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External Article21 March 2013

Stelios plans dozens of budget hotels in Africa

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Sir Stelios Haji-Loannou, founder of easyJet, is expanding his orange hotel brand to Africa, with a budget property in Johannesburg developed with the FTSE-listed conglomerate Lonrho. The 60-bedroom, seven-storey budget hotel, to open next Tuesday, is the first to be developed under a 20-year franchise agreement between Lonrho and, which allows for 50 hotels to be opened by 2016.

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