Travelodge to splash out £165m on new UK hotels

HOTEL chain Travelodge today announced 22 new hotels, including five in London, as part of a £165m expansion across Britain.

The company has also entered a partnership with clothing retailer Arcadia Group. This partnership will see the construction of a 96-room Travelodge hotel above the Topshop store in Princes Street, Edinburgh, with the establishment due to open in summer 2012.

Other new Travelodges include hotels at Gatwick airport in West Sussex, at Glasgow airport, at Newquay in Cornwall and at Sittingbourne in Kent. The 22 hotels represent 2,198 rooms. The company has opened 18 hotels in the first half of 2011 and is currently building 43.