George is the editor of Serviced Apartment News, and has more than a decade's experience as a hospitality, property and travel journalist. He regularly contributes to a wide range of international publications and websites.
US: The All Suites brands by Hilton has reached its 800th property milestone with the opening of the Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter.
UK: YourWelcome, a supplier of in-room tablets for apartment providers, has raised £1 million in its latest funding round.
I have written before about my surprise that there aren't more players entering the economy end of the US extended stay market.
Liverpool has seen a surge of sector activity over the last year which has seen it become one of the UK’s serviced apartment and aparthotel hotspots.
After a recent flurry of activity in the aparthotel space, this month sees the news dominated by the extended stay hotel sector.
As the aparthotel model becomes increasingly popular, more and more serviced apartment providers are cutting the length of their minimum stay.
Bahrain: Eagle Hills Bahrain has officially launched the serviced apartments at The Address Residences Marassi Al Bahrain.
Indonesia: The Ascott Limited has opened the 186-unit Citadines Royal Bay Makassar, its first property in the city.