We started purely as an agency, sourcing and booking apartments and set up a network
of sales agents across the globe to help market the service to the corporate market
as well as to locally source and inspect suitable property options.
As a result of an apparent lack of corporate housing options in 1996 The Apartment
Service launched the first UK branded Corporate housing product "Executive Roomspace"
catering for serviced accommodation requirements of 28 nights plus. "Roomspace Serviced
apartments" was then added to the portfolio in January 2006 with minimum stays of
one week plus. This upgraded use of residential accommodation greatly reduces the
cost of longer stays and significantly improves guest comfort. This product is available
throughout various locations in the UK and has recently expanded into Lisbon and
We pride ourselves in working with a broad, satisfied client base including relocation
companies, blue chip organisations, banking and financial institutions, major multinational
corporations as well as private individuals.
We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience over the years , however
in order to ensure we remain fully conversant in key industry trends, changes in
legislation and the challenges faced by our clients, we are active members in a
number of key industry organisations and associations including The Association
of Serviced Apartment providers for which Charlie McCrow our Director is a founder
member and sits as treasurer, The Association of Relocation Professionals, Employees
Relocation Council, European Relocation Association and Forum for Expatriate Management,
ITM (Institute of Travel and Meetings) and the HBAA (Hotel booking Agents Association).
The first publication illustrating the trends spends and makeup of The Serviced
Accommodation sector was initiated by our Director Charlie McCrow with the first
ever Global Serviced Industry Report being published in September 2008 and the instalment
released in February 2010. This has proved to be an incredibly valuable and informative
first update within the industry for clients and suppliers alike.