Singapore: Ascott has ordered protel licenses from Xn Hotel Systems for 5,000 more apartments as it expands globally.
The order follows Ascott's rollout of the protel MPE property
management system to its more than 140 serviced residences with
20,000 apartment units operating globally under its three - Ascott,
Citadines and Somerset.
Tony Soh, Ascott's chief corporate officer, said: "As we continue to grow to achieve Ascott's target of 80,000 apartment units globally by 2020, we will invest in further building scalable and integrated business IT platforms. This will enable us to enhance Ascott's competitiveness and efficiency, reap economies of scale and better serve our guests. This year, we have opened 12 serviced residences with over 1,700 apartment units. As we open more properties worldwide, the additional licenses for 5,000 apartment units will give us the flexibility to quickly implement the protel software at our properties. We will continue to work closely with Xn Hotel Systems to find innovative ways to use our key business IT platforms for the benefit of our guests and the business."
Greg Spicer, chief executive of Xn Hotel Systems Group Limited, said: "Xn Hotel Systems regards Ascott's significant add-on order as an increase in the level of our responsibility as a software and services provider. As we rollout the protel system to additional Ascott properties around the world, we will be focusing on the essential delivery of business value to this very key client. To ensure that Xn Hotel Systems continues to meet all of Ascott's future service requirements as the company grows, we will also expand our business to support Ascott's users across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region."