Staycity set to open in Liverpool’s Corn Exchange

Publish date: Fri 28 Sep, 2018

Dublin-based Staycity is set to open its latest aparthotel in Liverpool’s Corn Exchange building on 19 October, creating 23 full and part-time jobs in the city.

The Corn Exchange building lies in the heart of the city’s commercial area close to James Street Merseyrail Station and the retail and leisure development Liverpool One. It’s also within walking distance of many of Liverpool’s popular tourist spots including the Cavern Club, Royal Liver building, Albert Dock, the Water Front, Tate Liverpool and the trendy Ropewalks area.

The 212-apartment property will offer studios, one and two-bed apartments all with a kitchen fitted with microwave, fridge, dishwasher and hob as well high-speed broadband, a 40” flat screen TV, rainfall shower and a Handy smartphone to take out and about for free local calls.

Said Staycity Group CEO Tom Walsh: “I’m particularly pleased to be opening in such a vibrant, busy area of this exciting city, which will be perfect for both our leisure and business visitors. Corn Exchange very much fits with our strategy of being in central locations in key UK and European cities.”

Facilities at Staycity Liverpool, Corn Exchange include a Staycafé selling drinks, breakfasts and snacks, a fitness room, comfy lounge for working, relaxing or socialising, a laundry room, 24-hour reception desk and guest parking.

Kearon McCarthy is to be general manager of the new property, as well as managing Staycity’s existing Liverpool site, which opened with 56 apartments on Duke Street in 2009.

The Staycity Group, set up in 2004 by Tom Walsh and his brother Ger, now operates in 10 European cities with over 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 properties to follow in Edinburgh, Manchester and Berlin.

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.