The Rise of Aparthotels

Feb 07, 2022

As we gradually emerge from the pandemic and start to leave our homes a little more, there has been a huge increase in people exploring the tourist spots that are on their doorstep! This boom in ‘staycationing’ over the past year or so has rekindled more and more love affairs with city breaks in the…

As we gradually emerge from the pandemic and start to leave our homes a little more, there has been a huge increase in people exploring the tourist spots that are on their doorstep!

This boom in ‘staycationing’ over the past year or so has rekindled more and more love affairs with city breaks in the UK.

Even if it wasn’t absolutely in the original plan, the idea of getting away for a mini-break with mates, as a couple or with family, without the hassle of flights or unpredictable restrictions to navigate, has become much more appealing.

Major homestay rental specialists like Airbnb have seen their bookings rocket, but they’re not the only ones reaping the benefits of a booming UK market.

Aparthotels, which were already showing signs of decent growth pre-Covid, have increasingly become the go-to option for holiday-goers wanting home-from-home comforts and flexibility, without giving up on the plusses of a regular hotel.

What used to be seen as a functional choice for business travellers has now become an attractive boutique-style getaway alternative which offers far more space and amenities like kitchens with all the kit and sofas to spread out on.

Add benefits like a concierge or reception to help smooth out your stay, high-end design spec and the free fast Wi-Fi you’d expect from a hotel, and aparthotels offer the best of both worlds – without having to live in amongst someone else’s personal stuff.

One of the biggest rises in aparthotel bookings has come from multi-room apartments, or ‘party pads’, which are set up to cater for groups who want to all stay together.

And that’s where Qbunk’s Room Service app can really take the experience to another level.

Not only does it remove the hassle around early check-in by allowing guests to book and pay for it simply at the touch of a button from their smartphone, it means parties can arrange the treats they want, when they want them.

Bottles of prosecco chilling in the apartment fridge for when guests arrive, just to get things off to a celebratory start? Qbunk can take care of that.

Maybe nibbles and a last drink waiting at the end of a night out, or something for breakfast the morning after? Our app’s got that covered too.

Offering these contactless extras doesn’t need additional staffing resources, or expense, for the aparthotel but they do make a stay that bit more special. Plus, for venue owners that have had a tough couple of years, it opens up a highly profitable revenue source whilst still offering competitive pricing to your customers.

These special touches are what guests remember after they check out – and they can be what makes all the difference when they come to book their next getaway.

Find out more about the Qbunk Room Service app, by contacting david@qbunk.co.uk

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