Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke, regional general manager, The Ascott

It took just over 25 years for Ascott Limited to grow from a single serviced residence property in Singapore to become the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in the world with an enviable global portfolio featuring more than 300 serviced residences in over 90 cities across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Gulf region. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole sits down with The Ascott Limited regional general manager, UK, Germany, and Georgia, Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke to discuss the brand’s development in Europe and the growing understanding of the benefits of long-stay serviced apartments among travellers.