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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July 1, 2015

GSAIR - Highlighting The Trends, Changes, Debate And Discussion Within The Serviced Apartment Industry by Bard Vos

Every 18 months, The Apartment Service, Travel Intelligence Network (TIN), and over 40 recognised and respected industry experts from around the globe, begin the process of compiling the most comprehensive and thought provoking report on serviced apartments and corporate housing that is available today. To order the latest report, please send an email to 

The full article is attached, as it appears in the Summer 2015 edition of IHRA. 

IHRAsummer2015.pdf (807.85 kb)

June 4, 2013

The Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report 2013-14 has been published!!! by Bard Vos

The long awaited 4th edition of the Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report, covering 2013 and 2014 has been launched today during the Business Travel Conference which is being held at the Novotel London Hammersmith. 


This 4th report provides an update of the global industry, expert commentary, partner perspectives and also an update of worldwide serviced apartment totals. You can order your complimentary copy by sending your details to, indicating if you wish to receive a hard copy or the digital version. 

We welcome your feedback to this latest report, by leaving your comments here on our blog. Your comments will help us shape the next update!!!



August 10, 2012

The Apartment Service has been nominated for an EMMA!!! by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service is pleased to announce that we have been nominated for a prestigious EMMA Award (Expatriate Management & Mobility) organised by the Forum for Expatriate Management in the category Best Corporate Housing Provider. The ceremony will take place on the 19th October at Plaza Riverbank in London. For more information about the awards and all nominated companies, please click here.



The Apartment Service provides since 1981 bespoke solutions for temporary serviced accommodation requirements worldwide. For an initial consultation why not give us a ring on 020-89443612 or email



May 16, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Totally Expat Show - 14 May 2012 by Kylie Mann


The Apartment Service once again exhibited at the 3rd Annual London Totally Expat Show on Monday. This year it was held in a new location at the Business Design Centre, which was bright, airy and easily accessible from Angel Underground Station. It was a delight arriving at 8am to find our stand had already been delivered. After setting up the TAS stand we had time for a quick coffee and a chat, with familiar faces we had seen at EuRA a few weeks before.



The exhibition opened at 10am and as always it was well attended and the TAS stand was constantly buzzing. We had a brilliant stand located in the centre of the exhibition which allowed easy access to network with both our existing and new Global Mobility clients. The Totally Expat show is not only a great opportunity for TAS to interact with like minded professionals, but to also attend seminars to further enhance our knowledge of the industry that we have a strong passion for.

We look forward to exhibiting again next year!


Kylie Mann

The Apartment Service 


Sales Manager Sara Calvo - ready to receive visitors to the Apartment 

Service stand. 


For a full set of pictures of the Totally Expat Show, please click here

May 1, 2012

The Apartment Service at EuRA 2012 - Stockholm by Bard Vos & Maggy Sainsbury


The Apartment Service attended EURA 2012 in Stockholm in full force.  This year we had a stand in the exhibition hall so we could network every day and make new business relationships.  

Having great business partners is what makes us successful and it’s important for us to keep up with what is going on in the relocation industry.  We must always nurture our relationship with all the different agents worldwide where temporary accommodation is a one of its many priorities.

There were some great evening events laid on for us to mingle and socialise.  The food and wine flowed and everyone has left with great memories and new opportunities. Looking forward to next year in Bucharest…..


April 13, 2012

A virtual visit to Santos River Apartments - Lisbon by Bard Vos

We have created a video of our Santos River Apartments to be able to really show what it is like staying there. To view the video click here

We of course welcome your feedback. 

For more information about Santos River Apartments, or to book your next stay, please call +351- 213 944000 or +44-(0)20-89441444 or email Website: 

February 2, 2012

The Apartment Service leads the research into the global serviced apartments industry by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service in close co-operation with The Travel Intelligence Network (  has published 3 issues of the Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report to date.

The first edition came out in February 2008 and contained an overview of "What is a serviced apartment", Industry views and Expert views. We also started the documentation of the total number of serviced apartments worldwide.

In 2008 the total number of apartments uncovered was 452,051.

The second report was published in February 2010 in the time that the world was in economic recession. The sector remained optimistic about the future and this was also highlighted by an increase in the total number of documented serviced apartments worldwide to 491,465. We also started a regional update, looking at the various global regions, the differences in the markets and how serviced apartments are being operated.

The latest report came out in October 2011 and included again a regional update + views of Industry Experts from across the globe about their views and outlook for the sector. And the total number of documented serviced apartments worldwide increased to 669,744!

The first report is only available still in hard copy. The second and latest report are also available in PDF format. To order your free copy for either or all of the reports, please send an email to Bard Vos.

We welcome your feedback on the content of the reports, which can be left by commenting on this blog post. And of course also any suggestions for future editions, topics to write about, areas to research etc.

We look forward to an engaging conversation,




January 26, 2012

Two exhibitions coming up!!! by Bard Vos

The Apartment Service is exhibiting at 2 exhibitions in the coming weeks, the Corporate Relocation Conference on the 6th February in the Russell Hotel in London and then the next 2 days at the Business Travel Show in Earls Court (London)


We invite you to come and see us at either or both of these events to discuss your temporary accommodation requirements with us and to give us the opportunity to provide you with an alternative (cost-effective) solution.


You can find us at: stand 41 (Corporate Relocation Conference) and stand 250 at the Business Travel Show.


We look forward to welcoming you there!!


If you can´t make either of these events and still wish to get more information from us, on our bespoke temporary serviced accommodation solutions, please feel free to send an email to Sara Calvo (Sales Manager) or Bard Vos (Marketing) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Kind regards



January 18, 2012



Business Development Executive BDE


Wimbledon and some field based



The Apartment Service are a long-established, successful global corporate housing solution based in south west London.


Due to recent internal promotions, we need an ambitious individual to join our sales team. You will need to be an assertive, focussed and persistent sales person. You must be able to communicate on all levels and possess excellent consultative business/account development skills.


The BDE will be responsible predominantly for the development of new business and maximizing opportunities from various sources and the development of business from existing accounts.


You will be targeting hotel booking agents and business travel and relocation sectors, therefore, a background in any of these industries would be an advantage but is not essential.


You must thrive in a target-driven environment where you will be rewarded by an uncapped earning potential. So if you have a pro-active approach and a proven track record in achieving and exceeding sales targets this could be your ideal opportunity.



For more information and to apply please contact:



Sara Calvo – Sales Manager

Phone: 020-89443659


September 19, 2011

The Apartment Service at Office* 2011 by Tess Smith

Sean and I covered the Office* 2011 Exhibition which we thought was great. We met lots of lovely people and bonded with our ESA colleagues. We went to the after show party at Planet Hollywood and met the three giant transvestites. We partied to the great cabaret and drank a few cheeky vinos!

All in all a great two days.




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