Ascott expands its presence in Thailand with new property opening in Ekamai – One of Bangkok’s trendiest districts
CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to expand its presence in Thailand with the opening of its 11th property – Somerset Ekamai Bangkok. The 262-unit property is in Ekamai, one of Bangkok’s most attractive destinations for locals, expatriates and tourists. With Somerset Ekamai Bangkok, Ascott currently has a portfolio of 18 serviced residences with over 3,300 units across three cities – Bangkok, Sri Racha and Pattaya – in Thailand.
Mr Jean Keijdener, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Thailand, said: “Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is well-located in one of the city’s trendiest districts – Ekamai, which is home to top-notch restaurants, bars, cafes, office buildings, and international schools. The place is also an upscale residential area popular with locals and expatriates working in the Central Business District and Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, the country’s economic growth engine. Somerset Ekamai Bangkok offers great connectivity to other parts of Bangkok as it is only a few minutes’ walk from Ekamai BTS Skytrain station and a short drive from the Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airports.”
He added: “Guests of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok will have easy access to a wide range of eateries, fashion and F&B outlets at nearby malls such as Gateway Ekamai Shopping Mall, Park Lane Community Mall and Major Cineplex Sukhumvit. With its multiconference centre, alongside its premium serviced apartments, recreational facilities and a restaurant, Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is one of the most ideal venues for business travellers who prefer the convenience of being able to work, live and play under the same roof. It will also appeal to leisure travellers looking for quality accommodation while discovering the interesting places in Bangkok’s hipster enclave.”
Somerset Ekamai Bangkok comprises three modern towers offering 262 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. Of these 262 apartments, 130 of them are premium serviced apartments, 81 are available for long-stay corporate leasing while 51 single-bedroom apartments are designed to facilitate meetings, discussions and collaboration between rooms.
Guests can take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool, enjoy a relaxing Thai massage at the massage parlour, keep fit at the gymnasium or dine at The Cured Chamber restaurant. For those with children, they can also keep them occupied at the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Meanwhile, the multiconference room that houses an auditorium room and well-equipped meeting rooms also provide a conducive environment for meetings, seminars and training workshops. Guests can retreat to the comfortable and spacious apartments after a long day of business discussion or exploration of the city.
To celebrate the opening of the property, Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is offering special rates starting from THB 1,300++ per night for single-bedroom apartments and THB 2,800++ per night for premium serviced residence units from now till 31 October 2017.
Besides Somerset Ekamai Bangkok, Ascott is currently managing another 10 properties in Thailand, which include Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, Somerset Lake Point Bangkok, Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok, Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok, Metropole Bangkok, as well as Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha. Another seven properties across the cities of Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha are in the pipeline.