Nearly three quarters of businesses across the globe are using serviced apartments for workers on assignments and projects, according to a new influential report.
The latest Global Serviced Apartment Industry Report 2018/2019, compiled by the Travel Intelligence Network shows that the industry itself is going from strength to strength with the number of serviced apartments available increasing by 14 percent year-on-year.
Businesses looking for serviced apartments in Windsor for their staff will be interested to know that they offer a secure and safe option. This is increasingly relevant as employers are bound by certain duty of care obligations and are usually keen to house their staff in comfortable, central accommodation.
The report also found that nearly 70 percent of the serviced apartment operators questioned said they will be looking to grow the number of apartments they offer over the next two years. It’s easy to see why this might be the case in light of PricewaterhouseCooper’s recent Talent Mobility 2020 report, which states: “There will be more assignees, more business travel, more virtual tools, and especially more quick, short-term, and commuter assignments.”
Industry insiders believe that there are a number of factors behind the booming popularity of serviced apartments. Health and safety awareness is certainly a reason why more businesses are turning to this option, while they also offer a good value way to provide spacious accommodation for staff with great working facilities, such as desks and WiFi. These are now seen as ‘must haves’ for business travellers and many hotels still fail to offer these facilities.
Accommodation Windsor Ltd were founded in 2006 and provide executive lettings in Windsor & Eton. If you are in need of an alternative to hotel accommodation for a short term stay of a few weeks then take a look at some of our excellent properties that are business-travel ready. With Sky TV and unlimited Wi-Fi this two bedroom apartment in the popular Pavilions block has private parking for one car and is walking distance to Windsor town centre. It has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, an oven, hob, fridge freezer and dining table that seats 4 comfortably.
There are two bathrooms and a separate guest WC. Entertain your friends/ colleagues or grab a meal out at one of Windsor’s many fine restaurants. Book accommodation direct for the best rates on 01753 833747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With Mothers Day (Sunday 15th March) just around the corner there is a variety of events and great choice of restaurants to treat your Mum. There is lots on offer in Windsor.
Brown’s Bar and Brasserie, nestling at the foot of Windsor Castle with lovely views of the River Thames. This wonderful location has real wow factor and Browns are offering exclusive deals for this Mothering Sunday. For more information please check out their website. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Alternatively, if you fancy getting out and about and enjoying the Spring sunshine, Savill Gardens situated just outside of Windsor, is well worth a visit. This attraction is a delight for keen gardeners. Free admission for Mothers on 15th March. The café is serving delicious three course meals starting from just £15.95.
A special treat for the little ones (and big kids too…!) Squires Garden Centre are hosting a Create & Grow event for Mothers Day this year. Pick three lovely flowers to plant in your basket and take home as a gift for just £5, there are fun competitions to enter into too. There is also a café serving lovely cream teas and appetising lunches. For more information visit their website to help you plan your special day.
Wherever you plan to take your beloved Mothers and Grandmothers this year, we hope you have a fabulous time here in Windsor. If you are considering an extended stay, please let us know how we can help with your accommodation in Windsor and Eton.
Its nearly six and a half years ago since I was offered an exciting career change with Accommodation Windsor Limited. Initially, I had contacted the company for help with short term accommodation whilst I searched for a job locally. Having spent time visiting friends, I had grown to love Windsor and was keen to relocate. Whilst I was on the website looking at the gorgeous apartments, I noticed the company was advertising for a Lettings Manager. A few days after submitting my CV, I was in the office being interviewed and was shown around a couple of fabulous properties that the company managed. Directors Nigel and Georgia took me out for lunch and over Tapas I was offered the job… I think Nigel had drunk his wine too quickly! Within the same week I found a great place to rent and all of a sudden my life was heading in a whole new direction.
Over the next few weeks, I had to learn as much as possible about Windsor & Eton and all of the Landlords and their properties so that I was well informed and able to match customers with the right accommodation to suit their needs. When I first started with the company we had around 25 properties, this has now more than doubled to a portfolio in excess of 60 – ranging from studios to 4-bed houses. It has been fantastic to be a part of Accommodation Windsor’s growth and see the company develop in every direction; from system development, an ever-expanding team and fabulous property improvements. Knowing that I have contributed to the growth of the business is also incredibly rewarding.
So whats next for Accommodation Windsor Limited? Well, with a refreshing approach to service that brings customers back to stay with us time and time again and with the exciting property improvements currently taking place, I can only envisage the company continuing to grow in an even more corporate, professional and fresh direction. Within the next year, we will take on new properties, we’ll need bigger offices and possibly a bigger team too. I think Accommodation Windsor is a great place to work and the Company is fun and innovative which is why we continue to grow year on year.
With Windsor Castle as a backdrop and within 20 miles of London it ticks a lot of boxes location wise. Add in the history, charm, Royal connections, fabulous shopping, tourist attractions, rail and road links, high employment, low-crime, great schools (both state and private) and you start to build up a picture of what draws people to this unique area.
Windsor has a thriving social scene with bars, restaurants and clubs for all age groups. It’s big on families too so really easy to make new friends and settle the kids in. There are lots of local attractions including a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, fabulous National Trust properties, Royal Parks, its own Theatre, International Racing and Legoland theme park and all just a hop and a skip from London with all of its shopping, activity and employment opportunities.
The town centre is delightful, nestling on the River Thames with stunning swans, summer boating, kayaking, river trips and a Duck Tour – it’s fun to live in a tourist town and never have to leave. The pavements can get a little congested in the peak season, but equally there is a vibrancy and excitement to living in Windsor; and knowing people travel from all over the world to visit your town.
Lots of clients use Accommodation Windsor as a stop gap, whether relocating from overseas or closer to home, its a chance to settle in and have a look around the area before taking the plunge and buying or renting something longer term. With prices from just £595 pw for a 2-bed town centre apartment, properties are available to let from a minimum of one week for as long as you want to stay.
Our stylish and well-located Properties are fully furnished right down to the garlic press and prices are inclusive of all utilities meaning that you can move on when you’re ready to do so.
Our helpful and knowledgeable team can also advise on schools, doctors’ surgeries and all the essential local amenities that you need to know about to make life a little simpler. Windsor is a relatively small town and a hugely welcoming community and you will find lots of networks and support groups to help you and your family settle in.
Let us know what you think makes Windsor so special…