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Alastair
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London, England, United Kingdom · Member since August 2011
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Very widely traveled.Brought up in the Far East and Australia,am now mostly based in the UK.

For a long time I had the apt looked after by one of the biggest agencies in Rio.The problem was that far too few staff were looking after far too many apartments.Speaking from direct personal experience,compared to running an equivalent apt in New York or London,Rio presents unique challenges.Not only are running and maintenance costs roughly triple, but getting even the simplest things done can be challenging (especially with my occupancy rate being so high,97% in 2013!) . 4 years ago I decided to manage the apt. myself directly from London with a full time local manager .This can be at times very demanding because if something is not right,trust me, I get told about it directly.I am very aware your time here is precious and am continually working to improve the apt for your enjoyment.Now in 2014 I am confident,after 8 years of refurbishing and fine tuning, the apartment is better than ever.

We are able to provide a very bespoke service from the moment you arrive. My manager and I are 100% committed to providing you with the best experience of Rio possible. You will have my very capable manager Ellie (though based in Rio for 6 years,she is originally from the UK so she truly understands Rio from a foreigner's perspective)available 24/7 to help with any special arrangements you may need to make.You stay will be backed up by my support team which also includes my doormen,cleaning staff,lawyer,architect,handymen and drivers.You will have hands on attention very few hotels can match!

Alastair purchased this apartment in 2006