MG Group Announces Direct Connectivity Integration with The Ascott Limited


JAKARTA, INDONESIA; 28 May 2021

MG and Ascott Indonesia, part of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, announced new direct connectivity to Ascott’s Indonesia portfolio of properties and the MG B2B Marketplace. The connectivity delivers dynamic access to Ascott’s Indonesia content for MG’s global network of travel buyers. The solution represents both brands' commitment to leveraging technology and new business models to deliver B2B buyers the best in real-time rates and availability.


MG continues to strengthen its B2B marketplace model and further solidifies its leadership in SE Asia with the addition of a market leader like Ascott. William Newley, Vice President Director of MG Group said, “Our more than 8000 travel sellers are excited to have direct connectivity with Ascott Indonesia, one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, this represents a milestone addition to the MG B2B Marketplace.

We are excited to be working with Ascott Indonesia for their innovative and forward-thinking spirit in building out direct, dynamic distribution with MG. The MG Marketplace gives Ascott Indonesia instant access to our global network of travel buyers while delivering dynamic and granular level control over their availability and rates in B2B distribution.” In Indonesia, Ascott manages nine operating serviced residences in Jakarta and Surabaya – Ascott Jakarta, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta, Ascott Sudirman Jakarta, Ascott Waterplace Surabaya, Somerset Berlian Jakarta, Somerset Grand Citra Jakarta, Citadines Rasuna Jakarta, Rasamala and Cendana at Menteng, Citadines Berawa Beach Bali as well as one hotel in Semarang – Oak Tree Emerald Hotel Semarang. Ascott has also invested in TAUZIA Hotels Management, one of the largest hotel operators in Indonesia. In 2021, Ascott’s upcoming properties in Indonesia include Somerset Sudirman Jakarta to be opened by 2Q 2021, as well as Citadines Sudirman Jakarta and Citadines Gatot Subroto Jakarta by this year.

ABOUT MG GROUP


MG Group is Building the Future of B2B Hospitality.

We do this by leveraging technology platforms to provide distribution and marketing services that drive sustainable, profitable growth for our hotels, corporations, and travel retailers. We are technology-focused but customer-driven.


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We have thousands of direct hotels contracts across SE Asia and hundreds of thousands of global hotels via partners all dynamically distributed to our global retail network using the industry's first microservices-based platform, MG Jarvis.


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ABOUT THE ASCOTT LIMITED

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott's portfolio spans more than 190 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA.


Ascott has more than 71,000 operating units and about 50,000 units under development, making a total of more than 121,000 units in over 770 properties.

The company’s serviced apartment, coliving, and hotel brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite and POP!.

Ascott’s loyalty programme, Ascott Star Rewards, offers exclusive benefits to its members when they book directly with Ascott for their stays at its participating properties.


Ascott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced apartment with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.the-ascott.com.


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