Founded in Ireland by brothers Tom & Ger Walsh in 2004, Staycity’s simple concept is blossoming across Europe
Driven by a desire to have a travel experience that was more in touch with the real atmosphere on the ground, the Staycity aparthotel chain has seemingly hit a rich vein in the travel business.
With quality serviced apartments already in Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, York and Venice, this new opening in Marne-la-Vallée (just a five-minute drive from Disneyland Paris) marks an important new step in Staycity’s progress.
It’s not the first aparthotel the company has opened on French soil (they already have properties in Lyon, Marseille and central Paris), but this one is their first ‘resort-style’ property. This means that as well as standard studio and one-bedroom apartments, the 284-room property also offers spacious and private four and five-bedroom villas that can accommodate up to 20 people, as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, complete with gardens, sun terrace, loungers and wonderful views.
Added to this list are a gym, restaurant and 24-hour café bar, free on-site parking and free shuttle bus to and from Disneyland Paris. It makes it an ideal family base for anyone visiting the famous theme park. As with the other aparthotel properties, it’s well equipped for the business market too, with ample working space, complimentary high-speed WiFi and meeting rooms for hire. There’s also golf nearby and Paris itself is very accessible either by car (35 minutes) or by RER train (the nearest station is a ten-minute drive away).
“We are pleased to have opened our exciting new properties in Paris and Venice,” said Staycity founder and CEO Tom Walsh in a statement, “offering our guests the immersive experiences that travellers continue to seek out. We are increasingly seeing a trend for travellers craving more authentic experiences in the destinations they visit and Staycity guests can experience the perfect blend of home and hotel in superb locations at surprisingly cost-effective prices so you can stay your way.
“Our new openings in Paris and Venice reflect everything we are passionate about — a love of travel and helping our guests unlock the best experience, whatever that may be for them. We open our doors to those seeking quality, design-led accommodation with the added comforts and touches of home so you can have the freedom to create a uniquely personal travel experience. Staycity prides itself in giving our guests the warmest welcome reflective of our Irish character and our new locations continue our tradition of putting our guests at the very heart of everything.“
For more information on Staycity’s range of aparthotels, visit staycity.com.