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 4, 2013

The Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2013-14 has been published!!! by Bard Vos

The long awaited 4th edition of the Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report, covering 2013 and 2014 has been launched today during the Business Travel Conference which is being held at the Novotel London Hammersmith. 

 

This 4th report provides an update of the global industry, expert commentary, partner perspectives and also an update of worldwide serviced apartment totals. You can order your complimentary copy by sending your details to GSAIR@apartment.co.uk, indicating if you wish to receive a hard copy or the digital version. 

We welcome your feedback to this latest report, by leaving your comments here on our blog. Your comments will help us shape the next update!!!

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE


December 6, 2012

CONTRIBUTE TO THE 2013/14 SERVICED APARTMENTS INDUSTRY REPORT - Your opinion matters!! by Bard Vos

Work is now underway on the 4th edition of the Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report, which will be published next summer and distributed to over 3,000 buyers, bookers and users of serviced apartments.
 
The report is again being compiled by Travel Intelligence Network on behalf of The Apartment Service, and the editors want serviced apartment operators, procurement managers and business travelers’ views on the burning issues in the sector. They especially want to hear from those who can provide a perspective on the issues within each international region.
 
The next edition of the report – already established as an in-depth reference tool for industry professionals – will again look at supply chain trends in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central & South America, Europe, the Middle East, the USA & Canada. 
 
As Charles McCrow, Managing Director of The Apartment Service explains, a lot has happened in the two years since the last edition of the report was published, and he is anxious that the content of the latest edition should accurately reflect what has taken place in each region.
 
“We have created dedicated LinkedIn groups for global regions in which buyers and suppliers can suggest and debate the short and medium term outlook for serviced apartments and the factors driving that outlook.”
 
 
“In the new year we will be re-opening our online survey and hope that anyone involved in the apartments sector will take part. Anyone interested should contact Bard Vos in our marketing team at bardv@apartment.co.uk
 
 
 
The main report discussion group can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/d8ded2u 
 
 
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About The Apartment Service:
 
The Apartment Service was started in 1981 and was one of the first companies to create a global network of corporate serviced apartments. Today we are the largest European booking agent for serviced apartments, offering solutions worldwide to clients requiring an efficient cost-effective solution to their temporary accommodation requirements. 
 
 
 
 


November 20, 2012

My Business Trip to Warsaw by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

During the month of October, I went on a Business Trip to the amazing Capital of Poland- Warsaw. Warsaw is the largest city of Poland and it has nearly 3 million residents. Warsaw is one of the fastest developing cities in The European Union and its financial centre hosts the headquarters of many banks and companies, and this offers great business opportunities. The city had to be rebuilt after being extensively damaged during the World War II but nowadays, there is a big industrial potential and an interesting telecommunication infrastructure.

I have had the pleasure to stay with Apartments Apart which is a great serviced apartment provider established in Warsaw as well as offering serviced accommodation other key cities destinations in Europe. The apartments are in excellent location and a great quality/ price ratio. I have also had the chance to meet up with other serviced apartments providers such as Intercontinental and extended stay suppliers such as Mamaison. Finally, I have met with a Relocation agent and a Real Estate Network agent. Their local expertise about products and services can help us in case we need to do a CAS (Complete Accommodation Solutions) for an area in demand in which we don’t have partners. At The Apartment Service, we are always listening to your needs so we can provide you innovative accommodation solutions.

Joaquin Cababie
International Corporate Housing Coordinator
The Apartment Service


May 16, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Totally Expat Show - 14 May 2012 by Kylie Mann

 

The Apartment Service once again exhibited at the 3rd Annual London Totally Expat Show on Monday. This year it was held in a new location at the Business Design Centre, which was bright, airy and easily accessible from Angel Underground Station. It was a delight arriving at 8am to find our stand had already been delivered. After setting up the TAS stand we had time for a quick coffee and a chat, with familiar faces we had seen at EuRA a few weeks before.

 

 

The exhibition opened at 10am and as always it was well attended and the TAS stand was constantly buzzing. We had a brilliant stand located in the centre of the exhibition which allowed easy access to network with both our existing and new Global Mobility clients. The Totally Expat show is not only a great opportunity for TAS to interact with like minded professionals, but to also attend seminars to further enhance our knowledge of the industry that we have a strong passion for.

We look forward to exhibiting again next year!

 

Kylie Mann

The Apartment Service 

 

Sales Manager Sara Calvo - ready to receive visitors to the Apartment 

Service stand. 

 

For a full set of pictures of the Totally Expat Show, please click here


October 24, 2011

Publication Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2011-12 by Bard Vos

The long awaited Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report has now been published. The hard copy version has been sent out to those who preregistered to receive one and the PDF version will go out shortly. Via our blog we welcome all comments on the report as a whole, or on individual articles and other contributions which will help us with future reports.

THE APARTMENT SERVICE


June 1, 2011

The Apartment Service @ the Business Travel Market by Bard Vos

Like last year, The Apartment Service will again be exhibiting at the Business Travel Market, which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of June in Excel in London. Our company will be represented by Melanie Degand, Muireann King, Tess Smith and Sean Frazer and they look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to our stand, number 345, to discuss temporary accommocation requirements.

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we will also be holding a draw for a complimentary weekend in Apartamentos Sandoval in Madrid.

We will be delighted to welcome you to our stand and if you would like to make an appointment in advance please send us an email, or call Bard Vos on +44-(0)20-89443667

Put the dates in your diary, Wednesday 22nd June and Thursday 23rd June - Excel Exhibition Centre London - Stand 345 / The Apartment Service

We look forward to seeing you there,

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE


April 15, 2011

Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2011-12 by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service, 30 this year, has started the research for the third Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report. The report is due in September 2011 and will look at the development of the serviced apartment sector and what (if any) the influence of the worldwide financial crisis has been on this development. Shortly we will be sending out a survey to around 3000 serviced apartment operators worldwide to get their views and input.

We invite anyone with any input on the subject of worldwide Serviced Apartments to engage in the conversation here. We are looking for input from all sides, i.e. serviced apartment operators, booking agents, corporate clients, travel management companies, human resource departments etc.

The 2010 report can still be accessed here. For further information on the Global Serviced Apartments Reports, to receive the 2009/10 report in PDF and/or to register your interest in a copy of the 2011/12 report, please email Bard Vos. And also, if you are a serviced apartment operator and would like to take part in the survey, but have not received a copy, you can contact me via this email address.

The Serviced Apartments industry is growing in importance and is worth talking about!!!

THE APARTMENT SERVICE

 

 


February 28, 2011

Open Day - Princes House (Brighton) 16th March 2011 by Bard Vos

Please join us in our Brighton Apartments

Princes House, 169 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EA

Morning Coffee and Pastries from 10.30am to 12.00m

or

Buffet Lunch from Noon to 3.00pm

These apartments are in a Grade One Art Deco listed building which has been sympathetically restored. Facilities include dishwasher, washing machine, video entry phone, Maple wood floors, CCTV surveillance. Parking is available in the nearby NCP car. London is accessible by train in just under an hour. 

Brighton cosmopolitan, compact, energetic, unique, fun, lively, historic, young, exotic and free-spirited, it's a city like no other. 

Please RSVP by email to Muireann King at muireannk@apartment.co.uk to confirm your appointment and time.  

The Apartment Service, 5-6 Francis Grove, London, SW19 4DT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8944 1444   Fax: +44 (0) 20 8944 6744
 

 

 

 

 


January 13, 2011

Our Sales Team at the Business Travel Show last year... by Esther Munoz Tong


January 11, 2011

We are very excited to welcome yet another great addition to our team... by Esther Munoz Tong

Tess Smith is our newest Business Development Executive. She is a seasoned sales professional with a wide-ranging background in Hospitality and Sales, including Thompson Holidays and Expedia. Tess has a passion for travel and different cultures and customs; gained mainly, while working overseas in a number of exotic destinations. Tess has travelled extensively through India, Israel and Egypt.  

Tess is part of The Apartment Service Corporate Sales Team, further developing our business accounts and their serviced apartment’s requirements in London and worldwide.

Contact our Corporate Sales Team:  020 8944 3612


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