staycity group takes wilde to bordeaux as part of innovative canopia developments


DUBLIN, THURSDAY 15th February 2024: Leading European aparthotel operator Staycity Group is to take its premium Wilde Aparthotels brand to France for the first time as part of an innovative ‘urban haute couture’ development in Bordeaux’s Canopia district, piloted by the Apsys group.


The 70,000m2 mixed-use Canopia development, designed by French architectural agency Maison Edouard François, will consist of commercial, leisure and residential space with a strong focus on sustainability and full use made of indoor/outdoor living. The district will be crossed by the meridian, a pedestrian and tree-lined link between the train station and the Garonne, lined with 235 trees. At the end of this alley, on the banks of the river, a two-hectare park will replace some of the current motorway interchange.


The 113-apartment Wilde Aparthotel, under development by Paris-based real estate and property developer Apsys, will include a stunning rooftop restaurant, bar, restaurant, guest lounge, laundry room, luggage storage and 24-hour reception. It is scheduled for completion in 2026.


“We are excited to be working alongside Apsys as part of this project in the beautiful and popular city of Bordeaux,” commented Staycity Group development director Barry Hickey. “We have successfully operated aparthotels in a number of French cities for several years now, and remain keen to expand our estate further in France, as well as in other key destinations across Europe.”


Staycity operates nearly 6,000-apartments across 32 locations in five European countries with six sites in France - Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and three in Paris. The group has Wilde Aparthotels in Berlin, Edinburgh, London and Manchester with further locations opening this year in London and Amsterdam, and next year in Cambridge in the UK, Porto and Lisbon in Portugal and Munich in Germany.


About Staycity

Award-winning, Dublin-based Staycity Group was established in 2004 by CEO Tom Walsh and his brother Ger specialising in quality short- and longer-term stay aparthotels in prime European city locations for both business and leisure travellers. The self-catering aparthotels have 24-hour reception and most have a Staycafé selling drinks, snacks and breakfasts, a guest lounge, gym and guest parking. The group has nearly 6,000 operational apartments across 32 locations including: Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Marseille, Paris and Venice.

In May 2023 Staycity Group was awarded the Best Operator Award (201+ units) in the annual Serviced Apartment Awards and scooped four wins at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers’ (ASAP) Awards. The year also saw CEO and co-founder Tom Walsh win the International category of the prestigious 2023 EY Ireland Entrepreneur of the Year programme.


About Apsys

A passionate stakeholder in cities and local commerce since 1996, Apsys designs, develops, manages and enhances high value-added operations in all domains (mixed-use urban centres, shopping centres, offices, housing, hotels etc.). Some of its iconic developments includeManufaktura in Łódź (Poland), Beaugrenelle in Paris, Posnania in Poznań (Poland), Muse in Metz, Steel in Saint-Étienne and Le Dix Solférino in Paris. Currently under development, Apsys is overseeing the Canopia project in Bordeaux, the Neyrpic project in Grenoble, the La Maison du Peuple project in Clichy and, more recently, the conversion of the Centre d’Échanges Lyon Perrache in Lyon and the AP-HP headquarters in Paris.


Thanks to architectural features that are both bold yet respect their surroundings, generous socialspaces, tailor-made architectural and commercial programmes, and substantial environmental and social commitments, Apsys’ developments and projects convey a creative, responsible and generous vision of cities and living spaces, to the benefit of all. Apsys ensures the performance and sustainability of its projects through perceptive and innovative management that create attractive and popular living spaces. Apsys currently manages 35 centres in France and Poland, and its portfolio of assets is worth €2.24 billion. Together, another city is possible! Find out more at


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