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Ascott launches lyf in China to capture booming millennial market.

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has secured contracts to manage its first three properties under its latest brand, lyf, in its two key markets – China and Singapore, this marks the launch of Ascott’s new co-living concept in China as Ascott seizes to capture the booming millennial market and shape the future of travel.


Signifying a new way of living and collaborating as a community, Ascott is showcasing its first lyf property today, the 112-unit lyf Wu Tong Island Shenzhen which will open in the first half of 2018. The 120-unit lyf DDA Dalian is scheduled to open in end 2018 while lyf Farrer Park Singapore, the biggest of the three lyf properties with 240 units, is slated to open in 2021. Mr Lee Chee Koon, Ascott’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since Ascott unveiled the lyf brand in Singapore last November, we have received very strong interest in this new co-living concept designed by millennials for the growing wave of millennial and millennial-minded travellers, such as technopreneurs, startups and those in the creative industries.

We are excited to be launching lyf in China with two properties and to have secured our first in Singapore. These trailblazing lyf properties not only enjoy prime locations with a ready catchment of business and leisure travellers, they also offer vibrant spaces for these change-makers to build new connections and co-create with the community therein.” Mr Lee added: “With the launch of lyf in these two key markets for Ascott, we are gathering momentum to capture this booming social generation. Already accounting for a quarter of Ascott’s customer base, millennials are expected to be the largest spending travel demographic by 2020.1

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