On 8th December 2017, in Hanoi, CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) today celebrates the 20th anniversary of its two serviced residences, Somerset Ho Chi Minh City and Somerset Grand Hanoi.
Since 1997, Somerset Grand Hanoi and Somerset Ho Chi Minh City have been accommodating worldwide travellers and residents, establishing their names as the top international standard serviced residences in the country. This year, the two properties celebrate 20 in style, with a series of activities honouring their rich past and bright future.
“It gives me great pride in joining our employees, clients and business partners in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Somerset Grand Hanoi and Somerset Ho Chi Minh City. We have come a long way since the business was started in 1997 and are very excited about our future.” said Lew Yen Ping, Country General Manager, Vietnam.
“As the leader of serviced residences in Vietnam with more than 4,800 units across seven cities and provinces, today is the perfect opportunity to thank all those who have worked hard to achieve what we have accomplished. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, we would like to reward our customers and continue to give back to the communities as we look forward to the next 20 years and more”, Lew added.
Mukaichi Hiroaki, one of the Somerset Grand Hanoi’s longest residents shared: “The leadership team presents a high hospitality standard that flows through all levels of staff at Somerset Grand Hanoi. Thank you to the wonderful staff, security guards, guest service, housekeeping staff and gym attendant, who have made my years spent with you so enjoyable”.
Quang Trung, engineering staff at Somerset Ho Chi Minh City proudly said: “I am very proud of working at Ascott’s organization for 20 years now. I believe that the management cares about employees as the family’s members – not just employees. Being a part of such a great team motivates me to go extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that no request goes unanswered.”
Crowned for ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ by World Travel Awards for four consecutive years since 2014, Somerset Grand Hanoi and Somerset Ho Chi Minh City have been recognized internationally in setting industry’s standards. Both properties have also been an active player in Sustainability Initiatives, which are about meeting current needs while at the same time preserving and contributing to the future for generations to come. The efforts include essential projects like preserving water, recycling and managing waste, as well as calling on guests and residents to donate food, clothing and educational supplies to help local communities in need.
The two residences also support, organize and facilitate charity events that raise funds for a number of good causes, such as Annual Somerset Charity Bazaar, Car Wash, Eco-bag campaigns, just to name a few. So far, over 800 underprivileged school children in remote areas in Binh Phuoc, Nam Dinh and most recently Hoa Binh have been aided.
THE ASCOTT LIMITED
- Addess: No.49, Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City, Vietnam
- Tel:(84-24) 3934 2342
- Fax:(84-24) 3934 2343
- Website: www.the-ascott.com
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