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Travelodge Plans Third Swansea Hotel

Hotel chain opening six more across Wales

Travelodge is looking for seven new hotels sites across Wales and Swansea has been chosen as one of the key locations.

This will be Travelodge’s third hotel to open in Swansea.

The other six locations to make the Travelodge Wales expansion programme are:  Aberystwyth, Penarth, Pwllheli, Tenby, Torfaen/Blaenau and Wrexham.

Collectively this expansion programme represents an investment of £45 million for third party investors and will create 200 new jobs which include 25 in Swansea.

A spokesperson for Travelodge said: "Swansea has been identified as a key target area, as it is growing from strength to strength and attracting record visitor numbers. However, there remains a shortage of good quality, low cost accommodation.

"Opening a third Travelodge hotel in Swansea would represent an investment of around £7 million for third party investors and create 25 new jobs.

"The new hotel would also help attract new visitors to the area and boost the local economy, as Travelodge research shows its customers spend, on average, double their room rate with local businesses which equates to a multimillion spend annually."

The expansion programme was announced today at the official opening of Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, the hotel company’s 576th hotel  and it’s 27th in Wales.

Tony O’Brien, Travelodge Development Director, said: “During the last three decades we have become symbolic in Wales for offering great value. However, with locations such as Swansea growing from strength to strength there is a shortage of good quality and low cost accommodation to fulfil demand. Therefore we are looking to expand our portfolio in Wales with a further seven hotels, this will boost our presence to 34.”

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