Summing Up 2016
The end of the year is approaching and we are - albeit in a rather cliché way – taking a moment to reflect on 2016.
For many 2016 has been a year of change with huge economic and political shake-ups happening across the world, leaving us to question what will happen next.
Here at A Space in the City we are no different. Change has been a prominent feature of 2016 with a focus on growth within the serviced apartment sector.
The beginning of the year saw us welcome a new General Manager to the team. Joanne McElveen stepped into the role, overseeing the overall operation of A Space in the City. Joining Jo as a new team member, Nerys Scriven became one of our trusted reservations team members and has since been risen to the challenge of reservation supervisor.
Moving into the spring and summer months, once again we looked to further grow our team. We welcomed five new members to the team and since then they have become an integral part of A Space in the City. In addition, we expanded our business in Swansea and attained a full time office in the city centre. This could ensure that we are constantly on hand to deliver excellent standards to our guests.
Team space had an exciting project to look forward to over the summer months. Our Park Place project saw us take on 35 studio apartments in the heart of Cardiff’s city centre from July through to September. It was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our serviced apartment skills in the city centre and showed how resilient and driven our team members are when faced with new challenges.
Not content with the Park Place project we also joined in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre. With the centre creating such an important impact within the local community and the rest of Wales it is something that we are incredibly enthusiastic to support.
As partners of the Wales Millennium Centre we were fortunate enough to support the spectacular City of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl’s centenary celebrations.
It was a great opportunity to be involved in such a magical weekend. We even had our very own Dahl Day, taking part in some fundraising to raise money for two Dahl community outreach projects. The first being Michaelston school in Ely Caerau in the Cardiff Communities First area (defined as the most deprived areas in Wales in terms of poverty and access to culture) and the second, the Wondercrump workshops for schools aligned with the Wondercrump Exhibition.
Finishing up the year but by no means slowing down, we started a refurbishment project within our Quayside development. Ensuring that our apartments are constantly providing stylish and modern surroundings for our guests.
We strive to offer our guests the best service possible and our survey identified what key areas we should focus on in order to continue to do so.
We are incredibly pleased with how A Space in the City has grown throughout 2016 and we would love to see this movement continue into the new year.