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Easyhotel is continuing its UK expansion by purchasing a historic building in Manchester city centre to convert into a new hotel.
The budget accommodation brand has snapped up Bradley House, which is also known locally as The Flatiron building because of its shape, and plans to open a 114-room hotel in summer 2016, subject to securing planning permission.
The move follows Easyhotel’s announcement in April that it would be opening a property in Liverpool next year. The brand currently has 10 properties in the UK including six in London, as well as hotels at Heathrow and Luton, plus Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres.
CEO Simon Champion said: "Following so soon after our recent success in securing premises to develop an Easyhotel in Liverpool, we are delighted to be investing in another vibrant city.
“Manchester has substantial international tourism, good economic growth potential, a large population and successful, internationally-renowned universities.
“We expect this new Easyhotel to attract a variety of leisure and business customers looking for good-quality accommodation at an affordable price and look forward to being a part of the city's ongoing success.”
Easyhotel expects the total cost of buying the building and converting it into a hotel to be around £6 million.
The announcement was made as Easyhotel was due to open a new property in Prague.
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