In the past, for those travelling on business the options for accommodation, particularly if required to stay in a city centre location, were limited to hotel stays. Today, the options have expanded to include the serviced apartment, which are becoming well established in many cities.
The main advantages to taking on a serviced apartment include the fact that they provide ’boutique’ level quality. Apartments are fully furnished including kitchens stocked with all the basic utensils and appliances to ensure a comfortable stay. Services offered include weekly maid services, laundry facilities, broadband connections and secure parking. These services are often available with hotels too, but at an additional cost and an apartment offers privacy with a real home from home feel and flexibility. Serviced apartments operate on very similar lines to hotels, with no deposit, no contract and with set rates from one night to several months.
The cost of staying in an apartment is calculated per nights stay versus a hotel, which charges per person per night stay. This offers an additional financial advantage to corporates or private businesses sending staff on business trips as there is the availability of booking up to three people into a 3-bedroom apartment (or more where there are single bed options).
Milton Keynes, largely because of its proximity to London, is seeing an increasing number of businesses transferring their operations to the growing regional centre. With this there has been an increasing demand for business travellers. Many need just short term accommodation of a week or two, while those in the process of permanent relocation find that serviced apartments provide exactly the right mixture of home comforts while searching for permanent residence. For this particular group the advantage of not being tied in to a traditional Assured Short-hold Tenancy is one of the key factors that they are consistently choosing serviced apartments as a solution to their problem. The majority of which are centrally located close to the all-important transport links, and close to the heart of the cities vibrant cultural and leisure industries.
For business travellers needing accommodation in Milton Keynes or Northampton, the availability of serviced apartments may offer the most ideal and flexible solution. With a choice of number of bedrooms, features and easy terms, this is a stylish and affordable choice worth investigating before your next trip.