Staycity to create 200 jobs to support growth

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Ireland: Staycity is set to recruit around 200 new staff over the next few months as it prepares for four property openings in the second half of 2019.

Recruitment drives are underway for general manager, front-of-house, sales and housekeeping positions in Paris, Venice, Edinburgh and Berlin.
 
"This is our biggest intake of new staff yet," said Staycity's head of human resources, Ben Clayton. "It's a huge undertaking as we have a strong culture of high service standards so every new member of staff needs to be fully compliant with our procedures before the properties open."
 
Opening at the beginning of August will be Staycity's largest property to date, Staycity Aparthotels Marne-la-Vallée, a 10-minute walk from Disneyland Paris. Facilities include 284 apartments, 22 holiday villas, a swimming pool, restaurant, Staycafé, bar and extensive gardens and terraces.
 
"This will be a really exciting place to work as it's our first resort-style property and is next to Disneyland Paris," said Staycity COO Keith Freeman. "The guest profile here will be slightly different to our usual mix. While we expect both business and leisure guests, the emphasis will be on families on leisure breaks with a slightly longer average stay."
 
In the second week of August Staycity opens in Venice, Mestre, with 175 studio and one-bedroom apartments. The property will have a Staycafé, fitness room as well as guest parking and is a 12-minute train journey into the historic city of Venice.
 
By the end of the year Staycity will also open its first property in Germany with 48 apartments near Charlie Living in Berlin. The property will operate under Staycity's premium brand, Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, and will consist of studio and one-bedroom apartments.
 
Staycity's fourth opening this year will be in Edinburgh's King's Stables Road, also operating under the Wilde brand. The 123-apartment property in the heart of the city will offer guests a lounge, Staycafé, and fitness room as well as a spacious arts facility incorporating a gallery and exhibition space.
 
At the beginning of 2020 Staycity will open a second property in Manchester, with a 224-apartment property opening in the city's Northern Quarter.
 
"This is a crucial time for Staycity as we add nearly 700 apartments to our inventory and recruit and train the additional staff this expansion demands," added Freeman. Our quality and online reputation scores, which we measure via Global Review Index, have been consistently rising and last year reached 88 per cent. This year they are expected to come in at 90% so it's vital for us to recruit team members that will maintain and enhance the reputation we've already built."

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