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Award Winning Think Earls Court

May 25th, 2012

Think Earls Court wins Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!!!

We are pleased to share that we have won a trip advisor certificate of excellence for Think Earls Court. The continued hard work from housekeeping, maintenance, front of house and all involved from the Think team can feel very proud to have had their best efforts recognized. Think has continually invested in service delivery and the results are there for all to see, come and see for yourself and stay at our award winning Think Earls Court.

Coming Soon…… Think Vauxhall

May 24th, 2012

Think Apartments are pleased to announce our newest addition to the Think portfolio Think Vauxhall

Think Vauxhall offers modern, well appointed, and spacious apartments located conveniently close to the West End and the City of London, and within easy reach of the Capital’s main shopping districts.

Set within a brand new (2010) development, Think Vauxhall is a two minute walk from Vauxhall train station which provides access to the City, West End and all parts of Greater London as well as the Gatwick Express via Victoria.

The location affords easy access to the shops, bars and restaurants of Victoria and the South Bank as well, and is ideal for those who require business travel and relocation accommodation in London.

Whether visiting London for business or pleasure, Think Apartments, Think Vauxhall.

Think Vauxhall will be live and bookable online from June 3rd so please feel free to make enquiries for 7night+ minimum stays  by calling 0203 465 9100 via email at bookings@think-apartments.com until then.

We give guests an Early Summer Special

May 2nd, 2012

If you’re thinking of enjoying some early summer sun, chilling out in one of London’s many beautiful parks the Early Summer Special is for you!

The Early Summer Special gives you access to our apartments from only £89+Vat on selected days throughout May/June.

This amazing offer is subject to availability so be sure to book early!

Jubilee Special

April 20th, 2012

We have launched the Jubilee Special offering 30% off 3 night+ stays during the Jubilee at all locations, our Jubilee Video shows how close some of our apartments will be from the Jubilee Pageant on the Thames with Tower Bridge being one of the best vantage points to enjoy the fun.

What are your plans for the Jubilee? Anyone famous staying at Think? Find out here

Look, Like, Share and Book Think on Facebook

April 16th, 2012

“Social Media puts the “public” into PR and the “market” into marketing.”

“Social Media is the most engaging business tool within the modern marketplace. Social networking sites have the ability to reach customers on a personal level and assist not only in brand recognition initiatives but enhance almost every aspect of the business.” 

Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs

Here at Think we love to engage with our clients across all social media channels and have now developed our facebook channel to offer full image galleries, V-Brochures, News, Events and Promotions as well as enabling you to book and share all our apartments without even leaving facebook!!! Check it out here

New Virtual Brochures Live

April 1st, 2012

After receiving over 1000 responses to our Win a Weekend online survey you told us you wanted Virtual Tours above all else, so we’ve gone ahead and created a virtual brochure for each location and added 360° Virtual Tours. This gives you a real feel for the extra space and facilities provided in a Think Apartment.

Think Tower Bridge
Think Earls Court
Think London Bridge
Think Bermondsey Street

More expenses

March 3rd, 2012

This time not the MP’s expenses but business travellers’ expenses. An amazing £500,000,000 is unclaimed each year by Britain’s business travellers which equates to an awe-inspiring £373 each. Apparently there is a sense of inertia, or more correctly laziness, but also there is a sense of embarrassment when claiming for smaller (sub £20) amounts.

What’s the solution?
Well, a centralised system or wise use of corporate credit cards are suggested by the authors of the report, Barclaycard (not surprisingly). However, there are other alternatives that may also help. What about a strongly managed mandated travel policy, that way travellers only stay at ‘invoicing’ hotels or apartments. Strongly mandated travel policies are becoming increasingly more common given CSR and ‘green’ issues; where travellers must also keep a wary eye on their ‘planetary’ expenses.

How can Think Apartments help?
Firstly, like a normal traditional hotel, we can become part of a mandated travel policy, we can offer corporate rates and discounts and we can help your travellers enjoy (or at least hate less) their travel to London. And secondly, we eliminate the extraneous expenses which can easily, and expensively, accrue in traditional, cheap and even budget hotels. There’s no minibar, no tipping; nothing extra to appear on your bill.

For an interesting take on the story have a look at what Management Today have to say.

Want to know more, or would like to discuss, then leave a comment.

What are we often asked about?

March 1st, 2012

When we originally started changing to Think Apartments, we carried out research amongst both  leisure and corporate travellers to ascertain their understanding of serviced apartments and whether they would use our apartments as an alternative to traditional hotels.

It was soon clear that serviced apartments, particularly when used as a short-term option were misunderstood by a large majority of the people we spoke with. There were many barriers to preferring us to traditional hotels, but the major themes were repeated over and over.

  • Is linen provided, how about towels?
  • Do I need to make a deposit?
  • Do I pay need to pay the electricity, gas and rates?

All slightly different, but they are all answered simply.

A Think serviced apartment is exactly like a hotel, pay like a hotel, check-in and check-out like a hotel, in fact it is exactly like a hotel, except that you have the freedom and independence of your own apartment together with a kitchen and lounge area.

What’s also interesting is that these are the same questions that our reservations team are asked on a daily basis…

Is there anything that you want to know about Think’s apartments? Leave a comment and let us know.

It’s not by chance that we’re busy

February 21st, 2012

Even the most news-phobe and isolated individual on the planet must now be aware that in the past few months the world has seen the economy take a dramatic downturn. There may be green shoots, we may be at the bottom; but I do know that serviced apartments and aparthotels like Think Apartments have yet to see this down turn. Many articles in the business press have reported that the number of business travellers have reflected this downturn. I must disagree.

What has actually happened is that businesses still need to conduct meetings, but extraneous ‘on spec’ meetings have been reduced as well as extraneous costs. This has resulted in business travellers and their bookers thinking differently about where they stay and thus ‘booking momentum’ has been broken.

This has been to Think Apartments’ advantage. We don’t provide surprisingly expensive bills, no mini-bars, no ridiculously expensive room service. What we do provide is a sanctuary for the business traveller; one where he or she can unwind after a full day and do exactly what pleases them; order a takeaway, cook, work or just relax in front of the TV. It is this sense of freedom and great value for money that has seen our occupancy shoot up.

Is there another reason why serviced apartments are seeing a boom whilst a great deal of the hospitality industry suffers? Let us have your thoughts.

An open letter

January 15th, 2012

Dear Member of Parliament,

You are certainly under fire at the moment, expenses claims are more fiction than truth and political back-stabbing is on the increase, and will only rise given the impending general election which is looming within the next 12 months.

Now we here at Think Apartments cannot help you with your own standing in the party, nor can we help you deal with troublesome debates; but we can certainly help you with your expenses.

Stay with us at Think Apartments and start saving money, but also your face. You will not need to buy a house, as you can use our apartments as your home, come and go as you please (very important for those late night debates), relax, cook for yourself AND all within just a few moments of ‘work’, from either Tower Bridge or our Earl’s Court location. In a hotel, you will just have more of those naughty expense, stay with Think.

We save thousands of pounds in travel expenses for our corporate guests when they stay with us; why don’t you cut down on your expenses and Think?

What do you think; should MP’s have to use rented accommodation for their London home?