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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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: 

April 4, 2012

London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Life Expo by Bard Vos

Our Sales team (represented by Sara, Tess & Renata) exhibited at the London Chambers of Commerce and Industry life Expo on Monday 2nd April. The event was the first of its kind held at the fabulous etc Venues in St Pauls.

LCCI Life Expo has been specifically designed to provide LCCI Premier Plus members with a fantastic opportunity to promote products and services to a targeted audience of guests who book hotels, venues, restaurants, corporate travel and entertainment.

It proved to be a great networking evening where we were able to catch up with our industry partners as well as talk directly to business travel buyers who stopped by our stand. There was a great atmosphere and it seemed to attract the right kind of buyer.

We hope to be invited to the next one…….


Sara, Tess & Renata

February 22, 2012

The Apartment Service at the Business Travel Show by Kylie Mann


The Business Travel Show was a great success with the sales team representing TAS over the period of 2 days at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. The venue was well laid out for exhibitors, attendees and the various workshops that they were running throughout the day. There was a great coverage from various sectors including serviced apartments, airlines, travel management companies and software companies just to name a few.


The exhibition was well attended and we had a constant stream of clients throughout the day at both our stand in the ASAP pavilion and our stand in the main arena. On the first day TAS was represented by Oyinda, Renata, Melissa, Leticia, Sara and I. We all had a great day interacting with prospective clients and providers as well as enjoyed the chocolate fountain, sweet bags and a few drinks at the end of the night exhibitors networking bash.


The second day was just as good with Oyinda, Tess and Kim representing TAS. They caught up with a lot of familiar faces but also met a mix of new agents and corporate clients whom we may be able to do business with in the future. Both days were thoroughly enjoyed by the sales team and we look forward to catching up with the new corporate clients and agents that we all met.


Kylie Mann

Business Development Executive - Agents


February 3, 2012

Kylie Mann: From Oz to TAS by Bard Vos

My name is Kylie Mann and I am originally from Sydney, Australia.
Graduating from the Intercontinental Hotel School Sydney with a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, I gained experience over the last 6 years within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. I began my career as a Food and Beverage Attendant at Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and soon progressed into Rooms Division. I then moved into a Guest Service Agent role at Quest Serviced Apartments and from there became the Reservations Supervisor and Night Audit Manager. It was here that I realised my passion for Sales and moved onto working for Hamilton Island as a Trade (Agency) Reservations Consultant and then progressed to the position of Direct Reservations Consultant.

As the travel bug hit in 2011, I broadened my Hospitality and Tourism horizons and set my sights on London. I moved to London in October 2011, soon after joining the Apartment Service in December 2011 and have never looked back. The atmosphere is great and I look forward to the challenges ahead and the experience and knowledge I will gain from all the team at The Apartment Service.

I enjoy the outdoors, travelling and experiencing different cuisines and cultures.



Kylie Mann
Business Development Executive
T: +44(0)20 8944 3648
M:+44(0)74 3266 1433
F: +44(0)20 8944 6744


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


January 10, 2012

Roomspace Serviced Apartments - reviewed on The Travel Editor by Bard Vos

The well respected travel writer and photographer Robin McKelvie, who writes for many publications including BA High Life, Daily Telegraph and the Scotsman and who also regularly appears on BBC Radio Scotland, recently stayed at our Roomspace Serviced Apartments - River House. His review, which has been published on The Travel Editor, can be read here:




November 9, 2011

The TAS Ladies @ The EMMA´s by Bard Vos

All Glammed Up and....Somewhere to Go!!

Melissa, Mel&Kim, Sara and Oyinda

The Sales Team attended the EMMA’s on Friday 4th November in hope to scoop the Corporate Housing Provider of the Year award. Well done to Go Native and many thanks for the Champers!! We were a little jaded on Saturday morning but no lasting damage! We ate a fantastic spread and it was all going swimmingly until the lovely Shaun Prime from Go Native gave our table a bottle of champagne – which was a fantastic gesture but may have contributed to some pretty enthusiastic dancing from the TAS team! We all caught the 12.13 out of Vauxhall so were quite early considering some of our industry friends propped the bar up until the early hours. (Don’t panic, you remain nameless!)

Sara, Melissa and Kim. Another toast for the camera!! 


By Kim Ashmore and Sara Calvo


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