Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
55.1 - Hotels and similar accommodation

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 January 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Budget hotel chain Travelodge has announced it will invest £115m on opening 26 new hotels this year, creating 500 jobs across all levels. It has stated it will continue to target the longterm unemployed for recruitment. The new properties will be in areas such as Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Chichester, Colwyn Bay and Morecambe. An extra 2000 rooms will be created, taking Travelodge's UK portfolio to more than 400 properties and 30,000 rooms.

Travelodge chief executive Grant Hearn said "The prevailing economic climate has accelerated the forecasted structural change of the hotel market as consumers have chosen low-cost, quality accommodation rather than overpriced full-service and mid-market establishments."

No details were given on numbers currently employed by the company or the date by which these job creations are expected to be completed.


  • 6 January 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Travelodge, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70064, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70064.