Staycity Group expands further with a new aparthotel for Frankfurt, Germany
May 08, 2019 2:18pm
The expansion of Dublin-based aparthotel operator Staycity Group continues apace with the recent signing of an exciting new project for Frankfurt, Germany. Staycity Aparthotels, Frankfurt Airport, will open in 2022 at Gateway Gardens, a commercial area at Germany’s largest airport.
A joint venture of OFB and Groß & Partner, this project will develop a 2,444 m² plot of land in to a 267-room, eight-storey Staycity aparthotel, on a fixed lease of 25 years for the total area of approximately 9,900 m².
Says Nikolaus Bieber, managing partner of Groß & Partner: “In Staycity, we see a high-performance hotel partner bringing an attractive concept to this area with great potential. Gateway Gardens is a mobility hub offering the best conditions for the hotel industry.”
Comments Markus Beike, Development Director Germany & CEE at Staycity, of the Group’s decision: “We are thrilled we can implement our successful aparthotel concept in Frankfurt Airport. Gateway Gardens has convinced us right from the start with its location advantages – the direct connection to Germany’s largest airport and the long-distance traffic as well as the growing neighborhood speak for themselves.”
The law firms Hogan Lovells and Kucera advised on the contract for this brand-new aparthotel, which is to receive a LEED gold certification and be designed by HPP Architects. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020, with the opening scheduled for autumn 2022.
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Award-winning Staycity Group is a privately held company based in Dublin established in 2004 by CEO Tom Walsh and his brother Ger. The company has since become Europe’s leading independent aparthotel operator, offering quality short-term and long-term aparthotel lettings in 10 central city locations across Europe. The properties operate under the Staycity Aparthotels brand and its premium Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brand.
Staycity’s aparthotels appeal to both business and leisure travellers who are looking for a more user-friendly, cost-effective alternative to hotels. Staycity’s properties are made up of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments offering 24-hour reception, kitchens or kitchenettes, a dining area, sitting area and bathroom as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, guest laundry facilities and weekly housekeeping. Most sites have car parking and many now offer a dry gym, guest lounge and café selling breakfast, all-day snacks and drinks.
The company’s fast-expanding estate now includes properties open in Birmingham (249 apartments), Dublin (228), Edinburgh (146), Liverpool (268), London (541), Lyon (144), Manchester (182), Marseille (108), Paris (50) and York (197).