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  1. Serviced apartments take off

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Kong and overseas- the idea of merging a hotel room with a regular apartment has finally come into its own Down Under. The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia said that serviced apartment ... buildings, many serviced apartments can be bought by offshore investors. They offer the allure of having your own apartment in an exotic or prime city location, often with owner privileges, ...

  2. USI plans mainland serviced apartments

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu USI Holdings, a property and apparel firm, plans to develop four high-end serviced apartment projects in the mainland in the next two years, according to executive director Dennis Au Hing-lun. The developer has built two serviced apartment projects in Shanghai and Beijing with its serviced apartment brand name Lanson Place. The four new projects are expected ...

  3. Details count when looking for your ideal serviced apartment

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Choosing a serviced apartment in Hong Kong is no easy task. With so many on offer, the consumer can be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the choices available. As more operators jump ... can usually be trusted to meet, and often exceed, clients' expectations. It is a different story with the more modestly priced serviced apartments, where attention to detail is necessary ...

  4. Serviced apartment market gains strength

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Lower entrance costs, higher returns and fewer regulations attract foreign investors The mainland's serviced apartment sector is on a strong growth path and the lure of lower ... new serviced apartments would come on the market in Beijing over the next three years and 3,300 more apartments would be released in Shanghai over the next five years. Foreign investors ...

  5. Choice widens across all price ranges

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... More flats are springing up in various configurations and the customer base is becoming regional, writes Michael Taylor Demand for serviced apartments is on the rise as more multinationals ... this to happen.' More people are also looking at serviced apartments as an alternative to hotels. For about the same price as a five-star hotel room they can have most of the facilities and benefits- ...

  6. Big difference in small cosy apartments

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Trendy boutique serviced apartments are attracting discerning business travellers and corporate tenants, writes Kenneth Ko Small is beautiful and this concept is starting to takeoff in Hong Kong thanks to the rise of intimate boutique serviced apartments in recent years. Discerning business travellers and tenants today prefer a more private place to stay. They are looking ...

  7. Competition heats up in boutique apartment sector

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... serviced apartments has prompted industry players to increase spending on marketing and refurbishing their properties in a bid to maintain their status. Wharf (Holdings) plans to spend HK$20 ... serviced apartments project, in terms of quality, but it has been compared with newly completed Four Seasons Place, which has had a lot of publicity over the past year. 'The market ...

  8. Shared views on what makes a deal ideal

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... the profitable action, and their criteria for serviced apartments are remarkably similar: they are both looking for what best suits very busy individuals. As assistant general manager, Harbour City Estates, Dave Siu has an insider's understanding of the hows and whys of choosing a serviced apartment. 'Location is probably the single most important priority in selecting a serviced ...

  9. Upgrading offers discerning clients hassle-free living

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Serviced apartments are aimed at providing personalised, value-added services to attract and retain customers, writes Kenneth Ko Landlords and operators of serviced apartments are actively ... For families with children, the serviced apartments would be equipped with well-decorated rooms for them and baby bath and changing stations if needed. The group had also enhanced its TV subscription ...

  10. Oversupply fails to deter players

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Newcomers continue to enter the serviced apartment business in Hong Kong despite warning signs that rentals are being squeezed downwards by oversupply. GR8 Leisure Concepts, the latest player in the industry, acquired an old serviced apartment building for more than HK$64 million in 2005 and has renovated it into boutique serviced apartments called Knight on Wyndham, ...




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