We've just recieved notification what we are the recipient of a "Stellar Stays" Award for 2016 from Hotelscombined.co.uk
A fabulous new tour “ Game of Thrones & The Causeway Coast that will be leaving 30th May from the tourist office, 9.00am and returning Approximately 6.30pm. Please contact Margaret for any queries and bookings. +44(0)28 7126 7284
Whitemountain Quarries will be carrying out resurfacing on the Strand Road between Great James Street and Sackville Street on Sunday 29th March 2015 between 5am and 6pm. A diversion will be in operation via Queens Quay. Hogg & Mitchell Apartments will of course remain open and accessible but residents should be aware of the possibility of noise.
Well, a little over a year ago I started working for CM Property Management, and more specifically as the focus for Hogg & Mitchell Apartments. An awful lot has happened in that 12 months and as 2014 comes to a close I thought it might be the right time to put some of those points down on "paper". When Hogg & Mitchell's went live so to speak there were:
- two one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment;
- by the end of January that very quickly expaned to two 2-bedroom apartments;
- and grew to four 2-bedrooms at Easter 2014.
- Ready for Halloween we added another one-bedroom apartment and another 2-bedroom!
- Annual overall occupancy 58%
- Seasonally adjusted (April - September) 72%
Well the Clipper Round the World Race is back in town, and Derry-Londonderry-Doire (DLD) came in first to its home port. Goes without saying that we were supporting her and her crew all the way, but it was a little tricky over the past week meeting and greeting guests and asking the usual "Why are you in Derry", all of them saying that they were meeting family off the various boats; ever the diplomat I tried to make them feel at home and comfortable but couldn't resist a passing final comment as I left them in their apartment ... "Well good luck on coming second"
Whats better, an apartment or hotel? Consider this scenario: You work for a design business and need to relocate to the client’s site for a wek. Naturally, you would look for accommodation in the city. You book a room in one of the 4-star hotels in the city. You check in, and the next day, report for work. After spending the day in office, you come back to the room, exhausted. This continues for the next few days. The single room seems suffocating and impersonal. Homesickness sets in. And this affects your mental peace and thus your work. What if, instead of the impersonal hotel accommodation with just one room, you had booked a serviced apartment? A serviced apartment is a self-contained accommodation that provides all the amenities that you use at your home – basically, a home away from home. Continue reading
Well, as this web site starts to take shape we thought we would add our very own blog to it, to keep guests past, present and future informed about what we're up to at Hogg & Mitchell Apartments, and tell you what has been happening - its also the place where you will find out about any special offers and deals well before anywhere else on the web. Some returning guests are still unsure or unaware of the fact that they can book direct with us through this web site - or if they prefer via telephone - so no need to go booking on booking.com, laterooms.com or any of the other smaller online travel agency sites - unless of course you prefer too! 2013 was a good year for the apartments, regularly full we saw real potential in them and have already begun to add to availability by converting two more 2-bedroom units into short-term self-catering fully furnished, fully serviced, holiday and business short term rental apartments. We'll add more photos as and when they near completion, but we are aiming to have them fully functional towards the end of March. Well we'd better have them finished as we've already got bookings for them in April! Did we mention as well that all our existing apartments are now officially 4-star graded by NITB? Well they are! As of earlier this month we are now able to offer five 4-star one and two-bedroom apartments; and there is no reason to suspect that the new pair won't achieve the same grading. Keep checking back and as and when we have something valid to say we'll be adding it into the blog, for now though get and check those dates to see if we have an apartment available for you.