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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March 15, 2011

The Apartment Service and More Corporate Sales Development by Admin

I am Stephanie Selima; I have four years experience in the fields of marketing and sales in the Cosmetics and Fashion industries.  I have received a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Sales Management from INSEEC Business School in France.



I have been in the UK for nearly a year and worked as a Commercial Assistant and Business Development Manager at LVMH Fragrances and Cosmetics.



I’ve chosen to work at The Apartment Service as it offers a challenging environment, a prospect for promotion and a rewarding working experience.  I wish to capitalize on my abilities and to learn new skills. I am very happy to join a company with a clear and pertinent strategy for growth and a strong desire for success. I am really looking forward to being a part of this success.



Finally, as far as my hobbies are concerned, I love travelling, socialising, going out with friends, ballet, culture (love to learn about countries’ history) cinema, music, riding horses, French cuisine (love cooking for friends) and so much more!



Stephanie Selima is our New Corporate Development Consultant

To contact the Sales Development Team
Tel: +44(0)208 944 3612

March 11, 2011

A New International Sales Support Consultant by Admin

My name is Mario and I am a 29 years old and coming from a typical Italian family, I am the last of six children and so far I have nine nephews!

I came in London in November 2007 and I managed to learn the language from absolutely zero to a very acceptable level over the space of four years. Thanks to my good command of Spanish and Italian I was hired by the Big Bus Company (or the Sightseeing Tour in London) this was just a temporary job for the summer and I was looking for something more stable so I started to work at the Front Desk  with Jury's Hotel in The City. It was a wonderful experience and after only five months I was promoted to “Front Office Supervisor” and   “Employee of the Year”  I started to feel passionate about my job and of course the industry while I made really good friends and had a great time.

I am now living in South West London and I have just started at The Apartment Service, the people and the environment seems great, colleagues are really friendly and I have the feeling that I will enjoy working here and hopefully they’ll enjoy working with me too.

In my private life I like to stay close to my close friends, cook traditional meals from my city (I was chef and I love to cook dinner for my friends as long as they bring a good bottle of wine with them) and finally to travel and to discover new places.


March 9, 2011

My First Incursion Into Speed Networking by Mariel Martinez


Lately, virtually EVERYONE is talking about networking. We are surrounded by so many web pages that remind you how important is to belong to a networking group (whether is career, social or hobby orientated) if we are not part of it, it’s easy to feel that we’re missing out.


One can obtain so much information and guidance from people who know certain topics so much better than us. Networking is also incredibly useful for developing business relationships. One never knows what the outcome would be by simply showing up at certain event...


But have you experienced “LIVE NETWORKING”?


Today, I took part in a “Speed Networking” event organised by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. I was attracted the concept of “Speed” for this event, purely because I believe that it doesn’t take a lot of time to understand what a Company is about. A few minutes should be enough to get the core idea and then you can decide which Company can be beneficial to you in Business Terms.


I also liked the fact that none of us were competitors. Everyone came from a different industry (Law, Architecture, Artists, Motor, etc...) I met some lovely people and (bonus) made a few contacts that I can be very mutually beneficial in the future.


Networking is something for open and sociable minds... Is it for you?


Mariel Martinez Aragunde

Business & Administration Manager - Spain

Tel: +44 (0) 208 944 3660


March 4, 2011

Our New Agent Business Development Executive by Esther Munoz Tong

Hello All,


My name is Oyinda Kasumu. I am the latest Business Development Executive to join the sales team here at The Apartment Service. My role will involve generating new business relationships with Hotel Booking Agents, Letting Agents, Relocation Agents and Travel Management Companies.


I come from a background of Field Marketing and Client Services Management and I always tried to seek avenues in which I can help to grow business opportunities.


Out of work my passions are cooking; African and West Indian dishes are my speciality. I enjoy street dancing and am a keen follower of fashion. 


Oyinda Kasumu

Business Development Executive

The Apartment Service

T: 0208 944 3628



March 2, 2011

Looking for a New Colleague! by Esther Munoz Tong

The Apartment Service is looking to recruit an individual to develop and expand its portfolio of serviced apartments featured on its website. Although sound IT skills are essential the ability to build on good working relationships with providers and suppliers is paramount ensuring that The Apartment Service and its clients receive the most competitive rates and information on its website. The organising of regular familiarisation trips for the sales team is also a task required.

Previous experience in a similar role within The Serviced Apartment or hotel industry would be beneficial however interested applicants who have proven transferable skills should apply.

Applicants must be fluent in English both verbal and written with a smart appearance and professional approach to their work. Self motivation and the ability to prioritise a busy workload are essential in order to make a success within this role.

For complete job description please access the following link and to apply please contact     


February 28, 2011

Open Day - Princes House (Brighton) 16th March 2011 by Bard Vos

Please join us in our Brighton Apartments

Princes House, 169 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EA

Morning Coffee and Pastries from 10.30am to 12.00m


Buffet Lunch from Noon to 3.00pm

These apartments are in a Grade One Art Deco listed building which has been sympathetically restored. Facilities include dishwasher, washing machine, video entry phone, Maple wood floors, CCTV surveillance. Parking is available in the nearby NCP car. London is accessible by train in just under an hour. 

Brighton cosmopolitan, compact, energetic, unique, fun, lively, historic, young, exotic and free-spirited, it's a city like no other. 

Please RSVP by email to Muireann King at to confirm your appointment and time.  

The Apartment Service, 5-6 Francis Grove, London, SW19 4DT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8944 1444   Fax: +44 (0) 20 8944 6744





February 24, 2011

Freedom Services Apartments Lisbon by Esther Munoz Tong

Freedom Serviced Apartments have just joint The Apartment Service. Adding three new locations in Lisbon; Cais do Sodré, Bairro Alto and Marquês de Pombal. Perfect for a medium to long term stay and offering all the amenities and comforts of home with the additional benefits of a city centre location and daily maid service.

All accommodations include a daily maid service, linen and bath and the Internet without additional charge to users.

Freedom Services Apartments Lisbon is perfect for a medium to long term stay and offers all the amenities and comforts of home with the additional benefits of a city centre location.

For further information contact our Reservations Team
T: +44 (0) 20 8944 3631

February 23, 2011

New Serviced Apartments in Southampton by Esther Munoz Tong

Southampton is one of the most lively and dynamic cities in the south of England. It offers a vibrant and varied nightlife, numerous leisure facilities, superb heritage attractions, bustling marinas, beautiful parks and great places to eat and drink.

The Apartment Service is always looking to boost our worldwide property rental portfolio and Southampton is certainly emerging, creating a city comparable with the best in Europe and offering vibrant, exciting, well designed and maintained sense of place for all who live, visit and work in the city.

Check out our new offers in Southampton:

Imperial Apartments
Central Park Apartments
Atlantic Apartments
Bassett Avenue Apartments
Oceana Apartments
French Court Apartments
Osbourne House

For further information contact our Reservations Team
T: +44 (0) 20 8944 1444

February 21, 2011

Aparta Class in Bogota Colombia is now part of The Apartment Service by Esther Munoz Tong

Aparta Class Suites is a renowned accommodation alternative among the many hotels and apart-hotels to choose from in Bogota, that provides the business traveller the privacy and the space of a comfortable fully furnished apartment.

At this property is possible to count on all the services offered at the best hotels around the world. Aparta Class is the first choice for the most reputable multinationals and Colombian companies for their executives requiring short and extended accommodation while in Bogota. Comprising a condominium of buildings located in the best residential area in the city. Their guests find the comfort and service to be expected in a five star hotel with the privacy and freedom of home.

Aparta Class work ethos is to help you make the most out of your business or pleasure trip providing daily housekeeping, permanent supply of towels and linens, amenities, 24-hour concierge service, airport pick-up and truly enthusiastic customer service staff prepared to attend your every need.

To book your next stay in Bogota access press here or
Contact our Reservations Team: +44 (0) 20 8944 1444    

February 15, 2011

A New Business Development Executive at The Apartment Service covering SE London, suburbs and Kent by Sean Frazer

Hello All,


My name is Sean, Prior to joining the team at The Apartment Service I worked in recruitment as a Senior Consultant for a London-based recruitment firm specialising in the education sector. I am an alumni from Northampton University where I studied Business Entrepreneurship, which has helped to hone my skills in business development.


Outside work I can be found engaged in music, networking, working out and charity work. I have an extensive list of destinations and countries I wish to visit, and can count Greece and America as countries I have recently explored. I am very happy to be joining the team here at The Apartment Service, and I am looking forward to a rewarding career here.


Sean Frazer

Business Development Excutive

The Apartment Service

Telf: 020 8944 3648


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