Roxi – The Urban Residence chooses Coriotech

Xior, the listed operator of student rooms, launched Roxi – The Urban Residence in Brussels in June 2019. This is a hybrid housing concept, which focuses on the student’s environment and with which the real estate group also wants to respond to the growing trend of co-living. For the total digital comfort, Roxi joined forces with Coriotech. Steven Verrept, Project Manager Xior Student Housing, is full of praise about the collaboration with Coriotech and speaks of an excellent total package at a good price/quality ratio.

Xior Student Housing is a Belgian real estate player specialized in the sector of student housing in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. Since 2007, the company, which is listed on the stock exchange, has been building, as owner and operator, high-quality student accommodation for students looking for a space to study, live and work in ideal conditions. Currently, Xior owns almost 12,000 rooms in 26 cities in 4 countries.

With Roxi – The Urban Residence, Xior Student Housing is taking a new and logical step. From now on the company no longer focuses solely on the student, but also on the environment surrounding the student. These may be the parents of foreign students, but also doctoral students, interns, academic staff or visiting professors sometimes stay for a while in a student city. The Roxi concept was developed for this target group.

Roxi – The Urban Residence is not about student rooms or dormitories. Rather, the housing concept offers spaciously furnished studios. The Roxi concept is aimed at people who want more comfort, space, and flexibility. The studios have all the facilities and should also create a feeling of home. In addition, the residents of the studios can also make use of a fitness room, a laundry room, a restaurant and bar and a co-working space and supermarket. With the new Roxi concept, Xior mainly wants to offer an answer to the growing trend of co-living. The real estate group considers Roxi to be a hybrid accommodation concept, in which living, studying, and working are combined.

Challenge

In terms of digital comfort, the challenge was to find a flexible and future-oriented solution. Steven Verrept: “With Roxi, we are attracting a broad target group of guests who are very used to technology. So, we had to look for a high-performance IT company that could offer us digital solutions with added value”.
“For example, we wanted to install television sets in the 99 suites that would allow both screen mirroring and streaming. With our international audience, we also wanted a television solution that could offer a wide range of television channels.

“Even in these times when everyone calls with a smartphone, we also found it necessary to have a telephone in the studios, as this creates a feeling of home. That is why we also asked for a retro model”.

“Finally, we believe that security is essential. Good camera security was therefore a requirement for us.