International trends: Keeping up to date with Sydney serviced apartments
International trends: Keeping up to date with Sydney serviced apartments16th December 2010
This November one of our Principal Account Managers, Joanna Cross, travelled to Sydney to visit the fantastic Sydney serviced apartments we already offer in the city, meet with new providers and look at other apartments currently in development.
At SilverDoor we feel it’s vital to keep up to date with international trends so we can supply our clients with plenty of choice wherever they do business. Australia’s importance as a business centre is rapidly growing: not only did its robust economy weather the economic downturn relatively well, but thanks to its location it’s becoming a key destination for Asian businesses, as well as American and European companies doing business in the Asia Pacific region. Sydney is the epicentre of Australia’s growth (as well being as an incredible traveller's playground of things to do) and accordingly the city’s serviced apartment industry is developing fast.
Joanna is originally from Australia and builds upon her knowledge of Sydney every time she visits to give feedback which helps other SilverDoor staff understand the city as well as possible. It’s particularly important to understand the key business areas in great detail. “With only two exceptions the properties we work with in Sydney sit along a 3 km strip between Circular Quay (where the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are) and Sydney Central Station,” she explained. “The central business district (CBD) is essentially this same area”.
While she was in Sydney Joanna visited apartments we currently offer in the city, such as Fraser Suites, Sydney and Quay West Suites, and on her return to London she was able to report back to us on their facilities. To make sure we can meet the growing demand for serviced apartments in the city, she also met with new providers to negotiate terms and rates and to ensure that their apartments meet our exacting standards. Thanks to her trip, we will be offering a number of new apartments in Sydney over the coming months.