easyHotel, the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of “super budget” branded hotels, is pleased to announce it has acquired a freehold office and restaurant at 47 Castle Street, Liverpool, where it intends to convert the offices to an easyHotel.
The property is located in the centre of Liverpool, three minutes’ walk from the Liverpool One shopping area and the Cavern Club tourist attraction, around 10 minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s main railway station and is also conveniently placed for visitors to Albert Docks’ galleries, shops and restaurants.
Subject to obtaining planning consent, the Group plans to convert the four upper floors of the building into a 68-bedroom easyHotel, which is expected to open in Spring 2016. The ground floor of the building will remain a restaurant operated by a third party. In total, the purchase of the building and conversion project is expected to cost around £3m.
Simon Champion, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“This acquisition in the centre of Liverpool is fully in line with our strategy to expand our owned hotel portfolio into targeted major UK cities. It provides us with the opportunity to create a centrally located hotel for leisure and business customers looking for good quality accommodation at an affordable price.
Liverpool has substantial inbound tourism, with over half a million visitors per annum, aided by recent inward investment and one of the UK’s busiest airports. This combined with domestic demand means it is an attractive location for an easyHotel. ”
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