Serviced apartment brand The Ascott Limited (Ascott) plans to open 20 new properties in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey (MEAT) region by 2023.

In the Middle East and Turkey these will include Somerset Downtown Al Khobar (opening in Q1 this year), Somerset Corniche Jeddah, Citadines Al Aziziyah Al Khobar and Citadines Abha in Saudi Arabia; Somerset Al Mansoura Doha in Qatar (as well as the reopening of Somerset West Bay Doha); Citadines Al Ghubrah Muscat in Oman (pictured); and Citadines Neba Garden Istanbul and Citadines Maslak Istanbul, both in Turkey.

Ascott reported a record year for openings in 2021, launching more than 8,200 units in 40 properties across 25 cities and 10 countries.

Ascott currently operates 11 properties in four countries across the MEAT region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Turkey.