12 May 2020

Where to plan the best staycation in the Middle East & Turkey

All it takes is a moment of truth to know what you truly value. It’s been a while of uncertainties, but at the end of it all, there is something refreshing about the new optimism we all carry. The desire to build more of those unforgettable memories, to pick that hobby you once left, make those travel trips you procrastinated, and most importantly, spend more quality time with those that truly matter.

As Og Mandino once said, ‘the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories”. And true to these words, memories and experiences are the greatest treasures one can possess. So, what better way to make these lifelong memories than a little getaway? Is it time for a much deserved, much needed escape with those you truly love? A little time away to enjoy the constant laughter, the memorable pictures, the pillow fights and the delicious bites. A time to lay back and indulge in the simple joys of life with those you call family.

For the moment, travelling overseas is probably not a good idea. So where to? How far? To those living in the Middle East & Turkey, the answer is simple – a family staycation. Booming into the travel market industry is the rise of short staycations that offer leisure travellers the peace of not having to take risks with foreign travels yet gives one an opportunity to unwind in comfort and indulge in the perfect getaway setting.

With multiple options to choose from, you’re probably looking for a place you can absolutely trust, a place that is clean, beautiful, completely serviced with the best amenities, and more importantly a place that offers you the best deals. Do we have a place in mind? Absolutely! For those who enjoy an uncompromised getaway, the Ascott Limited is an international lodging owner-operator brand that is currently offering an amazing Family Staycation Offer.

What’s more, you’re looking at above and beyond a mere hotel room. You’re looking into a whole apartment that is fully furnished and wholly serviced with a little kitchenette, dinning space and all that you need for a your comfort. All to yourself for a little getaway, without compromising on the fabulous amenities we always look into when booking a hotel.

With up to 25% off on your stay, the Family Staycation offer can be availed across the brand’s properties in Al Khobar (KSA)- a beautiful cornice area property, Dubai (UAE) – great properties that overlook the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Road, Istanbul (Turkey) – a beautiful property in the new Maslak area overlooking green landscapes, Jeddah (KSA) – different properties for different kinds of travellers ranging from super luxury to comfort and savvy, Manama (Bahrain) – an exclusive property that forms part of the Manama skyline,  Muscat (Oman) – a gorgeous property linked to the popular Panorama mall, and Riyadh (KSA) – one of the most prestigious addresses of the brand’s portfolio in the Middle East and a well-known property in the locality.

For those looking to make a booking, here’s a little more about each property before you wrap up that fantastic Family Staycation plan.

United Arab Emirates

Ascott Park Pace Dubai

Beautifully curated and comfortable apartments that offer stunning views of the city, and a lifestyle of plush amenities. Whether business or pleasure brings you to Dubai, Ascott Park Place is a true indulgence. Step out, and you’re at the doorstep of the World Trade Centre, DIFC and the Dubai Mall, where everything you need is at your fingertips.

Citadines Metro Central Dubai

Citadines Metro Central is the perfect sanctuary for savvy travelers who enjoy an on-the-go and vibrant lifestyle. Guest can unwind in comfort and enjoy privacy in elegantly optimized apartments. Located in the heart of the city and near the bustling Metro line, the property is well connected to the rest of the city.

Saudi Arabia

Ascott Rafal Olaya

Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh offers one the pleasure to unwind in luxury with exclusive apartments. Towered at the centre of the city, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh is adorned with plush furnishings and umpteen amenities for a balanced lifestyle. Explore Jeddah solo, or with family and friends, and come home to comfort.

Ascott Corniche Al Khobar

Nestled on a quiet, yet vibrant corniche of the city, the property offers long and short-term travelers spacious apartments designed exclusively in detail. Guests can enjoy their stay with a collection of amenities featured to offer a balanced lifestyle. Or one can even step out and unwind at the serene corniche that is lined with restaurants, shopping avenues and malls.

Ascott Sari Jeddah

Located in the exclusive suburb of Sari and boutique in size, the hotel apartment is lavishly adorned with Parisian style interiors, offering the privacy and security of a residence and the comfort and convenience of a hotel. The property is in proximity to the famous Stars Avenue Mall and is a short drive from the international airport.

Ascott Tahlia Jeddah

Nestled on the city’s main avenue, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah shares the neighbourhood with a vibrant community of fashion boutiques, restaurants & cafes, and prime business centers. Perfect for business or leisure, the hotel apartments offer the services & facilities of a hotel and the privacy & security of a residence, along with unparalleled amenities.

Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah

The perfect temporary recluse for savvy travelers who enjoy a vibrant lifestyle without compromising on their privacy. Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah offers living spaces that are aesthetically designed for comfort. Step in and enjoy an exclusive range of amenities with a gymnasium, restaurant & café, conference facilities, meeting rooms, and more. Step out and unwind in a plush neighbourhood adorned with shopping and dining avenues.

Spectrums Residence Jeddah

The Two-Bedroom serviced apartments come in three different specifications to suit one’s preferences. Whether you have a day planned or not, enjoy from a range of exclusive amenities that include a gymnasium, children’s playroom, business centre, resident lounge, meeting rooms and more.


Somerset Panorama Muscat

With aesthetically designed, serviced apartments and a perfectly balanced lifestyle ensued from state-of-the-art amenities, Somerset Panorama Muscat is a home away from home in the heart of Muscat. The hotel apartment is part of a vibrant neighbourhood within the Panorama Mall and is centrally located between the commercial business district and the International Airport.


Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain

Perfect for families and friends on leisure or business, Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain offers elegantly furnished apartments and lavish amenities for the perfect getaway or extended stay in the heart of Manama. Situated in the exclusive residential neighborhood of Juffair, the property is located minutes away from Bahrain's historical & cultural


Somerset Maslak Istanbul

Nestled peacefully on the new Maslak 1453, Somerset Maslak Istanbul is the perfect temporary sanctuary for long or short-term travelers. With breathtaking views of nature’s oasis on one side and fascinating views of a historical city on another, the property offers guests spacious apartments amidst luxury and comfort.  Explore Istanbul, live lavishly and enjoy the perfect getaway.

The promo is available only through direct bookings on the company’s brand site and can be availed until April 29th on www.the-ascott.com/offers