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Woman with a vision

Anja Graf explains the advantages of serviced apartments.

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What are the advantages of VISION­APARTMENTS compared to hotels?

We’re really part of the housing market more than the hotel industry and provide less service and infrastructure than hotels do. That’s the only way to offer attract­ive prices for long-term stays, which, unlike a hotel, is what we specialise in. I still see a lot of growth potential in the serviced apartments segment. Actually, we are creating a new and flexible type of accommodation that is visionary. In the global world we live in, there is a wish for living space on demand: sometimes large, sometimes small; here one day, there the next. For somebody who wants to live in a beautiful, completely furnished apartment on a short-term rental base, VISION­APARTMENTS fits the bill.

In which cities are you represented today?

We offer around 1,000 apartments in Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland, and plan to double our portfolio to 2,000 apartments by 2018. New projects in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, Frankfurt and Vienna are in development or have already entered the construction stage. Even in our hometown of Zurich, where we already have more than 600 housing units on offer, there is still a potential for growth.

Are you thinking of expanding beyond Europe?

Yes, we are. Last year, we started looking for official partner companies that have a similar philosophy with regard to archi­tecture and design, length of stay and service range. Today, we rent about 15,000 serviced apartments in approximately 30 countries via visionapartments.com, and those numbers continue to rise.

The Olivia by Furnished Quarters

New York, USA

Come home to The Olivia, a stunning high-rise building that borders Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this first-class building has a handful of exceptional features, including a rooftop fitness centre, a sophisticated layout concept, brand-new amenities, and convenient transportation nearby.

Al Ghurair Arjaan By rotana

Dubai, UAE

This serviced apartment house offers guests superior comfort, security, safety and warm hospitality through its 192 stunning homes with one, two or three bedrooms. Each has a private balcony with outdoor furniture with views of old Dubai and the beautifully maintained complex gardens and swimming pools. A fully equipped kitchen makes a comfortable living for long-stay guests.

Cheval Three Quays

London, UK

Arranged across nine expansive floors, these sophisticated one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have a generous entrance and large windows providing a bright living environment and enjoy views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge from a private balcony. All apartments are impeccably furnished and benefit from dedicated, 24-hour concierge service and daily housekeeping.

VISIONAPARTMENTS

Berlin-Alexanderplatz

Perfectly located on Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, this modern serviced apartment house offers 135 stylish homes in several sizes. Public areas include fitness  and wellness amenities, a lounge as well as a lifestyle shop. Weekly cleaning, WLAN, TV, utility costs and end cleaning are included in the price.

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