A leading Teesside serviced apartments firm is celebrating after receiving a prestigious five star rating for its properties by an industry tourism board and largest contract to date of £80,000.
Elite Serviced Apartments - which has executive accommodation across the region, including Yarm, Hartlepool Marina and Thornaby - has been accredited the highest possible accolade for its accommodation by Quality in Tourism.
The impressive rating awarded to the company’s properties included its new Hartlepool Marina apartments, which are believed to be the first five star accommodation within a 15 mile radius.
The awarding of the five star status also coincides with the firm securing its largest contract to date for £80k. The lucrative contract with a client, which cannot be disclosed for security reasons, includes a large group booking staying within the accommodation for three months.
Katrina Rosser, managing director of Elite Serviced Apartments, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the five star award from such an important hospitality body like Quality in Tourism and to announce we have won our largest contract for £80,000 since establishing less than four years ago.
“We work incredibly hard to ensure guests receive the highest level of service and reside in a luxurious environment when they stay in any of our apartments.
“The apartments are ideal for professionals working in the region on business for short, mid or long term stays as they are in close proximity to major town centres and major leisure attractions in the region.”
The inspector particularly praised Elite Serviced Apartments’ management efficiency as well as the contemporary interior design and cleanliness of the apartments.
Quality in Tourism’s assessment seeks to inform consumers before they book accommodation, to recognise quality and to differentiate levels of facilities and services.
One feature of the standard is that the key areas rated – which include cleanliness, public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen - must be of an equivalent quality to the overall rating awarded.
All apartments are fully furnished by interior designers and have spacious living rooms, one or two bedrooms, two private bathrooms, fully fitted and equipped kitchen and entertainment. The properties are serviced weekly with fresh linen, towels and complimentary toiletries, and include a welcome hamper.
The luxury apartments also include the latest mod-cons such as Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen television, Sky and Freeview, DVD player, and iPod and iPhone speaker dock.
For more information about Elite Serviced Apartments please contact 0800 610 1030 or visit http://eliteservicedapartments.co.uk.