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Why are serviced apartments better than hotels?

Written by on 6th May 2020
Category: Business Travel

Choosing accommodation for your business travel can be a stressful exercise. The lion’s share of hotels throughout the world offer little in terms of quality, comfort or space. In the hotel industry, every square-inch saved counts. More rooms means more custom and it’s ultimately you, the traveller, who suffers as a result. Time and again this leads to corporate travellers settling for unremarkable rooms in anodyne hotels with basic services charged at exorbitant rates. Here at SilverDoor we know you deserve better, so we’ve scoured the globe for the very best serviced apartments to ensure it’s your needs that come first. Our recent blog outlines just why serviced apartments are a key component to successful business trips.

We’ve put together our list of 5 reasons to put it beyond any doubt: a serviced apartment is the superior choice for your business travel.

Autonomous living

With a SilverDoor furnished apartment your accommodation is not just a bed and a dressing table, it’s a home-from-home. Come and go as you please, invite friends or colleagues over for a meeting or a drink, cook your own food and eat at the dinner table. Experience a trip free from unwanted intrusions by setting your housekeeping preferences in advance. Many of our serviced apartments offer on-site facilities like gyms and private outdoor spaces in which to unwind after a day of socialising, networking and negotiating. A serviced apartment is a place where you settle in, not a place you settle for.

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A serviced apartment is a versatile living space for business travellers

Big savings

Contrary to what you might think, more often than not serviced apartments work out costing you significantly less than a hotel room. This is especially noticeable over longer term stays. Serviced apartments become cheaper over time as VAT drops from 20% to just 4% after 28 days. Eating out is a luxury that, unlike a serviced apartment, can really mount up financially over the course of a stay. All of our furnished apartments come with fully-fitted kitchens and we’ll point out the nearest supermarkets to your apartment. So instead of paying through the nose for room service, you can pick up some essentials and keep your wallet or purse intact.

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A serviced apartment makes great economic sense, especially for longer stays

Ideal for solo travellers and groups

Serviced apartments are the ultimate flexible living spaces. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or the whole family, a serviced apartment covers all bases. Rather than trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, a serviced apartment is specifically procured with business travellers’ needs in mind. This means separate spaces to work, relax and sleep. It’s the ability to make a quick snack between video calls or to quickly put your best shirt through the wash before tomorrow’s conference. It’s a place your children can stay in or visit without climbing the walls while you work. We’ve even selected some easy home baking recipes you can rustle up from the comfort of your serviced apartment.

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Your business trip need not interrupt your usual routines

Prime locations

A furnished apartment isn’t just an upgrade on the quality of your accommodation, it’s the convenience of being situated in your destination’s most exclusive spots. Whether that means being a stone’s throw from the conference centre, or having the river, the high street or the local transport links on your doorstep. Perhaps it means being situated equidistant from all of the above, or removing yourself from the hustle and bustle completely in a peaceful apartment on the outskirts. Serviced apartments take all the hassle out of city living meaning you can focus on what really matters, your business success and enjoyment of the trip.

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Convenient and classy, serviced apartments have it all

A helping hand

More often than not, booking and staying in a hotel is a wholly impersonal experience. With such a high turnover of clientele, most hotel staff will scarcely notice you, let alone provide assistance should you need it. With a SilverDoor serviced apartment, you have a direct line, 24 hours a day to a personally assigned travel specialist. They’re on-hand whether you need to promptly request a parking space for a visitor, want to know the fastest way to get to your meeting or check which supermarkets are open late. A serviced apartment doesn’t just offer luxury accommodation, it’s the luxury of being able to focus entirely on your business success.

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Our friendly team are always available to help

Whether you’re planning your business trip for yourself, a colleague or a client, a serviced apartment is the natural choice. Why not view our extensive range of serviced apartments or give us a call to get your corporate travel off to a winning start.