hotels can be found in Europe like Belgium, France, Georgia, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom. Ascott has acquired the Citadines chain of apart'hotels in Europe in 2012 and now brought the brand to Asia Pacific in 2006. According to Ascott’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Chong Kee Hiong Ascott is  increasingly getting requests from property owners for the brand, due to its popularity amongst savvy independent travellers. These travellers value urban living in prime locations and the flexibility to choose the services they require to personalise their stay experience. To cater to the demand, Ascott is planning to open 13 more Citadines in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Germany by 2015.

Citadines Rasuna Jakarta and Citadines Uplands Kuching complements Ascott's existing Ascott and Somerset serviced residences in Indonesia and Malaysia and allows the operator to reach out to a wider segment of customers.

To celebrate the opening of Citadines Rasuna Jakarta, Ascott is offering special introductory rates from IDR 750,000+ per night from now till 29 April 2013. At Citadines Uplands Kuching, special promotional rates start from MYR168++ per night from now to 31 March 2013. For reservations or more information, please visit

Citadines Rasuna Jakarta

Citadines Rasuna Jakarta is a serviced apartment in Jakarta located  in the Jakarta’s central business district, next to the Metropolitan Medical Centre and within walking distance to embassies and office towers housing multinational companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rabobank and Petrochina. It caters to expatriates, business and medical travellers.

The serviced residence is also near retail and entertainment centres including Plaza Festival, Rasuna Epicentrum, Kota Kasablanka and Kuningan City Mall, offering residents a host of conveniences. Citadines Rasuna Jakarta is part of a stylish 30-storey integrated development known as The H Tower that comprises offices, specialist clinics and premier medical care facilities. Residents can enjoy privacy as the serviced residence maintains its own distinct lobby and facilities.

Citadines Rasuna Jakarta
Each of the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in Citadines Rasuna Jakarta provides a comfortable and homely environment with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate dining and living areas as well as modern amenities such as complimentary Internet access, home entertainment system with DVD player and flat-screen television with cable channels. The apartments are also designed to reflect a local touch, with artworks, carpets and fabrics influenced by traditional Indonesian batik designs.

Residents of Citadines Rasuna Jakarta can workout at the fitness corner or swim at the pool while overlooking the Jakarta skyline from the 21st floor of the property. Other facilities include a jacuzzi and sauna room, business corner, launderette, café and restaurant serving French and Indonesian cuisines. The serviced residence also offers 24-hour reception and security, housekeeping and business centre services as well as residents’ programmes to help guests settle comfortably into their new home.

Citadines Uplands Kuching

Located at  prime location in Jalan Simpang Tiga - a hub for education and local federal government administration, Citadines Uplands Kuching is a 15-minute drive from the Kuching International Airport, Borneo Convention Centre and Samajaya Free Industrial Zone housing many multinational and local companies. It is also opposite one of the largest shopping malls in East Malaysia, The Spring Shopping Centre. Furthermore, Citadines Uplands Kuching is part of an integrated development known as ST3, which encompasses a shopping mall that will have over 200 retail outlets.

Citadines Uplands Kuching caters to the city’s growing Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions groups, executives on project assignments from the nearby companies and government offices, as well as student groups and visiting professors from universities located around the property.

Citadines Uplands Kuching
The serviced residence offers a range of studios to two-bedroom units. Residents have ample space to live, work and entertain as each apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate dining and living areas complete with home entertainment system and Internet access. The property also offers a suite of facilities including a swimming pool, children’s wading pool, gymnasium, residents’ lounge, launderette and meeting room.

Besides round-the-clock reception and security, housekeeping service and residents’ programmes, residents can personalise their stay at Citadines Uplands Kuching with the flexible menu of optional services including courier, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning.

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