Manchester hotel opened (easyHotel owned)
Birmingham hotel opened (easyHotel owned)
Signed a new franchise agreement in Belfast, our first hotel in Northern Ireland, which will add a further 81 rooms to the easyHotel network.
Amsterdam Arena Boulevard hotel opened
Brussels hotel opened
Acquired land for a new build easyHotel in Barcelona in January 2016 which will be the Group's first owned hotel outside the UK. The planned 204-room easyHotel is expected to open in 2018.
Announced the conditional acquisition of the 125-year leasehold of 81-91 John Bright Street in Birmingham in January 2016.
Conditionally acquired a freehold building at 3-5 Northgate Street in Ipswich in January 2016.
Successfully completed a share placing in October 2016, raising £38.0m (£36.7m after expenses) of additional equity capital.
Conditionally acquired the 999-year leasehold of part of the building at 57-65 High Street in Sheffield in December 2016.
Conditionally acquired the 250-year leasehold of 14-22 Lands Lane in Leeds in December 2016.
Frankfurt hotel opened
Conditionally acquired a freehold office and restaurant at 47 Castle Street, Liverpool, in April 2015.
Conditionally acquired a freehold building in Manchester in June 2015, locally known as "The Flatiron" building because of its unique shape.
Signed a Master Development Partnership with MAN Investments LLC in November 2015 (a UAE-owned commercial and investment group) to develop easyHotels in the Middle East.
London Croydon hotel opened (easyHotel owned)
Glasgow hotel opened (easyHotel owned)
Raised £24.5m of capital in conjunction with the Company’s admission to AIM of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014.
Rotterdam hotel opened
The Hague hotel opened
Acquired an existing easyHotel from a franchisee, being the freehold building at 1 Hill Street, Glasgow.
Acquired the 999-year leasehold of part of the building at 22 Addiscombe Road in Croydon from easyGroup.
London Old Street hotel opened (easyHotel owned)
Amsterdam City Centre South hotel opened
DanZep Hotels BV, a company incorporated in the Netherlands, signs a Master Development Agreement to develop hotels in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Edinburgh hotel opened
Dubai hotel opened
Berlin hotel opened
Sofia hotel opened
Acquired a freehold building at 80-86 Old Street in London.
London Heathrow hotel opened
London Paddington hotel opened
London Luton hotel opened
Zurich hotel opened
Budapest hotel opened
London Earl’s Court hotel opened
London Victoria hotel opened
Basel hotel opened
i.gen hotel group GmbH signs a Master Development Agreement to develop hotels in Germany.
London South Kensington hotel opened
2015/16 was a transformational year for easyHotel with excellent progress achieved. High levels of staff engagement across both our owned and franchised hotels, together with improving customer satisfaction, have driven impressive like for like sales growth. This, together with our focus on reducing costs, improving efficiencies and maximising the returns from our investments, has produced a significant increase in our profits.
Our pipeline of new hotels is accelerating. The equity fundraise in October 2016 will enable us to develop and open more owned hotels and such investment in the brand and estate should encourage more franchisees to join the brand. With the experienced team we now have in place, we are in an excellent position to expand the easyHotel brand and deliver improving returns for our shareholders.