EasyHotel has announced a £1 million refurbishment of easyHotel Paddington, one of its first franchise hotels which opened in 2008. 

The million-pound upgrade will see the refurbishment of all 47 rooms with new mattresses and upgraded bathrooms, as well as updates to the communal areas.

Environmental improvements will include the use of sustainable timber throughout, new energy-efficient air-conditioning systems and sensor-operated LED lights.

The brand’s signature tartan wallpaper will also be introduced, which has a VinylPlus label to denote it has been made from recycled raw materials with low carbon output during manufacturing.

The hotel will be renovated in stages, remaining open during the process, and is expected to be complete by September. 

It is one of several renovation projects across the easyHotel network, with a similar refurbishment at London Victoria, as well as a £4.5 million low-carbon investment across a further 12 UK hotels.  

Karim Malak, CEO of easyHotel, said: “We’re pleased to be updating the room design and further reducing the carbon used in the running of the hotel. We are seeing a real resurgence in the popularity of affordable accommodation across both the UK and the rest of Europe for people wanting to travel, as well as people looking for more eco-friendly, no-frills offerings that deliver the best of value.”

The easyHotel group is made up of more than 40 hotels across the UK and Europe, with 18 hotels owned and operated by franchise partners and the remaining 26 hotels owned, leased and operated by easyHotel.

Recent openings include the easyHotel Dublin City Centre in January and the easyHotel Madrid in February.