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Feb 7, 2020
Over thousands of corporate travellers visit London every day for business trips and stay in hotels in Canary Wharf, London City or Central London. Many of them have found accommodation through websites such as Booking.com or Airbnb.com. Or, their companies have partnerships with particular hotels. Business travellers are asked to book their own accommodation and do so without realising the added benefits of serviced apartments. Read on to discover the luxuries of London serviced apartments.
Travel Leaders Corporate forecast that hotel rates in Europe alone will rise. In Advito’s 2017 Industry Forecast “rates [are said to increase] by up to 2%”. On top of this, Airbnb continues to erode the hotel operator market share and aims to carry on doing so as seen with its recent acquisition of Luxury Retreats. Travellers are turning to home-sharing companies and serviced apartments because of the “home away from home” experience. The luxuries of hotels are enjoyable yet when on a long term business trip or when relocating to a new city, one craves for space, comfort and flexibility. Serviced apartments offer this.
Whatever your needs and budget, long term serviced apartments across London are great alternatives to hotels. Located in prime locations from Canary Wharf to Central London and West London, you will receive personalised touches in your apartment rather than run-of-the mill hotel experiences. Are you arriving with your new born baby boy? Upon request, we will have a cot and other such items ready for your arrival. While hotels offer concierges to bring an extra blanket, we have a 24/7 helpdesk who do the same and more. Serviced apartments offer hotel indulgences as well as the authentic home experience.
In a hotel, after a long day at work you return to a lobby full of tourists, a nicely prepared hotel bedroom and a hotel-owned restaurant. For a long term business trip, this is not ideal. One wants to unwind in their own space whether it be in their living room in front of the TV or in the balcony soaking up the sunshine over a glass of wine. These simply unparalleled moments are not possible in hotels.
Our serviced apartments are a great retreat and are perfect for corporate travellers looking to stay for 21 nights or longer in the very heart of London. All our apartments are fully-furnished with fully-equipped kitchens with everything you need to host a dinner party with colleagues, spacious living rooms with flat screen TV, DVD player and WIFI and much more. In London City, Lamb’s Passage is one of our most sought after complex offering apartments with a balcony.
Another reason to stay in a serviced apartment is that you experience the city as a local, not a tourist. We offer a Meet and Greet service ensuring you are welcomed, settled in with ease and we can suggest nearby restaurants, supermarkets and attractions. For example: right on the doorstep of Regent’s Park, close to Camden Locks and distinctive boutique stores and cafés is Park Lofts. It houses contemporary spacious studios to 2 bedroom apartments with parking. Furthermore, for those needing support in moving to London we provide relocation services.
Overall, for a longer corporate stay, serviced apartments provide unrivalled services that are not readily available in hotels. Enjoy hotel benefits at the comfort of your own “home away from home” apartment.