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Ascott appoints new Country GM

Released at: 15:42, 17/06/2016

Ascott appoints new Country GM

Photo: The Ascott

Ms. Lew Yen Ping to lead Vietnam team.

by Linh San

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, has appointed Ms. Lew Yen Ping as its Country General Manager for Vietnam.

Ms. Lew, a hospitality industry veteran, will manage Ascott’s operations and ensure the robust growth of its serviced residence business in Vietnam.

“Ms. Lew has amassed 25 years of experience in the international hospitality sector,” said Mr. Tony Soh, Ascott’s Chief Corporate Officer overseeing the company’s business and operations.

No stranger to Ascott, Ms. Lew has been working in Vietnam since 2011 and has played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s business in the north of the country. She led the team in constantly improving operational efficiency and consistently achieving excellent profits across Ascott’s properties in the north. “Ms. Lew will now step up and take on the leading role in enhancing Ascott’s business performance as well as growing our presence in the country,” Mr. Soh said.

Ms. Lew succeeds Mr. Mark Chan, who became Area General Manager, South China, and Vice President, Special Projects, from June 1. “I am honored to lead the Vietnam team and bring Ascott to greater heights under my leadership,” Ms. Lew said. “Ascott pioneered the serviced residence industry in the country 22 years ago and we have successfully established Somerset as a strong, award-winning brand. We are committed to offering the perfect accommodation for business and leisure travelers in Vietnam and we will soon introduce the premium Ascott The Residence brand as well as Citadines’ Apart‘hotel to the country this year.”

Before Ascott, Ms. Lew held senior positions with international hotel groups and organizations in Malaysia, Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and the US. She studied in the US and earned a Master’s degree in Australia.

In Vietnam Ascott currently operates three properties in Hanoi - Somerset Grand Hanoi, Somerset Hoa Binh and Somerset West Lake, one property in Hai Phong - Somerset Central TD Hai Phong City, and five properties in Ho Chi Minh City - Somerset Chancellor Court, Somerset Ho Chi Minh City, Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City, Vista Residences, and Diamond Island Luxury Residences.

Other new serviced residences to be progressively completed include Ascott Waterfront Saigon, Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Citadines Regency Saigon, Citadines Central Binh Duong, Somerset West Point Hanoi, Somerset West Central Hanoi, and Somerset Danang Bay.

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