easyHotel to develop further hotels in the UK
easyHotel, a leading super-budget hotel operator, has announced that it has signed a second agreement with its existing franchisee, Eclipse Hotel Group, which should lead to the development of 10 easyHotels across the UK over the next four years. According to the information provided easyHotel is aiming to have set up around 200 hotels by 2018. Eclipse, which already operates the easyHotel Luton franchise, is planning to open up its second property, easyHotel Heathrow, in October.
Lawrence Alexander, CEO of easyHotel, commented on the new agreement, saying, "Eclipse is delighted with the initial performance of easyHotel Luton and the signing of this development deal with them, demonstrates the belief and commitment they have in the easyHotel business model."
Sameer Damji, managing director of Eclipse Hotels Group said, "We are delighted to be playing a major role in easyHotel's future development plans and are particularly excited about our next opening at Heathrow in October as well as future plans for our third site which we hope to open in Liverpool in early 2009." (kbp)