Staying Safe – Serviced Apartments and the Single Traveller


For many business professionals the excitement of interstate and international travel often comes with a myriad of concerns regarding personal safety. Not only is there the uncertainty of travelling from A to B in an unfamiliar environment, but there is also the added concern of being booked into accommodation that feels uncomfortable or unsafe.


Before embarking on a work trip to an unfamiliar destination, it’s common to have doubts about the standard of accommodation that is being provided. Sure, the hotel room looks fine on the internet, but is it well lit at night? Do you have to go outside of your room to access facilities such as microwaves and showers? Will there be a staff member on call 24 hours a day? And is it safe to walk from your car into the hotel lobby?


As a brilliant alternative to booking a room in a large, unknown hotel, serviced apartments offer the singe business traveller the safety and convenience of having all necessary amenities at one’s fingertips. What’s more, they are usually centrally located and come with that all-important home-away-from-home feeling of security.


According to Melbourne Serviced Apartment operator Mr Anthony Gurry, the serviced apartment option is especially popular with female business travellers who identify safety and comfort as the most important elements of their accommodation needs:


“Our serviced apartments are located right in the heart of Melbourne’s most famous fashion district, and many of our guests travel here for fashion shows and product launches. Time and again they tell us that the safety and security provided by our serviced apartments cannot be emulated by large hotels.” He said.


Four and a half star serviced apartments like Quest on Chapel and Quest SXY South Yarra provide the corporate traveller with all the style and pizazz of an upmarket hotel, but come with the added advantages of 24 hour management, fully equipped apartments, familiar faces, and on-site business and conference facilities.



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