Residence Inn makes London debut

George Sell By George Sell
11 August 2017 | Updated 11 August 2017

UK: Marriott has announced the opening of Residence Inn London – London Bridge, the first property in the UK capital for the extended-stay brand.

Located on Long Lane in Southwark, Residence Inn London - London Bridge offers 87 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living, working and sleeping areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens, including refrigerator, microwave, hob, oven, dishwasher and cookware.

Features and amenities include complimentary hot breakfasts, communal laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a 24/7 Grab 'n Go Market in the lobby. An onsite fitness centre is available 24/7 and custom running routes can be accessed via MapMyFitness, thanks to the brand's global partnership with Under Armour Connected Fitness.

Residence Inn by Marriott will also open a second London property, the 307-unit Residence Inn London - Kensington, later this year.

Both properties, owned by a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, will be operated under a franchise agreement by Cycas Hospitality.

John Licence, VP premium and select brands Europe at Marriott International said: "London is a key, strategic destination for extended-stay travel and we are delighted to debut the world-leading Residence Inn by Marriott brand here with not one, but two new properties that offer a home-away-from-home experience for business and leisure guests alike."

John Wagner, founding partner of Cycas Hospitality said: "We are thrilled to welcome the world-class Residence Inn brand to the extended-stay sector in London and to our own expanding hotel portfolio. We look forward to creating memorable moments for all our guests visiting these two new Residence Inn properties. Delivering a first-rate guest experience is in the DNA of all our Cycas Hospitality staff and we have an excellent track record to prove it."

The two London properties will be joined by new openings in Aberdeen and Amsterdam in early 2018, growing the European portfolio from three to seven hotels. These four additions will see almost 600 rooms added to the Residence Inn portfolio, and there are a further seven properties anticipated by the end of 2019.

Click here to see Diane Mayer, VP and global brand manager of Residence Inn, talking about entering the London market.

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