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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August 19, 2011

The Apartment Service has been nominated for an EMMA by Admin

For the second year The Apartment Service has been nominated for an EMMA in the category Corporate Housing Provider of the Year.

The EMMAs are the Oscars of the Global Mobility Industry organized by FEM (The Forum for Expatriate Management) and winning an EMMA is the ultimate recognition of professional excellence.

The award ceremony will take place on 4th November in London. To learn more about the other nineteen categories -and who else has been nominated- click here


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


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...


November 22, 2010

Monday 6th December - Swindon – Plaza 21 - Wine Tasting Open Day! by Admin

Our “Swindon Open Day” will be an amazing opportunity to view a selection of contemporary serviced apartments, in one of Britain’s historic industrial railway towns.

The opportunity to network and meet with clients on neutral ground is another advantage that an Open Day in Swindon has to offer.


From 12:30 The buffet lunch will help to tame your appetite before the real fun begins with the main event, which comes in the form of a Wine Tasting that starts at 14:00 and ends at 16:00. This will be a first for The Apartment Service and can be viewed as an educational exercise. If you happen to be driving you can still partake in the tasting – all you have to do is deposit the wine into the “Spitoon” which is a sobering piece of apparatus used by all the expert wine tasters in the industry, so don’t be afraid to get involved.


I will be taking you on a journey from Old World tradition right through to New World innovation.  Wine education combines History & Culture and allows for a deeper appreciation of what it takes to make great wine.  What I will really enjoy the most is hearing your personal opinions on the wines that we will share on the day.


I consider myself to be a wine nerd and not a wine snob.  As such this should be treated as a fun way to share some time in the relaxed environment that Plaza 21 provides.


We are very excited to be hosting this event and meeting with our guests in Swindon!


Looking forward to seeing you all on the day!


November 15, 2008

What is a serviced apartment by Mark Harris

"The term 'Serviced Apartment' is usually positioned by operators and agents alike as an alternative to hotel accommodation for long stay leisure or business travellers."

Read the full feature here: What is a Serviced Apartment

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

October 11, 2008

Tomorrow's world by Catherine Chetwynd

"Design, technology and service will be the three major features in the serviced apartment of the future, according to the pundits of the industry."

Read the full feature here: Tomorrow's World

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

October 9, 2008

Global Apartment listings by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury

"Global Serviced Apartment Locations and Units benchmark."

Read the full feature here: Global Apartment Listing

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

October 1, 2008

Chain of fools by Ian Sclater

"Is distribution the weak link in the procurement chain for apartments?"

Read the full feature here: Chain of Fools

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

September 26, 2008

Duty of Care by Catherine Chetwynd

"Are serviced apartments the safer alternative to hotels? Do they meet the expectations for a prolonged stay away from home? Do they comply with corporate travel policy?"

Read the full feature here: Duty Of Care

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

September 24, 2008

Ask the expert by Mike Stapley

"Frequently asked questions about serviced apartments, and how to purchase them more effectively."

Read the full feature here: Ask The ExpertApartment

Then please leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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