Milton Keynes was established in the 1960s to take some of the housing pressure off overcrowded London boroughs. Since then the city has established itself as a leading regional centre in its own right. With a population of over 200,000 and around 130,000 people working in the city, it has grown into a thriving business and cultural regional city.
This attractive “new city” presents several benefits to businesses, being close to London, situated on major national transport routes and offering an attractive environment in which to live, work and play. For those in the process of re-locating to Milton Keynes, or for those who travel there on short to long term contracts, there is a range of accommodation types to choose from. One that has gained popularity over the past 15 years is the serviced apartment industry.
Whatever your reason for visiting Milton Keynes, serviced apartments should be considered in your decision process for their many advantages. Apartments range in size from studio and penthouse through to 3 bedroomed and are booked per apartment rather than per person making this an even more affordable accommodation type. For businesses that are looking to cut costs from their travel budgets, without compromising on quality for their staff, colleagues can share apartments.
The cost is a big factor; furnished apartments offer a budget alternative to hotels. Priced per apartment and not per person, for businesses with more than one employee to accommodate – for long or short stays – there is an immediate saving. For individuals staying in this type of accommodation cost savings come in the form of lower daily expenses on food bills, or entertainment. In addition, facilities that many hotels like to add extra charges for are normally included in the bill. TV, Internet access, parking and telephone calls will all normally attract additional charges in a hotel. In a serviced apartment these are included, or in the case of phone calls, will be charged at standard operator rates.
Flexibility and privacy are two main advantages that this type of accommodation can offer. For those staying in serviced accommodation for longer periods, discounts also make the bill much more affordable than a hotel stay. In hotels, privacy is restricted to only your room and even here; regular housekeeping visits are not unknown. With a serviced apartments you have a home from home, which is certainly preferable on longer business trips. Business meetings or hospitality can be catered for at your own apartment, which is an economical approach without “looking” cheap!
Milton Keynes is a vibrant city in which to do business and is a great place to stay. The majority of furnished accommodation in the city is in modern, purpose built apartment blocks. These are state of the art in terms of facilities and can compete with any high quality hotel in terms of fittings, fixtures and luxury linen. Most are centrally located, offering direct transport links into London, if required, and easy access to Milton Keynes’ lively social culture; this includes a range of bars, clubs, and restaurants, sporting venues, a major theatre and art gallery.
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