Service Apartments - Redefining Accomodation
Posted: Friday, August 22nd, 2008 | Posted by: Roshan L | Views: 22436
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Service apartments earlier a western concept of residential-style apartments, with its services and security is fast emerging and attracting a lot of people especially the corporates.

In todays environment where "instant" is a word of obsession, the term also implies to accomodations. A service apartment is a residential-style apartment with hotel-like amenities, including full kitchen and security. A typical service apartment has an air-conditioned and furnished flat, attached bath, fully equipped kitchen, colour TV, fridge, washing machine, locker, telephone connection, Internet connectivity, cent per cent power back-up, 24-hours security, fire safety and private parking.

So what is making this concept really popular especially the corporates? It is a well known fact that corporate visitors make very frequent visits to a location convenient for their business and hence it madates that there always be an accomodation readily available to check in at all times with all amenities. Though lodging centers and hotels provide these facilities some times it proves to be difficult when the rooms are booked in advance or the best rooms are already occupied. This is where the service apartments steps in. With a home like environment and being utilized only by top executives, it is an ideal choice for acomodation.

A Managing director of a UK based IT Company which has a branch in Mangalore, visits Mangalore almost every month and prefers to stay in service apartments during his stay. In fact he has gone to an extent of booking it fully for a season and during his absence it also serves to the accomodation needs of his executives who sometimes travel to Mangalore. This service apartment has bedrooms, with attached bathrooms. With comfortable beds, cupboards, a writing table, mirrors, sofa, dining table, colour TV, music system, iron box, hair drier, telephone with STD/ISD facilities and a port for laptop,etc. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, gas stove, crockery, cutlery, a pressure cooker and vessels. Apart from this there are allied services like housekeeping, in-house laundry, car rental services and a browsing center to name a few.

A serviced apartment scores over a 5-star hotel room on several counts. There is certainly more space and convenience . Also these apartments come at almost half the price of star comfort. In fact some multinationals insist on staying at service apartments where the stay exceeds beyond one month.

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