Green light given for easyHotel Cardiff

easyHotel plc, the owner, developer and operator of 'super budget' branded hotels, just been granted planning permission for a site in Cardiff.

The group acquired the freehold site last October, and the 120-bedroom hotel is anticipated to open in the 2019/20 financial year.

Development work for the new purpose-built site, which is located at Fitzalan Place, just 0.3 miles from Cardiff Queen Street Station, will now begin.

The company has also signed an agreement for the development of a further 174 rooms in Switzerland with four hotels to be developed in Zurich and a further hotel in Basel. The hotels are being developed by the group’s Swiss franchisee and are anticipated to open over the course of the next 14 months.

easyHotel Belfast has just opened, taking the total number of hotels in the firm’s portfolio to 29. With the addition of the new hotels in Switzerland, the group’s development pipeline currently includes 1,280 owned/lease rooms and a further 1,956 franchise rooms now under development.