Somerset Al Fateh Wins Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain (PR Newswire)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has been named ‘Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain 2015’, one of the award categories from the prestigious 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards, for Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain.

Unique in travel accolade platforms, Business Destinations Travel Awards nominees are chosen by a diverse cross section of primary users and purchasers of corporate travel. The voters include corporate travel executives, company travel buyers from Fortune 500 companies, members of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and other influential members of the business travel community.

The Awards honour the best travel and hospitality companies whose products and services represent the pinnacle of corporate travel. Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain’s win was made possible by meeting strict criteria in various categories – including accommodation, staff’s local knowledge, quality and range of guest programmes, value for money, sustainability practices/environmental awareness, customer service, personalised service, communication between staff and attentiveness to detail.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s Area General Manager for the Gulf Cooperation Council, said: “The ‘Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain’ award recognises the unmatched offering that Ascott provides and strengthens our position as the best serviced apartment company in the Middle East following our win at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards last week.”

“Somerset Al Fateh prides itself on creating a strong sense of community within the property through delivering superior customer service the ‘Ascott Way’, making guests feel like they are in their home away from home,” added Miccolis.

“This latest award tops the list of coveted accolades that Ascott has received internationally, cementing our position as the global serviced residence industry leader. Some recent awards include World Travel Awards 2014 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, Business Traveller China Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, TTG China Travel Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China‘ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’,” said Mr Miccolis.

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 over 26,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as over 13,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 39,000 units in over 200 properties.

The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans 90 cities across 25 countries, 22 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 over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2014 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, Business Traveller China Awards 2014 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, TTG China Travel Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China‘ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’.

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 leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services.  Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. Its two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.

CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts are Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust.

Website: http://www.the-ascott.com        

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