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...

 


December 10, 2009

Apartamentos Sandoval Madrid by Bard Vos

Recently The Apartment Service hosted a journalist from www.thetraveleditor.com for a stay in our new fully furnished and serviced apartments in Madrid, Apartamentos Sandoval. The property consists of 14 fully furnished and equipped one bedroom apartments in the heart of Madrid for stays of one week or more. The review can be read here:

http://bit.ly/e5VyFi

For more information, please feel free to get in touch.

THE APARTMENTSERVICE


September 2, 2009

Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report 20092010 edition by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service is currently researching for the follow up to the first Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report which was published in September 2008. This follow up looks at the global serviced apartment / extended stay sector, divided in the various global regions and with the changed economic climate in mind.

 

Thank you very much for completing the survey.  If you have not completed it yet, you can go back to it here. Please feel free to comment further on anything in the survey. Maybe you wish to expand on the following topics:

 

* What will be the three biggest challenges facing your business in 2010?

or

* If you could change the worldwide serviced apartment sector, what would you do/implement?

 

We look forward to your comments and active participation which hopefully turn into a lively discussion about these relevant and current topics which concern us all.

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE  

 


July 26, 2009

Review Of Executive Roomspace Cramer House by New York Resident Writer Demetra Pappas by Bard Vos

The journalist Demetra Pappas spent a few days recently in London to write about the city. Her stay was provided by The Apartment Service. Demetra stayed in Executive Roomspace Cramer House in Marylebone and you can read her review of the property in the attached article.

Demetra Pappas review of Cramer House in The New York Resident April 2009.pdf (170.20 kb)


July 24, 2009

Robin McKelvie Reviews Executive Roomspace Howard House by Bard Vos

In November 2007 the well-known travel writer and photographer Robin Mckelvie (www.robinmckelvie.com) stayed in Executive Roomspace Howard House, one of the corporate apartments for stays of 28 nights or more, as offered by The Apartment Service. The review of his stay is attached.

Robin McKelvie reviews Executive Roomspace Howard House.pdf (1.87 mb)


July 22, 2009

Serviced Apartments In London Do Offer Value For Money by Bard Vos

A few months ago The Apartment Service was approached by the well known travel writer and photographer Robin McKelvie (www.robinmckelvie.com) for serviced apartment accommodation in London. Fortunately we could provide him with one of our most popular apartments, Executive Roomspace Cramer House in Marylebone, where he spent the night with his family. His review of his stay in our apartments is attached.

 

Robin McKelvie Reviews Serviced Apartment.pdf (510.31 kb)


July 17, 2009

News from The Marketing Department by Bard Vos

Hi,

My name is Bard Vos and I work in the marketing department at The Apartment Service and I am responsible for amongst other things our monthly newsletter, affiliate program and the production of press releases. At the moment we have started the preparation to the follow up of the Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report, which was published in September last year. This report is due early 2010. We have also just launched our Agent Extranet Services on our website, with a brandnew and improved Affiliate Program.

For more information on all the above, please send me an email.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Bard

 


July 9, 2009

Follow up to Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report by Bard Vos

In the autumn of 2008, the first Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report was published by The Apartment Service. Extracts of this report can still be read on our website: http://www.apartmentservice.com/News_Room/GSAIR08

We have now started the preparations for the follow up of this report and are looking for input from travel agents, serviced apartment operators and (corporate) clients WORLDWIDE who book serviced apartments/aparthotels etc. for their short term accommodation needs.

The participation will involve an interview with participants by the producer of the report, The Travel Intelligence Network, which can either be conducted via email with preformatted questions, or via telephone. Interviews will start early September 2009 and the report is due out early Spring 2010.

So, if you are a serviced apartment operator, a travel agent who books serviced apartment accommodation, or a (corporate) client who regularly stays in serviced apartments, please do get in touch and let your voice be heard!

Your participation will be very much appreciated and credited in the report.

For more information or to confirm your participation, please do get in touch with us, initially via email bardv@apartment.co.uk


November 15, 2008

What is a serviced apartment by Mark Harris

"The term 'Serviced Apartment' is usually positioned by operators and agents alike as an alternative to hotel accommodation for long stay leisure or business travellers."

Read the full feature here: What is a Serviced Apartment

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


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