Collectively these two hotels represent an investment of £15m for third party investors, create 40 new jobs and boost Travelodge’s portfolio to 580 hotels – which includes 25 properties in the West Midlands.
Walsall Travelodge, is a 60-room hotel located close to the railway station represents an investment of £5m for the landlord. The purpose built hotel was officially opened by Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands combined authority, mayor of Walsall, Marco Longhi and Hannah Thomson, Travelodge, people director.
The Solihull Travelodge, is an 82-room hotel and represents an investment of £10m for the landlord. The hotel was officially opened by Gary Steele, Travelodge regional director for the south west, and Adnan Ahmad, district manager for Birmingham and hotel manager, Jyoti Rana.
The hotel features an on-site restaurant called the Bar Café, complimentary car parking and offers 16 ‘SuperRooms’, the company’s premium economy room.
Solihull Travelodge is the second hotel in the West Midlands to offer SuperRooms, the other hotel is Birmingham Bull Ring Travelodge.
In addition to opening two hotels in the West Midlands today, Travelodge also announced that the region remains a “key target area” for the company and to meet consumer demand it is actively looking for a further five hotel sites.
Collectively this expansion programme would represent an investment of £30m for third party investors and would create around 125 new jobs across the region. Locations include two sites in Coventry, one in the city centre, a hotel Edgbaston / Selly Oak and properties in Worcester and Wolverhampton.
Hannah Thomson, Travelodge, people director said: “We are delighted to open two hotels today in the West Midlands, and bring Travelodge to Solihull and Walsall. These two new additions extend our local network to 25 hotels and have created 40 new jobs.
“Despite the current political and economic uncertainty, the West Midlands remains a key target area for Travelodge and we are actively looking to extend our network across the region with a further five hotels to meet consumer demand.”
She added: ”This investment will create approximately 125 jobs and represent an investment of £30 million for third party investors. The five locations include: two hotels in Coventry, Edgbaston / Selly Oak, Worcester and Wolverhampton.”