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June 29, 2011

My Cause by Cristina Demmel

“Last weekend, members of the UK Garrison Star Wars costuming group decided to run a charity event at Embankment Station; Darth Vader (my husband), a Stormtrooper myself and some friends got together at the station and started to collect donations for pictures taken with members of the public, it was a very successful day, in just 4 hours we collected almost £500 -all to be donated to Cancer Research UK. Children, men and women just couldn’t resist having their picture taken with these iconic film characters and praise our labor.”



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.



June 21, 2011

The Apartment Service Sales Team attended the ITM quiz night at The Grange Hotel, Tower Hill, London last night. by Sara Calvo

“Charlie’s Angels” as we were aptly called came 10th out of a possible 15!! Although we would have liked to win so donations went to our chosen charity – Cancer Research, we are happy for our donations to go to any chosen charities shared by the regional winners. It was a great night with excellent food and very entertaining.


Charlie's Angels


Sean Frazer

Mel & Sara

A giraffe (yes, really!!)

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 16, 2011

The Apartment Service at the BBT Summer in the Party by Esther Munoz Tong

June 13, 2011

A Short Introduction by Cristina Demmel


My name is Cristina Demmel and I am originally from Colombia, I have been working in the hospitality industry for several years. I worked as a Hotel Manager back in Colombia overlooking mainly Quality Control and Staff Training, were I was working towards being the first hotel in the south east of the country to be granted with the ISO 9001 Quality Certification after achieving this I moved to London (5 years ago) where I have been working at different hotel chains, my last job was as a Reservation Groups Agent, and then I decided to make a move and join to the team at The Apartment Service because I found the role very exciting and full of new things to learn.

Furthermore I am looking forward to make a good contribution to the team. I love films and you will always find me at the new releases, I enjoy having a good laugh with my friends and occasionally with the UK Garrison which is a Star Wars costuming group, we run some events to collect money for different charities, on this occasion we will be at Embankment station on the 16th July, Darth Vader (my husband) and a Stormtropper will be there if you wish to come along a take some pictures with your family, all the money collected will go to Cancer Research UK.

Cristina Demmel

UK & International Sales Support
Tel: 0208 944 1444
Fax: 0208 944 6744

June 9, 2011

My first cross-training day by Patrick Cardoso

‘’My first cross training day was at the Reservations Department, it began with a briefing with Melanie, about the Department and giving me preparatory information about what I could expect during the day out of the Accounting Department. My first mentor was Glenn, he explained me part of his job: answering queries through the phone and emails from agencies, booking our properties, sending confirmations etc. I was then sent to Mario, who described me the tasks he daily performs, answering queries from individuals, looking for the best option when the requested property is not available, and supporting the Sales Team as well.

After my lunch break it was Katia’s turn to show me the International side of the Department, and practice some French with her. I was then invited to join Oyindamola and Tamara on a Fam Trip to Monarch House, in Kensington High Street. We visited 3 different types of apartments in the same block, very spacious and comfortable, with daily Maid service! I really enjoyed this cross-training day, it gave me a good overlook of what is going on in the Reservations Department.

It was an excellent learning opportunity, improving my understanding of the Sales Department and my knowledge of the company. It also gave me the opportunity to socialize more with my colleagues.

Once more thank you to Melanie, Glenn, Mario, Katia, Tamara and Oyindamola for being part of my cross-training day!’’

June 6, 2011

Congratulations to the New Mrs. Delve by Admin

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,



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