Trav­elodge look­ing to open new ho­tel in Coven­try

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By ELIS SAND­FORD

A POP­U­LAR UK ho­tel chain has an­nounced plans to open 10 new lo­ca­tions across the na­tion - with sites be­ing searched for in Coven­try.

Trav­elodge has an­nounced that as part of a £100mil­lion ex­pan­sion pro­gramme, it is look­ing to open new ho­tels near to pop­u­lar con­fer­ence and event cen­tres across the na­tion.

And in Coven­try, the bud­get ho­tel chain has de­cided that the Ri­coh Arena would be the per­fect des­ti­na­tion.

It has been con­firmed they are ac­tively search­ing for a site near to the sta­dium, which plays host to con­fer­ences, ex­hi­bi­tions and con­certs, along with Coven­try City, and Wasps net­ball and rugby.

It has re­vealed the Coven­try ex­pan­sion would come as part of an ap­prox­i­mate in­vest­ment of £8mil­lion.

Some 30 jobs could be cre­ated in Coven­try as a re­sult of this.

Cur­rently Trav­elodge has one ho­tel in Coven­try, lo­cated in Bin­ley, with other nearby ho­tels in Nuneaton, Leam­ing­ton and at Birm­ing­ham Air­port .

Paul Har­vey, Trav­elodge’s manag­ing di­rec­tor for prop­erty, said: “Bri­tain’s events sec­tor is grow­ing from strength to strength, how­ever there is a short­age of good qual­ity and low cost ac­com­mo­da­tion close to ma­jor event venues such as the Ri­coh Arena.

“There­fore we have iden­ti­fied Coven­try as one of ten key UK con­fer­ence and event des­ti­na­tions where we would like to open a sec­ond ho­tel in the city.

“This ex­pan­sion col­lec­tively rep­re­sents an in­vest­ment of £100mil­lion for third party in­vestors and a job creation of 300 jobs.

“Our Coven­try Bin­ley Trav­elodge is literally booked out as soon as event dates are re­leased and value seek­ing at­ten­dees will travel as far as Rugby, Leam­ing­ton Spa, Nuneaton and Birm­ing­ham to sleep while at­tend­ing a con­fer­ence or event in Coven­try.”

The an­nounce­ment was made as the com­pany opened its 567th ho­tel in Telford, lo­cated near to the Telford In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre.

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