An apartment hotel or aparthotel is an accommodation which offers - contrary to a classic hotel - predominantly units with a cooking facility (at least two cooking plates, sink and refrigerator) and a separate living and sleeping area. The service offer of an aparthotel matches that of a hotel to a great extend, meaning that the change of towels and bedlinen as well as the daily housekeeping of the room are included in the rate. Generally, the offer is enhanced with gastronomical services as well as a recreation area.
Unlike classic apartment houses aparthotels offer much more service, the in-house facilities are extended. Amenities of an aparthotel usually incude a breakfast offer, often a small conference room and a fitness or spa area. The reception is staffed 24 hours a day. In this area there exist so-called mixed concepts which combine hotel and serviced apartments thereby offering a full service.