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At Home though far from Home – thanks to APARTMENTSERVICE

( Project managers, consultants, sales officers – many of today’s businesses require extensive travelling. Whoever has to stay more than a few days in a foreign city especially appreciates a surrounding that has been adjusted to the personal needs in every detail. “Serviced Apartments” are the solution for all who neither want to miss the independence and individuality of their own home nor the service and comfort of a hotel.

In Germany, this segment of hotel business which is mainly designed for long term guests in big cities is still relatively young. Regarding furnishing and space, Serviced Apartments are orientated around private living. Compared to uniform and interchangeable hotel rooms they offer a personal and generous ambiance. A fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette permits self-catering, the technically high-end working area replaces the home office, and living room and bedroom are separated. To the thus created sense of well-being, a hotel-like service is added: whether daily or weekly cleaning, doorman, shopping service, wellness facilities, gastronomic offers and many more – the guest compiles his personal service package. Furthermore, he benefits from attractive prices 20 to 50% below those of comparable hotels.

In the fifth year already, Germany’s largest independent guide for this segment, Apartmentservice, provides the most convenient and favourable possibility to find the perfect “Home from Home”. Instead of starting an elaborate research himself, the customer calls the hotline or sends his enquiry by e-mail – and within less than 24 hours in most cases, he receives one or more offers according to his personal guidelines regarding location, budget and special demands. Even the booking is done for him by the friendly and reliable team.

APARTMENTSERVICE is a product of the Berlin company Boardinghouse Consulting, founded 1999 by BA Anett Gregorius. The idea resulted from the high resonance of rent lords, business consultants and bank managers to her diploma thesis “Inspecting and Evaluating the Development Tendencies of Boardinghouses in the German Accommodation Business".

The first step was to develop the boardinghouse-guide at This was the first listing in Germany for services entertaining the concept of “long-term living". The reaction of the houses was completely positive. Within a short period of time, many houses throughout the republic could be won as partners.

The product of Boardinghouse Consulting has been continuously developed since. With the complete relaunch of the internet presence in the end of March 2001 and the re-naming into Apartmentservice, a new service was created for business travellers on projects who are looking for long-term apartments. Since December 2001, APARTMENTSERVICE is partner for Serviced Apartments in Germany within the Siemens intranet. That means, worldwide more than 400,000 Siemens employees may make use of the offer. In many cases, special rates are available for them. Since summer 2005, the Apartmentservice does not restrict its activities to Germany anymore: With the international equivalent, Serviced Apartments can be booked all around the world.

Next to the sales and marketing activities, Boardinghouse Consulting does a regular market research. Furthermore, they connect investors and operators and offer their special know-how as consultant for investors, project development managers and potential operators. Using the intelligent combination of consulting for the operator and service for the customer, Boardinghouse Consulting possesses an unrivalled market review and recognizes every development long before statistic data are available.

Following the demand, Apartmentservice concentrates on high to exclusive standard. Only few houses can be found in the catalogue or on the website that do not have four stars. Anett Gregorius attaches great importance to the choice of her partners: “Our customers are mainly business travellers who do not want to come into cramped and drab hotels rooms after a hard day’s work.” Obviously, her concept is the right one: Compared to the previous year, her company’s turnover shows a considerable plus again.

APARTMENTSERVICE is the largest independent platform for Serviced Apartments in Germany. Currently, it presents more than 80 apartment houses in 20 German cities, such as Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Cologne.

Within the commonly known “service desert” Germany, APARTMENTSERVICE is a real oasis: Here, the customer is king – and he lives as one in the partner houses’ apartments.

Ms. Ulrike Knief
Telefon: +49 (0)40 6003 9163

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