Prince William scores winning goal for BMG at GCC Polo Cup

The friendly polo match between Saudi and British teams captained by Prince William, left, was attended by many businessmen and dignitaries, including Prince Abdul Aziz bin Faisal bin Abdul Majid.
Updated 10 July 2018

Prince William scores winning goal for BMG at GCC Polo Cup

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, scored the winning goal for the BMG team at the 21st GCC Polo Cup, leading the BMG team to a 7-5 victory against Cambridge County Polo Club.
The friendly polo match between Saudi and British teams captained by Prince William, took place in Cambridge on July 10, in the presence of prominent businessmen and dignitaries from both Saudi Arabia and the UK, including Prince Abdul Aziz bin Faisal bin Abdul Majid.
Prince William started playing polo at the age of 10 with both his father and grandfather.
The BMG GCC Polo Cup was born of a conversation between Prince Charles and Basil Al-Ghalayini, CEO of BMG Financial Group, in the 90s. On realizing a need for more cultural and sporting interaction between Saudi Arabia and the UK, Al-Ghalayini took it upon himself to create a platform on which this could take place, whilst simultaneously supporting noble causes.
The annual event reaffirms the strength of Saudi-British relations on social, cultural and charitable levels. BMG Financial Group, through its charitable arm, BMG Foundation, organized this event, the proceeds of which are used to support charitable organizations in both Saudi Arabia and the UK.
Funds from a concert at King’s College Chapel, organized by BMG, on July 9 will support Syria Relief, a charity providing medical aid and supplies to Syrian children in refugee camps.
Two young Syrian musicians, Riad Nicolas and Mariela Shaker, performed a mix of Eastern and western classical music at the event.

Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

Updated 21 October 2018

Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced a special offer across selected properties, in celebration of the festive season.

The Festive50 offer is available across Ascott’s Jeddah properties — including Ascott Sari Jeddah, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah — as well as Somerset Maslak Istanbul in Turkey. Guests can enjoy 50 percent off their stay until the end of 2018. 

Properties are located close to various restaurants and attractions for travelers to enjoy. The serviced residences also provide guests with a range of facilities and amenities to further aid in their convenience, including fully equipped gymnasiums, swimming pools, lounges, restaurants, parking and meeting facilities.

Ascott Sari Jeddah is located among prominent shopping malls and the Jeddah corniche, a key attraction for visitors to the city. Various entertainment and lifestyle offerings are available in the vicinity, including the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain.

Ascott Tahlia Jeddah is situated in the heart of the city, providing guests with easy access to many multinational companies, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés. 

Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah, in the north of the city, is surrounded by a variety of culinary hotspots. Given the city’s close proximity to the Red Sea, guests are often spoilt for choice due to the number of top seafood restaurants in the area.

Spectrums Residence Jeddah, on Prince Sultan Road in the Al-Salamah district, is in the vicinity of shopping malls, international schools and hospitals. Its prime location allows travelers to enjoy balanced living in the bustling city. 

Those looking to venture out of the Middle East for a quick escape, can head to Turkey to avail the Festive50 offer at Somerset Maslak Istanbul. The property lies within Europe’s largest lifestyle development, the new Maslak 1453. Providing an oasis of calm in the bustling city, the property is the perfect balance between work and play.

The Ascott Limited is an international serviced residence owner-operator. The Singapore company has more than 55,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 39,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 94,000 units in over 630 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and lyf. Its portfolio spans more than 160 cities across over 30 countries.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust.