UK: Sonder Holdings is adding four hotels in central London to its portfolio, taking the number of total units across the UK and Ireland to 900 by the end of 2022.
In April this year, Sonder opened The Henry hotel close to Hyde Park in Bayswater as well as The Voyage hotel on Norfolk Square, nearby Paddington Station.
A second property also on Norfolk Square – The Rove – is to follow shortly. In the second half of 2022, Sonder will add an 86-key hotel near Bedford Square in Bloomsbury.
Elsewhere in the UK, Sonder Royal Garden Apartments in Edinburgh is set to expand by 11 units. Later on in the year, the first opening in Dublin will take place on Leeson Street, and Sonder has contracted an additional 91 units in the city.
With these additions, Sonder’s total portfolio will expand to 28 properties across the UK and Ireland, equating to approximately 900 units.
Oliver Armitstead, regional director of real estate at Sonder, said: “As a high-growth global hospitality company, we are excited to expand our unique design and tech-powered hospitality offering across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with the opening of a number of new hotels in the region.
“The modern traveller demands digital service and thoughtful design, both of which we deliver across our portfolio worldwide. For owners, we offer competitive partnership terms with secured income, and we remove operational responsibilities. Following Sonder’s recent public listing, we’re advancing ambitious growth plans worldwide.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, Sonder operates in more than 35 cities across ten countries – seven of which are in EMEA – and has approximately 18,100 live and contracted units worldwide.
The company has previously announced EMEA expansions in France and the UAE.