UK: One-stop property management solution Opago has been chosen as Australian accommodation provider Urban Rest’s housekeeping partner for its first residential lease acquisition in London at Henderson Park and Greystar’s Bloom Nine Elms development.
Building on its existing presence in Australia and Dublin [Ireland], it represents Urban Rest’s latest London expansion into the Zone 1 London property market.
Bloom Nine Elms is a rental community at Nine Elms Parkside close to Battersea Power Station. Operated by Greystar, it offers a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments where individuals and families can have access to private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and both rooftop garden terraces and surrounding parkland.
Opago will be working alongside the designers at H+G Design Group to provide housekeeping to Urban Rest and its guests at Bloom Nine Elms from now on. At the Bloom Nine Elms, Opago will take care of all housekeeping needs, helping Urban Rest to provide an exemplary guest experience to clients in London.
Opago CEO Maxime Leufroy-Murat said: “We’re always on the lookout for like-minded organisations to work with, and we’re delighted with the partnership we’ve formed with Urban Rest. They’ve had so much success in Australia and, more recently, Ireland, offering corporate letting with a conscience, and this is just one the reasons we feel they’re a perfect partner that we can help scale.
“Bloom Nine Elms is an exciting development from Henderson Park and Greystar in an iconic location, close to Battersea Power Station, and we’re excited to start working with Urban Rest’s guests,” he added.
Izabela Szumierz, managing director for Urban Rest Europe, said: “This is an exciting time of growth for Urban Rest and it’s great to work with an established expert in Opago. Their ambitions match our own, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests at the end of the month.
“Our values are centred around re-defining what travellers expect and providing industry-leading solutions in an eco-friendly way. Opago exemplifies these messages, so it’s a delight to work with them on this project,” she added.
Guest service provider Opago rebranded from City Relay Solutions in November. With more than 3,000 units under management, Opago seeks to provide first-class solutions to clients globally and covering a full range of services to meet clients’ needs, from complete block management to guest services, compliance, maintenance and all aspects of housekeeping.
Meanwhile, Urban Rest Apartments was launched in 2017 to challenge the serviced apartment and corporate housing sector.