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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June 16, 2014

Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2015-16 (GSAIR) by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service has started research for the 5th edition of the GSAIR, which will come out in Jan 2015. As for previous reports, the backbone of the research for the report are our global surveys, which are being conducted amongst Serviced Apartment Operators, Agents, Corporate Buyers and Corporate clients staying in serviced apartments. 

We invite you to take part in the survey which best reflects your professional position. The links are listed below: 

 

1.       Corporate Buyer Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJXKQ2X

 

2.       Guest Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M5DXTHB

 

3.       Agent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZ5YHC3

 

 

4.       Operator Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZBBMZ3

 

Thank you very much in advance for completing our survey. Should you require any further information, please do send us an email.

 

Kind regards

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE 

 

 

 

 


June 16, 2014

Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2015-16 (GSAIR) by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service has started research for the 5th edition of the GSAIR, which will come out in Jan 2015. As for previous reports, the backbone of the research for the report are our global surveys, which are being conducted amongst Serviced Apartment Operators, Agents, Corporate Buyers and Corporate clients staying in serviced apartments. 

We invite you to take part in the survey which best reflects your professional position. The links are listed below: 

 Corporate Buyer Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJXKQ2X

 Guest Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M5DXTHB

 Agent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZ5YHC3

 Operator Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZBBMZ3  

 

 Thank you very much in advance for completing our survey. Should you require any further information, please do send us an email

 

  Kind regards 

 THE APARTMENT SERVICE 

 

 

 

 


March 8, 2011

Memories of 1981 by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service was founded in 1981, in a time when people were dressing in an individual fashion with wild hair dos and many colours, tattoos were all rage and British group Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Festival with “Make Your Mind Up”.

But what else happened in 1981 and who are the contemporaries of The Apartment Service? An illustrious bunch and a few names which, like The Apartment Service, have become synonymous with the products they represent. You can´t imagine life without them anymore:

There is Bloomberg, the media company founded by Michael Bloomberg, which provides up to the minute business and financial news.

From the world of sports there is JD Sports, a featured shop in many a high street across the UK for all your sport equipment and attire.

Merely a pipedream in 1981, but nowadays no office can function without them. Computer accessories, such as mice, web cams, USB sticks etc. Yes, also Logitech is turning 30 this year.

And then there are high street favourites such as Jack Wolfskin, Tie Rack and for lovers of film United International Pictures.

1981 was the year that Nintendo became huge and Hard Rock and Heavy Metal ruled the airwaves on the music front.

Movie of the year, according to the Oscar Nominations was “Chariots of Fire” with Nicholas Farrell and Nigel Havers. The film is telling the true story about track athletes from different cultures competing in the 1924 Olympics.

Ronald Reagan, himself a former film actor, became President of the United States and Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch bought the Times and the Sunday Times.

MTV, the music station was first launched in the USA and the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe was caught.

1981 saw the first London Marathon being held with just over 6,500 runners. This year, in its anniversary year, around 40,000 people will run the race. It is one of the top 5 marathons in the world and the largest yearly single fund raising event worldwide.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married and housewives and teenage girls favourites Wham! belted out their first song, “Young Guns  Go For It”.

1981 has also produced a number of 30 year olds which have made their marks in various fields, be it musically or on the sport front.

Anna Kournikova, the Russian tennis player with the model looks, who has become more famous off than on the courts.

That old Disney Kids star Britney Spears, who has also had more than her fair share of headlines.

And staying on the tennis front, Wimbledon´s favourite (incidentally also home to The Apartment Service), Roger Federer, who has won the All England Lawn Tennis Championships six times until now and still going strong.

Since music is playing a big part in our 30th Anniversary Celebrations for The Apartment Service we can´t but finish off with some of those timeless favourites of which many have fond memories for a wide variety of reasons:

What about “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes, “Tide is High”, by this epitome of Eighties fashion and music, Blondie and a personal favourite “The Winner Takes It All” by the Swedish Maestros ABBA.

On the “smooch” front there was “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie and “Lady” from Kenny Rogers.

And not to forget The Police, fronted by Sting with “De do do do, de da da da”, a title maybe more suited for the Sixties!

Of course we can go on, but we won´t. Fact is that 1981 has produced some great things, companies and people still going strong today and The Apartment Service is proud to be part of this heritage.

What are your memories of 1981? Where were you at the time? Share it with us and contribute to the legacy of a great vintage!

 


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...

 


July 1, 2009

The Apartment Service Blog Official Launch! by Chris McCrow

Hello World!

My name is Chris, I am the director of E-business at The Apartment Service, and along with everyone at The Apartment Service I am delighted to announce the official launch of The Apartment Service blog today.

 

Behind our cool exterior The Apartment Service is buzz with many exciting new developments. The Apartments Service Blog is the place to be among the first to hear about these exciting new initiatives. So watch this space for the very latest news and insights straight from the department heads at the Apartment Service.

 

Chris McCrow


October 1, 2008

Chain of fools by Ian Sclater

"Is distribution the weak link in the procurement chain for apartments?"

Read the full feature here: Chain of Fools

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


September 20, 2008

About The Apartment Service by charlie

"The corporate market has waited a long time for serviced apartments; just over 20 years in just about every region outside the USA."

Read the full feature here: TAS Rise of the Serviced Apartment

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!


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