Expedia continues expansion with new London HQ

Expedia continues expansion with new London HQ

Expedia.com - a subsidiary of Expedia Inc. - has confirmed it is moving its office to Angel, Islington, to take advantage of a newly converted property, giving it access to more space, state-of-the-art facilities and first-class local amenities. The anticipated move date is January 2012.

The anticipated move date is January 2012.

Expedia.com is the largest office of the Expedia group’s European operations. More than 600 employees will be making the move to the award winning Angel Building in St John Street, EC1, occupying around 80,000sq ft of space.

They support high-profile brands such as Hotels.com, which now has more than 75 sites worldwide, the Expedia-branded sites across Europe, the Expedia Affiliate Network and the Partner Services Group.

David Roche, president of Hotels.com and Venere, said: “We have only been in our present offices for 3 years, our teams have been growing and we just need more room. Our new offices will allow us to add several hundred employees as we continue to expand.

“The Expedia group makes a significant contribution to the economic well-being of London. Expedia Inc customers book approximately 5000 rooms every single day in London and this equates to approximately £300m spent on hotels and hotels extras in the city annually.

“We chose Angel because of this great building - it’s central and well designed,” continued Roche.

“Our international employee base will enjoy the lively and cosmopolitan nature of the local environment and we have a high number of staff who live nearby.”

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Expedia’s decision to grow their business in London clearly demonstrates our dominance as a top class city.

“Global firms are investing here because it is simply the best place in the world to do business and, with the international focus ahead of next year’s 2012 Games, we will be pushing hard to lure more and more of the biggest and best businesses to our great city.”