STAYCITY OPENS WILDE IN LONDON’S PADDINGTON AS PART OF £203M COMPLEXPublish date: Tue 23 Nov, 2021
22 NOVEMBER 2021, DUBLIN: Leading aparthotel operator Staycity is set to open its largest Wilde Aparthotel by Staycity to date, part of a prestigious development in London’s Paddington.
The premium brand property, scheduled to open on 14th December, offers 249 design-led studios and one-bed apartments with bar, breakfast station, well-equipped gym, guest laundry and spacious guest lounge. The property is set in a £203m development complex, part of the ongoing transformation of the area as an office and leisure location boasting close proximity to Heathrow Airport, with two royal parks and the picturesque Little Venice within walking distance.
Atul Prakash, formerly general manager of Staycity’s first Wilde in Covent Garden, has been appointed general manager of the new property, where he will manage a team of up to 40 staff. “We will be focussing heavily on the guest journey and making Wilde the best place to stay as well as delivering various guest activities including wellness awareness and working closely with the local business community,” he said.
Staycity’s CEO and co-founder Tom Walsh said: “We are particularly pleased that our Wilde Aparthotels brand is part of this impressive build and are proud to have been joint venture developers on the project. London plays a pivotal part in our ongoing European expansion and Paddington, together with our properties in Aldgate, Covent Garden, Deptford, Greenwich and Heathrow, give Staycity a strong footing across the city demonstrating its strategic importance as one of Europe’s key destinations for leisure and corporate travellers.”
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, London, Paddington follows the opening last month of a 156-apartment Wilde in London’s Aldgate. In June the company opened a Staycity Aparthotel in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and new locations opened earlier in the year in Heidelberg, Germany and the French city of Bordeaux. Next year a further Wilde will open in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square and additional Staycity Aparthotel properties in Ireland, Germany and France.
Award-winning, Dublin-based Staycity Group is one of Europe’s leading aparthotel operators with a growing estate currently with properties in: Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Dublin, Edinburgh, Heidelberg, Liverpool, London, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Paris, Venice and York.
Staycity was established in 2004 by CEO Tom Walsh and his brother Ger specialising in quality short- and long-term aparthotel lettings in prime city locations. The properties, which are popular with both business and leisure travellers, operate under the Staycity Aparthotels and Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brands. The aparthotels have 24-hour reception and most have a Staycafé selling drinks, snacks and breakfasts, a guest lounge, gym and guest parking.
The design-led, premium Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity offers a signature blend of home and hotel in central locations with superior finishes such as natural timber flooring, bespoke joinery, luxury soft furnishings, Hypnos mattresses and Grohe rainfall showers. The apartments have well-equipped kitchen facilities with luxury appliances and showcase artwork and crafts by local and Irish artists.
Staycity has introduced a fully comprehensive guest and staff health safety policy, details of which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMO9lqOQNP8
In 2019 CEO and co-founder Tom Walsh was awarded the ‘Industry Inspiration’ award in the annual Serviced Apartment News Awards as well as being shortlisted for ‘Best Property’ for Wilde on the Strand, and ‘Best Operator’. In 2021 the company was shortlisted for Best Operator, Best Use of Social Media, Best Property and its COO Keith Freeman was awarded with the Industry Hero award.
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