Further to much active research in the student accommodation & hotel sectors both in the UK & internationally we have been working on a project to add to the success of Halifax Hall Hotel & the student accommodation offerings at The University of Sheffield; both of these have garnered much praise, awards & regularly attract positive testimonials from hotel guests & our university students.
We visited the Student Hotel in Amsterdam as we began to research a market that we were hugely excited about. The concept was for students (and furthermore academics & guests generally) who required a longer term accommodation opportunity for potentially up to six months which provided a ‘home from home’ apartment-style feel whilst offering great communal, study, play, recreation, refreshment & dining areas for all to enjoy collectively.
We wanted to thoroughly research the opportunities available & provide a hotel ‘product’ that was fresh, engaging, stylish, contemporary, technological, modern & succinctly reflected what guests actually wanted from a ‘longer-stay’ hotel; to this aim we continued our research & visited many UK hotels to gather inspiration, ideas & fresh thinking so as the hotel we would develop would deliver on all of these objectives.
In July of this year we will launch our hotel – Jonas.
The entire ground floor will be social space consisting of a café area, three large lounge style communal areas, a gaming room, two games rooms (one for pool and table football and one for table tennis) and two study spaces that seat about 12-18 people (these will be available as conference spaces additionally).
There will be two floors of 57 long stay flexible bedrooms in addition to the top floor of 22 bedrooms sold on a nightly basis. All beds will be ¾ size.
When booking all guests will be sent a link to an app that will hold a mobile key; this key gives them access to the car park and their bedroom by pressing the key and holding their mobile phone to the reader. A card system will also be in operations as a back up to the mobile key solution.
All guests can check in & out online making the customer journey incredibly easy. Jonas will be a totally cashless hotel as all expenditure will be charged to relevant credit & debit cards overnight.
A new car park will be built on Endcliffe Avenue for Jonas hotel guests.
We believe we have created a hugely modern, contemporary, engaging & interactive accommodation offering for students, academics & all guests who are seeking a longer-term stay where their every need is catered for, whether for streaming movies or music on their smart phones or ipads, dining together, relaxing collectively in our lounges, sporting competitions in our gaming rooms & of course, an incredible nights’ sleep – every night!!
Please contact us if you have any questions; we’d love to hear from you!!
Also, look out for ‘Endcliffe Hurst’ – a further accommodation offering, opening in October 2017.