Ascott opens lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, the first lyf coliving property in Thailand

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday August 13, 2020 10:22
Bangkok--13 Aug--PRecious Communications

CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, the first lyf property in Thailand and part of its 23-property portfolio in the country.   Designed and managed by millennials for millennials and the millennial-minded, lyf combines creative living spaces with curated social programmes to create a lifestyle environment that supports live, work and play.

Located in one of the trendiest shopping and entertainment hotspots in the city, lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok is surrounded by a plethora of cafes, bars and restaurants, and is within walking distance to one of the most popular shopping belts in Bangkok. The property is a stone’s throw away from Nana BTS Skytrain station, one train stop from Terminal 21, one of the most well-known shopping destinations in Bangkok, and three BTS stations away from Siam, the city’s main lifestyle hub for retail, dining and coworking.

Mr Brian Tan, Country General Manager of Ascott International Management, Thailand and Laos, said: “We are excited to open the first lyf property in Thailand. This is also Ascott’s second operating lyf property globally, after lyf Funan Singapore which opened in September 2019 to resounding demand.   Millennials already account for a quarter of Ascott’s client base and this segment is poised to grow further.”

Mr Tan added, “Beyond the live-work-play experience that our guests are accorded, we also deliver on our commitment to stringent hygiene and cleanliness standards with our #AscottCares programme and we have also received the Safety & Health Administration (SHA) certification for our enhanced hygiene and safety standards. We have a dynamic team of lyf Guards and Ambassador of Buzz who are well-equipped to take care of the needs of our guests at the property and connect them with the local community”.

lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok offers 196 'One of a Kind’ studios as well as creatively-designed, multi-functional social spaces such as the 'Connect’ coworking and lounge zone, a 'Bond' social kitchen, a 'Wash & Hang’ laundromat, an outdoor terrace and 'Burn’, a rooftop fitness area.     A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok. lyf conducts weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and co-create community programmes, such as craft workshops, wellness classes, panel discussions, neighborhood walks and special events like community yard sales at the rooftop yard. For the opening month of August, daily social programmes will be conducted.

lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok is the first of 5 properties that Ascott International Management (Thailand) Ltd will be managing in their partnership with Ananda Development Plc and Mitsui Fudosan Asia Development (Thailand) Co., Ltd.   Included in the pipeline is Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok scheduled to open this year, followed by Ascott Embassy Sathorn Bangkok and Ascott Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok in 2021 and Somerset Blue Coast Pattaya scheduled for 2022.

Guests can enjoy the most attractive opening promotional rates by booking via the lyf website ( or lyf by Ascott mobile app. Sign up as an Ascott Star Rewards member and reserve a stay at the One of a Kind studios at a special opening rate of THB1,105++.   The property is also pleased to announce their participating in the Rao Tiew Duay Gun promotion.

Experience lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok and a new way to belong.
About The Ascott Limited

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott's portfolio spans more than 180 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.   Ascott has about 69,000 operating units and over 48,000 units under development, making a total of about 117,000 units in over 700 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Preference, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello and POP!.

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. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2019 for 'Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 for 'Best Serviced Residence Brand'; Business Traveller China Awards 2019 for 'Best Luxury Serviced Residence Brand'; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 for 'Best Serviced Residence Brand’; and TTG China Travel Awards 2019 for 'Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’.

For a full list of awards, please visit

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