CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), launched its second Citadines Apart’hotel in Australia. The new Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth opened following an $4.57 million and five-month refurbishment of the former Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth. The property is located in the center of the city of Perth.
Upon entering the main lobby, guests are welcomed by a collection of contemporary art pieces by local artists Nick Stratham and Kyle Hughes. Inspired by Perth’s skyline and nightlife, the designers used a dark grey base with pops of crimson or yellow to bring the marriage of calmness and contemporary chic into the property’s 85 studio and one-bedroom apartments.
The newly refurbished Citadines has an apartment with fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette and living areas. Each apartment is equipped with modern amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a home entertainment system with DVD player, and flat-screen television with cable channels.
Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth is the second Citadines-branded property in Australia after the Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, which opened in 2010.
Ascott acquired the established Citadines chain of Apart’hotels in Europe in 2002 and brought the brand to Asia-Pacific in 2006. With the launch of Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, there are 61 Citadines-branded properties in key cities around the world. In the next few years, Ascott is scheduled to open 17 more Citadines properties in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Germany.
Besides Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, Ascott operates Citadines on Bourke and Somerset on Elizabeth in Melbourne and Somerset on the Pier and Somerset on Salamanca in Hobart, in Australia.