Budget hotel brand Travelodge has opened its third hotel in Chippenham, making it the company’s second hotel opening in Wiltshire this year.
The property is the company’s 585th hotel and represents an investment of £5m for the landlord and has created 20 new jobs within the community. The hotel was officially opened by the mayor of Chippenham, councillor Desna Allen and Travelodge UK operations director Nigel MacKenzie.
At the opening ceremony, Travelodge announced that it wants to expand further in Wiltshire and is looking to open its first hotels in Malmesbury and Marlborough.
This expansion would collectively represent an investment of £14m for third party investors and create 50 new jobs. These two additions would also boost Travelodge’s portfolio in Wiltshire to 10 hotels.
Chippenham Travelodge, a 69-room hotel features an on-site restaurant called the Bar Café and offers free car-parking.
MacKenzie, said: “We are delighted to become Chippenham’s biggest hotel brand by opening our third hotel in Langley Park.
“This is our second hotel opening in Wiltshire during the last four months. In June, this year, we opened our second hotel in Swindon close to the designer outlet. Collectively these two hotels represent an investment of £11m for third party investors and have created 40 new jobs.”
He added: “These two hotel openings are also great news for their local economy as our research shows that customers will spend double their room rate with local businesses during their stay. This equates to an annual spend of nearly £2m in Chippenham and Swindon.”