Travelodge will create 400 jobs this year through hotel openings

London, Glasgow and Bristol are among the locations that are set to get new Travelodge hotels this year, the brand has announced. It is planning to open 15 more UK hotels before the end of 2015.

This is predicted to bring-about 400 jobs: 350 hotel jobs as well as 50 support roles.

London is set to get four new venues – Travelodge is already the largest hotel brand in this part of the country.

Bristol, Southampton, the Thames Valley tech corridor and Glasgow are among the other places with openings pipelined. Once the new hotels are in place, the brand will boast 510 hotels within the UK and 37,906 guest rooms.

The chain is coming to the end of a modernisation project worth £100 million. As part of this, nearly nine in ten guest bedrooms have been revamped with a fresh look and Travelodge Dreamer bed.

Going forward, Travelodge has pinpointed the potential to open another 150 hotels in the UK – which would help create some 3,000 jobs.

Travelodge has signed an initial three venues to is long-term plan for expansion. The venues in question are at London Dagenham, Peterhead in Aberdeenshire and Dover.

"We are well underway with our plans to build new Travelodge. We’re investing more than £100 million in modernising our hotels for our customers and we now have 87 per cent 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," commented the chief executive of Travelodge, Peter Gowers.

"With our modernised hotels and unbeatable value, we are well placed to serve the rapidly growing demand for low-cost travel."

On February 12th, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, took a visit to the Travelodge at Birmingham Airport and reacted positively to the news of the brand's hotel openings and job creation.