Hiring a serviced apartment instead of a hotel room on a business stay may seem extravagance or even outside company policy, but it isn’t as crazy as you might think. In this article, FirstStay honestly busts the three biggest myths about staying in a serviced apartment. When you finish reading, you’ll be ready to get in touch with us to book your serviced apartment right in the city centre of Birmingham!
Myth: Serviced Apartments aren’t in good locations
Fortunately, this is not true of a FirstStay Serviced apartment! If you are doing business in Birmingham, chances are good that you need to be in the heart of the city. The service sector dominates, with 88 percent of the city’s employment involved in the public administration sector, education and health and is second only to the financial and other business services with headquarters in the city.
FirstStay serviced apartments are conveniently located in the vibrant, exciting centre of Birmingham. The West Suites and Metropolitan House, near Brindleyplace and Broad Street, are frequent stays for business and leisure travellers alike. Other guests choose the Postbox Suites for their convenient proximity to the New Street Station and Colmore Row business district. All of our apartments are convenient to walk to from New Street Station and have easy access to the NEC and ICC, which attract 42% of the UK’s total conference and exhibition events.
Myth: Serviced Apartments aren’t convenient
Wow, is this untrue! Not only do FirstStay serviced apartments offer 24-hour guest support and maintenance, we also feature free Wi-Fi and secure parking with every unit. Top it off with complete laundry and ironing facilities, kitchens that are fully equipped for any meal and our spacious floor plans and you have five times more convenience over a hotel stay.
For business travellers alone, having an average of 30% more space than a standard hotel room means that you don’t end up working where you sleep. Our guests who have expensive, important work equipment don’t have to scramble for a safe place to store it because there is plenty of room in your apartment to keep it out of harm’s way. It’s easier to relax and recharge for another full working day in a spacious, secure apartment.
Myth: Serviced Apartments aren’t good value for money
It gives us great pleasure to bust this myth, as it simply isn’t true. FirstStay serviced apartments are excellent value over hotel stays, as we include parking with our apartments, which can be a big expense of staying in the city centre. Additionally, it’s highly likely that you don’t even need to have a car when booking a FirstStay apartment, as we are conveniently located near the major business, transportation and entertainment districts right in the heart of the city.
Adding to the overall good value of a FirstStay serviced apartment are the fully equipped kitchen facilities in every apartment. This saves tons of money, because you can make coffee and meals right in your own kitchen and avoid the take-away, which makes it healthier for you too. We’ll sweeten the deal even more; book directly with FirstStay and we’ll save you 15 percent right now.
Seasoned business travellers and leisure guests alike understand the value, convenience and time savings of booking a FirstStay apartment when travelling to Birmingham. We’d love to help you book your stay today, so what are you waiting for?