Ascott has opened its first serviced apartments in Hamburg and Hangzhou, as well as a second Ascott-branded property in Jakarta.
The serviced apartment provider will also be launching its first property in Macau at the end of this year, while its second serviced residence offering in Dubai is slated to open in 2017.
It has also spent US$70 million rebranding The Mercer as Citadines Mercer Hong Kong.
Citadines Intime City Hangzhou
Citadines Intime City Hangzhou is located close to the city's major business districts and attractions including the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
Hangzhou railway station is nearby, while Hangzhou East railway station is a 30-minute drive away and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport is an hour by car.
The 104-room property has apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. It also offers amenities such as a gym, café, billiards room, self-service laundry, mini-cinema, children's play area and breakfast lounge. Free wifi service is available in all rooms.
Citadines Michel Hamburg
Citadines Michel Hamburg is situated in the city's business district, a five-minute walk from the Rödingsmarkt metro station. Hamburg airport is a half-hour drive.
The property has 127 rooms, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with complimentary internet access. Each kitchen is equipped with modern appliances such as microwave oven, refrigerator and dishwasher.
Additional facilities range from breakfast lounge with free refreshments to a fitness room, business corner and meeting room.
Ascott opened its third Citadines Apart'hotel in Germany earlier this year (see news, February 14).
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta is located in the city’s central business district, and is a part of Ciputra World 1, a large integrated development consisting of a Lotte Shopping Avenue, an Artpreneur Centre (a museum and art gallery cum theatre) and an office tower.
It takes about 45 minutes to reach the property by car from Soekama-Hatta International airport.
The 185 rooms are a mix of one, two and three bedrooms. There is a kitchen and separate living and dining area, LED TV, bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, and complimentary wifi service.
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta
Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis, basketball and badminton courts, a gym, aerobics room, children's playground, wading pool, garden terrace, café, resident's lounge and meeting facilities.
Ascott purchased The Mercer in Hong Kong for US$70 million (HK$545 million), and rebranded the serviced apartment as Citadines Mercer Hong Kong. The revamped property offers 55 rooms ranging from 37 sqm to 63 sqm.
Ascott Macau will open at the end of this year and will be located in the centre of the city, a few minutes away from the Macau Ferry Terminal, Macau International airport and Taipa Island.
There will be 110 guest rooms, ranging from 30 sqm to 75 sqm. The kitchens in each room will be equipped with a capsule coffee machine, electric kettle, cutlery, microwave oven and refrigerator.
There will also be a gym, indoor heated and outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna room, resident's lounge, and three restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisines.
The property will have scheduled shuttle bus services to the Macau Ferry Terminal, and resident programmes for guests.
Above and below: Ascott Macau
Ascott Culture Village Dubai will open in 2017 within the Dubai Culture Village along the shoreline of Dubai Creek.
The apartments will be near to retail and commercial developments including schools, art galleries, performing arts centres and restaurants. It will also be close to the city’s key business and leisure attractions.
There will be 117 rooms, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, with facilities including a swimming pool, gym and restaurant.
Ascott Culture Village Dubai
Lee Chee Koon, chief executive of the Ascott group, said: "In Dubai, there is a growing demand for luxury serviced residences.
"As our first property in the city, Ascott Park Place, has been achieving occupancies of over 80 per cent, having another premier Ascott-branded serviced residence will allow us to cater to the need for luxury serviced apartments and increase our presence in this cosmopolitan city."