KHAYA A MAJOR PLAYER IN PYEONGCHANG
It was the biggest operation in Khaya’s history with 130 staff members
With the both the Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang wrapped up Khaya is celebrating a milestone in its 10-year history. Khaya established itself as the biggest provider of accommodation save for the Organizing Committee itself.
The portfolio contained over 1000 apartments and 150 hotel rooms. Khaya delivered over 70.000 room nights without a glitch.
Doing everything necessary
While the athletes competed for gold medals Khaya’s team of 131 dedicated staff did everything necessary to deliver accommodation at the highest service level possible.
Broadcasters, National Olympic Committees, sponsors and even police from various countries stayed with Khaya in the mountain and the coastal cluster.
In a groundbreaking move Khaya rented a newly built property for 9 months and turned it into a stylish aparthotel in the heart of the Olympic Games. Sky Terra became the most sought-after accommodation in PyeongChang and was sold out both for the Olympics and Paralympics.
Khaya’s team furnished 460 apartments, ranging from studios to 3-bedroom units, built a 7-Eleven convenience store, a gym and even its own restaurant, Khaya House, where breakfast and dinner was served, and Khaya staff enjoyed a well earned lunch.
Khaya House earned a reputation for its pizza nights and karaoke parties, where Koreans and guests from around the world shared their love for singing. Team GB, Discovery Channel, Swiss Television, the Dutch Paralympic Committee and others rented the venue for private parties.
From guests to “part of the family”
35% of Khaya’s guests came from Europe, 32% from North America and 26% from Japan.
While some guests only stayed for a few nights, some guests became “part of the family” as they lived at Sky Terra for four months and more.
A Khaya success story
With this success story assured, Khaya is ready to again deliver world-class service at the next major events including the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.