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Serviced apartments gaining favour over hotels

Shrinking corporate-travel budgets, need for longer-term transient homes boost demand

Published Fri, Sep 5, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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SERVICED apartments are losing their stigma as the less glamorous and poorer cousins of hotels, as shrinking corporate budgets siphon business travellers away from hotels to them.

At the same time, a growing need for longer-term transient homes brought on by greater global mobility is feeding demand for serviced apartments, which are cheaper to stay in since residents don't have to pay for extras such as restaurants and bars, swimming pools, conference rooms and business services.

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