How the concept of serviced apartments has proven itself
during the crisis
We at Vienna Residence are always striving to offer you the best possible experience. Accordingly, we focus on well-designed apartment buildings that offer our guests diversity and comfort – spacious outdoor areas, private workstations, and comprehensive facilities make each of our apartments a first-class temporary home.
2020 confirmed once again how important it is to feel comfortable in your own four walls. The whole world has been put to the test this year in a variety of ways, and the concept of serviced apartments has proved its worth. While tourism offerings were largely prohibited due to COVID-19 – and platforms like Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia came to an almost complete standstill – Vienna Residence was able to continue to thrive.
Our esteemed managing director, Markus Müllegger, recently gave an interview to “Die Presse”. In the article „Neue Ansprüche an die gehobenen Domizile auf Zeit“, he talks about the advantages of the serviced apartments sector – and how Vienna Residence is reacting to the challenge of COVID-19 by, for example, implementing more flexible cancelation options.
Your temporary home in times of crisis
The need for a home of one’s own – a place where you feel secure and can shelter in times of crisis – is greater than ever. The fact that serviced apartments have a number of advantages over the usual hotel business is becoming more and more apparent to people who value comfort. Hotel closures, home office orders, home quarantines, and infected relatives have all confronted us with countless demands – often related to housing situations.
Many people who stayed in a hotel during the pandemic had the problem that the rooms were not necessarily equipped for a longer stay. In addition, the reception, staff and other guests had to be avoided. But Vienna Residence guests could still enjoy the comfort of their temporary home, just like a local.
The advantage of outdoor areas
Another trend that has been reinforced by COVID-19 is the desire for separate outdoor areas. Whether it’s a chic little garden in the courtyard, a cozy balcony, or an extravagant roof terrace, it’s good to simply be able to breathe fresh air in your own home – and to spend time outside in complete freedom. This offers an enormous advantage in times like these – when forced home quarantines, border closures, and lockdowns are possible at any time.
2020 has brought living spaces and the possibilities connected with them a new significance. Vienna Residence is focusing more than ever on buildings that fulfil the need for outdoor space and make the apartments even more homely. We look forward to continuing to welcome and support you in these difficult times with flexible solutions and a safe personal temporary home.