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Ascott expands lodging support to provide safe homes to global community in fight against COVID-19

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CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is leveraging its lodging expertise and resources to provide a safe haven for its guests worldwide, while extending its support to local government agencies and philanthropic organisations in the fight against COVID-19. Ascott has stepped up to provide a home away from home for healthcare workers, returning nationals, guests who are affected by border closures or city lockdowns, migrant workers and others who have been stranded due to COVID-19.

Mr Kevin Goh, Chief Executive Officer, Lodging, CapitaLand Group and Chief Executive Officer, The Ascott Limited, said: “In these unprecedented times, COVID-19 has changed the way the world lives tremendously. For Ascott, we must be nimble to adapt to this evolving pandemic. As a responsible lodging company, Ascott has stepped up to support various countries’ national efforts to combat COVID-19. We are lending our lodging expertise to provide safe abodes to our guests as well as affected communities who need alternative accommodation. We are galvanising staff across the company to support our frontline colleagues in braving this challenging time together. Across the world where we operate, we stand in solidarity with the local communities to ride through this. Our doors and hearts remain open, and we look forward to welcoming our guests home.”

Mr Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate & People Officer, CapitaLand Group and Executive Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, said: “CapitaLand has been evolving our community outreach efforts to provide critical support where it is most needed as the COVID-19 situation develops. Guided by our credo, ‘Building People. Building Communities.’, CapitaLand’s philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation works with our business units and partners to provide timely intervention in the communities where we operate. Through this partnership with Save the Children, we will be helping to ensure food security for 12,000 underprivileged children affected by COVID-19. From delivering medical supplies to hospitals and offering lodging to caregivers, to providing financial assistance to vulnerable children and the elderly, CapitaLand will continue to play our role not just as a responsible real estate company, but a community leader.”

Annex A: A selection of words of appreciation from guests who found themselves homes at Ascott properties as the COVID-19 situation unfolded.

Annex B: Examples of Ascott’s community initiatives in various countries across the world.

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