UK: Nearly 300 international delegates attended the Serviced Apartment Summit in London earlier this week.
Held at the Montcalm Hotel near Marble Arch, the Summit was launched last year in response to
industry demand, and has almost doubled in size for 2014,
attracting delegates and speakers from as far afield as Australia,
Singapore, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the US, India and across
Following a tour of local luxury extended stay properties, a cocktail reception was held at Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living on Tuesday July 8 followed by a full day's conference on Wednesday July 9. Click here to read a review of the day.
One of the highlights of the Summit was the strong attendance from hotel investors and the launching of a set of industry definitions, signed by many of the sector's leading players, and driven by HVS and Serviced Apartment News. To download a copy of the latest HVS report, containing the definitions, click here.
"I thought the Summit was excellent and certainly confirmed in my mind that this is a sector that our client funds should be looking at very seriously."
Shailendra Shah, associate director, investment, M & G Real Estate
"A unique gathering of industry leaders and stakeholders. Great education, great networking and new business opportunities."
Ian Barrigan, commercial director, Go Native
"A great day away from the office, great to get so much in to one day."
Colm Whooley, financial director, Staycity
"Mountains of information and great people attending."
Iqbal Razal, managing director, Comfort Zone Apartments
"An excellent industry update, great contacts, lots of good discussions, ideas and opportunities."
Richard Roberts, general manager, Global Gossip Limited
"A great source of information from industry specialists and leaders."
Mark Spencer, business development manager, Home Away