The expansion programme represents an investment of £125m for investors and a job creation opportunity of 385 new jobs across the country.
To kick-start its expansion programme, Travelodge has written to the leaders of the local authorities of its target locations, proposing a joint development partnership that will help regenerate local communities and unlock development potential.
Brian Wallace, Travelodge chairman, said: “‘Many local authorities are in possession of large amounts of property and assets that are not being utilised. Investing in a low-cost hotel like Travelodge is an increasingly attractive choice, as it draws visitors, creates jobs and helps boost the local economy.”
He added: “We operate 44 hotels across Scotland. However the country is growing at pace and attracting visitors from all corners of the globe but there still remains a huge shortage of good quality and great value hotels. To fill this gap, we want to extend our Scottish network with a further 20 hotels.”