STAYCITY CREATES 40 JOBS WITH CORN EXCHANGE OPENINGPublish date: Wed 13 Apr, 2016
Staycity is to open 202 studio, one- and two-bed apartments in Liverpool’s famous Corn Exchange building, creating up to 40 full and part-time jobs. The building is expected to open towards the end of 2017.
The fast-expanding serviced apartment operator, with headquarters in Dublin, has signed a long-term lease on the former offices. A contractor for the project has yet to be appointed.
The Corn Exchange lies in the heart of the Liverpool’s commercial region close to James Street Merseyrail Station, the retail and leisure development Liverpool One, Albert Dock and the new BT Convention centre.
Staycity already operates 56 apartments in a former residential building on nearby Duke Street, which opened in 2009.
“The Corn Exchange is an exciting project for us as it’s such a well-known building in a thriving area of the city,” said Staycity CEO Tom Walsh.
“Our European expansion will take us to 10,000 apartments by the end of 2021 but it’s important that we also have a strong foothold in the UK’s major cities. Liverpool gives us a fantastic mix of leisure and corporate guests with a proven demand for aparthotels.” In line with Staycity’s latest openings the premises, which opens onto Drury Lane, will have an open-plan seating area where guests can work or eat and where premium coffees and teas will be available along with continental breakfasts, light snacks and lunches.
All Staycity properties have a 24-hour reception with fully equipped kitchens and dining area, sitting area and bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and weekly housekeeping.
Staycity Corn Exchange will have a guest laundry, fitness room, parking for 53 cars, and luggage lockers.
Staycity serviced apartments and aparthotels can now be found in eight major cities across the UK and Europe. Since November 2015 the company has opened in Birmingham Newhall Square (170 apartments) as well as extending its Heathrow site to a total of 269 apartments.
This year sees further openings in Marseille (108 apartments) and York (190), with Lyon (144), London Covent Garden (106), and Manchester (182) scheduled to open in 2017.
Aparthotels are ideal for both short and long term use, perfect for business guests, families, friends sharing or individual travellers looking for home-from-home comfort.
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.