easyHotel signs for Alicante property with ‘low carbon’ rooms

by: Felicity Cousins | April 5, 2024

SPAIN: Budget hotel brand easyHotel has acquired a site to develop a new hotel in Alicante, Spain, which will feature the brand’s new low carbon rooms.

With a portfolio comprising 47 hotels across Europe, easyHotel has established its presence in Spain, with Malaga, Madrid, and Barcelona already operational, and additional hotels in Barcelona and Valencia expected to open in 2025. 

The Alicante hotel will feature 97 of easyHotel’s new low carbon rooms, developed by the brand using sustainable construction methods and materials. 

easyHotel says independent research into the rooms shows they emit 21 per cent less CO2 over a 50-year hotel lifecycle compared with other hotel rooms.  

The property will also be constructed using recyclable and sustainable materials when possible, optimising space and surface area with smart room design to minimise building materials and reduce the carbon footprint. 

The group is aiming for the building to achieve ‘Very Good’ by BREEAM for sustainability. 

The turnkey project which is expected to open in 2026 will be next to the Parc del Tossal on Avenida de Alcoy, a 5-minute walk from the city centre and a nine minute ride by public transport to the main railway station, offering an easy journey to Alicante Airport. 

The project has been achieved with the support of Xpandia Projects, a well-established developer in the region. 

Karim Malak, CEO of easyHotel, said: “The easy brand is renowned among consumers throughout Spain, making this new hotel a key component to our strategy of expand in countries where our brand enjoys strong recognition. Collaborating with a local developer allowed us to pinpoint the ideal location near public transport and in a popular city destination.”

The low-cost brand will also open a fourth hotel in Zurich and its first hotel in Marseille later this year. 

See our interview with easyHotel’s Karim Malek after the group announced a £4.5 million investment into sustainability initiatives across the bulk of its UK hotels.

Q&A: Karim Malak CEO easyHotel


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