It was again this time of the year! The most exciting days in the lives of serviced apartments professionals, the SO! APART 2018 took this year place, for the first time, in Leipzig. The location was really top of the league in Felix im Lebendigen Haus, a brand new and shiny serviced apartments property in Leipzig.
The location of this amazing property is very central in the old post office of Leipzig, right at Augustusplatz, opposite of the opera house.
What can I say about the event...
Most definitely that I have learned a lot about future and current trends, numbers of current and coming developments and what the future might bring for businesses like ours.
Especially in A-Locations in Germany and other central and northern European cities, serviced apartments are experiencing a real hype, since more and more travelers do not only want to sleep in a place, but live, no matter if they stay for 2 nights or 2 months.
Serviced Apartments bring convenience and still have that kind of hotel service, where you don't have to care much and most things are well taken care of, such as room cleaning, maintenance and so on.
At the end of the first day of this very interesting congress, the SO! APART Awards 2018 were distributed to their rightful and well deserved winners.
This year we were nominated in the category "Groß und Großartig", which means "Big and Great". All properties with a size above 50 rooms were able to participate in this category and a jury containing of 4 neutral jundges evaluated these properties and eventually decided on a winner.
We were very proud to be nominated as one of the five best serviced apatment properties in the market and were very happy for Felix im Lebendigen Haus, who won this years' SO!APART Awards in our category.
We definitely had a great party and lots of fun with our fellow colleagues from the inustry.
Generally, I love these events to network and see that we all sit in the same boat.
We can still learn so much from one another and it's nice to see that we don't really have this competitive thinking anymore but behave much more like colleagues and even friends, who help each other out.
I am most certainly looking forward to visit some of the new properties on the market and hopefully to welcome also some of our colleagues here in The SPOT - Serviced Apartments!
I already can't wait to be at next years' SO!APART and I am excited to see where it will take place then.
The founder and owner of Apartmentservice, Anett Gregorius, who is also the organizer of SO!APART certainly created a great event to learn and network and really helps clean up this very dynamic industry, which may still seem a bit confusing for people not being too involved in it.
We are looking forward to many more creative and interesting years ahead at the SO!APART and its awards!
Today is a great day!
Why? Well, there are several reasons...
First, the weather in Munich is still amazing! The birds are singing, the sun is shining and the temperature is so mild, that even though it is mid-October, you can still walk outside in a t-shirt.
The colors of the trees vary from green to gold-brown and red and the whole environment looks cozy and beautifully happy.
This also reflects on the mood of the people.
Working in hospitaliy, you really realize when the general mood is good or bad and at the moment, it is REALLY good!
But there is one more reason why the day is so great!
We are featured with (almost) a whole page in Germany's most popular hospitality magazine "TOPHOTEL"!
As the name of the magazine already suggests, TOPHOTEL focusses on only the best and most innovative products in the hospitality market.
Recent editions included interviews and features of great 5-star Hotel branches like Jumeirah, Hilton, Hyatt and many more.
The current edition 10/2018 focusses a bit more on "temporary living" and therefore Serviced Apartments and as it seems, The SPOT is a major player in the German market, which we are more than proud of!
Thanks again to the journalists of TOPHOTEL for this great feature!
We feel truly SPECIAL!
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It's this time of the year again, Munich's favorite... The OKTOBERFEST or as we locals like to call it... "WIESN"!
As a local Munich business, we certainly couldn't miss out and spent a great evening with our mothership Legat Living at our favorite tent "Hochreiter's Zur Bratwurst".
This one is a smaller, cozier tent right at the beginning, when you enter from Goetheplatz.
The food there is really amazing! We had a mixed bavarian apatizer platter with the best sausages you can get in the whole city, Obatzda, Radi, etc.
The maincourse was an incredibly delicious beef roast, cooked medium-rare with potatoes, salad and many different sauces.
As mentioned, the tent is quite small and cozy, which doesn't make the mood any less good. The band really did a great show with a mix of traditional Wiesn-songs, which everyone knows, oldies and charts.
Here you find mostly Munich locals, so it it very common that most people know each other and meet again year after year after year...
Did we as a team deserve this great party evening? We certainly did!
Not only are we again, for the second year in a row, nominated as one of the 5 best serviced apartments in Germany, for the SO!Apart Award 2018 but we also celebrated our second birthday on September 18th, 2018... 2 years, 2 nominations... I would say this calls for a celebration!
Of course, we would not be able to keep and improve our standards, without our great team, including our great Housekeeping- and Maintenance-staff who give their best every day!
Also our guests should win an award for being so loyal and friendly!
In any case, we really enjoyed the Oktoberfest-Evening with our great team and already can't wait for the next year!
And again, a year has passed and we are slowly starting to get ready for the SO! APART 2018, which will take place on 15th and 16th of November in Leipzig this year.
Last year we were very happy to be nominated and elected as one of the best 5 big apartment houses in Germany!
But certainly this is not enough for us... We want to be THE BEST!
So... Here we go again!
Please support us and vote for us as your favorite second home!
Your Spotties Jana, Sabrina and Andreas highly appreciate your support! :)
Ooops we won it again...
We are very happy and honored to win again, for the second year in a row, the Booking.com Guest Review Award!
Thanks to our amazing team and great guests! We wouldn't be able to make it without you!
The SPOT - Serviced Apartments is not only a popular place for domestic business travellers, but also the first stop for expats finding their new home in Munich.
Some time ago, we had the pleasure to welcome a very friendly couple from Brazil, who happened to be "Vloggers" (expl. Video-Bloggers, who often post very interesting and informative videos about their journeys on Youtube).
They are well known in Brazil as Alemanizando and recently posted a video on Munich, which also features The SPOT - Serviced Apartments.
We are very proud and happy that The SPOT - Serviced Apartments is becoming more and more international and we can't wait to welcome our new guests from Brazil!
Even if you don't understand much, since the video is in Portuguese, we still wish you lots of fun watching it, since it features many many nice places in Munich and of course us :)
SPOT the man!
We are very happy to welcome our newest member of the team, Andreas!
Andreas has joined us as from November and will be the new face of The SPOT - Serviced Apartments and its reception.
He is looking forward to support us and our guests from now on.
To a successful and fun time ahead!!! WELCOME!!!
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We are very excited and happy to be participating at the SO! APART AWARD for "Das beliebteste Große" (The most popular big Apartment House).
We will not be able to win this award without you, therefore, we are kindly asking for your valued support to vote for us!
The SPOT - Serviced Apartments wouldn't be the same without you!
It's this time of the year again. Slowly it starts getting cooler in the evenings, the leafs on the trees slowly start changing their colors and all in all the heat starts leaving the busy city and everything is becoming a bit cozier and somehow you know that something is about to happen... Do you have a guess what this could be?
Also, our "1st BIRTHDAY" is about to come! On September 18th we will have our first anniversary and we would like to celebrate this special occasion with you with a very SPECIAL OFFER!
Since we have only a few vacant rooms for the Oktoberfest-period left, we would like to offer them to our valued guests for a special rate of
200,00€ per night until 02.10.2017!
Please note that this is a limited offer only and not useable for amendmends of already existing bookings.
Our general terms and conditions apply.
We are looking forward to celebrating both the Oktoberfest and our first anniversary with you!!
The sun is shining and you are craving a cold beer or Radler under the sun? Here are some of Munich's best Biergartens, which you should definitely visit this summer! Enjoy & Prost!
SPOT your neighbor! The SPOT und COMERA are inviting to a joint event on November 3rd from 07:00 PM, sponsored by FERNET! Just show your room card of The SPOT and get 1 WELCOME DRINK per person for free! Enjoy, mingle and bring the neighborhood to life!!!
WHERE - Restaurant COMERA - Petra-Kelly-Strasse 5, 80797 Munich
WHEN - Friday, November 3rd 2017 from 07:00 PM
We are looking forward to a joyful evening with all of our guests, friends and partners!
Yours, The SPOT - Team
Supporting our lovely guests at their very entertaining and well performed play, "Anderthalb Stunden zu spät"! Well done and thanks a lot for the invite!
Please don't be shy and bring our board to life! Do you want to sell last minute concert tickets? Are you looking for babysitter? Any news you have for your fellow housemates, please feel free to share them on our board, located next to reception desk and if you have any questions, please feel free to come visit us during reception hours! We are always happy to help!
And don't foget to "Let the sun shine and take a SMILE :)"
Is the bad weather pulling you down? Have some "sun to go" and you will feel better! It's for free and will immediately improve your mood! The SPOT certified!> Mehr lesen
On Wednesday November 22nd, we were able to attend the convention and Award Ceremony of the SO! APART Awards 2017 in Berlin.
Not only was this a great event to meet fellow minds from the industry, but also a lot of fun and we also have a good reason to be very proud of ourselves...
Because we were nominated as one of the best "Big Apartmenthouses" in Germany and got voted under the TOP 5 Big Apartmenthouses in Germany by our guests and friends of The SPOT - Serviced Apartments!
We would also like to thank you all very much for the great support and trust in us! We are truly touched and are looking forward for many more successful years ahead!
Big congrats also to the winners of the awards! You really put a lot of effort in it and really deserve the great recognition.
We are looking forward to next year!