[Sponsored Report] Ascott celebrates 30 years of world-class service

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[Sponsored Report] Ascott celebrates 30 years of world-class service


The swimming pool in Somerset Palace in Seoul. Located near Gyeongbok Palace, the Somerset offers sophisticated residences equipped with fully-equipped kitchens and provides access to a fully-equipped fitness center.Provided by the company

The Ascott Limited, the managing company of Somerset Serviced Residence, is a Singaporean company that has grown to be the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has more than 23,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region, as well as more than 10,000 units that are under development, making the total to be more than 34,000 units in more than 200 properties.

Ascott, a subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia-Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company boasts a 30-year industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy worldwide recognition.

The company operates three brands - Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans 83 cities across 23 countries.

Somerset Palace Seoul - located near picturesque Gyeongbok Palace where the heart of Seoul’s diplomatic, business and financial districts lies- is an ideal place for those who wish to visit the myriad of restaurants, shopping arcades and entertainment outlets in Insadong or in the Jongno area. Other parts of Seoul are easily accessible via subway with the three stations near the residence.

Somerset’s sophisticated atmosphere, from its commodious surroundings to its professionally trained staff members available at all times, provides a relaxing experience to its guests.

The choice of Somerset’s family-friendly apartments includes studios, one-bedroom to two-bedroom residences and penthouse suites. Residents can enjoy cooking at home in fully-equipped kitchens.

Each residence is wired for high-speed broadband connectivity and includes a home office with a writing desk. The fully-equipped fitness center, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and rooftop garden filled with kaleidoscopic flowers and plants provide guests with the opportunity to relax during their stay.

To celebrate Ascott’s 30-year anniversary, the residence is offering special promotions for stays until the end of this year. Ascott’s online members can enjoy at least 30 percent off the best flexible rates in more than 30 cities, including Seoul. The online membership is complimentary.

Also, in-house guests who refer their friends or business associates to stay at Ascott’s residences for a minimum of 30 nights will be rewarded with cash vouchers for complimentary stays at any Ascott serviced residences worldwide.

Corporate clients who are members of Ascott’s rewards program, the Link Club, can get 30 percent off redemption points between April and Sept. 30, 2014, where they will enjoy privileges such as dining, shopping and travel.

For more information on Ascott’s 30th-anniversary initiatives, visit www.the-ascott.com/30year.

By Kim Young-shin [yskim11@joongang.co.kr]

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