EasyHotel is expanding its UK footprint with plans to convert part of a former Primark store in Sheffield into a 131-room hotel.
The super budget chain has acquired a 999-year lease on parts of the building and hopes to open the hotel in 2018 at a cost of £6 million.
The property is situated in the heart of Sheffield city centre, surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants and other attractions.
The property will add to planned new UK hotels in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Ipswich.
Chief executive Guy Parsons said: “We are delighted to be investing in Sheffield, a key northern powerhouse city which has received significant inward investment.
“Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England, a major centre of engineering and creative and digital technologies, home to sport venues such as the Hillsborough stadium and The Crucible and has two major universities.
“Attracting nine million visitors per year, the dynamics of the city make it very attractive location for a new easyHotel, which will be ideally situated to service both business and leisure visitors.
“I am pleased that we have delivered our first investment as set out in our development strategy announced in September which we remain on track to deliver.”