Serviced Apartment Hotel Chain Comparisons

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Serviced apartment hotels are also referred to as aparthotels, Appartmenthouse or Boardinghouse (in German), flat hotel or flat service (in Brazil), suite hotel in the Middle East & Spanish Latin America, and (serviced) residence in east Asia. These are all very simliar to US extended stay hotels. However, serviced apartments offer more luxury at the upper end, especially in Asia and Europe. One example of an added luxury amenity is in-unit laundry facilities. For families, in particular, a private washer/dryer can be a huge convenience

There are currently 57 serviced apartment chains with at least 5 hotels. These chains are based in Europe (33 chains, mostly in France), Asia (10), Australia (9), & South America (3). Our survey also includes Oakwood & Marriott, which are based in the United States, but their serviced apartments outside North America employ a model close to that of the other chains we survey here.

To be included in our reviews, serviced apartment locations must offer onsite management and staffing by "branded" employees. Serviced apartments share common features that are unavailable at standard hotels. These chains all have self-serve laundry facilities (sometimes private) and have guestrooms, i.e. "suites" or "apartments", with a dining table and kitchen. The kitchens all include at a minimum: a sink, a refrigerator, and a microwave oven. Nearly all also include a stovetop or hot plate for cooking. Some kitchens also offer dishwashers and conventional ovens.

The list below is in descending order, approximately, according to services, amenities and overall quality.

Surveyed Chains Overviews & Comments

Kempinski Residences
Private luxury serviced residences, available for rental or purchase. Currently 14 hotels in Asia and Europe.
Loyalty Program: Discovery

Luxury chain launched in Singapore in 1984. Currently 30 hotels in Asia, predominantly in city centres.

Lanson Place
7 hotels, all in east Asia

Based in Singapore. Currently 44 hotels in Asia and Europe, divided into 3 brands: Fraser Suites (22 hotels), Fraser Place (12) and Fraser Residence (11). 2 new brands have also been introduced by Fraser: Modena & Capri.
Loyalty Program: Fraser World

Part of ONYX Hospitality Group. Began in 2001 in Hong Kong. 10 hotels, all in China, except one in Bangkok. Hotels are classified in 3 quality levels: Shama Luxe, Shama and Shama Lite.

5 hotels in Eastern Europe. Acquired by Frasers in 2015.

Grand Mercure
Part of France-based Accor Group. 20 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Bangalore, Bangkok.
Loyalty Program: Le Club

US corporate housing provider, started in 1969. 26 hotels in Europe & Asia. Some serviced apartment hotels in east Asia are designated Oakwood Residences and Oakwood Premier.

Marriott Executive Apartments
US-based chain with 24 hotels in Europe, Asia, Panama City & Sao Paulo (none in the United States).
Loyalty Program: Marriott Bonvoy

Meriton Serviced Apartments
Upscale Australian chain with 10 hotels in Sydney & Queensland

House of Fisher
Upscale chain based in Berkshire UK with 12 locations near London

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments
Stylish chain with 6 locations in Barcelona, Madrid & Amsterdam

Native Apartments
Established in 1997 as Go Native. An extensive network of partner properties throughout London.

Somerset Serviced Residences
Part of Ascott Group. 42 hotels in Asia & Australia, usually in city fringes.

Arjaan by Rotana
Based in Abu Dhabi. 11 hotels in UAE, Damascus, Beirut & Manama.
Loyalty Program: Rotana Rewards

Began in 1985. 8 hotels in Colombia.

SACO (The Serviced Apartment Company)
Began in 1997. 31 hotels in the UK.

Premier Suites
Part of the PREM Group hotel management company. Headquarters are in Dublin, with 14 locations the UK, Ireland and Rotterdam.

Part of TFE Hotels (formerly Toga), based in Australia. 25 full-service hotels in Australia, Germany, Budapest & Copenhagen.

Aparthotel chain launched in 2009. Currently 7 locations, all in northern England.

Part of Mantra Group, catering primarily to leisure travelers. Their 25 hotels & resorts are located throughout Australia and New Zealand, plus Bali.

Based in Dublin. Its 20 serviced apartment hotels are also located in the UK & France.

51 hotels in Australia, plus 1 in Queenstown NZ. Several properties in leisure destinations such as Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast

29 hotels in Saudi Arabia, and 2 in Kuwait.

39 hotels in Australia, New Zealand & Dubai
Loyalty Program: MyOaks EClub

Punthill Apartment Hotels
12 hotels in the Melbourne area, plus 1 in Brisbane

150+ hotels in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji. In 2017, Ascott acquired a majority stake in Quest.

Citadines Apart'hotels
Part of Ascott Group since 2002. 70+ hotels in Europe, Asia & Australia. Expansion is planned for Sao Paulo in 2018.

28 hotels in Australia & Auckland

6 residence hotels in Germany.
Loyalty Program: Lindner Nights

Pierre & Vacance
98 hotels in France & Spain. Hotels are represented by 3 classes: Residence (3-4 star), Holiday Village (3-4 star) & Premium (4-5 star).

Residhome Apparthotel
Part of Groupe Reside Etudes. 20 hotels in France.

10 hotels in UAE & Bahrain

Part of Mantra Group. 26 hotels in Australia, plus 2 in NZ. Many are in leisure destinations such as Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast.

Derag Livinghotels
Began 1982 in Munich. 11 hotels in Germany, plus 2 in Vienna.

Began in 1994. 11 hotels in Spain and Andorra.

Over 100 2-star & 3-star hotels throughout France, plus 1 hotel in Belgium. Acquired Park & Suites in 2014.

Launched in 2009. Currently 19 residence hotels in France.

Part of City Hotels. 6 hotels in Spain.
Loyalty Program: Club City

Mercure Apartments
36 hotels in Brazil. Began as Parthenon Flat Hotels, before being acquired by Accor.
Loyalty Program: Le Club

Be Housing
10 hotels in Belgium, represented by 4 brands: Budget Flats, City Apartments, Condo Gardens & Ambassador Suites.

20 hotels in Brazil

Adagio Aparthotel
Created by a joint venture between Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group and Accor in 2007. 39 hotels in Europe (mostly in France), plus 7 in Brazil (former Mercure hotels) and 2 in UAE.
Loyalty Program: Le Club

City Residence
Formerly Appart'Valley. 9 hotels in France.

Established in 2001. Currently 6 hotels in Belgium and The Hague.

34 hotels in France, plus 1 in Marrakec

Sejours & Affaires Apparthotel
Part of Groupe Reside Etudes. 40 hotels in France.

14 hotels in Germany, designated "Comfort" & "Premium"

Appart’hotel Victoria Garden
Began in 1992, as part of the Madeo group. 8 hotels in France.

Promenade Apart-hoteis
Began in 1987. 15 hotels in Brazil, mostly in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.

Odalys City Apart'hotels
Large vacation rental company based in France. 10 hotels in France, plus 2 in Monaco, 1 in Florence, and 1 in Rome.

This Finnish company was established in 2000, and acquired Sweden's StayAt in 2018. Currently Forenom has 16 apart hotels in Scandinavia, plus over 1000 individul apartment units under management.

Affiliated with Suit'Etudes. 8 hotels throughout France.

Adagio Access
Budget brand of Adagio, converted from Citea. 50 hotels in France, plus 1 in Belgium.

Part of Pierre & Vacances CentreParcs. 166 hotels in France and Spain.

Marketed to students and "active young adults," Suit'Etudes offers basic apartments at 29 hotels throughout France (ex Paris).

Founded in 1999 as Weekly Mansion. 30 economy hotels in Japan.

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