Ikea to launch chain of budget hotels in the UK (but leave your toolkit at home)



Ikea, the Swedish furniture company, is set to launch a chain of budget hotels - but don't worry, you won't have to build your own bed.

The furniture giant has teamed up with Marriott International to launch a new global brand called Moxy Hotels.

According to the Liverpool Echo, plans for a Liverpool city centre version are already in the making. A spokesman for the Marriott told the paper that a "Moxy Hotel on Cropper Street in Liverpool is in the pipeline". Cropper Street is in the middle of the £160 million Central Village development near Liverpool Central Station, which has been stalled.

The paper says that a recent planning application reads: "The building will incorporate a combination of uses to include one or more of the following: retail, financial and professional services, restaurant and cafe, drinking establishments, hot food take-away, office, hotel, casino and live music venue and nightclub."

According to the Mirror, the development stalled in 2013 when contractor Merepark Construction went bust.

A spokesman told the paper that Marriott was planning to develop a Moxy Hotel with Ikea at the development but couldn't confirm further details.

We just ask one thing: Please put the meatballs on the menu.

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