STAYCITY YORK OPENS FOR BUSINESSPublish date: Tue 12 Jul, 2016
Leading aparthotel operator Staycity will this week [14 July] open the doors to its latest premises in York, following an 18-month building project by construction firm Bowmer & Kirkland.
The stunning six-storey, semi-circular, 197-apartment premises on Paragon Street was built on the derelict site of a former swimming pool which was closed a decade ago and was demolished in 2007.
The new building is adjacent to the prestigious Barbican area, overlooking the city walls and within close proximity to transport links. The opening of Staycity York has created 40 full and part-time jobs.
Said Staycity CEO Tom Walsh: “We are particularly pleased to be opening in this hugely popular and beautiful city, which, as the aparthotel sector continues to gain in popularity, will generate strong demand from both tourists and corporate guests.” Staycity York is a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with prices starting from around £69 per night for a studio apartment, £89 per night for a one bedroom apartment, and £115 for a two-bed apartment. Guest facilities include a café, lounge area, gym, guest laundry and locker room as well as car parking.
The newly appointed general manager of Staycity York is Nasser Shaher, who joins from Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants where he worked most recently at Premier Inn.
Dublin-based Staycity now operates some 1,400 apartments across eight European cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Heathrow, London Greenwich, Manchester, Paris and Amsterdam.
The company is on target to expand to 15,000 apartments by 2021 with another premises due to open this year in Marseille and further openings next year in London Covent Garden, Lyon, Liverpool and Manchester.