The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand Investment Limited’s entirely owned lodging business venture, proudly announced the opening of Somerset Sudirman Jakarta in the city’s central business district and retail centre as part of its international-class expansions in Indonesia. As one of the biggest international owners and operators of serviced residences and hotels in Indonesia, Ascott was recently recognised as the ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East at the esteemed World Travel Awards 2021. It encompassed over 80 operating properties in more than 13,000 units across over 20 cities in Indonesia.
Somerset Sudirman Jakarta is located a mere distance away from Bendungan Hilir and the myriad of dining destinations surrounding it and is also within the vicinity of the Minthardjo Navy Hospital. A 10-minute drive will take you to prominent shopping malls such as Plaza Senayan and Senayan City, and the Sudirman Central Business District is 15 minutes away. The serviced residence also enjoys easy access to Central and South Jakarta and is a 30-minute drive from the Soekarno Hatta International Airport.
Ms Wong Kar Ling, Ascott’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, said: “Ascott continues to see strong demand from property owners and customers in Indonesia, our second-largest market after China. Ascott has been in Indonesia for 26 years and our properties have performed well under our award-winning brands such as Ascott the Residence, Somerset Serviced Residence, Citadines Apart’hotel, HARRIS and Vertu. Our serviced residences and hotels are well-loved by our loyal base of corporate clients and domestic travellers. We continue to expand our presence in Indonesia. In 2021, through management and franchise contracts, we have added about 1,600 units in nine properties to our portfolio. With the opening of Somerset Sudirman Jakarta, we have also opened more than 1,700 units in nine properties in Indonesia this year. We aim to open more than 30 properties over the next two years.”
Catering to all kinds of guests from businesses travellers to families, Somerset Sudirman Jakarta features 177 units that range from hotel rooms to studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each studio or apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony, en-suite bathroom, living area, flat-screen TV, and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi. Selected apartments can also be converted into a private workspace, providing a convenient environment for guests. Other facilities available at the serviced residence include a fitness corner, swimming pool, children’s playground, residents’ lounge, jacuzzi, sauna, barbeque area, jogging track, meeting rooms and launderette.
Mr Philip Lim, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Indonesia, said: “Somerset Serviced Residence, with its well-designed and spacious apartments, a wide range of facilities and residents’ programmes, is ideal for guests seeking experiences that seamlessly complement their professional and personal lives. At Somerset Sudirman Jakarta, there are apartments that support flexible work arrangements. Facilities such as the barbeque pits allow guests to spend quality time with their families and friends. We also cater to the young ones with various child-friendly facilities such as an outdoor children’s playground. As travel gradually recovers, visitors to the dynamic city of Jakarta can look forward to a home-away-from-home experience and world-class services in our well-located serviced residence.”
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