Part apartment, part hotel: Stella Stays expands to Saudi Arabia
Stella Stays has a portfolio of managed properties across the UAE, Bahrain and Canada…
Nestled in Riyadh’s As Sahafah district sits Stella Stays Riyadh Olaya Tower. The building opens its door this month and offers modern, fully equipped, tech-enabled apartments and hotel suites, a coworking space, and recreational and commercial amenities.
It’s a property typical of those available on Stella Stays, a UAE-owned hospitality brand that manages properties for short-, medium- and long-term stays.
The brand has expanded its operations into Saudi Arabia by introducing the first tech-enabled residential hospitality concept in Riyadh. Here’s what you need to know about the highly anticipated Stella Stays Riyadh Olaya Tower.
So, what is Stella Stays?
The brand offers a fully equipped accommodation, where guests, including corporate travellers, digital nomads, groups of friends and families, can enjoy the comfort of a home and the service quality of a hotel.
In addition to short-term bookings, Stella Stays offers an unparalleled experience for guests looking for a long-term stay.
It’s ideal for new residents in Riyadh looking for a home with the flexibility to move in instantly, without worrying about purchasing furniture, paying utilities, or signing tedious paperwork that is commonplace with yearly rentals.
Plus, they offer the luxury of spacious rooms that hotels can’t provide.
How is Stella Stays different from other hospitality brands?
Stella Stays is a tech-centric hospitality brand that continues to build all digital offerings in-house, from developing their website with a sophisticated pricing engine to their iOS and Android apps.
Holidaymakers, business travellers, and residents can expect a seamless hospitality experience through leveraging ground-breaking technology and modern service.
Simply use the Stella Stays app to navigate the entire journey – from booking and managing your stays, checking in and controlling smart home systems, to ordering a wide range of guest services.
Payment terms are flexible and can be made through various methods, including debit, credit cards and even cryptocurrencies, which is just the beginning of Stella Stays’ futuristic tech offerings plans.
Each of Stella Stays’ units is designed by its in-house interior design team and features stylish modern furniture, pre-loaded Netflix accounts, espresso machines, and on-demand services, in addition to standard hotel-like facilities.
Commenting on the hospitality industry trends, Mohannad Zikra, CEO and co-founder of Stella Stays, said, ‘‘The digital economy, Covid-19, and tech-savvy millennials are driving massive behavioural shifts related to how people live, travel and work. Business travel is also bouncing back and increasing significantly, requiring the flexibility for longer stays.”
“Stella Stays’ 4.9-stars rating across retail platforms is a testament to our effort to create the future of living and hospitality. And it’s just the beginning. The next step for Stella Stays is to leverage our secret sauce – ground-breaking technology and a highly profitable business model – to expand globally,” added Mohammed Al Ghussein, chairman of Stella Stays.
Plans to launch Stella Stays in Jeddah are also in the pipeline.
Stella Stays Riyadh Olaya Tower, As Sahafah, 6286 Olaya St, Riyadh 13321. Rates start from SAR472 per night for a one-bedroom apartment.