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August 12, 2011

All the Best, M's... by Admin

Last night the team gathered at a local pub to say goodbye to Muireann King whose last day at The Apartment Service is today







August 3, 2011

My Day at Guest Services by Babur Khan

It was 9:05 am on a typical Tuesday morning, and I stood by Mark’s desk to report for my exciting day of operational adventures. “What awaits us today” was going through my head. “Will it be a guest complaint, could there be a postcard through the door by a guest who stayed with us with a hand written “thank you” note, and how will the maintenance team will do today as compared to yesterday?” I started off with assisting Mark in placing some online broadband orders. Better and faster Wi-Fi now for our guests to browse through and benefit from the wealth of knowledge & entertainment over the “worldwide web”.


During placing the orders, our efficient quality control team had reported a faulty washing machine at one of our City locations. Mark got on to in a flash and had arranged the maintenance team to ensure that the problem is resolved without causing an inconvenience to our guest. That was a job well done Mark! Whilst I was placing orders, Mark had already gotten on to the phone and resolved most of the outstanding issues with external contractors for today - it was lunch break time. I took off and returned after 50 minutes, and there was safe unit programming on the list for Cramer House. Dorica and Sue showed me how to do one, and then I was on it. Thinking that everything needs to be done diligently, as this could be the safest place in the apartment, I ensured that all safe units were programmed, keys marked correctly and the boxes were labelled clearly for maintenance team to take away and install. During these important tasks, I did assist Mark in taking some of the calls on behalf of the Guest Relations.


I would like to thank everyone at Guest Services for the opportunity of working with you for a day.

Babur Khan
Business Development Executive
The Apartment Service
T:+44 (0)20 8944 3665

July 20, 2011

Charity Shops and Me by Helen Richardson

Approximately two years ago my sister suggested I go to a charity shop; she is always describing bargains she’s picked up in them. I couldn’t; said the snob in me, they smell, and they don’t have changing rooms! She said ‘yes they do, they all have changing rooms.’


So I swallowed my pride, held my nose and eventually ventured in. My favourite turned out to be the British Heart Foundation in Beverley. I would frequently snap up a Per Una or French Connection item, and in really good condition. More importantly, I went through my wardrobe and took in a few bags of clothes that I no longer wore.


The British Heart Foundation can claim back 25 pence in every pound from taxpayers. A few months later, they sent me a letter saying they had sold my clothes for £45.54. The British Heart Foundation do essential research and I urge more of us to support their cause. They even sell humorous Birthday cards for 99p, take a look!

July 10, 2011

News from Leila and Denis by Admin


July 4, 2011

Thank you for attending our party, we had a really good time and hope you did too... by Admin


We would like to thank everyone for coming out to our 30th Anniversary party last Friday. For party pictures, please access the following link we have many more images and we will be uploading these on our party album on Facebook over the next few days.


We are still trying to recover from all the fun we had and our minds are continually racing with the joy and excitement of the night, so we are trying to make sure we do not leave anyone out!


We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and entertainment and we look forward to seeing you soon. More importantly, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for being part of the success of our business over the years.



July 1, 2011

The Apartment Service gets ready for its Big 30 party by Admin

Friday @ 4:30pm Party Night The team gets ready to celebrate in 80's style - a few behind the scenes pics below...















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.



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