A CGI of the proposed aparthotel
A CGI of the proposed aparthotel
Richard Bell

Plans revealed for new £35m luxury aparthotel on York’s Micklegate

Leisure operator Staycity has revealed plans for a £35m luxury aparthotel in York city centre.

The company is looking to transform a key gateway site on Micklegate for its premium Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity brand.

The concept, themed around the life and work of celebrated Irish author Oscar Wilde, first launched in London’s West End last year.

If approved, the development will replace the building currently home to the Jinnah Restaurant, Minster Car Hire Garage and The Micklegate at 127.

It will comprise a 152 apartments across a mix of studio and one-bed accommodation. Each unit with have a kitchenette, 43-inch smart TV and touch-control air conditioning.

The project is part of a wider plan to roll out Staycity’s Wilde brand across Europe, starting with aparthotels in Edinburgh, Manchester and Berlin.

Staycity already has one venue in York – a 197-apartment property on Paragon Street, opened July 2016.

Barry Hickey, group development director at Staycity, said: “York has already been a fantastic location for our Staycity Aparthotel brand and we are excited about the prospect of bringing our design-led brand Wilde to this impressive and popular city.”

North Star Investment Management is the project’s development partner.

A North Star spokesperson commented: “Attracting the Wilde brand to York is a vote of confidence in the city.

“This development will regenerate a key gateway site continuing the great improvement the street and area has undergone in recent years and acting as an economic boost to other local businesses too.”

A decision on the planning application is expected later this year.

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