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The Apartment Service attended the ARP Awards Ceremony and Dinner On Thursday the 10th September the ARP (Association for Relocation Providers) annual conference and awards ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury. In the serviced apartment sector, the award went to Clarendon Serviced Apartments. The Apartment Service was represented by Charlie McCrow (CEO), Jo …

Roomspace completes London refurbishments

ROOMSPACE, the corporate serviced apartment provider, headquartered in Wimbledon, is delighted to announce the completion of their refurbishment project across their popular and trusted Greater London inventory to mirror the brand image and standards of their new properties recently opened in Ealing and Hove. This includes upgraded bathrooms, new furniture, top quality beds and linens …

Regional Reports – Americas & Canada

A strong US dollar has seen New York confirmed as the region’s most expensive city and Manhattan the costliest North American locations for ex-pats working on assignment. Los Angeles and Washington are the second and third most expensive US cities. Toronto is Canada’s most expensive city, followed by Ottawa and Montreal. Meanwhile, south of the …

Industry Benchmark

by Mark Harris Regional Analysis Europe (Excluding UK) Major Extended Stay Brands in Europe Brands Properties Units Locations Accor Suitehotel 20 2,566 Germany, Austria, Switzerland – 6 hotels France – 14 hotels Adagio* 16 2,300 France and Italy Ascott Group Ascott 45 4,944 France – 3,522 units Somerset UK – 851 units Citadines Belgium 322 …

Industry Overview

by Mark Harris Apartments are working for corporates because there are more of them, they are cheaper than hotels for long stays. Top internal company assignment destinations: 2007 2006 Country % 1 1 United States 22% 2 3 China 19% 3 2 United Kingdom 15% 4 6 Singapore 4% 5 4 Germany 3% 6 7 …

Industry Overview

by Mark Harris Costs are no longer the sole drivers in corporate accommodation procurement. The work place has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. The workforce is increasingly mobile according to Manpower, more people are living and working away from their home countries than at any other point in history. The Global Expatriate Population …

Regional Report – Europe

Travel and tourism delivered 7.9% of Europe’s entire GDP in 2011, directly employing 10 million people and sustaining 28 million jobs. Employment in the travel industry is predicted to grow by 1.2% per annum over the remainder of the decade, more than any other sector of the economy. Demand The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) …