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Mr. Oliver Faull's article on GSAIR - Industry Perspective Serviced Apartments and Traveller Wellbeing

There are several factors impacting traveller wellbeing in the serviced apartment sector. The first is the modern fitness trend. Today, corporate travellers are increasingly searching for places to stay where they can keep up their health and wellness regimes.

84% of business travellers in Asia Pacific (including Australasia) said they tried to stay in control of their routines when travelling33 – more than in Europe and North America by using onsite amenities like swimming pools and fitness centres, healthy cuisine and more.

But allowing guests to take control of their fitness means more than just providing a gym; it’s about creating an atmosphere that is conducive to wellness. For many guests, the sense of being enclosed – either in a small hotel room or a congested part of the city – detracts from their wellbeing.

84% of business travellers in Asia Pacific (including Australasia) said they tried to stay in control of their routines when travelling33 – more than in Europe and North America by using onsite amenities like swimming pools and fitness centres, healthy cuisine and more. But allowing guests to take control of their fitness means more than just providing a gym; it’s about creating an atmosphere that is conducive to wellness. For many guests, the sense of being enclosed – either in a small hotel room or a congested part of the city – detracts from their wellbeing.

Serviced apartments solve this problem by offering greater space and the ability for guests to stay freely, create their own healthy cuisine and maintain a semblance of their home life routines.

In many ways, Australasia is ahead of the curve in terms of global serviced apartment trends. Rather than being limited to corporate travellers, this type of accommodation has always been popular with travelling families and leisure guests in the region. As a result, serviced apartments can often be found in popular Australasian resort destinations, as well as business hubs, and offer a good mix of facilities.

It is not only amenities that boost guests’ wellbeing. Having a greater sense of freedom is important too. Shared accommodation providers like Airbnb are showing travellers – both and leisure – that they do not need to put up with cramped single-room living any longer. Now, corporate travellers, families and others can enjoy full houses or apartments for the same price as a hotel room. This style of accommodation also suits modern millennial lifestyle, allowing guests to “live like a local”. Unfortunately, this can come at the expense of safety and security, unless you book with a trusted hotel or serviced residence provider.

So, in practical terms, guests now demand accommodation that is spacious, convenient, safe, secure, well-located and fully equipped with amenities that support their lifestyles. For example, Swiss-Belhotel International provides large living spaces that allow guests to unwind in style. Our smallest apartments are double the size of a standard hotel room and many larger suites can comfortably accommodate a family of six. Each apartment also features a fully equipped kitchen, open-plan lounge and dining area and a large private balcony.

“Guests now demand accommodation that is spacious, convenient, safe, secure, well-located and fully equipped with amenities that support their lifestyles”.

Mr. Oliver Faull's article on GSAIR - Industry Perspective Serviced Apartments and Traveller Wellbeing