Hotel chain’s £300k investment

Travelodge in Haydock
Travelodge in Haydock
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A budget hotel in Haydock is set to undergo a £315,000 revamp.

The 62-room Travelodge on Piele Road - just off the East Lancs - is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment into a new modern design.

Improvements are set to include new room designs and the introduction of rooms with a luxury king size bed known as the Travelodge Dreamer.

Renovation at the hotel, which opened in 1989, is part of a £100m company-wide programme aimed at growing the business and strengthening the brand.

Rooms will also feature a sleep-inducing colour palette in tranquil blue and cream, as well as stylish swoosh stripes on the curtains and bed runner.

Other additions in the new Travelodge rooms include a larger desk, new carpet, artwork above the bed and stylish contemporary en-suite bathrooms.

Elsewhere, Travelodge are set to open 15 new hotels in 2014, creating 1,000 jobs.

Five new hotels will open in London as well as in other key city centre locations such as Glasgow, Manchester and Southampton.

In the North West, a new Travelodge is set to open in Southport.

Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers said: “2014 marks the next stage on our journey to build a new Travelodge that is Britain’s favourite hotel for value.

“During the last year we modernised more than 200 of our hotels across the country and we are on schedule to transform the majority of our portfolio by this autumn, with our hotel in Haydock a part of that.

“With this further investment in new hotels, we’re delighted to be expanding into great new locations where our customers want to go, for both business and leisure.

“We’ll also be recruiting 1,000 people this year - offering a further boost for local economies and creating more opportunities for career development in the growing hospitality industry.”