The Ascott secured a contract to manage its first Somerset-branded serviced residence in Gurgaon.
Slated to open by 2019, the 174-unit Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon is Ascott’s second serviced residence in the city, after Ascott Ireo City Gurgaon, which is scheduled to open in 2017.
The management contract for Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon was awarded by Puri Constructions, a company focusing on real estate development in northern India. By bringing the Somerset brand to Gurgaon through the partnership with Puri Constructions, Ascott’s footprint in India will increase to over 1,400 apartment units in eight serviced residences across five cities.
Located within a 30-minute drive from the international airport at New Delhi, Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon will be the closest serviced residence from the airport. Located next to Dwarka Expressway, Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon is nestled in the middle of about seven acres of green landscaping, right in the heart of Gurgaon.
The serviced residence will also be located next to the retail zone and entertainment hub within the Diplomatic Greens development. Diplomatic Greens is a 20-acre residential area within an 82-acre integrated development that includes retail and commercial spaces.
When completed, the property will have a water feature and a lobby with a double-height ceiling at the serviced residence. Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon offers a range of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen and separate living and dining areas. The property’s facilities include a private gymnasium, yoga center, swimming pool, all-day dining restaurant and bar.
In India, Ascott currently operates Somerset Greenways Chennai and Citadines Richmond Bangalore. Besides Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon, five more serviced residences are scheduled to open in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon by 2017.