The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has officially launched Citadines Islington London – the most recent addition to its highly popular Citadines’ Apart’hotel portfolio in Europe.
Situated in the buzzing centre of Islington, the property was acquired in April 2016 through Ascott’s serviced residence global fund with Qatar Investment Authority.
Citadines Islington London, which is housed in an Edwardian building, boasts 108 units that fall under four stylish and contemporary apartment types, each designed to appeal to the modern-day traveller.
Managing director – Euripe, Ascott, Lee Ngor Houai enthused on the launch: “Citadines is our fastest growing brand globally, and this new opening is the latest milestone in our expansion plans for Ascott. Ascott’s serviced residences that cater primarily to the long-stay segment have proven to be resilient amid the COVID-19 situation. We have been providing accommodation to healthcare workers and guests seeking alternative work-from-home locations. We expect demand for accommodation to pick up with gradual reopening of the international borders. London is a key area of development for the Group in Europe. We currently have more than 900 units in London, which will increase by a further 300 units when our next property, Citadines Wembley London, opens next year. By 2023, we plan to further add over 800 new units across Europe.”
Also commenting was regional general manager – UK, Germany, Georgia and Spain, Ascott, Frédéric Carré added: “Citadines Islington London sets a new bar for contemporary accommodation in the borough. Our new apart’hotel caters to today’s travellers who want to explore this vibrant neighbourhood, and the wider city of London while staying in a safe, comfortable and stylish home-from-home environment. Apart’hotels are a fantastic accommodation option for travellers in the current climate due to the space and facilities available for guests, giving them the flexibility and independence to live like a local, wherever they are.”