/ YAYS breaks records this summer

YAYS breaks records this summer.

It’s been a great summer for YAYS Group, leading serviced apartment operator in Europe. The Group saw strong growth in its revenue per apartment (RevPAR) results: a whopping 20% increase between June and August compared to the same period in 2019 (before the pandemic) on a same-store basis. In addition, the opening in April of its newest location in Antwerp was also extremely successful. Only a few months after opening, YAYS Antwerp Opera already ranks number 1 in guest reviews on the most popular booking platforms and together with YAYS The Hague Willemspark, with fantastic ratings and reviews, already finds itself right at the top of the market on sites like, Google, Expedia and Airbnb. With this summer’s records, the perfect start for YAYS Antwerp Opera, the Serviced Apartment Award Best property 21-70 units for YAYS The Hague Willemspark in May and concrete plans for new locations in the Netherlands and abroad, the future for YAYS looks promising.  

The YAYS concept aligns perfectly with travel trends in post-covid era

Through technology, design and sustainability, YAYS is actively adapting to changing guest needs and helping re-invent post-pandemic travel. The spectacular growth this summer shows that city tripping is resurging and cities are once again seen as safe and attractive. It also confirms that the YAYS home away from home concept matches shifting tourism needs on all fronts. More and more people are seeking an authentic and sustainable experience and the opportunities to ‘work from home’ in a different location. Having your own space and comfort are as important as learning about the place where you stay, connecting with locals, discovering unfamiliar places and making a positive contribution on a local level. YAYS serviced apartments are located in city neighbourhoods with their own story and identity. Business and leisure guests alike get assistance from enthusiastic YAYS Insiders on how to live like a local. In every way, it is an enriching experience for travellers, Insiders, local residents, local entrepreneurs and the city itself. 

The best is yet to come

Opened in April, YAYS Antwerp Opera, situated in the Diamond Quarter within walking distance of Antwerp Central, has made an exceptionally strong start. With an outstanding score in ratings and reviews, this location is a great success.

Highly recommended! We loved the interior and location, the staff are super friendly and helpful…. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely stay here again when we are in Antwerp. The apartment has everything you need for a longer stay and a lot of shops are nearby with everything you need.”- Petra (YAYS guest)

Confidence in a successful opening of a second location in The Hague is therefore high. Work is well under way to convert an old office building on the Gevers Deynootweg in Scheveningen. And from 4 to 6 October, YAYS Group’s entire Development team will be present at EXPO REAL in Munich (Hall A1.340), where the go-ahead is given for new ventures in Germany. This forms part of the growth plans, which seek to expand the large, existing YAYS portfolio in Benelux and France to other countries in Europe. 

“These are extraordinary times for the YAYS Group; The efforts of our entire team are resulting in great performances throughout our portfolio. In guest satisfaction and commercially our YAYS properties are at the top of the markets in which we operate. Our latest openings in The Hague and Antwerp have been well received by leisure guests, the relocation community, and corporate travellers. The pandemic has given us the opportunity to upgrade our systems, improve our processes and perhaps most importantly organize our great YAYS team around our strategic objectives. Our platform is ready for growth and we are confident and excited about the future. The best is yet to come.”   – Frederik Van den Abeele, COO YAYS Group