Citystay to operate and convert Cambridge hotel

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UK: The Citystay Group will take over management of the Regent Hotel in Cambridge, and will convert it in to an aparthotel.

The hotel, which overlooks Parker’s Piece, will now be known as Regent by Citystay.

Built in the late 18th century as the original home of the first five Newnham College students, the building has been serving visitors to Cambridge as a hotel since 1910. The Grade II listed Georgian building was expanded in the late 1980s to bring the property up to its current number of 22 guest bedrooms.

The location of the hotel enables it to attract both leisure and corporate travellers to the historic city centre.

The Citystay Group has successfully achieved planning permission to redevelop the property into Cambridge’s first city centre aparthotel. The group will continue to run the property as a hotel until the refurbishment takes place at the end of 2021 with a proposed relaunch in Spring 2022 to include 22 aparthotel rooms, a coworking space available to guests and the public, and a new food and beverage venture.

Declan Fitzhenry of The Citystay Group said: “We’re extremely excited to bring the Regent by Citystay to market. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, owing to the hard work and dedication of our team, we have been able to keep pushing forwards. The location of the building is second to none and we cannot wait to relaunch as the first aparthotel in the historic city centre in early 2022. This will be the group’s first sojourn into the aparthotel market, but we have no plans to slow down expansion.”

 

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