Citadines on Bourke Melbourne wins apartment accommodation of the year for fifth time


Melbourne, Australia, Friday 23 June, 2017 – The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, has once again enjoyed success at the 2017 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) (Victoria) Accommodation Awards for Excellence last night, with Citadines on Bourke Melbourne winning Apartment Accommodation of the Year for the fifth time.


The pre-eminent awards by TAA – a division of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) – are recognised as the most highly regarded hospitality awards, honouring excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry.


Located in the heart of the city, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne consists of vibrant and modern studios and one and two bedroom apartments. Designed for international and domestic travelers on business or leisure, the property offers the privacy of a serviced apartment and the convenience of a hotel.


As well as winning Apartment Accommodation of the Year, Ascott was also named a finalist in Sales Employee of the Year and Excellence in Innovation categories.


Mr Kenneth Rogers, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for Australia and Indonesia, is thrilled with the news.


“We are honored to be named as a finalist for two illustrious awards and ecstatic to have won Apartment Accommodation of the Year for a fifth time. The state award, which is given out by esteemed hospitality industry members, is testament to the high-quality products and services offered at Ascott properties all over the world.”


Ascott also operates four other services apartments in Australia; Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne, Somerset on the Pier Hobart and Somerset on Salamanca Hobart.


Ascott is no stranger to the TAA Awards, having won the Best Suite Apartment Hotel award for Citadines on Bourke Melbourne in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011 as well as the national AHA award in 2011.  Since its opening in July 2010, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne has also won the Silver Award in New Accommodation Development at the National Accommodation Industry Awards for Excellence 2011 and was a finalist at the Victorian Tourism Awards for New Tourism Development the same year.


About The Ascott Limited


The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 30,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 21,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 52,000 units in over 300 properties. The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, along with The Crest Collection and lyf. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 29 countries.


Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.


Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; TTG China Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’; World Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and Business Traveller China Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’.


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About CapitaLand Limited


CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth more than S$78 billion as at 31 March 2017, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 140 cities in about 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.


CapitaLand’s competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network.  Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.


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