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Create Personal Space in Your DelSuites Furnished Apartment

April 12, 2013

Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, sometimes you could use a touch of home. Even if you’re not staying at a hotel, no matter how finely appointed your short-term rental is in downtown Toronto,  it’s the personal touches that turn a house into a home aren’t a part of the design. But while renting means that you can’t paint the walls your favourite shade of purple, here are five simple (and practically instant) solutions for adding a little character into virtually any living space.

Design A Photo Gallery

While short or long term residential living means you probably don’t have your children, partner or pet waiting for you at the end of the day, that doesn’t mean they can’t greet you when you walk through the door. By using your favourite photos, you can create an instant gallery as a focal point in your living room, along a hallway or at the front entrance.  Although a collection of inexpensive frames work well for a table top gallery, if you’re short on surface space, consider using a collection of bright coloured peel-and-stick wall frames.

Awaken  Your Senses

You may not realize it, but familiar smells and sounds can make you feel at home in your downtown Toronto furnished rental, even when you’re not. By incorporating a few scented candles into your space,  you can enjoy the aroHome Suite Homema of freshly baked cookies without turning on the oven. For many of us, music is an integral part of our lives which means that by simply loading your iPod into one of the docking stations in your suite, you can listen to your favourite tunes, should you decide to actually bake those cookies.

Prepare to be Floored

For practical purposes, hardwood flooring adds instant appeal in rental properties but sometimes your toes need something to sink into. Whether it’s a simple mat in front of the kitchen sink or a throw rug at the foot of your bed, accessorizing with small or medium-sized floor coverings in your DelSuites apartment rental space is an easy and low-cost way to add comfort.

Positive Reflection

You don’t have to be an interior designer to realize that reflective surfaces will brighten a room. Whether you choose glass frames or add a mirror in your entrance, the reflective nature of these surfaces means that you’ll instantly add more light to your space, which instantly makes it more inviting. Even if the main living space in your apartment isn’t well illuminated, you can maximize what you do have, by adding accessories that reflect the natural light.

Relax & RechargeSleep Well

When you need to rest your weary head, there’s nothing like having the comfort of your own pillow. Even better, having your own pillow-top mattress pad to cushion your whole body. Although you may not be able to travel with your own pillows and linens from home, it may be worth investing if you’re going to be traveling on a frequent basis.

While the changes may be small, it’s often the little things that add the most impact in your day to day. After all, no matter where you go, having a few familiar comforts of home can bring new life and energy to both you and your space.

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Safe Living at DelSuites Furnished Rentals in Markham

April 5, 2013

Let’s be honest, you’re probably have never given a second thought to how the air conditioning or heating system functions in your suite; until it doesn’t. How about the carpets through-out the building; ever wonder how it stays so fresh and clean? In reality, unless the building conditions are sub-par, it’s unlikely that you’re taking notice of how your home away from home is maintained. But clean carpets and cool suites are all an integral part of a property manager’s role.

At Markham’s Circa location, Property Manager Caroline Li is responsible for ensuring that the building is always in tip-top shape. Through bilingual notices posted in central spots within the building, guests are advised of upcoming maintenance work. With spring in the air, throughout the months of April, May and June you can expect that Circa’s exterior windows, parking garage and carpets will be polished, scoured and scrubbed. While you will want to keep curtains and blinds closed during the annual window cleaning in June, for the most part, you probably won’t even be aware that the cleaning is happening. But whether you’re renting a fully furnished apartment in Markham for yourself or the whole family, thanks to this seasonal cleaning, what you will notice is a totally refreshed environment.

Hispanic air conditioning technicianAlong with seasonal cleaning, Caroline says that heating and cooling checks are conducted for each suite. According to Caroline, staff will personally contact each guest to explain what will be inspected along with providing their scheduled inspection date. It’s all part of keeping your suite at a comfortable temperature while preventing system leakages and any environmental problems from occurring.

Beyond Circa’s regular maintenance and repair, Caroline is also responsible for the safety of each guest. It’s one of the reasons that she encourages participation in fire drills. Anyone who participates in the fire drill is expected to evacuate their suite, taking the appropriate staircase to the lobby. As an essential emergency procedure, regular fire drills not only ensure that all equipment is functioning but also that every guest knows exactly how to respond and stay safe, should a real emergency occur.bigstock-Workers-washing-the-windows-fa-30667373

From soft, fresh carpets underfoot to a clean and shiny view, it’s these small yet essential details that ensure a satisfying stay for every guest.

While you may not know how the building lobby stays so fresh or how you’re able to keep your suite at exactly the right temperature, it’s always nice to know that your property manager is keeping you safe and sound.

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Furnished Apartments Markham featuring Artistic Diversity :: DelSuites

September 14, 2012

With a vibrant heritage, the City of Markham has grown from its agricultural roots and developed into to a culturally rich city that’s at the hub of today’s business technology. Situated north east of downtown Toronto, Markham now joins together a collection of hamlets and villages including Buttonville, Unionville and Thornhill.

Even though you’re not in Toronto’s downtown, finding short term rentals in Markham are still an option. Situated at 23 Cox Blvd, Markham ON, L3R 7Z9, at Highway 7 and Warden, Circa features the comforts and conveniences synonymous with the DelSuites experience. From its first settlement, Markham’s picturesque landscape inspired numerous Canadian artists and artisans and these days, the City continues to focus on cultivating it’s artistic heritage through a commitment to annual events, such as the International Festival of Authors (October 23, 2012).

With so much to explore, if you have the extra vacation time, you’ll want to extend your stay in Markham’s historic area. But if the thought of spending another night in a hotel room isn’t that appealing, you’ll be happy to know you do have another option. With 24-hour in-lobby security service along with an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and games room, at Circa, you and your family can experience the luxuries of a hotel stay combined with the comforts of home.

Whether you need a one, two or three bedroom suite, after a day spent exploring Markham, a fully furnished apartment in Markham is a welcoming haven in which to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures.

When it comes to experiencing the culture of this dynamic community, creative expression takes on multiple forms from live theatre and dance to spoken word and visual arts. With Circa’s central location, you’ll be in close proximity to Markham’s top cultural venues, including these top three artistic destinations which offer plenty of opportunities for self-expression.

Markham Museum

Maxwell House at the Markham Museum

Connecting with the past while looking towards the future, is part of the experience at the Markham Museum. This 25-acre site features historic exhibits along with programs for children, youth and adults. With the 2011 opening of a new collection and exhibition hall, the museum now houses permanent installations including the popular Discover Our Evolving Community. By offering visitors an insider’s perspective on the settlement and impeding changes to the city, the museum has also established a unique way of connecting with the community.

Flato Markham Theatre

Flato Markham Theatre

With more than 300 live performances each year, the Flato Markham Theatre is one of Canada’s premier theatre houses. From live theatre and family entertainment to concerts and comedy shows, the venue continues to draw artists including dance performances Swan Lake (September 28, 2012),  musicians Matt Dusk (November 24, 2012) and comedians Brent Butt (January 19, @012). While season tickets guarantee you’re seats to the most popular shows, individual performances passes are also available.

Varley Art Gallery

Varley Art Gallery

With two exhibition areas featuring work by regional and national artists, the Varley Art Gallery pays special tribute to the art of Fredrick Horsman Varley, a member of the 20th Century Canadian landscape painters, Group of Seven.

In addition, frequently changing exhibitions display art from the permanent collection, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions in a variety of media drawn from local, national and international sources. In addition to the Gallery, Unionville’s main street also combines trendy shops, architecturally significant historic homes and welcoming parks, for a truly culturally-rich experience.

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Excellence in Hospitality

August 3, 2012

Airport Pick Up Service is available for all guests complimentary

Whether you’re an out-of-town guest or a local in need of temporary residence, it’s the little details that really matter most. From arranging transportation from and to the airport to ensuring you receive a clean, well-appointed furnished apartment, the DelSuites Guest Services Team are keenly aware of the details that can make or break your experience.

As Erin Conaty, Guest Services Manager shares, “we offer guests’ personalized service with a friendly face.” This means you’ll not only receive a welcome greeting, but you’ll also receive a complete suite orientation by a Guest Services team member if requested. Similar to a hotel’s concierge, the Guest Services Team are available to quickly source the items you may have forgotten and can assist with recommendations for local area restaurants and attractions.

Meticulous Attention to Every Detail

Even before you put your key in the door, our Points of Perfection program makes it possible for the Guest Services Team to ensure you have the best stay possible. Through the program, a DelSuites representative thoroughly inspects all suites, to guarantee that it will meet guests’ expectations. “We are committed to having our guests feel like they are at home without the worries of having to take care of their home,” explains Conaty.

From confirming that the suite’s appliances are in working order to checking that the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and well-stocked with linens, the team takes note to ensure that no detail goes unnoticed. But even when something does go awry, Conaty says that guests can be assured that a member of her team, which includes an after hours On-Call Manager, will have the situation rectified within 24 hours or less.

As an added bonus, you can also take advantage of the complimentary weekly cleaning services, to help you maintain a well-ordered suite for the duration of your stay.

Along with the Points of Perfection program, Guest Services also features an array of benefits that are aimed to make your life easier.

Imagine having fresh groceries placed in your suite before your arrival….so convenient!

Imagine walking into a fully stocked kitchen, the very first time you walk through your suite door; while it may seem like an unlikely dream, it can be your reality. “Finding an open market late at night can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned traveler,” explains Conaty. By simply completing the DelSuites online form prior to your arrival, you’ll have all your favourites waiting at your temporary home, no matter what time of the day or night you arrive. In addition to the pre-arrival grocery shop, through a coordinated program with Grocery Gateway, guests can take full advantage of customized grocery shopping services throughout their stay. Groceries ordered through the Grocery Gateway on line service will be delivered to your door, leaving you plenty of free time to relax and use the many amenities the building offers or explore the city.

From arranging move-in assistance and airport transportation, the Guest Services Team at DelSuites have you covered. As Conaty confirms, whatever the help you need, her team is ready to assist and is only a phone call away.

For any guest service requests or to learn more about the team, click here.