EasyHotel receives planning in Barcelona
Budget hotel operator easyHotel has been granted planning permission to build a 204-room hotel in Barcelona. It will be located on Gran Via near the main avenue of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. In the coming weeks, easyHotel expects to complete the land acquisition for the hotel, which is expected to open in the first half of 2018.
The chain, part of easyGroup, is planning to expand across Europe and has raised GBP 38m by placing new shares. It currently has 1,800 rooms in 13 cities and intends to add 686 rooms to its portfolio. EasyHotels is planning to build four new hotels in the UK. There are 300 rooms in Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester that are currently under construction while an additional 300 rooms are planned in Ipswich and Barcelona.