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Ascott Expands its Strategic Partnership with Warees with its latest Signing of lyf Chinatown Singapore

Ascott and Warees announce 2nd partnership for lyf Chinatown Singapore, a 90-unit co-living development slated to open in mid-2026.

The Ascott Limited together with Warees Investments Pte Ltd (Warees) announced their 2nd strategic partnership at the signing ceremony of lyf Chinatown Singapore. This event took place during the groundbreaking ceremony of Jamae Chulia Heritage, which was graced by Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health, and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs alongside distinguished guests and key stakeholders.

Ascott’s strategic partnership with Warees began in 2004 with the launch of Somerset Bencoolen Singapore. In 2019, Somerset Bencoolen Singapore underwent renovations to enhance the property, providing a refreshing update. This 20-year strategic partnership has now been strengthened with the signing of lyf Chinatown Singapore, further solidifying the collaboration.

Commissioned by Warees through WJC Heritage Pte Ltd and managed by The Ascott Limited, lyf Chinatown Singapore which spans 3,394 sqm is the 5th property in Singapore under the lyf brand. Slated to open in mid-2026, lyf Chinatown Singapore will comprise 90 accommodation units along with social spaces such as coworking lounge ‘Connect’, social kitchen ‘Bond’, launderette ‘Wash & Hang’, gym ‘Burn’, roof top swimming pool ‘Dip’ as well as outdoor courtyard and terrace.Since the inception of lyf (or ‘live your freedom’) as a coliving brand, the brand has now broadened into a
multifaceted hospitality experience that rides on the growing demand for experience-led social living.

Tailored for the next-generation traveller including digital nomads, technopreneurs, creatives and self-
starters, lyf offers a stay experience that transcends the conventional, delivering on connectedness,

community, conversation, coworking and coliving. Whether it is a short visit, an extended stay, or a desire
for a permanent address, lyf aims to establish itself as the trusted accommodation brand that connects guests
with the city, its people, and its culture.

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