East London to benefit from Travelodge expansion
Travelodge has unveiled major expansion plans to open a host of hotels in Greenwich and east London, including a 300 room venue in Canary Wharf.
The announcement was made at Stratford High Street on Thursday morning where the group unveiled its 500th UK hotel.
For Tower Hamlets there will be hotels in Tower Hill, Limehouse, Mile End, Shadwell, Spitalfields and Whitechapel with the biggest in Canary Wharf.
Newham will see a 200 room building at the Olympic Park, as well as another venue by Plaistow Tube.
South of the river there will be hotels in Greenwich, Abbey Wood, Blackheath, Charlton, Kidbrooke, Plumstead, Canada Water and Bermondsey.
Around 30 jobs will be created in each hotel with entry level roles recruited through Job Centre Plus.
Travelodge chief executive Guy Parsons said: "Many of our managers started with the business in entry level roles and we do all that we can to support our staff with their careers."
Overall, 184 hotels will be created in London by Travelodge by 2025, with 5,000 roles needed to be filled.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "I salute Travelodge for this ringing endorsement of our great city in one of the greatest years in its history.
"The jobs and opportunities this will bring will be warmly welcome in tough economic times and I'm grateful to all the companies who play their part like this in London."