By Anton Constantinou
Asia-Pacific is a fast growing region for business travel. Research shows that the Asia business travel market is increasing at twice the rate of the rest of the world, and is forecasted to overtake the Americas in the next decade. It’s predicted that by 2027, corporate travel spend in the Asia-Pacific will climb to a staggering $645 billion, driven by population growth and improvements to things like visa application processing.
As a worldwide provider of corporate accommodation with an international headquarters in Singapore, we book apartments in the Asia-Pacific all the time, and have seen our business there continue to expand. With the help of our lovely account managers, we’ve drawn up a list of our top serviced apartments in the Asia-Pacific:
1. Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
Singapore’s central business district provides the ideal backdrop for this smart and sophisticated property, which lies just 13 miles from Changi Airport. Guests have a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, as well as on-site amenities including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, food shop and communal roof terrace.
2. Fraser Suites Singapore
These high-end Singapore apartments can be found in River Valley, and boast free parking and walk-on balconies. There are one, two, three and four bedroom apartments available, all of which are air- conditioned and feature stylish wooden flooring. Those in need of a meeting room or conference facilities can take advantage of the on-site business centre.
3. Treetops Executive Residences on Orange Grove Road
These magnificent apartments are surrounded by rich greenery and provide a quiet escape from Singapore’s city centre. The accommodation is opulent, breezy and brings together classic and modern traditions. Treetops’s eco-luxury living is unique, and invites guests to participate in various green initiatives geared towards protecting the environment.
4. Lanson Place Hotel and Apartments
For a quality stay in Hong Kong, look no further than Lanson Place Hotel and Apartments. All studio, one and two bedroom apartments are contemporary in style and feature king-size beds and fully-equipped kitchens. Our favourite feature is the communal residents’ lounge, which offers the perfect space for guests to socialise and network.
5. The Paul Bangalore Domlur Apartments
Over in India, The Paul Bangalore keeps standards high with this rather regal take on corporate accommodation. These apartments draw inspiration from their local environment, and make use of traditional colours and patterns to provide a truly immersive experience. As well as private balcony access, the property features hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and meeting room facilities. What more could you ask for?
6. Lanson Place Jin Qiao
Lanson Place Jin Qiao surrounds itself with a number of shopping centres and metro stations, which make it a perfect accommodation option for those in need of a convenient stay. The apartments have a traditional look and feel, incorporating warm earth colours and thoughtfully crafted spaces. Guests have the luxury of an on-site bar, café and food shop, as well as a fitness centre and swimming pool.
7. Grand Mercure Accor Ambassador Apartments
This property is as grand as the name suggests. It’s located in the heart of Seoul, just minutes from the Yeouido Financial District, and offers upscale corporate accommodation in the form of a luxury aparthotel. The apartments are furnished to an excellent standard, and include both air conditioning and central heating. Its amenities, likewise, range from indoor golf to yoga.
8. Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences
Newly inspected and prime for business travel, this property is impressive through and through. Its stately apartments feature all the latest kitchen and entertainment facilities, and, on-site you’ll find a BBQ area, children’s playground and 24-hour reception. For us, the stand-out feature is the Olympic sized swimming pool.
9. Seasons Harbour Plaza
Darling Harbour is a lively recreational precinct in Sydney, full of bars, restaurants and top attractions. There you’ll find the fabulous Seasons Harbour Plaza, which offers one and two bedroom apartments, complete with air conditioning and central heating. The property has a indoor heated pool – ideal for cooler months – an on-site restaurant serving a delicious array of hand-picked dishes.