Cheval Group, Luxury Serviced Apartments
By Lizzie Cernik
From the London Eye to Kensington Gardens, the Cheval Group’s luxury serviced apartments in Gloucester Park offer spectacular views of the sprawling city.
Available for a minimum three-month stay, these one, two and three bedroom apartments are located in one of the most sought after districts of London. Ideally situated for transport links, a few stops on one of the underground tube links will take you directly to some of the city’s most upmarket shopping areas, tourist hotspots and vibrant business districts.
Despite their proximity to the lively Gloucester Road, the buildings are set in a quiet secluded spot, offering total privacy with 24-hour concierge and underground parking. Popular with business travellers and high profile visitors, the long term stay apartments have a ‘home away from home’ feel, perfect for even the weariest of guests.
For those who wish to indulge and pamper themselves, the luxurious en suite granite bathrooms come equipped with a spacious bath tub, Molten Brown toiletries and separate stand in power shower. Bedrooms offer plenty of cupboard space for long-term stays and are stylishly decorated with contemporary furniture and modern creature comforts. In addition each apartment has two balconies situated on either side of the building, providing guests with stunning views of the city from every angle.
Each apartment is kitted out with a luxury Miele kitchen and large dining room table suitable for family meal times or entertaining. Other amenities include direct dial telephones and faxes, a business study, satellite TV and wireless
While the Gloucester Park apartments are available for a minimum of three months, the Cheval Group owns five other properties in central London, all of which cater for the different lengths of stay. The Hyde Park Gate and Thorney Court apartments offer more traditionally styled rooms with a touch of glamour. Available for a minimum of three months and 22 days respectively, these elegant suites are perfect for a taste of real English luxury in a prestigious area. For shorter stays, the Cheval Apartments are available for a minimum of seven nights. Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, these trendy apartments and town houses are a stone’s throw away from the famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nicholls. Also available for a minimum of seven days are Chelsea’s Phoenix House in Sloane Square and Calico House, set in London’s bustling financial district.
In terms of travel agent commissions, the Cheval Group is a cut ahead. The Cheval Group pays agents 10% of the net rental for the first 12 months of a guest’s individual stay. If a visitor stays in an apartment continuously, the commission is 7% for the second year, 5% for the third, with no commission paid after 3 years. Considering that the minimum stay at the properties is between one week and three months, this can be a very lucrative business. While initially it requires a little more work from travel agents, one booking at Cheval equals several ordinary two night hotel transactions.