April 21, 2009
£500,000 refurbishment includes office facilities for business visitors
The Spires has marked the completion of a £500,000 refurbishment of its Aberdeen serviced suites, with the launch of new Director’s Suites.
The Spires which operates serviced suites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Birmingham, realised that its business guests were wanting the ability to work more efficiently from their suites.
The new Director’s Suites have the second bedroom equipped as an office, with a full-sized desk, free wireless Internet, plus printers and stationery.
The Spires Suites premises in Great Western Road, Aberdeen have been extensively renovated throughout, with new kitchen and bathroom fittings in all 49 suites. A number of two-bedroom suites have been improved with an additional en-suite shower room and new high-efficiency heating systems have been installed.
Commenting on the refurbishment, Margaret Beattie, Managing Director of The Spires, said:
“Our business guests have often said that the big benefit of a suite, compared to a hotel room, is that there is space to work and even to invite business colleagues to meetings. It seemed a logical extension, therefore, to offer suites with a separate office.
“Those who have sampled our Director’s Suites say they really appreciate the ability to leave their work on the desk when they go out to meetings. They also appreciate being able to close the door on the office and move to the living room, or dining kitchen when the working day is over.
“The response has been so positive that we are also introducing Director’s Suites to our premises Birmingham and Glasgow.”
Craig Duguid, National Sales Manager at The Spires, believes the serviced suites market is holding up better than conventional hotels in the current economic downturn.
“Customers are looking for more from their accommodation in the current business climate. They are no longer satisfied with a tiny hotel bedroom. They want value for money, with the freedom and space to work, relax, eat and even to entertain friends and colleagues.
“At The Spires there is no pressure to use expensive hotel facilities. While our guests can have a continental breakfast served in their suite, they also have a fully-equipped dining kitchen for their own meals and snacks.
“We will even accept supermarket online orders at reception and unpack the groceries into their fridge and kitchen cabinets ready for their arrival.”
The Spires started 15 years ago in Aberdeen with the opening of the suites in Great Western Road, Aberdeen. The Spires Glasgow in Bothwell Street opened in 2003 and The Spires Birmingham, beside the Mailbox development in the centre of the City, in 2007. The company is actively looking at other locations around the UK.
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