Travelodge to open 15 new hotels

Hotel operator Travelodge has announced plans to open 15 new hotels across the UK in 2017, including five in London.

The move will grow its network of hotels to 558 locations across the UK, Spain and Ireland. The new hotels will be developed by third party investors, with an approximate equivalent investment value of £125m.

In addition to new business-focused hotels in cities including Newcastle and York, the group expects to open four further hotels in 2017 that are ideally positioned for major regional shopping and leisure centres, including a new hotel by the lake at the Lakeside shopping centre.

Ten of the new Travelodge hotels opening this year will also include a bar café restaurant, bringing the number of Travelodge hotels with on-site restaurants to 174.

Peter Gowers, Travelodge chief executive said: “The march of the low-cost hotel sector continues, fuelled by businesses looking to reduce travel costs and the new generation of independent leisure travellers.  To meet the growing demand, we are adding further capacity in key cities and expanding to new markets.”

The 15 Travelodge hotels expected to open in 2017 are listed below:  

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