Staycity Adds Resort at Paris Disneyland

Main Photo: The Staycity Aparthotel Paris Marne-la-Vallee

Date: March 2019

Location: Disneyland Paris

Name: Staycity Aparthotel Paris, Marne-la-Vallee – opening August 2019

No. of Keys: 284 apartments and 22 holiday villas

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Staycity Group is set to open a resort-style property close to Disneyland Paris, on a lease agreement.

The property will feature both apartment and holiday villas, an outdoor swimming pool, café and restaurant as well as extensive gardens and terraces.

Staycity Aparthotels Paris, Marne-la-Vallée is located 35 minutes by car from central Paris and 10 minutes from Disneyland Paris. It’s also close to both the Val d’Europe RER Station and the terminus Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy with a TGV from Charles de Gaulle airport to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy taking 12 minutes.

The new-build property, built on a four-hectare greenfield site offering studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as 12 four-bedroom villas sleeping up to 16 people and 10 five-bedroom villas sleeping up to 20 people. Rates will start from €99 for a studio and €385 for a villa.

Guest facilities include a lounge, children’s play area, gardens, and gym as well as a free shuttle-bus to and from Disneyland Paris. The property has parking for 182 cars and has three meeting rooms and a break-out area for business and conference use. Marne-la-Vallée is Staycity’s second property in Paris.

“We are thrilled to be opening in this fantastic location with what will be our first property with extensive leisure facilities alongside holiday villas,” said Tom Walsh, Staycity’s CEO and co-founder. “Marne-la-Vallée will particularly appeal to leisure guests and the villas will be popular with families or groups of friends, although our guest profile is still expected to be around 20 to 30 per cent corporate business.”

Average stay is anticipated to be around 3.5 nights with the majority of guests coming from Europe.

Staycity operates under the Staycity Aparthotels brand and its premium Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brand. The group’s growth target is to reach 15,000 apartments by the end of 2023.

Staycity CEO Tom Walsh won the Industry Inspiration award at last week’s Serviced Apartment Awards in London.

One of the most striking trends of recent months has been the move by major serviced apartment operators in to the resort space.

Ascott got the ball rolling with its September 2018 acquisition of a majority stake in Indonesian hotel chain TAUZIA. And also in Asia, Oakwood announced its move in to resort management recently when it signed a deal to manage hotel and resort properties in Thailand owned by Boutique Corporation.

How the two demographics will co-exist at the site remains to be seen but the project is another sign of Staycity’s growing ambition, following the announcement of a major London dual-branded scheme in which it is acting as lead developer.

THPT Comment: Staycity’s new Paris venture is an interesting one – close enough to Disneyland Paris to attract families and leisure guests (and with the facilities to cater to them) but attractive to corporate guests too, with its excellent location and transport links.

First Seen: Serviced Apartment News

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