FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AT 'SOMERSET EKAMAI BANGKOK', ASCOTT'S FIRST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN THAILAND
The ‘Hard Hat Tour’ of the new Somerset Ekamai Bangkok has arranged exclusively for over 150 prominent industry leaders
Thailand, 17th August 2016 – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), built buzz for its first mixed-use development in Thailand, ‘Somerset Ekamai Bangkok’ among the target customers and media through its Hard Hat Tour.
Between 15th – 19th August 2016 management and staff of Ascott’s Thailand welcomed more than 150 guests to ‘Somerset Ekamai Bangkok’, the company’s new product. All of the shortlisted guests including media, key travel agencies and corporate clients were the first group to experience the progress being made in this newly-built project, which is scheduled to open this 25th August 2016.
The opening of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok will spilt into 2 phases. Phase 1, the 81 units of pet-friendly apartments for corporate lease and a multi-functional conference centre will open on 25th August 2016. Phase 2, the 130 units of serviced residences and the 51 units of urban community rooms as well as its facilities and modern car-parking system will be completed this November.
With the addition of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok, Ascott has more than 3,100 apartment units in 17 properties across three major cities - Bangkok, Sri Racha and Pattaya in Thailand reinforced its leader position as the world’s largest serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand.
For more information on Ascott’s properties, please visit www.the-ascott.com
About Somerset Ekamai Bangkok
Somerset Ekamai Bangkok comprises three modern buildings housing the 130 units of studio to two-bedroom serviced residences, 81 units of one- to three-bedroom pet-friendly apartments for corporate lease and a multi-functional conference centre with 51 units of urban community rooms set in a co-living environment.
Located in one of Bangkok’s most trendy districts, part of Sukhumvit also known as Ekamai Road and adjacent to Thonglor Road, Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is surrounded by several office buildings, an international school, shopping malls and plenty of upscale bars, restaurants and cafes. Ekamai is also a popular residential area for Thais and expatriates working in the central business district and Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. The property will offer convenient access to the Ekamai BTS station and expressway that link it to these areas.
The Somerset Ekamai is designed with the comfort and familiarity of home to our guests and their families. Each apartment is beautifully furnished with all necessary amenities and conveniences, in-cooperating concept of Ascott’s international-class of quality accommodation. Other facilities included an outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, gardens, restaurants, children’s playroom and residents’ lounge.
The multi-functional conference centre is one of the most perfect MICE venues in Bangkok, catering for the professional business conferences, trainings or private functions. It consists of an auditorium room, five smart meeting & training rooms as well as 51 units of single room accommodation set in a co-living environment to serve its guests. This functional custom-designed event space is fitted with a state-of-the-art audio-visual technology as well as wireless internet access throughout the building to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience for guests, exhibitors and all attendees.
About The Ascott Limited (www.the-ascott.com)
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has over 29,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 17,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 47,000 units in over 290 properties.
The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 27 countries.
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 2015 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, Business Traveller China Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and 'Best Serviced Residence', Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for 'Best Serviced Apartment Company', TTG China Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, please visit http://www.theascottlimited.com/en/aboutus/awards .
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About CapitaLand Limited (www.capitaland.com)
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.
Issued by: Ascott International Management (Thailand) Limited
41 Sukhumvit 16, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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