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Travelodge extension plans for Covent Garden approved

Plans for a 249-bedroom extension at Travelodge’s Covent Garden hotel in Drury Lane got the green light last night.

At completion the hotel will comprise 457 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Travelodge’s 380 strong estate.

The newly extended hotel will create up to 100 jobs during construction.

Travelodge managing director for development Paul Harvey said: “Our existing hotel on Drury Lane has been trading extremely well and we are delighted that Camden has given us the go ahead to extend the hotel and meet the demand for affordable hotel rooms in the heart of the West End.

“There is enormous potential for growth in the budget hotel sector across London and with the 2012 Olympics just around the corner we will be driving forward a growth programme to enhance the capital’s reputation as an affordable visitor destination”.

The extension is due to be complete by January 2011.