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  • Financial Times
  • Published: 08:59 July 26, 2013
  • Tabloid on Saturday

One Fine Stay to launch in Paris

One Fine Stay, a pioneering home-rental business set up in London in 2009, has announced it is to launch in Paris in September, and Los Angeles this autumn.

Unlike other web-based homestay companies, One Fine Stay sends a team of staff into the property before each rental to guarantee standards. As well as cleaning and tidying away personal items, they equip beds with hotel-standard linen and bathrooms with fluffy white towels and upmarket toiletries. Guests are given an iPhone that includes recommendations for “living like a local”.

The Paris launch follows a successful expansion into New York last year, and will initially comprise around 25 properties across the city. www.onefinestay.com

Yotel Group to open hotel in Singapore

Singapore The Yotel group, which runs hotels in Europe and the US-inspired by Japanese “capsule hotels”, plans to export the concept back to Asia. A 600-room Yotel is due to open on Orchawrd Road, Singapore, in 2018, and the company says the property will act as a “springboard” into the continent. Yotel was founded by Simon Woodroffe, who established the Yo! Sushi restaurant chain in 1997. The first hotels opened at Britain’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports in 2007; a 669-room property opened just off Times Square, New York, in 2011. Woodroffe says the hotels were inspired not just by the tiny Japanese capsule hotels but by first-class airline cabins, which offer luxury despite the limited space. www.yotel.com

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