We don’t of course – but our Operator Members do!
We have recently commissioned a ground breaking, first-of-its-kind report from market insight experts Bonard, to define the size and value of the serviced apartment sector to the UK economy.
And as we welcome serviced apartment Operators, Agents and Suppliers to another year of Membership and collect and analyse the Bonard data, we will get a more accurate view of both our Membership and the guests it serves.
The Association is proud to represent some start-up companies and smaller businesses operating a handful of apartments in one location, through to those operating the other side of the globe with tens of thousands. And all of them actively help our ambitious plans; to grow the sector into one where accommodation buyers and consumers understand the benefits of professionally managed serviced apartments, and see them as a safe, modern and credible alternative to more conventional types of accommodation.
We welcome applications from all professional serviced apartment and aparthotel Operators with two or more apartments, and serviced apartment Agents, who sign our Code of Conduct and meet its requirements of operating legally, transparently and to a high professional standard.
While it’s not required, we also encourage operators to get acknowledged accreditations, like the International Serviced Accommodation Accreditation Process (ISAAP), to give the buyer and guest an extra degree of confidence. Additionally, we suggest Members to reassure guests about their efforts to run a sustainable business.
We’d like to invite you to have a first informal conversation with Kim Ashmore, our Director of Memberships, who will be happy to go through the benefits, fees and details with you.
ASAP MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA
The purpose of ASAP is to promote the role of the professional serviced apartment and global corporate housing industry through increased awareness, whilst maintaining and driving the highest standards.
In order to be a member of ASAP, officers of the company applying must sign up to the ASAP Code of Conduct (click here) and accept the Terms & Conditions (click here).
In addition to the Code of Conduct ASAP Operator Members must meet the following criteria:
- should be operating at least 2 serviced apartments;
- must have appropriate cover Public and Employers Liability Insurance;
- who operate in more than one country must clarify in which countries they require Membership;
- must confirm that they operate their businesses legitimately and, where applicable, within the terms of the property lease;
- must confirm that, where business is conducted within the European Union, all GDPR responsibilities are met; and
- must agree to abide by decisions made by the ASAP Advisory Board.
When you’re happy to join, we can send you the application form by email, or it can be completed online by clicking below. If you need to discuss anything with us, including the current Membership fee structure, we’re happy to help.
Any operators who want to join but don’t meet the criteria, please contact ASAP Membership Director Kim Ashmore to discuss your situation.
Signing the ASAP Code of Conduct ensures accommodation buyers that guests can truly Stay With Confidence.