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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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


February 22, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Business Travel Show by Kylie Mann

 

The Business Travel Show was a great success with the sales team representing TAS over the period of 2 days at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. The venue was well laid out for exhibitors, attendees and the various workshops that they were running throughout the day. There was a great coverage from various sectors including serviced apartments, airlines, travel management companies and software companies just to name a few.

 

The exhibition was well attended and we had a constant stream of clients throughout the day at both our stand in the ASAP pavilion and our stand in the main arena. On the first day TAS was represented by Oyinda, Renata, Melissa, Leticia, Sara and I. We all had a great day interacting with prospective clients and providers as well as enjoyed the chocolate fountain, sweet bags and a few drinks at the end of the night exhibitors networking bash.

 

The second day was just as good with Oyinda, Tess and Kim representing TAS. They caught up with a lot of familiar faces but also met a mix of new agents and corporate clients whom we may be able to do business with in the future. Both days were thoroughly enjoyed by the sales team and we look forward to catching up with the new corporate clients and agents that we all met.

 

Kylie Mann

Business Development Executive - Agents

 


January 26, 2012

Two exhibitions coming up!!! by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service is exhibiting at 2 exhibitions in the coming weeks, the Corporate Relocation Conference on the 6th February in the Russell Hotel in London and then the next 2 days at the Business Travel Show in Earls Court (London)

 

We invite you to come and see us at either or both of these events to discuss your temporary accommodation requirements with us and to give us the opportunity to provide you with an alternative (cost-effective) solution.

 

You can find us at: stand 41 (Corporate Relocation Conference) and stand 250 at the Business Travel Show.

 

We look forward to welcoming you there!!

 

If you can´t make either of these events and still wish to get more information from us, on our bespoke temporary serviced accommodation solutions, please feel free to send an email to Sara Calvo (Sales Manager) or Bard Vos (Marketing) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE


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 28, 2011

Help for Heroes - Dress Down Day at The Apartment Service by Bard Vos

As part of our ongoing charity commitment to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, the 22nd April (the day before St. George´s Day) was dedicated to Help For Heroes. The Apartment Service had a dress down day and all staff came to the office in their non-work attire.  

The charity Help For Heroes was founded in 2007 by Bryn and Emma Parry and a group of friends to help those men and women who have been injured in conflicts around the globe since 9/11. The charity benefits the Navy, the Army and the Royal Airforce.

The charity is supported by a host of well known people and HRH Prince William said during the opening of the Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in June 2010:

"Very occasionally, perhaps once or twice in a generation, something or someone pops up to change the entire landscape. Help 4 Heroes is one such phenomenon. What it has achieved here at Headley Court is, in truth, but the tip of the iceberg."

 

H4H at a glance:

* It is a young charity, founded in 2007

* We support those wounded in the service of our country since 9/11

* Rely heavily on (largely) volunteer network

* Not political, Not critical. "Just getting on with the job"

* Effective. Raised £89 million in just over three years.

 

H4H key messages:

 

  • It's about 'the blokes': those men and women of our Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of our country since 9/11.
  • H4H provides direct, practical support for our wounded. We fund projects and initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of our wounded heroes.
  • We do not seek to criticise or be political. We just want to help and we work closely with the Army, Navy and RAF to provide support where it is most needed.
  • 'Money in, money out'. We spend all that we get and all our admin costs are covered by selling H4H merchandise through Help for Heroes Trading.
  • It's about doing your bit, no matter how big or small. Every fundraiser is special to us and can make a real difference, so please keep going!

 

For more information, please visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk

 

THE APARTMENT SERVICE

Sales Support Staff - Mario Erro enjoys a day of dressing down!


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

 

 


January 5, 2011

New Saco Properties in Central London and Bracknell by Esther Munoz Tong

Two New Saco Properties are now part of our portfolio of serviced apartments. Saco Spitalfields is yet another excellent and well priced alternative for corporate accommodation in The City; each -one and two bedrooms- apartment offers floor to ceiling windows, contemporary furnishings and fully equipped kitchens.

 

The area
What was once a retail backwater is now a haven for those in search of a quirky shopping experience. Here it’s the free-thinking independents not chain stores that hold sway, in a lively environment that truly deserves to be described as unique and eclectic. The programme of live music and artistic events makes Spitalfields a draw for anyone looking to eat, drink or watch the world go by. And above all, for style-conscious shoppers already captivated by nearby Brick Lane, Cheshire and Hanbury Streets, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

 

While for those looking to rent an apartment for short or extendible periods, within easy reach of major High-Tech industries including Panasonic, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Cable and Wireless, Dell, Honeywell, BMW Group and Waitrose headquarters can now book Saco Bracknell though the Apartment Service.

 

The area
Bracknell has been used in the filming of many TV shows and films, such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Time Bandits. The town has a large leisure centre, which includes swimming and athletics facilities, whilst there is also the Coral Reef Water Park, the Downshire Golf Complex, the Bracknell Lawn Tennis Club and the Royal County of Berkshire Club. The John Nike Leisure Sport Complex houses a dry ski slope and an ice rink, and there are 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland at the Look Out Discovery Centre.


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


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