UK: The industry definitions charter created by Serviced Apartment News and HVS has welcomed a wave of new signatories in advance of the 2015 Serviced Apartment Summit.
The charter is the result of the UK sector's first moves to
introduce clear definitions to an industry which has huge potential
but is still regarded as fragmented, with poor consumer and
investor awareness. It was unveiled at the Serviced Apartment
Ahead of the 2015 Summit, the document is starting to gain recognition across the Atlantic, with US operators Churchill Living and Furnished Quarters among the latest to join the existing UK and international names.
In an indication of a growing sense of identity in the UK industry, both the British Hospitality Association and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers have also signed up to the charter.
Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media - the
publisher of Serviced Apartment News - said: "The UK serviced
apartment sector has come a long way in the last couple of years.
It is great to see operators and industry bodies such as the BHA
and ASAP all co-operating and pulling in the same direction. We are
also delighted to welcome Furnished Quarters and Churchill Living
as signatories, and are pleased to see the definition document
gaining traction in the US."
To see the latest version of the charter, with new signatories, click here.
If your company is interested in being a signatory to the charter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org