Travelodge to open 26 new hotels in 2010

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    Travelodge the hotel chain is defying the recession by opening 26 new hotels this year. The £115m expansion will create more than 500 new jobs across the company, ranging from managers to cleaners.

    Travelodge, chief executive officer, Grant Hearn said: “We set about making sure we had a pipeline for growth coming out of the recession because we know that the cycle of the hotel industry is very regular.”

    The chain is owned by Dubai International Capital and currently employs 5,500 staff.

    The new hotels will take Travelodge’s portfolio to more than 400 properties, and the expansion will lead to more than 2,000 new rooms being added. Travelodge are also expanding in London to ensure that it will be the biggest hotel brand in the capital by the 2012 Olympics.

    Locations will include Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Chichester, Colwyn Bay and Morecambe.

    Daniel Fountain / 12.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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