What is the meaning / definition of Apartment Hotel or Aparthotel?

Also known as a Residential Hotel or Extended Stay Hotels; an apart hotel is a type of hotel that has long-term housing for guests, but may still have hotel services like housekeeping and on-site dining. Apartment hotels usually include a full kitchen and one or more bedrooms.

The difference between these hotels and apartments is that there is no monthly commitment. If a guest wants to check out, they do not need to give notice to the hotel, like you would with an apartment rental. This also allows guests to book these hotels for a longer period of time without commitment or the receiving of a higher priced bill known from traditional hotels.

With an apartment hotel guests may be entitled to inspect a room, before they book since they will be staying for a longer time. There are currently 27 extended stay chains in North America with at least 7 hotels. Over 2,000 hotels that are dedicated to this niche market.

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