umi hotels celebrates its third birthday with huge profits
Over the bank holiday weekend, umi hotels celebrated its third birthday. Umi London opened its doors to the public on 31st May 2007 followed by umi Brighton a year later and owner Steve Lowy hasn’t looked back.
[UKPRwire, Tue Jun 01 2010] For a young company, umi hotels has seen a large amount of success with the company having been recognised in four awards ceremonies and listed as one of the world’s top 50 budget hotels in The Telegraph. Steve has also won awards personally during this time including being named the “one to watch in tourism” in the Courvoisier The Future 500 list 2008. And now the umi group includes a ten-bedroom hotel in the heart of Moscow which Steve plans to vastly expand next year.
Despite turbulent economics in recent months, umi is thriving. The last year on year figures showed over 125% increase in net profit and a 35% increase in net operating profit. Part of this will of course be down to the fact that during tough times a budget hotel fits the bill for those reducing their holiday and business accommodation costs. However, simultaneously the impressive profit can certainly be attributed to the high standard of service guests experience at umi.
Both UK hotels include breakfast within the room rate, a concierge service and a 24hr bar. All customer-facing staff are multi-skilled, being trained in several areas, which enables them to help guests quickly and efficiently. Plus, guests opting for the full breakfast option will receive a turret of scrambled egg and a potato waffle drawbridge...umi certainly tries not to be boring.
The latest service available to umi guests in London is the walking tour. Armed with a map and an mp3-player, guests are able to use the short amount of time they have left before they depart to get an insight on the famous Notting Hill area at their own pace. The walking tour is available from this week.