Ascott is the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator with over 28,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
The company also has over 17,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 45,000 units in over 290 properties. Its portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 27 countries.
Shabina Awan, Director of Partnerships and Alliances for The Apartment Service said: "Our partnership with Ascott has increased the number of apartments in the TAS Alliance network by 45,000 apartments in key cities. This enhances our already excellent coverage, especially in extremely important markets where demand is growing." She added: "Being a partner of The TAS Alliance allows Ascott to reach out to a wider audience through our network".
Addison Goh, Ascott's Vice President, Brand and Marketing said: "Ascott has built up our global scale and strong cross selling and marketing network worldwide over 30 years. TAS Alliance offers another channel for us to cater to more potential guests. As a leader in the serviced residence industry, Ascott provides TAS Alliance's customers with the comfort of having an established and internationally-recognised operator to take care of their accommodation needs."
Mr Goh added: "This year, Ascott will be opening more than 4,000 units in almost 20 cities. We will continue to expand our footprint around the world to achieve 80,000 units by 2020 so that more travellers will be able to experience Ascott's award-winning hospitality."
Jo Layton, Managing Director - Group Commercial Sales for The Apartment Service added: "The TAS Alliance members and partners and the TAS Alliance team at The Apartment Service are excited to welcome Ascott to our family. We believe that this alliance will only strengthen our already longstanding relationship with this key global operator and enhance the accommodation solutions for our clients and our guests. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Ascott team."