ASCOTT STRENGTHENS ITS LEADERSHIP POSITION IN MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA WITH TWO NEW MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS
Singapore, 24 May 2011 - CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has strengthened its leadership position in Malaysia and Indonesia with two new management contracts in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and Jakarta, Indonesia. The 200-unit Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya and the 187-unit Somerset Kencana Jakarta are slated to open in 2016 and 2014 respectively.
Ascott’s entry into the fast-developing Damansara Uptown in Petaling Jaya also extends the company’s footprint to a new city in Malaysia. With the addition of Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya, Ascott remains the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Malaysia with over 1,500 apartment units across 10 properties. Somerset Kencana Jakarta also reinforces Ascott’s leading position in Indonesia, with over 2,000 apartment units across 10 properties.
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya is located in Damansara’s main commercial district. The new serviced residence will be part of an integrated development that includes a 400,000 square feet retail mall and five commercial towers housing multinational corporations such as Deloitte, FedEx, L’Oreal, Lenovo, Symantec and Unisys. It is also close to Damansara Heights and Bandar Utama which are host to many Fortune 500 firms.
The property will offer a range of furnished studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. Guests will be able to enjoy facilities such as a gymnasium, swimming pool, restaurant and sky lounge. Business travellers will be able to make use of the business centre and a conference hall which can accommodate up to 900 people.