14 MAY 2018
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A £60m expansion across Kent involving a potential 12 new hotels was announced last week by Travelodge as it marked the official opening of its first property in the county at Dover.
The £9m new-build has 108 rooms, a bar/café, kingsize beds, Travelodge’s “comfort cooling” system which enables guests to regulate room temperature, 32in Freeview TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities and wi-fi.
With on-site parking, the hotel has created 30 new jobs within the local community. It overlooks Dover Castle and is one of the first businesses to open at the St James retail and leisure development.
News of the planned further expansion, which will boost Travelodge’s portfolio in Kent to 25 hotels, was revealed by UK property director Tony O’Brien at the Dover ceremony.
He said: “Today is a double celebration for Travelodge. Not only have we opened our first hotel in Dover but this opening also cements our presence at the UK’s busiest port.
“Dover is an outstanding port and we are thrilled to bring good-quality accommodation at a great value price in the heart of the town centre, close to the cruise and ferry terminals.”
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