Chennai: CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), bags the biggest awards amongst serviced residence players sweeping 3 accolades at three consecutive award ceremonies organized by ET Now in association with Stars Of The Industry Group. The prestigious award ceremonies were held on 14th, 16th and 17th of February respectively at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.
Citadines OMR Chennai, managed by The Ascott Limited, was awarded ‘Best Hotel Apartment of the Year’ at the ET Now Business Leader of the Year Awards and was the only hospitality brand to be awarded in this forum. The 269-unit apart’hotel that opened in 2017, has consistently been driving service excellence and sustainable hospitality practices.
Mr Richard Barooah, General Manager of Ascott Ireo City Gurugram was awarded the title ‘Hospitality Superstar’ at the Stars of the Industry Awards for his contribution to service excellence in the hospitality industry. While, at the ET Now 7th World Women Leadership Congress and Awards, Ms Supriya Malhotra, Ascott’s City Manager for Chennai was awarded the ‘Woman Leadership Award for Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism’.
Speaking at the event, Ms Malhotra said: “Undoubtedly, thirty-three years in the hospitality industry is indeed a long journey and an achievement by itself. I am honoured to have been nominated by Ascott for this award and thank the jury for selecting me as the winner to receive this recognition.”
Mr Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India, said: “These awards are an affirmation of our team’s dedication to delivering international standards of accommodation and customer service. I am proud of the India team for garnering such high recognition in these industry awards, where they have been selected by industry professionals. As we expand our footprint in India, we will continue to strive for exemplary service and help our guests feel at home, in any city they choose to stay with us.”
In India, Ascott owns and operates the 187-unit Somerset Greenways Chennai and 269-unit Citadines OMR Chennai. The international brand will extend its portfolio in India with two new properties, namely Ascott Ireo City Gurugram and Citadines Paras Square Gurugram that are slated to open in the second half of 2020. In total, Ascott has a portfolio of 7 properties across 4 cities with more than 1,200 units, making it the leading international serviced residence owner-operator in the country.