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Where Travelodge Plans To Open Nine New Hotels In Islington

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Around 200 new jobs could be brought to Islington as Travelodge looks to open nine new hotels in the borough.

Hotel chain Travelodge plans to expand its network, including new branches in Islington, Archway, Caledonian Road, Highbury, Holloway Road, Tufnell Park, Angel, Clerkenwell and Farringdon.

These would add to the four existing hotels in the area.

It has proposed a joint development partnership with Islington Council for the projects that would “stimulate regeneration and facilitate further growth”.

Travelodge says this would represent a multi-million pound investment for third party investors.

The hotel firm wrote to the council outlining how the developments would boost the local economy and attract new visitors to the area.

Letters have been sent to 220 local authorities across Britain highlighting a total of 300 target locations the chain would like to expand to.

Travelodge says the expansion programme could represent an investment of around £3 billion for third party investors and create over 9,000 new jobs across the UK.

Local authorities will also have the choice of either retaining ownership of the hotel and receiving an annual rent into the council’s revenue budget or selling the hotel with Travelodge as its operator.

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“This is why we are today writing to Islington Council.

“This expansion programme could represent a multi-million investment for third party investors and create 100 new jobs in the borough.

“In addition, our research shows that, on average, Travelodge customers will spend at least double their room rate with local businesses during their stay; this can equate to an annual, multi-million pound boost into the local economy.”