Brand overview: Citadines Apart’hotels to grow by over 12,000 rooms
The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals Citadines Apart’hotels will expand rapidly in the coming years, especially in APAC where the demand for serviced apartments is growing enormously.
Citadines Apart’hotels has ambitious plans for the next few years with 69 projects in its pipeline, which will add 12,597 rooms to the brand’s inventory.
We take a look at the figures in our database to find out more about these new properties.
Expanding at a steady pace
In 2020, Citadines wants to open 22 new apart’hotels with 3,666 rooms. However, given the uncertain situation around Covid19 and the many delays it has caused in the hospitality industry, it remains to be seen whether all of these proposed openings can stay on schedule. As of now, only six are in the pre-opening phase.
A further 18 projects will follow in 2021, adding 2,711 to the company’s offering. 2022 will see 13 properties with 2,119 rooms open, and another six are on the books for 2023, bringing 1,072 rooms. Ten properties are slated to open in 2024 and beyond.
Taking on APAC
APAC is Citadines’ main growth market today. Of the company’s 69 current projects, 63 are being developed in Asia, Europe will see four more, and North and South America will each get one additional property.
China heads up the list of the top five fastest-growing national markets for the brand with 25 projects and 4,355 rooms. Eight properties are underway in the Philippines, meanwhile, bringing 1,594 rooms. Plus, Malaysia and Indonesia will both get six new hotels, and Thailand will see five openings.
The brand’s top five urban growth markets are led by Shanghai, which will get four Citadines properties with a total of 702 rooms, followed closely by Thai resort destination Pattaya, set to welcome three more properties with 545 rooms. And Manila, Wuhan and Chengdu each have two Citadines openings coming up.
Noteworthy Citadines projects
The 400-room Citadines Marina Halong in Vietnam has convenient access to the city centre. It’s only a ten-minute drive to Halong Tourism Wharf and a 20-minute drive to major industrial areas such as Cai Lan and Viet Hung. At the serviced residence, guests can choose from anything from studios to three-bedroom units, and have a fitness club, resident’s lounge and two swimming pools including a rooftop infinity pool with adjoining bar at their disposal.
Elsewhere, a 326-room serviced residence is planned for Phnom Penh City Center, a new Cambodian township and one of the first planned city projects near the Central Business District. Citadines Flatiron Phnom Penh is close to the Special Economic Zone that provides a manufacturing base for international corporations such as Coca-Cola, Toyota and Yamaha. The property will provide guests with hotel rooms, studio, one- and two-bedroom units, and a range of facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness centre, children’s playroom, breakfast and residents’ lounge, as well as meeting rooms.
Also worth highlighting is Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu, a ten-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Malaysia. Adjacent to Kota Kinabalu’s Waterfront development that will comprise an upscale shopping mall and a seafront boardwalk lined with varied dining options, this serviced residence will offer guests a great view over the South China Sea. Travellers can choose from spacious studios or one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that come with a fully equipped kitchen, while onsite facilities include a swimming pool, children’s play pool, gymnasium, roof garden, lounge and meeting facilities.
Let’s take a look at a few more projects by Citadines Apart’hotels: