EasyHotel to convert office space in central Liverpool

A ‘super budget’ easyHotel is to open in Liverpool in a £3 million development.

The company confirmed the purchase of an office and restaurant in the city centre which it plans to convert into a 68-room hotel to open in spring 2016.

The property is located three minutes’ walk from the Liverpool One shopping area and the Cavern Club tourist attraction, around 10 minutes’ from the main railway station.

EasyHotel plans to convert the four upper floors of the building, subject to obtaining planning approval.

The ground floor will remain as a restaurant operated by a third party.

The purchase of the building and conversion project is expected to cost around £3 million, easyHotel said.

Chief executive Simon Champion said: “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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