STAYCITY CELEBRATES BEST OPERATOR AWARD WINPublish date: Thu 22 Mar, 2018
Staycity Aparthotels was this week named Best Operator (201+ units) in the prestigious Serviced Apartment Awards presented on Monday evening [19 March] in a glittering ceremony at London’s Tower Bridge Hotel.
The Dublin-based company was shortlisted in three categories including Industry Inspiration (CEO, Tom Walsh) and Best Property 71+ units (York, Paragon Street).
The judges praised Staycity’s “great sites” and “great customer experiences” as well as its consistency throughout.
“A big attribute is how well the company treats its employees and makes sure good work doesn’t go unnoticed. Furthermore, given how quickly they have grown in the last five years, their continued attention to detail is very commendable.”
Staycity COO Keith Freeman commented: “The team and I are absolutely delighted to have won the Best Operator award in what has been an important year for Staycity with expansion going full steam ahead and the launch of our new premium brand, Wilde.
“Winning this award is a real testament to the success of the brand as it grows across Europe, and the highly motivated, professional team we have recruited that work hard to keep our customer service levels high.”
Earlier this month Staycity opened the doors to its first premium property, Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, London The Strand. The Wilde brand will be rolled out across gateway city centre locations throughout Europe. The Strand will be followed by a second on Edinburgh’s historic King’s Stables Road, scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Further properties will follow in Manchester and Berlin.
Staycity has announced the addition of six new properties to its estate over the next two years including Disneyland Paris (284 apartments), Venice (175), Berlin (48), four in Dublin – Chancery Lane (50 apartments), Mark Street (142), Little Mary Street (340) and Moss Street (202), and Manchester’s St Peter’s Square.
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.