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 February 14, 2014
Ascott Appoints Alfred Ong As Managing Director For Europe And India

 The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world's largest serviced residence owner-operator, has appointed Mr Alfred Ong as Managing Director for Europe and India. Mr Ong, who previously held the position of Managing Director for Strategic Development, is now responsible for managing Ascott's assets and growing its hospitality business in Europe and India.

Mr Ong has been with Ascott for 15 years, rising through the management ranks to become Managing Director for Southeast Asia and Australia in 2009. In 2013, he took on the role of Managing Director for Strategic Development and concurrently oversaw Ascott's Vietnam and India operations.

Ascott has more than 33,000 apartment units in over 200 properties. Its portfolio spans 82 cities across more than 20 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. In Europe, Ascott has more than 5,400 apartment units in 46 properties across Belgium, France, Georgia, Germany, Spain and the UK. In India, Ascott has more than 1,600 in 8 properties across key cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad.

The company operates three award-winning brands -- Ascott, Citadines and Somerset -- catering to the different lifestyle needs of expatriates and travellers. The premier Ascott The Residence brand provides top business executives luxurious living in elegant apartments. Citadines Apart'hotel offers independent travellers the flexibility to choose the services they require. For those travelling with children, Somerset Serviced Residence is ideal as the properties come with amenities such as playground, indoor playroom and children's swimming pool. Besides spacious apartments with separate living and dining areas and a fully-equipped kitchen, residents will enjoy privacy, comfort of a home and top quality services.