Ascott has opened its second service residence in India, the 269-unit Citadines OMR in Chennai, strengthening the brand’s position in the country’s third largest city, while offering business travellers more accommodation options in one of the country’s fastest growing cities.
The new property is located along the Old Mahabalipuram Road, which serves as Chennai’s IT Corridor and is lined with IT parks, office complexes and Special Economic Zones (SEZ), such as ELCOT SEZ and State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamilnadu Ltd.
The serviced residence offers guests a variety of well-appointed units, such as studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, which come with a fully-equipped kitchen and modern amenities. Facilities include a large rooftop infinity pool, a gymnasium with steam and sauna facilities, a jacuzzi and a resident’s lounge.
There are two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people, a business centre, a 24-hour guest services desk, and a convenience store. Dining concepts at the property include the Hola restaurant, a 24-hour coffee shop, and Delhi Highway.
“With the launch of Citadines OMR Chennai, Ascott now has two operating serviced residences in Chennai, a major IT hub with thriving industries such as automobile, banking and finance as well as manufacturing,” says Ajit Koushik, Ascott’s area general manager for India. “Our Somerset Greenways Chennai is getting high demand from business executives in these key industries and we expect Citadines OMR Chennai to also perform well. Somerset Greenways Chennai is ideal for business travellers and their families as it has up to three-bedroom units and facilities such as children’s playground, kids club and BBQ pits while Citadines OMR Chennai offers independent travellers the flexibility to customise their stay by choosing from a range of services based on their needs.”
Six Ascott properties are slated to open progressively in India between 2018 and 2021, including Ascott Ireo City Gurgaon, Somerset Diplomatic Greens Gurgaon, Citadines Parimal Garden Ahmedabad, Citadines Financial District Hyderabad, Citadines Sri City, and Somerset Bellandur Bangalore. www.the-ascott.com
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