Staycity opens on historic Dublin site with stylish new lookPublish date: Thu 29 Nov, 2018
Staycity sees the opening of its fourth aparthotel property in Dublin when the 50-apartment building in Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, opens next week [3 December].
Chancery Lane offers 49 studio apartments sleeping up to two people and a two-bed apartment sleeping up to four. Facilities include a Staycafé, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, guest laundry and 24-hour reception.
The apartments showcase a fresh, new look for Staycity featuring a charcoal colour palette with contrasting pop of sunrise yellow through the kitchenette, light fittings and soft furnishings. Functional storage has been incorporated into the apartment’s design using an in-built bed platform with spacious, easily accessible storage boxes concealed underneath.
“Chancery Lane has a much stronger, contemporary feel to it, signalling a dynamic, bolder look for our apartments that illustrates confidence and style,” commented newly appointed head of design Helen Walsh. “This modern, urban look will appeal to both leisure and corporate guests, particularly with the integrated storage space – great for tucking away bulky items such as suitcases, bags and shoes.”
All apartments come with air conditioning, high-speed broadband, flat screen TV, rainfall shower, super-comfy Hypnos beds and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, twin hob and combo microwave.
Staycity Aparthotels Chancery Lane is within walking distance of Dublin’s vibrant Temple Bar district and a 10-minute taxi ride from 3Arena, Aviva Stadium and Croke Park sporting and concert venue.
The site of the new-build apartments is said to be the birthplace of the well known 18th century Irish revolutionary James Napper Tandy, who was immortalised in the Irish ballad ‘The Wearing of the Green’.
Chancery Lane is the first of four additional properties Staycity will open in Dublin with apartments in Little Mary Street, Mark Street and Moss Street opening in 2020. The Dublin-based company already operates aparthotels in St Augustine Street, Christchurch and Millennium Walk as well as properties in a further nine cities across Europe.
Staycity Group, established up in 2004 by Tom Walsh and his brother Ger, now has 4,500 apartments [operational and pipeline] across the Staycity Aparthotels and Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brands.
The first of the company’s premium Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brand was opened earlier this year on London’s Strand, with further Wilde’s to follow in Edinburgh, Manchester and Berlin. staycity.com
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About Staycity Aparthotels
Staycity Aparthotels is a privately held company based in Dublin offering quality short-term and long-term apartment and aparthotel lettings in central city locations. These include Dublin (179 apartments), Edinburgh (146), Manchester (266), Liverpool (56), Birmingham (249), London Heathrow (269), London Greenwich (166),Paris (50), York (197), Marseille (108) and Lyon (144). With a total estate (pipeline and operating) totaling over 6,500 apartments the company is on target to achieve its stated aim of 15,000 apartments by 2022.
Staycity Aparthotels was founded in 2004 by Tom Walsh and his brother Ger, starting with a single apartment in Dublin’s Temple Bar, a former recording studio used by the likes of U2.
With an active European expansion plan Staycity has quickly established itself as one of the leading aparthotel operators. Projected annual turnover for 2018 is expected to reach €70m.
Staycity’s properties are made up of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments offering 24-hour reception, fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, a dining area, sitting area and bathroom. Additional features include complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV and guest laundry facilities as well as weekly housekeeping. Most sites have private car parking facilities and many offer a dry gym. All latest generation properties, such as London Heathrow, York, Birmingham Newhall Square, Lyon and Marseille have a guest lounge/café for breakfast, all day snacks and beverages.
In 2015 Staycity Group won the Industry Breakthrough Award at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Annual Awards and was inducted into the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame. In 2016 the company was highly commended in the Serviced Apartment Business of the Year Award, Corporate category (ASAP Awards). In 2018 Staycity won the Best Operator Award (201+ apartments) in the Serviced Apartment News Awards.