Manchester’s modernist Gateway House, which sits alongside Piccadilly Station and is known as the ‘Lazy S’,  has opened as a Staycity Aparthotel, creating 50 new jobs.

The building has remained empty since 2010, and Staycity will occupy all seven floors with retail space  underneath under a 25-year lease.

Staycity Manchester Piccadilly offers 182 one-, two- and three-bedroom short-let apartments with access to café, meeting rooms, lounge area, gym, car park and 24-hour reception.

Staycity operates over 3,000 apartments across 10 European cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Lyon and Marseille. The company intends to grow to 15,000 apartments by 2022, reinforcing its position as one of the leading aparthotel operators.

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