Staycity has signed a long-term lease to open 202 serviced apartments in Liverpool's Corn Exchange office building by the end of 2017.
Based in Dublin, the fast-expanding serviced apartment operator intends to have 10,000 apartments open in Europe by 2021. Further launches this year are planned for York (190 apartments) and Marseille (108), with Lyon (144), London Covent Garden (106) and Manchester (182) scheduled to open in 2017.
The Corn Exchange lies in the heart of Liverpool's commercial region close to James Street Merseyrail Station, the retail and leisure development Liverpool One, Albert Dock and the new BT Convention centre. Staycity already operates 56 apartments on nearby Duke Street, which opened in 2009.
Tom Walsh, chief executive of Staycity, said: "The Corn Exchange is an exciting project for us as it's such a well-known building in a thriving area of the city."
"It's important that we also have a strong foothold in the UK's major cities. Liverpool gives us a fantastic mix of leisure and corporate guests with a proven demand for aparthotels."
The new apartment building will have an open-plan seating area where coffees and teas will be available, along with continental breakfasts, light snacks and lunches, a guest laundry, fitness room, parking for 53 cars, and luggage lockers.
Staycity is located in eight cities across the UK and Europe. Since November 2015 the company has opened in Birmingham Newhall Square (170 apartments) as well as extending its Heathrow site to a total of 269 apartments.
Staycity Corn Exchange will create 40 full- and part-time jobs.
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