Prestige Apartments News Blog
Bringing you the latest news about our serviced apartments and other accommodation, Ocean Village and other areas we have property in, news about Southampton and Hampshire that might be of interest to guests, and relevant news regarding property rental and lets.
DATE: September 2017
New October German-style beer festival: SOUTHAMPTON NEWS
Advance warning for beer lovers! – a new Oktoberfest-style beer festival will be held in Southampton this October, running from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th. The four-day event, modelled on the Munich Oktoberfest will be held in a huge marquee erected in Southampton's Guildhall Square and promises a real carnival atmosphere. Visitors will be able to enjoy beers, served in traditional 'Steins', from right across the continent. The event is also going to be a celebration of Bavarian culture and food and will feature Bavarian-style entertainments, traditional bands and a German fair. See here for more information».
DATE: August 2017
Fitness tips for business travellers: BUSINESS TRAVELLER NEWS
Business travellers sometimes find it hard to maintain a regular fitness regime so we're posting some tips to help you exercise while you're away. One of the advantages of one of our serviced apartments in Southampton is room – room to spread out and follow your exercise regime in the privacy of your own home-from-home – with private shower facilities on-hand to refresh you after the work-out and fabulous marina views as you work your abs. So our fist tip is to suggest you bring along a few easy-to-pack pieces of exercise kit, a skipping rope, a yoga mat, hand grips and some resistance tubing are a good start – and if you're travelling by car then include a few hand weights too – with just these items you can easily create your own all-round fitness circuit. Warm up with some skipping and then work in exercises such as squats, lunges, press-ups, sit-ups, planks and bench presses. Alternatively use the apartment TV or your own computer to find exercise and aerobics videos, or relax and stretch with some yoga. If running/jogging is your thing then the Southampton Marina area is a great place for a run, with brilliant views – and longer runs are a great way to discover the City of Southampton itself! Other easy fitness tips are to use the stairs, rather than the lift and to walk to work if possible.
DATE: July 2017
The Ocean Rooms: OCEAN VILLAGE NEWS
Hot on the heels of the Maritimo Lounge opening, we're pleased to let you know about another great addition to Ocean Village; this time its The Ocean Rooms, a swish new beauty salon. They're offering a huge range of beauty services, everything from massage and manicures, to laser treatments, tanning and hair removal – they even offer dedicated treatments for men! Their luxurious, ultra-modern salon is in the Blake Building on Admirals Quay; and we're delighted to now have a beauty salon on our doorstep that we can recommend to our guests in apartments in Ocean Village.
[PHOTO LEFT: ©Prestige Apartments Southampton]
DATE: June 2017
The Maritimo Lounge: OCEAN VILLAGE NEWS
Introducing the Maritimo Lounge, a new cafe bar in Southampton Marina, now fully open and a very welcome addition to the Marina eateries. We, at Prestige Apartments, have tried and tested the Maritimo Lounge and would fully recommend our clients try the cafe bar when looking for good food and evening entertainment. Maritimo Lounge, is in Moresby Tower, right on the harbour; and the bar is packed with reference to the SS France (the longest ship built in the C20th) which sailed from Southampton to New York. They've even managed to source some of the ship's light fittings and used them in the Lounge! From time to time watch this space where we'll advise of forthcoming new venues in the Ocean Village Marina area.
[PHOTO RIGHT: ©Prestige Apartments Southampton]
DATE: May 2017
Tips on picking a serviced apartment for business travel: PROPERTY NEWS
A large proportion of Prestige Apartment's rentals are to business travellers, or are temporary corporate lets for staff visiting the Southampton area – this useful article» discusses the various things they, or their business travel managers, should consider before booking a serviced apartment. Looking at things like minimum stays, business discounts, the facilities in the local area, insurance cover and safety checks. And speaking of discounts – we, at Prestige Apartments, are always happy to discuss discounts with our business clients, just ask what's available – be it for bulk bookings, long stays, or regular contracts.
DATE: April 2017
Ocean Village History: SOUTHAMPTON NEWS
A lot of the accommodation we rent out can be found in the prestigious Ocean Village Marina Area of Southampton. It's a lovely area to live, with modern apartment accommodation, shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, a cinema and the marina itself – but it hasn't always been like that. Back in 1986 it was a rundown area of old warehouses and sheds that had formed Southampton's Princess Marina Docks. We recently came across an article detailing the history of Southampton's Ocean Village and how the waterfront development has grown to become one of the most attractive areas of the the city; certainly a great place to spend some time. Read the full article here».
[PHOTO RIGHT: Photo © Peter Facey (cc-by-sa/2.0), showing part of Ocean Village Marina in 2007, the blue hoardings show part of Admirals Quay while being redeveloped.]
DATE: February 2017
Photos of our Ocean Village Serviced Apartments: PRESTIGE APARTMENTS NEWS
We're adding new photos to the gallery at the moment! Have you seen our gallery of images from our Ocean Village Southampton apartments? – take a look here». With Prestige Apartments, what you see is what you really do get, we guarantee that the photos we use on our website are of our actual apartments (unlike other accommodation sites which often use generic picture agency shots!).
DATE: January 2017
Prestige Apartments on Facebook: PRESTIGE APARTMENTS NEWS
We've now got a Facebook page! Come and have a look; the Prestige Apartments Facebook page» is where we'll post the very latest news about the company, the newest photos and videos of our Ocean Village Apartments, the latest apartment offers and deals; as well as details of things going on in Ocean Village and Southampton in general. The panoramic views we've just added of some of the apartments will help you get a real feel for them and allow you to take a more in-depth look around.
So we invite you to please visit the Facebook page; 'Like' it, comment on the posts and add your own photos. A 'Like' will also mean you'll see posts carrying discount deals and special offers on our lettings.
DATE: January 2017
Go-ahead on medieval walls plan: SOUTHAMPTON NEWS
The Southampton medieval walls plan has been given the go-ahead by local planning authorities. The plans include the building of over 150 flats and apartments, student accommodation and shops in the East Street/Queensway area. The plans also include a boulevard featuring the medieval town walls, which date back to 1180. Currently about half the walls, several towers and six gates are still standing, which makes them some of the most complete medieval town walls in the UK. The council reported that the scheme was "a unique opportunity to open up the town walls and provide a significantly enhanced setting". The work on this scheme might start this autumn, with the development expected to take two years.
[PHOTO LEFT: Medieval Merchant's House in Southampton ©Leimenide (flickr)]