Urban Stay’s 6 Month Anniversary

By James Swift

September 29, 2014

Urban Stay Serviced Apartments - 6 month anniversary

It is truly amazing how quickly time has flown!  We only established our company on March 28th 2014 and at 6 months we have managed to double our stock every 2 months to grow rapidly into the serviced apartment company we are today.  Though still relatively small we’ve put processes in place and streamlined our operations to enable us to grow further in the London market over the next 6 months.  The apartments we’ve taken on have all been centered around Liverpool Street, but only in the past few weeks we managed to secure our first serviced apartment at Old Street roundabout.  This is a great location because of its proximity to The City as well as the nightlife of trendy Shoreditch.  An absolutely perfect spot to continue our rapid expansion!

Over the past 6 months we’ve grown up a lot here at Urban Stay.  We’ve improved everything from our operational capabilities to our marketing, our sales, and even our consistently superlative customer service.  As we take on new properties we are mindful of their quality, location, size, and proximity to our other units.  Every decision we’ve taken over the past 6 months has been carefully considered in the wider context of our London serviced apartment operation.  Thus far, we’re proud and excited to say it seems to be a strategy that is working.

What will the next 6 months bring?  We have some ideas, but we’re quite conservative in our expansion plans and are only going as fast as the short-stay accommodation business will allow.  When we celebrate our 1 year anniversary we’re confident however that in these first formative 6 months have set us on the right track and have laid the foundation of the successful serviced apartment company we are on our way to becoming!!


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  • Urban Stay Nominated For Three 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Awards - September 24, 2018
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  • Urban Stay Short Let Apartments London Achieve Plum Guide Certification - August 21, 2018
  • Launched: Walk-through Videos of Urban Stay’s London Serviced Apartments at Oxford Street - May 23, 2018
  • Urban Stay Launches Luxury Oxford Circus Apartments in Central London - April 12, 2018
  • Urban Stay Wins Serviced Apartment Awards 2018 As Best Operator - March 22, 2018
  • New Year’s Competition Now Open: Win a Free Stay in London - January 25, 2018
  • Urban Stay’s Director James Swift Receives Certificate of Excellence From Bridgestreet Global Hospitality - January 15, 2018
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  • Urban Stay Serviced Apartments London Achieve ASAP Quality Accreditation - September 18, 2017
  • Urban Stay’s Director James Swift Shortlisted For The ASAP Rising Star Award in Serviced Apartments 2017 - September 12, 2017
  • Urban Stay Now Provides Free Umbrellas in All London Serviced Apartments - September 4, 2017
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  • Urban Stay’s Summer Party 2017 - June 9, 2017
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  • Urban Stay Launches PoddApp In-Room Tablets in Its London Serviced Apartments - April 11, 2017
  • Best Things To Do Around Spitalfields in The City of London - April 7, 2017
  • Urban Stay Partners With Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf - March 23, 2017
  • We’re Hiring! Operations Manager Assistant – London City E1 - March 17, 2017
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  • Brand NEW Luxury Serviced Apartments London by Urban Stay - October 20, 2016
  • Urban Stay’s New Liverpool Street Apartments London - October 18, 2016
  • 10 Great Halloween Events in London - October 15, 2016
  • Press Release: Urban Stay Reaches 5-Year Goal in Less Than 3 Years - October 11, 2016
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  • Urban Stay Visiting Central Gate Serviced Apartments Newbury - July 19, 2016
  • James Swift at the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe - July 18, 2016
  • Operations Manager – Position Available! - January 12, 2016
  • We’re Hiring!! – Reservations Manager - January 12, 2016
  • Fully Accredited Members of the ASAP - September 7, 2015
  • Technology Ahead of the Curve - September 1, 2015
  • Urban Stay Expands to Notting Hill!! - August 23, 2015
  • Urban Stay has moved to a new office!! - July 2, 2015
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  • Behind the Scenes: Professional Photographs for Our London Serviced Apartment - November 4, 2014
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  • Our Serviced Apartment Walkthrough Videos - October 27, 2014
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  • Urban Stay Approved by Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP)  - October 20, 2014
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  • Urban Stay @ Pinterest - September 8, 2014
  • Our Youtube Channel is Launched! - September 4, 2014
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  • Urban Stay Launches New Logo - July 23, 2014
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