A new Staycity Aparthotel has opened in Manchester’s modernist Gateway House – also known as the ‘Lazy S’.
The building, which sits alongside Piccadilly Station, was built in the 60s as offices and retail space but has remained empty since 2010.
Staycity Aparthotels has signed a 25-year lease on the building, which is owned by LaSalle Investment Management, and will occupy all seven floors with retail space remaining underneath.
Staycity Manchester Piccadilly is home to 182 short-let apartments made up of one-, two-, and three-bed units each with an open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area and en-suite bathroom.
Additional facilities include a café, lounge area, gym, car park for 56 vehicles and a 24-hour reception service as well as four separate meeting rooms.
“This is an important opening for Staycity as the building is a well-known landmark in Manchester – the first sight of the city visitors have when they arrive by train to Manchester Piccadilly. We are delighted to be part of the regeneration of this unusual and striking building,” commented Staycity Aparthotels CEO Tom Walsh.
Dublin-based Staycity is one of the fastest-growing European aparthotel providers. Staycity operates over 3,000 apartments across 10 European cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Lyon and Marseille.