Serviced apartments are a fantastic alternative to hotels for relocation assignees around the world, offering tangible benefits to both the employee and the employer.
Skyline Worldwide's Business Intelligence Manager for the EMEA region, Abi Lucy, tells us about just a few of the advantages of using serviced accommodation when relocating and travelling.
1. More space and flexibility
Serviced apartments offer more spacious accommodation compared to traditional hotels, often providing a living room, a kitchen, a separate bedroom and bathroom, ensuring that the guest can experience a more "home from home" atmosphere.
Guests are able to continue their typical routines without disruption, which can reduce the time it takes for them to settle in to their new environment. This flexibility isn’t restricted by specific breakfast times or rigid guidelines when staying in the apartment - serviced accommodation allows the guests to live their way.
2. Higher quality
At Skyline we pride ourselves on the quality and high standard of our apartments, and this doesn’t end with the permanent fixtures within the apartments. Not only do we source outstanding accommodation in key locations, we also provide 24 hour meet and greet services - so that the assignee will always be met personally by one of our team, complimentary internet access and Sky TV, and we ensure that the apartments are finished to the very highest specifications.
3. Cost effectiveness
The opportunity for cost savings is one of the biggest benefits for both the employer and the assignee. The facilities provided within the apartments, such as the full kitchen, allow the guest to avoid eating out, submitting expenses and waiting for reimbursement - so the employer is able to reduce per diem allowances for F&B, laundry and hotel-type incidentals.
The potential extent of savings can be increased considerably when two or three colleagues share an apartment, particularly for stays of 90 days plus. These savings can be as much as 50%, for a 2 bedroom apartment which would be more cost effective than 2 studios.
These cost savings can impact enormously on the overall price of the relocation process, as temporary accommodation can be one of the most significant outlays of any international assignment.
Celsium provides top-quality serviced apartments globally via our preferred partners. If you would like to learn more about serviced apartments worldwide, please contact us here.