• Issue 893

EasyHotel float

Plans are being prepared for budget hotel chain EasyHotel to be floated on London’s junior stock market. Talks are under way with potential City advisors, reports the Sunday Times.

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Nakheel recovers

Dubai developer Nakheel aims to have nine new hotel projects under way in the emirate by 2016. Four new hotels are planned on Deira island alongside an existing project, reports Bloomberg.

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Boutique views

Affluent travellers frequently comparison shop, and more than 80% do so for hotel rooms. Boutique hotels and vacation rentals are attracting growing interest as an alternative to the regular upscale hotel, according to a new Google report.

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Fibra buy

Mexican REIT Fibra Inn has bought the Mexico Plaza Leon Centro Max hotel in Leon, Guanajuato, for MXN150m. The 126 room hotel will be converted to run as a Wyndham Garden.

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Pods for Bristol

Plans for a Japanese style pod hostel have been submitted for a site in central Bristol. The proposed conversion of a listed building will contain 76 sleeping capsules measuring just one metre high, reports Bristol247.

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