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Ascott takes Citadines brand into Korea with Seoul property

Ascott takes Citadines brand into Korea with Seoul property

Ascott has opened its first Citadines-branded property in Korea’s capital, Citadines Han River Seoul.

The opening of the 149-unit Citadines Han River Seoul marks Ascott’s continued expansion in South Korea, with more than 1,000 units in operation including the 410-unit Somerset Palace Seoul and 468-unit Citadines Haeundae Busan.

Max Phillips, Ascott country general manager for Korea, said: “Citadines Han River Seoul is our second Citadines-branded serviced residence in South Korea, catering to the growing number of independent travellers who prefer the flexibility to choose the services according to their lifestyles.

“Since Ascott’s acquisition of the Citadines Apart’hotel chain in 2004, Citadines has become one of our fastest growing brands and its portfolio has more than tripled from the initial 5,100 units to almost 16,000 units in 64 cities across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.”

Situated in Yeongdeungpo-gu, close to the Yeouido and Gangnam financial districts, Citadines Han River Seoul is the perfect accommodation from which to experience the vibrant city life with easy access to major business complexes, entertainment venues and shopping centres.


With the opening of Citadines Han River Seoul, Ascott now manages more than 47,000 units in over 290 properties around the world, of which more than 29,000 units are operational.

Modern conveniences and vibrant urban life with a view of the Han River, Citadines Han River Seoul has an ideal location for business and leisure travellers.

The serviced residence provides guests with the flexibility to choose from a menu of services such as laundry and dry-cleaning. Conveniently located near Seonyudo metro station, Citadines Han River is well connected to downtown and suburbs through the Olympicdaero, Gangbyeonbuk-ro and Gyeongin highways.

The property is also near to a wide array of tourist attractions, department stores and entertainment outlets, including one of Seoul’s largest shopping malls, Times Square, Seonyudo Park and Lotte Sweet Factory.