1,000 new jobs for Travelodge

Earlier this month, Travelodge revealed the good news that it was set to create some 1,000 jobs in Britain and pump £100 million into the company during 2014.

"2014 marks the next stage on our journey to build a new Travelodge that is Britain’s favourite hotel for value," said chief executive Peter Gowers.

He said that in the past year the company had modernised in excess of 200 of its hotels in Britain and was on track to transform most of its portfolio before the coming autumn.

"With […] further investment in new hotels, we’re delighted to be expanding into great new locations where our customers want to go, for both business and leisure," Mr Gowers added.

"As result of our ongoing trading and expansion we’ll be recruiting 1,000 people this year, offering a further boost for local economies and creating more opportunities for career development in the growing hospitality industry."

The company is to carry on expanding into a greater number of leisure and city centre locations. One aspect of the £100m investment will see it open 15 more hotels.

The new locations are set to bring its estate up to 514 hotels and in excess of 39,000 rooms.

A modernisation programme is also underway for hotels that are already in place, renovating another 11,800 guest rooms this year at a £37 million expense.

Hotel openings, modernisation and continued business development will create 1,000 positions in areas like restaurant jobs and hotel management.

Five of the planned new hotels are set to be created in London – boosting London hotel recruitment.

Travelodge is already the capital's biggest hotel chain. Once the new editions are in place, it's set to have 65 hotels in the city.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency providing hospitality employment solutions

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