Ascott introduces business-focused ‘Work in Residence’ initiative

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The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has launched its ‘Work in Residence’ initiative at participating properties worldwide, leveraging its design strengths to transform selected apartments into conducive work suites.

Bookable via the hospitality brand’s website, the Work in Residence initiative allows guests, corporates and students seeking an alternative location to work from home or study to easily book its spacious and self-contained work suites across over 60 participating properties, in more than 30 cities and over 10 countries. This includes Ascott’s 11 operational properties across the Middle East and Turkey.

The initiative offers flexibility, convenience and value through its fully furnished and well-equipped work suites that enable guests to just check-in and start work with minimal disruptions, enabling them to stay productive and connected. Larger apartments with separate living and dining areas, kitchen and individual bedrooms are ideal for project groups.

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Guests have the flexibility to choose either daily, weekly or monthly packages. Depending on the length of use and location, the work suites come with a dedicated workstation, regular housekeeping, complimentary coffee and tea or complimentary parking at selected serviced residences. Nespresso coffee machines are also available in selected apartments.

Meanwhile, telecommuting essentials, such as high-speed WiFi, wide-screen monitor, webcam for videoconferencing and Bluetooth speakers with microphones are available on demand. To enhance the work-stay experience, task lights, wireless charging stand for tablets and mobile phones, adequate power plugs and USB charging ports, as well as a stationery kit, are provided for guests. They can also choose from a range of services which include food delivery, grocery shopping, printing, concierge or book-a-chef for in-room dining.

Chief development officer, Ascott, Leong Teng Wui spoke on the initiative: “With the launch of Ascott’s Work in Residence, we are seizing opportunities on the rising telecommuting trend to offer comprehensive solutions for guests to live and work in a safe and private space. Ascott’s award-winning interior design service team will work with the properties and owners to leverage our deep design capabilities to reconfigure and customise Ascott’s spacious apartments, to not only provide a home away from home, but also create a conducive, productive and well-designed workspace for our guests.”