Friday, January 13, 2012

Ascott announces first Citadines Apart'hotel in Indonesia

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced a new management contract to open in 2014 its first Citadines Apart’hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second city.

The serviced apartment will be named Citadines Marvell Surabaya, located in the Ngagel business district and close to Rungkut - Surabaya’s industrial zone which is part of Marvell City, a new integrated development offering a wealth of entertainment options for business and leisure travellers. In addition to themed restaurants and bars, alfresco dining, a supermarket, cinema and extensive shopping, Marvell City will house commercial towers, educational institutions, ballroom and banqueting facilities.

Citadines Marvell Surabaya will offer 288 stylish studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom, separate work and sleeping areas and modern conveniences. The 12-storey residence’s facilities will include a swimming pool and residents’ lounge.

Surabaya, located in the south east of Java Island, has a thriving seaport, a successful industrial sector, and is a flourishing city for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions in addition to being a popular tourist destination with a strong domestic travel market.

Ascott is also set to open Citadines Kuta Bali and Citadines Rasuna Jakarta this year, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta in 2013 and in addition to Citadines Marvell Surabaya it will also open Somerset Kencana Jakarta in 2014.

Citadines Marvell Surabaya reinforces Ascott’s position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Indonesia (2,100+ apartment units across 10 properties) and the world (28,000+ apartment units, including 6,000+ under development, throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Gulf Region).

Once Citadines Marvell Surabaya is open, Ascott will be well placed to tap the growing segment of discerning independent travellers who enjoy the flexibility and extensive services that enable them to create their own unique stay experience.

Mr Alfred Ong, Ascott’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia and Australia, said: “Ascott has built a strong presence in Indonesia since opening its first property in Jakarta in 1995. The country’s resilient economy and increasing foreign direct investment present tremendous opportunities for expansion. The time is right to introduce our Citadines brand in Surabaya.”


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