Serviced units are in particularly high demand among expats who are sent to the city for a few weeks or months. Another target group is individuals from the outlying regions who only live and work in the capital during the week. There are also Austrians who take advantage of serviced apartments after separating from a spouse or during the renovation of their own property, for instance.
According to Michael Widmann, a member of the consulting firm PKF and currently involved in the development of The Port, the living needs of young people have drastically changed. Many of them opt to rent
a serviced apartment instead of a little country house far from all social facilities. It is a great option for people who haven't decided yet how and where they wish to settle down. In fact, there are young people who move to a new area within the capital every few months to explore living in different parts of the city.