Super budget hotel brand Easyhotel
is looking for partners to help it expand across the UK
and Europe, it is reported.
In an interview with Insider
St John Harvey, Franchise Development Director, said Easyhotel plc is looking
to open hotels in major towns and cities as well as tourist destinations. He
said it is looking to partner with high net worth individuals, landlords with buy
to let portfolios and high street landlords who have vacant property, and that
it has a flexible approach to working with partners.
He commented: “There is
every scope to work hand in hand and have that flexibility to plug and play
what we are doing with third party operators. It gives landlords or property
owners the scope to look at their portfolio in a wider view than some of the
other hotels in terms of how the space is deployed.”
Easyhotel is currently something
of a minnow in the hotel industry compared to near rivals Travelodge and
Premier Inn. However, what seems to be an ambitious expansion campaign combined
with its model for working with property owners and investors, could mean that
the brand has an increasing impact on the commercial property market in future.