CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened a new serviced residence in London, UK.
Citadines Islington London is the newest addition to its Citadines’ Apart’hotel portfolio. The 108-unit serviced residence is located in London’s exciting new Islington Square, a new multi-faceted destination and heritage site that includes shops, residences, offices, an upscale cinema, gym and more.
Housed in an Edwardian building that was once a Royal Mail Sorting Office, Citadines Islington London features four stylish and contemporary apartment types, each designed to appeal to the modern traveller, whilst drawing on the property’s and Islington’s colourful heritage.
There are 81 studios and 27 one-bedroom apartments at Citadines Islington London, which can accommodate up to two and four guests respectively. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, separate bedroom, private bathroom, living area, flat-screen TV with Chromecast and free unlimited WiFi. All of the units are equipped with intelligent sensors, which will help to improve the property’s energy efficiency.
Most of the one-bedroom and one-bedroom deluxe apartments also include a washing machine for the convenience of long-stay guests. Guests can also make use of the washing machine and dryer at the property’s laundrette.
Each deluxe room category also comes equipped with a yoga mat, for use in the apartment or the apart’hotel’s Fitness Corner with gym equipment. There is also a Business Corner on site. In addition, Citadines Islington London also offers Ascott’s ‘Work in Residence’ initiative, where guests can rent an apartment as a private workspace, whilst benefitting from all of the room amenities and offerings at the property.
The property’s fresh modern interior is decorated in calming hues, with statement lighting and vibrant pastel furnishings in its inviting communal areas. The apartments feature striking bespoke wallpaper designed by Paris-based graphic artist and printmaker Jérémie Solomon. The monochromatic screen-printed wallpaper draws on the simplicity of a postage stamp, in homage to the heritage building’s original use, and the design for the wallpaper takes the iconic London skyline and rooftops as its inspiration.
The new Islington Square development is home to a wide variety of eclectic and authentic shops and cafes, including plant-based restaurant OMNOM and attractions such as ODEON Luxe & Dine.
Citadines Islington London is just a short walk from Islington’s renowned Upper Street, famous for its quirky stores and lively atmosphere. The property is also close to the world-famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre, a 20-minute walk from the home of Arsenal Football Club at the Emirates Stadium, a stone’s throw from the internationally renowned Almeida Theatre and within walking distance to London’s beautiful Regent’s Canal.
As with all the Citadines-branded properties, Citadines Islington London is easily accessible from across the city, the UK and beyond. Angel and Highbury & Islington tube stations are both just a 10-minute walk from the property, providing easy access to the city centre, King’s Cross train station and St. Pancras International station. Heathrow Airport is also easily accessible by car, or via the underground on the Piccadilly line.
Mr Lee Ngor Houai, Ascott’s Managing Director for Europe, said: “Citadines is our fastest growing brand globally, and this new opening is the latest milestone in our expansion plans for Ascott. Ascott’s serviced residences that cater primarily to the long-stay segment have proven to be resilient amid the COVID-19 situation. We have been providing accommodation to healthcare workers and guests seeking alternative work-from-home locations. We expect demand for accommodation to pick up with gradual reopening of the international borders. London is a key area of development for the Group in Europe. We currently have more than 900 units in London, which will increase by a further 300 units when our next property, Citadines Wembley London, opens next year. By 2023, we plan to further add over 800 new units across Europe.”
Mr Frédéric Carré, Ascott’s Regional General Manager for the United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia & Spain, said: “Citadines Islington London sets a new bar for contemporary accommodation in the borough. Our new apart’hotel caters to today’s travellers who want to explore this vibrant neighbourhood, and the wider city of London while staying in a safe, comfortable and stylish home-from-home environment. Apart’hotels are a fantastic accommodation option for travellers in the current climate due to the space and facilities available for guests, giving them the flexibility and independence to live like a local, wherever they are.”
Prices for Citadines Islington London start from £119 per night, including VAT. Compare room rates and book on Booking.com | Hotels.com