A NEW hotel group called Citizen Mobile is set to open 20 venues in a bold march across Europe.
The group - known as citizenM - is to open its first property in Amsterdam early next year.
The 230-bedroom hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, with rooms starting at €69 (£48), will be followed by another near Amsterdam before the chain starts to roll out across the continent.
CitizenM has been launched by Rattan Chadha, the founder of clothing brand Mexx and a director and partner of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts)
He is joined by hotel specialist Jan Wulf van Alkemade, Tom Bas - a former member of the board of directors of NH Hotels and Golden Tulip - and Michael Levie, a former executive with international hotel chains
including Sonesta and NH Hotels.