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Roomzzz Aparthotel In The News: Hospitality and Catering News

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Publication: Hospitality And Catering News
Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Story: Fast Track Franchise Success for Roomzzz Aparthotel: New Scottish sites
Story Covered: 26th February 2013

STARTS: After announcing two new sites in Liverpool and Chester at the beginning of 2013, Roomzzz Aparthotel have stepped up their expansion plans and have revealed a further two new sites in prime locations in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Roomzzz brand has been gathering prominence and status in the industry since 2006 with a tried and tested methodology for the successful operation of Aparthotels. Mark Walton Head of Roomzzz Aparthotel UK comments:

“’Our approach is simple – we give our customers exactly what they require when they are travelling, our rates are transparent, and our offering consistent and in line with expectations.”

Strong 2012
After a strong year of trading in 2012 which saw soaring averages of 87% occupancies across all sites and a 16% increase on 2011, Roomzzz have a solid demand from franchise partners waiting to join  them. The franchise strategy for Roomzzz is to feature in key City centre locations in major Cities in the UK, so having dominated the hotel scene in Leeds, Manchester and more recently Newcastle with a new £6M Aparthotel, the brand is pursuing more strong and desirable locations.

New sites
Recent successful franchise sign-ups include sites in Chester and Liverpool which reflect the Roomzzz desire to be present in lively, on trend and vibrant places. Roomzzz are well known for their impact on attracting visitors into Cities due to their loyalty scheme, which sees guests divert their route to their nearest Roomzzz location. Figures show that loyal Roomzzz guests will frequent their favourite location even if it means travelling up to 10 miles out of their way.

The news of two Scottish additions to the portfolio will bring Roomzzz locations to 9 in total and they aren’t stopping there: the brand is already in discussions with 2 southern locations and are actively seeking a dynamic franchise partner for a central London site.


Have you booked with Roomzzz for some SERIOUS SHOPPING?

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We’ve got to admit – Roomzzz Aparthotel in Leeds are pretty excited for the opening of Trinity Leeds.

We already know that Leeds is a supreme destination for the best names in fashion – but are you ready for this?

Apparently top UK and international retailers have been lining up to get a store in what Trinity is calling ‘a whole new stylish destination; one that truly delivers the ultimate shopping and leisure experience.’

Roomzzz Leeds City is literally steps away from Trinity a 1 million sq ft master plan of shopping and cultural delight – and the even better news is that Roomzzz Leeds City West is just round the corner as well!

Here are a few names to tempt you… Superdry, Hollister, Mango and Topshop, H&M are showing what they’ve got with their flagship stores and a THREE floor Primark is all booked in and ready to go.

Really exciting news is that Everyman cinemas (if you’re a culture and film buff – you’ll know that the Leeds cinema is their only cinema outside London) So what we’ve got in mind is a check in at Roomzzz Leeds City or Roomzzz Leeds City West, hit the shops, quick bag drop off back at Roomzzz then straight back out again for cinema and drinking and eating! Perfect weekend!

Exciting stuff – and all due to launch on the 21st March 2013 – so best to get booked into Roomzzz for some seriously affordable accommodation in Leeds City Centre. What’s even better is if you have your Royalty Club ready when you book – you can get an instant 10% off! Just think that’s extra money saved to spend on shopping treats!

Better Connected…With Roomzzz Aparthotel

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Roomzzz Aparthotel. Newcastle City

Roomzzz Aparthotel. Newcastle City

Our need for connectivity is greater than ever – and we’re talking internet, phones, social media and digital media – rather than anything deeper than that!

Business travellers, leisure travellers – we’re all the same the need for information is overwhelming.

We’re used to connecting straight into our phones, laptops etc… when we’re at home, at the office and generally anywhere we can get our hands on for that quick fix…So what about when you’re travelling and staying at hotels?

How many times have you urgently needed to connect to wi-fi and that box pops up asking you to login, pay-into an account please…Cue stress, mutterings, scrabbling around for the credit card or worse, that line on your  hotel bill in the morning which states…Internet Connection £15.

We’re of the opinion that easy to get at, free wi-fi makes life so straight forward…Why shouldn’t staying away from home be that easy? It makes for happy living… Happy connected living.

Our guests enjoy free wi-fi in their suites, in their studios, in their apartments, in the corridors, in the lounge, at breakfast, as they leave and heck…Even when they sleep…

We’ve done a mini round up of what you can expect while on the road…Or even on your hols…

Marriott – Complimentary but offer a package for £15 which is faster internet and unlimited calls including international calls

Holiday inn – Free in public areas and £10 per day for Wi-Fi access in your room

Macdonalds hotel – Complimentary but wired access only. Fees apply for Wi-Fi and varies at each hotel.

Novotel – currently £10 per day but they are introducing free Wi-Fi from the summer.

Ibis – Complimentary

Premier Inn – Complimentary

Travelodge – £5 for 1 hours, £10 24 hours, £20 1 week, £301 month

Easyhotel – £3 per hour, £5 per 24hours or £25 for 5 days

Remember in your quest for connection – Roomzzz guests enjoy free wi-fi AND free local, regional and National phone calls from all of our locations, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle as standard – included in the price since 2006.

Roomzzz – For happier, easily connected staying away from home. ‘A Hotel Apart’

Roomzzz offers affordable hotel style accommodation in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle with luxury, boutique Aparthotels in City Centre locations.

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Roomzzz Creates Local Jobs…

£5m hotel development to create local jobs

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A new £5 million hotel is set to open in Newcastle, creating around 20 jobs for the city.

Roomzzz Aparthotel are in the process of restoring Friar House in the city centre, creating 44 luxury apartments and suites.

The sites is the fifth in the Roomzzz Aparthotel portfolio, adding to sites in Manchester and Leeds.

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Walton, head of Roomzz Aparthotel UK said: “We are bringing an influx of new jobs to the City and are looking forward to Roomzzz Newcastle CITY sharing Newcastle’s famed warmth and hospitality through the Aparthotel and our choice of team to all of our guests.

“Newcastle City is a chic stay-away from home which gives suggestions and aspirations to a luxurious lifestyle that sometimes may seem beyond our day to day reach – we match luxe and Apple technology with affordability and practicality,  the combination of which promises to strengthen the marketplace  in terms of luxury stays in Newcastle.”

The restoration of the Georgian Friar House is now underway, and all planning, design, restoration and construction work has been tendered to local companies in two phases.

Mark continued: ‘The planning, design and build surrounding an historic building such as Friar House has demanded we work closely with Newcastle council as well as with sympathy for the building and area as well as extreme care and expertise. We are delighted with the progress that has been made on site so far and the team are ahead of schedule for completion’.

He now hopes that the hotel will strengthen the marketplace in terms of luxury stays in the Newcastle area.

“Newcastle City is an incredibly exciting location for the brand – we are looking forward to being immersed in the rich vibrancy that the City offers residents and tourists alike. We are proud to be a part of Newcastle’s hospitable future.”

Well in our search to bring you the best of things going on across the country I came across this…. ‘Back Le Bid’ – a campaign to hold a stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2016! 

The Tour de France is an annual bike race, covering more than 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) and lasts three weeks. The race is broken into day-long segments, called stages and the idea is that for 2016 one of these stages will be held in Yorkshire!
This bid already has the backing of some of cycling’s big names – Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift to name a couple…
Wow…. imagine if the world’s largest sporting event came through the county? Here at Roomzzz we would be perfectly placed to get the best roadside view… our accommodation in Leeds provides the best base to explore Yorkshire!
If you’d like to help Yorkshire win Le Bid you can show your backing here….

Free night in Manchester…. What to expect?

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Well it’s time for Friday Favourites Treasure Hunt… and this week our lucky winner gets a FREE night in our fabulous Manchester Roomzzz!
So if you get to check in what can you expect?
48 individual apartments fully fitted for the practicalities of daily life, finished with a subtle suggestion of the Orient inspired by the bustle of nearby Chinatown. As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style and comfort. 
Manchester Central convention complex for conference and exhibitions and the Northern Quarter – the home of fashion outlets, art galleries and quirky boutique shops are all within walking distance, and the Trafford Centre is less than 6 miles away, its ideal for those wanting to experience the true spirit of this vivacious city. We’re easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, and the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena is less than a mile away, you’re never far from the heartbeat of this vibrant 21st Century metropolis.
Award wining Grade II listed building boasts high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces, and kitchens equipped with Smeg appliances. This is the height of luxury, by design.
So what about the Roomzzz

Everything about our Smart studios has been carefully thought out to create the perfect balance between comfort, style and practicality. From the high-gloss white kitchen pod with integrated appliances, to the comfortable sleeping area complete with luxurious double bed and ample wardrobe space. Need to check your mail? The plasma TV doubles as a Mac Mini. Need to complete your report? The dining table doubles as a workstation. And the shower? Well actually, it’s just a shower (but quite possibly one of the best-appointed showers in Manchester).

You can never have too much of a good thing, we believe. So, we took the concept of our smart, stylish studios and expanded upon it a little to create the Grande Studio. With a slightly larger open-plan living space there’s plenty of room to stretch out. Rustle up a latte and warm croissants in the all-white kitchen and return to your luxurious bed with the papers. (Twins and doubles are available). Plan out your day with free web access via your iMac. Then, enjoy a bracing shower in the contemporary bathroom – some are fitted with baths and even their own plasma TVs. Now that’s thinking generously. 
The Liberty suite takes style and comfort to a whole new level. Step into the apartment and you’ll immediately be greeted by a large open plan living space with high ceilings, generous seating, a good-sized dining table, plasma TV and iMac / Mac Mini computer. You’ll also find a fully equipped all-white kitchen pod with stainless steel appliances – perfect for preparing lazy breakfasts or lavish dinners. There’s more to discover in the shower room, tastefully finished with high quality modern fittings and dual wash basins. Altogether, Liberty gives you the freedom to enjoy your stay, just the way you want. 
Everything about the Maxima suite has been designed to maximise your comfort. With a spacious open-plan living area, comfortable seating, a large dining table, a coffee table and a deep luxury rug, you’ll quickly feel at ease. Settle down in front of the plasma TV, or catch up on your mail with the iMac provided. Conjure up a simple supper using the high gloss all-white kitchen pod, or simply luxuriate in the comfort of your bed located on a mezzanine and reached by a feature spiral staircase. (Extra guests can take the practical sofa-bed down below). There’s also a sleek, modern shower room – some are available with baths, and even their own plasma TVs for maximum indulgence. 
Check in to the Penthouse suite (previously Emperor Suite) and it’s a little like having your own private empire in the heart of Manchester. Laid out around a spacious open-plan living area, it provides every comfort for you and your fellow guests to relax, dine and live in total luxury.

The focus of the master bedroom is a magnificent four-poster bed and the room has its own en suite WC and handbasin, a walk-in wardrobe, a desk with an iMac and a plasma TV. Up on the mezzanine, via a spiral staircase, there’s a further double/twin bed with a separate wardrobe and dressing table. Need even more room? It’s possible to open up the suite to the room next door to create a private three-bedroom suite.

All guests are well served by the shared living space, complete with 3-seater sofa-bed, two armchairs, a coffee table and a luxury designer rug. Not to mention the fully-equipped all-white kitchen pod and dining table for getting together over brunch. The contemporary bathroom too features a separate shower and its own plasma TV, so no-one has to miss their favourite soap.  
Soooooo what’s not to love about Manchester Roomzzz? And what do you have to lose? Join our treasure hunt and you could be on your way to a fabulous night of luxury at Roomzzz!

Live like a king!

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As you may be aware we here at Roomzzz just love to give our loyal guest special treats and so we created the Royalty Club… We have a whole host of new members and so we thought we’d make life simple and put the facts  and the most frequently asked questions down together….

How much does it cost to join? Its free of charge, there are no fees to participate
How does it work? The membership number on the card relates to your discount entitlement. Once you log in on the Roomzzz website you will be recognised as a Royalty member and the discount will be applied
Do I need to take my card to the aparthotel to check-in? Yes, you will be required to present your Royalty Club card and membership number when you check-in
Can I recommend to others? Yes, you can recommend to friends and family to apply for their own membership. Members must be over the age of 18 and a UK resident.
Can my company join the scheme? Yes, we also have a Corporate Royalty Club, please contact for details on how to join
What discount do I get? You will start on the Silver level which entitles a 10% discount
How do I reach the Gold and Platinum levels? You will be automatically rewarded with the Gold membership after staying with us for 25 room nights and Platinum membership after 75 room nights
Will I get the discount each time I book? Yes, as long as you use your personal login when booking online or quote your membership number when calling the central reservations team
Can I use it at any Roomzzz Aparthotel? Yes, and we are actively seeking opportunities to expand, so keep an eye out for new aparthotels in a city near you
Can I let my friends and family use it? No, the card is specific to you
Do I have to stay a minimum number of nights? You only need to stay once to be eligible to join. After booking 25 room nights you will move to the Gold membership which increases your discount to 20%
What if I lose my card? Simply email to request a new one
So that’s all you need to know about our Royalty Club Membership… click here to sign up!