Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

Travelodge chain to open 36 new sites beside pubs

Hotel chain Travelodge has announced plans to open 36 sites next to pubs as part of a £100m expansion programme. Travelodge, which has 453 hotels in the UK, has teamed up with English pub companies, including JD Wetherspoon, in a joint-expansion plan which could create 550 new jobs by 2015. Pubs are expected to receive a sales boost as guests at the hotels eat and drink there, while hotels are expected to prove more attractive by having a pub with a strong food offering on-site.