In the last decades of the past century the prototype of the present Serviced Apartments and then known as a Guest House, grew from the need for corporate houses to have private accommodation for their senior staff to be accommodated as they travelled between cities in the course of their work. Each major business house in India would have a well furnished hired apartment with caretaker and cook to serve the travelling corporate executive when he visited that city.
Nowadays the term Serviced Apartments is used by both Service Providers and Service Seekers as an alternative to accommodation in hotel rooms for extended stay leisure or business travellers. This product grew quickly in the last two decades when it satisfied the need to economise on costs. The company Guest House became superfluous with the growth of Serviced Apartments.
Typically found in urban areas, these apartments offer a no frills approach, often with no restaurants, or room service, and vary in size and standards. Most have en suite bathrooms and kitchenette or pantry. Apartments for the business traveller usually have a working area, a desk and chair, with direct telephone and internet access. Housekeeping provides a twice a week change of linen and towels. Some urban locations also have a small meeting room.
The location in a city is the most unique and important feature of a Serviced Apartment. You are able to choose from a multiplicity of choice to suit the position of your working offices and your leisure activities so that lost time in commuting is minimised.
A comparison between Hotels and Serviced Apartments is listed below.
Comparison of Hotels v/s Service Apartment
Hotels are Costlier
1 Room Space= 200-250 Sq.ft
No Living Room
No Proper Sitting Place
Accommodating Guest for Meeting
is not Convenient in the room
Heavy Food Bills
Same Restaurant Food
The Food is cooked in the
Restaurant Style ….
eg: oily / Spices
New Preferred Choice
Save more than 50 to 75% of Hotels
2-3 times More Space
1 Apartment Space =500 to 650 Sq.ft
2 Bedroom Apartment Space=900 to 1200 Sq.ft
3 Bedroom Apartment Space=1400 to 2000 Sq.ft
Privacy of Bedroom
Proper sitting Place in the Living room
Accommodating Guest for Meeting convenient
Spices / Oil As per your taste
Less Cost Food Bills
Multiple Restaurant Food
Food is cooked to your taste and served hot and fresh
An ambience of a home