EFS Facilities Services wins KAEC contract

A view of the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
Updated 03 January 2018
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EFS Facilities Services wins KAEC contract

EFS Facilities Services has won a contract to launch an integrated facility management venture worth SR13 million at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
EFS will provide integrated facilities management services across the city, including catering, transportation and value-added services such as the integration of smart technology and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM). The contract will run over an initial period of three years.
“King Abdullah Economic City is a major social and economic growth driver for Saudi Arabia. As the city grows in complexity so too does its need for state-of-the-art integrated facilities management,” said Tariq Chauhan, group CEO, EFS Facilities Services.
“With our expertise and experience in managing world-class facilities and technology-driven processes, we aim to maintain the highest standards of service.”
“The complexity of operating a development on the scale of the KAEC demands the highest levels of expertise across multiple business verticals. We selected EFS as our integrated facilities management service provider based on their expertise and their proven track record throughout the region,” said Ayman Mansi acting CEO of KAEC’s Industrial Valley and senior director of New Business Ventures. “We have confidence in our new partner and look forward to a long and happy working relationship.”
KAEC is the largest privately funded new city development in the world, covering an area of 181 sq. km on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast. The city’s King Abdullah Port is one of the world’s top 100 container ports and feeds a growing logistics and light manufacturing hub.
The city is also the largest residential real estate company in Saudi Arabia in terms of sales and operates a wide range of commercial, leisure and retail outlets.


Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

Updated 21 October 2018
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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.