EasyHotel unveils second northern property in a week with £5m Leeds investment

EasyHotel is continuing to expand its “super budget” branded hotels with a new £5million property in Leeds.

The 250-year lease at the former Scala Theatre, built in 1922, is EasyHotel’s second announcement of a new premises this week, following its £6 million Sheffield investment.

EasyHotel says the 94-room property is expected to open in 2018, and the purchase is subject to planning permission.

The hotel will be built on pedestrianised land at 14-22 Lands Lane, 500 metres from Leeds railway station and close to the city’s popular Victoria Quarter and Trinity shopping district.

Chief Executive Officer Guy Parsons said: “We are delighted to announce our second development project in line with our development strategy announced in September.

“Leeds, a northern powerhouse city, is already a major regional employment hub which will be further supplemented by the significant planned developments for the city, including the redevelopment of the former Tetley Brewery, Leeds Dock shopping area and HS2.

“Leeds is the eighth most visited City in the UK, attracting 25 million people each year with major visitor attractions including the First Direct Arena, 02 Academy, Leeds United stadium at Elland Road and Headingley Stadium, home to the City’s rugby league team and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.”

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