STAYCITY ADDS 125 APARTMENTS TO HEATHROW SITEPublish date: Thu 10 Mar, 2016
Staycity has just [1 March] opened the doors to a further 125 apartments at its popular London Heathrow site with the addition of a spacious foyer, guest lounge and café on the ground floor and breakfast area and terrace on the podium level.
“Our European expansion is now forging ahead and there’s much more to announce over the next few months,” comment CEO and founder Tom Walsh.
The extension to Staycity Heathrow sees the fast-growing aparthotel operator moving into its neighbouring property, giving it a total of 269 studios, one- and two-bed apartments.
Staycity Heathrow is the second location to include a dedicated lounge area offering somewhere to work, meet and eat. The ground floor café, which will be open to non-residents, will sell tea and ground coffee with Continental breakfasts and light lunches also available.
As well as the café and lounge Staycity Heathrow also has a fitness room, guest laundry, luggage lockers and car park.
Staycity London Heathrow first opened in May 2012 and has become a popular stopover for both business travellers flying into and out of the UK and leisure guests, boasting an average occupancy of 85%.
“We have had a high level of interest in Heathrow since we opened,” commented Staycity CEO and founder Tom Walsh.
“There is a strong demand from those travelling in and out of Heathrow as well as those taking the mainline rail out of London Paddington and people working with or visiting the many businesses in the area.”
The apartments are just a one-minute walk from Hayes & Harlington rail service which offers a 12-minute service into Heathrow’s terminals.
Earlier this month Staycity opened 170 new apartments in Birmingham’s Newhall Square, the company’s second site in the city and within walking distance of the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham New Street train station, and the Bullring Shopping Centre.
Staycity serviced apartments and aparthotels can now be found in eight major cities across the UK and Europe. The company’s European expansion plans will take it from 1,200 apartments to 3,500 over the next 24 months.
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 4,500 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 2017 is expected to reach €60m.
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 Aparthotels won the Industry Breakthrough Award at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Annual Awards as well as being inducted into the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame for its Dublin (Saint Augustine Street) and Birmingham (Arcadian Centre) locations for five consecutive years. In 2016 Staycity was highly commended in the Serviced Apartment Business of the Year Award Corporate category at the ASAP Awards while in 2017 Staycity Aparthotels York Paragon Street was a finalist at The Serviced Apartment News Awards under the Best Aparthotel category. The company also gained four nominations in the recent Serviced Apartment Industry Awards.