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


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


June 25, 2012

My business trip to Paris by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

This June I went to Paris on a business trip,thecapital and largest city ofFrance located onthe riverSeine.Paris, the world's most popular city destination and has plenty of must-see places. Among them: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs- Elysees or Versailles Palace.With millions tourists annually in the city,Paris is themost visited city in the world. However Paris isALSOtoday one of the world's leadingbusiness centers, and its influences inpolitics,education,fashionand thearts contribute to its status as one of the world's majorglobal cities. The business district is situated in La Defense where major hotel brands operate and compete.
This time I have had the pleasure to stay in an Adagio property. Adagio Montmartre is situated near the Sacre Coeur, an amazing apartment in a unique location with great views of the whole of Paris. I would definitely recommend these apartments to anyone staying for business or leisure purposes.
Joaquin Cababie
 
International Property Coordinator- Suppliers
 
The Apartment Service
 
 
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June 8, 2012

My business trip to Zürich - by Joaquin Cababie by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

Last month I went on a business trip to Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. It is located in the centre of the country by the Lake Zurich and surrounding by the beautiful Alps.

Zurich is among the world's largest financial centers and it is home of big banking institutions and also Google. It is also considered to be the wealthiest city in Europe. The high quality of life and low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there. The Swiss people tend be reserved but very hospitable. I have had the pleasure to stay with Swiss Boarding House which look after me very well while I was there. The location and the quality of the apartment was great and the best place to be based for your leisure or business purposes in Zurich. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

 

 


April 4, 2012

London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Life Expo by Bard Vos

Our Sales team (represented by Sara, Tess & Renata) exhibited at the London Chambers of Commerce and Industry life Expo on Monday 2nd April. The event was the first of its kind held at the fabulous etc Venues in St Pauls.

LCCI Life Expo has been specifically designed to provide LCCI Premier Plus members with a fantastic opportunity to promote products and services to a targeted audience of guests who book hotels, venues, restaurants, corporate travel and entertainment.

It proved to be a great networking evening where we were able to catch up with our industry partners as well as talk directly to business travel buyers who stopped by our stand. There was a great atmosphere and it seemed to attract the right kind of buyer.

We hope to be invited to the next one…….

 

Sara, Tess & Renata


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

 


October 20, 2011

The Apartment Service at the ERC Workforce Symposium in Denver by Bard Vos

ERC Denver Oct 2011 – Attended by Melanie Degand, Director of Sales and Sara Calvo, Sales Manager.

 

After much hilarity and hysteria regarding our visa applications (or lack of) at T5 Heathrow, we finally boarded and were on our way to The Worldwide ERC in Denver, Colorado.

Our exhibition booth attracted many admirers where we showcased our “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth” Serviced Apartment Industry report 2011 written by our very own Charlie McCrow.

 

 

It was great to meet up with industry friends and put names to faces with some of our overseas clients.With our intentions to help the US relocate clients to Europe and the rest of the world as an agent and provider, we forged some great new relationships in the American relocation and mobility market.We intend to bring back a slice of Denver’s excellent customer service which was outstanding and want to extend this to our own clients when helping them to find temporary serviced apartment solutions.

By Sara Calvo

 

 


October 20, 2011

The Apartment Service Go Karting with ITM by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service was represented last week on Thursday (13th October) at a Go Karting Event organised by the Institute for Travel and Meetings (ITM). Although we were tipped as the favourites, we narrowly missed a podium spot. Our team however with Jostein Smeby, Sean Briggs, Oyinda Kasumu and captain Mario Erro (alias the Super Mario Brothers and Sister) had a great evening and "we like to thank the ITM for inviting us."

Sean, Oyinda, Jostein and Mario looking the part!!


September 19, 2011

The Apartment Service at Office* 2011 by Tess Smith

Sean and I covered the Office* 2011 Exhibition which we thought was great. We met lots of lovely people and bonded with our ESA colleagues. We went to the after show party at Planet Hollywood and met the three giant transvestites. We partied to the great cabaret and drank a few cheeky vinos!

All in all a great two days.

 

 

 


June 24, 2011

" The Apartment Service team relaxing after a long day at BTM" by Sara Calvo

Two days of exhibiting and a beach party later, the sales team arrive back to the office on Friday with very sore feet and match sticks holding their eyes open! Lots of contacts were made with some great new business opportunities to take forward.

 

 


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