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Ascott Limited Repurposes Some of its Serviced Apartments to Work and Event Venues

  • by Adrian Eugene Seet
  • 25 Days ago
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Ascott Limited has launched “Work in Residence‘ at 60 participating properties in over 30 cities transforming them into work suites. In Singapore, this is available at lyf Funan Singapore.

Guests, corporates or students seeking alternative locations to work-from-home or study can book these work suites with minimal disruption. Enjoy the flexibility, convenience and value of these fully-furnished and well-equipped work suites. Check-in and start work with minimal disruption. For project groups, pick a larger apartment with separate living and dining areas, kitchen and individual bedrooms.

Daily, weekly or monthly packages are available. Depending on the length of use and location, work suites come with a dedicated workstation, regular housekeeping, complimentary coffee and tea or complimentary parking at selected serviced residences. Nespresso coffee machines are available in selected apartments.

Enjoy special rates when booking the “Work in Residence”package with the code “WORKSPACE”.

Space as A Service

MNCs, entrepreneuers and small-medium enterprises can also explore the ‘Space-as-a-Service’ option ranging from hosting cloud kitchens and Starbucks coffee kiosks, to organising live stream of fitness in its apartments and serving as parcel collection hubs for online orders.

Starbucks Self-Service Kiosk (Ascott photo)

Starbucks self-service kiosks can be found in the lobby of Citadines-branded properties around the world offering coffee at special rates. Citadines Balestier Singapore and Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore are the first in the serviced residence industry in Singapore with these kiosks. The other Citadines properties in Singapore are expected to get these kiosks by January next year with plans to bring these kiosks to the rest of the Citadines properties starting with China, Malaysia and Japan by the end of 2020 and Europe in 2021.

Kitchen at lyf Funan Singapore (Ascott photo)

Ascott has partnered with a food technology company to set up a cloud kitchen in the shared kitchen of lyf Funan Singapore to provide in-house guests with more dining options.

In the Philippines, Somerset Alabang Manila is piloting the conversion of under-utilised spaces with the property into a parcel collection hub where delivery firms can sort and store parcels.

Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen and Somerset IOC Hangzhou in China have provided selected apartments for live streaming events and photoshoots for long-stay guests which include internet celebrities and corporates from new media and ecommerce companies.

Space as a Service (Ascott photo)

Ascott Raffles City Chengdu and Somerset Riverview Chengdu in China have converted some of their apartments into fitness studios. In Vietnam, selected apartments at Somerset Grand Hanoi, Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi and Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City have been converted into Yoga studios.

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