Relax! Hotels are not going anywhere; they are just going to co-exist with service apartments, guest houses, bed and breakfast places etc. The service apartment concept is essentially a western one where you get fully furnished apartments that offer all the comforts of a home and provide the service and amenities of a hotel at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, service apartments offer their guests a host of configurations to choose from, such as a studio set-up, 1, 2, 3 BHK apartments or pent houses as opposed to a standard room which is offered in hotels.
These apartments offer a host of facilities such as fully equipped kitchens, washing machines, cable TV, Wi-Fi, home theatre inside each apartment which not only helps in making your stay as comfortable as possible but also lets you function the way you want to especially on a vacation. India is slowly embracing this culture, which is why we’re seeing a lot of service apartments mushrooming not only in big metros but in medium and small sized cities as well.
Service apartments, who are they for?
With businesses expanding at a rapid rate, and more people travelling for work, service apartments are ideal for business professionals on short term/long term assignments. They find these service apartments very convenient since all their requirements are taken care of and they experience the warmth of a home.
Travelers and Tourists
Service apartments definitely pack a punch for travellers and tourists since they find these to be extremely affordable and a total value for money. For young college students who are always on a budget, there cannot be a more pocket friendly option. The savings on food, Wi-Fi, parking addsup to a lot. For all those who want a holiday on a budget, book these service apartments now.
Families who are moving or relocating
Service apartments are ideal to live when relocating to a new state or a new city. While you’re still zeroing in on your dream house, you can look for a service apartment in preferably the same area to get a feel of the neighbourhood. People traveling with their families find service apartments extremely convenient as they can all stay in one apartment instead of staying in different rooms in the hotel.
Our very own city of Nagpur is very well keeping up with the current trend we are seeing a lot of service apartments, guest houses making a foray already. Jog hospitality is one such viable option. They not only provide a comfortable stay to their guests, they also provide home cooked food 364 days a year. Jog House in Tatya Tope Nagar is one budget friendly option. KK Service apartments at Central Bazar Road, Breeze Stay in Pratap Nagar, and YPS Key 1 in Civil Lines are some options worth considering. The best part is you can get personalized service, and you can always check and review their ratings, see real customer photos and then go ahead make your bookings.
Service apartments have been around for a long time; however, their popularity has caught up since the turn of the century. While the reasons are manifold, the emergence of this new trend has primarily got a boost due to lower travel costs both national and international and the personalized services offered by these apartments. Also with companies tightening their budget belts, the hospitality industry is slated to get more competitive and price wars will ensure that the service apartment industry will continue to play a pivotal role and be a key player in the hospitality industry.