The Student Hotel expands European presence with three new properties

The Student Hotel expands European presence with three new properties

The Student Hotel will increase its European portfolio to 16 properties following the introduction of three new locations by 2019.

Hotels in Eindhoven (already open) and Delft will add to its business in the Netherlands, which includes two properties in Amsterdam and one in Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen and Maastricht. 

Delft is due to open in September this year.

Plans are agreed to open a third property in Italy as Rome joins Florence and Bologna, while Madrid marks The Student Hotel’s entry into the Spanish market.

While the buildings are all different, they share a mix of contemporary student rooms, hotel rooms and co-living studios.

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The ground floors are accessible to the public and house study areas, meeting rooms, TSH Collab - co-working space for start-ups and local business - restaurant, bar, games room, gym and garage to house guest bicycles.

Charlie MacGregor, The Student Hotel chief executive and founder, said: “Wherever we are, The Student Hotel connects students and hotel guests with start-ups, freelancers and the local neighbourhood.

“This expansion into new markets is just the start; expect many more acquisition announcements as we aim to fulfil our goal of 41 hotels by 2021.”

The group’s first co-living and co-working Spanish location will be in the heart of Madrid at the “La Imprenta” building, the former printworks at Cuesta de San Vicente 28.

The building, which has been empty for 10 years, will be transformed into a 300-room hotel set to open in September 2019.

The Student Hotel Madrid is near to the city’s Gran Via, close to Principe Pio metro and suburban railway stations, and within walking distance of the Complutense and Politécnica Universities, plus other learning centres including ICADE, ICAI and IED.

The third Italian property will be located in the heart of Rome’s San Lorenzo district, an up and coming area popular with artists, artisans, writers, intellectuals and actors.

The group has acquired a site in Viale dello Scalo S. Lorenzo, which currently houses two buildings. 

It will refurbish one and demolish and rebuild the second to create the 649-room Student Hotel Rome, scheduled to open in August 2019. 
Construction will begin in February 2018.

The Student Hotel Rome is a short walk from Sapienza, the city’s main university where 113,000 students are enrolled, and 15-minutes walk from the main train station, Termini.

The 342-room Student Hotel Delft is a central location right on the Station Delft and the future Van Leeuwenhoek quarter. 

The most striking part of the hotel is the open front facing the station and park development.

Designed by KCAP Architects & Planners, construction is scheduled for 2018 with the opening slated for summer 2019.

Now operational, The Student Hotel Eindhoven is a complex with 400 rooms located next to Central Station and adjacent to the campus of the Technical University Eindhoven, the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven and the city centre. 

The site is part of a larger redevelopment project, Light Courts, which was dormant from 2008 until The Student Hotel became the first investor to kick start the project in 2015.

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