Belfast Telegraph

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.

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