STAYCITY TO OPEN SECOND MANCHESTER PROPERTYPublish date: Wed 22 Feb, 2017
Staycity Aparthotels, one of Europe’s largest independent aparthotel operators, is to open its second site in Manchester in May in the city’s modernist ‘s-shaped’ building, Gateway House, situated alongside Piccadilly railway station.
Business guests are a key audience for the new Staycity Manchester Piccadilly with facilities that include four meeting rooms offering a total space of 42m2. The rooms are available for bookings from guests or local companies.
The 182 short-let apartments will be made up of one-, two-, and three-bed units each with an open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area and en-suite bathroom.
In addition Staycity Manchester Piccadilly will offer guests a café, lounge area, gym, car park for 56 vehicles and a 24-hour reception service.
“This is an important opening for Staycity as the building is a well-known landmark in Manchester – the first sight of the city visitors have when they arrive by train. We are delighted to be part of the regeneration of this unusual and striking building,” commented Staycity Aparthotels CEO Tom Walsh.
Dublin-based Staycity is one of the fastest-growing aparthotel providers. Its well-equipped apartments are popular with both business and leisure travellers as an alternative to hotel or b&b accommodation.
“Our apartments offer guests a freedom that they don’t get from a hotel. Business and leisure travellers either on short-stays or long-stays are discovering the more home-from-home feel of an aparthotel, where they are free to cook their own food when they want and have the space to relax, work or meet colleagues or friends,” added Walsh.
Staycity operates over 3,000 apartments across 10 European cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris and Marseille. The company intends to grow to 15,000 apartments by 2022, reinforcing its position as one of the leading aparthotel operators.