Travelodge plans 15 hotel openings

Chancellor George Osborne visited a hotel this week
Chancellor George Osborne visited a hotel this week

Travelodge has announced a pipeline of 15 hotels to open in the UK this year.

Four new London hotels are due to open while others will also open in Southampton, Llandudno, Glasgow, Harrogate, Peterhead, Poole, Bristol and Isle of Wight.

Altogether the hotels will add 1, 332 rooms to the UK bedstock and create 400 new jobs.

Another 150 further hotel sites have also been identified for future growth and has already signed new hotels in London Dagenham, Dover and Peterhead in a £13m investment.

“We are well underway with our plans to build new Travelodge. We’re investing more than £100m in modernising our hotels for our customers and we now have 87% of guest rooms upgraded to our new look.  In 2015 we are opening 15 new hotels, creating 400 new jobs and extending our network still further,” said Peter Gowers, Travelodge chief executive.

Chancellor George Osborne visited the chain’s hotel at Birmingham Airport earlier this week.

He said: “Our long-term economic plan for the Midlands is to make the area an Engine for Growth by backing business and supporting growth. The expansion of a great British brand like Travelodge within a growing hotel and leisure industry in the UK, is fantastic news.”

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