Citadines on Bourke Melbourne wins ‘Apartment Accommodation of the Year’ at 2016 TAA Awards


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The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, once again enjoyed success at the 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) (Victoria) Accommodation Awards for Excellence last week, with Citadines on Bourke Melbourne winning Apartment Accommodation of the Year for the third time.

The pre-eminent awards by TAA – a division of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) – are recognised as the most prestigious hospitality awards, honouring the achievement of 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 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Designed for international and domestic travellers 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 as a finalist in the Sales Employee of the Year category for Julie Avotins from the company’s Australian head office.

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

“We are honored to be named as a finalist for two different prestigious awards and very pleased to have won for Apartment Accommodation of the Year.  The state award, which is given out by esteemed hospitality industry members, is a strong testament of 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 familiar with the TAA Awards, having won the Best Suite Apartment Hotel award for Citadines on Bourke Melbourne in 2012 and 2014 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 the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has over 28,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 17,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 45,000 units in over 290 properties.

The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 27 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. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. 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 2015 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’, Business Traveller UK Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, Business Traveller China Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’, Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’, TTG China Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’ and DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, please visit

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About CapitaLand Limited

CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore.  The company leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services. Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes.  Its two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets.  The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.

CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts are CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

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