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January 13, 2011

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


January 12, 2011

The Apartment Service will be on stand 250 at Business Travel & Meetings Show - 8th and 9th February 2011 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


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.


December 21, 2010

Our New Year by Admin

Our New Year London Open Day is going to be held on January 19th 2011 to kick-start the year and celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

 

The Apartment Service will be hosting breakfast from 8:00am through to 10:00am, followed by lunch from 12:00 – 14:00. During the evening we will be hosting a wonderful wine tasting that starts at 18:00 and finishes at 20:00   

 

The Apartment Service invites you to enjoy a full day of tasty bites ending with a wine tasting to kick start our 30th Anniversary celebrations... All in the relaxed atmosphere of our London apartments.

 

·Breakfast 8:00-10:00 Watling Street - Closest Station is Mansion House
·Brunch/Lunch 10:00-14:00 Groveland Court - Closest Station is Mansion House
·Wine Tasting 18:00-20:00 Sterling House - Closest Station is Chancery Lane

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you on the day

 

 

The Apartment Service

 


December 15, 2010

All Staff Focus Day by Esther Munoz Tong

We had our first “All Staff Focus Day” today - actually it had to be split in two big groups to maintain all our services running- but the general consensus was that it has been a very useful exercise and a brilliant platform to reinforce the Apartment Service short and medium term objectives, as is always easier to achieve these if everyone is kept in the loop at all times, to improve our internal communications, as well as to brainstorm and get feedback from everyone in the company who is in permanent contact with our customers.

None of us had any idea how much fun we’d have before we went in. I was laughing out loud much of the time at the hilarious chatting.  Not to mention that nice and buzzing feeling one gets of having been listened to after a work meeting.

TAS will continue to organise in person and online staff events once or twice a year. We hope that future events would provide us with the opportunity to further communicate, inspire and motivate the Apartment Service team.


December 13, 2010

An introduction by Admin

I am very happy to announce that the Apartment Service International Reservations team has become even richer with the addition of a new team member: Renata Mucska. She started her career in the hospitality sector doing her internship Novotel Budapest within the area of Reservations and Banqueting. She moved over to London in 2007 with Novotel working in Reservations and then in 2008 moved to Hilton has group coordinator.

 

Her last role was with Deutsche Bah UK German Railways as Trade and Groups Executive. Her main role there was being responsible for Great Rail Journeys in charge of  their section of European first class groups.

 

Renata has a great passion for travelling. Hopefully she is as excited to be joining us as the rest of us in the Apartment Service are with her arrival.


December 10, 2010

Groveland and Watling Street Open Day – A GREAT SUCCESS! by Esther Munoz Tong

Another opportunity to meet our City based clients and a chance for our team to brag about our lovely serviced apartments in the heart of London. 

An ideal environment to put faces to names, to reinforce our business relationships, help our clients to familiarise with what’s on offer and experience the solutions that we provide for business travellers.

Not to mention, our increasingly renowned Wine Tasting session - the team at the Open Day assure me that it went down very well with our guests - this means a lot more fine wine and beverage events to come...


December 7, 2010

The Apartment Service Open Day at Plaza 21 in Swindon by Admin

The Apartment Service held its “Open Day” at Plaza 21 in Swindon on Monday and despite the cold weather it certainly didn’t discourage people from coming along to discover what we have to offer there.

 

We started with a buffet lunch served with hot Tea and Coffee to warm everyone up... Plenty of conversation was had regarding the history of Swindon and we found out that Swindon is in fact derived from two words “Swine” and “Dun” or “Pig Hill” - (Hill where pigs are bred). Wiltshire is famous of course for its Gammon.

 

Our Wine Tasting was a great success for everyone and the feedback has been very positive. Words such as “fun”, “informative”, “educational” and “interesting” have been used to describe the experience. We feel that wine tasting events are a new twist on a very useful exercise.

 

Our next Open Day and Wine Tasting is on Thursday 9th December in our Watling Street properties in Central London. If you can make it we will be very pleased to see you all there!

 

Please Contact Savraj on his e-mail address for further details savrajG@apartment.co.uk

 


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...

 


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