US-based serviced apartment provider Oakwood Temporary Housing has launched its 22nd London property, located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, opposite the Natural History Museum. There are studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments available, as well as a penthouse floor featuring a roof top terrace.
Wireless internet is available throughout the building and the apartments feature 32-inch flat screen televisions with Freeview, kitchens equipped with granite countertops, a dishwasher, oven and espresso machine, in-suite washing machine and dryer, and radio alarm clocks with iPod docking. There is a minimum three-month stay in all the apartments.
According to Gavan James, Oakwood’s senior vice president and general manager, the new property fills a need as there are few other serviced apartment options in the area.
“The addition of this property allows us to present a unique accommodation alternative in an area of South Kensington that otherwise offers smaller and less cost effective housing choices,” he said.
Elsewhere in London the number of serviced apartments available is also on the rise, with the recent expansion of Think apartments in Bermondsey and Earl’s Court (see online news February 18) and Bridgestreet Worldwide’s new property in Clerkenwell – click here for a review.
For an in-depth look at serviced apartments in the UK, see ‘At your service’ in the June issue of Business Traveller.
Report by Sara Turner