Holiday while cleaners spruce up your home

Hotel owner and operator Far East Hospitality is offering a spring clean with a staycation.

The service, called a "springcation", lets guests stay for a week in one of the company's serviced apartments here while cleaners, arranged by the company, do the work for them.

But it does not come cheap.

Weekly rental rates range from $2,400 to $5,000, depending on the apartment type, said a Far East Hospitality spokesman.

"We launched Springcation after receiving feedback from guests that they would appreciate coming home to a clean house after their staycation break, and from guests who booked a stay at residences because their homes were undergoing renovation," he said.

It is targeted at working couples whose homes are undergoing renovation or who want to take the hard work out of cleaning their home.

He declined to reveal the number of sign-ups so far, except that the programme "has generated some interest and inquiries".

"We are foreseeing the sign-up to ramp up during Chinese New Year," said the spokesman.

- Ng Jun Sen