A Home Away From Home – The Serviced Apartment Revolution

Let’s face it; moving interstate or to a new country is a hassle, especially when you’re trying to juggle the realities of a new job and a new city.

To start with, there’s that unnerving feeling of not knowing where anything is. Then there’s the absurd difficulty in accessing basic facilities such as the internet, or a supermarket, which can make the first weeks of relocation a complete nightmare. Fortunately, there is now a perfectly civilised solution; a serviced apartment.

Over the past few years, Melbourne’s serviced apartments have surpassed hotels as the most convenient accommodation choice for relocating executives and their families. Unlike a conventional hotel which generally caters for sort stays of one or two nights, serviced apartments have long-term accommodation facilities which are ideal for extended stays of three or six months.

Many serviced apartments in Melbourne have been specifically developed for residential purposes. This means that there’s lots of natural light, and the interiors are set up to create a home-away-from-home atmosphere. What’s more, most serviced apartments have generous alfresco areas which augment the living area and provide a great place for entertaining guests.

Some of Melbourne’s leading serviced apartments also incorporate a range of business technologies and services which effectively transform a serviced apartment into a business communication hub. This is ideal for hosting small business meetings or product display sessions.

Finally, the smaller staff base, and boutique ambiance of serviced apartment accommodation provides corporate travelers with a much needed sense of security. When you’re in a new city it’s important to know that people know you by name, which generally doesn’t happen in a large hotel complex.