New Citadines Science Park Singapore Is A Nature-Inspired Oasis In The Heart Of Singapore’s Life Sciences And Innovation Hub That Inspires Guests To Live, Work And Play
Singapore, 1 February 2024 – The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a member of CapitaLand Investment, has announced the opening of Citadines Science Park Singapore, the latest addition to the renowned Citadines brand that is redefining the concept of urban living. This is the group’s 8th Citadines property in Singapore. Nestled in the heart of Singapore Science Park, the property is set to provide guests with a sanctuary amidst the bustling urban landscape and serves as a gateway to the numerous rich greenery escapes found in the Western part of Singapore.
(From left to right) Façade of Citadines Science Park Singapore; Studio Executive that overlooks the pool; and 25-
metre Infinity Swimming Pool for guests to unwind after a long day.
Citadines Science Park Singapore is the perfect choice for both corporate and leisure travellers seeking an idyllic stay in the West region of Singapore. Its convenient location and easy accessibility make it a great option for anyone looking for a comfortable, productive, and leisurely stay. It offers the best of city living while providing opportunities to live, work, and play in an immersive environment that combines urban scape with lush greenery. The property, designed by Serie + Multiply Architects and Ascott’s in-house Interior Design team, draws inspiration from the elements of a greenhouse, creating a tranquil and rejuvenating sanctuary amidst the bustling cityscape.
Nestled within the vibrant Geneo complex, Citadines Science Park Singapore offers 250 thoughtfully designed rooms spanning levels 10 to 15. This strategically located property is surrounded by five cutting-edge sustainable buildings housing knowledge-based industries, and 3,600 sq m of retail and enticing food and beverage outlets. Enhancing the area’s biodiversity, two verdant central gardens and water bodies create an ecological connection to nearby Kent Ridge Park. For those seeking further exploration, Star Vista and Holland Village are just a stone’s throw away. With the Kent Ridge MRT station a mere 5-minute walk away, this property is perfectly situated for both convenience and picturesque nature walks, including the Rail Corridor, Kent Ridge, and West Coast Parks.
For travellers, Citadines Science Park Singapore is just a 25-minute drive from Changi Airport, providing easy access to both local and international travel. Moreover, popular tourist attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and Gardens by the Bay are a short 15-minute car ride away.
Ms Wong Kar Ling, Chief Strategy Officer, Ascott and Managing Director, Southeast Asia Ascott said: “The launch of Citadines Science Park Singapore is a testament to Ascott’s commitment to providing unique accommodation and tailored brand experiences that cater to the evolving needs of our valued guests. With its location in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant life sciences and innovation hub, Citadines Science Park Singapore offers a unique blend of comfort, convenience, and connectivity to our guests. As we continue to expand our portfolio of accommodation that can cater to both short and extended stays, we remain dedicated in delivering an unparalleled experience that combines the comforts of home with exceptional services and facilities.”
The property offers guests numerous onsite amenities such as Residents’ Lounge, Shared Working Space, Meeting Rooms, Launderette, 25-metre Infinity Swimming Pool, Outdoor Barbecue, Fitness Corner, and a food and beverage outlet for the convenience of guests.
Citadines Brand Signature Programmes
Citadines brings you to the city and the city to you. The Citadines brand is anchored upon the commitment to provide guests with the best of city living while inspiring them to live, work and play in infinite ways. It offers a myriad of programs and activities for guests to lead a well-balanced lifestyle through Citadines signature programmes – activ∞ (pronounced as ‘activate’) and For the Love of Coffee.
activ∞ is a mixture of amenities and signature programmes for guests, such as curated programmes to jumpstart city living with key places to explore within the neighbourhood with the help of Citadines Science Park Singapore’s activ∞ digital toolkits or residents’ programmes such as fitness or networking sessions. The property provides comprehensive information, recommendations on what to see and do in the area, such as walking, cycling, running trails in Kent Ridge and Rail Corridor Central.
For the Love of Coffee includes in-house programmes, workshops and collaborations with the local community to share Citadines’ love for coffee and deliver unique coffee-related experiences to guests. As the second most traded commodity and most popular beverage globally, coffee is the universal language that brings guests of Citadines together. Guests at Citadines Science Park Singapore can explore the coffee joints nearby with exclusive perks for the guests.
‘Ready, Reset, Glow!’
Embark on an unforgettable journey of transformation at Citadines Science Park Singapore. Starting in the month of March, every moment at Citadines Science Park Singapore becomes an opportunity to recharge and glow. Guests can immerse in a captivating array of wellness and mindfulness activities carefully curated to uplift their spirit and melt away one’s worries. Discover the secrets of Face Yoga, a powerful practice that releases tension and stress, leaving one with a radiant and youthful glow or indulge in the soothing ambiance by the pool and let our specially crafted “Reset” menu transport you to a state of pure serenity, where relaxation becomes an art form. But that’s not all. The excitement continues as guests are invited to participate in activ∞ at Citadines Science Park Singapore where they can uncover the hidden gems of the area, follow the clues and stand a chance to win incredible prizes such as 200,000 Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) points, luxurious BEAUBIT Beauty Kit, featuring Blunies Deodorant, Saltrain Toothbrushes, and Troiareuke products worth SGD$110+ (while stocks last).
Design and Architecture
The main concept behind the property’s design incorporates natural light, creating a sense of openness and tranquility throughout the space. This is achieved using organic forms, such as curves and the prominent use of green throughout the property. The goal is to foster a sense of calm and rejuvenation for guests, offering them a pause from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding infrastructure.
As a Citadines brand, the hotel-in-residence embodies the attributes of being Urban, Versatile, and Dynamic. The concept of the greenhouse is reflected in the monochromatic design, with various shades, tones, and textures of green incorporated to add depth and interest. Subtle accents, such as terracotta and brass, as well as monstera wallpaper, prevent the space from feeling overwhelming.
Unique elements can be found throughout the property, including an engraved brass inlay artwork of Singapore’s skyline on the reception counter, reflecting off its reflective surface. The selection of upholstery fabric is bright and vibrant, with organic patterns that encapsulate the greenhouse concept.
Furniture shapes are mostly organic and curved, introducing a sense of fluidity and mimicking the gentle contours found in nature. The property also features an artwork of the map of Science Park made out of carpet poms at the Level One Transfer Lift Lobby, adding a unique touch to the overall design. Additionally, guests can perform their own check-in at the self-check-in kiosks at the Transfer Lift Lobby.
Guests will also enjoy the flexibility of a movable circular table with castors in their rooms, allowing for multiple usages. The artwork above the bed in all the guests’ rooms is inspired by the Citadines brand story of “The Love of Cities” and the greenhouse concept. Aptly titled “City in the Garden” by Kenneth Koh Qibao, the artwork is inspired by the lush environment of the Citadines Science Park Singapore, featuring a series of gilded greenhouses that mimic the architectural massing of the Science Park buildings. At first glance, City in the Garden is reminiscent of a classical oriental landscape painting with a verdant arrangement of trees and shrubs and a cityscape of glass greenhouses housing exotic plants. Upon closer viewing, there is a play in scale –a seemingly oversized watering can and garden rake reveals that the greenhouses could also possibly be the scale of a tabletop terrarium. A curious new cityscape is created, where nature and people coexist in harmony.
Energy-saving smart occupancy sensors are installed in the guests’ rooms as part of the energy conservation initiatives. This is in line with our commitment under Ascott CARES (Community, Alliance, Respect, Environment and Supply Chain); ensuring that we leave a positive impact on the planet and its people through our actions. Citadines Science Park Singapore has also achieved the BCA Green Mark Platinum SLE certification, highlighting its commitment to sustainability.
In support of the sustainable transport vision in the Singapore Green Plan 2030, there are several low carbon mobility options that include 466 bicycle lots complemented with end-of-trip shower and locker facilities as well as 14 electric vehicle charging lots with options for alternating current and direct current chargers.
Guests who are members of Ascott’s loyalty programme, Ascott Star Rewards (ASR), will also be able to make their reservations, perform self-check-in and check-out, request for services, manage their membership, make contactless payment conveniently and provide feedback via the Discover ASR mobile app. They can earn additional ASR points if they opt out of housekeeping service as part of Ascott’s Go Green initiative.
Opening Special at Citadines Science Park Singapore
Discover the beauty of Citadines Science Park Singapore, nestled in the heart of Singapore Science Park that is a thriving oasis teeming with multinational corporations and laboratories. The chic property offers 250 units, including studios, lofts, and one-bedroom apartments.
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About The Ascott Limited
Since pioneering Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984, Ascott has grown to be a trusted hospitality company with more than 940 properties globally. Headquartered in Singapore, Ascott’s presence extends across more than 220 cities in over 40 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA.
Ascott’s diversified accommodation offerings span serviced residences, coliving properties, hotels and independent senior living apartments, as well as student accommodation and rental housing. Its award- winning hospitality brands include Ascott, Citadines, lyf, Oakwood, Quest, Somerset, The Crest Collection, The Unlimited Collection, Preference, Fox, Harris, POP!, Vertu and Yello; and it has a brand partnership with Domitys. Through Ascott Star Rewards (ASR), Ascott’s loyalty programme, members enjoy exclusive privileges and offers at participating properties.
A wholly owned business unit of CapitaLand Investment Limited, Ascott is a leading vertically-integrated lodging operator. Harnessing its extensive network of third-party owners and in-market expertise, Ascott grows fee-related earnings through its hospitality management and investment management capabilities. Ascott also expands its funds under management by growing its sponsored CapitaLand Ascott Trust and private funds.
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About CapitaLand Investment Limited (www.capitalandinvest.com)
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) is a leading global real estate investment manager (REIM) with a strong Asia foothold. As of 30 September 2023, CLI had S$133 billion of real estate assets under management, and S$90 billion of real estate funds under management (FUM) held via six listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts, and more than 30 private vehicles across Asia Pacific, Europe and USA. Its diversified real estate asset classes cover retail, office, lodging, business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres.
CLI aims to scale its FUM and fee-related earnings through fund management, lodging management and its full stack of operating capabilities, and maintain effective capital management. As the investment management arm of CapitaLand Group, CLI has access to the development capabilities of and pipeline investment opportunities from CapitaLand’s development arm.
As a responsible company, CLI places sustainability at the core of what it does and has committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for scope 1 and 2 by 2050. CLI contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it delivers long-term economic value to its stakeholders.
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