CapitaLand’s Ascott opens its first property in Makassar,Indonesia
CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has opened its first property in Makassar, the 186-unit Citadines Royal Bay Makassar, which is also Ascott’s eighth operational property in Indonesia. The largest international serviced residence operator in Indonesia has plans to open five more serviced residences from this year to 2019 in Jakarta and new cities such as Bandung and Yogyakarta as well as Karawang regency.
Mr Kenneth Rogers, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for Indonesia and Australia, said: “Ascott has been managing international-class serviced residences in Indonesia for more than 20 years. Opening our first property in Makassar, Citadines Royal Bay Makassar, will enable us to extend Ascott’s reach to more customers as we provide another quality accommodation option for leisure and business travellers. A popular tourist destination and business hub for meetings and conferences, Makassar is one of the top 10 provinces in Indonesia with the highest economic growth.”
“Corporate travellers will appreciate the prime location of Citadines Royal Bay Makassar in the city centre as well as the business-friendly amenities such as meeting rooms and a business centre. Tourists visiting Makassar will also be spoilt for choice with the famous Losari Beach just a few minutes’ walk away and various shopping centres close to the serviced residence. Our Citadines serviced residences in Jakarta and Bali have been well received, with occupancy rates above 80%. With a third Citadines in Makassar, we will be able to cater to the growing demand from savvy independent travellers who want the flexibility to customise their stay experience by choosing the services they desire.”
Mr Rogers added: “Southeast Asia’s third largest economy, Indonesia, continues to offer tremendous opportunities for serviced residences. Ascott currently has a portfolio of 13 serviced residences with over 2,300 units across Indonesia. Soon after Citadines Royal Bay Makassar, we are slated to open Somerset Kencana Jakarta in June 2017, and four more properties will open across Indonesia in the next two years.”
Citadines Royal Bay Makassar is a 30-minute drive from the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Residents can choose from studio apartments to studio executive suites and studio premier suites, each unit designed with stylish interiors. Guests can also unwind at the swimming pool, residents’ lounge or all-day dining restaurant. For those who love the tranquility of nature, they may also take a day trip out to explore the pristine Bira Beach or Malino Highlands.
To celebrate the opening of Citadines Royal Bay Makassar, guests can enjoy special promotional rates from IDR 500,000++ per night from now to 30 September 2017. Attractive rates are also available for a week- and month-long stays.
In Indonesia, Ascott currently manages Ascott Jakarta, Somerset Berlian, Somerset Grand Citra, Ascott Kuningan and Citadines Rasuna in Jakarta, Ascott Waterplace Surabaya as well as Citadines Kuta Beach Bali.
Source : Ascott