Bangkok, Thailand, 12 April 2023 – The Ascott Limited, a wholly owned lodging business unit of CapitaLand Investment, announced the appointment of Ms. Joanne Chung as the new Country Director of Sales & Marketing for Thailand & Laos.
Bringing 30 years of experience and proven track record in the hospitality and travel industry, Ms. Chung joins the company after previous senior management roles in well-known international hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Accor, and Marriott. She was Director of Business Development and Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok for 5 years just prior to joining Ascott. Her other notable stints include Sofitel Silom Bangkok, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, where she received the Sales Leadership Award for Renaissance Asia-Pacific and Global 2012.
In her role at Ascott, Ms. Chung will develop and execute the company’s strategic plan, grow the business, fortify ties with strategic partners, and promote Ascott’s brands and portfolios.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Ascott family. The company has an excellent reputation, and is growing rapidly. We have exciting new brands and properties, and I’m looking forward to bringing all of my experience and knowledge to help this business achieve greatness,” said Ms. Chung.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that Joanne’s appointment ,” said Mr. Brian Tan, Country General Manager, Thailand & Laos. “With her strong knowledge and deep experience in the industry, she will add considerable strength to our management team as we continue to expand our operations in Thailand & Laos, currently with 30 operational and pipeline properties, and over 6000 keys combined.”
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott’s portfolio spans over 220 cities across more than 40 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA.
Ascott has over 94,000 operating units and more than 64,000 units under development, making a total of over 159,000 units across more than 900 properties.
The company’s serviced apartment, coliving and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, lyf, Oakwood, Quest, Somerset, The Crest Collection, The Unlimited Collection, Préférence, Fox, Harris, POP!, Vertu and Yello.
Ascott’s loyalty programme, Ascott Star Rewards, offers exclusive benefits to its members when they book directly with Ascott for their stays at its participating properties.
Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Investment Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced apartment with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts almost 40 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.
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About CapitaLand Investment Limited (www.capitalandinvest.com)
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) is a leading global real estate investment manager (REIM) with a strong Asia foothold. As at 31 December 2022, CLI had S$132 billion of real estate assets under management, and S$88 billion of real estate funds under management (FUM) held via six listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts, and more than 30 private vehicles across Asia Pacific, Europe and USA. Its diversified real estate asset classes cover retail, office, lodging, business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres.
CLI aims to scale its FUM and fee-related earnings through fund management, lodging management and its full stack of operating capabilities, and maintain effective capital management. As the investment management arm of CapitaLand Group, CLI has access to the development capabilities of and pipeline investment opportunities from CapitaLand’s development arm.
As a responsible company, CLI places sustainability at the core of what it does and has committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. CLI contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it delivers long-term economic value to its stakeholders.