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1 Treveris Street, London, SE1 0FW

T:  0203 198 2384   |   E:  hello@stayo.com   |   W:  www.stayo.com

    

 

About Us

Starting out

The story of Stayo began in July 2012 when a tenant in a six-bedroom house in London Bridge handed in their notice. Instead of looking for a replacement, we decided to advertise the spare bedroom on Airbnb. A German tourist called Albert was our first guest, he stayed for one week and left Stayo’s first review! 

This was when we identified a gap in the market for short-term rental in prime city-centre locations. Two of our founders (Giovanni Gravina and Angelo Zito) are based in London, while the other two (Andrea Gorini and Stefano Greco) work from Cagliari, Sardinia.

After seeing the potential of the idea, the four of us met in a small coffee shop near Victoria Station and signed the official Companies House documents to launch the business. We felt a combination of excitement and nervousness, yet we were confident that our backgrounds and different skill sets would work well together.

We started small and identified three single units on a tight budget of £10,000. It began with Ikea furniture, and Giovanni and Angelo looked after every aspect of day-to-day management, including the cleaning! We now have over 25 employees, made up of different ages and nationalities and 14 apartments with over 120 individual listings. 

Big ambitions

We worked hard, and it started to pay off. As revenue began to grow, we were in the position to start employing staff. We hired two cleaners who multi-tasked and helped with check-ins as well as walking around with screwdrivers to do the odd bit of maintenance work.

As the portfolio grew, it became clear that a company restructure, which would enable the business to function independently, was necessary. Over time, we expanded our network of landlord and agent partners. Now, we’re incredibly pleased to be working with the likes of CBRE, Foxtons, Royal London Asset Management and Fuller’s, together with partners such as the Royal Opera House and Sotheby’s Realty. 

We’re proud that the company has been profitable from day one, and that turnover has grown year on year. We’ve adapted with the changing times of the industry to meet the needs of our customers and will continue to do so. Industry veteran Robin Paterson has also recently joined our team to bring an incredible wealth of expertise as we continue to grow.

The future

Our vision at Stayo is to build a successful global business that provides exceptional serviced accommodation, offering high-quality property rental with a unique and bespoke guest experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Stayo home soon!

Experience the future of urban travel

Memorable stays, extraordinary service

Each and every Stayo home offers something unique. Whether your priority is location, size or specific features, you can easily tailor your stay to your needs. Our homes are purposefully designed, furnished and run by us. We combine beautiful homes and perfect locations with our exceptional service to provide remarkable stays for every guest.

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Discover London with Stayo

Choose from our extensive portfolio of beautifully designed apartments across London, providing a modern, comfortable and connected travel experience. Using our local knowledge and travel expertise, we can help guests find the perfect match and ensure they enjoy an experience perfectly tailored to their travel needs. Stayo’s collection of apartments are well connected and perfectly suited to both business and leisure. Each apartment has all the qualities necessary for work as well as all the luxuries that will allow you to completely relax. It’s the perfect home away from home.

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What makes a Stayo?

Impressive, hand-picked apartments
Stayo is an urban collection of beautifully designed apartments that have been specially selected by our passionate team. Combined with our local knowledge we make sure every guest gets the most out of every trip. It’s the Stayo difference – we identify the perfect match for our guests, and we provide a comfortable, connected and unforgettable travel experience.

Everything you need in a home
Every Stayo home is hand-picked and designed by our team to ensure our guests enjoy an experience perfectly tailored to their travel needs. 

Live like a local
Our area guides are written by the Stayo team, who have shared their insider tips on where to explore, what to see and what to eat, so you can immediately feel right at home in the city and live like a local.

The Stayo team
We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, which is why the Stayo team is available 24 hours a day to offer a remarkable travel experience every time.

Contactless check-in
Check-in is easy, so you can make yourself at home quickly and smoothly. We offer digital self-check-in, with 24/7 guest support.

Professional cleaning
We know that having a clean and comfortable home environment is an important part of your stay with us. This is why we thoroughly clean every home between stays with hospital-grade disinfectant.

 

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