Serviced apartment provider Ascott has opened Citadines-branded residences in Tokyo and Singapore, taking its Asian portfolio to 11 properties.
The 160-unit Citadines Tokyo Shinjuku features complimentary internet access and the use of a gym, and is located in the Shijuku district, home to headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and hotels including the Park Hyatt Tokyo (featured in the film Lost in Translation). It’s the first Citadines-branded property in Japan, althouigh Ascott does have two serviced apartments in the city under its sister Somerset brand, and a second Citadines residence is due to open in Kyoto in 2010.
Meanwhile Citadines Singapore Mount Sophia has 154 units and is situated in the city’s Bras Basah-Bugis district. Features include a launderette, wifi internet access and a gym. Again this is the debut for the Citadines brand in Singapore – Ascott has a total of nine properties in the city under various brands.
Every Citadines apartment features a chic living room and a fully-equipped kitchen, separate from the bedroom, plus broadband internet access, a direct dial phone and an international multi-plug port There are currently 66 Citadines residences worldwide, including four in London and another due to open in Edinburgh later this year.
Report by Mark Caswell