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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August 19, 2011

The Apartment Service has been nominated for an EMMA by Admin

For the second year The Apartment Service has been nominated for an EMMA in the category Corporate Housing Provider of the Year.

The EMMAs are the Oscars of the Global Mobility Industry organized by FEM (The Forum for Expatriate Management) and winning an EMMA is the ultimate recognition of professional excellence.

The award ceremony will take place on 4th November in London. To learn more about the other nineteen categories -and who else has been nominated- click here


August 16, 2011

New Staff by Admin

My name is Amy Gregory and I have just started working at The Apartment Service as an I.T. Support Assistant.   


I have worked in I.T. for 8 years within a diverse range of companies – I have worked in the I.T. departments of schools and universities to one of the country’s largest I.T service providers.  I am very passionate about my work and have just finished a degree in I.T. for E-Business which I studied for in the evenings.  I enjoy working within I.T as I like being able to help bridge the gap between people and machines – using computers is often a daunting experience for many people, especially when things go wrong and I feel it’s important to ensure that people feel supported within their work environment.   


When I am not at work or studying new things I enjoy making things.  I currently make handmade cards and jewellery and have just learnt to crochet.  I also enjoy baking (although I am not very good at it!). 


I look forward to working with everyone at The Apartment Service and am excited to take on new challenges and gain new experiences. 


August 12, 2011

All the Best, M's... by Admin

Last night the team gathered at a local pub to say goodbye to Muireann King whose last day at The Apartment Service is today







July 10, 2011

News from Leila and Denis by Admin


July 4, 2011

Thank you for attending our party, we had a really good time and hope you did too... by Admin


We would like to thank everyone for coming out to our 30th Anniversary party last Friday. For party pictures, please access the following link we have many more images and we will be uploading these on our party album on Facebook over the next few days.


We are still trying to recover from all the fun we had and our minds are continually racing with the joy and excitement of the night, so we are trying to make sure we do not leave anyone out!


We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and entertainment and we look forward to seeing you soon. More importantly, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for being part of the success of our business over the years.



July 1, 2011

The Apartment Service gets ready for its Big 30 party by Admin

Friday @ 4:30pm Party Night The team gets ready to celebrate in 80's style - a few behind the scenes pics below...















June 20, 2011

The ARP 25 Years Anniversary Night by Admin

Melanie Degand, Sara Calvo, Muireann King, Kim Ashmore and Chantelle Scott helped the ARP celebrate at their 25th Anniversary in style at The Caledonian Club in Belgravia. Despite the rain a great night of eating, drinking and some last minute dancing was had by all.



June 6, 2011

Congratulations to the New Mrs. Delve by Admin

May 24, 2011

Our New Business Development Executive - Babur Khan by Admin

I finished my university at Delaware, USA in 1998 (MBA) and moved in to the hotel industry; primarily sales and marketing. Working my way through two hotel chains, I moved into the serviced apartment industry in 2003. Soon, from business development, I was overlooking operations, guest relations, quality control as well as the new business development.

I then, steered my interest further in to the industry by participating in to property acquisitions whilst managing a small business development and operations team. My biggest achievement within the industry is to house the entire cast of a motion picture called “The Jacket”; from George Clooney, Kris Kristofferson, Keirra Kinghtely, Adrien Brody, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Criag to Peter Strauss (Executive Producer). In the spare time when I am not working; I do enjoy regional music (Cuban, Arabic, Latin & Native American) and then make unsuccessful attempts to play it on guitar. I am a Marvel Action fan and collect animated comic videos; even from the 1970s. I have already done 78 hours of flying in a Cessna 152 (fixed tricycle gear with 4 cylinder engine) and am only few weeks away to have my PPL (private pilot licence). Other than this, I do enjoy water sports, a good round of golf and vintage cars.

I hope that my time at The Apartment Service will be informative, effective and that I will be considered a valuable colleague amongst many.


Babur Khan
Business DevelopmentExecutive
The Apartment Service
T: +44 (0) 208 944 3665

May 15, 2011

Why using a serviced apartment agency can be a lot less hassle than letting an apartment with an estate agent by Admin

One of the questions friends and acquaintances ask most frequently when you tell them that you are working for a self-catering accommodation company is why it is our customers are not renting an apartment straight from a letting agent instead.

There are several answers to this question: the wide range of short term lettings we can offer them -which is surprisingly scarce-, the flexibility to cancel (or extend) your tenancy without being heavily penalised, and the fact that a serviced apartment company will not ask you for a hefty deposit to secure a tenancy. Additionally and no less importantly, there are a number of other less publicised reasons why serviced apartments are the best solution for people who want to make the most of their stay without having to worry about the mundane details, such as bills. For example, typical monthly bills that you’ll be liable for when living in London:

o   Council Tax: this is a tax that is levied on a property that has to be paid whether you are renting or have bought your London home. The amount of council tax you will have to pay varies according to the area of London in which you live. It is graded in bands (A-H) and is based on the value of the property

o   Electricity, gas and water: monthly bill based on usage of each utility during the month

o   Satellite TV (cable) 

o   Internet access

o   TV Licence: This is an annual fee levied by the BBC for the right to watch world-renowned British public broadcasting

o   Resident parking permit: a resident parking permit allows you to park your vehicle in designated areas of the controlled parking zone (CPZ) where you live. Most of serviced apartments offer private car parking which is a definite plus –and also very uncommon

So although we rarely stress the benefits of having all your monthly bills been taken care of -all included in your accommodation costs and part of the service- it is a considerable benefit in that there is no need for you to worry about setting time and funds aside to organise the set-up and payments of these services.

And lastly, there are the evident advantages of a weekly cleaning service and a maintenance team, managed by our in-house Guest Services department and on hand to deal with any concerns you may have.

The Apartment Service has lead the way in the provision of high-quality serviced apartments for short and long-term accommodation. Our head office is in London, with own and managed properties in the Europe and the rest of the world. Formed in 1981, The Apartment Service is run by a management team with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Contact The Apartment Service
T: +44 (0) 020 8944 1444
F: +44 (0) 0208944 6744

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