Jurys expand into the UK

FIRST Irish pubs were all the rage, now it is the turn of Irish hotels, Andrew Yates writes. Jurys, the Irish hotelier, plans to open a chain of its three-star Jurys Inns over the next few years. Jurys opened its first in London at Islington last month.

It offers rooms for pounds 75 a night, undercutting many established UK chains in the capital. The group plans to open an Inn in Edinburgh this July and one in Manchester next Spring. More are likely to be opened in provincial cities as well as at other sites in London.