German budget hotel group Motel One is believed to have signed an agreement to open its first property in London.
The 258-bedroom hotel is set to open near the Tower of London in 2014, with room rates expected to be around £79.
Earlier this year the company announced that it was entering the UK market with two hotels in Edinburgh. The first, a 208-bedroom property in the Castlehill area of the city, is due to launch in summer 2012; the second, a 140-bedroom hotel, will open on Princes Street in 2013.
Motel One currently operates 36 hotels in Germany and Austria.
By Janet Harmer
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