For stays of a day, a week, a month or a year, serviced apartments (also known in the sector as Aparthotels, corporate housing or extended stay housing) offer a spacious, flexible and cost effective alternative to restrictive hotel rooms, with an average saving of 15 - 30% on an equivalent standard hotel.    more

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November 26, 2010

Your Home in Madrid by Esther Munoz Tong

As you may know, the Apartment Service has teamed up with a group of relocation experts in Madrid to offer a brand new accommodation solution in the heart of the gastronomic capital of Spain. One of our new business development executive, paid a short visit to Apartamentos Sandoval a few days ago, here are his thoughts:

The Sandoval Apartments were very beautiful and I enjoyed the local vicinity. I stopped at the local Carrefour which was very busy... When I heard a lady exclaim “mañana” and then left the store, I should have taken the hint but I decided to try the Spanish shopping experience. Which I can confirm was worthwhile as I picked up a very nice bottle of Rioja and some great food. It’s the little things in life.

The general area around the apartments was excellent and I can confidently promote the features, advantages and benefits of staying at Sandoval. I did manage to visit Opera, Callao, Sol, Gran Via and the Savilla areas... I loved the atmosphere and how accessible everything is in Madrid, so I’m looking forward to coming back for a longer stay in the future.’   

Enough said. Everyone in the office is currently firing emails to our Managing Director to find out when it’s our turn to “sample” first hand Apartamentos Sandoval in Madrid...

 


November 24, 2010

The EMMAs by Christian Benoit

Three hundred and seventy global mobility professionals descended on London for The FEM’s grand gala ball and the presentation of the European EMMAs (Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards) in November.

 

The awards were judged by leading industry professionals and were presented by James Flint, Editor of the Telegraph Weekly World Edition and The Expat Channel. The Apartment Service was well represented and very much enjoyed the evening after being treated to a superb dinner….and some magic tricks.

Congratulations to all the winners!


November 24, 2010

The Apartment Service team at the EMMA's by Esther Munoz Tong


November 23, 2010

Open Day for our amazing Central London Apartments, Watling Street and Groveland Court on 9th December 2010 – Brunch, Lunch and Wine Tasting! by Savraj Gata-Aura

The Watling Street and Groveland Court Open day is a great opportunity to view a collection of our apartment’s right in the heart of the London financial district. The apartments are surrounded by lots of small boutique shop’s, café’s and restaurants and being close to the Bank of England, they are within walking distance of Bank station and the City.

This would be a great networking opportunity to meet for an informal chat over Brunch, Lunch or a fantastic Wine Tasting session by a certified wine educator. 

Please join us from:
Brunch 10:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 14:30
Wine Tasting 14:30 – 16:00
 

To register your interest please email me at Savraj@apartment.co.uk

 We all look forward to seeing you there!

Savraj G. Aura

Business Development Executive

The Apartment Service
T: +44(0)20 8944 3648
M:+44(0)78 9190 1887
E: savraj@apartment.co.uk  


November 22, 2010

Monday 6th December - Swindon – Plaza 21 - Wine Tasting Open Day! by Admin

Our “Swindon Open Day” will be an amazing opportunity to view a selection of contemporary serviced apartments, in one of Britain’s historic industrial railway towns.

The opportunity to network and meet with clients on neutral ground is another advantage that an Open Day in Swindon has to offer.

 

From 12:30 The buffet lunch will help to tame your appetite before the real fun begins with the main event, which comes in the form of a Wine Tasting that starts at 14:00 and ends at 16:00. This will be a first for The Apartment Service and can be viewed as an educational exercise. If you happen to be driving you can still partake in the tasting – all you have to do is deposit the wine into the “Spitoon” which is a sobering piece of apparatus used by all the expert wine tasters in the industry, so don’t be afraid to get involved.

 

I will be taking you on a journey from Old World tradition right through to New World innovation.  Wine education combines History & Culture and allows for a deeper appreciation of what it takes to make great wine.  What I will really enjoy the most is hearing your personal opinions on the wines that we will share on the day.

 

I consider myself to be a wine nerd and not a wine snob.  As such this should be treated as a fun way to share some time in the relaxed environment that Plaza 21 provides.

 

We are very excited to be hosting this event and meeting with our guests in Swindon!

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on the day!

 


November 17, 2010

The Apartment Service Winter Promotion by Esther Munoz Tong

Our Winter Promotion just got better; we have now included our serviced apartments in Richmond and Woking, in addition to our seasonal accommodation offers in Windsor, Basingstoke and Swindon. These apartments are all within easy reach of the exciting events taking place during Christmas and New Year in London.

We are offering the following reductions off our rack rates to Agents and Corporate clients until the 31st of December 2010.

5% discount for bookings under 28 nights

15% discount for 28 nights or more 

23% discount for 3 months or more 

27% discount for 6 months or more 

Please contact our reservations agents for more information on 020 8944 1444 or click here to send us an enquiry

 

 


November 12, 2010

Our new client liaison manager... by Esther Munoz Tong

 Things are quite busy around The Apartment Service headquarters these days with several new employees starting over a two-month period. Christian Benoit is our new Client Liaison manager, he has joined the team to provide that extra bit of assistance that we felt was missing. 

Christian Benoit in his own words:  
‘As Client Liaison Manager my focus will be to act as the main point-of-contact for our clients once they are installed in their apartments. A good number of our guests live outside the UK and are less familiar with aspects of life here-and this is where I come in. I might be asked to recommend a restaurant, help with some travel arrangements or simply assist them with an issue relating to their accommodation. It’s really about making them feel that they’re being looked after, not just at the start and end of their stay with us, but during as well.

I have travelled extensively and lived in a number of different countries and have a passion for languages and cultures. I’m also mad about photography, food and wine and water sports. And yoga.’

Christian is fully fluent in French and Italian and his fantastic language skills have already been incredibly useful when dealing with our international guests.

You can contact Christian directly on 020 8944 3649


November 11, 2010

Cheval Residences Fam Trip by Kim Ashmore

Just to say a huge thank you for taking the time to show us Cheval's lovely properties yesterday.  We were all impressed by the volume and diversity of your portfolio but most of all by the high quality and presentation of the apartments.  We all had our personal favourites and the debate will no doubt continue for a while! Having seen the apartments and the level of service that is offered, we would confidently recommend Cheval to any VIP client

Thank you also for the great hospitality at Phoenix House. It was a really unexpected surprise and much appreciated by all.

Kim Ashmore 
Property Coordinator
The Apartment Service

To find out more about the impressive lodgings at Cheval Residences access the following links to their luxury properties on our website:

Thorney Court Apartments
Cheval Place Apartments
Phoenix House Apartments
Calico House Apartments
Hyde Park Gate Apartments
Gloucester Park Apartments

 


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