Citadines retains Asian focus for future builds

by | 13 Oct 2022 | Pipeline

Pictured: rendering of Citadines Jomtien Beach Pattaya, Thailand.

Citadines, the aparthotel brand of CapitaLand Investment Limited’s The Ascott lodging division, is maintaining its focus on its Asian home market in its upcoming projects.

The brand recently revealed it has 80 properties under development throughout 56 global cities. The TOPHOTELPROJECTS database contains details of 71 of these across the main Citadines and more boutique Citadines Connect strands.

Eastern majority

With at least 13,206 keys in the extended stay four star brand’s pipeline, 86% of the properties will be taking shape in Asia, equivalent to 61 sites.

European projects trail way behind with five projects and Africa is close to that with four future Citadines aparthotels.

Chinese charge

Leading the way in country terms is China, with at least 26 developments, far ahead of the second place Philippines on nine, with Malaysia taking third place, numbering seven new hotels.

In terms of individual cities, development for the upscale marque is fairly diverse. Shanghai places top with just four projects, with the Philippines’ capital city Manila sharing second spot with China’s Chengdu and Thailand’s Pattaya, all on three sites.

Peak refresh

The pipeline will peak in 2023 with at least 32 completions, while another 15 aparthotels are due for delivery by the end of this year. Currently 2024’s rate dips to 11 openings, while at least a further 13 will deliver in 2025 and beyond.

Citadines, which means ‘city dwellers’ in French, is aimed at travellers who seek quality city living, offering the comfort of a serviced residence combined with the flexibility of a hotel. The brand is currently undergoing refreshment, with signature initiatives include a café check-in experience, shared workspaces in lobbies and convertible room features that allows for the transformation of rooms and property spaces to suit the daily work and lifestyle needs of guests.

Asian additions

Major upcoming openings include Citadines Jomtien Beach Pattaya in Thailand, adding 95 keys to the country’s portfolio in June 2023. The property is located next to the white sands of Jomtien Beach and fitted with serviced apartments of various sizes to cater to guests’ travelling requirements.

Another of the Asian additions will be Citadines Bacolod City in the Philippines, bringing 200 rooms online in Q4 2023. The property will comprise studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, as well as facilities including a ballroom, meeting rooms, swimming pool, gymnasium and restaurant. The serviced residence will be part of a mixed-use development which also comprises a condominium and commercial complex.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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