Monday, March 30, 2011

The Apartment Service

Where to stay?

Extended Stay hotels and Aparthotels
This type of serviced apartment grew rapidly in the 80's at a time when costs for both operators and guests were a major consideration and the concept delivered the required results for both.

Corporate housing
These are residential apartments which are up-graded for shorter term rental and packaged together with services

We started purely as an agency, sourcing and booking apartments and set up a network of sales agents across the globe to help market the service to the corporate market as well as to locally source and inspect suitable property options. As a result of an apparent lack of corporate housing options in 1996 The Apartment Service launched the first UK branded Corporate housing product "Executive Roomspace" catering for serviced accommodation requirements of 28 nights plus. "Roomspace Serviced apartments" was then added to the portfolio in January 2006 with minimum stays of one week plus. This upgraded use of residential accommodation greatly reduces the cost of longer stays and significantly improves guest comfort. This product is available throughout various locations in the UK and has recently expanded into Lisbon and Madrid.

We pride ourselves in working with a broad, satisfied client base including relocation companies, blue chip organisations, banking and financial institutions, major multinational corporations as well as private individuals.

We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience over the years , however in order to ensure we remain fully conversant in key industry trends , changes in legislation and the challenges faced by our clients, we are active members in a number of key industry organisations and associations including The Association of Serviced Apartment providers for which Charlie McCrow our Director is a founder member and sits as treasurer, The Association of Relocation Professionals, Employees Relocation Council, European Relocation Association and Forum for Expatriate Management, ITM (Institute of Travel and Meetings) and the HBAA (Hotel booking Agents Association).

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