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The Ascott Limited provides uninterrupted work environments during Coronavirus shutdown

The Ascott Limited provides uninterrupted work environments during Coronavirus shutdown
April 30, 2020

CapitaLand's wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited is offering a new package in Australia, 'When in Doubt, Zoom it Out', which offers working parents or corporates the chance to use their serviced apartments across Australia for a day of uninterrupted work or study.

Across the globe, Ascott has been leveraging its lodging expertise and resources to provide a safe haven for its guests worldwide while extending its support to local government agencies and communities and philanthropic organisations during COVID-19. Ascott has stepped up to provide an alternative living space for healthcare workers, returning nationals, guests who are affected by border closures or city lockdowns, migrant workers and others who have been stranded due to COVID-19.

In Australia, with the current closure of schools and offices and the challenges that come with working from home, The Ascott Limited’s package is perfect for anyone craving a few hours of solitary work.

This package is available across The Ascott Limited’s Australian Properties - Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne, Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth and Somerset on the Pier Hobart.

The $79 per day package includes free hi speed Wi-Fi, free parking, access from 9am to 5pm each day, as well as the comfort and space of a serviced apartment including fully-equipped kitchenette with Nespresso machine, spacious bathroom, and a flat screen TV equipped with everything you need for video conferencing.

Meanwhile in China, as the nation gradually recovers from COVID-19, Ascott continues to care for healthcare workers, offering 630 complimentary nights in appreciation of their hard work. The initiative is available in 31 lodging properties across 19 cities from 1st May to 31st December 2020.

Kevin Goh, Chief Executive Lodging, CapitaLand Group and Chief Executive The Ascott Limited has advised "in these unprecedented times, COVID-19 has changed the way the world lives tremendously.

“For Ascott, we must be nimble to adapt to this evolving pandemic. As a responsible lodging company, Ascott has stepped up to support various countries' national efforts to combat COVID-19. We are lending our lodging expertise to provide safe abodes to our guests as well as affected communities who need alternative accommodation.

“We are galvanising staff across the company to support our frontline colleagues in braving this challenging time together. Across the world where we operate, we stand in solidarity with the local communities to ride through this. Our doors and hearts remain open, and we look forward to welcoming our guests home."

Ascott has also contributed its management and operational expertise as a lodging provider to enhance Singapore's response to COVID-19; helping to care for healthy individuals in alternative accommodations. In the case of Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, Ascott, with support from CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), responded swiftly to provide complimentary accommodation for the care staff who were displaced from their homes by their landlords during COVID-19.

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