Published on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by


Serviced Apartments Worldwide has just been appointed by Ascott, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, as Ascott’s exclusive sales representative in the United States and Canada.

Carol Barron from Serviced Apartments Worldwide has been designated as Ascott’s sales representative for the U.S. and Canada market and is responsible for promoting Ascott’s three award-winning brands of serviced residences – Ascott The Residence, Citadines Apart’hotel and Somerset Serviced Residence.

Ascott operates more than 22,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region as well as over 8,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 31,000 units in over 200 properties. The company operates three brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans over 70 cities across more than 20 countries, 14 of which are new cities in Ascott’s portfolio where its serviced residences are being developed. Ascott’s three brands of serviced residences cater to the different lifestyle needs of expatriates and travellers. 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.

Sir Richard Rowley, owner of Serviced Apartments Worldwide, said: “We are delighted to partner with Ascott as their exclusive sales representative in North America to promote their global industry-leading serviced residences. We look forward to working closely with international mobility and corporate travel networks to provide the best lodging solution for relocation and business travel needs. With Ascott’s global network and three distinct brands of serviced residences, this partnership will offer our customers more choices in selecting their ideal home away from home wherever they travel to.”

For over 50 years, Serviced Apartments Worldwide has provided corporate and leisure travellers serviced residence lodging for long term housing and short term business and leisure travel. Its coverage spans 40 countries and 200 city locations worldwide throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Serviced Apartments Worldwide has offices in London, Singapore, Australia and the U.S., providing a single-source solution for corporate and leisure stays in serviced residences.