Travelodge reveals plans for hotels in Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 10:19 02 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:21 02 May 2013
PLANS for hotels in Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar have been revealed by firm Travelodge.
The budget hotel company announced it was seeking to “double its presence in Hertfordshire”.
The revelation comes as an application for a 74-room hotel in Stonehills, the heart of Welwyn Garden City, has been lodged with Welwyn Hatfield Council.
As well as plans for the two hotels in the Welwyn Hatfield Times patch the firm is looking to build in Hertford, London Colney and Hoddesdon among other locations.
Travlodge bosses said the investment “will create 150 new jobs within the region and boost the local economy annually by £11million”.
Tony O’Brien, Travelodge, UK development director said: “Hertfordshire is one of our top performing counties within the UK, with demand growing at great pace for good quality branded budget hotel rooms from business and leisure travellers.
“In response to this growing need, we have extended our target list for the region and we are going to start looking for new sites in ten locations across the county
“These locations include those with close proximity to the M25 and London such as Potters Bar and London Colney. But they also include towns and cities that have a lack of affordable hotel rooms, such as St Albans and Welwyn Garden City.
“We are excited about the growth opportunities in Hertfordshire and hope to be able to announce more details soon about specific sites.”
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