This week, Clarendon has been named Best Serviced Accommodation Provider by the Association of Relocation Professionals.
Independently judged by a panel in relocation, the award recognises what has been described as Clarendon’s “uncompromising dedication to developing a portfolio that offers clients best choice across London’s major office hubs and hotspots”.
With serviced apartments from Staines to The City, CoventGarden to Canary Wharf, Soho to Kew, Clarendon offers extended stay and flexible accommodation in central London locations where people need to work. It may be in finance, law, media, tourism industries or professional services but Clarendon provides accommodation designed for a business market. Those either looking to relocate to London because of work, or working in the city for a fixed period of time might be reluctant to enter the city’s turbulent property market straight away. Clarendon has developed its property portfolio to provide a secure, sustainable stop gap.
Choosing serviced apartment locations based on centrality, proximity to transport and travel, and close to office hubs, the apartments are larger than hotel rooms, offer security and technology like Wifi and broadband connections providing the perfect base for someone using the city as a place to work, primarily. This makes it easier for those relocating to London to settle in, to be close to the office and to get to know the neighbourhood. It removes the stress and hassle of settling into a new place and deciding whether the right decision has been made on a flat or house in the rental market. It allows people to settle into their work, and get to the capital gradually finding out where they want to live if they are moving to London permanently.
Offering a range of locations is key as London’s corporate sector is as diverse as the city itself. People want different things; some want to be able to look out over the skyscrapers in Canary Wharf, others prefer the leafy suburb of Richmond. Offering this range of accommodation is vital; the guest should dictate where they want to stay and the lifestyle that want met, rather than the accommodation provider saying “this is what we do and you can like it or lump it”!
Understanding business travellers and corporate guests is a vital ingredient in Clarendon’s success. Rolling out high speed wifi where possible across serviced apartment locations, investing in 360 degree tours online enables the guest to make a more informed choice about the apartment they want to stay in but also enables that to stay connected throughout their stay. The high standard of design and finish of Clarendon’s apartments, being stylish, characterful ensure each is a comfortable place to stay with plenty of amenities to create a home from home, including a fully-fitted kitchen, ensuite bathrooms and double rooms.
With four new properties opening across London this year, at Marylebone, Garrick Street, Burleigh Mansions and Shaftesbury Avenue, Clarendon continues to grow from strength to strength. As Peter Morgan, Clarendon’s Head of Marketing and Business development said on receiving the award “This reflects our ongoing commitment to building a portfolio that offers not only choice but a real London experience evident from the diversity of locations we offer, from the leafy suburbs of Richmond and Kew to the bustling West End and cosmopolitan Canary Wharf.”