Urban Stay Expands Serviced Apartment Offerings in the UK!

By James Swift

January 7, 2015

Network Partnerships Fuel Growth

Urban Stay has been expanding rapidly throughout the past year.  As we grow our own portfolio of London serviced apartments we’re always interested in working with partners who provide a similar high standard of service and property, in locations that are a bit too out of reach for us in central London.  As such we have recently partnered with the industry’s leading provider of high-end serviced apartments in the Greater London area.  They have serviced apartments available in the major cities surrounding London and are a great alternative to a more central stay.  We have now begun to advertise over 350 individual apartments operated by this company in areas that will be of interest to our corporate and leisure travellers alike.  All of the apartments come fully furnished and are all centrally located within their respective cities.  Perfect for a short or long stay, and a perfect addition to our growing portfolio of serviced apartments, our new locations will provide our clients with even more choice while maintaining our renowned level of quality throughout our entire brand offering.

Below is a list of our newest locations along with a brief overview of their key features and most attractive qualities.  We hope that you can stay with us soon!


Urban Stay Basingstoke serviced apartments


Basingstoke is a beautiful and charming market town located within only 50 miles of central London.  All of our Basingstoke serviced apartments are near the town centre which has some excellent historical buildings and a tremendous array of stylish shops and boutique restaurants.  The Basingstoke Canal was built over 225 years ago and includes many footpaths and pedestrian walkways for meandering along its beautifully manicured banks.  Additionally, the town has a well connected railway station off Junction 6 from the M3.  Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both easily accessible by train or by car.

Ideal for long or short term guests, Urban Stay’s Basingstoke serviced apartments offer the most modern and central corporate accommodation available in the area.


Urban Stay Bournemouth serviced apartments


Urban Stay’s Bournemouth serviced apartments are all located within easy walking distance to the town centre.  A wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and local pubs greet the wandering visitor and lead straight to the famous (some would say infamous) beach and pier.  The central train station is situated close by and provides access to the rest of the UK.  Several A-roads connect Bournemouth to the surrounding areas and Bournemouth airport is located conveniently close by for quick links to several cities both domestically and internationally.

Urban Stay’s Bournemouth serviced apartments are ideal for a corporate stay as they blend a modern look and central location perfectly with the charm and laid-back beach vibe popular with tourists.


Urban Stay Bracknell serviced apartments


Bracknell serviced apartments are an ideal respite from the more centrally located accommodation options in neighbouring Reading or London.  They are all located within an easy walk to the town centre and the main shopping area of Bracknell, Princess Square Shopping Centre.  The town itself is quiet and relaxed offering corporate travellers a nice country-break while staying with us.  There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars & pubs nearby and all of Urban Stay’s Bracknell serviced apartments are an easy walk away.

Guests staying with us in our Bracknell serviced apartments will enjoy not only close proximity to all that Bracknell town centre has to offer but Reading and London too as there are direct services to each city via Bracknell Railway Station.


Urban Stay Guildford serviced apartments


The beautiful countryside town of Guildford, Surrey is located just 27 miles southwest of London.  As it is located just off the A3 Trunk Road it acts as a vital link between London and Portsmouth.  Due to this there are many companies that have placed their headquarters here giving Guildford a uniquely international feel.  Urban Stay offers some of the most modern accommodation available in Guildford for all of our corporate travellers.  Guildford serviced apartments are also all located within walking distance to the thriving commercial centre and are close to all of the various business headquarters that call this charming town home.


Urban Stay Maidenhead serviced apartments


Urban Stay’s serviced apartments in Maidenhead provide modern corporate accommodation within easy reach to all of the local amenities available.  Maidenhead serviced apartments are all located within easy walking distance to the wide variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs in the town centre.  Additionally, Maidenhead is located right on the M4 corridor and benefits from excellent links to both London and Cardiff by car.  The central train station (also near our corporate accommodation options) provides access to London within 25 minutes as well as the rest of the UK.  Ideal for a corporate traveller, our Maidenhead serviced apartments are an ideal place to call your home while entertaining business in other parts of the country as well.


Urban Stay Newbury serviced apartments


Newbury serviced apartments are all moments away from Newbury railway station where trains run regularly to London Paddington and Reading.  Additionally, the town centre and the main shopping area on Market Place are close by providing our corporate travellers an excellent taste of local life.  Urban Stay’s Newbury serviced apartments are also ideally situated near the River Kennet which has a tremendous selection of bars and restaurants all situated against the beautiful backdrop of the English countryside.  Whether coming to London for business or pleasure, our Newbury serviced apartments are an excellent choice for enjoying the city life with country pleasures.


Urban Stay Poole serviced apartments


Poole is located quite close to Bournemouth and enjoys easy access to Bournemouth Airport which makes it an ideal alternative for corporate travellers looking for accommodation options in a bit of a quieter locale.  Poole serviced apartments are all located within walking distance to the light railway service which connects Poole to the national rail network.

Urban Stay’s corporate accommodation options in Poole are all modern and well equipped and are all within close proximity to The New Forest and the renowned Jurassic Coast.  There are local pubs and restaurants nearby and the surrounding scenery makes our Poole serviced apartments ideal for the corporate traveller looking for a bit more calm in relation to the otherwise busy Bournemouth.


Urban Stay Portsmouth serviced apartments


Portsmouth is the second largest city in Hampshire and has plenty of cultural heritage.  The naval base enjoys an illustrious history while Portsmouth has the distinction of being the only island city in the whole of the UK.  Portsmouth is home to the famous dry docks and has many old ships from Great Britain’s glorious sea history on display for the public.  Corporate travellers looking for modern accommodation near the city centre will find our options ideal as Urban Stay’s Portsmouth serviced apartments are all centrally located and are within walking distance to all of the many sights Portsmouth has to offer.  From the antique shops on Albert Road to the Aquarium and all of the many pubs and restaurants that call this naval city home there is always something to see and do.


Urban Stay Reading serviced apartments


Urban Stay’s Reading serviced apartments are all located within a short walk to Reading town centre.  Though quite a large town, Reading boasts a small town atmosphere as it perfectly combines its historical roots with a vibrant and modern atmosphere.  Gorgeous old buildings give way to a modern shopping area with plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs and boutiques to greet each corporate traveller.  Additionally, the main rail station has excellent direct links to London and Oxford.

Each of ou Reading serviced apartments is modern and comfortable providing a perfect base to explore this gorgeous city.  With large park space, beautiful Thames river banks and the aforementioned local amenities, Reading provides an excellent base for a corporate traveller attending any of the numerous international corporations that call this city home for a short or long stay.


Urban Stay Slough serviced apartments


Urban Stay’s corporate accommodation in Slough is centrally located to all major amenities and each apartment enjoys a modern furnishing to truly give our guests a feeling of city life.

Slough serviced apartments are ideally situated only moments away from Slough’s railway station which enjoys regular services to London Paddington Station.  Additionally, London Heathrow Airport is an easy 13 minutes away and accessible via rail, bus, or car directly from the city centre.  Near all of our serviced apartments in Slough are easily accessible supermarkets and quite a few local pubs.  The main shopping area may be found along Slough High Street and is about 10 minutes away on foot.


Urban Stay Southampton serviced apartments


Southampton serviced apartments are all centrally located and are perfect for corporate travellers looking for a balance between London and other major south coast towns.  Urban Stay’s serviced apartments in Southampton are all located within walking distance to the railway station providing links north or further south as desired.  Southampton is a very modern city, being almost completely destroyed during World War II.  As such it lacks a bit of the architectural beauty of surrounding towns, but makes up for it with the plethora of restaurants, bars, clubs, and shopping the city centre is best known for.  Ideal for a corporate traveller looking for serviced apartments in a bustling city centre while enjoying the scenery of the beautiful south coast, Urban Stays’ Southampton serviced apartments offer the perfect “home from home.”


Urban Stay Swindon serviced apartments


Swindon serviced apartments are all located within walking distance to the city centre which itself lies midway between Bristol and Reading.  As such Swindon enjoys excellent connections via the M4 motorway which has encouraged many businesses to locate to this area.  Urban Stay’s serviced apartments in Swindon are all centrally located within this formerly small market town which means they’re now ideally placed nearest to the fully pedestrian-only indoor and outdoor shopping area and international market.  Modern buildings contrast nicely with the winding alleyways where our corporate travellers will discover traditional shops, cafes and pubs alongside all of today’s favourite chain stores.  Always only a short walk away, Urban Stay’s Swindon serviced apartments are perfectly situated to enjoy all that Swindon has to offer.


Urban Stay Windsor serviced apartments


Urban Stay’s serviced apartments in Windsor offer our guests a taste of modernity in the most traditionally British old-world town imaginable.  Local markets and lazy river strolls greet our guests the moment they step out their front door.  Easily the most centrally located, our Windsor serviced apartments provide arguably some of the best corporate accommodation available in the city centre.  Our serviced apartments in Windsor are all located moments from the eponymous Windsor Castle and the Windsor & Eton Central railway station.  The gorgeous Alexandra Park is only 10 minutes’ walk away while Heathrow is a mere 20 minute’s drive.  Central London is approximately 1 ½ hours away via train.


Urban Stay Woking serviced apartments


Woking is a commuter’s paradise.  Though outside of London, Woking trains will get our corporate guests to London Waterloo in just 30 minutes.  Woking itself is therefore ideal for the corporate traveller looking for something a bit different while they reside in one of our temporary accommodations.  Each of our Woking serviced apartments are furnished to a high standard and provide a welcome calm from the busy city centre in which they are located.  Right outside your front door are shops, restaurants, pubs, as well as the entertaining Peacock Centre; all of which provide a unique experience for an otherwise seasoned London traveller.


As we continue to grow and maintain our serviced apartment operations in the heart of London, 2015 will mark our official push into network partnerships fuelling our growth in outside areas and markets further afield from our origins.  It’s important that we are always able to offer our clients and guests the best possible service and as we provide high quality serviced apartments for larger companies we must meet their demand wherever it may be.  As you can see by reading the above we’ve come quite far already and have already begun our expansion in the South East.  This year will mark our first foray into these markets and provide our strongest foothold yet for even greater expansion in years to come.
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