Travelodge will open 15 new hotels in the UK this year at a cost of almost £100 million.
The openings will include properties in Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol and the Thames Valley and four in London.
When all 15 have opened, Travelodge will have 510 hotels in the UK.
The budget brand has also announced that it has “identified potential” for a further 150 hotels in the UK over the next eight years and has signed three new properties – in London Dagenham, Dover and Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
In addition, the Travelodge has almost completed its £100 million refurbishment programme featuring its new look (see news, May 2014).
CEO Peter Gowers said: “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.”