Technology provider Lavanda partners with UPP to offer summer short-stay solutions to universities across the UK.
Provider of student property management technology – Lavanda – has partners with UPP, an on-campus student accommodation and infrastructure provider working in partnership with 15 UK universities. The new partnership will see Lavanda offer summer short-stay solutions to universities across the UK.
The partnership offers UPP the opportunity to effortlessly run flexible rental and short-stay programmes during the summer months, complementing existing programmes such as summer schools, conferences and events.
By implementing Lavanda’s technology platform, UPP will be able to maximise the efficient use of its buildings – by providing short-stay offerings alongside a remarkable guest experience, with minimal disruption to the onsite and events teams. To deliver a seamless guest experience, the platform will allow UPP to manage reservations, automate check-ins and check-outs, and streamline operations.
“UPP is committed to maximising occupancy in support of our partners in and out of term time. For UPP it is vital that accommodation is utilised as effectively and sustainably as possible. We are delighted to partner with Lavanda to enhance our clients’ summer short-stay offerings.
“Our partnership with Lavanda will allow us to deliver a seamless guest experience, from reservation to check-out, ensuring that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay whilst maximising the use of buildings over the summer months.”
Matt Burton, Executive Director Partnerships, UPP
The Lavanda partnership will initially operate in Nottingham and Swansea. It will allow UPP’s university partners to offer short stays across a portfolio of 816 units, maximising occupancy levels and ensuring guests enjoy the highest levels of service, with 24/7 support from a dedicated guest experience team.
“We are thrilled to work with UPP and provide an enhanced short-stay experience for their university partners. Our technology platform will enable UPP to streamline operations and provide a world-class guest experience, ensuring that guests have a memorable stay.”
Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg, CEO, Lavanda
Lavanda enables the world’s largest, most innovative residential real estate institutions to reimagine their customer experience and optimise business performance with fully flexible renting. Some of the company’s customers include Greystar, Blackstone, Starwood Capital and JLL.
UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, with approximately 35,000 rooms in operation through long-term, bespoke partnerships with 15 world-leading universities. The company has invested over £3.5bn in the UK higher education sector and has provided homes to over 450,000 students.