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More space, more comfort, less cost...
stayAmsterdam offers a superb range of over 400 generously proportioned serviced apartments, studios and houseboats in Amsterdam City Centre.

stayAmsterdam - the smarter hotel alternative!

About Us

stayAmsterdam first opened its doors for business in Amsterdam in March 2007. Since then we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of guests to Amsterdam.

Starting from an initially small base we rapidly grew to our current point where we have over 400 apartments, studios and houseboats in city centre locations. The original concept has remained constant throughout this time: to provide central, high-quality apartments at very low per-person rates. Short stay accommodation for leisure and business visitors. We have become a cost-effective hotel alternative.

The stayAmsterdam Family

Board of Directors


Tom Walsh (Chief Executive Officer)
Tom was previously Plant Manager of Henkel Loctite Ireland,a high-tech specialty chemical and biomedical manufacturer with a €150m turnover. Tom was in charge of all Operations, Logistics and Engineering with a staff of 200 employees. He holds a primary degree in Engineering (Dublin) and a first class honours Business degree from UCD. Tom worked part-time for Staycity since April 2003, and joined full-time in 2006.

Anthony Carragher - Chief Commercial and Development Officer
Anthony is on the Board of Staycity to represent Irelandia's significant investment and shareholding. Irelandia is the investment vehicle of the Ryan family, founders of Ryanair and leading global aviation entrepreneurs, where Anthony is Partner/Chief Financial Officer. Irelandia helped found and develop several Low Cost Carriers including Tiger Airways based in Singapore and VivaAerobus in Mexico, through its aviation investment branch, Irelandia Aviation. They were also early investors in Allegiant Airways based in Las Vegas. Irelandia also have extensive property and other private equity investments.

Ger Walsh (IT & Online Marketing Director)
Ger achieved an honours software engineering degree from DCU. Before Staycity was founded he worked in the pensions and insurance industry with Exaxe; and with biometrics specialists, Daon. Since 2003, he has been Director of IT and online marketing for Staycity.

Colm Whooley (Finance Director)
Joined Staycity in April 2010 from John Sisk & Son Ltd where Colm was Finance Director for the previous seven years. Sisk is the largest construction company in Ireland and has built many of Ireland's largest and most prestigious projects including Croke Park, Aviva Stadium, Conference Centre, Dundrum Shopping Centre and the Shannon tunnel. In his role as FD, Colm had responsibility for all the financial aspects of all the property development deals that Sisk were involved in. Colm is a Chartered Accountant having qualified previously with KPMG in Dublin.


Alan Wyley (Chairman)
Alan has been a director of Staycity since July 2007 and Chairman since October 2010. Alan has significant experience in building profitable fast growing businesses, in eWare which he sold to Computer Associates, and more recently as CEO of EuroCommerce which focuses on the travel and airline sectors and which he successfully sold to DataCash plc. Alan serves on/chairs several other business and voluntary boards and is an FCA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Declan Ryan
Declan is a member of the Ryan family, Ireland's leading aviation entrepreneurs. He is a former CEO and Board member of Ryanair. He now leads the family investment vehicle, Irelandia. Irelandia holds major strategic stakes in several regional Low Cost Carriers including Tiger Airways based in Singapore and Aerobus in Mexico, through its aviation investment branch, Irelandia Aviation. They have recently sold their stake in Allegiant Airways in Texas. They also have extensive property and industrial investments.

Paul Dowling
Paul joined the Staycity board in 2010. Current activities are as a private investor and director, mostly in high growth companies. Previous roles 2008-2011 were head of Strategy and Ventures for SSE Group, as well as CEO of SSE Renewables. From 1997 to 2008 he was part of the team that built and sold Airtricity for €1.2 billion. Paul is a chartered engineer and holds an MBA from Trinity College.

The Management Team

Jason Delany
Sales & Marketing Director

Frederic Dupont
Project Manager

Paula Mullaney
Revenue Manager

Rhonda Meehan
Central Reservations Manager

Daniel Berglund
Online Advertising Executive

Debbie Gallagher
Finance Manager