Markus Beike has been announced as StayCity Aparthotels’ development director for Germany & CEE, with a special focus on developing the brand in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.
Markus, who holds a business management degree (Diplom-Betriebswirt FH), a real estate management degree (Immobilienökonom ebs) and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS, joins Staycity from CBRE Hotels where he was managing director for Northern & Eastern Europe.
His 30-year career began with Steigenberger Hotels followed by assignments with Kempinski Hotels, Deutsche Bank, Arthur Andersen and Christie & Co.
“Markus will be a great asset to our expanding development team,” comments group development director, Barry Hickey. “He has a wealth of experience in areas where we are keen to gain representation as part of our on-going European expansion as well as being extremely well known and respected in the property sector.”
Dublin-based Staycity Aparthotels is one of the fastest-growing aparthotel providers, operating over 3000 apartments across 10 European cities including Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris and Marseille.
This year will see new openings in Lyon, London Covent Garden and Manchester – including the first of a new four-star deluxe brand – and by 2022 Staycity Aparthotels intends to grow to 15,000 apartments.