Travelodge has announced that it will build 10 new hotels across Hertfordshire as it aims to double its presence in the county.
The hotel operator said it would create 150 new jobs within the region and boost the local economy by £11 million a year.
Travelodge is looking for new sites in:
- London Colney
- Potters Bar
- St Albans
- Welwyn Garden City
Travelodge UK development director Tony O’Brien 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 10 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.”
Travelodge currently has nine hotels in the Hertfordshire area.
Work has already been completed on a refurbishment job at its Watford Central branch, as part of the company’s £57m refurb programme between March this year and autumn 2014.