Bartlomiej Mart, general manager at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh tells Breaking Travel News how he has reshaped operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic
The Ascott has opened Citadines Berawa Beach Bali in the heart of Canggu, a destination on the south coast of the Indonesian destination.
The Ascott added a record of over 14,200 units across 71 properties globally in 2020. Despite Covid-19, the figure exceeds the number of units secured in 2019.
The Ascott has been recognised as Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the World Travel Awards today. The company was also honoured with national titles in Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.
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Ascott is adding over 1,000 units across six new lyf properties secured in Melbourne, Australia; Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an, China; and Manila, the Philippines.
The Ascott has signed a global agreement with Bureau Veritas to provide independent audits and certification for the hygiene and safety standards of its properties.
The Ascott has appointed Christian Desira as its new head of business development and investment for Europe. He will play an integral role in driving the company’s ambitious growth plans to reach 10,000 units in Europe and 160,000 globally by 2023.
Specialist tourism, travel and business events communications agency, Davies Tanner, has seen significant client growth in the second half of 2019, securing over £400,000 of additional fee income.
The Ascott is investing S$192 million in a freehold serviced residence in the central business district of North Sydney. The property will be financed through the Ascott Serviced Residence Global Fund, its global fund with Qatar Investment Authority.