Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou will be returning to his spiritual home next week when he attends the launch of an easyHotel in Luton. The Times

The 58-room hotel, a refurbishment of the old St Lawrence Hotel, is the entrepreneur's seventh easyHotel and there are a further 20 in the pipeline for this year.

The easyGroup boss is said to be particularly excited about the potential of the hotel business, reckoning that the sky's the limit as far as the easyHotel brand is concerned.