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Easyhotel plans to open a property in Leeds after securing a 250-year lease on a building in the city.
The group, which was set up by Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou in 2004, is planning to open a 94-room hotel in central Leeds in 2018 after spending an estimated £5 million on buying and converting the existing building.
The announcement comes after Easyhotel revealed last month that it had purchased land in Barcelona for its first property in Spain.
CEO Guy Parsons said: "We are delighted to announce our second development project in line with our development strategy announced in September. “Leeds, a northern powerhouse city, is already a major regional employment hub which will be further supplemented by the significant planned developments for the city, including the redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery, Leeds Dock shopping area and HS2.”
The company currently operates three of its own hotels with 390 rooms and has another 19 franchised properties under the Easyhotel brand offering a total of more than 1,600 rooms.
Easyhotel also has a total of 11 hotels in its development pipeline including five planned UK hotels in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Ipswich and Sheffield, as well as properties in Dubai, Germany, Lisbon and Turkey.