Two new ibis budget hotels are set to open in Bromley and Lancaster town centres following successful leases to AGO Hotels.
The hotels will initially open for essential travel and key worker accommodation only from 22 March 2021, before opening for non-essential travel on 17 May 2021. The Bromley site will open with 59 bedrooms while ibis budget Lancaster Central will open with 115 bedrooms.
The hotels feature free Wi-Fi as standard and will operate elevated hygiene and prevention measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all guests and staff in line with Accor’s ALLSAFE label certification.
AGO Hotels launched in July 2020 as an alternative platform for hotel owners and operators, specialising in the budget hotels sector. According to the group, its business model will help “ensure the long-term success” of the new hotels, with a 25-year lease designed to withstand challenging market conditions during the current pandemic.
AGO Hotels said: “We are delighted to be launching these new ibis budget hotels in partnership with Accor. Our disruptive business model is growing rapidly across the UK and is designed to withstand challenging market conditions.
“This means, despite the current restrictions, rents are being paid to AGO landlords in full and we are launching nine ibis budget hotels at prime sites across the country. We look forward to welcoming guests to thriving and affordable hotels, offering comfort, affordability, and sustained growth.”